Monday, April 29, 2019

You & Me

I made this anniversary card for my hubby. It's next month. Cheers to 28 years!!

AAA Cards - CAS #139 (optional shaker card)

Llamas by Whipper Snapper
Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous

Sunday, April 28, 2019

You're the Best Mom

I got out my Sizzix box card die and made this cute flamingo box card for Mother's Day. I love how it came out!!

Allsorts - Mother's Day

Flamingos by Avery Elle
Sentiments by Stampendous and Mason Row

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sending you Sunny Smiles

I don't play with my ZIG watercolor markers enough. Why? I don't know because I do like them. On this card, I smeared some ink onto an acrylic block, then dabbed a paintbrush into some water and then back into the smeared ink and put it on the paper. Easy peasy!! This flamingo kind of looks funny going down a waterfall or something. LOL

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #319

Flamingo stamp by Great Impressions
Birds by Repeat Impressions
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Friday, April 26, 2019

Wishing you a Happy Birthday

Another balloon card with this fantastic set by Concord & 9th.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #540
Craft Rocket - Men/Boys Challenge #58
Daring Cardmakers - Balloons

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Oxide Inks

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Birthday balloons

One of my favorite techniques is paper piecing. And I thought I would try it on this balloon set by Concord & 9th.

The Paper Players - CAS with Paper Piecing
Krafty Chicks - Challenge#452
Aud Sentiments - Birthday

Stamps by Concord & 9th
Happy Balloons Stamp Set
Flamingo paper by Recollections

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Happy Mother's Day popup

Mother's Day is next month in the US and I love to send Mother's Day cards to my mom and also to some of my friends who are moms :).

Cute Card Thursday - Flowers
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Anything Spring
Krafty Chicks - Flowers
Moving Along with the Times - That Spring feeling
Through the Purple Haze - Spring Forward
Bastel-Traum - Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Color Challenge

Box die by Sizzix (By Stephanie Barnard)
Happy Mother's Day sentiment by Stampendous
You're the Best Mom circle sentiment by Mason Row

Crafting by Designs color challenge

Wishing you a Happy Easter

Papercraft Challenges - Easter
Stinkin Inkers - Lovely as a Tree
Die Cuttin Divas - Animals

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Use a Spray Challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond

This week's challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond is Use a Spray. I decided to use my Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray. I first set my stencil down on my watercolor cardstock and I sprayed the distress resist spray on top (spray in a box as it tends to get everywhere). I let it dry and then I used my Tim Holtz Oxide inks on it and let those dry. I thought this background was perfect to go with this mermaid set I got from Stampabilities at Hobby Lobby. In some videos I saw where you should rub off the colors using a baby wipe but when I did that, I didn't like that as well as this one so I kept this one "as is". I did watch this you tube video that shows how to use the distress resist spray.

Back to Basics and Beyond - Use a Spray (ink, bleach, mica pearls, etc)

Stamps by Stampabilities
I used my glitter pen on
her mermaid scales

I sure hope you will join us at BBB with your sprays.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Easter is coming

Always Fun - Easter
Crafty Cardmakers - Easter
Creativfusion - Easter
Cute n Crafty - Easter
Use Your Stuff - Easter/Spring

Easter die unknown
Sponged on Oxide inks

Monday, April 15, 2019

Welcome to your new home

A friend of mine recently sold her home and moved into a condo and I thought this stamp was perfect for her new home card :).

Sunday Stamps - By the Row

Added some Gelly Roll gold glitter

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Pink Christmas

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Snowman
Christmas Kickstart - Frosty & Friends

Hope Your Day is Super Duper wheel card

I think this would make a great man's card, don't you? I love this Stampin Up set for building my own scene. I think out of all my Stampin Up sets, I have used this set the most!

Catch the Bug - Back to Nature
Craft Rocket - Men/Boys

Stamps by Stampin Up
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Die cut by Lawn Fawn

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Wishing You a Happy Easter

Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on the Way
Crafting by Designs - Easter

Moose stamp unknown
Sentiment by Judikins
Bunny ears diecut by Poppystamps
I hand drew the Easter eggs
Colored with Copics

Happy Birthday Angela

Inkspirational - Pop it Up
Crafty Friends - Happy Birthday
Your Next Stamp - Florals

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Happy Birthday (turn the wheel)

I love to read and when I first saw this reading girl stamp by Stamping Bella, I knew I had to get it so I could make cute cards to all my reading friends!! I even gave her dress a shimmer using Ink on 3's Liquid Pixie Dust.

Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
Sweet Stampers - Birthday

Stamp by Stamping Bella
Sentiment by Lawn Fawn

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Happy Birthday Quilt

I thought this quilt stamp would be perfect for another friend of mine who loves to quilt.

Color Throwdown - Challenge #537
The Card Concept - Challenge #112
Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Challenge #157

Stamp by Whipper Snapper
Colored with Copic markers
Birthday die unknown

Friday, April 5, 2019

Hoppy Easter

A friend of mine sent me this Easter die. I colored it with my Tim Holtz Oxide inks and added some little cotton tails :).

Cut It Up - Bunnies or Baskets
Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
Paper Shelter - Easter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Celebrate Spring
My Time to Craft - Easter or Hedgehogs

Easter diecut (unknown)
Cotton for tails
Colored with Oxide inks

Thursday, April 4, 2019

When It Rains on Your Parade, Just Put on Really Cute Boots

Shaker cards are not my favorite cards to make but I made this for a friend who's going through a tough time and hopefully, it brought a smile to her face.

Little Red Wagon - Shake It
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Wings, Tails or Spring Blossoms

Stamps by Great Impressions

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

1.2.3 card challenge for Back to Basics and Beyond

For the Back to Basics and Beyond card challenge this week, we are making a 1.2.3 card. That means you are to use 1 stamped image, 2 colors and 3 gems/jewels/pearls. I got out my Impression Obsession Blue Footed Booby image and stamped him onto watercolor paper. I watercolored him using my Jane Davenport paints. For my gems, I didn't actually have any so I used Nuvo drops (Caribbean Ocean color). He's so cute, don't you agree?

I hope you'll join us at BBB this week with your 1.2.3 card.

Stamp by Impression Obsession

Monday, April 1, 2019

Life Is Happy

Art Impressions - Outdoor Scenes
Cute Card Thursday - Feminine

Stamps by Flora & Fauna