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.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

You are loved

Card I made today for 2 different challenges. #1 the color challenge CC675 at Splitcoaststampers

 and #2 for Tuesday Morning Sketches #441

Some cards made just for fun

I made this card for the Unity challenge to make a green and shiny card. I went more green and glittery sparkle. The dragonflies wings are glittered and 3-d. The background was done by using green distressed ink on white cardstock. I then glued pieces of torn pages from an old encyclopedia. I then gessoed the page and stenciled using ARTplorations stencil called Circular Two I then sprayed it with water to soften some of the stencil. I then stamped the music notes, and chicken wire from  Forget the Past and Beautiful Elements. I then stamped the flowers from Everyday Fairytales and layered them and added purple glitter to centers of the flowers and silver glitter glue to the berries. I stamped the dragonfly and fussy cut him out. I watercolored the wings and added glitter. I drew raindrops by hand. I added twine and brads. I really like how this one turned out. It was super hard to photograph to show the sparkle. 

I made this card using encyclopedia pages glued to background, gessoed and I added vintage photo distressed ink. I sprayed it with water and let the drips go over the background. I used stamps from
Forget the Past
Beautiful Elements
Everyday Fairytales
Let love grow
Here today here tomorrow
I added white acrylic paint to flowers.
I went in with a paint brush and more of the distressed ink to add some shadows. I used a black pen to define some of the edges

This close up shows some of the encyclopedia page showing through. The butterfly was watercolored and fussy cut. I stamped it twice and cut out 2 of the right hand side and glued them together.

Before putting my stamps away, I decided to make a similar card but add just a touch more color.
I also used a layer of dp with words under the panel. I also added glitter to the center of the flowers.