What would you doooo oooo oooo for a Klondike Bar?

Tell me you read that title in the famous sing song voice of their catchy jingle?  If not, go back and read the title again.... I'll wait here......

Ok, we good now?

Well, this image was the feature image (from Scrappers Delights) for the Sweet Sentiment 1000 member party last week, and I think it's just so fun!!!! I love this little "trash panda"and the expression on his face.  I actually made this card for the brand new sketch challenge that is being released today in the Sweet Sentiment Facebook Group! 

And here's the inside:

Yeah..... I know what you did!  But I get it, Klondike bars are delicious!!! hahahaha My favorite is the Mint one..... oh man, so much yum!  Anyways.... the image is from Scrappers delights and you can grab it in digital form in their store by clicking here. I colored her up with my copic markers which I will list below.  

The new sketch challenge from Sweet Sentiment begins today! You should totally join in. Here's what the sketch looks like for this month:
You MUST have your project uploaded to the ALBUM in the Sweet Sentiment Facebook group no later than September 9th to be eligible to win.  You can enter up to three times, and your project can be a card, a tag, a bag, a box, a scrapbook page, a planner layout, or anything else you can imagine.  We just ask that you use something from one of our sponsors.  Good luck to you all and I cannot wait to see your projects. 

Copics used for my card:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Raccoon: E39, E18, E15, E13, E34, W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Dress: R59, R29, R27, R14, R05
Leggings: T10, T8, T6, T4, T2
Hair: E27, E57, E25, E23, E31

Ok, so now that I'm totally craving a Klondike bar, I'm going to get back to my coloring.  Thanks everyone for stopping by, have a great crafty day!  Tootles! 

I like flowers

I"m sure it's not any surprise to any of you all that I'm totally into flowers on my cards.  Like, I sorta LOVE them.  A LOT! hhahaahaha! So much so, that I decided to invest a lot of money to buy dies and stamps to make my own flowers!  I enjoy it so much that I now find myself creating cards around my flowers.

When I was blessed with this new image from Moonlight Whispers by Annie Rodrigue, I KNEW I was going to go heavy on the florals. It just HAD to be done!  So...... here we go!

I began the process by stamping the flowers onto Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper along with printing the Digital Image on the coloring paper.  I then used the coordinating dies from Heartfelt creations to cut out the flowers.  I used Distress Oxide inks to match the Graphic 45 papers I planned on using. I hand formed the flowers and then dipped them in clear glitter (of course). I colored the image with my trusty Copic markers. 
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, G00
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, E31
Eyes: E57, E23, E31, G000, C2
Headband: RV69, RV66, RV17, RV55, RV02
Shirt: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Pants: 100, N9, N7, N5
Banner: E53, E51, E50
0 Colorless Blender
After coloring and fussy cutting the main image, I used the sketch from Sweet Sentiment July Sketch Challenge to create the layout for the card.  I matted everything with black card stock, and distressed all the edges of the papers with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink and a sponge. I tied the organza black bow on before I glued everything down.  Then.... well you all know what happened then.... I added flowers!!!!1 Lots and lots of flowers! 

I hope that you check out all the new images from Moonlight Whispers by Annie Rodrigue. She is my absolute favorite artist ever and I know that one day I'm going to meet her..... it's on my bucket list! hahahaha!  I also hope you all join in the Sketch Challenge from Sweet Sentiment this month!  Have a wonderful week!  Tootles! 

A delight of a card!

Ok, so don't mind my pun in the title.... but I have a card for you all to see featuring a new image from Scrappers Delights!

I adore these anime style images, I'm not sure why, but they have always spoken to me!  I love the style and how fun they are, and plus, they lend themselves to bright colors and bold backgrounds.  You all know, that's my jam!  So, here's my card:

The background is simply made with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks layered on top of one another and blended to make a soft transition.  After that I spritzed it with water and dabbed it with a paper towel.  Then I fussy cut the image out after printing and coloring it on Sweet Sentiment Coloring paper with Copic markers.  I added a sentiment and a few Nuvo drops for texture. 

I really had a lot of fun creating this card, and I can't wait to give it to a friend!  Hope you have an awesome week and I'll see ya all soon! Tootles! 

A card for a friend

Good morning everyone.  I thought I'd sit down at my craft desk yesterday and just let my markers tell me what to do.  So, this is what I came up with...... WARNING: sappy post ahead.

I've ordered a few stamp sets lately because I had a particular card I wanted to create.  I wanted to do a floral card, but something a little "different."  We all know that florals are NOT in my "normal" go to pile of images.  I also saw this set of an ASL alphabet from Altenew, and I just KNEW that I NEEDED it to make a card for a special friend.  Here's my card:

I went for a "thank you" card as my wonderful friend, Becky, has taken my under her wing and taught me so very much this past few months.  We have become close friends and she makes me be a better person, but one that still oozes with snark. Lol!  We share a coffee addiction that only one another would understand, and we are creative and crafty in totally opposite ways.  I color, she makes EVERYTHING else! hahaha!

I spent some time fussy cutting these beautiful flowers because I absolutely could NOT hand Becky a flat card..... GASP! Oh, the horror! I employed quite a few 3D foam adhesive squares to make sure that there was at least a little dimension on this card. 

Copic Markers Used: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
V99, RV69, RV66, RV19, RV25, RV13
Y08, BV29, By25, BV23, 0 Colorless Blender

I began the process by stamping the image on Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper using Momento London Fog ink.  I then colored the image using my Copic Markers.  I put my Cutter Bee paper snips to work fussy cutting around the image.  I used a 5.5" x 5.5" piece of Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper and Distress oxide inks in Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, and Scattered Straw to create the background.  I then tied a length of bakers twine in gray and white around the background and adhered it to a card base of the same size.  I adhered the poppies using foam square adhesives.  Then I used the ASL Love set from Altenew to create the sentiment.  Again I stamped it in Momento London Fog onto Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper, then I took my Copic Multiliner in 0.03 and traced around the hands to highlight them a bit more.  I cut the words into banners and adhered them the same way as the poppies.  

Now, I'm going to fill this card with kind words, and really throw her for a loop! Lol.  I Love how this card came out. It's so far out of my "norm" and it was so much fun to just create something with no pressure.  I really had NO IDEA how this card would turn out when I sat down at my desk.  Just goes to show you that "sometimes no plan is the best plan."  

Thanks everyone for reading.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!  See you soon! Tootles! 

Sketch Challenge

Hello all,

We still have that awesome Sketch challenge going on over int he FaceBook Group, Here's the link to the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SweetSentiment/

The sketch is open to all who want to enter, you are only limited to 3 entries.  Here's what it looks like.
Use this to loosely base your layout on as it does not have to be exact.  You can enter cards, planner layouts, Scrapbook layouts, anything you like. Just make sure that we can somehow see that you have used the elements of this sketch. 

Here are a couple examples of cards I made for the sketch challenge: 

I just adore using sketches when my creative mojo is on hiatus.  They really get me in the mood to craft and are a great place to start when you're feeling less than creative.  

All entries are due no later than July 9th into the album in the Sweet Sentiment Group.  A winner will be chosen at random and posted on July 10th with the NEW sketch challenge.  The winner will receive a package of the amazing new Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper as their prize! Hooray! 

I cannot wait to see what you all create! Have fun!   Tootles!!!

Healthy Doughnuts

Well, sometimes you just wanna make a silly and snarky card.  Today was that day.  I took this super cute image from Paper Nest Dolls and I colored it up.... then...... well... you can see for yourself.

I started by making a distress ink background and tying a but of bakers twine around it.  I think used the super cute mini letter board die from he stamp market to make the sentiment.  I colored the image using copic markers on the awesome Sweet Sentiment Premium coloring paper. 

It was fun to just be silly and make a card that appeared to be super sweet, and then had a bunch of snark with it as well.  Plus, it's totally random! that's always an added bonus.  

Ok, I'm off to color some more, hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Tootles! 

Moonlight Whispers Beachy Release

Today is going to be a great day.  Why? Well let me tell you why....
 There's a new release from Moonlight Whispers!!!!!!

Yeah, I'm just slightly excited. Annie Rodrigue is a good friend and, like, my favorite artist EVER!!!!! I just adore her and her artwork!  So, let me stop fangirling and show you the new images. 

First up is an image you may have seen before, as it's appeared on her facebook page in the past. But, she's decided to make it into a digital stamp for all of us! Here it is:
I love creating dimension on cards, so I may have gotten a little carried away with the foam squares.

 Ok, so the process: First I got out a piece of Sweet Sentiment coloring paper and printed this awesome digi up.  I printed her at an opacity at 20% because I love creating that "no lines" look to my coloring.  Once I completed the coloring, I fussy cut her..... forever..... and ever..... ok, so it wasn't THAT bad.  But it did take a little bit to get into all the little tight spaces that the chair creates. I added some Glossy accents to her sunglasses and to her beverage glass, and I used some Nuvo drops on her necklace and sat her aside to dry.  I then used a piece of watercolor paper to create a Distress Oxide ink background.  The Inks used are Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, and Scattered Straw. I got out some of my Doodlebug die cuts to see what worked with the image, and I tied a bow with this amazing organza ribbon that was sent to me from a friend in England.

Copic Markers used:
Skin: E15, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: BV29, RV66, RV17, RV14, RV04
Lips: R89, R29, R81
Bathing Suit/Sunglasses: C8, C6, C4, C2, C0
Banana: E13, YR31, Y13, Y11
Lines: G28, G19, YG09, YG25
Date: V99, R56, R83
Pineapple: E39, Y28, Y11, YG95, YG93, YG01
Hat: E53, E51, E50
Chair: E27, E31, Y17, Y06, Y00
Drink: BG18, BG49, BG45, Bg10, R85, R83, R81

Next up is a super fun little image of a kid.... well, being a kid!
I decided to color a background on this one because I felt like it really needed more of a story.  I added the cloudy sky and the turquoise water and some mountains far off in the distance.  I was imagining this family to be on a bit of a holiday enjoying the beach. This little rascal is dumping a pail of sand on her Dad's (or big brother's) head! I used some papers from the Beach Days 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park and some red card stock from The Paper Studio.

Copics used:
Girl's Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Girl's Hair: E55, E53, E51
Bathing Suit: R89, R29, R27, R24, R05, B97, B95, B93, B91
Man's Skin: E15, E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Man's Hair: W10, E49, E29, E39, E35
Sand: E33, E31, E30, E50
Bucket: Y17, Y15, Y02, BG49, BG45, BG11
Ocean: BG45, BG53, BG15, BG11
Sky: B23, B21, B12, B41
Mountains: C6, C4, C3, C1

And, last, but certainly not least... I think this is my favorite image of this release!  I have to say it just makes me smile! Hopefully it makes you smile too!
That little pup just being playful, and that look on her face! Ha ha ha! Just so adorable! Again I colored her up on Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper, and again she was printed at 20% opacity.  I added a scene to the image because I wanted to tell a little story with this.  The girl was walking by, all calm on the empty beach, enjoying her day, when out from behind this palm tree her little pup pops out and wants to play!  After coloring, I raided my ribbon stash and found this crazy bright pink ribbon and tied it around the image.  I also used some DSP from Doodlebug Designs (because I'm an addict) and added some of their sprinkles as well.  Then I went for the flowers!  I raided my flower stash and found this huge teal flower from Magnolia, and a handful of tiny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. I don't know if you can see it, but at the top of the flowers is a cute "Bubble" button from Dress it Up!

Copics used:
Skin: E15, E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
Beach: E33, E30, E31, E50, E81
Bathing Suit: RV19, RV17, RV14
Cover up: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG10, YR15, Y19, Y13
Sky: B00, B000, B0000, 0
Dog: W9, W7, W5, E15, E13, E11
Palm Tree/Mts.: E74, E71, E70, G12, G00, G29, YG95, YG67, YG63, YG25, YG21, YG01

Ok, well I truly feel like I want to go spend some time at the beach now. I could really use some sunshine and quiet.  I hope this release inspires you and I cannot wait for you to get these images from Moonlight Whispers as well! Here's the link for you: https://www.etsy.com/shop/moonlightwhispers
Hope you have an awesome day! Tootles!!!