Saturday, August 31, 2019

Runs With Scissors

Isn't she a gorgeous image???

Brutus Monroe Steampunk/Bold Rainbow Paper Pack, Inky Antics Crafty Comments, Heidi Swapp Imagine Die, Copics

I played around with different colors and picked one for the following challenge, representing "rainbow":

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It's In the Journey

I think with a strong can get away with almost any color combo~

Unity Stamp Company A Woman of Strength sentiment, Santoro London Docrafts Birds of a Feather dies, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border, Circle Dies

 Check out the glorious array of colors I, orange, pink, red from the photo here:

~almost a super colorful Boho thing going on.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Another Birthday

I finally got this sweet set...
I still refer to the movie. ;)

Kindred Stamps All the Feels, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Hexagons, Concord and 9th Marbled Turnabout
(stitched die)
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Monday, August 26, 2019

CAS Turtle Bookmark/Card

 Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle, Papertrey Ink Background Basics Super Stripes, My Favorite Things Tall Tag Duo, Pom pom maker

Following designer Gwendolyn's technique, I only chose one layer to create my turtles.

I wasn't sure what colors I wanted at first, so I die cut a "turtle station" here.


 One spot was for the solid shell, one for the shaded shell, and so on.

This way, I could do a ton of various colors and shells without having to reset the stamps.


(stripes and sea turtle)

Blues and yellows are always a winning color combo:

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Photo Challenge "R" for ROCKIN' Colors

It's time for a new challenge at Inkspirational!

Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes die, The Rabbit Hole Sassy Sentiments, My Favorite Things Skyline Border, Martha Stewart confetti

I went with rockin' colors and a swirly font for the following photo prompt~

Please join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

A Little More Light

So, this card was inspired by 

1. My artistic daughter who arts her heart and 

2. A recent visit to an art inspired me to go mixed media~

Inky Antics Muse News, Hero Arts Gold ink pot, Crafters Workshop Mini Splats Stencil, copic coloring, Paper Towel

I copic colored around the image blue~

 and I added a die-cut paper towel painted in gold (glimmer pot from the latest Hero Arts Monthly ~

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Better Than Perfect

This color combo kind of just happened, and I like it. ;)


My Favorite Things Banner/stars Dies, Technique Tuesday Stamps sentiment

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Fashion

I get pretty brave with pumpkin anything when it rolls around....

Santoro London Gorjuss The Scarf, Verve sentiment

I blame the "limited time" feature.
Gets. Me. Every. Time.
Here's some challenges:

 Look at her rockin' that scarf with matchy socks! ;)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thankful Sunflowers

 I went along with my daughter's Sunflower/parks theme and got some thank you notes done up.

 Simon Says Stamp Summer Flowers, Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings die, Copics

 Here's a get twice the flowers for 1/2 the time when you cut them in half!

I didn't want to overwhelm myself with coloring too many~

Kindred Stamps Annoyed Boss , Verve Stamps sentiment (store closed), Spellbinders Rectangle

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

You're Amazing


Clearly Besotted Leafy Flourish, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border

Yayyyy for me because there's a celebratory circle challenge going on...yay YOU Just Us Girls!!!

a blue challenge going on... 
(although I AM partial to Shakespeare's play which is my fave of all the ones I studied for my English degree...
dusting that puppy off as I type this...  😆 )
I went with the obvious blues.

 Finally, some die cut challenges to link up with as well~


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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Travel Inkspirational DT

Papertrey Ink On the Links, Journaling Cards

It's time for a new Inkspirational challenge, and this time it's Pia's choice~

I used some journaling cards and Golf images from PTI.

Join in with your unique creation!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019


Here's a simple card, with a touch of felt in the leaves~

Ink Road Stamps Bun Intended 3, Winnie & Walter True Multifaceted Border, Papertrey Ink Doodlie Do leaf die/Brushed Off Rectangle, Heidi Swapp Lovely Die

for the following challenges:

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Monday, August 5, 2019

I Love You & I Like You Sunflowers

My daughter loves sunflowers and Parks & Rec.

I combined the two to celebrate her high school graduation.

 Essentials by Ellen Treat Yo Self Dies (retired)

 Here I used wood slices as a base for circles stamped with Snarks and Recreation sentiments.

They served as tablecloth weights~

 Arteza Wood Slices

 The Ink Road Stamps Snarks & Recreation, Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Her Dreams Were Big

 Visible Image Dream Big sentiment/How Fragile, Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glitter Texture Paste,Gelly Roll Pen

(I traced each crack with a Gelly Roll pen and I added
Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glitter Texture Paste to the center of the shatter)

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Discovering Glow in the Dark

This card took me forever since I couldn't decide whether to have the sentiment and image glow or just the sentiment or just the image.

 Visible Image Dare to Swim, Tim Holtz Perspective sentiment,Brutus Monroe Glow in the Dark Embossing Powder

My husband, through the process... "Hey, where's that crazy lady that was testing out her glow in the dark card?!"

MR. Mr. walked out into my craft area at 4am because he was investigating a strange light he saw (my flash the first time).

You don't even realize how much he startled me, just watching me take pics in the dark.

The nerve! ;)

This card, with a glowing jellyfish, was the the best of the bunch.

I'm definitely going to play around with this powder more!

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