A Hipster Holiday to you!

Well hello there Sweeties!

Today I'm sharing with you all the card I made to go along with the new Sweet Sentiment Challenge posted in the Facebook Group.  The challenge this month is a color palette!  I love these type of challenges because they give me just enough directions to get the creative juices flowing, but they don't hamper my freedom to make any sort of project I want to.  So, here's a look at the color palette.

I loved these colors together as soon as I saw them!  The cool grays and the warm earth tones and that red is just....... swoon.  So, here's what I made:

Copic Markers Used: 
E49, E59, E18, E09, E13
R59, R37, R46, R35, R12
E44, Y28, E84, E42, E51
T8, T6, T4, T2, T0
100, C9, C7, C5, C3
0 Colorless Blender, Black Multiliner, Gold Gel Pen, Silver Gel Pen
Glossy Accents, Nuvo Drops; Autumn Red
Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso

The Hipster Santa Image is a new stamp from CC Designs and I seriously adore him!  He's super fun to color as well, not a lot of fun to fussy cut, but hey, I'm one of THOSE people. 

I hope that you love this project as much as I do, and I hope that you play along in this month's Sweet Sentiment Challenge!  You have until December 9th to enter your project into the album!  I cannot wait to see what you make!  Have a "hip" holiday! Toodles! 

Calling all Coffee Lovers

Hello and a well caffeinated welcome...
I am so excited for you to accompany us as we join up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers  for their Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I am joining in as part of The Rabbit Hole Designs. This is our second time joining them and we are happy to announce we are Super Sponsors for this event. For the duration of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, The Rabbit Hole Designs will be offering specials ...
We are offering 15% off everything in the Caffeinated section of the shop!
Use Code: FALLBREW at checkout.
You can shop for all of the Caffeinated Critters HERE
So, now I'll show you the caffeinated critter I chose to use.... the BOXER!
His expression just cracks me up so much!  I mean, LOOK at him!  I decided to make him into a Christmas card by coloring heavy on the red and green and changing his sentiment a bit.  I used the script font from the "Love You More" set.  I'm still giggling at this silly pup. 

Make sure you come back tomorrow to see Michelle Bala sharing more Caffeinated Critters. Make sure you also head over to CLC Fall/Winter Blog Hop to link up to win some awesome prizes. The hop goes through November 8th.

See ya all soon! Toodles!

Day Three of TRHD release!

Ok, so you've made it to the last post I have for the Rabbit Hole Designs Release!  Woohooo!!!! Thank you so much for being a part of this new and exciting chapter in my life.  Here's the last project I have (for this release).

Remember yesterday how I said that I LOVED TRHD stencils!  Well.... here's yet another one to love:
This is called "Light me up stencil" and can be purchased here!  I love love love love love that it is strings of lights in different sizes and that it also has snowflakes!  I mean, all my Christmas decorating is right here on one stencil!!! Kudos to TRHD for this one! 

So, I stenciled up the side of a piece of Sweet Sentiment paper and then had NO CLUE what to do wit it!  I love the stencil, but ..... crap, what am I going to do????? OH WAIT!  I pulled out the silly Caffeinated Reindeer from TRHD and colored him up using Sweet Sentiment Paper and Copic markers. I fussy cut him out and thought.... well it still needs more.  So, I pulled out the Glossy Accents and made the lights glossy.... and then it hit me.... the Coffee Molecule on the stamp set would make PERFECT snowflakes.  so I stamped and embossed the molecule all over the back with iridescent embossing powder.  Then I used a few foam squares to pop the reindeer up, and BOOM! Christmas card perfection! Hahahahaha.... I can't help it, you all know how much I love my coffee! 

I hope this little card inspires you today and maybe you'll be so inspired you make a card of your own.  Thank you all for hanging out with my the last three days and for commenting on my blog.  It really does mean the world to me!  Hope you all have an awesome week.  See you soon! Toodles! 

TRHD New release day 2

Well, it's nice to see you back here for day 2 of The Rabbit Hole Designs new release.  Up next we have a super silly Christmas PIG!!!! Yup, you totally read that right, a PIG!!!!!

How can you not chuckle when you see this little piggy skiing in his Santa suit?!?!!?! This is a 3x4" stamp set and i's called "Merry Pigmas."  You can purchase him by clicking on this link: Merry Pigmas. 

I began by coloring him up using my Copic Markers and fussy cutting him out using my Cutter Bee Scissors.  Then I had literally no idea what to do with him.  So, I grabbed a couple of extra die cuts that I had literally just lying on my desk (for like 2 months) and used some Distress Oxide Ink to add a pop of green around the edges.  I then used the awesome Candy Swirl Stencil from TRHD (seriously love Rabbit Hole Stencils, they ROCK!) and a gradient of red Distress Oxide Inks on Sweet Sentiment Paper.  I trimmed everything to fit on my card (5.5"x5.5") and finished it off with a black ribbon from good 'ol Hobby Lobby. 

So, I hope that I've inspired you to get this silly pig.  He really does make fun and silly Christmas cards.  I mean, how many times have you gotten a card with a skiing pig dress up as Santa on it?  Yup, I rest my case. LOL!!! 

See y'all back here tomorrow for day three of the release.  Have a wonderful day. Toodles!!! 

TRHD New release day 1

Well, hello there, I see you've hopped over here to see the new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs.  Well, welcome!

I'm here to show you my new cards from he release and hopefully inspire you to go purchase those awesome stamps and get to crafting!  Here's the first set....
This set is called "Love you more - Christmas frost, and is available In the shop through this link: 

Oh my gosh you guys!!!! This set is soooo stinking cute!  I mean, how can you even resist this?  It makes some adorable and even quick Christmas or Holiday cards for pretty much anyone you can think of.  My first card was made using the little couple decorating the Christmas tree.... here ya go:
I created a little scene for them.  it just felt like they were standing in their living room (with their posh wallpaper) trying to get that star on top of the tree.  I'm thinking they are newlyweds and that is why they do not have simple things like... ohhh.... a stepladder or window coverings..... hahahah!  
(This image was colored with Copic markers on Sweet Sentiment coloring paper. The DSP is from Doodlebug designs and the Ribbon is from the Craft Warehouse.)

The second card I modified the stamp a little bit for, here, take a look:
I stamped the one where the couple is shopping, but I didn't ink up the little guy, just the girl.  I figured she was off Christmas shopping and in serious need of a coffee.... but she spent all of her money on gifts.  Such a bummer.  So now, she's wondering how to get a coffee.... the sentiment was also modified to read "all I want for Christmas is Coffee." Sounds legit to me.  I'd be stoked if I got a bunch of coffee gift cards for Christmas, "it's the gift that keeps on giving, Clark, the whole year through." (name that movie!!!)
(This image was colored using Copic markers on Sweet Sentiment coloring paper. The DSP is from Unity Stamp Company.  Wow! Embossing Powder was used for the sentiment along with a white and silver Jelly Roll pen for accents.  Tonic Studio Nuvo drops were also used for the corner accents.)

Thank you all for stopping by, I hope I made you smile and I hope that I gave you a little spark of inspiration on how to use these stamps.  Thanks so much! Hugs to you all and see ya back here tomorrow for more new stuff!  Toodles!!! 

Peace out People!

So, here I am trying to get back into the swing of things with this awesome Image from Scrappers Delights!  I love the Anime characters as they are sooooo detailed and so expressive.  They are just a lot of fun to color and they host a lot of personality.

I colored this girl up on Sweet Sentiment Coloring Paper using my Copic Markers in the following colors:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20 for her cheeks and eyeshadow
Hair: E49, E18, E39, E17, E13
Dress: V99, RV66, RV55, RV17, RV52
Eyes: YG99, G16, G000 and the black Multiliner from Copic in .05

The paper I used is from Unity stamps in their new paper line, which I'm so excited about.  It's glossy like a photo and oh so beautiful, it's totally what inspired the colors for this card.  The length of Satin Ribbon was sent to me from my friend, Margarita, and I tend to use it sparingly because I want to hoard it forever.  Seeing as it was the PERFECT shade for this card though, I just had to include it!  The sentiment I added is from Altenew. 

THanks so much for stopping by today, Please leave a comment, you never know when I'm going to choose someone to randomly win a prize!  


Teen Detectives...Zoinks!

Have you all seen the new "Teen Detectives" boxed set from Kindred Stamps??? OMG it's just so cute!  SO, I sat down today and got to work with this set!  The box comes with the full stamp set, A tie dye stencil, a paper pack, sequins, glow in the dark glitter, a button and a sheet of planner stickers! OMG I'm so in love with this set! Here's the first card I made.

Here's a view from the side so you can see that one teen is popped up more than the others so it looks like she's standing in front of them! So fun!
Missing the other two from this iconic group?  They are waiting inside the card for you!

I used a different sentiment from the set as well and a second set of the teen detectives for a second card. Yeah, I know, I may have gone a little crazy here.  hehehehe

The stencil for this background was one I purchased from The Rabbit Hole Designs, but I thought it went perfect with these teens! 
Here's the last card I made today. 
I used the tie dye stencil to make this background, then I added the Liquid Pixie Dust from Ink on Three to the entire background and then sprinkled white paint over the top of it.  So much fun! 

If you'd like to purchase the Teen Detectives box set, or any other Kindred Stamps, please use this link: http://www.kindredstamps.com?aff=51

Below are the copic colors I used for each character:

Fred: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: YR24, Y35, Y13, Y11, Y00
Swetaer: T2, T0, 0
Pants/ shirt collar: B18, B26, B24, B12, B41
Shoes: E55, E53, E50
Scarf: YR09, YR16, Y17

Daphne: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Lips: RV34
Hair: E08, YR18, YR07, YR04, Y17
Scarf: G07, YG09, YG05
Dress/ Shoes/ Headmabd: BV04, V13, BV02
Stripes/ Tights: V12, V01, RV00

Velma: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E57, E37, E08, E15, YR27
Shirt: YR09, YR16, Y17
Skirt: E37, E08, E15
Magnifying Glass: W4, 0
Glossy accents

Shaggy: Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Hair: E57, E25, E99, YR27, YR24
Shirt: G07, YG09, YG05
Pants: E37, E08, E15
Shoes: W8, W6, W4

Scooby: Hair: E27, E25, E23, W9
Collar: BG07, BG45, BG01
Tongue and Ears: RV34, RV32
Nose: W9, W7, W5, 0 White Gel Pen

Wow, that was a lot of letters and numbers!  hahahahah! Ok so now I tell you to go forth and get this boxed set, because, I mean.... come on!!!!!!!!! It's just so adorable! Zoinks!!!!!! 

See ya all later! Toodles!