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!

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Dare To Get Dirty Week!

It is my favorite week of the year over at Splitcoast Stampers with the Dare To Get Dirty challenges. This event is so much fun and involves prizes if you complete all of the challenges. It is SCS's way of thanking the Fan Club members who help to support the site. To Find out more, please click HERE. 
Since we can't divulge the challenge to non club members I may not be able to say too much about my samples but hope that you can be inspired by them in some way. Thanks for looking!

The above card use Stampin' Up! Wood Grains dsp, watercolor paper, Pitt sepia markers and the perfect sentiment for this design is by Flourishes.

Mermaid and sentiment stamps are by Technique Junkies.

All Stampin' Up! supplies.

Stampin' Up! ruffles embossing folder, die cuts Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Gina K Wildflowers embossed in clear over alcohol inks background.

See you tomorrow with 5 more cards!