Saturday, August 20, 2022

Oh My Gourdness, It's Autumn

I am ready to get started on my Fall cards. It's my fave time of year!! I watercolored this cute image. That saying cracks me up!!

Just Add Ink - Just Add 2 - Gingham/Dots/Diecuts (I added Gingham and Dots)
Simply Create Too - Favorite Color Combo (orange/red/rust)
Addicted to Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Inkspirational - Rotate

Stamps by Purple Onion Designs

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Bear on bike

 Double D - Wheels

Stamp and die cut by Altenew
Street stencil by The Greetery
Sun die cut by Sizzix

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

O Come, Let Us Adore Him

52 Count Christmas Card Throwdown - August Color Challenge

Die cut by Hero Arts

Monday, August 15, 2022

You're One of the Coolest People I Know

I just love these new popsicle stencils by Concord & 9th. This is the outside and inside of the card. 

 Just Us Girls - Use a Stencil

Stamps and stencils by Concord & 9th

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Happy Summer

 Inkspirational - One Layer Stamping

Stamp by Stampendous
Oval stencil for highlighting pink
Inks by Catherine Pooler

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Thankful for You

I wasn't sure how this color combo would work with this stamp set, but I think I like it :).  Pumpkins don't always have to be orange, right? :) 

Inky Paw's Challenge - Color Challenge - Black, Pink, Green, Gray

Stamps by Newton's Nook
Watercolors by Art Philosophy

Happy Birthday House Mouse popping pocorn

I just can't enough of these House Mouse stamps lately. Used ones are all over EBay and I find myself searching for them. Some of the retired ones sell for $200!!!!  Is anyone actually paying that? Um, not me!! I always watercolor my House Mouse images. This one I added a little shimmer watercolor gold to the popcorn that's popping. It's hard to see in the photo here.

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - #371 Anything Goes/Optional "Stick to it"
Global Design Project - Animal
AAA Birthday - Anything Goes

Stamps by Stampendous
Vertical sentiment by Waffle Flower

Monday, August 8, 2022

Butterfly Balloon

I watched this video from Unity and its really easy to get this look. I first stamped my balloons in a very light black ink. I colored with watercolors, let dry and then I put my card back in my misty and went over it in white embossing ink to give it a softer feel. I have never mastered the "no-line" coloring look but this is much easier and it sort of reminds of that. I accidentally smudged my ink in 2 places so I hid them by using a few drops of Nuvo drops that matched my card. I do love this color combo.

TGIF - Color Challenge #380
Less is More - Butterflies
Just Us Girls - Butterflies

Stamp by Unity Stamps
Sentiment by Birch Press Designs
Nuvo Drops
Watercolors by Art Philosophy

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Lazy cat on front porch chair

 Allsorts - Make your own Background

Die cuts by The Greetery
Cloud stencil by My Favorite Things

Friday, August 5, 2022

Happy Pumpkin Season

Only 13 weeks until Halloween - HA!

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Fairy or Gnomes
Two Old Bats Halloween - August Anything Halloween

Stamps by Unity Stamps
Bat die cuts by Impression Obsession
Watercolors by Art Philosophy

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Pumpkin shaped card

I love these new stamps, die cut and stencils from hero arts. 

Little Red Wagon - Make it with Circles

Stamp, diecut, stencil all from Hero Arts

Monday, August 1, 2022

Ice Cream Solves Everything!

Cupcake Inspirations - Frozen Treats

Stamps by Stamping Bella