Monday, April 8, 2024

Happy Solar Eclipse Day 2024!

Playing along with the As You See It Challenge with a perfectly balanced sketch just perfect for today’s solar eclipse! 

I used Waltzingmouse Stamps “L’il Buddies” and a background from Hero Arts (and lots of shimmer spray)!

Here near Rochester, NY, we were excited to be in the path of totality…but this was our view …😑

Clouds as far as the eye could see. To make it worse, yesterday there was not a cloud in the sky!!!!

But we still got to experience the total darkness, the spring peepers (frogs) chirping/croaking/peeping like crazy, lots of laughs, and a few fireworks at 3:20 PM! 

Ah….maybe we’ll go to Florida in 20 years for the next one! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Valentine Treats Sketch

A fun sketch for the As You See It Challenge…a “Heart Arc” sketch!

I used The Greetery’s “Sweet Tooth” stamps and dies, the “Piped Sentiments: Sweet” dies, and the “Frosted Frames” dies. 

So much fun to make! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Cozy Nest Showdown

 Time for another fun Color Throwdown Challenge!  This week a dreamy combination from Lisa…blush, dusty blue, and pink!

I used the sweet “Robin and Wren” set and “Jumbo Curiosity: Nest” dies from The Greetery…

The sentiment is on a vellum overlay and it’s from the “New Beginnings Sentiments” set. The background is a vintage Stampin’ Up red rubber background called “Paisley!” I stamped it with Versamark, heat embossed with white powder on white cardstock, then used pink ink blended over the top. My dusty blue is “Speckled Egg” Distress Oxide Ink but it looks a little more aqua in the pictures. 

There is so much fun Tim Holtz Distress Holiday Mica Stain sprayed on the nest pieces, but it’s so hard to capture in a photo…

Join us this week at the Color Throwdown blog…we can’t wait to see what you make with these colors! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Rustic Stars Throwdown

Happy New Year! It’s time for the first Color Throwdown of 2024, presented by Amy Rohl…blue, olive, and ivory!

I used The Greetery’s “Rustic Star Large” and “Rustic Star Small” for a wintery festive feel…

I spritzed up the stars and The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts: Juniper” branches with all kinds of Tim Holtz Distress Mica Sprays, and used a Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3D embossing folder called “Pine Branches” for the background. The sentiment is from The Stamp Market’s “Tis the Season” sentiment set.

Now it’s your turn to play along! Upload your creation to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog for a chance to be a randomly-selected Guest Designer at an upcoming chalkenge. Thanks so much for stopping by! We are looking forward to a year full of new color combination fun with you all! ❤️

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

New Year’s Planters

 Playing along at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog with the theme “A New Start!” I made a little scene with planters filled with new greenery for the New Year…

I used The Greetery’s “Modern Planters,” “BotaniCuts: Bamboo,” “Plant It: Spider Plant,” and the “Woven Cane Background” die. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s “Just Sentiments: Spring Greetings.” I colored the dies with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. The pots are sprayed with the “Holiday Distress Stains”…which I ordered more of because they are TOO much fun to use just for the holidays! 

Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by! ❤️

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Shining Star!

I am playing along with the Just Add Ink Challenge for the first time, and I love this color scheme…red, green, and gold for the holidays! 

I am obsessed with The Greetery’s “ Rustic Star Large” dies (and the small version, too)!

I have been spritzing and spraying with Tim Holtz/Ranger Ink’s “Distress Mica Stain” and using metallic papers with them, too. I also added a background made with The Greetery’s “Herringbone Parquet” die cut with the “Wintry Mix” snowflake dies, “BotaniCuts: Pine Bough,” berries cut with the “Winter Medley” set, and a sentiment embossed in gold from “Digit Sentiments.”

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Christmas in the City Throwdown

Hi everyone! It’s my turn to be the hostess at the Color Throwdown Challenge ! We are taking a trip to the city to see the spectacular tree-lighting! The colors are a wintery evening's blue, aqua, and gold. 

I made a wreath to match the beautiful tree…

I used Sizzix’s “Yuletide” dies by Tim Holtz with all of the bright royal blues and aquas, and a shimmering gold bow. The background is made with The Greetery’s “Twinkle Background” die, and a sentiment from “Bright & Bubbly” embossed with Hero Arts “Iridescent Gold” powder.

We can’t wait to see what you make this week! Upload your creation at the Color Throwdown blog for a chance to be a randomly-selected Guest Designer at an upcoming challenge!