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September 21, 2018

Coloring on kraft

Hi I haven't done this technique is a very long time
and thought I would give it a try on kraft paper.

I stamped on kraft cardstock using one of the stamps from the
December 2017 KOTM.  Then using my Prisma pencils I
colored just one of the flowers.
I cut it out using a Gina Marie stitched die and added a
banner sentiment.  The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp.
And that was it a very simple quick card to put together.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

September 20, 2018

A Sweet Friendship

Wow, a month since I posted last, well I have a good
reason for that.  A "sweet" friend and I went to visit my
                              Mom out of state for a few weeks.  It was a
fabulous trip.  

So when I got home I had to make her a card to thank her
for going with me.  My Mom loves her too and calls her,
her adopted daughter.  This friend means more to me
than I can out into words.

I used this week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches
to create this card.

Here is my card.

I LOVE how this card turned out.  I created the background
using Distress Oxides, Abandon Coral and Fossilized Amber.
              I really like how these two color blend together.  I recently got a
few spiritual stamp sets.  The above was from a stamp from the
Penny Black set called "Faith"  I am sure you will see
more card made using these stamp sets.  I stamped
it using the Catherine Pooler Ink Coral Cabana.  The
vine/branch is a CP die from one of the SOA boxes.

I will share this card on the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch - due 9/23
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes - due 10/3
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes - due 10/5
Through the Purple Haze - bright colors - due 10/6
CASual Fridays - break out the sequin - due 9/25


August 21, 2018

A Simple Card

Hello, hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Today I have a simple card to share with you following
the sketch over at The Stamping Bug.


I have a hard time doing CAS so I embossed the background.  When
I was first picking out my paper, I could not decide whether to us
the coral paper or the turquoise paper so I just
used both for a matting.  I stamped the
sentiment and that was about it.

There is still time left if you want to play along with this CAS sketch

Here is the sketch.

August 16, 2018

Midnight Dahlia

Hi, today I have something to share with you that is
not a card.
Every month at Vanilla Arts, Amy Shulke does a live stream 
to teach coloring and she is am an amazing teacher.  I love
her style of teaching.
It is always a Power Poppy image so this month
the image was Midnight Dahlia.


I so could not color this without Amy's help.  I am pretty happy with
how it turned out, except for my stars in the background­čśĆ.
The background is made on Cryogen paper using distress inks,
Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord.
It measures about 6 1/4 so I am not sure what I will
do with it.

Well, thanks for stopping by. 



August 10, 2018

Hot Air Balloon - Dreams

Hi today I have a card to share with you using a 
Close to My Heart stamp and pack of paper.
Over at the Outlawz they have a challenge every Sunday
that is called Songs & Rhymes, this week the song is
"Up Up & Away".
I knew right away what I wanted to do, I had had this
hot air balloon stamp and paper pack called Balloon Ride
for several years and it was perfect for this theme.

I stamped the image and then colored it with my Copic
markers trying to match the colors in the paper.  I cut it out using a
Gina Marie Die.  This card also follows the sketch this week
I kind of flipped the sketch a bit to make it work with my image.
The sentiment is a Unity stamp and thought it went well
with the image.

Thanks for stopping by hope you are having a great weekend.

August 8, 2018

Hip HIPPO Hooray!

Hi today I have a fun card to share with you.
I created following the sketch this week at
Here is the sketch.


Isn't that Hippo cute.  The image the progressive freebie challenge
over at the Outlawz and is from Sandra Caldwell
I colored it using Copic markers.  I had the perfect stamp
to go with this image and it is from Pink by Design.

Thanks for stopping by you have plenty of time to play
along with the MFT Sketch Challenge.




August 4, 2018

Yet another Black & White Card

Hi, I have a simple card to share with you.
It is another black and white card for the 
Unity Stamps Facebook challenge, however, it is made
following the sketch over at Palm Trees & Pogo Sticks.
I am just getting in under the wire because the challenge ends
tomorrow.


The image is from a Unity stamp set called
Insightful Meadows.  The sentiment is also a Unity Stamp.

Well that is it for today, I will try and make something a 
bit more colorful next time.

July 30, 2018

Black & White Card

Hi, the current challenge over at the Unity (Shoe & Tell)
Facebook page is to make a card using only black & white.
It sounded interesting so I thought I would give it a try
and here is white I came up with. 
The flower image is from the Dec 2017 KOTM called 
"Start of Something New" and the sentiment I
stamped and heat embossed, is from the set
The lacey back piece is a die from Gina Marie and it
cut from a pearly white piece of paper, the sentiment is
on the same paper. You can't see it in the picture but
the whole center piece is pop dotted for a bit of dimension.

Now I thought it would be fun to do one with the colors
opposite, so here it is.
So tell me which one do you like better.  I think I
am leaning towards the first one.

Thanks for stopping by.

July 22, 2018

Hickory Dickory Dock.............

............the mouse ran up the clock.
That is the song for this week's challenge over at
The Outlawz, Sunday Songs & Rhymes.  
I had struggled a bit with this one and then I found this
cute little file on an Etsy shop called BoxerScraps.  The background
paper is also from an Etsy shop this one is called

So here is what I came up with.
I thought this could be a new baby card or a birthday card
for a small child.
I printed it out and then cut is using one of my Gina Marie dies.
The words I printed and cut using my Cricut Explore.  I amazed
myself because I made this card without following a sketch­čśü
something I never do.

So come on over and join The Outlawz.

July 15, 2018

Fireside Christmas

Hi, over at the Outlawz message board the challenge
on Sundays is Songs and Rhymes and this week the 
song is "It' beginning to look a lot like Christmas".
I was honored to be asked to be a guest designer this week.

So here is my card using that song as inspiration.


I created this card using my Cricut Explore.  All the images 
are from NitWit collection called Fireside Christmas.
I love the collections that they have.  I just import the images
into Design Space and then print and cut them out.
The tree and the chair are cut separately and then pop
dotted to add dimension.  I also used the Explore to write 
the sentiment.  I printed it on glossy photo paper
so the colors are very vibrant. 

So head on over to the Outlawz and sign up to be a member
and join in the fun challenges.