Friday, October 15, 2021

Boo Crew


 I love combining different stamp sets to get something unique. This card uses the Submarine Cubbies from Art Impressions, the ghosts from Hello Bluebird "Frightful Little Bits" stamps and dies, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Happy Haunting". Background done with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean. Bottom coral is Hedgehog Hollow.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dia de los Muertos


 For a friend who celebrates this day. Stampingbella "Oddball Day Of The Dead" stamps colored in Copic markers. Sentiment embossed on Basic black, frame is by The Greetery.

Renewed Box


 The glass lid top piece that held all of my eyeglasses shattered so I made a replacement using Craft Consortium "Winter Wonderland" paper and a piece of acetate that has a white flower pattern on it. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Happy Haunting!




This "Happy Haunting" collection is from Craft Consortium and is a lot of fun to color. I like sending Halloween cards to the kids that are cute and not spooky so this works out perfectly!

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Oddball Pumpkins


 

I get the biggest kick out of these "Oddball" Pumpkins by Stampingbella. Pretty "Pumpkin Patch" paper is by Brutus Monroe.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Here For The Boos 2



 



Spooky Eyes background stamp and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. Texture challenge for Monday uses a felt ghost, lots of glitter embossing and paper, and a vellum dry embossed spider web.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Treat Bags


 Treat bags were made using the Simon Says Stamp 2018 limited edition card kit Frightful Fun. I decorated the box that the pieces came in too! Top left corner. I figure if I package up the candy this way it has a chance of still being here when the trick or treaters come. My guys would never undo all of my hard work! They are sweeter that all of the candy.

Halloween Projects


Spooky Eyes large background stamp is by Simon Says Stamp and I embossed it in Iridescent Ice powder and added color with Twisted Citron distress oxide ink. The ghost is a Sizzix die and the sentiment in purple glitter is also by SSS. Embellished with some clear sequins.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

We remember




 Pictures from Ground Zero and the Museum. I always stop by and pay my respects whenever we go to NY. We will always remember and grieve that day twenty years ago. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families and friends that lost loved ones that day.

Sunflower Garden


 The Sunflower Garden set from the September kit from Simon Sys Stamp is gorgeous, one of my faves with all of those added goodies it came with. This card is so sparkly shimmery in real life, painted with Tombow dual brush markers and pearl ex powders and then completely covered in shimmer spray.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Yellow Submarine





 I am just delighted with this adorable stamp and die set from Art Impressions, so much fun for cards for kids. I colored up 6 sets of images and cut them all out so it's easy and quick to assemble, especially when paired up with this wonderful designer paper from Stampin' Up!'s Whale Done bundle.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Lined Leaves


 This new Lined Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp is so pretty! There are 8 different leaf stamps and 5 sentiments to go along. Perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and all occasion!

I embossed these in gold and painted with Kuretake metallic paints. 

STAMPtember


 STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp is here! So much fun and inspiration with lots of new things for fall, Halloween, Christmas and more. This is from the new release and is called Lined Leaves. I embossed the leaves in gold on Brushed Gold card stock. The leaves were painted with Kuretake metallic paints, slimline die cut panel is by Pinkfresh Studio.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Flight of Fantasy


 Caught up on my Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge! This pretty seahorse underwater scene is by Pink Ink Designs, one of my favorite makers. Colored it in Copics, wink of stella, glimmer sprays, white gel pen. Little sentiment strip is by Simon Says Stamp, Card stocks and background Shells embossing folder are by Stampin' Up!

Sparkly Mermaid


 This is super sparkly in real life. The scales paper is by American Crafts, the mermaid is Penny Black, the pool stencil is by My Favorite Things. For the stencil challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes to feature some MFT.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Black Magic


 I love the black magic technique and often forget to use it more. This is a Stampin' Up! background on Basic Black with Prismacolor pencils.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Almost Fall, Y'All


 Catching up with the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge, somehow I missed Day 18 so here it is. I am not ready to let go of summer just yet, the temps are finally becoming bearable after a few big heat waves.

Simon Says Stamp pumpkin, sentiment, sprig, and paper with small leaves from Inkadinkado.


Thursday, August 19, 2021

Flowery Thanks


 Simon Says Stamp April 2021 card kit Friendly Flowers.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Shimmery Hugs


 A shimmery background with Nuvo sprays, embossed with folder from Simon Says Stamp's Garden Greetings kit.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Garden Greetings


Two coloring supplies that I hardly ever use but wanted to expand my coloring options for The Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge. Not sure I have the gist of it or if there is supposed to be a strict format to follow so I'm going with trying new things! For this I used Tim Holtz distress crayons which are easy for large background areas. Just scribble on the crayon and hit it with a water brush. I added color details to the flowers and leaves with Arteza brush markers. 
Also for the SSS Monday challenge to heat emboss. This set and embossing folder are from the recent Garden Greetings card kit.  

 

Kindness Matters


 Another for the Simon Says Stamp heat embossing challenge, using their 2017 Kind Flowers card kit, embossed in white.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Always Be Kind


 Working on some Monday challenges and my coloring skills. Day 9 of The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge, I used Copic markers and the sentiment was sone in Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush. This challenge is a great way for me to try a new item that I have in my stock that hasn't been used lately or at all.

Also this is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to heat emboss. I used Ranger Liquid Platinum powder for the die cut sentiment. This is the November 2017 card kit from SSS and one of my favorites. Embellishments are by Memory Box.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Under The Sea


                                                     

For Day 7 of the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge for Summertime "Blues", and for the Dare To Get Dirty challenge over at Splitcoast this weekend.

I used Pink Ink Designs seahorse image colored in watercolor pencils, some distress oxide inks and various gel pens.


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Splatters


Simon Says Stamp birthday challenge using Martha Stewart butterfly stamps, Stampin' Up! sentiment, Copic markers and various re-inkers for splatter pattern. Embellishments are Fairy Jewels by Memory Box.

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Happy Frogs

I just can't get enough of these frogs in the new August card kit from Simon Says Stamp. It came with this adorable stencil that has waves, clouds, and lily pads. Super cute! 


 

Paper Bag Poppies


 Colored Penny Black poppies on a paper shopping bag with Prismacolor pencils. Birthday sentiment is by Stampin' Up!

Blue Poppies


 Simon Says Stamp Poppies background was embossed in white and colored with Blueberry botanical stain by Cosmic Shimmer and Prize Ribbon distress oxide along with some olive and summer sun re-inkers. Sprayed whole piece with glitter dust.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Feeling Tropical



I've been fixated on tropical themed cards lately! 
The first card used Stampin' Up! Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay, and Garden Green card stocks, Stampendous "Jungle Birds" for parrot, Hello Hibiscus by Clearly Besotted, smaller white flower is by RSP Honolulu, Background is by Hero Arts leaves and vines fancy die.
The second card uses a Lawn Fawn Tropical background frame die, Pretty Pink Posh tropical stamps and a background created with distress oxide inks. Aloha and mahalo for visiting!
 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dove of Peace


All Stampin' Up! Embossed Dove Of Peace in gold and colored in cherry and spruce. Cherry Cobbler, Handsome Hunter card stocks and retired gold ribbon to embellish.


 

Monday, July 19, 2021

Aloha

Challenge for food and drink, I went with a tropical beverage. Everything is yummy when you drink it from a coconut, I'm sure :)
Sunny Studio Stamps Tiki Time elephant, Pretty Pink Posh hibiscus stencil in craft white over a simple background of scribbled swipes of Copic markers to create an easy rainbow. Then ran it through Big Shot with a 3d tropical leaves embossing folder. Aloha die is by Lawn Fawn.



 

More Christmas in July!


I hope you can join us for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors are Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce (or the closest thing you have). Optional theme of Christmas.

I used Stampin' Up's Pretty Pines thinlits for the greenery in the greens and Spellbinders poinsettia die for the flowers. Base is Rococo Rose with a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. Sentiment is by Stampabilities in the Spruce color.
 

Friday, July 16, 2021

Party Animal


 Lots of Lawn Fawn on this boy's birthday card! Love Ya Bunches monkeys and Wild For You lion and sentiment, tropical leaves stencils and vines and mini flowers from the tropical background leaves dies, new birthday sentiment die cut. I added some Nuvo glow in the dark drops to the flower centers. This made me smile so I hope he loves it!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Christmas In July


 Christmas in July challenge over at Splitcoast. Used Sunny Studio Stamp Surfin' Santa and sentiment stamp from Hawaii.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Guiding Light


Bought the whole beautiful bundle from the new Craft Consortium release Sea and Shore. Looking for some samples to be inspired by but there is nothing really out yet. A great challenge for myself, to come up with some ideas for these beach/nautical/sea creatures stamps and papers. (And shell charms, sequins, die cuts. Swoon!)
 

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Gnomies


I am so happy to be a guest designer on Splitcoast's Tuesday color challenge team for the month of July.
Join us today where we use Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, and Silver.
I used the Simon Says Stamp gnome die, January 2021 card kit, and sentiment from Gnome Peeking.

 

Moon and Stars



I have started working to catch up on the Watercolor Wednesday challenges over at Splitcoast. A medium I have long been wanted to try!

The second card was from the technique lover's challenge- brick wall tutorial.
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers.



 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Fourth


 Happy Fourth of July! I made a mixed media card for a couple of challenges. Striped stencil with distress oxide inks. Fireworks stencil with Stickles glitter paste, Tim Holtz stars from a Halloween die "beautiful" word die by Simon Says Stamp.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Gnome Hello


 For Simon Says Stamp's red, white, and blue challenge. Gnome is a digi image from Etsy, colored in Copics.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Graduation Cards



Here's to the Class of 2021! What an amazing accomplishment and effort by the students, teachers, and caregivers. Job well done!
The first card uses the large number dies from Stampin' Up!
The second uses Sailing Home and Waterfront with some distress oxide ink blending.

 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Painted Peony

I really love the wide washi tape and coordinating dies from Pinkfresh Studio. It is so easy to make a lovely card with this stuff! This is the Painted Peony washi.