Saturday, September 24, 2016

pumpkin spice and everything nice

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop!

There are dozens upon dozens of sponsors just waiting to give prizes away to those of us who link up a project this week. And many, many others are giving away prizes for commenting along the hop.

All you need to do to win is link up a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa project and/or comment on the links.

This is my first project. It has almost everything I love about fall - pumpkins, colorful leaves, cozy sweaters, and coffee!

I started with a woodgrain embossing folder. 
Then I die cut some leaves out of watercolored paper. 
The little cup is from Verve's Coffee Helps stamp set.
And that beautiful girl stamp is from Unity's Dream of Being set.

Thanks for stopping by and go check out some beautiful projets on the hop this week!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creative Chemistry 103, Day 1 tags

Creative Chemistry 103 kicked off last week at Online Card Classes.

These are all my technique tags just from day 1:

I made this DIY Ombre tag for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge using Hero Arts Etched Medallion and distress inks.

This next tag uses the Highlight Stamping technique and I've linked it up to Unity's color challenge.

Off-set Stamping technique:

 Washed Watercolor Technique

 Micro Glaze Resist Technique:

These were so fun to make. I can't wait to get to the rest of the days!

Monday, August 1, 2016

hello washi card

Our new challenge at The Paper Girls is to use washi tape.
I used 5 different rolls to create my panel on this black card. Then I stamped Whispy Prairie in white.

I cut the sentiment with this die and created an ombre on it with an ink blending tool.

 Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can come link up a washi tape project to our challenge!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

thank you tag

Just in the nick of time, I managed to complete July's 12 tags of 2016.

I went a little cuter than normal this time.
 I used this cute elephant stamp from Unity.
Stamped and watercolored him.

Then layered the word and letter dies.
Spritzes of black marker, washi, brads, and stitching finish it up.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I've got my last project for Summer of Creative Chemistry. 
This is the Week 8 challenge to use embossing powder and distress ink.

Spray ink and stencil for the background. Then a stencil used to emboss on white core paper and distressed.

I chose the airplane stamp for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge "Things with Wings".

The sentiment is heat embossed with a rust effect.

Fun card to make.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

nautical card

Today's card is for Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge which is "Nautical/By the Sea".

I've been working through the Summer of Creative Chemistry class at Online Card Classes. This week's challenge was to make a project using alcohol inks. I used aqua, storm, and gold alcohol inks to make the background before stamping this shell. Here's a look at the gold shimmer:

So fun. 

I also used some texture paste, gold thread and beads to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Friday, June 24, 2016

dear coffee

I've got one more project for the Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop.
 I made this bookmark for all the summer reading I plan to do.

I stamped the girl image from the dream of being set from Unity. I then watercolored around her in bright summery colors. Added a little black splatter. I stamped the sentiment from this set onto black cardstock and cut it into strips. Then some colorful twine to top it off.. 

I just love this sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Coffee Lovers

It's time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! It actually started last Friday and today is the last day of the week-long hop.

My camera battery died and I can't find the charger. I've been hoping it would turn up all week so I could post this card. But it didn't. So I was stuck using my phone on a cloudy day to photograph. Sigh.

Anyway, here is my card:

I stamped this fun image from Unity and watercolored her. Layered it on top of bright summer colors. She was fun to color. I can't wait to make up ome more! 

So go check out the hop. Lots of prizes (you can still link up a project through today) and many of the sponsors are giving away prizes on their blog as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

many thanks

Over at The Paper Girls, Michele has challenged us to use up our scraps.
Here is the card I came up with:

I only let myself use scrapsthat were already out on my desk.
I had stamped and colored the flower for a previous card but it was off-center and I had to re-stamp it. But "the mistake" was still on my desk so I trimmed it a bit and added black splatter.

The sentiment was from a stamp set sitting on my desk. I had this yellow card base I had cut for another card but ended up not liking the color. So I used it for this. I just added some leftover patterned paper from my desk as well as black washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by and come join in on the scraps challenge!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

dance in the rain tag

 I finally made another Tim Holtz tag. This is the May tag.

I stamped Vintage Handwritten randomly on the tag. Then I placed some Tim Holtz tape and stamped Harmony Girl on it. The hearts are from God's Sight. Using the Schoolhouse stencil, I applied embossing paste randomly. After it was dry, I applied Fossilized Amber, Pumice Stone, and Cracked Pistachio stains. The tape acts as a resist leaving the stamped girl unstained.

Vinatge Photo ink around the tag edges. Tarnished Bronze spray stain and Blue Patina Perfect Pearls mist dripped on the tag.

A couple rosette flowers made from a book page. Crochet trim. And an Epiphany Crafts round charm hung on a loop pin. Crinkle ribbon tied on. Some random sewing.

And I realized that after I had photographed it, that I had intended to put a sentiment on it. It was going to be "Don't wait for the storm to pass. Learn to dance in the rain" which is in the same kit as the girl. But I think I like it better without. But not sure. Decisions....

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.