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Monday, February 20, 2017

Stamp Doodling

Stamp Doodling

Another beautiful rainy day here in sunny California.  Great day to stay in and stay cozy while having some doodling fun.  

This is splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge TLC626 Stamp Doodling, come on over the scs and join in the fun.  Kellyjg has challenged us to do some doodling art on our projects today.  This technique is very relaxing.


Stampin' Up inks in Coastal Cabanna, Watermelon Wonder, Certainly Celery and Basic Black. 
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in 0.1 and M.  
Daler-Rowney Gesso
Watercolor brushes
Stamps:  Stampin' Up French Foliage, Happy Watercolor, and Flowering Fields
Papers:  Thick white card stock, SU Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Birthday Fiesta

Slider Card 

Details:       Stampin' Up

Card base:  Crushed Curry
Mat:            Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP:           Many Happy Birthdays Paper Pumpkin February 2017
Stamps:      Birthday Fiesta; Dragonfly Dreams
Inks:           Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy
Dies:          Fiesta Time
Punch:       Washi Label; Word Window
Extras:       Metal Trimmed Pearls; Dimensionals; Foam Adhesive Strips; Silver Embossing Powder

Here is an easy Tutorial by Tan at Ink Responsibly:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Botanical Blooms Sympathy


Thick white card stock
Stampin' Up; Botanical Blooms and Succulants Dies.  Botanical Blooms, Love & Sympathy stamp sets. Washi tapes and jewels.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ditzy Hippie

This particular card was made for the WT622 Spunky Old Broads Challange over at splitcoaststampers.  I know you must have at least one ditzy old hippie friend who hasn't changed at all over the last 50 years.  Well, this is my tribute to that friend.  To understand "Your Hair Is So Pretty!" you will have to visit my friend Lydia's blog here:


Dearie Dolls Digital stamps
Neenah Solar White card stock
Black card stock
Computer generated sentiment

splitcoaststampers Favorite of the Week 

Life Is Good


Stamps; Inkadinkado Bouji and CTMH Remarkable Wreath
Spellbinders die
MFT Farm Fresh Gingham paper
Stampin' Up Shimmery White paper and watercolor pencils with blender pen
Thick White Card Stock from Recollections
This card is 5" x 5" square

Charlotte Loves Chocolate


Stampin' Up; Chocolate Chip card stock, Blushing Bride ribbon, background designer series paper and scalloped edge die, scalloped oval and stitched oval dies.
Digital Stamp
Recollections glittery green paper and pink plaid paper

Home Grown Peaches


Close To My Heart stamp sets; Home Grown and Sweet Life
Stampin' Up; Shimmery White, Black and Thick White card stock, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen
Masking Technique

Coffee Filter Flowers

Coffee Filter flowers 7/8" punched scalloped circles, edges dipped in ink,


Stampin' Up; Jar of Love, Gorgeous Grunge, Stitched dies, Thick white, Basic Gray card stock and Cherry Cobbler re-inker, jewels
Close To My Heart sentiment from Sending Smiles
Tim Holtz dies; Holiday Greens (berries)

splitcoaststampers Favorite of the Week

Ummm, Busketti

Life gets messy.  Isn't that the truth, especially with little ones.  I adore this cute stamp by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil.


Neenah Solar White and My Favorite Things Gingham Galore papers
Colored with Copics
Black/white checked ribbon

Monday, January 23, 2017

I Wasn't Digging

Papers:  Stampin' Up Cupcakes & Carousels and Tangerine Tango
Stamps:  Stamping Bella, Nacho and Stampin' Up Corner Garden
Colored with Copics. 
Extras:  Stampin' Up On Film die for frame and Bloomin' Heart flower dies

The Little Things

This card was inspired by a wedding invitation over at Oh So Beautiful Paper here:

Stamps:  Stampin' Up An Open Heart and Layering Love
Watercolors:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush in purples

Hey there, Pumpkin

I was inspired to make this card by the marbled iridescent and hologram glitter Halloween pumpkin, here:

I stamped the berries and leaves from Stampin' Up Simply Sketched onto black card stock in Versamark and heat set Marcasite embossing powder. Then I stamped on Gorgeous Grunge and repeated the process. With my fingers I applied the Nuvo Glitter Drops and Stickles. When dry, I free style cut the larger pumpkin and cut the two smaller ones with the Stampin' Up Fun Fall dies. I cut the pumpkin stems out of Soft Suede and drew the markings. Using my stylus I etched groves in the pumpkins and highlighted with Tombow black pen.
Background stamped with Hero Arts Tiny Stars and heat set with Marcasite.
Couldn't decide on a sentiment, so settled on a simple Hey there, Pumpkin in black embossing powder.

Stamps: Stampin' Up Simply Sketched and Gorgeour Grunge, CTMH Autumn Wishes, Hero Arts Tiny Stars

Marcasite embossing powder, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Dark Blue and Faded Jeans Stickles

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Honey Bee

This is for splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability "MIX208 Back to Business" where Dina has challenged the use of patterned paper inside of security envelopes in a mixed media art project.

I applied Inka-Gold to the patterned side of the envelop with my fingers, then applied a thin layer of Nuvo Glimmer paste with a paint brush.  Once the envelope dried, I ran it through the big shot in the Hexagon embossing folder.

The beehive was cut from the Cricut and enhanced with Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink then backed with the prepared envelope.

Card stock:  Thick black, SU Hello Honey, Kraft, White, and Mossy Meadow
Inks:  Basic Black, Hello Honey, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo
Mediums:  Inka-Gold in Champagne covered with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste, Clear Wink of Stella on the bees
Stamps:  SU Dragonfly Dreams (bees and sentiment), Something to Say (flowers)
Extras:  Die cut leaves, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder, gold jewels, Bunch of Banners dies, Accents flower punch, Dimensional foam tape.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Belated BirthdayCard

I Feel Crabby About This

This is for the Card Sketch Challenge over at splitcoaststampers, SC628. 

Digital image
Computer generated wording
Papers:  Neenah Solar White, Stampin’ Up Serene Scenery, Thick Whisper White
Inks:  Copics

Extras:  Orange sequins, circle and stitched dies

Wishing You A Beautiful Day

I love listening to the birds sing outside my craft room window while I play with my paper arts.
I painted a piece of Tyvek with Gesso, when it dried, I coated it with Viva Inka Gold in Lime Green Metallic, Hydragea, and Champagne. Then I stamped the painted Tyvek with the Hero Arts Leafy Vines stamp in Versamark and heat set gold embossing powder. When heating the Tyvek it shrinks and curls, I smoothed it out by running it through the big shot between two pieces of copy paper then glued it to a piece of black that I had outlined in Versamark and gold embossing powder, once again I ran this through the big shot to get it to adhere.

Stamps:  DRS Designs Bird on a Branch, Stampin’ Up Special Reason and, Hero Arts Leafy Vines, Stampendous Music Score.
Inks:  StazOn Black, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Copics

Papers:  Tyvek, Stampin’ Up Gold, and Heavy Black

splitcoaststampers Favorite of the Week