Thursday, March 13, 2014

happiness in the little things

Hi Everyone!  Thanks so much for your sweet comments about the last card I posted.  I love hearing from all of you!  I'm back to share another card today.  We've been passing around lots of fun germs in our house so I'm a little later than planned getting this up. 


For this card, I used the pretty Miss Mary Contrary image from illustrator Elisabeth Bell (available through Whimsy Stamps).  I used some papers from Maja Designs.  (Love their papers!)


I colored the image with copic markers.  After assembling my card, I added lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The vine/leaf die under the flowers is the Vine Die set.


I used a sentiment from the Magical Mini Letter Seals sentiment set.  I use this set so much!


I've been gathering ideas for homeschooling my preschooler.  Anyone have any great sites or insight to share?

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 
Niki

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

all you need is love

It's been a long time since I posted.  Life has been busy with family and kids and I haven't been papercrafting for quite a while now.  I do have some cards to share that I created recently for Whimsy Stamps.  I can't be on a design team right now with things being so hectic, but I had a chance to guest design for Whimsy and am excited to get to create a few cards.  I still love it when I get time to create.  It just seems to be hard to fit it in lately. 


Anyway, my first card features the adorable Penguin Proud Parents image from Crissy Armstrong.  Such an adorable image!  My patterned papers are from October Afternoon's Silent Night collection.  The die I used behind the image is the Double Scallop Doily Die.


I colored the image with copic markers.  (Sorry, I didn't write them down this time.)  Then, I added some Snow Writer from Deco Art under the image.  Love the look it adds.


The sentiment is from the All You Need is Love sentiment set released from Whimsy in January.

I hope you've all been having a great winter.  Lots of snow off an on here.  I'm ready for spring. :)

Have a great day!
Niki

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?!  I don't know where the month is going.  Things have been really hectic lately and I haven't had a chance to stamp or create a card for a couple weeks now.  I do still have a few cards left in my drafts that I haven't shared, though.


I made this card for my son's 10th birthday last month.  I love this little Surprise! image from Lili of the Valley.  It works great for feminine and masculine cards.  (I shared a feminine card last month using this image.)  I'm afraid I can't remember what papers I used on this card.  I think they were from My Mind's Eye.


The image was colored with copic markers and the sentiment is from the Vintage Sentiments - Occasions stamp set.  I finished the card off with some green twine, red buttons, and cork stars.  I love the texture the cork adds.

Have a great rest of the week!
Niki

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Snowy Village

Hi Everyone!  Hope you're all having a great weekend.  The weather here is icky, cold, and snowy.  Perfect day to stay in, watch a movie, and play monopoly. :)


I have a little CAS card to share with you today using the Snowy Village image from SP & Company.  It was release week this week and this image is one of the new stamps available now.  I also used a sentiment from the Holiday Insides set.  My patterned paper is from the Echo Park Reflections Christmas paper pad.  You can also find that fun woodgrain cardstock in the store along with the blue lagoon button.

Have a happy weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!
Niki :)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Holidays to You and Yours

Hi Everyone!  We've been busy passing around some lovely germs so I haven't had much time to create cards, but I have a few saved in drafts still.  Today, I thought I would share a holiday card with you using an adorable Wee Stamps image.


I used the cute Angelica image from Wee Stamps.  You can get it digitally here from Wee Stamps or as a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps here.  I used a sentiment from Whimsy Stamps' Holiday Mini Postage Stamps set.

I love traditional red and green Christmas colors, but also like to add in a little blue now and then for a less traditional color combo.  I chose some patterned papers from the Life in the Country paper pad from Maja Design.  It's not a Christmas paper pad, but I think the colors and patterns work well still.  I buy my Maja Designs paper pads from the Funkie Junkie Boutique.


I colored the image with copic markers.  (Sorry I didn't write them down this time.)  The image was die cut with using the Double Scalloped Square Doily die and the die used with the sentiment is the Mini Postage Stamp die.


I added some stardust stickles to the angel's wings.  (Sorry the color is a little off in this photo.)  I added lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The crocheted lace is from May Arts and the satin ribbon, button, and snowflake charm were in my stash.  I'm playing along with the Wild Orchid Craft's Ribbon and Lace challenge.  I'm also playing along with The Ribbon Girl challenge which is to use Stripes on our cards.

The weather here has turned off cold and we've been getting a lot of snow and rain showers.  I think our warm weather is gone until spring now.  I don't know if I'm ready for that.  Oh well, more time to spend with the kiddos watching movies, playing games, and just hanging out.

Hope you all have a great weekend!
Niki

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Snowman Poop and Fun News

Hi Everyone!  I have some fun news to share.  I've been invited to join the design team over at SP & Company.  Samantha offers some really cute stamps from illustrators Tina Wenke and Gill Roberts along with lots of sentiment stamps and other paper crafting goodies.  I'm really excited to be working with Tina and Gill's designs again.  Thanks so much to Samantha for the opportunity to work with her company!  You can meet the rest of the design team over on the SP & Company blog.


Every week, the design team plays along with a new theme.  This week's theme is Handmade Gifts & Gift Tags.  I used the Snowman & Snowdog image for my tags along with sentiments from the Forest Friends Winter Post stamp set and the Silly Holiday Treats stamp set.


I colored the white snow with a white prismacolor pencil and the rest of the tag was colored with these copic markers.
hat/vest: W4, W6, W8, W10
reds: R24, R27, R46, R89
browns: E27, E29
buttons: YR23
nose: YR16
greens: G43, G46, G28
blues: B93, B95, B97, B99

Hope you all have a great week!
Niki

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Best Witches to you!

Quick post from me tonight as I'm not feeling well.  I have one last Halloween card to share and figure I better get it posted since Halloween is tomorrow!  I always seem to be last minute with my Halloween cards for some reason. 


I used the adorable Little Witch image from SP & Company for my card.  I just love Tina Wenke's illustrations!  The patterned papers are from October Afternoon's Witch Hazel line and the sentiment comes with the Halloween Girl stamp.


I colored the image with these copic markers:
skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R00, R20
blacks: w3 w4, w5, w6, w8, w10
oranges: YR15, YR16, YR18
yellow: Y15
purples: V93, V95, V99
browns: E31, E33, E37

Have a Happy Halloween!
Niki