Saturday, August 26, 2017

Week of 8/20/17

FS550 - This weeks amazing featured stamper Diane is HappyinMarco. I found this CARD.

My uncle's brother passed away and I needed to make some sympathy cards. Diane's card was a perfect inspiration with the trees.

Stamped the trees on the card stock and layered. Finished off with the sentiment from Heartfelt Creations.

In My Prayers 

Sketch Challenge 659

Stamped the Pink & Main bee and colored with copics. Sponged the blue around and popped on dimensionals. added some DPs and ribbon and finished off with candy dots.

Copics used:

Beautiful Bee 

WT650 - Rescue Me

This card started out HERE. I was thinking I needed to add something to the front card. It never quite worked for me.

I got this Whipper Snapper military image and thought this flag needed this image in front of it. Stamped the image and fussy cut him. He is colored with pencil and Gamsol. Popped him on dimensionals and finished the card off with some DP stars.

Thank a Soldier

F4A392 - National Day of ? - Well for me it would be a National Day of Shoes. Anyone that knows me knows how much I love shoes.

My friend Tonda Baldwin sent me these great boot images. I fussy cut this one and popped it on dimensionals. The focal layer is sponged with some red to get it to stand out on the card. Used up some scraps for the rest of the card and tied some ribbon over the red lacy border that was die cut with a ODBD die cut. Finished off with some DP flowers and the sentiment from Unity.

Stand Tall

IC612 - Christmas Tree Shops, As soon as I opened the site this IMAGE came up. It reminded me of this scarecrow I got some time ago in a trade.

Colored the image with pencils and used gamsol to move the color around. Layered on dark brown paper and some DP. Finished off with some stitching on one of the layers and added some punched flowers.

Pick O' The Patch 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week of Ausuts 13 cards

FS549 - the amazing gallery of Sharon (aka shendrian). I have admired her gallery for a very long time. I found this amazing card: HERE.

This cornucopia was sent to me from a friend. Trying to use up stuff that others have given me I thought it would be perfect for the FS inspiration.

Colored the image with pencils and gamsol. Layered on a glitter orange DP and green. Added a ribbon and layered on the textured brown. Added some flags as the FS had a flag on her card and finished off with sequins. The image is on dimensionals.



CAS442 - Monochromatic with a Twist

I used Gold as my neutral. Sponged the clouds in blue. Used a gold DP for the die cut angel. Fussy cut the dress and face layer for the angel and popped her on dimensionals. Heat embossed in white the sentiment.

 Angel in the Sky

SC658 - This Weeks Sketch

CCC17SEP - trees, Christmas or just snowy trees, and outdoor scenes (I am so far behind in Christmas cards so I really need to get moving on them.)

This super cute Hobby House image is from my friend Jan (Precious Kitty). I colored it with pencil and used gamsol. Used two different EFs the bottom pulled from the sweater is an argyle and the second a snow EF.

 Free Snowballs

WT649 - Domestic Inspiration

I tried to get a photo of all three of my girls in one but let me just say they won't sit still that long. This is my Cookie. She is a talker but only talks to me. If I talk to her she talks back and we have complete conversations. She is a cutie. :) This is my living room which I drew inspiration from the colors. My dining room has lace curtains. 

Stamped the lace Doily with versamark and used white embossing powder. The base layer is dark brown and then the velum over the top. Punched a red lace border and stamped the happy birthday. Finished off with pearls

 Birthday Girl

F4A391 - Put a Bow On It

Stamped this house mouse image and colored with copics. Added several DPs to create the fun layout and finished off with the big bow and flowers.

 Smell the Lilacs

Copics Used:

IC611 - Fitbit is the inspiration today. I found this great IMAGE.

This AI image cracks me up. I could so relate to her needing a massage and relaxing. Stamped her and colored her with copics. Cut a Spellbinders edge and added a DP to coordinate with her colors. Finished off with a punched flower and leaf that I punched from left over scraps and added liquid pearls to the center.

Copics used:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Week of August 6th Cards

IC610 - the Houzz website where I found this fantastic Artwork.

This medallion was sent to me from a friend. I fussy cut it and the acorn and framed it on a textured EF frame added a ribbon and some DP leaves. Finished off with a sentiment and the button. The medallion and sentiment are on dimensionals.

Happy Thanksgiving 

SC657 - Cleaning out more of the stamped off images I have I colored this amazing eagle with pencil. 

Looking in my stash I also pulled out the two DPs from my scraps.

The ribbon came from my mom and I think once she sees this card she is going to swoon over it. 

The white base is embossed with a star EF.

Eagle Eye 

F4A390 - See the Light

MIX237 - Text Appeal

This fantastic Unity image was sent to me from a friend. Colored her with pencil & Gamsol. Die cut the new sled from Heartfelt Creations from a book page and sponged on some brown. Mounted the sled on dimensionals and added some glitter snow on the image and the sled.

Sunny Snow Day 

WT648 - Let's Go Faux

Used the Faux Leather technique to create the base. Stamped the Unity image and colored with copics. Used a stitched die cut on the border edge. Finished off with the sentiment on dimensionals and stickles on the hearts.

Be Beautiful 

Copics used:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

More Note Cards

IC609 - Tropical Inspiration: I found this fantastic Image. I loved the CAS of the image and the different leaves. I grabbed this leaf that was sent to me from a fellow SCS friend in a Teapot exchange.

Sponged blue at the top and stamped the sentiment. Sponged the leaf a light green color and finished off with some sequins.

Just a Note

FS548 is the amazing gallery of Donna Wicks, better known as D.Daisy. I found this super CARD.

I loved the large flag and layout on the card. Using yellow as the base layer and a textured EF rather than DP. Changed the shape of the focus panel and put a Dragon fly. Moved the ribbon to the top and added a button.

 Dragon Fly Note 

Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Cards


These fun clouds, umbrella and large sentiment pieces were sent to me from a friend. I added the heart in red on the umbrella and shaped the umbrella and clouds. Popped some dimensionals on the pieces and sponged the clouds. Finished off with the unity sentiment

Rainy Day 


MIX236 - By the Book, Alice in Wonderland

This fantastic image came from Miss Susie Australia. She also sent the cute die cuts. Love Alice in wonderland. Thanks Miss Susie!



Stamped the image, colored with copics, Added some fun paper layers, ribbon, bow and did some distressing.



Used the TH stencil and smeared paint through it. Stamped the sentiment and die cut the coffee cup.

Magical Coffee


stamped the image, colored with copics, fussy cut and popped on dimensionals and framed it for the F4A challenge.

Copics Used:
Birthday Flowers


Stamped the Sea Horse from Heartfelt Creations and sponged pink and purple on him. Used Brushos for the BG both aqua and royal blue. Stamped the sentiment and mounted. Finished off the sea horse with stickles on dimensionals.



Stamped the image and colored with pencils & gamsol. Due cut the layers and stamped the sentiment. Punched the stars out of gold DP. The black looking layer is a black shimmer spray and once dry I embossed.



This wonderful sentiment and leaves strip was sent to me so I am not sure who makes these stamps. I colored them with pencil and cut down. The back is a shaving cream technique.


Used my cricut to cut the lion and used a scrap black and tore off the edge. Sponged in the BG.

Lion Birthday


Stamped the sentiment and die cut. Punched a bunch of scraps in the colors of the rainbow and put on the CS. Then ran it through with an EF. Finished off with a few music notes and the sentiment of Just a Note.

You ask why this is a FIVE??? Well when I went to get the purple paper there was a spider in the scrap drawer. A BIG SPIDER. He was staring me down. I had to wait for my boys to get home to rescue me so I could get the purple paper.




Created a fun Christmas shaker card because I am way behind in Christmas cards.

 Shaker Christmas


Love this die cut. I received this from Polly some time ago and just love it. I have it on my wish list.

I did an ombre effect on the back ground and added some purple dots with paint around the flowers. Finished off with the sympathy sentiment and liquid pearls

 Sorry for Your Loss


Stamped the girl and sentiment and colored with copics. Added a strip of Washi under her and a butterfly.

Copics Used:

Hello Gorgeous


Hand painted this with acrylic paint. My DH thinks this is a Van gogh. Awe thanks Babe! :)

 Ode to Van gogh


This fun rooster was sent to me from Jan (Precious Kitty). I have a friend that has a rooster and she is always posting that it scares her. She is an animal groomer so I am cracking up that this animal scares her. Oh the stories. So when I saw Jan's card with her rooster I had to make a card with a rooster for the friend. Her husband is going to give this to her so that is why the XOXO sentiment.