Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Long time no post!

Wow, I can't believe it's been soooo long since I posted on this blog.  I've kind-of hightailed it over to my Fun Stampers Journey blog and left my original blog in the shadows...Well, I hope to change that this summer as I'm off for the summer and have more free time to blog and create.  FOCUS!  yes, that's what I'll do.

So.... I'm posting my plan.  This July, I'm using the CaptureYour365 Challenge list as photo and cardmaking inspiration.  I hope to use my photos (taken for the theme) to pull color inspiration or layout inspiration in my designs.

This July's CaptureYour365 challenge is:
Alrighty!  I'm set!  See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hop, Hop, Hop

Hello Heartfelt Creations Fans,

Today I'm joining my fellow Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design team in the monthly HOP.  We continue to be inspired by the beauty of the flowers, papers and dimensional fabulousness of Heartfelt Creations and hope you are too.

Hop starts 8am EST on Tues. April 28th and closes Fri. May 1st at midnight.

One lucky commenter will win a $25.00 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  We'll announce that winner around noon on Sat. May 2nd.  She/he will have 72 hours to contact Emma Lou to claim the prize.

Now on to my project:

I made a quick and easy birthday card to add to birthday mailing list.  April and May are busy months so I've been prepping and preparing for the rush!

I love this little rose bouquet in the Doorway Trimmings Precut Set.  It's the perfect little addition to a CAS card like this one.  I stamped the flower bouquet using Memento Tuxedo Black, and a strip of white cardstock then colored both with my Copic Markers (R000, RV32, R85; B000; BG01; G12, G24, G82, YG25).  I added the colored strip edge of the inside panel then used my Fiskars Threading Water punch (an oldie but goodie) to give the edge some contrast.  I used some Colorbox Creamy Brown ink to stamp the sentiment (from the Belated Birthday Wishes Precut Set) on the front of the sky blue cardstock.
Adding a little white seam binding and distressing with my dry Versafine Onyx pad helped to make this card complete.  A closer look at the vase shows the glaze and some ultrafine glitter and a little Stickles on the flowers.
Pretty, Pretty!  Here's what the complete card looks like laying flat.  You can see more of the inside edge detail in this photo.
I hope you enjoyed my creation.  Please hop over to the other blogs that are participating in this hop.  I hope you enjoy the projects and are inspired to create your own.  :)  See you next month!

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hello stamping friends,

I'm here today to join the celebration as Mrs. Sweet launches her BRAND SPANKIN' NEW-UPDATED and FABULOUS Sweet Stamp Shop store!  WOO!!!

She gave me (and many other fans) the opportunity to work with a top-secret stamp set created especially for the new launch, and I am so excited to be able to share what I created with this fun set today!!!

A little Kawaii love for all you coffee/tea drinkers out there!  :) :)
The sentiment is FUN and PUNNY, just like so many of Nicole's new sets.  I'm just loving the giggles and smiles inspired by these sets.  
I drew and colored a little doodly heart then added some clear glaze to add a bit of shine against the sparkles.  :)
Such a fun little image to color and doodle over.  I added some tea in the cup by drawing a little line around the tea coloring.  
So there you have it!  something to make any coffee/tea lover smile!  

Products Used:  
Teal 5 1/2 x5 1/2 card base (from stash) with coordinating envie.
SSS Oolong image on white cardstock 
Graph paper
VersaMagic Sea Breeze ink for distressing
Dies:  Journey Rectangles (3 3/4 x 2 5/8 rectangle and the 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 stitched die)
Copics:  B0000;  BG0000, 01; G00; C00,0, 1, 2; V12,15; E81, 35; R46, Copic Multiliner pen .35
Crystal Stickles
Journey Glaze
Pop Dots
Natural Journey Twine