A Little Birdie Told Me….

birdhouse2My daughter has a things for all things bird-related. Feeders, houses, cages – whatever. She loves it.  So I bought her this tiny on at Michael’s to paint and out in her room.

I started off by painting the whole thing gray, using an acrylic paint I had. Then I painted the roof with Coal Shimmerz Paints, and the house itself with the Flashee Fuschia. I colored my mushrooms using Prismacolor markers, cut then down a smidge, and aligned them with the left side of the house. There are stickles in the center of each flower, and on the tip of the perch. I wrapped the perch in linen thread, for no particular reason, lol! The whole house is super shimmery irl 🙂

My mushroom images are from InStyle Stamps! Aren’t they adorable?

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Surf’s Up!

iss_surfergirl_tbuCheck this awesomenes out! Over at InStyle stamps, you can get COLORED digi images! How easy peasy is that? Go chck them out! They have one set, foro $7.50, and it comes with all sorts of fun images!!!

It’s rainy day here, so this image was totally speaking my language – what a pick me up, colorwise! All I had to do was pick coordinating papers and ribbon. I threw on some pebble stickers js for fun, and this card was done!

I do so enjoy working with InStyle stamos – they are so fun!! 🙂

Love Shrooms!

iss_loveshrooms_tbuThis is a digistamp from InStyle Stamps. Adorable, yes?

What I think is so cool about digistamps is that you can pick any size you want them to be, and go from thre. I chose large for this one, because I wanted it to feel like a notecard. I colored the whole thing with Copics, added primas along the grass line, and some ribbon near the bottom. Extremely simple, yet I just love it! You will be seeing more of these in the future from me!

To see all of the digis the InStyle offers, go to their digis page!

Just a Swingin’….

lps_sweetswinging_tbuI finally had time to participate in this week’s Sketch Challenge over at LPS! And I don’t think she could be any cuter! I am totally loving these new digi images that LPS has come out with – fabulous! My card base is Blush Blossom, my next layer is Wild Wasabi. My gorgeous dp is form Basic Grey’s Offbeat colection. The girl on the swing it printed on Naturals Cream cardstock and colored with Copics.

For more deets about the sketch challenge, go to the LPS Blog!

Shopping with Suzie Q.

iss_suzieqshopper_tbuHi everyone! I hope you  are having a fabulous Valentine’s Day. My dear sweet hubby gave me the gift of quiet time alone in my craft time, and I must say it has been awesome! Here is a card I made that I am dying to show y’all!

Some of you may have noticed that over on the left under my “guest designer” spots, a new one showed up recently. That’s right – I’m a Guest Designer for InStyle Stamps for February and March! How fun is that? Their stamps are so cool – I love the retro girls and all of the digistamps – they have a *huge* variety! You should check them out!

This card features Suzie Q, who is definitely one of my fav Retro girls. Why? Because she is out shopping, of course! Who doesn’t love that???? My vard base is Night of Navy (SU), the next layer is Old Olive (SU), and the dp is from my scrap bin – and I cannot remember for the life of me who makes it. So if you know, tell me! I thought it was American Craft, but apparently not, lol. My mat layer for the image is Pretty in Pink (SU) and the stamp itself is on Confetti White (SU).

I colored Suzie Q. with Copics. Her sunglasses and hoop earring are colored with my gold gel pen, for a little bling effect. My “Smile” paperclip came from Target – they had several packs on clearance and I scarfed them all up! I also put Dew Drops across the top, and one on the green bag as a fun little accent. I used pink grosgrain ribbon underneath the panels, and accented them with olive organdy polka dotted ribbon. I just love this card – it totally makes me smile! Now I just have to figure out which shopaholic friend I’m going to send it to!

I hope y’all are as excited as I am about seeing more prokjects with products from InStyle Stamps. They rock!

Our First Guest Twinklette!

tgf_mttsc9_tbuThis week, fro the very first time, we have a guest “Twinklette”! Instead of Miss Madelynn drawing our sketch for us, the very talented Miss Piper did. Piper is Heather Schlatter’s daughter – and man can this girl draw a sketch!! Whew! I never should have left it for the last minute! I already had this Alice Anya digi image from The Greeting Farm colored, and have been dying to use her. SO thi seemed like a good opportunity! I’ll be honest – all of the specialized corners were more than my poor brain could take late on a Monday night, so I did some creative adapting – hope that is ok Piper!

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My card base is Bordering Blue. My next panel is Confetti Cream, which I also used for Alice, and the cross panels. I dug out some Prima’s I had that matched the DCWV Once Upon a Time paper perfectly and added those to the corners once I had run all my small panels through the Cuttlebug. I felt like my card was busy enough, so for the added embellies I just put simple little silver dew drops, to echo the brads that center the flowers. This was lots of fun Piper – thanks so much for really challenging me this week! I love being part of the Twinkling Tuesdays group – it is so much fun! Thanks again to Jess and Madelyn – the masterminds behind the whole thing! Don’t forget to visit the Twinkling Tuesday blog to see this week’s featured stamper, and click on the links in my right sidebar to see the other Twinklettes fabulous cards!

Better Late Than Never :)

tgf_mttsc8_tbu1Ok, I know it is sooooo late in the day, lol! But This is the card I made for Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesday Sketch #8 and I just had to get it posted on the right day! I adore this Little Red Rding Hood digistamp from The Greeting Farm. She is too cute all decked out in pink! My card base is Cameo Coral, and I used a Copic Marker (R22) to match her outfit to it.  I also used a layer of Creamy Caramel and to make her really stand out a layer of Confetti White. And you really can’t tell, but that layer was cuttlebugged with the distressed stripes folder. I guess it is the light in my craft room.

img_3308 I also used Liquid Pearls in White Opal to place little kisses along the top and bottom, in between the stripes. I added a few to her cloak, and between the sentiments I used as wel. They are from the Panda Friends set over at The Greeting Farm. My ribbon is from the $1 spot at Mike’s — they have the best ribbon in those bins, I swear! Thanks to Madelynn again for another great sketch! Be sure to check out the brand new Madelynn’s Twinkling Tuesday blog, and check out her mom’s blog, The Whimsical Butterfly – she has blog candy!