Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lovely warm birthday wishes

Here's this little piece of flowery sunshine:


  • Cosmo Cricket resist paper inked with Magicals in Luminous Lemon and Color Bursts in Burnt Orange, Yellow Ochre and Lemon Yellow
  • Brown cardstock by Recollections
  • Sentiment stamp by Paper Trey Inc. heat embossed with Ranger EP in Potting Soil
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Cream
  • Tim's Wildflower dies cut from some scrap textured cardstock 

How lovely.

Made this a few days ago, just playing around:

This lady looks like my BFF's grandma, Grandma Sue, so I'll send it to her!

  • Library catalog card base pasted with Ranger Transparent modeling paste through Tim's Roses stencil
  • Card then inked with DOx in Vintage Photo and DI in Victorian Velvet
  • Tim's photobooth friend cut out and dabbed with alcohol ink mixative in gold
  •  Tim's wildflowers cut from one of Tim's paper pads
  • Stickles in Mercury Glass added to edge
  • Quote snipped from a book and glued on with Tim's Collage Medium in Vintage
  • Bird punched with a Fiskars punch
I'll share this with the folks at:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hearts with wings Two-fer!

Made these to play along with the current Twofer Card Challenge!

Supplies and notes:
"Hope" card:
  • Card masked off with torn Frog Tape
  • Card inked with DOx in Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio
  • Miscellaneous splatters of water and ink
  • Heart stamp by Blue Fern Studios inked in Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • "Hope" stamp by Verve Stamps (pretty sure NBUS) inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black

"Thanks card:
  • Card stamped with heart stamp in Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Heart stamp by Blue Fern Studios colored with Distress Stain in Aged Mahogany then coated with Glossy Accents
  • Wings glittered using Glossy Accents with Stampendous Multi-fine glitter (NBUS)
  • "Thanks" stamp (might have been NBUS) from a Hampton Art set
  • "Thanks" lined with Pebeo relief liner in clear glitter
  • Edge torn and sparkly black Scotch washi tape added... hard to see on the image

Here is  the cute graphic for the Twofer Challenge:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trendy girly birthday

Made this last weekend and I am just getting around to posting it...


  • Stitched circle dies from Autumn used to cut scraps of DCWV paper from a pad
  • "Happy Birthday"strip cut from a scrap of DP from long ago
  • Worn Lipstick DI inked on mat and sprayed with water for watercolor splotch
  • Sequins from my stash
That's all!

I'll share this at the following challenges:

Layered roses

Hmmm... On the fence about this. 

I am still busting out pretty generic birthday cards for the people at work.  This was one of those cards that I could not make any decisions about-- couldn't decide if I wanted it on a kraft card base or white... couldn't decide if I wanted the sentiment in white or brown... I still think this card could have been done multiple ways.  When I am next lacking mojo but have time, it would be fun to revisit, because I actually love the roses and the colors and all of the individual elements-- just not sure I like the way they ended up here.

Supplies and notes:

  • Background panel is a Seth Apter stamp inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Ranger in Antique Turquoise EP on kraft paper
  • Layering stamps by Hampton Arts.  Roses inked with Dina Wakley Ruby Mixed Media palette, Barn Door DI, and Antique Linen DOx.  Leaves inked using ColorBox Glacier Lake, Peacock Feathers DI, and Antique Linen DOx.
  • "Happy Birtgday" written with a Zig Emboss-Writer on a scrap of vellum and heat embossed with Ranger EP in Potting Soil.
  • Main panel matted on a piece of brown Recollections cardstock.
I'll share this at JUGs, whose current competition inspired this card: 

SOS: Home Sweet Home

Here we are, past the middle of February, and on to the latest challenge at Shopping Our Stash: Home Sweet Home!  The Fabulous Chris is our hostess this week, and she is encouraging us to create a project featuring a home... but I'm thinking any dwelling or building will do!  Heck, maybe even a camp trailer!

Here's my creation:

  • I made my panel to fit Tim's Idea-ology Flip Frame.  This is un-altered as of yet.  My original plan was to make something for my mom to set on her kitchen table, but I have not done that yet-- maybe I'll get another Flip-Frame for Mother's Day and see that through.
  • My main panel is a piece of a hoarded framing mat board inked in four DOx blues: Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire
  • Edges of the mat dabbed with Distress Paint in Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, and Spiced Marmalade for fun.
  • The house is a stamp by Hampton Art/Graphic 45 that I've owned for a couple years.  I love the set, but seldom use it.  It was stamped with Ranger Archival in Jet Black on a scrap of Strathmore watercolor paper twice the cut and layered with 3M dimensional adhesive.  Prior to layering it, it was inked with DI in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers and spritzed with water.
  • Greenery cut from Tim's mini-greenery dies previously (I had a die-cutting extravaganza on my living room floor last weekend when my youngest had the flu.  I didn't want to leave her in the house alone, so I brought in the Big Shot and all of my dies [I don't own more than 15 sets anyway...] and cut-cut-cut with all my scraps!)  Anyway, the greenery is supposed to represent the pine trees around my house.
  • Tim's paper dolls from the first set added to represent my family: two girls, my hubs and I, and the dog
  • More stamping from the Hampton Art/Graphic 45 set stamped in the background.   I don't think these have ever been used.
  • Tim's Small Talk stickers 
  • The Bingo piece is from my stash, chosen to represent the 11 years we've been in this house.
That's all.  I hope you will join us at Shopping Our Stash and show us your home stash!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Mythical angel notebook

Isn't that what these are-- mythical mer-angels? Well, anyway, enjoy...
Click to view fine stenciling

I did none of the writing on this card... it's so special that it had many librarians marks on it.

Ooh... sparkly...

See the perforated pages?  A total pain to do, but 100% worth it.  I think this notebook has 25 sheets.


  • Cover and pages all old library catalog cards (what else?)
  • Cover stamped with this cool Invoke Arts stamp in Ranger Archival in Jet Black (what else?)
  • Crown accented with Stickles in Mercury Glass (what else?)
  • The cover panel was then sprayed with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a peachy-gold
  • I've also added some Shabby Shutters DI and spritzed with a little water
  • My all-time favorite yarn used to bind the book together through holes punched with a Crop-o-dile Big Bite
So many of my favorite bits came together for this little notebook.  There's just something about it... I'll have to find a special home for it.

I will share this with Mini Album Makers... the DT members over there could do this project in their sleep!  HA!  But I hope everyone enjoys it nonetheless!   

I will also share this at Simon Says Stamp on Monday (who has another powerhouse DT), and they are conveniently having a Take Note (notebook) challenge this week

XO, y'all.