Special HUGS




Hello there...

Posting this as a last minute entry into the Winnie & Walter challenge.

Using this card as inspiration:


I loved all the speech bubbles and sequins!!!

Using a speech bubble die from Lil Inkers, I embossed it all over my card instead of stamping as Shay has done on her card above.


I also paired the tiny hearts from the Audrey Cutaways with my sequins to tie into my Ampersand in the greeting.


Winnie & Walter Challenge  -  Rerun #3 Card Inspiration


Winnie & Walter:  In a word HUGS die, Audrey die, Big, Bold Friends stamp set
My Mind's Eye:  Oxford Lane 6 x 6 pad
Lil Inkers:  Speech Bubbles die
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  VersaFine Majestic Blue ink
Pretty Pink Posh:  Cobalt and Trick or Treat sequins
Ranger:  Stardust Stickles


Thanks so much for stamping by...

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Sneak Peak of STAMPtember




Hidey ho....

I am counting the days until STAMPtember?
Are you?????

Just a little sneak of one of the new stamp sets available
 at Simon Says Stamp on September 1st.

I will do a full reveal on September 2nd of this card and this sneak I did earlier in the week.


Thanks so much for stamping by...




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#GirlPower at Imagine Crafts


Hello, hello...

I am on the Imagine Crafts blog today with a little GirlPower.

Come on over for a full reveal as well as a tutorial and shopping list:


I love reading your comments! If you have a question, be sure to add your email address also, otherwise I have no way to answer you. :) 
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Pastel Christmas


Hello....

Ok, so when was the last time you saw a pastel Holiday card?!?

Playing in a challenge at Simon Says Stamp Flickr with this one.


Watercolor paper was stamped and heat embossed with the holly branches, then QOR watercolors in pastel hues were added.
A little ribbon and double mat were added for more pastel goodness.

I based my card on this card inspiration from CASE-ing Christmas:


I love the flourish background which I achieved with my Holly branches, and the wrapped ribbon.



Create Something Catchy  -  Create Background
CASE-ing Christmas  -  Inspiration card
SSS Flickr Challenge
  


Simon Says Stamp:  Holly Berries
Imagine Crafts featiuring Tsukineko:  Watermark ink, White embossing powder, VersaFine Onyx Black ink
QOR watercolors
Ribbon
My Mind's Eye: Brad

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woohoo for Friday!
I would like to welcome a few newbies to the blog this week:

Anja
Nandavwils
Barbara Kemper


Thanks ever so much for stamping by....


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Sneaky Peeky of Simon Says Stamp



Hi....

Well, it is almost September and in the cardmaking world that means 
STAMPtember at Simon Says Stamp.

Just a little sneaky peeky of what is in store for you next week.

New stamps (think holidays & more), dies, ink formulas and on and on!!!

CAN. NOT. WAIT!


Thanks so much for stamping by....

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Thoughts & Prayers



Hey....

Playing today in a couple of challenges with this oh so sweet Sympathy card.
The Black, Gray and White is so classic, with just a touch of color in the thread behind the puppy.


Base card was embossed with a 3d folder. Sentiment and paw prints were stamped.
Chevron panel was eBrushed with Copic markers.

Avery Elle  -  Embossing
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  -  Anything Goes

 


Avery Elle:  Furry Friends stamp
We R Memory Keepers:  Geometric 3D folder
Winnie & Walter:  V for Chevron stencil
Die-Versions:  Heart Burst die
Altenew:  Sentiments & Quotes stamp
Copic Markers:  C4, W9, N0, N3, N9
Craftwell:  eBrush
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sparkling Clear sequins
Thread

Thanks so much for stamping by...



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Grateful

Selected as a Favorite of the Week at Split Coast Stampers!


Hello, hello...

I am so wishing that Fall is in the air (Florida has one season...HOT!), but in the meantime I just love playing with these new leaf stamps
 from W Plus 9.
How absolutely gorgeous is that sentiment font?!?

Playing today in a couple of challenges including a brand new one called 
I see Teal, Yellow, Black & White

White area of card was stamped with leaves and outlines using new inks from W Plus 9 (oh so gorgeous Fall colors). Sentiment was stamped on this panel also, knowing I would cover most of it up with the Black panel. 
As you can see, just a tiny bit of that sentiment is stamped over the leaves.


Black panel sentiment was stamped and heat embossed. 
A fussy cut leaf and a few enamel dots finished this card nicely.

CAS(E) this Sketch  -  Sketch
Pinterest Inspired Challenge  -  Photo inspiration
W Plus 9 Challenge  -  Stamping text over image

 

W Plus 9:  Grateful Greetings & Autumn Leaves stamps. Last Leaf, Hayride & Falling for Blue inks
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukinkeo:  WaterMark ink, White embossing powder, VersaFine Onyx Black ink
My Mind's Eye:  Enamel dots


Thanks so much for stamping by...



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Believe in yourself


Hello there....

I just received the new Silhouette Curio and couldn't wait to make something with it.
I saw the challenges at both Curtain Call and Sparkle & Shine used the same inspiration photo (how in the world does that happen?), so I just had to play along:

 

I went with the theme of back to school for the sentiment...LOVE!!!

The Mason jar and sentiment were debossed and drawn with the Curio...it looks like letterpress.
Can I just say...COOL!!!!!


Flowers were die cut, paint brushes were cut with Curio then all were colored with Copics.
Glossy accents on the "paint" and a little Stardust on the flowers.

Though you can't see the texture the debossing leaves, it feels wonderful.!!!!

Curtain Call  -  Photo Inspiration
Sparkle & Shine  -  Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  -  Back to School


Silhouette Curio
Memory Box:  Lenora Bloom
Copic markers
Ranger: Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles
The Twinery:  Pink Sorbet Solid twine



Thanks so much for stamping by...



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Picture Day at Imagine Crafts


Hello there....

Did you know it is Picture Day at Imagine Crafts?
Come on over for full reveal along with a tutorial and shopping list:


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Hugs & Welcome



Happy Friday.....

Super busy around the house this week with no time to craft...Say What?!?

However.....after making a Brown flower card last week, I just had to come back with an Aqua one.
I absolutely LOVE this Lily stamp from Altenew!!!!

Stamped onto watercolor paper using Simon Says Stamp inks, then touched the edges of flowers with a tiny wet paintbrush to move some color around.


Base of card was stamped and edges inked.
A little twine, a few sequins...WALA!!!


Altenew:  Layered Lily, Sentiments & Quotes, Hennah Elements
Simon Says Stamp:  Spring Rain, Audrey Blue, Scuba & Teal inks
Pretty Pink Posh:  Sparkling Clear sequins
Winnie & Walter:  Audrey Die cuts


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It's Friday and I would love to welcome a few newbies to my blog. I am so happy they stopped by, asked questions, made comments...those always make my day.
Please welcome:

Roberta Sharpe
Fairy CardMaker
Olga Diretorenko  check out her YouTube Channel
Jen W.


Thanks so much for stamping by....


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Watercolor Lily



Hey...

I have never seen a Brownish Lily, but I say "why not?" The Create Something Catchy Challenge is looking for watercolor cards, and I am thinking there might not be anything "catchier" than a brown flower.

It happened to work for the inspiration photo from Altenew:


Lots of gorgeous browns, golds and woodgrain!

The Lily was inked, misted and stamped onto watercolor paper. Though you can't see the shimmer in the picture, I used Delicata Golden Glitz as my "paint" around the flower.
Left edge was stamped and inked also.
Woodgrain pattern paper and the oh so lovely Doily fabric ribbon was added.


It might not be realistic, but I like it!


Altenew  -  Photo Inspiration
Create Something Catchy  -  Watercolor


Altenew:  Layered Lily & Hennah Elements stamp sets
Penny Black:  Letter Background & Eloquence stamp sets
Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Expresso Truffle, Delicata Golden Glitz inks. WaterMark ink, White embossing powder
May Arts:  Fabric ribbon, Natural twine
Wood button

Thanks for stamping by...


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