Sunday, May 20, 2018

Scribble flowers

Another lucky find at the Local stamp store sale, this stamp is mounted on wood. I was thinking of coloring directly on the stamp and then stamping but instead I went with water coloring after stamping using my Spectrum Aqua markers, by applying them to my acrylic stamp mount and then using a water brush to pick up the color, I ended with a little clear sparkle pen.

After it was dry I mounted it onto brown cardstock and the wrapped it all in twine and threaded it through my tag to attach it.  The added gems were a find at the stamp store in Missouri.

Stampendous - Flower Field stamp, colored w/Spectrum Aqua markers and Clear sparkle pen
Crate paper - DIY shop paper
Memory Box - Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Spellbinders - Back to Basics Tags die
American Crafts - Twine
Stamps of life - Minis 4 circles sentiment stamp set
Pawsitively Pawsome Designs - Diamond Dazzlers

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today and I wish you a fabulous week to come,


Friday, May 18, 2018

One of my peeps

When I saw this stamp at the yard sale at my local stamp store I just had to get it and for $3 I couldn't pass it up :)  I made a little mistake on the last chick, I think I was getting excited I was almost done coloring and I actually was liking how it was turning out and I grabbed the same color I had used on the hat of the previous chick on the body of the last, OH NO!! after seeing that chick had a drink in her hand I thought well maybe that will be funny, and my girlfriend got a kick out of it :)

I added clear sparkle to their glasses and to the drink in the last one. Border die to add a little interest to the border of the image and the button has one whole through the center so I threaded the ribbon through and tied a knot to keep it in place.

Stampingbella - One of my peeps, colored w/Spectrum markers
Spectrum clear sparkle pen on glasses
Lilybeedesign - head over heels paper
Poppystamps - Tailored stitches die
Offray ribbon
Flower button

We are getting a lot of rain today already, my lettuce is loving it :)

Is there anybody who is watching the Royal wedding tomorrrow, I have always been a big fan of the history of the Royal family.  I think I will be taping the early activities though.

Hope you all enjoy a great weekend! Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and say Hi,


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Butterfly collage

I did a little cheating here because the background paper has done most of the collage look for me.  I colored the butterfly from my coloring daily calendar, stamped my sentiment on a panel and then to go with the collage feel of the paper I added the sentiment with a piece of washi tape.  The details on this butterfly are so tiny I wondered how I was going to get into all those little spaces and then I looked over and saw my cup of sharpies that I use when I sign the inside of my cards and decided to go with those.  I bought my set at Walmart, so it goes to show you don't need fancy pens to create :)

Color for calm daily calendar - Butterfly image, colored w/ Ultra fine Sharpies
Sassafras- Mix and Mend paper
Whimsy Stamps - Simple sentiments stamp
Paper Studio - Washi tape

We are getting a break from some rain today, so it is time to tackle the front yard again, the grass has really taken and off and grows so fast. It will be another good exercise day :)

Hope you are doing well this week and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Monday, May 14, 2018

Country Angel

I am challenging myself to find ways to use the stamps I was given by Connie at least once a month, and here I used the angel and the star border :)

D.O.T.S. - country doll angel stamp, colored w/spectrum markers
Hero Arts - Star Patch border stamp, colored w/markers
Lily Bee Designs - Head over heels paper
Memory Box - Stitched Circle layers die
Spellbinders - Blossom die

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!


Saturday, May 12, 2018


I have had this mirror card for awhile but just didn't know how I wanted to use it, then I saw the DIES R US Flower challenge and thought I could cut a flower die from it, this is a bigger die so I went with a 5x7 card this time.  Just a heads up if you get liquid glue on your mirror card is almost impossible to get off. I used a glue removal eraser my fingernails and it just didn't all want to come off, I think I will use my double sided tape next time.  I layered the flower die twice and then popped up the flowers with foam tape.

I am also linking this with Cropstop May Link party #39 anything goes.

 It was so hard to take a picture and get the effect of the mirror on the die but in person it is so pretty.

Memory Box - Bella Bouquet, cut twice
Tonic Studio - Rose Platinum Mirror Card
Spellbinders - 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 die
Stamps of Life - Minis 4 circles sentiment stamp
Martha Stewart - tag punch

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, especially all the Mother's out there.  I will not be with my daughter but she is coming to visit the end of the month, I have not seen her in a year and I am over excited!! All of our parents have passed now, it seems so weird not to have any of them living anymore.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to say HI,