Sunday, August 31, 2014

Faber-Castell Gelatos® Palette & Swatch Sheet

As much as I love my Gelatos, I also love my travel palettes. I searched the internet for some kind of Gelatos color chart or swatch sheet and couldn't find anything. So I decided to make my own =)

You will find a link to my video - HERE showing the Palette and explaining a bit about it, as well as the pages so you can make your own Palette/Swatch pages.

I am a huge fan of the the Ellen Hutson Peerless Watercolor palette and wanted my Gelatos palette to match that one so all my palette could be best friends, lol. Since there are 40 Peerless watercolor colors in the bonus pack and 40 Gelatos in total (including the bonus packs), it was a marriage made in heaven =) I have put a link to the Ellen Hutson Peerless watercolor palette video - HERE. Please check it out and follow the same directions when creating your Gelatos palette since I created mine to go together the same way.

 To download the Gelato charts just click the image to make it full sized, then right click and save image. Easy Peasy! Hope you enjoy =)

Gelatos Palette

Faber-Castell Gelatos Palette By Little Miss Stamper

Faber-Castell Gelatos Swatch Chart By Little Miss Stamper

Friday, August 29, 2014

Watercolor Roses

I created this Thank You Card using....believe it or not....some rose stamps I found at my dollar store for $2.00. It pays to keep your eyes peeled at the dollar store these days =) This is one of my favorite stamp sets for watercoloring.
I used my regular Strathmore watercolor paper and Peerless Watercolors to color the image. Paper is Echo Park - Country Drive and the Sentiment is from my 1 year anniversary set from the Stamps Of Life club (link of the sidebar). The set is not for sale but Simon Says Stamp makes some very pretty Thank You stamp sets.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Birthday Shaker

Speaking of shaker cards in yesterdays post, I thought I would share this birthday shaker card I made recently for my 8yr old daughter.
 The dies and paper are from PaperTrey Ink's movers & shakers kit which is sadly no longer available, but you can easily recreate this look using any number of fabulous dies out there =)
The image I used in the center is a digital stamp from 2CuteInk and you can find her Etsy store here - Lots and lots of super cute images for card making!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Parker ♥

Parker the Supper Piggy (by Staming Bella). I LOVE him, lol. I also love shaker cards, so how could I resist =)
   I colored him (badly I might add) using my copics. That's what you get for trying to color AND watch the Real Housewives, lol.

Dies are from PaperTreyInk's Shaker kit that is no longer available...sorry...but I am SURE you can get the same look using other dies. Paper was from Jilllibean soup - Sweet & Sour Soup, and Echo Park - This & That. I adore this stamp, and how to make many more Parker cards =)

I am entering this card in the 2CuteInk Challenge  
over at their Challenge Blog - HERE


Monday, August 25, 2014

Strawberries Are Great BUT......

How about Pumpkins?? There is nothing I love more than when a stamp set or die can have a dual purpose! The moment I saw the strawberries2stamp set from the Stamps Of Life stamp club... I KNEW I was doing a Halloween card with them!
The patterned paper is a Recollections paper pack I picked up on clearance from Micheal's last year but any Halloween paper would look cute I'm sure, and the spider is just hand drawn using my pitt pen marker =) Face stamps are by AlleyWay Stamps - FACE IT, and the sentiment is from My Creative Time - Treats For My Sweet Stamp Set

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thinking Of You Shaker Card

Here is a little Thinking Of You shaker card I made using the adorable stamp set "The Bee's Knees" from MayMay Made It (click HERE to go to her Etsy Store). She has several adorable stamp sets and I own and love ALL of them....except Critter Christmas, which I totally plan to pick up before I start making my Christmas cards this year! The bee, the yellow hive background inside the shaker, and the sentiment, where all stamped from that set.

Paper I used is from Echo Park - Country Drive, which couldn't have been more perfect for this card, and the Hello was part of a cut file from the Silhouette store - Design ID #43768....which I covered in diamond Stickles to add some sparkle.

I am still without a computer, but I hope to rectify that VERY soon, and when I do I will re-do the card in a video to show the process a bit more in detail =)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Impress Nails

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned this before in my videos....goodness knows I mention it quite a bit in my day to day life....but I think I might have a mild obsession with my imPRESS nails! If you have not heard of them, they are press on manicures you can buy pretty much anywhere (I get mine at Walmart). After going through dozens of nail polish types in an effort to keep my nails from constantly chipping....I came across a video on YouTube of a girl talking about these imPRESS nails.

Now I had not heard of press on nails since back in the day where LEE press on's were the thing.......and we all know how great those were, lol. However....this girl was making them look pretty why not? I grabbed myself a pack the next time I was in Walmart, and never looked back! Many, MANY packs later...I am in love!

They come in these cute little plastic nail polish bottles, and an array of adorable and sophisticated designs. They are as easy as peel and stick....BUT if you are like me and use your nails as basically an extension of your fingers.....washing dishes, opening pop cans, and just generally abusing your nails all day long...I DO suggest giving them even MORE added strength by picking up a bottle of Broadway Jet Dry nail glue. Peel your sticky tab off the back of the nail, add a drop of glue to your real nail....apply the imPRESS nail, press and hold for a few seconds....and they are good as GOLD! I have worn mine for up to 2 weeks doing all kinds of things and they were flawless.

I also signed up for the Influenster Box (they send you free products to try from various companies and it's awesome) and was selected to receive a box last month. WELL....imagine my squeal of delight when I opened my box and saw not one....but 2 boxes of imPRESS nails!! It was like Christmas, lol. One of the packs was from the new Disney Villains line (picture below), which I had never heard of....but I assume it is tied to the new Maleficent movie. The color is gorgeous and I'm saving it for fall. The other one they sent me is the one I am wearing in the picture, but unfortunately there is no name on the box! It's gorgeous, and reminds me of I thought it's perfect for the upcoming July 1st (Canada Day). Anyway, enough raving....but if you haven't tried the imPRESS nails yet.....DO. They are fabulous and you won't regret it. Also, while you're at the Influenster link up there and sign up to receive free box with great products. It's lots of fun, and a great opportunity to try out some things you may not of otherwise tried =)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Just a super quick update in what has been going on. My computer went BOOM...and now I am saving up so I can get a new one hopefully in the next 4 or so weeks. I'm going INSANE without my computer, lol. My blog is a mess because I was in the process of changing it and moving things around when my computer broke so it is now in a state of disarray. I have some exciting news to share and so many projects to share and get caught up on it is UN-believable. Sooo in a few weeks I should have many many videos coming you way with lots of new stuff to share. See you soon =)