Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Marigold knock off




I was just at my moms house and was amazed by her garden full of Marigolds and Mums.
Just a bright burst of yellows, golds and oranges!

I don't have a digi of Marigolds (yet!) but this image called Carnation Flower worked out perfect!!






I've matted up this image using Creative Basic's dies by Rhea, This set is called 
Fancy Rectangles Build-A-Card and it is so perfect for just about anything I make!

Copic colors used are E08, Y17, YR31, YR30, E55, BG96, YG99

Thank you so much for stopping my!! 
I hope you have a crafty day!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Baby Shoes


Today was a happy mail day! I got the whole set of Tim Holtz oxide inks!
So of course the minute I got home from work I was making an even bigger mess in my craft room!!


The background consist of Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Broken China and Iced Spruce

You just pretty much smear the ink all over and give it a sprits of water. I look forward to playing around with this stuff much more!
For this image I used Baby Shoes from my etsy shop. It seemed to coordinate perfectly with the background.
I used E43, E41 and E81 to give a warm color to match the craft paper background and hemp string. 
Perfect for either gender!




Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I hope you have an awesome rest of your day!

Dahlia card tutorial






Its been a crafty morning here this morning!
I should put a sign on my craft room door that says 
Messes are us!
Its amazing the tornado that hits when just making one card!

This morning I just wanted to do something different.

I started with experimenting with Copic marker combinations.
This is what I ended up with


Next I fussy cut out the Dahlia flower (You can find it in my shop here) and mounted it
to a 4 1/2 inch paper I distressed using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo and Old Paper using a bit of craft foam to pop it up a bit.




I'm still learning how to use these blender tools from Tim Holtz but so far so good! I've always just used a sponge in the past but I have to say its really nice to have clean fingers.

And speaking of Tim Hotlz products if you haven't tried his new Tonic Studios Stamping Platform it is Amazing! It has completely transformed the way I stamp. Everything is so clean and strait! 


I always find that with clear stamps I never get a clean dark image on the first stamp. With this I can re-stamp the same image as many times as needed! Love!
The stamp set I used is called By Hero Art's and is called Cut and Stamp Thanks
I then dug out some Fran-tage that had a very good coating of dust and added some of that.

Followed my the finished matting of the card!
I love how it turned out!


I hope you all enjoyed this brief tutorial! Its not something I'm very good at,
But I sure hope it helps someone! 
Have a wonderful day! Please come back again soon!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hope its a Hoot!



It is so cold outside here in Pocatello ID.
A good reason to stay indoors and color!

Today I have created a simple card using the image
Owl in a tree from my etsy shop.





I often here the owls up in the hills surrounding our house and it makes me smile!
I remember one year even seeing itty bitty Pigmy owl on our back porch.
They are such stunning animals.

For this card I kept it simple.
I used a Spellbinders die from the Majestic Elements set to cut the image out then matted it over some embossed tree paper from Cut'N'Boss folders.

The sentiment comes from an old Gina K stamp set I have had around for years that I believe is retired now called Owl always love you.

Copic colors for this card include :
E97, E89, E84, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, W6, W4, W5.




Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Black eyed susans


Hello Everyone!
I hope this post finds you all having a wonderful day!

Todays creation involves a little more fun with merging PNG's.

I have used the image Black Eyed Susan's From my shop
Silly Shells Etsy to create this fun simple card.



I really do love how it turned out!

Copic colors used are: E97, E95, E93, RV42, E89, E87, YG99, G94

Also used is a die from CC designs that is retired.
The sentiment comes from the Stamp set 
Hello Sweetie-Pie Whimsical Frames set and is stamped on using
the amazing Tim Holtz Stamping Platform all found on Tonic Studios
I will be adding this card into the October Challenge
on the Altenew Blog. Be sure to check it out!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reach for the Stars





Its Bloobel Week on PPCF 
This Amazing image called Reach for the Stars by Bloobel is so perfect for a Birthday card!
I have a coworker that this just fit!
I Love it!



And my little label tag is actually cut from one of the Fab dies:


It is just so versatile and meets all of my needs!


Copic colors used are:
Jeans B39, B45, B41
Top YG17, YF 13 YG07
Hair E04, E11, E000, E00, R30
Hair E15, YR23, YR21 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please come back soon!


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tree Peony By Power Poppy











Hello Shell here and I'm back with another amazing image From Power Poppy!
This one is called Tree Peony.

Such a simple Beauty! It reminds me of my grandmothers garden.
I can almost smell the blooms!



The paper for this card came from the C'est La Vie mat stack by Pink Paislee. And also a random sheet of polka dot paper from free stock. I picked them up at hobby Lobby.

Dies used are from: Creative Basics Dies by Rhea

Copic colors for this card are as Follows:
E95, E93, RV42, YG97, YG95, YG93.

Thank you so much for stopping by!






Saturday, July 8, 2017

Exciting news!

I've been busy making some new digis for you to enjoy and coming soon I hope to have some exciting news regarding my shop and an Amazing person I am working with! 
Squeeeeeeeel!

For now here are a few cards I have finished!






All of these images can be found in my etsy shop! There is a Link in the side panel.
Thank you so much for popping in! Keep tuned in for the latest and greatest!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Aurora wings Challenge

This is a Beautiful image by Aurora Wings called Siren
She is such a beautiful image to color!


Right now there is a challenge going for on the Aurora wings blog with the theme Under the Sea that I have entered this into.
Be sure to jump over and enter!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

My last Bloobel for the week.... Maybe

The last to share but the first one to color.. makes sense right?
This is the 1st bloobel I have ever colored and the start of a love affair for sure!
I have not put the markers down all week!

This creation just kind of took on a mind of its own. When I first picked it out, it reminded me of how nuts I felt watching my sisters kids for the first time. I had this brilliant idea that I was gonna set up a kiddie pool and they would pretty much entertain themselves.
Well for starters my youngest daughter was 12 years old at the time. I had forgotten what it was like to chase little one's. Not just one or two, THREE. All UNDER 5.

This is, I'm sure, the look I had on my face for most of the afternoon... 


I was one exhausted and frayed aunt. Never I repeat Never tell someone you can manage three kids just because you managed twins on your own... 20 years previously. Just Don't...

Lol I hope the images you create bring back fond memories as well..
Until next time!

Image can be found here: Bucket and Spade


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bloobel Me!

Just a couple more to knock your socks off, These images are soooo awesome! 


These awesome guys are some more amazing images that I couldn't get enough of. I very rarely have the patience to color an image more than once. But with this one I couldn't help it! They are so creepy they are cute! Again with little personalities! 

You can find them here: Carey Carnation


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Its another Bloobel! Or two :)

I hope you like Bloobel
because I've done several!!!

Here are Two more for your viewing pleasure! 


This awesome guy reminds me of my garden. Seriously I battle Thistle almost daily once spring hits. And the day's I'm not? Its because I'm being lazy. No joke. They are the literal thorn in my backside.
Yo can find this one here: Expert Gardener







And this girl right here this is me getting ready to face the world. I'm pullin em up and Im coming!!!
If you cant tell I really do relate to these images! Those are the ones I find the most Joy in creating!

I hope you all do too!

You can find this one here: Big girl Bloomers

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bloobelishous....

Bloobelishios.. is that a word? Because if its not it should be, I'm surrounded in Bloobel images and I am having a ball!

First up is this Awesome image because more or less I swear it's a self portrait...

I mean really its ME!!!!
You can find the image here: Just One Cup!
Copic colors for her include:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, R30,
Dress: BG09, B06, B05, B04
Hair; E15, E18, E49, YR23
Coffee and cup: E44, E47, E49, E23, E25, E27

If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to contact me :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

LDRS Magic!


I have now joined LDRS as a Dt member!
And let me tell you just how lucky I am! I get to play with some of the most amazing product! I cant even begin to tell you how thrilled I was and still am to be playing around with such well made and thought out products. 
Let me begin by giving a shout out to the paper stacks. I hate it when I get paper that has no weight to it. Its just printed printer paper. YUCK! I want some weight! And that is exactly what you get! Fantastic card stock!!

My first card to share using 6x6 Splendid Azure paper and matching cut outs was so quick and easy! 

Next up another quickie:


I've colored these sweet little Mice up using  the stamp called Time for a cuppa ,
then layered it with paper from paper from the 6x6 Daisy Daisy paper pack.
So easy and so cute!!!!

I cant wait to dig in and create some more!!! 
Until then Happy Creating!


Monday, April 3, 2017

Crafter's Campanion!

Wahoo I got to play with some amazing markers and stamps!!

For today's post I would like to share this card I made using
a set by Sheena Douglas, from the series A Little Bit Sketchy. the set is called the Boat House.

You can find the set here: http://bit.ly/2nxDVsw



I've used some amazing water color pens called Spectrum Noir Aqua.
They are water color pens that are so fun to use, For most of this card I colored on a clear block the ink color i needed then used a aqua pen to add the color to my stamped image. If I felt I need more color I added it directly to the image. I really like this technique because it was easy to mix colors as needed to get lighter or darker hues.

You can find them here: http://bit.ly/2nR2mTy 

Then to spruce it up I also used these fantastic glitter pens called Sparkle pens by Spectrum Noir. They are AWESOME!!! As most people who know me personally the saying that glitter makes everything better perfectly describes me. I love glitter!!! And these add just the perfect touch and are so easy to use! And they add almost a how in the world did you accomplish that kind of sparkle! Not bulky in any way just a glaze that wont ruin the colors you have already put down. I Love them!!!

You can find those bad boys here http://bit.ly/2oD4Kx7
And I call them bad boys because there is a ton of sparkle in these pens! And you get them in a pack of three! Amazing!!!!

I hope I didn't over write this post, I just couldn't help but spill! I hope you will stay tuned for lots more coming!!
Until then huge hugs!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hello Hello!

Once again its been a long time since I have posted! Some fun news to share! I have begun designing for Passionate Paper Creations!! They are such an Amazing group of woman!

One of my first projects are a couple of cards from Scrappers Delight. There are so many cool images to choose from! 

For me its been a long winter. I am dreaming of summer so of course when I seen these beauties I instantly had to have them!

The first one is called Beach Babe 2


Isn't she Adorable!!! 
Copics used are:
Hair, E18, E15, YR23
Skin: E04, E11, E000, E00, R30
Swim suit: B06, B16 and a white pen
Sand is: E44, E23, E35, YR23

Flowers are just some random of of ebay
and Paper is a DCWV stack

The second card is also called 
Beach Babe but she is Beach Babe 1

Yup I know I posted the two backwards lol! But that's OK! Why not :)


This one I went with a more 4th of July look... Because I'm sick of freezing here!!!
All colors in hair and Skin are the same except I went heavier on E18 and hardly any YR23. Its so much fun how you can mix different combos and come up with a totally different thing!

Swimsuit colors are: R29, R56 and B37
Shoes are B37, B32

Please head over and check them out! There are so many amazing images to choose from! And Also Check out PPC's blog for more amazing Ideas, tutorials and sponser work!




Marigold knock off

I was just at my moms house and was amazed by her garden full of Marigolds and Mums. Just a bright burst of yellows, golds and or...