Thursday, February 28, 2019

You GORGEOUS Thing!

I played around with a stamp set that I've had for awhile and finally broke it out and broke it in.  I love flamingos and was obsessed with them when I was a teenager....so only fitting that I grabbed this adorable set from Sugar Pea Designs called Let's Flamingle

and here is my card!  I used stamps and a mix of ink from several companies, the tree trunks were hand drawn as were the bushes and the sun was inked on with a sponge dauber...I just love this whole set, love the water ripples, the flower and the super cute flamingo! 

I'm entering the following challenges:




Saturday, February 23, 2019

All Bundled Up

A very rare occasion to be able to take snow pictures as we live in the desert, but we found ourselves heading north for a dr appt for little Nash and got a total white winter! 


I used this fun sketch from Let's Get Sketchy and papers from Simple Stories Sub Zero collection. I dry brushed white paint just above and below the pictures to wash out the color a little bit and really liked how that turned out.  
                                         
                                           

Monday, January 28, 2019

First Fall


I got another layout done this weekend, I think this is the most I've scrapped in a very long time (years) , if felt really good to actually put some pictures to paper and then put in an album.  Ive really got to spend more time catching up....

  This layout was inspired by the sketch at Scrap Our Stash, I used the right side and my flowers are in the border paper and the Hello Fall title.   This is my daughter, her husband and baby....I just have to say that I'm a little obsessed with my handsome little grandbaby!






Saturday, January 26, 2019

BLESSED

Woah, I finally got a scrap page done!  It's been awhile, but I really want to get caught up on my pictures and get them in albums.  

This page is when my grandbaby was born, pictures where taken in the hospital (first 48) and I love how they turned out.  

I used the sketch from the Let's Get Sketchy Jan challenge as my inspiration.  The rest of the pictures from that photoshoot will go Project Life style.  
I used Simple Stories Oh BABY! collection and a couple pattern papers from my stash.  I used some embossing powder, but really wish I would have left that off....I'm not really liking how that part of it turned out, but I LOVE the stickers and papers from the OH  BABY collection, they are so cute and perfect!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Fiesta....

I'm kinda, sorta back.....just to blog a few cards along the way and enter a few challenges.

I've used this adorable stamp set designed by Sugar Pea Designs and was an exclusive for Simon Says Stamp, and I just LOVE it!!

So I am entering this card in the following challenges:






Sugar Pea Designs: #50 Mix it up


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: ATG




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Caffeine Addict

I'm sharing a card made today that is dedicated to caffeine.  No matter your choice of caffeine, whether it comes from coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, or my beverage of choice diet coke...some of us just don't feel like facing the day without the stuff flowing through our veins.

My bestie's birthday is upcoming and I made this card with a pocket on the front to hold a gift card so she can go get her caffeine of choice, get her day started right and hopefully have the patience to deal with the day to day annoyances.....I can say this about her, cuz we are basically the same person.  What she is annoyed by pretty much is the same things that annoy me and vice versa, and for me..........I just feel like once I have the diet coke in my hands then everything is ok and I can handle things slightly better.  Not completely better, but slightly......which is better than not at all! ;)


                                                            

I made my card with stamps (Caffeine Addict)  and die cuts (Coffee to Go)  from Sugar Pea Designs, the background text stamp is from my stash and I don't remember the brand. I die cut the coffee cup and stamped the Caffeine Addict, heart and coffee beans, stapled my gift card pocket and added some NUVO drops in dark walnut.  I used Distress ink in Ground Expresso!        

I'm entering this card into the following challenges and the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop

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Sugar Pea Designs-monthly challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge: use more than one stamp (background stamp, caffeine addict and coffee bean stamps)


Monday, April 30, 2018

Beachy Frog-RELAX

I would like to share my latest card for Sasayaki Glitter Designs, I used this totally chill, relaxed Beach Frog for a fun masculine card.  I colored with my copics and used some fun, bold summer colors. Created the beach and sky, added cloud and sun die cuts, some pattern paper and NUVO dots for some interest. I also pieced together a sentiment from letter stickers and word stickers from my stash.

I totally love this frog, he just makes me smile.  :)

Come join us over at Sasayaki Glitter Designs for challenges and lots of inspiration!
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I would like to enter the following challenges:
Color Inspiration -ATG


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Congrats-Gnomie Style

I'm participating in a monthly challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs, if you play during the month, then the next month you receive the digital stamp for the challenge free!  I love this image, I think all things mythical and fantastical fall right into my genre of choice!

I thought the image was adorable for a wedding or anniversary card, the trees/bushes in the background are from Some Odd Girl and thought with gnomes being small, the bushes created the perfect outdoorsy setting.  I added white dots and sparkles in the bushes to mimic white lights with my gel pen and white enamel accents, I colored with copics and added some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  The ground and sky were created by hand inspired by classes from Kit N Clowder.  

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking! :)



I would like to enter the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner-monthly progressive challenge
Colour Crazy Craft challenge-ATG with colored image