Saturday, February 6, 2016

{SS} Surfs Up

Morning- It's my turn to post over at the SweetStamps Blog today. 
We've been experiencing very weird weather patterns here in California.  It's a bit frustrating because it does not feel like we had a winter at all, but I am so ready for Summer to be here.  

So before I move into my card today, I want to remind you to check out January's release HERE!!

For my card today, I used Splish Splash 6x6 stencil and distress ink markers Peacock Feathers and Broken China to create the background.  Once the background was dried, I used Star Dust Glitter Glue to accent the tips of the drops.   This surfboard bear is from the Beach Bears collection.  I colored the image using the same watercolor paper as the stenciled background.  I then used gamsol to give it a more smooth finish. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 
See you back tomorrow! 


Saturday, January 30, 2016

{SS} Happy Day Wishes

Good morning everyone.
Chiming in a little late this week.  Trying to get back in the groove and find my mojo spirit. 
Do you ever sit at your desk and just stare at your supplies?
When I get crafters block, I turn to my distress inks. 
With no plan in mind, without a guide, I just color, blend, spritz until something clicks. 

So before I move into my card today, I want to remind you to check out January's release HERE!!

So for my card today, I am playing with my distress inks. 
I used the following colors on my card today: 

I painted my Piccolo: Cock A Doodle Do with black gesso and simply laid it on top of the colored background.  I then stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink. 

I would like to participate in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by today. 
See you back tomorrow! 


Saturday, January 9, 2016

{SS} Watercolor Poppies

Good morning!!
Do you set New Year resolutions?
I did!! I created a few for my personal life and also my hobby! I have a very unorganized room right now and TONS of bins with supplies, that I need to start purging.  So that is one of my goals!  To purge half of the things I have in bins before the end of the year.  That doesn't sound too hard I know, but I am being very realistic; especially in finding the time to do so!  

Sorry to be rambling today.   :) 
Remember to check out January's release HERE!!

So today, I created a simple card using Poppy Garden
I've had this stamp for awhile now and I feel guilty for not ever using it!! 
I stamped the image onto Tim Holtz Watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo black ink.
As you can see, the black bled out a little when on contact with water.  This started to bother me a little, but water coloring is NOT to be perfect.  I'm having to learn to let go of the control embedded from using Copic markers.   I then pulled out my Peerless swatches and colored using a water brush. I used "hi" from the Simple Greeting stamp set.

I would like to share in the following challenges: 

Thanks for stopping by today. 
See you back tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

{FTH} If you NEVER chase your dreams..

Morning everyone-
I am stopping by to share a card I made for this weeks challenge over @ From the Heart Stamps. 

Since the boys had a 3-week vacation, I didn't have too much time crafting.  I did, however; manage to compile a stash of stamps I will be selling.  With such limited time these days, I've realized that I won't be able to use all that I have in this lifetime!!  hehe  It's a lot, just ask my hubby! 

So I just LOVE this weeks sketch challenge and I just LOVE how the card came together. 
For my card today, I used Wind Blown Penguin
I used the sentiment :
"If you never chase your DREAMS, you'll never catch them"
Along with the balloons that the penguin is holding!! 

Here is this weeks sketch challenge w/ a tWiSt, which by the way is:
Black, white, plus one more color.

Hope you will find some time to join us this week. 
I would like to participate in the following challenge(s):

Sunday, January 3, 2016

{SS} Lovely Owl

Morning again! 
Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at SweetStamps. 
This month's theme is "ANYTHING GOES" 
I am showcasing yet another adorable image from January's release. 
This set is called "Owlways Have My Heart"
If you haven't seen the new stamps sets, check them out HERE!!
Super cute right? 
I have a thing for owls.. and this little sweetie has been added to the list of favorites! 
The card is very simple, just wanted to keep the focus on the gorgeousness!! 

Here is a product list of goodies used, that can be found at the SweetStamps shop:

Thanks for stopping by today. 
See you back tomorrow! 


Saturday, January 2, 2016

{SS} Happy Couple

Good morning everyone, Nazeema here!! 
First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Can you believe it...2016!!  
Speaking of which, SweetStamps has an AWESOME release!!!
Have you had a chance to check them out??
Check it out HERE!!
OMG... I want them all.... I think I will be getting them all!!  hehe

So today, I created a simple card using Happy Together Couple
Cute right?!?!?  I adore this image!!!  

Used a lot of fun stuff on this card, here is a product list:

Thanks for stopping by today. 
See you back tomorrow! 


Friday, December 25, 2015

{SS} Stencils in the Kitchen

Morning Sweeties! 
I hope that you all had amazing Christmas with all your loved ones yesterday.
We still have a few more families to visit during the holidays, but I've enjoyed every moment of it.

We never show up empty handed to our visits, so I have a little baking machine this year. 
I even attempted to make my first Tiramisu cake!   The attempt was not difficult, it was the waiting to taste it that was. I wanted to let it chill for 8 hours or overnight!!  
So I once I completed assembling the cake, the top looks rather bland and I could have just sprinkled cocoa powder, but I wanted it to look pretty!!
I went into my craft room and located my envelopes of SweetStamps Stencils. 
I wanted to use a Star stencil, but I could not find it!!  Happens everytime!  :) 
I laid the SweetStamps Encircled Diamonds on top of the Tiramisu and sprinkled the cocoa powder, using a shifter over top of the stencil.
I did get a little heavy handed on a few spots, but overall the Tiramisu looked AMAZING. 
So make sure to remember all your craft tools when in the kitchen baking.
AND I am happy to report that it was also VERY DELICIOUS!!!  :) 

Before I log off, wanted to you remind you that we still have 2 open challenges going on:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!