YOLO Baby!

I'm Back!

But not for long **insert evil laugh**...

I am quite the busy bee lately... so much so that I have had to postpone this blog post twice.

Thankfully Noelle from Quick Creations has been supportive in my (behind the scenes) drama and has accommodated me nicely.

I come today with a CAS card using the Some Odd Girl clear stamp, "Hipster Kody".  Coloring him was simple.  The card itself is the "scene of an art gallery".  I envision Kody displaying his art and walking in late (like the "Hipster" that he is), with a grin; knowing that most of his pieces have already sold.

I have a list of supplies below if you are interested,
but before you go I'd like you to read the following PSAs...hehe.



use code "DAMARIS10" to save 10% off of your next QC purchase.


* Some Odd Girl - Hipster Kody stamp
* Copic Markers
* Memento Cocoa Brown ink
* Teresa Collins "Memorabilia" 6x6 paper pad
* Memento Tuxedo Black ink
* Copic black multi-liner pen

Take care and I'll catch you next time with a cute Saturated Canary card to share.

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Goodbye Summer.

I initially recorded a coloring process video for this adorable Tiddly Inks "Wryn Floating Along", but alas, I used my FLIP cam and it was just too blurry to even bother editing and uploading.  I would've used my Canon Rebel, but the device my husband made to hold a camera will not support the weight of my Canon.  So I took a shot and failed.  #epicfail lol.

But the good news is that I was able to record for you the color combinations I used in the hopes that it will help some of you get more comfortable in trying new colors.  Or if there is a combo that you don't currently own and would like to try, this would be a great way to get them and color along.

Skin: YR000, YR0000, E21, E04, R11
Hair: C1, C3, C6, C9
Sky: BG000, BG0000, C1, B60
Water: BG10, BG11, BG32
Clothes / Shoes/ Drink Umbrella - R81, R83, R85, R89
Float / Drink - Y11, Y18

This is my last card / project and possibly DT for a very long time.  I just can't keep up with the commitment schedule like I used to, since I started working back in July.  I miss coloring and spending time in my craft space, but other things take presidence now and I am just too exhausted to do anything fun after work... and it's an office job at that!  No strenuous physical activity what-so-ever!  Go figure!  You'd think I run marathons for a living, lol...

My first week at work.

My early morning drive to work.

Anyhow, I hope you guys continue to visit the Tiddly Inks Facebook Page, Challenge Blog, and Shop for awesome inspiration and amazing images.

I have loved working for Christy, and I know I will miss her and the DT greatly.  I want to personally thank Christy for an awesome DT experience and maybe I can rejoin if life ever gets unbusy.

If you guys are interested, I highly recommend joining the Tiddly Inks DT.  It was such a blast!

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It's Almost Pumpkin Season, ya'll!

* Copic Markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* Tiddly Inks "Wryn Floating Along" digital stamp
* Dear Lizzy "Serendipity" 6x6 paper
* MFT scallop border die
* American Crafts yellow twine
* Recollections flower
* Fiskars cloud punches (med & lrg)
* Black Soot distress ink
* Spellbinders Labels 14 die
* Spellbinders Classic Ovals die
* Studio Calico stamp set
* Wink of Stella clear pen
* Tombow Mono Multi-glue

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Have A Heart - TI Challenge

Today's Tiddly Inks challenge is interesting and can be taken any way possible.  I decided to go the "Valentine" route and use the Sweet Tooth image called "Guilt of Sweet Love".   

 It was a very easy coloring session and a quick card to build; and you can find all the supplies listed below.  But to give you an idea, I used the E50 family for the hair and the R81-89 family for the heart and shoes. 

I hope to see your challenge entry in their blog with your fabulous "heart" creation.

Have a great week!

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* Copic Markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* TI Sweet Tooth "Guilty of Sweet Love" image
* Stamping Up heart trio punch
* Dear Lizzy "Serendipity" 6x6 paper
* paper doily
* Simple Stories sticker / sentiment
* Copic multiliner black pen
* Tombow mono multi-glue

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 Sometimes we come across people who are, as the saying goes, "too good to be true".  I have found that when I start seeing good, humble, sweet, wholesome, generous and honest qualities in someone I back away because I think there's no way that one person can genuinely be all those things.  They must be up to something.  They need something from me.

But truly there are.  And when I find someone like that, I try to appreciate them, and let them know that they are a treasure.  Almost heaven-sent.  Angels, if you will.  Which is what inspired today's Fab Friday Tiddly Inks card.

I wanted the focus to be on "Grace", a $1.00 digital stamp by Tiddly Inks, and not on any fancy pattern paper, etc.  So I tried to make the card as white and as simple as I could.  About a month ago I mentioned how making CAS Mixed cards has become something I enjoy and this was no different.  After I colored her in with copic markers, I used pieces of white on white to create layers behind her and just a few touches of colored Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to bring out the color in the Angel.  I also did some stenciling because after I was done with the card and showed it to my husband, he dirtied it.  So adding a bit of grit helped cover the stain and also helped create more interest.  So I welcome happy accidents.  They make us more creative.  lol.

 (here is the original card with the stain on the bottom right corner)

 (this is me sharing my "OMG" moment on instagram)

 And here is the finished card after all the changes.

 You can't tell there was even a problem. 

If you have come across someone in your life (whether family member or complete stranger) that has impacted your life in a positive way, I suggest you reach out and let them know that they are such a wonderful influence on you.  Because chances are they are so used to giving so much of themselves that they are taken for granted, are used to it and hardly ever get to hear how awesome they are.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Birthday Wish.

I have not made a vintage card in ages!  And I forgot how easy they can come together and how messy they can be.  I used a ton of product, which I've listed below for you, and had such a great time creating this birthday shabby vintage card.

I hope you enjoy checking out the 278974 photos I took of every little detail....hehe

Please visit the Quick Creations shop for this gorgeous Santoro stamp, along with lots of other goodies... and don't forget to visit the QC Facebook Page for inspiration and info on upcoming challenges and sales.

You can use coupon code: DAMARIS10 to save 10% off of your QC purchase.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate the love and the comments.

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* copic markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* Memento cocoa brown ink
* Santoro / Trimcraft Mirabelle "Tell  Me Something" clear stamp
* Santoro / Trimcraft Mirabelle 6x6 paper
* Distress Inks: black soot, festive berries & evergreen bough
* Prima "Say It In Pearls" bling
* Recollections metal flowers
* Birdcage die (forgot the maker)
* Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Sizzix die
* Tim Holtz filmstrip
* Tim Holtz tags
* Sizzix filmstrip die
* Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
* Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves
* Target burlap
* hot glue gun


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Positve. Patient. Persistent.

Lately I've been in between making CAS (clean and simple) cards, and making something more technical (if that's the right term to use...), where I add touches of mixed media to the mix.  I like to call it CAS Mixed cards.

This is one of them.  You'll see another one soon.

I colored up Georgia the Gymnist, by Tiddly Inks (which comes in a set of 3 stamps), and build a card on a white card base by first adding black Heidi Swapp colorshine spray, then using Martha Stewart medium with a brick stencil and embellishing with scraps from Elle's Studio and finishing off the card with a sentiment by Bella Blvd.  I like how clean it is and I like the message it portrays.

When you find yourself faced with an obstacle (in this case, a brick wall), you gotta "Be Positive, Patient and Persistent."

I hope you all have a Fabby Friday and don't forget to check out the Tiddly Inks site for great dollar deals.

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Starry Night.

When I first showed this card to my husband he said "It's Snowing!".  lol  I didn't realize how many white dots I put and I didn't realize how big I had made them.  They were intended to be stars.  I guess you can can see it either way, but for the idea behind the card, let's just say they are stars.

I picture this little boy staying up late, because he's too excited to go to sleep, because the next day is his birthday and he's having a bunch of friends over for an awesome pool party.  He went to his backyard and started to daydream about how yummy the cake would be and all the gifts he would get.  I see him swinging in the cool of the night, with his warm PJs on and thinking about his favorite watermelon fruit and how much fun it's going to be going down the new slide his dad installed in the pool.  Can you blame him for being out in his backyard excitedly watching his mom set the tables and chairs for the event to come?  I would do the same if I were 6 years old going on 7 and having a rockin' party!  lol

I was challenged by Noelle, owner of Quick Creations, to create a card using both the Summer Swing stamp and PJ Trevor stamps by CC Designs.  You can imagine my worry, fear and horror thinking about how I would achieve this idea being that he has PJs.  So I began brainstorming and came up with a night scene, which I had never done.  Which caused greater anxiety and mental anguish.  lol.  I decided to match the colors to the Lawn Fawn pattern paper and take it from there.  I included clouds and "stars" too.  lol.  I think it came out okay; it being my first time.  I hope to improve on this type of coloring and one day share my copic combo.

As always the list of supplies from the Quick Creations shop is below, so I hope you will take the time to visit the site and grab your favorites.  Don't forget to visit the QC Facebook Page for inspiration and info on upcoming challenges and sales.

Be sure to use coupon code: DAMARIS10 to save 10% off of your QC purchase.

Thanks for checking in and I hope you have an awesome weekend!

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* copic markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* Memento cocoa brown ink
* CC Designs PJ Trevor stamp
* CC Designs Summer Swing stamp
* Lawn Fawn "Beach Side" 6x6 paper
* Copic black .05 multiliner pen
* Stampin Up Dimentionals
* October Afternoon Daily Flash "All Boy" stickers
* Uniball signo white gel pen


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Summer Song - TI Challenge

Good Morning, and welcome to another Tiddly Inks Tuesday Challenge.

Today the design team is demonstrating how we incorporate the "Summer Song" theme into our creations and I've decided to use this adorable Tiddly Inks image called "Sweet Treat Wryn", which makes me think of the Wu Tang Clan song "Ice Cream".  hehe.

I did a little watercoloring on the card base, added an MFT Dienamics speech bubble diecut, used a Lawn Fawn "Hello" on scrap paper for my sentiment and colored her with copics.  It's a very clean and simple card because I wanted the focus to be on Wryn.

On the inside I added more pattern paper as my base,
and diecut some hot air balloons as a cute garnishment...hehe

I hope you take the time to enter this challenge.
As always, there will be a winner to win a nice prize from Tiddly Inks.

Take care and enjoy your summer!

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