Thursday, June 23, 2016

Watercolor Bird

I am actually very pleased with the coloring on this bird for my friend at church, I watercolored it with the spectrum aqua markers and then cut it out, everything seemed to blend so well.

Bird stamp colored w/Spectrum Aqua Essentials markers
Cosmo Cricket -- Flueriste paper
Spellbinders -- Delicate Doiles and sentiment one dies
Martha Stewart -- Border punch

We are on our last day of VBS, it has been a good week, very tiring week but a good one.  My knees are telling me they are thankful this is the last day.  I hope to get caught up on all your blogs very soon.... I don't know how you women that work and have young kids do it all, I applaud you :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

5th Anniversary

My daughter and son in law celebrated their 5th Anniversary not to long ago and this is the card I made for them.  I have always liked this stamp set and I found it at the yard sale that my stamp store had not to long ago.

Stampin up -- Summer by the sea stamp set colored w/ Spectrum Aqua markers onto watercolor paper
Spellbinders -- Captivating squares, I inked the edges while the paper was still in the die
Tim Holtz -- Vintage shabby papers
Dew Drops

I am home once again from our trip and I am totally exhausted, we did a lot in those few short days and it was terrific seeing family again. Now I am trying to catch up on things here plus we are having Vacation Bible School at church this week so I am running on very little fumes.  It has been a long time since I have had to run after a group of 3 and 4 year olds and I am not getting any younger, but they are so cute to watch. We have a couple of new kids in our group so that is a good thing.

I am working on catching up on visiting everyone's blogs once again, it sure doesn't take long to get behind does it.  Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer so far, especially since we are now officially into the season :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and say Hello,


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day

For my Father in law. We were able to hand deliver his card this year. I started with regular cardstock then decided to try my watercolor markers on the water, no that didn't work at all wouldn't blend so then I went to using alcohol markers on top and tried to blend it took 3 other colors just to try and make it look some what normal, I did like the effect of the stickles to give the water some shimmer.

Stampscapes -- Old Mill Lg stamp colored w/markers
Stickles -- aqua in the water
Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges dies
Fiskars -- Corner punch
DCWV -- Tattered Time Paper

Wishing you a great week ahead.


Friday, June 17, 2016


I needed a card for my 7 year old great nephew and when I saw this technique of using the Hexagons to make a caterpillar I just had to make it for his birthday.  My inspiration for the card came from Crafter's companion Inspiration Magazine Issue 3 Summer page 14.

With mine I wanted it to look like he was in lush grass so I took my embossing folder and after embossing rubbed the ink pad over it to give it some depth and bring out the design a little more, I used a white marker for his eyes that I bought at Target in their $ section and added a little black pen to that.  His antennas are flower stamens that I colored black with marker and taped to the back side of the head. Punched out the grass for a little in front of him also.

Diamond Press -- Hexagon dies came with magazine
Cuttlebug -- Floral screen embossing folder
Fiskars -- Grass punch
Hero Arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp

It has me wondering what other things can be made out of the hexagons, I have seen flowers, can't remember if I have done a card with them though, you maybe seeing one of those soon :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and let me know you did!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


This was a belated Birthday card for a friend at church, yes that does happen I try to be on time with my cards but that doesn't always happen.

These are a combination of rolled flowers and punched flowers that I shaped using a foam mat and a stylus to shape the petals.

Sizzix -- Branch w/leaves die
Spellbinders -- Resplendent Rectangles and Bitty Blossom dies
Martha Stewart -- Flower, leaves and butterfly punches
Stickles -- waterfall (flower centers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am a bit behind again on visiting blogs we are in Michigan sight seeing and visiting with family.