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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Happy Birthday

 Happy Saturday Peeps!!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using a new set
 from the Occasions Mini called All That You Are.

You know I love this set and it was on the top of the list for me.
I am a "flower" girl from the get go. Give me a flower to color and I am a happy camper.

I stamped the image onto thick whisper white.
I wanted to add a couple of extra flowers to the image, so I stamped
one of the other flowers in the set a couple of times as well.

I used Lovely Lipstick to color the flowers. 
Lovely Lipstick is really close to Melon Mambo and when water colored looks considerably lighter.

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, loosely for my card layout.

I used Granny Apple Green and Old Olive for my leaves. 
I added just a touch of Daffodil Delight to the flower centers.

The base of my card is Daffodil Delight 
and I am loving the new Gingham Gala DSP.
 I used a couple of the colors on this card.

The sentiment is from the same set.

I am also linking this card to the Seize the Birthday  anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Thoughts and Prayers

Happy Friday Peeps!

Last week I was playing around with this fun set, called You're Inspiring.

I love the daffodils in this set. 
I stamped the flower image on some thick whisper white card stock with black stazon.
I colored them with my water brush and ink pads.

I used daffodil delight and pink pirouette for the flowers
 and wild wasabi for the stems and leaves.

I used some soft sky to go around the flowers. 

The sentiment is from the Wishing You Well stamp set.

 I added a few rhinestones to finish it.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday

Happy Wednesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made trying to use three different challenges. 

First up is the SIP Challenge  
which is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge:

Also my interpretation of the Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week:
 and finally this week at Just Us Girls Challenge:

I generally don't combine that many at once but it all seemed to come together for my card.

My flower comes from he retired set called You've Got This.
 I stamped it with versmark ink onto some Confetti Cream card sock and heat set it with white embossing powder.
I colored using my Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi inks. 
I fussy cut it out and then put it aside to do the rest of the card.

I die cut a heart with Soft Sky card stock to use, this would represent the  rounded square in the sketch shown above, hence my statement of "my interpretation" of the sketch.
I think it works tho, you can still see the "bones" of the sketch.

The base of the card is Confetti card stock and then a layer of Calypso Coral and then more confetti, I embossed that piece using the basket weave EF.

The Heart is then mounted using dimensionals as is the flower.
I added a small piece of black and white DSP across the middle and the sentiment is from he Lift Me Up stamp set. I fussy cut it out and added it to the card with more dimensionals.

I finished the card with a few rhinestones and a twine bow. 

Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sending Smiles...

Happy Tuesday Peeps!!

Today I am sharing a card I made using 
the challenge this week at Inspired By Challenge.

I was inspired by the all neutral colors in the inspiration photo.
I saw Smokey Slate, Basic Black, White, and just a hint of Soft Sky.

I started with a base of Smokey Slate card stock.
I followed with a layer of Whisper White and then an embossed piece of smokey slate.

My hot air balloon was die cut using the Up and Away dies 
that match the Lift Me Up stamp set.
I die cut using basic black and the back pieces were cut using
 Soft Sky and Whisper White card stock.

I die cut two cloud pieces and sponged the edges of these lightly with a bit of Soft Sky ink.

I die cut my BG piece with whisper white and added the balloon and clouds with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up set and I stamped it with Black Memento ink.
I cut it out and flagged the ends and added to the card with some more dimensionals. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Thank You

Happy Sunday Peeps!!

The challenge this week at The Card Concept, inspired my card I am showing you today.

 Pink Party!

Are you sick of seeing me use this  flower stamp yet?
It is an oldie but definitely, in my eyes, a goodie!

I love the flower, the size of the stamp, the fact that the one flower can be the whole focal image on a card. I love to color this flower as well. I used my favorite method of coloring, watercoloring.

I stamped the flower onto some thick whisper white card stock with black stazon and colored with my water brush. I have had several people ask me about my method of coloring on cardstock so here is a short description of what I do. Yes, coloring on card stock takes some practice, but it is my favorite method. The secret, if there is one, is a light touch and less water. I always start by coloring in the entire flower image lightly with my ink thinned with water substantially. I then go back in adding more color to achieve the shading I want . You do have to be a bit careful to not have to much water flowing from your brush. Practice, practice and more practice.

I fussy cut out my image and added it to the card with dimensionals. The white die cut piece is also added with dimesionals.

There is jus a bi of gold in the inspiration photo, so I added a bit of gold ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Peal Palette set.

Friday, January 11, 2019


Happy Thursday Peeps!!

Today I have a card to share that I made using the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

I used the Petal Palette set.
I stamped the flower image twice onto some scraps of thick whisper white card stock with Black Stazon ink.
I colored the flowers with my water brush and ink pads. I used Real Red and Pear Pizzazz inks.
I used the matching framelits to cut out the two flower images.

The base of my card is Crumb Cake card stock. I then used a piece of DSP from the Neutrals pack and matted it with white card stock.

I added this directly to the base.
I die cut my sentiment piece with white card stock and added my sentiment, which is from the same set as the flowers.

Then that die cut piece is added to the base with dimensionals as is the flower pieces. Lots of dimension on here.

I finished it up with just a few basic rhinestones.

Thanks for coming by today!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Life is Better...

Hello Peeps and happy Thursday!!

Today I am sharing a card using a few leftovers.

These pink hears was die cut before the Holidays when I received the Nothing Sweeter Bundle

I thought they would be cute for a Valentine type card and I die cut them out to just see how they looked.

They had been sitting in a bowl on my desk with a bunch of other die cuts, I generally cut something out with my dies when I first get them just to make sure they are all ok.

So when I saw the challenge at Just Us Girls challenge blog
I knew the hearts would be great to try and put something together.

 The Crumb Cake die piece is also a piece I cut awhile back.

The base of my card is some Thick Whisper White card stock and I added a piece of DSP from the Wood grains pack.

I stamped a sentiment from the Petal Palette set onto my crumb cake die cut with Black Memento ink.

I added a small piece of Crumb Cake polka dot paper that I cut fish tail ends on to the die cut.

I added some curled up twine a and a little strip of silver glimmer paper next and then added my two die cut hearts to the piece with some dimensionals.

I added a strip of pink pirouette card stock across the middle and then added the main piece to the card with more dimensionals.

A few little rhinestones finishes it up.

Thanks for stopping by today.