Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cardabilites #97

 Hello! I loved this  sketch from Cardabilites and wanted to do lots of stamping with layering. I took inspiration from the newsprint background of the sketch and stuck to the rest pretty literally. Here's my take:

For my script background I did a second generation stamping so that the color would be very light. Over that I used a bit darker ink, stamped off as well for my little damask images. I then stamped the dress form over that and then the double ended banner and sentiment. Since this card has minimal layering of paper I didn't want my leaves to overpower the images so I die cut them out of vellum. Pearls finish it off. I do hope you like it and will come play along with us! Thank you so much for stopping by:)

Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle, Angel Pink
CTMH Bamboo
PTI Kraft

Monday, April 14, 2014

Vintage Floral Dresser

Hello! I have a fun project to share with you today, a little dresser with three drawers all covered in pretty vintage flowers. When I saw this cut file on the Silhouette store I just had to make it. Here's what I created with paper, stamps ink and adhesive. Don't you love this hobby?!

 I knew I wanted to use the new Mother's Day Bouquet stamp set and I looked at some painted vintage floral dressers to get some inspiration. After I was done cutting all my pieces I did my stamping and then colored everything using Copic markers. I had seen several aqua painted dressers that just stole my heart so I went that route for my soft background color.
 After I was done with the coloring I wanted to give it a more antique feel and finish so I used lots of Distress inks to age it and bring in some wood color.
I chose some antiqued looking brads for my handles and even left little scuff looking marks on the feet. I topped the dresser with a couple rows of pearls.
My final finishing touch was to add some Princess Crochet Trim to the top sides. The fun thing about this little creation is the drawers actually open and close. Very fun :) I hope you've enjoyed my project today! 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quilted Baby

Hello! This week's MIM is to create a quilted type look with patterned paper and then give it the quilting detail by running it through an impression plate. I used my Hexagon cover plate with the sandwich so it would cut, just impress. After I impressed it I added a couple of flowers from the Simple Sunflower set and the die cut word, "baby". This was a fun and easy technique. Hope you like my creation! :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Color Blocking Tutorial

Hello! I have a tutorial for color blocking over at the Inspired By Stamping site today. I hope you'll check it out! Thanks :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cardabiilites DT Call!

If you love sketches why not apply for the fabulous Cardabitlites DT? There is a call going on right now and it's open for just a couple days more. Here is the link you need to follow for all the info.


The current challenge over at House of Cards is to use the sketch provided and choose either a cute or shabby style card. I don't tend to do a lot of cute images, though I have some I still love so I went that route. This is a House Mouse stamp that I think is just adorable. Plus daffodils are my birth flower :) I colored the image with Copics and then added the sentiment from the Inspired By Stamping set, Everyday Greetings. I hope it's starting to get warm in your part of the world. Ours looks like it's suppose to be! Thanks for visiting me :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Beautiful Hydrangea

Hello! I have a pretty pastel spring card to share with you today using some of my very favorite flowers, hydrangeas! I used the Inspired By Stamping Graceful Hydrangea for my focal image as well as my background. The butterfly comes from Butterfly Wings. The image was colored with Copics and I used my sewing machine for my stitching. I hope it's warming up in your part of the world. Ours is somewhat but we've been having terrible winds. Thanks so much for visiting me!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Roses in a Jar

Hello! I am so excited that spring is on it's way to my corner of the world and soon I'll get to be back in my garden. I wanted to make a card full of spring goodness and pulled out one of my very favorite stamp sets from Inspired By Stamping, Mason Jars.

 I began by stamping my jar image onto a gray tag and heat embossing it in white. Then I layered paper from Vintage Floral behind, cut a little doily and added the beautiful "Thinking of You" sentiment from Everyday Greetings.

I wanted to fill my jar with flowers so I die cut some rolled roses out of felt and with a Copic marker colored the pearls a pink. For my leaves I stamped them from the Little Flowers set, trimmed them out and filled my jar. I hope your day is filled with beautiful things!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cardabilites #96!

Hello! Another great Cardabilies sketch for you today! I turned the sketch upside down to accommodate my image which is from our sponsor this week, Pickled Potpourri. I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it out. I did some background stamping and added my sentiment on a banner and little felt hearts to die cut buttons. I hope you'll join along with us!

*Pickled Potpourri digi stamps Tulips
*Inspired By Stamping Very Vintage Banners
*Flourishes So Distressed

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Sharing a very quick card with just stamping. I love simple cards with just stamping. I pulled out my PTI's Stitches and Swirls and the solid version and had this stamped in just a few minutes. The inks I used are all Memento Luxe in the colors of Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, Pear Tart and Espresso Truffle. I hope you are having a great week! Thanks for visiting me:)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watercolored Notecards

 Hello! I hope you had a good weekend. I have a little note card set to share with you today using a free style of watercoloring. I wanted to use the gorgeous detailed image from the Inspired By Stamping's newest release, Mother's Day Bouquet and color the image via watercolor wash. I know a detailed image can sometimes feel intimidating but there are other ways to color besides Copics or other more precise methods. 
I first layed down my background color which was a shade of blue for all my image panels, and then went back in with the color I wanted each flower to have. I then finished by going back in with greens for the leaves. This is a very free, impressionist way of coloring an image and it was really a lot of fun! For the pretty striped I used the IBS set, Background Basics Lines. I hope you'll give watercoloring a try! Thanks for stopping by :)

*Sweet Peas (sentiment)
*Everyday Greetings (sentiment)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sweet Pea Box

Hello! I have a pretty little box to share today that would be perfect for tucking something special in to give as a gift. I pulled out the gorgeous new Sweet Peas stamp set by Inspired By Stamping and decided this image would work so well for paper piecing. I chose 3 different patterns from Vintage Floral and Spring Lilacs paper pads and got to work stamping and fussy cutting my pieces. This is a great way to use up scraps you don't want to throw out!

 I cut the box from a Silhouette file and before I assembled it stamped the script backgrounder on it from Background Basics III. Then I assembled the box and added my completed paper pieced sweet pea flowers to the top.
 I added some fabric tape and lots of pearls.
I finished it off by adding a tiny tag and stamping the sweet little x's and o's from the Mother's Day Bouquet set. I hope you enjoyed my project and hope you'll give paper piecing a go. I hadn't done it in awhile and I really enjoyed it! Have a creative day:)