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Be Smart-assy

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

   Today, I’m posting a card I made for my sweet sister-in-law. She’s got 2 cats with awesome names. Miss Marples and Miss Fisher. I was at Craft Inn, recently, and found a sentiment stamp that I immediately knew I needed on her card and it also fit the personality of a cat. So, in other words, it screamed Jenny at me!

   I went to her Facebook page and found a couple photos of her cats and decided to color up these little kitties from MFT’s Cool Cat Stamp Set. Let me tell you, coloring a torti print cat is about as easy as their attitude. But, I made it work and I like how it came out.

   For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the set I used the cats from.


Copics Used:

Tabby Cat (Miss Fisher): W00, W0. W1, W3, W5. W7 / R00 / 0
Torti Cat (Miss Marples): 100, W9, W7, W6, W5 / R00 / E33, E31
Floor: R11, R12


Supplies Used:

My sentiment stamp was purchased at Craft Inn, here in Louisville, Kentucky.


Just For Your Birthday!

Monday, June 12th, 2017

I’ve got great news!!!

I’m now a part of this wonderful group of ladies!!!

   I decided for my first card during my design team stay, I would use this sweet little digital stamp called “Just For You”. Y’all know how I LOVE foxes!

   I wanted to make it a gender neutral birthday card. I colored him up with my copics. The sentiment on the front is actually included in the digital file. I printed it out and used a banner die to cut it. Using two additional printed images, I colored, cut, and popped up the two balloons. Then, I added glossy accents to them.

   I knew when I was coloring this card that I wanted to use this super cute paper pad by Jillybean Soup. I really wanted to use this birthday balloon paper, but on the front, it would get lost. I decided to move it to the inside. I also stamped a sentiment from a My Favorite Things stamp set. To me, this finished it off!


Copics Used:

Fox: YR27, E33, YR12, YR21 / W3, W1, W0, W00, 0 / R02, R00
Duckling: YR27, YR12 / Y26, Y23, Y21, Y17
Rocks: C5, C3, C1, C00
Background: BG10, BG11 / YG61, YG63, YG67
Balloons: R37, R39, R59 / BG78, BG09, BG07


Supplies Used:

Unlinkable: Jillybean Soup 6×6 Paper Pad “Birthday Bisque”

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Happy Birthday, Dad!!!

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

   Yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ve seen the owl card I made for his birthday. He has always collected owls. The card base is 3.75″ x 9″.

   I love these little owls from Dare 2B Artzy. Each owl is individual, but I didn’t make them to match anyone in my family (even though I totally could). For all the little accessories, I used 2 different stamp sets. Lawn Fawn’s Party Animals and My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday. As always, the copic colors I used are listed lower in the post.

   I adhered the branches directly down to the card and added 1 layer of foam tape along the bottom of each owl, and 2 layers behind the upper portion. For the background, I used Distress Inks (listed below), and the MFT Cloud Stencil.

    For the inside, I pulled out 2 more stamp sets. Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, and The Alley Way Stamps Wish Big. I also used a sentiment from the Hoot Hoot stamp set the owls are in.

   Because this is a special card, I wanted to make a matching envelope. I used the We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to make a business sized envelope. I used the Envelope Expert by the Crafty Owl to get the size I needed. I used one of the owls I used on the card, and added a party hat to him. Then used one of the other sentiments in the set. Later, I addressed it by hand.

   My Dad LOVED it! I love that he sees the amount of work and love I put into it.


Copics Used:

Owl 1: E30, E31, E34, E35, E37, E39 / Y15, Y26, Y28
Owl 2: E40, E41, E43, E44, E47, E49 / Y15, Y26, Y28
Owl 3: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59 / Y15, Y26, Y28
Owl 4: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79 / Y15, Y26, Y28
Branches: E23, E25, E27, E29
Accessories:
 Red: R14, R17, R24
 Orange: YR02, YR04, YR18
 Yellow: Y08, Y15, Y19
 Green: YG01, YG13, YG17
 Turquoise: BG09, BG53, BG57
 Blue: BV01, B63, B66
 Purple: V12, V15, V17


Supplies Used:

Unlinkable: Martha Stewart Leaf Punch