Thursday, February 28, 2019

Just because ...



WOW! I can't believe this is the last day of February!! This card reminds me of Spring which will soon be here in the Carolina's. In fact, some of our Bradford pear trees are in full bloom. We have had so much rain the past few weeks. Yesterday we had a nice sunny day, so we headed to the zoo in Asheboro and really enjoyed that. (I'm sharing a few pics below) It had been YEARS since we had been there. The weather was just perfect for it. Of course, the sunny weather didn't last and it's back raining again today with high's only in the 50's.

Try Stampin' on Tuesday - Sketch #397
Sunday Stamps - Challenge #199

Flower stamps unknown
Sentiment by The Angel Company








Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Congrats Baby

This was a real simple baby card to make. I stamped the image onto printed cardstock (from First Edition Paper) and then I cut around it and placed it on top of the white cardstock. I then cut out little banners in the matching patterned paper and placed it on top of card. Stamp the sentiment underneath the "onesie" and voila, all done!!

Retro Rubber Challenges - Sketch #105 (the baby stamp is a year old and the sentiment stamp is 2 years old)
{PIN}spirational - Sketch #233
Sunday Stamps - Natures Hues
Dragonfly Journeys - One word
Try Stampin' On Tuesday - Challenge #397


Stamp by Clearsnap
Sentiment by The Ton


RRCB 105






Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Fly Free

I found a digi online site called Create with TLC and you can print off free downloads of cute images. You can find them here. I printed off this bird onto kraft cardstock and then I used my colored pencils to enhance some of the colors.

Make My Monday - Make It Krafty #90
Always Fun - Travel


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

This is a digital stamp I picked up somewhere online. I have to apologize as I don't remember exactly where I printed it off from. I now realize I should've written it down when I downloaded it. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and then I used white embossing powder onto the black cardstock so it would be easily seen on the dark cardstock.

Allsorts - Spring Flowers
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash
Crafty Cardmakers - Flowers






Saturday, February 23, 2019

The window to my heart is a beautiful view of friendship that I treasure

Art Impressions - House or Cottage

Stamp by Art Impressions
Colored with Koi watercolors




Friday, February 22, 2019

Have a Really Amazing Birthday Reveal Wheel

Through the Purple Haze - Puppy Love
Seize the Birthday - Birthday

Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Sentiment and Reveal Wheel Die is by Lawn Fawn





Thursday, February 21, 2019

Moose Be Easter

Moose stamp unknown
Bunny ears diecut by Poppystamps
Easter Eggs hand drawn
Colored with Copic markers


Send a Smile 4 Kids - Easter


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Welcome card



Art Impressions - Home or Cottage

Stamps by Art Impressions
Colored with Tombow markers



Pop up card challenge at Back at Basics and Beyond

I am excited to announce I am now a new member of the design team at Back at Basics and Beyond. This is one of my favorite challenge blogs as they go back to the "basics" of stamping and even though I have been stamping for 20 years, I forget about all these basics I used to do.

There is a new challenge this week at Back to Basics and Beyond and it's "make a pop up card".This card was so much fun to make. I know I have seen them over the years but not sure I have ever actually made one. I followed the tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers and you can see it here. I decided to get out my owl stamps from Unity Stamps and use them. I put my owls on with little strips of acetate so they bounce around when  you open the card. I hope you join our challenge this week at BBB.

Back to Basics - Pop Up Card

Stamps by Unity Stamp Company
Cardstock by Lawn Fawn and Echo Park
Colored with Copic markers

Monday, February 18, 2019

Umbrella Girl

Cardz 4 Galz - Weather

Stamp by Stampin Up

Wishing you brighter days to come

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #308
Dragonfly Journeys - Gaga for Gingham
A Place to Start - Inspirational


Stamps by Stampin Up
Watercolored with Tombow markers and water



Sunday, February 17, 2019

Happy 97th Birthday

I follow this man on Instagram who recently turned 97 years young!! He has over 20,000 followers and I enjoy reading his Instagram stories. They had a big party for his birthday and asked followers to send him cards so I sent this one. This is my "go to" card for men. I got out my Oxide inks and did some masking to get the sunset in there.

Fab 'n' Funky - With a number

Stamp by Technique Junkies
Numbers by Stampin Up

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Challenge #106 at Challenge Up Your Life Guest Designer

I am the guest designer for Challenge #106 at Challenge Up Your Life and the theme is "Case the Design Team". I have chosen to CASE Steffie's Hello card and you can see it here. Here is my card. I used my Jane Davenport watercolor paints to paint the background blue. Using a zig black fine tip marker, I drew the lines around the card. Then I stamped the dog onto watercolor paper and colored him using my Jane Davenport watercolors. Stamped the Hello bubble word and added it to the card.

I hope you'll join Challenge Up Your Life for challenge #106 and you can find it here.



Dog stamp by Tim Holtz
Sentiment unknown
Watercolors by Jane Davenport



Steffie's Hello card

Friday, February 15, 2019

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Color Throwdown - Challenge #530
CCEE Stampers - #1907


To get these black and gray stripes, all I did was swipe my Oxide ink pads Black Soot and Hickory Smoke across the paper.


Stamps by Stampin Up

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sorry I missed your birthday

Cards 4 Guyz - Wild Animals

Stamps by Taylored Expressions
Colored with Copics

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sending hugs and happy thoughts



CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #308







I saw Julie Ebersole's video on how to do
this with Versamark ink and Zig watercolor
markers and you can see it here

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Celebrate/Birthday

Twofer Card Challenge - Stars
Back to Basics - Paper Piecing









Llama love

Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love #227
Always Fun - Love/Valentine's
Creativ Fusion - Love
Cute & Crafty - Valentine's Day/Love
Die Cuttin Divas - Love


Sentiment by Amuse ArtStamps

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Girl in blue

Frilly and Funkie - Winter Blues
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark

Stamp by Picket Fence Studios

Glitter by Jane Davenport Cool Oceans sparkle markers

On the Bright Side, You don't need a cone

Sending this to my aunt who I hope feels some relief soon!! She fell and fractured her vertebrae. The poor thing!! I wish I lived closer so I could help her!! Hopefully this will cheer her up a little bit!!

Die Cuttin Divas - February's Sketch
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Inkspirational - Text

Stamps by Art Impressions
Die cut by Taylored Expressions








Friday, February 8, 2019

Off the Edge Die Cut Card in black & white

This card is called the Off-the-Edge Die Cut Card and I watched the video by Jennifer McGuire and love how it came out.

Seize the Birthday - Black & White



Dog and sentiment stamps by Mama Elephant
Dots by Amuse Stamps


Thursday, February 7, 2019

A cup of kindness just for you

Less is More - Navy/Yellow

All stamps by Verve Stamps
Stickles glitter (Crushed Pineapple)



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Paper piecing

I have always loved to paper piece. This card took me awhile to make because some of the tiny parts I had to paper piece, it was just easier to stamp it a 2nd or 3rd time and cut out that small piece instead of cutting all around it. But I love how she came out!! Can you tell this is becoming my favorite stamp at the moment? She's so much fun to color!!

Back to Basics - Paper Piecing

Girl with mittens by Picket Fence Studios
Sentiment by Amuse Stamps

Thank You

Less is More - Navy/Yellow 8th Birthday

Stripe stamps by Taylored Expressions
Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous