Monday, June 25, 2018

Beach Herd

This totally didn't start out this way, I swear.  I was picturing a couple or three critters but next thing you know I had filled nearly the entire card.  At least I left a little strip for the beach. LOL.

It was challenging to color all the different shades of gray for the ellies. All that gray was so very gray I'm glad for the pops of color with the accessories and purple hippos.  I had planned to do some punny sentiment with the herd of hippos and elephants which is why I left out the rhinos (a bunch of rhinos is a crash).  Of course, I didn't even use that idea!

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Beach Day, Your Next Stamp Aloha and Spectacular Phoebe and Friends, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Underwater Goodbye

Remember the other day I said people in my office are leaving for other opportunities?  Yep.  Another one.  This guy is outdoorsy so I created a bright, happy underwater scene, using the wheel sentiments to illustrate various goodbyes and thank yous.

As an FYI on the Reveal Wheel, I find it much easier to use a pinhole to exactly determine where the center of the mechanism should go.  In this case, the scuba diver covers it.  On my chihuahua card, the hole is just visible but doesn't bother me one whit.

Hmm, I must say I love the color palette of this card--so vibrant and yet a little different from my other underwater scenes with the purple and, of course, the yellow frame.

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #297 Make Your Mark, Simon Says Wednesday Bright and Cheerful, Fusion Primary Bookcase (photo colors), Watercooler Wednesday #175 Masculine Anything Goes

The Details: Lawn Fawn You Are Sublime, Reveal Wheel Sentiments, Reveal Wheel Die and Speech Bubble Add-on, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater, Distress Oxides, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Taco Wednesday

I was inspired by a couple of CAS challenges last night to whip out this little number. What's jumpier than a chihuahua?  They're sooooo cute but I wish they weren't such in-your-face dogs. I suppose I should say in-your-ankles.  I would want a dog that's more of a coach potato.  LOL.

The dog is on a mini wobble, btw.  Even cuter!

I'm entering this in CASology #305 Jumpy and Addicted to CAS #138 Rainbow

The Details:  Hero Arts It’s Fiesta Time, Neat and Tangled Awesome, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, mystery washi

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CDD June Release Recap

My term with CDD ends this month and these are my last cards on the team.  You'll still see some of my cards using CDD products tho!  Btw, I'm doing a CDD giveaway on my IG if you'd like a chance to win some cute!

The Details:  CDD Mermanimals, Jawsome, Ocean Border Dies, Treat Bag Die and Mermaid Tail Dies, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron

The Details:  CDD Fintastic Friends, Merman Lagoon, Scenery Dies, Outdoor Landscape 1 Dies, Distress Oxide Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and Multi Medium Matte

The Details:  CDD Fintastic Friends and Stitched In Circle Dies, Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Monday, June 18, 2018

CDD June Mood Board 2

I'm up on the CDD blog today sharing how I made two different cards using leftovers. That's what I'm talking about!

You have another couple of weeks to join us for the last CDD Moodboard Challenge (you can also tag #cddmonthly to play).

The Details:  CDD Mermaid Tail Dies, Hello Beautiful Dies, Bubblegum Sequins, Fall Harvest Sequins, Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Glossy Accents, Scor-Tape, Wink of Stella, Recollections Snow Glitter Cardstock

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Cards in Envy Feeling Blue and "Distressed"

We start a new Cards in Envy challenge late late tonight my time!  We'd like to see lots of blue Distress Ink/Oxide on your card although I bet we'd not notice if it was some other blue ink!  ;-)

I have had this card in my head for months and months. Seriously. I cut the MB Underwater Collage die out of scrap paper and used the negative as a stencil to create the pool using Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon. Then I colored up the sweet, sweet popsicle floatie image (maybe you guess my favorite fruit flavor is orange?) and plopped her right in the middle.  I few sequin water droplets and the sentiment and I've got the makings for a really cute make n take for my crafty girlfriends.  Woo hoo!

The Details:  Love Cynthia Girls Just Wanna Have Sun, MFT Polynesian Paradise (sentiment), Memory Box Underwater Collage die, Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon, Copics, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Tuxedo Black

Saturday, June 16, 2018

SOSS #112 - Q is for Quote

This round at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #112 we'd like to see a quote on your card. Whatever you like. For my card I (mis)quoted my doctor. You know how you hear what you want to hear? Yeah, totally that! I love the juxtaposition of the calming yoga pose and background against the quote and spatters of blood. I dare you to tell me I'm not reducing stress! LOL.

The Details:  Simon Says Work Out, Riley and Co Funny Bones sentiment, Craftin Desert Divas stencil, Avery Elle Pierced Cloud dies, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber and Salty Ocean, Distress Ink Candied Apple, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics