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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Bebunni LOVE at Crafter's Companion... i DO love him!

hey there, chickens!  hope your week is off to a great start!  i have a sweet little somethin'-somethin' to share, featuring the sweet little Bebunni from Crafter's Companion!  he's a cute lil' fella, and even though this particular stamp is from the new Bebunni Love series (this one's called Hearts), i thought he'd work well for a baby shower card.  check him out!

i stamped Bebunni on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him up with my Spectrum Noir markers...  i used:

fur - IG1, IG2, IG4
ears/nose/tummy/tail - PP1, PP3
hearts - LG1, LG2, LG4, BT1, BT3, BT4

for the background, i sponged around some little cloud masks right onto the card base, die-cut a deckled rectangle frame and used the negative, added some raindrops, sequins, a few little embellies and a sentiment, and VOILA!  there's loads of dimension here with tons of pop dots.  i loves me lots of dimension!

and i loves me the Bebunni.  you can check out the whole Bebunni line by CLICKING HERE...  and while you're at it, why not check out the awesome MOVING SALE we've got going on?  happy shopping!  :)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

One week left for the JUST MY TYPE issue at Paper Issues!

you could win $20 to spend at the Paper Issues store!


you WANT to win $20 to spend at the Paper Issues store, believe me!  it goes a LONG WAY, especially when you throw in a discount!  :)  keep readin', folks!

yep.  so.  the current issue.  LOADS of ways to play with this one!  make it about love.  throw down some awesome fonts (i know there are lots of font geeks out there!).  use a typewriter.  heck, just TYPE on it!  either way, LINK UP!  there's a week to go, and we're having a ball with it.

i made another card for the occasion:

i'm on a mission to use up some OLD STASH, and between this and my last card for this issue, i used an entire pack of Studio Calico RUBONS.  yes!  GLORY!

anywho, the typewriters.  NIFTY, right?  well you can grab this typewriter paper for yourself if you wanna!

CLICK HERE to grab it, and throw some other stuff in your cart while you're at it, then use THIS:

link up by next Sunday, and you might be a lucky winnah...  everyone loves a winnah, baby.  dat's da troof!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

it's funny 'cuz there's a typewriter on the card.


have you linked up to our CURRENT ISSUE at Paper Issues?  did you know there's a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues shop up for grabs?  and did you know that there's a PLETHORA of gorgeous new pretties coming in from all the CHA releases, and they're available now at the Paper Issues shop?

well consider yourself told, folks!  you KNOW you wanna link up.  it's as easy (and fun) as this:

yep.  our current theme is "You Are Just My Type" - so there are LOTS of ways to interpret this one!  i went with the obvious on this one, with the whole typewriter thing...  THIS PAPER:

totally screamed to me.  i used some OLD stash - loads of Studio Calico stuff (rubons from, oh, 5 years ago, for instance).  you probably don't want the old stuff, but you can grab the new stuff HERE!

and if you use THIS, you can get a sweet little deal on your whole order at the Paper Issues store (believe me, you don't want to miss all the new stuff - it's flying out the door!):

join the linky party by CLICKING HERE, and good luck!  you can use an extra $20 to spend on crafty goodies, right?  yeah, i thought so. 

yummy Cosmo Cricket CREATIVE GIRL at Paper Issues

i've loved Cosmo Cricket stuff FOR-FLIPPIN'-EVER, and today i am happy to share a card i made using the new Creative Girl line, now available at Paper Issues...  it may be my very fave line of theirs to date, although 2wenty Thr3e is right up there, too.  :)

anywho, i just layered up some of the awesome papers and busted out an embellie from 2wenty Thr3e and they look FABULOUS together...  you need this paper!

so.  the card:

a zoom:

grab this 8x8 pad (i'm a big fan - i've been making bigger cards lately and the 6x6 pads just ain't cuttin' it!):

add some metallic sequins to snazz it up a bit:

 some awesome Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text:

and use THIS to get a sweet, sweet discount!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

you and me and things by the sea

hey there, crafty chickens...  hope all's well in your respective necks of the woods!  it's still stinkin' COLD here in New Jersey, and each morning i wake up and hope that spring has sprung!  i know it's only nearing the end of January, but it's been an unseasonably cold winter, and darn it, i thought i left all that junk behind when i moved from Canada!

at any rate, the cold weather means lots of opportunities to colour, since nobody wants to go outside in this! 

i coloured.  i busted out my pencils and coloured a couple of the individual shells from the Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic set, Sea Shells, and i'm really enjoying this set!  lookie:

i stamped the shells with Jet Black StazOn, and the sentiment (from the Sentimentals Everyday - "Imagine" set) in Timber Brown StazOn - both are stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock...  added in some gorgeous textured mulberry paper for the back panel, a simple distressy panel on top, inked my edges and added my little bits and bobs to finish it up.

the deets:

for the record, i totally cheat when i colour stuff like this!  i do a Google search for images of shells (or flowers, or lighthouses, or whatever) and mimic the style of an image that catches my eye.  but i've never been one to draw or colour from memory, so it works for me.  :)  Google is handy.  yep.

so that's my Crafter's Companion project for today - i have more shells from this Sheena set stamped out so i have a feeling you'll be getting more beachy projects for a little while yet!

BY THE WAY, did you notice the brand new Bebunni lines available ON SALE?  oh. my. goomie.  CLICK HERE.  enjoy!  

Saturday, January 18, 2014

a scrappy page, inspired by a Chic Tags sketch

been a LONG time since i did a scrapbook page, chickens.  feeling rather melancholy but inspired, and when i saw the sketch challenge at Chic Tags, the page started to form in my mind.

the photo is from a professional shoot we had before one of our shows back in 2008.  it looks grainy - it's supposed to.  it was for a press release/poster and the retro/vintagey thing worked well for us.  so.  2008 was the end of the beginning; i was performing less and less and he was doing his own thing, and then it went a little wonky and i dropped out entirely.  i've tried since then to get back into it, but i just don't have the same passion as i did.  it was fun while it lasted though, and we had some AWESOME gigs around the tri-state area.  i'll always have fond memories!

so.  the paper is from Heidi Swapp and i threw a stencil down and sprayed some Pinstripe Mister Huey's on there and smudged it around a bit.  punched my circles from the Chic Tags Bookworm paper (from their Happy Place line), worked in some CT Happy Place phrase labels and an Everyday Life II Icon circle, plus a foldy tab that came in one of my CT grab bags.  added that to a hot little woodgrain journal card that came in my Paper Issues Swag Bag (currently sold out, but WATCH FOR ITS TRIUMPHANT RETURN!), added my title and a corner accent, and dropped some sequins from THIS MIX and voila. 

behold, some deets - stencilling, smudging, snips and sequins:

and more - us:

the woodgrainy journal card, decked out with tags, tab, alphas and such:

and those bits, all put together:

i usually do bold, graphic and bright, and this is definitely a step away from that, n'est-ce pas?  but it tells its story, and that's what i was after.  here's the awesome sketch off which my page is based:

and now i'm off to make a card and work on some DT assignments.  how's your weekend, chickens? wanna grab some of the goodies i used on my page?  CLICK HERE to visit the Paper Issues shop and use this for a sweet, sweet deal:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

i LOVE this Lily stamp from Sheena Douglass

helloooooooooo chickens!  i'll be at CHA when this post goes live, so hopefully it all goes off without a hitch!

today, i'm sharing a clean and simple project for Crafter's Companion that features the gorgeous "Lily" stamp from Sheena Douglass.  i totally love her realistic but sketch style, and this particular stamp has become a favourite of mine to colour.

i stamped the lily on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, using StazOn jet black ink, and coloured it up with my beloved pencils:

the sentiment comes from the Sentimentals Everyday "Imagine" set...  i cut a piece of a transparency and a little snip of paper from Cosmo Cricket's "Social Club" line, stuck on a few enamel dots, and i was happy with this one.  believe me, i was TEMPTED to add more patterned paper behind the transparency, or some ribbon or washi, but i decided that less was definitely more given the detail of the image.  the cardstock has a super shimmery pearlescent finish, so it's very feminine and elegant, but doesn't photograph worth beans (not to mention it looks more red than pink!)...  STILL!  i like it.  and i need more of these types of birthday cards for those who DON'T prefer the cute.

so there you have it!  i'll be back from CHA in a couple of days, but i hope you're all doing well and gettin' yer craft on and watching all the CHA action!  the internet absolutely blows up with the blog feeds from the show, and you can bet i've been drooling at some of the fab new product!  see you soon!  xo

linking up for the "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" issue at Paper Issues - show us your FLOWERS, or your toes, or whatever might fit the theme!  :)  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

More Barkley sweetness from Crafter's Companion!

annnnnd didn't i tell you this little dude was one of my faves from Crafter's Companion?  well not only is Barkley adorbs, but he has a cute little kitty cat friend, and i couldn't help but fall in lurve with this set, from Barkley Everyday, called "Special Friend"...  check 'em out!

these two cuties are stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock using StazOn jet black, then coloured up with my pencils...  the sentiment (and frame) comes from the Sentimentals Everyday "Imagine" set; "you & me" is stamped with StazOn timber brown and the frame with Delicata Golden Glitz (can't tell you how much i LOVE this ink - it's so juicy and shimmery and just utterly gorgeous!).  i added some Cosmo Cricket "Creative Girl" papers in behind, some enamel dots, triangle brads (brads - i know!), a few teensy pearls and a little ribbon for texture.

loving Barkley?  he and his friends are too stinkin' cute, and i see myself using them for LOTS of different occasions!

i'll have another Crafter's Companion project to share this time next week, but hey, if you're one of the lucky ones attending CHA, you might catch more glimpses of these cute critters at the Crafter's Companion or Spectrum Noir booths!  :) 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year! Celebrating with BARKLEY at Crafter's Companion!

woo hoo!  and here we are, welcoming another year, and i'm feeling OPTIMISTIC about 2014!  let's celebrate with some super cute BARKLEY-ness, shall we?

this dude's one of my FAVE characters from Crafter's Companion, and i decided to make a card that reflects my big game plan for this year.  :)

meet Barkley

this is from the Barkley Everyday series - it's called "Let's Party" and i think that crown's just a bit too big for his little noggin.  :) 

he's colored with my pencils, and then i did some other fun stuff using Memento's Fireworks sprays (Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Danube Blue) on watercolor paper - embossed with this Darice Chevron embossing folder.  little bit of doodling and popping things up, and VOILA!  FUN!

yep.  you know how people do that One Little Word thing for a year?  i think, even though i don't DO the One Little Word thing, i will just try to keep this little word at the FRONT of my mind and remember to have lots of FUN in 2014.  how's about you?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Some Odd Girl wants to play TAG!

new challenge at Some Odd Girl, folks!  we're opening it up for a little TAG action - you can create anything that uses a tag (or that IS a tag, in fact!), as long as it is NEW and uses a Some Odd Girl image or cut file (or both - whatev!)... 

my tag today features the super gorge Rainbow Fairy (digi), along with some embossed chevrons from Make a Statement (clear) and clouds from Sunny Mae (also clear)...  i NEVER bust out my embossing powders, but i inherited a TON of them when my mother-in-law gave me all of her crafties, so i figured i should probably get in there!  anywho, here's m'tag:

added in some Webster's Pages trims, twine from The Twinery, along with some yummy Tiny Text from Cosmo Cricket (because i CANNOT get enough of them), flair from Scrapmaster's Paradise, doodled and DONE!  :)

here's my gal up a little closer:

the glitter on the wings and the swirl are also embossed (using an embossing pen and the same holographic glitter) - check out the shimmah!

the challenge can be found HERE - check out the AH-MAY-ZING creations from all of the Odd Girls, and you have until January 29th to play along!  what can you win?  a 4x6 clear stamp set or 3 digis!  WOOT!