Monday, November 11, 2019

Give Thanks

Hi and welcome back!  Today I have a beautiful Thanksgiving card to share with you.  This happens to be one of my favorite stamps from Fun Stampers Journey.  For this card, I stamped the image with Dessert sand Memento ink and then colored it with copics.  I added the sentiment from the same set and heat embossed with copper powder.  I mounted it on gold metallic card stock then to a dsp by Gina K designs.  To get that perfect color ribbon, I colored white sheer ribbon with a burgundy marker.  It was very quick coloring, just like you need it to be for the holidays!



Products used: ivory/cranberry/ metallic gold card stock, Gina K Grateful Heart dsp, memento ink, versamark ink, Judikins Copper embossing powder, copic markers, Fun Stampers Journey Bountiful Thanks stamp set. and sheer ribbon.  

Friday, November 8, 2019

CAS Birthday

Hello and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today I am sharing a simple card that I made for my son's 18th birthday.  I chose Tim Holtz's  Birthday Blue Print stamp set as my son just announced that he may want to be an architect.  I stamped the images in Memento ink which copic friendly so that I could color with them.  I hope you like it!


Products used?  white/black card stock, Tim Holtz Birthday Blue Print, Memento Tuxedo Black, copic markers, and Martha Stewart Happy Birthday sentiment stamp.  

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Christmas Light Scene

Hello and welcome back!  I have a card to share with you today created from Kit and Clowder's Oct/Nov coloring class featuring Lily of the Valley digital stamps.  I believe this stamp was created specifically for the class as I didn't find it available on the shop, but it's not too late to get the class!!!   The day I colored this I was struggling with a few things, so I decided to take some time for me and take the entire class in one day!  I seriously have never done that before, as I typically start and stop frequently, but I easily got lost in ME time!   I learned a lot of new techniques, but also got to practice a few.   I love how Alyce breaks it down into smaller parts of the image so that you only concentrate on one section at a time.  I also love how she reminds you to be mindful of light source and shadows!   I hope you like my first attempt at this adorable scene!


Products used:  white/teak/cranberry card stock, Martha Stewart dsp, copic markers, white gelly roll pen, and Lily of the Valley stamp created for Kit And Clowder


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Monday, November 4, 2019

Light of Bethlem

Good morning and welcome to my crafty space.  Today I am sharing my first real attempt to add a background to a stamped image.  I totally borrowed this from Sandy Allnock, because I watched the linked video and fell in love with the stamp and her project.  I will never claim to have talent, and desperately want to be a colorist so I watch a ton of her videos.  After watching Sandy's video and ordering Bethlehem's Light from the Colorado Stamp Co, I decided to give this a try and followed Sandy's video.  My final picture doesn't come close to my inspiration piece, but I will say I had so much fun coloring this image.  I actually made four of these to give to family members.   I'm very shy about sharing this because I don't like to post imperfect projects of my Lord and Savior, so I ask please be kind in your comments.   And Thank You to Sandy Allnock for sharing her art and teachings. 


Products used:  white/navy/silver metallic card stock, copic markers, white gelly roll pen, Recollections white/silver embossing powder, and Colorado Craft Co Bethlehem's Light stamp set

Challenges Entering:
Christmas with the Cuties 32
PIP 1944
The Corrosive Challenge 11
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge 10
Morgan's Artworld 11
LeAnn's World 101 challenge 20

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Break a Leg


Weekly Challenge!

Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I'm sharing my design team project for Catch the Bug Challenge Blog where this Saturday's challenge is an "anything goes" theme.  I chose to make a get well card in classic red/black/white which is one of my favorite color combos.  I like this card, because it is clean and simple and appropriate for a male too.   I colored the image, Break a Leg with Copic markers and a silver metallic Spectrum Noir maker.   I stamped the sentiment and edges of the layers with Memento ink.  I hope you like it. 

Products used:  white/cranberry card stock, Bo Bunny Land of Wonder dsp, hemp twine, love letter/ gray flannel Memento ink, Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir metallic marker, Silver Stickles, Creative Vision Stamps What Bugs You, and Bugaboo, Break a Leg stamp

CTB 2Bugaboo DT 2

Friday, November 1, 2019

Money Card Holder

Good morning and welcome back to my crafty place.  Today I bring to you a money card holder featuring an image from Pattie's Creations Digital Images.  At my last craft show I had multiple people ask me for money holder cards, so this was my first chance to make one.  This particular card will be for my step mom because she loves candy canes, and it gave me practice for future creations.   This really is an easy project using one 7.5x 7.5 inch solid card stock and then adding dsp papers.  For an additional fun touch I chose to add a belly band where I mounted Pattie's image!  The image was colored with copics and highlighted the Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. 
Please take a minute and checkout what the other designers have to inspire you with over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes for the month of November.  Also you should be able to grab a free image over at the blog too... Run... go.... .

Products used:  cranberry/white/silver metallic card stock/ Recollections dsp, Sizzix dotted circle die, Spellbinders fancy scalloped circle die, EK tools tag punch, red rhinestones, Versafine Onyx black ink, Rhubarb Stalk memento ink, Crop a dile 1/4 inch corner rounder, Gina K Merry Christmas to you sentiment stamp, and Pattie's Creations, Candy Canes with bow

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Classic DT November Challenge


Hello and welcome back to my crafty space!  I have a new challenge over at Classic Design Team Open Challenges for the month of November where our sponsor is Sheepski Designs!  I fell in love with this cutie, as my son and his girlfriend take selfies all of the time and it reminded me of them.  My card is a square 5.5 inch card, that I colored with copic markers.  I die cut out a few snow flakes, added some bling and I was done!  I just love it when it comes together quickly!  I hope you like it!  

Products used:  wine/white/navy, silver metallic card stock, Darice snowflake swirl embossing folder, snow flake die set, Nuvo drops, purple jewel brads, Copic markers, white gelly roll pen, Snowman Selfie, Sheepski Designs

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Challenges entering:
Art Impressions: holiday cards 269
Cardz 4 Galz: S.
Imagine That 10
Cute Card Thursday 606
World Wide Open Design team challenge 10
Morgan's Artworld #11
Leann's World 101 #19
Polkadoodles wk 43