Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #4

Happy Wednesday! It's the 15th of the month which means that it is time for another challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. For this one the team had the pleasure of working with this sketch as our inspiration piece...

It's pretty rare for me to follow a sketch precisely as it is, but that is exactly what I did with this one! Makes putting it all together a speedy process.

For this card I used a Winnie and Walter stamp set called "The Party". I started by watercoloring a strip of watercolor paper with bright pinks and blues (which blended together to form some purple). After it dried I used the confetti stamp in the set and stamped it repeatedly, then I colored in a few randomly with some glitter pens.  For the second strip of paper I opted to cover it with some smaller pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  For the sentiment panel I stamped the balloons and painted them in with some watercolors.

We'd love for you to join us in this challenge. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter!!!! 

Click HERE to go to the challenge site and see what the rest of the team has created and to link up your project!

Oh, and that blue dotted background cardstock is some of the new Mini Dot cardstock from My Mind's Eye...I am in love with that stuff!!!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Happy Tuesday! Have a birthday card to share with you today. It features the cutest little cupcake!

This on started with a quick wash of watercolor on the base panel. After that dried I simply layered to frame and sentiment banner. The cupcake was colored with Copics.

I added a layer of shimmer over the top of the cupcake with a Wink Of Stella pen. Lastly, I embellished with a few sequins and a tiny little jewel at the center of the bow.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen)
Inks: Ranger Distress (Evergreen Bough, Broken China)

Thanks for taking a look.


Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hey all. Hope you all are having a great week. For this household, this week has meant the true start of the baseball season. Games and practices are in full swing, which means chaos is back in full swing. Since baseball signifies spring I thought I would share a card with you that kind of screams spring!

I made this one for the latest challenge over on the Card Concept Challenge blog. My goal was to keep this one classy and elegant.

I started this card by die cutting the flowers out of watercolor paper. Then I simply watercolored in the die cuts. 

For the sentiment I die cut the 'hello' from the frame, took the word out and watercolored it with the aqua and green, then once it dried colored over it with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. Then simply inlaid the word back in. That sentiment frame with the addition of the hello word is made up of so many die cut little pieces that I found it easiest to back the whole thing with a wide piece of Washi tape.

If you click HERE you will be taken directly to the image that was the inspiration piece for this challenge. You can see that I incorporated the florals and colors from it. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Be Happy)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Brushed Blooms, Keep it Simple Frames, Noted)
Sequins: Studio Calico

Thanks for taking a peek today!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #3

Hey everyone! It's the first of the month which means that it is time for another challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. The first challenge this month uses this photo as an inspiration piece...

What a cute idea huh?! Love those Peeps around the edge peeking through the glass.  This is the card that I came up with...

I started by smooshing multiple colors of Distress Ink onto a panel of watercolor paper. Then I die cut and stamped the sun. Once that was done I lightly traced the inner edges of the rays onto my background. That provided me with a "guideline" of where to place the sequins. Once I had all of the sequins in place then I adhered the sun with some foam tape to pop it up a bit. 

The colors on this next photo are off because I ended up taking this photo indoors at night, but what I wanted you all to see was the shimmer on the word 'smiling'. After I die cut the letters out of white card stock then I colored them with Copic markers and a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Make sure that you check out the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog HERE, we'd love to have you participate! 

Distress Inks: Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Broken China, Ripe Persimmon
Stamps: Papertrey Ink 
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Blue Skies, Headline Alphabet)

Thanks for taking a peek!


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!