Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Off stamp

The next challenge one of the girls had was to take a background stamp, and stamp it 3 times using different colors moving the stamp just a little bit every time you stamp.

These were my tries.

Sorry about the lighting, but this gives you an idea.  For this card I used the last background I made which is at the bottom.

Stampinup- background stamp (plaid)
Distress oxide inks - Antique linen, fossilized amber, walnut stain
Heartfelt creation - Delicate Asters stamp and dies, colored w/spectrum markers
Martha Stewart - border punch
My favorite things - Label maker sentiment stamp
Kaiser - gemstones

I am glad I kept going trying other background stamps because I love how this one turned out.

Thanks for stopping by today,


Monday, July 16, 2018


Good Monday Morning to you all, we are starting the week off very HOT and Humid but they are reassuring us we will have a few days this week that aren't so humid and in the 80's!!!

This week I would like to share some challenges my stamp group had last week, I wasn't able to do all the challenges as it was a busy week around here, but I did manage some of them.

Today I will start off the challenge I had for us to try, I found this video HERE that I loved the water color look of the background and it was done by using waterbased markers and since I am always trying to find new ways to use my Spectrum Aqua markers I thought I would give it a try.  Now I wanted to have a little bigger area to work with so I used a Quart size bag and I really think I should have used a sandwich bag because the quart size is a bit stiffer material and I don't know that it worked as well, I wanted to try again with a sandwich bag but just didn't get the time.

I applied Moss and Rose Stem colors for my green in a checker board pattern on my bag, hoping to get a mix of greens not all one tone, doing the same for the browns I applied Sepia and Chocolate. I stamped the trees a couple times but didn't get great coverage on the watercolor paper so I ended up Stamping again with Distress Oxide in Walnut stain and embossed with clear powder and that helped it stand out more.

Inkadinkado- Fall trees stamp
Spectrum Aqua markers- Sepia, Chocolate, Moss and Rose stem for background
DCWV - Once upon a time background paper
Spellbinder die

I will try and post a challenge a day this week but I am not promising anything, so funny how life gets in the way :)

Have a terrific week and thanks for taking the time to stop by,


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Flower Burst

I picked out the paper first for this card, sometimes I start with my paper and sometimes I just color and then figure out which paper will go best. I colored the die cut with Spectrum noir markers.

As you can see in the close up I had another blop of my stickles on the yellow flower, I also took the little flowers that fell out of my border punch and added them to the flowers.

Spellbinders- A2 matting basics B and Flower Burst dies, colored w/markers
Sassafras - Mix and Mend paper
Fiskars- Border punch
Gina Marie- Birthday words
Stickles - Vintage Photo and Baby blue

Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend, stay cool and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit,


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday wishes

Using more images from the instant card art, I love these for those times I am running behind and need to get a card made quickly.

The flower image and the white piece behind can come apart, so I took them apart and popped up the flower and then found this pretty die that would frame it perfectly.  I used the same green card stock to mat the border strip and the sentiments, of course I had to add some bling :)

K&co. - Hannah Card stock pad
Hot off the press - Instant card art for images and sentiment
Spellbinders - Captivating Squares die
Craftaroo - Clear gems

Hope you are all well, and staying cool. 
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Monday, July 9, 2018


I forgot when I posted earlier that since I won last months House Mouse challenge, they asked if I would like to do a post for their themes this month.  The one this time is Hot summer days.  Boy have we had those around here, when we go for our walks we try to find the most shaded areas and this little guy is doing the same, he is relaxing underneath a flower to keep that harsh sun off of him.

I colored the image with my Spectrum noir markers, adding a few stamped blades of grass for the pot to sit in and stenciled the sun and clouds.

If you would like to play along check out the House Mouse challenge HERE they have some great prizes that they give away, and some great inspiration from their design team.

Stampendous-House mouse- Potted Mouse, colored w/markers
RS Tapestry - Grass blades stamp
Joggles - Sunshine Stencil, using Distress inks - scattered straw and Spiced marmalade
Homemade cloud stencil - using Distress ink Tumbled glass
Memory Box - Stitched  Rectangle layers die
Wink of stella - clear glitter pen on sun

Thanks so much for stopping by,