Saturday, July 24, 2021

SOSS #190 - C for Colorful

Bring your love of color to the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #190 C for Colourful Challenge! I used a variety of Distress Oxides and Copics for my project, not that I remembered to write down the exact ingredients. Yes, the sentiment is most apt.
  • Katzelkraft Snail
  • Visible Image Geometric Maze
  • Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk
  • Distress Oxides
  • Copics

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lots of Love with Lots of Butterflies

Some birthday purchases came in recently and I went all out on this fun little card.  Let's just say my birthday presents to myself were quite generous. :)

I stamped the Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies and used the coordinating layering stencils with Distress Oxides to create the background.  Then I used the coordinating hot foil plate with acetate and gold foil for the shaker panel. The narrow border hides the Scor-tape. 

Finally I sponged a leftover piece of cardstock with Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet to use with the Pinkfresh Studio Lots of Love dies.  I used Recollections gold mirrorboard for the letters.

Surprisingly, I also got the sequins from Michaels--Recollections brand. Apparently some sort of make your own tumblers and such is all the rage, so they have a really large selection of fancy sequins quite suitable for shakers. Get them while you can.
  • Pinkfresh Studio Lots of Love
  • Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies Stamps, Stencil & Hot Foil Plate
  • Hello Bluebird Treehouse Scene (border)
  • Distress Oxides
  • Recollections Super Chunky Glitter Pastel Mix
  • Recollections Peacock Speciality Polyester Glitter
  • Scor-Tape

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Cupcake Thank You

This is one of the sets I bought myself for my recent birthday and I made it into a thank you card for someone from the Lawn Fawn Addicts FB Birthday Group who had sent me a card.  Fitting, right?  I think of this one as a lemon cupcake with lavender infused frosting and candied fruit garnish.  Yum!

Little tip:  To spatter the card without spattering the cupcake, I placed the stamp over the image and used it as a photopolymer mask.

  • Colorado Craft Company Citrus Berry Cupcake
  • Zigs

Saturday, July 17, 2021

ATCAS #202 - Geometric

This fortnight's Addicted to CAS #202 is Geometric. Honeycomb! Perfect for summer. 

I hope to see you playing along with us!

  • Pretty Pink Posh Bee Friends
  • Whimsy Honeycomb Pattern Die
  • Copic B00, B01, N3, N5, N7, Y11, Y15
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Salvaged Patina, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry

Friday, July 16, 2021

DB - Slimline Trees "Leftovers"

I used the Waffle Flower Slimline Christmas Tree Die on an upcoming DT project recently and used the leftovers to make this.  Super easy and fun!

You can read more over on the Doodlebugs WA blog.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Butterfly Birthday

I played around further with the TE Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo, using a totally different palette than last time.  These are so versatile. I could have easily used a different sentiment for a thank you or somesuch.  And each is unique.  Love!

  • Taylored Expressions Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo
  • Colorado Craft Company Citrus Berry Cupcake
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina, Mustard Seed, Kitsch Flamingo, Worn Lipstick

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Snowflake Shaker

I had a lovely time making cards with my kid sister during her visit.  We added a number of holiday cards to our stash including this one which I'm entering in the Waffle Flower July Unconventional Christmas Colors Challenge and Sparkles Christmas #126 More Than One Snowflake.

Monday, July 12, 2021

DB - Picture Perfect Kangaroos

During my recent efforts to organize my craft space, I ran across the Mama Elephant Little Agenda Frames that I hadn't used in forever and a day. They deserve some love!  Hop on over to the Doodlebugs WA blog to read more.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

SOSS #189 - X for Xposed

Now this is a fun one at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #189:  X for Xposed.  I couldn't resist using this image with that sentiment along with the phallic background.  Delectable--LOL.

  • VLV Stamps Plate 1397
  • Zigs

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Birthday Butterfly Shaker

Beyond spending quality time with those I love, one of the nicest things about my current vacation is having a bit of time to play around with new goodies.

I loved the samples for the TE Butterflies kit and was excited/relieved to find they had the Taylored Expressions Butterflies Stamp & Stencil Combo as able to be purchased separately.  They were as easy to use as it looked too.  I used Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Candied Apple, and Wilted Violet.

I made this one into a flat shaker, placing a sandwich of vellum and acetate under the Mama Elephant Oval Deco Frame so the embossed sentiment would be more easily read.

Peaceful Christmas Dawn

I recently discovered the cards of Micheline Jourdaine via Pinterest and Flickr and was inspired to make this card based on one of hers.
  • Stampin' Up Wonderland and Lovely As a Tree
  • Peerless Watercolors

I'm entering this in The Male Room #152 Christmas in July, Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round M and/or N (nature), Shopping Our Stash #449 Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Dandy Summer Day

I'm playing along with the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #104 Summertime Fun

I love plaid so naturally combined the LF Perfectly Plaid paper in the summery melon colorway with LF Dandy Day paper. I used a navy blue beneath the LF Big Gaint Sending Big Hugs diecut so it would pop. 

I used Copic E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G85, and R20 to color the cute LF Dandy Day Mice. Adorable!

Monday, July 5, 2021

DB - Infinite Blooms

Hey, even this gal can create a more traditional card. What do I mean by traditional? Maybe I tell you over on the Doodlebugs WA blog. Maaaybe.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

HLS Christmas - Jingle Bells

I'm really excited to have joined the Happy Little Stampers design team again, this time on the Christmas team.  Woo hoo!

I used the sentiment from the Avery Elle Christmas Mice as the inspiration for this card.  It goes so perfectly with the MFT Cheers die.

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

MFT Cheers die

Saturday, July 3, 2021

ATCAS #201 - Christmas

I've rejoined the Addicted to CAS design team--woo hoo!  I think it's been 2, maybe 3, years since I was last on the team?  Holy crap--time flies!

The code word this fortnight is Christmas, my favorite holiday, so I had a blast making this card. Stacey Yacula designs are so cute!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Too Too Hot

Lordy, it's hot up in herre. Normally we're supposed to be in the 70s this time of year but the upper 90s/low 100s.  Climate change much?

  • Taylored Expressions Summer Vibes Background
  • Taylored Expressions Snarky Simple Strips
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips dies

Saturday, June 26, 2021

SOSS #188 - W for Watercolour 6/26

Are you ready for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge?  This time it's W for Watercolour. The possiblities abound so come show us what you've got.

Hero Arts Star Confetti Die
Distress Inks
Glossy Accents
Lindy's Magicals

Friday, June 25, 2021

DB - Trinity Gnome

You'll find me over on the Doodlebugs WA blog with this cute little chap.  I swear I didn't intend for him to be wearing prison orange!  LOL.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

DB - Trinity Big Top

I'm over on the Doodlebugs WA blog with a card that mixes Trinity Stamps and Pinkfresh Studio--they were made for each other!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


I'm entering this in Winter Wonderland Christmas Birds.  It's a mix of Polychromos colored pencil and Zig watercolors.
  • Stampendous Snow Bird
  • Hero Arts Merry Christmas Messages

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

DB - Sending Big Hugs

A little birdie told me Trinity Stamps is coming to Doodlebugs WA so I thought I would play around with some of the recent release for fun.  You can read more on the DB blog.

Monday, June 21, 2021

DB - Altenew Rose

I'm over on the Doodlebugs WA blog today detailing my first experience with Altenew Craft-a-Flower series of layering dies. They're amazing!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Beach Chicks

I'm playing along with Fusion Seashells with this card.

I received the Taylored Expressions background recently (as a freebie!!!) and thought it would be perfect for this card with its summer vibe. Just look at all those cute icons like the shells, palm trees and drinks.  I embossed in white then used colors inspired by the seashells in a jar to create beach and water.

Those little Mama Elephant chicks are having the best vacation ever, aren't they?  I'm jealous.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Journal: Flower Power

I saw that the theme over at Simon Says Monday is Beautiful Blooms so I took the opportunity to create another journal page.  I love gardening, at least the concept. 
  • AALL & Create The Great Outdoors
  • AALL & Create Heapza Hexagonz Stencil
  • Hobby Art Garden Flowers
  • PaperArtsy Eclectica Set 24
  • Visible Image Creative Chaos
  • Visible Image Total Chaos
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Blossom & Polkadot
  • Versafine Clair Green Oasis, Twilight
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seeds
  • Distress Oxide Sprays
  • Dylusions Sprays
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Zigs

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Hope. Joy. Love.

PRIDE month has me in a rainbow mood so when I saw a Neat and Tangled rainbow tree card on Pinterest I had to make my own version.  What a clever idea.

  • Sunny Studio Santa Claus Lane
  • Penny Black Bright & Light
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Winter Village
  • Spellbinders Silver Holographic Speckles Hot Foil
  • Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet Barn Door, Carved Pumpkins, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspbery, Worn Lipstick

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Xmas Kickstart Stockings

I'm entering this in Christmas Kickstart #51 The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care. I love using up stuff found on my desk while neatening up! It's even better when I pull out the stamp set and find I had already cut out some stockings. Life is good.
Mama Elephant Toasty Friends
MFT Brick Stencil
Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Square
Zig 025, 042, 052, 065, 072, 092, 
Copic Y11, Y15

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Rainbow WA

Since it's Pride month, I thought I would send a supportive card to a friend of mine who lives in a less than inclusive place. Sigh.  Hopefully these next few years help to reverse the damage done.

Again, I'm using some leftovers including the rainbow paper and WA diecut.  I even had the girl image already cut out--thank you Scan 'n' Cut--LOL.

MFT Rain or Shine
Impress Washington die
Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6x6 Paper
Sunny Studio Subtle Grey Tones 6x6 Paper
Doodlebug Design Grass washi
PTI vellum
Ranger Watering Can embossing powder