Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monster Hugs

While my son was off at summer camp for the week, I mailed him this card. I know he's a little old for monsters, but these are just so cute. I kept the card nice and flat for ease of mailing. 


card inspiration - Rita Wright's card
paper - Lawn Fawn - Daphne's closet
stamps - Lawn Fawn
window die cut - My Favorite Things
white pen - Signo
Glossy Accents
pearl pen - Viva Decor
ink - Memento

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Take Note...

I'm getting ready to do some more videos soon, but first I wanted to try some watercolor painting on this beautiful magnolia flower stamp from Ellen Hutson. I tried a few different color combinations and I think the red one is my absolute favorite one. 





flower stamp - Ellen Hutson
sentiment stamp - Reverse Confetti
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Canson
ink - Ranger and Versafine
epoxy bling - Recollection and from stash

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Reverse Confetti Sketch #26

I used the newest Reverse Confetti sketch and some Reverse Confetti products for my latest card. I absolutely love the subtle detail in their Woodgrain Confetti die cut panel. 



papers - Pink Paislee = Prairie Hill
stamps - Reverse Confetti
die cuts - Reverse Confetti
Glossy Accents
ink - Memento
embossing powder - Recollections

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

OWH Sketch #259

The final Operation Write Home sketch is #259. It's hard to believe OWH's closure is already next week. But it's wonderful to know so many of our service members are now home safe with their families. I began donating cards to OWH in 2011. Since that time, the quality of my cards has improved drastically. I've met some amazing and talented crafty friends. I've started a blog. (Something I said I would never do. Lol!) I've written a tutorial and made 2 videos of that tutorial. I've been highlighted in a national magazine. (Woman's Day July 2014) All of this is because of OWH. I want to give a big THANK YOU to Sandy Allnock and the OWH volunteers!

My cards for the final sketch were inspired by Sandy Allnock. I decided to use some watercolor paints and create my own background rather than use patterned paper. I really like how they turned out.



Sketch - OWH #259
sentiment die cut - American Crafts
heart die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Canson and Ranger
1/8" circle punch - McGill

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

OWH Sketch #258

The final OWH card challenges are all this month since the organization will be closing on August 1st. My card works for the July Mid-Month challenge of making a Love card with NO HEARTS while using the latest OWH sketch. I played with some fun new die cuts from Reverse Confetti.


Sketch - OWH #258
paper - Carta Bella - Love Story
stamp - Reverse Confetti
die cuts - Reverse Confetti
epoxy sticker - EKSuccess
bling - from stash
ink - Versafine
Glossy Accents

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Etch-a-Sketch Dinosaur Card

I have seen so many different types of Etch-a-Sketch cards lately. So, I thought I'd try my own using some fun Lawn Fawn dinosaur stamps. I used a die cut by Paper Smooches to cut out the center, then rounded the outside corners of the card with a Corner Chomper. I made a total of 5 of these for Operation Write Home. THIS video was what first inspired me.


stamps - Lawn Fawn
circle die cuts - Spellbinders
embossing powder - Stampendous
ink - Memento and Versamark

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

OWH Sketch #257


sketch - OWH #257
paper - Doodlebug - Patriotic Parade
stamps - Lawn Fawn
heart die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
watercolor paints - Kuretake
watercolor paper - Canson
brads - from stash
ink - Versafine and Ranger


sketch - OWH #257
paper - Doodlebug - Patriotic Parade
stamps - Paper Smooches
star die cuts - Lil Inker Designs
ink - Versafine
brads - from stash

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