Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Holidays

It's been so stinkin hot here that I decided to work on a cool card and used this adorable Snowglobe Penguin from 2cuteink!  I love penguins and love snowglobes, so this image is just perfect!!  

                                                                         Copics used:
          Penguin: C7,5,3,1
scarf: BG72, 70
YG06, 03
base: R39,37,35
Papers from The Paper Studio Santa & Friends 6x6 pad
Snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn
Enamel with NUVO Caribbean Ocean

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss Caribbean Ocean - Click to enlarge

I have to say that I bought about 7 different colors of these drops, just to give them a try, I really LOVE them.  I had some leftover laminated pages that I practiced dots on and they turned out perfect!!  I highly recommend can make tiny ones, big ones, anything in between.  I just was really pleased with this product.   I will definitely purchase them again! :)


I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
2cute ink-FB WON
+Jo's Scrap Shack-ATG
+C.R.A.F.T- Christmas
Critters and Creatures-linky party

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mr & Mrs-MFT Camp Create

Hi there, back with my last card for this session of My Favorite Things Camp Create. This technique is called Shadow Stamping and it's really easy and has such a lovely result.  I used purples, just cuz I'm still in purple and grey mode from my daughter's wedding!  I love how it turned out and can totally see myself using this technique over and over, it's especially pretty with florals!


                                                       I would like to enter the following challenges:
                                                                 +  Craft Your Passion-ATG
                                                           Crafting from the Heart-ATG          
                                                        Let's Craft and Create-Wedding or Anniversary
                                                          + Just Add Ink-photo inspiration
                                                           JAI #324...Inspiration!
                                                           +Cards 4 Galz-Monochrome

Friday, August 12, 2016

Grey Skies-MFT Dry Emboss

Another day of Camp Create from My Favorite Things and another technique I've never done (dry embossing with a die......and I call myself a paper crafter....(smh).  The past few days I've done techniques that I've always thought looked cool, but never tried, what the heck?  I know, I know......I'll repent of my naughty ways.  I mean part of the joy of this craft is learning new things, new techniques, new ways of doing old things.  I'm happy that I stumbled across Camp Create and even though time is short and I'm in one complete big fat mess, I'm committed to completing all 5 days and hopefully the bonus craft as well...(I ordered new stamps for that craft!! :D)

Here is my card using the dry emboss technique and after the first failed attempt, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

You are Fabulous! MFT Resist Technique

....and again, another technique that I'm not well practiced on, but one that is super fun!!  This is a resist technique and I used the Doodle Frames set from The Alley Way Stamps to create a collage of frames, clear embossed and then inked with Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw distress inks.  I added a little mint twine to match the mint heart on the bottom.

Totally fun, and I hope that I can keep up with the Camp Create over at My Favorite Things, I'm already a day behind and am gone this weekend... yikes!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016


I haven't done too much with the Ombre technique, guess this little Camp Create from My Favorite Things is really getting me out of my normal coloring/creating comfort zone!!

With this card, I tried (maybe not successfully) to create a background panel with a turquoise/aqua background, the elephant (Hippo Birdy from Taylored Expressions) is colored ombre using my copics in the C0-C7 range. The balloons are from Paper Smooches and are also colored ombre style with various colors.  I hope I did ok, as I really am new to this maybe I'll just have to keep practicing and playing with all the fun new things I'm learning!!


Monday, August 8, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create-Monochromatic

This is my first time participating in MFT Camp Create and thought I would take time to play.  I am home from work today with some aches and general yucky feels, so what better time than to put a card together.

I usually don't ever do a monochromatic card, I love using lots of color and usually add a digital stamp as well.....oh and I hardly EVER use orange unless as an accent color not as the main one.  So, this was a little bit out of my zone, but think it turned out simple and cute!

I used the MFT Modern Blooms stamp and die set and some dies from MFT Blueprints #13.


I would like to enter these challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz-Monochromatic

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I Will Never Forget You

Been super busy with wedding, moving, packing, cleaning and all the stuff/junk, time sucking activities that come with it.  I did make a card though, my friend and I are getting back to challenging each other with sketches and other themes to do about 3 cards a month and one layout.  We created a special pinterest board with our challenges and then we add our creations to the board as well. card here is created with a sketch that my friend Steph chose and then I used a color theme from my Pinterest Color Palette board

Sketch for the week of 8/1!!  Have fun!!: Parchment, Lemon, Bright Green, Turquoise, Denim:

and my card features an image from Saturated Canary called DON'T FORGET  It's so cute!! I love the little elephant and colored it up with my copics, did a little inking around the edges with ink from Simon Says Stamp and then followed the sketch and color theme.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Let's Color-August Link Party
Kitty Bee Designs-All About Animals
Unicorn Challenge Blog-Animal Kingdom
Critters and Creatures-ATG with a critter