Friday, June 30, 2023

Ice Cream for the Big Doggy?

I tried the Pencil Indenting technique with this one on the grass and the dog to add some texture. You can see it here at Splitcoast.  It's really very easy to do. I think this is one of my very first stamps I ever got many many years ago and I still love it to this day!!

Fab n Funky - Four Legged Friends
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Stamps by Eat Cake Graphics

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Hello Friend

I did this one in all watercolors. Catherine Pooler inks

Little Red Wagon - Let the Sunshine
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Beach
Ellibelle's Corner - I spy with my little eye: Warm and Sunny Colors
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Hero Arts stamp and dies from June 
Stamp of the Month

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Flower Cart

When Concord & 9th had their big sale last week, I snatched this stamp and die set up for 70% off. I love it and couldn't wait to use it! It's perfect for this challenge. 

Color Throwdown - Challenge 749

Monday, June 26, 2023

Let the Sea Set You Free

I colored this with my Copics. Stamps by Impressions Obsession. Sun die cut by Gina Marie Designs

Make My Monday - On the Water
Sweet Stampin' - No Designer Paper

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Happy 60th Birthday

I needed another 60th birthday card. This one was fun to color with copics

Seize the Birthday - Number Crunching
Addicted to Stamps and More - Birthdays
Fab n Funky - Add a Sentiment
The Crafty Addict - Anything Goes

Stamps and die cuts by Avery Elle

Sunday, June 18, 2023

You're as Sweet as Can Bee

 Allsorts - Blooms, Butterflies, and/or Bees

Bees by Waffle Flower
Embroidery hoop and free bee 
pattern at Lawn Fawn and you can find that here

Friday, June 16, 2023

Hive Been Thinking of You

Cardz 4 Galz - Use Dies/Punches
Craft Rocket - Use Dies
Fab 'n Funky - Use Sentiment

Stamps and dies by Waffle Flower
I used some vellum for the 
bee's wings

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

You Deserve to be Celebrated!

Here's another version of the Hero Arts June kit of the month. I see it's already sold out! I love it!! I watercolored the palm trees and the plants on the die cut. I made this for my husband for Father's Day. We'll have a full house here for spaghetti on Sunday night and I am making a homemade key lime pie for dessert. It's been awhile since I've made it but it's so easy! (I added the key lime pie link below)

Cardz 4 Guyz - Fathers Day UK & USA
Shopping Our Stash - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Cupcake Inspirations - Father's Day
Make My Monday - Summer Theme

Stamps and die cuts by Hero Arts
Inks by Hero Arts
Watercolors by Distress Watercolor Pencils
Sentiment by Papertrey Ink

Not my pic, just a pic from online 

Monday, June 12, 2023

Happy Retirement!

I made this into a retirement card for an old friend of mine who is retiring from teaching 35 years. 

Inkspirational - Seasonal (Summer)
Crafty Calendar - Summertime

All stamps and die cuts by Hero Arts
Inks by Hero Arts and Catherine Pooler Inks

Sunday, June 11, 2023


 Just Add Ink - Inspiration #656 (I went with the colors for this inspiration)

Stencil by Taylored Expressions
Stamps by Taylored Expressions
Inks by Catherine Pooler inks

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Happy 60th!

I know a lot of people born in 1963 since I was born then too!! Here is another 60 birthday card for a friend this summer. Yes, this has 60 heart balloons LOL. 

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies

Friday, June 9, 2023

Ellie, You're the Sweetest

Seize the Birthday - Put a Sentiment on a Banner (my banner is tiny but it's there)
Inspired by Challenge - Pillows (I was inspired the colors on the pillows)

Stamps and die cuts by Papertrey Ink
Plaid background stencil by The Greetery

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Just a Note

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds
Creative Inspiration - Something for the Girls
Ellibelle's Corner - I spy with my little eye - Something with Wings

Stamps and die cuts by Concord & 9th

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Happy Birthday in watercolor

I had to make a kid's birthday card so I chose this great stamp set by Purple Onion Stamps. 

AAA Birthday - Watercolors
As You Like It - Brights and/or Pastels and why - I love bright colors because they make me happy!!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Happy Birthday Barbara

The Library Challenge - The Reading List (Oh how I have missed your challenges!!)

I chose the color of the cover of this book for my scalloped card. I made this for a friend who loves to read and I wrote down her favorite books on the spines of the books. I colored the cake with my copics. The back of the card says "Hope your birthday is one for the books".

Cake die cuts by The Greetery
Book stamp by Unity Stamps

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Thinking of You

 Colorful Options - Peach

Stamps by The Stamp Market

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Emily in Paris

I made this card for my daughter, Emily, who turns 31 this month. She spent 1 night in Paris due to a flight cancellation last summer and got to see the Eiffel Tower. I paper pieced the brief case the mouse is holding with Louis Vuitton paper I found online. I colored the Eiffel Tower using a gold glitter pen.

Beyond the Blue - Cityscapes
As You See It - Adventure (my adventure would be to Paris)
Allsorts - Use Your Die Cuts

Mouse and die cut by Colorado Craft Co
Eiffel Tower by Stampendous