Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey November 2015 Blog Hop

I'm glad I invested in stripes...
they make me so happy!

I played until a design surfaced that I don't mind repeating, using this inspiration from Papertrey Ink.

 (stamps: Papertrey Ink Super Stripes/In the Meadow  die:Martha Stewart snowflake punch)

Here are two more...

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Super Stripes,Unity Winter Tortellini  die:Martha Stewart snowflake punch)

  (stamps: Papertrey Ink Super Stripes/In the Meadow  die:Martha Stewart snowflake punch)

I don't have paper to match the stripes in the last swooshed inks for the snowflakes works.

( quality photo~Aqua Mist & Autumn Rose)

I have to say, it's a great way to utilize those inks I don't often use.

I can't stop making these cards~

looks like this design may take me to the finish line guys.

Have a blessed day


 a wonderful Thanksgiving~

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thinking About You During Christmas

This card came together because a great sketch was still in my head...

(stamp: Verve sentiment  dies: Spellbinders Classic circle,Sizzix tag,Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Papertrey Ink small snowflake, Our Daily Bread Designs Chickadee)

As for my non-traditional colors...

Someone recently told my daughter that she didn't like Christmas...

 I get it.

It can be painful for those that lost a significant other~

or a family member is deployed...

This is a subtle way to let them know they are thought of during Christmas without being all up in their face about the holiday.

Plus, it can stay displayed throughout the whole season~

Simon Says (Wednesday): Christmas

Thanks for visiting today~

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Island Girl

This image reminds me of a wahine from my Hawaii.

 (stamps:Unity Wondrous,Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags  dies: Spellbinders Blossom Tags sentiment)

I stamped on one of those ombre panels I watercolored when I was playing with backdrops for this card.

I partially die-cut the image (fussy cutting the long hair first and sticking it out of the die) because I didn't want to cut off her pretty hair.

I'm entering this at

Hop With Unity


Thanks for stopping by!

Warm Bird

Chubby birds that wear scarves and/or hats make me happy.

I love birds and I'm obsessed with warmth,

so it's a win-win combo~

(stamps: Unity Own Wings/Snowglobe Wonderland  die: Sizzix Tag  other: Royal Langnickel Watercolor, My Mind's Eye Picket Fences Cardbase, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pine Needles, We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose Journaling Card, sequins)

A bit of watercoloring on the lil' guy and added water drops to a distressed tag create a snowy effect.

Hope your day is flowing along peacefully~

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Neon Motif

This week at Make It Monday it's all about the stamping...
it's a fun one guys!

hosted by Betsy Veldman 

How often does it happen you envision a card and it comes out the way you want,


Um, almost never 
for me~
until now.

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Grunge Me/In the Meadow snowflake/Winter Penguin sentiment)

I wanted a rockin' neon motif consisting mostly of the Grunge Me elements.

Although you would think the circles would intimidate me, they didn't.
I was expecting them to not center and figured I would overcompensate with the last elements to give an overall feel of focus.

No, the scariest parts to incorporate were the splatters~

mostly because they were the last to add and I didn't want them to overwhelm the design.

After I figured out where the tip of the little splatter was, I centered each between orange sprays.

"Stay Cool" is an apropos sentiment for a rockstar motif~ don't ya think?

Hope you like~

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Ombre Water Color Panel

I created an ombre watercolored panel~it was easy peasy~

I was testing out the color and kept swooshing up the paper until the color ran out.

Then I thought, "Hey, I like that" and created more for future cards.

I thought this had a sunflower look to it, so I grabbed that Spellbinder blossom die, AGAIN (TOLD you I would try to find other uses for it..I wasn't kidding!)

(stamp: Unity Love Lives Here/Blossom Stackers  die: Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents other: Royal Langnickel Watercolor, complimentary wooden heart accent from Unity..THANK YOU!!!)

The main feature of this card is watercolor, so here's another for

I'm resisting a nap because I want to create~perhaps a little shut eye wouldn't hurt though...