Monday, August 31, 2015

Heat Embossing Multi-step Stamps

Hello! I have a post up over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today talking about how you can use embossing powder for a layering in those fun multi-step stamp sets! Here's a peek at my card:

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hand Lettered Sentiment

Hello! Today I have a post up over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog about adding a hand lettered sentiment to your cards. Here's a peek and I hope you'll go check it out :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Hello! Today I have the newest IBSIC challenge to share with you. First up is the 3 inspiration choices you have, use one, a combo or all!

And here is my take:

I chose to be inspired by the colors and polka dots. Oh how I love polka dots! I colored the image from the FOTM: Sweet Pea set using Rembrandt watercolors. I then fussy cut it out and mounted it onto my card base. On my base I heat embossed the polka dots from the FOTM: Aster set in gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped it on it's coordinating die cut from Fancy Labels 3.

For my light pink cardstock layer I used the color it with a Copic marker trick so I could match the colors of my sweet peas. I use really cheap cardstock for this so it doesn't use up your nice heavy cardstock. I hope you'll come join us!
Have a great day :)

Artists grade Rembrandt watercolors
Winsor and Newton Cottman #4 round paint brush

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Masking to Create Depth

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you and to inspire you to get out some post-it notes and do a little masking to create a one layer card with depth. For my supplies today I pulled out the new Summer Baskets set and the new FOTM: Poppies set from Inspired By Stamping.  I just use cheap post-it notes for my masking and usually save the mask I used with the stamp set for another time. I stamped the large pot image onto a post-it note and trimmed it out. After my stamping was done using the mask this is what my card looked like.
I liked the spotted look for my pots so I didn't try and stamp them completely solid. I also did the rock 'n roll technique of first inking the pot up with a kraft colored ink and then lightly tapping the edges in a darker brown. So now I have 3 layered pots to fill with pretty flowers! For my flowers I decided I didn't really need to mask anything except the pots occasionally. For all the foliage I just overlapped the stamping as that is more true to what it would look like. Here is my card!
The sentiment is from the FOTM: Poppies set. I added some Copic marker coloring for my ground and I die cut a strip of gold tape.
A few sequins and some machine stitching finished off my card.
I hope you'll give masking a try if you haven't or revisit it if it's been awhile. I had a lot of fun creating my little flower pot scene and I hope you enjoyed my card today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Wet in Wet Watercolor Technique

Hello! Today I have a tutorial up over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog showing you how I do a wet in wet watercolor technique to create a pretty background. I hope you'll go check it out!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Rewoven Post

New post up on my other blog, in case you'd like to pop on over :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tiny Notepad

Hello! Well it's been a long time since I just made something for fun and for a challenge. When I saw this week's MIM I thought I'd give it a try. Here's my tiny notepad.

I die cut some lined paper I had on hand and even though it's blue decided to go with it. I used the Spiral Notebook die to cut my pages and the stitched Lawn Fawn journal card for my backing and top flap. I used PTI's Brushed Blooms and Wee Folk for my stamping. I have these two sets stored together so it was fun to use them together.

I could only fit about 8 pages and get the staple to go all the way through, but no matter as my daughter gasped with delight the moment she saw it. It's now hers. ;) And that makes me happiest of all. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Surprise Blog Hop for Joanna!

Joanna, just a little thank you for what an amazing lady you are and to tell you how thankful I am to be a part of  your DT! The rest of the DT is joining in too! Be sure to head over to Joanna's blog on Inspired By Stamping to see all the other gorgeous cards.

I so enjoy working with your images and they have pushed me to become a better artist. I love the newest FOTM: Poppies set and wanted them to shine for you today. You are very loved! Hugs...

Summer Baskets IBS Release

Hello! Today I get to share another get stamp set being released from Inspired By Stamping. This one is called Summer Baskets. Here's a look:

And my card:

This is a fun building set. I stamped my basket, chains and holder onto my base and then added some greenery to the basket. For my flowers I stamped them onto separate cardstock, stamped and then trimmed them out. The sentiment is also from the set. 


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Warbler IBS Release

Hello! Today I have another fabulous stamp set to show you from the new Inspired By Stamping release. This time the star is a lovely little bird and a fabulous sentiment. The set is called Summer Warbler and here's a peek.

And my card.

I really didn't know what a warbler bird looked like so I googled some photos and found a pretty yellow guy and followed the photo to color my warbler. I added in some extra branches and leaves.

I used my Rembrandt watercolors and two brushes, a size round #4 and a round #00 for the details. Layering up colors is the best way to go and to let each layer dry before adding more color!! Otherwise it all runs together and you loose any detail you achieved. (or you'll never achieve detail! ask me how I know ;)

I matted it on some blue cardstock and thought some gold sparkle would compliment my bird as well as the fabulous sentiment. Some machine stitching and sequins finish it off. I hope you like it!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FOTM: Poppies IBS Release

Hello! We have some fun new stamps this month from Inspired By Stamping! Today I get to show you the new Flower of the Month: Poppies set. Here's a peek at it.

Here is my card:

I adore poppies so I was SO excited to get to play with this beautiful image. Joanna did such a lovely job illustrating it. I of course had to watercolor it. I used my artists grade Rembrandt watercolors. 

I added in some details such as the fuzzy stems that poppies have and some light washes in the background. I love red, black and white with poppy image so that's what I did for this card adding a few sequins and a little bow of twine. I hope you enjoyed your stop by here today! Thanks for dropping by :)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Gelato Stamping

Hi! Today I have a card up at the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog with some pretty Gelato stamped watercolor flowers. Go check it out: