Tuesday, March 29, 2022

ATSM #426 - Make Your Mark

My favorite of the Addicted to Stamps and More weekly challenges has arrived:  Make Your Mark. However you want to color--paint, ink, watercolor, pencil, whatever it might be--all are fair game.

I used Copics on my card with a bit of ink sponging and spattering.  I ended up ordering a couple of other of the Dina Wakley Acrylic Sprays.  That glossy yellow is so IT.

  • AALL & Create Petal Power
  • AALL & Create Take Flight
  • Whimsy Honeycomb Pattern Die
  • Dina Wakley Lemon Gloss Acrylic Spray
  • Dylusions Black Marble Shimmer Spray
  • Copics: B91, B93, G05, RV13, RV14, RV17, RV69, Y11, Y13, YG95

Monday, March 28, 2022

DB - Watercolored African Daisies

I'm quite chuffed about my watercolored card featured on the Doodlebugs WA blog.  I used Altenew, Pinkfresh Studio and Honey Bee.  I hope to see you there!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Sweet Gingerbread

  • Mama Elephant Little Gingerbread Agenda
  • Lawn Fawn Merry Messages
  • Pebbles Merry Merry 6x6 Paper
  • Sunny Studio All is Bright 6x6 Paper
  • Copic E11, E23, E27, E51, E53, R24

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Glad Tidings

I'm entering this in Peace on Earth #12

  • Memory Box Large Winter Sled
  • Memory Box Pinecone & Greenery
  • Sizzix 3D Christmas Tree Pattern Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Inside Holiday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness, Vintage Photo, Twisted Citron
  • Copic R29

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Holly Noel

  • Spellbinders Noel
  • Memory Box Watercolor Forest Greenery Washi
  • Distress Oxide Rustic Wilderness

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Good Tidings of Comfort

  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bold Tidings 4
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Collage Paper

Birch Press Design Instagram Hop

We're having a special Instagram Hop to celebrate spring and the new floral dies recently release by Birch Press Design.  How exciting!

In order to win one of the new die sets, you need to hop over to Instagram, follow each person and tag a friend in the comments.  Note only one comment is allowed per person.  Below is a list of the participating designers.  Good luck and happy spring!

Name IG Handle
Birch Press Design @birchpressdesign
Dilay Nacar @dilaynacar
Seeka @skypaperscissors
Crystal Komara @crystalkomara
Desiree Kuemmerle @includethankyou
Toni Maddox @frankiehelpscraft
Allison Frazier @allifrazier
Natasha Vacca @natashavacca02
Jeanne Jachna @jeannejachna
April Antonio @april_notes

Saturday, March 19, 2022

SOSS #206 - S for Sister Chris

We have an extra special Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge for you in celebration of Sistah Chris Dring having her first designs released by Stamplorations.  Woo hoo!

Here I'm using Hot Mess along with a Retro Fashionistas ATC - Ephemera panel colored with Copics on a mixed media background. Very cool!  But no surprise there given Chris' touch!

Copics: BG18, BG53, BG57, E00, E11, R32, R35, R43, Y23, Y26, Y28

ATCAS #216 - Water

Another Addicted to CAS Challenge is upon us:  #216 - Water. Are you ready to dive right in?

I used the LF Christmas Fishes set colored with Copics and surrounded by Visible Image waves. So cute, so simple!

  • Lawn Fawn Christmas Fishes (SBP)
  • Visible Image Fibres Stencil

Lawn Fawn - Clear Stamps - Christmas Fishes 

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

ATSM #425 - Diecuts and/or Stencils

Our challenge for Addicted to Stamps and More is #425 Diecuts and/or Stencils. Talk about easy peasy, my favorite.

I sponged DO Seedless Preserves ombre-style on the card base then adhered the HA diecut panel on top.  I then watercolored the MFT image and popped her on top along with the sentiment. So cute!

  • MFT Bright Holidays (MFT)
  • MFT Bitty Holiday Wishes (MFT)
  • Hero Arts Heart Confetti Die (HA)
  • Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves (SBC)
  • Zigs: 040, 044, 052, 060, 065, 072, 082

PI Bright Holidays Bitty Holiday Wishes DI348 Heart Confetti Fancy Die (F)

Saturday, March 5, 2022

SOSS #205 - V for Vibrant

Oh, man, you best avert your eyes or risk being blinded by the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #205 V for Vibrant.

Now I don't have any neighbors who would qualify as an airstrip but I have seen houses like that.  To each their own is my motto. Of course, I'm not having to buy blackout curtains or deal with excess traffic (ground or air!) due to the spectacle.
  • Lawn Fawn Build a House
  • Lawn Fawn Build a House Christmas Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Build a House Gingerbread Add-On
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner
  • Sunny Studio Very Merry 6x6 Paper
  • Copics: B04, E55, FRV1, G07, N1, R02, R05, Y06, Y08, YG03
  • Red Sakura Glaze Pen
  • Clear Wink of Stella

ATCAS #215 - Feline

I'm hosting this round's Addicted to CAS Challenge #215 and naturally chose "feline" as the code word. 

I'm also taking as many opportunities as I can to make holiday cards so I can ease the end of year load. Look at me all planning ahead. LOL.
  • MFT Meowy Christmas (MFT)
  • Copics: E25, E27, E49, G00, G05, N3, N7, R43, R46, Y15, YR24

Meowy Christmas

Friday, March 4, 2022

HLS Christmas - Twine

Are you ready for another Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge? This round the optional twist is twine. 

I surprised myself by actually using twine.  I generally avoid any embellishments that could add to postage, given how expensive it's become, but it was the perfect finishing touch for this bold card.
  • Hero Arts Holly Berries (SBC | HA)
  • Sunny Studio Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper (SS)
  • Zig Real Brush Markers: 020, 044, 049, 050, 065, 260, 400, 403

Hero Arts - Christmas - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Holly Berries Holiday Cheer 6x6 Paper

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

BPD - Rose Hello

I'm sharing a card over on the Birch Press Design blog using a handful of products from the latest release.  I love these new BPD goodies!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Color Throwdown #682 Guest Designer

I'm guest designing for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge #682. Woo hoo!  I hope you'll join the challenge this round--talk about fun colors!

I used the PFS Lush Vines Hot Foil Plate to emboss a panel then used the reverse side for this card. The Butterflies are also PFS, hot foiled in black and colored in Copics. I waffled about the sentiment but went with a somewhat cheeky one as I'm sending this to a friend who recently reached out to me for a check-in. She so gives me the feels! :)

  • Pinkfresh Studio Lush Vines Hot Foil Plate (SBC | COT | SBP)
  • Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate (SBC | SBP)
  • Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterflies Dies (SBC | SBP)
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System (SBC | SB | SBP)
  • MFT Essential Sentiments (MFT)
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Wavy Banner (SBP)
  • Spellbinders Black Glimmer Foil (SBC | SPA)
  • Copics: BG000, BG02, BG05, N7, YG03, YR02, YR04, YR07

Pinkfresh Studio - Hot Foil Plate - Lush Vines Pinkfresh Studio - Hot Foil Plate - Small Butterflies Pinkfresh Studio - Dies - Small Butterflies Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil System Essential Sentiments Spellbinders - Glimmer Hot Foil - Glimmer Foil Roll - Black Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Simple Wavy Banners

ATSM #424 - Any Occasion

The latest Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #424 is Any Occasion. Got a birthday coming up? Or maybe Easter or Mother's Day is more your bag. Well, this one's for you.

I embossed the Hero Arts Merry Poinsettia Bunch twice on my card front and watercolored it with Zigs.  I popped a Pinkfresh foiled holiday sentiment on top, keeping it simple so most of the card front would remain visible.  Swoon!
  • Hero Arts Merry Poinsettia Bunch (SBC | HA)
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil & Dies (SBC | CTC)
  • Zigs: 020, 027, 036, 040, 046, 050, 052, 065, 072, 260
  • Ranger Detail White Embossing Powder (SBC)
  • WOW! Embossing Pad

Hero Arts - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Merry Poinsettia Bunch Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Hot Foil Plate - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Pinkfresh Studio - Christmas - Dies - Perfect Sentiments Holiday Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Super Fine - White