Tuesday, March 24, 2020

AHSC 361 You are Wonderful

I have done a black and white and spotlight color card today. The sentiment and small butterfly are from the Close to My Heart Card Word Puzzle set.  A very versatile favorite of mine. The larger image is from my favorite butterfly set from STAMPlorations.  Used Copics to color.

I am a day late here...found it very difficult to motivate myself these past few days.  I finished a group of cards for a mailing and then just sat for hours on the news.  Today, I decided to turn it off and think of people to contact and thank. This got me started♥   Love the power of crafting and the amazing companies and people out there creating some paper love!

Check out the sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and give it a try!  You'll find a lot of inspiration on the blog.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Challenge 359

My card for this week's sketch used a stencil and flower image from Altenew. I stamped in SSS Intense Black, and colored with Copics. The sentiment die is also from Simon Says Stamp. The challenge is up today on
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

 Play along, and go there on Wednesday to see the Design Team inspiration!

*The little glass bee was given to me by my sweet granddaughter

Sunday, March 1, 2020


Had a great deal of fun creating inchies with some tiny stamps.  This one was the favorite.  It's a very old mini from Close To My Heart. When I was a consultant, I'd give out these 'petite perks' with some orders. This was stamped and then colored with Copics. LOTS of white space here :-)
AAA Challenge - check it out!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Stamping

The challenge at Sunday Stamps Challenge 225 is full of fun Mardi Gras color! Bright and bold. Gold, green and purple are my focus.

I have used Framed Tulips from Stamplorations, embossed with gold. The image was colored with watercolor pencil and Copics. There are some gold shimmer splatters on the card base.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

AHSC #357

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I am loving my new set from Altenew - Charming Doodles. I stamped some of the outline flowers and leaves on watercolor paper and colored with both Zig watercolor markers and greens from Altenew crisp ink.  I love being able to use dye based inks as watercolors.  The stripped paper is a piece from my stash that was a 12x12 from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment- a CTMH stamp- was inked with Versafine Onyx Black. A little Baker's twine and some clear sequins finished the design. 

This is my design team inspiration for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #357.  Hope you will try the sketch yourself and check out the team inspiration on Wednesday. 

Guy Birthday

The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 259 is anything goes with a masculine twist.  After checking my perpetual calendar, I realized I have two guy friends with March birthdays...so they will get this card. I made two - they don't know each other! :-)

I used my brand new dies from Simon Says Stamp to cut the windows and sentiment,  along with some patterned paper from my stash. The paper was from a Close To My Heart collection quite a few years back. That sentiment die is very delicate. I cut three from the same chocolate card stock as the card base and adhered them together for a bit more dimension. I popped the panel and set the little squares inside.  It was very tempting to add some bling...but I resisted.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Big Hello

 The card I made today used a Hero Arts background stamp - I stamped it with a Whisper gray ink, and cut a panel for the white card base. Then I used Simon Says Stamp's 'Big Hello' die to cut four hellos from black card stock, and adhered them together for dimension.  The black tie is floss. And I added some Studio Katia clear drops for a bit of shine. All inspired by sketch #422 at Freshly Made Sketches.  I did rotate the sketch for a top folding A2 card.  This is a clean, crisp look.  I love playing along with their great sketches when I can.