Monday, October 16, 2017


Grown on Me...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today’s card features this pretty stamp set from Hero Arts (Color Layering Mangrove) and stamping using various Distress Inks (bundled sage, pine needles, tea dyed, and gathered twigs).  To start, I die both stitched rectangle and rounded stitched rectangle panel from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  I then placed “basket weave” stencil (MFT’s) over panels and ink blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I next, stamped and die cut tree using above mentioned Distress Inks.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, die cut, and assembled/adhered elements to card base using fun foam for “tree top”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, October 13, 2017


Glad we are Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from Neat and Tangled (Little Stinker) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I stamped BG stamp (MFT’s scribbled circles) onto a Wonky stitched rectangle Neenah solar white panel using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, and picked raspberry).  I then stamped, die cut, and watercolored image.  Once dry, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing ink.  To finish, I adhered panel to card base, then image, using fun foam for image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Hi...Hello...How are You...
   Hi friends and welcome! Today’s card features this super fun set from Right at Home (Happy Mail) and stamping using various MFT’s hybrid inks (Daffodil, Poppy, and Field Day).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white.  I then die cut circle (Mama Elephant Columbus Circle) from the same panel.  I then randomly stamped images from set across panel.  Next, I stamped circle image then inlaid circle panel.  I adhered fun foam and “popped up” rectangle panel to add a little dimension to the card.  To finish, I Copic colored “postage stamp” and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, October 9, 2017


You are So Fantastic...
  Hello and welcome friends!! Today’s card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Amazing Messages) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped image using Memento Tuxedo dye ink onto a wonky stitched rectangle Neenah Solar White panel.  I then Copic colored image, then stamped several smaller images around the sentiment.  To finish, I trimmed a piece of SSS Lemon Chiffon  cardstocked then matted panels onto an SSS Audrey Blue cardstock card base before adding a Nuvo jewel drops.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp blog for “ World Card Making Day” post and the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#81).

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Aloha Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Happy World Card Making Day 2017!  Today’s card features this super fun set from Concord and 9th (Pop Art Pineapple).  To begin, I stamped several images from the set using various MFT’s hybrid inks (dandelion, pineapple, ripe raspberry, field day, and dill pickle.  I then die cut images using coordinating die cuts.  I next, die cut zig-zag rectangle panel then secured to card base using removable adhesive.  Next, I ink splattered several Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, ripe raspberry, and abandoned coral) over a Tim Holtz Distress stencil.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, die cut, and assembled elements/adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, October 6, 2017


Hello Lovelies...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this beautiful stamp from Concord and 9th (Hello Lovely) and watercoloring using Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Confections (Pastel Set).  To start, I stamped floral image onto a trimmed piece of Strathmore Hot pressed watercolor paper then white heat embossed.  I then began watercoloring image by first adding a light wash of water/color then went back over adding color/shading.  Next, I stamped sentiment then gold heat embossed.  To finish, I adhered panel to a SimonSaysStamp “lemon chiffon” card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Hanging Out...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun collaboration set between Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson, LLC (Love Ya Bunches) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (ripe raspberry, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, and wilted violet).  To start, I die cut a Neenah solar white cardstock panel using an inside/outside diagonal stitched rectangle stax set.  I next, inked an acrylic block using above mentioned Distress Inks, spritzed with water, then pressed down onto inside rectangle panel and set aside to dry.  I then, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for “monkeys”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#14).

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Rainbow Kindness...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features several super fun and cute products from SimonSaysStamp including this cute stamp set (Forever Friends) and waffer die cut (Kindness Matters).  To start, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored these adorable bunnies.  Next, I watercolored a piece of Distress watercolor paper, using Distress Inks (worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, and tumbled glass).  Once dry, I ran sentiment through my Sizzix "Big Shot" die cut machine.  I then die cut a "wonky" stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and stamped hearts using Distress Oxide ink (worn lipstick).  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care! Please note: this card has be submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#81).

Friday, September 29, 2017


Hi in Color...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun floral die cut from Waffle Flower (Magic Flower) and ink blending using Distress Inks (picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, and salty ocean).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks onto a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, blending in a "rainbow" order.  Next, I die cut this image into the ink blended panel.  I next, die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah desert storm, then splattered BG using Hero Arts Unicorn white spray.  To finish, I die cut sentiment (Waffle Flower) using SimonSaysStamp black cardstock, assembled elements, and adhered to card base, using foam tabs for sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


One of a Kind Apple...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Happy Days) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Strathmore Hot Press watercolor panel.  I began randomly stamping images onto panel using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossing using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  Once all images were stamped and heat embossed, I began watercoloring images by first adding a light wash of color/water, then going back over intensifying color.  Once images were watercolored and dry, I watercolored BG using the same approach as mentioned above.  To finish, I adhered panel to card base (SSS sea glass), stamped sentiment, heat embossing, and adhering to panel using foam tabs.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#80).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Little Notes...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from Concord and 9th (Hello Lovely) and stamping using SimonSaysStamp dye inks (willow, lake shore, hot mama, hollyhock, and melon).  To start, I stamped image onto a trimmed Neenah solar white cardstock panel using Memento Tuxedo dye ink.  I then stamped several of the coordinating images onto panel using above mentioned Inks from SSS.  Next, I stamped sentiment onto panel using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and a trimmed piece of SSS black cardstock, white embossing the word "note".  To finish, I added various Nuvo Jewel Drops around floral image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, September 22, 2017


Hanging With You...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs (Chunky Monkey), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Peerless Watercolors.  To start, I die cut framed rectangle panel (Lawn Fawn's Fancy Scalloped Rectangles), then watercolored BG using a light wash of water/color.  I heat set in between layers of color, building color and intensity.  I then stamped images, die cut using matching dies, and Copic colored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Jumps for Joys...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Jump for Joy), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Peerless Watercolors.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Canson Montival watercolor paper then began watercoloring BG using Peerless Watercolors (greens and yellow golds).  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink then heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and 3D fun foam for the "Owl"and "HedgeHog".  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to both the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog and the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#13).

Monday, September 18, 2017


Sending Oceans of Love...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super cute set from MyFavoriteThings (Mermazing), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (salty ocean, peacock feathers, and blueprint sketch).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel then stamped BG using MFT's Mermaid Tail BG stamp and Hero Arts Mermaid Ombré dye ink.  I then die cut rounded stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) and ink blended Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images, and added details using a white gel pen.  To finish, I stamped sentiment onto a die cut fishtail banner (MFT's), stamped BG "fishes", assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has submitted to the current MFT's 2017 Card Design Superstar Card Contest.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Coffee and Thanks...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super sweet set from Lawn Fawn (Love You Latte), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, candied apple, and gathered twigs).  To start I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then placing zig-zag stencil (SimonSaysStamp) over panel and ink blended Distress Inks.  Next, I die cut circle (Lawn Fawn stackable circle dies) and ink blended Distress Inks.  I next, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed using Ranger red embossing powder.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall 2017 BlogHop #fall2017clh

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Let's Celebrate...You!
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from Power Poppy (Succulent Singles) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I stamped images onto Strathmore mixed media paper using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing ink, then fussy cut images.  I then began watercoloring by first adding a light wash of color and water to images, then going back over, intensifying/building color.  Next, I die cut frame (Mama Elephant Madison Ave die set) using Neenah solar white cardstock then "flicking" BG using Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, gold heat embossed, trimmed, then assembled elements and adhered to card base, and finally adding gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Hello There Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this lovely set from MFT's (London Mouse) and coloring using Copic Sketch Markers.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white then die cut windows using MFT's "stitched tri peek-a-boo windows".  I then trimmed several pieces of colored cardstock (MFT's poppy, dandelion, and blue breeze) to fit behind windows.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments (MFT's label maker) using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then die cut using matching dies (MFT's label type die), adhered elements to card base using Tombow liquid adhesive and foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current MFT's 2017 Card Design Superstar Card Contest.

Friday, September 8, 2017


Oh Ship...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Hero Arts (Journey Ahead) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then stamped images onto X-press it blending card before fussy cutting, then Copic colored.  Next, I stamped "waves" using various Avery Elle pigment inks.  To finish, I adhered stitched rectangle panel to card base, then adhered image.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Being Thankful...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun collaboration set from SimonSaysStamp and Newtons Nook (SSS Stamptember 2015: Hello Fall), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (evergreen bough and mowed lawn).  To start, I die cut a scalloped panel (Lawn Fawn) and grassy border (Lawn Fawn) using Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then ink blended "clouds" using MFT's mini cloud stencil and ink blended "grass".  Next, I had previously stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored image (colored images from set the day before for The Daily Marker's 30 day color challenge).  To finish, I trimmed a piece of patterned paper (Lawn Fawn), matted panel, stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered elements to panel and card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, September 4, 2017


Oh the Places...
  Hello and welcome friends!!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Flamingo Together), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Distress Inks (spun sugar, worn lipstick, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, and faded lilac).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel before watercolored BG using above mentioned Distress Inks.  I next stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored "flamingo".  Next, I die cut hillside and added a little detail using Copics as "sand".  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for "Flamingo".  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#12).

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Tweetings To You...
   Hello and welcome friends!! Today's card features this cutie set from MFT's (Tweet on You) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped BG stitched rectangle panel using MFT's watercolor stripes BG and SSS "blue jay" dye ink.  I next, stamped, heat embossed, and watercolored images by first adding the color then going back over with a watercolor brush.  Next, I die cut "grass" then watercolored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered elements to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Tons of Love...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this lovely color layering stamp set from Hero Arts (whale color layering set) and stamping using Distress Inks (mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, and tumbled glass).  To start, I die cut a rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then stamped BG (MFT's watercolor stripes) using MFT's blueberry hybrid ink.  I then die cut circle out of panel, then stamped "waves" before adhering circle panel behind rectangle panel.  Next, I stamped "whale" using above mentioned Distress Inks then die cut image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, adhered image to panel using fun foam, then added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, August 28, 2017


Aloha Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Aloha) and coloring using Copic markers.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  I then die cut a  stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then splattering Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade and mermaid lagoon) across panel.  Next, I stamped sentiment and "postal stripe", heat embossed, then adhered double side adhesive then coated with Elizabeth Craft design "desert gold" microfine glitter.  To finish, I adhered image to panel using fun foam, adhered "sunglasses", then added a coat of glossy accents to glasses.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Fancy New Job...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features a few fun and super cute products from Mama Elephant including this fun word die and "Party Animals" and "Congrats All Around" sets.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock before stamping BG (MFT's pinstripe BG) using various Avery Elle pigment inks.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, heat embossed, adhered images to card base, and added Ranger Stickles to "star".  Thanks so much for stopping by.. take care!

Monday, August 21, 2017


Dots and Dots...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this fun stitched bundle die set from SimonSaysStamp and stamping using various MFT's hybrid inks.  To start, I die cut various shapes from the "Stitched Bundle Shapes" set.  I next, stamped dots (Lawn Fawn "let's bokah) onto a stitched rectangle panel using MFT's gray grout, cotton candy, peach bellini, ripe raspberry, and hot fudge hybrid inks.  I next die cut sentiment (Mama Elephant) several times using Neenah solar white before adhering together using liquid adhesive.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added SimonSaysStamp "moonshine" sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#78).

Friday, August 18, 2017


You are so Jaw-Some!!...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun set from Lawn Fawn (You are Jawsome) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut both stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn) and rounded rectangle (MFT's) panel, then placed wave stencil (MFT's) over both rectangle panel and card base, and ink blended.  I then die cut waves (SSS) using various blue cardstock, adding a white gel pen for detail.  Next, I stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, assembled images, and adhered to card base using both liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!
 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hey There...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from Waffle Flowers (Hello Enveloper set) (note: designed by Helen Dardik for Waffle Flowers).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah desert storm cardstock.  I then stamped image several times using Misti tool and Memento Tuxedo dye ink.  I then Copic colored images using simple color combinations and single color markers.  To finish, I die cut speech bubble (Pretty Pink Posh), stamped sentiment, then adhered to panel using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Pug Life for Life...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Kindred Stamps (Pug Life), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (gathered twigs and fossilized amber).  To start, I die cut diagonal stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) out of a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, then ink blended "inside" panel using Distress Inks.  I then, stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, August 11, 2017


Pugs and Kisses for All...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Clearly Besotted (Playful Pups), coloring using Faber-Castell colored pencils, and ink blending using Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, and candied apple).  To start, I die cut a piece of Neenah desert storm and solar white using "MFT's Stitched Speech Bubbles".  I then stamped images on desert storm panel and ink blended Distress Inks on solar white panel.  Next, I masked images, ink blended (Mowed Lawn Distress Ink), then colored using colored pencils.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered panels to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Watermelon Sunshine Feels...
   Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Neat and Tangled (Beach Day), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (twisted citron and barn door).  To start, I die cut a "Wonky Rectangle" (MFT's) panel from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then proceeded to ink blend above mentioned Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then stamped sentiment using Lawn Fawn "Smitty's Alpha" in Memento Tuxedo black dye ink.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base, adding Copics and white gel pen to mimic a hill of watermelon seeds.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, August 7, 2017


Charming Owl...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this beautiful set from Mama Elephant (Charmed) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Distress woodgrain watercolor panel.  I then stamped images, die cut, and colored by first adding markers then going back over with water rush pulling color to the edges.  To finish, I assembled elements, and adhered to card base  using fun foam for Owl and sentiment. Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Succulent Hearts...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty set from SimonSaysStamp (Cups and Succulents), Copic coloring, and ink splattering using Distress Inks (cracked pistachio, picked raspberry, and Concord grape).  To start, I die cut a scalloped farm rectangle from Distress watercolor paper and ink splattered Distress Inks onto frame panel.  I then stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  Next, to add a little separation from BG and plant image, I die cut circles from both vellum and Neenah solar white cardstock, heat embossed cardstock using Ranger plantinum embossing powder.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed using above mentioned powder, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note:  this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


We all want Ice Cream...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this delicious set from SimonSaysStamp (Ice Cream Dream) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a scalloped panel from Strathmore Bristol paper then randomly stamped images before gold heat embossing images.  I then colored images using brush markers then going back over using water brush to mix/pull color.   Next, I die cut circle using vellum, then stamped sentiment, and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, then added a few Nuvo jewel drops.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#76).

Monday, July 31, 2017


Shell-Ebrating!!...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this beautiful stamp from The Greeting Farm (Trishell), ink blending using Distress Ink Oxides (cracked pistachio, broken china, and faded jeans), and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut BG panel using SSS "Stitched Whirl" background from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then ink blended panel using Distress Oxides and ink foam blending tool (Ranger/Tim Holtz).  Next, I stamped, heat embossed, and fussy cut image.  I began watercoloring image by first adding color (Zigs) then going over using waterbrush.  To finish, I die cut fishtail banners, stamped sentiment, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, July 27, 2017


A Friend Like You...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from MFT's (Delicate Pretty Poppies), ink blending using Distress Inks (tumbled glass), and Copic coloring.  To start, I trimmed a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, then placed cloud stencil (MFT's) onto panel and ink blended Distress Ink.  Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored Poppy images, adding a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to centers of flowers.  I then die cut grassy hillside, stamped sentiment, and added a little detail to the grass using Copic markers.  To finish, I assembled elements,  and adored using liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, July 24, 2017


Flamingo Warm Wishes...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from Avery Elle (Flamingos Set) and Ink Smooshing using Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and picked raspberry).  To start, I die a scalloped panel (Lawn Fawn scallloped rectangle stax) out of a piece of Distress watercolor paper.  I spritzed the ink that I put on Craft mat with clean water then picked up using a piece of acetate, then "smooshed" ink onto panel (drying using Heat Tool in between ink colors).  I next, stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored. To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base (using fun foam to images), stamped sentiment, and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to hearts.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, July 21, 2017


Always Here...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this beautiful stamp set from Concord and 9th (You are Here) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped floral image onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, gold heat embossed, then stamped sentiment and also heat embossed.  I then began watercoloring floral image by first adding color then going back over using a waterbrush.  To finish, I trimmed panel, adhered double sided tape to sides, coated using Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter, and adhered panel to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


I See You There...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from SimonSaysStamp (I See You) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (spun sugar and worn lipstick). To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel (SSS stitched bundle die), then watercolored background using Distress Inks.  I then added washi tape, stamped chevron image and Heart image, heat embossing both.  Next, I die cut eyeglasses using double sided adhesive,die cut, then coated using Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter.  I then stamped eyeglass image onto glittered die cut using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink. To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, adhered background panel to card base using tape adhesive, adhered eyeglasses to panel using fun foam, add added SSS gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Come Sail Away...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Lawn Fawn (Float My Boat), watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers, and ink blended background using Distress Inks (broken china, salty ocean, and mermaid lagoon).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks a wave stencil (Hero Arts) onto a stitched rectangle die cut (Lawn Fawn) Neenah solar white panel.  I then stamped image using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink and heat embossed.  Next, I watercolored image by first adding color then pulling color from the corners using a clean wet brush.  To finish, I die cut circle, stamped sentiment and Heart using Misti stamping tool, assembled, and adhered elements to card base using fun foam for Sailboat image and circle.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog (#9).

Friday, July 14, 2017


Butterflies are Special...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features these pretty stamp sets from MFT's (Beautiful Butterflies and You Give Me Butterflies).  To start, I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) and adhere to card base.  I then stamped butterfly images around panel using various MFT's hybrid Inks.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and heat embossed.  To finish, I splattered black watercolor onto panel and added Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Icy Day...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Lawn Fawn (Artic Friends) and ink blending using Distress Inks (evergreen bough, faded jeans, and chipped sapphire).  To start , I ink blended Distress Inks over a circle stencil (MFT's) onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed using Ranger plantinum embossing powder, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, July 10, 2017


London Hello...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute and fun set from My Favorite Things (London Mouse) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped BG stamp (MFT's watercolor stripes) using MFT's Daffodil hybrid ink onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  I then stamped several images from the set using Memento Tuxedo dye ink, die cut using coordinating dies, and Copic coloring the Mice (or Bears, they kinda remind me of Pattenton Bear 🐻).  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and fun foam for the cute critters.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


Amazing Freesia...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty flower stamp set from Altenew (Fresh Freesia) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped image, gold heat embossed, and cut using coordinating die cut.  I next began watercoloring by first applying color, then going back over using a light wash of water.  I next, splattered white gouache (Windsor and Newton) and gold watercolor (Gansai Tambi) over a stitched rectangle die cut panel (MFT's limeade cardstock).  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, and adored image to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Hello Summer Sunshine...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Summertime Animals), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, and dried marigold).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks over a Tim Holtz Distress stencils onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to the "popsicle".  I die cut a grassy border (Lawn Fawn) out of a scrap piece of patterned paper.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base (MFT's orange fizz cardstock).  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog and the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#74).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Sweet Neon Pineapples...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super cool set from Lawn Fawn (Aloha), stamping using Hero Arts Neon Ombré Ink(s) (Chartreuse to Blue), and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white, then stamped pineapple image randomly using Hero Arts ink.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored pineapple image.  To add a little bit of interest (and Fun), I coated sunglasses with glossy accents and Stickles to leaves.  To finish, I die cut circles using both Neenah solar white and vellum, stamped sentiment and 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 current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#8).

Friday, June 30, 2017


Sweetest Best Wishes...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this sweet set from My Favorite Things (Sweetest Succulents) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white and Ink Splattered background with Distress Inks (Forest Moss).  I then stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  Next, I die cut scalloped frame (MFT's) using Neenah desert storm.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled and adhered elements, and added PrettyPinkPosh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Bunny Loves...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable stamp set from Art Impressions (Easter Blessings) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut both circles using X-press blending card and MFzt's cotton candy cardstock began stamping image, and Copic coloring.  I then die cut stitched rectangle panel using Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid patterned paper, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed using Ranger Pink embossing powder.  To finish, I assembled elements, added white threaded, adhered elements, and finally added white enamel dots.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Pair of Jellyfishes...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this several beautiful stamp sets from Altenew (Painted Jellyfish and Super Script sentiments) and stamping using their beautiful Crisp Inks (Glacier Caves set).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle frame from a piece of Neenah solar white #110.  Next, I stamped images using above mentioned ink then heat embossed top layer of jellyfish using Ranger plantinum embossing powder.  Next, I stamped sentiment using both Crisp Inks and plantinum embossing powder. I then splattered ink onto background image to add a little interest.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered images using fun foam, and added PrettyPinkPosh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care

Friday, June 23, 2017


Clap Clap...Boom Boom...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from Mama Elephant (Monster Jam), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers).  To start, I stamped pinstripe BG (MFT's) onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel using Hero Arts neon ombré ink.  I then die cut "wonky window" (MFT's) then ink blended Distress Inks onto panel.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments using both Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and Versamark ink/white heat embossed, adhered images to card base, and added Pretty Pink Posh "marshmallow" sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Octopi have my Heart...
   Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Lawn Fawn (Octopi My Heart) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, spun sugar, and worn lipstick).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Distress watercolor paper, then stamped, and white heat embossed "bubbles".  I then began watercoloring background using a light wash of color/water, then going back over building color intensity (drying in between layers).  Next, I stamped, Copic colored, and die cut images using matching dies.  To add a little interest, I added a coat if Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to "hair bow" and "bow tie".  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered images to background panel using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics blog challenge (#7).