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

Monday, June 14, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Gold & Silver Noel

I thought I would play along with the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown June color challenge: grey, gold, and black. This was a real challenge for me--where are the pinks and blues I've been using lately?!  But I did have the Paper Rose B&W Christmas 6x6 paper I didn't have a chance to use last Christmas.  The background is my favorite grey cardstock, Bazzill Fig Swirl, embossed with Stampin' Up Linen.  The trees are Yvonne Creations. The Noel is cut from Recollections Gold Mirror Board.

Then since I had the Penny Black Noel die and paper out, I went ahead and made another card in a different colorway.  This one has a background of Spellbinders Glimmer Twinkle Lights (snow!) in silver foil on the same Bazzill Fig Swirl Cardstock. I colored the bow with Copic R27.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Bunch of Good Wishes

I  ran across the MFT Flower Fairies stamps in my stash and decided to have a bit of fun.  I wasn't sure if I would like the purple but absolutely do.

MFT Flower Fairies
MFT Spread Your Wings
MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
Pinkfresh Studio Infinite Blooms
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banners
Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
Clear Wink of Stella

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Journal 1: Beauty Goes Deep

I saw that the prompt over at Simon Says Monday Challenge was Mixed Media and guess who had been thinking about her journal recently?  This girl!

I had a foiled alcohol ink Yupo panel I had made when crafting with some IG friends already on hand.  It reminded me of seaweed so I fussy cut that out and adhered it to my page. Next I airbrushed coral, and later the grit paste after it had dried-ish. The crab is cut from a leftover piece from an alcohol inked panel.

You can see how the rest was put together with the watercolored image, additional diecut pieces, and embossed sentiment.

I'm also entering this in Allsorts #627 Magical Worlds.

Carabelle Studio Mermaid with Bubbles
Visible Image Dare to Swim
Zig 020, 032, 040, 042, 052, 070, 072
Copic E53, R24, R29, YR68
Gina Marie Fan Coral
Memory Box Cheerful Crabs
Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Gold Deco Foil
Distress Grit Paste
Taylored Expressions Build a Scene Underwater
Elizabeth Craft Designs White Iris Shimmer Sheetz
Ranger Square Dylusions Journal

Monday, June 7, 2021

Pink Sleds Naturally

I'm an opportunistic crafter.  I'm like 99% more likely to use something and/or come up with combinations when stuff is sitting on my desk, perhaps for a day, perhaps for a few months. 

Today I came across the Memory Box Large Winter Sled die so I looked through some challenges to see what inspired me.  

I'm entering this in Fusion Laugh Decor (using both the sketch and some of the colors).

I'm also entering Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round K or L (L for lights).

Memory Box Large Winter Sled
MFT Christmas Cheer 6x6 Paper
Lawn Fawn Winter Tiny Tags
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry (over pink cardstock)

DB - Happy Mice

I'm having loads of fun over on the Doodlebugs WA blog today. These Lawn Fawn Bubbles of Joy and Scripty Bubble Sentiments work so so well with the LF Mushroom House!

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

I had great fun virtual crafting with a friend last night--you know, lots of chatting and a little crafting. :)  It felt great pulling these sets out of the stash and dusting them off. They deserve more love than I'd been giving them, that's for sure.

I'm playing along with Shopping Our Stash #446 Gnome Doubt About It (or other magical creatures), Jingle Belles All Bundled Up (lots of layers), Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round L or K (L for lights), 

You can read more about this card on the Doodlebugs WA blog this coming Friday, June 11.

Friday, June 4, 2021

DB - Blooming Dahlia

Some of my friends and I are plant enthusiasts so jumped on the Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile bandwagon as soon as it came out. Read more about my card over on the Doodlebugs WA blog today!

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Rustic Snowman

I've forgotten to post this one for ages.  It's a make 'n' take I worked up using a prize I won from a Coffee Lovers blog hop.