Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sloffee Break!

Have you seen this new sloth set from Art Impressions at Hobby Lobby?  OMG - I am in love!! I watercolored this little guy with my Tombow markers and water. I added 2 strips of washi tape and I'm done!!

CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch #265

Stamp by Art Impressions


CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch 265

Cat by Stampendous (Laurel Burch)
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Friday, March 30, 2018


This girl sure knows how to have a great time!! LOL

Moving Along with the Times - Food/Drink
Words 2 Craft By - Phenomenal Women

Stamps by Art Impressions

Friday, March 23, 2018

Celebrate You

I made this graduation card for my cousin's daughter who is graduating this summer and going onto college in the Fall. For the background, I did the Polished Stone technique and I watched this video. For mine, I used Copic marker refills and Copic Colorless Blender solution onto glossy card stock (I only had Yupo glossy cardstock to use)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy - No Patterned Paper
Southern Girls - Die Cuts
Little Red Wagen - Girls
Words 2 Craft By - Phenomenal Women

Die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Monday, March 19, 2018

Cards in Envy - No Patterned Paper

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is No Patterned Paper (Make a card WITHOUT any patterned paper).  You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

This card was really fun to make. I made the background using Oxide inks and splashes of water on watercolor paper. I then water-colored my whale and die cut him out. I stamped the waves in Oxide inks (that's the beauty of Oxide inks vs Distress inks, you can stamp directly into the Oxide inks and it comes out beautiful). I fussy cut the waves and adhered it onto the card.

Stamps by Memory Box

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rock Painting Event

We had a rock painting event this weekend at our local Lowe's Foods. We had about 25 people come out, young and old. It was a lot of fun!  We are already talking about doing it again next month :).

Here are some pics I took:

We got to sit at a huge picnic type bench table and paint rocks
for 2 hours. It was fun meeting everyone in our
Harrisburg + Rock group on Facebook.

We supplied all the rocks, paints, and brushes.
A lot of shoppers just "stopped" by while
doing their grocery shopping.

The final rocks the adults and kids painted.
I demo'd how to use Modge Podge using
fabric and napkins and they all
seemed to really love that.(I think I
missed about 10 more rocks)

Hard at work

I painted the chick on the left and a little
girl wanted to make one just like it. She
did an excellent job making hers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Easter tag!

I decided to make some Easter tags this year for some of my stamping friends, instead of an actual Easter card. I love these tag die cuts by Avery Elle. I stamped the bunny, then colored him with Copic markers and added some washi tape underneath the cute little guy. I stamped the sentiment using my Hero Arts individual letters to spell out HAPPY EASTER.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Crafty Calendar - Tags
City Crafter - Bunny
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but Square
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Simon Says Stamp - Easter
Moving Along with the Times - Easter

Bunny by Inky Antics
Sentiment by Hero Arts (individual letters)

Friday, March 16, 2018

I love mom

I was so excited when I found this set at Hobby Lobby marked down to $2.50 (original price was $9.99) by Hampton Art. Its one of those multi-step stamps that you have to stamp parts of the bird in 3 different colors. I had never tried this before but I love how it came out. Sending this out to a cute mom who is like a "real mom" to me for Mother's Day.

Crazy4Challenges - Chicken or bird
Little Red Wagon - Family
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds

Flamingo by Hampton Art
Sentiment by American Crafts

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mother's Day

Crazy 4 Challenges - Chicken or any bird
Shopping Our Stash - Put a Bird on It
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds
Cardz 4 Galz - Beach or Nautical

Stamps by Avery Elle

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hello Sunflowers

I love this girl by Unity Stamps. I am sending to a girl who's having a tough time. Hopefully it will cheer her up.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - For a Special Lady
SheepSki Designs - Flowers
Stinkin Inkers - Wishy Washi

Stamp by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Love * Respect * Trust * Compassion

I needed some everyday cards to have on hand - just in case I need a card to send. And this is what I came up with. I love this stamp by Impression Obsession. I watercolored the background using Tim Holtz Oxide inks - the sky was done using Salty Ocean and the grass was done using Lucky Clover. I colored the flower, stems, leaves and hearts with my Tombow markers.

SheepSki Designs - Flowers
Crafty Friends - For a Special Lady
Kitty Bee Designs - In the Garden

Stamp by Impression Obsession

Monday, March 12, 2018

Car trip anyone?

The Paper Girls Challenge - Travel/Vacation Fun

Stamp by Technique Junkies

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mr. & Mrs.

Just Cards is looking for cards for their upcoming issues and I saw they needed some wedding cards so I made a few today.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Shopping Our Stash - National Dress Day
Just For Fun - Die Cuts
The Sisterhood of Crafters - CAS

Bride and groom die cut by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Stampendous

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sending doggy kisses

For the background, I used my Jane Davenport watercolors and just made a stripe of color next to each stripe. Easy peasy!!

Craftaholics R Us - Get Well
Moving Along with the Times - Rainbow

Stamps by Impression Obsession

Friday, March 9, 2018

Flamingos on the beach

When I saw this flamingo set at Avery Elle marked down to only $3, I had to get it and I am so glad I did. One can never have too many flamingo sets in their stash, right? For this card, I used my Oxide inks for the sky and for the water.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Crafting with Dragonflies - Birds/Feathers
Fab 'n' Funky - Mother's Day
Southern Girls - Pop it Up
A Gem of a Challenge - Mother's Day
Just Add Ink - Just Add Water

 Flamingos and palm trees by Avery Elle
Birds by Repeat Impressions

Thursday, March 8, 2018

happy easter

Easter is just a little over 3 weeks away and here is my Easter card this year. I got out my Tim Holtz watercolors - the Oxide inks are wonderful for making backgrounds. Here, I used Salty Ocean for the sky and for the sun and the bunny, I used my Jane Davenport watercolors. For the sky, I literally just put down a block of ink onto my craft mat, squirted it with water and painted it onto the paper and let it dry. Then, I got out my grass punch by Martha Stewart and punched out grass in 2 different green colors for the grass.

I really like it!!

Creative With Stamps Challenge - Bunny
Crea Chicky - Easter
Delicious Doodles - March Hare/Rabbit
Do-Al(l) - Easter
Kreativeinkauf - Easter
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes/Optional Easter
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - All Creatures Great and Small

Bunny by Inky Antics
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Clouds by Memory Box
Sun by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Hero Arts
Grass die cut by Martha Stewart

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

You're the Best!

Cards in Envy - Green Things
Pattie's Creations - Lots of Green
Star Stampz - Lots of Green

Cats by Taylored Expressions
Sentiment by Amuse Studio

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hope your birthday is a splash!

This set is so fun!!  I just love it and I can't get enough of it.

Always Happy Birthday - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Ladies Only
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + Sentiment

Stamps by Avery Elle

Monday, March 5, 2018

Cards in Envy - Green Things

Cards in Envy's first challenge for March is Green Things (Any theme as long as it's got GREEN) You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

This card was real easy to make. I put the embossing folder through my Big Kick and then I smeared 3 different Oxide inks all over it. I used Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover. Then, I colored the cactus with Copic markers.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy

Cactus by Taylored Expressions
Sentiment by Impression Obsession "Zenspirations"

Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions
Inked up using 3 different Oxide inks
(Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover)