Friday, June 23, 2017

Keep Your Face to the Sunshine ...

4 Crafty Chicks - Sunflowers
Southern Girls - Stuck on You
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
Hand Stamped Sentiments - Inspiration #266

Stamps by Unity
Hearts sponged on using Oxide inks

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's always fun being published!!

Have you seen the latest Just Cards magazine? I sent about 20 cards to them back in January and I had 4 cards published in this latest magazine.  Did you know some stamp companies will send you free stamps or credit to their stores?  Plus, Just Cards sends you a FREE magazine when you have cards published. It's a win-win!! :)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

White on white

I am entering this card in the white on white challenge:

Cards in Envy - White on White

Wedding couple die by Impression Obsession
Sentiment by Tim Holtz

Happy 25th Birthday Emily!!

Girl stamp by Unity Stamps
"25" by Stampin Up

Inkspirational-Photo Inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky - Feisty Females with flowers
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Southern Girls - Stuck on You

I made this card for our daughter Emily who turns 25 on Sunday. I watercolored this card using my Tombow markers and water.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Birthday flowers

Just Add Ink - Inspiration #364
{PIN}spirational - Challenge #192
Addicted-to-stamps - Flowers
Crea Chicky - Flowers

Stamps by Art Impressions


Sunday, June 18, 2017

I love the new Tim Holtz oxide inks

Have you tried the new Tim Holtz oxide inks?  I finally found some at Michael's up in Cincinnati last week and I decided to only buy 3 colors so I could try them out. I bought: Broken China, Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio. I love what these inks will do that regular distress inks will not. These inks blend beautifully together where with distress inks, they can be somewhat blending challenged. Also, you can stamp directly ONTO the stamp with these ink pads where you don't get a clear crisp image when you do it with distress inks.

While I was in FL this past week, I stopped at 3 different Michael stores and 1 Joann's to see if they had any oxide inks and they had ZERO. So today I looked at eBay and decided to order 5 more colors. I can't wait to get them and play with them next week.

I used the oxide inks for the background of the card and I also stamped the cactus stamp directly into the inks.

Cactus stamp by: Stampabilities
Sentiment by: Art Impressions
Background by: Tim Holtz Oxide inks

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Margarita's anyone?

As You Like It - Favorite Fruit (and why)
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Summer Food
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

I love ALL fruits in the summertime but I especially love pineapple. I love it on pizza, I love it in fruit salads, I love pineapple upside down cake and I love it by itself.  It's so sweet and I could eat it everyday!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Color Slider die for this card. This die cut makes it soooo easy to make a slider card.