Friday, September 15, 2017

You are my Sunshine... My Only Sunshine.


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.... you make me happy when skies are gray!

I took this photo at volleyball one evening and it was just the perfect image to use to create a card.  One of my Facebook groups created a challenge to take a image of 'weather' and create a card or layout based on that picture.

After using distress inks to create the blue sky background, I used the Altenew rain and shine stamp set and the Neat & Tangled sentiment.  I placed two Lawn Fawn stitched frames on top.

I am also entering this in the Rubbernecker Challenge - smile!

Happy Crafting!





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Altenew Crisp Die Ink

Altenew Rain or Shine

Distress Oxide Inks

Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle

Neat & Tangled You are my sunshine

Inky Paws Challenge #55


It's not the happiest of thoughts but sometimes you need to wish someone the very best when their pet passes.  I was in need of that very card.  I used clear embossing paste and the Newton's Nook paw print stencil and layered it so that each layer matched up.  The sentiment is from IO and the puppy and halo is from Newton's Nook.



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Dreamweaver Transluscent Paste

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Impression Obsession Sentiment

Newton's Nook Furr Ever Friends

Newton's Nook Paw Print Stencil

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Just Because.... an image from Di's Digi Stamps

This is the second time I have ever played with digital images and I have to say - I'm having a TON of fun!!!  This adorable image from Di's Digi Stamps was so much fun to play with.  I printed three of these on my laserjet printer - two on watercolor paper and one on standard 120lbs white paper from Staples.  I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter markers and colored the flowers in.  I blended a red, orange, and yellow and they are stunning in person.  They were then all fussy cut!  On the standard cardstock I colored in the hedgehogs, stems, and the jar.  Once the card was assembled I added glossy accents to the bottom of the jar.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched borders to surround the image.  The sentiment 'Just Because' is from Crafter's Companion and was part of a die set offered on HSN that I cannot locate to link below!  I had so much fun making this card!  

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!








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DisDigiStamps Bloomin Lovely Hedgehogs

Spectrum Noir Markers

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers

Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders

Ranger Glossy Accents

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229


Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229!  I had so much fun shopping in August that it was time to start putting all the new toys to use!

I first created a background with distress oxide inks.  They are so smooth and easy to use!  Then I tried out the new Concord & 9th Sprinkles background turnabout stamp.  I embossed two passes in clear and the other two in a clear sparkle.

For the cupcake, I used the Altenew layered cupcake set and their crisp die inks.  I had soooooo much fun making this little guy!  I added a little bit of sparkle to the frosting which is much easier to see in person.

To follow along with the sketch, I added an edge die from Crafter's Companion.

Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!

Happy Crafting!




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Distress Oxide Inks

Altenew Crisp Die Ink

Altenew Layered Cupcake Stamp

Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout

Crafter's Companion Create A Card 9 Piece Die Set

Hero Arts Sparkle Emboss Powder

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Spectrum Noir Glitter Markers
Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Photo Inspiration from 4 Crafty Chicks

The 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge this week was an inspirational photo of apples in a basket.  I went online and found an apple sketch and printed that on watercolor paper.  I used my Versamark Marker and went over the outline of the apple and then embossed it in gold.  I used my watercolors to fill in the apple and the leave.  I finished that area with a few Nuvo Drops.
I did a reverse mat of the image.  The top layer was stamped using the new Stampendous Leaves stamp and embossing in gold.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  Happy Crafting!




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Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Nuvo Drops

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Simon Says Stamp Thankful
Stampendous Cling Stamp D├ęcor Leaves

Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark

Falling for Autumn and hiding from Irma!

As we are finishing up preparing for Hurricane Irene, I snuck in a few hours in the craft room!  Jennifer McGuire did a blog post on Stained Glass Window Stamping and I feel in love with it.  I didn't have the supplies she did but did come across my Newton's Nook fall leaves and it worked perfectly.  Since I used stamps in each of these cards, I'm entering these in the Simon Says Stamp Monday & Wednesday Challenges of 'Stamp It'.
This first card includes a Memory Box 'Thank You' sentiment.  I used the heat resist acetate and embossed two leaves in gold embossing powder.  I die cut the maple leave entirely and then half of the oak leaf.  Underneath is watercolor paper that I blended a few colors to make.  This card will be entered into the Memory Box Challenge #28 'Falling For Autumn Cards'


I enjoyed and love the technique so much, I tried another one using handmade paper.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I am entering this into the Rubbernecker Stamp Challenge 'Monochromatic'


Happy Crafting!  


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Heat Resistant Acetate

Hero Arts Prayers

Newton's Nook Beautiful Leaves

Newton's Nook Beautiful Leaves Die

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Tsukineko Versamark Emboss Ink Pad Watermark