Thursday, January 20, 2022

Singing Penguins

 

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made using up some scrap card stock with a retired The Cat's Pajamas clear set called Joy To The World.  

 

After stamping the images in memento black onto scrap white Neenah card stock, then coloring using prismacolor and copic markers, I stenciled the clouds using a PFS Slimline Cloud stencil and PFS Blending Brushes along with Tim Holtz Stormy Sky distress ink.  Once  that was done, I punched the corners and layered it, then punched the layered panel to turn it into a tag.  Taking a bliss blue scrap, I dry embossed it before stippling bliss blue ink over the raised images and the edges and adding to some scrap lilac card stock.  For embellishments I added some clear snowflake sequins from my stash along with the punched snowflake snippets before adding ice stickles to highlight everything.  A snippet of ribbon, white gel pen and black Sakura 3D glaze pen finished my card off.


Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Stormy Sky; Stampin Up Bliss Blue
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes, Ranger Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Ice Stickles, Ribbon, Sequins, White Gel Pen, Sakura 3D Black Glaze Pen
 


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Sunflower Advice

 Hello and welcome.  I don't know about you, but so far I'm not impressed with the 30 day trial for 2022.  That being said, I have a card to share with you using an Impression Obsession digital stamp I've had for sometime and never used (NBUS) called Advice From A Sunflower and is a freebie too.

After printing my image off onto Hammermill white card stock, I colored it using both prismacolor and copic markers before stippling Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink using PFS Blending Brushes around the edges and layering.  Once the layering was finished, I added some vintage brads and faux sewing before adding to my card.  The final touch was highlighting parts of the saying using Sakura 3D glaze pens.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Tim Holtz Stormy Sky Distress
Card Stock: Hammermill White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Brads, Glue Dots, Sakura 3D Glaze Pens, PFS Blending Brushes, Black Artist Pen

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Warm Coffee Wishes

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card made using some new (NBUS) The Cat's Pajamas stamps I picked up at their clear stamp retirement sale which ends on January 17th.  I started out by stamping my coffee images from Freshly Brewed Heaven, Big Fat Holiday Greetings, and the saying from Holly Jolly Christmas (retired) before coloring them using Castle Art pencils before stippling some Stampin Up bliss blue ink around the edges then layered onto scrap card stock.  My card was made using bliss blue card stock along with a designer paper scrap from my stash.  After adding some blue fibers I've had for years, I added my layered image along with some sequin snowflakes.  As an after thought, I went and highlighted parts of the image panel using Sakura 3D glaze pens before re-stamping my saying and adding that using dimensionals.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog, Rich Cocoa; Stampin Up Bliss Blue
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Scraps
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Oval Punch; Snowflake Sequins, Sakura 3D Glaze Pens, Brads, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Fibers

Monday, January 10, 2022

PIP Challenge 2202

 

Challenge 2202


Sponsored by Polkadoodles



Hello and welcome.  Today starts a new challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and we are being sponsored this week by Polkadoodles.  First, I would like to thank them for the images they provided the design team to use for our projects.  My card uses the image Lil Miss Mermaid Dolphin.  
 
After printing my image onto Neenah white card stock, I colored her using Castle Art Pencils before fussy cutting her out and setting aside.  I then took some scrap denim designer paper I had bought at Costco at least a decade ago and added it to a not quite navy card before stippling some Tim Holtz Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky distress inks lightly over the designer paper using Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes.  I then fussy cut a scrap of caramel card stock, stippled some creamy caramel (retired) ink over it before adding it to the card as the "ocean floor".  Taking a sanding block, I then lightly sanded my "ocean floor" before stamping my saying from Picket Fence Studios Every Good and Perfect Gift in memento black.  Once I added my mermaid, and some blue fibers from my stash, I dug out some fish stickers I've had for several years (again never using) and added those.  The final touches were ice stickles and some flowers punched from pink scraps using a Martha Stewart 3-way hydrangea punch.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave them some love and enter the challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

Stamps: Polkadoodles, Picket Fence Studios
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky; SU Creamy Caramel
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Costco Designer Paper; Scraps
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Computer, Printer, Fibers, Sanding Block, MS Punch, Ice Stickles, PFS Blending Brushes, Sanding Block, Ranger Glossy Accents, Glue Dots

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Surf's Up!

Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share with you a card that was inspired by a recent Splitcoaststampers Virtual Stamp Night challenge.  I had come across this old retired Taylored Expressions mini set called Surf's Up!
 
I started out by stamping my penguin in memento tuxedo black ink onto some scrap Neenah white card stock before coloring using both copic and prismacolor markers.  Once I was finished coloring the penguin, I created the "beach" he's standing on using my copic markers before stippling my "ocean" behind him using some Tim Holtz tumbled glass and broken china distress inks.  Taking a Picket Fence Studio slimline cloud stencil, blending brushes and some Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink, I created my background clouds before stippling a little stormy sky distress ink around the white edges of the image panel then layered.  My card base was created using some scrap designer paper in my stash, along with some retired Stampin Up bliss blue card stock along with bliss blue dye ink stippled around the edges.  After adding the layered panel, using a Sakura black 3D glaze pen, I hand drew the "seagulls" before adding blue dew drops, waterfall ice stickles  and Ranger Glossy Accents to highlight the ocean water.  I'm very please with how this turned out.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky; Stampin Up Bliss Blue
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Designer Paper Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Dew Drops, Glue Dots, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes, Ranger Glossy Accents, Waterfall Ice Stickles, Sakura 3D Glaze Pen, Brads
 

Reflections On 2021

Hello, welcome and Happy New Year to you.  Here's to hoping 2022 is better than 2021 has been to me with my health.  Between my migraines, chronic lung issues and fibromyalgia, my cup was more than overflowing with doctors visits, prescriptions and medical bills. I would have to say the highlight of the year was fostering two adorable kittens my husband named Raider (tabby boy) and Raiderette ( black/white tuxie girl).  Can you tell we're Raider fans? lol  These two adorable babies arrived on my doorstep at 10pm one night during the summer when some kids in the mobile home park we live in found them in the middle of the road and they went door to door trying to find someone who would find homes for them.  Having cats myself, there was no way I was going to say no.  So suddenly the extra bathroom in the house because their foster room until they were ready for adoption.  Raider was adopted, in September, by a family from Pets Mart while Raiderette was adopted by my son who renamed her Rai (pronounced Rey).  Our shy little Rai has since come out of her shell and is BFF's with our chihuahua Holly.

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and here's to a better year for us all.


Friday, December 24, 2021

Dashing Through The Snow

 
Hello and welcome.  Today I'd like to share a card I made using a retired Stampabilities stamp, Santa Cruising, for a few challenges.  I've been wanting to use this stamp for some time after getting it at Michael's a few months ago on clearance and apparently Santa needed a faster ride this year. 

After stamping my image in memento black onto Neenah white card stock, I colored it using Castle Art pencils before stippling my background using a Picket Fence Studio Slimline Cloud Stencil with their blending brushes.  Once all of the stippling was finished, I took a black artist pen and added some faux sewing "stitches" before layering and adding brads.  I then added some ice stickles before adding a red bow and writing SANTA onto the license plate as an afterthought.

Challenges entered:
 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a very Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

Stamps: Stampabilities
Ink: Memento Black; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up
Accessories: Castle Art Pencils, Black Artist Pen, Brads, Glue Dots, Bow, Ice Stickles, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes
 

Monday, December 20, 2021

Joy To The World

Hello and welcome.  I'm playing along with a few challenges this Christmas week, so I thought I would bust out a retired clear set I've never used (NBUS) from The Cat's Pajamas called Joy To The World.  

Onefer
 
For my first project, I stamped the singing penguins, and musical notes, in memento tuxedo black ink and then colored using prismacolor and copic markers before highlighting one of the hats with a white 3D glaze pen.  I then stamped the saying also in memento black before highlighting using glitter gel pens.  I then took a Picket Fence Studio Slimline Cloud Stencil and added the background clouds using Picket Fence Blending Brushes and Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink.  After layering, and adding brads, I added the panel to a card made pacific pointe card stock and scrap gingham designer paper.  I then took a black artist pen and added the faux sewing, snow using a white 3D glaze pen, and some Gin and Tonic sequins using Ranger Glossy Accents.  The final touches were waterfall ice stickles (for snow/ice) and white/silver ribbon.

Challenges entered:
 
 
Twofer

Since I had the Joy set still sitting out on my desk, I decided to stamp the penguins, and musical notes, onto some scrap white Neenah card stock then colored using the same prismacolor/copic markers.  I then dusted off my snowflake corner punch and punched the top corners before creating my clouds background using the Picket Fence Slimline Cloud Stencil and blending brushes along with Tim Holtz stormy sky distress ink to create my cloud background.  I then stippled broken china around the edges before layering then punching that with my Stampin Up scalloped tag punch.  After adding some "snowflakes" using a white 3D glaze pen, I added the punched snowflake bits (after stippling broken china on them) by adhering using Ranger glossy accents.  The final touches were waterfall ice stickles for the "ice" and ribbon to finish my tag off.

Challenges entered:
 
 
I'm please with how both of these turned out especially since I'm dealing with another migraine and it was either cry or try and focus on something else.  Also, my lung issues are flaring back up again I'm afraid.  
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a a great day and a safe Merry Christmas!

Joy To The World card

Stamps: TCP Joy To The World
Card Stock: Neenah White; Stampin Up; Designer Paper Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Stormy Sky, Broken China; SU Pacific Pointe
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes, PFS Gin and Tonic Sequins, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ribbon, Sakura 3D Glaze Pens, Ice Stickles, Brads, Glue Dots

Penguin Tag
 
Stamps: TCP Joy To The World
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Broken China, Stormy Sky, Milled Lavender
Card Stock: Neenah White Scrap; SU
Accessories: Prismacolor and Copic Markers, Snowflake Corner Punch, SU Scalloped Tag Punch, Stipple Brush, PFS Slimline Cloud Stencil, PFS Blending Brushes, Ice Stickles, Sakura White 3D Glaze Pen, Ribbon