Monday, August 30, 2021

Make It Monday-What's The Scoop??

Make It Monday is back!!! I've so missed sharing & showing & teaching!

I'm totally loving this adorable stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I made this mini slimline using What's The Scoop?. It's got 2 main images (the girl in the innertube & a girl ready for some shopping fun), 5 adorable supporting images, & 3 sweet phrases. 

For the paper, I wanted to emulate her floating in a pool. I thought this paper from PhotoPlay's Tulla & Norbert's Excellent Adventure Tiny Prints did that perfectly. If you haven't checked out this fun paper pack, you are missing out! The great thing about it is that it is designed to be cut down to 6x6 pieces. Or, it can be used as-is in 12x12 format! And, of course, the cute little pink flamingo paper accented the pink of her innertube & the ice cream magnificently! I used the sweet little crab on the innertube & one of the hearts to create a fun background on the inside of the card.

To finish off the project, I had to make a coordinating envelope!! I used my new favorite toy, the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, & some Bazzill that complemented her yellow polka dot bikini! I added the single crab to the bottom left corner of the outside of the envelope to add a little peek as to what is inside!

Let your creativity take flight!!


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Teen Self Esteem Instagram Hop


I used two amazing stamp sets from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to make this card for the #nationalteenselfesteemhop21!
A great group of crafters have come together to spread love, joy and encouragement to our younger generation. Do you have a teenager in your household or maybe a younger child who struggles with self esteem, please share these lovely projects in this hop and maybe they can take some encouragement away from it!

Don’t worry you have 7 days to hop along so feel free to keep popping back!

1)Be following me on Instagram at @artful.angel
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Make It Monday-WOO

I had this idea in my head for a few weeks before I was able to start getting it out on paper. Wizard Of Oz is one of my favorites. So, when I saw this set from C. C. Designs called WOO (Wizard Of Oz), I was so excited!

I've really love making slimline cards because they are whole different canvas. The long length of the card allows for scenery creation that creates distance & depth. It worked out fabulously for my idea with this card! Let me give you some details on my thought process with this one.

I started this one by trying to decide between using black ink for a traditional stamped image look or going with the no-line technique. As I toyed with the decision, it dawned on me that since I was using the phrase from the set "it's all about the SHOES" (thanks to the suggestion of my sweet friend, Kimberly), that since Dorothy's shoes were ruby slippers why not try stamping her in red ink! I did a practice stamp with the red & immediately fell IN LOVE with the look! It's very subtle but adds a unique touch to the card, I think! I stamped her on my most favorite coloring cardstock, Sweet Sentiment! Then, as I was coloring her up, I thought "why not do some paper piecing" with her dress to add some additional texture to her.

Next, I drew in the yellow brick road. I used washi tape to mark off the horizon line & the edges of the yellow brick road. To create the yellow bricks, I first inked the road with a yellow distress oxide. To get the bricks, I used the Kraftin' Kimmie stencil, Brick Wall, to create the brick road illusion.

I, then, began working on my horizon/sky. I knew I wanted to emphasize the Emerald City in all it's shiny glory so I thought that by adding sun rays behind it, I could do just that. It worked perfectly! I began by coloring the sky blue using Copics. (Of course, I failed to write down my colors for this one.🤦‍♀️) For the sun rays, I used the Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things & more yellow distress oxide because I wanted to be sure that it would lay on top of the blue without turning it green. Lol. 

Once I had the sky to my liking, I set to work on the grassy field between Dorothy & the Emerald City. I created the "hills" & then just shaded them in with Copics. I added a few drops of red Nuvo Drops to emulate the poppies. I used some clover paper that I had from a random 6x6 pad that I had laying around to create the hillside that Dorothy is standing on. The Newton's Nook Land Border dies worked great at helping me create the look I wanted to achieve. I used the stitched hillside & the grass with some additional dark green ink to add a little more depth.

I hand drew the Emerald City based off a combination of several images I found when Googling "Emerald City". I colored it with Copics & glued it to the center of the rays at the horizon line. I stamped the phrase in the same red ink in which I stamped Dorothy & mounted it on the same red metallic paper on which I mounted the scene.

To finish off the card, I fussy cut Dorothy on the lines. I added a touch of sparkle to her ruby slippers with some Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn. For a final fun touch, I mounted Dorothy on a mini wobbler!

I'm super proud of this card & hope that you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed making it!!

Let your creativity take flight!!

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Spring Cleaning Sale-ALL WEEK!

IT'S TIME FOR SOME SPRING CLEANING!! We need to make room for all the new amazing new products coming in! Now is your opportunity to get those sets that have been on your Wish List or sets that have been retired by the manufacturer at a great discount! There are 80+ stamp sets & stencils all on sale. Just add the sets to your cart & the 35% off is automatic!

Stamp sets & stencils from Catherine Pooler, Gerda Steiner, Kraftin' Kimmie, Newton's Nook, The Greeting Farm, & Three Room Studio are all on sale. Just add your favorites to your cart & the discount will be automatically applied at check out! Some of these sets have been retired by the stamp companies so if you've been searching for something, take a peek at these lists & hop over to the shop to grab up the ones you want before they disappear.

Let your creativity take flight!!

Thursday, April 1, 2021

New Month, New Challenge

It's a new month & we've got a new challenge going on over in the Artful Angel Takes Flight Facebook group! Our hostess this month, Cindy Beland, made these adorable cards using Cuddles The Puppy from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as her samples for this challenge.

We would love to have you join in the fun! Hop over to the group, join if you aren't already a member (don't forget to answer ALL the questions), take a look at the rules below, & share your creation in the album (

If we can get at least 10 people to play along, there will be a Birthday Bundle prize given away to one RANDOM player!! That means that NO MATTER your skill level, you will still be entered to win as long as there are 10 players. Come join the fun & possibly win a prize!!

Let your creativity take flight!

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Make It Monday Miss Anya Buckles

Good heavens!! I missed Monday, AGAIN!! I have no idea where the days go for me. Anyway, let's talk about today's card...well, cards!! I have two to share this week. 😁

Let's start with Miss Anya...

For this card I used several of the fun papers from the Doodlebug Lots O' Luck 6x6 paper pad. I love this pad! It might just be that I love it because I love St. Patty's Day. And...the real reason I love St. Patty's Day is because my favorite color is GREEN!! I love this Miss Anya Buckles! She's just adorable & was so easy to color to be ready for St. Patty's Day! This was the first time I tried freckles. I think they turned out pretty decent. And, of course, she had to have fair skin & red hair to go along with the Lots O' Luck! I added some elements from the Doodlebug Lots O' Luck Odds & Ends & some enamel dots from Kraftin' Kimmie Christmas Dots. I really like adding enamel dots! They add great texture & come in some pretty fun colors!

I added some Odds & Ends to the inside of the card & strip of rainbow paper from the paper pad. The edge of that little strip of rainbow paper shows just a bit from the outside of the card, as well. I just trimmed a little off the side of the card so that it would show through. 

Since I was having so much fun with the Odds & Ends, I added one to the front of the envelope, too! Because...why not?!?

Now, let's talk about the second card...

I used the Artful Angel Happy Go Lucky stencil for the background on this card!! Happy Go Lucky is designed by me & each one is cut here in our home by my husband on his laser!! For the paper behind the stencil, I used another piece from the Lots O' Luck paper pad & more of the darling little accents from the Lots O' Luck Odds & Ends.

I hope that you get some inspiration from these cards! If you haven't already, join the Artful Angel Facebook group, Artful Angel Takes Flight.

Let your creativity take flight!!

Monday, February 22, 2021

Make It Monday - Birthday Bear

Good Monday morning!! As many of you know, Texas got hit by a NASTY winter storm last week. While we were expecting the storm & the sub zero temps, we weren't expecting that our energy company would completely fail us (and by "us" I mean the entire state of Texas!). 😞 Over a period of over 48 hours we only had power at our house for about 5% of that time! We were supposed to be under rolling blackouts. Not so much.

While some neighborhoods never experienced an energy interruption, other neighborhoods had rolling blackouts as expected. Then, there was our neighborhood & other neighborhoods throughout the DFW metro area & the state that lost electricity completely. I can't say "completely" we would get power for about 1.5 to 2 hours about every 15 hours or so. Thankfully, we have a fireplace & I have a hubby who did a great job blocking every drafty spot we could find. We were blessed to not experience any broken pipes. Many of our friends were not so lucky.

Due the lack of power, I didn't get much done last week. Obviously... But, the power is back on, the internet is mostly stable, & I am ready to hit the week head-on!!

For this week's card, I pulled out Birthday Bear from Gerda Steiner. This is such a fun, fun set! You can do so much scene building with this set. Or, you can use any of the adorable party animals all on there own. I chose to use the bear for this card. He's so stinkin' cute all wrapped up in the party banner! I also stamped on the inside but didn't color. I used the bear arm holding the balloon & the little stack of presents. I thought they just added a fun little touch to the card. For my card base, I used a simple A2 card base from PhotoPlay. The patterned paper from Carta Bella's Let's Celebrate was the perfect accent to make this card pop! With it's simple colors, I was able to easily match the Copic colors I used to accent the card!

Copics Used:
N2, 1, Colorless Blender
BG18, 15, 13
Y19, 15, 13
B97, 95, 93
E19, 15, 13, 11, 21

Let your creativity take flight!!