Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Vellum blooms...

Hello, hi!  I'm sharing this card and a layout over at the Jane's Doodles blog today.  I just keep being drawn back to this gorgeous floral stamp set; it makes creating something beautiful a breeze!

For this card, I stamped with clear versa mark ink on both the grey card stock and the vellum and heat embossed with white.  I colored the card stock flowers with a white coloring pencil and I fussy cut the vellum stamped florals before adhering them with tape runner and a pop dot adhesive.

I used the Bloom stamp set for the flowers and the Cactus stamp set for the "you're awesome" sentiment.

Have a great day!



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day...

Hello, I hope you're enjoying a happy Father's Day where ever you are!

I'm sharing this layout today over at Love is in the Details.  I hope you'll pop over there to check it out because I share some of the how-to's that really do underline the idea that love is in the details!

This is the first layout I've created of my precious new grandson, and fair warning; the first of many to come!


Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Baby Beluga and Best Fishes...

Hi, Hello!
I'm sharing these cards today over at the Jane's Doodles blog.  I used the Under the Sea stamp set and I couldn't stop at just one!

I started with a fun background using the Hero Arts Waves stencil and some Distress Oxide tinted modeling paste.


As well, I used the new transparent Crystal Nuvo Drop (Clear and Sea Breeze) to create the fish bubbles and the whale spouts.  I LOVVVVVE how they dry clear!!


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great rest of your day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Faith in Bloom...

Hi, hello!  I have a post up, over at Love is in the Details, where I show these cards, tell a little about how I made them, and maybe even go postal for a moment.  In a totally refined way though.  Head on over and check it out!

Have an awesome day!

Friday, June 2, 2017

An announcement and a blog hop...

Hello friends!  I've had a secret I've been busting to share and today I finally can!  I'm delighted to tell you that I've been invited to join the design team of Jane's Doodles!  As you can see by visiting the site and store, Jane is a crazy talented artist and her stamps are SO, so, so fun and cute and lovely!  A few weeks back I received a fun packet of stamps in the mail and just had to dive right in!

Today we're hosting a blog hop to showcase these three stamp sets:




The sets are very versatile so I made a variety of occasion cards besides a Mother's Day card. (I've never been prepared so far in advance!)

My first card was stamped and embossed on vellum, then colored with Sharpie markers on the back side, and layered over a streaky blue background paper.

For this next card, I blended the new Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz onto the flower images, and lightly splattered them with water before cutting them out and adhering them onto dictionary paper.

This card is my favorite!  I filled in a whole card panel with the floral images, heat embossed with white embossing powder and then water color painted in a very loose and happy fashion.

Your next stop on the hop is Neha's blog.

You have a chance to win a stamp set of your choice by leaving a comment on each of the blogs in the hop! (The winner will be announced on Monday.)  As well, all clear stamp sets are 25% off through the weekend.

Here is the blog hop order in case of any broken links:
ME! (smiley face!)

Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!