Saturday, June 16, 2018

Unsinkable Embossed Sailboat

A masculine card created for Cards in Envy challenge . . . "for the boys".  I had a card kit that I knew would be perfect to pull, as I knew it had a masculine feel to it.  

 I used pattern paper for my background, and for the sailboat included a few layers of silver embossing powder on my die.  I do love the way that sailboat turned out.  I think I'll have to create a few more! 

Go create! 


Supplies Used - You are Unsinkable
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); ;

One-Layer CAS Card

Sharing this very CAS card created with the inspired colors at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

A one-layer card with a few sequins.  Inspired by these colors . . .


I hope you find some time to create!


Supplies Used - Thank You for Everything
Stamps and Dies:  For Everything Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink and Embossing:  Orange Twist, Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler)
Other:  Tangerine, Ocean Spray and Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

She Who Leaves a Trail of Glitter

I was inspired to create a card with two challenges in the back of my head.  One was to use a stencil (inspired by a challenge at StampNation), and the other was to create something layered with mixed media for the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media  challenge.  

This is not super mixed media, but I decided to explore the layering effects from distress oxides, and then to layer some glass glitter bead gel over the top.  I love how the oxides layer, rather than blend.  And the glitter bead gel over the top is such a great effect. 


Again, perhaps not super mixed media, but fun to explore the layering with some mixed media products.

I hope you find some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Trail of Glitter
Stamps and Dies:  Trail of Glitter (Riley & Company Funny Bones)
Ink & Embossing:  Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade (Ranger Distress Oxide Inks); Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Embossing Powder (WOW);
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Yellow Dot Paper (Bo Bunny); Vellum (Bazzill);
Other: Pink Peonies, Marigold, and Aqiuamarine Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh; Glass Bead Glitter Gel (Faber Castell); Zone Art Screens (Color Box)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Baby Shower Shaker Card for Try Stamping on Tuesday

Try Stamping on Tuesday has a technique challenge out there for a shaker card, so I went to work and created a shaker card for a baby shower.  This one was bigger than my typical A2 card size, as it was for a group of us to sign and I wanted to create a scene through the various windows on this card.

Mamas and their babies were a part of this set from Mama Elephant.  And the babies are in little diapers.  Too cute. 

Shakers are always so fun to make.  There is a certain satisfaction that comes with all that building of layers.

I hope you find some time to create today!


Supplies Used - Happy Baby Shower
Stamps and Dies:  Storybook 6 Die (Pretty Pink Posh); New Family (Mama Elephant);
Ink & Embossing:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Various Copic Markers for Coloring;
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Acetate Sheet (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Confetti Sequins and Sunny Days Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Welcome to the World Tag and Bag

It has truly been over a month since I've been creative and posted anything on my blog.  I was away for over two weeks on a cruise, and work before and after was insanely busy. 

Just getting back into the swing and sharing a creation for Stamp Ink Paper . . . a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge where I included a tree, wood and ribbon.  It's not a card, but rather a tag and gift bag.  The tag went into a shadow box gift where she can save items from her new arrival.  The gift in the bag was journal tags, so that the new mom could have a scrapbook made . . . hence the "eat, sleep create" tag on the bag.  

It's great to be back in creative mode.  Hoping to find more time to create over the weekend.  I definitely need to get back in the swing of things. 

I hope you find some time to create!


Supplies Used - Gift Bag and Tag
Stamps and Dies:  Woodland Critters Stamp Set (Pretty Pink Posh); Stitched Tag Dies (My Favorite Things); Create Die and Eat Sleep Create Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs); Tag Die (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Black Jack, Midnight, Icing on the Cake, Midnight, Seafoam and Juniper (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Ribbon (American Crafts);