Saturday, September 28, 2019

Krafty Chicks Sketch 474 Grateful Heart

Krafty Chicks is highlighting a Mojo Monday sketch this week - and I, too, am a huge fan of their sketches.  They provided me with so much inspiration.  So I am happy to play along at Krafty Chicks challenge this week!

I've used products from Papertrey Ink (sentiment), Simon Says (stitched circles), and a leaf stamp from Hampton Arts.


The holiday that I adore is Thanksgiving.  It gives me the opportunity to cook some of my favorite foods, tell friends and family how grateful I am to have them in my life, and to enjoy the gorgeous colors of autumn.  So I've begun my cards for this holiday...I usually mail between 15-20.  Today's card uses a new to me die set from Pretty Pink Posh, and a stamp+die set from Hampton Art. I embossed the leaves in gold, then did some watercolor using Close To My Heart dye inks. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.
I will link this to  two challenges:  The House that Stamps Built S2519
                                     and             Watercooloer Wednesday #240 All Occassions

Friday, September 27, 2019

A bird with a french fry

I used a stamp from Impression Obsession for the sentiment and the bird comes from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbow set.

  Inspired today by Freshly Made Sketches #404   and  Double D 'Focus on the Sentiment'     challenges.  I rotated the sketch.

Monday, September 23, 2019

AHSC #335

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Good Morning!
Time for the weekly challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Check it out and play along.

I used a lot of different products on this: stencil from SSS, Ranger Distress inks, Jim Holtz die, CTMH card stock and sentiment, Nuvo drops, and embellishments from my local craft store.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Wonderful You

A special birthday card for a dear friend...inspired by
CASology Challenge #352

I used a filigree die cut on two shades of blue metallic paper. On some water color paper, I used a very wet, diluted wash of Yasutomo shimmer watercolor, and some splatters of gold.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, and heat embossed with a transparent glitter powder.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Thank You

Inspired by several challenge blogs today. I have used a 'split' from Papertrey Ink, and Fresh Cut Grass sequins from Simon Says Stamp.  

Monday, September 9, 2019


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Happy Monday morning!  Time for this weeks sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #333

My color palette was inspired by an older, very favorite CTMH paper collection. All I had left was some small pieces of paper and a few stickers.  So I tried to match the colors with my Copics. It's a flower stamp that is part of the Simon Says Stamp September card kit. I stamped on Colonial White with a light ink, colored with image, them stamped again with Cocoa ink. Love the Misti for making this so easy! I gave a few highlights with a white gel pen, and fussy cut it out.  The circle is a stitched die from Simon Says.  Embellishments are from my CTMH stash.  The circle and flower cluster were popped with foam for some dimension. I also did a bit of paper distressing with the Cocoa ink. Card base is CTMH Sorbet, and I'm not even sure if this is still in their color collection, but it is a favorite of mine.

Sunday, September 1, 2019


It was fascinating to travel in Morocco last year and learn about this unique symbol.  It symbolizes the Hand of God.  In all faiths it is a protective sign that brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune.   There are many designs, and I was excited to see this intricate die in the Simon Says Stamp shop. It arrived last week, and I was able to make several cards with it today.  This one was inspired by the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps #212.  The sentiment is from a reprinted tiny sentiment card from Simon Says cut with sentiment die from My Favorite Things.