life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Friday, January 19, 2018

Yeti ♥

Hi!

Happy Friday! Here's my second Yeti love card!




I was kind of bummed that I didn't get around to stamping the yeti during the frenzy of Christmas cards so I'm happy that I found a non Christmas use for him. I started off by stamping my yeti and mountains and banner on Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloring the mountains and yeti with Copic markers before cutting them out with their matching dies. I inked up my background with Distress Oxide inks (eek! did you see the new colors they're releasing?! I'm so excited!) and spritzed some water on it. I die cut my background with the scalloped rectangle from the Basic Set and then cut another scalloped rectangle out of white cardstock. I cut two hills out of the white piece with the stitched hills dies and then die cut my hearts out of felt with the mini hearts die set (i'd say those hearts are one of my top 5 most used dies. love them) I stamped my sentiment on the bottom hill by using a piece of washi tape to selectively ink the yeti sentiment and then added the other sentiment under it from the occasional labels set. I glued everything down, adding foam tape to the bottom hill for a little dimension, and added it to a white card base to finish it off.

The girls and I stayed hunkered down inside all day yesterday with the exception of Bree's hour and a half of romping around in the snow in the backyard. I imagine we'll probably stay inside again today as anything that melted yesterday refroze overnight and I'm not a fan of icy roads at all, but i'm definitely not a fan of sharing those icy roads with some of the maniacs that drive around here. The girls and I have been drinking our weight in hot tea and hot chocolate and baking cookies, well, I bake, Bree runs around in circles singing about cookies and Emma screams at me for not picking her up. It's been a long week 😵😜

supplies:
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti, Mama Elephant Sentiments From A Yeti, Mama Elephant Occasional Labels, Mama Elephant Basic Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Hills and Slopes, Simon Says Stamps Mini Hearts, Black Memento Ink, Altenew Coral Berry Ink, Copic Markers, Felt, Foam Adhesive, Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide, Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide, Ink Blending Tool
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

starry yeti

Hi!

I'm so excited about today's and tomorrow's cards! I used the Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamps to make Valentine's/Love cards!I love love love how they turned out 😍




I'll come back and write more later, right now my kids are being insanely needy and I just wanted to crank this out!

supplies:
 Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti, Mama Elephant Sentiments From A Yeti, Mama Elephant Shooting Star, Mama Elephant Basic Set, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills, Neenah Solar White, Strathmore Bristol Smooth, Shimmer Spritz, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Copic Markers, Versamark, Black Versafine, Clear Embossing Powder, Chipped Sapphire Distress Reinker, Cracked Pistachio Reinker, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Foam Adhesive
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bright Lights Bigger Cacti

Hi!

I have another card for the coloring challenge today. 



Nothing too fancy today. I stamped everything with a little bit of masking, inked my landscape with different layers of masking paper and brown inks. I colored everything with Copics, adding wink of stella and glossy accents to the light bulbs. I did add some fun details to the cacti and pots with my colorless blender and white gel pen and then stamped the sentiment in black ink and Parrot ink.

We're getting a whopping 1 to 3 inches of snow today so everything's shut down including the schools so I will not be registering Bree today 😏

supplies:
Altenew Be Strong, Altenew Hello Sunshine, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, Black Memento Ink, Altenew Parrot Ink, Altenew Sand Dunes Ink, Altenew Mocha Ink, Copic Markers, Ink Blending Tool, Uniball White Signo Gel Pen, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

sparkly rainbow unicorns ♥

Hi!

This card indulges my inner Lisa Frank loving 90s kid 😏




I started off by stamping my unicorn in Versafine ink on some Bristol smooth paper. I masked it off to stamp my crystals and selectively inked them so only the crystals stamped, not the sparkles around them. I colored everything with Zig Clean Color watercolor markers and added lots of Wink of Stella shimmer to the crystals and the unicorn's hair and horn. I used glossy accents on the crystals and horn too. It's so shiny and shimmery! 😍I stamped the banner again and added the sentiment and fussy cut it out and then glued it down on top of the other banner with foam tape. I fussy cut the top off of that piece of paper and set it aside to make my background. I die cut the polygon cover plate from masking paper and stuck the mask to another piece of the Bristol paper. I used post its to mask off each section and inked them with Altenew Silver Stone ink and an ink blending tool, blending up from the bottom of each section. I added a piece of baker's twine to the unicorn piece and adhered it to the background with foam adhesive. I taped everything down to a piece of Hibiscus Burst cardstock on a card base and finished everything off with some Like Magic Sequins.

It's been so cold here! I loathe running in the cold but now that my feet have healed from my marathon i'm itching to get out and run! It doesn't help that I have to run in the dark while Jeff is still at home while the girls sleep. They do not enjoy sitting in the stroller while I run and seem determined to loudly share their feelings with everyone in a 5 mile radius. I signed up for a challenge to run 2018 miles this year and so far I have a whopping 26.2 done which puts me behind about 52 miles already 😳

supplies
Neat and Tangled Magical Day, Neat and Tangled Dazzling, Neat and Tangled Polygon Cover Plate, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper, Black Versafine Ink, Altenew Silver Stone Ink, Ink Blending Tool, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Neat and Tangled Like Magic Sequins, Baker's Twine, Foam Adhesive
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Monday, January 15, 2018

Bubbles!

Hello and happy (belated) new year!
I'm back from vacation and settled back in at home and a new 30 day coloring challenge starts today!
I decided to start off with one of my previously unused Stamping Bella stamps.




This one was pretty simple, the biggest difficulty I have with the big stamping bella stamps is what to do with the rest of the card! I stamped her in Memento black ink and colored her with Copics and added some wink of stella shimmer to all of the bubbles and some glossy accents to her champagne glass. I fussy cut out around the bottom of the panel and tub and die cut the rest out of the Lawn Fawn inside out stitched scalloped rectangle. I stamped a gray panel with my wood pallet background in Altenew Limestone ink and die cut that out of the scalloped rectangle as well. I stamped my sentiment beside the tub and then added the bathtub piece to the gray rectangle with some foam adhesive and called it done!

Eek! I feel like I have so much to tell you! I finished a marathon! I survived 3 weeks at Disney World with my two children! I drove home all by myself with the girls the day after my marathon! I used a  Christmas and Birthday gift card and bought a new die cutting machine (the Gemini Junior) and it cuts like a dream! I turned 32! I'll be registering Bree for school tomorrow! But today is the Monday of a three day weekend and I have to go make waffles so we'll chat more later 😘

Have a great day and try and get some coloring in!

supplies:
Stamping Bella Bubbles loves her Bubbly, Simon Says Stamp Choose Happy, Altenew Wood Pallet Background, Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Grout Gray Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Hero Arts Black Ink, Altenew Limestone Ink, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive
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Monday, November 27, 2017

Merry Mermaid

Hi! I have my Lawn Fawn mermaid card ready to post today!

I combined about 8 different Lawn Fawn stamp sets on this one, I love how well they all work together!


I had a hard time photographing it, but my ocean-y background has a really pretty shimmer to it! I started out by stamping all of my images on Neenah Solar White cardstock in black memento ink, with a lot of masking for all of the hats and Christmas accessories! I colored everything with Copics and then fussy cut it all out. I painted my background with watercolors and then cut it out with the outside in stitched scalloped rectangle die. I die cut some MFT natural cardstock with the hillside borders and the same rectangle die to make the sand. I stamped some seaweed directly on the water background and sentiment and holly leaves on the sand. The rest was basically just assembly, lots of stuff to glue down and embellish with thread, wink of stella shimmers, glossy accents, googly eyes, and crystal nuvo drops (so much fun! Rudolph the red nosed seahorse is probably my favorite part!)

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. I was sick. again. I was also sick during Halloween, I'm going to be extremely annoyed if i get sick over Christmas (especially since i'll be at Disney World!)

We went out to eat with family so hooray for no dishes!

Have a great day!

supplies:
Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You, Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together, Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Lawn Fawn Baah Humbug, Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays, Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Lawn Fawn Life is Good, Lawn Fawn (SSS Stamptember) Happy Howlidays, Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables Die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Die, Strathmore Bristol Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, My Favorite Things Natural Cardstock, Gansai Tabi Watercolors, Copics, Wink of Stella Shimmer, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Black Memento Ink, Lawn Fawn Jalapeno Ink, Thread, Googly Eyes, Shimmer Spritz
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

gingerbread house!

Hi! I got a little distracted from my next mermaid card by this adorable gingerbread house and those teensy little Santas!



I stamped all of my images on Neenah solar white cardstock with Black Memento ink so I could color them with my Copics (I did a little masking to stack the Santas) and then fussy cut them out. I made my background sky with Distress Inks and some water splotches and then used double sided tape and glitter for my snow. I used a circle die for my card front and used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment around the curve of the circle. I assembled everything with foam adhesive and then went to town embellishing my candy! Lots and lots of wink of stella shimmer, glossy accents, distress stickles on the gumdrops, and Crystal Nuvo drops make it so fun and give it an awesome amount of texture in person! (also, I don't know what was going on with my brown marker I used for the gingerbread house! I've never had that kind of trouble getting an even coverage with my Copics before!) I finished the card off with some super sparkly sequins from Neat & Tangled. (partially to cover up an ink smudge that transferred from my desk when I was putting everything together!)

I bought a new Christmas tree this year and it's going to be delivered tomorrow! (then we'll start the countdown to see how long I can hold out before I put it up and decorate it, I doubt I can make it the full week!) Our last tree was originally a pre-lit tree but the lights gave up the fight years ago so I've just been putting lights on every year and I am so freaking excited that I won't have to wrestle with the lights and the tree branches this year! I always looked like I had lost a battle with a few cats from all of the scratches on my arms 😏

Bree's been full of some fun one-liners this last week. She wanted to wear a skirt the other day so we dug out some tights because it was cold and I helped her put them on and she gasped "ooh mama! It's pants-socks! I love it!!!" This morning she picked up one of my bras and said "Mama! Check it out! it's pretty boobs!" Today I called her a little girl and she said "no mama, I'm not a little girl. I'm a huge girl!"

Emma is walking around on her own like a champ and dancing to a Santa decoration we bought at Target last week, she's got some moves!

supplies:
Mama Elephant A Cookie Christmas, Mama Elephant Little Santa Agenda, Mama Elephant Merry Christmas Wishes, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Circles Die, Black Memento Ink, Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch), Ink Blending Tool, Be Creative Tape, Glitter, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Crystal Nuvo Drops, Foam Adhesive, Neat & Tangled Like Magic Sequins
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