Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I don't know

Hello all! Here's a card I put together after practicing coloring with Copic's.

I don't know why I chose the colors I did for her dress. I think this might have been colored around St. Patrick's day. It's been in my stash for a while.

Top note die used on the back ground after I fussy cut her out. She is from Saturated Canary.

Polka dot designer paper is from PTI.

Anyone know of any challenges this one might fit under?

OK, I'll keep it short and sweet today! Thanks for stopping in!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Hi everyone! Less is more's theme this week is Animals! Here is what I did with it!

Mr. Squirrel is from an old set by the former Angel Company. He's colored with Copic's and then cut out using the square nesties. Dark brown cardstock is layered behind.

Below is the inside of the card. I ended up using Prismacolor pencils and blending with OMS on the acorns so that it wouldn't bleed through on the back of the card.

Kept this one super clean and simple so that it could be used for a guy or either way, I guess.

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Blue present

Hi everyone! Here is what I did with this weeks freshly made sketch.

My picture is awful! The designer paper is actually a really pretty blue. It's from Michaels Reflection line.

Stamps are from Technique Tuesday. I fussy cut the present out twice and did a bit of paper piecing, then popped it up using foam tape.

Stitched border die is from Lil' Inkers. I also ended up adding some stitching to the blue layers in the back using one of the bigger dies that comes in the set. To get it to hold still and line up, I used some washi tape to hold the die face up. Then ran the blue paper through the CB.

That's it for today! Camping didn't end up happening due to the water pump going out in the RV. Glad we found it now before we go on our week long adventure early in September.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sail away with me

Hi everyone! I'm not going to have time this week to participate in any challenges until maybe Sunday. So, here's a card I made a while ago and never got around to posting.

Stamps are from Gina K Designs. The sail boat is colored with Copic's.

To create the sea I sponged on several different colors of blue and turquoise inks using a finger dauber. I tore a piece of printer paper so that I could make some "waves" while sponging on the ink. I finally added some foam on the water using Copic Opaque white and a white sharpie paint pen.

Sky is also sponged using Memento sky ink and a finger dauber. A light touch with the inking around the Picasso stencil cloud was used to make the clouds very subtle in the back ground.

We are off in the RV for a weekend of camping. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Cupcakes and wine

Hello! I hope this finds everyone doing well. I'm sweating it out in 94 degree heat (hotter in the upstairs studio) without air conditioning. Thank goodness its supposed to rain the next few days! We need it!

Here is my take on today's Mojo Monday Sketch.

Stamp is from Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Felicity and Blair. They are colored with Copic's and I also added a bit of pink glitter to the frosting on the cupcakes.

Designer paper is from Reflections and Lasting Impressions. Decided to go with rick rack instead of scallops as the sketch called for.

Happy Birthday sentiment is from PTI and the fishtail banner die used to cut it out is from MFT. White rose is a dollar bin find at Michaels and the leaf is punched in green using the punch from Martha Stewart crafts.

That's all for today! Thanks for popping in!

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

LIM one layer foliage

Hi everyone! Got up this morning determined to get some stamping in while do my Sunday chores. Here is what I came up with for the one layer foliage challenge over at Less is More.

The stamp is an old one from the former Angel company. I stamped it in versafine and then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. Colored with Copic's in YR21, YR24 and E37. I think it looks pretty darn realistic to an actual oak leaf as they begin to turn.

Sentiment is from Verve. I used rustic white cardstock from PTI for the one layer base. Rounded the corners using the 1/4 end of the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.

Here are two pictures of Mt. Rainier from our road trip yesterday. The weather was gorgeous and people were out in droves! I don't think I've ever seen the National Park that full! I posted more over on Facebook but wanted to share a few here too!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Just a note

Hi everyone! Got to play around a bit last night and made the following card for a number of different challenges.

I used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge this week (see picture below) as a starting point for this card.

Colour me has a challenge of using pistachio pudding and a neutral to go monochromatic. I don't have that SU color so I used cardstock from Bazzill that I think is pretty darn close.

Simon Says Stamps wants us to Make it sparkle for their Wednesday challenge. So I got out the stickles and highlighted the points in the embossed background.

Fresh ink in pear is used to stamp the leaf which is from Paper Smooches. Sentiment is from Verve. Designer paper is from Reflections.

Dies used:
Stitched circle from Lil' inker, spellbinders circle nesties
Fishtail banner and center panel is from MFT
Embossing plate is from Spellbinders Celebra'tions.

Ok, that's it for today! Off on a road trip to Mt. Rainier. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Masculine birthday wishes

Hi everyone! I had a bit of time last night and worked with this weeks Freshly Made Sketch to come up with this masculine card.

The baseball collage is a stamp from Power Poppy called play ball. I colored it with Copic's and then fussy cut it out to fit within panel of the sketch. This card ended up being a 5 x 5 square.

Sentiment is from Gina K Designs vertical greetings set. I stamped it in Versamark and then used some white detail embossing powder and heat embossed.

Flat brads are from Hero Arts that I've had in my stash forever but never used. White, enchanted evening and kraft cardstock are from PTI.

The striped designer paper is from Michael's reflection line, which is something I just picked up the other day. Great patterned paper in shades of blue, ivory and light brown. The stripes went great with this weeks cue card over at CASology.

Ok, that's it for today. Thanks for popping in.

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Monday, August 4, 2014


Hi everyone! I liked the sketch from Sweet Sunday that came through yesterday and decided to give it a try. I even broke out of my clean and simple comfort zone and played around with some designer paper for a change.

I reached in the way back of my cupboard and pulled out the vintage shabby from Tim Holtz! I had the pink flower from Kaisercraft that I was bound and determined to use on this sketch and needed paper to match. Layered everything in shades of gray.

The thanks is a die that I picked up from Savvy stamps. I cut it out using dark gray cardstock from American Crafts. The green vine is a die from Memory Box and finally the white candy dots are from Doodlebug.

As I sit here and type this I realize that there is no stamping on this card. Huh! I guess I truly broke out of my comfort zone on this one!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mixed Media tag

Hi everyone! I saw this challenge come through to create a mixed media tag and thought I'd give it a try.

I started with a tag from Prima called tag pad by Julie Nutting.

Using a stencil from Crafter's Workshop and some modeling paste I added the diamonds onto the lower half of the tag. Once dry I used the turquoise pan pastel to add color.

The top right is done using die cut's, tumbled glass distress ink and the turquoise pan pastels.

The grunge stamp is from Technique Tuesday and I stamped it in Potting soil Archival Ink. Then when it was still kind of tacky, I smudged it up and added more turquoise.

Burlap flower is from The Paper Studio and a button from American Crafts is added with a tiny string bow. I don't think you can see it in the picture, but I added some turquoise polka dots to the button.

Believe stamp is from Gina K Designs and the gold spray is irRESISTible from Imagine crafts. Lastly, I ordered some colored jute string from a gardening magazine a long time ago and finally got to use some of it on this tag. I did spray this with a sealer after I was done.

Again, the challenge is from Mixed Media Mojo and the August challenge is Tags. I'm also adding this to CAS(E) this sketch and Tag your it which is all about tags too.

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