Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sunburst dog

I recently learned this technique called Sunburst. I used Oxide inks and taped off sections that would not be inked and kept swiping the ink pad directly onto the cardstock and then re-adding more blue tape so not to get the ink colors smeared. This is the result.

AAA Birthday - For the Boys

Stamp by Stampers Anonymous
Waterolored with Koi Watercolors

Friday, August 30, 2019

Moose in large snow globe

Another great brand new stamp set by Flora & Fauna. I'm getting a head start on my holiday cards with these super cute stamps. I especially love all moose stamps and I had to get this set for sure when I saw him. I added red Stickles glitter to his scarf.  I found the washi tape on sale at Hobby Lobby this week for 40% off. Win-Win!!

Sunday Stamps - Circle Around
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Happy Holiday Cheer!

Flora and Fauna came out with their latest Christmas release this week and yes, mine came in the mail yesterday. I love them so much and these will make some real easy CAS cards this year. For this card, I cut out a circle using my Memory Box stitched circle die and then added this cute image and sentiment.

Cute n' Crafty Christmas - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes 
ABC Christmas - P is for Penguin
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Stripes

All stamps by Flora & Fauna

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Here's to another amazing year full of wonderful things

I love this sentiment by Unity Stamps. And I am in love with this flower set by Concord & 9th so I just love this whole card :). I used my copic markers to color this card.

Allsorts - Feminine

Stamp by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Happy Birthday lighthouse

For this card, I got out my WOW white embossing powder and stamped this lighthouse in Versamark before adding the embossing powder. Then, I used my brushes from The Stamp Market to blend in some of Catherine Pooler's Fiesta Blue ink. I really really love these brushes!! They go on so smooth!

Traumfabrik - White Squall

Lighthouse by Stampabilities
Sentiment by Stamper's Anonymous
White WOW embossing powder

Monday, August 26, 2019

Only 9 1/2 more weeks until Halloween

How cute are these trick-or-treaters? This is a brand new set by My Favorite Things and I had to get it. I made the background using oxide inks then going over the whole background with black soot oxide ink. For the white stars or whatever they are supposed to be, I used a toothbrush with acrylic paint and just splattered it on. The tree is embossed in WOW black powder so it would show up. And I am also loving this grass die cut by MFT too. It comes in both vertical and horizonal and of course, I had to get both versions because I could not decide which one! LOL

Cut It Up - Outdoor Fun
Crafting Happiness - Outdoors
Bastel-Traum - Sentiment

Stamps and dies by My Favorite Things

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sending lots of love

I saw this technique done at this blog. I used my Oxide inks and put them on the embossing folder, spritzed with water and ran it through my big shot.

Cute Card Thursday - Embossing
Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe (Stamp, Embossing, Diecuts/Punch)

I got the chance to see Catherine Pooler at Paper/Crafting Studio (formerly known as Betty's Creative Studio but Betty sold it)  in Greensboro, NC yesterday and she had her brand new Color Bursts along with all her inks, stamps, stencils, dies, etc. I did come home with them and can't wait to play with them. I also came home with some inks, some WOW embossing powders and glitters and some Stamping Bella stamps that were 50% off and I could not resist them. (see photo below)

Embossing folder by unknown
Dog die cut by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Fiskars

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Craft Supplies

I learned how to make this background from taking Kristina Werner's watercolor class last summer (or was it the summer before last?). Its fun to do. All you need to use some painter's tape to tape down your paper so it doesn't warp from the water and watercolors plus it makes this cute white border all around your card. Then, I measured a square every 3/4" and made each square a different color. Make sure each color dries before adding next color or they will run and some might become that nasty brown color when mixed. I can't seem to get enough of this cute car from The Stamp Market.

Today I am going to see Catherine Pooler at Paper/Crafting Studio in Greensboro. I absolutely love her inks and can't wait to finally meet her. I am very excited to see her brand new Color Bursts that her and Ken Oliver have made up. They just came out this week and I am sure I will be coming home with a pack of those!! I love the CP vibrant colors. I will report back tomorrow on how that went :).

Color Throwdown - Challenge #557
2 Sisters on the Blog - Vehicle

Stamps and die cuts by The Stamp Market
Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Friday, August 23, 2019

Believe in your strength

Watercolors by Jane Davenport paints
(found at Michael's)

I recently came across an organization called Chemo Angels and you can 
find them here. They match up a chemo buddy with a volunteer 
who sends them a card or two a week while they are undergoing 
chemotherapy. I applied to be a chemo angel 2 weeks ago and 
I got approved this week so it took 2 weeks to get my person. 
I will be sending my chemo buddy a card or two 
every week while she/he is undergoing chemotherapy. They really try and match
us with the perfect person and I am really enjoying the cards
I am making and sending out. For this card, I watched this video and
then I added a sentiment I found online somewhere. I hope she likes it.
So no stamping on this card, just my handwritten lettering
(which I am trying to get better at!) 

Mini Birthday Wishes for You

A Place to Start - Paper Piecing
Bastel - Traum - Sentiment

Stamps by Stamp Market

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hand painted flowers anyone?

I saw this you tube video how to paint these stargazer lillies and had to try it.

The Flower Challenge - My Favorite Flower

Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

I know Thanksgiving is 3 months away but I thought this would be the perfect card to paper piece for this challenge. Stamps by Unity Stamp Company. Sentiment by Taylored Expressions. I just noticed the fox is wearing Carolina Panther's colors. LOL

A Place to Start - Paper Piecing
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #438

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sunglass girl

I found this stickable roll of flower paper on sale at Hobby Lobby for $1.99. It's really long and I wasn't too sure what it was but since it looked like washi tape, I picked it up and its great to for quick and easy backgounds like I did on this card.

TIME OUT - Fashionable

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Monday, August 19, 2019

'Tis the Season

Another cute stamp by The Stamp Company. I am loving these CAS cards I am making. They go together so fast!

Cut It Up - Focus on Sentiments
Sweet Stampers - Dies and/or punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic
Sweet Stampin' - CAS

Stamps and die by Stamp Market
Sentiment by Hero Arts

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Have a really awesome birthday

Stinkin' Inkers - Some Like it Hot
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic

Stamps by Flora & Fauna, Lawn Fawn

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Singing Trio

For this card, I printed out the words to Winter Wonderland and made them my background for this card. I also paper pieced it in a smaller version on the song book the snowman is holding in the middle. I fussy cut each snowman out and colored them with my Koi watercolors. This is an old favorite stamp by Purple Onion Designs.

Little Red Wagon - I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
A Place to Start - Paper piecing
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Challenge 16
Through the Purple Haze - Inspired by a Song
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Friday, August 16, 2019

You can count on me

I colored this image with Copic markers. I stamped the background sentiment in VersaMark.

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Challenge #321
CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #334
Shopping Our Stash - Gone Fishin'

Sentiment by Right At Home

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Dots and/or Stripes or I spy with my little eye something that begins with "A"

For this week's challenge at The Crafter's Cafe, the theme is Dots and/or Stripes or I spy with my little eye something that begins with A (acorn, aster, asteroid, astronaut, alphabet, apple, antique, anchor, athlete) ...  I chose Alistair the Alligator from Dr. Digis House of Stamps. I would love to see what you come up with.

I am also entering it in the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 165
The Male Room - Birthday
Sweet Stampers - Dies and/or punches

Sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Colored with Copics

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Engagement congrats

I made this for a friend's daughter who recently got engaged while visiting her boyfriend in Alaska. I want to go to Alaska one day but hubby says its too far :(.

Moving Along with the Times - Bees
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS

Bees by Simon Says Stamp
Sentiment by Stampers Anonymous

Another Halloween card

I have another Halloween card with this great brand new set by My Favorite Things. This time, I made the background a dark purple.

Daring Cardmakers - 1,2,3,4,5 (1 sentiment, 2 spooky trees, 3 Halloween trick-or-treaters, 4 ghosts, 5 stars)
MFT Create Create Day 3 - Background Bonanza
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Die-Namic

Stamps by My Favorite Things


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Is it too early for a Halloween card?

I know it's hard to think about Fall when its in the 90's out in the Carolina's but I could not resist this cute Halloween stamp set by My Favorite Things. I stopped everything I was doing and had to make this card. (Ok, I made 4 Halloween cards for my stash) Stacey Yacula drew these stamps and I love all of her stamps!! I also got these 2 Tucked In Turf dies from My Favorite Things for the grass. I couldn't decide on the horizontal or vertical so I had to get both. They have tiny blades of grass cut out in 3 places so the characters can go "under" or "behind" the grass. (see pic #2) Is it not genious? Anyway, I had fun doing this galaxy background using my Distress Oxide inks and I used white acrylic paint for the "stars".  You can see the background done here. These trick or treaters are just soooo cute!!!

Sweet Stampin' - Things with Wings

Stamps by My Favorite Things
Die from My Favorite Things
Sentiment is embossed with WOW white embossing powder

In the top pic, I just inked up the Oxide inks
onto a piece of watercolor cardstock.
In the bottom pic, I added black soot over top
and the white acrylic paint I used a
toothbrush to get the splatters so
it would look like a "galaxy".
It did take me a few tries but I am very happy
with the results :).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Mini birthday wishes

These are my first stamps by Stamp Market. They are in South Jordan, Utah and I got them in 3 days. Super fast customer service which is an A+ in my book.  My sister loves mini coopers so I thought I would make this for her birthday, which is next month. Lots of fun stamps in this set called So Mini Hellos.

Just Add Ink - Colour #469
2 Sisters on the Blog - Vehicle
Inkspirational - Travel
Sweet Stampers - Dies and/or punches

Stamps by Stamp Market
Watercolored with Oxide inks

Sunday, August 11, 2019

A blue Christmas

I have always loved this Charlie Brown tree :).

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Ornaments
Jingle Belles - Blue Christmas
Cheerful Sketches - August Sketch 
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Goes

Stamp by Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment by Flora & Fauna

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Life is Better on the Beach

CAS Colours & Sketches - Sketch 333
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine anything goes

Stamps by Catherine Pooler