Saturday, February 24, 2018

Celebrate You Mermaid

Make My Monday - Messy Backgrounds
Cheerful Sketches - Sketch

Mermaid by Penny Black
Sentiment by Stampabilities
Patterned Paper by: Echo Park
Little starfish by Momenta
Colored with Tombow markers
Background colored with Oxide ink Salty Ocean

Monday, February 19, 2018


Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch

Stamp by Taylored Expressions
Tag die cut by Avery Elle
Colored with Copic markers

Cards in Envy - Give it Some Heart(s)

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is "Give it some hearts" -  your card must have one or more hearts on it. You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I hope you will join our challenge at Cards in Envy.

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Friday, February 16, 2018

Keep Calm and Float On

I was so excited when I saw this stamp/die set on some of the Instagram stories I followed from CHA that I ordered it the day it came out and I got it in the mail 3 days later. I ordered it directly from Avery Elle and I just love it and I had to play with it right away. Even though it's still winter, I made a couple of summer birthday cards since I knew exactly what I wanted to make. For the swimming pool, I used this specialty paper I found at Michael's called "Foil Paper" by Recollections.

There's a little story behind this card. I decided to use all 3 donuts as the floats since my 2 friends and I used to frequent Dunkin Donuts quite a bit "back in the day". So this card has all of us floating on our donut rafts :). I thought the "sunglasses" button was perfect for this too :).

Now I want to float on a donut raft eating a DONUT :). Only if it was WARMER, of course!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Add Die Cut
4 Crafty Chicks - Lots of Layers
Aud Sentiments - For a friend
Cardz 4 Galz - Stamping, No Digis
Star In My Pocket - Make it Girly

I decided to stamp, color and die cut a bunch
at one time so I have them ready to go for my
next several cards. This took me a few hours. LOL

Stamps and Dies by Avery Elle

Monday, February 5, 2018

Cards in Envy - Love You So Much

The first challenge for February at Cards in Envy's challenge is "Love You So Much". You can see the challenge hereAll cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing.

Valentine's Day is next week so I dug out my Valentine images and stamped a few cards. This Riley image is an oldie, but a goody. I've used him many times over the years and he is perfect for Valentine's Day cards. To make the background, I first stamped the different shapes of hearts using Tim Oxide "Fired Brick" ink. Then, I die cut the wonky stitched oval by My Favorite Things and colored Riley with Copic markers.

I found this cool envelope liner die set by Sizzix at my Hobby Lobby. I decided to use the hearts on this liner since I am mailing this Valentine's card in it.

Moose stamp by Riley & Co.
Hearts by Amuse
Sentiment by Amuse

Sunday, February 4, 2018

May Your Garden be filled with color and your life be filled with love

I used my Jane Davenport watercolor paints to color this pretty image.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Card Mania - Red and Hearts
CraftLiners - Red
Creative with Stamps - Heart
Pattie's Creations - Love is in the Air
Craft Rocket - Love
Moving Along with the Times - Love

Stamp by Art Impressions

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Live Laugh Love

I first stamped the frame and thought "I wonder if this llama would fit" and sure enough, he did! I colored him with my Jane Davenport watercolors and stamped the heart in red ink.

I am entering this in these challenges:

Pattie's Creations  - Love is in the Air
2 Sisters on the Blog - A Man's Card

Llama by Impression Obsession
Live/Laugh/Love frame by Technique Junkies
Heart stamp by Hero Arts

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Birthday with the "top down" lol

It's 35 degrees here today so I thought it would be fun to post this cute llama driving his car with "the top down". I just love this little llama set!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Always Happy Birthday - CAS Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - Wheels
CAS on Sunday - Color Me Pretty (with markers or pencils)
2 Crafty Critters - Anything with a Critter
Animal Friends - Stripes and/or dots
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge #86

Llama and sun by Flora & Fauna
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn