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Mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs and wife of a fabulous hubby who doesn't mind if I play with my inks and papers.

Friday, October 31, 2014


Trick or Treat!

A few gift card holders created for the kids for Halloween.

I used some cute kraft pockets on the inside to stick the gift cards in.

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trick or Treat

A little of both... I am sharing the trick on how to do his fold on the Simon Says Stamp blog and I hope it will be a treat for you! The challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to create something that is a treat.
I wanted to share a fold that I used on a card a long time ago which is very popular on pinterest and thought is would be fun to re-visit it with a Halloween theme.

This card is being sent off to my son with a treat inside.  I used a wonderful mix of Halloween goodies including: Stampers Anonymous - PoisonousPaper Artsy - Hot Picks 1205, Ranger Distress Sprays - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Apothecary Rub-Ons

Come join in all the fun and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Beauty of the Season

Good Day! I had time to ink up yesterday inspired by Linda's Tag #4 and her challenge is sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I am working on her next tag as well and can't wait to share that!

Linda's tag had such a lovely old fashioned Christmas.  I started with the stencil in the background in a bundled sage. From there I loved the soft greens I just continued and only added in the browns. Linda's tag had a sweet tag on top of the tag which inspired my little scene.

Products: Ranger Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Bundled Sage, Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil, Memory Box - Deers, Artistic Outpost - Midwinter, Artistic Outpost - Home, Tim Holtz Stencil - Holly

Have a fabulous Tuesday!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Confirmation Cards

We just celebrated my youngest confirmation which was a lovely mass. My poor DD had to wait for me to finish her card a day late. 

I ended up with two versions and shared them with her.
 I wanted to take the pink off after I finished but I knew she would like a pop of color so I used the neon inks and the flower is much closer in color to the ink than the way he picture reflects.

The stamps and die are from Our Daily Bread Designs. They have a wonderful collection of christian based stamps and the perfect collection to use while creating my card.

I hope your week has started off well!


Thursday, October 23, 2014


Yeah it is Thursday and we are almost rolling into the weekend. :)  I have to say I think this is my first holiday card for this  year.  I have made some tags but not a card yet. 

I created a whole piece of cardstock using the Darkroom Door Eclectic Snowflake stamp.  I painted it with white acrylic paint and stamped it on the white cardstock. I repeated the process until I had the whole paper covered.  I let that dry. 

I pulled out a mix of Ranger Distress Sprays and started with Iced Spruce.  I didn't like the color so I kept adding in sprays until I got a lovely dark gray background.  After that dried I splattered with the white, blue and silver sprays.  You can't see it in the photo but the silver is gorgeous dew drops in the light.

After that I cut it into multiple pieces to use on cards and this is the first one cut at an angle, distressed around the edges and accented with the Darkroom Door Wordstrips - Yuletide.

Now I have a few more pieces of this lovely background to play with.  Have a wonderful Thursday!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beach Treasure

How about a little summer?  The weather has definitely gotten very cool the last couple of days.  I was happy to ink up a pile of seashells and color them. 

I used a touch of embossing powder to make my image pop because this was stamped over a painted background.  I started with neutral colors in the background which I thought would be perfect for the shells.  After I stamped I embossed with brown embossing powder.  I then colored the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.  I used the Darkroom Door new Shells Background Stamp and the words are from the DarkRoom Door Seaside Wordstrips.  I had fun picking out which words to  use on the card.

My final touch was the mixed twine with a poinsettia. Yep... I cut off a few of the poinsettia petals to try to make a starfish. :)   There is a little bit of sand glued around the edges but difficult to see in the photo.

Well I hope I warmed up your day a bit and took you on a little sea-side break.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Wish For You

Happy Tuesday!  This is a card which was made for my younger sister's birthday which is coming up shortly.  I decided to play with Gold Leaf as she has some beautiful paintings she created using gold leaf which inspired me.

I ended up with a piece of art larger than a card because of this cool stencil from StencilGirl which I laid down and applied Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste.  After I applied it I waited for it to dry for a short time.

After it started drying and and laid gold leaf sheets over the paste and let it dry. Once dry I brushed off the excess gold leaf. I covered the paper with Ranger Distress Spray Peacock Feathers.  I then just added the beautiful sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps.  I think she will enjoy the effect of the gold leaf on the stenciled paste. 

Thanks for stopping by!