Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hot new must-haves!

Yes... really.  I have been playing and experimenting with my new Creative Basics dies and my new images from Angels Hearts and Memories.

Can you say LOOOOVE?!

I coloured up the images with no thought to what I was going to do with 'em next (some of you might have well-thought-out plans... me not so much lol).  Colour first... panic later when the deadline is upon you ;-).

No panic.  Pulled out my new toys and the cards basically made themselves.

So let's have a quick look at what I've used -

Firstly, all the cardstock (save for the Copic Xpress-it) is Stampin' Up; the papers are from my neverending stash (if you're in the neighbourhood... come help me use up more of it lol); dewdrops and ribbon from my stash.

Angela Bookworm:
Creative Basics dies - Fancy Squares & Little Things*; Basic Stitched Flags; Picnic Quilt EF (comes with TWO EF!  Beautiful deep embossing with no paper tearing!)
*I used the half die to make the larger matte, a little tricky but very doable and makes this die set so much more versatile
Copics - BV00-E11-21-51-50-93 and R20-E04 Skin (for all the images); E43-50-53-37 Hair; E70-71-74 and E08-09 Pillows; Y11-E23-29 Eyes; B91-95-97 Shorts; V01-04-06 Shirt; E40-41 + multiliner Book Pages; V04-09 Glass Frames; BG0000 Lenses; YG95-97-99, BG70-72-75, RV91-95-99 Books

Coffee Time:
Creative Basics dies - Fancy Squares & Little Things; Cutting Edge Borders 1; Background Builders 1; Fancy Rectangles & Layers
Copics - E41-42-43-44-47 Hair; R08-29-39 Mug; E71-74-77 Pants; E84-87-89 Shirt

Ipad Ivette:
Creative Basics diesBasic Stitched Flags; Background Builders 1; Fancy Rectangles & Layers
Copics - Y11-21-YR24-E37 Hair; RV23-13-14 Slippers & Bow; B000-01-04 Ipad Screen; B000-04 Eyes; RV10-21-13 Nightie

Wine Winnie:
Creative Basics dies - Fancy Rectangles & Layers; Basic Stitched Flags; Background Builders 1**
** I used the "straight" stitched piece and used it to "paper pierce" around the image!
Copics - Y11-21-YR24-E37 Hair; B000-04 Eyes; E30-35 Corks; YG91-93-97, R56-39-59 Wine Bottles; B91-95-97 Jeans; R05-29-39 Shirt; E71-74-77

Whew.  I know that was a little long but I didn't want to skimp.  Plus I know what it was like (and still is) when I first started colouring... ya need to know those deets.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.


I'm so excited!

I am super-excited and stoked to announce that I am now an official member of the Passionate Paper Creations Design Team and the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends (PPCF) Facebook Group!

The ladies of the Design Team and our fearless leader, Rhea, are all extremely talented and some of the very best in the creative paper-crafting industry, and I think everyone of 'em are on my list of blogs that I have been avidly following since "going to the darkside" (as my Decorative Painting friends would say) and discarding my paints and brushes in favour of Copic Markers.  I feel very honoured to have been asked to join them.  Hope I can keep up with 'em!

So join the fun on our Facebook Group and prepare to be inspired with all the gorgeous projects and talent freely shared by the DT and our community members.


Beach, beach Baby!

Let me give you a little news before I show you the details of this card.

This will be my last post as a SimplyBStamps Design Team member.  I have enjoyed my short time here but another opportunity has come up that I just couldn't refuse and there's only so much of me that can go around lol.  I'll tell you about that in another post.

Everyone of the DT members are awesome, talented ladies and I will miss working with them and the special camaraderie but I will follow them through the FanPage and through their individual blogs and on all our shared Facebook Groups.  This isn't goodbye, I will still be sharing frequently through this blog and on Facebook.

Thank you Betty and your wonderful DT members!

So... let's get onto what you're here for... the card!

Let me present Beach Lola Addams, such a cutie patoodie.  There is a big event going on this weekend on the Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group and it's all about sand and sea, palm trees and long, cool drinks.  You don't want to miss it!  Our theme for this project was Palm Trees and Margaritas.  I just couldn't bring myself to put a "margarita" in the hands of this cute teen so I took artistic license and gave her a glass of lemonade.  Spiked maybe [wink]?

I lucked out (you know I had to look that up 'cause I never know whether it's lucked in or out lol) and found some cute beachy paper at Hobby Lobby when I went away this past week.  At 59 cents and 50% off I just couldn't leave it there lol.

Hobby Lobby for the scrapbooking paper
Stampin' Up Cardstock, Apple of My Eye stamp set (retired), Baker's Twine, vellum, So Saffron Ink
Dew drops from my stash; sentiment computer-generated
Creative Basics Dies - Basic Stitched Flag

Skin BV20-E11-21-51-50-93; E04-R20
Hair E40-42-44-Y26
Red R24-35; Blue B23-26; Yellow Y11-15; Green Y03-17-67; Orange YR04-09
Water BG11-13
Sky BG01-000
Sand E43-42-41; E33-43 dots; gel pen
Paper - Xpress-It


Friday, July 29, 2016

Shop in your pajamas!

Yes you can :-).  This online shopping in p.j.'s is FUN!

This is Ipad Ivette from the brand-spankin' new release at Angels Hearts and Memories.

She was a joy to colour and just made me smile.  I don't usually "do pink" but every once in awhile, I just gotta be brave.  But then what to do with her?  What "type" of project?  What could I "use" her for?  I love a challenge, so thought about it and had an ah-ha moment.  What an absolutely perfect image to colour up and put on a card with an enclosed giftcard to a family member or special friend (birthday, just 'cause... and how 'bout colouring her up in Christmas colours for a Christmas card with giftcard enclosed?).  Woohoo!

So, I suppose you'd like the details?

Cardstock - Stampin' Up (my cardstock of choice); X-press-It for the copic colouring
Paper and dewdrops - from that never-ending stash
Stamp Set - Stampin' Up BYOP (bring your own present ;-) )
Hot new toys - Creative Basic Dies: Basic Stitched Flags; Background Builders 1; Fancy Rectangles and Layers
Image - Angels Hearts and Memories Ipad Ivette from the July Release
Copics Used -
BV00-E11-21-51-50-93; R20-E04 Skin
Y11-21-YR24-E37 Hair
RV23-13-14 Slippers & Bow
B000-01-04 Ipad Screen (and I just noticed I didn't colour the "case" - pretend that's absolutely what I intended and it's high gloss white lol)
B000-04 Eyes
RV10-21-13 Nightie


Hot Hot Summer

Angels Hearts n' Memories is participating in the Summer event at Markers! Papers! Digis! Facebook Group this weekend.

Beach Ball Babe will be available for a short time at a special price of $1.00.  Grab her quick and while you're there, have a look around at the other available images exclusive only to Angels Hearts n' Memories.

Use Beach Ball Babe to enter the special challenge and use your favourite colouring medium to colour her up and include SAND (no, not the "real kind"... it'd be messy, BUT that also could work, I've seen it done [wink]).  Yes, that's the challenge.  The image plus sand.

So to help you out, I've included my copic colours below and if you need help, just sing out on the list and tag me and I'll try to help.

Find Beach Ball Babe in the Angels Hearts n' Memories store here


I flipped the image in my MicroSoft Word prior to printing and also printed it on copy paper.  I then masked my image (printed on copy paper and fussy cut around top of body only) and the horizon line and stamped the "sun" from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set from Stampin' Up.  Ink used was Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight.  I stamped several times by using a Stamp-a-majig.  Remove the masks and jump right in.

Then using Y02 and Y000 I flicked/pulled up from the horizon line and faded toward the top.
Water BG000-01-18
Sand E31 base with E57-55; use Colourless Blender to make texture dots; then stipple with E13 and E29
Skin E04-13-11-21-51-RV11
Hair E33-35-57
Beachball B12-16; C00-01; Y02-08; R24-29
Swimsuit R24-29-C5
Transparent Cover-up - when you use the Colourless Blender to soften/move the colour where the transparent part will be, if you use it right after you applied the red, the red will "bleed" and give you the soft cover-up look (you can also add a little R24 to "0" in a tip-to-tip application).


Wednesday, July 20, 2016


In Case You Missed It

What?!  The Summer Girls release at Angel's Hearts n' Memories we've been showcasing the last few weeks.

Individual cards and details are in previous postings if you'd like to scroll back through my blog.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Beach Volleyball Anyone?

Meet Beach Ball Babe, one of the Summer Girls release at Angels Hearts n' Memories.

Cardstock, paper (retired), punches and Seaside Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up (if you're in Canada, you can order thru me)
Dewdrops from my Stash; Stitched Rectangle Die - Gina Marie

Skin - BV20-E11-E21-E51-E50-R20; eyes - Y02-YG03-67
Hair - YR21-24-E39
Swimsuit - Y15-38-YR16
Skirt - Y00-Y02
Red - R08-24-29
Blue - BG53-B02-B14
Ground - E23-57-59


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Friday, July 15, 2016

"Kenny's" Angels

July marks my debut as a Guest Designer at Club KennyK and his Krafty Krew and I got to play with the new Angel release (plus a few more images for upcoming releases but those are hush-hush - for now ;-) - if you're on my Facebook, you might've got a sneak peek).

The Angels, Seraphina, Aurora and Nevaeh are available today as a bundle (big savings and you know you want 'em all) or singly.  You can find them at KennyK Stamps.

There is also a challenge on the ClubKenny Facebook Group and it is "Anything Goes" with an optional "twist" of Christmas in July.

I've used Seraphina on a card but also coloured up Aurora and Nevaeh.  Awesome on a card, scrapbook page, journal or... as I've diecut mine... ornaments or gift tags!

Products used:

Stampin' Up cardstock, paper (retired), Delicate Ornament thinlits, Christmas Greetings thinlits, silver foil, silver glimmer paper, stamp (retired), circle and oval framelits (retired).

Image - KennyK Stamps, Seraphina

Coloured with Copics - BV20-E11-21-51-50-R21 (skin); YR31-E35-39-29 (hair); C00-1-3 (wings) plus Wink of Stella clear; B0000-B000-01-04; V000-01-04; Y000-02-04; Y000-R02-04 (flowers); E23-27 and Y04 plus gold Wink of Stella (anklet)


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Happy Birthday to a Special Lady

Happy Birthday to our Fearless Leader, Angela.

This image was made exclusively for Angela and can only be found in her store at Angels Hearts and Memories.

A little about my creation -

Base is a canvas board 7" x 9" - an odd size, but what I had in my bottomless "stash" lol.

Board was prepped with Speedball Modelling Paste and some stencils.  I used a Creative Memories "crown"; a Willow Wolfe flourish; and Tim Holtz Dot Fade.  I also swiped a little of the Golden Glass Bead gel on after I had coloured the panel.

While the modelling paste was drying I coloured the image with copics.  I forgot to write down the colours I airbrushed (I was having too much fun), but it was a combination of purples, RV's, some yellow and blue.  I was going to pull out my paints but knew they'd take too long to dry and I was in a time crunch.

Cardstock is Stampin' Up.  Dewdrops from my stash.  Pearls coloured with V17 (earring, ring, necklace and on crown); jewels on crown coated with Glossy Accents.  Molotow white marker for highlight on candles.

Copics used on Birthday Queen Angela:
Skin - BV20-E11-21-51-50; R20; eyes - Y11-E23-29
Hair - E11-25-29 with a little R8183 here and there to give a bit more of a pink tint
Dress - V12-15-17-09
Lips - V000-01-04
Crown - Y21-26-28
Cake - E25-27-29-49; Icing - RV5266-69
Candles - same as icing plus C1 for white; Flames - Yr21-18
Plate - C00-1-3

Image: Angela Birthday Queen


Monday, July 11, 2016

Ahoy there matey!

Pirates of the... SimplyBStamps!

It's a Pirate release and I have coloured up Angela Seahorse.

Airbrushed background G43-46-B41
skin BV20-E11-21-51-50-R21
hair E71-77-79
hat and belt C5-7-9
boots C3-5-7-9
plumes on hat W1-3-5-0
red R24-E07-09-T6
pants BG93-96-99
gold Y21-YR23-Y28 plus Wink of Stella
eyes G21-24-C5
shirt B000-C3
glass B00-C3
seahorse G000-BG13-V01

cardstock, world map stamp - Stampin' Up
speech bubble edge die - Whimsy Stamps


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Garden or Pool Party Anyone?

How 'bout this image and card idea for your next outdoor get-together?!

This is BarbieQutie, one of the Summer Girls release at Angel's Hearts n' Memories.

I thought she'd be perfect on an invitation-type card for a summer barbecue event so have created an "apron" card with pocket for an invite (or gift card...).

Cardstock and paper are retired Stampin' Up.  Tag punch is Stampin' Up.  (if you're in Canada, you can order thru me)

Dewdrops and ribbon from my stash.

Skin - BV20-E11-21-51-50-R20; Tongue - R20-E04; Lips - R20-27
Hair - E33-35-57
Eye - Y02-E23-29
Apron - N3-5-7
Shirt - BG11-34-57-W5
Pants - Y13-15-17
Hamburgers - E23-27; E49; YR15; YG13
Platter - YG21-G46
Spatula - C1-5; E23-27


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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Crazy Cat Lady

As soon as I saw this image, I knew I had to have it.  Another great stamp company that teeters on the kooky and all Lisa's creations just make me smile.

This is Crazy Cat Lady from Bloobel Stamps.

Coloured with Copics:
Airbrushed background Y00-02-V000-BV000-BV01-G21-BG01
Skin BV20-W11-21-51-50-RV11; Eyes Y11-E23-27-29; mouth E04-W5
Hair E33-35-57
Dress BG32-15-57-N5; Y21-YR23-27
Cats T3-5-7-9; E30-31-35-25; W0-3-N7-10-YR02-04-18-E08; Y21-32-YR21-24-27; C00-1-3; Y13; YG23; B01


Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all my amazing friends in the U.S.!

And to kick it off, there is a phenomenal sale at SimplyBStamps.  50 images for $50!  Wowsers!!

You can see the deal and get all the amazing images here.

To tempt you and tease you, I have two projects to show you.  The first is Octavia and she can be found in the Fundraiser category; the second is Home Sweet Home from the Friday Fun category.

Details for Octavia:
background V0000-G00-BG10-B91-0
skin BV20-E11-E21-E51-E50-R21
hair E51-53-55-35
octopus W3-5-N5-7
tail fin FYG1-FYG2-FBG2-T6-0

Details for Home Sweet Home:
background stripes B000; carpet E31-34-37-0
Sentiment included with Octavia
skin BV20-E11-E21-E51-E50-R21
hair Y21-YR23-27-E18
eyes Y21-YR27-E18
pants B91-95-97-N5
shirt G20-21-24-N5
wine Y21-28-B00
chair E44-47-49

Cardstock, paper, swirly scribble die - Stampin' Up
Square stitched dies - Gina Marie
Doily, dewdrops from my stash

Home Sweet Home

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Doesn't get better than this

Warm weather, water/pool, vacation/downtime and an inner tube!  Can you just feel the stress and tension leave your body?

This is Tubin' Trisha one of the Summer Girls release at Angels Hearts n' Memories.  You saw Patriotic Angela last week and I've got the other two cuties in the works to share with you soon.

Stampin' Up - cardstock, seascape embossing folder, twine (if you're in Canada, you can order thru me)
Other - cheesecloth, sea dies from JoyCraft

Coloured with Copics -
Skin - BV20-E13-11-21-51-E93
Hair - E70-77-79
Tube - BG53-B02-B14
Glasses - W5-7-9; frame - C5-7-9
Red - R05-08029
Flower - Y02-38; Y02-R83-85
Water - B000-B21-24-26
Background - B01-Y02 airbrushed; clouds C00-1-0


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Pool Party!

Let me introduce this l'il cutie.  Water Fun Rio from the Teen category at SimplyBStamps.  She is the July progressive image for our Facebook Group.  She was available only for 24 hours but you can still play (by buying her and colouring her up as per the "rules") for awesome prizes and to be eligible for next month's progressive challenge freebie.  Just go to Simply B Fan Page and join the group and find the album with the details and check out all the awesome projects and inspiration.

skin BV20-E11-E21-E51-E50-R20
hair E33-35-57
red R02-17-39
green G40-85-99
yellow Y11-13-17
pool wall (royalty free image) B23-26; water G00-BG11-13
diving board E42-43-44
white W00-1-3
metal C00-1-3
concrete W1-3-5

cardstock, paper, punches - Stampin' Up


I'm a hottie...

Well, my husband thinks so and that's what's important right?

But, my card was selected for the Hottie of the Month over at KennyKStamps!

So honoured.

Here's my card where I combined Beach Babe and Surfer Dude (and royalty free clipart from the internet) and if you want more inspiration, sign up for the KennyK Newsletter, follow the blog and join the Facebook Group at ClubKennyK.  Fun challenges, freebies, inspiration and more!