Sunday, September 29, 2013

Afternoon Tea

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  The new challenge is up over at Color Me Creative.  The challenge this time around is to color any image you wish with fall colors.  Please head over to the challenge and join in.  A lucky winner will win a class from Color Me Creative of your choice!  What a prize!!!!  Here's my card:


For my card today, I decided to ink up this adorable image from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.  She's called London Charlotte and I just love her!  She was so fun to color.  Here's a list of the copic markers I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Jacket: E21, E23, E25
Reds: R35, R37, R39, R59
Pants: C3, C5, C7, C9
London Skyline: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Shadow: W2, W4, W6, Blender

Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock.  My DP is from MME.  I kept the card fairly simple as I wanted the image and DP to stand out so I just added a bow and an embellishment to the center of the bow for a finishing touch.  The sentiment comes with the image.  What do you think? Here are a couple more pictures:




*** This card is for sale in my new Etsy Shop!!!! ***

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day and make sure to stop by Color Me Creative and join in the challenge :)  Hugs!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!  I'm so glad the weekend is almost here, it's been a crazy week :)  It's Friday so that means it's my day to post over at the Inky Impressions Inspiration Blog.  I decided to create a Christmassy card using an adorable image from Inky Impressions.  I know it's only September, but I have so many holiday cards I need to send out every year that I need to start early :)


This adorable image is called Angelica's Sled.  Isn't she adorable?  I of course colored her with copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Sled: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47

I also stamped Angelica's Pretty Gifts onto a separate sheet of Copic XPress cardstock, colored them, cut them out, then popped them onto the sled for some dimension. Here are a few more pictures:




My DP is from MME.  The dies were created from Memory Box Dies.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is from Scrappy Moms Stamps.  What do you think?

**This card is for sale on my new Etsy Shop

Well, that's it from me today.  As always, thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Make a Wish

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :)  Sorry I haven't been around in a bit, but this time of year, I always battle sinus issues with allergies and such.  Plus, we've been swamped with family activities and work.  I also have some really exciting news.  I have decided to open up my very own Etsy store where I will be selling many of my homemade creations!  This card as well as several others are already up over at my store.  Here's a link to my store:  Ever After Paper Crafts on Etsy.  It will take me a couple more days to get all my cards up so keep checking back if you are interested.  Also, I will be taking custom orders too so feel free to message me on Etsy if you are interested. 

Anyway, the new challenge is up today over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this go around is anything goes with an optional twist to use alcohol markers on your project.  Here's my card:


How cute is this image?!?!  This image is called Wendy's Birthday Cake by CandiBean (Little Darlings Rubber Stamps).  Isn't she adorable?  She was so much fun to color.  I inked the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped it onto Copic Xpress Blending Card.  I of course colored her with Copic Markers.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Cake frosting: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Blues: BV000, BV01, BV05, BV09
Shoes: E41, E42, E43, E44
Crown and Candles: Y35, Y38, E18

Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock.  My DP is from MME.  The sentiment is from Joy's Life stamps.  The die cuts were made using a Memory Box die (Tab will be getting Memory Box Dies in the store soon so check back soon!).  I added a ribbon and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches (I always use Scor Tape to adhere by bows and flowers, it works like a charm every time).  Here are a few more pictures:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and make sure to stop by 7 Kids College Fund for all your crafting needs :)

Friday, September 20, 2013

I'd Rather Be Crafting!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :)  I hope you are all having a fabulous day.  I have a fun card to share with you so I'll get to it.  It's Friday so that means it's my day to share my DT card for the Inky Impressions Inspiration Blog.


For my card today, I just had to play with this adorable image called Angelica Crafting.  I of course colored her with my copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Shadow: W2, W4, Blender

My cardstock is of course from SU.  My DP is from American Crafts.  The banner die cut is from a La La Land Crafts die.  I added a bow and a gem for an added touch.  The cute sentiment is from My Creative Time.  Here are a few more pictures:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thank you so much as always for stopping by!  Big Hugs!!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Amore

Hi everyone and Happy Thursday!  I'm so sorry I haven't posted much this week, it's been very hectic around here.  I hope you are all having a wonderful week. I can't wait for the weekend, we have some fun plans that I'm very much looking forward to :)  Anyway, I'll get right to my card for today.


For my card today, I just had to color up this gorgeous image from All Dressed Up Stamps.  She's called Amore and I just love her!  She's a digi stamp and she comes in three parts, so you don't have to include the "Amore" part if you didn't want to (sort of like getting three images for the prince of one, very cool! :) ).  Anyway, I of course colored her with copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BV000, BV01, BV05, BV09
Shadows: W2, W4, W6, Blender

My DP is from Echo Park.  The rhinestones are from Michael's and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The die is from a Memory Box die (I got mine at Ellen Hutson).  Here are a few more pictures:




What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I Love You More

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  The new challenge is up over at Color Me Creative.  Our challenge this time around is anything goes.  Super easy, so make sure to head over and participate in the challenge.  Here's my card:


Our awesome sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy. Isn't this image super cute?  I of course colored the image with copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair (girl): E21, E25, E29
Hair (boy): E41, E42, E44, E47
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

My DP is from Echo Park.  I added a bow and a rhinestone to finish it off.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.  The die cut was from a Memory Box die (I got mine at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design).  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Make sure to pop over to Color Me Creative and play in the challenge.  you could be entered to win a gift certificate to Stamp Fairy.  Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wonder

Hi everyone and Happy Friday! :)  I hope you are all having a fabulous day and have some fun things planned for the weekend.  I have some very exciting news to share today.  A while back, I was approached by Inky Impressions and asked to design for their Inspiration Blog.  Of course I said yes, what an honor!  Today is my first posting as a DT member and I'm super excited :)  I'll be posting here on my personal blog as well as on the Inspiration Blog every Friday.  I'll even have some tutorials from time to time so make sure to stop by :)  Without further delay, here's my card:


For my card today, I decided to play with this gorgeous image called Wishing Well Fairy.  Isn't she gorgeous?  She was so much fun to color.  I of course colored her with my copic markers, here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BV000, BV01, BV05, BV09
Shadow around image: B000, blender

The DP is from Carta Bella.  I added a bow, a jewel, and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The swirls were made using a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.  I also used these Disco Rhinestones,  I wish I could capture with the camera how sparkly gorgeous these are.  Here are a few more pictures of my card:



 What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend! :) 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :)  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  For my friends in the US, as well as around the world, I'm sure we are all joined together today in remembrance for all the lives lost on this date twelve years ago.  I remember it like it was yesterday, I remember where I was, what I was doing, and what those hours and days were like as we watched the news and tried to figure out why and how this could happen.  I will never forget and I continue to keep all the families and friends of the victims in my thoughts and prayers.


Okay, onto happy things, I have a fun card to share with you today.  The new challenge is up over at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog.  For my card today, I just had to play with this adorable image.  She's called Starry Birthday by Tiddly Inks (Tiddly Inks Starry Birthday).  I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped her onto Copic Xpress Blending Card.  I of course colored her with my Copic Markers.  Here are the colors I used:
 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BV000, BV01, BV05, BV09
Shadow around image: W2, W4, Blender

As always, I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to score my card.  My cardstock is from SU.  My DP is from the Carta Bella Cool Summer paper pad.  I added a bow and a jewel for a finishing touch (I always use Scor Tape to adhere my bows, flowers, etc., it holds perfectly).  The sentiment is from an old clear set.  The swirls were made using a Memory Box die (I got mine from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.  Here are a few more pictures:




What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and please make sure to stop by the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT creations and to play along in the challenge.  Also make sure to stop by 7 Kids College Fund for all your crafting needs :)  Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dance for Joy

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday! :)  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.  I have a sweet card to share with you today, this is my DT card for 7 Kids College Fund


How sweet is she?!?! :)  This adorable image is called Dance for Joy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and I just LOVE her :)  I inked her up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped her onto Copic XPress Blending Card.  She was of course colored with Copic Markers.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BV000, BV01, BV05, BV09

My cardstock is of course from SU.  My DP is from MME.  I added a bow and jewel (from Michael's), and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches.  The flourish on the side is from a Memory Box die.  The adorable sentiment comes with the image.  Here are a few more pictures:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure and stop by 7 Kids College Fund for all your crafting needs :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Books Are Uniquely Portable Magic

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I'm really excited to share my card with you today so I'll get right to it.


For my card today, I just had to color up this adorable image from Tiddly Inks.  She's called School Girl and she is so adorable (and she only cost $1, so go scoop her up!).  I of course colored her with my copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Dress, ribbon on hat, and shoes: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Hat: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Books: E41, E42, E43, E44; B91, B93, B95, B97; R34, R39, R59

My cardstock is of course from SU and my DP is from MME.  I added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, a bow, and a jewel (from Michael's) for some finishing touches.  The swirl was made using a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  Here are a few more pictures:

 


What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Live, Laugh, Create

Hi everyone! :)  When Christine at The Paper Nest Dolls contacted me recently and asked if I would be interested in creating a card using one of her adorable images, I jumped at the chance!  I recently discovered these adorable images and I think they are oh so sweet. 



Isn't this image adorable?  She's called Stamper Ellie and she was SO fun to color!  I of course colored her with my copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Browns: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Greys: W2, W4, W6

My cardstock is of course from SU.  My DP is from MME.  The swirls in the corners were made using a Memory Box die.  I added a bow, a jewel to the center (from Michael's), and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for some finishing touches.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time.  Here are a couple more pictures:



What do you think?  Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and have a fabulous day! :)

Let's Boogy

Hi friends and Happy Sunday! :)  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and for my friends in the US, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend :)  We are having a great time here, but I wanted to pop in really quick and share a card with you.  The new challenge is up over at Color Me Creative and our challenge this week was Retro Fun.  Our sponsor this week is Digi My World (you must pop over to their site, they have the cutest images!).  If you participate in the challenge, you have a chance to win one set of digis from Digi My World so please play along with us! :)


For my card, I used this adorable image called Disco Jam Kimmie.  I of course colored her with copics (I must admit, I was a bit rushed on this one and I'm not too happy with the hair, I could have done better :) ). Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Blues: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Shadow: W2, W4, Blender

My DP is from MME (Happy Day stack).  The corner flourish was made using a Memory Box die.  For some finishing touches, I added a bow, a jewel (from Michael's), and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design (but I think this set retired).  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Sorry to post and run, but we have some fun family activities planned :)  Please make sure to head on over to Color Me Creative, see what the rest of the DT has created, and join us in the challenge.  Have a wonderful day and big hugs! :)

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