Friday, July 26, 2013

Christmas in July Blog Hop... =)

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' Christmas in July New Release Blog Hop!

Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 10 new holiday stamps!

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday July 30th you can get ALL 10 images for only $20 HERE in our shop!

Oh how I love Christmas..... my favourite holiday of the entire year...... so I was really excited about this blog hop. The image that I was asked to do was Santa Avery, you can find her here!

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E30, E31, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53
Dress & Hat: R24, R29, R89
Bows: R39, R89 and Diamond Stickles
Boots & Belt: C3, C5, C7, C9
Belt Buckle: Diamond Stickles
Tray & Cookies: N1, N3, E41, E42, E43
Oven Mit: G24, G28
Trim: White Liquid Pearls

Supplies Used:
Paper: Gina K Kraft card stock in 5.5X5.5" square
Patterned Paper: MME Christmas
Embellishments: White ribbon and red rhinestones
Sentiment: Scrappy Mom's "Winter Wishes" stamp set.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distressing Ink in Walnut Stain and Signo Uniball white gel pen.

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop, and another lucky winner will receive the prize pack pictured below!

Christmas in July Prize Package!

Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday July 31st over at

You're next stop is Jasmina's blog. 

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Peace Out Everyone..... =)

          As you are aware, July is all about Owen...... For today's post I would love to show you this card I made using the coolest, grooviest stamp ever... The stamp is Groovy Owen and you can find him here.

Is he not super cool? 
Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53
Shirt: YG00, YG23, YG25
Pants: BG02, BG05, BG07
Sandals: E74, E79
Paper: E41, E42, E43, R24, R29, Y11

Supplies Used
Card Stock: Gina K Kraft 5.5X5.5" square
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle "Splash"
Embellishments: Wooden Peace Sign, Tim Holtz Tickets
Ink: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Sentiment: MFT "Far Out" stamp set.

          Well that is it for today's post, hope you enjoy this cool little dude. Stay crafty.... =)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cuteness With a Butterfly!! =)

          Greetings Everyone! Today I would like to share with a you this card I made using a stamp created by Christy from Tiddly Inks. The adorable stamp I used is Faythe Flies. This was also my second attempt at coloring darker skin tones and I have to say I was absolutely thrilled with how she turned out. Check her out....

Copic Markers
Skin: E11, E13, E21, E25
Hair: E25, E47, E49
Dress: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, BG01, BG02
Shoes: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
Butterfly: BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG05

What did I use?
Cardstock: Gina K Kraft 5.5X5.5' Square Card
Patterned Paper: MME Collectable "Unforgettable" & MME "Stella & Dot"
Spellbinders: Label 14
Sentiment" Verve "Wishing You"
Embellishments: Blue ribbon and Diamond Stickles
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" & Signo Uniball white gel pen

          I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it. Come back and visit anytime. Stay crafty my friends! =)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sun, Sand and Boogie Board.... =)

          So as summer finally arrives here on the beautiful West Coast, so does all the cute summery images...... as I said in my previous post, July is ALL ABOUT Owen. I decided to strictly focus on him as I don't do a lot of his images..... and he is super cute.... so nothing could be more fitting then Boogie Board Owen. I also tried a new technique that I learned from the lovely blogger/creator Wendy from Sugar Pea Designs, you can find the tutorial here...

          Isn't this image absolutely adorable??? I love it! You can purchase Boogie Board Owen here! This is my first attempt at a cloudy sky..... I am so happy with how it turned out..... =)

Here is the finished card..... what do you think?

Image: PND Boogie Board Owen
Cardstock: Gina K Kraft
Patterned Paper: American Crafts "Shoreline" and Fancy Pants "Down By The Shore"
Embellishments: Bella BLVD Clouds chipboard
Spellbinders: Large Petite Oval
Skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair: E50, E51 and E53
Shorts: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18, YG00, YG03, YG23 and YG25
Sandals: YG00, YG03, YG23 and YG25
Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44 and 0
Boogie Board: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18, V15, V17, BG01, BG02, BG05 and BG07
Starfish: V15 and V17
Clouds: Tim Holtz Blue China
Distressing & faux stitching: Tim Holtz Walnut Stain

          Hope you enjoy as much I did making this one..... stay crafty my friends.... =)

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I See Bubbles.......

          Who doesn't love bubbles? I know I do!. I decided to make this a fun filled month of featuring the Paper Nest's boy stamps.... I realized that I don't use Owen very often so the month of July is dedicated to him....... this particular card is using Bubble Fun Owen, a new release from the last blog hop..... You can find him here.

          Adorable huh? I inked this guy up with Copic markers. His skin is coloured with E000, E00, E11 and R20. His hair: E50, E51 and E53. I inked his shorts with E40, E41, E42, E43 and E44. Owen's shirt is coloured with Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18, BG72 and BG78, as is his sandals. Flowers and grass: G07, YG17, Y08, YR07. Doggie: T3, T5 and T7. The bubble and pot: B0000, B00, B01. I covered the bubble and pot with Crystal Effects to make it look wet.....{like a bubble}.

          This 5.5X5.5" square card is made from Gina K Kraft card stock. I used Fancy Pants "Down By The Shore" patterned paper. I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressing ink in Walnut Stain. I added some dimension with Bella Blvd Clouds chip board pieces. I also added a couple of dew drops to look like extra bubbles........The faux stitching is done with Signo Uniball white gel pen. Hope you enjoy this..... stay crafty my friends....... =)