Friday, May 19, 2017

Vacation Anyone?

Yes please!  I need one big time and I am hoping it will happen in the next two months.  I guess that means I have to get planning eh.....

Until I get that vacation, I guess I pull my energy into some other relaxing activities.... like stamping and coloring!

And even better, I can stamp and color a tropical scene and imagine myself there.  What do you think of this fun card I made for Crafter's Companion?  It features the Sheena Douglas A little Bit Sketchy Collection- Endless Summer.  I used my Spectrum Noir markers- EB2, TB7, DG3, BT4, CT1, OR1, BT5, IG1, IG4.  I used Kraft cardstock, Carta Bella Paper and a Hero Arts Sentiment. 

Now, I am ready for some vacation suggestions!  I tend to like to combine relaxing and outdoor activities.  Not too hot but not cold.  Where was your favorite vacation and why?!

Entering this into: 

Thanks for your visit today. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THD Mid Challenge inspiration- Taste Treat

Welcome back for THD Mid Challenge inspiration.  Reminding you of what we are working with: 

Again, I focused on those top 3 colors.  This round the reminded me of that 50's dinner retro feel.  Here is what I made: 

This features Avery Elle Stamps colored with Copics.  The DP is from American Crafts Bloom Pad.  Oh how I love this pad and it's sweet soft colors!  And I used the Dear Lizzy Serendipity Enamel Dots.

Please head on over to THD blog to see all the other inspiration. 

Monday, May 15, 2017


Hi Friends!  I am over at the THD today sharing this sweet card.  Head on over to THD to check out the details. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Red Winged Blackbird

Mother's day is almost here and I have some fun cards to share with you before it is.

First, I wanted to share this card featuring Birds of a Feather stamp set by Sheena Douglas for Crafter's Companion. My family is full of birders so when I first set eyes on this bird I knew I had to have it.  The complimenting stamps are also perfect.

My card is inspired by the Red or Yellow Winged Blackbird.  I often see these birds in Washington around Marsh areas or lakes, they seem to love the reeds and cattails that grow nearby.  I am always draw to them by the bright color around the wings.  Recently my Mother was in town and she and my daughter reported seeing one of these birds and I knew I had to make a card.

I stamped the images out on my Spectrum Aqua watercolor paper.  I used my zigs to add the colors I wanted.  Once it was dry I put the image through my scan and cut.  I used my Gina Marie leaf dies with two different colors of green to set a place for the bird to sit.  The sentiments are from Avery Elle.  All together I put it on my CC Kraft Paper and distressed the edges.  I am happy with the results and love the vivid colors with the black.

I hope you enjoyed this card and thank you for visiting!

Entering into:

Use your Stuff- Feathers
Always Fun Challenges- For Mom/Female

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

THD Challenge 12

Whatever you are doing STOP!  This inspiration board is so lovely it deserves your complete attention.

Was I right?!  Pretty fabulous No?! I know you wanna get your hands inky and come play with us in this THD Challenge.  

Here is my card for this month's challenge.  I focused on the lighter colors in the images.  I pulled out the gold and some of those blooms.  The paper is from American Crafts Bloom Paper Pad.  The stamps are Technique Tuesday colored with Copics.

I hope you have a great day! 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ornate Lace

Happy Sunday!  I have another sneak peak for the Crafter's Companion and HSN May reveal coming on 5/9.  You are gonna love this new 3D embossing folder called ornate lace, check it out. 

I did the quilting technique where I glued several DPs down on CS and then ran them through the embossing folder.  What you see in the middle is the middle of the embossing folder.  Then I ran some white paper through with the folder and cut the lace edges out.  I adhered them to the top of the DP.  Next I put it all on some Cantaloupe colored cardstock. I finished it off with these lovely leaves and a matching bloom.  I love the outcome and the soft spring colors. 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to CC & HSN on May 9th for the big reveal of all the amazing new products. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Chose your own Adventure!

Today is extra fun over at Sketch Saturday because you can choose your own adventure!  Specifically, you can choose any sketch from 215 - 460.  I chose #414 (rotated). 

Lemon Shortbread is this week's sponsor. 

Here is my card for this week.  I used Jane's Doodles Stamps and colored them with Copics.  The background of this uses an MFT embossing folder.   I love her sweet little kite with the Rainbow DP from Lawn Fawn. 

Check out the blog and see what other fun stuff is going on there.