Thursday, July 28, 2016

Shaker at The Ton

Hello! I'm over at The Ton making a shaker card from a panel I colored with watercolor pencils.
Hope to see you over there!!
I do believe I could use the Clear Flora Couture Mix on every card I make..the many clear bloom shapes enhance with a subtle touch of flowers. Got to LOVE that!
Have a Great Day!


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waffle Flower + Xyron Inspiration Week Day 3

Hello! Today is day 3 for the Waffle Flower and Xyron collaboration .
"Our friends at Xyron has generously offered us a complete set of their brand new Creative Station Lite + 3″ Refill to give to one luck winner drawn from comments left on all inspiration week posts on Waffle Flower Blog! You have until midnight Saturday, July 30 to enter! The winner will be announced here on August 1!
And don’t forget to checkout Xyron’s Facebook page for a die bundle prize from us! You can comment each time they post a waffle flower project this week (about twice a day!) and then they’ll pick a winner… That’s 10 chances to win!"

Here is a sneak Peak at my card:))
I would LOVE for you to Hop over to Waffle Flower Crafts to see the rest of the card and Comment  for a chance to win!
 Thanks for stopping by! 

Linking to the Simon Says: Anything Goes Challenge.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink JULY 2016 BLOG HOP

Hello Monday!!
Having the Papertrey Ink JULY 2016 BLOG HOP is the PERFECT way to start out the week:)) After the activities of STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016 it is only fitting to continue the creativity, extend the party so to speak. I actually missed all the live Stamp-A-Faire fun, but had some time yesterday to go through several of the videos and visit the galleries. Tons of PTI inspiration there:)

For my card to day I chose to use the Watercoloring Technique shared by Kay Miller..see her very first video here. SAF 2016: WATERCOLOR LIKE A MASTER WITH KAY MILLER. She did an exceptional job. I hope she makes more!
Here is my card:

  • I had difficulty with the inks moving when I added water the first time around on Distress paper,  So I gave it another go with watercolor paper from a MIM kit and had much more success!  
  • Nostalgic Notions is the stamp set I used for the flowers. 
  • To get the color wash as I liked, i simply added a bit more ink on a wet brush directly from the ink pad, 
  • To finish, I added just a touch of a Stencil from the Woodblock Prints collection.
  • The Black matting is from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die collection selectively cut and flipped to get the fourth side to be scalloped.
  • I added some washi to bring in the graphic elements from the HOP inspiration photo.

If you have not looked into all the  STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016 videos I encourage you to take time and even Bookmark it for future reference. It is Filled to the top with Artsy techniques on trend for card making and other projects as well.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Scrap-a-faire 2016: Share Your Masterpiece

Just popping in to share my Masterpiece from the past:)) for Papertrey Ink's STAMP-A-FAIRE 2016 Friday night gallery.
 It is from way back: 
September 2014 Blog Hop and Make It Monday #181: Paper Casting
Click here for the original post 
It is one of my favorites because of the mixed media and simple stamping combined together. A spot on expression of all the things I LOVE:)

Thanks for stopping by !


Friday, July 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Mid-month reminder

Reminding you of the challenge at STAMPlorations.
I was in the festive rainbow mood! Here is a list of STAMPloration Products I used:
It's a One Layer wonder:))

I went with the Theme and Sketch this time:)
Guest Designers for July are:

Be sure to check out what the other STAMPlorations Gals have for your visual delight!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Country Blooms at Honey Bee Stamps

Hello! I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today sharing a card using the NEW Country Blooms stamp set.

Those blooms are made for Coloring!!
Here is a Sneak Peak at my card.

Hope you BUZZZ over and see the entire card and stop by the shop; 
treat yourself to this lovely set and maybe a few others:))

Remeber, just for you, My blog followers, is a code for 15% off your entire order 

at the HoneyBee Stamp Shop


Don't Forget to dress up that envelope too!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Altenew July Challenge

Hello! Happy Wednesday:))
I have finally finished a card for the Altenew July Inspiration Challenge – Weddings.
I'm pleased with how it turned out looking like fabric:)))

Since we are in the middle of the Daily Marker's 30 day Coloring challenge, I thought it would be good to continue coloring with the Ziggys for this one. 
I have REALLY enjoyed the challenge of coloring something everyday.

  • I started out be stamping and masking the floral images from Majestic Bloom and Best Mom
  • Worked on the No-line coloring technique by adding several layers of darker colors. 
  • Then added some more tiny blooms from the Precious Moments set. 
  • Finished off with a sentiment from Oriental Orchid.
I did add some shimmer with A Wink Of Stella and colored some blue haze shading with Copic and Ziggys

Here is the inspiration photo from Altenew:

I will also be linking up to the challenge at 

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Becca's Birthday Bash

Sending Birthday Blessings

Look who's turned 30!
Yep, Becca from The Damsel of Distressed 
(also my Teamie from STAMPlorations:))

I used a stencil from PTI and Stencil Brushes. Inks are from The Ton: Soft Garnnet, Cosmo Pink, Valentine Red, Grand Fuchsia, Lemon Drop and Violet Fringe.
Sentiment is STAMPlorations Happy: sentiment Builders

Stop by at Becca's Blog and wish her Happy Birthday and Join the linky party:))
I am also linking to:
 Seize the Birthday: theme Topping is BOLD and BRIGHT

Entering this into Virginia's View Challenge #22

Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, July 18, 2016

London Wall at The Ton

Hello! I'm over at The Ton with a sweet card featuring my favorite Honey Bears set.
I call it a London Wall because it has several framed pictures to look at and enjoy.
Do YOU have a "London Wall" at your house?

See you over there!

Are you participating in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge?

I'm adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: 

Create A Scene

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Just a Bit of Christmas in July

Hello! I have a simple card for the Essentials by Ellen JULY Mix it Up Challenge: Neat and Tangled and it is Christmas..sort of, since the only Neat and Tangled stamp sets I own are Holiday related.
Here it is:
Supplies used:

Prize Stag Die from Essentials by Ellen
Santa's Notes from Neat and Tangled

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 8, 2016

STAMPlorations July Challenge

There's a new challenge at STAMPlorations. I used the LOTUS LOVE set by Deepti. and Fond Expressions by Shery.

I did some masking and coloring with the Ziggys.

Hope to see you playing along! You can use the sketch or the theme.

Guest Designers for July are:

Be sure to check out what the other STAMPlorations Gals have for your visual delight!

Posting at The Ton

Hello! I'm over at The Ton today sharing a card I colored using a Beautiful Background stamp.

Here are the colors used for the blooms

And the colors for the leaves and branches
Join me over at The Ton blog to see how I made this card:))


Are you participating in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge?

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pairing sentiments : Cherish Everyday Moments

Hello! I'm over at HoneyBee Stamps today; Pairing sentiments from two separate stamp sets. Join me over there:))

AND just for you, My blog followers, is a code for 15% off your entire order 

at the HoneyBee Stamp Shop


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