life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

bicycle built for two


I have another bright card today in celebration of this Spring weather we've got going on today 😍

That's me and Jeff! (even though me dressing in a purple polka dot dress and hopping on the back of a bicycle doesn't seem remotely likely in this lifetime) I'm super excited about how his hair turned out, I'm calling this my best attempt yet at coloring black hair!

It was warm enough today that Emma and I got to go to the zoo. without any jackets!

Jeff and I had entertained the idea of not taking the stroller with us when we go to Disney World at the end of next week but one hour at the zoo with Emma and no stroller definitely made me reconsider that idea. She just wants to sit down in the middle of the sidewalk all the time. She doesn't want to walk, doesn't want to be carried, she just wants to sit. So she can sit in the stroller and we'll just pack less stuff so it can all fit in the car :)

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You Stamp and Die set, Lawn Fawn Let's BBQ Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Let's Roll Stamp Set, Papertrey Ink Up Up & Away Stamp Set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop, Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders, Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up, Papertrey Ink Green Parakeet Cardstock, My Favorite Things Summer Splash Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Black Memento Ink, Versamark, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Hero Arts White Pigment Ink, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Baker's Twine, Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

hello sunshine!


I have a card today that's been in progress for months! I colored and cut out this hello two 30 day coloring challenges ago and then put it aside and it's been staring at me every time i walk in my studio so I'm happy to finally have it on a card and put away :)

My green turned out too yellowish  but other than that I think it's a fun rainbow blend. I really like substituting pink for red and teal for blue sometimes in my rainbows ♥

I'm deep in my happy place of spring deep cleaning and organizing/purging right now. The only problem with that is that I'm already a pretty organized person so I really have to look for spaces to clean out and organize. Yesterday I went through all of Bree and Em's clothes, sold some of them, donated others, and then packed up anything that Em will eventually wear. Then I went through my charger cords bin, my files, washi tapes and sewing drawer. I could go through the cabinet in the bathroom and a shelf in the garage, and then I think I'm kind of out of places to organize. sigh.

Altenew Quilled Elegance, Altenew Wood Pallet Background, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Cement Gray Cardstock, Black Memento Ink, Altenew Silver Stone Ink, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive,  Pretty Pink Posh 4mm sequins in: Lavender Moon, Sea Breeze, Mossy Green, Lemon Drop, Tangerine, Pink Peonies. Crystal Nuvo Drops in: Crushed Grape, Caribbean Ocean, Apple Green, Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin, and Carnation Pink

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Bree had a nasty stomach bug this weekend and now I have it (of course). I’ve been sick for every single holiday since Halloween 😭
Anyways, I just wanted to say that I should be back next week. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

loving heart


I'm apparently on a floral kick right now! Today I have a card for the #90 Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge, the theme was love/hearts and I already had this stamp set out on my desk to use so I decided to make a heart out of flowers. ♥

I did so much masking on this sucker because I thought I wanted it to be one layer but then I decided it was boring so I ended up coloring and cutting out some extra flowers to pop up for dimension (so much cutting!).

Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers, Simon Says Stamp Loving Heart, Papertrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 Petite Paper Pack, Black Memento Ink, Altenew Permanent Black Ink, Copic Markers, Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

peekaboo valentine


I have a pretty but simple one layer valentine today with a fun little window into the inside!

I started off by making a card that opens in the middle by scoring a piece of kraft cardstock, cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. Next I used the floral heart die and die cut the heart out of each side of the front of the card. I used my MISTI to stamp the image in the window (The first time I tried this I stamped first and then tried to cut and it didn't end up lining up as well) I colored the pretty florals with color pencils and added some white Nuvo Crystal drops on the berries and then stamped and embossed the sentiment in the middle of the heart. The outside felt a little plain so I had to tape everything the front of the card in place and mask off the floral frame to stamp the wood pallet background to finish everything off.

Neat & Tangled Floral Heart Stamp and Die set, Altenew Wood Pallet Background, Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock, Altenew Rocky Shore Ink, Versamark, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Prismacolor Color Pencils, White Nuvo Crystal Drops

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

pretty flowers


I have to say, this card took fussy cutting to an extreme place even for me but I kind of love how it turned out!

I stamped the floral bouquet on a piece of Neenah cardstock and colored everything with Copics and then added some more details and shading with color pencils (I can't color a decent rose, I don't know what it is about that flower that stumps me but boo to roses.) Next I fussy cut out the top of the image (The cutting seriously took me longer than the coloring did. so. much. cutting.) I added the sentiment in the bottom corner and then cut up my foam tape in itty bitty pieces so I could pop up all of those flowers and leaves. I stamped my background in Espresso Ink on a dark brown cardstock (I've loving that wood pallet background ♥) and then adhered everything together and finished it off with some white nuvo drops.

Nothing super exciting is going on here, trying to figure out valentines for Bree's classmates (do i buy them or make them? stickers or candy?) and her teachers (i'm thinking the apple shaped pack of lindt truffles in the valentines section for her teachers with a nice card.) I don't like not really knowing what to expect, I don't know if the class has any other crafty parents so I don't know if other kids will make them or buy them. I'm kind of leaning towards just buying them, it's an early start/preschool class so they're a little young to care about homemade vs store bought.
anyways, have a great day!

Altenew Blooming Bouquet, Altenew Wood Pallet Background, Altenew Floral Frame, Black Memento Ink, Altenew Espresso Ink, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Cardstock, Copic Markers, Prismacolor Color Pencils, White Nuvo Crystal Drops, Foam Adhesive

Monday, February 5, 2018

not feeling it


I'll be honest, i don't love this card, but it took a healthy chunk of time last evening and then i decided to call it a night afterwards so I don't have anything else ready to share so whatcha gonna do? :)

Mama Elephant Chance of Rain, Mama Elephant Rain or Shine, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, Black Memento Ink, Distress Oxide Ink in Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain, Ink Blending Tool, Copic Markers
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