Peace, Joy, and Mad Love holiday card, featuring Mama Elephant

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a holiday card I made using Mama Elephant stamps.

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I am a dog Mom 100%, but when I saw the Oh Kitty Tree stamp in Mama Elephant’s new release, I had to have it!  It is so cute!  I also used the snow flakes and the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s City Sidewalks set.

I will have these stamps and supplies linked below.

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To make my card, I first stamped the kitty tree image with gina k. amalgam ink onto neenah white cardstock.  Then, I colored the image with copic markers.  I didn’t keep track of all the colors I used, but I will list as many as I can remember.

110, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, W1, W00, E70, E74, YR27, Y21, E50, E21, R20, R24, R46, R39, BG02, BG05, RV21, RV04, & RV06.

After I colored all the kitties, I was undecided on how I wanted to finish my card, so I created a poll on my Instastories on whether I should fussy cut the image out (I didn’t purchase the coordinating dies), or whether I should color the background and make it a one layer card.

Going along with the majority, I decided to carefully fussy cut the image…it was really tough going around the ornaments the kitties on the edges were holding, but I managed to do it!

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Next, I decided to concentrate on the background.  First, I used an ink blending tool to get some distress ink on the background.  I used Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Spun Sugar…my favorite combo for winter skies.  Then I used Perfect Pearls shimmer spray to get some shine on the background.

Once fully dry, I used some of the snowflake stamps from the City Sidewalk set with white embossing powder to heat emboss the images.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “peace. joy. and mad love” sentiment from the City Sidewalk set and gold embossing powder to heat set the sentiment.  Then I die cut a snowy hill using the landscape trio dies.

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I put all my background elements together using some foam tape for dimension.  Then, to add an interactive element to my card, and a little bit more fun, I attached the fussy cut kitty tree to my background with an action wobbler.  I will have a video in my Instagram if you’d like to see it in action.

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I love love love how this little card came out!  It’ll be hard to let it go, LOL!

 

Here are links to a supplies used:

Mama Elephant Oh Kitty Tree stamp set:  ME, BRI

Mama Elephant City Sidewalks stamp set:  ME, BRI

Mama Elephant Landscape Trio:  ME, SSS

Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb:  SSS

Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies:  SSS

Gina K Amalgam Ink:  SSS

Copic markers: BRI

Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire:  SB

Distress Ink Salty Ocean:  SB

Distress Ink Spun Sugar:  SB

Perfect Pearls:  SB, BRI

Ranger White Embossing Powder:  SB

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder:  SB

Action Wobble Springs:  BRI

 

Happy Wednesday!

 

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December Daily 2017 flip through video

Hey friends!

I uploaded a flip through video of my December Daily 2017!

If you have any questions, let me know!

Happy Tuesday!

 

December Daily, days 18-23, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey there friends!  Today, I am sharing days 18 – 23 of my December Daily album.  I shared most of these pages on the Hip Kit Club blog a few days ago, but I have added a few more pages here as well.

I’m still working on my album, and I am totally okay with that.  I have also decided to document all 31 days of December this year, because we have some exciting things going on that I want to document & remember.

I have been using the gold album, along with the Hip Kit Club December Documented Kit, and the November 2017 Main Kit, Cardstock KitEmbellishment Kit, and Project Life Kit.  I have also added in a few products from the Hip Kit Club December Kits: Embellishment Kit, Main Kit, and Project Life Kit.

Day 18 story: around the house.  I always like to do a spread about some new things I have in the house.  I like to keep adding Christmas decor to my collection little by little every year.  This year, my sister made me a red plaid throw pillow, I bought a few bottle brush trees, and I made some Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments.  I also documented my new ornaments on this page.  I get a couple new ornaments every year, and I like to document that as well!

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Day 19 story: my daughter ended up having to stay home from school, and I also took a few photos of Ruby for our bow brand rep.

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Day 20 story: giving.  We put together Christmas gifts for the teachers.  The girls each colored some reindeer (stamps are by Mama Elephant), and we made tags to add to the teacher gifts. E also came home from school bearing gifts for the whole family.  They had an economics fair at her school, and she got to spend $5.00.

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Day 21 stories: E’s school party & Winter Wonderland.

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Day 22 story: gingerbread houses.  They were so excited they got to decorate their own this year!

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Day 23 story: making cookies.

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That’s it for me!  I’ll be here chugging along with my December Daily album.  What about you?  Did you create a December Daily album?  Are you finished?  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

made with love, scrapbook layout redo

Hey friends!

Today, I’m here to share a redo layout of my layout “Made with Love.”  I confess that I am a bit of a perfectionist.  I am slowly getting some layouts made of baby girl #3.  I was putting a few layouts away in her album, and there was a layout I made about her handmade quilt.  It has always bothered me that I didn’t get the squares to line up just perfectly, and I didn’t measure right, so I ended up cutting the 4th row (to the right & on the bottom) smaller than the others.  That kind of messed up the x pattern sewing I did.

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I know it’s not very obvious in the photo, but it was to me, and it bothered me.  It was summer break, I didn’t have any assignments at that moment, and baby girl was asleep for the night, so I figured why not redo it.

Here is my redo:

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I really like how it came out.  The + cut file is this one from the justnick shop.  I used some papers from my Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather and Cute Girl 6×6 paper pads.  The alpha is American Crafts thickers.  The owl is from my favorite Mama Elephant stamp set charmed that I stamped and colored with copic markers.

I am much happier with how this layout turned out.  It is ready to go in the album!

I rarely redo layouts, but I guess I was in the crafty mood.

What to do think?  Which do you prefer?

Happy Friday friends!  TGIF!!!

 

cards for 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hey guys!

Just dropping in with a quick blog post to share the cards that I made for the 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive.  You can read about the card drive on Jennifer McGuire’s blog here.

My hands are pretty full with baby girl, so I didn’t get a chance to make that many cards this year.  I had a few things colored left over from the holiday season last year, and I have been coloring a little bit for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge, so I did manage to make 15 cards.  To see the cards I made for last year’s card drive, see my blog post here.

I will try and link to some of the supplies I used below.

Here are some iPhone pics of my cards:

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  • bear & snowman: Snow Buddies by Just Me digital stamp: etsy
  • llama: Fa La La La Llama by Just Me digital stamp: etsy
  • bows: The Ton Holiday Bows: The Ton
  • dogs & trees: Santa Paws by Memory Box: Butterfly Reflections Ink (BRI)
  • penguin, reindeer, sled & presents: Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together: BRI
  • snowmen & small houses: Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow: BRI
  • birds: Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows: BRI
  • houses: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks: Mama Elephant
  • patterned paper: My Minds Eye Comfort & Joy 6×6 paper pad: BRI
  • Tim Holtz distress inks: BRI

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Baby Girl layout

Hey guys!  I’m officially 37 weeks, and baby girl managed to stay put!  Woo hoo!

Today, I have my very first layout for baby girl #3’s album.  In all my girls’ albums, I usually start off with an ultrasound layout, and I’m continuing the tradition.  For various reasons, I had several ultrasounds during this pregnancy, so I had many pics to choose from!

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I just used some supplies that I’ve had in my stash for a while…there’s a bit of Dear Lizzy, some old studio calico, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, and my favorite Mama Elephant Charmed stamp set.  I also used the Crate Paper Little You Girl supplies that I ordered from Butterfly Reflections Ink a while ago when I found out I was having a girl.

I’m so glad I got a chance to make at least one layout before baby girl gets here!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. how cute are those Freshly Picked moccasins?!  I ordered the light gray pair before I found out the gender of the baby when they had their big sale a while back.  I think they’ll be perfect for baby girl though!

Happy Monday!

It moose be love: Mint Owl Studio

Hey guys!  I’m back with my second post for the day!

My sweet moose shaker card is featured on the mint owl studio blog today!

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I love the sweet moose image, and decided that Mr. Moose needed a girlfriend.  I stamped 2 moose images, colored them in with copic markers, and fussy cut along the stamped line.  On the second moose, I simply cut off the antlers and added some eyelashes to make a girl moose!  To differentiate her even more, I colored her slightly different as well.  It turned out super cute!

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Supplies used:

Mint Owl Studio I Moose You stamp set:  Mint Owl Studio

Mint Owl Studio hearts and kisses sequin mix:  Mint Owl Studio

Martha Stewart iridescent hearts glitter

Memento tuxedo black ink

Comic markers

Sakura white gel pen

Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies

Lawn Fawn stitched hearts stackables dies

Mama Elephant landscape trio dies

Tim Holtz distress inks in spun sugar, broken china, and chipped sapphire.

That’s it for me!  If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!  Don’t forget to check out the Mint Owl Studio shop and blog!

Happy Friday!