Monday, July 30, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #275

This was such a neat card to make!  I had fun with my Altenew Stamps and Inks and created the rose layering four orangey colors.  It was a challenge because the background reminder me more of an envelope!  I added some slim gold tape to all the seems and die cut Thank You from a Heidi Swapp die.  Thank you so much for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch!  Happy Crafting!



Monday, July 16, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #273

You have to love it when your fiancĂ© comes into the craft room and says, 'Oh yea, I need a happy house warming card.'  Well... time to change directions!

The background was made a few months ago when I was on a roll playing with alcohol inks and vellum paper.  So much fun!  The stamp and sentiment are from Close to My Heart.  Thank you so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Aud Sentiments #206 Anything Goes + A Sentiment


Welcome back to this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge #206!  It's an anything goes challenge hosted by We Are 3.  I chose Seaside Anchor as my image to work with.  I printed the anchor out on blue cardstock and loved using my colored pencils to fill it in.  I also played with my alcohol inks on yupo paper for the background.  I finished it with a Happy Birthday die from Anna Griffin.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 269


It's time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - #269!  I had so much fun working with this Simon Says Stamp and cutting it all up for an eclipse style card!  The 'joy' sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Thank you for visiting!  Happy Crating!


Thursday, June 14, 2018

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Challenge #96


This week's sponsor for If you Give a Crafter a Cookie is Fred She Said.  I chose the digital cutting files Tattered Rose Spray.  I made a few of the flowers and added some wedding paper for the background.  It's hard to see but I also cut the heart out of transparency paper and made that part of the background.  Thanks for visiting!  Happy crafting!





Thursday, June 7, 2018

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

'You're on cat short of crazy' is correct!  Welcome back to this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Creative Knockouts!
Our host this week is Dr. Digis House of Stamps and I chose Climbing Kitties.
I printed the image out twice.. the second one I reversed.  I colored them the same (as best as I could) and made the entire image the front 'page' of my card.  There is a a piece of transparency paper holding the two images together and keeping continuity of the card and fold.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!






Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Hi!!!  I had so much fun with this weeks Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes.  Our sponsor this week is Sasayaki Glitter and I chose the image Cute Friends.

The background is a die cut from Lawn Fawn.  It was just perfect for these two little guys!  I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir markers and created the blue background with distress inks.  Thank you so much for stopping by!




Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #267


Welcome back to this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I had some paper left over from another card challenge and decided that this was a great sketch to continue making graduation cards with!  The paper is from Imagine That Digital Stamp and I selected Congrats Grad digital papers.  The 'celebrate' sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion set that I got on HSN a while back!  So glad you stopped by!


Friday, June 1, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #266

I jumped in this week with a design for Sketch ##266 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch! I loved the sketch and wanted to play with my new Rose Flurries 3D die setfrom Altenew.  I had so much fun die cutting all these flowers and layering all the little pieces!!!!  I also created an alcohol ink background on yupo paper.  If you haven’t played with that technique...please try!


If you Give a Crafter a Cookie: Graduation

It is graduation season and this weeks theme at Give a Crafter a Cookie is graduation!

Our sponsor this week is Imagine That Digital Stamp and I selected Congrats Grad digital papers.

I have never really worked with digital papers and did t know quite what to do.... then I remembered this fun box cards!  It was the perfect piece to display the collection imagine that created.


So glad you joined us this week!  Can’t wait to see your creativity!

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - June Challenge


I had so much fun designing this card!  This months Challenge is hosted by Sparkle n Sprinkle and this adorable image is Bonnet Birdie

I spent ALOT of time coloring for this one!  I printed the image five times so that is could pop up various parts of this little guy.  The base layer was embossed and distress inks were applied to get the leaves to pop.  after fussy cutting so many little pieces I was able to start adding layer after layer after layer!

The greeting is from Greetings Farm stamps, Cuddly Thanks.

So glad you joined us this month!  Can’t wait to see your crafty critter creations!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #265

Welcome back to this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I'm glad you made it back!  This weeks challenge was super fun!  I decided to use pattern paper, which I never do!  Then I added some Altenew flowers and the 'Just Because' sentiment.  I love the contrast of the pattern paper... I just never use it!  I can't wait to see your creativity!  Happy crafting!

Creative Knockouts - Furry Friends


Mice are by far my favorite critter and I was so excited exploring our sponsor's site Di's Digi Stamps!  I selected Poppy Mouse to use for this weeks challenge.  I printed the image out on my laser printer and colored in using my spectrum noir markers and glitter markers.  I finished off the flowers with some glossy accents.  The 'smile' die cut sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  I cut out three and stacked them together to add a little dimension to the card!  I can't wait to see what Furry Friends creations you come up with!  Happy Crafting!

Aud Sentiments - Summer!

  Summer is almost here!  I can't believe Memorial Day (United States) is this upcoming weekend!  I cannot wait for a 4 day weekend!  I just love this little critter from our host, Bugaboo - Mouse Big Flower.  I printed him out on my laser printer and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers and added a little glitter!  The sentiment is from Crafters Companion - a stamp set I got years ago on HSN.  Thank you so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments this week!  I can't wait to see your Summer Craftiness!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #94

  I've never tried to use an image and create an edge with it - it was a little more tricky than previously expected!  Thank goodness for my Brother Scanncut!  I printed the image on my laser jet printer, added a wee bit of color to his nose, and then cut and cut and cut.... and layer some paper, washi tape, and rainbow tape, till I thought the card was all set!  The sentiment is from a stamp set I got years ago!  I can't even figure out the manufacturer!  Thank you for stopping by If you Give a Crafter a Cookie this week!  The above image is this week's inspiration!  Thank you so much to our host Becky's Place.  The image used is out of her Cattitude Digital Stamps.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Creative Knockouts - Humorous

Go Wild!!!  Humorous is the theme for this week's Creative Knockouts Card Challenge!  We are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy.  This zebra is just too cute.  I used a sheet of vellum that I had colored with alcohol inks and ran that through my laser jet printer.  I cut just the pool out and then covered it with glossy accents.  The zebra is colored in with Spectrum Noir markers and the sentiment is from Sweet Stamp Shop.  Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Aud Sentiments Challenge! CUTE!

Welcome to another Aud Sentiments Challenge - "Cute & a Sentiment".  This week is hosted by Drawn by Krista.  I just love this little squirrel critter.  The background was made with various alcohol inks, vellum paper, and a hair dryer!  I just love this technique.  I colored in the squirrel with my Spectrum Noir markers and finished off the card with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.
Thank you for joining us this week!  I can't wait to see your creations!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #263

It's Mother's Day!  Luna needed to create a special card for a special lady and this was a great sketch to use for our challenge this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch!   The background embossing die cut is from Lawn Fawn and I absolutely love it.  The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn.  I colored Newton in with spectrum noir markers and added glossy accents to the water in the bird bath.  The died background paper was made with alcohol inks and vellum.  I hope you'll join us for this sketch!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

If you Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge #93

Oh happy day!  It's time for another challenge at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie!  I sure could use a cookie today!  :)  I had so much fun making this card.  The image, Fairy Kitty, is from A Day for Daisies, the sponsor for this week's challenge.  The background was made playing with alcohol inks on vellum and a hair dryer.  I can't tell you how much fun this is. I will definitely have to make this a Technique Tuesday video when I get back up and running with videos!  The wings are also made from playing with alcohol inks on acetate paper.  The Thanks and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  Thank you so much for stopping by this week!  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Creative Knockouts - Doily Delight

It is so unfortunate when you need to send a sympathy card.  This weeks card for Creative Knockouts, sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle was made using the image Calla Lillies.  I printed two images and fussy cut each of the flowers out and popped them up with foam dots.  The flowers are colored with spectrum noir markers and coated with a clear spectrum noir glitter pen.  I used distress oxides to color in the doily.  The prayers diecut and 'Thinking of You' sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I stacked three of the prayer die cuts to add a little more dimension to the card.  While I am saddened to have to send this card, I do find it a bit cheery because of the colors.  Thank you for joining us this week at Creative Knockouts!  I can't wait to see what 'doily' creations y'all make!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Aud Sentiments #202 Masculine

I have to laugh... I had this card on our kitchen island to remember to photograph it and Sean, my witty fiance, came in and said 'Shouldn't it say Happy Feather's Day!'  How cute is that!?

So, this card, using Quackers from Dr Digi's House of Stamps is called 'Happy Feather's Day!'.  To say I had fun making this card is an understatement.  I included the actual image below.  I bought a yellow boa at Hobby Lobby and started plucking feathers on to these little guys.  Then I colored in the beak, eyes, and feet, and fussy cut them out and glues them on top of the feathers.  The background is whipped spackle with warm glitter from Elizabeth Crafts.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.




Atlantic Hearts Sketch #261

I need to stop playing with alcohol inks and yupo paper!  They are just so much fun!  For this sketch, I used alcohol inks and the blending solution to create the background.  I then used three strips of double sided tape and added gold foil.  The sentiment 'Lovely' is from a Heidi Swapp die and the stamped sentiment is from Ellen Hutson.  Thank you so much for stopping by Atlantic Hearts Sketch #261!