Friday, January 31, 2014

Therapy continues: More from Doodlie-do

So I mentioned I was playing with Copics and a new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Doodlie-do. I have two more cards to share with you today.

Here's the Blue & White version.
I used Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening and Spring Rain cardstocks and stamped the images as well as the sentiment in Enchanted Evening ink. I used B21 & B95 Copics.

 Next is the Blue-Yellow-Green version
I kinda like the way this one came out too
Again I stamped the images and sentiment in Papertrey Ink's Enchanted Evening ink and the  cardstock is Spring Rain. The Copic markers I used were B21, B95, YG63, and Y21

The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink mini stamp set named Happy For You.

I am sure I'll be making a bunch more cards with Doodlie-do.
That's all for today - have a good one!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Better than therapy

I recently purchased a stamp set from Papertrey Ink named Doodlie-do. And I have been playing with these stamps over the course of the last few days. Along with some Copic markers. And I swear it's better than therapy. Just sitting here, coloring, I feel so happy, calm and peaceful. And I wonder why am I not doing this everyday? If only right? However, when I can squeeze in the time it is just what the doctor ordered.
I stamped the flower image on white cardstock using Papertrey's Melon Berry Ink and colored it with Copics R11 and R20. The card base is Papertrey's Soft Stone cardstock which I also used for the sentiment matting. And you may be able to see I colored in the dots (on the flower image with the sentiment) with a white Gelly Roll pen.
I was having such a good time I stamped out more images from the set so I could begin coloring them when time allowed. Well lets just say I made time LOL! I'll post them in another day or so.
Hope you're staying warm wherever you are. I'm kinda tired of the cold already. When I was heading out to work this morning at 6:45 the temp was 14 but - with the windchill -1. Yeah. I have had enough.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Merci Hearts (Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge January)

I needed a thank you card  - for a most wonderful Aunt-In-Law (is that a word?). My husband's Aunt. An amazing woman.
And I thought she'd like these hearts - from the Happy Hearts stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I also used the coordinating Coverplate:Hearts die to cut out those hearts. So cute. The sentiment is from PTI as well - Think Big Favorites #3.
Thanks for stopping by - happy Friday!
Editing to add I'm entering this one in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop January challenge.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy Birthday with Ruby Reprise

Doubtful the recipient has received her card yet (dreaded snowstorm may've delayed the mailman)  but I'm going to post this regardless. Happy Birthday Michele! 
I sat down to make this card and had some lovely inspiration in mind when I did - check out this card by Betsy Veldman. I just loved how she used that tiny little flower stamp from Ruby Reprise (a wonderful little freebie stamp set from Papertrey Ink.)That little flower just dancing across the card. Kinda makes me think of twinkling lights. Anyhow...
 I stamped the flower all over my card in two colors (PTI Fresh Snow and SU! Lovely Lilac - which i think is retired? i have my reinker thank goodness!)  The sentiment is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and you'll note I continued stamping the little flower in the sentiment banner area only this time I used PTI's Fine Linen. The cardstock used is PTI Fine Linen, Winter Wisteria and Royal Velvet. I topped the whole thing off with a little grosgrain ribbon at the top and a button tied with some embroidery thread.
Okay that's it for today. I do have another card I'll be posting soon. I know... two cards in a week - I think... I think I'm back :-)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Thank you for

stopping back - I finally got to making something ;-)
I received a pair of slippers for Christmas. Now perhaps you're thinking - well.... isn't that special. But truly it was! I got just what I wanted and now I have warm tootsies. So I had to send my sister-in-law a thank you. (on my husband's side of the family we draw names for Christmas gifting - it's a big family.) I couldn't quite think of what kind of card to make. I think I'm just rusty LOL and then it came to me I could just draw those slippers - and that's what I did. Used a Pitt pen, Prismacolor pencil and a Copic marker. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Giga Guidelines.
Okay that's all for today. Have a good one

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!

I promised myself I'd post on New Year's Day... and I'm just squeakin by. 2013 wasn't the best of  years and I am truly hoping that 2014 will be a very Happy New Year. I know I've been gone from the blog for many months now. Unavoidable. I've been taking care of business. Unhappy business. And there is still some residual business to be tended to but I wanted to check in and say hi. I'll be back posting soon.