Wednesday, July 31, 2019

My Lobster

My hubby's birthday is coming up, so I made him a card unlike any I've made before.

 Alexandra Renke Lobster Stencil, The Ink Road Stamps The One With All the Stamps, Pink Paislee Outfitters Paper Pad, Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glitter Texture Paste, Tim Holtz Distress inks

The lobster was sponged in with distress inks and then I added a glaze of texture paste with an old bone folder tool.

 Zoom in to see the iridescent glitter ~

The sentiment seemed to fit; I'll probably have to explain it to him, because he barely watched the sitcom.

This card was more about me creating this lobster;   


I'm sure he will be cool with it.

He sees my cards and will recognize I went a little above (mixed media-wise) to make it.

Simon Says Stamp(Wednesday): Anything Goes

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I love messing with shapes, angles and abstract work in general.
I'm such a 70's kid!
This was just for fun~

The Craft's Meow sentiment (business closed), Spellbinders Classic Circles cut in half, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle (cut twice-second time overlapped for the lime cut)/Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows
 Before I restocked my lime cardstock, I had a sliver left.

I tried to fit a wonky stitched circle in there by overlapping it to get a fruit shaped whatever.

I married it with a half circle die cut, figuring it would make for an interesting pair.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Replace Fear

Tim Holtz Perspective, Dylusions Yellow Paint, White Embossing Powder, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Versamark Ink

I used washi tape to give a crisp edge when I painted Dylusions Lemon on the corner here.

Before inking the butterfly, I used washi to keep half untouched, and removed before stamping down. 

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Back Off Monday

"Back off Monday, I have glitter and know how to use it"

 DoCrafts Santoro Gorjuss Fly Away With Me dies, The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Sentiments, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle, My Favorite Things Square Frame, Folk Art Black Opal Glitterific Paint

 Check out this yellow, blue scene with a sole creature~

 (I don't know which paper pad I got the unusual animal print from)

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fold Inkspirational DT

It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational!

 Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap die, My Favorite Things sentiment strip,The Craft's Meow stamps (Business Closed)

 This time the prompt is

 I brought out this interactive die from Lawn Fawn.

There's a sentiment under the special fold.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Friday, July 26, 2019

You're a Rock Star

I've got a simple CAS creation here, using one of these adorable Doodlebug So Much Pun Odds & Ends.

Doodlebug So Much Puns, Brutus Monroe Rockstar Pets sentiment/Outer Space Image, Lil' Inkers Dual Stitched Triangles

I'm submitting it to the following CAS Masculine challenge:

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Thursday, July 25, 2019


Alll the local Hawaii food guys...that's what I digested earlier this month.
EVERY food I miss went in my belly in a two week's span. 
There was ONE hobby store run my whole trip, so imagine my delight when I stumbled upon Island Style stamps at the airport!

KC Hawaii Island Style Stamps Island Treats, My Favorite Things Color Drops/Square Frames, Martha Stewart confetti

It was the BEST  way to end a family trip that went by too fast.

I stamped da bugga (I talk diff when at my childhood home) on a My Favorite Things Color Drop and backed it with a square frame.

If you happen upon the Honolulu Airport and are looking for these...I found them in the one shop across from the food court.

I thanked the cashier profusely for stocking them,


(I have no shame)

to which he replied, "we just got them in and we're the only airport shop that sells them". 

 You're welcome. ;)

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Happy Birthday Painted Corner

So I applied this rockin' Dylusions Paint through a stencil~

Brutus Monroe Rock On, Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Paint, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Tim Holtz Plaid stencil
 It's kinda chunky but I like it!

I'm entering

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Rock This

So my girlies who are young adults will be returning to school soon.

One's in Vet Tech, one's in a community college and one is a dance teacher.

Brutus Monroe Stamp of the Month/Outer Space stars/ Bold Rainbow Pack, Avery Elle Dotted Borders

I aimed for an older back to school card for 

This stamp was my first monthly anything last month. 

I didn't get a chance to create with it because I was on vacation.

I'm always surprised when a stamp arrives in the mail,

as if I didn't get it for myself! ha!

Love when I do that. ;)

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Seemed Like a Good Idea Twofer

So I recently acquired these Santoro Gorguss Rosie dies and paired them with Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish for the Twofer Garden Theme.

Santoro Gorguss Docraft Rosie dies, Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish, The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Sentiments

The first has things in order...

Santoro Gorguss Docraft Rosie dies, Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish, The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Sentiments, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle

while the second has attracted some unwanted visitors.

Santoro Gorguss Docraft Rosie dies, Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish, The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Sentiments, Lawn Fawn Summertime Charm bee

I had a blast arranging their lives here ;).

 Why this song is in my head, idk, but 

"sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug" ;).

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Monday, July 22, 2019

When Did That Happen?

So my last babygirl is flying the coop guys.

Pray for me.

I'm all kind of feels every day leading up to that big day.

This particular Happy Hopper image hit me and I matched it with an apropos sentiment ~

Stampendous Happy Hopper Diva Hopper, The Ink Road Stamps Dark & Twisty, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Copics, Distress Inks

 My daughter has had to grow up like NOW 

(you can click if you want the deets...I can't go down that emotional path today).

I know God's got her and I know that she will grow into those shoes eventually~

Thanks to these challenges, this card got done:

(sponged edges and Copic speckled background)

How's them shoes and purse I Copic ombre'd?

I would LOVE that matching pair IRL. ;)

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That Hand Which Bears All Nature

Here's another one of those girls~

 Santoro Gorjuss Little Fishes dies, Sweet n Sassy Stamps God Is, My Favorite Things Stitched Clouds

 Thanks to this nautical beauty, I was inspired to put her together:

 Both the sentiment and clouds are no longer, but I listed above in case you can find it somewhere~

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Sunday, July 21, 2019


I told you I was all about these Santoro dies, right???
Let me introduce you to another:

Santoro London Summer Days die, Tim Holtz Stencil, Texture Paste, The Ink Road Stamps Shell Yeah, My Favorite Things  Stitched Squares, Brutus Monroe Wave Background
Look at this wonderful photo, which had me reach for greys and neutrals as the backdrop~
 The background is stamped and the next layers is stenciled texture paste:
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Chocolate S'mores

I came back from vacation and there are piles of this and that on my table~

My easiest cards come from these piles!

I would never think to match up all the elements that find each other on my desk~

Doodlebug So Much Pun, The Rabbit Hole Designs Sassy Sentiment, Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

The s'more and sentiment were the only things I had to search for but the rest was on my desk.

  This photo at Inspired by Laurel was my inspiration~

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Have a Blast

Supplies: Brutus Monroe Outer Space stamps, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles dies, Spellbinders Classic Circles dies, Copics

I COLORED like I've never colored before...

ALL the Copics I own, I'm sure!

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Cupcake Photo Inkspirational DT

It's time for another challenge at Inkspirational!

This time it's a delightful cupcake photo, so I created my own version of "cupcakes".

Sweet n' Sassy Vintage Baby, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles/Square Frames, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Doodlebug Sprinkles

Pastels led me to a baby card, and I could always use one in my stash!

I got as close to pastels as possible when shading the "cupcakes".

If you leave the die on while sponging ink, it will create a crisp border~

 Click on the photo to see what the rest of my talented team has come up with and

  join us with your unique creation!