Monday, October 29, 2018

Every Little Kindness Makes the World Brighter

AAA - #127 Kindness
Addicted to CAS - One Layer

Stamp by Uptown Rubber Stamps
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Colored with Sakura Koi watercolors
Stickles glitter on candles

Sunday, October 28, 2018

ColorBurst birthday card

Cut It Up - Challenge #159 Just In C.A.S.E.

I made another card using Color Burst by Ken Oliver. I put it directly onto the stamp, then spritzed it with water and I came up with this awesome scene. Once again, I used the Stampin Up set Waterfront.

I cased Lydia's card here and you can watch the video here.

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Amuse Studio
Wonky Stitches Die by Gina Marie Designs
Stamped with Color Burst
Sun stamped using Tim Holtz Oxide ink

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Stamp by Purple Onion Designs
Song lyrics found online

Papercraft Challenge - Inspired by a Song
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Birthday wishes

Once again, I found myself grabbing for this Stampin Up Waterfront stamp set to make this scene for a masculine card. I found Lydia's video using Brusho and I got out my Ken Oliver's Color Burst and made this scene. You can find Lydia's video here. The Color Burst is always messy when working with it so just know that but I do always love playing with it to come up with different color combinations. And I love how this came out!!

YNS - Create a Scene

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Amuse Studio
Stamped directly with Color Burst

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Merry Christmas

This Stampin Up set called Waterfront is my most used stamp set so far this year!! I did not come up with this idea. I saw it on Pinterest but it makes a great Christmas tree don't ya think? For the stockings, I googled "stocking coloring pages" and printed them off and colored them in. I made a few of these personalized Christmas tree cards this year. I hope they like them!!

Fab n' Funky - Christmas
Watercoolor Wednesday - All About the Holidays

Christmas tree stamp by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Stockings printed online

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Fa La La La Llama

I am excited to be the guest designer this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and you can see the challenge here.  The challenge this week is Christmas Pets. I chose to do this cute llama. I got out my gelly plate and made this cool background using green and red acrylic paints and a lid from a protein drink made the circles on it. I found this llama stamp last year at Michael's the week of Christmas so it was too late to use it on my cards last year. Guess I will make a few of these for this holiday season.

Stamp by Inkadinkado

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wishing you Everything That Makes you Happy

Your Next Stamp - Make a Scene #100
Moving Along with the Times - For a Man
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Watercoolor Wednesday - Masculine/Anything Goes

Stamps by Stampin Up
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cards in Envy - Favorite Holiday

For the challenge at Cards in Envy this week, we are to make a card featuring your favorite holiday. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

One of my favorite holidays is Halloween and I just love this image by Eat Cake Graphics.
I've had it for a couple of years and I find myself reaching for it every 
so often because it just cracks me up! 

Stamps by Eat Cake Graphics

I hope you'll join us in our our challenge here

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice

Stamps by Unity

Addicted-to-Stamps - Challenge #167
Stamping Sensations - Shades of Autumn
Sunday Stamps - Challenge #189
The Paper Players - Challenge #414

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Candy corn tree

Color Throwdown - Challenge #514
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Fab n' Funky - Autumn Colors
Addicted to Stamps & More - Holiday
Crafty Sentiments - Halloween

Friday, October 12, 2018

Tis the Season

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas for the Cure

Stamp by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Die by Gina Marie Designs (Wonky Stitches)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Holidays

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas for the Cure
4 Crafty Chicks - Pink is the new orange

Digi stamp by Pink Gem Designs
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Die by My Favorite Things (Wonky Stitched Oval)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Just Us Girls - Sympathy #461

Hand drawn and painted by me
Bird stamp by Repeat Impressions

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Merry Christmas

I learned this watercolor checkerboard technique while I was taking Kristina Warner's watercolor class over the summer. It's so easy and I think its a unique way to do a background.

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas for the Cure
Crazy 4 Challenges - Any card
Back to Basics and Beyond - Watercolours #13

Reindeer die by Sizzix
Sentiment by Stampabilities

Monday, October 8, 2018

Pink Christmas

Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas for the Cure

Snowman stamp by Mama Elephant
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Thinking of You

Back to Basics and Beyond - Watercolours
Paper Minutes - Watercolors
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old/Something New (Old - Bird stamp, New - Watercolor drawing)

Scene hand painted and hand drawn
Bird stamp by Repeat Impressions

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Merry Christmas Snowmen

ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for ... Very Quick
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Let's Get Ready for Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old/Something New Old - Stamp, New - Patterned Paper

I did the spotlight technique on this card and I love how it came out!

Stamp by Mama Elephant

Friday, October 5, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Challenge Up Your Life - Washi Tape
Crafting with Dragonflies - CAS
Aud Sentiments - 2 word sentiment

Thursday, October 4, 2018

It's been a long time ... miss you!

Sloth by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Stampendous

Make My Monday - Animals
Use Your Stuff - Forest Frolic

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Trick or Treat

I got out my gel press and acrylic paints for this awesome SPOOOOOOKY background!!!

Dragonfly Journeys - Happy Halloween
Cards in Envy - Something Spooky
Colouring in Scrapland - Halloween
Make My Monday - Animals
Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Autumn
Allsorts - Autumn Glory

Stamps by Tim Holtz

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

Cards in Envy - Something Spooky!!

Ready for our first challenge for October?  This week, the challenge is to make a cute or scary Halloween card. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. I chose this cute "spooky" cat image by Mo's Digital. I colored him with Copics. I cut him out using my Wonky Squares die by Gina Marie Designs. I have a little plaid background paper peeping from behind by Lawn Fawn.

I hope to see you in our challenge here

Digital image by Mo's Digitals