Saturday, August 31, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ August 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Exotic Animals


Who doesn’t like critters? 
One of my most favorite type of cards to make are cute little critter cards. Well, this month we have some fantastic cute critters as exotic animals! Join in the hop and see what wonderful inspiration our design team and guest designers have brought to you today. You will find this month’s selections on the Subscription page. Lots of extra goodies, as well, on the A La Carte page. After hopping, head on back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter. ~ Teresa, SFL Co-Owner


If you are just starting hopping, we're so glad to have you join us! 
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Here's a quick look at the August 2019 Exotic Animals card kit...







Isn't that card kit just the cutest?!!?! 
I love the cute stamps this month and the papers are absolutely amazing!! 
Let's get to the cards I created, shall we?!


Collection One: Always Changing
The first collection has a wonderful color scheme in the papers... almost an Autumn feel to them... and I absolutely love them!! I especially love the argyle papers and so they were my first choice for this card. I trimmed and layered my patterned papers onto Blu Raspberry card stock. I cut the brown cord into 6 pieces and adhered it to the center of the panel and the back of the panel using tape. I then adhered it to the card using liquid glue. I set that aside and stamped the chameleon and branch on a piece of white card stock. I wanted to make my branch into a tree so I stamped it upright and stamped a bunch of leaves around the top. I colored the images and added some grass. The Banana Split subscription has a random color of mini distress ink cube included in the kit... and I received the Broken China distress ink cube and used that to blend my sky. I then die cut my little scene with an oval stitched die and popped it up on the card. I stamped the sentiment with the Broken China distress ink and then die cut with a banner die and also popped it up on the card. To finish off the card, I added a few sequins. I think this turned out pretty cute and how fun is that branch as a small tree?!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ BG0000, BG11, BG23, YG0000, YG11, YG23, E55, E57, E59
Distress Inks ~ Twisted Citron, Shabby Shutters
Taylored Expressions Oval Stacklets die
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die



Collection Two: Slowly and Slothly
Oh my goodness... these sloths are so adorable I just couldn't help but make two cards with them!!
I kept the designs very similar just changing up the papers and the stamped images. So cute! I stamped the sloths on small square pieces of white card stock and then colored them in using copic markers. I then stamped the sloths again on post it notes and fussy cut them to use as masks. I then blended some Broken China distress ink for my sky background. I mat the main images on another square piece of white card stock and then popped them up on the cards. I stamped the sentiments, trimmed them down, and adhered them to the card. Included in this collection is a leaf die so my finishing touches for these are those cute leaves... I die cut them from the Limeade card stock and added some veins to the leaves with a couple of copic markers. I gave the leaves a little bit of dimension by folding them in the middle and then I adhered the leaves to the tops of the branches and then added a green rhinestone from the collection.

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ Sloth in Thanks card ~ E000, E21, E23, E25, E55, E59, R20; Sloth in Hugs card ~ W00, W1, W3, W4, R20; Tree Branch/Leaf Veins ~ E55, E57, E59, YG11, YG23
Taylored Expressions Rectangle Stacklets die
My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX



Collection Three: In the Desert
For me, the third collection in the kit has more of a masculine feel to it with the neutral shades and geometric designs in the papers so I decided to make a couple birthday cards using this collection. I just happened to need one for my nephew and my son's birthdays, so the timing was perfect! I cut my patterned papers and mat them on the Chocolate card stock. I adhered all of my layers to a Chocolate card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" and then adhered those to a white card base using white card stock from my supplies. I then stamped the meerkat and sentiments using my Stamp Platform. I die cut them out and got to coloring. I kept the colors simple, and just grounded the meerkats with some green grass. I used the gold brads in the collection to finish off my first card. And for my second card, I used a little bit of the Mustard colored doily with a few sequins. By keeping the embellishments simple, I kept the cards masculine... even with a tiny bit of doily!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ Meerkat card #1 ~ E00, E34, E37, E95, E99; Meerkat card #2 ~ W00, W1, W3, E34, E37 ; Ground ~ YG11, YG23
My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX


Collection Four: Bird Talk
Now this last collection is my absolute favorite of them all... the papers in the collection are so gorgeous!!! The colors are so vibrant and then there's these gorgeous splatters of gold!! Love it!! If you saw my Sneak Peek post of the card kit, then you've already read about my obsession with these papers!! In fact, I didn't want to cut into them... lol... but alas, I did!! You can be sure that I'll be ordering some more though from the A La Carte tab on the Scrapping for Less website!! Enough with my gushing... back to my pretty card!! Another fun thing in this month's kit is the glitter papers that are included... I couldn't help but use the gold glittered paper for this card! I layered it on a Limeade card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" and then layered that on a white card base. I cut two strips of the pretty patterned paper and then die cut a stitched oval from white card stock.


 I stamped the branch directly on the die cut oval and colored it. I then stamped the parrot on a scrap of white card stock, colored it in, and then fussy cut it out. I popped it up on the oval piece and then popped up the oval piece on the card. I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a banner die. I then die cut a slightly larger banner from the gold glitter paper. I adhered the layers and then popped them up on the card. To finish this one off, I added a few pretty sequins. 
I just love how this card turned out!!

Supplies used (not found in the kit):
Copics ~ Parrot ~ B00, B24, B28, R000, R11, R14, R27, Y000, Y06, Y11, Y15, YG11E000, E53, NB1, N3, N5, N7; Branch/Leaves ~ E55, E57, E59, YG03, YG13, G07
Taylored Expressions Stitched Oval Stacklets
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner dies


I sure hope you've enjoyed my cards today!
Your next stop on the hop is... Lynnea


Be sure to head back over to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter once you've finished hopping!


Thank you friends for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ August 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit ~ Sneak Peek

Hello there crafty friends!
Today, I'm sharing a sneak peek of the new August 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit... and I hope that you are prepared for another amazing card kit!! I am always in awe of the fabulous kits that Kim and Teresa put together for us to create with... so awesome!


One of my favorite collections in this month's card kit includes this fabulous bird stamp and let me tell you... the papers in this gorgeous kit are Drop. Dead. Gorgeous!! I literally didn't want to cut into them... lol... so I opted to use these beautiful foiled tags and a few other embellishments from the kit!! I did, however, cut into the papers and you'll see what I created on Saturday when the kit is revealed and our hop is live!!!! Eeeep!! You're going to love it!!


Back to these beautiful tags though... I had so much fun coloring this bird!! I stamped the bird twice on each tag and then again on scrap pieces of white card stock. I used the following copics for this tag ~ B0000, B00, B14, B24, YR0000, YR21, YR24, E0000, E00, E41, E43. 


I also added some white gel pen to the eyes. I fussy cut the birds out and colored the edges of the fussy cut birds black with my Memento tuxedo black marker and then I adhered them to the tags. For the pink bird I used the following copic markers ~ RV0000, RV10, RV63, YR0000, YR21, YR24, E0000, E000, E41, E43.


 I stamped the sentiment from the same collection omitting a portion of the sentiment (you can see a tiny bit of the omitted sentiment on the pink tag, but I'll clean that up later with a sand eraser). I then added a strip of pretty gold glitter paper and then adhered the paper flowers. My final touch is some gold organza ribbon and twine jute... both from my stash (not included in the kit). Love how these turned out and I sure hope you've liked them too!

Be sure to use the hashtag #SFLFOTMexoticanimals when posting your creations using the new August 2019 Flavor of the Month card kit!! I can't wait to see your creations using this month's kit!!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ Hero Arts ~ Fennec the Fox

Hello there crafty friends! 
Today I'm sharing another card using the fabulous Fennec the Fox by Hero Arts... paired again with the awesome Kraft & Gold cardstock stack by DCWV!! I am loving this gorgeous desert inspired set and I just can't help but use the kraft papers... it's a perfect pairing of product!! Say that five times fast!! Lol!


My card design was inspired by a Sketch Saturday sketch from a couple of weeks ago and even though I'd miss the deadline to enter my card in the challenge, I still had to play with this sketch! I trimmed the polka dot foil kraft paper to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" and adhered it a Vintage Cream A2 card base. I then trimmed a piece of Vintage Cream card stock down to 4 x 5-1/4" and then ran it through my Big Shot with an oval die. I set those aside and then stamped and colored my images.


I used the following Copic markers:
Fox ~ E0000, E000, E95, E97, E99, R00
Cactus/Flowers ~ YR09, YR15, YR21, R17, R27, Y06, YG00, YG03, YG63
Ground ~ E23, E25


How awesome is that foil shining in the background?! Such amazing paper!!


Next, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of kraft card stock from the Kraft & Gold cardstock stack with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine white embossing powder. I die cut it with my favorite Everyday Sentiment Banner die by Lawn Fawn.


To finish off my card, I adhered my fussy cut images to the Vintage Cream layer and then I popped up the entire piece on the card using foam squares. I love the dimension the popped up layer gives to the card! The foxes in this beautiful set are so fun to color! I sure hope you've enjoyed my card today!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ Lawn Fawn ~ Critters Down Under

 Hello there crafty friends!
 I'm here today with a sweet baby card using the adorable Critters Down Under stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I couldn't resist also using the Kraft & Gold cardstock stack from DCWV again... love these papers!!


My card design today uses the fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday Sketch challenge 520... only I turned the sketch on the side and moved the sentiment up to make my design work. I do love a good sketch! And this one was perfect for my card today! 




Along with the fun Kraft & Gold papers I used the Fall Breeze papers from Photo Play... they coordinated beautifully! Since I knew I was doing a baby card, I chose the foiled hearts paper to adhere to my card base. I then used the Fall Breeze patterned papers and mat them on Lost Lagoon card stock from my stash. I die cut a cross stitched circle using the Large Cross Stitched Circle dies from Lawn Fawn and built my scene of stamped and colored images on the circle.


Here's a close up of the little scene I created. I used the following Copic markers for my card:
Platypus ~ BG000, BG70, BG72, BG75, YR15, YR16, YR21, E55, E57
Tree ~ E55, E57, E59, YG11, G24, G99
Egg ~ YR21, YR30, BG72, BG75

I had so much for with this sketch that I decided to do a second card...


This time I kept the sketch upright and used the sweet Koala Doodlepop for my focal image. I used Dark Chocolate and New Leaf card stock for my layers and of course, I had to use a bit more of the fabulous Kraft & Gold papers!! The sentiment is actually from the Critters Down Under set, however, it actually says 'hoppy birthday' so I changed the 'o' into an 'a' just using my Memento tuxedo black marker. Easy peasy!!


In the close up photo you can really see that beautiful shine in the gold foil stripes of the paper! Love it! Well, that's it for me today... I sure hope that you've enjoyed my cards for today!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal



Thursday, August 15, 2019

Unity Stamp Company ~ Uniquely Unity ~ Goodness of Life

Hi there crafty friends!!
I'm excited to share my card today... one of my favorite things about Unity Stamp Company is the gorgeous stamps that they have in their memberships. The card I'm sharing today is from the Uniquely Unity membership. It's called the Goodness of Life... and it's just perfect for birthday cards!


Isn't she just beautiful?! I love that sentiment too! It's perfect!


 I colored my stamped image using several Copic markers... here's a list:
Skin ~ E000, E00, E21
Hair ~ E55, E57, E59
Clothes/Jewelry ~ R00, R01, N0, BG11, Colorless Blender
Pink Champagne/Bottle ~ RV0000, RV10, N0, N3
Cake ~ R00, R01, R30, N0, Y11, BV000, BV02
Presents ~ RV0000, RV10, R00, R01, R12, R32, R43, Y000, Y11, BG11, BG23, N0, BV000, BV02
Ground/Outline ~ BV000, B0000


Once I was happy with my coloring, I die cut the panel with the stitched rectangle die from the Blueprints 20 dies by My Favorite Things. I then mat it with a piece of vellum cardstock and die cut some Melon Berry card stock with the scalloped rectangle die. I adhered the panel to the scalloped rectangle layer and then adhered the entire piece to a white card base. To finish off the card, I added a few enamel dots from the Practically Perfect Enamel Dots by Carta Bella... they were perfect for this card *wink wink*!! That's it for my card today!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Monday, August 12, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Petals for the Pittman's ~ Merry Christmas

Hey there crafty friends!
I'm back with another wonderful Christmas card... I think I'm a little obsessed this year!! Lol... but I'm pretty happy with the stack of Christmas cards I have in my stash! I can't believe that I'm actually ahead *knock on wood*... I don't want to jinx my progress!!


Today's card is using one of the fabulous digi images available in the Petals For The Pittman's Set One. If you're not familiar with the fundraiser going on right now, I invite you to check out the Polka Dot Orchard blog... there's lots of information there, as well as the link to play along with the Linky Party!  Just create something with a floral theme and link up for your chance to win one of the many prizes that have been donated for this wonderful cause! 
But hurry... time is running out!!


I have a serious love of poinsettias!! I particularly love the pink and white ones... they are so beautiful! I knew when I saw the poinsettia in the Petals For The Pittman's Set One, that I just had to make a card using this set!! It was such a fun flower to color too. I started by resizing and combining three of the poinsettias in a Word Document. I also inserted and resized the sentiment from the Magic of Christmas digi set. I printed off my images and got to coloring. I used the following Copic markers ~ R0000, R81, R85, YG03, YG11, YG63, Y13, Y15, and Y35.


I also added some Sakura clear gelly roll pen to the center of the flowers for a little bit of glittery goodness! I hope you can see some of the shine in this picture.


Once my flowers were all done, I decided not to just die cut them with a stitched rectangle die which was my original plan. I couldn't cut into all those pretty leaves that I just colored! So, instead I laid down my die and traced around it with a pencil and then I fussy cut it. Turns out it was a little too big! LOL So, I used a ruler and trimmed it down some more being sure to cut around the leaves. I was planning on leaving it to where my card base could be 4-3/4 x 6" but I don't actually have any 12 x 12 card stock left in my stash to make that size of a card. I probably could have pieced together a card but decided against it and just downsized my card to an A2 size with the leaves sticking out on the edges. I do have a few extra large envelopes so I can still make this work... just as a side note, this is one of those cards that I would hand deliver or send in a package with gifts. No plans to pay extra on postage for this one! I mat my focal piece with True Black card stock and then set it aside. I adhered a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright patterned paper by My Favorite Things to a white card base. I then popped up my focal piece using foam tape. To finish off my card I added a few black enamel dots. Done and I am loving it!! I sure hope you like it too!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ Hero Arts ~ Fennec the Fox

Hello there crafty friends! 
Today I'm sharing a fun CAS card using the sweet Fennec the Fox stamp set by Hero Arts! 


How sweet is that face?! I just love that little grin! This was such a fun stamp to color! I kept the coloring on the fox pretty simple but used a good handful for the little flowers. 
I used the following Copic markers on this card:
Fox ~ E0000, E000, E21, R00
Flowers ~ V0000, V06, V09, V12, Y06, YR21, YG00, YG03, YG63 


My design was inspired by a challenge in a Facebook group that I am a member in called Paper Craft Artist. I just loved the CAS sketch and have been itching to play along. Once my images were colored, I fussy cut them out and touched up the edges with my Memento tuxedo black marker. I set them aside and grabbed the Kraft & Gold cardstock stack by DCWV. I just had to pair this sweet grinning fox with the heart papers... too cute together!!


I used the solid kraft paper for my base layer that I adhered to a A2 Vintage Cream card base and then I added a layer of Vintage Cream card stock measuring 4-1/8 x 5-3/8". I die cut the heart foiled paper using a standard circle die and adhered it to my card. 


I wanted to add some more purple into the card so I trimmed a 1/4" strip of Elegant Eggplant card stock (for some reason it looks darker in the photos but it coordinates well with the purple flowers) and adhered it to the card, trimming off the excess on either side. I then popped up the happy fox using foam squares and adhered the flowers using a liquid glue. To finish off the card, I pulled out my Stamp Platform and I stamped the 'Hello' sentiment using Memento tuxedo black ink. I used my Stamp Platform so ensure that I got a nice crisp inked up sentiment... couldn't take any chances with my CAS design! I sure love how this turned out!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


Friday, August 9, 2019

Unity Stamp Company ~ August 2019 Kit of the Month ~ Warm & Cozy

Hello there crafty friends!
Today, I am sharing a fall themed card using stamps from the new August 2019 Kit of the Month called Warm & Cozy... I am loving all the beautiful stamps in this month's kit!! I'm also playing along with the Sketch Saturday sketch which inspired my card design for today! I love a great sketch and couldn't pass this one up!


I started by die cutting my pretty patterned papers... these are the Fall Breeze papers by Photo Play and I just love the rich beautiful colors in this paper pad. I'm especially drawn to the teal blue in the background of this paper so I had to use this paper for my background. I also wanted to use the dark brown paper that's on the other side of this patterned paper so I trimmed my paper down to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" and then centered my stitched rectangle die on the teal blue side of the paper. I ran it through my big shot and then I flipped over the outer edge of the paper and bam... the best of both worlds! I get to use both sides of the paper! I adhered them to a scrap piece of cheap white card stock that was slightly larger just so I could make sure to get the die cut and the negative lined up just right. I then trimmed off the excess around the edges and adhered this layer to a white card base. I trimmed my striped patterned paper and adhered it to the card and then set it aside.


I've had this beautiful image sitting on my desk just waiting for an opportunity to color and I had fun using some rich browns and cream colors! Here's a list of the Copic colors I used:
Nut ~ E21, E23, E25 (bottom/stem), E55, E57, E59 (top)
Flowers ~ YR30, YR31, E0000, E81, Y000, Y13, Y17
Leaves ~ YG11, G24, G99


I die cut a circle from the brown patterned paper and a slightly smaller circle from white card stock. I adhered them together and then trimmed down the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment and focal image to the die cut circle and then I popped the entire piece up on the card. To finish off this card, I added a tiny enamel dot.


If you're interested in a fun weekly challenge, check out the Sketch Saturday blog!! An awesome challenge blog filled with inspiration! The current challenge is almost over, but you can check it out here ---> Sketch Saturday #575.

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Petals for the Pittman's ~ Meant to Fly!

Hi there crafty friends!
I couldn't help but make another card using one of the fabulous digi images from the Petals For The Pittman's digi set.... this one is actually from the Mini Set that is available. 
You can check it out here ---> Petals For The Pittman's Mini Set.


If you'd like to find out more about the Fundraiser, you can check out the main post on the Polka Dot Orchard Blog, as well as the link to play along with the Linky Party!  Just create something with a floral theme and link up for your chance to win! But hurry... time is running out!!


So, as I had mentioned above... my card today features the lovely image included in the Petals For The Pittman's Mini Set. And I paired it up with one of the sentiments also included in the set. I combined both images in a Word Document and printed them off.


 I then colored the image with the following Copic markers:
Flower ~ YR09, YR15, YR31 (petals), Y000, Y15, Y17, Y35, E37, E97, YR27 (center), 
YG11, G07, G24 (stem)
Butterfly ~ B0000, B000, BV02, V04


You may have noticed I used a lot of colors for the center of the flower... lol... I kept wanting to go darker around the edges so... it took a few tries. Just keeping it real! Anywho, once the image was colored I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and then mat it with True Black card stock. I used some scrap papers from American Crafts Shimelle Collection and adhered them to a white card base. I wrapped a pretty white satin ribbon around the card and tied a bow. I then popped up the focal piece using foam tape and called this card Done! I just love the rainbow of colors on my card... wasn't planned that way, I assure you!

There's just a few more days to play along with the Linky Party over at Polka Dot Orchard!! Go check it out and play along if you can!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal




Thursday, August 8, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Petals for the Pittman's ~ Magical Day

Hello there crafty friends!
Today I am sharing a pretty card using a fun digi image from the Petals for the Pittman's Set Two. Have you had a chance yet to check out these amazing and huge digi sets?! They are only available for a short time so be sure to get yours while you can!! And they are for an amazing cause... if you aren't familiar with the fundraiser going on please check out this link ---> Petals For The Pittman's.


I just adore this fun sketched flower from the Petals For The Pittman's Set Two... 
I love the sketch feel to the design and the mixed media feel with the text, splatter, and torn paper elements in the image.


To start I colored the image pretty simply with the following Copic markers ~ BV00, BV13, BV17, Y000, Y15, Y17, YG11, G24, and B000. I wanted a simple design to showcase this sweet image but also wanted to stick with the mixed media feel so I die cut the image with a rounded corner rectangle die but then I decided to use another die to make it look like it was a page from a notebook. I then decided to tear the bottom portion of the paper and to blend a little Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges.


I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the Simple Stories Travel Notes 6 x 8" paper pad to the bottom of the focal image and then set it aside. I grabbed another Simple Stories paper pad called Crafty Girl and found a cute background paper to use. I die cut it with a large rounded corner rectangle die and adhered it a True Black card base.


I applied some glue to the center of my card and looped around some metallic black thread making sure that the loops were large enough to stick out from behind my focal piece. I then popped up my focal piece and added a few enamel dots in white and black to finish it off.

That's it for me today! Please be sure to go check out the details for this digi set... not only is it for an amazing cause... helping another crafty friend and her husband, but it's really an amazing set of digi images for a great price!! Oh, and I almost forgot about the Linky Party... just create something with a floral theme and link up for your chance to win! But hurry... time is running out!!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Saturday, August 3, 2019

~ Friends of Unity August Blog Hop ~

Hello there crafty friends!!
Our hop this month is all about friends... of the furry variety!! Lol! Such a fun cue and Unity Stamp Company has a huge variety of animal stamps! So many to choose from!


One of my favorite lines of stamps available at Unity are the adorable Cuddlebug stamps designed by the wonderful Tierra Jackson. And it just so happened that I was needing a baby card so I grabbed the adorable Cuddlebug Fox and some Canson XL watercolor paper and got to watercoloring!


I had already picked out my papers ahead of time... the Little Adventurer paper pad by Pink Paislee. I just love that little fox in the paper (can you see him peeking from the right side?) so I decided to go with the Cuddlebug Fox though there are so many different Cuddlebugs to chose from that would have been just as cute... a bunny, a raccoon, a teddy bear, and an elephant.


It had been awhile since I had done any watercoloring. I need to do more... I'm rusty! I usually heat emboss my image to keep the watercoloring contained and I forgot my own tip and the little fox got a little messy, but he's still pretty cute! Once he was dry, I die cut him with a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 24 and then I mat it with Spring Rain card stock and then fussy cut around it. I trimmed my patterned papers and adhered them to a Spring Rain card base. I then stamped the sentiment from Bundle Congrats that says "Congratulation on your new little bundle"... isn't that the cutest!?! Perfect for my card! To finish off the card I added a Spring Rain button with some white baker's twine. A cute card for an adorable new baby boy!!!


Now onto my second card... yup... I'm still working on Christmas cards! Why not?! It's been so hot the last week I've been dreaming of cooler temps and this cute Winter Bunny Cuddlebug was the perfect stamp to get me thinking about cooler days ahead. For this card I started by coloring the sweet bunny with Copic markers and then I was lucky enough to match it with the gorgeous Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright paper pad by My Favorite Things! And then it was fun finding the right card stock to coordinate but thank goodness for my hoarding tendencies because Cool Caribbean was the perfect blue!! Anyone else hoard that retired Stampin' Up! color?! Lol! I also chose Lavender Moon (PTI) which looks a bit more purple in the pictures here but in person it's perfect! The card needed a little something to give it that wintry feel and some die cut snowflakes were the perfect touch. I used Simon Says Stamp Rina Snowflake... such a cute snowflake! I adhered all my layers to a white card base and the popped up my winter bunny and the sentiment. Done!

Here's a list of the Supplies I used that weren't mentioned above:
Copics ~ W00, W1, W3, R000, R20 (bunny), C00, C1, R81, R85 (clothes), 
BG11, BG23, V06 (gift)
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Taylored Expression Stitched Oval Stacklets
Sakura Clear Gelly Roll pen (sparkle on the snow)


Here's a close up photo of the sweet bunny! I just adore this stamp!
I'm linking up my Winter Bunny Cuddlebug card to the fabulous Mojo Monday Sketch challenge that inspired my card design! Love a fabulous sketch challenge and Julee Tilman has some of the best sketches!!



Now, I heard a rumor that there's some giveaways along our hop... just kidding! There's always giveaways!! In fact, I have two duplicates that I've discovered this week so I'll be picking two lucky winners and I'll announce them during next month's hop! Be sure to check out all the fabulous creations along the hop and comment on each blog for a chance to win!! As always, I'm super thankful for your support of our little hop!

Let's get to the hopping...

Crystal <--- you're here

up next ---> Eileen









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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal