Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mojo Monday Sketch #462 card challenge

Last week was a busy week for me. Our family was on vacation in southern Oregon playing at the beaches. We usually just visit the northern Oregon beaches, but decided to go a bit farther this time. The drive was definitely long, but it was fun seeing some different sites. And my kiddos always love the beach.


Now that we are home and mostly unpacked, I made sure to get in a little card-making time.



Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection
Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Twine - The Twinery
Ink - Memento
Glossy Accents



Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Reverse Confetti sketch #20 - Friend

I have been enjoying doing some basic coloring with Copics lately. It's been fun using the images on older stamp sets that I originally purchased mainly for the sentiments.


Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun
Stamps - Paper Smooches
Circle die cuts - Spellbinders
Markers - Copic
Ink - Memento and Versafine
Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Howdy!

With summer soon coming to an end, I'm trying to finish up the Doodlebug Fun in the Sun 6x6 paper pad I started about a month ago. I really looking forward to making fall cards again!


Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Ink - Close to My Heart and Memento
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Cards in Envy - Hip to be Square

Welcome to the second Cards in Envy challenge for August. The theme is 'Hip to Be Square'. I remember seeing a fun sketch with lots of squares a long time ago from My Favorite Things. It fit perfectly for the card challenge, especially with this bright and cheerful paper from Doodlebug. (Is it a little funny that I'm actually allergic to pineapple?)


Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun
Stamp - Reverse Confetti
Square die cut - W Plus 9
Ink - Memento
Sequins - from stash

I hope you have time to play with us over at Cards in Envy. Just remember, cards need to be flat enough to mail, so no thicker than 1/4".

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sea you soon

My son was recently away for a week at summer camp. It's definitely the highlight of the summer for him. I always try to send him a special card while he's away. He really likes narwhals, so it seemed appropriate to use this cute Lawn Fawn set for his card.



Paper - Doodlebug - Anchors Aweigh collection
Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Markers - Copic
Wave die cut - Lil Inkers Designs
Arrow die cut - Paper Smooches
Ink - Memento
Epoxy stickers - from stash


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Mojo Monday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's your day, go Wild!

 My daughter Penny's favorite animal has always been a giraffe. I bought this stuffed giraffe, now known as Parkey, before she was born. I used it to take her monthly pictures for her first year. It's amazing how the giraffe seemed to shrink each month. When Penny was around 18 months old, she started cuddling her giraffe. I think she was around 2 years old when she named the giraffe Parkey. Penny is now 6 1/2 years old and Parkey can no longer hold it's head up and it's fur is all worn. All signs of being very loved.


I couldn't resist buying this sweet giraffe stamp set by Reverse Confetti. I also bought the coordinating die cut set. And I have to say, it is one of the easiest die cuts to line up and cut out the stamped image. 


Paper - Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection
Stamps - Reverse Confetti
Die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Oval die cut - Spellbinders
Ink - Memento and Close to My Heart
Markers - Copic
Glossy Accents



Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*Card sketch image used with permission from Reverse Confetti.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Doodlebug's Puppy Love 6x6 cards

Both of my kids have been begging me for years to get a puppy. I'm actually allergic to both dogs and cats, so I've always told them no. I have several friends who own dogs and I don't really mind being around them. (Especially since I get allergy shots.) We still don't have a dog, but now I'm starting to think, maybe. Shhh, don't tell my kids I said that though. But until that day actually happens, I'm perfectly happy to use some darling puppy paper to make cards. I used Doodlebug's Puppy Love 6x6 paper pad and my 6x6 Paper Pad Tutorial to make 32 cards.

A big thanks to my awesome friends who lent me their dog stamps and Copic markers. I'm very new to using Copics. So, I only used easy images and kept the coloring very basic. But, I figured the sweet puppy images needed to be colored.


I've had requests to make an animal themed video while I disappeared the 6x6 paper pad. The video is sped up 10 times. The real time was just under 6 hours; not including die cutting time.



I used 20 sheets of 12" x 12" solid cardstock. Here are all the leftover scraps from the paper pad.


Here are the pictures of the cards I made, including sketches and measurements. Operation Write Home sketches are the only ones that already provide measurements. For all the other sketches, I simply figure the measurements out on my own, for what works for me. All of my cards are A2 size. Go HERE to see my video explaining how I determine card sketch measurements. All cards are made using Doodlebug's Puppy Love 6x6 paper pad. 



Sketch - Mojo Monday #453, Stamps - Mama Elephant, Stitched square die cut - Lil Inker Designs, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug, Ink - Memento



Sketch - I (Heart) sketches #153, Stamps - Avery Elle and My Favorite Things, Stitched circle die cut - Lawn Fawn, Scalloped circle die cut - Spellbinders, Ink - Memento and Versafine, Markers - Copic



Sketch - Operation Write Home #50, Stamp - The Stamps of Life, Ink - Memento, Twine - The Twinery, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug



Sketch - Reverse Confetti #38, Stamp - Paper Smooches, Banner die cut - American Crafts, Bone die cut - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento, Brads - from stash



Sketch - Mojo Monday #456, Stamp - My Favorite Things, Doodlepops - Doodlebug, Circle die cuts - Spellbinders, Ink - Versafine, Epoxy stickers - Doodlebug



Sketch - I (Heart) Sketches #108, Dog stamp - Paper Smooches, Sentiment stamp - The Greeting Farm, Doodlepops - Doodlebug, Ink - Memento, Markers - Copic, Brads - from stash



Sketch - I (Heart) Sketches #48, Stamps - Avery Elle, The Greeting Farm and Paper Smooches, Embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, Ball die cut - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento, Markers - Copic, Glossy Accents




Sketch - My Favorite Things #278, Stamps - My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn, Heart die cut - Lawn Fawn, Embossing folders - Cuttlebug and Darice, Ink - Memento


Quilt die cut - My Favorite Things, Sentiment stamps - The Stamps of Life and Riley & Company, Paw stamp - My Favorite Things, Ink - Memento


Some of my favorite and commonly used crafting tools:
Tonic Studios guillotine paper trimmer
Scotch ATG (Advanced Tape Glider) glue gun
Sizzix BIGkick die cut machine
We R Memory Keepers brad setter and piercing tool
We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper
Scotch Mounting Tape 3/4"
Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive liquid glue
MISTI stamping tool
Accent Opaque Digital 100# cover weight paper for card bases

Thanks for visiting my blog today!


*All card sketch images used with permission.