Sunday, August 18, 2019

Have a really awesome birthday

Stinkin' Inkers - Some Like it Hot
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic

Stamps by Flora & Fauna, Lawn Fawn

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Singing Trio

For this card, I printed out the words to Winter Wonderland and made them my background for this card. I also paper pieced it in a smaller version on the song book the snowman is holding in the middle. I fussy cut each snowman out and colored them with my Koi watercolors. This is an old favorite stamp by Purple Onion Designs.

Little Red Wagon - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
A Place to Start - Paper piecing
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Challenge 16
Through the Purple Haze - Inspired by a Song
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Friday, August 16, 2019

You can count on me

I colored this image with Copic markers. I stamped the background sentiment in VersaMark.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #321
CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #334
Shopping Our Stash - Gone Fishin'

Sentiment by Right At Home

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Dots and/or Stripes or I spy with my little eye something that begins with "A"

For this week's challenge at The Crafter's Cafe, the theme is Dots and/or Stripes or I spy with my little eye something that begins with A (acorn, aster, asteroid, astronaut, alphabet, apple, antique, anchor, athlete) ...  I chose Alistair the Alligator from Dr. Digis House of Stamps. I would love to see what you come up with.

I am also entering it in the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 165
The Male Room - Birthday
Sweet Stampers - Dies and/or punches

Sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Colored with Copics

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Engagement congrats

I made this for a friend's daughter who recently got engaged while visiting her boyfriend in Alaska. I want to go to Alaska one day but hubby says its too far :(.

Moving Along with the Times - Bees
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS

Bees by Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous

Another Halloween card

I have another Halloween card with this great brand new set by My Favorite Things. This time, I made the background a dark purple.

Daring Cardmakers - 1,2,3,4,5 (1 sentiment, 2 spooky trees, 3 Halloween trick-or-treaters, 4 ghosts, 5 stars)
MFT Create Create Day 3 - Background Bonanza
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic

Stamps by My Favorite Things


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Is it too early for a Halloween card?

I know it's hard to think about Fall when its in the 90's out in the Carolina's but I could not resist this cute Halloween stamp set by My Favorite Things. I stopped everything I was doing and had to make this card. (Ok, I made 4 Halloween cards for my stash) Stacey Yacula drew these stamps and I love all of her stamps!! I also got these 2 Tucked In Turf dies from My Favorite Things for the grass. I couldn't decide on the horizontal or vertical so I had to get both. They have tiny blades of grass cut out in 3 places so the characters can go "under" or "behind" the grass. (see pic #2) Is it not genious? Anyway, I had fun doing this galaxy background using my Distress Oxide inks and I used white acrylic paint for the "stars".  You can see the background done here. These trick or treaters are just soooo cute!!!

Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings

Stamps by My Favorite Things
Die from My Favorite Things
Sentiment is embossed with WOW white embossing powder

In the top pic, I just inked up the Oxide inks
onto a piece of watercolor cardstock.
In the bottom pic, I added black soot over top
and the white acrylic paint I used a
toothbrush to get the splatters so
it would look like a "galaxy".
It did take me a few tries but I am very happy
with the results :).