Sunday, September 30, 2018

Cards in Envy - Something Spooky

It's time for a new Cards in Envy challenge!  This time we'd like you to show us something spooky. My card is definitely not too cute to spook but cute in its own way.

I used my new Whimsy set and recreating the scene from Psycho (2, I think) where Norman calls up the stairs for his mother and then she answers back.  Or does she???  Definitely spooky.  The background is one of my Gelli prints; I cut the bats out of that too.  I'll be sending this card to my kid sister as one of our many inside jokes. She will love it!

The Details:  Whismy Stamps Cute But Psycho, Impression Obsession Halloween Hill die, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk Snarky, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Liquitex Acrylic Paints

Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day

Happy National Coffee Day or some such nonsense!

I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #428 Colors, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, and MFT Sketch Challenge #404

The Details:  MFT Fall Friends and Our Story (coffee cup), Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die, Impress Stripes Stamp, Catherine Pooler Inks (background), Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Distress Ink Ground Espresso

Friday, September 28, 2018

Snuggle Season

It's so rare that I use new supplies while they're still new!  I'm pairing the GF Stamptember set along with the latest from TH. And...AND...I'm using a sponged background I didn't like for a sunrise but it's perfect here. Yay, me!

I'm entering this in Watercooler Wednesday #189 All About Holidays, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Winter Wonderland Anything Christmas Goes, Fab n Funky #409 All Creatures Great and Small

The Details:  Stamptember Greeting Farm Winter is Here, Tim Holtz Swirling Stars Die, Distress Oxides, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


I'm over on the Topflight Stamps blog today.  Go check it out!

The Details:  Carabelle Studio Cactus, Zig Watercolor Markers, Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black, Hero Arts It's Fiesta Time (sentiments), Your Next Stamp Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends dies

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hello, Autumn Friends

Oh, man, getting into the craft zone this weekend was so wonderful. It was like a vacation from real life, know what I mean? Too much work, too much everything, but a couple of hours focusing on a totally different activity makes such a difference!  Thanks to my crafty friends for coming over Saturday!!

For this card I cut the bits out of various Gelli prints.  The pinecone wasn't quite the dark tone I wanted so I sponged that with Distress Oxide then heat embossed it.  The shine is quite lovely.  I also love my new washi. I've been seeing the vertical sentiment around lately so was inspired to do that here.

I'm entering this in TIME OUT #118 Home Sweet Home Photo

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Stampin' Up Pretty Pines, Doodlebug Washi, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Ranger clear embossing powder and Multi Medium Matte

Saturday, September 22, 2018

SOSS #119 - M is for Monster

Time to get your monster on over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!  Cute monster, scary monster, snarky, not snarky, it's all good!

My card started out with the sentiment which I had picked up for part of my personal exploration journal. I was thinking of what parts of myself that I like and then thought of old zipper face. LOL.  This image is so cute and I love him paired with the sentiment. So true that we're not perfect, but everyone has some awesome.

The Details:  Brutus Monroe Halloween 2017 Kit, IndigoBlu Steampunkesque, Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Borders, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TFS - Embossed Wands

I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today with Harry Potter wands using Rita Bakarat Emerald Creek Magical Mysteries Dragon's Egg embossing powder. So fun!

The Details:  Rita Bakarat Emerald Creek Magical Mysteries Dragon's Egg, Dowel rod or chopsticks, glue gun and glue, Versamark, Lawn Fawn Glow in the Dark embossing powder, Ranger Embossing powders

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cards in Envy Feels Like Fall

Does it feel like fall to you?  It does over at Cards in Envy--come join us!

My card started with a leftover panel from a project I had done last year involving a copper frame.  This was buried deeeeep in the "use this someday" pile, that's for sure.  I sponged it with Distress Oxides then light burnished the copper with a dry paper towel. I love the way the copper looks with the Oxides.

I die cut the leaves and struggled with the card base color. Kraft? White? Yellow? Black? Black obviously won out but I did add more interest that impressing the leaves into the black panel so the veins would show. Very cool. I positioned the die cut leaves so they stuck out over the edge of the panel. Again very cool that their points are mimicked by the points of the panel.

The Details:  PaperArtsy Autumn Edition EAB04, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves, Gina Marie Designs Inner Scalloped Frame, Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black, Copper Conductive Tape

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Studio Bright

I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today with a bright and happy card that just makes my day!

The Details:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Flower Art 8Visible Image Choose Happiness, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Memory Box Dancing Butterflies

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SOSS #118 - L is for Leaves

It's time for the next Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #118 Leaves!  In my case I used both plant leaves and a "leave me the hell alone" sentiment. LOL.  I especially love the depth of the tree limbs as I used a stencil as the first layer then a diecut tree and leaves above that. I should keep this in mind for the future.

The Details:  YNS Scratch Pad, CDD Blooming Tree Stencil, Ranger Dylusions People . . . Not a Fan, Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait Die, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron, Copics, Copic Multiliner 0.3, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Friday, September 7, 2018

Guesting at Inkspirational

I'm so pleased!  I was invited to guest at Inkspirational after being one of the top picks in April.  Woo hoo! This round we'd like you to use a doily in some fashion on your card.

I happened to have paper doilies that I had kept with a someday experiment in mind which I finally put into action--thanks Inspirational for the kick in the butt--LOL.

I used a square doily as a mask with my Copic airbrush and vintage/autumnal colors. I then stenciled some words randomly on the background before stamping the fairy. Now I hadn't intended to add actual doily to the card but I have butter fingers so dropped the inkpad on the far right side. I used the same doily I had used to mask to cover up that boo boo.  Cool effect, huh?  And double duty!

The Details:  Lavinia Josie, TCW stencil, doily, Copics and Copic airbrush, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Katzelkraft Accessories

I'm over on the Topflight Stamp Blog with a couple of super fun and funny cards using the exclusive Katzelkraft-Topflight Stamps collaborative stamps sets.  They are amazing and you definitely need to check them out!

The Details:  Katzelkraft Pilgrim Holiday AccessoriesKatzelkraft Funny AccessoriesKatzelkraft The Fat Cats 6, Impression Obsession Pumpkins, Craftin Desert Divas Harvest Borders, Penny Black Chat Bubbles, Copics, Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac

The Details:  Katzelkraft Christmas Holiday AccessoriesKatzelkraft Funny AccessoriesKatzelkraft Russian Cats, Lil' Inker Make a Santa, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Opaque White

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Cards in Envy Fruits

Ready to get your fruits on at Cards in Envy? I know you are!

I knew I wanted to use the CB Feeling Fruity set but had no idea it would become a bunch of mice grapes. Whew!  That was a lot of masking. But they're so cute I didn't mind! I prefer green grapes although in a pinch any will do.  You?

The Details:  Clearly Besotted Feeling Fruity, Memory Box Grove Branch, Mystery Washis, Copics G20, 21 and 24, E50 & 5, E02, E33 and 34, E77; Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Inkadinkado Masking Paper