Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Quick Hello

Today I have done some coloring and a whole lot of playing Hi Ho Cherry-O, Yeti in my Spaghetti, and other fun toddler games. I also took a few minutes to have her help me create this fun card. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her post today about the new Distress Oxide inks, which I want but don't have and won't be getting anytime soon. I dug out some new stamps that I have had for a while but not played with yet and got to work. I am REALLY happy with the results.

Stamps are:
My Favorite Things Bold Blooms
CTMH For Every Occasion Occasions sentiment set

All CTMH (Close to my Heart)
white daisy
indian corn blue
dutch blue
creme brulee

Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder

Monday, March 13, 2017

Donut Worry

Donuts are the in thing right now if you haven't noticed. You can find new donut shops, rubber stamps of donuts, digital images, paper, they are EVERYWHERE! I have wanted to create a donut card for a while but I haven't bitten the bullet to actually buy a stamp set. I have it in my cart and then I talk myself out of it. Today, I am glad I challenged myself and glad I saved my money and haven't ordered one. I used my cricut and the subscription to not only cut the donut but write and cut the sentiment as well. That is a feature I don't use a lot of but love it everytime I do, so I am challenging myself to do that more often as well. Here's the card I created.

paper is from Close To My Heart Lollydoodle (retired line)
donut is from the Love You A Latte cricut cartridge
the font is a cricut font but I forgot to write down which one. I was written with an Ink Joy pen.
I added glossy accents on the sprinkles that were cut out and then used glitter gel pens in purple, blue, and yellow to add some colored sprinkles.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Catching up for the week

What an odd week it has been for me. I have colored everyday but haven't had the chance to post here. I worked a couple of days and that allowed me to color during down times. I have also been back to scrapping and have completed 2 pages. I hope to get some more card making and coloring done this weekend but tomorrow brings prom dress shopping with the oldest and one of her friends! I am REALLY looking forward to the girl's day out. Speaking of the oldest, these are pages done of her when she was a lot younger...LOL!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Busy Sunday

Today was a full day of scrapping, coloring, and celebrating our son's 15th birthday (actually tomorrow but we did a bit of celebrating today). I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep so I got up and finished a page I had started last night and started another one. Then I got blocked on it so I did my daily coloring and then back to the page tonight to finish it up. It was a great day! Here's what I have to share.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Daily Marker Challenge

I am doing The Daily Marker Challenge from Kathy Racooson. I encourage each of you to go and check it out. It started on March 1, but you can jump in anytime. She encourages you to color something every day even if it is only for 5 minutes. It is HEALTHY for you! The reason I love this challenge so much is that you DON'T have to be a crafter. You can just grab a coloring book and color away. Nothing fancy required! If you want to try something fancier there are tons of videos and tutorials posted to encourage you and help you out.  Yesterday there was a blog hop with some giveaways that is isn't too late to enter for so hurry over and join the fun.

I am a bit late in posting my first 2 days of the challenge so I am post them together here. This is my new go to for coloring. I use Tombow dual brush pen markers and Wink of stella brush marker to blend the colors out. You can also use a plastic surface, coloring some pen on it and then use the wink of stella to pick it up and color with. The trick to this technique is you HAVE to use strathmore bristol paper. If you do not use this paper you will not be able to blend the color out. When I first got my tombows I was extremely disappointed when I tried them. I was honestly almost in tears because I felt like I had wasted money. I decided to try this paper based on Jennifer McGuire's advice and now I am in LOVE. It truly does make a difference! So, here you go with my first 2 days. Jump in on the fun and get some coloring done!

Supplies used:

Stamp sets- Elphie Selphie by Lawn Fawn
Some Bunny by Simon Says Stamps

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Markers sets- primary and bright
Wink of Stella Clear Brush by Zig
Strathmore Bristol