Saturday, April 23, 2016

Strumming Hello!

Happy Weekend crafty friends!

My last card certainly got the wheels turning in my brain on what to make for another #craftchella2016 card! Also with the sad tributes for Prince popping up all over, I definitely had music on my mind :(..

While digging through my stash finding stamps to use for my punk rock girl card, I found these two stamp sets and thought they would go perfect together- can you spot them?

Strumming Hello

Figure it out?  I'll give you a hint- I used 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets for the guitar...

Ok, I used the round pizza from Pizza my Heart for the guitar center and Schoolhouse Backdrops for the frets and the guitar neck!

I also used circle die cuts as a guide for the guitar body shape. Colored with my trusty copics, I pieced the sentiment using Hero Arts (All Occasion Messages, Thoughtful Messages) and Sweet Stamp Shop's Lower Script.

#craftchella2016 was so much fun- great way to STRETCH your stamps and to use them in more ways! Thanks for the inspiration Sandy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Rock 'N Roll!!


A few days ago Sandy Allnock was on Periscope and announced this AWESOME challenge...

It's inspired by the Coachella music & art festival that is going on right now in California.

The idea behind the challenge is to create a music inspired card... but with a twist- stretch your stamps to use them in a musical way!

It took me a few days to come up with an idea... but I decided to use a few new stamps that I haven't inked up yet! I thought the girl from Avery Elle's Skating By looked like a punk rocker, minus the roller skates (although, she could probably rock with the skates too!)

Rock 'N Roll!

Can you spot the other stamps I used??

The guitar is actually one of the birds from WPlus9's Happy Birds!  Who would have thought the first time I'd use a bird- it'd be as a guitar! LOL!  The sentiment is also pieced together with stamps from Lawn Fawn- 'I like the way you... roll' is from Let's Roll (a sushi set!), 'r-o-c-k' and the letter 'n' are from the letter sets quinn's abcs and Claire's ABCs!

I colored the images with copics and added a layer of sparkle using a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen in clear to anything I could- you're not a rock star without some glitter, right?

Friday, April 15, 2016

Warm (Sunflower) Wishes


It's been a little while since my last post (sorry!)... we had my daughter's first birthday party last weekend and with all the prep work (and recovery) and my son's birthday around the corner- my crafty mojo has decided to go on vacation.

Although I did manage to make one card this week! I originally had the idea for my card for Lawnscaping's Beautiful Florals challenge... but by the time I had it finished, photographed & edited it I missed the deadline! OOPS!

Luckily, I also created it for a new-to-me challenge blog- Share Joy Challenge! It's a weekly sketch challenge with a twist- you can choose to follow the sketch, the inspiration challenge, or BOTH! I always love a good sketch, but this week I decided to go with the tic-tac-toe challenge...

I chose the left most column- ombre, flowers, & yellow.

Warm (sunflower) Wishes

I stamped the largest sunflower from Lawn Fawn's Happy Harvest in Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Using 3 shades of yellow Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed & wild honey) I blended them over the sunflower background to produce the ombre look. The sentiment is from Baaah Humbug (with the 'winter' word omitted) ! I love finding ways to use seasonal stamps all year long! Although, since it's almost summer time here in Arizona... my sunflowers are *almost* blooming!

And since it's taken me 3 days to write this post- I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Let's Polka!

Thanks for stopping by.. hoping to find my mojo this weekend!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Girl!

(Wow! This my 1000th post! I would have never thought I'd get this far when I first started blogging so many years ago!)

I finally got my hands on my FIRST Neat & Tangled stamp set, Better Together. This super cute set was designed by the fabulous Elena Roussakis, I love her sweet images! This set is *perfect* for a birthday card for my daughter... she's going to be ONE in a little over a week! I can't believe it!! There's actually stamp that fits my son too- but I still have a few weeks for that one! ;)

On to my card, I'm playing along with the Little Tangles challenge...OMBRE!

And the Anything Goes Challenge Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

I used the sweet little girl with the dog on her head- just because she's super cute and a little silly like my daughter! Also because her dress was open for me to add some design to...

Birthday Girl

I stamped the '1' from Lawn Fawn's Quinn's 123s, I just had to mask off the bottom to make it fit on her dress. I colored her dress in various shades of pinks and aquas to create an 'ombre' effect & added some sparkle (Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen). I used distress inks to create the ombre tag (Pretty Pink Posh), stamped the hello from the same set and added the 'birthday girl' (Hero Arts). Finished it off with some fun patterned papers scraps from a card I had done a few days ago!

Off to do some more party prepping! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hey There FOXY!

If you haven't learned yet from visiting my blog and seeing a few of my previous cards, you'll discover that I LOVE FOXES!

Maybe it was just because the started popping up everywhere in the stamping/crafting world but I love 'em!  So when this Cuddly Thanks set came out from The Greeting Farm I just knew I had to have it!

I finally had a chance to ink him up & just in time to play along with the March Farm Fresh Challenge- Animals Rule!

Hey There Foxy

I just LOVE how cuddly & comfy he looks curled up on top of the tree stump! ♥  I colored the fox, stump, grass (rocks) with copics and added the sky and rest of the grass using distress inks & an ink blending tool. The 'Hey There Foxy' sentiment is from another TGF stamp set, Wild Child. The woodgrain embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions.

Happy Wednesday... thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Have a Magical Day!

It's Tiddly Inks Tuesday! Which means it's time for a *NEW* challenge!

This week, we have a color inspiration photo...

I love the soft blush tones...'Gentle Spring Colors' is what we're calling it!

I decided to use Wryn- Fairy Friends for my card.  I've been slightly obsessed with garden fairies and gnomes lately and this image just totally popped out at me!

Magical Day

I just love my kraft doilies and thought this was the perfect touch! I also got my hands on the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen- and man does that thing SPARKLE! I covered Wryn's wings and the bottom layer of her dress in it. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's Fairy Friends.

Here's a closer photo to show the sparkle- and just to note, I also used a Wink ofStella glitter on the flowers in her headband, but I have a harder time photographing it...

Fairy Friends sparkle

Hope to see you play along- check out all the details here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Spring!

& Happy Friday!

Can you believe that Easter is (literally) right around the corner???

I just had to make a cute Springy card using this sweet Somebunny Loves You image from Tiddly Inks! I absolutely *adore* all of the Wryn images and this one is just TOO cute!!

Happy Spring

I paired it with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, Abby's Spring Showers set,and some fun Spring-y patterned papers from my stash! :)

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday weekend!