Saturday, December 16, 2017

Christmas Treats

I couldn't resist creating another snarky holiday card--gotta snark while the snarkin's good!  I wanted to play with the SOSS V is for Vegan challenge which is all about our animal friends.  I wonder if some of them see us in the same light. LOL.

I'm entering this in Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #99 V is for Vegan, The Male Room #75 Christmas/Winter , Naughty or Nice #46 Holiday Sentiment

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Jawsome, Hero Arts Off-Beat Holiday Messages, Copics, Waffle Flower The Season, Memento Bahama and Tuxedo Black, MFT Beast Friends (hat)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Vintage Snow Peoples

Thanks to Lenae for letting me borrow the AE Frosty Friend set.  Love!  This time when I used the 3D embossing folder, I used the back side so it's deeply impressed.  I'm deeply impressed too!

I'm entering this in Cardz 4 Guyz #184 Snowman, Winter Wonderland Anything Goes Christmas

The Details:  Avery Elle Frosty Friends, Sizzix Snowflake Embossing Folder, Authentique Alpine 6x6 Paper, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Season's Greetings from One Manatee to Another

I'm on a nautical kick right now.  More to come!

I'm entering this in CASology #278 Gray

The Details:  Hero Arts Manatee, Waffle Flower The Season, Memento Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue, Avery Elle Snow Die, Versafine Onyx Black, MFT Beast Friends (hat), Copics

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


I had a great time with some crafty gal pals this past weekend. Lots of fun and laughter and not getting the make n takes done.  LOL.  Thanks to Kimberly for the stamp borrow.  So cute!

I'm entering this in Merry Monday #269 Colors, Simon Says Wednesday Stitch It, Addicted to Stamps and More #272 Make Your Mark, CAS on Friday #122 Christmas

The Details:  Impress Holiday Shopping Stamp, Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings (sentiment), Uni-Ball white pigment pen, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Vintage Llama

I worked up this card using a few of the elements Amy had brought along to our Saturday crafty gathering as a tag make 'n' take which I converted to a card. There's so much I love about this one!

I'm entering this in Fab n Funky #374 All Tied Up, Naughty or Nice #46 Season's Greetings
Shopping Our Stash #333 Let's Play Tag

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Fa La Llama, Authentique Alpine 6x6 Paper, Recollections llama paper, Versamark, Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, PTI vellum, gold washi, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wobble Bear

This card uses a background that was a total accident.  I was trying to get a slightly different shade of purple so was sponging it again when I realized I had shifted the stencil a bit. Well, one thing led to another and next thing you know I had a cool dimensional effect.  The skiing bear is, of course, on a wobble, but you don't need to wobble it to make it look like the card is in motion.  Tee hee!

I'm entering this in SIP #128 Let It Snow, Shopping Our Stash #332 I Like to Move It


The Details:  MFT Skisons Seasons, Newton's Nook Snowflake stencil, Lawn Fawn plaid paper, wool felt, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Mini Wobble, Distress Inks

CDD December Release Recap

Today I'm recapping the Craftin Desert Diva goodies I showcased last week now that they're available in the shop. It's fun to be teased with what's coming but even more fun to be able to shop!

In my first card, I stamped a few extra hearts and the sentiment from Hugs and Kisses before impressing the largest of the Nested Hearts Dies. I love the effect!  And I love the effect of having some of the heart bubbles in the background so it appears they're floating away. So very cute!

In this card I did direct to stencil inking with Versamark, leaving the corner of the  Hearts Galore Stencil  more or less bare for the sentiment. The combo of the warm gold and red wows me. Even better tho is the contrast of the gold mirror cardstock Nested Hearts Die against the matte gold embossing. Yum! And what a perfectly simple and elegant frame for the Better Together image!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Better Together, Nested Heart Dies and Hearts Galore Stencil, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Red Geranium and Princess Gold Embossing Powders, Recollections Gold Mirror Board

With this card I wanted to experiment with Distress Oxides. I usually create my galaxy backgrounds using multiple layers of watercolor but this proved even easier!  I sponged an initial layer down on navy cardstock then spattered with Copic Opaque White for stars. I then sponged again with brighter tones to create a nebula. I spattered again to create added depth--some of the stars as seen through the nebula and some closer. Cool!  I was able to emboss the sentiment and rub some of the Oxide off for emphasis then it was a quick pop up of the Far Out astronaut (astro-yes!) to finish the card.

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Far Out, Versamark, Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder, Copics, Copic Opaque White, Memento Tuxedo Black