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Thursday, June 30, 2016


Here is the inspiration photo for my card.  Isn't it gorgeous!  I used Altenew Peony Bouquet and Label Love stamp sets for my card.

For the background I adhered double sided tape onto my Woodgrain cardstock and then sprinkled lots of Clear Rock Candy for some glitz and glam!  What fun! 

Entering Altenew June Inspiration Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for "popping" in and have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Big Thanks

For the Thanks with Twine Challenge at Cas-ual Friday's I used the Big Thanks stamp set.  I wanted to accentuate the 'little card' concept so I made a little card and envelope :)  I stamped the sentiment in pink, moved my CS just a smidge and then again in black.  Yes, you are seeing double :)
I kept it very simple.

And that's the end of my marathon of cards. 

Have a great week!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hey there

A simple CAS card using the 'ghosting' (or ink lifting technique).  I used Distress Inks (just love them), misted a script stamp with water and stamped my cardstock.  After a few minutes the magic happens ;)  To make them pop I cut a second set of butterflies from black cardstock which I adhered underneath my colored butterflies.

Supplies used:
Simon Says Stamp dies
Paper Smooches stamps

Entering the Happy Little Stampers CAS challengeHappy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies Challenge and Die-Cut Diva's Anything Goes Challenge.


This card was made for the A2Z Scrapbooking June To Die For Challenge.  I used Hero Arts Lotus Paper Layering die.  I watercolored the flower, sponged and splattered the background, added a vellum strip and some sequins.  

I'll also enter this in Die-Cut Diva's Anything Goes Challenge.

You are my Sunshine

"my only sunshine..... you make me happy... when skies are gray" ......
This was the inspiration for my next card :)  I masked off my card and blended Distress Inks (in sunshine colors, of course) and then added a touch of perfect pearls.  Jennifer Mcguire has a video on her blog showing this technique and it's great fun.  Try it if you haven't - here's the link.  
I die cut the hello from CS and foam, adhered together and added 2 layers of UTE for some super shine!

I'm entering this card in Lawn Fawn Distress Maniac's Challenge and Simon Says Work It Wednesday Challenge. 

Supplies used:
W R Memory Keepers embossing folder
Lawn Fawn Hello die

May your day be filled with sunshine and I hope you're singing along ....... ;)


This card was such fun to make!  The Cheery Lynn butterfly was die cut from watercolor cardstock, colored with Distress Inks and then I painted Pearlescent liquid acrylic in Silver Pearl (which I've had for years) and this added so much shimmer.  I used the same paint to stamp my background which is visible under the pretty patterned paper from DSWV (called Once Upon A Time).  It has such pretty embossed glitter outlined images.  

Supplies used:
Cheery Lynn butterfly die
Spellbinders dies
Hero Arts Newspaper background stamp
Gina K Designs Edible Eggplant CS

I'm entering Cheery Lynn Pretty In Purple ChallengeSimon Says Patterned Paper ChallengeSimon Says Add Some Shimmer ChallengeDies R Us Butterfly ChallengeDie-Cut Diva's Anything Goes.

Many thanks

Hope you've had a good week-end.  I managed to make quite a few cards and my fingers are all inky so I'm a happy girl :) 

The first card was made for the StampTV challenge using White, Kraft, Ocean Mist and Blue Lagoon.  I masked my kraft paper and sponged white ink to create my own background so I'll enter the Simon Says Stamp Use Patterned Paper Challenge and Cas-ual Fridays Thanks with Twine Challenge.

Supplies used:
Gina K Designs Stamps, inks and CS
Lawn Fawn dies

Thanks for stopping by .....

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Coffee Time!

Today's card is for the MIUM Coffee Challenge.  I don't have any coffee related stamps so I had to improvise :)  I sketched the coffee cup and water colored with distress inks.  Added a few coffee stains (by dipping a glass jar in walnut stain distress ink).  Such fun!  The stamp and patterned paper is from Gina K Designs.  I figured a cup of coffee can turn an ordinary day into a Happy Day!

Also entering Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop and Simon Says Stamp Patterned Paper Challenge.

May your day be a Happy One! 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Travel Journal

When I saw the World Traveler Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, I thought of a friend who's going on an exciting trip soon so I decided to make her a travel journal.  

For the background I used paper from Maps, Text and Ledgers from DCWV.

Here is a close up of the top layer where I did lots of ink blending with distress inks.  When in doubt, add another layer ;)  I decided to experiment and mixed Gel Medium with acrylic paint for the stenciling because I wanted the letters to appear more transparent and slightly blurry.  The stamps are To Travel is to Live (Impression Obsession) and Air Travel (Tim Holtz). 

That's it for today.  Have a fabulous week!

Shaker Card


It's been a while since I posted but I'm so happy to be crafting again!  

My first card is a simple one with foiling for the Shake Challenge at Stamp TV and Wedded Bliss challenge over at Mod Squad.  I used the pre-printed sheets from Sending Love StampTV kit.  The foiling came out beautifully using my old laminator.  

Here is a close up of the foiling:-

And a peak at the inside:-

That's it for now but I'll be back soon.  Hope the Dad's in your life are having a special day!