Friday, August 1, 2014

F4A232 The Open Sea Happy Birthday

Hello, this is my 2nd post for today.  While I waited for my other card to dry, I played along with today's free 4 all challenge, which was to make a one or two layer card.  I pulled out my world map and the open sea stamp sets.  I inked the world map stamp using soft suede ink onto my crumb cake card base.  Next I stamped the ship from the open sea in night of navy onto a white strip.  I added my sentiment and attached to the card base.  I added thin strips of navy cardstock, a couple of little banners and some bakers twine.  I think this would make a great masculine card.  Anyway, thanks for looking!  Have a great weekend.  Here is the link to the challenge:


stamps: world map, the open sea - stampin up, birthday basics by PTI
ink: crumb cake, night of navy
bakers twine

Mix79 Glued (or gelled in this case)

Good morning.  I have been up since about 4 am this morning, so I decided to come down to my crap room and play.  I looked at today's challenges on Splitcoaststampers and thought it was the perfect opportunity to get inky!  First I played along with the mixability challenge, which today is to use glue or gel medium and inks, paints, gelato's or re-inkers.  I decided to use my gel medium mixed with a drop of melon mambo re-inker.  It is a bit too bubble gummy for me and I wish I had used a different color, but oh well.  I also used a new (to me) stencil from Memory Box.  It is quite intricate and I think I was a little rough putting down my gel medium over the stencil, as my coverage is not great, but I guess it adds to the overall design.  I added the black scallop strips to tie in with the black sentiment and thread.  It is quite glossy in real life, but my photo doesn't capture it.  It took quite a bit of time to dry, so while I waited for that, I played along with the free for all challenge too!!  That post will be up next.  Enjoy your weekend!!

Here is the link to today's challenge:


watercolor paper, black, white cardstock
stencil by Memory Box
Faber-castell gel medium
melon mambo re-inker by Stampin' Up
Sentiment by PTI - mega mixed messages
scallop border punch by SU

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blended Bloom

Good morning!  I am popping on with another card that I made recently.  I love this flower by Stampin' Up called Blended Bloom.  I heat embossed it on white cardstock with white embossing powder then colored it in using a sponge dauber and pool party and bermuda bay ink pads.  I added a little early espresso to the middle, cut it out and popped it up.  The sentiment is from Four You.  I also added a little strip of silver glitter paper and part of a doily.  Clean and simple!

That's it for today.  I am going out with a couple of friends to a new (to me) craft store up in N. VA today!  Looking forward to finding new crafty goodies!!  Happy hump day!



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Long time no post!!!!

Wow!  I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted anything!  It is not like I haven't been making cards, I have, I just don't seem to have had the time to post any.

Today I am sharing a sweet little birthday card that I made for a little boy with terminal cancer and all he wants for his birthday is cards.  How could I NOT make a card for him?  I saw the story on Facebook.  The article is here:

I used some Lime Twist paper by My Minds Eye and my Up, Up and Away stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  I hope this sweet boy gets hundreds of cards to put a smile on his face!!

The address to send the cards to if you are so inclined is:
Danny Nickerson
PO Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

I hope to post more of my cards today and over the next few days!



Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MIM #165 Get Well Soon

I know, 3 cards in 2 days, WOW!  I have been having fun in my crap room this week and have been trying out a couple new techniques to me.  I saw the Make It Monday video on Papertrey Ink's blog and thought I would give it a try.  Betsy Veldman is SO talented!!!  I was actually going to make this for the color challenge on SCS yesterday too, until I realized that one of the colors I was using was completely off, lol!!  Anyway, I need to practice this technique, but I like the artsy effect it achieves.

I just got a box of new goodies from PTI on Monday and this Bigger Blooms set was in there and I thought it would be perfect for this water color technique.  I have never participated in any of the MIM challenges before, but I look forward to participating in more in the future.

Well thanks for stopping by!  Happy Hump Day!!


Here is the link to Papertrey's challenge:

stamps:  bigger blooms by pti
inks: pistachio pudding, wild wasabi, calypso coral - su
black versafine
twine by maya road
watercolor paper

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CC479 Sending Well Wishes

I bought this pretty stamp by Inkadinkado the other day from AC Moore for $2.  I couldn't resist, lol!!  Anyway, I saw today's color challenge on and wanted to play along.  The colors are beautiful!  I stamped my flower using archival ink then watercolored it using crisp cantaloupe, pisctachio pudding and wild wasabi as I didn't have any garden green.  I added a little bit of more mustard to the center and then some very fine ink splatters.  I stamped my sentiment from my new Papertrey Ink set Wet Paint III, which is a fabulous new artsy sentiment set and mounted it onto a pistachio pudding card base.

I actually made 2 other cards for today's challenge, but the first one I used the wrong colors, lol!  I used calypso coral instead of the crisp cantaloupe.  Oops!

Anyway, that's it for now.  I hope to post my other cards tomorrow, if not later this evening.  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps:  flower by inkadinkado, sentiment by papertrey ink
inks: black archival, wild wasabi, pistachio pudding and crisp cantaloupe
paper: pistachio pudding by stampin' up, watercolor

CAS Just Because

Hello!  It's been a while since I posted anything, so I thought I would post a couple of cards that I have made for some challenges and also just for fun.  The first one that I am posting is for the clean and simple challenge and also the technique lovers challenge from yesterday over on Splitcoaststampers.  The CAS challenge was a water theme and the technique challenge was to stamp using an embossing folder.  I picked out a damask embossing folder and inked it up using  shabby shutters and broken chine distress ink pads.  I then spritzed it with water and placed some watercolor paper over it and pressed down.  I love the soft watery effect that I got.  I popped up my sentiment panel and added a few sequins and that was it!  Very quick and simple!  I will be trying this technique out on other embossing folders.  Oh my, my wheels are turning imagining all the different colors and patterns!!!

Here are the links to the challenges:

Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by!!



watercolor cs by canson
cardstock by bazzill
embossing folder by darice
sentiment by stampendous
broken china and shabby shutters distress ink
black archival ink
pop dots