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

Monday, May 5, 2014

Oh, @#$!

Hello, happy Cinqo De Mayo!  I hope you enjoyed some yummy Mexican food.  I made homemade enchiladas and guacamole and it was yummo!!!

I was playing around today and made this fun little card.  I have had this Naughty Nautical stamp from Simon Says Stamp for a little while now and I picked up this fun anchor paper while I was at Michaels today.  They seemed perfectly matched to me!  What do you think?

The colors match much better IRL as usual with me, my photo editing skills need help.  Anyway, thanks for looking!


patterned paper by recollections
stamp set: naughty nautical by Simon Says Stamp
cardstock by bazzill
ink:  real red by SU
nautical blue by memento luxe
bakers twine