Friday, March 27, 2015

Runway Inspired

Hey all, hope those of you that have spring break this week are enjoying yourselves. We just got back from Central Oregon where we spent some great family time. Today I have a card to share with you that was inspired by the latest challenge over on the Runway Inspired challenge blog.

The background was made by "smooshing" some watered down distress inks onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it was dried I directly stamped the red butterfly onto the watercolor paper.

For the 'hugs' sentiment I cut it out three times in dark grey and adhered those together to give it some dimension. Then to kick it up a notch I cut the bottom half of the word out of a sheet of coral card stock and then adhered a cherry red iridescent glitter to it.

The aqua butterfly and brad  that are in the center of the stamped butterfly are from an older My Mind's Eye collection.

This is the image that was the inspiration for the challenge...

Inks: Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Festive Berries) Versafine (Onyx Black)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Butterflies, Big Hugs)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Big Hugs)
Brad: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart)

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 19, 2015


Hey all, I just have a quick little card to share with you today. This one was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch #114. Unfortunately life got a bit in the way and I didn't get in done in time to participate in the challenge. Thought  I would share it with you any way.

Here is the original sketch...

Here is the sketch that this was based on...

Thanks for stopping by to day to take a little peek.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink- Beautiful Butterflies, Big Hugs
Inks: Ranger Dye- Classic Cherry, Cheese Puff, electric Lime, Pink Gumball, Caribbean Coast, Lemon Twist, Grape Soda

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Hi everyone! Today is the day for our second challenge over at the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog and today's challenge is a sketch challenge.

The team has all created examples using this sketch...

We'd love for you all to play along. Just head over to the S&S blog to join in and add your project to the link. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter.

Here is my card.


I used the a Winne & Walter stamp set called The Party. I started by coloring in the lanterns with Inktense watercolor pencils and the blended the colors in with a water brush. Then I added a little bit of embellishment with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

We'd love to see you all join us some come on over to the Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog (link is HERE).

                                                             Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine

Hey everyone! I have some fun news to share with you. Today is the first challenge of the brand new Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. I am super excited because I have been asked to join their design team. This challenge is all about adding sequins to your projects, thus the name.

For our first challenge we were issued a photo to inspire us...since this is the first of March what could be better than this for some inspiration?!

Here's the card I came up with...

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and painted the background with Mowed Lawn and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. Then I used a heart shape die to cut out the four hearts that made up the four leaf clover.

I backed the opening with 6mm Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. These sequins are so pretty. They are clear, but when the light hits them just right they have a mirror effect.

Make sure you hop on over the Sparkle & Shine blog to link up your own projects and to see what the rest of the design team had made. Just click HERE to go straight to the site.

Come back on March 15th when we will have the second challenge for this month, this one will be a sketch challenge!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Today I am participating in the Papertrey Ink blog hop. I have a card to share with you all that was inspired by this image...

I pulled the mosiac shape and the purple/blues color scheme out of this photo and incorporated them into my card.

I started by watercoloring a piece of watercolor paper using Distress Inks. Ran that through my die cutting machine using the Mosaic cover plate and then adhered the pieces to my card front. 

I cut the butterfly out and layered it with white card stock and a piece of vellum. At first the white was a little to much against that vivid background, so I went in and added a touch of color to the wings with some colored pencils.

Thanks for hopping by.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Shooting Star

Hey all, I have a quick couple of cards to share with you. These were both made using the same stamp set from Mama Elephant called Shooting Star. Two completely different outcomes.

For this one I heat embossed some of the tiny stars and the sentiment onto my white yardstick. Then I blended Distress Ink over the top of the entire panel then sprinkled it with some water droplets.

For the star I die cut the star out using the Happiness Year Round die set from Papertrey Ink. I colored the star with a yellow marker and then went over it with a Wink of Stella pen. Then I opted to make a little shaker window and filled it with gold sequins/glitter.

This next card has a much happier and feminine look to it. 

I started by stamping the little open star image onto the various white triangles of my patterned paper (which is from My Mind's Eye-Just Sayin' collection). Then colored the stars in with yellow and Wink of Stella.

Next I colored in the adorable little girl with Copic colors to match the paper, fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam adhesive.

Thanks for popping by today!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Super Duper

Thought  I would pop in real quick and share the rest of my cards that I made using the Tiny Heroes stamp set from Mama Elephant.

I die cut the city scape out with a Papertrey Ink die and then backed to opening with little gold stars and purple glitter. Love that little kitty hero, she is the cutest!

For this one I created a little shaker card and filled in the windows of the words using various pieces of glitter.

This last one was quick and simple. Every once in a while I force myself to make a card that uses the little bits and remnants that are sitting on desk...usually left overs from other cards.


Thanks for popping in today...hope you all have a great weekend!