Plain and Simple

QKD_OnMyMind_tbuGuess what other exciting news I’ve got? I have rejoined Queen Kat’s Royal Court, which makes me an official stamping maid, lol! She has such fun acrylic stamps in her store, and she just released over twenty new ones! You should head over there to check it out.

This is a plain and simple card I made using Funky Trees and Greetings #3. It is for a fien who is going through a rough spot, so I left it as plain and simple as I could. Plus, it won’t cost any extra to mail it, so that is good!!

I’m really excited to be back working with the talented ladies at QKD – this is going to be so much fun!

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It’s {Little Paper Shop} Monday Again!

lps_birthdayhedgie_tbuThis is the card I made for my little brother’s 25th birthday last wek. He’s getting so old – which means I’m getting older! *Yikes*!!!! I used the Happy Hedgehog new release from {Little Paper Shop} for his card – doesn’t he look like he is having the best time? I colored hime with a combination of Copic and Prismacolor markers. My dp is from the “About a Boy” line by Fancy Pants. I hope he liked his card!

Over at {Little Paper Shop}, there is a sale going on! 10% off until the 25th – so go stock up! Also, be sure to check out the blog to see the newest sketch challenge, and try to play along! Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!

I apologize for the super short post, but it’s a busy day, lol. And I have to get to work on tomorrow’s post, too!

Do You Believe in Angels?

lps_plumangel_tbuWell, we do over at {Little Paper Shop}!!! Check out the newest sneak peek!  How darling is this little angel, who is the newest release for {Little Paper Shop}?? I love it! She seems so sweet and friendly! Hop on over to the {Little Paper Shop} blog to see creations from the other fabulously talented ladies on the team, and be sure to go to their blogs. Links are on the right of my sidebar! As usual, they’ve come up with excellent samples!

I based my whole card around the scrumptious purple paper, which is from the DCWV “Once Upon a Time” mat stack. My card base is Pale Plum and my layers are Baja Breeze. And wouldn’t you know, I found some thread at Wal Mart recently that is multicolored, and it matched perfectly! So after I colored the angel with Copics and adhered her to the middle panel, I handstitched around the edges, which I love to do. Across the bottom I added some square brads and the sentiment, which is so sweet. I think it speaks volumes!

Have a happy Monday, and thanks for stopping by!

It’s a {Little Paper Shop} Sneak Peek!

lps_blingedouthedgie_tbuThis is Happy Hedgehog, or “Hedgie” as I have affectionately nicknamed mine, lol. He is one of this month’s new releases from {Little Paper Shop}. Cutie Patootie, isn’t he? Today also happens to be the monthly {Little Paper Shop} Design Team challenge, and here is what Jessica dreamed up for us this month:

You guys KNOW I love my bling…so the LPSDT challenge for Feb. is to “Bling it on!” All you have to do is add a little sparkle, glitz and glamour to your fabulous creations! Easy Peasy!

Well, I can do bling. I *love* bling! But for Hedgie, no bling but Shimmerz seemed right.  So I got out my stash and went to work!

lps_blingedouthedgiecloseup_tbu Hedgie himslef is painted with Coffee colored Shimmerz Paint. I used the new Shimmerz Blingz in Flashy Fuchsia to paint his hat, and Hi Ho Silver for the polka dots, as well as the fuzzy ball on the end of the hat and the stripes on his litttle party blower. The streamers are also Flashy Fuchsia.  I got out my Olive Shimmerz Paint to create some Grass, and December Sky for the Sky. I applied that in a round motion, so it looks like a sky, with some clouds. On the sentiment panel, I used Angel Wings Shimmerz Blingz to just put a light coat over it. You can clearly see the sentiment, “Surprise” stamped under it in Memento Tuxedo Black.

My card base is Purely Pomegranate (SU). My large panel is some awesome corrugated paper that ahs a golden brassy sheen to it – it was a RAK from a friend. My brads are all sparkly – they are Spare Parts brads from Hobby Lobby. To finish it off, I tied some light pink organdy ribbon edged in gold around the top. I’m pretty pleased with this one – you should see how it shines irl!!!

Be sure to stop by the {Little Paper Shop} blog to check out other creations by the talented ladies on the DT!

Just a Little Love Note

lps_lovenote_tbuWell, I’m a dunce and never did post a card for {Little Paper Shop} on Monday. Aren’t I awful? I’ve just been so busy! So this week you are getting a special treat and getting my LPS card on Thursday! *Yay*!!!! I used the set Chirp, which I just love. Sorry for the picture quality – Will, my dog, really wanted to be in it too, so I had to snap quickly!

My sketch comes courtesy of Triple the Sketch. If you haven’t checked them out yet do it now! Geniuses that bunch is, I tell ya! I love everything Patter Cross touches, so if she’s involved chances are I’m drooling over it, lol! I colored my bird with a combo of Prismacolor markers and Copics. The adorable heart embellie is from Pez-aDoodle Designs. How sweet is it? I tied pink organdy ribbon around the panel aove it. And all of my dp is Bsaic Grey Bittersweet.

Did you know that we are now doing sketches and other fun stuff on the Little Paper Shop’s Blog ? Check out THIS sketch! Yes, you read it right, we are now doing challenges on the LPS Blog and encourage you to check it out! This week’s sketch will be open until the 16th of the month, and a LUCKY WINNER will be able to choose one of our new stamp sets being released on the 17th! Lots of fun stuff going on over there so be sure to check it out! I’m saving mine for next week’s new releases to show you, lol. And yes, you heard that right too – {Little Paper Shop} has new releases coming up very soon!

Now, be sure and stay tuned for tomorrow – I have a surprise announcement! There is a clue about it on my card – think you can figure it out?

Kissing the Frog

jbe_jbe039_tbuOk, I’ll admit it. I have a thing for frogs. Frogs and pigs – I just think they are adorable. So when I spied this Imaginisce image, it had to be mine! Ain’t he cute?And I have been cranking the square cards out lately – what is up with that? Well, this week it is because the Jacksonbelle challenge is a square sketch. So, I’ll place the blame over there, lol! Seriously, though – I really am digging on them! I just need to find a place for envies. Where do y’all get your square envies from (other than SU)? Anyway, moving on, lol….

jbe039The awesome dp I used came from Jacksonbelle’s store too. It is by Fancy Pants, from their About a Boy line. How great are the colors? I think we all know about my obsession with Fancy Pants, lol. I colored my little cutie using some new Prismacolor markers I picked up on clearance at Office Depot this weekend. They were going out of business, so I figured for 40% off, why not try a set of 24?he’s popped up on dimensionals, and the frog underneath him is colored a darker green using Copics. In the corners of my main panel I used Distress Stickles in Orange Marmalade to make little dots. And the brads in the top corner came from who on earth knows where – I didn’t even know I had them!

I’m pretty sure I totally cheated with this skech by using my ribbon to divide up my sections, rather than having 4 separate panels. But oh well – I’ll just be a cheater! At least my ribbon matches my card base, so it isn’t too obvious! Be sure and stop by Jacksonbelle’s store – check this out:

Lindsey is making room for all the new CHA goodies by having a sale in the store this weekend- today (Friday) until Tuesday at midnight EST.  Everything in the store is 30 % off!!!!! Be sure to use coupon code Feb30 at checkout to have your discount applied!

Happy Shopping!

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

Another New Release …and it’s Twinkling Tuesday!

lps_mttsc5_tbuI love the combo deal – who doesn’t? It is so fantastic when I can combine two challenges, or projects, into one! This adroable set is the second new release this month from {Little Paper Shop}, and it is called Puppy Love. How sweet is he??? I love the upturned head, looking towards what’s going on in the world — too sweet!

I combined this cutie patootie with this week’s wonderful sketch by Madelynn. I missed last week’s Twinkling Tuesday, and felt terrible about it. So NO WAY was I missing it this week! I did flip the sentiment to the other side of the card, but other than that I stayed essentially true to her sketch. Thanks again for being so creative, Madelynn!

For some details about my card: the base is River Rock and my dp is from Prima – the Romantica Collection. My mat layer is Kiwi Kiss, and my image panel is Naturals Ivory. I colored the butterfly and bumblebee wings with Angel Wings Shimmerz Painted, and popped them up on dimensionals. I also colored teh puppy and the bee with Copics. The grass is a stamp from the set, accented with some Olive Shimmerz Paint. And then I hand drew some clouds using December Sky Shimmerz Paint. (I have ALOT of love for Shimmerz Paint, okay????lol) Threw on some Dew Drops and just sat back to adore this puppy – I really do think he is too stinkin’ cute 🙂

Stop by the {Little Paper Shop} blog to see what the other girls have created, or use the links at the right to blurf on over to their blogs!