Sunday, May 9, 2021

Thank You Mom

 

I'm one of three and here's a card for my amazing mom~




I-Crafter Kokeshi Dress Up dies, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom die, The Ton Fill It In Sentiments, Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline dies/Stitched Slimline dies, paper scraps, Erin Lee Creative Holographic



She's a woman of excellence, who I've learned to appreciate and respect while raising my three~


she could have taken shortcuts to make her life easier...but she's walked the high road again and again.


God bless her.


God bless all mothers this Mother's Day.



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Favorite Technique

(die-cutting scrap pieces)







Friday, May 7, 2021

Japanese Doll Gift Card Holders



I assembled more Japanese dolls-please bear with my infatuation! ;)



I-Crafter Kokeshi Dress Up dies, Papertrey Ink Gift Card Cozy, (2008 My Cute Stamps sentiment)














Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Favorite Technique

(die-cutting scrap pieces)






I appreciate your visits! 


 

Always Keep Your Standards High

 



Stamplorations A Girl and Her Shoes image, Rongrong Hampton Art London sentiment, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die









Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Slimline Japanese Dolls


May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month....





I-Crafter Kokeshi Dress Up dies/Japanese Kumiko Stencil(bookmarks), Hero Arts Cherry Blossom die, The Ton Toned Squares (slimline card in the middle), Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline dies/Stitched Slimline dies,paper scraps, Erin Lee Creative Holographic and Rainbow Holographic Cardstock



No wonder I can't stop die cutting these!



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Favorite Technique

(die-cutting scrap pieces)








Thank you for your sweet visit today~






 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Big Hugs and Thankful Palms



I came up with a set today and it's satisfying to have a 2-for-1 moment~




The Ton Stamps Happy Palm/Easy Expressions, Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline dies, Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer, Brutus Monroe Mustard Seed Cardstock



I split that gorgeous palm approximately 2/3 in and both pieces decorated decent sized cards.


Playing along with the following challenges: 




(Love this gorg pic of leafy goodness along the side)



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Favorite Technique

(die-cutting, deckled cut edge)






Thank you for stopping by to see me~



 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

DT INkspirational Sketch




It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!


My Favorite Things Brilliant Butterflies, Brutus Monroe Vintage Floral Background sentiment, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches




This time it's Shauna's sketch!






(squares can represent any shape/image)



Please visit my talented team mates at the challenge blog then link up your unique creation!


Thanks for stopping by today~






Thursday, April 29, 2021

Rise and Shine Candles



Simple card using a Christmas image for everyday~





 Reverse Confetti Christmas Candles, Catherine Pooler Mug Shots sentiment, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers




Thanks for stopping by today!






Bravo Collage


I assembled some shinies (every season since it's been a blur ;) ) from my scrap pile and arranged them on a glitter embossed background~



AALL & Create Crashing Waves (Embossed), Stamplorations Bravo die, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Erin Lee Creative Triangle Collage, Brutus Monroe Snowflake die/Leaves die







If you're new to glossy paper, my suggestion is this...


cut a section out you plan to use and keep the rest shiny.


I have well-loved cutting plates and they leave marks on the rest of the shiny sheet. 


Trust me, you will get hooked and wanna shiny up all kinds of cuttings!!!


I'm amazed I don't hoard the stuff; to be honest.


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes



Thank you for your sweet visit~











 

#1 KPop Fan



The Greeting Farm K-Pop Idols,Darice Elephant Leaf Embossing Folder, Sizzix Texture Fades Rays, We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Circle Dies


I brought out three embossing folders, all from different companies, for this challenge ;).


I forgot I even had the Elephant Leaf one until I pulled them out to see what I could merge on a card.


The bottom strip was done with We R Memory Keepers and the top with a Sizzix Texture Fade.





Although done in white, the three folders give it loads of interest.


Love that I can make use of these texture makers!



Thank you for your visit today~



 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kudos Surfer





Did a bit of Paper Glaze Stenciling, the hardest part is waiting for it to dry~



Funky Fossil Surfer Stencil, Stamplorations Kudos Word die, Picket Fence Studios Ocean Poppy, Tim Holtz Deckle Trimmer
 








Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes



Thanks for stopping by today~





Gardening Therapy


Super clean design...for any gender~


The Ton Stamps Garden Goddess, Erin Lee Creative Retro Swirls Background (Peace, Love & Happiness Kit), Reverse Confetti Multi-Step Cacti











I embossed the background!

Yay me! ha! 

I love the look of embossing but forget it's a thing, honestly. ;)



 



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


I expressed the general garden theme of this challenge and added a cactus top die cut I had in my scrap pile~ 







Thank you for stopping by!








Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Peopley

 

I've had my eye on this peopley sentiment for awhile now, so I finally gifted myself with it. ;)


Picket Fence Studios  It's Peopley Out There/Aurora Borealis/ A City in the World, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions,  Impression Obsession Mask Set



I want to use it on every card. ;)

I was feeling it before the great quarantine, to be honest.

LOVE people...but not so much swimming in the wild. ;)

I'm trying to be better about that, and I've learned to appreciate the opportunity.







Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut



I added The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions Hugs sentiment for:


Simon Says (Wednesday): Sending Hugs


Thank you for your visit! 


The Party is Wherever YoU aRe



I typed out a sentiment on Word for this creation, then I stamped the pot over it and die cut it out.







 The Ton Happy Palm/Glass Slipper Sequins, Sassy and Crafty Web Stencil, Sunny Studio Potted Rose



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


(muted blue backdrop achieved with a stencil and a potted plant) 








I appreciate your visits!



Sunday, April 25, 2021

Bright Missing You Winter Gnome


One of my fave gnome images I have in my stash~


Picket Fence Studios A Gnome Winter, Catherine Pooler Circle Stripe Die, Reverse Confetti Abundant Autumn Paper, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Erin Lee Creative Nesting Heart dies



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors





 


Thanks for stopping by today~




Just Saying Hello Palm

 

I'm arranging cards with "I already stamped" elements.


I have amazing card prep piles, which have accumulated on my least creative days.


On those days, I stamp in various colors, with zero ambition to finish a card.




The Ton Stamps Happy Palm/Easy Expressions, Memory Box Sour Citrus Wedge die



I wasn't sure how I'd use this color, but look how happy this palm is, "planted" ;) on this card!


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors





(tan panel represents wood platform and bright palm represents the floral backdrop)



I'm humbled and truly appreciate your visits to my blog, thank you~




Saturday, April 24, 2021

Happy Palm Twofer






Oooh, I've two cards done today, thanks to this challenge~





This one has Happy Palm separated like cuttings~



The Ton Stamps Happy Palm/Glass Slipper Sequins,Reverse Ragged Confetti Cuts, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing sentiment, Papertrey Ink Geode Layers die




This snarky birthday sentiment deserved a dramatic design~I'd like to think it's gender neutral~


The Ton Stamps Happy Palm,Picket Fence Studios Movement Stencil, Riley and Company Make a Wish sentiment
 


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


Thanks for stopping by today!





Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Best Wishes Peace Sign


A little play with mixed media~


Erin Lee Creative Peace Sign Die, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions, Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker Paper Pad, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Tonic Studios Turkish Turquoise Mirror Cardstock,  Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glitter Texture Paste


I used Vicki Boutin glitter paste on Brutus Monroe's Jawbreaker paper, and I love the look!




 


Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut



Thanks for stopping by today!



Have a Good Day Ladybug


I had this panel left over from a previous project, where the circles were staggered just so.


I was hoarding it for zero reason, but ladybug needed a home to land on~


Gina K Something Good In Every day sentiment, Lawn Fawn Ladybug die, Circle Dies, Brutus Monroe Gnome Home Paper Pad, White Uni-ball pen



I try not to be selfish with my fave papers, I really do!


Glad a design came to mind. ;)


Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut


Simon Says (Wednesday): Clean and Simple


 Thanks for stopping by today~



Monday, April 19, 2021

Dream Big Black and White

 





Hero Arts Dream Big stamps and dies, Erin Lee Creative Star Collage die, Aall & Create Crashing Waves, Tonic Studios Seafoam Green Mirror Cardstock









I'm a HUGE fan of black and white...and I mean HUGE :)



Daring Cardmakers: Black, white and X



Allsorts Challenge Week #620 Anything Goes




I'm glad I have the matching dies for this set.


It allowed me to stamp in white so I could die cut and layer on black.


 I used a white Uni-ball pen to outline the image for a pop of fun. :)



Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut





Thank you for your visit today!


Garden Glitter Colored Palm




Please understand you will see Happy Palm tons in the next month or so...I'm obsessed!




The Ton Happy Palm/Garden Goddess,Copics: YR02,BG72,C5,C1,C3,BG18,R22,Pink & Main Sweater Weather



I got some coloring in...yay!!!





Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge: Making the Cut



Simon Says (Monday): Bright, Cheerful Colors


 

Make My Monday Challenge: #146 Checks or Plaids



Thanks for stopping by today!