Sunday, August 9, 2020

For #237 Sunday Stamps

Hello and Happy Sunday! It's time for a color challenge at the 
Sunday Stamps blog. The colors are cool and pretty, see below:

I really like the mix of soft and deeper tones. I selected a new stamp set from The Greetery called Budding Beauties. This is a 3 step stamp set and if you have not used one before, it does take some practice! And I am still practicing...

Here's my card:

I love the detailed look the multi-stamping gives. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I love fresh Eucalyptus so when I saw this set I wanted to add it to my ever growing collection.

I used a lighter blue as the base color for the flower, then added purple for the detail. The darker color on the watering can is a dark purple call Blackberry Bliss and adds a nice contrast. Balmy Blue & Lost Lagoon are my main colors with a lighter and deep purple.

Check out the other DT blogs and what they made. I look forward to seeing you in the gallery and how you used the colors.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

For Sunday Stamps Part 2

Hello again and Happy Sunday! Here is my other card I made for the sketch challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS blog. I loved the sketch so much I couldn't make up my mind which card I would use for the DT inspiration so, I am entering this one in the gallery and playing along with you! I hope you join in, it is really a great sketch by Heidi. See sketch below...

And here is my card...

LOVE the puny sentiment! And being a Goat owner, I couldn't resist picking this set up! I have 2 males but I added flowers to make this a Nanny goat. The butterfly jewels add a sweet touch too...

I water-colored my little friend with an Aqua painter in a spotted gray pattern. I liked the looked better than pencils. I used Soft Sea Foam with Smoky Slate and much followed the sketch as is. Well that's all for now. Glad you stopped and hope you do again!


Sunday Stamps #236

Yes it's time again for a NEW sketch challenge over on the SUNDAY STAMPS Blog. I love this sketch done by our very talented Heidi! Check it out below...

I couldn't decide which of my newest sets to use for this sketch so, I may need to enter my other card in the gallery too! See my card below...

Eeep! I am just smitten with this little Whale! He is just darling and I have a million card designs in my head to use with this sweet little set! The coordinating embossing folder (under the whale image) is quite beautiful too and can stand alone by it's self. I layered everything on the large waves of another embossing folder. I created little underwater dimensional seaweed plants from the same punch the whale is cut from. And lately, I have attracted to Puny Sentiments!?! I don't why but they make me giggle.

 Colors used: Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral & White.

Thanks soooo much for stopping by to take a little look! Glad you did and hope you stop by again soon! Please be sure to stop by the other Design Team ladies blogs and checkout what they made. And...Sunday Stamps has a new DT Member...Stef Perry! Welcome Stef and looking forward to creating with you! 

Have a great Sunday,
see you soon...


Sunday, July 12, 2020

I Miss You - for Sunday Stamps

It's Sunday and yes it's new challenge time at SUNDAY STAMPS! Take a look at the beautiful color inspiration photo below...

I chose these 3 as my main colors...


Once I watered them down, they did lighten up some. 

On watercolor paper, I used an Aquabrush and randomly added the Pink, Yellow and Green.
I then took White CS and each ink color and dragged the ink pad across the CS to make striated lines. I then cut out 3 butterflies one in each color.

For interest, I crisscrossed the watercolor panel with silver string before I added the butterflies. I stamped each line of the sentiment in a typeset look for each BF and then added a piece of polka dot net ribbon in a simple tie and placed them just below each word. I added silver rhinestones to compliment the silver thread and that completes the card.  

Thanks you so much for stopping by to take a look. Stop by and have a look at the other DT members cards on their blogs and I hope to see how you used the challenge colors in the gallery!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hello for TTOS

Hi! It's Saturday and I decided to make a few cards for some challenges I haven't played along with for a while. This card is for the Try Stampin on Tuesday #464 sketch challenge. See image below:

I used the Magnolia image inplace of the circle and a large scroll for the base wrapped in twine. I used an Aquapen to color the flower in Blushing Bride, Old Olive, So Saffron & Crumb Cake. I kept the sentiment short and sweet for versatility. 

My touch of "Vintage" is the script embossing folder and I also used ivory paper for a more aged looked.
A few Champagne Rhinestones and the card is done!

Thanks so much for stopping by...glad you did!

Stay crafty...

Sunday, June 28, 2020


It's Sunday and time for a sketch challenge at SUNDAY STAMPS! Our wonderful Lisa did the sketch and it's a fun one...check it out below...

Here is my take on the sketch...

I used the still very lovely Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments in the NEW colors and I love it!
Colors: Magenta Madness
Just Jade
Misty Moonlight

All the colors look great together or grouped in 2's or 3's. I also picked up the Country Floral EF before it retired and love the pairing of the 2 together. I can see this same card being done with the EF in white and the sentiment in the blue and the sentiment White heat embossed! 

I kept the embellishments simple with frosted dots and added a little shine with some silver thread.

Thanks for stopping by. Check out the other Design Team members cards and hope to see you in our gallery. Have a great day...


Sunday, June 14, 2020


Hello and Happy Sunday! It's color challenge time at SUNDAY STAMPS with a Summer/Patriot theme. See the inspiration photo below:

Here's what I made:

I used the Sailing Home set from SU to make my mariner themed card. I used Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue & Smoky Slate from the colors. I wanted the front of the card to be in white and all waves, but I couldn't place it so the waves were facing upright and I didn't want to emboss a piece and add it to the front. Then I had and idea...Emboss the whole card!

I LOVE the look! Here are photos of the inside and back of the card...

I placed a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 card stock inside so I can write my message, but other than that, the whole body of the card is 3D! I'm going to experiment with other folders(flowers, textures etc) and see how they come out. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you feel inspired to join us using these fresh and happy colors!

See you again soon...