TIOT: a dreamy color challenge

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This week Suzanne issued a color challenge for the Try It Out Tuesday teama over on the store blog for Susana’s Custom Art & Card Designs and it just happened to be my FAVES! pink, sage/moss green & cream/white – oh deeLISH!

i used this week’s OCCC sketch (altered a bit) for my card.

my patterned paper is from Porcelain by Basic Grey and Susana has it in the 6×6 pad which i LOVE – makes me feel less bad about needing ALL of them! for the 2 smaller panels i played a bit with some smooch spritz and tissue paper. i lightly sprayed the tissue paper with limoliscious and pink sprinkle from the latest color release. once dry i crumpled it really good. next i covered two pieces of cardstock with adhesive using a zyron and then i opened the tissue pper up but did not smooth out the wrinkles completely. i laid it on top of the adhesive on the cardstock and then pressed it down so the wrinkles stayed somewhat like silk. i used the paper lace technique with my martha stewart punch for the cream strip. i used a plain white prima flower that i jazzed up a bit with some Tutu Pink Inspirations Paint – i loaded my brush with water and then dipped it into the paint and mixed it around on my craft sheet and then brushed it onto the flower lightly to catch the raised portions. then i painted it on straight for the center flower. the little green branch pieces are from my cricut. finally i added the gorgeous glossy pearls with my viva decor paper pens in Lime Green & Rose.

my main image is a SUPER DUPER cutie from the recent Elisabeth Bell release – “bunnie” – what a sweetie right? i stamped her with memento black & colored her with Copics. Her ribbon and lace edges are painted with Fairy Dust Inspirations Paint. i added a bit of Sweet Pea Flower Soft to the flowers along the handle of her basket.

i hope you enjoyed today’s project! now head on over and check out the rest of the team’s projects too! 


Have wonderful week!

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OCCC: harvest time

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This week’s challenge over at Our Creative Corner is an inspiration challenge – Harvest Time.  i was just thinking yesterday I can’t believe it’s AUGUST!  While i do LOVE my happy spring and summer colors I AM ready to change gears and get a start on my holiday crafting!  Here is the card I made for OCCC:


I am IN LOVE with the Rustic DCWV pad – and i am not a hardcore DCWV girl but this one – every page is gorgeous.  i created my main panel with a simple polished stone alcohol ink technique using ginger, peach bellini and salmon with a little copper mixative – those new AI colors make a world of difference!  although this is a card now i am contemplating turning it into a title piece for a thanksgiving LO of my family – whadda ya think?

so who else is ready to start on some harvest inspired crafting??

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Stamps: Inkadinkado

Ink: Archival Black, Alcohol Ink – Ginger, Peach Bellini, Salmon, Copper mixative

Paper: SU chocolate chip, DCWV rustic stack, Ranger glossy white

The Rest: Fiber & ribbon scraps, Tim Holtz Foliage, Corners & Mini Fasteners

Studio G challenge/ SFYTT/OCCC today!

hi everyone! 

Got Gs??
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It’s that time again – a new studio G challenge – and an easy one – all you have to do is make a card (or any other project) using your studio G stamps and


and here is mine (on the front of a package):



I used Jen’s Sketch For You To Try for this week as well as the OCCC Triple Play embellie challenge – use 3 types of embellies – i have ribbon, buttons and stickles.  the stickles does not show well in the pick (overcast today) but i used it on the cupcakes, scallop edge AND to highlight bits of the pattern on the cupcake paper.

so come on over and join in the challenge and get those studio Gs out and use them!!!

the first round of pre-orders for the next few sets of studio Gs have already sold out so we are now on round 2 – be sure and get your order in if you are planning on getting any of the fun new stuff coming next month!!

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CAS19 & OCCC: double duty get well gift set!


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STUDIO G CHALLENGE – current sketch challenge ends on sunday morning so come join in!!!

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Today’s project covers TWO challenges AND  a new technique video from over on stamp TV that Gina K put up recently!  the technique is really neat though subtle so it was hard to get a photo that did it justice. you start with a piece of alcoho ink polished stone paper – basic alcohol ink application.  use ranger glossy paper and 2-3 colors of alcohol ink with a metallic mixative, dab randomly over paper, add blending solution to your felt piece and dab again.

Next take a stamp that you would normally color in, stamp onto your polished stone using versamark, emboss with black.  finally color in all or part of your image carefully with bleach – some colors bleach out and others don’t so you get a very interesting effect.

The OCC Challenge is to use border punches – how easy is that??  and the CAS19 challenge was a sketch.

and now the project:

Get well set

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So far the set includes a card, tea bag folder, gift tag, cough drops and a soothing vapor plug in.  i also ordered some eucalyptus handmade bath items that are just gorgeous from RachelRene on etsy and will add those when they arrive.  I URGE you to go check out this shop as she has some GREAT stuff!  Be sure and tell her i sent you over!  BTW etsy is THE greatest place to shop i swear!  if you don’t shop there regularly you really should!

I am trying to get some gift sets together to keep on hand too – would be SO much easier – i have been perusing etsy and picking up things i see here and there and everything is just SO top notch!  i am hoping by the time the holiday season rolls around i will have NOTHING i need to do!

what are your favorite gift set ideas or items??  i would REALLY love to hear some thoughts and ideas for all occasions!!



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Stamps: pink cat studios
Paper: SU sage shadow, almost amethyst, basic black, ranger glossy white
Ink: alcohol inks – eggplant, cool peri, juniper, silver mixative; versamark
Accessories: black embossing powder, bleach, paint brush, fiskars border punch, pezabling acrylic squares, liquid pearls – lavendar lace
Techniques: bleached polished stone

OCCC for PDD wednesday

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my project today uses the sketch from Our Creative Corner:


i wasn’t sure how i felt about this sketch at first but i really liked it once i played around with it!




here is my card which highlights some of the new colors of alcohol inks:


i love the options that have opened up with all the new alcohol ink colors.  anyone else still navigating all the possibilities??  the cupcake embellie was too fun to make – i will have more of those to show you later this week!

The background was done using the most basic alcohol ink technique – i added the three colors to a felt pad – not touching – and one drop of silver mixative and then dabbed all over my glossy cardstock.  next i added blending solution to the same felt pad and dabbed over the cardstock again which causes the colors to move and blend – i continued this until i liked the look.  alcohol ink is very quick and easy for doing backgrounds!

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Stamps: Digi Image – can’t find who right now
Paper: SU certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, PTI white
Ink: Memento, Copics, alcohol inks – citrus, sunshine yellow, lemonade, silver
Accessories: clay embellishment (i made), ribbon

OCCC: cutie pie

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SOOOOOOO maybe a totally and completely uncooperative 2 year old at the zoo was not the best idea i have had all year………..*sigh* here’s hoping this is a phase and not just her general personality…???  you know that frazzled mother you see dragging a screeching shreiking child around and you think awww that poor little girl what a bad mom…..yea that was me yesterday!  so maybe next year…..

anywho on to my project for today – it is a bit of a throwback to my pre-Copic days 🙂  really my pre-papercrafting days.  i  colored my main image with colored pencils – no gamsol – in the style i used to use in my artwork which you can see on the colored pencil artwork page on this blog.  I used the sketch this week over on Our Creative Corner:


I left off the strips behind the main panel because i just couldn’t seem to do anything i liked….my mojo was running a little low the last few days………




My card uses an adorable little pollycraft image:



 i am very pleased with the coloring even if the card itself is somewhat plain – what do YOU think?

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Stamp: Pollycraft  – Mary Lou “Hello Sunshine”

Paper: SU Close To Cocoa; Papertrey Ink – Ocean Tides; Doodlebug – Seedlings

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black

The Rest: Prisma colored pencils, Glittered Skittles – Spring Green

OCCC – ahhhhh embellies….

SO i don’t know if anyone has noticed but i am on a serious embellie kick lately. So OF COURSE i jumped on the OCCC challenge – pick a fave embellie and build a card around it – my dilemma? what ISN’T my favorite embellie…so i picked several hee heee! i know i used a sketch but can’t for the life of me figure out which one….weird..anywho here is the card:
How adorable is this little girl?? i have had her for awhile but had not used her yet i don’t think. so let’s start with the embellishments i picked. i made this pink crocheted border and really wanted to use that and i also wanted to use some flower soft on another image. finally i have some neglected spellbinders dies i wanted to start using -everyone knows the nesties but they also have some other really nice dies. SO i used all three hahahhaha!! i live by the saying if some is good more is better. i colored the image with copics and added flower soft to the flowers and grass.

I am still adding products to the website and will continue until i get them all up but it is a slow (and tedious not so much fun) process. i am expecting the flower soft this week *crossing fingers*. more things in the works but you will have to wait a bit for that 🙂

have a stampy day!