Monday, March 27, 2017


I'm really liking this new background stamp by Stephanie Barnard:

I thought it would be fun to combine with "lightbulb2stamp" using the pattern that like the background stamp.    Other products used for this card "patterns4lightbulbs" and "light4Jesus."

With this card I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and water.   The die word "Celebrate" was part of a SOL card kit.  Other products  "cake2stamp" and it's coordinating die. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Penelope's Blossoms in Water Color

Hi excting!  Lawn Fawn has started a challenge blog.  They have such cute stamps, but unfortunately I'm behind in my collection of them.  Dang!  that money tree won't grow fast enough.  BUT I'm lucky to own a bunch, so I thought it would be fun to try the challenge out.

I decided to break out my Tim Holtz distress markers and try some fun water coloring that I had viewed on YouTube.

I simply stamped the flowers using the markers on water color paper and then with a small brush and some water I soften the color giving a fun artsy, airy feel.   

Here is a list of the Lawn Fawn supplies I used:

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Thinking of You

I'm loving these Drop-in from The Stamps of Life.  The possibilities for different sentiments and designs are endless.  I'm hoping Stephanie comes out with "Sending."  "Sending Hugs,"  "Sending Prayers,"  "Sending.....fill in the blank."  

This card is for a friend that has undergone brain surgery and the result as of now are not good.   All I want to do is fix things for her, but unfortunately it's out of my control.  But I can pray and send her some happy mail encouragement.  

All the products, except the paper are from The Stamps of Life.    When working this card, I looked all over my scraproom for the dies to "Creations2fill"  (the dragonfly stamp).  Well I guess I never purchased the die set (it's now on my wishlist), but for the meantime I fussy cut it using my Silhouette Cameo.   It was tricky but I was thankful not rip the thin antennas.  

I first stamped the image, scanned it onto my computer.  I then traced it with Make The Cut and cut the trace with my Cameo.  I also created the shadow for it, but decided not to use it for the card.  Technically, I can do this with all my stamps, but I still like the use of my metal dies.    

The mini flowers were cut out of felt.  


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Little Monster

Happy 2017!   I've let this blog thing go long enough.  I really need to have a central place to keep all my work.  When I'm creativity dead it helps to go back and look at past work to get inspired.  

To start the year off I created this cute Monster card for my nephew's birthday.  He is a college student but I'll always know him as the lovable little monster.  

All the products used including the papers are from the The Stamps of Life.   

The stamps and dies are called monsters4birthday
I used Sizzix Dotted Rectangles, which I adjusted when cutting to achieve the desired shape.  That is why one of the shapes resembles more of a square.  The holes make it is to cut the shape when running through the machine a second time. 
The paper was from a past card club kit.  Stephanie really does offer a great price for these card kits.
I hope in the future to join the club again.  

If you happen across I hope the card offers a bit of inspiration.  I know if it wasn't from other's work I'd be lost most of the time.  

Happy Creating.