Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Like Cold Water

Woah it's been a while bloggers....sorry bout that.

I got a little crafty time in one day...

This card's for a friend (long overdue)~I sat and filled it up with what's happening in my life.

Word Art Wednesday #142

Simon Says: A Mid-Summer's Challenge

Our summer's been filled with intermittent showers which relieves us from the heat and fills up the pool.

It's not quite April showers's just enough to cool us down.

I expected to have more time to craft but that's's been a fun active summer.

Hope you're enjoying your days friends~

die: Megan Hardy Girl With Umbrella Silhouette Cameo

stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs Never Thirst
ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx
other: Recollections Citron embossing powder

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Even When You're Crabby

I finished this beachy theme project for the

(red and white!)

I created the boxes when my girlies were all a little crabby one day
 (stressed out with final papers and such)...

it was therapy for 



 These little cuties are filled with chocolate dipped chips (have you TRIED???!!)

 my. word.

and a chocolate dipped oreo.

  With three teen girlies under one roof....chocolate is a survival tool~

you think I'm joking?

I am SO not. ;)

Honestly, these girlies ARE my matter how crabby they get.

They put up with a little bit from the momma crab herself. ;)

One day, I pray they still choose to hang with me~even when they don't have to. ~wink~

No one makes me laugh like these girls.

I am also submitting this to 

where there is a beautiful verse to pick up for free.

Have a blessed day my bloggy, albeit "maybe crabby at time?" friends...

(not that I've ever seen that side of you but someone has and loves you anyway.)

dies: (Cute Crab Box by Nilmara Quintela, 6 Banner Flag Set by Lori Whitlock) Silhouette Cameo, Spellbinders Classic Circles
stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Together Silhouettes
ink: Versafine Onyx
other: Vase Sand Filler,toothpicks

Monday, June 16, 2014

Chalk it Up

Do you have a chalk set that's sitting unloved in the corner?

I forgot I even had one until I saw this week's Papertrey Ink Challenge~oopsies!

Check it out...

hostess: Melissa

 I originally bought my chalks to highlight an embossed image for my niece's first birthday about 5 years ago.

You don't need much~I just chalked a bit where I wanted to place leaves.

I stamped after embossing, like Melissa; she's right~the texture is awesome.

I love the fabric feel of the embossed paper too!

Ok, I better get out and enjoy the warm weather. You all have a blessed day now...

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Meadow Greens,Rosie Posie)
die: Counting My Blessings 
chalk: Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf,Memento Ink Dandelion
paper: Echo Park Here & Now,Georgia Pacific White
other: Papertrey Ink Herringbone Impression Plate,Sassafras Self-Adhesive Button Blossoms


Winged Whimsy

Summer Monday has a whole new meaning for this family~can I get a YAYYYY????!!!!

Seriously, I've been waiting for this break since September! HA! ;)

I miss my kids....we can finally do fun stuff and hang out!

happy sigh~

I did get a wee bit of stampy time in though...

Check out this gorgeous Bokeh pattern~I couldn't bring myself to cover it I stamped with Versamark.

I clear embossed and smudged distress ink to draw the butterfly out.

I love the effect.

My winged creation is for the

I'm also linking it to the lovely challenge

 where you can pick up your free verse if you like.

~Blessings friends~

stamp: Verve Words of Wisdom,Waltzingmouse Nordic Spring
 paper: Echo Park Capture Life,Georgia Pacific white cardbase
ink: Versamark,Versafine Onyx,Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade distress ink
other: Creative Memories oval cutter,Spellbinders classic circle dies,clear embossing powder

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Baby Wipe Stamping

I had fun with the baby wipe stamping technique!

Watch the tutorial here...

 Don't over think it, just DO.

You won't miss those drops of reinkers...just make sure you have extra wipes handy~you'll find a way to get it on your hands somehow, no matter how careful you are. ;)

Happy weekend friends~
 stamp: Papertrey Ink (City Scene,Happy Trails),Our Daily Bread Designs As You Graduate
ink: Tim Holtz Distress re-inkers Summer Seasonal set (and Spiced Marmalade),Papertrey Ink True Black,Versafine Onyx
paper: Echo Park Here & Now
other: black Copic marker
dies: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Beachy Graduation

Graduation parties are rolling by...

I created this for my daughter's teammate who loves to surf.

I used colors from the

The light colors were perfect for the backdrop of one of my favorite scene silhouettes.

It always makes me nostalgic for my Hawaii.

I might have to hit the nearest Lake soon for my beachy fix.

stamps: Verve (Better Together,Happy Graduation Plain Jane,Waltzingmouse My Island, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails
inks: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist,Hibiscus Burst,True Black,New Leaf),Versafine Onyx,Memento Ink Angel Pink