March 20, 2014


A Song in my Heart has a new challenge this week.  This week's theme is

I'm guest designing for this challenge too.  The song instantly made me think of all those fun watercolor backgrounds that I've seen lately.

My card uses all Stampin Up products this time.  I spread colored ink in a Pyrex dish, spritzed it, and then dipped the watercolor paper in it to get the rainbow look.  The fun part is I only used 3 colors.  They mixed to create all those vibrant hues!  After it was dry, I stamped the flowers with Versamark ink and clear embossed the design on top.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you have something to celebrate this week.

March 5, 2014

GDT-Time Flies

Hi Everyone!  I am this month's Guest DT at the new challenge blog, A Song in Your HeART.  Every two weeks, the lovely ladies at the blog challenge you to be inspired by a song.  This time, the challenge song is "Time Flies" by Johnny Reid.

The lyrics to the song definitely made me think of clocks, vintage aging, and living life to the fullest.  Time to search my stash for distressed paper:

Paper-7 Gypsies, Stamps-Tim Holtz, Embellishments-Doodlebug

Vintage is definitely not my style, but as I worked on it, the card took an eclectic artsy feel which is much more my style.  The paper is black on one side and white on the other.  I cut it into strips and then lined the strips with alternating patterns to make the funky striped background.  Love the way the chalkboard banner turned out.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge at A Song in Your HeART!

Linking to:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-clocks/time
Make It Monday-anything goes
Avenue 613 Create-use your stash
Cheerful Stamp Pad-anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes

February 17, 2014

Mr. Roboto

I've got a few cards to share from the past couple weeks.  Here's a silly robot!

Paper-Paper Studio, Stamps-The Alley Way Stamps and Technique Tuesday, Colors-Distress Inks and Spectrum Noir

I love the grunge metallic look that I got with my Spectrum Noir markers.  This was my first attempt embossing, I think there will be a bit of a learning curve!  You can view this card in my Etsy shop HERE.

Linking to:
Spectrum Noir-cards for boys
Make It Monday-anything goes

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Thinking of You Fairy Card

I got some super cute stamps from a fellow OWHer last week.  You should really check out her shop, she's got some great stamp sets for sale.  Anyway, I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable image from Sugar Nellie.

Stamps-Sugar Nellie, Hero Arts; Paper-Paper Studio, Coloring-Prismacolor Pencils

She was so much fun to color!  I used my Prismas, which was a nice break from all the marker coloring I've done lately.  I made a similar card for OWH, but this card's going in my Etsy shop.  The shop is really starting to take shape.  I'm so excited.

Linking to:
Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
Make It Monday-anything goes
Craft Your Passion-girly (Hi ladies-miss ya!)
613 Avenue Create-anything goes
Just Us Girls Challenge-color challenge (yellow, pink, purple)

February 12, 2014

You are my true north

I'm not one for mushy Valentines.  The whole holiday is a bit too sappy for my taste, but my hubby loves it, and I love him, so... guess I have to celebrate it.  But my husband's Valentine doesn't need to be frilly or mushy or sappy at all:

I used the Knotty stamp set by Avery Elle.  The sentiments match the nautical images perfectly!  The sketch is from The Deconstructed Sketch.

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