Friday, February 15, 2019

Little Mushroom Picnic And More Never Before Used Stuff


Hello, and again, welcome.  This last week has been hard.....and I mean REALLY hard.  On this last Tuesday, I found out my step-father had passed away in his sleep the night before.  So, to try and keep my mind occupied, I pulled out this little Mushroom Sprite from Aurora Wings

After coloring her using both prismacolor and copic markers, I very lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before layering onto scrap card stock.  I then pulled out some Queen & Co. brads I've had in my stash for years, and never used, added dimension before adding some Queen & Company brads I've had in my stash for years and never used (NBUS).  I then pulled out a piece of Japanese handmade washi designer paper I'd received as a RAK a few years back to add to a scrap white card base before adding a scrap of lavender card stock for a border.  After adding dimensionals, and popping up my layered image over the border, I pulled out snippets of pink card stock to make my own embellishments using Martha Stewart butterfly trio and hydrangea trio punches.  The final touch was diamond ice stickles to highlight the flower centers.

Challenges entered:
Aurora Wings #74 - Anything Goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #345 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1906 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards February - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!!

Stamps: Aurora Wings
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampin Up, Designer Washi Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Computer, Printer, MS Punches, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Queen and Co. Brads, Stipple Brushes, Ice Stickles

Monday, February 4, 2019

No Dumping Allowed


Hello and welcome.  We've had some wild weather here the last few days.  Love all of the rain, and snow, I can definitely do without the migraines and fibromyalgia flare up that came with it.  Consequently, it's taken me a few days to type up this blog post.  With that in mind, I'd like to share with you my husband's Valentine's Day card (he doesn't read my blog) I made using stamps from Impression Obsession.

I decided to go with a little "bathroom humor" and pull out my County Seat (K1014) stamp to use as the card's focal image because of the "no dumping" sign.  Once I had stamped it in memento tuxedo black ink, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers.  I then stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass, brushed corduroy and Stampin Up garden green inks around the panel before layering and adding some pewter brads.  I then stamped a background on the card base using stamps from Watercolor Butterflies (WP846) in memento ladybug ink.  I  then stamped the love image using memento potters clay ink.  Once that was done, I popped the layered image panel before adding a red ribbon and pewter heart charm.

Challenges entered:

Impression Obsession - All About Love
Crafting From The Heart #236 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1905 - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #96 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Stampin Up Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ladybug, Potters Clay, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: SU
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Stipple Brushes, Ribbon, Charm, Silver Cord, Brads, Pop Dots

Monday, January 28, 2019

Surfing Penguin Kindness


Hello all.  Second post from me today.  If you're looking for my snowman card, please scroll down one post.

I've been having a lot of issues with my migraines lately, so coloring and card making have been hit and miss.  For this card, I pulled out and dusted off some retired Stampin Up sets and showed them some love.   I stamped the penguin from Penguin Paradise onto some scrap white card stock then colored using both prismacolor and copic markers before layering on more scrap card stock.  I then stamped the card using the flamingo trio stamp from Tickled Pink in turquoise ink before over stamping the saying from Heard From The Heart.  I then took a scrap of orange card stock, stamped it and sponged around the edges before popping up my penguin panel over it.  The only embellishments added were some turquoise brads and ice stickles highlighting the waves.

Challenges entered:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop #344 - Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1904 - Anything Goes
Splitcoast Teapot Tuesday #548 - Sunny Thoughts
Crafting From The Heart #235 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Thursday Twist Jan17 - Anything Goes With Twist Layers

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Stampin Up Penguin Paradise, Tickled Pink, Heard From The Heart
Ink: Memento Black, SU Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange
Card Stock: Stamping Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Sponges, Brads, Dimensionals, Ice Stickles

Patriotic Snowman


Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share with you another Christmas card I've made.  The image is from a stamp I received as a RAK and is called Brother Sister Design Studio.  I've tried finding a store site for them but no luck.

After stamping the image in memento tuxedo black ink onto some scrap white card stock, I colored everything using both prismacolor and copic markers.  Once the coloring was finished, I dry embossed a scrap red panel and a hunter green panel before sponging poppy ink around the edges of my card.  I then lightly sponged matching poppy and hunter inks over the dry embossing before adhering them to my card.  My final embellishments were brads, paper poinsettia flowers and then some gold/diamond ice stickles.

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles - Look What Santa Brought Me
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1904 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - January Anything Goes
Outlawz Festive Friday Jan 25th to Feb 9th - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Brother Sister Design Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up Poppy, Handsome Hunter
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Brads, Sponges, Paper Poinsettia's, Ice Stickles

Monday, January 21, 2019

Hey Friend



Hello and welcome.  Since I'm still trying to keep my mind occupied so I don't dwell on the loss of Bella (story here), I'd like to share a card I've made using some "unloved" Paper Smooches stamps.  I have no idea how long they've been buried in my stash.  Suffice it to say, they've been there a while. 

I started out by stamping the carrot from Vegtastic, in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock then colored using both prismacolor and copic markers.  I then stamped another carrot on to some scrap card stock, colored, and cut out to pop up later.  I then stamped my saying from the now retired Calorie Free set in black above the carrots before stippling Tim Holtz old paper and tumbled glass distress inks lightly over and around the panel.  Once that was done, I sponged some Stampin Up artichoke dye ink on the sides of the image panel before layering it.  I then stamped a scrap artichoke border panel in matching ink before adding to an orange card with a scrap designer paper carrot panel.  After sponging some more artichoke ink around the edges of the card, I added the stamped border before popping up my main image panel over the border.  The final touches were some artichoke brads, the popped up single carrot, and three sunflowers I've had in my stash for years; and I mean YEARS.

Challenges entered:

Not Just Cards - January Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers Use It 2019 - Use Old Unloved Stamps or Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #98 - Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Jan 17-30th - Anything Goes Using Layers Twist

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Paper Smooches
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Stampin Up Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Stampin Up, Scrap Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Brads, Glue Dots, Silk Sunflowers, Stipple Brushes, Sponge


Butterfly Beginnings And Kindness



Hello and welcome everyone!  Today I'd like to share a card I made for the Impression Obsession New Beginnings challenge.  For me, butterflies signal a new beginning; starting over or "from scratch" from caterpillar to butterfly.

I pulled out my Watercolor Butterflies (WP846) set and stamped two butterflies using Memento tangelo and dandelion inks onto a white panel. Once that was done, I then stamped the kindness, butterflies and hope sayings in memento black before lightly stippling tumbled glass and wild honey distress inks over all the white spaces.  Then using a color spritzer tool, I spritzed a little ink from a bliss blue marker before stippling spiced marmalade ink around the edges of the panel before layering and adding to my card.  The only embellishments used are orange brads and some bling on the butterfly bodies.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Stamps: Impression Obsession Watercolor Butterflies
Ink: Stamping Up Only Orange; Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass; Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Dandelion 
Card Stock: SU
Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool, SU Bliss Blue Marker, Brads, Glue Dots, Bling, Stipple Brushes, Sponge

Monday, January 14, 2019

Joyeux Noel



Last post today, I promise.  I'd like to share a card I made using a gorgeous stamp set I received as a RAK from Flourishes.  After stamping my image in memento tuxedo black ink, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before layering.  I then stippled some broken china distress and yellow dye inks over and around the colored image.  I then grabbed a piece of leftover wrapping paper I had saved from a few years back, and adhered it to my card to use as designer paper before adding a stamped green border.  Then I highlighted parts of the angel image using some Sakura glaze pens.  My final touches were white paper poinsettia flowers, gold ice stickles, brads, and a small gold bow.

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles - No Time Like The Presents
Outlawz Festive Friday FF011119 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!


Stamps: Flourishes
Ink: Memento Black, Stampin Up Yoyo Yellow, Tim Holtz Broken China
Card Stock: Stampin Up
Accessories: Wrapping Paper, Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Paper Flowers, Gold Ice Stickles, Dimensionals, Gold Bow, Sakura Glaze Pens, Stipple Brushes