Thursday, July 19, 2018


Under the Sea with Me...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from Flora and Fauna (Under the Sea), simple Copic coloring, and stamping using Avery Elle pigment inks (Sea Glass, Mermaid, and Ocean Mist).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock and stamped “waves” multiple times across/down panel using above mentioned inks.  I next, stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I die cut circle from stamped BG panel, stamped sentiment, adhered elements to card base using fun foam for circle.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Fuchsia Thoughts...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this lovely floral stamp set from Avery Elle (Fuchsia set) and watercoloring using Nuvo Aqua Flow pens.  To start, I stamped floral image onto a piece of Strathmore Montival watercolor paper then white heat embossed.  I began watercoloring by adding the watercolor directly to the image then using a light fairly damp watercolor brush pulling the color out.  Once image and background was watercolored, I set aside panel to dry, and die cut a stitched rectangle panel from MFT’s summer splash cardstock.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to SimonSaysStamp cream cardstock card base, stamped sentiment, heat embossed using Ranger/Wendy Vecchi Garden Patina embossing powder, and adhering a few SimonSaysStamp moonshine sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Mermazing Mermaid...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this lovely stamp set from Avery Elle (Mermaids), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Peerless Watercolors.  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel from Distress watercolor paper and began watercoloring using several blue and green color squares from the Peerless watercolor sample pack.  I first adding a light wash of color/water then going back over intensifying the colors.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment/air bubbles, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Saturday, July 7, 2018


Lots of Summer Fun...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from SimonSaysStamp (Summertime Friends), Copic coloring, and stamping using various SimonSaysStamp inks (teeny bikini, lemon chiffon, and spring rain).  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock, then stamped sentiment using above mentioned dye inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then die cut circle using SSS lemon chiffon cardstock. To finish, I assembled elements, adhered elements to card base, and added Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to the bear’s “icee”.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge #101

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


So Jawsome...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super awesome set set from Lawn Fawn (Dun-Nuh), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Distress Inks (salty ocean, blue print sketch, broken china, and faded jeans).  To start, I die cut a wave border (Lawn Fawn) from a piece of Distress watercolor paper then watercolored panel using above mentioned inks and a round 4 watercolor brush.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then ink blended above the water/wave line on stitched rectangle BG panel.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements/adhered to card base using fun foam for watercolor panel.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog #32

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Sweet Pineapples...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today’s card features this super sweet stamp set from Lawn Fawn (Aloha) and coloring using Copics.  To start, I stamped and die cut pineapple (3x) and Copic colored. Next, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock and splattered gold watercolor (Gansai Tambi) across panel using a size 4 round brush.  Next, I stamped sentiment, gold heat embossed, and trimmed banner.  To finish, I trimmed a piece of Lawn Fawn pink striped patterned paper, assembled elements, and adhered to card base. To add a bit more interest, I added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to “tops” of each pineapple image.   Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Beach Life...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this cute beach scene stamp set from Avery Elle (Beside the Sea), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade, and worn lipstick).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks onto a trimmed piece of Neenah solar white cardstock.  Next, I stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  I then die cut “waves” cover die (Avery Elle) from Neenah desert storm cardstock.  To finish, I stamped sentiment onto a trimmed piece of Neenah desert storm cardstock, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note:  this card has been submitted to the SimonSaysStamp Work It Wednesday Challenge June 2018 edition.