Saturday, April 30, 2022

INkspirational DT Bark


It's time for another challenge at INk!

This time the prompt is "Bark".

Dragonflybuzz stamped image (Etsy), Whimsy Stamps Irreplaceable Friend

Thank you for your sweet visit and please do visit our challenge blog to see what the rest of my talented team came up with and join us!

I'm also submitting to this challenge:

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Peony Phone Stand

Sizzix Scoreboards Phone Stand/Purse die, Spellbinders Shopping Bag dies (books), Papertrey Ink Glorious Globes books, The Ton Stamps Peony Memories, FolkArt Glitterific  Polka Dot Mint/Folk Art Matte White acrylic paint

This piece looks like spring around my corner of the world:  flowers covered with snow/sleet/ rain. 

I had no idea it would come out looking shabby chic (if you've seen my projects, that is waaaay out of my design genre ;) ).

It's one of those happy accidents for sure!

This phone stand was cut out of black chipboard (52pt) and painted with FolkArt matte white acrylic.

I stamped and glued the flowers to the stand, then glazed and protected it with the precipitation of FolkArt Glitterific Mint Polka Dot.

That's when the happy accident part happened...thepinkish glaze streaks in spots and the white peeks through.

I love it. There's a peek of the "innies"...a purse on one side and "books" (aka Spellbinder shopping bags without handles) tucked in the spacious nook.

I find it best to add a Glitterific coat (or any glazy look) on the smaller pieces after they have been assembled and glued/taped into place.

This glaze acts as an additional adhesive to hold the smaller pieces together near the lip.

I often use a combo of 1/2" Scor Tape and E6000 Glue between the smaller pieces so they hold together.

I've been actively using my stand and it seems to remain sturdy so far!

I'm submitting this to

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Time Out's Spring Challenge:

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Here Comes the Sun Dripped Phone Stand

I finally finished a heavy chipboard phone stand for my youngest!

I got to play with the newest Folk Art Drizzle Neon too. ;)

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die, Erin Lee Creative Peace Not War Stamp Set, Kindred Stamps Top of the Charts, Folk Art Drizzle 4 Color Neon/3-Slotted Pour Cup, Altenew Handmade Tag Dies, PA Paper Accents 12X12 Smooth White Chipboard 46 pt /12X12 kraft Chipboard (20pt), Gina K Amalgam inks Warm Glow & Black

She is all about the 60's and THE fab four ;).

Here's the back...(I left it unpainted so I could stamp on the smoothest surface with Gina K Inks).

Here's the innies... (first prepped with acrylic and Fab Four stamped /cut, then propped on Altenew Handmade Tag dies in lighter chipboard and layers of cardstock scored at the bends).


Simon Says (Wednesday): Rain or Shine

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Saturday, April 16, 2022

INkspirational DT Watercolour


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Photoplay Rainbow Critters, The Ton Stamps Peony Memories Cardmaking flowers, Kuretake watercolors, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

This time the prompt is Watercolour~

I created a card with a watercolour background wash.

We are looking forward to seeing your take on this prompt;

please join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Rainbow Mocha Christmas

The Rabbit Hole Designs Caffeinated Fox, Stamplorations Caffeinated Christmas sentiment, Photoplay Snowmen Tree, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Copic Markers

I haven't colored in a while, so I brought out my Copics for the following challenges:

I even masked a smidge, to layer the caffeinated fox over the rainbow tree. 

Addicted to Stamps & More #426

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

His & Her Phone Stands

AAAAAhhhhh, this is so much fun!

I'm messing with these phone stand dies and I can't stop. ;)

Here's a pair for my daughter and her boyfriend:

Both:Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die (His): Sizzix Take Out Box, trimmed toothpick, banner die, Stampettes Wooden stamp Image (bought in Hawaii), Bobunny Serenity Image on Chopstick package, Folk Art Plum Metallic Acrylic, Glitterific Polka Dot   (Hers): Sizzix Purse, Spellbinders Shopping Bags turned upside down as books, Papertrey Ink Glorious Globes/February Mini, Brutus Monroe Heart Petals XO die, ArtMinds Lilac Bloom Acrylic

Starting with His:

I left the front painted with metallic acrylic and Glitterific Polka Dot because I couldn't bear to cover it up.

Instead I focused on the inside with a Sizzix Take Out Box die I've had forever, and makeshift chopsticks that are actually toothpicks with the ends cut off.

I enjoyed creating these tinies~

The "chopstick" wrapper is actually a tiny banner and I stamped an image in gold and placed another banner under it.

I wanted it to be as 3D as possible, even if no one saw the bottom but me.

I know I'd know it wasn't finished!


Here's a look into my daughter's bag dies without handles to look like books...

with chipboard backed images to add. ;)

I feel like I should mention that in order to hold this together, I found that 1/2" Scor Tape and E6000 glue applied to the two smaller front pieces are the best combo.

I watched Eileen Hull on Facebook show how she assembled this die.

She mentions that the bottom secondary piece should meet up with the bottom so it sits flush.

In order to have that happen, you need a little wiggle room to fidget about. There's an angle that works best for both pieces.

I love that this is functional and practical.

Be prepared for more phonestands!

Everyone in my family says they could use one. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

INkspirational DT Photo Vases of Flowers

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Empty Grave sentiment, Stamplorations Spring Florals A2 Card front

This time it's a beautiful photo prompt:

I used a quick card panel from Stamplorations and a lovely sentiment stamp/die combo from The Greetery.

Please join us with your unique creation!