Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Life Is Art

Check out this fun guy:

Brutus Monroe Be Brave/Rockstar Pets/Bold Rainbow Paper/Slate Cardstock, Arteza Brush Pens and Watercolor Paper

I stamped on watercolor paper from two Brutus Monroe sets.

Color was added with brush pens for the following challenges:

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Angel With No Wings

I have these heads laying about, because I colored them all in one sitting~

 Simon Says Stamp Dude die,The Ink Road Stamps Snarks & Recreation sentiment, Richard Garay/Spellbinders Lumberjack Days

I chose brunette to mix with Pop Art colors, and a Snarky sentiment~

The playful sentiments and design are for 


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Class of 2019

I recently acquired these gorgeous stamps.

Colorado Craft Company Lovely Legs Graduation, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Tim Holtz Distress Inks

 My intent was to have multiples on hand for my daughter's graduating class.

I love that there's a female and male image.

The colors are Tim Holtz Distress inks sponged on Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies. 

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This card began with the pairing of a doodled flower stamp and a random scrap I painted blue acrylic on~

The Ton Timeless Icons Sentiments, Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles,Martha Stewart Confetti

This pic gave me inspiration on how to keep it simple so they were the focus:


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Throwdown Colors & a Thankyou Sketch

I stumbled upon this multilingual stamp in my stash~

Stampettes sentiment, My Favorite Things Square Frames dies/Creative Clips


This sketch gave me inspired me to highlight it with a frame that fit it perfectly~


These colors had me grab for snippets in my stash that were already cut:


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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Be Brave

This card is one of numerous grad card options I came up with for my daughter's senior class.

It takes courage to face the adult world~

Brutus Monroe Be Brave stamp/Slate Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle die, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches rectangle,My Favorite Things Tree-mendous die, Spellbinders Classic Circles

My circle tree is for

and I'm also submitting this to :

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Birthday Fishes

Aaah, puns make me happy.

My family gets waayyy too excited about puns.

Crafts Beautiful free stamp, Avery Elle Wonky Stiches, Tim Holtz Distress Inks

When I get silly...puns are the safest choice. 

Whenever I try to be playful and PLAY,

...peeps get hurt.

That's what my fam says.

One example, was when my daughter and I got in a snowball fight...

I accidentally picked up ice with the snow and, well~oops.

Another time I playfully tickled my daughter and she...
threw up.
There are more stories where that came from, unfortunately. ;)
Trust me; puns are safer.



My gosh look at this gorgeous, vibrant photo!


I was inspired by the colors and "underwater" theme ;).

 You'd think I'd aim for ocean, but I went for fishbowl instead~ha!


 That's my safe, playful side. ;)

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I Love You and I Like You

These glittery citrus slices have been loitering my desk since Christmas~


 Altenew Main Squeeze, The Ink Road Snarks & Recreation, We R Memory Keepers Albums Made Easy, Glitter nailpolish

 They are decked with a clear, red glittery coat of nail polish from my girlies.

 Their trash is my treasure!

The following challenge is how I do~


The contrast on my phone is kept so high, my girlies say it hurts their eyes to look at it!

ha! ;)

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Twofer Polar Bears

I finally inked up this free magazine stamp set of animals ~

They are huge, graphic images which had me steer boldly for the following challenges:



This first card is for Christmas, obviously:

 Crafts Beautiful free stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Technique Tuesday Snowflake, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Altenew Merry Christmas die

 This second card is a bit softer, for a new baby:

 Crafts Beautiful free stamps,Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Winnie & Walter Cuddles, Sweet 'n Sassy Vintage Baby, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

 I'm also submitting this to:

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Hoppin' Your Day

I picked up a cutie pie set:

Stampendous Hoppy Moments, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Doodlebug Sprinkles

 I couldn't put these colors down yet, so I created again by sponging these bright colors on die cuts:


Simon Says (Wednesday): Spring Mood Board


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Love You More Than

I'm keeping this card handy for my hubby~

Ink Road Stamps I Arted

it's for whenever I sense he feels neglected because of this hobby of mine 😆.



I pray you are having a blessed Easter; thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Refreshing Vibes Inkspirational DT

There's a new challenge up at Inkspirational!

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes die, Altenew Main Squeeze, Nuvo Drops,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser

Check out this textural prompt:


I went in the direction of a gray backdrop to represent the stones  and citrus slices with Nuvo Drops for refreshment.

Let us see what you come up with!

Please join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Leap Of

Simon Says Stamp Painted Faith die, My Favorite Things Peek-A-Boo Wonky Windows die, Newton's Nook Fanciful Florals (no longer available)

This card was created by a number of challenges with helped me~

"Leap of Faith" came to mind by this prompt:


This sketch kept it CAS:


These colors  are my FAVE:


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019


I admit this Poe sentiment from Kindred Stamps' Raven Mad had me laugh. out. loud.


Kindred Stamps Raven Mad, Pink & Main Congrats die, Carta Bella Pack Your Bags Destination Stripe stencil, Sizzix Framelits Die Set Kites cloud, Papertrey Ink Stormy Sea ink for stenciling, finger daubers, Versafine Onyx Black

So, of course it's my go to set for this challenge:


 Check out the entries so far...HILARIOUS!!!

My off the edge cloud is symbolic with the Poe theme...


 My daughter's senior class studied Poe, so it's gonna make someone chuckle~I hope!

I'm gonna need LOTS of grad cards and she won't make it to every party, I'm sure~

This will be a fun one to slip in the mail.

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My Beautiful Mother

This is for my mom. ;)

Lil' Inker Designs Bouquet of Roses, My Favorite Things sentiment strips, Arteza Brush Markers, Copic Markers, Square sequins

I stamped on watercolor paper and used brush markers for a bright bouquet.

The speckles are Copics and the square sequins were picked up in the children's craft section~kids have the coolest stuff sometimes. ;)


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Saturday, April 13, 2019

There's You

Here's a fun little guy~

My Favorite Things Llama Love, Sweet 'n Sassy Together Silhouettes sentiment 

He's the main feature in this card which was inspired by Laurel's Rainy Day photo:


I went with pops of yellow and mint and the cloud, of course.

It was the perfect size for this sentiment!

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Biggest Fan with Confetti

I'm a huge fan of Martha Stewart as of two days ago.

Gurlfriend has some ROCKIN confetti I found at Michaels.

 Papetrey Ink Be Mine Valentine, Martha Stewart confetti

I mean they are so thick, they actually clink in the bag!


I'm submitting this to 



(plastic confetti)


(confetti with the optional twist of a one layer card).

I created this card in my favorite card style of CAS, abstract, movement and bright colors for 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Happy Birthday and a Brayer

Since my brayer keeps jumping out of the spot I keep it, I finally gave it another spin. ;)
 Gosh she so pushy.

Winnie & Walter Happy Birthday to You, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot/Walnut Stain/Tea Dye applied with a brayer, sequins and Nuvo Drops

I took three neutral colors and brayed a huge section..then trimmed the best sliver for a simple card.


I went ombre ~


I also embellished with sequins and Nuvo Drops~


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