Sunday, July 23, 2017

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Welcome to my blog. I have a quick share of an all purpose card I made this morning.  I just LOVE this sweet image and was happy to color it up.


Supplies: Purple Onion stamp, Just for Fun Rubber Stamps sentiment, Memento black ink, alcohol markers, My Mind's Eye Summer Fresh paper pad, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies, Spellbinders Circle and Lacy Circles dies.

I would love to play with Tuesday Morning Sketches 412 and CuteCard Thursday Summer Colours.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July - Part Five - Peace on Earth

Hello!  A quick share with a couple more Christmas cards for the stash.   My card box is definitely fuller!


I made two cards using the same stamp and layout.  I am always trying to use up patterned paper, so I used some non-traditional paper here, adding sponging with distress inks, stickles and sparkley embellishments.


The grey background was made with an embossing folder and grey pigment ink with the letterpress technique.


Supplies: Stampendous Classic Peace stamp, Versafine Onyx black ink, Stickles, Distress Ink Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass, My Mind's Eye All is Bright 6x6 paper pad, Creatology Foam snowflakes, Martha Stewart snowflake embossing folder, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

I would love to enter SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge We're Seeing Stars !

Thanks for stopping by!  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Happy Camper!!

One thing I think would be really fun to try is to take a road trip in a camper.  Well, I am not sure I would feel comfortable driving it, but I love nature, hikes, walks, boating, so a camper trip sounds 
great!  Have you tried it?


I colored this camper with alcohol markers, then paired it with some fun patterned paper and a super cute sentiment.


Supplies:  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Square Camper, Happy Camper sentiment, Memento black ink, My Mind's Eye Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad, Gina Marie X Stitched Rectangles dies, other cardstocks from my scrapbox

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Partial Stamping

In my stamping group, we were trying out this technique for partial stamping of your background stamp.  You can see another card on my friend, Connie's blog.




I used a slightly neglected background stamp for this and two colors of teal ink.  It was very easy and took no time to try it out.


The flower was stamped on green vellum and heat embossed.  I added a sentiment from another slightly neglected set. I believe I used up all my thank you cards last week, so it will be a priority to build up a new stash.  

Supplies:  Hero Arts Four Leaf Grid stamp, Hero Arts CL325 Paris stamps set, Gina K Designs Heart Blooms stamp, Hero Arts Mint Julep & Tide Pool inks, Versafine black ink, Versamark ink, White detail embossing powder, Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangles dies

I would love to participate in these challenges:
A Blog Named Hero Florals
Flower Challenge - Embossing (Heat or Dry)



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July - Part Four - Sentimental

I am continuing making Christmas cards this month!  For this one, I used a sketch and an older stamp.  I inked it up with red ink and then went over certain parts of it with a green marker.


Supplies: Inkadinkado A Very Merry Christmas stamp, Hero Arts Red Royal ink, Tombow green marker, American Crafts Wish List paper pad (I did choose from the scraps), Doodlebug twine


I would love to play along with these challenges:
CASEthisSketch #230
ModSquad Challenge Blog - Sentiment as Focal Point


Friday, July 14, 2017

Christmas in July - Part Three - Snowy Friends

Hello stamping friends!  Today I have two Christmas cards to share using the same image & sentiment, but two different sketches.


I colored the images with alcohol markers and then cut and embossed with a square die.  I used plaid patterned paper here.


Challenges:
Happy Little Stamper Christmas in July
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Plaid


For the second card I got to use up even more patterned paper.  




Challenges:
Happy Little Stampers Christmas in July


Supplies:  Deep Red Stamps Polar Friends, Memento Black ink, Heidi Swapp Marquee Love patterned paper, American Crafts Let it Snow pattenred paper, Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Sentiments 3, Versafine Onyx black ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Card Drive - One Layer Distress Oxide Floral

Hello stamping friends!  Today I am asking for your help with a card drive organized by my blogging friend, Carole from My Carolina Home.  You will want to visit her blog to see her amazing quilting projects, tablescapes and cards.  She has a need for encouragement cards AND monetary sponsors to complete care packages for women in a domestic abuse shelter.  

Here is the link to her blog post with all the details.  There will be a really great prize for one lucky donor and donations are needed by August 1st.

Here is a card I created and will send in.

(Click to enlarge photos.)

It is a one-layer card on a light blue cardstock with a tiny bit of speckles.  I inked up my stamp with Distress Oxide inks, adding a touch of darker pink and green marker to portions.  Then I sprayed the stamp with water and stamped onto my blue card base.  I love the variation of color where the ink oxidized and then other areas where you can see the marker.  Finally, I added Nuvo drops for embellishment.


I used an uplifting sentiment and then matted that with navy cardstock.  I will write a little note inside.  Carole asked that we not write anything religious because we won't know who our recipient is.  When I have trouble figuring out the right words to write inside, I often do a little internet search. There are lots of ideas out there that are simple or complex, depending on what you are going for.

I do hope you will consider sending a card or supporting this drive monetarily!  I am so glad Carole asked me to be a part of this drive, it feels good to do good.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Inkadinkado Flower Blossom by Brenda Walton, Gina K Designs Inspiration Mosaic stamp set (sentiment), Distress Oxide ink Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint, Tombow markers, Versafine Onyx Black ink, cardstock from my stash, Nuvo Crystal drops

I would love to enter this challenge:
Tuesday Throwdown - One Layer