Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Filled with Love

It’s been a while since I last posted because  I have had a lot of family things pop up unexpectedly, right after convention.  I have so many new stamps and dies to play with since Stampaway USA and I haven’t even unpacked them.  I made a really simple card for a monthly challenge group I am in.  I was provided a pack of stickers and was challenged to make a card.  I used the banner and mason jar chipboard stickers.  I used and oldie but goodie from Stampin Up Imaybe 3 yrs old), Love is Kindness.   I hope you enjoy my CAS card this morning.


Products used: kraft cs, magenta cs, navy cs, white cs, Darcie grid embossing folder, SU Love is Kindness stamp, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, misc chip board sticker pack. Olive green twine.  

Challenges entered 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Song of the Witch: Bubble, Bubble....

Hello I hope you're all having a great day!  I may be a little early, but after my recent trip to Michael's I could not esist making a Halloween card!  I just love this sweet witch and her frog from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez!  I am hosting this weeks challenge over at Crafty Creations Challenges, so please go check it out.  I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!  Have a fantastic day! 

Products used:  digital stamp by Patricia Alvarez, black/orange/purple/white/card stock, spectrum noir alcohol markers, silver thread, Nuvo drop Morning dew, black embossing powder by Ranger, Distress Oxide Inks by Tim holtz, Spider web Card Front die from Spellbinders, sentiment from William Shakespeare's Song of the Witch


 Kinda Cute By Patricia

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Just Because

Hello there!  I hope you're having a great day!  Today I am sharing a card with you that I designed for Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog.  I am so happy that I was able to join them on their design team and look forward to many more creative posts.  Without further ado here is my card for their CAS challenge. 

Products used:  black/pink/white cs, SSS Beautiful flowers stamp, gold foil cs, black embossing powder, stazon black ink, beige double edged ribbon, a misti stamping tool, arteza water colors.  

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A little flirty

Good afternoon!  I hope you're having a good day!  I sent out 25 cards today!  My hand hurts from writing! I did have the chance to create a little something today and want to share it with you.  Lately I have had a fascination with tags and lace.  I hope you like it.  Priscilla is confident, well traveled, smart, and a little flirty.

Products used:  red and black cs, white lace, misc chipboard ephemera, ranger texture paste, memento tuxedo black ink, spectrum noir alcohol markers, unnamed stamps, distress stains, and hero arts shimmer sprays, and Julie Nutting Priscilla Stamp

Challenges entering:
Always Fun Challenges #69
Aurora Wings
Double Trouble #6
Artistic Inspirations #206

Monday, July 30, 2018

Just a spot of color

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I went to a water park and got a little sun.  The weather was glorious and only 81 degrees!  I had good company too, my husband, my son and his girlfriend.  I am so glad I got to share the day with them as my boy is growing too fast.  One of the swaps that I joined is doing a challenge with black/white/grey and a spot of color.  I love these challenges, but wanted to come up with a unique fold.  I decided on this one because I thought it would be great for the holidays and gift card season.  I have a love/hate relationship with gift cards because they are so impersonal.  I am happy that I can at least individualize the card they came.  In this version I made a simple tag that I signed, "thank you for swapping with me."  I hope you enjoy! 
2 different card fronts (similar) with the same insides. 





Products used:  black, red and white cs, The Paper Studio Boho Chic designer paper, Stampin Up Blooming with Kindess stamp set, stampin up lovely lipstick ink, and memento tuxedo black ink, silver floss, and black glittered ribbon

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Stamp and Fun

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Floral Vellum Accordion Card

Hi there I love stainglass windows and was glad to try it on vellum using  bugaboo floral digi stamps.  I happen to love digi stamps because you size them exactly they way you need them.  I learned that when printing with a laser printer the ink can rub off so a small spray of matte krylon will preserve it. I then colored the backside with stampin blends markers. I then scored the pop out accordian insert to decorate the inside.   On the front of the card I dry embossed kraft paper, die cut a stamped square, and popped a circular panel of colored flowers.  A little bottle shimmer spray was added to flourished and added to the card.  I then added a bow for finished looked.  Without further ado hers my lovely cards.  











Products used: white cs, Kraft cs, pale green cs, dative trefoil embossing folder, stampin up stampin blends, krylon matte spray, vellum, brother laser printer, foam tape.  

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A little stardust in the sky


My baby girl, now 26 used to climb out onto the roof when she was a teenager and stare at the sky for hours.  Every once in a while I would join her and we’d imagine where would go if we could fly.  Her dreams were always so magical, and mine were to make her dreams come true.   My girl, inspired these cards today.  I hope you like them.  And don’t forget to follow me.






Products used: white cs, navy cs, distress oxide  inks, hero arts shimmer sprays, Art Deco white acrylic paint, gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder, versafine onyx black ink, silver twine. 

Challenges entered: 
addicted to stamps and more 302
crafting by design