Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ahoy There!

     Today I have a card that I created for the challenge at Shopping Our Stash #350, called Yo Dude!  All those that think that Ahoy There is the same kind of greeting as Yo, Dude, raise your hand.  LOL!

     I looked and looked for a background with a bright moon, and ended up printing it from Pinterest.  I layered that on white and began building.  My cloud, fishing boat, and sea gull dies are all from Ebay.  The gulls were colored with Copic markers.  The windows on my boat were filled in with Glossy accents, and silver beads were added as accents.  All of the stamps used were from Sheena Douglass and her Sea View collection.  I stamped some waves with Unicorn White ink and did my sentiment with WOW embossing powder.  The inside says, Happy Birthday, Mate.

     Thanks for sharing your Sunday with me, and I hope to see you again real soon!

Friday, April 20, 2018


     Today I have a card that I made some time ago and never got to post.  I would like to enter this over at the Double D Challenge blog with the theme of Friendship.

     My card starts with a base of Bazzill textured green card stock and a splattered background I created with SU re-inkers!  My stamp set is from Fiskars called Perfect Blend.  This set was a gift from a dear stamping friend, who wanted to recycle it.  You never have enough coffee stamps, I say!I cut 2 sizes of stitched circles and used the solid as a base for my stamping.  My flowers were fussy cut from a scrap of designer paper.

     That is it for me today.  We made it to Friday!  YAY!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


     Here we are, and it is Thursday, already!  This week, the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches is # 449, and is a bit of a CAS design.  Since I have trouble with CAS, I added a couple extra doo-dads!

     I used a stamp set called Bookworm from Clearly Besotted stamps, and an apple from Impression Obsession.  My card base is 110 lb. black from Michael's and I layered it with dp from Basic Grey's PB&J collection.  I miss you, Basic Grey!  I used Glossy Accents on the glasses and added a few silver half beads.

     My DGS is a book addict, so I thought this would be cute to send to him.  I have gotten away from reading, and sometimes I really miss it. 

     The weekend is within reach, and I hope everyone has something fun planned.  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

House Mouse Challenge

     Before my hands started giving me issues, I always entered The House Mouse Challenge #264. It is Anything Goes with the option of Let's Eat!   They were one of the stamp brands that I started collecting way back in the early 90's.  When I saw the newest challenge, I decided to give it a try.

     I started with kraft card base, and a layer of wood designer paper from JoAnn's Fabric.  I stamped my mouse image with Hero Arts Intense Black ink, and began coloring with Copic markers.  There was also some sponging done to create my clouds.  The image is a stamp called Balanced Diet, from 2010.  I cut it out with a wonky stitched die, added some colored die cut corners, and the word YUM which I coated in glossy accents.  For accents I added some sparkle to the sprinkles and pearls to my flowers.

     Here is hoping you enjoy what I created!  It felt really good to use my House Mouse stamps again.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Playing this Weekend.

     This week, my DH stopped at the book store and surprised me with a magazine packed full of fun!  It has stamps, papers, die cuts, and an assortment of ideas! It even has some blank cards and envies! I used this kit  to create my card for this weeks TMS #448. 

     This is the sketch that needs to be followed, and I did so using stitched circle dies, from Gina Marie, an embossing folder by Sizzix, Intense Black ink from Hero Arts, with Copic markers.  For embellishments, I used a satin bow and some Nuvo Drops.

     I find it funny that I can not find the maker of the stamp set included.  That seems a wee bit odd to me, as you would think they would love the shout out.  The magazine is called Make Special Cards.

     Well, my thermometer peaked at 87, here yesterday.  It felt so nice and all of the trees rushed to blossom.  Today is is barely 40 and the heater is pumping away.  I guess we need to be happy that we are not getting the mid-west blizzard!  Have a great day!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Headed to the Beach!

     I had recently started on some Father's Day cards and one of them is beachy.  I would like to enter this over at the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #349, called Headed to the Beach.

     Recently I have been excited to use metallic card stock.  I guess because I have not been buying it one sheet at a time, and waiting for a coupon to do so.  I have purchased large packages on HSN and do not regret it one bit!  My designer paper is From Carta Bella called Ahoy There.  My dies are from Darice, and were cut from scraps, with one of them being textured card from Bazzill.  The sentiment is from a stamp set from My Sentiments Exactly, Father's Day Innies and Outies, and stamped in Midnight Muse ink from SU.  I used a hole punch on some gold to make my rivets, and tied twine for my anchors.

     Want to shout out that we are having a couple of  warm days, finally!  I am sure it will be short lived, as Sunday is suppose to dip back down.  My bones just want to feel warm!  Glad you visited and hope you have a great

Saturday, April 7, 2018


     Today I would like to share a card I recently created for my DD's birthday.  Since this winter has been insane, I finally got to give it to her, this past weekend.  Her BD was early February!  Yikes!

     This card uses almost all things that have no info.  The corset stamp I created the background with, was from a collection I bought years ago, and is unmounted.  The die cuts are all from Ebay, as are the tiny, pre-tied bows I added.  My daughter sentiment and it's frame are from Anna Griffin, with the funny sentiment being from Art Impressions.  I added tiny opaque gems as studs.  Sorry that is not more informative.

     I will be adding this to the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #348, which is Black & White plus 1 color.  Mine is pink!

     I appreciate the visit, and I hope to see you again soon!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2018

A Birthday Creation

     Today I have a birthday card to share with you.  I had great fun making this one with things that have all been laying around.  I started with a layer of designer paper from Making Memories.  I then cut a slightly smaller white panel and stenciled it with butterflies.  My stencil is from the Dollar Tree, and used dirty sponges of blue and orange.  The ink is anyone's guess....LOL. 

     Next I found a die cut from Diamond Press, which I had made earlier , and added the Let's Celebrate.  My flower die cuts are from Simon Says Stamp called Fresh Daisies.  They were cut from a left over scrap of the blue, the stems colored, and the dots added with a white gel pen.  My Happy Birthday is from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set by SU!.  I added some matching blue sequins for bling.

     I would like to enter this over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Happy Birthday!

     That is it for this morning.  Hope your day is wonderful!  It is Friday, so that is always a good sign!

Thursday, April 5, 2018


     Happy Thursday, my crafty friends!  Today I have a card that I would like to enter in this weeks Double D Challenge, which is called the "Twine Challenge".  It is just what it says.  Use twine on your project.

     My card was created a bit ago, but it was never posted.  I remember finding this lovely piece of double sided, designer paper in my stash. (My friend Carol told me the name...Soho Garden by American Crafts)  I adored the color combo and I went with it!  I also used a deckle edge panel and cut a hole in it with a SB circle die, to let the paper show through.  A banner was cut for the top and the bakers twine bow was added.  My stamps are from Stampin Up! set called "Beautiful You".  I water colored my image with a water brush and inks.  A bit of shine was added to the puddle.

     Yesterday we survived horrid winds and today we are back to frigid temps.  Is it really April?  I have seen the "S" word in the extended forecast quit a few times into next week.  Today is the parade for Villanova, for their National Championship, Opening day for the Phillies, and a real good day to either join the fun or avoid Philadelphia!  I think I will get my thrills by TV.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

TMS #447

     This week I have a card for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #447.  I sat and pondered this one and decided to do something cute and happy.  When I stepped back and reviewed this card, I decided I will save this for one of the zillion kids birthday cards I am asked to make.  There is that big old blank spot in the right hand corner, where I can stick an age die cut!  Besides, who does not love a unicorn?

     My card base is black with a layer of gifted card stock, from my friend Carol.  I love the texture and color.   Next I added an oval from MFT called inside out stitched ovals. There were 2 strips of lime green gingham dp added, from my scrap bin.  My castle was bought on Ebay, so I am unsure of the maker.  That was cut from a pewter metallic card stock.  Then we get to the Unicorn and sentiment, which were both stamped from The Greeting Farm set called Magical Friends.  I colored with Copic markers and used Diamond Stickles for sparkle.   The last embellishment was gems added to my sentiment.

     I hope you like what I came up with, and am happy you stopped by.  This morning I got to post since the fog is too thick for me to drive to work yet.  Hoping it lifts soon!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

     May the joy of springtime fill you with a refreshed feeling and fill your days with happiness!  Enjoying my family today, and I will see you again soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


     A few posts ago I wrote about purchasing those great 12x12 sheets of card stock, with the ATC size cut aparts on one side.  This card was created using one such piece.  Sorry to say I do not remember who made this one, but I do know how pretty you can make them with a few embellishments.

     I started with a grey Bazzill, textured card base.  The next layer is white card with an assortment of Washi stripes.  I then popped up the cut apart piece, and began to embellish.  My base diecut is Harrington Vine from Memory Box.  I used an older die from SU for the blue leaves and my yellow flowers are a mini punch, also from SU!  I sugared up some of the flowers with Stickles an added pearls for my flower centers. 

     I decided to enter this card in Shopping Our Stash #347 No Ink.  (That sentiment was pre printed on the panel.)

     This is one of those cards where you just let your mind go crazy and do it's thing.  Hope you have a great Tuesday and thanks for the visit.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Just Wing It!

     Well we made it through Nor-Easter #4 with 15.2 inches.  Come on Spring, it is your turn, now!  I keep cards that I have made and not posted in a file on my desktop, and I found this card with a hummer that I never used.  OMGosh older stamps, scraps from my bin and these great die cuts.  Love it!

     My stamps are from SU!  The stitched square and hummer are from Gina Marie.  Inks are SU!, and coordinate with my designer scraps.  The hummer was washed in areas with Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts and when dry, I added some fancy Stickles.

     This will be entered over at Double D Challenges for their Just Wing It challenge.

     Hope all is well in your little part of the world.  Be cool and I will see you again soon!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Something a Little Different!

     Happy snowy hump day!  Phew.  The storms just keep on coming, and they are hard to figure out.  Oh well, it means more craft time.  This morning I got to create for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #445.  This lovely sketch was created for us by Janice Melton. 

     This card started with a plain white base and a layer of Tiny Checks paper by MFT.  For some reason I have been obsessed by foils lately, so I used a die I could layer with gold, and I was pleased.  I also broke down and gave in to some Anna Griffin die cuts, so I decided to use them today, also.  The only other addition are some lavender gems.

     The best thing is that I have another Easter card completed.  I feel like I am so behind!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Working with Gray!

     Hi everyone.  I am sitting here waiting for our 3rd Nor-Easter to hit, in the last 2 weeks.  The skys are gray and gloomy.  I saw this challenge over on my friend blog and decided it was quite fitting for this crazy weather.  Double D Challenges is hosting "When Skies are Gray".  Perfect, right?

     Let me explain the gray....Hubby took me to a stamp show this past weekend which ended up being kind of a bust.  There were only about a dozen vendors and the lines were out the door.  Could not even spend time enjoying what was there. Let's not even talk about the entrance fee for hubby and I.  Anyway since I could not get most things on my list, I decided to try some new hybrid inks from IO.  The had a show special of buy 4 pads and get 5th free.  I was lacking in Gray ink so I bought 4  shades: fog, mist, taupe and shadow.  I got bubble gum pink free.

     Okay, on to my tag!  I started with a Gina Marie fishtail banner, I stamped around the edge with a Stamps by Judith shell stubby.  Next there was some Washi added.  My stamps are from a gorgeous ocean theme stamp set by Sheena Douglass, and her Sea View Collection. I fussy cut the compass rose and popped it up with foam tape.  I added some recollections stars and a dark cord tie on.  The ink color used was Shadow.

    Thanks for coming by.  I just love visitors!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Storm After Storm!

      For all of my east coast friend, be safe as we enter into our second of the last 7 days.  They are calling for 10-16 inches, and praying the power stays on.  We have the promise of storm #3 arriving the end of this weekend.  March has truly come in like a lion!

     I decided to at least post for my Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #443.  I grabbed some stamps that are super old and brand new, some left over circle bits, and some inks and Copics to pull this card together.

     The bunny I bought in an animal set on Ebay.  My grass stamp is Art Impressions.  The large bloom is from the old D.O.T.S. Co., and my little butterflies are a stubby stamp from Stamps by Judith.  My circles we leftovers on my desk, as well as the spiked edge one which were insides from dies.  My ink is SU! Primrose Petals.  I just drag things from everywhere!  Oh, and my yellow card stock is Bazzill with a layer of unknown designer paper.  There is a satin bow and Nuvo Drops as embellishments.

     Glad to get this posted, and I hope you enjoy what you see.  Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

TMS 442

     This card uses an assortment of dies, ribbon, flowers and gems.  I did so enjoy the sketch this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches #442.  I added some Asian paper that I printed from Pinterest, and lots of scraps of solids from the bin. 

     I hope you can see the sketch in my creation!  I may have gotten a bit carried away.  LOL!

     How can it possibly be Wednesday again!  Yikes!  Enjoy the second half of your week.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Expanding My Horizions

     We all do it... we get stuck in a rut, take the easy way out, say next time.  Well today I did a different fold just to tell myself I could.  Today we visited the Easel Fold!  It is one of the easier folds to do, but I never use it.

     I am quite pleased at how this came out.  Using lots of things that have been hiding in my stash, makes me very happy!  I dug through my Spellbinders dies and found Labels 17 dies.  Using 2 sizes, I cut my panels.  I sponged all my edges with River Rock ink by SU.  Next I took the smaller of the 2 panels and stamped it with my Hardwood background stamp for SU, using Memento Rich Cocoa.

     Now I know we have all seen some of these gorgeous 12x12 designer papers that have one side full of little ATC size panels.  I have fallen in love with and bought a few.  After I cut them apart, they seem to sit on my desk and not get used.  Not this time!  I grabbed one that reminded me that Spring is on it's way, and added it with a tilt to my wood layer.  I got out the Little Fairies set from The Greeting Farm, and colored one of the little cuties, giving her sparkly wings.  I also added some Petaloo pink flowers for dimension.  The inside sentiment is from the same set.  I created the stopper with random cutouts I found on my desk and added a flower on top!

     If you are needing a lesson on Easel Cards, check out Pinterest or Splitcoast Stampers for some great tutorials.

     I will be entering this over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Make Your Own Background.

     Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Mother's Day Creation.

     So glad I had a day off today!  Now I can get caught up on some orders and a great sketch challenge.

     I am so happy to make a card for the TMS #441.  Wow, some of the examples are enough to blow you away.  Just gorgeous.  I knew I had to come up with something a little fresh.

Supply list:

Paper:  Wooden designer is from a small pad of Ms. Sparkle from JoAnn's.  The dark green is from Bazzill, white is scrap card stock, and my words are fussy cut from designer paper by American Craft's Pink Paislee collection.

Dies:  Lily of the Valley and stitched circles from Gina Marie.

Ink:  for sponging my circle Coastal Cabana from SU.  I also sponged a wee bit of Twisted Citron, Oxide to my leaves.

     To get my flowers white I tried a few things, but settled on white acrylic paint on a cotton swab to color.  Then each was topped with Glossy Accents.  A few turquoise pearls and a small satin bow, finish it off.  I don't usually show the insides of my cards but it completed the word thought, and I felt necessary.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Underwater Wishes

     I am just going to leave this card here, for whomever finds it, and fill in the details when I return from work!  LOL!

     How very kind you all are!  I am back from work, and shall try and give an explanation of what was used.

Paper:  Bazzill embossed card stock!  A printed paper from Pinterest and a band through the center of inked softness.  There are of course bits of white card stock from the eternal scrap heap.

Die:  One I purchased from Ebay which is rounded corner rectangle with stitching.

Inks:  Copic, Intense Black ink by Hero Arts, Soft Sky from SU, and some colors of Distress Oxides.  Yep I combined them all!

Stamps:  set that was free in a magazine and is done by Sheena Douglass, called the Sea View Collection.

Embellishments:  Assorted sequins to bring out the colors.Oops, can't forget that Pearl Pen I use to create the oysters prize!

     It was very hard to concentrate with the heavenly spring like air, streaming in the bay doors at work!  I made it through!  Thanks again for stopping by.

Monday, February 19, 2018


     Gracious good day to all of you!  So, this card was inspired by a pack of 12x12 paper I bought on Saturday.  Hubby took me for a quick drive to Tuesday Mornings, before the snow started falling.  Guess he was worried about me feeling like a shut in.  The paper is from American Crafts, and is called Star Shine.  The sheet is so large that I was able to get 2 large and 2 medium hearts out of the decorative center.  The rest of the sheet is just navy. 

     I decided to use  my stitched heart dies to create their sky scape.  I added 2 of the critters from Lawn Fawn's Upon A Star set, as well as the little shooting star.  The sentiment is also from the same set, and was embossed in white.  My card base is a dark charcoal, and  added a strip of that left over navy to ground my animals.  They were stamped in Midnight Muse in by SU.

     So, now I have 23 more sheets of that fun paper, all for $2.99!  Glad it is double sided and will give me extra uses.  LOL!  Have a great start to your week.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

     This is a card that was a blast to make!  It's one that just happened.  I was actually playing with colors to create a shower card, and instead I ended up with a cute St Patty's Day card.

     Here is what I used:

Papers:  Lots of white card stock and a scrap of striped  designer paper from Heidi Swapp
Inks:  Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Lucky Clover, and Wilted Violet- Plus Hero Arts Intense Black
Stencil: Darice, Spiral Swirl
Dies:  Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Stars
Punch:  Mini Heart from SU to form my shammrock
Stamps: Sentiment from Repeat Impressions. Little Frog from the $1 bin at Mike's
Embellishments:  Recollections stars and gems

     We had a real pretty snow last night.  It is stuck to the trees and everything is fluffy.  All the roads are melted, already and other than brushing off the cars, it is minimal clean up!  Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Little Note Card

     After seeing this weeks sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches #440, which is a revisit of sketch # 415, I knew I had recently made a card to fit that bill.  It uses the MFT stitched scalloped basic edges die and the Spellbinders foliage dies.  I used a scrap of herring bone designer paper to cut out my pine branches, and I think it gave them a unique look.  I added a wee bit of inking through the pine cone die with some Unicorn White ink, to create accents.


     There are some tiny gems and a twine bow to finish this one off.

     We are expecting snow this weekend, so I may get a long stretch at my craft table.  This week was pretty much spent going from work to dinner to bed.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

365 Days

      Hi folks!  Today I have a card created for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is to add a Diecut.

     My card uses Wooden designer paper from JoAnn's Fabrics as a background.  I cut a white stitched postage layer with my Big Shot and stenciled it with Distress Oxide Inks, in Frayed Burlap and Wild Honey.  There is also Antique Linen on the edges for distressing.  My stencils are from Kaiser Craft {Blossom} and The Crafters Workshop {Mini Chicken Wire Reversed}.  My sun is a die from Lil Inker and that sweet bee is from Honey Bee Stamps and their Build a Bee set.  The sentiment is from Repeat Impressions and I added a few little gems from my stash.I also added some glossy Accents and Sakura Stardust pen.

     Thanks so much for the visit, and Ihope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day 2018

     Well, as the card says, "Love is in the Air".  Hope you have a special day planned with the one you hold near and dear.  Sounds like Jim has to work late today, so he was sweet and surprised me with flowers last night.  That was so unexpected!

     Today my card is made up of a couple die cuts, and  papers from a super cute pad I found at Hobby Lobby.  To be honest, I let the paper do all of the work.  The little puffy face was a pack of stickers that they had paired with the paper pads.

     I do believe I will enter this over at Little Red Wagon #433 which is Luuurve (love).

     On a more somber note.... My DD was diagnosed with the flu, yesterday.  Man this stuff is hitting the country hard!  Just hoping she gets through this without my GS catching it.  Any wonder with these up and down temps!  Tomorrow is 65 degrees and then Sat/Sun we expect snow.  Sheesh!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Trying Something Different.....

     Today I was not in the mood for making cards, so after playing around on Pinterest, I saw these cute K-Cup holders, and decided to give it a whirl.  Now, anyone who knows me, knows I stink at treat holders and giftie things.

     I sort of followed a link and directions that I found here, but made my own modifications, such as the SU! punch for creating a handle.  The card stock is black, crumb cake and white.  The designer paper with numbers is from my bin.  The embossing folder used is from Ebay, and is the birthday die cut.  We have hemp twine, some black gems, and the circle that was cut for the cups to fit in. 

     I saw some other cute ones to make, and I may try to keep these on hand for birthdays of people at work.  Have a great finish to your Sunday!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Shades of Red!

     Today, I am posting  a second card, for a challenge I found at Little Red Wagon #423.  It is called Shades of Red.  Well of course I had made the perfect card for this, a little over a week ago, and just wanted to get it posted before Valentine's day is but a memory.

     I am not the greatest at shaker cards, but I decided to give it a whirl.  Also, my stash has tons of Washi tape and I always forget to use it.  So to me this was a success, no matter how it turned out.  My sequins are Hobby Lobby and papers were from The Paper Studio.  The stamp set is from MFT and is called  Hog Heaven.  I added a paper doily and a small red satin bow. 

     If you are interested in what I posted earlier, please click here

Non Traditional Colors

     Today I have a Valentine of a different sort.  I tried to mix up my colors a wee bit.  My card started with a white base and a layer of aqua paisley dp, from my scrap bin.  I added a row of floral lace ribbon, and a paper heart doily, to anchor my image.  The large sentiment is from the Unity KOM, from December 2013.  It is called Happy Love Day.  It was stamped in a teal ink and accents of Copic colors were added.  For some interest I added a row of pink micro gems, and a smattering of green sequins nd larger pink gems.

     I would like to send this one over to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is It Must Be Love.

     It is nice to see the sun shine, although I know it is frigid outside.  Hope anyone who ventures into Philly for the E_A_G_L_E_S parade, has a fun and safe time.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Playing at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

     This week, they are revisiting a sketch that was previously created by Janice Melton.  I just had to play along!  This week is is # 439, at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


     Most of the papers are scraps from my stash.  My center die cut is Spellbinders Labels 10.  The stamp set used is from My Favorite Things, called Otterly Love You.  I stamped the waves with Unicorn White ink and colored my little Otter with Copic markers.  I used a piece of die cut coral that was hanging around and added some sparkle to the heart.  A few sequins and a satin bow, finished this card off!

     So glad I finally had time to blog.  Hubby had surgery last Friday to have his thumb joint reconstructed.  Life is starting to calm, and he is off the pain killers.  Monday he receives a hard cast that he will sport for the next 4 weeks.  We are praying for no large snow storms, as he will not be able to shovel us out.  LOL!  All he is worried about, is being healed for fishing season! 

     Thanks for the visit and have a great hump day!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

What's Old is New Again!

     Happy Tuesday!  I was one of the lucky people that did not have to go to work today.  After a few chores, I decided to try my hand at the newest sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  They are revisiting a sketch from the past so this is # 437-396. 

      I started with a card base of Bazzill card stock in Blue Calypso, and designer paper by Crate Paper, and designer Maggie Holmes called Chasing Dreams.  I ran a scrap of white card through the Cuttlebug with a plaid embossing folder, layered on 2 sizes of stitched hearts, and added a hand cut banner with an SU Teeny Tiny Wish sentiment.  I also used an SU tiny heart punch for my 3 little embellishment at the top of the card.  I made the same card, but turned it into a sympathy card, to use my extras.

     Hope you have a great rest to your week.  Thanks for stopping by, as I have been quite the slacker lately.  

Friday, January 12, 2018

TMS 435....A Sketch Revisited

     Hope everyone is doing well!  Today I have a card that was created for the current Tuesday Morning Sketch.  It is one that was created by Janice Melton, part of the design team.  It is simple and yet there is so much you can do with it.

     I started with a white card base, added a layer of Bazzill Basic Gold Foil, and then prepared a panel of flowers, stamped with Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch stamps.  I stamped them in Galaxy Gold, Brilliance Pigment ink and embossed them with clear ep.  I added another layer of the gold foil which then was topped with a Lil Inker Stitched Rectangle die panel.  I left it in the die and rubbed a bit of the gold ink around the inside edges.  I then stamped a couple extra posies and clear embossed those also.  Those were colored with Copic and the centers were rubbed with a dirty baby wipe that I had used to clean my sentiment.  The sentiment is also HFC, and is from the Swirly Autumn Leaves set.   Hmmmm.  My soft suede ink took on a reddish cast, so I hit the flower center and did a random rub on my panels to create a rosy glow.  I added a tiny bow, a few gems and my flag strips that are the same foil.

     Don't think I forgot anything... LOL!  Hope your weather is not too sever.  We are 64 degrees and raining.  Tomorrow we drop 30 degrees.  Crazy weather!

     May I also wish the Eagles much luck in tomorrows playoff game!  GO EAGLES!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Embossing with Watercolor

     Here is a card that I created for my DD's birthday, last year.  It is almost time for her birthday, again!  I used a beautiful sentiment and flower stamps from Unity Stamp Co.  The flowers were stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder, on water color paper.  I watered down some Distress Inks, and with a water brush, tried to make a pleasing border around the edge.  Also, my papers are just scraps from my bin, which I combined to make some eye catching patterns.  The butterflies were punched with a MS punch and embellished with assorted pearls and metal studs.  The oval die is from Lil Inker.

     I would like to enter my card at the following:

     Shopping Our Stash #335- Watercolor with Us!

     DCC13- Things with Wings

     Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope your New Year is off to a good start!