Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Owl with hearts

Sunday Stamps - SSC197
Paperminutes - Valentine's Day

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Colored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Monday, January 28, 2019

Tunnel fun fold card

Tunnel fun fold card - You can see how to make a tunnel fun fold card here.

Dragonfly Journeys - I Heart You
My Time to Craft - All You Need is Love
Cut it Up - Hearts

Heart stamp by AMuse Studio
Sentiment by A Muse Studio

Sloth stamp by Art Impressions
Sentiment by Art Impressions

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Skiing anyone?

AAA Cards - Use 1/3 of card

Stamps by Julie Ebersole

Friday, January 25, 2019

Owl with balloons

Double Trouble Paper Crafting - Love is in the Air Challenge #20
The Paper Girls - Sparkle and Shine #168

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Stickles glitter on heart balloons


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wishing you a Happy Easter

I know it's a little early for an Easter card but this just so happened to fit with this sketch.

Cheerful Sketches - January sketch

Stamps by Tim Holtz
Sentiment by Judikins
Cardstock by Bella Blvd

If flowers were hugs, I'd send you a thousand

I just love this 2 step flower stamp set by Stampin Up. For the flowers, I used Oxide Inks Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch to show the different shades of blue on the flowers. For the grass, I used Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover.

Crafty Calendar - Make it Flowery

Stamps by Stampin Up

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy Birthday

Less is More - Challenge #387, Sketch 25
Papercraft Challenges - Bright Colors

Sentiment by Unity Stamp Company

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

It's a wonderful wintery day

Stamps by Picket Fence Studios

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Bundle Up

Monday, January 21, 2019

Pretty flowers

CAS on Sunday - Flowers

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Colored with Jane Davenport watercolors

Cards in Envy - Love Me or Love My Pet

Stamps by Recollections
Heart die by Poppy Stamps

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, it is "Love Me or Love My Pet". Create a love card or a card featuring a pet. You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I stamped the dog onto Neena cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. I stamped the itty bitty images in Versamark ink to make the background.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Remembering the life of someone so special

I saw this You tube video by Lydia and I had to try it. She calls it DuoPrinting with Chlorophyll.  I went outside and gathered up some leaves from my yard. Put them through my Big Shot and look what comes out!!!  A beautiful leaf print!!  I have no idea what the name of this plant is but I love how it is so detailed. And it even came out in different colors on the cardstock like this.

CAS(E) this Sketch - Sketch #305

Sentiment by Technique Junkies

Happy Mother's Day Eclipse card

I know it's really early for a Mother's Day card but I was playing around with these colors and realized it matches this challenge so I am putting it on my blog early. I not only make my own mother a Mother's Day card, I also send some out to my friends for Mother's Day. So now I have a head start :).

Inspire.Create.Challenges - Challenge#034


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Baby It's cold outside

Cut it Up - How's the Weather?
Crafty Cardmakers - Winter
Paperminutes - Peek-A-Boo

Stamp (unknown)

Coffee Girl in Blue

This week at Michael's, ALL Jane Davenport stamping "stuff" was 50% off. I have loved her watercolor paints since they first came out but I haven't bought any of her other things until now. These watercolor crayons glide on like BUTTER and they blend so easily with water - I love them!! And the glitter markers. I used it in her hair and I love those as well!! Glad I got both packs they had!!

Color Throwdown - Challenge #526
Cute Card Thursday - Banish the Blues
CCEE Stampers - Favorite Hot Beverage (mine is hot chocolate)
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Bundle Up

Stamp by Picket Fence Studios


Friday, January 18, 2019

2 different techniques, same stamps/same card

Twofer Card Challenge - Birds
Moving Along with the Times - Hearts
Art Impressions -  Hearts
Creative Knockouts - In stitches

I'm loving how these 2 cards came out. I used the same stamps but did 2 different techniques. It was so much fun trying the Stencil Transfer Batik technique that I saw on Lydia's blog today. You can see her blog here and her youtube video here.  It was fun to try and I had fun with my gel press and acrylic paints.


For this card, I used my acrylic paints onto
this stencil by Recollections. For the owl
stamp (Unity Stamp Company), I colored
him using Copic markers. Sentiment by
Amuse ArtStamps

For this card, I used the above stencil and did the
Stencil Transfer Batik technique that I saw on
Lydia's youtube channel and you can see it
done here. I love how it gives such a subtle
look of the hearts in the background. I colored
the owl with my Koi watercolor paints.

Hello Sloth

Make My Monday - Use words or sentiment
Use Your Stuff - Furry Friends

Stamp by Momenta

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Coffee Girl

Double Trouble - Challenge #19 - Mittens
Creative with Stamps - Challenge#19 - Mittens

Stamp by Picket Fence Studio
Colored with Copic markers
Twine from Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hello Llama

For this card, I used a llama die and stamp set by CraftSmart that I found at Michael's. I embossed the background using a brick wall embossing folder by Darcie's then I diecut the word Hello and stuck it on. I used a little Stickles glitter and some Caribbean Ocean Nuvo Crystal Drops on his blanket. I colored him using Copic markers. Circle die is by Memory Box.

Back to Basics and Beyond - Shaped card
Alphabet Challenge - Use some stitching (real or faux)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


The Paper Players - Challenge #PP424

It's a wonderful wintery day

Double Trouble - Challenge #19 with mittens
Creative with Stamps - Challenge #19 with mittens

Stamps by Picket Fence Studios
Mittens (found online and printed it off and colored with Copics)

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sloth fun fold card

This fun fold card was so much fun to make. I found the tutorial online here.  I am sending it to a friend for Valentine's Day. I didn't want it to be too "mushy" so I found the inside verse about friendship online and printed it off.

Art Impressions - Pretty Pastels
Cute Card Thursday - What's New? (new to me is this fun fold card I learned to make recently)
Alphabet Challenge - Use some stitching (real or faux)

Stamps by Art Impressions
Colored with Copic markers

I found this saying on the internet
and printed it off 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank you graduation

AAA Cards - Sketch + Optional Pastels
Little Red Wagon - Thank You

Stamps by Stampers Anonomys
Graduation die by Art Impressions

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Good Times

It's not too early to think about summer is it? With it being only in the high 40's the past few days, I find myself thinking of the summer and the beach! LOL

Less is More - Water
Always Fun - One layer

Palm tree, flamingo and water by Flora & Fauna
Sun by Stampin Up
Clouds by Memory Box
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Friday, January 11, 2019

Llama Hello

Pile It On - Land Animals
Craze 4 Challenges - Favorite card type (my fave is CAS - clean and simple)
The Paper Players - Crazy about critters
Crazy for CAS - Animal #13