Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Dancing in the rain


I used the yellow on her raincoat and umbrella, I used the blue and brown for the background. The pink is in the flowers on her dress and purse.

The Unity facebook challenge is to paper piece.
 I am also sharing this with WORD ART WEDNESDAY 326-327

I drew and painted in some raindrops. I added a piano keyboard to play to music on so she can dance.

Faith Expressions 2

At STAMPlorations March is the month to celebratIe Spring and Faith.
I want to share some projects I made using


I stamped the AMAZING GRACE image and masked it and stamped the Bible image on top. I added wink of stella to the letters of the bible. I added pearl stick pins, quilled roses, lace and twine.

With the scraps of paper that I had left over from making my card.
 I made a bible bookmark.
I used my CUTplorations 


I used the same tag die and cut a bookmark out of blue paper. I stamped the dove twice. once on the blue and once on white. I fussy cut and paper pieced the dove.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring cards with friend

Today my friend Pam and I celebrated the first day of spring making cards together. I am so thankful for technology that lets us visit like we were in eachother's craft rooms. 

We were going to use a daffodil set that we both had. Unfortunately for me I couldn't find that set. I looked high and low and had to give up. So we decided to make cards using the tulip set we both had.

It was so hard to wait for the sparkles to dry on the flowers. But it looks really sparkly and cool.
I stamped Our Daily Bread "IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL" music stamp on the designer paper.
I made this card for a friend at church who is having health issues.

Since my friend Pam and I both added sparkle to the centers of our tulips we needed to make something else while we waited for the cards to dry. I suggested we make piano cards and use daffodils. She used the set that we were going to use but mine is still lost... and I used another daffodil set that I had. We had fun making the pianos. I even played a song for her on mine.  JOY TO THE WORLD.  I made this card for another friend at church. She plays the piano and organ for worship service.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pocket bloom thank you cards.

STAMPlorations has a fun challenge for the month of March. 
Link up a  project that shows SPRING and FAITH.

I combined SPRING with this really fun sketch at

I made two thank you cards. I used 3 different STAMPloration stamp sets to make them.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Typografia in FAITH - Spring and Faith

With springtime weather in the air and Resurrection Sunday only a few weeks away, this is perfect time to reflect on our faith. I don't know about you, but I love it when there is more sunshine. The winter days where the days are short and have very little sunshine can have a negative effect on me. My husband doesn't like it but I hate having windows covered. I am always opening all the drapes and curtains to let as much sunshine in as possible. Sunlight or SON-light is what I was trying to portray with this fabulous Typografia in Faith stamp called

I used an ARTplorations stencil called:


I used "dried marigold" distress ink with the stencil. I then took a thin yellow marker and scribbled in the "white" space. I added a layer of gold glitter glue around the gold panel on my card. Glitter is so hard to photograph. It is super sparkly in real life.

 My next projects  use the new Typografia in Faith stamp called:

 It is so versatile. I made a masculine and super feminine card using the same stamp but different papers and embellishments.

Head over to STAMPlorations and check out all the stamp collection of

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Poppies in my garden

In my garden  was the Simon Says Monday challenge. In my garden are growing poppies.
The Way to Use it Challenge 677- was the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge to make 3-d paper piecing.
For the layout I used:  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #131
I am also entering it to Word Art Wednesday 325

I made my card into an easel card. The inside has a sentiment from my favorite Verve set. I also drew tear drops.

Monday, February 26, 2018

STAMPlorations Typografia Romantique projects

 MyThanks for joining us for the STAMPlorations release of TYPOGRAFIA ROMANTIQUE

I have three fun projects to share with you.

 My first project was an easel card. I started with this
dp that was sitting on my desk. 

I stamped the sentiment added used tea bags, handmade roses, a branch and a die cut heart. I added glitter to the die cut heart as well as the stamped hearts. To finish it off I added three little pearls.

Here is the set I used for this first card.


For my second project, I made a cute little bookmark. My daughter is a librarian and I am always making her bookmarks that she can give away to students at her library. I was going for a 
Kilroy look alike.

I used CUTplorations Tag 'O Coffee die and cut out a tag. I stamped the sentiment onto the tag. I then die cut a large circle and small circle. out of peach cardstock. I also cut a heart out.
I cut the small circle in half to make his hands. I used a pen to draw lines on the hands and to make his smile. Then I glued the giant wiggle eyes down to the circle. I also glued the hands and the big circle to the tag. I made it look like he was holding the heart too.

I placed the eyes at an uneven level so that his face would have more expression.

This is the stamp set I used for this bookmark.


And this is the die I used for this bookmark.


My last project was probably my favorite of the three to make. 
For this card I only used white cardstock.
I used ARTplorations stencil called Delicate Leaves.
I used two different crayola markers to trace the stencil onto the white
cardstock. I then ink spray smashed the panel and splattered ink
and stamped on of the silhouetted butterflies from 
STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies with distress ink.
I also used a retired STAMPlorations set called mini mixed media backgrounds to add the music notes.
I then stamped the sentiment and that is when the fun began.
I took white acrylic paint and added highlights to the sentiment. You could use a white gel pen and probably get the same look. The white highlights make it look like I hand lettered when all I did was add a little bit of white. This really cool typografia sentiment makes it so easy to look like a lettering professional.




Friday, February 23, 2018

Combined challenge card.

This is a card that I made for 3 Splitcoaststampers challenges. 
First challenge is the Friday Free for All challenge.  F4A418 
The challenge was to recycle - repurpose. I used a page from an old
encyclopedia set. I also recycled used tea bags behind my tea cup. I used an old stamp set
which in a way is almost like recycling. The second challenge was for the 500th Mother Mark Teaparty Tuesday. MMTPT500
That challenge was to use a mode of transportation. I used dp that had a bicycle on it.

I started by gluing the torn encyclopedia page down. I then added gesso
How it looked with the gesso spread out.

I then glued scraps that were on my desk from a card I made last night.
(kinda recycling too)

I then stenciled and sprayed with a bottle of water.

How it looked sprayed. I then added some distressed ink (Vintage Photo)

I added some white acrylic paint as highlights and I splattered the background with the same white paint. I also added gold metallic rub.
I stamped and added definition with a black pen. I adhered the used tea bags with a brad. I also wrapped the card with twine.

 I added the cup and the tea bag and thought I was done. But decided that it was missing something. Can you tell what I thought was missing? Look at last photo to see.

 Did you guess or see what I thought was missing. I felt that the tea cup needed a white highlight to match the rest of the card.