Friday, March 16, 2018

A little bit of art journaling

 This past weekend I got to take a day to play with my daughter - it was wonderful to spend the time with her just creating, laughing and sharing time with her.  She had never done any art journaling, so we decided to start a journal for her.  She did an absolutely beautiful page on travel and adventure - perfect for her personality.  

I started a new journal and over the weekend created these four pages.  A couple are pretty simple, a couple a little more involved, but I like the way they all turned out.  I had forgotten how freeing art journaling can be.  It's so fun to create just for the sake of creating and not be worried about rules, and the end result.

The stamps on the dream page are from Unity Stamps.  The ones on the butterfly page are from Stampendous.  The flower stamps on the blue page are from Avery Elle, and the stamps on the fairy page I marked from Lavinia but when I went to their site, I couldn't find it.  So I am not quite sure who makes them.

Challenges for the dream page:

Friday, March 2, 2018

I craft - what's your superpower?

Popping into blogland to share a make I created this weekend just for fun!  I seem to be drawn to the this color pallet a lot lately!

I honestly have no idea who makes this cute teddy bear stamp - it is acrylic and was floating free in my animal's box of stamps.  Must have gotten it back when I wasn't keeping track of manufacturers at all.  Anyway, I digress....  She is adorable and that's all I know about her.

I used my trusted and true Copics to color him, then just went with the flow of the design papers.  The sentiment stamp is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  The frame for the sentiment is from Spellbinders.


Crafty Catz - anything goes with twist of baby card
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes - twist add a sentiment

Happy Friday!

Hugs to all...

Friday, February 23, 2018

Crafty Catz - week 4

Well it's my last week with Crafty Catz and I have thoroughly enjoyed having this opportunity to play along with them.

This week the sponsor is Time for Tea and the challenge is "Happy Birthday" - I forgot to take a picture of the inside of my card, but it says "Just a note... to wish you a happy birthday!"  Sorry I didn't get around to adding the inside pic - life got in the way this week.

So, I used the Time for Tea image Sunflower Girl to start with.  I colored her up with my Copics.  I fussy cut her out, then used a Spellbinders die to cut a background scalloped oval to place her on.  The bottom edge of the card is cut with a Lawn Fawn border to show the fun floral print paper inside the card.  I used some matching patterned papers to add some color and detail.  The sentiment stamps are from my stash of very old stamps...unsure of the maker.

Now it's your turn... Head on over to Crafty Catz and play along with us.  I am looking forward to seeing what you can do!



Friday, February 16, 2018

Crafty Catz GDT - week 3

Back this week with an adorable image from Whipper Snapper for this card as inspiration for the Crafty Catz challenge blog.  I LOVE WHIPPER SNAPPER - they couldn't be any cuter.  When this challenge suggested I could use any image of my choice, they were my go-to stamps.  My niece is having a baby shower this weekend - so what better chance to use this adorable image Sweet Safari.

I colored it up with my Copics and found some design papers in my scraps - I think they are from Die Cuts With  A View and matched perfectly.  The challenge is to add a touch of pretty ribbon, so the yellow ribbon above the die cut sentiment is a finishing touch to complete the card.

There are some great chances to win prizes from Crafty Ribbons and participate as a guest designer over at Crafty Catz this week... head on over and play along with us.  I would love to see what you are creating!


Happy Friday - have a great weekend!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Crafty Catz - week 2

Back today with a new make for my guest designer spot at Crafty Catz Challenges.  The sponsor is Lucy Sunshine and I adore this image of the hobo-clown...isn't he just too cute?  

After coloring him with Copics, I picked some design papers that accented it, then layered them up.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and the die cut around it is from Spellbinders.  Simple to put together and will be fun to give away.

Hop on over and join in the fun at Crafty Catz - you could win this image or pick your own from the amazing collection at Lucy Sunshine.  The challenge is "anything goes" and the twist this week is "love is in the air".


Happy Friday!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Crafty Catz - Guest Design week 1

I have the wonderful opportunity to be a guest designer for a wonderful challenge blog called Crafty Catz.  The challenge is always "anything goes" over there, but they also have a twist of "one for the girls" if you want to play along.

The sponsor is Star Stamps and they provided me with this adorable image.  I colored her with my Copics and then added some cute design papers and a fun die cut frame to this card.  I found a simple hugs stamp from Paper Smooches to add the sentiment.  I like the way it turned out.

Hop on over to Crafty Catz to see all the wonderful samples the design team created and join in the fun challenge!



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I Love You

Back today with another Paper Smooches inspired card.  I used the Smoocheroos stamp set for it together with some fun edge stamps from EK Success and a oval die set that I recently pick up.  I colored it with my Copics and although you can't tell, the balloons are covered in glossy accents.  I used some fun 6x6 Doodle Bug papers to keep with the bright and cheery feel.  The colors and prints them come up with at Doodle Bug are always so happy!  It all came together very easy and I hope Torrey smiled when she got it in the mail.


Hugs to all!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Just Because

This happy little angel card was for a friend who is going through a rough time in life - I just wanted her to know I was thinking and praying for her.  The image was a digital stamp by Marina Fedotova, but when I went to find a link at where I bought it, I honestly can't find it.  I know she designs or designed for Whimsy Stamps for a bit, and I was on their design team for quite a while.  So, I am kind of assuming I got it there, but I can't say for sure.  If anyone out there knows where you can find this stamp, let me know so I can source it properly.  Thanks!

I colored her up with my Copics, added a Spellbinders frame with some pretty design papers, then a ribbon and pearls was all it needed.  I think it's a very happy card!


Hope your day is fabulous!


Update - Thanks Auntie Sue for the suggestion that it might have come from Sugar Nellie - that's a strong possibility.  I know I won a prize from them a while back, but since I didn't label it properly, I can't know for sure.  Since her shop has been closed since 2016, I still can't find out 100%.  Lesson learned, will be more careful from now on.