Monday, March 19, 2018

Cards in Envy - No Patterned Paper

For this week's challenge at Cards in Envy, the challenge is No Patterned Paper (Make a card WITHOUT any patterned paper).  You can see the challenge here. All cards must fit into a standard size envelope for easy mailing. 

This card was really fun to make. I made the background using Oxide inks and splashes of water on watercolor paper. I then water-colored my whale and die cut him out. I stamped the waves in Oxide inks (that's the beauty of Oxide inks vs Distress inks, you can stamp directly into the Oxide inks and it comes out beautiful). I fussy cut the waves and adhered it onto the card.

Stamps by Memory Box

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Rock Painting Event

We had a rock painting event this weekend at our local Lowe's Foods. We had about 25 people come out, young and old. It was a lot of fun!  We are already talking about doing it again next month :).

Here are some pics I took:

We got to sit at a huge picnic type bench table and paint rocks
for 2 hours. It was fun meeting everyone in our
Harrisburg + Rock group on Facebook.

We supplied all the rocks, paints, and brushes.
A lot of shoppers just "stopped" by while
doing their grocery shopping.

The final rocks the adults and kids painted.
I demo'd how to use Modge Podge using
fabric and napkins and they all
seemed to really love that.(I think I
missed about 10 more rocks)

Hard at work

I painted the chick on the left and a little
girl wanted to make one just like it. She
did an excellent job making hers.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy Easter tag!

I decided to make some Easter tags this year for some of my stamping friends, instead of an actual Easter card. I love these tag die cuts by Avery Elle. I stamped the bunny, then colored him with Copic markers and added some washi tape underneath the cute little guy. I stamped the sentiment using my Hero Arts individual letters to spell out HAPPY EASTER.

I am entering this in the following challenge:

Crafty Calendar - Tags
City Crafter - Bunny
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but Square
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday
Simon Says Stamp - Easter
Moving Along with the Times - Easter

Bunny by Inky Antics
Sentiment by Hero Arts (individual letters)

Friday, March 16, 2018

I love mom

I was so excited when I found this set at Hobby Lobby marked down to $2.50 (original price was $9.99) by Hampton Art. Its one of those multi-step stamps that you have to stamp parts of the bird in 3 different colors. I had never tried this before but I love how it came out. Sending this out to a cute mom who is like a "real mom" to me for Mother's Day.

Crazy4Challenges - Chicken or bird
Little Red Wagon - Family
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds

Flamingo by Hampton Art
Sentiment by American Crafts

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mother's Day

Crazy 4 Challenges - Chicken or any bird
Shopping Our Stash - Put a Bird on It
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birds
Cardz 4 Galz - Beach or Nautical

Stamps by Avery Elle

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hello Sunflowers

I love this girl by Unity Stamps. I am sending to a girl who's having a tough time. Hopefully it will cheer her up.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends - For a Special Lady
SheepSki Designs - Flowers
Stinkin Inkers - Wishy Washi

Stamp by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Love * Respect * Trust * Compassion

I needed some everyday cards to have on hand - just in case I need a card to send. And this is what I came up with. I love this stamp by Impression Obsession. I watercolored the background using Tim Holtz Oxide inks - the sky was done using Salty Ocean and the grass was done using Lucky Clover. I colored the flower, stems, leaves and hearts with my Tombow markers.

SheepSki Designs - Flowers
Crafty Friends - For a Special Lady
Kitty Bee Designs - In the Garden

Stamp by Impression Obsession