Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thank You, Louis Vuitton-style :).

I just love this little rat by Colorado Craft Company. My friend sent me some flowers a few months back after my nose surgery and I made her a thank you card. Nice and easy!!

Three Room Studio - Paper Piecing 
2 Sisters on the Blog - Use a Bag (tote, bag)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark (Copics)
Paper Funday - Cute Critters
Mod Squad - Thanks

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Tis the Season

I made another night scene using this birch tree die cut from Gina Marie Designs and my Spellbinders Tree Picking Die cut. I sprayed the black cardstock underneath with Avery Elle white ink spray and what I love about this spray is it dries almost instantly after being sprayed. No waiting for it to dry!! The banner is by Mama Elephant. 

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #368
TGIF - Banner love
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

You're the Pumpkin Spice to my Latte

Here's another card using this great moose set by My Favorite Things. When I first saw this technique done by Sandy Allnock, I knew I had to try it. I need my stripes to be different sizes like hers but I was afraid to start over, for fear it would be worse than this. I will definitely be trying this again. You can see her cards here.

As You See It - Autumn Warmth

Stamps by My Favorite Things
Easy tape stripes by Distress Oxides & tape

Monday, August 2, 2021

Celebrate turning 70!

I made a card just like this last month and I liked it so much I decided to duplicate it and add "70" to one of the balloons for my friend who turns 70 next month. 

Cupcake Inspirations - Balloons
My Time to Craft - No patterned paper
TGIF - Banner love

All stamps and dies by Concord & 9th

Sunday, August 1, 2021

This is tough, but you're tougher

I've been reaching for this stamp set more and more. I think it's so fun to color. Made a card for my aunt whose husband is battling cancer and not doing too good right now. The purple is too purple here but I swear it looks more like Rich Razzleberry IRL.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #368

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment and die cut by Catherine Pooler

Feel better, friend

Every Wednesday, Splitcoast Stampers has something called Watercolor Wednesday. Each week we learn to watercolor something from scratch. This week it was this sailboat. I wasn't sure about it at first but after 3 attempts, this was my best shot at it. You can see the video here. I'm sending this to a friend who is having surgery next month.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - The Ocean is Calling and I Must Go
The Paper Players - Beside the Seaside
Happy Little Stampers - Watercolor, Anything Goes

Sailboat and scene drawn by me
Sentiment by Catherine Pooler

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hope you're back on your feet soon

 Color Throwdown - Color Challenge #653

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment and die cut by Catherine Pooler