Sunday, March 22, 2020

Books & Coffee Sketch

Playing along at Freshly Made Sketches with Narelle’s sketch of the week!

I used Waffle Flower’s adorable “Books & Coffee” stamps and dies...


Somebody needs to clean his glasses! Added Glossy Accents but the bubbles got me! 🤣 Added a background of stacked books and gingham using the Gingham Stencil from Newton’s Nook. A little woodgrain desk made from tape, and some Copic coloring, which is always a struggle, yet always still fun somehow! To anyone who visits, wishing you good health and good books to get you through these long days ❤️!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Tropical Throwdown

This week’s colors at the Color Throwdown are positively tropical...aqua, fuschia, kraft, and white!


I used The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts Lily“ and “BotaniCuts Palm” die sets for my card...

I watercolored the lily and cut palms from two different brands of kraft cardstock. The large pink flowers were stamped and die cut using The Stamp Market’s “Tropical Vibes.”


The mini flowers are embossed in white and dotted with Nuvo Drops. The sentiment is from a set created by The Stamp Market called “Just Because” for Simon Says Stamps’ Stamptember release. The background was embossed with a large striped folder. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

12 Kits of Occasions-Crafty Friends!



I am so pleased to be back creating with the wonderful team at The 12 Kits of Occasions!! This month, the lovely Jeanne Jachna was the hostess, and she created an incredible kit full of supplies for all of the crafty friends in our lives!

Up first is this sweet girl from My Favorite Things “You Color My World,”


I colored her with Karin Markers and made her have a bit of a tie dye shirt! Added some beautiful rainbow patterned paper from the American Crafts “ Vicki Boutin Kaleidoscope Collection” in a Hero Arts “Wood Frame Infinity Die,” and a little heart topped with Glossy Accents. The background cardstock is PTI’s Soft Stone, which really made the rainbow colors pop!


Next up, one of the sweet “Crafty Critters” from Reverse Confetti...


Of course a zebra would choose To make polka-dotted artwork (?!) This patterned paper was my starting point, and I added paintbrushes “dripping” with Glossy Accents “paint” to coordinate with the dots.


I used more Glossy Accents on the zebra’s accessories, and glitzed up his stripes with some Sakura Stardust pen.

Last was a mini card that took on a life of its own...

I used these cute “Little Painters” mice from Waffle Flower and added the paint tube and brush to their tiny little hands, and just look at what they created!


Used splatter images from my stash and decorated this Reverse Confetti tag, as well as the “crafty” die cut sentiment from Concord & 9th, with pale gray stripes. Lots of Nuvo Drops became the “paint!”

Thanks SO much to Jeanne for this amazing kit! To see what all of the 12 Kits of Occasions Designers created, as well as a supply list with all of this month’s items, head to the blog HERE! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Zesty Sketch

This week at Freshly Made Sketches was a fun one by Kim with lots of fun possibilities!

I chose a new background cling stamp by Pinkfresh Studio called “Lemon Lush” as my starting point, heat embossed on white paper with white powder.


I used Zig Clean Color Markers and a wet paintbrush to color, then added a hello die by The Stamp Market cut from gingham and blue paper and layered.


For the layered lines in the set, I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink on vellum, a strip of white cardstock, and vellum flowers made with The Stamp Market’s “Bloominous” set.  Not sure of my color scheme, but The background is beautiful and so much fun to color!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lily Throwdown

This week’s color combination at the Color Throwdown is a beautiful bright palette chosen by Amy Rysavy, just perfect for spring...fuschia, purple, lime green, and gray!


The Greetery’s lovely BotaniCuts Lily and Palm die sets arrived just in time for me to create a card for the challenge!

I watercolored the pieces with my Zig Clean Color Markers and a wet paintbrush. I made a light watercolor wash background, then used the negative piece from cutting the palm fronds as a stencil with some a Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Ink.


The sentiment is from The Greetery’s “Pretty Postmarks.” Betsy Veldman makes the most beautiful products that are so easy to create with!


Friday, February 21, 2020

Inspired by Elmer

This week at The Library Challenge, the book to be inspired by is an old fave of mine...”Elmer” by David McKee!


I chose to make a watercolored card using Mama Elephant’s “Ella & Friends set,” die cut letters, and the “Windowpane Plaid Background” from the Greetery!


I heat embossed watercolor paper with the plaid using white powder, then used a Paul Rubens watercolors over the top. Added the watercolored letters and lots of Nuvo Drops bubbles. So much fun to make!


Sunday, February 9, 2020

A Beary Cozy Throwdown

This week, I decided to combine challenges to make a sweet Valentine! I used the.Color Throwdown’s navy, light blue, pink, and white palette, along with a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches by Jen Mitchell...


The “Big Bear” stamp set from Reverse Confetti paired with the Ink Blot Shop’s “Cable Knit Background” were perfect for creating a snuggly kind of Valentine!



I repeat stamped the background with my Misti using three colors of blue ink, then cut it down with a stitched rectangle die.


I colored the Big Bear with Zig Clean Color markers and a wet paintbrush on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Added some pink Nuvo drop accents and some die cut hearts to the background. I love how the bear’s arms are made to hold items from the stamp set!

Thanks so much for visiting and always leaving the beary nicest comments! ❤️ 😊