Monday, September 24, 2018

Fabulous Awesome

A quick post today featuring a fun card using some Altenew Products. 

I made this card by repeat stamping the party blower and Confetti from Altenew's  Birthday Bash Stamp Set.  After I colored them all, with my copics, I due cut several layers using PTI dies and them popped the front layer out.  I then stamped the sentiment in the middle and added some blue to it. 

I feel like this makes such a fun masculine card.

Entering this into Seize the Birthday- Die Cuts or Punches 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Let Love Bloom

The weekend is finally here- hooray!  I am soooo ready!

I have a lovely fall feeling card to share with you today.  The colors and textures, I think you'll agree.  Here goes...

What do you think?  I feel happy with this creation.  Let me tell you how I made it....

I started with that lovely image from Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend set.  Such a gorgeous bouquet and so glorious to color.  It reminds me of the bouquets you get at the local farmers market.  And I colored it like that.  You'll notice the yellow Lilies, the Eucalypti, the orange Dahlia's, Light pink Roses and burgundy Anemones.   I set the backdrop on Kraft and incorporated some burlap and pink ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment from the Let Love Grow set in Copper Delicata ink.

Entering this into:

Time Out Challenge

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, September 21, 2018


Hey Ya'll!  Happy Friday!  I so needed this day to come and the work week to be over; I am just wiped out!

I have this bright and fun card to share with you today, and I hope it perks us both up!

I have to tell you, I got lucky in putting this card together.  I knew where I wanted to start but I didn't know where I wanted to end.  To be honest, I never quite know the end, but sometimes the journey is more seamless then others.   But I will tell you how it happened.

The image is always my focal point, I love to color and want to play with these fun stamps.  So I busted this cutie out from Sugar Pea Designs.  I stamped and colored wanting it to be one of those fun fluffy brown alpacas with a bright blanket, so cute.  I used my dies to cut him out.  When I was done, I shuffled through my DP scraps and found this pink DP and this velum with confetti, they made the perfect layers.  I cut the Fiesta sentiment from MFT (purchased at Drive By Crafts) in this bright yellow.  I put the purple CS strip below it to make it pop and pull out the bright colors in the image above.  It was so fun to make.

Entering this into:
Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


Wednesday is here!  I think.... this is my last summer card... I think, lol. 

I made this one specifically for a friend of mine who was having a Bachellorette Party.  It felt a little...tame... for the occassion, but it remind me of the Bride to be, so it was a good choice. 

I made this card using the Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set. The die cuts are from an Avery Elle scalloped shapes die. The DP is from Carta Bella and the paper is from SU!.  I cut the base using the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die and placed my layers on that after stamping the sentiment.  It is likely hard to see, but I used Wink of Stella on tail.  The last touch, the pearls.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Purrmaid Wishes

Happy Tuesday!  Have a fun card today for Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge- Pop it up!

I just love the sweetness of this card.  When I saw the Simon Says Stamp Summer Cuddly Critters set it was a must have for me.  I had already decided this sweet kitty should be holding a tropical drink from the YNS Phoebe goes on Vacation stamp set.  I colored both and set them aside.  I had a hard timing choosing paper at first until I came across this scrap of DP from Doodlebugs, perfect backdrop patterns and colors.  I cut it out using my Avery Elle Wonky stitches die.  Then I came back in with one of the Lawn Fawn Slider dies.  The sentiment on the inside says "purrrmaid wishes and starfish kisses."  

I look forward to giving this to the right little girl who loves both cats and mermaids (probably my niece... wink)!

Monday, September 17, 2018


I realized I still have a few summer cards that I haven't shared.  So I am here today to do just that, share a few. 

I have two versions of this card: 

The images on both are from Gerda Steiner designs.  I colored the piggies and paper pieced the air mattresses.  I die cut the body of water using a Memory Box Die.  Underneath is some DP  from Doodlebugs (first card) and Carta Bella (second card.  I stamped the sentiments from Neat and Tangled. 

Now, let me ask you, to whom or for what occasion would you give these cards?  I can't quite decide.
Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Waving Hello

Hi Friends.  I need to share all my summer cards before it is officially fall.  So I am here today sharing this one, that I plan to entering into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Isn't she sweet?  I love that darling face.  I stamped her out on my watercolor paper and used my Zigs to color her.  Once she dried, I came back in with my Zigs again to add some scales and shadows. Again, when dry, I added highlights using my white siglo gel pen.  I set aside to dry.  I cut out a base using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die and added some blue using my SN Sparkle Pens.  Set aside to dry.  I cut the waves out using my MFT stitched wave dies and colored them using layers of distress ink with some white craft ink at the top to look like the foamy tops of the wave.  When the background layer was dry, I came back in with a Hero Arts sentiment and sun and added the yellow.  After that I assembled my layers and placed them all on a yellow backdrop.

Here is the full view.

It is a big out of my comfort zone, but I am happy to say I am pleased with the outcome. 

Thanks for your visit friends.