Friday, February 26, 2016

Sending Happy Thoughts

Hi, everyone!! It's Fabulous Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog today and the design team and I are bringing you lots of inspiration to get crafty this weekend. My project today features the Wryn in the Fall clear stamp but it's also available in digital format.

I used distress inks to tint white embossing paste before spreading it on a gears stencil to create the background. Wryn is colored with Copics and then I ran the entire image through a crimper. The sentiment is stamped on two banners that are popped up with foam tape.

I hope you have time to get crafty this weekend! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team has to offer too. Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
MarkerPop Challenge #89: Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tiddly Inks Challenge #176: Thinking of You

Hi! Today we have a new challenge starting over on Tiddly Inks challenge blog. This time, we want to see Thinking of You cards and projects. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's me using the Happy Mail digital image. I kept the card clean and simple, with one stitched panel and an orange twine bow.

I hope you can join us in this challenge! Link up your project here for a chance to win a Tiddly Inks store credit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge Entry:

SSS Wed Challenge - One Layer

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Hi, everyone! I finally had an opportunity to make my first card using the Birdie Brown Adorable Elephant set from My Favorite Things. This little guy is so cute and I am hoping he will bring a smile to an extended family member who has been in the hospital.

I colored him up with Copics and also colored the frame to match with RV-52 and RV-66 for an ombre look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge Entries:

MFT Color Challenge #39
Inkspirational Challenge #102 - Pop
Craft for the Craic - Smile


My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS Clear Stamps BB28 My Favorite Things ADORABLE ELEPHANTS DIe-Namics MFT814 Simon Says Stamp FRAMES Craft Dies sssd111373 This is the Life

Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TUMBLED GLASS Ranger TDP40248 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TDP40033

Verve Inspiration Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today, I was inspired to used some floral stamps from Verve so I am entering my card in this month's inspiration challenge:

Instead of a brick pattern, I went with a circular stencil. I used a Versamark pen to trace the circles and then heat embossed them in white before blending on three different distress inks. I added a banner for the sentiment and layered the flowers with foam tape.

Here's a close-up so you can see the dimension and yellow rhinestone centers:

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge Entries:

Verve Inspiration Challenge - February 2016
Addicted to CAS - #81 Bloom



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Guest Designer for W2CB February Challenge

Hi, everyone! Today I am excited to be joining Words 2 Craft By as a Guest I-Teamer for their February challenge. I used the Wryn - Heartfelt Love digital stamp from Tiddly Inks for my main image and added a mixed media background using a tutorial found on My Creative Scoop. I also thought the hearts and the love frame went hand-in-hand with today's challenge theme.

"I can promise all my heart's devotion; A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow; A love that's true and ever growing; A hand to hold in your's through each tomorrow." -- Mark Twain

I colored the image and then masked it all off before stamping the grunge background. After taking the time to color my image, this made me really nervous because I was afraid that I would mess it all up. I was surprised at how easy it ended up and I really do love the way it came out.

I planned out which colors of distress ink I was going to use and chose Copics that would coordinate thanks to this handy free chart I found online.

To make it my own, I also created a fun frame on my Silhouette Cameo by welding two rectangles together with a cursive love cut out. I layered the frame twice and then added two more layers of love on top to add some dimension. To finish off the card, I added a layer of purple spica gel pen to give the love some sparkle and glossy accents to a few of the hearts.

I hope you enjoyed this card today and I hope it not only provides inspiration but gives you the courage to try something new. Many thanks need to be shared with Sybrina and the rest of the ladies on the W2CB design team for giving me this fabulous opportunity! It was a lot of fun and I am honored to have been selected as this month's Guest I-Teamer!

Thanks for stopping by!!