Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Love Blooms

Love Blooms 

No challenge for this card.  I was just playing around with a older Woodland Park background stamp from October Afternoon and several colors of Tim Holtz distress ink. I also wanted to use a flower die from Heartfelt Creations that I picked up awhile ago and haven't had a chance to work with. It's called Arianna Blooms and I love it!

For the background I stamped the Woodland Park image with versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then inked the watercolor paper the six colors below below.

Here's a close up of the background and the flowers. I used Graphic 45's Bohemian Bazaar patterned paper for the flowers. This Arianna Blooms die is so versatile and can make so many different variations of flowers. I can't wait to play around with it some more. 

The sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called Bloom & Grow. 

I've been using my new MISTI and I love it! I think this will be very helpful for me because with my Rheumatoid Arthritis sometimes I have a difficult time stamping a good image. Just from trying it out with various stamps I think the purchase of this product was well worth it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sweet Sunday Challenge 261


I've been very neglectful when it comes to my blog. Exhaustion is what I've been feeling. I always over estimate how much time I actually have. For awhile I thought I was doing pretty good keeping up with what I love.....challenges! The reality is there isn't much time left at the end of the day to be able to craft every night. So, I've decided I'll do the best I can and participate in them as time permits. I'm sure there will be times when I'll be able to do more than other times. I'm just going to have to live with that. 

This card was made for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. For the background paper and the butterfly I used some handmade paper I picked up at Dick Blick Art Supplies last spring. The red background paper feels like there are small beads all over the paper. I love the texture! The butterfly was diecut using a Poppystamps die called Theo Butterfly. The kraft and the black cardstock is from PaperTrey Ink. For my sentiment I used a stamp set from Hero Arts called Good Friends that I stamped with versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. 

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 261

Hoping to share more cards and or projects on a more regular basis. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 23, 2015



Hello and Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing yet another thank you card! For my background I used a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil called Speckles with some Golden Molding Paste. I mixed in some Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Stain to give it a light brown color.

The images are from a stamp set by Hero Arts called Delicate Leaf Clusters. I stamped the same image three times with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey. The thanks die is from Simon Says Stamp.

I'm so happy it's Friday! Hoping to get to spend some time in my craft room this weekend. I'm going to go through all the challenges that are coming up and see if I can inspire myself into creating some more cards!

Thanks for stopping by!

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