May 25, 2018

Watercolor Background

Hi, woohoo posting 2 days in a row.

I love creating a card following a sketch and recently I ran across another
challenge that has a weekly sketch challenge it is

Here is the sketch for this week.

I was drawn to the watercolor look of the yellow in the background
so I got out my Catherine Pooler inks and went to work.

I used 2 of the colors from the Spa Collection for the watercolor look,
Stone Blur and Rose Petals.  Then for the strip across I cut out
a piece of paper using one of the new CP border dies that came in the
lasted SOA box.  Then I colored it using Daydream ink.
The butterfly is a Close to my Heart Stamp, that I stamped in
Stone Blue then with an aqua brush I filled in the pink area with
the Rose Petals ink.  To finish it off I added a couple
flower buttons.

Challenges entered:
Paper Craft Crew  sketch - ends 5/29
Clean and Simple - CAS card - ends 5/29
QKR Stampede  - Anything goes - ends 5/31

May 24, 2018

You're the Best - Angie girl

Hi, finally got to get back in my room and create 
This card I created using Unity Stamps and following the sketch

Here is the sketch, a rather simple one this week.

I changed up the center a bit to use an oval instead of 
a square.
I have a BFF that is great and always there for me even if it
is just to get together and have a couple glasses of wine and chat.
So I wanted to make a card to send her to tell her how special she is to me.

I stamped the Unity Angie Girl stamp from the "Today I am Happy" set on kraft cardstock.  I colored her using my Polychromo pencils.  The color I
like the best on kraft is red but I wanted to give the purple a try.
This would also be a great image to paper piece her hat and shirt.
I cut an oval frame using a Gina Marie die out of purple paper
that has a sling chevron pattern to it.
The background is a piece of paper from a Watercolor stack from Michaels.
I embossed the background paper but then ran it through again after I embossed it but not inside the folder but underneath it.  This flattens the pattern a bit to
make it have a softer look to it.  The "you're the best" is also a Unity stamp from the Butterflies & Sunbeams set.

Thanks for taking the time to spot by and take a peek at my blog.

Challenges entered:
Unity Stamps Facebook page - use an Angie girl
Tuesday Morning Sketches - sketch - ends 5/27
Elliebelle's Crafting - girls & ladies - ends 5/31
Crafty Creations - anything goes - 6/10
Crafty Gals Corner  - anything goes - ends 6/5

May 20, 2018

Comfort and Peace

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Today I have a card to share with you that I made following the
sketch this week over at The Outlawz Wednesday sketch

Here is the sketch for this week.

I used some single sheet paper for the script part and the bottom I embossed with a Darci embossing folder.  The
center was stamped using a couple Unity stamps.  Luckily I
didn't need a sympathy card right now but it is always nice
to have handy when you do it.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

May 16, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi all, I have a quick card to post for you today.

I was messing around with my Distress Oxide inks and made the
paper to look like water.

The fish is from NitWits "From the Sea" collection.  I just imported it into Design Space and cut it out using my Explore.  The bubbles are a stamp from Designs by Ryn you can check it out HERE.  I love how real they look.  Then the Sentiment stamp is from Rubbernecker Stamps.
That is it, came out pretty cute.
Thanks for taking a minute to check out my blog.
Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Animals in or by the water

April 26, 2018

WOW - Long time no Post

Hello, I had no idea it has been nearly month since I posted
on my blog till my sister-in-law asked if something was wrong.

So today I will share a couple cards with you that are along
the same color scheme.

The first one I used some paper, for the squares that I had 
colored or created using Distress Inks.
I cut the squares using a stitched die and mounted them on black. 
The bow I cut using my Cricut Explore, and the background I embossed
using a Spellbinder 3D folder called Cane Weave.
I love how the embossing looks.

This next card I used up a lot of scraps on.
The background I had made using scraps of paper from the
CTMH paper pack Laughing Lola.  I had put the background together a few years ago and it had been sitting on my desk waiting for me to create
something with it.
The feather is a Unity Stamp designed by Gina K.  I was following a sketch so I added the 3 buttons along the side of the image and then stamped the
happy birthday on a banner.

So there you go, now you know I am still around just didn't sit down and type up a post.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.

March 30, 2018

A Baseball Birthday

Two happy things happen this week.
Baseball season starts and it is my hubby's birthday.
He loves baseball and nearly had a chance to play
professional but I guess it was not meant to be.
So I made him a baseball birthday card.
When I saw this sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches
I knew it would be perfect for his birthday card.

I had found this Arizona Diamondbacks a year or so ago so
I just used it as the background.  The baseball was cut using
my Cricut Explore and the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.
The happy birthday was cut and written with the Explore also. 
The panel across the card I embossed using a Teresa Collins
embossing folder.  That is it, it was a pretty simple card.
Thanks for stopping by have a great weekend and a
very Happy Easter.

March 18, 2018

Spring Birthday - Distress Oxides

Hi, today I have a card to share with you that I created
following the sketch this week at

Here is the sketch.

I thought this looked like a fun sketch to create.
I love to create my own background paper using various mediums
and lately, I got the urge to place with my Distress Oxides. 

So using some Bristol paper I made a piece of paper using Oxides
in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.
I love this combination of colors.  I made a larger piece so that I could
just cut off a panel for this card but still have the rest of the paper to use on another card.  
The colors reminded me of Easter but I didn't want to make an Easter
card because I probably would not use it as I don't send out
Easter cards.
The purple edge I made using one of my Fiskars punches.  The purple
circle is a Unity stamp that I stamped using Catherine Pooler
ink Sweet Sixteen and then hand cut it out.  The sentiment is
also a Unity stamp.  Cp inks are the greatest.
  The butterfly is from Stampin up that
is a 3 step stamp, so I used the same colors as I used on the panel.

Well I am just getting this one in under the wire at
MFT Sketch Challenge so I better get this posted.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Challenge entered:
a2z Scrapbooking - anything goes - ends 3/31
A Inky Mess - anything goes with mixed media - ends 3/24
Always a Happy Birthday - Birthday anything goes - ends 3/30

March 15, 2018

Sending Birthday Wishes X 2

Hello, hope everyone is doing well and avoiding the
icky stuff that is going around.  I have been lucky (knock on wood)
and have avoided it so far, my hubby not so lucky he has
been sick this week.

Well on to my cards, I have a couple of birthday cards to
share with you today both using the same
greeting stamp.

This one I used papers from a stack I have had for years
that has coordinating colors and patterns.  Makes it easier to
pick out papers.  The oval was cut with a die, the butterfly was a
punch and the vine is a die and stamp from one of the 
Stamp of Approval boxes.  

I created this card using Altenew flowers stamps with matching dies.
These flower stamps are a 3 layer stamp process, I love that it makes the flowers more dimensional.  The background I made using a stencil and some
Catherine Pooler Garden Party ink.  

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my cards today.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Creations - anything goes - ends 3/26
Creative Moments - anything goes - ends 3/19
Inspiration Destination - anything goes - ends 3/27

March 6, 2018

Hello, today I have a couple cards to share with you 
that came from 2 different sheets of 
K & Company paper from the Floral Dreams stack.  This is one
of my favorite K&Company stacks. 

Here is the first of the two cards.
 I made this card following a sketch, so when I cut the two pieces
of background paper on an angle, I thought well I may as
well, make another card right way with the other 2 pieces.
This one I used a couple Gina K stamps, for the flowers and the sentiment.
I colored the flowers with my Copic markers and die cut them out
using a Spellbinder die.

And here is the second one using those leftover papers.
I stamped the flower using a Stampin Up stamp and
then colored it using my Zig Clean Color pens.  The flower and the
circle sentiment was cut using a Gina Marie die.

I really like the way both of these turned out.  I am thinking this may be a great
idea to mass produce some Christmas cards this year.  I think I may
have to make a couple soon so I don't forget.

Thanks for stopping to take a peak.

March 5, 2018

Noah's Ark by Rick St Dennis

Hi, I am back to share my card for this months

This month our sponsor is Rick St Dennis you can see all his images HERE at his on-line shop. 

Here is my card.
This is one of the images we got to work with.
I have to say is not one of my finest.  I am not too happy with how it turned
out, maybe I will try to color is again using Copics, this one was done
with my Polychromo pencils.  
If I do color another one I will come back here and post it.

Well, you have until the end of the month to join in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.