Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Friends are like flowers ...






I always forget to use my kraft paper that I have so I dug it out for this card and stamped this Unity girl stamp in Versamark ink, then imbossed it in super fine bright white WOW embossing powder. Can I just say I went "WOW" when I did it? I had not tried the WOW brand before and I really like it. It's so much better than the other brands I have gotten at Hobby Lobby.


Delicious Doodles - Colors of Autumn
Addicted to CAS - Friends
Crafting with Dragonflies - Embossing
Stempelgarten - Summertime


Stamps by Unity Stamps

Monday, August 21, 2017

Cards in Envy - Penny for your THOUGHTS

Cards in Envy's second challenge for August is "Penny for your THOUGHTS (use a thought bubble on your card). You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

I have to admit I had to go digging through my stamps for this challenge. Wasn't sure I had any thought bubbles but I did find I had 2 and I thought this one for this dog was perfect for this card.

I hope you'll come play along at Cards in Envy.

Girl with dog by Unity Stamps
Sentiment bubble by Hero Arts

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Life's a Beach!





AAA Cards - Summer Fun
Dragonfly Dreams - Animals
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
Paper Minutes - Summer




Monday, August 7, 2017

Cards in Envy: Bug Me!

Cards in Envy's first challenge for August is "Bug Me" (insects or bugs). You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

For this card, I dug out this caterpillar stamp by AMuse Art Stamps (remember when AMuse were wooden stamps?) I stamped the caterpillar onto the card stock. Then I stamped it a 2nd time onto wax paper and made a mirror image. I rubbed that image onto the paper next to the first caterpillar, creating 2 caterpillars. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment underneath, drew a tiny heart and colored in everything using my Copic markers. I cut it out using a Gina Marie Slash Stitch Rectangle die.

I hope you'll come play along at Cards in Envy.

Caterpillar by Amuse Art Stamps
Sentiment by Hero Arts


Friday, August 4, 2017

I'm excited to be on the Cards in Envy Design Team

I was so excited to be asked to join the Cards in Envy Design Team. Each month we will have 2 challenges, on the first and third Monday. Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations in our challenges twice a month!

Each of the cards have to be eligible for "first class mail" and the card can not be any thicker than 1/4". 

The next challenge is set to start Monday, August 7th. Check out the blog here.




Monday, July 31, 2017

Stamping on a rock

I recently found a hidden rock at a free library stand and I joined the facebook group where the person who hid the rock was from. I used stazon ink to stamp my image onto the rock and then colored it with acrylic paints (which I already had in my stash). Its fun hiding them and seeing if anyone in your group finds them.

Always Fun Challenges - Anything But a Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Stamp by Stampabilities
Painted with acrylic paints,
then added a sealant before hiding
outside for someone to find

Friday, July 28, 2017

Got Ice Cream?

I bought these Nuvo drops at my stamp store a few weeks ago. I only bought one color but I think I would like more :).

Aud Sentiments - No sentiment on card
C.R.A.F.T. - Summer
Stinkin Inkers - Summer Heat
Do-Al(l) Creatives - Cool/Wet