Rainy days!

Well, I have to admit that although I am a fan of winter, this one seemed to last a really long time.  And given that there is snow int he forecast for the week, it seems as though it is not quite over yet.

But the turning point every year seems to be that first real rain that comes into town.  And it is definitely here – started last night and is still drizzling away! So today seemed like a great day to share a card I made with a really cute new digi from 2Cute Ink.  This Froggy in the Rain digi is an exclusive stamp for members of the Digi club, a monthly membership. I coloured him up to match some cute paper from Doodlebug paper (This is Hip Hip Horray) with my trusty Copics.

I also decided to do a little Earth Day-inspired card with this cute turtle.  I have to admit that I wasn’t sure I would give away a card for Earth Day, so I turned it into a little going away card!  This little world traveler was also coloured with Copics to match Doodlebug paper, and I have to admit that he makes me want to get on an arplane and fly somewhere…perhaps before the snow returns! 🙂

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A little doodling fun!

Princess-fullIt’s Saturday, so I get to share a fun inspiration project for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps‘ weekly challenge.  This week, I get to be the hostess, and I am challenging you to doodle away!  I have to admit that I get a bit freaked out to freehand doodle on my cards, so I have a couple of tips.  If the idea of doodling makes you nervous too, either try doodling right after you have stamped your image (before you colour), so you don’t loose a whole stamped image if you dislike the doodling.  Or, simply pencil it in first – no one will know you practiced first (just remember to draw lightly)!

Princess-closeupThis week, I worked with one of the cute images from the Once Upon a Time 4 set.  I coloured her up with Copics (finally finding some purples that I actually like!!), and then used my Sakura marker to doodle in some lines and create a bit of a sentiment. I was quick and easy, and created a cute frame-look around the image without needing to emboss or die-cut!  That’s my kind of technique! 😉

Okay, now it’s your turn!  Create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or another stamp, and include some doodling on it! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Don’t forget that Kimmie has LOTS of fabulous stamp sets on SALE in the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this weekend 30-50% OFF! There is also a HUGE new selection of paper pads including a whole new line by Wild Rose Studio!

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