Monday, July 31, 2017

Stamping on a rock

I recently found a hidden rock at a free library stand and I joined the facebook group where the person who hid the rock was from. I used stazon ink to stamp my image onto the rock and then colored it with acrylic paints (which I already had in my stash). Its fun hiding them and seeing if anyone in your group finds them.

Always Fun Challenges - Anything But a Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Stamp by Stampabilities
Painted with acrylic paints,
then added a sealant before hiding
outside for someone to find

Friday, July 28, 2017

Got Ice Cream?

I bought these Nuvo drops at my stamp store a few weeks ago. I only bought one color but I think I would like more :).

Aud Sentiments - No sentiment on card
C.R.A.F.T. - Summer
Stinkin Inkers - Summer Heat
Do-Al(l) Creatives - Cool/Wet

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Back to School Card #2

I just got this stamp from Unity Stamps so it was perfect for the Back to School challenge .... It fits into this Lawn Fawn Magic Slider die perfectly!!!

VO Stamps - Back to School 
YNS - Color Sketch

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Back to School

I love this old wood stamp by Amuse ArtStamps! I used washi tape for the "road".

Addicted to CAS - Wheels
VO Stamps - Back to School
CAS on Sunday - Primary Colors

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July

Christmas in July - sure, why not?!  I got this digital image from Sassy Cheryl yesterday (as she has a sale going on!) and I made it into a slider card. I had to use a special transparency to go through my printer but it worked and I am so excited it did!!  I can start making cards now with my digis I have on hand since I am limited to actual rubber or clear stamps I can use to fit into that small window on the slider card.

I am entering this card in the following Christmas challenges:

Little Red Wagon - Christmas In July #403
Creative Moments - Christmas in July #122
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - July Anything Goes
Star Stampz - Christmas in July
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz - Christmas or Winter
Cut It Up - Christmas in July

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Miscellaneous cards

Each month I participate in Cards for a Cause at Splitcoast Stampers. For July, its for the Community Pregnancy Center.  You can find the information here. Here are my cards I am sending them:

Friday, July 14, 2017

Stamping on rocks

So I went to the park yesterday to drop off some books at the Free library box and I found my very first painted rock. I decided to paint a few rocks and then I will hide them around for others to find it. I just stamped mine with stazon ink and then colored it with acrylic paints and let it dry. I had to do a few coats but I think it came out good. I then sprayed it with clear spray to seal it in case it gets wet in the rain. Not sure where I will hide it yet.

Pattie's Creations - Something Sweet #136
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with Twist, Ice Cream
Paper Play Sketches - Red/white/Blue challenge

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wherever the Road Takes You ...

I have several friends who have RV's and I made a card using this Taylored Expressions set. I stamped the car with the Christmas tree onto watercolor cardstock, then I masked around the car before I stamped the RV next to it. I masked everything and then colored the background using my Tim Holtz Oxide inks. Sprinkled a little water on top and blotted dry to get the little water specs. I colored the images using my Tombow markers and then I added the striped washi tape to make a "road".

Aud Sentiments - Christmas (with a sentiment)
Creative Moments - Christmas in July

A card with a matching rock (LOL)

I made this card a few days ago and then decided I wonder what it would like on a rock so I stamped it, colored it and I think it's pretty cute!!

Stinkin' Inkers - Summer Heat
Cards und More - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Crafty Sentiments - Sea, Sun, Beach or Sand
Cuttlebug  Mania - Sea You (I used my cuttlebug to cut circle die on card)
Craftaholics R Us - Summer
Sunny Day Crafting - B is for Beach

Girl image by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Goat slider card

Of all the slider cards I've made recently, this one is my favorite. I love this goat set by Art Impressions. It made the perfect birthday card for my friend Jacque in California who has lots of goats. Magic slider card die is by Lawn Fawn and it is super easy to make using that specific die.

The Crazy Challenge - Animals
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals
Catch the Bug - Outdoor Fun
Stempelkuche - Slider Card

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thinking of You

The new Tim Holtz Oxide inks really make blending ink on paper so easy!!!  And the little white drops that you see are just droplets of water and then dabbed dry with a paper towel. I could never get the regular distress inks to do this, this easily. So I LOVE the Oxide inks and I now have 10 of the colors.

Just Us Girls - Blending
Come and Get It - Make Your Own Background
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Here Come the Girls
Catch the Bug - Outdoor Fun
Inkspirational - Rural

Girl by Magenta
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Life's a Beach!

Challenge Up Your Life - Color Challenge
Addicted to CAS - Summer
Creative Fun - Summer Fun
Star in My Pocket - Summer Celebrations
Little Red Wagon - Wet and Wild

Stamp by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Colored with Copics
Glitter by Wink of Stella (Blue)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Be Merry!

I am getting a head start with my Christmas cards.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Penguins
Pause Dream Enjoy - Christmas in July
4 Crafty Chicks - Stamping, no digis
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Little Red Wagon - Wet and Wild
Sunny Day Crafting - A is for Animal

Penguin by Taylored Expressions
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Colored with Copics

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A football kinda birthday!

Of course, I had to do this card in Carolina Panther colors :).

Allsorts - A Question of Sport
Your Next Stamp - Sketch
Crazy Friends - Man/Boy
Pattie's Creations - For the Boy

Happy Birthday stamp by Mama Elephant
Football stamp by Riley and Stamp Co.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This snowman rocks it!

So I saw a rock that was stamped and painted online and I had to try it.  I went for my walk and looked high and low for rocks. NONE were smooth enough to stamp on so off to Home Depot we went. We got this huge bag of rocks for $13 and I stamped this Purple Onion Designs snowman onto the rock using Stazon ink. It dried pretty quickly. I then used my acrylic inks to paint the colors on and that took a little while to dry. After it dried, I went around the black edges with a zip marker. My sharpie marker was too thick but I think that would've worked too.  Everyone might be getting a snowman rock for Christmas this year :).

Winter Wonderland - Snowmen
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - N is for New, O is for Old (New is for rock, Old is for stamp)

Stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Stamped in Stazon ink
Colored with Acrylic paints

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th of July USA!

A Gem of a Challenge - Summer Colors
Cut It Up - Red/White/Blue
Kitty Bee Designs - Girl cards
Come and Get It - Colors of Your Nation
Dragonfly Journeys - Red/White/Blue
Pile It On - Primary Colors
Cupcake Inspiration - Fireworks
Shopping Our Stash - Flag Day

Digital image by Mo's Digital

Monday, July 3, 2017

Cards in Envy - Patriotic Please - Red/White/Blue

I'm excited to be the Guest Designer for the red/white/blue challenge on the Cards in Envy blog. Here is my entry:

I got this stamp set last year at the Heirloom Stamp Show in W. Springfield, MA.
It's still one of my favorite stamp sets. I remember eating these red/white/blue
"firecacker" ice pops when I was a kid. This stamp set is by North Coast Creations.
I colored it with copic markers. I used "Sun and Moon" glaze on it
and I used glitter from Stampin' Up. I inked all around the edges with Stampin'
Up Watermelon Wonder ink.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

You Can Never Have Too Much Happy

I am entering this in the following challenge(s):

Through the Purple Haze - Spots or Stripes
Little Red Wagon - Three of a Kind
Cards und More - Anything But a Card
Shopping Our Stash - Lazy Summer Days

Stamps by Unity Stamps