Monday, September 22, 2014

Pool Queen

I had a lot of fun today at iScrapOn. It was a Western theme with Chili and birthday cake.
For lunch, then Mexican food with Sopapillas for the birthday girl

I made a few cards and one layout. I had planned to do more layouts, but left my pictures at home. The only way I got this one done is because I had my computer and photo printer with me.

This was made with BoBunny Wild Card collection. My niece plays pool every weekend and is good enough to win a few tournaments. 

Monday, September 15, 2014


Last night a sweet lady at church went to her heavenly home. I needed a sympathy card, and wound up making a few because you never know when you'll need one.
My favorite stamp set for a sympathy card is Thoughts and Prayers by Stampin' Up, so I got that out and my distress markers. When I want different colors of ink on an image, this is the best way to achieve that look. 

I just love the detail that this technique gives. It looks like I stamped 4 different times.
I stamped the sentiment using the dark green marker I used on the leaves, I added some bling to the flowers, did a little diecutting and embossing tied a ribbon and glued everything together.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lifting you up

The new scrapbook store in Rossville has some adorable stamps from Dare2bArtzy.  I pulled out my Twinkling H2O's and had some fun!
These stamp sets have a die that fits both of them, and I used that first to cut the balloons in the top panel, and then I put the panel on the watercolor paper and stamped in the holes.

I didn't use pop dots on this  card, I went the frugal route and cut up a cardboard box and glued little pieces of that between the watercolor paper and the top panel. It gives the same effect, but is sturdier because the piece of cardboard was bigger than the pop dots.

I tried using colored embossing powders for the balloons, but I think I like the black better, but it really doesn't matter since these are going in the mail.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweetest Christmas Wishes

A little hand stitching, a few sequins, and some new paper from Carta Bella, add a couple of pictures, and we have a layout.  Christmas cookies and a birthday cake for Jesus, perfect!  The journaling strips are blank...for my sister-in-law to fill in.

Monday, September 1, 2014

it's Stamptember!

There is a challenge over at Simon Says Stamp to use bright inks and a bold stamp. 
I think this qualifies. I had a lot of fun creating cards with this technique.  I embossed the stamp and then inked with Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, and Squeezed Lemonade.
The next thing that I did was to spritz it with lots of water or in the case of the flourish card, glimmer mist.

And on this card, I simply added pearls and a sentiment.

I layered each of my focal panels on white cardstock which I inked with one of the colors I used on the card. That makes it very easy to get the right color mat!

I hope you enjoy creating today!