Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MFT Start the day with whee- 2

I find it amazing how you can change the look and "feel" of a stamped image by just making a couple of small changes. For instance this adorable stamped image. If you remember I used soft colors and lace last time. This time I change the color scheme and the die cut shapes. Now my little girl looks completely different.

I chose My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline designer paper- I love the flowers!!  (This is a double sided paper pad- more options!!) I used the Labels 10 Spellbinders die to cut my image, and then layered it on a Petite Scalloped Oval die cut. I think the Melon Berry cardstock and dotted ribbon coordinate very well with the collection. I paper pieced her little dress and then finished the image with Copic markers- E00, 01, 25, 53, 59, 99 G24, 99, R20, 32, 35 C1, B00, and YR24. (Don't forget that you can add shading with your markers onto your paper pieced items.) A scalloped border punch gives the card another layer .

And of course the inside. The sentiment is also from MFT (My Favorite Things) Big Greetings.
Thank you for stopping by!!
Until later~

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Feeling Froggy

And yet another Hailey inspired card. The girl loves playing in dirt! To quote her, " God made girls to like dirt." LOL Who can argue with that? In a few weeks I am going to buy her some flowers to plant in her very own little garden. And... she is not afraid of critters either, worms, bugs, toads.... nope, not one bit afraid!
 And just like the previous Hailey inspired cards this one also uses a My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp set.

I chose Ripe Avocado as my card base and then layered on some of the My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side designer papers. I die cut my image using the Petite Oval Spellbinders die. My sentiment and another cute little froggy were stamped on the Die-namics Dog Tag die by MFT and tied with a  little orange Bakers twine and pop dotted before being added.  Her little outfit was paper pieced using the same paper collection. Copics  markers= E00, 01, 97  Y11,21  G21, 24, 99 YG13  and BG72.

The inside- I used scraps from the card front, another die cut dog tag with a sentiment from the stamp set, and that cute little froggy again.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Until later~

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Start each day with Whee!!

I have become totally smitten with MFT's Pure Innocence stamps. The little girls remind me so much of my own little girl. (The last card I shared reminded me of how Hailey loves junk food! ) This cute little girl is another one that reminds me of Haileybug- she love, love, Loves to swing! We had to leave her swing set in Ohio when we moved last summer. (Easter morning she was excited to find a swing among the other toys they scored from the Easter Bunny! As soon as daddy gets a chance to hang it in the tree out front I know where she will spend the long hours of summer!! LOL) Oh, and almost as much as she loves to swing she loves clothing with stripes! :-)
So, here is Hailey in stamp form-

 MFT- Pure Innocence Start each day with Whee. I used the My Mind's Eye  Follow your Heart paper collection.(I love the softness of the colors.) The bird collage was already on the paper, I just cut the paper for proper placement on my card. I paper pieced her little dress, and used strips of the same paper at the top of my card. For added details I used Liquid Pearls on those strips.
The image layer was die cut using Labels 8 Nestibilities. And of course the coloring was done with Copic markers- G24, 99 R20, 32, 30 C1 E00, 01, 25, 53, 55, 99 Y 21 and YR24. The lace trim is some I have had for ages.

The inside. Again I used scraps leftover from the card front and added the doily that was hand cut from one of the papers in the collection.
I appreciate you stopping by!!
Until later~

Monday, April 9, 2012

 How about a sweet card today? :-)

MFT- Pure Innocence Sweet Greetings
The inside.
When I first saw this little cutie I knew she had to come live with us. After all I believe she is Hailey's twin!! LOL Hailey is our little junk food junkie and looks like this little girl likes some of the same things! Because she reminds me of Hailey I had to dress her in a way that Hailey would dress. Dontcha love her little pants? I could see sister wearing them.
Ninety-nine percent of the time I use the entire stamped image. But I wanted to do something a little different for this card, so I grabbed my largest circle punch and scalloped circle punch. (I used them again for my sentiment on the inside of the card.)
I used the My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink papers. MME is one of my favorite paper lines, and they recently released a ton of new collections. I paper pieced her clothes with the same paper collection. (Paper piecing the Pure Innocence images reminds me of the paper dolls I used to play with.)
I grabbed a handful of Copic markers to finish my image. E00, 01, R20= skin E97, 99, YR 24= Hair, B02, 05= cotton candy, B00= shadow, and R 29 for the shading on her shirt.
The card base is Orange Zest and the ribbon is from my stash.
I used the scraps to make the inside of my card look special too.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

Thursday, April 5, 2012

You Make the Grade-MFT

I have enjoyed some creative time in the studio the past few days. I placed an order with MFTstamps a couple of weeks ago. I have been stamping for several years but for the first time EVER I jumped in and made cards with every set I received! It helped that I got some Pure Innocence sets (my first ones), and they are adorable!!
You Make the Grade by My Favorite Things
 My friend Natalie was kind enough to send me this Pink Paislee (Old School) paper collection. (Thank you, Natalie!!) It was perfect for this little lady. Her little outfit was paper pieced using some of the fun papers. I carried out the school theme by using the Round Binding Punch to create my "notebook" paper.

The inside needs attention too, right? (Tip: use your leftovers to pretty up the insides of your cards and use up your scraps too!)
Copics used are: R20, 89,46  E000, 00, 01, 25,27,29,31,35,37    YR24  C1, 3, 5, 7 
I liked this card so much I went ahead and made a second one while I had the stamp inked up. :-)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~ 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Snowmen cards

It is another beautiful day here. We have had higher than normal temperatures for most of the winter, and now that spring is here we are loving the longer days and warmer weather. We have been spending lots of time outside, coat free. I heard we have a chance of snow this weekend! Boo! I am sharing a few cards today using the Sweet 'n Sassy snowman stamp (Warm Hello) and the Taylored Expressions KI card kit from December.

I love how paper piecing adds more detail to stamped image. Sometimes I prefer having patterned pieces on my images, something I can't do just by coloring.

 For this card I fussy cut some penguins from the designer paper. (Great way for this paper hoarder to use designer paper without using "too much!" LOL)
The card front is cut in half so the inside layer becomes a part of the card design.

 A shot of the fussy cut penguins.
I can add a personalized message inside the card and it is hidden when the card is closed.

 Back to the snowman again. I rounded opposite corners on the image layer and added a little Baker's Twine.

This little guy has the colorful designer papers (see the yellow border peeking from behind the red/pink strip?) I added Diamond stickles to this one, it reminds me of how the sun shines on new snow and looks like a million diamonds. :-)
Boy, I hope the weatherman is wrong!! I am hoping for another warm weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~