Tuesday, June 30, 2015

STAMPlorations DAY 2 Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to DAY 2 of STAMPlorations birthday party.
Here is my card using:

I played with the new ZIG  Clean Color Real Brush markers and Distress ink Markers.
They seem to work very well together:)

While I know it's not late for the STAMPlorations party.  I'm often late on sending out Birthday cards. So the sentiment from PARTY TIME is perfect to have on hand:)

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.
The AMAZING ANNI LERCHE will be Guest designing!

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Easy Masculine Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to my first post celebrating STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday!!
It's going to be a BLAST of a party:)
For today's card I played with a new set designed by DEEPTI.

Party Mates
- Dee's Artsy Impressions
 When I first saw the set I was thinking to myself, I'm a flower girl, what am I going to do with this?
WELL, let me show you!
EASIEST manly birthday card ever:)

Then I decided to color in a few of the images and I liked it even better.
This will deffinately be my GO-TO set for masculine cards:)  Thank you so much DEEPTI for creating such a versatile set!
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.
The AMAZING AMY TSURUTA will be Guest designing!

Thanks for stopping by.

Don't forget to leave a comment on all posts, we are so happy to see your kind words. And you can link up your own celebration- or party-themed cards using the inspiration mood board below to win one of several prizes. (Linky will be found on all 5 birthday blog hop posts.) Commenting and linking close on Monday, July 6. Winners are announced on Tuesday, July 7.


Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog, STAMPlorations designers blogs, and guest designers blogs:
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate
  • 5 winners of $10 gift certificate
Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
  • 3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
  • 1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)
***winners are randomly drawn

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Thank you set

After the wedding I needed to make many, much, LOTS of thank you cards.  So many peolpe helped make the day as special as it was:)
So today I created a card set using Wplus9's Fresh cut Wreaths. The set came together SUPER fast due to the MISI!
 Here is a closer look at my favorite color combo.

Linking up to wplus9 Throwback Thursday #5 - Fresh Cut Wreaths.

Thanks for the idea Maureen:)


It's never too late

You all may know that last weekend was my daughter's wedding.
It was Beautiful! The Lord gave us a window of clear skies and no rain for the day:) I praise Him for that gift, as the reception was held at our home...200 plus people...what would have we done if it had rained?
So we kind of missed celebrating Father's day.  But as the tittle says It's never too late:)
My dad is a VERY patient man, he would not mind if we continued without a fuss over him, but I think he is worth the mention and the time. I adore my dad:)
So here is the card I made for him.
 I used a SSS stencil and stamps from various SSS sets.
I'll be linking up to the SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Hope you have a Blessed weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


How sweet are those shoes!?
Makes me wish I had the PTI dies for creating baby booties
But for today's bloghop I have a card:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Card Concept Challenge #38

Hello and Good Wednesday morning to you!
Today I have a card to share for Challenge #38 at The Card Concept.

The inspiration photo inspired Simplicity...Lots of white space, yellow ( mine when more on the shades of green) and a small cluster of wards.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Enjoy the day

We have my daughter's wedding coming up in three days. Yikes!
This is a message to her as well as to myself. 

Praying the rain will stop:)
In my excitement I have used the wrong sense/tense of the word YOUR..
I shall fix it directly:)

Ah... the beauty of using vellum
I simply ripped the misused "YOU'RE day" off and replaced it with "today":)
Now that is better!

Still praying the rain will stop:)

 Linking up to:
In Every way
Pattern Play
Give Thanks

Ombre/ Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TCC Challenge #37

Popping in with a card for the new challenge at The Card Concept.
Once again Lesley has chosen a stunning inspiration photo to play with!

I was inspired by the BOLD BRIGHT colors! 
Perfect for a graduation card:)

I used glossy accents for tiny water droplets for added interest.

Hope you take time to play along!


Monday, June 8, 2015

One last card for the hop!

 Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop is almost at it's end..nearly 400 entries now.
Here is my final card:
Thanks for stopping by!

PPP Watercolor Blog Hop

I have another card today for the Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Hop.

Being in a playful/experimental mood I used a Penny Black Die as a "stencil".

  • I inked several shades of pink and yellow Distress Inks onto watercolor paper through the "stencil" and spritzed with water. 
  • Also used the Tim Holts spritzer tool.
  • Placed some tissue paper on top and ran it through the Big Kick. 
  • Moved the "stencil" onto white cardstock , covered it with paper towel and ran it through again. 
  • The happy end result was that all the papers were both embossed and colored as if letter pressed:)

Here are 4 LOVELY pieces left from this playtime:)

I used the paper towel (not shown above)  and Stitched Duo 1 Die from PPP for this card .

The sequin are PPP Sparkling Clear 4mm and 6mm.

I'm also linking to 
Ombre/ Monochromatic

Have a GREAT week!

P.S. Just letting you know about a little party being planned:

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Timeout Challenge: Casing DEE

Today I'm sharing a card that is for the TIME OUT Challenge #32 CASE with your own twist. CASEing DEEPTI:)
Here's my card,
 This one layer card was created by masking off a portion of white cardstock and black ink blended on the lower half. The picnic pattern was created using VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips.
The flower filled jars were built up from the VINETTE:Eclectic Florals, stamped in white unicorn and colored in with Inktense pencils and Glitter pens from Kirarina.  The sentiment was embossed in white. And I did go back over some of the lines in the bouquet with a white gel pen.

Here is Dee's Lovely original card:
I loved her picnic checked paper and the contrast of the the chalkboard:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 5, 2015

STAMPS AND WASHI: STAMPlorations June Challenge

I had a GREAT time making this one!!
Played with stencil/stamps again:)
 Adding washi to a card edge is one of my favorite finishes.

Stamps & Washi

Here are a few shots of the background in the making.
..inked stencil and placed on watercolor paper.
added stamped images:)
 And more color
..in the end I added one more layer of deep red to match the washi:)

I used:

Guest designers for this challenge are:
Greta H.
Be sure to stop by and see all the other GREAT creations by the STAMPlorations gals!

Thanks for stopping by,

Hopping with PPP and Summer Coffee Lovers :)

Excited to be joining in the fun at The Summer Coffee Lovers Hop:)
Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop
here's my card
 I used the  ARTplorations Stencil - Coffee Cup 
and Waffle Flower stamp sets - 

Did you know it was possible to emboss on washi?

Thanks for hopping by!
Enjoy your day:)


Thanks to the AWESOME sponsors of the Hop!
And ~amy~ the uber energetic hostess:)

Linking up with the following challenges:

Super excited to be on the HONORABLE Mention list:)

Ombre/ Monochromatic

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