Friday, July 28, 2017


I saw a rainbow cloud background (can't remember who or where :( but thank you!) and riffed on that with my new Waffle Flowers goodies.  Hooray, indeed!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes and Addicted to Stamps and More #252 Make Your Mark

The Details:  Waffle Flower Hooray and Fruity Thank You (the cat), Waffle Flower Cutaway Alpha, MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil, Recollections Gold Mirror Board, Hai Supply Flower Sequins from Impress, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Worn Liptstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

TIME OUT Reminder

My second card guest designing with TIME OUT! As a reminder, Challenge 88 is Inspired by Words:
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. --Roald Dahl
I focused on the face this time--look at the bliss radiating from mermonkey--so cute.  Some sponging, coloring, spattering, blinging, diecutting--geesh, about everything in this card!  Thanks to my friend, Amy, for helping make my birthday even more special!

The Details:  Waffle Flower Little Mermaids, Neat & Tangled Making Waves die, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Squeezed Lemonade, Versafine Onyx Black, Scor Tape, Doodlebug Spun Sugar Glitter, Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words die

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HUGE Thanks

A quick thank you card for a buddy of mine who loves elephants. The background is both brushed and sponged then spattered with water. I loved the tone of the yellow paper against the purple plus the somewhat tribal pattern.  The grass stamp was different and better than I thought.  I'm going to be using this lots in my scenes!

I'm entering this in SIP #109, City Crafter #372 Something Beginning with S (Silhouette)

The Details: HA Arts June card kit, Pebbles Jen Hadfield Everyday 6x6 paper, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, and Seedless Preserves, Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves, VersaFine Onyx Black, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle die

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TIME OUT Guest Designer

I'm so excited to have won a recent TIME OUT and thus have the opportunity to guest design with them. I love these challenges so what a treat! Woo hoo!!

I do hope you'll join in the current challenge #88 which is Inspired by Words:
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. --Roald Dahl
I pulled in lots of sunshine and good vibes into my card. The lightbeams and waves are stencilled. The sand is gold dotted washi with Stickled sand in the pail. I used a castle die rather than the sand castle that comes with the stamp set so the ellie could peek out and that adorable hippo and her watermelon smile would have a larger backdrop. They kill me with their cuteness!

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Beach Day and Rice Paddies Stencil, sunshine stencil made with my Silhouette, Gina Marie Designs Castle die, Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner die, Ranger Classic Cherry Enamel Accents and Metallic Stickles, Distress Oxide Broken China, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die, Gold Dot washi from Impress

A New Day

A sympathy card for a friend whose mother passed away. I know she knows we're thinking of her.

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #251 Anything Goes, SIP #108 Fabulous Flowers

The Details:  WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquets, Stamplorations New Beginning (sentiment), Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Peerless Watercolors, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Bazzill Fig Swirl Cardstock

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Baby Blue or Pretty Pink

Our Cards in Envy Challenge this round is to create a card using either baby blue or pretty pink. It DOESN'T have to be a baby card which is obviously the route I took.

I sponged the background with Distress Inks and spattered with water.  While that was drying, I colored up the C9 flowers and was a bit taken aback by the vibrancy of the pink but oh how I love it. The mermaid is Love Cynthia colored up with my usual blonde hair and favorite greens for her tail.  One of my favorite parts tho is the land she's sitting on--that's the GMD Mountain Scenery die! You know how I love stretching my supplies!

I'm also loving the Q&C Waves Coverplate--waves obviously but upside down could be clouds. Need to work that up!

The Details: Love Cynthia Just Keep Swimming, Concord & 9th Wildflower, MFT Mermazing, Impress Sequin Flower Kit, Copics, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Gina Marie Designs Mountain Scenes Die, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scor-Tape, Versamark, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Queen & Co Waves Cover Plate Die, Memento Tuxedo Black

Happy Birthday, Millicent!

A cute little birthday card for my friend, Millicent.  I hope your day is full of fun and sunshine!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without Optional Topping,

The Details:  MFT Happy Hippos, Large Cloud Stencil, Happy Birthday Circle Frame, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Copics, Doodlebug Designs Glitter and Sequins, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die