Sunday, June 25, 2017

Did you know Christmas is only 6 months from today?

Why do I know this?  Because it's our daughter's birthday today, June 25th and each year of her 25 years, she reminds us that Christmas is only 6 months away! LOL

I decided to enter my first Christmas challenge of the year. This one is for snowmen, which are my favorite!!!

Winter Wonderland - Snowman
Crafty Gals - Any Holiday
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes

I've had this snowman stamp by Purple Onion Designs for several years and I still love it!! I paper pieced his song book with some song lyrics that I googled on the internet. Aren't they the cutest singing snowmen ever???

Snowmen by Purple Onion Designs
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps

Friday, June 23, 2017

Keep Your Face to the Sunshine ...

4 Crafty Chicks - Sunflowers
Southern Girls - Stuck on You
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration #266

Stamps by Unity
Hearts sponged on using Oxide inks



Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's always fun being published!!


Have you seen the latest Just Cards magazine? I sent about 20 cards to them back in January and I had 4 cards published in this latest magazine.  Did you know some stamp companies will send you free stamps or credit to their stores?  Plus, Just Cards sends you a FREE magazine when you have cards published. It's a win-win!! :)






Wednesday, June 21, 2017

White on white

I am entering this card in the white on white challenge:

Cards in Envy - White on White
Double D - Wedding
{PIN}spirational - Wedding

Wedding couple die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Tim Holtz

Happy 25th Birthday Emily!!

Girl stamp by Unity Stamps
"25" by Stampin Up




Inkspirational-Photo Inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky - Feisty Females with flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Southern Girls - Stuck on You

I made this card for our daughter Emily who turns 25 on Sunday. I watercolored this card using my Tombow markers and water.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Birthday flowers

Just Add Ink - Inspiration #364
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #192
Addicted-to-stamps - Flowers
Crea Chicky - Flowers

Stamps by Art Impressions


{PIN}spirational

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I love the new Tim Holtz oxide inks

Have you tried the new Tim Holtz oxide inks?  I finally found some at Michael's up in Cincinnati last week and I decided to only buy 3 colors so I could try them out. I bought: Broken China, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio. I love what these inks will do that regular distress inks will not. These inks blend beautifully together where with distress inks, they can be somewhat blending challenged. Also, you can stamp directly ONTO the stamp with these ink pads where you don't get a clear crisp image when you do it with distress inks.

While I was in FL this past week, I stopped at 3 different Michael stores and 1 Joann's to see if they had any oxide inks and they had ZERO. So today I looked at eBay and decided to order 5 more colors. I can't wait to get them and play with them next week.

I used the oxide inks for the background of the card and I also stamped the cactus stamp directly into the inks.

Cactus stamp by: Stampabilities
Sentiment by: Art Impressions
Background by: Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Margarita's anyone?

As You Like It - Favorite Fruit (and why)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Summer Food
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes


I love ALL fruits in the summertime but I especially love pineapple. I love it on pizza, I love it in fruit salads, I love pineapple upside down cake and I love it by itself.  It's so sweet and I could eat it everyday!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Color Slider die for this card. This die cut makes it soooo easy to make a slider card.





Friday, June 16, 2017

A truck with some washi!

With Father's Day just around the corner, I pulled out my washi tape and this truck stamp and voila! A cute man's card if I do say so myself :).

Craft Rocket - For the Boys/Men
Star Stampz - Make it for a Man
Crafty Gals - Vintage
Fab 'n' Funky - Vintage
Tuesday Throwdown - For the Men
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Have you tried the new Magic Color Slider yet by Lawn Fawn?



My stamp store had these in stock so I was pretty excited to get it before it flew off the shelves. I watched a you tube video and I could not wait to try it.  It took me a few tries to get it right but I finally can do them now with no "issues". One issue I had was I found out I had to use 1/8" thick double sided tape. It makes it SO MUCH easier to slide in and out. Anything bigger than 1/8" is too wide and you have to cut it to fit and it just was not working right.

Inkspirational Challenge - Windows






Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day card for my hubby

Crafty Cardmakers - Father's Day
Always Fun - For Dad
Cards in Envy - You're the Man



Elephant stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Monday, June 5, 2017

Twist Pop Up with flamingos

This is the first time making one of these funky fold cards. It took me a few tries watching a you tube video but I finally got it right.  I watched this you tube video.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile It On - Fancy Folds
Stamping Sensations - Favorite Stamp
Crafty Friends - Pink
Snarky Stampers - B is for Beach
Always Fun Challenges - Summer
Dream Valley - More than One Fold 

Flamingo stamp by Art Impressions

All sentiment stamps by Unity Stamp Co.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Cards for SC Dept of Juvenile Justice

This month's Cards for a Cause Mission for the month of June go to:

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

and you can find the information at Splitcoast Stampers. These are the cards I am sending out in the next day or so.