Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TIME OUT Guest Designer


I'm so excited to have won a recent TIME OUT and thus have the opportunity to guest design with them. I love these challenges so what a treat! Woo hoo!!

I do hope you'll join in the current challenge #88 which is Inspired by Words:
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. --Roald Dahl
I pulled in lots of sunshine and good vibes into my card. The lightbeams and waves are stencilled. The sand is gold dotted washi with Stickled sand in the pail. I used a castle die rather than the sand castle that comes with the stamp set so the ellie could peek out and that adorable hippo and her watermelon smile would have a larger backdrop. They kill me with their cuteness!

The Details:  Neat and Tangled Beach Day and Rice Paddies Stencil, sunshine stencil made with my Silhouette, Gina Marie Designs Castle die, Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner die, Ranger Classic Cherry Enamel Accents and Metallic Stickles, Distress Oxide Broken China, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Mermaid Lagoon, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die, Gold Dot washi from Impress

A New Day


A sympathy card for a friend whose mother passed away. I know she knows we're thinking of her.

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #251 Anything Goes, SIP #108 Fabulous Flowers

The Details:  WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquets, Stamplorations New Beginning (sentiment), Ranger Watering Can Embossing Powder, Peerless Watercolors, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die, Bazzill Fig Swirl Cardstock

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cards in Envy Baby Blue or Pretty Pink


Our Cards in Envy Challenge this round is to create a card using either baby blue or pretty pink. It DOESN'T have to be a baby card which is obviously the route I took.

I sponged the background with Distress Inks and spattered with water.  While that was drying, I colored up the C9 flowers and was a bit taken aback by the vibrancy of the pink but oh how I love it. The mermaid is Love Cynthia colored up with my usual blonde hair and favorite greens for her tail.  One of my favorite parts tho is the land she's sitting on--that's the GMD Mountain Scenery die! You know how I love stretching my supplies!


I'm also loving the Q&C Waves Coverplate--waves obviously but upside down could be clouds. Need to work that up!

The Details: Love Cynthia Just Keep Swimming, Concord & 9th Wildflower, MFT Mermazing, Impress Sequin Flower Kit, Copics, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Gina Marie Designs Mountain Scenes Die, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scor-Tape, Versamark, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Queen & Co Waves Cover Plate Die, Memento Tuxedo Black


Happy Birthday, Millicent!


A cute little birthday card for my friend, Millicent.  I hope your day is full of fun and sunshine!

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday without Optional Topping,

The Details:  MFT Happy Hippos, Large Cloud Stencil, Happy Birthday Circle Frame, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Copics, Doodlebug Designs Glitter and Sequins, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die

Saturday, July 15, 2017

So Not Legit


My second card for the Tim Holtz #hipforsummer event.  Woo hoo!  I am having a blast working these up!

The cat looks ever so serious to me--like an FBI agent or something--so I thought of government, then I thought of Trump, then I thought of killing myself. LOL. Seriously tho, continue to resist!

The Details: Tim Holtz Hipster stamps and dies, Distress Ink Candied Apple, VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte and Watercolor Cardstock, Doodlebug Design Patriotic Picnic 6x6 Designer Paper

Friday, July 14, 2017

You're a Treasure

I made this cute little thank you for a friend who knows exactly what a crafty girl needs for her birthday--yes, more crafty stuff! 

Lots of sponging and masking, spattering, diecuts, layers and colors. So very fun to make!

A little reminder about the current THD Challenge #14 while I'm at it!



I'm entering this in Fusion - Sand, Beach



The Details:  MFT Party Like a Pirate and Ocean Wave die, Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border, Neat & Tangled Making Waves, Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Mermaid Lagoon, Copics, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine White Embossing Powder, Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Congrats and Goodbye


A coworker and her family are moving to Africa for humanitarian work so I made this card to celebrate. I found it hard to make since it isn't really goodbye as she'll still be working with us, just remotely, so I went with a caravan and congratulatory sentiments.

Sponged background (love the popped up elements have the same sponging to give the illusion of transparency). Copic-colored images. Just all around cute!

The Details:  Avery Elle Birthday Bus, Mama Elephant Celebration Balloons, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint, LF Puffy Cloud Border and Grass used as masks, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die