Back to School bookmark

I know many kids have gone back to school already, but here in Calgary, we are looking towards next week with eager hearts!  Actually, today’s project is a bit funny to me.  While a bookmark screams “back to school”, the reality is that I do way more reading when school is out than I do when the school year is plugging along (unless you count professional reading which just isn’t quite as fun to celebrate with a cute bookmark.  But it is challenge time at Tiddly Inks, and the challenge is Back to School, and bookmarks still DO scream back to school, so here we go!


I actually came across this image in the Tiddly Inks store one time totally by accident, and it has become one of my favourites for teacher gifts and cards.  Simply called “teacher”, it is easy to colour and oh so cute!  I teamed her up with some Doodlebug “Back to School” paper (because it is a back to school challenge after all) and then created a fun tassel with twine (I really need to do a tutorial on these).  August-23-cu

I’m not sure if I am keeping this one for myself or giving her away, but since I still have a week before I need to put on my work pants again, I have time!

Make sure to check out all the other great inspiration projects up on the blog today and consider joining the challenge. Celebrate sending the kids back, or scrap those back to school photos!  Whatever you choose, include a TI image and you are all set.  In the meantime, I am gong to go and put my feet back up and have another coffee.  One week…

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Underwater fun! Peanut Butter and Jellyfish


Ummm – this has to be about the cutest jelly fish I have ever seen.  And of course, what does a Jelly Fish like to eat? Peanut butter! Yup that’s right – this darling image from Tiddly Inks features the cutest little jelly fish holding a jar of peanut butter that you ever have seen!  

Aug-19-cuAs usual, I used my Copics to colour this image – using my BG11/BG13/BG15 cmbination as the base.  I actually use this combination more often to outline images, so this was a fun challenge for me.  I added in a bit of the lilac colour (BV000/BV01/BV02) over top to give that illusion of transparency while still keeping the colours really saturated.  if you like colouring hair on other stamps, you will love tackling the appendages on this cutie too!

I teamed up the image with a pretty set of paper from Doodlebug called Sugar Shoppe.  I used this paper as an inspiration for my oldest daughter’s birthday this summer so I will have more to show you with this one soon.  It’s a great combination of colours (as Doodlebug does so well) and pretty patterns.  At the same time, it is very versatile – not sure it was meant to be used for an underwater themed project, but I think it works great!

Well, that’s it for me today!  Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!



LDRS Creative Hop

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Hi everyone!  Thanks for popping by today.  I am hopping with LDRS Creative and I wanted to share a bright and cheerful card I created with a couple of their great products!Hanson-1 I love to colour!!!  So when the darling new stamp called Abby Lynne arrive at my door, I knew that she would be friends with my Copics in no time at all! Abby Lynne’s hair was coloured up with one of my favourite Copic combinations – YR31, E13, E15, E17, E18.  It’s my “go to” combination for a really warm hair colour.


I decided to team her up with some Doodlebug paper that was die cut with one of the Basic Stitched Flags (designed by one of my crafty friends Rhea) – these flags are perfect for any size card!  I happen to create A2s most of the time, and this set of dies is perfect!  And if you look careflly, you’ll notice a cute stitching pattern around the edge of the die.  Hanson-3

I think it’s a fun combination of products that will definitely be part of a regular rotation here on my crafty table! LDRS Creative has great projects up all week for the hop, so make sure you pop on over to check out all the beautiful designs!

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Creature Feature!



Good morning crafters!  Today is challenge day over at Tiddly Inks, so I thought it was time to share an inspiration card with you!  This time around, the theme is Creature Feature, so make sure you have a creature as your image or included in your image choice.

April-12-cuI decided to use one of my favourite digis from Christy called Monstrous Party.  I cannot tell you how many times I have coloured up this cute image in the last few months.  My youngest daughter actually wanted a monster-themed birthday party, so this trio became a part of her celebration (but more on that to come later).  Anyway, this time around, I coloured up these cuties with Copics to match the Hip Hip Horray Doodlebug paper that I used int he background.  The space above the heads and around the balloon was perfect for a hand lettered sentiment, but is also so cute when fussy cut with the balloon sticking up on it’s own.  It’s definitely a simple layout, but with so many fun details in the image, I think it still makes a statement!

We would love to have you join in the challenge!  Christy has a tonne of great creatures in the shop – everything from cute animals to dragons to a brand new set of sea creatures (and by brand new, I mean posted yesterday).  The design team has a great variety of inspiration (including a sneak peak at those sea creatures), so head on over to the post to take a look.  I hope you will consider colouring up an image for us to see!

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