Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi friends, I have a couple of cards to share that are posted today on the blog at Jane's Doodles.


For this card, I built the design using three different house stamps from the Home Sweet Home set, but only colored one to keep it the focal point.  I tried a messy, patchy style of water coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

For the second card, I combined the Home Sweet Home set with the leaves from the Bloom set and again, employed the messy, patchy watercoloring style.  For both cards, I die cut a bunch of hearts, glued a few onto my cards and then covered them with Glossy Accents for a most pleasing tactile and visual experience!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jane's Doodles post...

Hey-o!  We just arrived at our cottage at the lake, where we'll camp out for the rest of the summer, escaping the heat back in Arizona and thinking we're pretty shmart!
I knew I had a post due at Jane's Doodles for today, so I just unpacked the crafty bins and pulled together the quickest and easiest cards I could.  Went straight for the Bloom stamp set again - those gorgeous floral stamps practically create cards themselves!  I used the ABC's stamp set for the word Thanks, using the new distress oxide inks for the blue (it heat embosses beautifully!) and regular old Versafine Onyx for the black.  The "you're sweet" sentiment came from the Donuts stamp set.  I used the Papertrey Ink Cover die, Center Stage for the chevron designed background on the card on the left, and the MFT's Peekaboo Window die on the kraft card on the right.  In both cases, I left all the pieces in place and secured them with glue on the back.

And because it's raining today with no end in sight till tomorrow, I'ma see what other stamps make themselves into a card!

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Cactus Racket...

Hi friends!  I'm sharing a couple of cards today over at the Jane's Doodles blog!  
This was such a fun set to work with!  You can make any combination of succulent garden that could possibly please you, and if you're anything like me, these plants will even survive a black thumb!  I colored the stamped images with water color pencils and used a bit of water to blend the pigment more smoothly.  For the card on the right, I created the background by laying down strips of washi tape and blending varying combinations of Faded Jeans, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks.  Then I fussy cut the stamped images and popped them up for some dimension.  The Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle dies came in handy for making the card fronts too.

Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

And Baby makes three...

Hi, hello!

I have a layout to share with you today that I have posted over on the Love is in the Details blog.  If two baby layouts in a row is a roll, then I'm on one!



 Be sure to click on the LiitD link above to see more detail photos and layout how-to's.

Have a great rest of your day!

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!