Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hello, Sweet Cheeks

I have had this idea in my head for quite a while and was so glad when I saw the SOSS F is for Farm Life.  Kiss this, sisters!  LOL.  I'm planning to use this as a Valentine's Day card.  Tee hee!

I'm entering this in The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #102 F is for Farm Life, CAS on Friday #125 Color Me Pretty, SIP #134 Colors

The Details:  Love Cynthia Happy Pals, CZ Design Hello You, Lawn Fawn Picket Fence and Grassy Border, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter, Copics

Monday, January 29, 2018

CDD January Mood Board 3

Well, poo, this is my last card for the CDD January Social Media Challenge Mood Board (tag #cddchallenge to play). I can't believe the month has flown by so quickly. Wait, yes, I can!  

This time I chose a cozy paper to create a snowbank using the Outdoor Landscape 1 Dies hill and had the Craftin Desert Divas Skating By bear gliding by with his penguin buddy.  They're so precious! I love how he seems to be peering out of the card at you.  

To keep with the more muted tones, I stamped the sentiment with dark blue. Super cozy!

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Skating ByOutdoor Landscape 1 Dies, Authentique Alpine 6x6 Paper, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue

Friday, January 26, 2018

Guesting at CAS on Friday

I'm super excited to be guesting over at CAS on Friday for Challenge #125 Use Markers or Pencils.  Thanks for having me!

Notice I'm still working up holiday cards as often as I can? Woo hoo!  I masked the Pix sisters and colored them all Pantone 2018 purple with some fuschia thrown in because that's how this bright girl rolls. I thought the background too too white in the photo portion so stenciled it lightly with snowflakes. Much better.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Layer It Up, Watercooler Wednesday 154 All About Christmas

The Details:  Mama Elephant Pix's Happy Holiday and Photo Bomb dies, Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings and small photo die (I think), Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Newton's Nook Snowfall Stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Clarity Brush

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Celebrate the Season

Experimenting with creating snowy hill layers. I haven't used the Martha Stewart punch in ages and had forgotten how much I like it. I love regular dies but sometimes using that punch is therapeutic!

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Layer It Up, Watercooler Wednesday #154 All About Christmas

The Details: Right at Home Peace Love Joy, Martha Stewart branch punch, Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper, Versafine Onyx Black, various Distress Oxides, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die

Monday, January 22, 2018

A Portrait of My Grandma

Another of my beloved Lil' Inker Seasons Greetings cards.  This would be perfect for our neighbor who is a vet. And apparently reminds me of my great-grandma with that wallpaper. LOL.

I'm entering this in Winter Wonderland Embossing, Simon Says Wednesday Add a Sentiment,

The Details: Lil' Inker Seasons Greetings, Zigs, Versafine Onyx Black, Wink of Stella Gold, Versamark, Ranger red embossing powder, Marvy Uchida Snow Marker, DCWV Paper

Friday, January 19, 2018


Have you seen this die from Lil' Inkers?  I had to have it!  So cute and clever with lots and lots of design possibilites.  I went ultra simple here with an iridescent ink tree ring (I wish you could see it!) and Rudolph. Done!

I'm entering this in Color Throwdown #476Simon Says Wednesday Add a Sentiment, Watercooler Wednesday #153 Masculine Anything Goes

The Details:  Concord and Ninth Tree Ring, Lil' Inker Noel die, Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dot, Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue ink, PTI kraft cardstock

Monday, January 15, 2018

CDD January Release Recap

The CDD January release is now available in the store and it's ever so so so cute!  I've created a few more projects showcasing the stamps and dies and cannot wait to create more!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

The DetailsSweetest BirthdayParty Time StencilParty Border DiesStitched In Circle DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackUni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen, Copics

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Patterned Paper

The DetailsGet WellNested Hearts DiesFancy Frames DiesFlag Banner DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx BlackUni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen, Copics

I'm entering this in Naughty or Nice #47 Celebrate

The Details: Crabby CrittersParty Border DiesFancy Frames DiesOutdoor Landscape 2 DiesDistress OxideMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx Black, Copics

 Crabby Critters

 Get Well

 Sweetest Birthday

 Party Border Dies

 Nested Heart Dies

 Outdoor Landscapes 2 Dies

 Fancy Frame Dies

 Stitched In Circles Dies

 Flag Banner Dies

 Party Time Stencil

 Distress Oxides

 Memento Tuxedo Black
 Versafine Onyx Black

 Uni-ball Gel Pen

CDD January Moodboard 2

Happy birthday, lil' sis!  I made this super cute and fun card for her and someday will even mail it.  LOL.

I had never made a box card before so it was super helpful that the CDD Box Card Die is so easy to use. I did make a practice box to play around with layout of the critters and scene elements then got right down to business.  I love how it turned out and know my sis will too!
  1. Die cut and assemble box. Scor-Tape is the way to go here.
  2. Die cut and adhere panel facings.
  3. Die cut and trim the scene elements to 2.5 inches in width. This will ensure they fit perfectly in the box.
  4. For the back flap, I cut that out again, sponged it, and extended it taller than the regular flaps so it would stick up and the sentiment could be seen better.
  5. Glitter up the scene elements; note the front hill is cut from glitter paper.
  6. Color and adhere the critters. 

I used the current CDD Social Media Moodboard as inspiration. Tag #cddmonthly to play along!

The Details:  CDD Holiday SweatersYeti FunYeti to PartyScenery DiesFall Border DiesScene Builder DiesBox DieScor-TapeRanger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Mystery purple plaid paper, Gina K Designs Blizzard 6x6 Paper, Doodlebug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter, Ranger Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cards in Envy Tuxedo

Time for another Cards in Envy challenge! 2018 is zipping by already!  This time we ask that you use black AND white on your card. A challenge for me as you know I love my colors.

I went modern holiday for my card and love how it turned out. The glitter adds just the right amount of glam. So pretty!

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Winter Village, Craftin Desert Divas Fall Borders, Versamark, Ranger White Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Ranger Stickles

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gray Skies

I'm guesting over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers where the theme for the current challenge is T for Technique.  Just showcase a technique you haven't used in a while or your favorite one and you're all good.

I'm showcasing a gelli print technique I haven't used in a good long while and mixing it up by using a rubber stamp to impress the Seattle skyline.  The background is so bold I left the image plain jane with the spot of yellow for the raincoat.  So needed here in Seattle.  The snarky sentiment, unfortunately, is so true too.  LOL.

I hope you'll play along at the Sisterhood. Who doesn't love some snark?

The Details: Liquitex Basics Arylic Paint, Speedball Brayer, Impress Seattle Skyline stamp, Brutus Monroe Be Unique, Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink, Copic Y11-17, Strathmore Mixed Media paper, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memory Box Long Stem Lavender die, Uniball white pigment pen

Friday, January 12, 2018

CDD January Release Day 5

We're on day 5 of the CDD January release which means you'll be able to grab everything you've seen this week at 3pm EST! Woo hoo!

I used the Get Well set to decorate a tissue box to give to a sick friend but then I got sick and had to use them myself. Poor us!  At least I get to look at cute things as I try to breathe. It will be so good to hear again too!

The Details:  CDD Get Well, Outdoor Landscape 1 DiesScenery DiesMemento Tuxedo BlackRanger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Milk and Cookies, Versamark, Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder, Copics, Puffs Tissues