Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Stargazer Lilies

Having such fun with these springtime dies from The Greetery. Stargazer and Casablanca lilies are my favorite types and I went with the first one for this card along with the color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers today of old Olive, Peacock, and Rich Razzleberry. The optional option was vellum which I used in the white embossed sentiment (which is from Spring Zen by The Project Bin).
The embossing folder is by Anna Griffin. The flowers were colored using Razzleberry and Positively Pink by Stampin' Up and the stamens were colored with Copic markers. I'm ready for Spring! Already seeing my bulbs break through with the hyacinth about ready to bloom.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Song Of Spring

The Greetery lily, palm fronds, and happy die along with Stampendous Music score background stamp were used to create this card. This stamp was embossed in white detail powder, sponged on Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, and Broken China distress oxide inks. Sentiment on Hello, Honey card stock is by The Project Bin.
This is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge with the theme of Music.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Window Frames

Simon Says Stamp Window Frames stamp set colored in Copics. Used the coordinating window die and My Favorite things shaker window piece along with Hero Arts sequins. The paper is all Stampin' Up!- Pale Plum, Barely Banana, Whisper White, Lavender Lace, Daffodil, and So Saffron.
This was for Shelly Schmidt, the Featured Stamper today on Splitcoast Stampers.

Friday, February 21, 2020

For Mom

My Mom's favorite day was always Easter, she was born on Easter Sunday so that made it even more special to her. She loved everything about this day, was deeply religious and filled with joy when she talked about the Resurrection of Jesus. This is the day of the year that I miss her the very most.

The funniest thing to me now was how she would tell us that the bunnies were keeping an eye on us and if we misbehaved too much we might not get any Easter candy. There were six of us kids so I get it :)
This card uses The Greetery Easter Jubilee set of stamps, dies, and stencils.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Easter Jubilee

I got my very first order from The Greetery yesterday to start my Easter cards for this year. Such a lovely assortment of products and they are pretty easy to work with. This set is called Easter Jubilee and has three stencils that you layer to create the shadow for the letter background, one for the leaves, and one for the tulips. It was much easier to line up than I thought. This was on glossy paper which didn't really take the ink up as nicely as I had hoped but not bad for my first try. The letters were die cut twice and layered to give them a bit more height and heft.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


The stamps and dies from Time less Tropical by Stampin' Up! really are timeless ones. This set is a keeper for sure. All SU except for embossing folder by Park Lane (Joann's).

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Bee Mine

I made a valentine mailbox earlier today using Daisy D's designer paper and thought I would include it with the Bee Mine valentine. Heart shaped card folded at the side. Bee Mine stamp set is by Lawn Fawn.
Happy Heart Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Party Santa

I belong to a Facebook Group "Weekly Christmas Card Making Challenge" and this week was to make a funny card which is actually a bit harder than you would think.
This Santa in the card is an older retired set from The Craft Lounge called Holiday Cruiser. The pole is from The Project Bin "North Pole", the sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Party This Way set, I had to cut the sentiment out separately since the arrow was pointing in the wrong direction. Which now when I think about it may have been even funnier. Poor Santa doesn't know which way he's going.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Timeless Tropical

Woot! Finally getting to use the newest Stampin' Up! from the Spring mini. The tropical suite was my favorite in this one, reminds me of one of our favorite places to go- Hawaii. I embossed the flowers and leaves in gold and watercolor brushed them with various SU inks. The embossing folder is by Park Lane.

Monday, February 10, 2020

All You Need Is Love

I love this sweet stamp by Penny Black. I loved the sample on the package and followed the idea of drawing a circle around the main image and coloring it in to highlight the Love Bear. Copic markers to color, Stampin' Up! tulip frame embossing folder- one of my favorites!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Whale You Be Mine?

The cute whale set is by Lawn Fawn, the embossing folder is by Park Lane. Added some Crystal Effects to the hearts and water sprays along with some fairy rocks accents at the bottom. Check out the Lawnfawnatics Lots Of Love challenge, it's lots of fun.

Here is how I made the background:

Using Color Box pigment inks I swiped the inks over the inside of the folder on the side where the whales were indented, and then spritzed with water before running through the Big Shot.

Here are a few using different blues and one with blue and lavender.  I used the top left for the card above.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Feature Friday- Watercolor Crayons

I was organizing my coloring supplies and came across these watercolor crayons that have been neglected for years and thought I would break them out. I had forgotten how easy they are to use. Simply scribble the colors on and then used a watercolor brush to blend and move the color around.

I like to scribble in circles, the lines seem less noticeable, except I could still see the circle pattern in the upper right portion. An easy fix, just color on it some more and blend again. This medium is very forgiving.
The picture below is after blending.

Bordeaux (dark red) and blue mix

Yellow and orange mix

My favorite, a red, yellow, and orange mix

Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Day That Sparkles

The not so challenging challenge at Splitcoast today is to add sparkle. Easy for me since I feel you can never have enough sparkle in your life :)
On Basic Black card stock I used the Stampin' Up! hearts stencil with garnet Nuvo glimmer paste. The sentiment was from Technique Junkies, embossed in gold on Whisper White card stock.
Added a layer of Crystal Effects and Range (Tim Holtz) distress glitter. VERY sparkly in real life!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

More Love...

Simon Says Stamp Heart Rose was embossed in gold and then colored with Staedtler watercolor crayons. Added sequins and fairy rocks all around. Gold embossed hearts from Be My Valentine set (also SSS) and then added crystal effects on top of each which is hard to see in the picture.
Paper strip is also SSS, background paper is Crate. On Blushing Bride card base with Baja Breeze framing.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Beautiful Flowers

This stamp set is called Beautiful Flowers by Simon Says Stamp. Stamped using Gina K black amalgam ink on Whisper White card stock. Colored in various Copic markers

Black clean and simple card

The Valentines 2020 kit from Simon Says Stamp is probably one of my favorites ever! So many goodies in here that can be used all year, I can't seem to stop making cards with it.
This one was fairly simple. It is a black panel popped up on foam tape atop a black card base. The rose and leaves were colored in Copic markers and fussy cut. Gold embossed the sentiment and added some of the sequins that came in the kit.

Monday, February 3, 2020

You Are Loved

Who wouldn't feel special and adored receiving a card with this sentiment? I love it.
The die cut is by Simon Says Stamp with Crate paper background piece. Adhered to glitter paper embellished with sequins. Card base is inked with TH distress inks of Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick and Stampin' Up! hearts stencil.

Coloring Station

I spent Super Bowl Sunday organizing my coloring supplies for better efficiency and I hope this makes me more productive. The Copics and Prismacolor pencils are my favorite for coloring most projects.  Next I will be on to consolidating my stamps, I still have so many on the wood that are taking up too much room. If you have any suggestions or pics I would love to see!