Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So What Does that Fox Say?

I don't know about you, but I actually love the song "What Does the Fox Say?" If you somehow haven't heard it, just head over to YouTube and search for it...then watch everything else the group has made. Seriously. Just don't try to eat or drink coffee while you do unless your computer needs a coffee bath.

So, when I saw that the Sweet Stamp Shop had a fox stamp set mimicking the song, I may not have been able to hit 'add to cart' fast enough. I mean come on, look how adorable he is!!

What does that fox say??
I used the sentiments from the song to make a tone-on-tone background for my little fox to sit upon, then layered it with some shimmery bronze cardstock and a kraft card base. A bit of neutral twine from Pretty Pink Posh made the whole card feel very nature-y and perfect for a guy or a gal.
I stamped the fox with Memento Black ink then colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers. Speaking of, any interest in knowing what colors I use to color my images or a video? Let me know in the comments! When he was ready, I fussy-cut him out and used my trusty foam tape to pop him on the card. A bit of foxy translation by way of the speech bubble (and some more fussy-cutting and popping) and this card was done!
Closeup of the background stamping
So, did you see the part where I said 'video'? Thanks to some new software I bought myself for Easter, our YouTube channel is coming soon! Please tell me in the comments what YOU would like to see; start to finish cards, coloring tutorials, funny cat videos...I'd love to hear!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 28, 2014

You Had me at...Shaker Card, Baby!

Hi everyone! I couldn't resist making another sweet shaker card for the Pretty Pink Posh Shaker Card blog hop. Turns out I'm a bit addicted to going 'shake shake shake'...hehehe

I used a mix of Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, Lawn Fawn stamps, and Pretty Pink Posh goodies (of course) to make this sweet baby card. While no one I know is currently expecting, you never know!
stork baby shaker card pretty pink posh lawn fawn sweet stamp shop
You had me at baby
 A closer look at that sweet stork (I'm feeling a bit proud of how my coloring came out):
That chevron ribbon? Also available at Pretty Pink Posh!
Look at those sequins go! I used the Spring Mix with some silver hearts added in for fun.
Shake shake shake!
Thanks for stopping by. I've loved seeing all of those shaker cards!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nuts About You Shaker Card

Happy Saturday everyone! Paulina over at Pretty Pink Posh invited everyone to hop along with her by making a shaker card, and seeing as I have massive amounts a bit of her sequins, I just had to join!

I inked up the adorable squirrel from the 'Cheeky' stamp set made by Sweet Stamp Shop (such cute stamps!) and colored him in with my Spectrum Noirs. Add some sequins, a bit of patterned paper, and voila!

kinda nuts about you
Ohhhhh the shakey goodness!! (What, that's a word.)

Hello little squirrel
sweet stamp shop cheeky stamp set pretty pink posh sequins
Wouldn't you want to get this in the mail?
I had so much fun making this card. If you're curious about how I did it, Pretty Pink Posh has a fabulous video up on their YouTube channel all about it. The secret is in the foam tape... ;)

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bunches of Love Card

Happy Thursday everyone! Almost to the end of the week and Easter goodness. I snuck into the craft room the other day to play with my new Stamp of the Week from Unity and made a 'just because' card for my Gram. She's as addicted to strawberries as I am to coffee, so this really fit!

Bunches of (strawberry) love
I'm hungry just looking at these berries. Seriously. I pulled out a pad of MME 6x6 paper and went to town stamping the berries & stems, then fussy-cutting them out. The patterned gray paper was from MME as well, then backed with a lovely deep red card stock. The sentiment was stamped with the Ranger embossing pad then embossed with the Black Soot distress embossing powder.
unity stamp co sotw bunches of love strawberries card
I added dimension to the stems with one of my Spectrum Noir pens, then coated the berries with Crystal Lacquer to give them some shine. A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and this card was ready to mail!

{linking up to the Unity FWF!}

Thanks for stopping by today, and happy crafting!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring is in Bloom!

Happy spring everyone! The birds are singing, the chickens are roaming, and my bulbs are sprouting in the garden...the perfect inspiration for this month's DeNami blog hop!

You should have arrived from Emily's blog. If you simply wandered in and want to join in the fun, here are the details:

When: The blog hop starts on April 13, 2014 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until April 14, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

I spread out my collection of stamps to see what I was going to use this time, and my little creative brain looked at the Scallop Circle stamp a little differently:
Buttons & bows & washi, oh my!
I stamped the scalloped circle at varying heights in different colors of Memento inks, then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir pens. The stems & leaves were added with a green Spica glitter pen, and then they were 'planted' in the polka dot washi grass.
Twine bows - divine!
Some buttons for the centers and twine bows made these flowers complete. A bit of Distress Ink for the sky and this card was done!
scallop circle denami stamp flowers

I hope you enjoyed this month's card! Now you're off to Pattie's blog to continue the fun.

Happy Crafting!