Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Watercoloring and Best Thoughts

The Best Thoughts stamp set is new to me and I am loving getting back to watercoloring with reinkers and an aquapainter.  I'm looking forward to watercoloring this in all sorts of colors!  Oh, and trying to use up some old designer paper.



I used the sentiment from the Best Thoughts stamp set for this card as well.  This image is a digital image that I colored using prismacolor pencils, but don't recall the company.  I removed it from a card that got all tattered in my craft room and created a new card with it.



This last card is using the Bloom With Hope stamp set that my friend forgot at my house!  I'm having a great time with my Spectrum Noir markers - and am getting better at blending each time I use them.  The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set.


Oh - and I used more old designer paper!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

My New Favorite Stamp Set!

I have wanted this stamp set for a very long time, and finally ordered it! It is so versatile! The possibilities with this set are endless!

Stampin' UP! Blushing Bride makes a great spring card and I discovered this washi tape on my stamping table and was SO surprised that it matched so perfectly. 

I think my new favorite color just might be Lost Lagoon!  It also makes a great card with this stamp set and I really like the Lost Lagoon washi tape! 

The last card is also made with Blushing Bride, but I added just a touch of sunshine in the upper left corner.  These two cards using Blushing Bride look exactly like spring in Washington State!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wow, this is one neglected blog! I took a break from blogging, but not from making cards. I'm hoping to get back in the habit of posting the cards that I make - and getting back into the groove of Stampin'Up! and being a demo. My new favorite stamp set is Sheltering Tree! I need to take some pictures and I'll upload them later.

Monday, December 17, 2012

EASY Noel Card

Wow - it's been so long since I've uploaded anything I wasn't sure I even remembered how to do it! PSX used to be one of my favorite stamp companies, but they are no longer in business. I've had this stamp for many years, but it wasn't until recently I've been happy with my coloring of it. I have recently gotten all of the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers and am having SOOOOOO much fun playing with them. I still need lots of practice, but they are pretty easy to blend. I made this card for a gift exchange today. Inside is a decorated coin envelope with a Starbucks gift card inside. I don't often use the mustardy-barf-like color on anything, but I love how these colors look together!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Oh my - I haven't posted since 2011? Wow.....I guess I'd better get busy. It's not that I haven't made anything, I just haven't thought about uploading here. I'm starting to create things for fall craft fairs, so I really do have some things to upload! Hoping to be better about the whole blogging thing!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Altered Composition Books


Well, I found composition books for 25 cents at Walmart and then later at Office Depot.....needless to say I stocked up! So far I have only made one full sized altered book, but I'm loving how it turned out. Hopefully some music lover will fall in love with this one and just HAVE to have it!

I found a DCWV paper stack that is arts-themed - dance, music, theater, etc. I am loving the paper!

The little stamped image is a little $1 stamp I picked up at Michael's last week. I used my Big Shot and Nestibilities to get the cool shape for the stamped image! I'm also using the stamp on some tile coaster sets that I haven't photographed yet. That will be a later post!

One Last Picture - PACKAGING!



Ok, one last picture of these.....It took me about a week to figure out how to package these so they would look cute! Good thing I just happened to have pink and blue bling in my craft room that worked perfectly!

Fingers crossed that people like these since I made 120 of them!