Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WEEKLY DEALS are here!

Another week of great deals with Stampin'Up! Get your goodies while they are on special!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Oldies but Goodies!!

I have a real hard time getting rid of a lot of my stamp sets!! I have an equally hard time resisting buying really cute stamp sets.....even if they are retired!! This dragon set is one of those!
I  could  not  resist!! :-)
Hope you enjoy this little guy as much as I did coloring him and figuring out a way to 'present' him!

Halloween Night!

Another great catalog.....and another great Holiday catalog!!!

With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I better whip up a card with some of the new stamps and embossing folders featured in the Holiday catalog!! The wonderful ladies in my Card Club cursed my name over this card. Lol. It was all about cutting and placing the moon! :-)

To achieve the white trees on the black card stock, you just ink up your embossing folder with Kraft white (the raised trees side) and roll through your Big Shot with your black piece of card stock. Easy, but can be a bit messy. ;-) This is now my all-time favorite embossing folder!!!!

Hope you are inspired to enjoy your embossing folders other than the typical way!

Here's the supplies I used! 


Great products!! The spider web doilies are fantastic......and they are white on the backside!!! Are you thinking what I'm thinking? 

Have fun shopping!!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Surf's Up!

My oh my, do I love this turtle!!!
He's SO darn cute and he completely sold me on this new stamp set!
Another win for Stampin' Up! with "From Land to Sea!"

The background I created by cutting out some pointy 'rays' out of paper and using it as a mask while I daubered color onto the background. Then I spritzed a bit of water across it to give dimension to the water and then after it was dry, I stamped the coral in a few different colors.

Mr cute sea turtle was cut out and colored using a blender pen and inks. :-) Super easy!

Hope you have as much fun with your turtle!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Birthday Wreath!

Wondrous Wreath.....very versatile stamp set! :-)
Spring, Fall, Winter, Christmas....or Birthdays! So many ways to color it and use it.
Throw some colors together, grab a theme.....and see what your creativity comes up with! :-)

I started with the Farmers Market DSP, and tried the Hello Honey and Perfect Plum together. Depending on your colors you choose, you might have difficulty with the way the colors overlap each other with the 2-step stamping on the wreath. The Perfect Plum over the Hello Honey took 2 times stamping to achieve a decent shade. I'm not totally happy with it.... but it works ok. (Can you tell I'm a little type A? lol) Using similar colors may work better for you. :-)

The 'ribbon' is just cardstock folded and distressed with Whisper White along the edges to soften the look. I crumple the paper before folding to make it easier to work with and give it more character. :-)

Hope you enjoy and have fun creating with your Wondrous Wreath stamp set!