Sunday, July 22, 2018

Stay Cool Beachy Dude

I had so much fun creating this card, exploring techniques using Distress Oxide inks, and creating a beach scene for a few challenges including Try Stampin' on Tuesday and this week's challenge at StampNation

So first, my card . . .

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I used Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, and started by layering the distress oxide inks over a stencil.  I love that these inks layer.  I then created the torn strip at the bottom . . . prompted by Try Stampin' on Tuesday's challenge, ran some versamark over it, and used Sand Dune EP from Wow to creates my sand.  I popped this over the stenciled piece.

For my dog, I stamped on the same Neenah Desert Storm, embossed the outline, and then used the distress oxide inks to watercolor.
 

Look at that little dude standing on the sand.  And what's really cool . . . those sunglasses . . .


This was a fun card.  I would definitely try this technique with distress oxides on kraft cardstock again. 

I hope you were able to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Stay Cool
Stamps and Dies: Dog Days of Summer Stamp (Newton's Nook);
Ink & Embossing:  Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Inks (Ranger); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Versamark; Sand Dune EP (Wow);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah); Midnight (Catherine Pooler)
Other: Sunscape Stencil (Newton's Nook); Blueprint Sketch Distress Stain and Glossy Accents (Ranger);





Tropically Yours for Freshly Made Sketches

Loved the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  And here is my creation using new stamps and dies that arrived on my doorstep Friday.


I do love the CAS look of this card . . . not to mention black and white with a pop of color!


I hope you fine some time to create today.

Debbie


Supplies Used - Tropically Yours
Stamps and Dies:  Leave Me In Paradise Stamp and Dies, Tropically Yours Stamps (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink and Embossing:  Aquatini, Lime Ricky, Coral Cabana and Midniht Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock and Black Tie Gala Pattern Paper (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Other: Golden Sunset Glitter Drops (Nuvo)

Wishing You Joy for SOS

Christmas in July! That is the challenge at Shopping Our Stash this week.  I definitely can play along with that. 


I love stamping on kraft colored cardstock.  I stamped my image with white pigment ink first, and then I shifted my cardstock a bit and stamped with the green.  It gives the tree some pop.  I did the same for my sentiment.  


I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - Wishing You Joy
Stamps and Dies:  Sketched Evergreens (Altenew)
Ink & Embossing:  White Pigment Ink (Simon Says Stamp); Spruce (Catherine Pooler); Versamark; White EP (Wow!);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah); Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Other: Classic Christmas Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Love the Mouse

The challenge at House-Mouse Friends . . . SUMMER! 

And this little guy is enjoying his summer . . . 


Love this little guy! 

Not so interesting, but I dropped my watercolor brush onto my painted surface, which then meant I needed to cut my image out.  It worked out fine, because I created a water source for him and plopped him right down after cutting. 

I do hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie


Supplies Used - Oh Joy
Stamps and Dies:  Daisy Float (House Mouse Designs/Stampendous); Oh Joy die (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Onyx Black Versafine Ink; Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Various Ranger Distress Inks for watercolor
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper, Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit
Other:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Clear Wink of Stella

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Watercolor Background for Just Us Girls

A watercolor background for Just Us Girls.  I adore this stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs.  It was from a past Stamp of Approval release.



Not sure I love the glitter embossing powder, but I still adore that stamp set.  


I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie


Supplies Used - You Rock My World
Stamps and Dies:  The World Awaits (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Ink & Embossing:  Be Mine, Flirty Fuchsia and All That Jazz  (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Neptune Embossing Powder (Wow!)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Ocean Glitter Paper (The Stamps of Life); Watercolor Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


Monday, July 16, 2018

Fun Creation for Fusion



Hi all! 

Tried to keep my colors and sketch true to theme.Here is the inspiration for this Fusion Challenge

The challenge . . .


Here is my card . . .


Tried to get artsy with this one . . . some watercolor, and some embossing, and tried to stay close to the colors in the sketch (which is likely a stretch).  


 I do love how this one turned out. 

I hope you find some time to create.

Debbie


Supplies Used - Thanks
Stamps and Dies:  Crafty Friend Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous); Daniel Smith Watercolors;
Paper: Audrey Blue and White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); I'd Rather Be Crafting (Echo Park); Watercolor Paper (Close To  My Heart);
Other: Lemon Enamel Accents (Ranger)



Quote Inspired at Time Out


A very simple card for the Time Out challenge this week.  I used supplies from a very old kit in my stash.  The quote that inspired the card . . .


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Very true story in that quote. 



 I love being able to pull out old supplies to create.  

And I hope you found some time to create today.  

Debbie

Supplies Used - Smile and Be Happy
Stamps and Dies:  Happy and Smile (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Black (Hero Arts)
Paper: Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp and American Crafts; Sunkissed (Doodlebug)
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Epoxy Sticker (Doodlebug); Dot Stickers (Pebbles)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Christmas in July for SIP Challenge

Last week I was creating an Easter card . . . this week Christmas.  I love stamping "off" holiday cards.   This one was for Stamp Ink Paper, whose challenge this week was Christmas in July. 


 I created my watercolor background first, and then tried to be sure that my images were just as muted as that red and green background.  My distress markers were the best match for the Color Burst watercolor background. 


I added some sparkle with some Stickles . . . snow must have sparkle. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie



Supplies Used - Happy Holidays
Stamps and Dies:  A Star is Born (Impression Obsession); Short and Sweet Sayings (Close To My Heart)
Ink & Embossing:  Pthalo Green, Alizaria Crimson and Sepia Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Zig Black Marker; Barn Door, Evergreen Bough Wild Honey and Walnut Stain Distress Markers (Ranger);
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Watercolor Paper (Canson);
Other: Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

Follow Your Dreams

Created this card using the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  The sketch is below with my supply list. 


 Perhaps not a ton of stampin' on this one . . . sometimes the supplies have their own mind. 


I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie




Supplies Used - Dream
Stamps and Dies:  sayings4rainbows and Stitched Tag Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice Ink (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit
Other:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine and Puffy "Dream" Sticker from The Stamps of Life March Card Kit



Sunday, July 8, 2018

Faithful Friend

A nautical challenge over at Double D Challenges inspired me to create a card. 


  My anchor has a few coats of embossing powder. 


I hope you find some time to create today!

Debbie


Supplies Used - Faithful Friend
Stamps and Dies: Sayings4Sailboats and Sailboat Dies (The Stamps of Life)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark; Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper:  Cardstock and Pattern Paper from The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit
Other: Ribbon and Twine  (The Stamps of Life February 2018 Card Kit); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Celebrate! w/Tuesday Morning Sketches


I love a good sketch, and this one from Tuesday Morning Sketches was calling my name.  I had the negative pieces that I had been saving from a shaker card.  I often wonder why I save so many scraps, but my brain went right to them when I saw this sketch. 



 I went with a birthday card, and some bright colors. 


A bit CAS . . . with color and pop. 


I hope you find some time to cut and paste today.


Supplies Used - Celebrate
Stamps and Dies:  Storybook 6 Die (Pretty Pink Posh); Woo Hoo Stamp Set and Celebrate Die (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Orange Twist, Black Jack, All That Jazz, Be Mine, Lime Ricky, Limoncello, Grape Crush (Catherine Pooler)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart)
Other: Black Dots (Close To My Heart)

Any Holiday - Craftaholics R Us

Craftaholics R Us says any holiday I want?  Happy Easter! 


I wanted to go back to Spring, when it was cooler (although it has cooled down some).  Sadly, I was so busy that I didn't get to make Easter cards this year.  So thanks for the opportunity. 


Adore these eggs! 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used -  Happy Easter
Stamps:  Egg-a-licious (Sugar Pea Designs)
Ink:  Canary, Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, Sorbet (Close To My Heart); Versamark
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah) Licorice (The Stamps of Life)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins and Silly Eyes (Pretty Pink Posh); White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)
















Saturday, July 7, 2018

My Favorites - Stamp Ink Paper

This week's challenge at Stamp Ink Paper is a a card maker's choice . . . so I get to pick my favorites! 

I have many favorites . . . where do I begin.  So a few things I adore . . .

  • House Mouse stamps
  • Colorful pattern papers
  • Watercolor
  • Kraft cardstock

And you can see all of these on my card . . .


 Admittedly, I also like donuts.  I've cut them out of my life over the last 14 months, but check out the add that the little mouse is holding . . . "Free!  Stale donuts . . . "



Did I mention I also love sequins! 

I have lots of things that I love when it come to crafting. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie





Supplies Used - Life is Sweet
Stamps:  Classified Ad (House Mouse, Stampendous)
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx Pigment; various distress inks used for watercolor of image
Paper:  Desert Storm (Neenah); Canson Watercolor; Cream and Sugar Papers (Doodlebug)
Accessories:  Sequins (Lucy's Little Things); Ranger Clear Embossing Powder









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! 

Debbie


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!

Debbie


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.

Debbie




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!

Debbie


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!

Debbie




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);

Sunday, May 6, 2018

No Stamps for Merry Monday

The challenge at Merry Monday was not to do any stamping.


 Just dies and Color Bursts used today. 


Sparkly glitter paper for word dies just always makes me smile.  There is something crisp about it. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Debbie


Supplies Used - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Ink: Metallic Rose and Metallic Jade (Liquid Metals Color Burst)
Paper:  Marshmallow (Bazzill), Black Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart), Water Color Paper (Canson)
Accessories:  Christmas Tree Die (Paper Smooches)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Soda Pop Creations!

While I mostly make cards these days, I do make scrapbook pages once in a while.  When my layout is complete, I will typically take the leftover supplies and trim them down into card-sized panels and pieces.  I remembered having those supplies, and with two challenges in mind, I went digging through my shoe box of scraps.  I pulled out some pieces to make a card honoring one of my favorite beverages, root beer. I gave up soda a year ago, and man do I miss my diet root beer! 

Again, keep in mind that the paper was leftover from a layout.  The colors in this card were inspired by Club Cool, an attraction at EPCOT at Walt Disney World.

Stamp Ink Paper inspired this first one . . . #146, which is food or drink. 


That colorful strip of paper reminds me of bubbles.   


And a bottle and straw for the inside of the card . . . 





And while this next one is not CAS, I was inspired by the code word "bubbles" from Addicted to CAS.  Perhaps a little busy for CAS, but I was inspired none the less.  And because I had more supplies, I just had to make another.


It has an open bottle . . . and the sequins are like bubbles.  My imagination runs wild. 


Such a fun stamp set to pull back out and play with.  


And remember . . . I said there was a layout where these scraps came from. Created it back in January.  Club Cool!  Soda pop from around the world. 



I hope you find some time to create today.

Debbie



Supplies Used - Root-in for You
Stamps and Dies:  Soda Pop Stamp Set (My Favorite Things); Die-namics LLD Bottlecaps and Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles (My Favorite Things);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake and Bellini Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Dot Paper/Cardstock (Bo Bunny); Silver Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)



Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  Soda Pop Stamp Set (My Favorite Things); Die-namics LLD Bottlecaps and Die-namics LLD Soda Pop Bottles (My Favorite Things);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake and Bellini Ink (Catherine Pooler)
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Dot Paper/Cardstock (Bo Bunny); Silver Glitter Paper (Close To My Heart);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)