Saturday, June 23, 2018

Lucky to Have You as a Friend

I feel like this card birthed itself...
you know?

I wasn't sure what I was going for until it was done.

Now I want to make more versions of it. ;)

stamps: Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut  dies: Hero Arts Dress Up Stamp & Cut/Stamp & Cut Yes, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers  other: Copics, Nail Polish drops, Papertrey Ink Modern Background Stencil

I love the power of friendships~especially among women.

We cry together, laugh together~the point is...we all need friends!
 (Copic coloring and nail polish drips)

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Heart of a Hippie

I bought this stamp set for the cool sentiment and image~

stamps: Unity Stamp Company Summer Girl  dies: Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers

it totally suits my free spirit aunt.
I remember when she had long brown hair and 70's colors were swirling about.

I know those colors were bright back then~
 Simon Says (Wednesday): Bright and Cheerful

 but I stamped and colored on patterned paper so it has that vintage feel.

 I created a one-of-a-kind window for the wonderful sentiment.

 I didn't want it to get lost in the large space, so I filled the rest with a layer of vellum. I also distressed the edge that distinguishes the two layers~going for a hippie/worn look.

I added nail polish drips, sequins and Copic specks for embellishment~
Thanks for stopping by~ 


I was inspired to create tropically today~

stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Hibiscus/Color Layering Graphic Flowers  pp: Crate Paper Gather, Simple Stories You are Here

The hibiscus flower has me thinking Hawaii, which has me thinking summer vacation~(most summers to visit my fam)

This summer, however, is staycation city~so I'm bringing the tropics to me!

Have a good one friends~

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Reverse Flowers Sympathy Card

hosted by Dawn McVey

stamps: Papertrey Ink Bold Blossoms/Words of Comfort  dies: Papertrey Ink Bold Blossoms/Songbirds banner/Brushed Off Rectangle for a stencil

This challenge is appropriate for a sympathy card~

with the leaves displaying full color, rather than the flowers.

My new favorite pink is Pale Peony~so I matched it with outlines in Autumn Rose.

Both pinks sit on the warm side, and harmonize well. 

I did a little sponging on a brushed off rectangle, creating a subtle frame for the images to rest on.

 Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dream Higher Than the Sky

This is the year for male graduates, apparently~

stamps: Practical Publishing Hot off the Press Life's an Adventure, Verve Strong Anchor  dies: Winnie & Walter In a Word: Friend Cutaway, Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, Verve Nautical Die Set  pp: Authentique Seafarer

I used Authentique's  patterned panels to set the direction for this card.

The first, "Dream Higher than the Sky and Deeper than the Ocean" set this card in motion.

I stamped an airplane in the background and built the rest up with ocean themed images.

Thanks to the following challenge, I had a direction to steer toward

 ~see what I did there ~ :)


Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, June 18, 2018

Masculine Colors Celebration

stamps & dies: Papertrey Ink Palm Prints/Celebrate Big (free customer appreciation set-Jan), Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

My color of choice for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge is blue added to black & red~

Love the bold color of red!

These colors are perfect for a masculine graduation card.

Thanks for stopping by~