Thursday, March 23, 2017

Puppy Love

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this weeks MFT card challenge and today's Way to Use It challenge on SCS, Puppy Love.  I thought the sketch was a great one and perfect for this adorable puppy from MFT's You Make My Tail Wag set.  I watercolored the puppy with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain for the body and Hickory Smoke for the nose.  I watercolored the dish with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.  The background and flag panel were stamped with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink and then sprinkled and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

X-Stitch Birthday

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I thought it was a great sketch, but I had to work hard for it!  LOL!!  I just received this new stamp set, Stitched Roses from Waffle Flower.  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, besides stamping, I am a cross stitcher and have been for many many years, so of course I had to have it!  I didn't have trouble lining things up, but the acetate sheet moved on me a few times, which of course I didn't notice until I had already stamped so I wasted a few sheets of paper!  The sentiment is from Simon Says "It's Your Birthday!" set which I thought went perfect with the roses!
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hi everyone!  It's that time of month to do your self breast exam and if you haven''t had a mammogram yet this year, now is great time to schedule one!  Thanks so much for hopping along with us, you should have arrived from my friend Taheera's blog,  if not, you can start at the Casual Fridays blog or below is the blog list!  You don't want to miss a thing!   If you are on Facebook, we would love to have you join our group so you can join us next month, you can find the group HERE!
For my card I used the hope die, cut out in a dark gray color, and applied it to a textured piece of cardstock, I added a scalloped piece of cardstock below and applied those 2 layers on a piece of dp.  I added a few random small droplets to finish off the card.
Be sure to leave a comment as you hop along as 3 random commenters will win a $15 gift certificate to the Cas-ual Friday's store!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What's that you say?

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this week's Stamp TV Mix it up Monday challenge.  Cat is hosting and wanted us to use a quotation as inspiration for our card.  I went to Pinterest and found the quote "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air" by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  I loved it and made me think of the beach!  I used Theresa Momber's "By the Sea 2" for the images and sentiment.  It is hard to see but the sentiment is heat embossed.  I cut the paper out with Nestabilities, left it in the die while I sponged.  I used Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Ground Espresso and Tumbled Glass distress inks and stamped the images and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!


Sunday, March 12, 2017


Hi everyone!  Today I have a card for this weeks Featured Stamper challenge on Splitcoast.  This week the lucky lady is bubblestx4, congratulations Linda!  I chose to CASE this card, changing the colors and the theme.  I also just stamped one image and added some Nuvo.  I was able to play with my new Clarity Stencil Brushes for this card.  They are so fun to play with!  I used Carved Pumpkin, Gathered Twigs, Mustard Seed and Wild Honey distressed inks, as I was going for a masculine look.  After I brushed the ink, I spritzed with water and spread it a little for a little more of a blend with the brush.
I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for stopping by today!