Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sharing More Joy

Hi again!

I'm back with another Share Joy card.  I was so late with the last one that they almost overlapped! : )

I followed the sketch provided, with my normal "wonky" panel, and used the Zinnia Bouquet as my image.  The sentiment is from Verve.  I watercolored my flowers with Distress, Tombow and SU markers and stamped both the image and sentiment in VersaFine Black ink.  The paper is some I got from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice.  I'll be sending this along to an SCS friend soon!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Share Joy Ornament Card

I was inspired by the picture of the decorated tree for this week's Share Joy Challenge, so I made a faux ornament card.  

I stamped the snowman from Ready, Set, Snow onto watercolor paper and watercolored it with Distress Markers, then cut it out with a Stitched Circle die from MFT.  I backed that with a Spellbinders petite scalloped circle and layered it on a doily from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The scalloped rectangle is a combo of two dies.  First I ran it through the scalloped rectangle die from MFT's Blueprints 23, then I ran it through with the piercing from the SB pierced rectangles set (SSRS).  The paper is Wild Rose Studios Painted Poinsettias (SSRS).  I tucked a piece of gold string in between my top two layers and hooked it over the top of my base layer to make it look like it was hanging from the tree branches.

My card is for one of my online stamping friends over at SplitCoast.  Hopefully I can get it out today!! :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Calming the Waves

Hi everyone!

I've had this digi from DeeDee's Digis printed out on my desk for awhile now and when I was looking for something fun and easy to color tonight - since my mojo is hiding somewhere! - I decided that it would be perfect in the colors for the Cupcake Inspiration challenge! :)

By the way - Deedee's Digis is closing at the end of the year and all her digis are 75% off in the store right now.  Be sure you swing by, I know you'll find something fun!

My card is sweet and simple - watercolored with Tombow and Distress Markers, cut with a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die and matted with Wild Cherry and Kraft cardstock from Gina K.  The sweet enamel dots are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



Sunday, December 13, 2015

{Coffee Lovers Blog Hop} You Warm my Heart

Hello friends!

I'm joining in with the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop today with this card featuring Hot Cocoa Phoebe from Your Next Stamp.  I always have a personal goal to use a stamp set at least once for each dollar I paid for it.  I think Phoebe is well paid for, cuz she is SO fun to color that I've used her a ton!

I followed the sketch and colors from the YNS Challenge #29, using some My Mind's Eye On Trend paper, and watercoloring my image with Distress Markers.

I'm entering this in the Christmas / Winter challenge over at ChouxChoux Paper Arts, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have fun hopping!!


Thursday, December 03, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Blessings

Hello dear friends!

I'm stopping in today with a Christmas card that features the pretty Winter Wonderland paper from Pebbles and the JustRite set Gift of Christmas Sentiments - both from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  It's such a clean and simple design that would be easy to duplicate if you still have lots of cards to make - especially if you left off the stitching.

The pretty crystal in the center of the snowflake is from a Prima Say it with Crystals combo pack.  Not only are their multiple colors of adhesive backed crystals, but there are sequins, too!  What fun!

Now the sad news... this is going to be my last post as a Stamp Simply Design Team member.  I'm taking a break from designing for a little while to regain my focus.  A lot has happened in the last year and a half with my Mom's death and my husband's brain surgery, so I'm going to take a break from deadlines and just stamp for fun.  Feel free to put me in your blog reader or sign up for new post emails because my posting might be sporadic this month!! :)

OK, that's out of the way - here's the best part... My Stamp Simply Shopping List!!

Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies

Have a wonderful day!