Thursday, March 26, 2020

Seed Packet

The challenge at SCS today is to use seeds as a theme. I had this old unmarked seed packet background stamp that I used for a shaker, filled with brown microbeads. The sweet pea bouquet and other sentiments are by Hero Arts.
Planted some seed starts this week of herbs and veggies in case we are still stuck at home for a while. Flowers are secondary this year.


Another Easter card using the Simon Says Stamp Cottontail Wishes set. Martha Stewart grass punch used for bottom. Embossed sentiment in white detail powder.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Have Courage

Today's challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp blog is Anything Goes using Gina K products if you have them. I chose the "Wild At Heart" set and thought this sentiment was so moving in light of what we are all going through right now.
I used one of my panels that I have a box of from one of my distress oxide inks and alcohol inks sessions where I made so many A2 sized backgrounds to have on hand. I loved the various colors in this one. I embossed the stamp in Versamark and SU Glassy Glaze. Stamped sentiment on black card stock with white detail powder and cut with SU Sweetly Stitched frame die.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Happy Everything

Stenciled background with Pool Party ink using a stencil that I got in a tile home design bulk pack from Amazon. Yvonne Albritton stamp colored in Copic markers and embellished with clear sequins. "Happy die is from The Greetery, small sentiment from the SU set Happy Everything.

Winter Skies

Christmas Card Challenges, one card a week! This one uses Lawn Fawn Winter Skies with a Spellbinders fancy frame die that was cut with silver glitter paper (Hobby Lobby) on a Not Quite Navy background.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Neon Pop Egg

Easy styrofoam egg with the Stampin' Up! 3 flower punch. Punched a ton of these from Green Galore, Pixie Pink, Only Orange, and Yoyo Yellow, all retired SU colors. Using the little foam piercing mat I pushed down in the very center of each with this old embossing tool to curve the petals up. Remember the old days when we would actually emboss by hand with stencils and styluses?
Make sure that you use the flat end of the stylus to push all of the pins into the egg or your fingertips will be super sore.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Spring!

It's official, Spring is finally here! Yay, what a gorgeous day. It felt more like summer but let's not rush things. This flat easy to mail card uses Stampin' Up! card stocks of Whisper White, Barely Banana, and Green Galore. Seems like the neon shades are coming back so I'm glad I kept them.
For the Stencil challenge at SSS using their Simon Says Stamp Bunny Butt set with the Daisy Bouquet stencil.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Neon, baby!

Love the new Electro-pop neon glitz gels from Rina K in these awesome psychedelic 60's colors. The gel is just filled with sparkle. I used Poppin' Pink, Hello Yellow, and Orange Glow on this card with the Simon Says Stamp Daisy Bouquet stencil. I have Stampin' Up! stamp cases filled with various sentiments and it is so easy to just reach in and grab one. The birthday greeting is by Stampin' Up!, I'm sure of that much.
This is for the Monday Simon Says Stamp challenge of using a stencil.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bunny Butt

I couldn't resist picking up this fun Easter set from Simon Says Stamp. There is the back of the bunny on the other side of the acetate window and I think there will be lots of cute options with this one. Great for young and old, I think!
Bunny Butt stamps and dies, colored in Copic markers with Stampin' Up Balmy Blue cardstock and Whisper White.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Iris Brocade

Using Basic Black card stock I watercolored various colors of Koi watercolors onto it, dried, added splatters of white acrylic paint and Lawn Fawn liquid stardust. Embossed in silver with a brocade style background stamp, maker unknown. Added iris die cut by Joanna Sheen in Tim Holtz foil metallic papers of silver and lavender. Sentiment is by Stampin' Up!

Friday, March 13, 2020

Flower Power

So many challenges combined for this card! Johanna Basford was kind to post this free download, colored it with Prismacolor pencils. Had to take numerous breaks because it took hours to color and have to mind my neck and wrist some.
Have a happy and healthy weekend. Stay in and craft if you can!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Sugarplum Fairies

My card is inspired by the song "Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies" for this week's inspiration challenge at LawnFawnatics.
I am also using this for Day 7 of the 30 day coloring challenge at The Daily Marker and the Christmas Card Challenge of forest theme for my Facebook weekly Christmas card challenge.
Finally getting to some of my holiday stamps! Lawn Fawn with lots of sparkle added. Liquid Stardust added to wings, Star Dust Stickles highlighting roof and branches. Birch tree die is also by Lawn Fawn. Martha Stewart branch punch colored with Nuvo silver glimmer pen.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coloring Challenge Day 6

I'm a little behind with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge but I guess that's better than being a big behind hahaha. For this one layer card I use the Cam & Chloe stamp by Hampton Arts, colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor pencils. Toward the end I had a green marker let loose a large pool of ink right underneath the large mushroom. I tried to touch it up with a white gel pen marker and then went over it with some more marker. Painted her wings with Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust (which is a totally awesome must have).

Monday, March 9, 2020

Ladybugs At Play

Little Ladybugs set from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog are so incredibly cute, love their little faces and had fun creating this card. For 30 daily marker coloring challenge.

Butterfly Wings

St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon! Made this for the Simon Says Stamps "Bit O Green" challenge using various supplies I had in my springtime box.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Don't forget the envelopes

Adding the little bit of extra something to my Easter envelopes. Stamped various images and sentiments and colored for the 30 day coloring challenge by The Daily Marker.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Gift Tag Cards

I love having some of these gift tags on hand to attach to a present. I had some mini envelopes in my stash and just cut the white card stock to fit. (3/12" x 4 1/2" folded).
This is for the 30 day coloring challenge and the Simon Says Stamps Tags challenge.
Stamp set for flowers is by Joanna Sheen, sentiment retired Stampin' Up! Colored in Copic markers.

Love Rainbow

Working with today's sketch at Splitcoast, the 30 day coloring challenge Day 2 and the Penny Black Saturday challenge of Anything Goes with the Love Is In The Air option.
Penny Black All My Love bear colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I drew pencil lines on the letters and created a rainbow. Stampin' Up! lace ribbon and XOXO sentiment, banner dies, and Annan Griffin embossing folder for side detail.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Tissue paper technique

For the Virtual Stamping mini challenge at Splitcoast to use the tissue paper and water technique for the background. Using cocoa and sage inks on tissue, sprayed with glimmer spray. Added Stampin' Up! rose that was colored on shimmer paper and cut out. Added a gold crackle leaf from my stash and some gold Nuvo dream drops to embellish. Sage shadow embossed with 3D lace folder by SU.

White Lily

We went to the Northwest Flower and Garden show in Seattle this weekend and I got so much inspiration from their displays, for both cards and my garden. This card uses The Greetery Easter and Frond Collection on an older Hero Arts background called Misty Garden.

Prismacolor flowers

Lots of relaxing coloring therapy using Prismacolor pencils on this big flower. It was unmounted and loose in my collection so I don't know who made this one. This is for Day 1 of the 30 day coloring challenge