Monday, July 24, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Theme and Sketch Reminder post

Reminding you of the Challenge at STAMPlorations for this month:))
I chose to go with both Theme and Sketch for this one.
I used Sweet Spring Wishes, Bloom Factory and Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp sets as well as the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesI added some shadowing with gray Copic markers. The center of each bloom is embellished with NUVO drops:) 

Thanks for stopping By!  
Be sure to link up your  STAMPlorations creations by the end of the month...this is our last challenge for the summer. We will return with challenges in October!


Monday, July 10, 2017

Over at The Ton

Hello dear readers! Today I'm at The Ton Blog sharing another creation inspired by the Mood Board from The Ton July Challenge:)

Here's a sneak Peek:

Hope to see you over there.

Have a GREAT Monday!


Friday, July 7, 2017

Theme and Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome! There is a new challenge for July at STAMPlorations for Theme and Sketch.


I chose to go with the Theme: Stamps and Warm Colors, with just a hint of the elements from the sketch.  Here is my card using Trendy Spring Blooms stamps and coordinating Dies.
Masks made from a few of the coordinating dies create a cool white shadow effect for the stamped images, giving a touch of depth to the floral pattern area. Then I added some gradient inking with Distress inks.  The sentiment is from BEST MOM EVER. I trimmed the panel with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.
So I must admit, I'm caught up in the NUVO drop trend...Not only can any size"enamel" dot be made right on the card...without the fussy gluing nightmare, but..If watered down, the solution can be used as SPLATTER:) I simply place a drop of NUVO on my craft mat, spritz with H20, mix with brush and splatter away! Perfectly color matched with the "dots"..or in this card's case, one LARGE dot.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see your creations in the gallery at STAMPlorations!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge

Hello:) I have a Beautiful Mess to share with you today!

Since it is July, HOT and Watermelon season
I decided to work with the colors from the Altenew July 2017 Inspiration Challenge inspiration photo. Layered Floral Cover Dies A & B are the foundation to each of my cards. When playing with the cover dies, I find that I make several cards at a time. For this creative afternoon session, I made 4 cards..each unique in their own way:)

Starting out, I cut  Cover A from white cardstock, and used it as a stencil for the first card. Inking with Crisp inks: Ruby Red and Puffy Heart. Cover plate B helped with the extra detail in the leaves using Bamboo and Olive. Then I colored just a bit with the Artistic markers:R304 and R318.  For the sentiment, I reached for the Floral Frame stamp set. I found the tiny "seeds" in this set as well, inked with Jet Black crisp ink.

For the next card I used the Covers A and B that I had used as stencils on the card above and layered them together onto a White cardbase to create a pretty Watermelon colored card with a totally different look:) Those Platinum Embossed butterflies are from the Botanical Garden Stamp and die bundle. Label Love added the much needed touch of Black for the sentiment. I was pleasantly surprised to find that  ANTIQUE ROSE NUVO Crystal Drops matched the Liquid Platinum EP perfectly!!

For my next two cards I just used Floral Cover A.  
This one is SUPER CAS..I simply left the negative cuts on the Cover Die and carefully added glue to each piece..then placed a White A2 sized piece of CS on top and rolled it with a brayer tool.  Lifted the metal cover die off  to reveal a beautiful white on white floral texture:) This time I inked the Label Love  sentiment in Ruby Red crisp ink under lined it with a strip of glitter tape  and embellished it with Enamel dots  from the New Day Card Kit. I LOVE how these dots are matte finish!

 And the final card has the Cover A cut from white CS; glued to a white cardbase and layered with elements from the Reflection Scrapbook kit. EEEK! In writing this post I see that EACH item from the kit can be purchased separately!! Even the GORGEOUS box:)

There you are:) 4 happy cards with not much effort!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you take some time to create something you LOVE today.


I'm also linking this post to the Yes Virginia's Blog Party. Stop in a and join the FUN over there too!

Disclaimer: Altenew affiliate links are used at no extra cost to you:) 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mood Board at The Ton Challenge

SCRUMPTIOUS colors to work with in this MOOD BOARD for THE TON JULY CHALLENGE!
Deciding WHICH stamps to work with from The TON was the most challenging part. There are so many florals to choose from:))

I finally narrowed it down to:
I heat embossed the selected Blooms from the sets above onto watercolor CS using 
Clear Embossing Powder. Then colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor - 36 Colors. After the blooms were dry, I cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. Just a hint of markers was used to add a bit of shadowing details:)
I had a panel of CS stamped with the Polka Dots Background Cling in Crystal Pewter (Pewter Minis would be a GREAT collection to have on hand too:) Trimmed with the Double Stitched Rectangle die Small and layer my pretty blooms onto that.
For the sentiment I used the LOVE from Bokeh Burst Heart and Coordinating die. Heat embossed with Silver Embossing powder. Colored a tiny banner to coordinate with the largest bloom and stamped much with Noir Dye ink. This  Liquid Glue is my FAVORITE to stick things is Permanent and Repositionable...just let it dry a bit on your paper pieces first and then it becomes tacky...repositionable:)) Popped teh whole bundle onto a white card base and called it done!

 The Anemone center was Re-Embossed with Black EP after the watercoloring was dry.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are inspired to play along with us!

Start linking up your projects now for this month for a chance to win a $50* code to TheTon shop! Make sure to use at least ONE stamp from The Ton to be eligible to win.

I'm adding this to the BLOG PARTY at Yes,Virginia!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop: DAY4

It's hard to believe that STAMPlorations is 4 years old already! I'm pleased to be celebrating with Shery and the STAMP Gals. We are having a Five Day Blog Hop, this is Day4. If you have missed the first three days be sure to stop by STAMPlorations Day1, Day2 and Day3 to see EVERY inspiring project by our talented DT!

I had the pleasure of playing with the new Cupcake Builder #1 die set for my first card.
Cupcake Builder #1

I simply cut all the layers of Cupcake Builder #1 die set from textured CS and GOLD foil paper. Added several banners created with Stitched Snow Hills and Crazy Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. The base cardfront panel is stamped with Flowers from the GROOVY SHOES stamp set.  As well as the sentiment.
For my next card I colored the LOVELY Blossom Sprays #2 using ZIG markers.

Blossom Sprays #2

 The new BEAUTIFUL word die is just that: beautiful:) cut from the colored panel. 

Thanks for stopping by today and Celebrating with us at STAMPlorations:)!!

BLOGHOP details:

  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)

Other info:
  • All products in the store on our birthday week and until July 7 will be 15% off. With your 20% discount code, customers can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release.
  • Heartfelt Rose 3x5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping)

Make sure to create a WISHLIST!
There are 50 new stamps and dies added to the store. If you've got your eye on several stamps, stencils, and dies, add them to your wishlist because you could be one of two winners who will win products (up to $50 MSRP) in their wishlist! You may enter only once but you can get an extra entry (and increase your chances of winning) by sharing your STAMPlorations wishlist link in a post on your blog (where you share any type of project you've created) and displaying our birthday graphic above then linking to this post. The linky is open until July 3.

Ready to share your wishlist? It's easy! First, go to and click on the Login link. You'll find it right below the shopping cart and search form. Create an account (it's don't have to purchase anything). If you already have an account, simply log in with your email address and password.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired By #62

Making RAINBOWS for today's card Inspired By All the Little Things #62

 I used the BAMBOO ROSE stamp set from Altenew along with my MISTI and SPECTRUM AQUA markers to create a RAINBOW of blooms:) The sentiment from the new Build-a-Flower: Ranunculus  worked perfectly with this card.

Can't wait to see how you are Inspired By!!
Our guest artist this week is the fabulous Amy Kolling stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Laurel Seabrook (Guest Designer)

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

Tracey McNeely

This is the last challenge until September.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Over at The Ton Blog Today

Hello! I have three cards using the new SUNNIES stamp set and coordinating dies at The Ton Blog:) Join me over there to get all the details! Here are a few peeks:)

Hope to see you over there!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lush Blues

Inspired by GORGEOUS blues in the Inspiration photo at Inspired By All the Little Things #61 card challenge.

Here is my card:
Besides the vibrant blue shudders, I was inspired by the lines in the window, so I reached for the new Layered Plaid A and B dies from Altenew. The Horizontal Striped coverplate from PTI made the perfect "shutters":)
Then I added the lush blooming branches from Under the Cherry Blossoms Tree stamp and Dies

Can't wait to see how you are Inspired By All the Little Things!!
Our guest artist this week is Sue Berkley stop by the blog to learn more about her:)
And here is the list of my teammates to see how they were inspired:)
Kimberly Lackenbach

Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Laurel Seabrook (Guest Designer)

Sheri Gilson

Silke Ledlow

Wanda Cullen

 Karen Day

Have a GREAT weekend!

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