Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Whole Lot of One-layered-ness

Hi ya! Back at it again today with another card to share!

After doing some blog surfing, I found that Hero Arts, & A Blog Named Hero were both having a one-layer challenge I couldn't help but to play along!  I had this idea pop into my head and just couldn't let it go.. so after much trial and error (like x3 maybe more...) I came up with this final product that I'm very happy with!

Fun, Floral, & 1 layer

I first stamped the sentiment, used a post-it to mask off a circle, and inked & lightly water misted this Everything Flower stamp from Hero Arts with some bright bold distress inks (Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers) onto heavy cardstock (110lb.) Attached my stencil and layered on a thin coat of white embossing paste, sprinkled with some frosted white embossing powder and let dry... then heat set! & Finally finished off with my favorite faux stitching and flower sequins!

I'm also entering this into the embossing challenge over at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for stopping by! Would love to know what you think of my card! :)

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hello again! 2nd post of the day (please scroll down or click here for my 1st post!)

I have most definitely jumped on the watercoloring train- I just picked up a small set of watercolors from Hobby Lobby to practice with before I splurge on anything fancy. But I also love using the distress inks as my palette too- getting as much use out of products I can makes me happy!

On that note, this week's challenge at Lawnscaping is watercoloring!

I also finally got my hands on some Tim Holtz watercolor paper- and I gotta say I'm in LOVE! I attempted to make this a one layer card, but it just wasn't working for me the other day- so I scratched the idea and came up with this...

I used all distress inks as my watercolors (can list the colors if anyone is interested) for this delicious plate of sushi (I think I want some sushi now!), and finished it off with a couple of sequins and baker's twine!

Like I mentioned in an earlier post- I'm challenging myself to post more, and to play more! I kinda found myself in a bit of low with just posting for required DT projects- so time permitting (& 2 year old son permitting...) I hope to create more!

Thanks for stopping by! Arigato!

Curtain Call: HB2U

I've been on a little bit of a roll this week... or maybe just challenging myself to do more :)

I'm joining the Curtain Call: Anything Goes Challenge!

I love those shelves (I have one in my craft room- minus the attached desk) and I love it!

This is the first card I've made in awhile (maybe ever?) that didn't involve *gasp* any stamping- but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

I used my Scor-pal to create the gridlines like the shelf, played off the colors in the photo, & embossed the piece with flowers to match the gorgeous arrangement on the table. :)  The big 'C' on the shelf gave me the idea for the sentiment. And finally finished it off with some more DIY'd enamel dots, washi, & baker's twine!

Thanks for stopping by I have a few other cards to share- so please come back! :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beach Beauties

Hey Look! I made another scrapbook page!

Now I just need to keep going...

I chose another photo from our beach vacation for my layout- my 4 nieces hanging out at the beach watching the sunset- we saw some gorgeous colors that night! (my 1st one is here in case you missed it!)   Wishing to be back on that beach right now...

& what perfect timing- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is a mid-summer's challenge!

Beach Beauties

Then I remembered I had this *perfect* digi for my page from Chi Chi Memories Beach Time set.  The image actually only has 3 girls, but I printed 2 and flipped it (so it wasn't *exactly* the same) and added the girl on the far right.

I also mimicked the sunset colors by using some distress inks (yes, I've been using these a lot lately & am totally addicted), added some glittery embossing powder. Here's a closer view...
Beach Beauties

Thanks for stopping by!! I'm off to {day}dream about being back on the beach with the sand in my toes...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Flamingo!

I finally felt the itch to do some scrapbook pages this weekend.. I'm SOO behind on my son's book!

I decided to work backwards and work with some recent photos, and picked some photos from my son & his cousins on the beach from our San Diego beach trip last month! :)

I went to The Memory Nest for some sketch inspiration & decided to use the Make It Monday Sketch

Now this was a fun series of photos to take... my son had just recently figured out how to stand on one foot, so we rounded up the rest of his cousins to get them to do the same- not that hard right?

The Flamingo

Getting them to do it all at once was hilarious (so was getting them to jump together, more on that soon...) since my son is 2 and can only hold his balance for a few seconds! LOL!

& Adding that little flamingo from the Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set was just what this page needed!

Hope to get to more layouts today... Happy Sunday!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Farm Fresh Friday: Summer Colors


I'm hosting another Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog this week! In my {many} moments of getting lost in the world that is Pinterest I found this gorgeous photo that I couldn't help but to think how it would be a great inspiration piece, the colors, the flower- I love it all!

I chose to ink up the newest Dollie release and color her up in these fab colors...
FFF 7.18
I created the background piece by stamping my flower image (that I found for $1!!) in white ink embossed on some water color paper, inked it up with matching distress ink- Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, & Mowed Lawn. I added a few finishing embellishments, including my newest obsession- DIY enamel dots (I made them by melting perler beads in my oven!)

Thanks for stopping by- be sure to check out the TGF blog for all the challenge details & I hope to see YOU join us!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Love at first cut ♥

(2nd post today... please go here to see my post for Chi Chi Memories or keep on scrolling down ;) )

I had some last minute inspiration to play along with a few more challenges and all on ONE card! :)

I was experimenting with my Silhouette Cameo the other day and had this piece sitting on my desk just *waiting* to be put on a card...

and I was totally inspired by this week's inspiration card on The Cutting Edge challenge #3

Love you

I used the negative of the Love cut file from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, & the Happy set. I used watercolor paper and inked with a rainbow assortment of distress inks.

I'm also playing along (again) with Virginia's View Challenge #5

AND the Wonderful Words Challenge at Moxie Fab World!

Thanks for stopping by!!