Friday, July 10, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ New Release!! ~ Summer Floaties

Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super fun new release from Scrapping for Less... Summer Floaties stamp set and paper pad!! Oh my cuteness... this is such an adorable set and the papers coordinate perfectly!!


So... I've been on a bit of a Slimline kick! Lol... have you tried making one yet?! They are so fun!



I love that extra bit of space to create with! I used a fun sketch from over at the Poetic Artistry blog, the current Mojo Monday #540 sketch challenge. I did make my slimline card a little bigger than the one posted for the sketch... this one is the trendy size that measures 3-1/2 x 8-1/2".


Isn't she just the cutest?! 
I had so much fun coloring her in this sweet little scene. I used the following Copic markers:

Skin / Glasses ~ E000, E01, E11, No, BV01, R00, R21
Hair ~ E34, E51, E97
Bikini / Hat ~ Y06, Y11, Y13, YG03, YG11, R14, R21, R32 
Pineapple / Drink ~ Y06, E25, YG03, YG11, YG63, N0, R0000, R14, R21, R32, YR15, YR68
Umbrella / Blanket ~R00, R21, R32, C00, C1, B00, B02
Sand / Water / Sky ~ E25, E33, BG000, BG01, B0000, B000


I wanted to jazz up the sentiment so I thought a copic colored sun would be fun! I used Y000, Y11, Y06, and Y15.


A sweet summer time slimline card! I hope you like it!



I have a little process video showing the assembling of this card. I hope you'll check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Saturday, July 4, 2020

~ Friends of Unity July 2020 Blog Hop ~

Hello there crafty friend!
First of all, Happy 4th of July!!! I hope that you all have a wonderful celebration!!
Now, let's get to some crafty fun with the Friends of Unity hop!! Today we are doing something fun and we're sharing inspiration using the Paper Piecing Technique!!!


Usually when I hear the words paper piecing I think of paper dolls... basically it's the same thing as paper dolls. We're dressing them up in cute patterned paper! But for this hop, I wanted to do something a little different!


What do you think? Hee hee!! 
I love these cute cow with polka dots! This sweet cow is from the Sassy Bessie kit and I used two paper packs for this one... the red bandanna paper is from the Down on the Farm paper pack and the black with white polka dots is from the Kraft in Color - Color paper pack, both by Doodlebug Design. 


I colored up the scene with the following Copic markers:
Cow ~ C00, C1, E0000, E000, E01, N0, N2, N4, R00, R20
Flowers ~ R0000, R14, G24, YG23, Y000, Y13, Y15
Background ~ YG0000, YG06, YG11, YG17, B0000, B000, B00


I adhered all of my layers to a True Black card front and then adhered the entire panel to a white top-fold A2 card base. I just love how this card turned out!


I decided to paper piece an entire scene for this one using dies for the background and the sweet birds from the I'm Obsessed Birdies kit. In retrospect, I think it needs a sun... or maybe clouds. I may still add those but I was running out of time and just had to call it done.


All of the papers for this one are from the Hoppy Easter paper pad by Doodlebug Design.


I did add a bit of Copic coloring to the birds with the following markers ~ YR15, YR16, R21, R32, V15, V25. I adhered all of the paper layers together and then adhered them to a white top-fold A2 card base. The tips of the grass are not glued down to I can give the card a little dimension.


And my last card is a Christmas card!! Yes, one Christmas card done for the stash! Whoohoo!!
I've been waiting very patiently for Gina Marie Design to come out with her slimline dies and they are in and mine came just in time for me to make this card!! I used the No Frills Plain Slim Line die for my base piece. I die cut that from Kraft card stock. I then adhered the grey snowflake and green with white polka dots paper to the Kraft card stock and distressed the edges. I wrapped the panel with two pieces of  May Arts Burlap Natural String and tied a double bow. 


I then die cut a Scalloped Stitched Slim Line from white card stock and adhered it to a Kraft slim line card base measuring 3-1/2 x 8-1/2". I then popped up the focal panel with foam tape and set it aside. 


I stamped the beautiful Arianna Girl kit with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored her up with the following Copic markers:
Skin ~ E0000, E000, E01, E11
Hair ~ E50, E51, E53, E55
Halo ~ YG11, G24, G46
Flowers ~ YG11, G24, R0000, R14, R46



The paper I used to paper piece Arianna Girl is The Holiday Collection by Avery Elle. There's an assortment of Holiday themed papers in this pack but I decided to go with the softer palette of colors. It looks so beautiful with the kraft! To finish off this card, I added a few sequins that I received with my KOM last month. I'm so excited to have a Christmas card done for my stash!

Be sure to hop along and check out all the creations we have to share with you... I'll be picking a winner from the comments for a fun grab bag prize!

As always, thank you SO MUCH for hopping along with us and commenting! 
I appreciate it so very much!


Let's get hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Kim








Thanks so much for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Friday, July 3, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ June 2020 FOTM Card Kit ~ Picnic Time Collection

Hello there crafty friend!
Today I'm sharing a cute card using the Picnic Time Collection from the June 2020 A Walk in the Park card kit! I shared my card for the new July Sketch Challenge just a couple of days ago and I got to thinking that when you cut your papers for this sketch you're left with such angled pieces. I thought maybe it would be fun to share a card using those leftovers. I decided to use the leftover pieces from my card that I shared during the reveal and hop. You can check out that card here... Picnic Time Collection card.


And here is what I came up with for those leftover pieces. Speaking of leftover pieces... I know that this card kit has sold out, but this paper pack is still available separately ---> Picnic Time paper pack!


I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think?


And I finally got a chance to ink up that cute ant stamp! He was so much fun to color!


I actually have two videos to share for this card...



The first video is the Copic coloring of the sweet Picnic Time Ant!



And the second video is the fussy cutting and assembling of the card. I thought I'd split these up so they'd be shorter and maybe if you're more interested in the coloring you can watch that or if you'd rather just see the fussy cutting and assembling, you can check that out! 
Well, that's it for me today!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ Sketch Challenge #6 ~ June 2020 FOTM Card Kit

Hello there crafty friends!
Today I'm sharing the July challenge for the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group!! We have another sketch challenge this month... I sure do love a good sketch!! You may recognize this sketch from the reveal of the new June 2020 FOTM Card Kit... it's included in this month's downloads of sketches! I hope you'll check it out and play along!

Before we get to the sketch and the card I created... the key to playing along with the challenge is being a member of the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group so if you aren't already a member ---> join here!! Also, please note that you don't need a blog to enter the challenge as you're adding a photo of your creation directly in the Challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation, if you'd like.

Let's check out Sketch Challenge #6...



What do you think? Another fun sketch challenge!! I can't wait to see what you all create!!



A super easy and quick card for this sketch! I can't get enough of the ephemera pieces in Collection One... I just had to make one more card using the cute pink lemonade ephemera.


The sentiment is from Collection Three: Pond Life. I thought it was perfect to pair up with the pink lemonade... I'd love to drink a pink lemonade on the patio and just relax and breathe. 
Sounds wonderful!!




Here's a little process video for this card.

This challenge will run from today, July 1st and will end July 31st at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 1st in the challenge album. Please use #sflsketchchallenge6 in any social media posts when playing along with the challenge.

And I'd like to invite you, again, to come play along with this challenge over in the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook Group! We'd love to see what you create using this fun sketch!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal




Saturday, June 27, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ June 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ A Walk in the Park



Hey let's go take a walk in the park! 
With everything going on today we can most certainly go with our families and/or friends....less than 10 people though! So, let's wander through a lovely park, have a picnic lunch, play on the slide, catch frogs by the pond, and act like monkeys on the monkey bars! Those are all the components of the kit this month! You can find how to order on the Subscription page! And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter. ~ Teresa {SFL Owner}


Welcome to the June 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit reveal and hop with the Scrapping for Less Design Team and guests!! If you're just starting hopping, we're so glad to have you join us!!
The hop starts on the Scrapping for Less blog or you can start hopping right here!

Here's a quick look at the June 2020 A Walk in the Park Card Kit...







Isn't that just the cutest kit EVER?! I mean those ants!! And the monkeys!! And I am a tad bit partial to the Pond Life set that I created to be a scene builder set... I love all the elements in that collection!! They pair so perfectly with the new Grass and Cloud Stencil in the Banana Split subscription!!
Well, enough chatter from me... lol... let's check out the cards I created and get to hopping!



Collection One: Picnic Time
So... back to what I said a minute ago about these ants! The cutest ants ever!! Am I right?! And I didn't even ink up the ants in the stamp set yet... but I can't wait to! I used the sketch for our July 2020 Sketch challenge that will begin in just a few days. I hope that you'll stop by the Scrapping for Less: Show & Share Facebook group and check out our challenges... so much fun!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Stampers Select White Card Stock (card base)



Collection Two: Let's Hang Out
My second card is a 5" square card featuring the adorable monkeys from the Let's Hang Out stamp set. I had fun coloring up a simple scene for these monkeys to play in. I even used the Nuvo drops from the Banana Split subscription to make a couple of flowers. 

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copic markers ~ W00, W1, W2, W4, W5, N0, N2, N5, B000, B00, YG0000, YG11, YG13, YG17
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Stampers Select White Card Stock (card base)



Collection Three: Pond Life
My third card features the sweet scene building set that I had the privilege to design!! So many possibilities with this stamp set and the papers in this collection are gorgeous!! Such an amazing mix of colors and designs!! I love them!! 

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copic markers ~ YG11, YG13, YG63, B00, B02, C1 (frog); B0000, BG000, BG01, BG72 (pond); E55, E57, E59, N0, N4 (bench); YG03, YG11, YG17 (grass); E30, E33, E37 (dirt); B0000 (sky); YG0000, YG03, YG25, E11, E13, E50 (cattails)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Stampers Select White Card Stock (card base)

I also have a process video for this card sharing my coloring and assembling of this card. You can check it out here...







Collection Four: On the Playground
And my fourth card using the On the Playground stamp set and papers... how cute is that slide?! I know... I keep gushing with each collection! I can't help myself. Teresa has seriously knocked this kit out of the park! It's awesome!!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copic markers ~ YR0000, YR12, YR15, YR16, V000, V04, V15 (slide); 
YG11, G000, G24 (grass); B0000, B000, B00 (sky)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Stampers Select White Card Stock (card base)


Before you start hopping be sure to go grab your kit before they are all gone... June 2020 A Walk in the Park Card Kit! There's only a few available!!

That's it for me this time! Your next stop on the hop is Beth

Don't forget to head back over to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Friday, June 26, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ June 2020 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Sneak Peek

Hello there crafty friend!
I'm here with one last sneak peek from the new June 2020 Flavor of the Month card kit called A Walk in the Park. This is such a cute kit full of critters and more fabulous papers!! Of course, there's also lots of embellishments... including the adorable Picnic Time ephemera that I used for my card today!



Isn't that ant just the cutest?! I love how it's just chilling out on the watermelon... so fun!
I used the wonderful Mojo Monday sketch #539 for my card from the Poetic Artistry blog... I love Julee's sketches!! There's a couple more days to play along if you'd like to check it out.





I have more information about my card and the products I used on my process video. You can check out my Sneak Peek video here...




The last two card kits have sold out quickly so be sure to sign up for yours before they are all gone! And I hope to see you tonight at midnight EST for our blog hop and reveal of the entire June 2020 A Walk in the Park card kit!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal




Friday, June 19, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ Easy Peasy Collection ~ Squeeze the Day!

Hello there crafty friend!
I'm back with one more look at the May 2020 Let's Encourage One Another card kit! Today, I'm sharing more inspiration using the gorgeous Easy Peasy Collection! Let's get right to it!



My first card is my absolute favorite! I love the colors and the simple design... those beautiful lemon blossoms are just the right touch for such a delicate combination of papers!
I used the following Copic Markers to color the lemon blossoms ~ C00, C1, Y11, Y03, Y13, YR0000, YR01.



I have been itching to make one of these beautiful lemons into a lime and I just had to pair it with this gorgeous green patterned paper. The photo makes my coloring appear to be a bit brighter, but in person it coordinates very nicely. I used the following Copic Markers to color these images:

Lemon ~ Y000, Y11, Y13, YG0000, YG11, G82
Lime ~ YG0000, YG03, YG11, YG63, G82 



My third and final card features one of the gorgeous lemon patterned papers in the collection... I love the colors in these papers!! It just screams summer to me! Again, the photo makes my coloring on this one also looks a bit bright, but in person it's toned down. I used the same Copic markers for this last card but I kept the leaves lighter. You may also see a similarity to the card I created for my sneak peek of the Let's Encourage One Another card kit... I flipped the stitched die cut card stock pieces for a different design. You can check out my sneak peek card here... Easy Peasy Sneak Peek card.




Here's a video sharing the coloring of the lemon from my second card and the finishing touches of assembling these cards. I hope you'll check it out!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal