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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Quick Hello

Today I have done some coloring and a whole lot of playing Hi Ho Cherry-O, Yeti in my Spaghetti, and other fun toddler games. I also took a few minutes to have her help me create this fun card. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her post today about the new Distress Oxide inks, which I want but don't have and won't be getting anytime soon. I dug out some new stamps that I have had for a while but not played with yet and got to work. I am REALLY happy with the results.

Supplies:
Stamps are:
My Favorite Things Bold Blooms
CTMH For Every Occasion Occasions sentiment set

Inks:
All CTMH (Close to my Heart)
white daisy
smoothie
sunset
indian corn blue
dutch blue
creme brulee
topiary
pear
olive

Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder

Monday, March 13, 2017

Donut Worry

Donuts are the in thing right now if you haven't noticed. You can find new donut shops, rubber stamps of donuts, digital images, paper, they are EVERYWHERE! I have wanted to create a donut card for a while but I haven't bitten the bullet to actually buy a stamp set. I have it in my cart and then I talk myself out of it. Today, I am glad I challenged myself and glad I saved my money and haven't ordered one. I used my cricut and the subscription to not only cut the donut but write and cut the sentiment as well. That is a feature I don't use a lot of but love it everytime I do, so I am challenging myself to do that more often as well. Here's the card I created.

Supplies:
paper is from Close To My Heart Lollydoodle (retired line)
donut is from the Love You A Latte cricut cartridge
the font is a cricut font but I forgot to write down which one. I was written with an Ink Joy pen.
I added glossy accents on the sprinkles that were cut out and then used glitter gel pens in purple, blue, and yellow to add some colored sprinkles.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Catching up for the week

What an odd week it has been for me. I have colored everyday but haven't had the chance to post here. I worked a couple of days and that allowed me to color during down times. I have also been back to scrapping and have completed 2 pages. I hope to get some more card making and coloring done this weekend but tomorrow brings prom dress shopping with the oldest and one of her friends! I am REALLY looking forward to the girl's day out. Speaking of the oldest, these are pages done of her when she was a lot younger...LOL!



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Busy Sunday

Today was a full day of scrapping, coloring, and celebrating our son's 15th birthday (actually tomorrow but we did a bit of celebrating today). I woke up early this morning and couldn't go back to sleep so I got up and finished a page I had started last night and started another one. Then I got blocked on it so I did my daily coloring and then back to the page tonight to finish it up. It was a great day! Here's what I have to share.



Friday, March 3, 2017

The Daily Marker Challenge

I am doing The Daily Marker Challenge from Kathy Racooson. I encourage each of you to go and check it out. It started on March 1, but you can jump in anytime. She encourages you to color something every day even if it is only for 5 minutes. It is HEALTHY for you! The reason I love this challenge so much is that you DON'T have to be a crafter. You can just grab a coloring book and color away. Nothing fancy required! If you want to try something fancier there are tons of videos and tutorials posted to encourage you and help you out.  Yesterday there was a blog hop with some giveaways that is isn't too late to enter for so hurry over and join the fun.

I am a bit late in posting my first 2 days of the challenge so I am post them together here. This is my new go to for coloring. I use Tombow dual brush pen markers and Wink of stella brush marker to blend the colors out. You can also use a plastic surface, coloring some pen on it and then use the wink of stella to pick it up and color with. The trick to this technique is you HAVE to use strathmore bristol paper. If you do not use this paper you will not be able to blend the color out. When I first got my tombows I was extremely disappointed when I tried them. I was honestly almost in tears because I felt like I had wasted money. I decided to try this paper based on Jennifer McGuire's advice and now I am in LOVE. It truly does make a difference! So, here you go with my first 2 days. Jump in on the fun and get some coloring done!


Supplies used:

Stamp sets- Elphie Selphie by Lawn Fawn
Some Bunny by Simon Says Stamps

Tombow Dual Brush Pen Markers sets- primary and bright
Wink of Stella Clear Brush by Zig
Strathmore Bristol

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mega Goodies!

I told you had I had been organizing and getting ready for some mega fun and this is IT! I now have all of my goodies I bought for Christmas, my birthday, Valentine's Day, and any other holiday in between. I am in LOVE with the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Markers paired with the Wink of Stella glitter brush. The shimmer is amazing and SO MUCH FUN!!! The major trick to using them is Bristol Smooth White cardstock which lets the marker just float on the surface making it easy to blend. I can't say enough about the stamps that are in this picture either. There are just too many to name, but the hours of fun are endless I guarantee you. I have had a bit of fun already with a few cards. I have many more planned and the ideas are still forming in my head!

Randomness and Updates!!

I am so excited to be getting ready for Spring! I have done a lot of changing, updating, and just getting things organized and easy to create with when I have the time. One big change I am currently in the process of making is making it easier for all of you to find my work. I will be posting more here versus Facebook, as facebook has been changing how people see our posts. I have also created an e-mail that will make it easier to remember what my crafting name is "Scrappinsweetie's Escape". The e-mail address is scrappinsweetiesescape@gmail.com. This is the e-mail you can use to let me know if you wish to purchase a card set, have questions, or need help with something. I will also be stamping all of my cards with love by using my new Bossy Joscie handmade stamp!! I am REALLY excited about that as I have waited a LONG time for to get one.
I have gotten some new craft goodies that I have been having a blast using. You will see examples and posts soon on those so stay tuned!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baby Boy Card

Today, after a week of barely crafting, I finally had time and felt like working on something. I was in need of a baby card and saw Lori Whitlock's new peek a boo cards so I bought one to use. It was sooo simple and I was able to get rid of some of my stash, a goal for 2017! It felt really good to produce a cute card with just stuff I had laying around.

Supplies:
Paper and Stickers: Echo Park Bundle of Joy set
Buttons:Button Ups by Sticko
Waxy Flax: Scrapworks in spring leaf color
Inside Stamp: Welcome to the World from Mama Elephant New Family Stamp Set



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Uplifting Hugs

Today I changed gears a bit. Cancer is a nasty word but one that several of my friends are facing. I made this card today with one in mind and as I made it I prayed for them. I am thrilled with how it turned out.
Supplies:
Stamps- Newton's Nook Support
Inks- Tim Holtz distress in Worn Lipstick, Orange Marmalade, and Cracked Pistachio. Momento Tuxedo Black for the lettering and the cat.
Prismacolor Premiere Pencils for the coloring on the cat.
Sequins are from Dollar Tree.
Stitched dies are from Lawn Fawn
Cardstock I have no idea. The pink is a shimmery heavy weight.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MFT Snuggle Bunnies

First off, Happy 2017 to everyone. I haven't posted here in a while but I am going to try to be better about that this year. Facebook seems to be my favorite way to share but that doesn't work for everything so my goal is to be a better creator and blogger in the new year :)

I treated myself to a HUGE shopping spree using my Christmas and Birthday money. I splurged at Simon Says Stamp and My Favorite Things, and well you gotta spend at Amazon too. Today's card is a sketch challenge from My favorite Things and I used their set Snuggle Bunnies and their Rectangle Diagonal Stitch In and Out dies. It is really a special card for a special person who needs a cute pick me up right now!