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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Make It Crafty Guest Designer: Mermaid Viviane

Hello! I can't believe that September is almost over! It has been so much fun being a guest designer here at Make It Crafty! I would like to thank Zoe and her team for having me and for being patient with my, ehem, punctuality issues. Lol  I only have one more post after today and then I say farewell. Where does the time go, right?

I have loved this mermaid since I first laid eyes on her and was happy to finally have a chance to color her! Her name is Mermaid Viviane and she is, of course, colored with Copics. I cut her with Double Stitched Square die from La-La Land Crafts and layered that on my card along with a few other LLLC dies.  Here I've used Waves Border, Wave Flurry Border, Bubbles (from Sea Critters), and Loopy Border.

I couldn't resist using some more of the awesome chipboard words as well! I created my sentiment using a combination of words from the Magical adapt-a-word chipboard set. I colored "create" and "moments" with my Copics to create an ombre effect. "Magical" was colored in with Copic marker as a base then covered in Stickles glitter glue in Lime Green.

Make It Crafty products used:

Skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, R22
Hair - BG10, BG72, BG75
Tail - YG04, YG11, G94, G99

Thanks for checking out my work! Have a fabulous day!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Day: Grim Gretchen

Hey there!  Welcome to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Halloween Release Day!  Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE holiday!  In fact, my decorations are already up!  So it's no stretch that I would have started on my Halloween crafting as well!  I start scoping out the craft stores in August for supplies!  This year they were a bit slower to get things in so when I saw Kim offer a Super Secret Krafty Klub Halloween Kard Kit, I was in!  Grim Gretchen by artist Annie Rodrigue arrived in my mailbox along with some other fun Halloween trinkets!  This clear stamp set features one main image and three humorous sentiments.

I colored Gretchen with my Copics and fussy cut her.  (This was no small feat!)  I then designed my card to incorporate some of the items that had arrived in the kit with her.  The paper, ghost, doily, bat die, and enamel dots were all included.  The rest of the details are from my stash of La-La Land Crafts dies!  For this project I've used Spiderweb Border, Crows, Tombstones, Spooky House, Frightful Fence, Stitched Nested Circles, and Double Stitched Hills Border.  The sentiment is one of those wooden rubber impulse buys from Michaels.

Copics used:
 Skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Clothes - N0, N2, N4, BV000, BV11, V17, V25
Scythe - N0, N2, E51, E55

It's RELEASE DAY!!!  And in typical Kimmie style we are celebrating with a Krafty Hop!  Hop around to see all the fa-boo-lous new sets being showcased then head to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store for some Halloween retail therapy!

Happy kraftin'!


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peek: Grim Gretchen

Hello!  Today I am super excited to be taking part in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps New Release sneak peek for a SPOOKTACULAR new stamp from artist Annie Rodrigue!  You may remember a short while back that Kim offered an exclusive Super Secret Krafty Klub Halloween Kard Kit...  Well, THIS is the stamp that was included along with oodles of fab Halloween bits and bobs!  Meet Grim Gretchen! 

Brace yourselves...  I decided to make a clean and simple card today!  I stamped the image using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on a 5"x5" piece of Xpress It Blending card stock.  I then colored the image with my Copics.  The sentiment was created using chipboard words from Make It Crafty!  (If you haven't checked these out yet, you need to!  They are my new obsession!  You can see the awesome selection in Zoe's shop HERE.)  The corner spider web is a die from La-La Land Crafts.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Eyes - Y32, Y35
Clothes - N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, R35, R37, R39, R89
 Scythe - N0, N2, Y28, R39

Grim Gretchen will be in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop on Saturday along with the rest of the Halloween release!  **SQUEE**

This ghoulish stamp set comes with one large main image and three fun sentiments!!

You'll get to see all the SCARY stamp sets as Kraftin' Kimmie shares them each day this week! Be sure to join in at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests (that's me!) listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the GRIM GRETCHEN stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends Facebook page!  The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Happy kraftin'!



Sunday, September 10, 2017

Make It Crafty Guest Designer: Maddy Shopping

Hello! I'm here with this week's Make It Crafty guest designer project! Today I am sharing a creation I made featuring Maddy Shopping as well as one of the AWESOME chipboard single layered words. I have never worked with chipboard before but after watching Zoe's Facebook Live video last month I placed a fair sized ordered and decided to give it a go! The verdict: I'm obsessed and addicted!

I colored Maddy with my Copics and cut her out using a die from Resplendent Rectangles Nestabilities (Spellbinders). I added more dies from La-La Land Crafts (in case you haven't figured this out about me- dies are another thing with which I'm obsessed and addicted)! Here I've used Scallop Border, Heart Fan, Heart Doily Border, Heart Key, Skyline Border, and Bracket and Arrows.  The Picture Wheel die is a Tim Holtz Bigz (Sizzix).  Although Maddy has been on my wish list for a while and I was thrilled to finally color her up, I have to admit that my favorite part was the chipboard! I colored it in ombre reds, again using my Copics, and then applied a layer of Glossy Accents. The fabulous part about this chipboard is its versatility! You can ink it, color it, use glitter, add gloss... So many possibilities! The words are often available in multiple sizes and offer so many possible combinations! You can pair them with other chipboard words or use them with stamps to create the perfect sentiment!

Here is a close-up of the finished chipboard:

And a peek at the inside:


This project was so much fun!  Shopping and crafting are two of my favorite things!  Lol  Thanks for having a look!  Have an amazing day!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Make It Crafty Guest Designer: Jolly Santa

Hi! Stopping in after a long holiday weekend here in the US with my Make It Crafty guest designer card for the week! I'm not ready to go back to work after an extra day off, but I AM ready for Fall to arrive. October is my favorite month and Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love creating Halloween themed crafts - and yet I chose a Christmas image to create with today! Lol

This is Jolly Santa and he is colored with Copics and fussy cut. He was just too fun to resist! As usual, I've added layers with my dies.  All are from La-La Land Crafts.  The sentiment is from the now closed Waltzingmouse Stamps.

It's always a good idea for me to get a head start on holiday cards! I tend to get super busy from November on and I thought this might be a good time to knock one out when I had a chance. Early, for once in my life! Lol  

Copic Markers
Skin: E11, E21, E00
Hair and Fur Trim: N04, N02, N00
Suit: R89, R39, R37, R35
Boots: N06, N04

Make It Crafty Products

Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog and check out my project!


Monday, August 28, 2017

Make It Crafty Guest Designer: Coffee Love

Hey there!  Some days require more coffee than others. (Some require wine, but that is a story for another day!)  Like when you stay up hours past your bedtime crafting only to get up extra early to cook a big breakfast before the first day of school. Yup. That was me today. And I will have consumed copious amounts of coffee before it's all over! I prefer mine iced (no matter the weather) and so I thought today was the perfect day for Frappe Delight as my Make It Crafty guest designer project! This gorgeous caffeinated creature is from Krista Smith's Funky Girls collection! You can find her HERE in the MIC shop.  

 She is colored with Copics and fussy cut. I layered her up with lots of die cuts and fun coffee themed embellishments.  The sentiment and several of the dies are SugarPea Designs.  On this card I've used stamps from the Caffeine Addict and The Perfect Blend stamp sets.  Dies are the Coffee To Go Cup, Heart Beat, and Coffee Words.  With the exception of the FishTail Flags Banner (My Favorite Things), all the other dies are from La-La Land Crafts.  This card features Open Heart Doily Border, Heart Doily Border, Heart Fan, Owl Love Tag, Stitched Nested Circles, and Coffee Beans Heart.  I added a touch of Wink of Stella to her whipped topping and Glossy Accents to her cup and glasses.

Copic Colors:
Skin - E51, E21, E11, E04, E00, R20
Hair - E79, E74, E70
Clothes - R89, R83, R81, B37, B34, B32

Make It Crafty Products:

Thanks for stopping by to see this week's Make It Crafty guest designer project!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Make It Crafty Guest Designer: Magical Stuffie

Oops! I'm late! Here is my card that was supposed to be posted on Monday! I had a fabulous weekend away at the beach, but it has thrown me all off! I did some coloring while at the beach house and this cute lil fella was one of the images I worked on! Meet Unicorn Stuffie (an extra image included in Unicorn Dream) from the new Dreamy Wishes collection by artist Krista Smith. He is colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I added Goldenrod Stickles to his horn and horseshoes.

I decided to make a shaker card which was super fun! I used some circle dies, card stock, foam tape, and an acetate sheet to construct my window. Before sticking it on my card, I filled it with these pretty iridescent sequins. Adhered to the front of my window is one of the fabulous MIC chipboard layered words. I covered the base in white craft ink and colored the top layer with a Copic marker. Dies from La-La Land Crafts and flowers from my crafty stash complete the card. 

Copics Markers Used
N0, N2, N4, N6, BG10, BG72, BG75, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, V17, V25, BV000, Y32, Y35
Make It Crafty Products
Unicorn Stuffie (from Unicorn Dreams)
Thanks for your patience and hope you liked my creation!