Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I Know

My friend's daughter is getting married!
I created this for her ~she and her fiance are HUGE fans. ;)

stamps: Kindred Stamps Galactic Adventures, Papertrey Ink Garden Party leaves  dies: Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts

 Check out this gorgeous inspiration which happens to be the couple's wedding colors:

 Thanks for stopping by to visit~

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

To Arr

This sentiment gets me every time and I'm not even a committed movie fan....but I had to. ;)

stamps: Kindred Stamps Yo Ho, Papertrey Ink Background Basics Super Stripes  die: Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border

Lovely CAS sketch:

Ooooh, so many pretty colors to choose from:

Thank you for stopping by~

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Use Your Stash

stamps: Sizzix Hipster Goat, The Ink Road The Upside Down sentiment  dies: Lil' Inkers  other: Nuvo drops

It's a new challenge at Inkspirational!

Mr. Goat and his shadow were staring at me from my desk, as well as this left over panel of wonky squares. 

I decided to have fun with it. ;)

Please join us this week with your unique creation!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

With Love

When I bought these 3D Circle Ornament dies, I fully expected to use them for ornaments,
and then I didn't.
But I had an idea~

stamps: Altenew Handmade Tags  die: Altenew 3D Circle Ornament

Just a little lift of dimension using these colors:

Perfect for this challenge too:

I  used Copics (alcohol markers) to color the flowers and cake~

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Sending Love

I never get rid of my timeless shape stamps~

stamps: Hero Arts Clear Hexagons/Stamp & Cut Yes sentiment

 Here's the color scheme at A Blog Named Hero:

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Retro Vibes

My card is balancing on a retro plate I inherited from my Grandma...

it explains my love of black and white!

 I used to call this shade of green, puke green, as a child, but now I lovingly say olive. ;)


stamp: Lil' Inkers Galentine's Day  dies: Lil' Inkers Galentine's Day, Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes, My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border

When I saw Time Out's newest challenge, I immediately thought of these Galentine ladies!

They are colored with copics for the 30 Day Challenge~

I stacked these shapes to mimic gas station signs from back in the day~the bubbles are just for fun ;).

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Get Well Soon

I haven't inked up this lil' chic in awhile~

stamps: Lawn Fawn Get Well Soon  dies: Lil' Inkers Wonky Squares

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Christmas Blessings

stamps: Hero Arts Joy to the World sentiment   dies: Technique Tuesday Sparkle & Shine snowflakes

Take advantage of holiday challenges like this one to get started for next year...

I mean might as well if you still have snow on the ground~ha!

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Origami Set

I recently acquired this Mama Elephant Origami set and had such fun!

I paired them with stripes from Altenew Handmade Tags and dies from various companies to get three cards done!

 stamps: Mama Elephant Origami, Altenew Handmade Tags  dies: Mama Elephant Origami, Lil' Inkers Wonky Squares, Hugs word die

 These two are using the Throwdown colors:


The last card is for the following challenges:

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

People Who Make Me Laugh

I have a daughter who does funny practically professionally.

 She studies it and practices it and is INVESTED.

It's my only ab workout at the moment....

sitting in the audience CRACKING UP. ;)

stamps: Lil' Inker Designs Heartthrob/Galentine's Day, The Ton Stamps Timeless Icons   dies: Lil' Inker Designs Perfect Palette Heart/ Galentine's Day, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word

 I'm submitting this clean, layered to

 Thank you for your visit today!


Very Old Friends

This couple literally looks like my daughter and her bf.


stamps: The Rabbit Hole Designs Love You, Unity Stamp Co Old Friends sentiment  die: Lil' Inkers Wonky Squares

 Time was a factor and I didn't want to rush coloring this image!

Perfect combo of colors for 

I FORGET HOW MUCH I LOVE WORKING with a color combo like this!!!

'tis the generation, and white is all the rage with a pop of another color.

Oh you will see more in that dept..guaranteed!

Thank you for your visits, they make me smile.

Oh yah, happy valentines day too.  ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Can't Even

Words that escaped my mouth numerous times,


 stamps: Sizzix Hipster Ostrich, Heidi Swapp Memory Planner  die: Lil' Inkers Wonky Square

This chic was staring at me in the aisle at Tuesday Morning , as well

as the Hipster Goat from my previous post.


I colored with Copics for the

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Epic Birthday

So this guy was staring back at me at Tuesday Morning...


 How could I resist?!!

stamps: Sizzix Hipster Goat, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy birthday sentiment, Avery Elle Extraordinary hat  dies:Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap, Lil' Inkers Wonky Squares

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Saturday, February 9, 2019


stamps: Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything, Mama Elephant We Click

 It's a new challenge at Inkspirational~yay!!!

I'm so blessed to be a part of this great group of ladies...let me tell ya!

They make me happy. ;)

When I saw the new prompt....I went in the "texting" and hashtag direction.

I literally think emoji.


Please check out my teammates and see their lovely versions of "text" and load your unique creations so we can visit you!

The sentiments I used on my card are Papertrey Ink Hashtag Everything and the "phones" are the Polaroid image from Mama Elephant's We Click (I believe this set is retired).
I improvised and traced a circle cutout for the home button.
I traced rounded rectangles for speech bubbles and shaded them in with Copics for the following month long challenge:

I also colored the white spaces, but it's still "white" space...ya feel me?

Since it's a one-layer creation, I'm also submitting this to

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Friday, February 8, 2019

It's Your Big Day

There's a new challenge up at Papertrey Ink ;).


stamps: Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride/Customer Appreciation Celebrate Big  dies: Papertrey Ink Geode Layers/Enjoy the Ride/Celebrate Big

The feature stamp here is my FAVORITE..Enjoy the Ride. ;)

I have backup dancers from the Customer Appreciation Celebrate Big set~the banner made me think of the ones at a dealership, you know?

The panel was cut from a scrap piece of acrylic stripes I laid down~I used my fave Geode Layers!

There's always movement with a panel like that.

Thanks for stopping in~


Monday, February 4, 2019

Happy First Birthday Pom Tag

First birthdays are a HUGE deal in Hawaii.
I missed my nephew's big day....
I have a gift to send with this tag~

stamps: Kindred Stamps Galactic Sequel , Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings sentiment   dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dressed Up Tag, Papertrey Ink Brushed Rectangle  other: Copics and Sharpies

I colored with a gold sharpie and Copics for

I'm also submitting this to 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

She is Brave

 stamps: Unity Stamp Company She Mermaid, WPlus9 Dockside Backgrounds   dies: Lil' Inker Designs Deco Edge, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers  other: Arteza Brush Pens, Gelly Roll Pen, White Uni-Ball Pen, Sprinkled Embossing Powders

I colored a water scene with brush pens,

 then I experimented a little, by sprinkling my neglected green glitter and light blue embossing powders willy nilly across the panel.

It gave just the sandy texture and bit of shimmer I was aiming for!

After coloring the mermaid with brush pens, I used a Gelly Roll and White Uniball pen for detailing~

 It's Day Three here:

I'm also submitting to :

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Anything Can Happen Pom Duo

I enjoyed coloring these two with Copics:

 stamps: Kindred Stamps Perfect Nanny  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dressed Up Tag  other: Copic Markers

Also, guess what?  


I hope to participate more this time!!!

Yay for motivation!

As for the tags,

my husband went to the hardware store MULTIPLE times, like I mentioned.

 I needed the right fuse for my dusty laminator.

It was an innocent start...plugging the 'ole girl in...

didn't realize it would be such a thing.


There's a bumper sticker for ya~


But now, these two are ready for time...

Thanks for stopping by today~