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Monday, May 29, 2017

Keep The Faith

In my bedroom hangs a piece of art by the Cleveland artist Peter Wood, one of his very early, calm and soothing pieces depicting an apple and a cup, painted in soft greens, yellows and grays. I love seeing this painting every morning when I wake up, so for both the TLC640 and CAS431 Challenges today over at I decided to play along with the pear from Stampin' Up's Faith In Nature (Retired). 

I stamped the pear in black Staz-On ink and masked it, then using a credit card and water based inks, I swiped over the image. After letting it dry, I removed the mask and cut it out with a stitched edge square die and popped it up with foam adhesive strips. I stamped the sentiment in Staz-On black under the pear piece. I was surprised at how much I love this little piece of art.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Song Happy Birthday

A Spring Song Happy Birthday easel fold card.  Sentiment is under the fold.   Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Very Vanilla cardstock, unknown dsp, buttons from my stash.  MS lacy edge punch, and Spellbinders scalloped and fancy edge dies.  Buttons from my stash.  The stamp set and caramel cardstock and retired.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 SU Eastern Palace Invitations

These are some of the invitations to my 2017 Stampin' Up Ice Cream Social Open House and Catalog Reveal Party.  I used Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay and Pool Party card stock and the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set with the Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Eastern Palace Suite of products.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Purple Seahorse

Summer is just around the corner.  This seahorse card was painted with watercolors.  I drew in the seagrass, added some bubbles and popped up the seashells and starfish. Diecut the curvy waved bottom and used a scrap piece of purple and white from an old SU Paper Pumpkin kit to finish off the bottom. 

Dutch Daisy May

For this Dutch Fold card design I used the SU Timeless Tags die to cut out the daisy flower in white, yellow, green and black, then cut an oval for the base and removed the pieces from the die and glued them into the black frame. I then cut a white and black oval to frame the daisy. 

The background is from my stash of a Carolina Breeze designer cardstock paper pack.

Lighthouse View

This lovely lighthouse view through the window was made using several stamp sets and the Stampin' Up retired Hearth and Home dies.

The Art Impressions lighthouse was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with pencils and a blender pen.  I added the seagulls and sponged the sky with sky blue.  I cut the scene to fit in the window, added a piece of transparency film to the back of the window then strips of dimensional foam and placed it onto the scene and glued the scene to the front of the card.  The starfish is from the retired By the Seashore set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie.  The sentiment is from the new Stampin' up set Eastern Palace.

Eggshell Dragonfly

This masculine birthday card was made with Stampin' Up thick Vanilla Card Stock and Urban Underground DSP.  The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped on heavy card stock, cut out with the matching die.  I guled sterilized eggshells to the wings using modpodge, and when they were dry, I dripped Adirondack Lettuce Alcohol Ink over the cracked eggshells for color and added a bit of gold Wink of Stella to the dragonfly body.

Blue Cornflowers

Pretty blue cornflowers on Stampin' Up crumb cake card stock.  Images are from the "Touches of Texture" stamp set and watercolored with pencils.

Botanical Blooms Thanks

This card features the Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms stamp set in pretty spring colors.

Paper Pumpkin April Alternatives

Here are six alternative cards made using the Stampin' Up April 2017 Paper Pumpkin "A Sara Thing" kit.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Doodle Art

Doodle Art

I used an Art District Freestyle pen to doodle some flowers and leaves.
Sentiment is from Beloved Bouquet

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Welcome Spring

This is for the Color Challenge CC629 and Sketch Challenge SC639 over at 

After cutting out my card stock pieces I used the dots stamp from Happy Watercolor to ink it up in the same ink color as the card stock. Stamped the flowers and butterflies from Flowering Fields and colored them in, added the liquid pearls and crystal drops and let it dry. Stamped the sentiment from Circle of Spring and cut it out as a banner.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up, Flowering Fields, Happy Watercolor, Circle of Spring
Paper:  Thick White, Whisper White,  Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Butterscotch Liquid Pearls, Nuvo White Crystal Drops, Sequins

Just Ducky

Love this little duckling in the rain image, inked him up with Copics and Stampin' Up Blendabilities in three shades of Coastal Cabana, which looked more like Lost Lagoon so I used the polka dotted Lost Lagoon dsp for the background and scalloped oval frame.

Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Ink:  SU Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon, yellow and blue watercolor
Accessories:  Ribbon from my stash, sponged edges.

Night Flight Black Magic

Started by stamping the balloons in Versamark and heat set with WHITE embossing powder, colored over with oranges and greens Copics. Masked the balloons and stamped the stars, when dry I used the white Gelli pen.

Stamps:  SU Life Me Up, Love Sparkles, Sky Is the Limit
Paper:  Thick White, Pumplin Pie, Basic Black
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, White Gelli Pen

Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Copics

Friday, March 31, 2017

Feeling Wobbly?

This is for WT629 - That's What the Doctor Ordered over at splitcoaststampers.  I printed Izzy out twice, using one to cut and color just her head to be added on an action wobbler. Colored the rest with Copics, printed the sentiments in knucklehead font and cut them out for placement. Added the dots and a line around to frame.

Buggaboo Izzy Balloon Stamp
Neenah Solar White card stock
Copic Markers

Action Wobbler