Friday, September 22, 2017

Why not Pink?


Happy Weekend!  I was browsing blogs yesterday and stopped by Brian King's blog.  He has the prettiest card featuring a fun sketch so I thought I would play along with the challenge...........and then things went awry  Once I was in the photo editing process I realized I didn't care for the card.  I loved the sketch, loved the sentiment but somehow something didn't look right.  My daughter confirmed my suspicion, it was ugly!  Rescuing the sentiment and pink layering, I started again.  Since I rescued the sentiment which was framed in pink, I decided why not add more pink layering!  Apparently, some of Brian King's beautiful work stuck with me as I surrounded my sweet sentiment with pink!

Today's design features the fabulous sentiment aptly titled New Leaf by The Project Bin.  I love that there is a second leaf included in the set which adds dozens of design possibilities! 


I hope you have a great weekend and maybe even try turning over a new leaf, you never know what you mind find!


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Sketch and some Unity too!



It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers!  Carey created today's beautiful sketch SC663.

I stamped Angie Blom's "Dream of Being" girl, then made a watercolor wash background, next I watercolored the image with Inktense pencils.  I just love this Angie Girl.  She also comes with the sentiment "Be Strong and Courageous" and I love that one too.


I dream of becoming more loving, brave, joyful and creative.
So what do you dream of being, I would love to know!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

You're Beautiful


Happy Weekend!!! I hope this weekend is less stressful for all of you than last week!  It certainly is at our house!  Our daughter seems almost back to normal after konking her head except for a bit of tiredness.  She made it a half day and then two whole days to school so woohoo!  Irma actually came in helpful for her as we had two days off school and she was able to rest two extra days!

For my card this weekend I am combining the CTS#239 challenge,  F4A395 challenge aand Simon Says Stamp Wednesday -CAS challenge.  Dawn challenged us to create a card with encouraging words and immediately thought of this sentiment from the #bff stamp set by The Project Bin.  I love it!  We use a lot of nice words with our friends but it's not often we actually say "you're beautiful" so I love using this one! 

  Now I am off to spend the day with a few of my beautiful friends at a Beth Moore Simulcast!   I hope you have a great day and just in case no one told you, YOU'RE beautiful!





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Product Focus - Chameleon Color Tops


Hello!  It's Product Focus time at Splitcoaststampers today!  The Product Focus team has been busy making a little magic with Chameleon Color Tones markers and Color Tops.  We have been coloring all month long so that we can share our thoughts and tips.  I hope you will hop on over to the Product Focus Page: Chameleon Color Tops and check it out.  You can also check out a special gallery full of beautiful projects created by the design team. 







Saturday, September 9, 2017

Zombie Awareness Month


The first time I saw this image and sentiment in the Creepy Halloween set, I cracked up!  I couldn't wait for this set to arrive so I could create some Zombie cards.  But then I didn't.  Decorating the house with spiders came first and then The Project Bin released the New Leaf set and I was busy creating with that set until finally this week it was zombie time!  What makes my love for this zombie set funny is the fact that I don't care for scary movies or books.  No prison movies, underwater movies, only on a VERY rare occasion do I watch a sad movie and absolutely NO scary movies/tv shows.  Then came The Walking Dead.  I don't know how it happened but my son and I became addicted.  At the time we only had Netflix and no other channels so we could watch several episodes at a time!  We are actually still behind so NO spoilers, please.  College has definitely driven a stake through our mother/son tv time!  :)  Muahahaha see what I did there?


To create the background I stamped ink on acetate, spritzed with water then dabbed the ink on the paper.  Using Acetate allows for a little more control than my usual favorite technique of swishing cardstock through watery ink.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Stay safe out there and be aware of your zombies!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Our Talks



Hello, everyone!  It's Wednesday and that means time for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge! Today's beautiful SC661 challenge was designed by Cathy.  

I am featuring the gorgeous cup from the Unity Stamp Co. Kit, Our Talks.
I am a big fan of china plates and cups.  I don't know why they spark my imagination.  The smoother the glaze the more I love it.  I love to hold them in my hands.  Yeah, I am a little nutty over dishes and cups!  When I saw this kit I just had to have it.  How many good talks have happened over a cup of tea or coffee!


I chose the papers because they make me think of wall paper in a fancy dining room.  I stamped the cup in Memento Nautical Blue but the blue didn't match the papers so I stamped over the top with Memento Tuxedo black.  To my surprise, the cup still has hints of blue but the black turned the color enough to match the papers! 

I hope you have a fabulous day!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Pumpkins Please!


I have had the pumpkin and sentiments sitting on my MISTI for several weeks!  I arranged them and stamped them but didn't like the result and as often happens, I let the idea go and moved on to another one.  I believe it was the week, I created Woo to the Hoo. I stumbled upon the Inspiration Challenge at SCS and quickly switched gears!  So today was the day to create with this arrangement of stamps from New Leaf by The Project Bin.

I used the technique by Lydia (understandblue) called MISTI Marbling with just a hint of Lilac Roses Memento ink on top of Tangelo Memento ink.

I also used this week's SC660 for inspiration but this time I have the triangles on the correct corners!


Are you doing anything fun for the long weekend?  Our son came home last night.  He wasn't planning on visiting but then he surprised us.  We had such a fun time catching up and hearing what he is learning.  He suggested a "Lord of the Rings" marathon the next few days so we shall see if that actually happens! 

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

So sorry


Hello, there!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a brand new sketch at Splitcoaststampers!  Carey created our lovely SC660 sketch.  I will confess that I made a little mistake so the sketch is flipped! I had the sketch up on my computer screen the entire time I was creating but it wasn't until the end of the night that I looked at the card and realized I had the triangles flipped!  A fun bonus when playing along with a Splitcoaststampers challenge is that the challenges don't expire AND they are meant to inspire which means we don't have to follow them to the letter or in my case  EXACT placement!  


For today's card, I used Sweet N Sassy Stamps: New Creature, Lovely Lotus, and Sympathy Innies.  I splattered watery ink onto the sentiment layer.  The colors on this card was inspired by the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers, CC650. The butterfly is colored with Chameleon Color Tones Markers and Color Tops. 


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you will head on over to Splitcoaststampers and join us!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

National Black Cat, Pink Fall Day


Did you know that yesterday was National Black Cat, Pink Fall Day???  No? Perhaps you missed it since it was an occurrence for those of us playing along with the Free For All challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Our challenge was to create our very own National Day! The challenges at Splitcoaststampers do not expire, so hop on over and create your own National Day for the F4A392 challenge!

For my entry, I used the fabulous new fall set from The Project Bin called New Leaf.  I stamped Oxide inks on acetate and spritzed with water then laid the watery ink onto the cardstock.  I used lots of pink as that is my favorite color and part of my National day!  After the ink dried, I stamped the cute little tree branch and colored in the leaves for a total silhouette look.  


I think this tree branch is so cute and it can be flipped so that can be stamped either on the left side or the right side of the card.  See last week's Woo to the Hoo card to compare.

This bold sentiment easily takes center stage with its large font.  It makes it on my National Day card because I really love Fall most of all!  GA has a long fall with moderate temps and when I am lucky, lots of rain!  Last of all but most certainly not least, I added two die cut black cats.  My National Day would be incomplete without a cat or two.  


I would love to know, if you had time to play along with the F4A392 challenge, what would your day be called?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Side Effect of Being Awesome!

Hello, it's Wednesday today and that means it's time to play with a new sketch at Splitcoaststampers!  Allison created this lovely sketch for us this week.  I hope you will head on over to SC659 and join us this week!


I just love this sentiment and I think it looks so cute paired with this sweet little owl from Unity Stamp Co - Strange Bird.  My daughter just happened to bring up this weekend that in Elementary school she was thought of as weird. What?   I don't even think she is quirky!  She has such an even temperament but I guess if someone wants to call her weird that's ok since it's a side effect of AWESOME, which she most definitely is!!  Here is to those of us who are a little weird!!! It would be pretty boring if we were all the same!!!


I am also playing along with Unity's FB Inspiration challenge - A Krafty Base and twine.

Thanks for stopping by, now go be awesome!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Woo to the Hoo!


Hello!  Today I am featuring this cute little guy included in the New Leaf stamp set by The Project Bin!  I think this owl is adorable!  I love the branch as well.  It was designed so well that it can be flipped around and used on the left side of the cardstock or the right.  The leaves are actually pretty little things with lines but for my project, I colored them in for a solid silhouette look.


I masked off the moon, sponged Seedless Preserve and Broken China distress inks, then layered with Nautical Blue Memento ink.  I stamped then fussy cut the owl and popped him up on the branch. I finished off the card with this fun sentiment.  Don't you just love that sentiment!  What a hoot!!  

It's been another wild week at my house so I stayed up late and found inspiration from Audrie's IC611 challenge at SCS.  This week Audrie chose the FitBit blog.  Goodness, I have been missing out on a wealth of inspiration.  There is a really nice section on recipes and that's where I found a beautiful inspiration photo of Blueberry Smoothie Pops

I will also be joining along with this month's theme "great lengths" SCS with my tall card.

New Leaf

Thanks so much for stopping by today and woo to the hoo!!!

Why not Pink?

Happy Weekend!  I was browsing blogs yesterday and stopped by Brian King's blog.  He has the prettiest card featuring a fun ske...