Sunday, June 14, 2015

These are the crazy birds by Tim Holtz ...

I got mine from Simon Says Stamp. I had a $5 off coupon and when I saw them, I had to get them. They are really fun to watercolor with the Distress inks, also by Tim Holtz. I think these birds came out at the winter CHA but since I just recently started stamping, they are brand new to me... I just think they are so funny!! 

I am loving these crazy birds by Tim Holtz

Here's a few crazy bird cards ...

Card #1 I made for my friend Mary. The bow tie die went perfect from Memory Box!!

Card #2 is for my friend Lesa. She is an 8 year cancer survivor this month!!  YAY!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I have a card I want to post today.

Both images are by Unity. I watercolored the girl using my new Koi watercolor paints (which I LOVE!)

I hope to have more cards to show soon. I've been getting a lot of watercoloring done lately so I need to upload a bunch of my cards I've been making .... Its good to be back!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I'm back ................................

18 months later and I'm back!!!  I've actually started to stamp again after a long break.  I lost complete interest in stamping. I tried for MONTHS and nothing was pulling me back in .... I didn't see any new techniques that interested me, no new stamps, no new inks, no new papers ...

That is, until I saw these AMAZING clear flower stamps by Totally Tracy.  Tracy Weinzapfel Stratton!!  Every Monday evening Tracy has a Mixed Media Monday.  You can join here ...

I dug out my acrylic paints and started to stamp and paint cards again!!!  WOOO HOOOO!!!!  This is where I also went for inspiration!!!

Here's what I have been doing the past few days while its been cold and raining outside...

I will be starting a new part-time job soon so hopefully I will have time to create more cards. I'm happy my mojo has returned!  (A big thank you to Amanda Aldridge!! She suggested it)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I'm still here - just taking a break from stamping!

I started this "part-time" job in February and was told it would be 16-20 hours a week.  Well I have worked way over that and haven't had any time to stamp lately.  This week I think I worked 52 hours and next week will be about the same.

This is where I would love to be :).

Monday, May 27, 2013

A card for Traci

I am in love with dies from Memory Box lately.  I love this park bench that I saw at Stampers Alley in  Mooresville.  The owl is a brad and I found the tree stamp at HL with a coupon.  I made this for my friend Traci who is in her last 16 weeks of school.  She has been working so hard and I am so proud of her going for it!!!
I hope she likes this and it makes her smile :).

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Homemade envelope glue

I made the homemade envelope glue because I could not find the envelope glue at Hobby Lobby. Instead of driving all over town looking for it, I went on you tube and found a video how to make your own glue for envelopes. Its super easy and it works!!  You just need to make sure you glob it onto the flaps real good and let them dry for a couple of hours.

After letting the envelope dry overnight, I can safely say the envelope is still sealed tight and it worked great.  Guess what I will be doing this morning!! :) Happy Envelope Making!!