Friday, February 26, 2016

Updated Craft Room

Today I'm sharing a short video tour of my craft room that I've been working on this week. I really only did one major change, but man do I love it!! :)

Here are a couple pics of the before and after of the dresser:

I've had this dresser for about 25 years, it's been around for sure. The last few years it has housed my sons smaller toys. But, I have taken it back, painted it, and gave it a new home, and I couldn't be happier!!

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Floral Hello

Thought I would share a card I made for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors are Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.

I thought this cute floral vase image from Paper Smooches was perfect to use. I watercolored it with dye inks and a paint brush. Once it was dry, I added glitter accents with my Wink of Stella brush. The sentiment is from the PS Word Salad set.

I also just got this awesome new PS squared card cover die. Although it's covered up on this card, it really does make for a cool background. I'll be getting a lot of use from it for sure!

I haven't been blogging much the last few weeks. Last week I was into my crocheting, making some new hats. This week I don't have to go to work at all, but have decided to do a little rearranging in my craft room. Nothing too major, just bringing in some new furniture pieces to house my stuff!! May share later my dresser redo I did yesterday, it looks great!!

Thanks so much for visiting, I always appreciate it!

Monday, February 15, 2016


Today's CAS challenge at Splitcoast Stampers is to incorporate LOVE into your card. Here is mine:
                 O-orange and oval

It's a fun challenge, and there are many different interpretations. I made my lilac by punching many small flowers and gluing them into shape. I did stamp a few small green leaves at the bottom for a little more color.

The vellum butterflies are fluttering about from the sweet smell of the lilac. I can't wait for mine to bloom in real life, they smell wonderful!

I backed it with a brick embossing folder, and I die cut the pinked edge panel before attaching anything to it. A little chicken wire was stamped behind the flower as well.

Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Jar of Love

I made this for today's Free For All challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. Pink was the theme, and I wanted to use this lattice style die from Bo Bunny. I left some of the pieces intact to give it a different look, and glued a few of the loose pieces at the top to fill it in.

The image and sentiment are from the Joy Clair stamp set Hugs & Smiles. Still a flat card that can be easily mailed.

I'm also going to enter this in the monthly Joy Clair challenge with their theme of love.
Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Unity Stamp Co. has new weekly challenges on their facebook page Unity Show & Tell. The first challenge is a sketch, and this is what I made.

The main image is colored with alcohol markers. I added some wink of stella to it also. I stamped the card base, added designer paper, and popped up the die cut.

That's all for me today, as always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

With Love

I made this card for the very first monthly challenge at Joy Clair. I've used one of their newest sets called Song of Solomon, that I won during their first blog hop. The theme for the challenge is Love, and they also give some colors to follow, which I did, except for the blue birdie.

I stamped, embossed, then fussy cut the banner image, then I used the alphabet letters from the Paper Tattoos set and stamped the sentiment. The heart banner was stamped four times, then I stamped the large heart in the center, which I love!! It's a thin bordered heart that will have so many uses for.
The two birds I stamped and embossed, then attached the banner under them. 

Anyone can enter their monthly challenge. They are not requiring you to use their stamps. Thank you for stopping by, and go check out the

Thursday, February 4, 2016

All Bundled Up

I found this cute coloring book image online, and printed it off to color. I decided to see how well I could color with Stampin' Write markers only. These are a double tipped dye ink marker, and I didn't use the blender pen at all.

I used three shades of each color. For the blues I've used Midnight Muse, Bordering Blue, and Baja Breeze. The greens I've used Garden Green, Gumball Green and Certainly Celery. And for the reds I used Raspberry Ripple, Rich Razzleberry and Primrose Petals. Almost forgot the hat! For that I only used two colors, Crushed Curry and Summer Starfruit.

I'm very pleased how this turned out. I did the shading the same as I would with alcohol markers, starting from light to dark. With these dye ink markers, you can create a darker shade using the same marker. If you just go over it again, it creates a darker shade. Like the soles of the boots. I only used the Going Gray marker on those. So, these inexpensive markers are a great way for beginners to start in my opinion. Tombow also makes the same double tipped markers, but in their own colors.

The card stock I used is Stampin' Up!'s whisper white. It has an ultra smooth surface which is perfect for coloring with markers, I love it, and it's the only white card I buy.

So that's my experience coloring with dye markers, if you have some, maybe you'll try this too. Thank you for visiting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello Birdie


I got my first free stamp set through Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration!! If you would like to order anything during this free offer, click the link on my sidebar to order through my demo, she's awesome!!

I made this card for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors to use are Soft Sky, So Saffron, and Smokey Slate. It makes for a very pretty color combo, and there are many lovely cards to see there.

I colored the birdie with the blender pen and ink to give him some shadowing. I've used the envelope paper and the dictionary stamp to create an old book page. This paper is thinner which makes perfect envelopes, but also works for backing paper as well, love that!

I'm excited to share that I've been asked to be a guest designer for the month of March for the color challenges at Splitcoast Stampers! I'll be sharing those projects here too.

Thanks so much for visiting!!