Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Critter Cups!

Hi Ai Fans!
Today I am sharing with you a super cute and easy little project you can make for your Easter Table! My Mom is having the whole extended family so around 30 people this year for Easter. When I saw these adorable Critter Cups from Art Impressions, I knew my Mom and I would make them for her table place settings!
 Since we had so many to make we decided to use 12x12 paper from the Echo Park Hello Spring collection, rather than colour with Copics. The only Colouring we did was to use R20 on the Bunny's paws and cheeks. We added some whiskers with a black marker pen. The set comes with the images and dies and is honestly really east to use and assemble!
Because my Chocolate eggs were a bit on the heavy side, the cup keep falling over. I glued a die cut piece of cardstock to the bottom and voila all was good. It also let us fill the cup with Easter grass and not have to worry about it falling out the bottom.
Here's the back view. Looking at this picture now, a light went off LOL.  I think I will go back and add either little pom pom or cotton ball tails. I think it's look cute!

Thanks for stopping in today! I wish everyone the Happiest of Easters spent with Family & Friends!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Card Set!

Hello All!
Can I just say "WOW"!!!!! I am in love with the Gina K "Wreath Builder set"!! I had some time last night to play with it and I must say it is super easy and makes the most adorable wreaths! The templates you get help to make perfect wreaths every time! The sky is the limit with different combo's you can design!
I was having so much fun, I couldn't stop and made 6 wreath themed cards! I made 3 of the 4" size and 3 of the 3 3/4" size! I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid papers and used them to back behind the wreaths. I also tried for the first time some of Gina's inks! I love them and will have to get more for sure!
I decided to bundle them all together and make a little gift set out of them!
These are the 4" size. I added some Nuvo Drops to some of the flower centers as well was using my White & Black Gel Pens.
These are the 3 3/4" size.

I see many more designs in my future. I can't wait to look through my stamps and see what else I can use to create some wreaths!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dragon Pals!

Hi HH & OCS Fans!
There is just something so adorable about dragons and they seem to be all the rage right now! Meet "Dragon Pals" from the High Hopes New Release called "It's A Magical Day". I think they look like they are having a conversation about learning to fly, what do you think?
Today's papers are from the Doodlebug "Dragon Tails" 6x6 collection. I am in love with the blue and green colour theme on this card! I stamped my image onto a Scalloped Circle Frame die cut and then coloured it in using my Copic Sketch Markers.  
The sentiment is also from the new collections and is called "Dream Big".
Copics Used:
YG21, YG23, YG25, YG67
B21, B23, B24, B26
YR04, YR07,
W2, W3

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Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Happy Anniversary!

Hi Ai Fans!
OMgeeee this couple just cracks me up! It is so my Hubby and I, although we both sing off key LOL! Our best singing is done in the car of course!!! I'm sure we give other drivers a good chuckle now and then! This is one of the New Releases from Art Impressions for 2018 and is called "Perfect Duet" set.
I chose papers from the Doodlebug "Cream and Sugar" 6x6 collection! I used a Zig Zag Circle die as part of my layout and around the sentiment! After colouring my image, I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut around the image and then popped it up using foam squares. I few enamel dots finish everything off.
I made 2 versions, basically the same just different papers! I also added while polka dots to the fellow with a gel pen.
Copics Used:
E00, E11, E21, R20
C1, C4, C6, C8
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18. BG32, BG34
R81, R83, R85/ RV02, RV04, RV06

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BBP Sketch Challenge!

I heard about Brazill Basics Paper Sketch Challenges from my good friend Donna and Alie, who have played along and encouraged me to play as well. This is the March Sketch Challenge:
I have been working on a "First Year" Scrapbook for my Granddaughter Jacqualine. It's a combination of scrapbook pages and pocket pages. I thought it would be fun to play along in the BBP Challenge. Here's my Scrapbook page inspired by the sketch!
I hand stitched my circle with Doodlebug Lime Twine. I decided to use papers form the Photoplay Bloom collection. I think they match nicely and are fun and bright! I also used my Silhouette and my Silhouette Sketch pens to do my title and journalling. This was such a fun day. I had ordered ziplock freeze bags from Amazon and JD's Mommy and I made up some healthy popsicles for her. We put some frozen mixed berries and a bit of water in the food processor and blended them up until smooth.  Jacqualine was teething at the time so the nice cold snack was a real treat not to mention a real berry mess LOL. She loved them! After this we ended up sewing some freezie holders for her next time as the cloth was just hard for her to keep on the freezie.

You can find the March Sketch Challenge Here on the BBP Facebook page. I plan to play along next month as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Butterfly Fairy!

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
Today I get to play with the newly released "Butterfly Fairy" from the High Hopes  "A Magical Day" Collection. This New Release is just beyond cute!!
I chose paper from the Echo Park "Perfect Princess" 6x6 collection. I stamped my image onto some Coic paper and then coloured her with my Copic Sketch Markers. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen to her wings! A few die cuts and enamel dots finish everything off!
On the Inside I am using the "Leave Room " sentiment and more of the Designer Papers.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair Y21, YR12, YR14, E15, E18
Dress, bows & shoes: V12, V15, V17 / T1, T2
Wings: B0000, B000

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Daisy & Darby!

Hello DDS Fans!
Let me introduce you to the adorable "Daisy & Darby" from the newly released "Cutie Paws" Collection over at Digi Doodle Studios! I mean, seriously how cute are they!!!! When I saw this image I just knew Daisy needed pink hair!
I decided to use Digital papers from the DDS "Cutie Paws Background" collection. They were just perfect for my pink and black themed card! I also love that Dina created Digital Sentiments for this collection! They go perfectly with the theme as well. You can find the sentiments HERE.
I love the MFT Fringe Scallop and Mini Double Dots Borders! I added a bow and some enamel dots to finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E11, E33, E51, R20
Hair & pink areas: RV04, RV06, RV09, RV19
Blacks: T1, T2, T4, T6, T8, T9

Don't forget to play along with us in our March Challenge "Feminine Fancy".

Just a reminder that we also run an Anything Goes using a Digi Doodle Studios Image in our Facebook Group so if you enter using one of our images into the Monthly Challenge Blog you could also enter your project into the
Facebook Group challenge for more chances to win!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, March 16, 2018

Bake Some Memories!

Hello Ai Fans!
Just Popping in with another set of cards I made using the "Whisk It" set from Art Impressions. Yesterday I showed a project using the Stamped Girl image and today I am just using the little accessory stamps.
I created these cards to l look like the yummy baked goods are cooling on the window and more baking in the Kitchen oven. My paper is from the Carta Bella "Home Sweet Home" 6x6 collection. The window is an Art Impressions die called "Window Die". I created a cloud background using a Cloud Stencil and some Salty Ocean Oxide Distress Ink. I cut all my images out using my Brother Cut N Scan and added them to my little scene.
The papers remind me of vintage wallpaper and I tried to make the card look like a Kitchen wall with wainscotting.
The cupcakes have some Nuvo White Blizzard Drops for added glitter.
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C6
BG11, BG13, BG15
R21, R22, R24, R27
E53, E55, E57

Happy Stamping and Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Whisk It Set & Tutorial!

Hi Ai Fans!
Today marks the New Release of the "Work and Play" stamp sets over at Art Impressions. I am using the "Whisk It" set on my front stepper card today!
I  love when Art Impressions does a stamp set as there are so many different combinations that you can make with all the images and sentiments.
I started by gathering up all of my supplies. I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "Cream & Sugar" 6x6 collection.
 Cut a piece of pink cardstock at 4 1/4" x 11".  Next score the cardstock on its long side at the 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4" score lines.
Fold the lines with mountain and valley folds as in the picture. I used my bone folder to get crisp folds on the score lines. Next, cut a piece of cardstock at 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 to use as a card base.
Stamp your images with your preferred method. I happen to love my Misti for this! Makes it so easy! If you don't get a good first ink impression just ink and stamp again. Colour with your favourite colouring medium. I used my Copic Sketch markers, which happen to be my favourite medium!
You can either fussy cut out some of the images either with scissors or like me I used my Brother Cut N Scan machine.
Now that I have everything coloured, cut out and ready to go, I'm ready for the fun of assembling my card.

I matted some Designer paper with Blue Green cardstock and added Crystal Stickles to the cake and cupcakes.
I was getting frustrated with my card base as it kept sliding open too much. I decided to add a piece of cardstock that was 4 1/4" x 6 1/2". I scored one end at the 1" score line and folded it. Then I glued it to the inside of the stepper card bringing it underneath. 
I added a border edge popped up with foam tape and now I have what I call a Front Stepper Easel card! Solved the problem though now didn't it LOL!
Then I just added my main image and all my little cut out images with some foam tape for dimension!
When you "undo" the easel part everything folds flat so you can stick it in an envelope!
Copics Used:
E00, E11, E15, E17, E19, E21
RV10, RV11, RV25, RV29
BG45, BG49
Y13, Y15, Y17
YG23, YG25
N0, N1, N2, N4, N7, N9

Happy Stamping!