Sunday, September 30, 2018

Just Chicken In - Stripes for Just Us Girls

I've got some stripes to share for Just Us Girls.  This one is headed off to a coworker who has been out a while on disability . . .

I adore that little chicken . . . and my grass and sky are where my stripes come into play. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Just Chicken In
Stamps and Dies:  farmanimals2stamp Stamps and Dies and Grass Die  (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice, Lemonade, Strawberry and Tangerine (The Stamps of Life);
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life August Card Kit
Other: Wood Embellishment from the Stamps of Life August Card Kit

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Seas the Day - Cardz 4 Guys

Was inspired to make a card for Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog, the theme of which was All at Sea.  I immediately went for my anchor die and supplies from an old card kit. 

And yes - I might have included some ribbon . . . but don't sail boats have "ties" that have to tie on those sails?  Completely masculine!  

I created my anchor using a die and putting several layers of silver embossing powder.  Layering of metallic embossing powders is a great way to make an embellishment. 

Hoping you all find some time to create. 



Supplies Used - Seas the Day
Stamps and Dies:  Sailboat2Stamp and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life); Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Ribbon and Epoxy Star Stickers (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Snoopy . . . Life is Better with Friends

The challenge this week at Use Your Stuff was friendship.  I created this card using an old stamp from my earliest stamping days and used colored pencils to bring my image to life.   Nothing says friendship like a dog, and I just adore Snoopy.

And I love that Snoopy built his own friend here . . . 

It's the weekend.  Go create!


Supplies Used - Life is Better with Friends
Stamps and Dies:  Life Words (Stampendous); Snoopy and the Snowman
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine; Versamark; Sand Dunes and Clear Embossing Powder (Wow!); Inktense Pencils (Derwent);
Paper:  Wedding Bliss Collection (Simon Says Stamp); White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Desert Storm (Neenah);
Other: Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Doily Stash for Inspirational

I love doilies . . . have them in my stash . . . don't use them often enough.

Felt inspired by Inkspirational's challenge to use one this week, and here is my card . . .

 Used pattern papers from Doodlebug, along with epoxy candy cane stickers.  But embossed my edges of my centiment die with some sugary goodness. 

Please, please, please!  Go find some time to create.  


Supplies Used - Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Stamps and Dies:  Decorating Snowman (Inky Antics), Circle Die (Sizzix)
Ink & Embossing:  Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler), Pattern Paper (Doodlebug),
Other: Epoxy Stickers (Doodlebug); Doily from stash; Sprinkled Sugar Stickles (Ranger)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Tuesday Morning Sketch

Created this card using Tuesday Morning Sketch, with a bit of a twist. 

Here is the sketch, and as you can see, I flipped it landscape and instead of a circle, a butterfly.  

Go create! 


Supplies Used - Hello My Friend
Stamps and Dies:  butterfly2stamp, solids4butterly, sayings4butterfly, and Butterfly Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice, Guava, Tangerine and Bubble Gum (The Stamps of Life)
Paper: Licorice, Powdered Sugar and Tangerine Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit
Other:  Epoxy Heart from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit, Clear Wink of Stella

Merry Christmas - Muse Christmas Visions

I was inspired by Muse Christmas Visions challenge this week, and grabbed some old supplies to create a card. 

As you can see by the Muse photo down with my supply list, I was mostly inspired by the image and the layering of mats.  I only used one tree, and I flipped the sketch a quarter turn.  I stamped and paper pieced my image.  

Find some time to create today!  


Supplies Used - Merry Christmas
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Ink)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Colorful Confetti Sequins (Simon Says Stamp); Small Star Glitter from a Nail Art Kit

Friday, September 14, 2018

A Big Sentiment, for Stamp Ink Paper

Sharing a card with a BIG sentiment in mind for Stamp Ink Paper

Here is my card . . .

I had fun with this card, even thought it's not "my norm".  I'm very linear, and this is far from linear.  But it does have a big ole sentiment.  

 Cheers . . . and please find some time to create.  It does a body good! 


Supplies Used - Thanks
Stamps and Dies:  Chevron Cheer Stamp Set and Thanks Die (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Shea Butter, Polished, Stone Blue and Seafoam (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark and White Embossing Powder (Wow);
Paper: Premium White and Midnight (Catherine Pooler); White Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Glass Slipper Glitter (Wow); Black Dots (Close To My Heart)

Apples for Addicted to CAS and Teachers!

Sharing a card in celebration of CAS and APPLES . . . which I've not eaten in 16 months.  I can still stamp them, and so I did . . . for Addicted to CAS . . .

My card doesn't seem too CAS . . . it must be that pattern paper.  

The stamped image itself is pretty CAS . . .

I hope you find sometime to create today!  


Supplies Used - World's Best Teacher
Stamps:  apples2stamp and patterns4apples (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Strawberry, Artichoke, Chocolate, Licorice, and Powdered Sugar (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); Solar White (Neenah); Basic Grey Pattern Paper
Accessories:  Mini-staple (Close To My Heart); Black Shimmer Trim (Close To My Heart)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

House Mouse LOVE

Shopping our Stash has a challenge out there that is all about "crazy for coloring".   I am crazy for coloring . . . but most of my coloring (90%) is with House Mouse images.  I am obsessed with them. 

How obsessed?

A friend and I buy and collect stamps all year . . . talking and comparing notes, praying we will not double-buy.

Once a year, we get together, bring our stamps . . . we stamp onto watercolor paper with Versafine, emboss with clear embossing powder, and we do about three images for each of us . . . or is it two.  I don't know, but my collection of images to color just grows and grows.  We have a scheduled date coming up to stamp away . . . just one week from Thanksgiving!  We also have containers with pre-stamped images stored . . . and ready to color.

So I pulled one for this challenge.  

This time around I colored using distress inks . . . sometimes I use watercolors or water color markers.  I like to switch it up.  What you can't see in the photo is the shimmer . . . I ran over those flowers with a shimmer liquid. 

So yep . . . I'm crazy, and crazy for coloring. 

Supplies Used - You Inspire Me
Stamps:  Label Love (Altenew); Painted Pansies House Mouse (Stampendous)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx; Distress Inks for Watercolor (Ranger); Black (Hero Arts); Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger);
Paper:  Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up); Solar White (Neenah); Canson Watercolor;
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay

Sometimes Life Is . . .

I'm a huge fan of sequins . . . hope they never go out of style.  I played around with this week's challenge at Stamp Ink Paper, and it was sequins all the way for this one.  

This was a bit tedious, but a few years back I had recalled a card where negative space was filled with sequins, so I wanted to give it a shot.  It was a fun technique.  

Here's hoping you find some time to create today! 


Supplies Used - Just the Pits
Stamps and Dies:  Cherry Dies (The Stamps of Life), cherries2stamp (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah) and Life in Color (Simple Stories)
Other:   Mossy Green and Raspberry Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Hello, Baby!

This is one of my go-to stamps for baby cards.  Created this card with Stamp Ink Paper as the inspiration.  This bear is so darn adorable. 

I hope you find some time to create! 



Supplies Used - Hello Baby
Stamps:  Baby Bear (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Pool Party, Marina Mist Night of Navy, Basic Black (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Pool Party and Whisper White (Stampin' Up); scrap of pattern paper from my scrap stash
Accessories:  Whisper White Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);