Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pink & Green Poppies

Okay, so there may be snow on the ground outside...but this is such a cheerful color combo!

  • stamps - pleasant poppies, teeny tiny wishes, distressed dots
  • ink - timber brown stazon, pretty in pink, espresso
  • cardstock - certainly celery, early espresso, very vanilla
  • accessories - apothecary accents framelits, square lattice EF, bitty banners framelits, primrose petals ribbon, copic markers

Get Well Bloom

A get well card for my aunt that spent christmas and new years in the hospital ):
But, she has recovered and will be better off as a result!


  • stamps - blooming with kindness, distressed dots, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - soft suede, always artichoke, pool party
  • cardstock - whisper white, soft suede, pool party, certainly celery
  • accesories - bitty banners framelits, top note die, lacy brocade EF, wild wasabi ribbon, finishing touches edgelits

Saturday, January 5, 2013


Another card using EXTREME SNOWBOARD and LOVELY AS A TREE SET. The sentiment is from the old 4 wheeler RIDE ON set. Used masking and brayering technique. Ink colors: eggplant, wild wisteria, marina mist, basic black, basic gray

Friday, January 4, 2013

Direct to Paper TRUCK

To make the background around the truck, I used the direct to paper technique. Began with whisper white cardstock, applied stampin' spots directly to the paper: so saffron, apricot appeal, tempting turquoise, brocade blue. Then stamped truck image in black and colored with copics; cut with labels framelit.


  • stamps - countryside, itty bitty banners
  • cardstock - so saffron, soft suede, whisper white
  • ink - black, tempting turquoise, marina mist, brocade blue, so saffron, apricot appeal
  • accessories - labels framelits, bitty banners framelits, apothecary accents framelits, square lattice EF, lacy brocade EF, fancy fan EF, woodgrain designer buttons, linen thread


Went snowboarding with my 14 year old son yesterday. Somehow he looked like a pro and I looked...less refined (:  Sore today from trying to lessen the impact when falling!!!!


  • stamps - extreme snowboard, perfect words, lovely as atree
  • ink - basic black, very vanilla
  • cardstock - lucky limeade, basic gray, whisper white
  • accessories - sponge dauber, mini brads, word window punch, stampamajig

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

End of Day

Masking, sponging and brayering using COUNTRYSIDE and LOVELY AS A TREE sets.

stamped truck and colored with copic markers. Masked off sun, brayered in bashful blue then brayered top right corner with marina mist over the bashful blue. Masked the truck and stamped trees; sponged in basic gray and basic black for the ground.Sun was sponged with very vanilla and then with pearl x powders.

Thanks for looking (:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Oh Snowy Night

Inspired by my front yard...

I first stamped the tree from LOVELY AS A TREE set in basic black onto basic gray cardstock. Stamped again and then "stamped off" before masking and then stamping the lighter background trees. Then using the stamp a ma jig, I stamped a light shadow of very vanilla, inking the left side of the stamp heavier than the right. Sponged in very vanilla across the bottom, and sponged the moon in reverse punch out of 1 3/8" circle.

Sentiment is from teeny tiny wishes.

Sponged Delicate Doilies

  • ink - lucky limeade, always artichoke, bashful blue, marina mist, crumb cake, soft suede, early espresso, versamark
  • stamps - delicate doilies, everything eleanor, french foliage, netting background, lacy and lovely
  • cardstock - early espresso, bashful blue, very vanilla
  • accessories - heat gun, clear EP, early espresso baker's twine, designer woodgrain buttons, labels framelits, sponge daubers

    First stamped the delicate doilies with versamark and heat embossed with clear EP; colored doilies in with bashful blue. Sponged in various colors, then stamped netting background, dots from french foliage, and the flourish from everything eleanor.