Friday, January 12, 2018

La La Land Crafts Winter Birthday

Today at La La Land Crafts, we are celebrating winter birthdays. Birthday's are the perfect theme for today. Today would have been my Dad's 60th birthday. We celebrate in his memory by having his favorite dinner ♡

Here is the card I made for inspiration. 
I made my card with the adorable Birthday Gift Molli Rubber Stamp. She is colored with Copic markers. 
I have been so inspired by the La La Land Crafts design team and their beautiful coloring. So many of the designers put designs on the images clothes. I decided to give it a go.  

I cut the snowflakes (La La Land Crafts Large Snowflakes 1 Die) out of colored cardstock to match the papers. Wouldn't it be fun if it actually snowed in different colors? I don't know, now that I'm thinking about it, I really do like the white stuff. Everything looks so clean and sparkly. She how fast I change my mind. My poor husband! hahaha!

Birthday Gift Molli has a tiny set of mittens to keep her warm in the snow. The mitten die is also one of La La Land Crafts dies. 
Notice how Birthday Gift Molli is sitting on the bottom of the circle? I did that by fussy cutting her legs and putting them on top of the circle die. I love this technique. It's super simple and gives the image and die a little different look. 

Don't forget that La La Land Crafts is having a half off sale on Retired Stamps, Dies and Digis. You won't want to miss out on this sale!! 

Copic used...
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20 blush
Hair: E35, E31, E50
Shirt: C3, C1, C00, YR09, YR04, YR15, 110 and white gel pen
Pants: B99, B97, B95, B93, 
Gift: BG09, BG53, C3, C1
Boots: E29, B25, E31

Large Snowflakes 1 Die

Stitched Nested Circle Die

Mittens Die

Birthday Gift Molli Rubber Stamp

Thank you all so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Angels Hearts and Memories Mascaraed Ball

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a card with a gorgeous image from Angels Hearts and Memories Etsy Shop. This digital stamp is called Feathery Mask. Isn't it a gorgeous Masquerade Ball image

I had so much fun coloring this digital stamp getting all the details of the different colors I used. I colored the  Feathery Mask image with Copic markers, my favorite of course. I love the way Copics blend together. There are so many different techniques and tricks you can do to add texture to your projects. I have a few projects coming up soon that I have used different techniques. So stay tuned! 

The Copic colors I used are:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E25
Dress and Mask: V09, V04, V01, R85, R83, R81

You can see on this photo I used a feathering technique to blend two colors together. If you are a beginner it can be a little tricky to accomplish. But once you do it a couple of times you can really make it look great! 

I really love to add dimension and layers to my cards. No boring cards on my blog! 
We have a lot of fun over in the A&M facebook group. You really should come and join us! Here is a link to the A&M Facebook Group. In the group you will get even more fantastic inspiration for all the wonderful things in the A&M Etsy shop. PLUS! notifications of any sales, new releases and other exciting news about Angels Hearts and Memories Etsy Shop.

 While checking out, if you use this code TINAG15 to get a fantastic discount! Who doesn't love a discount? 
  Have fun shopping! 

Did you notice that my blog had a face lift?!? A certain crafty friend of mine (who doesn't want to be mentioned) toadally re did my it. It looks amazing! I love all of the tiny frogs! The header of the blog has 6 frogs. One for each member of my family. How sweet is that?! 

Thank you so much for hopping by for a visit. Hope you have a frogtastic day! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Reneabouquets Horse Card

Hello crafty friends! 
I am popping in to share a special card I made.of a horse and her foal. This image is so sweet.

I found the image on Pinterest. It was a free coloring page. I colored the image with Copic markers and then surrounded it with beautiful embellishments from Reneabouquets

The flowers, handmade butterflies and beautiful Beautiful board pieces from Reneabouquets add the special touches to make this card feminine and one of a kind.

Speaking of Beautiful board. have you seen the new Beautiful board items that Renea has added? If not you should totally go and check it out! So many new Beautiful board pieces to choose from. I have been drooling over the Beautiful Words on Wood Grain Set since I saw them! 

The next shopping trip to Reneabouquets will definitely include the Beautiful Words on Wood Grain Set!

Anyways, back to my card =) I love seam binding! It makes the most beautiful bows.   RibbonsByZipperStop is a Etsy shop that I have recently found that sells seam binding in large amounts. I like to buy a bunch at once. That way, I always have what I need and I spend less on shipping.
If you can't find the exact color of seam binding that you need, you can purchase white seam binding and die it. There are several mediums you can use to die. Copic ink, Ink Spray dies, coffee, tea, etc. I have yet to try dying my own, but I think it would be lots of fun. 

There are so many items at Reneabouquets that I am in love with, but these Handmade Butterflies, Beautiful Board pieces and Mulberry Flowers are my absolute favorite. These items give projects the special touches that turns them from beautiful to elegant. 

 Here are the items from Reneabouquets that I used for this project...

Beautiful Board Small Victorian Scroll Border 

Beautiful Board Small Tea Rose Frame

Daisy Chain Lace 

Tiny Treasures Sweetheart Blue Glitter Glass Butterflies

Mini Dusty Blue Ivory Mulberry Paper Roses Set 

Copic markers used...
Momma: E59, E25, 33, E31
Baby: E49, E25, E33, 110, C7, C4
Grass: G99, G94, BG93,

Monday, January 8, 2018

Rubbernecker Loving Thoughts Card

Good morning! I've shared lots of cards with you, but not many Sympathy cards.  I made with this Sympathy card with Rubbernecker Stamps

The two stamps I used are Pussywillows and the Loving Thoughts Stamp

Both the Pussywillows and the Loving Thoughts Stamp could be used for cards other than a Sympathy card. A Sympathy card wasn't what I thought of when I first saw this Pussywillows stamp, but when paired with the Loving Thoughts Stamp it's perfect. 

I colored the Pussywillows stamp with Copic markers. 

E29, E25, E53, E50, B00 and B000

Stop in and check out the Rubbernecker Challenge going on this month here...  The theme for the challenge is Leave it to the BirdsRubbernecker Stamps has lots of great birds stamps for you to use for the challenge. 
You can also read about my card HERE on the Rubbernecker blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a craftastic day!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Cutting Cafe Planners

Hello all! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday. 
This week we are working on planners at The Cutting Cafe

I decided to use the 2018 calendar and make a special project for my 15 year old daughter. 

So, I need to explain some things... 1) Linaya (my 15 year old) LOVES chickens 2) We do not let our children date until they are 16. I guess we are pretty old school, but I just think that they need to have fun and concentrate on being a kid. Dating, as great as it can be, can also bring a lot of drama and heartache. Being a teen is hard enough without all that mumbo jumbo. 

Linaya is and has been wanting to date for a few years. She has met a VERY nice young man (whom we like a lot) and they have become quite good friends. This makes her want to date even more. Poor girl thinks us horrible parents are ruining her life by not letting her date. (Just kidding she's actually been pretty good about it.)

Dad has told Linaya that she can start dating on April 13th. The day before her 16th birthday. So, Linaya and her "non boyfriend" have it scheduled to become boyfriend and girlfriend on the 13th of April. 

This chicken calendar is a count down until April 13th. ONLY 96 more days!

Little does she know...Her "non boyfriend" and us parents have gotten together and planned out a big surprise for her. She will have to wait until Valentine's Day to find out =) Maybe I will come back later and share the surprise with you!

 Anyways, The Cutting Cafe Planner has a lot of great printables and add ons. I want to make a couple Bucket Lists. One for the year and one for Life. There is also a print out for a TO DO list which is something I am going to print out for each one of my kids. There are times when I have them do extra chores and they like to have them broken down between kids AND on a list.

Don't forget to hop on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog to check out what the rest of the DT made and leave some love on that post. You will be entered in a chance to win 3 free Cutting Cafe files of your choice. 

Cutting Cafe Files used...

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you all have a craftastic week! 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy 5 Birthday to Paper Nest Dolls

Happy 5th Birthday to Paper Nest Dolls!! 

I made a few cards to help celebrate this special day.

I didn't have time to do a card with each of the new images, but I did get them colored. Let me introduce you to all the new images in the January release.  

Each image has been colored with Copic markers.

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E21, R85, R83, R81
Clothes and Boots: R85, R83, R81, 110, C7, C5, C3, C1 C00
Teddy Bear: C5, C3, C1, 110, C7, C3, R85, R81


Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000 R30
Hair: E35, E31, E21
Clothes and Shoes: R85, R81, R00, R59, R25, R05, E35, E 33, E31
Pot and Flower: B02, B00, Y11, Y19, YG23, YG11

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E21
Clothes and Shoes: B02, B00, B0000, Y11, Y19, 
Heart Balloons: R59, R25, R05, R81, R85

E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E40, E15, E09
Hearts: YG07, YG11
Socks and Shoes: BG10, E25, E33, E31
Dress and Apron: RV19, RV63, BG09, BG57, BG53

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: V09, V04, V01
Shirt: C3, C1, C00, 110
Socks: V09, V04, V01, C3, C1, C00
Dolls: E11, E00, YG07, YG11
Skirt and Shoes: 110, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E49, E29, E25, E21
Clothes and Shoes: E50, E53, E29, E25, E33, E31
Dog : C1, 100, C7, C3, E29, E25, E21, Y19, Y11
Heart Box and Bow Tie: YR24, Y19, Y11, R59, R25, R05

 Aren't these images the cutest?!? I love them! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Pop on over to the Paper Nest Facebook page to join in some birthday fun! 


Thanks a Latte with La La Land Crafts

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I'm coming to you today with a cute little thank you card using Cool Beans Luka from La La Land Crafts.
I love this stamp! When I looked at him, he reminded me of my Dad. My dad had a green beanie that he wore a lot when I was a kid. 
I colored Cool Beans Luka up with Copic markers. 

Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E34, E31, E21
Pants: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
Hat & Shirt: G99, G94, BG93
Coffee Cup: E53, E50, E49, E29, E25
Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you have time, pop on over to the La La Land Craft Blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with to inspire you. 

Have a craftastic day!!


Monday, January 1, 2018

Reneabouquets January 2018 Vintage Themed Facebook Challenge and Give Away

Happy New Year everyone! Are you ready for the new Reneabouquets Facebook Challenge?!? I'm excited to kick off the new year with some crafting fun. 

The theme this month is Vintage. One of my favorite styles! 

Here is the card that I made for inspiration. 

This card is FULL of Reneabouquets goodies. My favorite piece is the Beautiful Board Medium Pony Ride. The first thing I did was put a thin layer of Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Testure Paste on the Beautiful Board Medium Pony Ride. Once the Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Testure Paste was dry, I colored the Beautiful Board Medium Pony Ride with Copic markers. 

I love the texture that the  Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Testure Paste added. 

The paper is from the Blue Fern Wanderlust Collection. I am in love with these vintage papers! 

The Daisy Chain Lace is so pretty and feminine. 

We can't have a Reneabouquets project without at least one of Renea's famous handmade butterflies. I used a Tiny Treasure Sweetheart Glitter Glass Butterfly and a Tiny Treasures Vintage Postcards Butterfly. Each one has perfect tiny details.

These gorgeous flowers are also from Reneabouquets. They are Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses Leaves Set and the Winter White Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers Set. Reneabouquets is my go to shop for flowers. Renea has a gorgeous collection! 

The little bird is the Beautiful Board Sweet Tweets. I also colored him with Copic markers. 

So now it's your turn! Make a project and join us in the Reneabouquets Facebook Group January 2018 Vintage Challenge Event. Enter your project and be entered in a chance to win this amazing prize package from Reneabouquets...

Challenge Rules
1. Create a project (on or off the page) that features ANY product carried in the store or the Renebouquets Etsy Shop 

2. Your project can be any style. 

3. Add your project to the Reneqbouquets January 2018 vintage themed Facebook challenge event by January 28, 2018. 

4. Check back in the event post January 30, 2018 to see if you have won the random drawing.
(Drawing is done on an unedited video to ensure fairness) 

5. Challenge is open to U.S. Residents and International

6. Have fun! 

List of Reneabouquets items used...

Beautiful Board Sweet Tweets

Beautiful Board Medium Pony Ride

Tiny Treasure Sweetheart Glitter Glass Butterfly

Tiny Treasures Vintage Postcards Butterfly

Daisy Chain Lace

Mini Dusty Pink Mulberry Paper Roses Leaves Set

Winter White Curly Roses Mulberry Paper Flowers Set

Blue Fern Wanderlust Collection

Ranger Tim Holtz Opaque Crackle Testure Paste

You can find Reneabouquets here...


Reneabouquets Etsy Shop

Reneabouquets Blog

Reneabouquets Facebook Page