Thursday, September 16, 2021

BPD - Follow That Star

I was inspired by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown September Color Challenge as I was designing for an upcoming BPD post over the weekend. Those blues really spoke to me.  You best check me for fever because pink and orange are my usual favs!

I've never tried doing ombre with powdered watercolors (Lindy's Magicals used here) and am very pleased with the results. Just dreamy.

  • BPD String Art Nativity Star
  • Memory Box Delicate Pastel Glitter Paper
  • BPD Christmas Ornament & Labels
  • BPD Dazzle Mini Frame Layer A
  • Lindy's Magicals: Sassy Sapphire, Hydrangea Blue, Stormy Sky (flat)
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bloom with Grace

I feel a bit boastful to say this card is amazing but, damn it, it is!  It turned out exactly like I pictured in my head, minus the smudges in the upper left and lower right corners.  Hmm, although that's not uncommon for my cards so I shouldn't be surprised with the smudgies!  LOL.

I used the Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petals stencil with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina on a pale aqua cardstock. I spattered that with Distress Oxide Black Soot and Carved Pumpkin as well as Copic Opaque White and a bit of water.

I then stamped the Pinkfresh Studio Be Strong images with Versafine Onyx Black and watercolored them with Zig Real Brush Markers. I used a few Copics on the backside of the acetate foiled with the Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies image.  I nestled the embossed sentiment among the blooms and called it done. Oh, wait, almost done--had to add some sequins!


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

BPD - Thanksgiving Mandala

I'm excited to announce I've joined the Birch Press Design team!  Woo hoo!!  Head on over to the BPD blog and read more about my first project.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

ATCAS #206 - Leaf

It's time for the latest Addicted to CAS #206 Leaf challenge. Come play along with us!

I put on a pair of my beloved Costco disposal gloves, available again after a COVID hiatus, and dabbed Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl DeceptionAlchemy, and Sublime Inks directly onto the Honey Bee Stamps Maple Leaf. I love how that turned out!


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

What Do Penguins Say?

Aren't these Avery Elle Christmas Critters penguins adorable? I was making some cards for one of my DTs and made an extra for the heck of it.  How could I not?  So much cuteness!


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Squirrels for Your Birthday

Fall birthdays are so fun to design for--could it be because fall is my favorite season?! Mayyyybe.

This card was easy to work up.  I used Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6 Paper for the background and the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape.

Once I colored up and positioned the Lawn Fawn Let's Go Nuts images (soooo cute!), I stamped the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banner.  Notice the banner's orange shadow?  That's also Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6 Paper.

  • Lawn Fawn Let's Go Nuts (SBC, SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Landscape (SBC, SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banners (SBC, SBP)
  • Lawn Fawn Into the Woods 6x6 Paper (SBC, SBP)

Monday, September 6, 2021

DB - The Witches

Are you a fan of Halloween? Join me and my coven of fans over on the Doodlebugs WA blog to read how I made these cute coordinating cards.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

HLS Christmas - Non-Traditional

I used purple and green for the background, rather unusual I think and perfect for sheep who prefer Easter over Christmas any day. LOL.

I love their expressions.  And, those sentiments about kill me--so funny and cute!

I hope to see you playing along with us this month!


SOSS #193 - P for Paper Piecing

These little ladies crack me up and are soooo me (and my snarky sistahs, of course!).  Come join us for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #193 P for Paper Piecing.