Thursday, April 28, 2016

And the Winner is...

Miss Arizona!

I hope you can see I "googled" to find the Arizona state colours and tried to stick to a blue and gold theme.  But what do I know lol?

This was one of the new images released by Simply B Stamps for March.  So if you didn't see her and want to grab her, head here.

And don't forget to join our Facebook Group, Simply B Stamps Fan Page for monthly challenges and inspiration.


Supplies: Stampin' Up cardstock, dots embossing folder, paper (retired); Dewdrops from my Stash.

Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-11-21; R20; BV20; eyes - YR24-E37
Green YG01-03-07-17-67
Gold Y11-15-26-E27
Blue B91-95-97-99
E37 (sandals); E33-37 (belt)

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Meet the "Bachelorette" from the Wedding Girls bundle at Angel's Hearts and Memories.  She's "packaged with" the Bride if you want to get a really sweet deal.  These are exclusive SBS images that you won't find anywhere else.  Wedding season is upon us and there will be Stag & Doe Parties, bachelorette parties, wedding showers... probably in your own family or a close friend.  Wouldn't this be a perfect image?

Cardstock, punch and paper (retired) - Stampin' Up
Balloon Swirl Border die - Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Scene Builder Edger die - Frantic Stamper
Rhinestones - my stash

Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-11-21; BV20; R20 (plus R14 lips); B52-26 (eyes); B01 (eyeshadow)
B52, C5-7-9
E30-31; Y11; B0000 champagne glass


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Big Bang Birthday

 EDITED weekend of April 23 - *** Public Service "ENABLER" alert!  HUGE sale on the Simply B Stamps site - digis at 25%, 50% and even 75% off (a LOT of $ digis!!!) - even the ZODIACS are on sale!!!! ***  (if you buy, make sure you come back and tell me or say "Shelley sent me" in your comments when checking out)

Meet Big Gun Sharon, one of the 16 new March releases by Simply B Stamps

I made a Marquee Card and the image has been adhered to a bellyband to close it.

Cardstock, Circle Framelits by Stampin' Up.
Gear dies and lattice background die - combination of Spellbinder and La-La Land Crafts
Paper - from my stash

All Earthtones -
E50-51-11-21; E95; E70; E04 (skin)
E35-49 (eyes)
E70-71-74 (hair)
E70-77 (gun and goggles)
E71-79-49 (lenses); E35 around

E40-44-49 (boots)
E81-84-87-89 (skirt/top)
E43-44-47 (pants)
E93 (watergun, jewels and background)

Why not come join us in our Facebook Group for more fun and inspiration?


Animals and Insects

Lions and tigers and bears oh my!

I "needed" a really cute image for a baby card.  Who else could I turn to but All Dressed Up?!  I have had my eye on this little bear for a looooong time and wanted to do a project with him (yes him lol).  He was perfect.  I got inspiration from the All Dressed Up Pinterest page (ya... spent some serious time there).  There were a couple of card layouts that inspired this card.  Here's a link to it (you're welcome lol).

The All Dressed Up Facebook Group is running a challenge this month, theme is Animals or Insects.  So I'm going to enter this card there.  Come check out the group for lots more inspiration.

Coloured with Copics; cardstock and circle dies are from Stampin' Up; Flourish die is an older Bigz die from Sizzix; Memory Box dies - Auto Parts and Baby Clothes; Daisy Bucket retired paper from my stash.



Horse Play

The Kit and Clowder Facebook Group is an awesome, inclusive community that sponsors regular challenges.  I love it when everyone is colouring the same specific image.  The colouring and interpretations are always exciting to see and inspire your own creativity.

This challenge is your best Cowgirl Outfit.  The beautiful image is by the talented Unky of The Eastwind and is called Aurora Cowgirl.  You can find her here.  While mine is a little boring compared to some of the others being posted, I did give her a pink cowboy hat lol.

Coloured with Copics; cardstock from Stampin' Up; papers, dewdrops and ribbon from my stash.  Silhouettes of horse and barrel racer are free clipart found on "the web".

In addition to the K&C challenge, I would like to enter this at the Eastwind Challenge Blog, Challenge #53 - Make it 3D (my submission to the 3D part is lots of dimensionals, ribbon and dewdrops lol).


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Here Comes the Bride

Angela the Bride!

Another pretty from the April new release at Angel's Hearts n' Memories.

Stampin' Up - cardstock, glimmer paper, Botanical Blooms dies; pearls; Irresistibly Yours paper (retired)
Oval dies - Spellbinders

Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-11-21; BV20; R20-R14
BG0000, C00-1-3-5
Y11; R81-83-85


More Puppy Love

Meet Angela's Furbaby! 

She is part of the April new release at Angel's Hearts n' Memories and you can get her here.

Why don't you hop on over to our Facebook Group too or "like" the Angel's Hearts n' Memories Business page so you never have to miss out on new product and more?

Stampin' Up - Rich Razzleberry cardstock, rhinestones, heart framelits (retired) and paper (retired)
Dewdrops from my stash (remember that never-ending stash lol?!)

Coloured with Copics:
E50-51-11-21; R20; BV20; R21-E04 (lips); Y11-E35-E27 (eyes)
E41-43-23 (hair)
C3-5-7; E04; E25


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Everyone loves a circus!

And here's Swinging Keri.  She's one of the new March releases at Simply B Stamps.  The Circus-themed set is soooo cute and you could have so much fun with it.  Birthdays, party invitations, love...

Supplies: Cardstock, paper (retired), gold baker's twine, sunburst die, circle framelits all from Stampin' Up; dewdrops from my never-ending stash.

Copics Used:
Skin - E50-51-11-21; BV20, R20 (+R17 for lips)
Hair - YR20-24, E39
Outfit - BG53-57-18; "0" + BG11; BV11-V25-BV08

Image: Simply B Stamps, Swinging Keri



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Pre-Halloween Kick-off

Well?!  If you can have Christmas-in-July... you can have Halloween in April lol.  Just sayin' ;-).

This is Lilly Bridestein by Simply B Designs.  Wouldn't this be a perfect birthday card for someone whose birthday falls around Halloween?!  The sentiment is perfect!

She's been coloured with Copics and all supplies are from my extensive, never-ending stash (please come permanently borrow some of that stash lol).

Why don't you come play along with us in our Facebook Group and the Simply B Stamps Blog?

E53-33-35; RV17; E87
B52-C5-C7-C9; Y11-FYG2-YG17
Y11 + "0"


Saturday, April 9, 2016

One for the boys

Polka Dot Pals Andy is A-DOR-ABLE!

I coloured him up for the challenge on the LMMS Facebook Group and thought I'd like to show him off some more and enter the Anything Goes challenge #135 on the LMMS Challenge Blog too :-).

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #231

He's been coloured with my Copics.  Supplies are from Stampin' Up.

Image: Little Miss Muffet Stamps, Polka Dot Pals Andy


Challenges entered:
LMMS Facebook Group
LMMS Challenge Blog - challenge #135
Freshly Made Sketches #231

Friday, April 8, 2016

Graffiti with a purpose

This month we have a challenge in the Kenny K Facebook Group to create a project with one of the freebies we've had access to.

I chose Da Bomb (graffiti girl).  As soon as I saw her I knew what I wanted to do.  So I found some free clipart of a brick wall online and I also had this "Copic" graffiti from a few years ago on the Copic International blog.

I got a horizontal acrylic frame at the Dollar Store ($2.00 lol) and a little fingerboard in the kids section and now I have another cutie for my desk.

Coloured with my Copics.  Background base was done using my airbrush.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Everyone loves a furbaby!

There's a new release at Simply B Stamps!

This week I want to show you "Keri and Ziva". 

Just love the expression on both their faces.

Supplies:  Cardstock and Baker's twine from Stampin' Up; enamel dots from my stash; Pawprint & Bones embossing folder from Darice

Copics Used:
Skin - E50-51-11-21; R20 (+R14 lips), BV20
Hair - E43-47-49
Shirt - R05-08-37
Pants - B91-93-95-97 + "0"
Dog - T3-5-7-9; C4-6, N9; W3, R21, E04
Background - BG11, G00, G12 + rubbing alcohol

Image: Simply B Stamps, Keri and Ziva Love


Monday, April 4, 2016

Hoppy Easter!

From Bunny Ears Angela :-).  I made this card for my husband.  Found the woodlet and the ideas just began to roll lol.  So I made a little pop up card with the word "ME" inside.  Somebunny loves you... ME!

But wait... you say Easter's over so what am I s'posed to do with her?!  Well, a lot... think of Halloween and a cute bunny costume; a special card for your sweetheart from his "honey bunny"; lots more ideas I'm sure.

Decorative Paper - from my "stash" DCWV Pocket Full of Posies; Buttons from my "stash"
Cardstock, Lots of Labels Framelits, Project Life paperclip dies, Washi Tape punch, Heart Border punch, Easter Lamb stamp - Stampin' Up
Letter Dies - Memory Box
Woodlet Sentiment - from Michael's for Easter and inked with retired Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up)

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, BV20, R20, E04
Eyes: Y21, E23-29
Bunny Ears/Shoes: E34-35-57-79; R01-21-22 (also shirt and bow in hair)
Hair: Y21-YR23-E15
Pants: W4-6-8; Tail: "0"-W00-W1
Basket: Y21-YR24-Y26
Eggs: BG10-57; YG01-17; YR02-09