Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wishing you a wonderful birthday

Kraftin' Kimmy - Wings
The Crazy Challenge - Men
A Gem of a Challenge - Boys Birthday

Sometimes I struggle making masculine cards. This beach scene is perfect for a man's card. I stamped it onto watercolor paper, then sponged some Tim Holtz blue ink onto it. I made a mask for the sunrise and inked that up with yellow and orange ink. For the sentiment, I embossed the saying onto black cardstock and used white embossing powder. I am going to give this to my daughter's boyfriend who turns 26 in a couple of months.

Beach scene by Technique Junkie
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

With the right flip flops ...

Is this not the CUTEST flamingo ever????  I would love to be just floating in an inner tube right now at the beach!! LOL

Crafty Catz - Touch of pink
Kitty Bee Designs - Wings
Morgan's Art World - Include a sentiment
Come and Get It - Anything Goes

Flamingo and sentiment by Great Impressions
"Sun" by Impression Obsession

Monday, March 20, 2017

Congratulations Graduate!

I have LOTS of washi tape and I love to use it on my envelopes before I mail my card.  For some reason, I struggle when it comes to putting it on a card.  When I saw this washi tape challenge, I had to make something. I know it's a bit early to think "graduation" but I do have a godchild graduating this year from high school so I thought why not make it now.

Less is More - Washi tape
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Graduation die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Tim Holtz
Washi tape found at Michael's
This is my stash of washi tape. I love the stuff!
And I always buy cute new ones
when I see them :).

Thank You with Newsprint

Sending Paw Prints - Thank You with Newsprint
Creative Corner - For the Dogs

Dog stamp by Hero Arts
"Thanks" sentiment by Unity Stamps
Dog newsprint printed online

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Keep your face to the sunshine

4 years ago next week, we lost my husband's daughter to "sepsis". It was a shock to our whole family as it just happened so fast and out of the blue. She left behind a daughter and a son and I am sending this card to her daughter Amber. It's always a rough week for us each year and we miss her so much!!

I saw a card using this stamp and I was determined to find it, as it had retired. I found it on Ebay and I had to buy it. I've had it for a couple of years but always had a tough time getting a good crisp image. It's a clear stamp set so it just doesn't stamp that great UNTIL I tried it with Versafine ink. I had to touch up the bottom a little bit with a black Copic marker but I don't even see that I did it.

I hope this card brings a smile to Amber's face :).

This is perfect for the challenge at Addicted to CAS - Seaside
Come and Get It - Anything Goes

Stamps by Technique Tuesday

Birthday wishes for the cat lover

Seize the Birthday - Black and White and one other color (red)
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Stamp by Technique Junkie

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Flamingo sketch

Stamps & Fun Sketch #297

Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Sketch #297
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Cards 4 Gals - Pretty In Pink

Stamp by Stampin Up