Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Greeting Farm's "Let it Snow" with Quick Creations

Hello wintery friends!  I hope everyone is warm and cozy, or at least all bundled up!  The cold snap has finally broken here and we're gonna get snow hopefully for Christmas :)

I have created this watercolor card for you today featuring "Let it Snow" from The Greeting Farm.






To complete this card I also used paper from the Doodlebug Designs "Polar Pals" collection, Prima Watercolor pans in "The Classics" colors, Lawn Fawn "Stitched Snowflakes" die set, and "Mermaid Tales" sequins from Quick Creations.

Sadly, Noelle has decided to close her shop and focus more on her health, but the linked products are still available in the shop while they last;  Noelle has put everything on sale!  (See the image below for more details)

You can find the sales here at Quick Creations!  Come back soon for more fun inspiration :)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Graditude Plaid with Quick Creations

I love fall, the colors, the coolness of the air, and I just had to create a "Grateful" card this week for Noelle over at Quick Creations.

I recently started to build up my stash of "Fall" themed supplies, and of course I had to give them a test run this week :)  To create this card I used the following items from the Quick Creations online store:

Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid:  Fall" 6 x 6 paper pad
CC Designs "Layering Tag" die set
Sugar Pea Designs "Stitched Autumn Icons" die set

Stop by the Quick Creations store for your Christmas wish list!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fairy Lights with Santoro/Gorjuss and Quick Creations

Hello everyone :)  Are you feeling the Christmas spirit yet?  I'm still working on that one lol.  Hoping to get in the mood real soon, since it's already halfway through December :)  I still have to put up my tree, and wrap some presents.  I really dislike putting the lights on the tree, so last year I bought a fake tree that already has lights in it :)  I know, way to ruin the mood right lol.  What's your least favorite thing about decorating for Christmas?

So on that note, lol...here's a mini Gorjuss Christmas card for you featuring the Santoro/Gorjuss Mini "Fairy Lights" and Kaisercraft "Silver Bells" paper :)






You can find this stamp in Noelle Martin's online shop at Quick Creations.  Unfortunately she doesn't have any of the Kaisercraft "Silver Bells" paper left and it is discontinued, such a shame cuz this paper is gorgeous.  Do you want a tip about matching paper to your colored images?  Pick your paper before you color, then you can pick your colors accordingly and voila!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon, and don't get too caught up in Christmas tree lights :)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jump for Joy with Lawn Fawn and Quick Creations

This fall-inspired card features Lawn Fawn's "Jump for Joy" stamp set.  I have paired it with paper from their "Perfectly Plaid:  Fall" collection, as well as a die cut from Sugar Pea Designs "Stitched Autumn Icons" die set.


You can find these products in the Quick Creations online store :)  And if you're still looking for things to add to your Christmas wish list, I definitely recommend you visit Noele's online shop at Quick Creations :)  Great service and a great selection!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Challenge Time with Paper Nest Dolls and Vampire Owen

Hello everyone, it's challenge time Paper Nest Dolls, and I have chosen to create a fun Halloween card with Vampire Owen (I know, I'm a little late for Halloween lol!)


He is so cute, and I had him printed up for a while and sitting in my pile of "want to color" images, so I finally decided to get him done :)

Come on over to the Paper Nest Dolls challenge blog and join us, the theme is always "Anything Goes"!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quick Creations Blog Hop with The Greeting Farm!

Quick Creations is having a fun Blog Hop featuring The Greeting Farm!  I have chosen to create a card with Holiday Anya 5 and some Kaisercraft "Frosted" paper, as well as some Nuvo Glitter Drops in "Silver Moondust".


So here are the details for the hop:
 
Hello & Welcome to the Quick Creations Holiday Hop Featuring The Greeting Farm! We have just a few rules to be eligible for winning prizes:
 
1) “Like” our Facebook page HERE.
2) Join our Facebook group HERE.
3) Follow the Quick Creations blog HERE. There will be a heading that says “Followers” on the sidebar and a Follow button underneath all current followers.
4) Comment on each stop along the hop including the Quick Creations Blog. This is most important--if you don’t do this, even if you do everything else, you will be disqualified from winning.
 
Thank you for joining us for the Quick Creations 2016 Holiday Hop featuring The Greeting Farm! Have fun hopping and Good Luck!
 
The lineup is fabulous! Don't forget to check out each blog along the way and leave a message!
 
Leah **You are Here**
 
Have fun and see you soon :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hip Hop Sydney and a new challenge with PND

Hello everyone, it's time to start a new Paper Nest Dolls challenge for the month :)

I chose to create a card using Hip Hop Sydney:


I created this card using paper from the Simple Stories "DIY Boutique" collection, some Nuvo Crystal Drops and ribbon from my stash.

You can join in the challenge over at the PND challenge blog anytime during the month for your chance to win !

Drop on over and see more inspiration for the month from our fabulous Design Team:)

See you soon!



Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Feature: Jenninfer McGuire #2

Hello all, I have the second feature card today CASE-ing Jennifer McGuire's card from this video :)





 I changed it up again, and used less elements to create the card. It makes for an elegant CAS card :)  Again I used the Altenew Peony Scrolls stamp set, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, and then colored with Gansai Tambi watercolors.I added the sentiment, then some lace and adhesive backed pearls for a clean look.

I am really enjoying this Feature Friday posts.  It gives me a chance to create and learn from some of my favorite card artists!  Next up...Sandy Allnock!  SWOON :)




Friday, October 21, 2016

Teddy Bear Emma with Quick Creations

Hello everyone, I have a fun card for you today featuring Teddy Bear Emma from the Paper Nest Dolls, which you can find at Quick Creations :)


Isn't she sweet?

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y32
PC942, 1034, 941, 947
Bears:  PB89
PC1082, 946, 948
Clothes:  BG10, R12
PC992, 905, 1027, 901, 926, 924, 937, 1054, 1065, 1058, 935

I completed this card using the following products which are linked to the Quick Creations online shop :)

"Teddy Bear Emma" from the Paper Nest Dolls
Bo Bunny "Soiree" 6x6 paper pad
Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Dark Walnut"
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Butterfly Dreams" clear stamp set

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon!



Saturday, October 15, 2016

Series Saturday with The Greeting Farm and Quick Creations :)

Hello!  I have the final installment of The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya Summer for you today :)


All three of these cards in the series were created using Bo Bunny "Soiree" paper, as well as lace, flowers, die and sentiments from my stash.  I created the ovals as tags so they can be removed and loved up close lol.

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers, and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Hair:  R12
PC924, 925, 937, 935
Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029, 1081
Clothes:  BG70, PB199
PC1088, 936, 901, 1072, 1074, 1076

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations.  Come back soon for more Series Saturdays posts here at Ode to Paper, but no hints, lol...it's a secret and you'll have to come back and find out!  See you soon!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Firday Feature: Jennifer McGuire!

Hello everyone :)  I am starting a new Friday Feature series today where I CASE some of my favorite card artists!  Today I will start with the fabulous Jennifer McGuire of Jennifer McGuire Ink.

I created this card by CASE-ing Jennifer's card in this video.  However, I did change things up a bit :)



I colored this card using my Gansai Tambi watercolors :)  I stamped and clear embossed the background with the  Heidi Swapp Mixed Media background stamp, and the sentiment is the Sweet Wishes die and stamps from My Creative Time.  I love the Altenew Peony Scrolls stamp set, it is just gorgeous!

In two weeks I will use the same stamp set and video from Jennifer McGuire, to create another card, a little bit different yet again :)  I will be taking a break next Friday to post a DT project for Quick Creations :)

See you soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cupcake Nancy with Quick Creations

Hello everyone, I have a card for you today featuring Cupcake Nancy from CC Designs :)


She looks like she is so happy :)

I completed this project using paper from the Echo Park "Party Time" collection, the "Frilly Banner die" from CC Designs, as well as Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ivory Seashell and Caribbean Ocean.  The flowers and sentiment are from my stash.

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premier Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  E31
PC941, 947, 948
Clothes:  BG10, R20
PC992, 905, 907, 901, 1018, 1017, 1081, 938, 1051, 1056, 1058, 935
Cupcake:  YR21
PC1002, 1033, 1032
Hat:  YR21, R20
PC1018, 1017, 1081, 1002, 1033, 1032

You can find all the linked products in the online shop at Quick Creations :)  Come back soon for more Quick Creations inspiration!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Series Saturday with Quick Creations and The Greeting Farm!

This is the second part of the Miss Anya Summer series from The Greeting Farm :)


To complete this project I used paper from the Bo Bunny "Soiree" collection and some flowers, die and sentiment stamp from my stash :)

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029, 1081
Hair:  Y32
PC1003, 1033, 943
Clothes:  BG70
PC 1088, 936, 901
Purse:  R12
PC926, 924, 925, 935

You can find the linked products in Noelle Martin's online shop at Quick Creations.

Stay tuned next week for the third and final part of the Miss Anya Summer series here on Series Saturdays on my blog :)

Come back soon!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Feature Altenew's Hennah Elements #3

This is last Friday Feature post for Altenew's Hennah Elements stamp set (for now lol).  This is such a versatile set, I can definitely see doing more.

This also happens to be my favorite of the three, saved the best for last of course!





I wanted to create my own DSP with this stamp set, and wow did it turn out great!  I also created this with watercolor pencils on hot pressed watercolor paper!  I apologize, I can't remember which pencils for sure, but if I had to guess, I'd say these were done with Inktense pencils.  They are nice and bright.

The sentiment and sequins are added from my stash.  But I do have to say, this was the most fun card to make out of the three :)  I love to experiment, and when the experiment turns out so well, well...it just makes my day :)  Do you experiment with different mediums on your cards?  Hmmm, I might see another Friday Feature series in the future....

But for now, next week I will start featuring cards that I have CASEd from some of my favorite card artists!  Sandy Allnock and Jennifer McGuire, just to name a couple :)  I'll leave the rest for you to figure out.

Until then, goodbye for now, keep crafting and come back soon!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge

Hello everyone, it's challenge day at the Paper Nest Dolls, and I have created a card using "Fashion Doll:  Sailor".






I have colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y21
PC1034, 943, 1099, 1012
Clothes:  E11, B34, R27
PC1082, 946, 948, 1051, 1054, 1058, 938, 1040, 935, 901, 924, 925, 937, 1024,1100

I completed this card using paper from the Authentique "Abroad" collection, as well as a sentiment from Tim Holtz, papers from my stash and a Scalloped Circles die set.

You can find this rubber stamp and many others in the online shop at Paper Nest Dolls.  Come and join us for the challenge, you have a whole month to create and the theme is always Anything Goes!

See you again soon!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Feature Hennah Elements #2

Today it's time for the second card in this Friday Feature series with Altenew's "Hennah Elements" stamp set.


To create this card, I masked and stamped the various flowers and leaves on copic blending paper.  I colored them with my copics and added a sentiment from my stash.  Lastly I added three sequins to match and voila! A simple but effective one layer card!  And such fun to make as well :)

Next week wil be the last week working with the Altenew "Hennah Elements" stamp set, but don't worry, lol...I have other adventures in store for us ;)

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fun Friendly Challenge with Jammie Clark :)

Hello everyone, Jammie and I are back with our fun and friendly challenge :)  We have decided to do this every month, and so far it's been a blast!

Next month, for a twist, we are each going to pick a challenge to enter our projects in :)  We'll see how that goes, and if we like it, well...we just may keep doing that!  We've also come up with a name to encompass what we do every month...but that's a SUPER secret SECRET for another day...muwahahahahahahaha. (yes, that's my evil laugh lol)

So, without further adieu...here is my card for September....can you tell what the element is that Jammie and I have both used?  You can view her project here on her blog :)


I had a ton of fun creating this card.  And I used a few different techniques to create the background (well, and foreground for that matter lol).  The very first layer is Distress Inks in Faded Jeans and Frayed Burlap.  The second layer is an embossing folder that I sprayed with water and applied just with a little pressure from my hands.  The water moved and removed some of the distress inks, leaving a visible image in the colors. 

The third layer is the flourish stamp from the Stampin' Up Creative Elements set and it is stamped with Staz On ink.  Then the fourth layer (phew! I'm running out of breath!) is Recollections Signature Series watercolor markers and well, water of course.  I used the blue to paint the flower shapes in the flourish stamp and the brown to do the leaf shapes.  I used a lot of water and then blotted them out so that it gives a bleached out look, while still adding color to the area. 

The next step was to outline the flower shapes with a black marker.  I wanted them to stand out a little bit more.  And lastly, the white gel pen added some strategically placed highlights and the white dots in the background.

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to go and visit Jammie's blog as well :)

See you soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday Series and Quick Creations with TGF!

I have another Saturday Series card for you today, using The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya "Night Out" :)


I created this card using paper from the Bo Bunny "Soiree" collection, the Lala Land Lattice Border die and some flowers, ribbon and a sentiment from my stash.  Unfortunately Noelle has sold out of this particular stamp set, but she has many other Miss Anya sets to choose from!

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC929, 937, 1029, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1068, 1072, 1074, 1076, 935
Clothes:  PB167
PC912, 1005, 908

You can find all of the linked products in the online shop at Quick Creations :)

Come back soon for more fun and inspiration!



Friday, September 23, 2016

Feature Fridays: Altenew Hennah Elements

Hi!  I have a new Friday Feature for you for the next few Fridays:)  I have taken Altenew's Hennah Elements stamp and die set and created three different cards.  So for the next three Fridays, I will feature this stamp set.

Here is the first :)


For this card, I first stamped the background with a vine stamp from my stash.  Then I stamped the large flowers and leaves and die cut them out using the matching dies to the stamp set.  I colored them first with my copics and then added shading with my Prismacolor Pencils.  There are no details to add since these wonderful stamps have all the details you need :)  The sentiment is also from my stash and is stamped in Momento Gold and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today, come back next week for another card featuring the Altenew Hennah Elements stamp and die set :)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Strawberry Emma with Paper Nest Dolls

I have a bright happy card for you today for the Paper Nest Dolls, featuring Strawberry Emma :)






I completed this card with paper from the Pebbles "Front Porch" collection, as well as the Joycraft Border Die 0149, some string and flowers from my stash and a sentiment from Altenew's Persian Motifs stamp set.

I have colored Strawberry Emma in Copics and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  E31
PC1082, 1084, 947, 948, 935
Strawberry:  R24, YG03
PC922, 924, 937, 1005, 908, 988
Clothes:  R24, YG03, RV10, N2
PC922, 924, 937, 1005, 908, 988, 1014, 993, 994, 1052, 1058, 935, 938
Ground:  C3, C1
PC1067

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget we have our Anything Goes Challenge runs all month long and opens and closes on the first Monday of every month!  See you soon :)



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Feel Better Hydrangeas with Dove Art and Quick Creations :)

I just love the Dove Art stamps, they are so fabulous.  They are very realistic which always draws me in :)

I have created this Feel Better card for Quick Creations using the wonderful Dove Art "Hydrangeas" stamp.


I created this card by stamping the hydrangeas onto hot-pressed watercolor paper with Staz-On ink.  I painted them with the Prima Watercolor Pans in "The Classics" and "Decadent Pies".  To finish it off I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Violet Galaxy".

You can find all of the linked products in the Quick Creations online shop :)

Come back soon for more inspiration for Quick Creations (and some just for fun too!)


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Series Saturday with Quick Creations and The Greeting Farm

Hello everyone, I have another Series Saturday project for you today, featuring another Miss Anya "Night Out" from The Greeting Farm :)


I created this card using the following projects from Quick Creations:

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya "Night Out"
Bo Bunny "Soiree" 6x6 paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops in "Ivory Seashell" and "Autumn Red"

I colored using Copics, Prismacolor Markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1082, 947, 948, 1084, 935
Clothes:  BG10, R22
PC992, 1027, 901, 922, 924, 937

Thanks for stopping by!  There is one more project in this series, but don't worry, there are others coming very soon!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Feature - Prima Marketing Water Color Pencils!

I am back with the last of the Watercolor Pencil Friday Features, but don't worry...next week I will start a new series of Friday feature cards featuring one of my favorite stamp sets and creating different cards with one set.

So for this week, I have my second most favorite card, and watercolor pencils.  These pencils are by Prima Marketing and they are great!  Very creamy and smooth :)






This card turned out so great!  I am very happy with it.  The flowers are from Stampin' Up although I don't know the name of the stamp...if you know it, let me know in the comments below!  The sentiment is also from Stampin' Up, from the "Yippee Skippee" set.

So that's all for the Watercolor Pencils Friday Features...and the winners are?  Definitely without a doubt...Derwent Inktense in first place and Prima Marketing a close second!  I'm loving them both, and next I wil try mixing them up to see if I can blend them together well....yay!

As I stated above, next week I will start the new Friday Features using one of my favorite stamp sets and creating different cards with the same set.  And I'm gonna leave it a surprise as to which stamp set it is hehehe.  See you next week!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Series Saturday: Miss Anya Night Out with Quick Creations

Hello everyone! Can you feel fall in the air?  I sure can, and boy did we have a storm tonight!  Part summer storm, and definitely part hurricane!  Crazy wind!

However, that being said, I still have a project to show you ;)  Storms don't stop me lol.

This is Miss Anya Night Out #2, which you can find at Quick Creations.


I used the following products, all of which you can find at Quick Creations and I've linked directly to them:

The Greeting Farm Miss Anya Night Out
Bo Bunny Soiree 6x6 paper
CC Designs Layering Tag Die set
Nuvo Crystal Drops Dark Walnut

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair: PB89
PC1082, 947, 948, 935
Dress/Shoes:  R22
PC922, 924, 937

Thanks for stopping by, come back Saturday for the last in the Miss Anya Nights Out Series from The Greeting Farm :)



Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday Feature - Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils

For this week's feature, I have a card created using the Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils.  And I have to tell you, although I am a Prismacolor fan, these were my least favorite of the five sets.  It could very well be because this is also the oldest of the five sets (like 25 years!) however, they did not blend well at all, and I found them very grainy for WC pencils.


This is a very small set, lol, 6 pencils, and I think I used them all here lol.  You can see in the picture the grain-iness of them (is that even a word? LOL!)  However, I stil think the card turned out ok.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up "Really Good Greetings" and the flowers are Hero Arts.

Next week, the last of the WC pencils is Prima, another great one :) See you then!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Traveling Ellie with Paper Nest Dolls

It's challenge time at Paper Nest Dolls!  For this month's challenge I have chosen to create a card with "Traveling Ellie" :)  She is too cute :)


Told you she was cute, lol.  I created a 5x7 card this month which I don't normally do, I usually prefer the 4.25 by 5.5 inch cards.

I created this card using paper from the Studio Calico "South of Market" collections, as well the "Nested Banner" die from Jillian Vance.  The flowers and embellishments are all from my stash.

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  YR21
PC1034, 942, 943
Clothes:  YG03, YR02, YR24
PC916, 1002, 1033, 923, 944, 937, 925, 912, 9008
Bag:  PB199, Y23
PC1082, 948, 1003, 943

You can find this rubber stamp in the Paper Nest Dolls online shop.  Come back soon for more inspiration, and don't forget to come and join us for the Anything Goes challenge every month!



Friday, September 2, 2016

Some water colored House Mouse with Quick Creations :)

Hello everyone, I have a sweet card for you today for Noelle over at Quick Creations.

This is Stampendous House Mouse "Blowing Bubbles", colored with Prima "The Classics" water color pans.






To complete this card, I also used some Simple Stories Carpe Diem enamel dots and paper from the Lawn Fawn "Perfectly Plaid" collection.  I LOVE this paper, it is so yummy!  And, and and....these watercolor pans from Prima are great :)  I was able to mix colors and layer them with no problems at all.  I painted the colors onto hot pressed watercolor paper.  This was a super-fun piece to create.  My first House Mouse image too, lol.  Loved it!

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations :)  She is great to work with and has fast shipping :)

See you soon with more inspiration for Noelle over at Quick Creations!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Fun Friendly Challenge

Hello everyone, a friend and I were talking...ok, so we were Facebook messaging, lol, and we came up with a fun challenge between us.  We decided we would take turns each month and send each other an element that could be used in card making.  It doesn't matter if we hate it or love it, we still had to use it, lol.

My friend is Jammie (pronounced Jamie) Clark and she is from Idaho (potatoes anyone?) LOL!  Jammie is great and has a fantastic sense of humor lol.  She and I send jokes about each others countries back and forth all the time, eh?  Jammie's  blog is www.jammied.com and you can go and visit and see if you can determine what our element is this month :)

So, I decided not to make a card...rebel, I know.  I have a bunch of these little notebooks that I wanted to get started on for craft fairs, and this gave me the perfect opportunity to get them started!






To alter these notebooks, I used paper from the DCWV The Primrose collection, and the sentiment, flower stamps and dies are from the Lovely Flowers stamp and die set from Catherine Pooler's latest Stamp of Approval Collection called Lovely Notes :)  I also used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean and Ivory Seashell, which you can find here :)

So, that is my project for this month for our fun and friendly challenge. Stay tuned next month when Jammie and I create something with an element that I sent her from Canada ;)  You never know what we'll come up with!

Magnolia Tulips Thinking of You with Quick Creations

Hello everyone, I have a card for you today for Quick Creations using the Magnolia stamps "Two Tulips", Lawn Fawn's "Scripty Sayings" stamp set and paper from the CC Designs "Pastel my Belle" collection.



I colored this image using my Prismacolor Premiere Pencils on hot pressed water color paper.  I love pencils on this paper, it seems to have just the right amount of tooth to it, and the pencils blend just beautifully.

I stamped the tulips and masked them off to be able to stamp them three times in total to look like a row of tulips.

You can find the linked items in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations.  Come and join in the monthly challenge, there is a new one starting soon!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Miss Anya Bags #3 with Quick Creations :)

The third and last image from the Miss Anya Bags stamp set from The Greeting Farm, this one is my favorite of them all.  I created this for some fun inspiration for Quick Creations :)


I created this card using paper from the My Mind's Eye "Cowboy" collection, some flowers and bling from my stash and the  CC Designs Scalloped Circles die set.  The sentiment is from the My Creative Time "Believe in Your Dreams" stamp set.

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere Pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y21
PC942, 1034, 943
Clothes:  BG70
PC1088, 936, 1027, 901
Bag:  PB199
PC1068, 1084, 1094, 948

You can find the linked products in Noelle's shop at Quick Creations.  Noelle gives excellent customer service and she sends packages out super fast, so go and see what she has in the shop!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday Feature - Derwent Inktence Pencils!

HI!  I have another Friday Feature card for you today using Derwent Inktense pencils :)  SPOILER ALERT****these MAY just be my favorite of the five pencil brands...but are you really surprised? LOL!






I also think this may be favorite card out of the five lol.  I just love the way it turned out.  The flower stamp is an unamed STampin' Up I believe (if you recognize it please let me know lol) and the sentiment is from the Stampin' Up Set "Yippee Skippee".

All five of these cards have been embossed before watercoloring.  For card work, I just find it that much easier and faster to watercolor when the image is embossed.

Next week, I will have Prismacolor Watercolor pencils to pay with so  come back and check it out!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Plant Some Kindness witih Quick Creations and Your Next Stamp

I have a set of four thank you cards for you today using the "Plant Some Kindness" stamp and die set from Your Next Stamp, available at Quick Creations :)


These cards turned out so sweet, and they are smaller than my usual size, at 2.75 x 4.25. 


To complete these cards I used the following products from the Quick Creations shop:

"Plant Some Kindness" clear stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" 6 x 6 paper
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" enamel Dots
Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" Paper Clips
Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sweet Lilac, Caribbean Ocean and Ivory Seashell
Nuvo Glitter Drops in  Sherbert Shimmer

I really enjoyed the spotlight technique I used here, it is a great way to focus on one small image :)

Come back and visit again soon for more inspiration for Quick Creations :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sweet as Honey

I have been having more fun with watercolors!



I have created this card for you today using a background that I previously made using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. I created some texture on the background using the honey comb stamp and Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Fossilized Amber with the Flourish stamp from the "Cherish" set.  I used the Honey Bee "Cherish" stamp set sentiments to create the two rows of sentiments and added some of the little bee and mini honey comb stamps in there too.  Then I stamped the flowers and watercolored them using Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  I fussy cut the flowers out and layered them with dimensional adhesive so they stuck out from the page.

This is such a versatile stamp set, you can do just about anything with it!

Come back soon for more fun watercolor inspiration :)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Miss Anya Bags with Quick Creations :)

I have a bright summery hello card for you today using Miss Anya Bags from The Greeting Farm for Quick Creations.


I created this card using paper from the My Mind's Eye "Collectable" collection.  I used the LDRS Creative "Gilded Doily" die and the Lala Land Crafts "Lattice Border" die, as well as a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn "Scripty Sayings" stamp set.  I finished it with some enamel dots from the Prima Marketing "Everyday Vintage" collection and the Simple Stories "Carpe Diem" collection.

I colored her up with my Copics,Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils inthe following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y21
PC942, 1034, 943
Clothes:  BG10, BG72
PC992, 905, 1027, 901
Bag:  PB130
PC917, 923, 924, 925, 937

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online store at Quick Creations.  Excellent customer service and fast shipping make this shop an excellent addition to your usual web shopping stops!

See you soon for more fun inspiration for Quick Creations!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Feature - Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell

I have another watercolor pencil project for you today, this time with Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell pencils :)

I do like the brightness of these pencils, however, once again, the Staedler pencils have very hard leads and it's hard to keep the pencil pigment on top of the paper.






The butterfly stamp is from Hero Arts and it is a fun stamp to play with :)

Stay tuned next week for Derwent Inktense!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Witch Emma with Paper Nest Dolls :)

Hello everyone, I have some sweet inspiration for you today for Paper Nest Dolls.  This is Good Witch Emma :)






She is so sweet!   And you can find the rubber stamp of her in the online shop at Paper Nest Dolls :)

To create this card, I used paper from the My Mind's Eye "Blush" collection as well as some sequins and flowers from my stash.  The sentiment is from an unknown stamp set that I have in my stash lol, sorry, I have no idea what company it's from...I know, bad, bad, bad.

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  Y23
PC942, 1034, 943, 916
Clothes:  Y32, R81
PC994, 995, 938

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back soon for more Paper Nest Dolls inspiration, and don't forget to join in the monthly challenge, the theme is always Anything Goes!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Puddles of Love with Mini Gorjuss and Quick Creations

OK, seriously, I fell in love with Gorjuss girls early on in my coloring career.  A new friend who introduced me to the stamp coloring world said to me you need to find your style.  I took one look at Gorjuss girls and said:  I FOUND IT! Hahahaha.  So, now they have come out with these Gorjuss minis, and they are every bit as sweet as the full size ones :)

So, here is Puddles of Love Gorjuss Mini for Noelle Martin and Quick Creations.


These stamps are so sweet, and of course since I very clearly suffer from Full Set syndrome, I had to have them all lol.  Good thing they are fairly easy on the pocketbook ;)

I also used the LDRS Creative Gilded Doily die and a Petaloo Burlap Bloom to create this card, along with some paper and flowers from my stash.  I printed the sentiment out on my computer, and it is a well-known saying, you can find it just about anywhere online.

I colored this Gorjuss Girl in my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  E11
PC1082, 946, 948, 935
Greys:  C1
PC1060, 1065, 1067
Pinks:  R81
PC1018, 993, 994, 1009

You can find all of the linked products in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations, where you can also find superior service and great friends :)


Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday Feature - Watercolor Pencil Comparison :)

Hello everyone, I have a new feature set for you for the next five Fridays!  I have done a comparison of five different sets of watercolor pencils.  No, I don't have the full sets of each of these (except Prima ;))  Each set is a small set that I have acquired over the years, some I have purchased, and some were gifted to me, and each has it's own unique set of pros and cons.  I will touch on a couple of these in each of the five blog posts :)

The first one I have for you is Staedler Karat Aquarell.  This was a nice set, however I found the leads very hard.  The colors are fairly bright, but not as bright as I like them.






The set I purchased about 4 years ago is very small, so I needed to pick an image I could color with a very limited palette (I think there may be 6 pencils in this set lol).  This stamp is  the Large Thistle Flower from The Rubber Cafe.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.


Stop by next Friday for another review, this time of Staedler Ergosoft Aquarell :) See you soon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Miss Anya Bags and Quick Creations

Hey, you...yes...you :)  Have I told you lately how much I adore The Greeting Farm's Miss Anya collection?  I really do, lol, and now you know :P

I have created a fun card for Noelle over at Quick Creations using the curly-haired Anya from the Miss Anya Bags stamp set.  Don't the worry, lol, the other two from this set won't be far ahead.


I created this card with paper from the Prima Marketing "Princess" collection, Kaisercraft Mini Blooms "Coconut", the Cottage Cutz "Victorian Rose" die, some Prima Marketing "Everyday Vintage" Sugardots, and some CC Designs enamel dots from the "Snowy Day" collection.  I also used some flowers from my stash and a sentiment from my Stamp of Approval "Beautiful World" collection.

I colored Miss Anya using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1082, 946, 948, 935
Clothes:  BV04, BG72
PC956, 1008, 932, 1088, 936, 1027, 901
Bag:  E70
PC1080, 1017, 1081, 1092, 1068

You can find all of the linked products in the Quick Creations online store, come on over for a visit :)





Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Blog Hop with Quick Creations!

Hello everyone, we have a fun blog hop planned for you for the next two days :)  We have all created using the NEW Paper Nest Dolls exclusive images for Quick Creations :)

Before I show you my creation, I want to make sure you have come here from the Quick Creations blog, where Noelle has posted her creation for the hop.  If you didn't start there, please go back and do that :)  In order to be eligible to win the prize, you must comment on every blog in the hop!

So, here we go!:

Welcome to the Quick Creations Blog Hop Featuring The Paper Nest Dolls Exclusives, available only at Quick Creations! Before we get into the hop, Quick Creations is offering a 10% off code for all orders using the code: HOP10OFF . This code is valid on August 6th, 2016 ONLY! It cannot be combined with shipping discounts or rewards coupons. One code per order/package. The prize for the hop is 1 of each exclusive stamp! 
Here are the rules:
1. You must comment on every person’s post along the hop. Facebook comments do not count.
2. You must complete the hop by August 8th, 11:59 P.M. Pacific Time.
3. Winners will be announced August 9th!
4. Have fun hopping!
BLOG HOP LINE-UP
So here is my creation using Fairy Emma and both Fairy Kittens :)



To create this card I used paper from the Kaisercraft Fairy Dust collection, and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sweet Lilac, as well as my Spectrum Sparkle pen!

I colored her using my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:
Skin: E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1083, 946, 1076, 935
Dress:  BG10
PC992, 905, 901, 1027
Wings:  PB99
PC1026, 934
Stars:  Y21
PC916, 1033
Kitten 1:  PB99, BG10
PC1018, 901, 1058, 1027, 935, 1051, 992, 905
Kitten 2:  PB99, V20
PC932, 956, 935, 901, 1051, 1018, 1058
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to visit all the blogs in the lineup to eligible to win the prize :)



Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Feature - Watercolor Card #5 Have a Great Day!

This is last watercolor card for the Friday Feature series, until next week when I start the watercolor pencil comparison!


I created the background for this card using, you got it...my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors once again lol.  I stamped the sentiment first and embossed it with silver embossing powder from recollections.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp, CL351.  Sorry, I don't know the name and I couldn't find it on their website.  If you know the name of this stamp, pleas let me know in the comments section and I'll add it to the post.

The sequins are from my stash, and the ribbons are from my local Dollarama, lol.  I can be a very thrifty shopper :)

So, that is the last of the easy but effective watercolor cards, but next Friday I will be starting a five week series on watercolor pencil comparisons.  I am looking forward to showing you what I have created, I hope you are looking forward to seeing them!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Queen of Hearts with Paper Nest Dolls :)

Hello everyone, it's challenge time again at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog!

I have created a card for you today using the fun rubber stamp image "Queen of Hearts Ellie":






Isn't she fun?

I created this card using paper from the Cosmo Cricket "Baby Jane" collection, as well some ribbon and bling from my stash.  The sentiment is from JoyClair's "You and Me" sentiments stamp set.

I colored her using my Copics and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1081
Hair:  E31
PC941, 947, 948
Clothes:  C1, R22, BG10
PC1065, 923, 1060, 905, 1067, 992, 937, 1027, 925

You can find this sweet stamp and many more in the Paper Nest Dolls online shop :)  Check soon for more inspiration from our talented design team, and don't forget to join in the challenge!  The theme is always Anything Goes!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Feature-Watercolor Card #4 I Freakin' Love You :)

The Friday Feature this week is watercolor card #4 using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors :)


I love how bright and cheerful this card turned out, and the sentiment from Stampin' Up, called Yippee Skippee, was just perfect!

I embossed the sentiment with Copper embossing powder from Recollections (Yes, Michaels again haha) and created the background with my Kuretake watercolors in yellow, orange and red.
The ribbon is from May Arts.

The last Watercolor card comes next week!  And after that, get ready for a watercolor pencil comparison.  Each week for five weeks I'll be creating a card using a different brand of watercolor pencils and giving you my thoughts on each brand :)  See you soon!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fluffy on the Lily with Whimsy/Wee Stamps and Quick Creations

See, I told you last week was a hint of this week's project lol.  This is "Fluffy on the Lily" by Whimsy/Wee Stamps lol.

Noelle has both of the 'fluffies' in her shop at Quick Creations :)


To complete this project I used paper from the Bo Bunny "Soiree" collection, the Lawn Fawn "Flutterby" stamp set and flowers from the Petaloo "Burlap Blooms" set.  I also used the CC Designs "Vine" die and some enamel dots from both the CC Designs "Snowy Day" and Prima Marketing "Everyday Vintage" collections.


I colored this fluffy with my Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Fluffy:  PB199, R11
PC1084, 1082, 948
Flowers:  R11, YG13
PC924, 923, 925, 913, 912, 911
Background:  C1, C3
PC1060, 1065

You can find all of the linked products in the online shop at Quick Creations.  Come back soon for more fun inspiration for Noelle at Quick Creations :)


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Miss Anya #1 with Quick Creations :)

I have decided to start a new feature on my blog, starting with today.  I am starting "Series Saturdays", where I will feature stamp sets on Saturdays where I can make more than one card from the stamp set.  However, the series may not be in order, but rest assured, they will be there, lol.

To start this new feature off, I have a tag and card set using The Greeting Farm's "Miss Anya Summer".  There are three images in this set, and this is the first one.  The other two are coming up, but not till later in the year, because next Saturday will start the "Miss Anya Spring" series, also from The Greeting Farm.

So let's get started!


To create this card, I used paper from the Bo Bunny "Soiree" collection, and some flowers, die, and sentiment stamp from my stash.

I colored her with Copics, Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor Premiere pencils in the following colors:

Skin:  E000
PC927, 939, 1029, 1081
Hair:  PB199
PC1068,1072,1074,1076,935
Clothes:  R12,R22, C1
PC939,926, 924, 937, 1052

You can find the linked products in Noelle's online shop at Quick Creations.  Hop on over and take a look, and say hello to Noelle while you're there!

See you soon with more 'Series Saturdays' posts!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Feature-Watercolor Card #3

This weeks Friday Feature is another fun watercolor card using my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I just love these watercolors, they are so smooth and the range of colors is great!


I created this card by first stamping and embossing the sentiment using the Avery Elle Brushed stamp set.  Such a great sentiment set for these types of cards.  Then I proceeded to have fun with my watercolors and created the background.  I found the sentiment didn't stand out as much as I wanted it to so I went back over with a darker color to create the focal point behind the sentiment.

I hope you are enjoying the Friday Features!  I have many more coming up for you to enjoy :)  Thanks for stopping by, next week will be watercolor card #4!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Birthday Gift Bags with Sweet Stamps

Hello everyone, I have some fun gift bags for you today for Sweet Stamps :)


I created these bags using the Framed Handwritten Words stamp set, Flower Tops Piccolos and Shades dye ink in the following colors:
Latte, Amaryllis, Forget me not, Envy, Fortune Teller, Valentine, Royal, Duchess Rose, Burgundy, and Dandelion.

You can find all of these products in the Sweet Stamps online shop :)  Don't forget to come and join in the monthly challenge!