Wednesday, April 29, 2020

And some more...

Trying to get my money's worth from the Peacock bundle :) Playing around with the die for these three.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Proud Peacock

Loving this Stampin' Up! bundle! Used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, gold embossing powder, Copic markers, Not Quite Navy, Brushed Gold, and Whisper White card stocks. Sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Royal Peacock

On to the stamp set I will be concentrating on this week, the Royal Peacock bundle by Stampin' Up! I had this set out and ready to go when I saw that the Featured Stamper, designzbygloria, used this on a few of her lovely cards ( The coordinating foil paper with this suite is so lovely and really makes it so easy to create a pretty card. Embossed peacock stamp in gold, added some color with alcohol ink markers and some sequins on the tail and there you go!
Fun memory- Some people will remember me by the name Peacock. Somehow I got that nickname from way, way back in the day at my first job. I used to feed the peacocks and pheasants at Sweetwater Casino in New Jersey. Frankly, I am not much of a bird person. I'd like to think I am, they are so beautiful to watch and admire. From a distance. Up close they make me really nervous.
So, I would bravely venture into the pens, lock the gate, and proceed with my bucket of yummy scraps. The farther that you ventured in, down the aisles, you became more vulnerable to attack. It all  left you such narrow room for a quick escape. Think of it like a bird cage in a Disneyland line. By the time you got to the peacocks you were taking your life in your hands. They always seemed like they were fixing to peck you to death. One day one of them spread open their beautiful fan tail feather displays and it literally took my breath away by the wonder and beauty of it. For a few seconds I got over my terror and just appreciated the natural splendor of the moment. When I snapped out of it I grabbed up a few stray feathers that were on the ground to take with me. Got back to the kitchens and sported those feathers in my hair, did a little peacock strut about the place, and, voila, my new nickname was born.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

More Sailing Home

I am still working on more cards to send into Cards For Kindness and this seems like a perfect set for uplifting and encouraging others. It has such a calming, peaceful feel to it.
The first card also used the retired Nautical Expeditions dsp. Loved the ship on it.
The second card is basically a CASE of the cover card on the SU Idea Book and Catalog with a few minor variations.
The third card is a CASE of Mary Deatherage (stamps-n-lingers) card. Her design is SO beautiful!
The last are ones I made last week, similar easy designs in a monochromatic color scheme.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Silent Night

Still working on my Weekly Christmas Card Challenge, this time to be inspired by your favorite carol. Mine is actually O Holy Night but this stamp had this beautiful font and Christmas song already on it. Stamped in Versafine Onyx Black which is my favorite stamp for clarity in detail and sentiments. It doesn't do well for coloring with Copics at all, it smears very badly.
Embossed some Stampendous snowflakes in silver and added SU snowflake rhinestone embellishments. Mirror foil card base.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Anchor of Hope

I have been concentrating on making numerous cards with one stamp set, my new challenge to myself. All of the supplies used here are Stampin' Up! I didn't get the coordinating paper to go with this Sailing Home stamp and die bundle since I already had quite a lot left over from this "Nautical Expedition" paper that I thought would work really nicely. Card stock is Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand. Will be back with more nautical cards this week, hope you like them! Stay well, everyone.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Cards For Kindness

Working on more cards for donation, this time for Cards For Kindness. All information can be found at

The first set uses the new set from The Greetery. I messed up on the green stems and leaves while stampin so ended up filling most of it in with a Copic marker.

The second card uses the Stampin' Up! large Swallowtail butterfly stamp on Wood Grain dsp with Tangerine Tango card stock. For the Simon Says Stamp challenge to use "wood".

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sailing Home

Working with the Sailing Home set of stamps and coordinating dies to make some encouragement and thank you cards for those in need of a lift or thank you as we navigate this COVID-19 crisis together.
Most of the supplies here are SU, new or retired, just working with what I have. The paper in the sky is from a ream of variegated vellum papers that I had, the sequin thingies are Fairy Rocks from Simon Says Stamp, and Memory Box cloud dies. SU stuff would be the stamps and dies, waves 3D embossing folder, cotton ribbon, baker's twine, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Virtual Stamp Week

Virtual Stamp Night (week) could not have come at a better time this year. Just what we needed in our quarantined days to help keep our minds and hands busy.
Hope you are all doing okay, my heart and prayers go out to you and your families. We can get through this and come out stronger for it. Take good care of yourselves and those you are with, and if you are alone please hang in there. Sending you hugs.