Friday, May 27, 2016

Absolutely Paw-some

I don't think I've told you lately how much I like Phoebe and her friends, so let me tell you now!  She is SO fun to color!  And her puppy is just adorable!! There's a kitty in this set, too... I just haven't used her yet.  And a wagon...  Must.Make.More.Phoebe.Cards!!

I followed the new sketch over at Your Next Stamp for my card - you should join in, too!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Potted Primroses

I needed a quick card to send with an order this morning, and I just happened to have this Power Poppy image, from the Potted Primroses set, all stamped and sitting on my desk.  A quick look through my challenge notebook and I saw that the Power Poppy challenge this month is flowers, and since it is an uplifting card I can also enter it at Word Art Wednesday.  I colored the flowers with markers and used the Stitched Rectangle Dies from Your Next Stamp to cut out the panel.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye and the sequins were included as a sweet little thank you gift from Neat and Tangled when my daughter ordered the Better Together set for me.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Flowers & Scripture

Hi again!

I have a sweet and simple card today that features a stamp I love from an old Flourishes set (at lest 2013... maybe older?) called Botanical Bookplates.   I stamped the image with Versafine ink on watercolor paper and "messy watercolored" it with my distress markers and a small brush.  I used a Celebrations Pierced Oval die from Spellbinders to cut it out before layering it on a piece of patterned paper from my stash.  The sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps and is older still - I'm thinking 2010 or 2011??  I love both of these sets!

I'm playing along with a few challenges...

Retro Rubber #39 - Flowers
Card Concept #56 - Inspired by the pink / cream and flowers - Style??  Clean and simple or Clean and layered -- one of the two! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by!  I appreciate you!!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Punny Dino

Hi everyone!  It seems like its been AGES since I posted a card.  I got hit with a nasty headache this weekend and I'm just starting to function again!

I decided to go to my challenge notebook for inspiration to get crafting again, so I chose the Sugar Pea Designs sketch from a week or so ago and the Cupcake Inspirations challenge to make a "punny" card.

I used the Prehistoric Pals set from Sugar Pea for my image and sentiment and went with this somewhat odd color combination because it matched the first piece of patterned paper I had chosen... but then I decided that I like this one better.  : )

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Patriotic Zinnias - Share Joy #36

Hi friends!

My afternoon stamping time was spent doing some watercoloring on this CAS card to play along with the Share Joy (CAS) and Time Out (Flowers) Challenges.  

I watercolored the Zinnia Bouquet from Taylored Expressions and then stamped a sentiment from the Wildflower Bouquet set.  I cut it out with a stitched rectangle from Your Next Stamp, matted it on a piece of patterned paper to add to the Fourth of July feel and mounted it on a scalloped die cut for color.

Thanks so much for stopping by!