Sunday, April 30, 2017

New York and a Whole Lot of Color.

 Hey Everyone!
 I had a whole lot of fun with this Wednesday's Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp
with Newtons Nook Stamps!
As my husband is fond of saying
 "there is a whole lot of crazy color in that creative head."
I think he means it in a good way?? Or because it always takes 
no less than 4 Distress inks to make color happen on a project.
I think that this card qualifies for his statement.

SO.... I had this card floating around in my head for awhile, you know how that goes.
Finally, I had some quiet time to just let the mind create. That is when this card came pouring out.

There are a total of 9 colors of Distress ink used in the color of this card.
10 if you count the Tarnished Brass Distress Stain at the top of the building and on the torch.
but who's counting...
Snacks can influence your color choice, so be wise on what you eat.
 Shaded Lilac Distress Ink is a favorite of mine, and a underused color in the Distress Pallet 
in my humble oppion. A great blending color for all the others in the background.
 Stamp set is "Newton Dreams of New York "from Newtons Nook Stamps
 And.... that's all I have.
Thanks for stopping by
Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects on the link listed below.
Bye for now

Digging it.

Hey everyone !
Coming at you today with a 
little something for the TAG YOUR IT! challenge.
Just got the "Garden Whimsy" stamp set from Newtons Nook Stamps
and this seemed like the perfect challenge to ink up this CUTE new set.

I completely forgot how much fun tags are to make.
I love that ALL of the paper from this tag came from scraps in my Recycle bin.
Of course, my tag has to have lots of color from Distress Ink with a
focus on the main colors that guest designer Kim used.
Once again Stamps are from Newtons Nook and there is a link below
Thanks for stopping by
 that's all for now.


Stamps used

Thursday, April 27, 2017


I have a thing for snails.

Most people find them slimy annoying garden chompers

There is just something fascinating about snails that I just love.
The idea for this tag came when I was gardening, no surprise there.

Baby snail is graduating to a bigger shell.
  It's a snail-o-bration!
(had to go there)
The concept of the tag is simple. Single dimension stamping
with distress ink water coloring.

All items on the tag are from Lawn Fawn. 
The stamps used are listed below.

Bye for now 

(are you ready for this list)

"Gleeful Gardens"
"So Much To Say"
"Gnome Sweet Gnome"

What's the Buzz

Hey Everyone! 

Coming to you today with a card for 
The Inky Paws Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
All about the Doily this time.
Check out how this one was created.
First we started off by stiffing up the Doily. 
A simple mix of Distress Ink and Mod Podge does the job.

Next the stamping for the Flowers.

The rest was simple, add whole lot of color and Glossy accents are a must.

Just some cute bee's hanging out at the hive
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by
The stamps used are listed below. 
BYE for now


Monday, April 24, 2017

Your a Star

Hey Everyone. 
Coming at you today with a card for the the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.
When I have time, I love to mess with the ideas that float around in my head.
This card idea was something I had floating around for awhile and
 the outcome was going to be awesome or never to be seen again. 
Fortunately, this card ended up in the awesome pile.
For the start of this card we stared out with some basic stamping and coloring.

Followed by a HEAVY coat of Glossy far pretty normal.

Here is were it gets dangerous. I chose to drop and splat ink all over my card,
 including on top of the image and I do mean all over!

MY hope ( and it worked...yea!) the Glossy Accents would seal in the the stamp portion of my card.
OK... I will type it. I LOVE the way this turned out.
The stamped image is bold, and the color splat on the card came out looking real cool.
Kinda hard to see, but I color washed the background of the card with "Faded Jeans" Distress Ink.
Finished the card with some added sparkle in the stars.

Some things to know.
 I stamp my images with Versamark, and emboss with clear embossing powder. 
This leave a small raised edge, so that I can seal over the raised edge with the Glossy Accents.
Make sure to let the Glossy Accents dry all the way, so that have the least amount
of bleeding from underneath the image.
I used Distress Ink for my color wash and my drop color. 
Stamps used are listed below
I hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by. 


Stamps used 
"so jelly"
"so much to say"

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Life Less Fussy

Hey Everyone!
Today I am coming to you with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
It's all about the Showers or the Flowers this week.
 I choose the flowers and made that the focus of this card. 
I have a less fussy style going on here with only (gasp!) two stamps.
My preferred method of coloring is watercolor, especially with distress ink. 
As you can see, this flower does not lack color.
 A total of 6 colors were used to create this flower. (so much for less fussy)
 Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry, 
Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron. 

 Sometime you just need a simple finish on a card. A quick and easy card with no do-dads or stuff. 
For this card I went with a retro stacking style, by just using just rectangle dies.  
Stamps and Printed Paper are by Lawn Fawn.
 Hope you enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 7, 2017


Hello to everyone.
Feeling much better and back in the craft room. Today I have a card for the Simon Says Monday Challenge....

The background was  SO much fun to create.  I grabbed my Dylusion spray ink and just went crazy! 
I decided the background need some texture, so I took a chance and ran the background thru a Tim Holtz embossing folder. The dog stamp and sentiment are also Tim Holtz.  The arrow are something new I wanted to try. I did not want to block the background color so I upcycled the old style plastic packaging from Tim Holtz embossing folders that I die-cut into an arrow and lined with Sharpie. 
I added some Nuvo drops and smudges to break things up.

 I am very happy how this turned out, especially the clear arrows. This opens some new possibilities to create some interesting cards and indulge in some new ideas.

 That's all for now and thanks for stopping by