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Sunday, April 26, 2015


Happy Sunday everyone.. It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps and this week we are on a Sketch Bi-Week. This is a great sketch for using up Patterned papers or showcase a large image on that open panel. 


I have a ton of DSP from Stampin' Up! that needs used and I'm determined to use a good amount of it in the next few months!! I may have to design cards around the paper..lol 


I decided to use the Papertrey Ink set Noted along with the Navy to Green Ombre' Ink pad from Hero Arts. Along with some of the Confetti Celebration DSP from SU! 


I stamped the sentiment on to a Whisper White panel cut at 5 1/2" by 3 3/4" and then I adhered that to the Bermuda Bay card base. I trimmed a few piece of the DSP into Banner shapes and adhered them with adhesive adding a dimensional towards the flag end for a little height. Then I added a piece of the Bermuda Bay Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and tied it in a knot. I attempted a bow, however it didn't end well...lol 

Be sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog and check out what the other Design Team members created this week and we hope you will join us! The challenge is open for 2 weeks. 

I'm also joining in the fun at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.. this week it's CAS and some Hero Arts if you have it! I'm loving these new Ombre' Inks!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by! 



Sparkle & Shine!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015


Happy Saturday everyone.. Today I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) card for you using the Alley Way Stamps set "Say it don't Spray it" along with some fun Glimmer paper from DCWV.


CAS cards are so hard for me because I can never stop adding elements or I always feel like they need more or it's too much white space etc. I think they take me longer then a card that has a technique sometimes..lol 

I created a white card base and then I added a strip of the black glimmer paper from the Twinkle Glints paper pack along the edge of the card and then I cut another white panel leaving 1/4 of an inch of the side. 


I die cut two banners from some additional glimmer paper from the same pack using the Banner framelits from Stampin' Up! and then I added them to the panel. I took the sentiment stamp and cut the upper portion off and stamped just the lower part in VersaFine black ink. Then I adhered this panel to the front of the card. I added some Silver sequins in different sizes for some Shine! 

Head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog and see some more great projects using this month's release. And join us on April 27th for our May Sneak Peeks! 


Thanks for stopping by today! 



Ducky Dance for FM206!

Friday, April 24, 2015


It's Friday... Yay!!! Time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup.. This week our hostess is Lisa and she has a fun Springtime challenge for us Mash'ing up Umbrellas & Polka Dots. I don't know about you but I LOVE Polka Dots on anything!

I'm using the adorable Ducky Dance Digi image from Tiddly inks.. This is my absolute favorite Tiddly Inks image! 


I created my own background with Copics & some Distress Ink and I added Polka Dots with a Nail art dotting tool and some Copic Opaque white. And you know I had to add some Clear Wink of Stella as well!! 


I printed the image out onto some Neenah Solar White card stock and I let it dry overnight.. Then I colored Wryn and the Ducks in with Copics and trimmed the panel to size. I used this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. 


Using some Weathered Wood Distress ink I created a soft background and brought it into the image about 3/4 of the way and then I used Copics C-0, C-1 & 0 to outline the image and fade it into the background for a stormy sky look. I added the polka dots and set the piece aside to dry. 


I created a Crushed Curry card base and then I added some pieces of the Hello Sunshine Lawn Fawn Pattern paper following the sketch and I adhered the image panel with some dimensionals. I left off a sentiment and decided I could just add one on the inside when it was time to use the card. This would be great for Get Well or just a Hello card. I still had some of the Studio Calico enamel dots on my desk so I added a few of those in different sizes. 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Deisgn Team members created with this fun challenge.. Tara used the same image I did and it's super cute! 


I'm entering this into the Spring Showers challenge at MarkerPop .. and Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call until April 28th. So if you are a fan like me, grab your favorite image and enter your creation! 


Thanks for stopping by today.... Have a great weekend! 



Hippie Birthday!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Wednesday.. today it's more with the Alley Way Stamps. I created a fun Birthday card using the sets "Feeling Groovy" and "Yappy".  


I started with a white card base and I added a piece of Designer Paper from SU's Flowerpot collection. I thought these little flowers were perfect for a Hippie card..lol 


I stamped the Van onto some white card stock and colored it in with Copics and cut it out. I then die cut two of the InstaFrame from MFT in Black and White. I stamped the sentiment using the Hippie from Feeling Groovy and birthday from Yappy. I wrote to you in my own handwriting then I attached them together off set a little.  I created a scene behind the van using the Landscape Trio dies from Mama Elephant and a piece of Pattern paper from Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine pack. 


I adhered the frame to the card front with dimensionals. And then I added some clear Wink of Stella to the light and the streaks in the windows. Super cute!!! 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps Blog and see more fun using the new Release sets. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Birthday Earthling!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


Happy Saturday everyone.. It's time for some more fun with the Alley Way Stamps. I'm using one of the new sets "Phone Home". This set is full of cute Aliens and Outer Space fun!


I used the Simon Says Stamp Stars and Dots stencil and created a background using some Lemonade Distress Ink and a blending tool. Then I stamped the Alien and the balloons onto a piece of White card stock and I colored them in with Copics. I cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals. I tied some Gold floss around each of the balloons and then to the Alien's hand. 


I stamped the sentiment onto some Turquoise and Eggplant card stock and heat embossed it in white. I used the set Yappy for the "Happy Birthday" and the Balloons area from "Cake Day". I added the panel to a Tempting Turquoise card base.  Super Cute!!!

Head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog and check out what the other Design Team members created. Be sure to link up your Alley Way Stamps projects for a chance to win this month! 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Oh Happy Day!

Friday, April 17, 2015


Happy Friday.... Yay!!! This was a very long week so happy Friday is here. It's time for a new challenge at the Friday Mashup and today our hostess is Tara and she's got a fun Sketch for us along with a technique.


I using one of the new Ombre' ink pads from Hero Arts the Pool to Nay and the Essentials by Ellen Stamp set Bold Blooms and coordinating stand alone dies. We're using the Bouncing Brayer Technique this week.. you can find a tutorial here. 


Now, I totally messed this technique up but I got a pretty cool looking effect from it so I went with it. I think I rolled the brayer too much instead of just bouncing it on the paper. So I inked up the brayer with the Ombre' ink and tapped it onto the paper, turing it as I went. This is what I ended up with... 


And this was actually my second attempt at this.. Ha Ha anyways, I gave it a shot and then I decided to die cut some flowers from it instead of stamping on it. I made sure I got a nice gradation on each flower. 


I created white card panel and I stamped the Splatter images from the Gorgeous Grunge set from Stampin' Up! in black and the Ombre' ink and then I stamped the sentiment from the Bold Blooms set. I die cut a second set of flowers from some Basic Black card stock and created a drop shadow on each of the pieces and then I adhered them down over the splatters. 


I then adhered the white panel to a Basic Black card base and viola'.. Ha Ha yeah this took me all day to get this how I wanted it.. I strayed from the sketch a bit after the 4th round. lol 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week with the sketch and technique. Be sure to link up and join us the challenge ends on Wednesday April 22nd at 6pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by! 





'Tis the Season with a Sketch!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It's time for a new sketch this week at 'Tis the Season... Have you started on your Christmas cards yet? I know.. it's only April but it's really never to early to get a head start.  Join us every other week for a new challenge and you will have them ready to go by Thanksgiving!!


I created a card using Watercoloring, Embossing and the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Winter set. 


I stamped the Holly outline image several times onto a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed it in white and then I colored it with Distress Inks. Once that was a dry I added a vellum layer that I embossed the sentiment onto in gold. The sentiment is from the older Stampin' Up! set Delightful Dozen. 


I created an Always Artichoke card base and stamped the Holly image in the same color ink and then  I added a strip of Baked Brown Sugar Core'dinations card stock that I embossed with the Diagonal striped folder and a strip of Real Red card stock that was embossed with the same folder. I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins around the Sentiment to hide the glue for the vellum. 

Head over to the 'Tis the Season blog and see what the other Design Team members created with the sketch and we hope you will join us! 

Thanks for stopping by today!