Saturday, May 14, 2016

{SS} Happy Birthday w/ Hanging Fuchsia

Happy gloomy Saturday!!  Love the overcast weather, great day to spend outside doing some yard work!!!  My middle boy LOVES veggies and I mean LOVES!!!  He eats tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers right off the tree/vine!  A few months back his class visited a local farm, where they got to pick veggies like carrots, beets, and sugar snap peas!   He loved the sugar snap peas that we planted the seeds they give him and this plant is well over 4 feet tall!!!  This morning we found the first peas!!  Very exciting!!

I've been loving playing with my embossing paste on my cards and I hope you don;t get tired of seeing them!!  One this card I used white embossing paste and re-inkers to create the colored background!!  Very little goes a long way, remember that if you decide to try this technique out! 
Colored the image with Zig Clean Brush Markers again!  :)  Loving them very much!! 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:
Simple Greeting Sentiment  (Happy Birthday)

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Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Sunday, May 1, 2016

{SS} Wild Roses Mixed Media Tag

Thank you so much for peeking in today... I know that I've been really quiet lately and it's all for good reasons I promise you!  I was delighted to finally get some crafty time in this weekend, as I have missed not being able to craft. 
I am so impressed with myself this week.  I had no idea of where this project was going, but I just went with it and I have to admit it felt good!!  ;)
I played with my zig markers and I still haven't gotten the hang of them, but I will say that I just love how bright the colors are. I tried a few different techniques on all the flowers, so if they don't all look the same that is why. 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:

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Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Friday, April 8, 2016

{SS} Eskimo Folklore

Morning everyone. 
Today I am sharing a card made with the beautiful quote from the Eskimo Folklore stamp set.  
I have a hard time with sympathy cards, not making them, just finding the right words. 
That is why I love the sentiment because you can use it on the front of a card like I have or on the inside. 

I created the background using Tim Holtz distress inks: 
Then I lightly misted the watercolor paper, so that colors would blending, but not too much water.  I didn't want them to run into one another too much. 

I then took my Tim Holtz Splatter brush and Lumin-Arte: Heavenly White, to give it some shimmery splotched.  Stamped the scroll star stamp with pigment ink. 

The sentiment is embossed using SweetStamps Detailed White embossing powder on Parchment paper.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today! 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

{FTH} My last DT Post

Hi everyone-
Today is my DT post with From the Heart Stamps.  This isn't a goodbye forever, I will be back!!!  
There is a lot going on a personal level that I need to put 110% effort into and I am not giving my DT responsibilities the attention it deserves! :(    However; like I said, I will be back.  I love FTH images... Faith is an AMAZING friend to have and I am so glad for all the support she and the rest of the team have given me. 

So I must share a few images before saying goodbye.

I am loving this new Digging Dog image.  My seven-month-old pup is doing that right now to our yard and it's very frustrating.  I have no idea of how to get her to stop!  She has plenty of toys to play with!  So not sure of what else to do, but just give her big hugs!  :)

Two of my favorite things to color; joined together in one image!!!  Bunny and Butterflies is my favorite new release image!!!  I followed this weeks sketch and "twist" to create this fun and simple card.   Lots of masking, sponging and glitter!!!  :) 

Even though I won't be on the team,  I will still be joining in on the Stamp of the Month Challenge!! 
I can create a card a month right?!?!  We will see!!  :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you all soon again! 

Hugs and see you later. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

{SS} Wooden Chick Tags

Happy Easter everyone!!! 
Hope you have a fun-filled weekend planned with lots of CANDY and LOVE and LAUGHTER! 
This year we bought some See's Candies thru my son's school and I love the pretty Easter paper, but it was just lacking a little something!   So I turned to my supplies for a little help. 

I had so much fun making these wooden tags. 
Here is a picture tutorial on how I achieved it. 
Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa
Wooden Tags 
Stamps: Bunny and Chicks Circles

I bought the wooden tags from Michaels, during Christmas, not sure if they still have them, but there are lots of other companies that make them too.   I took the black round sticker off and lightly sanded it, to give it a smoother surface.   Then I stamped the image using the Memento ink and I held it in place for about 15 seconds, that way the wood would soak up the ink. 

Then I colored them using Prismacolor pencils.   I only used three colors and not a lot of pressure was needed when applying color.  Just remember to color with the grain of the wood first and then go back and fill in the gaps, once the first layer has been applied. 

Here is a close up of one of the tags.

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 Happy Easter and thank you for stopping by today! 


Saturday, March 19, 2016

{SS} Peep Peep

Morning sweeties. 
Easter is right around the corner and I love having the perfect stamps from SweetStamps to create those special cards!! 

So, while you are still playing with March's release...Did see April's release!!??
24 brand spanking new sets!!! 
OMG...They are so cute and I mean REALLY CUTE!!!
Check them out HERE

For my card today, I am using Easter Baskets, which was released sometime last year.
The image has been colored using Copics and then used a die cut to create the shape it's in. 
I adhered some fun foam behind the image before applying it to the card base.  Once the card was completely assembled, I added glitter glue (Stardust) to the edge of the white base and the purple bow.   (**The inside of card says: Happy Easter)

Hope you've enjoyed my card today, as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.
Until next time.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

SweetStamps March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweeties March Release Blog Hop!!

Be sure to check out all of our March stamps here.
The DT Sweeties have created some awesome projects showcasing some of the new sets!!  There is no doubt in my mind, that you won't find at least 2 or more favorites!!  :) 

You should have arrived her from the SweetStamps blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the SweetStamps Blog to start at the beginning!Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!

 Prize information: 1) On the SS Blog, you have a chance at winning any new March stamp set along with a $10 Gift Certificate for the SS store.  2) On the DT Sweetie Blogs,  you have a chance at winning a 4x4 stamp from March's Release!!!  So there are a few chances for winning!!!

So for my card today, I am using St. Patrick's Day PartyI really like this set!!!  It just screams PARTY!!! What I love most are the accent stamps that come in the set!!  I love creating my own background paper and these small stamps are PERFECT for doing so.  I used the 4-leaf clover to create my card, stamping it with Shades Ink: French Roast and coloring it in with my Copic markers.  I then embossed the image with Fantasy Gold.  Just to add a little more pizazz, I added Shamrock glitter glue to the center of all the clovers. Thanks for stopping by!  

Your next stop in the hop is Kel's Blog! We hope you are inspired all along the way!

Check out all of SweetStamps "SWEET" goodies here!

Happy Hopping!!!
I would like to enter the following challenges: 
Brown Sugar Challenge #189
Double "D" Challenge