Wednesday, December 21, 2016

More Yeti Fun!!


I'm pretty sure this is my most favorite card in the history of ever.  I am SO in love with blue and green and orange yetis!! :)  I had seen Anita use this Hip Hip Hooray pad of paper by Doodlebug and loved it, so I snapped it up during Black Friday when I found it at Joann for under $2.00 on sale.  I love how bright and cheerful it is!!  And now I'm going to have trouble seeing these little monsters in any other colors!  LOL!!

Be sure to check out Craftin Desert Divas for this set and others.  I'm not working for them, just a happy customer spreading the word!! :)

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Stamps!

Hi friends!

I'm sharing a card today with my new Yeti to Party stamps from Craftin Desert Divas.  A new to me company with cute stamps. : )  They just had a mini release and I fell in love with these little beasties and couldn't wait to color one up.  So when they came in the mail today I made a card for the CDD Mood Board challenge.


Isn't he adorable?? : )  I also used a couple dies from the Fancy Frame Die set which I think is going to see a lot of use as well!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch & Color Challenge - Sending Joy


Hello friends!

I did some quick coloring today on one of my favorite stamps - Sending Joy from Your Next Stamp.  Aren't these mice just so sweet???  I followed the sketch and colors from the most recent challenge that you can find here.

OK! I'm off to make some supper.  See you soon!

Tricia




Saturday, December 10, 2016

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop



Hi everyone!  I'm joining in on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with this cute freebie digi fox from Craftin Desert Divas.  I made a quick little gift for our mailman with some covered Hershey Nuggets in a cello bag.  The sentiment is a digi from Deedee's Digis (out of business, sorry!).

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Merry & Bright


Just dropping in to share a card with this sweet digi by Gerda Steiner Designs that was a gift a few days ago on her FaceBook Advent Calendar.  Be sure you follow her page!  I stayed with an easy color scheme, cuz I'm not feeling especially creative right now! : )

Blessings!

Tricia


Friday, December 02, 2016

Flourishes Friday Free For All - Interactive Card

Hello friends!

I'm finishing up my term on the Flourishes Design Team with a card for the Friday Free for All over at Flourishes LC.  Today we were challenged to make an interactive card.





I decided to make a shaker card featuring some pretty paper I found in my stash.  Then I stamped my image from Year in Flowers 3, on Flourishes Classic White cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  


Be sure to look at all the beautiful cards and projects!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tricia

Monday, November 28, 2016

Flourishes / Imagine Crafts Blog Hop






Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday!  We are excited to share projects with you using each company’s products and many unique styles. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as there will be prizes given to two commenters chosen at random from the comments left on designers' blogs.  Here's my project...


I have a shimmery card to share with you today, featuring the Glory to God set by Flourishes and beautiful Golden Glitz Delecata ink  from Imagine Crafts.  This ink is so shimmery and beautiful in real life.  The picture does NOT do it justice.

I tried to catch some of it's shine here.  You would almost think I had embossed it - but I didn't!


Isn't it pretty??   The white cardstock and patterned paper are from the Flourishes shop as well... So many fun things to look at on this Cyber Monday! :)  And if you check out the Flourishes Blog post at the bottom of the list you'll find a code for 30% off selected stamps, and a buy one / get one offer, too!  Woohoo!

I know you'll want to keep hopping so here's the list...  Don't forget to leave comments along the way -- and thanks for stopping by!


Jennifer Vanderbeek - http://www.scrapsoflife.com/
Gloria Hayoung Leehttp://iiroom1004.blogspot.ca/
Martha Lucia Gomez - http://stampartpapel.com/

Friday, November 25, 2016

Flourishes Friday Free For All

Happy Friday, everyone!  We have some pretty cards for you to browse between your Black Friday shopping sprees, today!  Our challenge was to use red and/or poppies.

Here's my card using the Year of Flowers 2 set and the Diamond Background...



I used the Diamond Background on  Christmas Red cardstock to give depth to my background layer   I stamped my image on a piece of Classic White cardstock and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  An embossed sentiment and some ribbon and twine and I was done!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thank You


Hi everyone!

I wanted to play along with the Thankful challenge over at the Pink and Main Challenge blog today and since I don't have any of their stamps yet, I pulled out the fall Stamp TV Kit from Gina K and colored up this sweet bear.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions' Pumpkin Bouquet.  I love that font!

I am thankful for each and every one of you that drop by my blog or my instagram feed.   It is fun to share our art with others!  

BTW, I found some wonderful coloring pages if you are enjoying the new coloring craze.  Just scroll through Jane Maday's Facebook feed and you'll find lots of fun freebies with cute animals.  My favorite!!

Have a blessed day!

Tricia



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #52

Hello again!

I've been tucked away in my craft room for the past few days, but organizing and purging rather than stamping!  I didn't want to miss playing along with the Your Next Stamp challenge, though, so I took a break yesterday and made a card with Birthday Phoebe.  She is just so darling!



Thanks for dropping by!

Tricia

Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday Free For All - Christmas in July

Hello friends!

It is time for another Friday Free for All over at Flourishes LC.  Today we had an interesting challenge... make a card in non-traditional colors for the image.  I chose to make a Christmas card in 4th of July colors...



I used my MISTI to help me line up the Holiday Tree for stamping on the different layers.  After I embossed, I added a sentiment strip from the Christmas Sentiment set.



Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave some joy 
along the way!

Here's the list...


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tricia

Friday, November 11, 2016

Flourishes New Release - Winter Birds


Welcome to Day 5 of the new release at Flourishes LC!  I'm sharing a card with the beautiful set Winter Birds today!


I colored the sweet little chickadee with Spectrum Noir Markers and popped him up over a patterned paper background.  The chickadee is easy to color, so it was really a quick card to put together.  Here is the full set.  Don't you just love those birds??



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Flourishes New Release - It's All in the Details #2 / Art Deco Alphabet


Hello Again! I'm back with some more cards for the new release at Flourishes LC!  Our feature sets today are a detail set called It's All in the Details 2 and an alphabet set entitled Art Deco Alphabet. For my first card today, I used one of the frames from I's All in the Details 2 as a background for a little coffee vignette from the new set My Cup Overflows.  



Here is the set in full...


My second card today is SUPER clean and simple and relies a lot on the pretty background paper that I chose, because I can never think of what I want to spell when I'm using alphabet stamps.  LOL!




I chose a pretty piece of Authentique patterned paper for my card, which I matted and layered over a Classic White cardstock card base.  Simply adding "Hi" and some enamel dots finished off the card nicely.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Flourishes New Release - Camillia Love


Welcome!  Today I have a card to share with a set from the new release at Flourishes LC!  Bev has illustrated a beautiful new set called Camillia Love... (and, yes, this might look familiar... we had a little snafu in the posting order... LOL!!)



I decided to make a square card today, so I cut a piece of Classic White cardstock as my base, and then layered it with some Jillibean Soup patterned paper.  I colored my camilla and fussy cut it before layering it over a teardrop circle die and some pretty seam binding ribbon.  A sentiment and some enamel dots finish it off.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Flourishes New Release - Winter Bouquet


It is Day 2 of the new release at Flourishes LC!  Bev drew a beautiful new set for us called Winter Bouquet...


I chose a Christmas-y piece of Authentique patterned paper for my card, which I layered over a Classic White cardstock card base.  I fussy cut my bouquet of flowers after coloring with copics and added a sentiment and some enamel dots for the finishing touches.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Monday, November 07, 2016

Flourishes New Release - My Cup Overflows


Welcome!  It's new release time at Flourishes LC and I have a card to share with the new set My Cup Overflows.




What a fun set full of coffee goodies for the coffee (or tea... or even hot chocolate!) lover in your life.  I did a little paper piecing and layering today which took my a little out of my comfort zone.  It was fun, though!  I can't wait to see what you will make with it!!



Thanks so much for stopping by this week! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Just for You


Hi friends!

I have a card to share featuring this naughty puppy from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Isn't he cute?  It is a progressive challenge, so if you buy the digi and link up a card this month, you get next month's digi free.  Fun, huh??

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers and added a few gel pen highlights.  The sentiment is from the Your Next Stamp set called From My Garden.

Have a fabulous day!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Friday Free For All - Monochromatic

Hello friends!

I'm back today with a card for our Friday Free for All over at Flourishes LC.  Today we were challenged to make a monochromatic card.





I went with shades of orange and yellow for my card - with a dash of green thrown in.  I stamped my image from Year in Flowers 3, on watercolor paper and used my Tombow markers and a paintbrush to color them in.  The sweet sentiment is from another set in the Flourishes LC store called Autumn Blossoms.  It is such a pretty set and I love the sentiments it has... and it is only $10!! :)



Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile 
along the way!

Here's the list...


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tricia

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thankful for you


A few weeks ago now I was privileged to help out at Stamp Joy put on by Taylored Expressions in Ankeny, IA.  This was one of the stamp sets that I picked up during (one) of my shopping time(s).  I decided to spend some time coloring it today so I could play along with Day 2 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Thanks for inspiring me, Cheryl!! :)

I colored my image with a mixture of Copics, ProMarkers, Spectrum Noir Markers and Prismacolor pencils.  With a white gel pen thrown in for fun! : )

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Some Falliday Fun...

I have had so much fun playing along with Falliday Fest this year at Splitcoaststampers!!  Here are just a few of the 30 or so cards that I've made...

A bright and cheery Christmas card using a retired Flourishes stamp, one of my favorite sentiments from Your Next Stamp and some pretty Gina K patterned paper...


A fun mini perpetual calendar from a tutorial on SCS.  This sits on my desk and makes me happy!!



A bright and cheery birthday card with Birthday Phoebe from Your Next Stamp...


And another bright birthday card using the Short Stack set from Power Poppy, a wonderful Winter Tag Die from Your Next Stamp and some paper from Jillibean Soup...


So much fun!  I hope you had a chance to join in!!



It's a Sale!


Hello!

I wanted to drop by and share the news that there is a sale at Flourishes through midnight EST on Monday!

Here's what Jan Marie had to say...

Yes, it's time for candy corn and Halloween!

To celebrate, we have decided that there will be no tricks - only treats!  So our entire October release is on sale through Midnight EST on Monday, October 31st for 15% off!!

Want even more??  If your order is $55.00 or more you will receive free shipping as well!
(International rates apply for all non US addresses... sorry!)

For those of you that can only purchase a single set, we will offer $3 shipping in a plain brown envelope, and there is always flat rate shipping available as well if two or three sets fall into your treat bag!  ( Just a heads up... Unfortunately, there is no insurance or tracking number available for the $3 packages, and, while we would do all we could, they don't carry the same guarantee as the flat rate shipping if you happen to have a problem receiving your order.)

Here are the sets that are on sale...


Have fun filling your treat bag!  But remember, this treat comes to an end at Midnight EST Monday night!



Friday, October 28, 2016

Flourishes Friday Free For All - Poinsettia

Hello again!

I'm back today with a card for our Friday Free for All over at Flourishes LC.  Today Rebekah challenged us to make a card using pastel colors, with our sentiment in black...





I decided that a poinsettia would be pretty in pastels, because I really like the soft pink ones.  They make such a lovely change from the bright red and green that you normally associate with them.  I stamped my image from Year in Flowers 3, on Flourishes Classic White cardstock and then colored the poinsettia with Spectrum Noir markers.  I matted it with a stitched circle and a couple scalloped circles before embossing one side of my base layer with a snowflake embossing folder. The sentiment from Christmas Sentiments is stamped in black ink.  Just a little bit of gold cord and some accents with my stardust pen complete the look. 

Here are the sets that I used...






Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile 
along the way!

Here's the list...


Thanks for stopping by!!

Tricia

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Flourishes New Release - Must Be Santa

Looking for my Your Next Stamp post?  Click HERE!

Welcome back!  We are finishing up the new release at Flourishes LC with the Must Be Santa set...



I found the perfect Authentique patterned paper for my image which I layered over some Christmas Red cardstock.  I cut a piece of Classic White cardstock with circle die and matted it with red to make a spot for my focal image... Cookies and Milk for Santa! :)  A quick and easy Christmas card to mass produce!



I hope you enjoyed the hops this week and found some new favorites! Be sure to visit the rest of the design team and leave some comments along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Friday, October 21, 2016

Your Next Stamp Feature Day - Favorite Technique

Hello friends!

I'm finishing up my month of guest designing for Your Next Stamp today.  {sniff, sniff!}  It has been such a wonderful experience and I can't say enough good things about the people and products that I've been privileged to work with this month.  If you haven't "found" Your Next Stamp yet, I do hope you will take a look!!

So today is Feature Day and we were to use our favorite technique on our card.  Hmmm... Techniques are hard for me, cuz I'm not really a technique person.  Ummmm.... I know!  I love to watercolor and I like to heat emboss.  Let's combine them!


I stamped this sweet Gretchen and Owl image on watercolor paper and then watercolored it with Distress Markers.  I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  After I matted the panel, I actually cut the red cardstock down to size to make my card base and then added some Gumdrops for snow.

Thanks so much for following along with my YNS cards this month and for leaving such sweet comments.  It has been a pleasure!! : )

Blessings!

Tricia



Flourishes New Release - Christmas Sentiments

Looking for my Your Next Stamp post?  Click HERE

Welcome!  Today I have a fun card to share that uses the new Christmas Sentiments set from  Flourishes LC!  Splitcoaststampers has some fun challenges going on right now during Falliday Fest and one of the tutorials showed how to make a Twisted Gatefold card.  Here's my attempt!!




Isn't that fun??  I used some lovely Authentique patterned paper from the shop and layered it over some Christmas Red cardstock.  I cut a piece of Classic White cardstock with a circle die and popped up a couple of images from the Must Be Santa set.  Then I added a red velvet bow and some jingle bells over my sentiment tag.  You really should try the tutorial yourself.  It was so much fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to hop around and see all the beautiful design team creations and leave a smile along the way!

Here's the list...


Blessings!

Tricia

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch 50

Yay!  It's sketch challenge time at Your Next Stamp!!  I had so much fun making this card!  First let me show you the sketch I followed...


Well, I sort of followed it.  Actually I flipped it up and put the sentiment on the top so I could do this...


Acck!  Aren't you just in love with Phoebe's cute little animals???  They really couldn't be any sweeter.  Unless, of course, you add a couple of snowflakes from the Winter Tag Die, and tuck in a tag cut down from one of the Tag/Bookmark dies, and frame them with the Stitched Rectangle die...  That does possibly make them even more adorable! :)  I colored the little cuties with Spectrum Noir markers and added some highlights with gel pens. 

Winter Wonderland Phoebe

I do hope that you can play along!  Remember, if you don't want to use the sketch you could always use the color challenge colors...