Sunday, July 30, 2023

Girl on bike

Inkspirational - Use Stencils

Die cut and stencil by Hero Arts
Brick embossing folder by Darice

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Ice Creams Galore

Alphabet Challenges - I is for Ice Cream
As You See It Challenge - Summertime & Livin' is Easy (The Thing I love about summer is homemade peach ice cream. I make it every summer and I will include the recipe)
TGIF - Sunny Days
Seize the Birthday - Be Inspired by a Book (The Ice Cream Book - see below)

Homemade Peach Ice Cream (No need for ice cream maker)

5 peaches
1 1/2 cups sugar    
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla

In boiling water, blanch peaches for 1 minute and transfer to bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Peel and pit peaches, purée. In large bowl, stir together sugar, milk, and cream. Stir until dissolved. Stir in peach purée and vanilla. Freeze!

Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions
Ice cream cones by Memory Box

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Your friendship means the world to me

I love ALL summer fruit but my favorite is strawberries. I love these berries by The Greetery. I even found some pink strawberries the other day and I didn't like them as well. They were supposed to be a cross between a pineapple and a strawberry but to me they tasted like unripened regular strawberries so I will not be buying them again. 

Inspired by - Berries
Seize the Birthday - Inspired by a Book (The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear)

Dies by The Greetery

Thursday, July 20, 2023

You are Bloomin' Wonderful

Color Throwdown - Challenge #752

All stamps and die cut by Concord & 9th

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Poppin' Up to Say ...

Isn't this toaster the cutest? :)  It's by the Greetery and you can find it here

The Paper Players - Anything You Eat

Monday, July 17, 2023

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

This is just watercolored stripes in different shades of green with my paint brush and watercolors. I used a sentiment from Concord & 9th. My first Christmas card of the season. It's hard to be in the mood to make Christmas cards when it is near 100 degrees F out today. 

Double Trouble - Christmas in July
Global Design - Stripes
Peace on Earth - Anything Goes Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas 

Monday, July 10, 2023

Make a Wish and Celebrate!

TGIF Challenges - Color Challenge #428
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Flowers/Blooming Beautiful
Craft-Alinca - Birthday Cake

All stamps and dies by The Greetery

Sunday, July 9, 2023

It's Your Birthday (with a surprise door)

This card was fun to make but it did take me awhile. The candles are all one die cut so I cut that out in 1 cut. I then watercolored each candle a different color. Then I had some stamps for some that have stripes so I stamped the stripes on just some of them. All die cuts and stamps are by The Greetery. The sentiment inside is by Papertrey Ink. The white ink is Hero Arts pigment ink and I used that on the candle "lights" and the inside sentiment since its a black card. I will have to sign the card in my white signo pen. The cake inside was just glued in there behind the surprise door. (hard to tell there are cake layers on the cake inside). I also added some Glossy Accents to the frosting inside for a shiny effect. I love this little surprise door (also by The Greetery), I am already thinking of other cards I can use this for. It comes in a set of 3 die cuts - they are called Hidden Message Dies and you can see them here

Creative Knockouts - Finish the Inside 
Cardz 4 Galz - More than one fold
As You Like It - Favorite Plain or Patterned Papers - I prefer plain papers so I can decorate them myself. I do have lots of patterned papers but I find myself steering more away from them than I used to. 

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Happy 60TH

One more "60" birthday card for a friend.

Shopping Our Stash - Celebrating by Numbers

Friday, July 7, 2023

Butterflies for Kelly's birthday

I used my Tim Holtz watercolor crayons for these and I just love how they blend so beautiful and easily. 

AAA Birthday - Butterflies

Stamp by Unity Stamp Company
Sentiment by Concord & 9th
(put letters together to form her name)

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Make a Wish, Blow Out the Candles

This is such a fun set from The Greetery. I used white Hero Arts ink for the background flames and Stickles glitter for the candle wicks. I watercolored the candles with my Tim Holtz watercolor crayons. I also love how they blend with water so easily. 

Make My Monday - Birthday

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

One of my Favorite Parts of Our Friendship is Being Able to Celebrate You

Last month's Hero Arts Stamp Set of the Month really hit it out of the park!! They make it so easy to make your ocean scenes like this. I have enjoyed playing with this set in so many different combinations and I am still experimenting with the colors of the ocean. I use either my Catherine Pooler inks or my Tim Holtz Oxides. The new Hero Arts July kit comes out today (I think) and they always sell out so I've got my eyes ready to see what's in store for July. 

A Place to Start - Life is a Beach
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Summer or Sea
The Four Seasons Challenge - Summer
Little Red Wagon - Seven Seas of Rhye (Beach Theme)

Stamps and die cuts by Hero Arts
Catherine Pooler inks

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Monday, July 3, 2023

Here for You

I took a Summer Camping virtual stamping event with Concord & 9th last weekend and this is a card I made after using the cute little camper. 

My Time to Craft - Summertime Camping

All die cuts and stencil
by Concord & 9th
Sentiment by Waffle Flower

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Hello Stitched Heart

 Creative Knockout - Stitching

All supplies by Concord & 9th

Saturday, July 1, 2023