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

Friday, March 17, 2017

Change is a good thing

Pile it On - Humor/Puns
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Green
HeARTful Stamping - Green
The Paper Players - Green and white
Crafting by Design - For a Man
The Crazy Challenge - Masculine

Stamps by Unity Stamps

Thursday, March 16, 2017

For the Birthday Boy

Crafty Friends - For a Child
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps
As you Like It - Your Favorite Stamp and why (I love love love Whipper Snapper stamps. They have a wonderful variety of stamps and they are top quality!)

Dog by Whipper Snapper
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thanks with newsprint

Sometimes you try a challenge that you're not too sure how it will look with the end result. This card was definitely a challenge but I really love the newsprint backdrop. I googled "dog newsprint" and printed this out.

Sending Paw Prints - Thank You with newsprint
QKR Stampede - Thank You
Allsorts - Girls

Stamped image by Eat Cake Graphics
"Thanks" sentiment by Unity Stamps
Newsprint printed from online

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Pleasures of life are simple, just add water

I am posting another image I watercolored by Art Impressions. It's in a frame that sits on my desk. I really need to make more and give them as gifts. It makes me happy when I look at it :).

Art Impressions - Watercolor
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Sweet Stampin' - Anything but Birthday

Stamp by Art Impressions
Watercolors by Tombow markers

Monday, March 13, 2017

It's almost time to put out my hummingbird feeder

Here in NC, I put out my hummingbird feeder on April 1st. We usually see hummingbirds shortly after that.

Catch the Bug - Birds, Bees, Butterflies
Kitty Bee Designs - Wings
Pattie's Creations - Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Mothers/Ladies
Come and Get It - Wings

Stamps by Local King Rubber Stamps
Colored with Tombow markers

Sunday, March 12, 2017

You are a flamingo in a flock of pigeons

We woke up to about 2" of snow this morning and it's already melting! :).

Little Red Wagon - Plaids and Polka Dots
Pattie's Creations - Wings
Come and Get It - Wings
Cards in Envy - Keep it Simple

You're the Best

I really love this sketch!!  At first, I wasn't too sure about it but once I got everything put in place, I love how it came out!! I think I am going to give this to my hubby for our anniversary.

Digital image by Mo's Digital
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Sketch Challenge 234. #pcc2017 #sketch #papercraftcrew

Paper Craft Crew - Sketch
Mo's Digital - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Bubbles
Little Red Wagon - Plaids & Polka Dots

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sympathy card

I always have a hard time coming up with sympathy cards. I actually CASED this card from this blog, because I really loved how it came out. I just decided to make mine a sympathy card. What do you think? Does it need anything else?

For the blue monochrome look, I inked up my Tombow markers and colored directly onto an acrylic block (using 3 different blues), sprayed with water and inked directly onto the watercolor paper. Let it dry before I stamped my birds.

Star Stampz - Monochrome
Stamps and Stencils - Birds
Inkspirational - Watercolor Smooshing
Sweet Stampin' - Anything But Birthday

Sympathy verse by Technique Junkie
Bird stamp by Repeat Impressions

Friday, March 10, 2017

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its way!

Addicted to Stamps - Pastel colors
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with die cut
Pink and Main - Spring
{PIN}spirational - Sketch
Aud Sentiments - Easter
C.R.A.F.T. - Easter/Spring

Stamps by Eat Cake Graphics
"Bunny ears" diecut by Poppy Stamps

{PIN}spirational sketch

"Bacon" in the sun

Digital images by Bugaboo

Catch the Bug - Sketch #505
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Humor/Puns
The Crazy Challenge - We love Animals
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Got ice cream?

Ooh La La - Embossed
Card in Envy - Keep it Simple
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Crafty Cardmakers - Green
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Curtain Call - Green

Digital image by Bugaboo

Teal flowers

Impression Obsession - Fun with Flowers
Less is More - Teal
Open-Minded Crafting - Flowers
Addicted to CAS - Doodle


Stamps by Impression Obsession
Mix It Up Florals #CL731

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gate with flowers

I love these watercolor stamps by Art Impressions. This card would be good for a birthday or a new house card. I made one before for my hairdresser's new house and put her address on the gate.

Art Impressions - Watercolors
The Paper Players - Diecuts
Open-Minded Crafting - Flowers

Stamps by Art Impressions

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Love * Compassion * Trust * Respect

Impression Obsession - Fun with Flowers
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Cards in Envy - Keep it Simple
Curtain Call - Green

Stamp by Impression Obsession

I used Root Words #CL618

Monday, March 6, 2017

Oh Happy Day

Impression Obsession - Fun with Flowers
Less is More - Teal

Stamps by Impression Obsession

I used Mix It Up Florals CL731

It is a great day for your birthday

The Crazy Challenge - We love Animals
Di's Digi Designs - Diecuts
Craftyhazelnut Patterned Paper - March 2017

Digital image by Bugaboo
Sentiment by Unity Stamps
Dog dies by Penny Black
Wonky Stitch die by Gina Marie Designs

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Birthday wishes

Do you ever make a card that just makes you laugh when you look at it?  This card does that to me. You can find these digital stamps by Bugaboo stamps here and here. I thought the sunglass paper behind them was the perfect backdrop too! :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Animals

Digital images by Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Sentiment by Endless Creations

Is it summer time yet?

I dug out my Eat Cake Graphic stamps and I created this scene. Lots of stamps were used to create this scene but they are all by Eat Cake Graphics. I might send it as a Mother's Day card to a good friend of mine.

The House that Stamps Built - Long Tall Sally Card
Craft Rocket - No patterned papers
The Artistic Stamper - Spring

All stamps by Eat Cake Graphics

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Is a llama good luck? LOL

Crafty Cardmakers - Green
Craftaholics R Us - Shades of Green
Hanna and Friends - Luck
Creatalicious - Green
Curtain Call - Green
The Crazy Challenge - We love Animals

Friday, March 3, 2017

Paper piecing is my all-time favorite technique

I have always loved to paper piece on my cards. This Unity girl stamp is perfect for paper piecing. I love this flamingo paper I found at Hobby Lobby and even though you can only see one flamingo on her shirt, I love how her outfit came out.

Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch #392
Stampin' Royalty - Favorite Technique

Stamp by Unity Stamps

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Flamingos all dressed up

Stamp by Great Impressions

Mojo Monday - Sketch #486
Make my Monday - Birds
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut Patterned Paper - March 2017

Happy YOU day

Atlantic Hearts - Sketch #201
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cards und More - Friendship
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes

Stamped image by Paperbag Studios
Sentiment by Unity Stamps

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Easter's on its way!

Crafting When We Can - Photo Inspiration
Hiding in My Craft Room - Any Holiday
Di's Digi Designs - Diecuts
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paperminutes - Spring
Animal Friends - Animals with Big Ears
Creative with Stamps - Easter
Easter bunny and ladybugs - Bugaboo Digital Images
Sentiment - Eat Cake Graphics