Teal Flowers

Selected as a Favorite of the Week at Split Coast Stampers


Hello, hello....

In a coloring mood and found a couple of challenges this little baby will qualify for.
woohoo!!!

Penny Black makes the most beautiful flower stamps. They are great to color with Copics, pencils, watercolor...the list goes on.

It was a Copic kind of day and I used only three.
BG02, BG05 & BG07


Sentiment and flowers were stamped with Teal Zeal. Edge of card was eBrushed with Copic BG 05.

Challenges Entered:
Marker Pop  -  Spring Showers (produce flowers..I say)
CASology  -  Flight
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  -  Anything Goes


     
   

Let's go Shopping:
Penny Black:  Demure , Sprinkles & Smiles stamps
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Teal Zeal, irRESISTible Pico Shimmer & Wedding Dress
Copic markers
Craftwell:  eBrush
Iridescent twine
Butterfly punch

Thanks ever so much for stamping by...



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Happy Birthday Dad



Hello there....

Today is my dads 89th birthday.  woohoo!!!

Happy Birthday Dad!

One of his favorite pictures of me on his digital frame is this shot with my grandson, so I figured I would just make a handmade frame and he could see it anytime he wanted instead of waiting for the digital to shuffle around again.


I love die cuts that are the same color as the background. To distinguish the "you", I just applied Pico Shimmer and just look how it stands out!


Thanks so much for stamping by....



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Happy B-Day


Hey there....

Yikes, do you know how hard a one layer card is for me?!?
Wanting to play in the challenge at a Blog Named Hero.


I used every blue ink pad I had in my stash for those paint drips. To add a tad of color I stamped the sentiment in red.
Score board was used for the diagonal lines and of course my favorite way to embellish cards...Pico Wedding Dress.

Challenges Entered:
Blog Named Hero  -  one layer



Let's go Shopping:
Hero Arts:  Brush Strokes, Year Round Sentiments
Imagine Crafts Featuring Tsukienko:  StazOn Midnight Blue & Blue Hawaii, Versafine Deep Lagoon & Majestic Blue, Memento Paris Dusk, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Nautical Blue, Teal Zeal & Love Letter. irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress
Scor-Pal:  Scoring board

Thanks for stamping by...


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Believe

Chosen as Best of 2015 at Split Coast Stampers

Selected as a Favorite of the Week at Split Coast Stampers




Hello.....

Still adding to my collection of Christmas cards and I feel like I am making progress.

Playing along today in a couple of challenges with this very simple holiday card.




Using the Misti and Memento markers made stamping this tree branch 4 times sooooooo easy.

Challenges Entered:
Scrapy Land  -  Pearls and Die cut
CAS(E) this Sketch  -  Sketch
Merry Monday Challenge  -  pinecone, greens, believe



Let's go Shopping:
Simon Says Stamp:  Holly Berries stamp set
Penny Black:  Winter Wonders stamp set
Impression Obsession:  Holly Leaf Cluster die set
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukeinko:  Memento Espresso Truffle, Desert Sand, Toffe Crunch, Northern Pine, Olive Grove inks. irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress
Faux Pearl


Thanks so much for stamping by...



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Welcome Baby & Mega Hop Winner


Hidey ho craft people....

The winner of the Simon Says Stamp Mega Blog Hop from this blog is:

Stamping Smiles Designs
(SSS will contact you for your address)


The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Flickr is to use this color combo:



These colors to me mean either Easter eggs or Baby cards...I went with the Baby card. :)


Used the new stamp set Baby Party Animals and Neon Copics.

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp Flickr  -  Color combo

Let's go Shopping:
Simon Says Stamp:  Baby Party Animals, Stitched Rectangles die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Summer Sky & Bahama Blue ink
Copic markers: Neon
The Twinery: striped twine
Tiny feet and hand buttons

Thanks for stamping by...



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Merry & Trendy



Happy Monday....

Playing along today in a couple of challenges.
While I was taking photographs, I had a helper that wanted to get in on the action:


This is Snowy...my constant shadow. 

So let's talk about this Christmas card.
I wanted to play in the Pin-Sights challenge at Ellen Hutsons but I am limited to a few stamp sets I have of hers (meaning mostly Christmas). The inspiration for her challenge is:

I mostly went with the colors and used a sketch from the challenge at Jingle Belles:


Though it is a crazy Christmas card, I know exactly which friend I will be sending it to as her tree is always decorated in such crazy colors each year. Love her!!!



Challenges Entered:
Ellen Hutson  -  Mood Board
Jingle Belles  -  Sketch
The Challenge  -  Polka Dots
  

Let's go Shopping:
Ellen Hutson:  Merry & Bright stamp and die sets, Bokeh Dots stamp set
Heidi Swapp stencil
Silhouette stencil
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Delicata Bronze ink, Fireworks Rose Bud, Memento Pear Tart, Olive Grove inks, Creative Medium Bronze, Palette Knife, Craft Mat
Faux Red Jewels
Fun Foam

Thanks for stamping by....


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Ombre Butterflies


Hello, hello....

Playing today in a couple of challenges.
CASology wants a card with an ombre effect
and
Paper Smooches is using this sketch for their challenge:



Stamping the butterflies in a green ombre effect with just a touch of orange.

The stamped butterflies are by Paper Smooches as well as the tiny stitched swirls embedded into the card (love).

Challenges Entered:
CASology  -  Ombre
Paper Smooches  -  Sketch


  
  


Let's go Shopping:
Paper Smooches:  Grafeful Beauties stamp, Stitched Flourishes die
Stampendous:  Leaf Sprig stamp
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  irRESISTible Pico Pear Tart & Wedding Dress. Memento inks Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Northern Pine, Pistachio, Peanut Brittle
Memory Box:  Isabella Butterfly die
QOR Watercolors

Thanks for stamping by....



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Watercolor Thanks


Hi....

Can you tell that I am loving my new watercolors by QOR ?!?
The colors are so vibrant, go on with such ease. I have been using watercolors that take several applications to achieve a desired strength in color, but these are a one coat application.
Love!!!!


I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge because it is a one layer card making it kind of Clean & Simple.  :)



Challenges Entered:


Let's go Shopping:
Penny Black:  Tiger Lily, Hot Rod stamps
QOR Watercolors
Stampendous:  Vintage Letter stamp
Taylored Expressions:  Wherever you go stamp
Pretty Pink Posh:  White sequins
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Elderberry & Peanut Brittle inks


Thanks for stamping by....

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Falling for You Blog Hop




Hey there and Welcome to the Falling for You Blog Hop...

I am so excited to be a part of this MEGA hop.
You are in for a real treat today as you hop along with many designers giving you ideas and inspiration for the new release at Simon Says Stamp.


Baby Party Animals as balloons!
Shined up their bellies with irRESISTible Pico Shimmer, an awesome Tiny Alphabet Background stamp, itty bitty button embossing folder and a vellum tag.

I could not stop at just one card, so.....


How about a shaker card suited for anyone?!?

There is that awesome Tiny Alphabet Background stamp again (love it) inked with Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine, a Stitched Rectangle as the shaker, sentiments and banners from the Baby Party Animals stamp set.
Of course no shaker is complete until you fill it with sequins and such.

Make sure to comment on each stop along the way as Simon Says Stamp is giving away a MEGA prize package at each stop.
WOOHOO!!!!

Now it is time to hop on over to the uber talented 


If you find a broken link along the way, you can always click here to find the entire hop list.

Now go...go see what Amy has in store for you, but leave me some love first for your chance to win!

Let's go Shopping for a Baby card:
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento & Fireworks Summer Sky, Versafine Majestic Blue, irRESISTible Pico Shimmer
Copic markers
The Twinery:  Striped Shore twine
Provo Craft:  Just my Type embossing folders

Lets go Shopping for a shaker card:
Simon Says Stamp:  Stitched Rectangles die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor, Versafine Spanish Moss
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sequins - Metallic Bronze, Trick or Treat, White
My Mind's Eye:  Enamel dots


Thanks a bunch for stamping by...


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Watercolors & Welcome


Hidey ho....

Playing today at Reverse Confetti using this sketch as inspiration:


This was an extra fun one to make as I had new goodies from Reverse Confetti AND new watercolors to play with. 
I recently received the new QOR watercolors and just look how vibrant the colors are on that background.
 LOVE!!!!!


For some added interest, I also used a bit of gold.
A drop of Delicata Golden Glitz reinker on my craft mat, touched it with a wet paint brush and dropped it onto the watercolor panel. 
"birthday" was die cut then coated with irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress embellisher (my all time favorite)!!!!

Challenges Entered:
Reverse Confetti  -  Sketch



Let's go Shopping:
Reverse Confetti:  Triple Chevies, Fancy Words dies, Peacock Pretties & You Make Me Smile stamp sets
QOR Watercolors
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Delicata Golden Glitz reinker, irRESISTible Pico Wedding Dress, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder
Ribbons

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It's Friday....Ok, it's really Thursday but tomorrow involves a special Blog hop with Simon Says Stamp, so I wanted to make sure I welcomed Samra properly and her cute blog. 
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments and I even had a couple of questions this week. YAY!

Samra Leshinski - Check out her blog



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a BIG happy


Hello, hello...

Playing in a couple of challenges today with this "happy" little creation.

So loving my Silhouette Cameo and how I can make a custom outline of any die cut. I just love how the "happy" die cut looks so striking against the eBrushed background.


I used Wausau Stardust paper for the die cut, but there is so little of it, you don't get the effect of the confetti pressed into the paper. (you can barely see bits of red on the two p's. :)

Challenges Entered:
Sparkle & Shine  -  sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  -  Make background
  



Let's go Shopping:
Simon Says Stamp:  Love This stamp set
Winnie & Walter: Digital die cut
Authentique:  Suave 12 x 12 pad
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk. Versafine Deep Lagoon, Majestic Blue inks
Pretty Pink Posh:  Winter Snow sequins
Craftwell:  eBrush
Copic markers
Silhouette Cameo & Birthday cut file


Thanks so much for stamping by...


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New look for an old keepsake


Hello and howdy....

Come on over to the Imagine Crafts blog and see how I refinished my mothers old table. I am over the moon thrilled with the results as a first timer to this kind of art.




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Recycled Christmas Card




Hey there.....

The challenge at Jingle Belles is to use something recycled on a new Christmas card.

You probably already know that I save Christmas cards that have been sent to us.
Here is a card sent by my Aunt Linda last year:


I knew I would reuse the sentiment panel somehow, and I really like the layout, so I pretty much just CASed the original card.


I fussy cut the sentimental panel, added a shiny gold ribbon behind it as well as two strips of green card stock that I sprayed with Cottage Ivy Fireworks. Edges were inked and base card was inked with Delicata Golden Glitz (the best gold metallic ink on the face of this earth).

Save your Christmas cards...the possibilities are endless for recycling!

Challenges Entered:
Jingle Belles  -  recycle


Let's go Shopping:
Old Christmas card
Gold ribbon
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Cottage Ivy Fireworks spray, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Memento Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle & Rich Cocoa inks
Faux jewels

Thanks for stamping by today.....

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Simon Says Stamp sneaky peeky


Hello there....

Another sneaky peeky of the new release from Simon Says Stamp coming April 23rd.

Full reveal of this card will happen on a special blog hop.



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A Simon Says Stamp sneak & I am on their blog today!



woohoo.....

Today you get a small peek at the new release at Simon Says Stamp happening on April 23rd.

AND

One of my creations was "Spotted" by the cute brown/white dog, so I am on the Simon Says Stamp blog today.
Come check it out:



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eBrush Flowers


Hello....

Playing today with my eBrush. I just love this little handy tool, works with just about any marker out there.

The challenge this week at City Crafter is to CASE this card by Kirsty:


I simply went with the flower theme and the yellows and greens for my creation.


On white card stock I used a flower stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, then eBrushed with Copic markers.
Stenciled a second flower to fussy cut and pop onto card with foam adhesive. irRESISTible Pico Shimmer was applied to this flower.


Challenges Entered:
City Crafter  -  CASE card



Let's go Shopping:
Silhouette Cameo and cut file for stencil
Copic markers
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves & Cottage Ivy inks. irRESISTible Pico Shimmer


Thanks so much for stamping by...



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