Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

I wish you all a very Merry, beautiful Christmas season filled with peace, love, and joy. May the coming New Year of 2019 bring you good health and much happiness.
As always, thanks for stopping by this blog to visit. Happy creating!!  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Snow Much Fun

Started with panel of Whisper White and shaving cream technique. Using a stencil of birch trees, blue Nuvo embellishment mousses applied atop panel. Stampin' Up!'s Snow Much Fun snowman cut out and popped up, snowballs are small white pompoms. Added a snow drift bank of white glitter paper. Orchid Opulence card base to compliment his scarf. 

This delightful little stamp is by Technique Junkies and is called Christmas Mug Shot. Background is Tim Holtz alcohol inks on Glossy White and embossed with Sizzix 3d snowflakes folder. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ornaments Tags and Foil

Working with the Tim Holtz foil paper packs today, this is Confections. For an 8"x 8" piece I cut two 4" x 5 1/4" and then I have two pieces perfect for tags after using the larger ones for card fronts. The Santa stamp is an old, retired one from PSX that I really love.

Clear glass ornaments can be found in most craft stores at this time of year (or you can wait and get tons of them on clearance after the holiday). I made my own thin, pourable glue to coat the insides and then sprinkled Nuvo Desert Sunset glitter inside. This is one of my favorite glitters this year with so many warm colors of sparkle, they look so pretty with the tree lights reflecting from them. 
For the glue I used Aleene's clear tacky glue in a little plastic bottle and added hot water and shook to mix. Roughly a half and half recipe.

Monday, December 3, 2018


So caught up in the beauty of the new Tim Holtz foil paper collection, this is the Jewel Tones and perfect for holiday cards. Embossed using the Sizzix texture fades Poinsettias folder and embellished with Nuvo Golden Sunset enamel drops and Liquid Pearls in gold (let dry overnight). TH Tattered Poinsettia die and coordinating embossing folder for flower, added glitters to petals. Sentiment is Stampin' Up! Greetings of the Season embossed in gold detail powder.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Christmas Cards

It is great to be back in the Splitcoast challenge game, I have missed it. I was so happy to see this card featured on the SCS Instagram site today! Totally made my morning a very happy one.
The Angel of Peace stamp is by Penny Black and I just love her. Fun and easy to color, I used Copic markers. Added some Wink Of Stella glitter to the dove and wings and some Nuvo enamel drops to her hair (Golden Sunset) and to the side of the card (Translucent). Embossed the sentiment (also Penny Black) in gold detail powder. Card stocks are SU Gable Green (Lemon Lime) and Whisper White. 

I always have a box of card fronts that were done with various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks sitting by my desk. It's great to have some backgrounds ready and waiting to go. Embossed one of these with the Sizzix 3D snowflakes folder and added some pearls and glass pebbles for embellishing. Sentiment (Hero Arts) embossed in silver. Butterflies die cut from SU glimmer paper.

For the show us your Grinch colors on the December Virtual Stamp Night (Mini3) challenge on SCS. I went with the literal approach and made an ornament with a hand drawn in black Sharpie face that I found on my Google Grinch search. Colored in lime green Copic marker and die cut with ornament shape. Added silver glimmer paper for top and embroidery thread to hang. The rest of the stamps are Stampin' Up! Branch (not sure) and Tags Til Christmas. SU embossing folder and sequins (non SU) for decorations.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New Holiday Mini

This new Signs Of Santa set is simply adorable. I used today's sketch (Splitcoast Stampers) for a clean and simple one layer card. All supplies used were Stampin' Up! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Library Challenge

This is my first Halloween card of the season! I love summer but am so ready for fall at this point. Haven't been able to go out doors for long with the poor air quality, heavy smoke drifting down from the wildfires.
This is for the Library Challenge featuring the beautiful book by Maya Angelou "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". This challenge was right up my alley, covering the two hobbies I love most- stamping and reading.

Saturday, August 18, 2018


These shimmerz mylar sheets by Elizabeth Craft Designs is so cool! Simply embossed it and added some SU pearls and a sentiment die cut on Concord Crush paper.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Last day of challenges

This is the last day of Dare To Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast. Don't panic if you haven't finished yet, the deadline for uploading your cards is August 15th at 11:59 CST.

This  first card used Lawn Fawn Fairy and oil pastels on Whisper White.

SU supplies: Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stocks. Tulip frame embossing folder and retired sentiment?? not sure of set. Tree stamp by Inkadinkado since I could not locate my Lovely As A Tree set that I had hoped to use. Coloring done with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, brushos, and Nuvo embellishment mousse.

Easy and fun using Heidi Swapp paper and Spellbinders word die.

Caring Thoughts stamp set with Tim Holtz alcohol inks on glossy paper. SU Field Flowers used for flower centers.

Lawn Fawn stamp set with Brocade background stamp and brushos.

An interesting technique using a magazine page of Angelina Jolie.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mermaids and More

I used pansies and Johnny Jump Ups from my garden (they grow here in Washington state all year for me) with Stampin' Up's French Script background atop on Confetti White card stock. Sentiment from Flourishes.

Stamps and die cut frame by Lawn Fawn. Grass punch by Martha Stewart.

Hero Arts mermaids- stamps and dies, summer sentiment by Simon Says Stamp. Background is Tim Holtz distress oxide ink Broken China on glossy white. This is also for the awesome Library Challenge, mermaid inspired.

VeryVintage wheel by SU embossed in white on glossy, sponge colored with various inks. Vintage coaster and an antique crocheted flower to embellish along with items from retired Pretties Kit and a butterfly stamp set with die that was free with a card making magazine from England (this month at Barnes and Noble).

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Lots of Coloring

Most of my cards today feature a lot of coloring, with Copics and Prismacolor pencils. I am not sure who made this digital stamp of the Paris Cafe, I didn't name it in the file I saved. The girl in the foreground is  Julie Nutting Prima doll, Merci or Bonjour something... Stampin' Up! brick embossing folder used for street.

Art Impressions stamp, SU tulip frame embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers.

Stampin' Up! retired Gentle Thoughts with Barely Banana and Brilliant Blue, Daffodil Delight ribbon. The paper is Bo Bunny "Genevieve".

More coloring! This was from a book of postcards to color that I bought in Heidelberg. Made it into a card.

Tim Holtz distress oxide inks for background. Stamped Papaya Collage and French Script atop, added some vines and a fairy. Highlighted in white gel pen.

Another with this sweet fairy (Nan's Stamps), Technique Junkies silhouette, and Lawn Fawn die cut to frame. Made into a shaker.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

More challenges

I haven't done so many cards in one week like this in years. Housework and errands are falling by the wayside for a little bit. As long as I can keep my desk in order for the duration of the challenges I'm golden.
Healing Hugs stamp set by Stampin' Up! with Sage Shadow, Bermuda Bay and thick Whisper White card stocks. I used a gelli plate, stencil,  and acrylic paints for the background and embellished with Nuvo enamel drops in various colors.

Pool Part card stock, Authentique Sea Maiden dsp, Technique Junkies mermaid stamps, shells made from polymer clad and molds.

Sentiment by Technique Junkies embossed in gold, beach/sand/shells is a sticker, background created with the nail polish marbling technique and pearl shimmer spray. 

Adhesive paper sheet, a stencil, and copper and silver glitter were used to create the background. Sentiment by Technique Junkies. Balloon die, copper foil and Champagne glimmer paper by SU.

Tim Holtz distress oxide inks background, SU tee shirt thinlits dies with clothespins and baker's twine. Sentiment by Lawn Fawn.

A coloring book page turned into a card!
That is all for today, will be back again tomorrow with a new batch.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Day Three and me!

It is Day Three of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast and I am hostess for one of them (the first two projects are my challenge). Yippee!! I can't tell you the details but can show my projects and you can probably guess :)
This first one uses the pretty Stampin' Up! designer paper Abstract Impressions and retired resin flower embellishments, and heavy duty cake pop sticks. Just love this paper!

My second sample is a mixture of products- an old PSX pansy stamp, birthday sentiment by SU, not sure where the background pansy wheel came from but it was embossed in white and watercolored on glossy card stock.

Supplies used were gold foil embossed and white card stocks, Magenta poinsettia stamp, Copics, embossing powders, and SU sentiment from Joyful Christmas, gold brads.

Supplies- Watercolor paints and paper, Tangerine Tango and Basic Black card stocks, Nuvo embellishments of Sea Green and Coral, glass pebbles, Pitt fine line black marker.

Greeting Farm princess, Technique Junkies sentiment embossed on vellum,
embossing folder, Tim Holtz distress oxide inks, glitters, Copic markers.

Alcohol inks, glossy card stock, Hero Arts lily pads from koi set, Lawn Fawn branches die.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Challenges- Day Two

Welcome to day two of the Dare To Get Dirty challenges at Splitcoast stampers for Fan Club members.  Hope you will join in the fun, it's a great way to build up our completed card supplies.

This first card uses all Stampin' Up! supplies with the exception of the dimensional berries I added which were made with Nuvo enamel drops.

The Stampin' Up! Swallowtail is one of my favorites and will always stay in my collection. I embossed it in silver, used Authentique Sea Maiden papers and a sentiment from Technique Junkies in poppy red. Card stocks are Whisper White and Poppy Parade. I was ecstatic when they brought this color back, I love it.

Supplies used for this were Penny Black poppies stamp, watercolor paper, brushos color crystals, Arteza watercolor brush pens, and Hello die cut word by Tonic Studios.

This was a fun and unique technique that I really enjoyed (challenge details available on the Fan Club thread). I added Stampin' Up!'s Elements of style floral in the bottom corner, sentiment from Lawn Fawn, SU embossing folder over all.

I just can't get enough of the Gelli Plate and acrylic paints, they are so much fun to play around with for cool backgrounds. I have a basket of these panels all ready to go for quick and easy card assembly. Stamped the fairy image atop the panel and added some Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies flowers to accent. Sentiment is from Technique Junkies.

This was a super fun and easy one! Stamped the Stampin' Up! Simply Soft flower in StazOn black ink and colored with markers, filled it with lavender from Provence. mmm, smells so good!