Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy 50!

I made this for my cousin who turns 5-0 this summer. I love this beach scene by Technique Junkies. It makes a great card for any man in your life and it's easy to color as well. I just sponged some Tim Holtz distress inks on it and then I made a sun by making a mask and sponging on the yellow/orange. I decided to go by the one sketch which is why I cut them into panels.


Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments - Men/Boy
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Blue and one other color
Tuesday Throwdown - Color Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - Things with Wings
Ooh-La-La - Birthday
Path of Positivity - The Beauty of Nature
Words 2 Craft By - Numbers
Double D - Mood Board (Silhouettes)

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ready for summer?

Dream Valley - All about the Hair
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Pretty in Pastels 
Come and Get It - Its a girl thing
Crafting When We Can - One for the Girls

Digi image by Mo's Digital Pencil
Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions
Colored with Copics

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Tonia!

Tonia and I have been pen pals for 25+ years. Tonia lives in Australia and I live in NC. Back in 2005, we met in Las Vegas face to face after writing for so many years. I haven't seen her since then but I hope our paths across some day again soon!!

When I saw this image by Impression Obsession, I knew right away I was going to have to get it because Tonia's dog, Taggart, is a Westie (who is white) and I had to make her a card using this image.

Seize the Birthday - Two patterned papers
Daring Cardmakers - Spring Garden
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

I actually colored 2 separate images of this stamp and made one into
a card and one I put in a frame I found at Hobby Lobby.
I colored each one using my Tombow markers and water. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Flamingos with shadow in the water

I recently found this retired Stampin Up stamp set on Splitcoast Stampers. I had been looking for it for a few weeks. I used wax paper to make the mirror image in the water with the flamingos. I just recently learned this technique and it's so easy to do!!!

I used my Spectrum Aqua markers and water for the birds.

Moving Along with the Times - Birds and Feathers
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds

Flamingos by Stampin Up
Birds by Repeat Impressions

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Keep Your Face to the Sunshine ..

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Stamp It
Crafting by Designs - Girls or Flowers
Stinkin' Inkers - Shower of Flowers
Try it on Tuesday - Add a Quote
Star in my Pocket - Spring or Easter

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Birthday popsicle girl

Digital stamp by Mo's Digital
Colored with Copics
Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions
(Smeared with Tim Holtz inks BEFORE I put it
through the Big Kick to emboss to get this look)

Sunday Stamps - Sketch #150
Crafting by Designs - Girls or Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Girl Power

Friday, April 14, 2017

Birthday tulips

Ooh-La-La - Birthday
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
I love Promarkers - Embossing
Stinkin' Inkers - Shower of Flowers
QKR Stampede- Flowers

Digital image by Pattie's Creations on Etsy
Embossed folder by Taylored Expressions

May all of your wishes come true

Craft Rocket - Inspired by a book or a movie (this is the book I am currently reading called "The Secret to Hummingbird Cake") so this is the card I made :).
Stampavie and More - Watercolor background
Pattie's Creations - Purple
Crafty Friends - Animals or Birds

Cake by Unity Stamps
Hummingbird by Local King
Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Background - ColorBurst

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring time butterflies

My Time to Craft - No designer paper
Inkspirational - Spring
Come and Get It - In the Garden
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Springtime
Crafts and Me - Things with Wings
Crafting by Designs - Girls or Flowers

Stamp by Eat Cake Graphics

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

You + Me = Friends Forever

I stamped this elephant stamp onto watercolor paper. I wanted a 2nd elephant facing him so I stamped the elephant onto wax paper and then turned it over and smeared it onto the paper. I watercolored both elephants with my Tombow markers and water. I used my Martha Stewart grass punch to punch out the grass in different shades of green.

Creative Knockouts - Outside Fun
Crazy 4 Challenges - Animals
Just Us Girls - Multi-step stamping
Hiding in my Craft Room - Use your Scraps
Cardz 4 Guys - Animal Antics
Try it on Tuesday - Add a Quote

Elephant stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

May Your Garden be filled with Color and Your Life be filled with Love

CAS on Sunday - Leaves or Trees
Copic Marker Spain - Spring
Petal Lu - Yellow Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Use your Scraps

Stamp by Impression Obsession
Colored with Copics

Thoughts and Prayers llama style

Creative Corner - Farm Friends
A Gem of  A Challenge - Furry Friends
Hiding in My Craft Room - Use your Scraps
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Critter (Does a llama qualify as a "critter"?) lol
Cardz 4 Guys - Animal Antics

Llama stamp by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Monday, April 10, 2017

Heard it's been ruff

I am sending this to a friend's son who was badly hurt in a motorcycle accident a week ago.

Art Impressions - Wish You Felt Better
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
A Gem of  A Challenge - Furry Friends

Stamps by Art Impressions

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Llove ya llama

Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #282
Creative Corner - Farm Friends
A Gem of  A Challenge - Furry Friends
Crazy 4 Challenges - Animals

Stamps by Impression Obsession

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!

Dream Valley - Four Legged Friends
Mojo Monday - Sketch #491
Dragonfly Journeys - How Egg-citing
Animal Friends - Easter
Craftaholics R Us - Easter
Creative Moments - Easter
Deep Ocean - Easter
Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
Cute Card Thursday - Easter

Stamp by Whipper Snapper

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Window to my heart is a beautiful view of friendships that I treasure ...

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Watercolor Background

Stamp by Art Impressions

Birthday wishes flamingo style

I stamped these flamingos 3 times on a piece of watercolor cardstock. I colored the birds using my Tombow markers and water. I let them dry and then I made a mask for the sun and I sponged on my Tim Holtz yellow and orange to make the sun. I let everything dry real good before I watercolored the water, using my Tombow marker and water.

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Tropical Critters
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Outside Fun

Flamingo stamp by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Amuse Studio

Thursday, April 6, 2017


I sent this to a friend whose son got badly hurt in a motorcycle accident last week. I hope it cheers her up.

Stamps by Art Impressions

Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring
Oh La La - Layer it Up #225
Creatalicious - Flowers
Sunny Day Crafting - Spring
Crafty Gals Corner - 3 or more Layers

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

No-line coloring elephant

I've been wanting to try no-line coloring for a very long time and the few times I tried, I hated how it came out and into the trash it went. I decided to try it again and I actually really like how this card came out. Splitcoast has a great, easy tutorial by Jenn that you can follow and you can find it here. I want to try it with other stamps I have, especially with a flower stamp.

Moving along with the Times - Into the Woods
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Just Add Ink - Add a Critter
Crafting When We Can - Animals
Dream Valley - Four Legged Friends
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Springfield, MA or bust

I'm hoping to go to the stamp show in Springfield, MA this summer.

Sweet Stampin' - Travel
Hiding in My Craft Room - Monochromatic
Crafty Hazelnut Pattern Paper - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping - Modes of Transport

Stamp by Technique Junkie
Sentiment typed on computer

Monday, April 3, 2017

Welcome Back

My friend's daughter recently moved back from Japan and I sent her this card :).

Kitty Bee Designs - Spring Cleaning
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 2, 2017

When it rains it pours ...

Time Out - Rainbows
Cute Card Thursday - Warm Colors
Through the Purple Haze - Springtime
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - April Showers or Spring
Crazy 4 Challenges - Rainbow
Simon Says Stamp - Make a Rainbow

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Rainbow done by Copic markers

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up

Retro Rubber Challenge - Sketch (These stamps are a few years old. 5 years maybe?)
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - From the Kitchen
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favorite Medium & Why (I love to color with watercolors. Any kind of watercolors I love it all)
Colour Craft Crazy - Anything Goes

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Mother's Day flowers

City Crafter - In bloom
Try it on Tuesday - Botanical
Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring

Stamp by Unity Stamps