Wizarding Halloween

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Happy Halloween!  I picked up this exclusive digistamp when I joined the super fabulous 2CuteInk Digi Club and couldn’t wait to give it a go.  I had a ton of fun making this card.  The night sky background is a combination of two sets of gradient colors around the groovy little pumpkin wizard, to which  I added some ‘glowing orbs’ with the colorless blender marker and colorless blender in a mini mister.  I think the effect is pretty cool.  I colored the pumpkin in honor of my favorite little wizard, then finished it off with some sequin stars.

Moonlight Greetings~Wizarding Halloween

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Image: 2CuteInk Club Exclusive “Harry Potter Pumpkin”

Copic Markers: YR12, YR15, YR18, R35, R56, R59, Y35, Y17, Y19, G94, G99, B91, B97, B99, BV20, BV23, BV34, W1

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Wish I was There

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I’ve been planning a vacation to the beach for weeks; trying to remember what traveling with a baby is like, arranging for house and pet sitting, packing for the family, going a bit checklist crazy.  l really just want to leave.  And to relax!

This card makes me even more giddy to get on the road.  My favorite crab from 2CuteInk is making a return appearance, this time to build a sand castle on this really fun card.  I love how the image worked so well in the Polaroid frame!

Moonlight Greetings ~ Wish You Were Here

Digital Image: 2CuteInk “Sand Castle Crab”

Pattern Paper: American Craft “Hip Hip Hooray”

Cut Patterns: Cricut Brooklyn Iron-On “Polaroid Photo”, Phrases “Rectangle Tag”

Copic Sketch Markers: E31, E33, E34, E35, R22, R24, YR02, B00, B000, B000, B24, B26, B28, T1, T3

Entered in Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 322: Kraft, Coral and Ocean

Back to School…

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…And back to the blog.

I really should have thought through some minor remodeling plans to realize that my craft room would be in such upheaval that I’d be forced into a vacation from posting, but I didn’t so I apologize for my unannounced absence.

I did sneak in a card or two in spite of the chaos and here’s a fun back to school card featuring ‘Nerdy Pencils’- this month’s freebie from the 2CuteInk newsletter.  I think these guys are nerdalicious and couldn’t pick one or the other, so I used both the boy and girl. The only liberty I took with the artwork was to ‘flip’ nerdy pencil boy.

Moonlight Greetings~Back to School

Stamps: 2CuteInk “Nerdy Pencils” Digi, TPC Studio “I Love School”

Pattern Paper: Simple Stories “Smarty Pants”

Copic Sketch Markers: Y21, YR23, YR24, C1, C5, R81, R83, R85, R22, R24, R29, E00, E31, E33 B0000

Entered in Brown Sugar Challenge #159 “School”


Big Bang Monster

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For the Independence Day holiday, I used a digi stamp from 2CuteInk to create a Fourth of July card that I absolutely loved.  The 2CuteInk Etsy store is so chock full of fun images that I subscribed to their newsletter, and whoa!… I picked up the super cute image I used on today’s card for free!

The image is called “Pinwheel Monster”.  Not really thinking about the final layout, I started coloring him in what I think of as monster-y colors.  I was pretty pleased with the colored image but then realized the flaw in my plan…I didn’t really have a coordinating pattern paper.  I pulled out pretty much every sheet of bright paper I had on hand and was a bit surprised at how well the atom background worked with him.  So I threw caution to the wind and went with it.  I like to think of him now as my ‘Big Bang Monster’.

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Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black”

Digi Stamp: 2CuteInk “Pinwheel Monster”

Stamp: Verve Stamps “Birthday Bash”

Pattern Paper: Paper Pizazz “Blue Atoms”

Copic Sketch Markers: G00, G02, G07, G09, V13, V15, V17, YR02, YR04, YR07, W3, Y02, Y08, B24, B26, BV20, R29

Happy Independence Day!

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Here in Maryland, crabs go with the 4th of July like…well like fireworks, so you can imagine how gleeful I was to come across this sweet little 4th of July Crab digistamp by Heidi Arrowood of  2CuteInk that I used to put together this card celebrating America’s birthday. I instantly fell in love with this crustacean (and a whole bunch of other ridiculously adorable images in the 2CuteInk Etsy shop!)

Here’s wishing all of my American friends a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Ink: Tsukineko Momento “Tuxedo Black” (sentiment)

Digistamp: 2CuteInk.com “4th of July Crab”, Stampabilities “4th of July Star”

Pattern Paper: American Craft “Marine Chevron (b-side)”

Punches: Ek Success 1.75″ circle punch 2″ circle punch

Copic Sketch Markers: Y13,Y15,Y17, B21, B23, B18, R35, R46, R59, R22, R24, R39, YR02 YR04, C0, C1, BV20