Friday, October 30, 2015

Watercolored leaves

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

The leaf stamps are from Technique Tuesday and stamped onto water color paper. I used my new Zig Kuretake real brush markers to watercolor and then fussy cut them out.

Mesh ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl via the UK.  I actually added this on afterwards because it looked so plain otherwise. Like the texture it adds.

Birthday Wishes vertical sentiment is from Gina K Designs and the wood dots are from My Minds Eye.

This is going to go into my masculine birthday card stash. I really like how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, October 26, 2015


Hi everyone. Here is my take on the The Paper Players sketch challenge this week.

I started with some white cardstock and embossed it with one of the many snowflake embossing folders I own. Cut it in thirds and attached it to a dark navy card base.

The blue designer paper is from K&Company. The snowflake in the circle is puffed up on the DP as is the white swirls.

I cut the fishtail banner out using the same DP and MFT dies, then stamped the sentiment. The sentiment is new from Paper Smooches.

Finally, the snowflake is cut from a die using peel and stick fun foam. This little bit of thickness gives it a bit more definition, and it's easy to get it to stick. I did spritz it with some frost shimmer from Smooch Spray. I know it's a bit difficult to see in the picture, but IRL it looks pretty.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015


Hi everyone. It's sketch week over at Less is More and this is what I did with it.

Poinsettia die is from Poppy Stamps. I cut it out of red and green cardstock, then distressed them with Ranger distress inks in Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn.

The berry branch is also from Poppy stamps. I cut it out using basic white paper, colored it brown using a Copic marker. To add the red berries, I dusted off my perfect pearls. Once dry, I cut it up and stuck it behind the poinsettia.

Holidays sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

That's it for today. I've got to go clean up the mess I made while making this. Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Happiest of Holidays

Hello everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

I kept if very clean and simple and followed the sketch to the "T."

Elf stamp is from My Favorite Things and is stamped in Versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then colored with Copic's.

I used a Tim Holtz jingle bell brad at the end of his hat. It is so cute, but you couldn't mail it, as it's a bit too bulky.

Adding this into the SSS Wednesday challenge too, as it's "wrap it up" this week and I think the present this little elf is holding up qualifies.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, October 18, 2015


Hello! Here is my take on the CAS challenge of leaves over at The Paper Players.

The holly die is from Paper Smooches. I used some water color paper to cut everything out with.

Next, I used my Zig Kuretake watercolor markers to color everything. Then I spritzed it with water, and now it almost looks tie dyed. Love the look and went with it.

Added some clear wink of stella on the berries to give it a bit of bling. Used the square stitched die from MFT and then backed it with a layer of black. Which made it stand out a bit more than either green or red. Tried both and didn't like it as much as the black.

Holiday sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. I'm also adding this into the Paper Smooches anything goes challenge.

I recently stumbled onto a card drive that I thought would be awesome to participate in. It's called the Caring Hearts card drive and the purpose of the drive is to collect Holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. I dug through my stash and found 50 that I have now boxed up and sent on. I love how this is going to a good cause and helping to empty my stash at the same time! Here is the link in case you're interested in participating, you have until 11/27 to mail in your cards. 2015 Caring Hearts Drive.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, October 17, 2015


Hello all! Here is my take on the theme challenge over at Less is More which is masculine this time around. Here is what I came up with.

Dies are from Impression Obsession that I just got and had to play around with. I used shades of gray cardstock from My Favorite Things to cut the mountain ranges out. I then popped them up using some foam tape squares to give it a bit of definition. Happy Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.

Pretty quick, clean and simple guy card. It would be fun to add some "snow" to the tops of the mountains as well, but I didn't have the time to do that this time around.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Friday, October 16, 2015

Holiday Greetings

Hello. Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch.

I just got this poinsettia die from Poppy stamps and had to play with it. I cut out the flower petals using pure poppy cardstock from Papertrey, Ink. I then used the darkest color of red in the Ombre ink set from Hero Arts to distress around the edges.

The leaves were cut from green cardstock then I used the grass green distress ink from Ranger to distress the outside.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. Designer paper is from The Paper Studio and the wide ribbon is from my ribbons stash.  Rectangle stitched dies are from Lil' Inker.

I actually just bought new designer paper for Christmas and then came home and tossed a bunch of old out of my paper stash. It was time to get rid of the stuff that I will never use! I feel so much better now! (grin)
That's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Autumn CAS one layer birthday card

Hello! It's one layer time over at Less Is More and our theme this week was autumn colors. Here is what I did with it, twice.

Stamp is called Birch Branch Print from Memory Box. I colored it with the following Zig Kuretake real brush markers.

002 Carmine Red
052 Bright Yellow
050 Yellow
072 Beige

I colored directly onto the stamp then spritzed it with water. Absolutely love these markers!

Birthday sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink.  Not sure which version I prefer, what is your favorite?

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Holiday cheer

Hi everyone! I just got these dies and stamps in the mail from Paper Smooches and had to play with them using the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. The want a clean and simple Christmas card and this fits the bill.

I used some Stick it! adhesive on the back of silver foil cardstock when cutting these out. Sponged on the ink colors using a finger dauber and then stamped the sentiment, which is also from Paper Smooches.

I initially used a piece of post it note tape to mask the bulb, but it left a line that I wasn't liking. Went back and added more ink and the now I'm not too happy with the green and red bulbs. Isn't it funny how picky we can be with our own work?

OK, at this point it is what it is. Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Eeek! Little dracula

Hello! The Paper Players is having a theme challenge and this time around it's Halloween. Here is what I did with it.

This is a digi stamp from Sassy Cheryl that I've had for a bit. I just love this little guy and he is so fun to color.

Below you will find the Copic markers I used to color him. I have a mixture of Ciao and sketch markers. The blue is 93,95, and 97. The red is lipstick red. I used Gina K's 80# cardstock this time around instead of the X-press it blending paper.

Designer paper is from DCWV. I used the blue print die set #21 to cut it out and add the pin dots. I found the torn piece of red cardstock sitting next to my cutter and used that behind the main image. Fishtail banner used to cut the green which matched his shirt. The Eeek! stamp is an old one from the former Angel Company.

I also dug out my deckled nesties for this one.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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