Monday, May 10, 2021

DB - Happy Hamsters

I've over the rainbow for the Sunny Studio Happy Hamsters set!  Go check out my card on the Doodle Bugs WA blog today.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 10

Busy organizing and working on design team assignments so felt really good to get messy.  As always.

Be a superhero:  get vaccinated!

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1:  Simon Says Stamp Toilet Die, Avery Elle That Bites, Dylusions White Spray, Copics

CARD 2:  VLV Plate 136, VLV Plate 1524, VLV Doctor with Needle, Zigs

CARD 3:  AALL and Create Felines, Tim Holtz Mini Brick Stencil, AALL and Create Doily Stencil, 
Liquitex Bright Aqua Green Paint, Dina Wakley Lemon Gloss Spray
CARD 4:  Deep Red Water Droplets Background, Avery Elle That Bites, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, 
Red Gelli Roll Glaze Pen, Copics

Saturday, May 1, 2021

SOSS #184 - O for Outdoors

Time to enter the great outdoors with the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Challenge!  I love nature . . . while sitting in my backyard with a book in hand--lol.  You?

Power Poppy Forest Fellas
Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Leaves stencil
Distress Oxides Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Snarky Cat Holiday Scenes

Ahead of the game with my 5 Christmas cards for May.  Go, me!

Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Tim Holtz Snarky Cats Christmas
Tim Holtz Mini Brick Stencil
Lawn Fawn Snowflake dies
Neat and Tangled Fa La La Stencil
Recollections 6x6 paper
Avery Elle Oval Burst die
Distress Oxides

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Purple Snarky Cat Christmas

I had planned on making a bunch like this but just not feeling it so one it is. So much sponging then embossing then watercoloring.  

I'm entering this in Fab 'n' Funky #521 Christmas, Addicted to Stamps & More #404 Any Occasion, Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes

Tim Holtz Snarky Cat Christmas
Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Happy Graduation!

I can't believe my first great nephew is graduating high school.  I can remember changing his diapers.  Wait, no I can't because I'm the aunt and you can have your baby back, thank you very much. LOL.

He's hoping to enter the Air Force so I used an aviation theme for the card. I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out, especially for using boy blues. It was really hard not to add a dash of magenta as is my wont; I made do with the yummy yellow.

Katzelkraft Aviator
PaperArtsy Eclectica Emmy Godfrey EEG13
AALL & Create Spiral Checked Stencil
AALL and Create Steampunk Alchemist
Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Spray & Pad
Dylusions After Midnight & Vibrant Turquoise Sprays

Monday, April 26, 2021

DB - Unicycle Birthday

I made this fun birthday card for my partner--cute but still masculine(ish).  LOL.  More details on the Doodle Bugs WA blog.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Peace on Eart

I'm finishing up my April Christmas Cache cards with this one which uses a background I hated but now love.  Snowflakes and more snowflakes!

It was an interesting process with good discoveries. The texture of the deer was created by stenciling the deer first in black and spattering with white which just didn't rock my boat so I stenciled again using gold embossing paste.   I wasn't expecting the black (Versafine) to mix with the gold to create some greenish undertones nor the spatters to morph into such brilliant texture in the gold.  

Tim Holtz Christmas Bold Things #3
Tim Holtz Stamptember 2020
Stamplorations Christmas Reindeer
Distress Ink and Oxides, both pads and sprays
Honey Bee Deckle Edge dies
Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste
Versafine Clair Twilight for the sentiment

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 9

An electic mix for today. We've had some unusual weather lately--should be gray skies but instead sunny smiles. I also thought of aliens because of a recent X-Files marathon on the telly.  The top left card is good advice but can I actually do it?

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides Inks and Sprays, Dylusions Sprays, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

Card 1: Doodlebug Design Washi, Carabelle Studio Circles Collage, TCW Mini Art Is Stencil, Tim Holtz Small Talk

Card 2: Impress Rain Die, Brutus Monroe Be Unique, Mama Elephant Display a Card die (clouds)

Card 3: Lavinia Josie, MFT Polynesian Paradise, Rustic Wilderness Distress Embossing Glaze, Dylusions White Linen Spray, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, AALL & Create Doily Stencil

Card 4:  Viva Las Vegas 1520, Visible Image Alien Invader

Monday, April 19, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

SOSS #183 - M for Monochromatic

Whew, ladies. I know some of you know what I'm talking about with this one!  I'm not there yet but my age group is in that range so the horror stories I hear--umm, no, thank you.  

Now do come join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #183 Monochromatic challenge. It's an easy one to let your snark shine through!

Whimsy Stamps Menopause
Distress Inks and Oxides
Stampendous Detail Fine Black Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Brick Stencil

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 8

Oh, man, has it been a looooong few days.  Let us say that these cards reflect a lot of what I've been dealing with.

Thanks to Simon Says Monday Anything But a Card prompting, I gave myself some much needed craft therapy.

All/Most Cards: Liquitex Gesso, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1: Doodlebug Design Down on the Farm 6x6 paper, Taylored Expressions Alpha Blocks, PaperArtsy Zinski Art 58 (Chickens), Zigs

CARD 2:  Whimsy Stamps Creepy Clowns, Paper Smooches Balloons, Hero Arts Newspaper Bold Prints, Copics

CARD 3:  VLV Queen of Hearts, Pretty Pink Posh Layered Hearts, Tim Holtz Snarky Tiny Text, Gina K Red Embossing Powder

CARD 4:  Dylusions Shimmer Spray, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Upper and Lower, VLV Smooching Lady

Monday, April 12, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Folk Xmas

Now I'm caught up with my Christmas Cache group.  These cover the 2 (3?) I needed to finish up March and 2-3 for April.  Woo hoo!

I used the Waffle Flower Winter Floral Panel in a variety of ways.  My fav is the one on the bottom right using Lindy's Magicals.  I love the colors and "magical" look of it. You can see I used the leftover for the card on the bottom left.  Other treatments included Brushos (love that bold black!), layering the diecut pieces, glitter and more glitter paper, and doodling (the card in the upper left with the red foil).

Monday, April 5, 2021

DB - Hey You

Do you recognize the Mama Elephant cover plate I used? It's the Lift Flap Grid without the flappies. Read more on the Doodle Bugs blog!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SOSS #182 - D for Distress

 Are you ready for another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  This time we have D for Distress which can be interpreted in so many ways.

I went for emotional/mental/physical distress with COVID but also used a lot of Distress Inks and Oxides.

VLV Plate 1524
Bubble wrap
Distress Oxides & Inks
Stazon Jet Black
Aall and Create Spiral Checked Stencil

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 7

Aren't these bright and cheerful?  I used a Dylusions sprays on the purple one--swoon.  That birch tree pattern is completely random and completely amazing!

CARD 1:  Studio Light Art by Marlene Whimsical Swimmers, Zigs

CARD 2:  Memory Box Deer Trio, Tim Holtz Small Talk

CARD 3:  Tim Holtz Small Talk, Tim Holtz Entymology, Tim Holtz Typeset/Composer Collage Paper, Versafine Clair, VLV Plate 1456

CARD 4:   Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves, Liquitex Acrylic Paints, Gelli Plate, PaperArtsy Alison Bomber 04, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

TIoT Guest Designer: Hello, Spring

I'm so excited to be guest designing this fortnight for Try It on Tuesday Hello Spring challenge.  Thank you, thank you, for the opportunity.

Normally I enjoy working in my garden but I just want to hunker down in my nest this year, although I am feeling a bit more energetic now that my daffies are up and the sun comes out more regularly. Pacific Northwest rain and winter blahs are no joke.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Monday Easter/Spring, Fab n Funky #516 Flowers, TIME OUT #185 Inspired by Words

VLV images from Plate 1459

Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, Mowed Lawn

Distress Oxide Spray Cracked Pistachio, Speckled Egg

Distress Ink Kitsch Flamingo

Tim Mini Brick and Lines Stencils

Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns Silhouette

PaperArtsy Eclectica Tracy Scott 24

Visible Image Two Tone Stencil

Black Glaze pen

Liquitex Cadmium Yellow Acrylic Paint

Thursday, March 25, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 6

As you know--I think I mentioned it anyway--I'm not doing these cards in any particular order nor with any particular topic. So, there's quite a mash-up represented in these cards ranging from my body dysmorphia to trying to see the good in everything.  It's been a tough year to do that but things are looking up.

CARD 1:  Oxford Impressions Danse Macabre, Distress Resist Spray, Sunny Studio Kinsley Alphabet, Stampendous Black Embossing Powder

CARD 2:  Aall and Create Be Beautiful, Whimsy Stamps Honeycomb Pattern, Zigs

CARD 3:  MFT Sweet Stack 6x6 Paper, VLV 1524, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 Paper

CARD 4:  Paper doily, Stampers Anonymous Classics #5, Sizzix Mechanics Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 5

These reveal more of my weird side. Well, these all do!  My friends now know that I used sbj . . . a lot. Thanks, world, for being such a shit show.

CARD 1:  Picket Fence Studio So Franken Cute, Tim Holtz Monster Reunion

CARD 2:  VLV Plate 1282, Distress Crazing Collage Medium, Iced Coffee Gelato

CARD 3:  Aall and Create Wood Pile Stencil, Tim  Holtz Distinguished, Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Studio Calico Wood Stars, Zigs

CARD 4:  VLV Plate 1456, TCW Cells Stencil

Saturday, March 20, 2021

SOSS #181 - L for Layers

Ready for a new Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge?  I bet a spoonful of sugar will help. Ha!

I cut Miss Poppins out twice, one out of black and once out of a calendar my partner picked up for me because he thought I could use the patterns in my art.  Dude!  He's a keeper! 

Tim Holtz Sizzix The Park

Memory Box Cityscape Nightline Border

Distress Ink Black Soot

Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass, Hickory Smoke, Mustard Seed

MFT Mini Cloud Edger and Sunrise Radiating Rays stencils

Thursday, March 18, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 4

These were really fun to do--a little bit of everything--fun movies, snarky, travel.  Note to self: the Liquitex String Gel is amazing for rain.

CARD 1:  VLV Plates 1414 and 1517, Aall and Create Textures #50

CARD 2:  Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns SilhouetteAall and Create Take FlightVisible Image Count Me In Stencil

CARD 3:  Tim Holtz Small Talk, Sizzix Tim Holtz Destination, Whimsy Stamps Slimline Cityscape

CARD 4:  Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil, Honey Bee SWAK, Aall and Create Time Warp

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 3

Honestly I thought I would just whip these out but I have found working in the smaller format to be a (good) challenge. Say more with less.  I should make that into a card!

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 1: Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste, Sizzix Tim Holtz Umbrella Man, Waffle Flower JJ's Rainbows paper, Viva Las Vegas Plate 1470

CARD 2: Viva Las Vegas Plate 1470, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities, Distress Grit Paste

CARD 3: Visible Image The Cheshire Cat, 13@rts Add to Cart, Zigs

CARD 4: Viva Las Vegas Plate 1474, Visible Image Creative ChaosAall and Create Take Flight, Distress Black Soot Crackle Paint

Friday, March 12, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 2

Dear Self, it is so you not to notice the universe card is upside down while you photograph it but not the usual you to just go with it.  Well done!

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black

CARD 3: Brushos, Pronty A5 Pretty and Cool Stars Stencil, Tim Holtz Stars, Tim Holtz Small Talk

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Copper World

Perhaps my holiday card theme for March should be metallics. Don't you love how the copper looks against that rusty watery background?  I was going to toss the background but played with it a bit more then this idea came to me. Great save!

Tim Holtz Destination Die
Sizzix Tim Holtz Mechanics Embossing Folder
MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes
Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes
Distress Oxides & Ink
Copic Opaque White

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

52 Card Pickup ATC - Set 1

Insert satisfied sigh.  My first of the 52 ATC set are done . . . I think.  I didn't start out with a plan for these beyond there being 52 of them so I thought I would pick up one of the Tim Holtz Tiny Sentiment Strip Sticker books to help me along.

The sentiments are a bit too sappy--not quite the word--hmm.  Essentially they're too touchy feely positive trite for me so I'm using some as they are but also some with Toni edits.

All/Most Cards:
Liquitex Gesso
Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Ranger Archival Ink, Stazon Jet Black and Red, Ranger Gold embossing powder

CARD 1: Tim Holtz Resist Spray, Tim Holtz Life's Possibilities, Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Rabbit, That's Crafty Cog Clock stencil, Visible Image Two Tone Stencil, Ranger Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paste

CARD 2:  Visible Image Oz Tin Man, Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Clear, Gold and Silver Wink of Stella, Seth Apter Barbed Wire Stencil, Tim Holtz Gearhead dies

CARD 3: Indigo Blu Steampunk, MFT Rays Stencil, Tim Holtz Bouquet Stencil

CARD 4:  Visible Image Creative Chaos, Memory Box Butterflies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower dies, Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil

Saturday, March 6, 2021

SOSS #180 - Z for Zoom Meetings

I think quite a few of us can relate to Zoom meetings which is the latest theme for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge. I have them multiple times a week, sometimes multiple times a day, and made this card based on so much experience.

I've linked products below that I picked up from Topflight Stamps.  You can shop your heart out there using this 12% off coupon!

Distress Oxides
Viva Las Vegas images from Plates 1397 and 1412

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mixed Media Poinsettia

I'm entering this in the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Mixed Media Challenge.  I love how this turned out although it did take quite some thinking to figure out the placement of the "peace" and small poinsettia. Perhaps it was the blingy gold that finally did it for me. Yum!

Altenew 3D Poinsettia Embossing Folder
Altenew Poinsettia Dies
Gold Decofoil
Gold mirror board
Metallic Beads
Distress Oxides & Inks
White Gesso
Heidi Swapp Reactive Paint
Copic Opaque White