Friday, October 17, 2014

Stamping Marathon Cards

Amuse Beautiful Birthday

Several Sets combined

Amuse Beautiful Peonies
Above are Shirley's lovely shoe box creations  from our stamping marathon earlier this week.  Most of my projects have already been my blog .  I did bring the Alcohol Marcher Marbling technique to play with.  Below is my card and you will see Shirley's on her  blog:  .
 Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Be Still

Just had a day and a half of stamping  and visiting at my friend Shirleys house,
a wonderful mini vacation.   Pat joined us for part of the time.  I will be showing
more of the cards later but this one I made with Sketch Saturday and
Word Art Wednesday in mind and wanted to get it posted.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Supplies: A-muse: Beautiful botanicals and papers, Sizziz Tim Holtz
Alterations embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, pattern
paper by TAC, ribbon by Bazzill.
I've seen a card similar to this on Pintrest thought it was darling so  this
is my version.  I used various green watercolor markers on the leaves,
spritzed and stamped, punched my butterflies and them embossed my
focal paper.  The butterflies become part of the paper, for a look they
I really like.
Fab 'n' Funky #232 Anything With Ribbon
Inky Impressions  #180 Flowers & Leaves 
 Whimsy Inspiration  #76 Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


My nieces wedding was absolutely beautiful!  The rehearsal dinner and wedding
went smoothly and were just perfect!  Above is the wedding card I made for her
(Great Impressions Wedding Trio) and below the magnet favors.  I will
 catch up on visiting blogs this week!
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs #249 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cute Little Acorn

Supplies: Cute Little Acorn digi by Meljen Designs, saying by Darcie's heart & home, pattern paper by American Crafts, Sizziz Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, and Spellbinders standard circles die cuts.

My first Fall card!  I did a close up so you could see how I embossed the patchwork background to make it look like a quilt, I was happy with the result.  I hope everyone had a good weekend and at least a little time for creating.
A few challenges:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Another previously uninked stamp, sadly it does not have a name or
stamp company on it.  I had been wanting to play with the technique where
you scribble on an acrylic block with water color markers, mist with water
and stamp. My Tim Holtz markers were perfect for this.  I embossed my
 image and like how that gave it some dimension. Splitcoast stampers
just added a tutorial today on a similar background with alcohol markers
with a marbled effect, looking forward to trying that.
Crafting From The Heart #37: Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: September
NBUS Challenge #2: Option 4
Sketch Saturday
Sparkles Monthly Challenges blog: Things with wings

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge was the next stamp from my pile of uninked stamps that I choose to play with second.  The reddish pink layer is vellum, and the gold was stamped on the white layer underneath as it needed some depth and color.  Butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch and I added the black layer on the bottom for a bit of added color and to tie the black butterflies in. I do not do much abstract so this was a challenge and a lot of fun.  This set was an early Christmas present from my friend Shirley after we made the gray, yellow and black card below from the same set at her house and I really liked the set. It can be used so many ways.
Artistic Inspiration #106: Anything Goes
Cards and More #115: Swirls
Love To Create #133: Add some Lines
NBUS Challenge
Papertake weekly challenge: Punch It Out

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)