Friday, May 25, 2018


You are Delightful...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this lovely floral stamp set from Concord and 9th (Brushed Bloom) and watercoloring using Tombow Dual Brush markers.  To start, I inked floral images by directly applying the brush to the stamp, stamped the image onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper then lightly going over with a damp brush, pulling the color to the edges of the stamped image.  Using a stamp positioner such as a Misti greatly helped this step.  By using the Misti, I was able to apply the markers and stamp several times to achieve the amount of color/look I was hoping for.  Once all stamping was complete, I lightly added a wash of blue ink (Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass) to add interest to the panel.  To finish, I die cut panel using Lawn Fawn Zig-Zag rectangles, stamped sentiment and heat embossed using Ranger/Wendy Vecchi Tiger Lily embossing powder, then added a few Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Kindness Means A Lot...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super adorable set from Honey Bee Stamps (Forest Friends), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (twisted citron and salty ocean).  To start, I die cut a stitched scalloped rectangle frame using Neenah solar white cardstock and ink blended Distress Inks starting from the bottom blending up towards the top.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  I then die cut fishtail banner, stamped sentiment, and white heat embossed.  To finish,  I assembled elements, adhered to card base using fun foam for frame and critter image, then stamped hearts.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Because You Are the Best...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie die cut panda from SimonSaysStamp (story book die cut: Panda) and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, ripe raspberry, and salty ocean) over a circle stencil.  To start, I die cut a stitched wonky rectangle from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then die cut a circle using a left over scrap piece of cardstock.  I then ink blended above mentioned Inks over stencil onto panel.  Next, I splattered Heidi Swapp color shine spray ink “black velvet” across panel and set aside to dry.  While panel was drying, I stamped sentiments, heat embossed, and trimmed.  I die cut Panda and assembled pieces then adhered to panel.  To finish, I adhered panel to SimonSaysStamp black cardstock card base, assembled the remaining elements, and adhered to panel.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog and SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge #97.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Making a Splash...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from My Favorite Things (Soak Up the Fun), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (tumbled glass and mermaid lagoon).  To start, I ink blended a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock using above mentioned inks and MFT’s “mini raindrops” stencil.  Next, I die cut a stitched scalloped  border (Lawn Fawn) from a piece of MFT’s “lush lagoon” cardstock, then die cut both panels using a stitched rectangle die set.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored elephant image and “puddle” (MFT’s You Make My Heart Melt).  To finish, I die cut clouds and fish tail banners, stamped sentiment and white heat embossed, then assembled and adhered elements to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, May 10, 2018


Spring Panda...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cutie set from Wplus9 (Friends for All Seasons: Spring), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (peacock feathers).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock and ink blending Distress Inks over a MFT’s “small cloud” stencil.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then stamped sentiment.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018


Happy Days...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from Heffy Doodle Stamps (Happy Snappy Crocs), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (mowed lawn, twisted citron, and salty ocean).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks onto a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then die cut grassy hillsides (Lawn Fawn).  I then ink blended another piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then die cut both panels using MFT’s stitched rounded rectangles.  I then stamped, die cut, then Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Many Colorful Greetings...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun rainbow die set from Paper Smooches (rainbow die and curly cloud die cut set: please note these are separate sets) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel from a piece of Distress watercolor panel then ink smooshed BG using various blue Distress Inks (tumbled glass, salty ocean, and peacock feathers).  Then, I die cut rainbow and watercolored using various Zig Clean Color markers.  I next die cut clouds using Neenah solar white cardstock.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!