Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Random Card Design

Hello everyone
The other night while I was battling my insomnia I went into my craft room and went way off my normal route.  I used the stamp set "One With Nature" (the color of fun from SSS) and my Gansai Tambi Watercolor. 
I stamped my trees, water colored them then die cut the water color piece with: My Favorite Things Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square Stax Die-Namics. 
I found a scrap piece of paper and cut it down to fit the A2 card base with a slight border as a background piece for my trees and added some grungy washi tape in black & white to run down the side.  I cut out a fish tail banner element in shiny cardstock for some flash and stamped the sentiment in versafine onyx black ink and attached with my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher Stapler.

I have also added my new watercolor mark to my photo- isn't it fabulous? I love it.
Thanks for stopping by- see you soon!


Hello everyone,
So for anyone who creates and shares -  a watermark is a great tool for your protection.  Having said that, I have recently gotten a new watermark and I am so super excited to start using it!
I love what was designed for me and if you are needing an original watermark and a great price with super service go check out:

I am sure you will love her service and designs

Be on the lookout for my new watermarked photos on my next blog post :)

See you soon!

Hoppy Easter with The Greeting Farm Bunny

Good evening everyone,
I know Easter has passed but I had a few supplies laying around and made another cute bunny card with Hoppy Hello from The Greeting Farm.  I decided to make the bunny the focal point and used a photo frame die I had, offset a bit over water colored paper. Colors used: broken china, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet, added some bling and paint splatters, cut the rectangle with Avery Elle's wonky stitches die (my go-to die of choice) and then adhered it all to the front of an A2 card base in a light violet color
Also, since I am blessed to live in Southern California I took all these photos outside when the sun could assist in giving me some great colors - so the photos are pretty true to color
Hope you enjoy! I will be adding this to the March FF Challenge - Animals Rule at TGF
See you soon

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Without you, I'd go off the peep end!

Hello everyone,

     So I had this thought in my head that I could make a card using some type of window frame and have little peeps popping out, so I stamped the peeps using My Favorite Things, Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice, water colored and die cut the little peeps from the recent SSS monthly kit (the most adorable set ever) and started to create.  As I was going along I decided it would be really cute to make it a shaker card and I wanted lots of color, so why not a rainbow, right?  I love the way the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors melted together so seamlessly on my Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.
Once my main scene was created I picked out a cute piece of 6x6 paper from the "Spring" pad from Carta Bella that was in the SSS kit and cut that down to fit the front of an A2 card.
The hardest part was choosing which of the awesomely cute sentiments to use from the stamp set.  I decided that this card would be going to my mom, so the sentiment was perfect- she is always there for me and over the last 3 months she has helped with business stuff and accounting stuff and so much more and kept me from going crazy with stress, and this card is right up her alley and I am sure she will love it!
So I have included a detailed list of supplies used and hope you will come visit my blog again soon!

Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors on rounded 3x4 rectangle panel and peeps
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Mama Elephant 6 window frame and 3x4 rounded rectangle with stitches die both from Peek a Frame die set
Simon Says Stamp set My Kind of Peep for peeps & sentiment
Carta Bella 6x6 paper "spring"
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice
Doodlebug design sequins lily white
Martha Stewart Wintermint confetti
Ornament Flakes in Silver &
Buffalo Snowflakes - iridescent sprinkles
Random purple and pink sequins from the dollar store
White A2 side folding card base

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Greeting Farm Bunny Easter Card

Good afternoon everyone,

My crafty BFF hosted a craft day yesterday where I was able to finish up some of my Easter cards.  I am so happy with how this one turned out.
I began with TH water color paper and spritzed it with water and added distress spray stain in wilted violet, broken china and mermaid lagoon.  When dry I flicked those same colors to give some added pops of color.  I then cut out the finished piece with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die ( I love this die!) I added a small piece of washi tape in green/white polka dots and a few sequins.  My image is from The Greeting Farm, Hoppy Hello set.  I colored the bunny with copic markers and added some little white polka dots on the scarf. I added the bunny to my water color piece with fun foam to give a bit of dimension and then put my front panel on a side folding card in a pale green color.
* I also tried out some different backgrounds when taking pictures - so same card but makes it look a bit different :)
Hope you enjoy- see you soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Good evening,
My crafty BFF recently lost her mother, and I found that sympathy cards are just so difficult to make first hand.  I think I need to make a few to have on hand so it will not be as emotional in the moment.
I stamped the Donna Downey Poppy Stamp from the Unity Stamp Set "You Are Important" in versamark ink and then used clear embossing powder on watercolor paper, sprayed generously with water and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Coral and blotted off the excess color on the card front.  I used chalk ink in espresso to ink the edges of my panel and stamp the sentiment.  I die cut the "prayers" four times in chocolate paper and stacked them together.  I then placed the finished panel on an A2 cream colored card base.
I am pleased with how soft and pretty this turned out and feel it conveys my heart right now

 Good night

Saturday, March 12, 2016

BE-YOU-TIFUL Butterflies

Good afternoon everyone,
I made a card for the daughter of one of my husband's clients.  My husband is a flooring installer and this particular client has a grown daughter she cares for, the daughter is in a wheel chair and suffers from horrible seizures.  He came home the other day and said she liked unicorns, so I made her a little stamped unicorn note, no photos taken, but was from the new release at The Greeting Farm, Magical Friends,  and when she got it, she told my husband she liked butterflies, so this is what occurred.  Am so happy with how it turned out and happy to report she loved it!

I used the following items:
Sizzix, Bigz/Texture Fades, TH Alterations 660236
Butterflies cut from TH Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Essentials by Ellen/ BE-YOU-TIFUL by Julie Wafer Thin Designer Die
DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock backed with StickIt
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains - Wilted Violet, Broken China, Picket Fence & Mermaid Lagoon
Cream colored card base and scrap paper spritzed with distress inks in colors above and Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl

See you soon!