Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lavender And Laundry


Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made for this week's Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge over at the Outlawz.  The  theme this week is the song Song of the Lavender Fairy from Flower Fairies of the Garden book by Cicely Mary Barker. 

For my card I pulled out several of my retired sets from Stampin Up!  After I stamped the lavender flowers from my Vases In Vogue set in memento bamboo ink, I then stamped the slip from Laundry Notes in memento black and colored them using my prismacolor and copic markers.  For the grass, I used the fern stamp from Watercolor Minis in garden green, certainly celery, and green galore inks.  I then stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before stamping the butterflies in lavender lace and wisteria inks on to scrap card stock then cutting out.  The only embellishments added were lavender brads and "pinching" up the wings of the butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to join us over at the Outlawz this week.

Stamps: SU Watercolor Minis (retired), Laundry Notes (retired), Vases In Vogue (retired)
Ink: SU Garden Green, Green Galore, Certainly Celery, Lavender Lace, Wisteria; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass; Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Card Stock: SU
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Glue Dots, Stipple Brush

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Coco Inspired Marigold


Hello and welcome!  It's raining FINALLY here in California.  Yay!  Our exhausted fire fighters will finally get some help from Mother Nature.

Today I'd like to share a card I made for Inspired By Music challenge at Aurora Wings using the Marigold Sprite from Aurora Wings.  I probably should have used the Sugar Skull Marigold Sprite but didn't since I don't have this one.  For my card, I went used the colors and theme song Remember Me from the Disney movie Coco.  I printed the image at 3.5x5 since the rain caused another migraine and I could color it easier that way. Once I had my image printed, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before sponging Stampin Up summer sun and rose red inks around the image panel.  After adding some yellow brads, I popped up the image on a white card with Basic Grey Luscious designer paper I've had in my stash for years.  My final embellishments were sponged summer sun and rose red ink around the edges of the card, a red/orange organdy ribbon, and dew drops before spritzing some rose red ink over the image.

Challenges entered:

Aurora Wings - Inspired By Music
Splitcoaststampers Tea Pot Tuesday - MMTPT A Friend In Need
Splitcoaststampers Use It 2018 - Use Forgotten Stamps, Paper, etc
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1939 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday 092718 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: Aurora Wings Marigold Sprite
Ink: Stampin Up! Rose Red, Summer Sun
Card Stock: Stampin Up!, Basic Grey Luscious Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Computer, Printer, Sponges, Brads, Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Dew Drops, Ribbon

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Latte With A Kitty


Hello and welcome.  Since my migraines are not bothering me as much today, I'd like to share a card I made for a friend who LOVES pumpkin spice lattes and is also a volunteer for a no kill animal shelter.  She's been going through a lot lately so I thought this little sweet kitty would help cheer her up. 

I started out by dry embossing my card using a cuttlebug Autumn embossing folder then stippling some pumpkin dye ink over it.  Afterwords, I then embossed a purple border using the same folder before stippling some Tim Holtz concord grape distress ink.  Once I stamped my Pumpkin Spice Kitty image from Impression Obsession in memento black and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers.  After edging the image panel with a memento black dew drop ink pad, I stippled more Tim Holtz concord grape distress ink around the edge before layering and adding brads.  The only other embellishments used are some prima flowers from my stash with ice stickle center.

Challenges entered:

Show Us Your Pussycats #35 - Anything Goes
Teapot Tuesdays MMTPT532 - A Friend In Need
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1839 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Pumpkin Spice Kitty
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Concord Grape, Stampin Up Pumpkin Dye
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Glue Dots, Primas, Ice Stickles

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ebony And Ivory


Hello everyone and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made as Guest Designer for the Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes challenge.  This week the challenge theme is the song Ebony and Ivory.

Song:  Ebony and Ivory
Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony 

Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh Lord, why don't we?

For my card, I wanted to create something that showed how we, as a society, treat each other (stealing, bullying, etc) and decided to go with an old Western theme.  I pulled out two retired sets from The Cats Pajamas (Happy Trails, Howdy) along with the Cloud Border CutUps die.  After stamping my scene in memento black onto some ivory card stock and scraps, I colored everything using both prismacolor and copic markers.  I then cut out everything I wanted to pop up before stippling some Tim Holtz brushed corduroy, tumbled glass and Adirondack caramel inks onto the card and image panel before layering onto black and ivory card stock.  I then die cut my cloud border twice, cut apart, then stippled the same inks onto each one before popping them up as well.  The only embellishments I added were vintage brads and some hand drawn "birds" in the background.  Here's the completed card:



Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  I do hope you'll join us for this week's challenge over at the Outlawz.

Stamps: TCP Howdy (retired), Happy Trails (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Brads, SU Basic Grey Marker

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Commitment and Insanity



Hello and welcome.  Sorry it's been a bit since my last post.  I've been dealing with some health issues again.  Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Bugaboo Stamps Make Us Smile challenge.  Since I needed a smile myself, I decided to make an early anniversary card for my husband.  Since I know he doesn't follow my blog, it's safe posting here.

For my card I decided to use the Stella and Gus Commitment and Insanity image.  After downloading the image file, I split the saying up and put the commitment part in the top left corner and the insanity part in the bottom right using photoshop.  Once I had the image printed and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers, I suddenly decided to cut the insanity part away from my combined image.  I then stippled basic grey dye ink around the image and separated insanity before layering.  Once I had my card made, I also stippled basic grey around the card before adding my layered saying and image.  The only embellishments I used were some baby brads, and prima flowers with ice stickles for the center.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps Stella and Gus Commitment and Insanity, Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Backgrounds (retired)
Ink: Stampin Up Basic Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Computer, Printer, Photoshop, Stipple Brush, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Glue Dots, Prima Flowers, Ice Stickles

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Yes!!!!


Just one more day folks.  One more day even though I hurt so bad I want to cry.  Just one more day.


So.....are you ready for some football???!!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

R U Ready? Plus More NBUS


Second post from me today.  If you're looking for my Summer's Last Hurrah post, please scroll down one.

Hello and again welcome.  Tonight I'd like to share a card I made using another retired image from Simply B Stamps.   Since this Thursday is the official start of  football here in the United States, I decided to use Jude's Longest Yard and is a digital stamp I haven't had the chance to use yet.  Once I printed the image out onto white card stock and colored using both prismacolor and copic markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass, brushed corduroy distress inks along with some garden green dye ink from Stampin Up!  Since I didn't have any silver card stock in my stash (Raiders fan here), I then layered it onto some black and basic grey card stock before adding silver brads.  My saying was made using a retired MFT Stamps alphabet set on to some scrap black/grey card stock.

Challenges entered:
Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes - SAR09022018 Boys Of Fall
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1835 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode PAM09012018 - Special Occasion/Non-Birthday

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: SBS Jude's Longest Yard, MFT Wendy Alphabet
Ink: Memento Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Stampin Up Garden Green, Basic Grey
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Printer, Computer, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Glue Dots, White Gel Pen