Monday, December 14, 2015

Winter Wonderland!

Ok, so no Winter Wonderland here in NEPA.  Not that I mind!  It's been GORGEOUS here.  Last week the temperatures were in the 60's!  I LOVE it.  Certainly makes up for the deep freeze we experienced last winter!

So what's a girl to do to get into the Christmas spirit when it feels more like spring?  Make Christmas cards of course.  And that's pretty much what I've been doing since I received my Holiday Magic Stamp of Approval box from Catherine Pooler.  I'm addicted to all the wonderful goodies in this box!  It certainly has inspired me to make my cards this year.  I can't even begin to count how many I've made, but it's many!  Perhaps I should do another post with all the cards I've made from this collection!  I've posted some of them to Instagram.  You can find me here on Instagram.

This last card I made comes from some inspiration from Amy Rysavy.  I've been inspired by Amy for years.  Such a talented card maker and SUPER WOMAN!  I believe she really does have super powers  - I don't know how she does what she does, but I am glad she does it!  It keeps people like me inspired.

So a few weeks back she posted this card for the Simon Says Stamps DieCember Blog Hop.  It totally inspired me to play with the snowflake dies from CAS-ual Fridays.  Plain and simple, but yet the effect is stunning  - well, at least in my book it is!

Thanks ladies for inspiring me!

Friday, November 6, 2015

On a roll.......

I read Jennifer McGuire's blog post the other day about monochromatic stamping.  If you haven't read it or checked out her video, you should,  She is just so inspiring!

While monochromatic stamping is not something new to me, her video gave me yet another idea on what to create with my Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Box.  So I pulled out some coordinating Close to My Heart Ink and my stamps and created this.

What a quick and easy way to get a few cards done at once!  Definitely helped me increase my Christmas Card stash!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Two for the price of one!

Got two cards accomplished tonight for week one of Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Challenge;.

The inspiration for my first card came from  CAS(E) this Sketch! Sketch 147.

The sketch was pretty simple and I thought went really well with this cute little Cuddly Salutations stamp set from Close to My Heart.

Here is the sketch:

 And here is my card.

The second card I made tonight is just a fun "Hello" card with some colorful hybrid ink stamp colors from Simon Says Stamp and a sentiment from the Simply Sentimental  set by Newton's Nook Designs.

These are both going out in the mail tomorrow to some very special people! Hope it makes them smile!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Let's be thankful and kind this November!

November, the month to be Thankful.

Now thanks to Jennifer McGuire, it's also the month to be kind!

So, being tired of being surrounded by darkness, I decided to open my heart and take this challenge. Maybe it will help heal my broken heart, maybe it will help divert my attention away from the negativity that surrounds me.  It certainly can't hurt, that's for sure!

Jennifer's first weekly challenge for the month was to focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with family and friends.  There are several things that came to mind for this challenge, and I hope to get them all accomplished this week, but the first thing I wanted to do was send my son some homemade baked goodies so let him know how proud I am of him.  He's in his first semester at college and he's adjusted well, loving his classes and working hard.  He loves to eat and I mean EAT. If it ain't nailed down, he'll eat it.  So I baked him some homemade cookies last night.  Homemade pumpkin cookies with cinnamon glaze to be exact!  Here they are cooling on the rack.

I decided also to make a card to pack with the cookies so I could write a little note letting him know I proud I was of him.  I used this awesome set found in Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval Holiday Magic Box.  Unfortunately the box is sold out, but this set should become available to everyone sometime is 2016.  Even though it's a "holiday" stamp set, I thought this border was perfect for a non holiday card.  I teamed it up with Hero Arts Ombre Ink.  Love how it turned out!

This was everything right before it got packed up.  I shipped it this morning and by Thursday they should be delivered to my son.  I'm sure they will be gone within an hour!  As long as he's happy!

Monday, October 5, 2015

I am

Here's another art journal page using Journal52's week 39 prompt which was, "I am."

I gave a lot of thought to this one.  I am many things.  I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a friend, I am a sister, I am a daughter, I am an Aunt, I'm funny, I'm generous, I'm broke, I'm just so many things.

But above all else, since my mom's passing...I am lost.

So that is what I chose to depict in this entry.  Hopefully I'll find my way soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Tradition

Just a quickie tonight to announce that the tradition continues.

Every year I make my friend, Lynda, a Halloween card.  She has every one that  I have ever made her, and takes them out every year to display in her office.  I hope she likes this year's card!

The supplies are just all older product I had in my stash.  No new Halloween stuff this year :(  Got a hefty tuition bill to pay!  I have to say that I think my favorite part of this card is the Glossy Accents on dracula's hair to make it look sleek and shiny!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hope in Darkness

Me again, playing in my art journal. Another very cathartic layout for me, and another tissue alert for those that read this post.  I'll keep it brief.

Some 23 years ago, I began a job as a paralegal in a state youth and family services division. There  I met a gregarious woman name Trish.  It was obvious that Trish was opinionated, smart, and a LOT of fun!  We became quick friends, a friendship that would span over two decades.  A lot changed over those 20+ years.  I left that job, got married, had children, moved out of state,and started a new career.  During that time, our friendship remained constant.  It wasn't that we had to talk to each other every day, we would speak every couple of weeks, and make plans to get together and just enjoy each other's company.  She and her husband were family - heck, her husband is my daughter's Godfather, so you can see our lives were intertwined.

Trish retired and moved to the beach..a move she had talked about for years.  I spoke with her just a month ago, she was loving her beach life as much as always and we were trying to make plans to get down there.

Then I got the terrible news.  Trish had lung cancer.  I was devastated, my family was devastated. We prayed and waited for updates.  Unfortunately, less than a week after getting the diagnosis, she was gone.  Her poor heart was too weak to undergo any treatment.  I never got the final chance to tell her how much I loved her, how much she meant to me and my family and to thank her for being a part of my life.

I got that terrible news on Sunday and went upstairs and started on this page. I did it for Trish - she loved to garden and had quite the green thumb. I could spend hours writing about her, but it's still just too fresh.  She was such a fun person, had a big heart, and loved life.  My hope is she knows how much she meant to me!

Love you Trish!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New Art Journal Page

I've been MIA a bit while I prepared to take my son to college.  We successfully moved him in last Tuesday into a tiny, over occupied dorm room on the campus of Rochester Institute of Technology, he started classes yesterday, and I am now able to breathe just a little bit before my daughter starts high school.  Sigh, it never ends.

I decided to play around with Journal 52's week 35 prompt - Keys.  I picked out this awesome quote that says:

    "Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."  

Then I rummaged through my stamp sets since I knew I had a smiley face stamp.  I also found the key stamp and a great background stamp with lots of "happy" words on it.  Yes, I did stamp the "c" upside down in the word lock but I wasn't about to play with it to fix it.  I guess it just adds character!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 9, 2015


I am excited to share my third art journal page.  I used the Wings prompt from week 22 of Journal 52. There was no question what I would do for this one, but first, let me tell you a story (you may want to grab a tissue and be warned, it's long).

Back in March of 2014 my mother became ill and bedridden.  She had little to no strength and she spent her hours confined to her bedroom, scared and depressed.  The only thing that she found comfort in was watching the birds that were in the bushes outside her bedroom window.  We set up a bird feeder right outside her window so she could see all the different birds that would visit.  She particularly loved watching the Cardinals, and there were many!  I don't think there was a time when I was there that there wasn't a Cardinal in her feeder.  It was one of the few things that made her smile.

On June 27, 2014 my mother passed.  It was the darkest day of my life.  I began praying everyday that she would send me a sign that she was o.k.  The sign I asked for was a Cardinal in my own bird feeder since I never saw any in my feeder.  I figured if a Cardinal would just show up in my feeder I would know she was fine.  I watched my feeder constantly, but as the days turned into months, not a Cardinal was to be found.  I gave up hope.

The months went by and all the "firsts" came and went, I struggled through the first Thanksgiving, first Christmas, and my birthday, all without my mother.  My mom's birthday came up on February 28th and I was having a really tough time.  A very good friend of mine invited me to her house for some crafting and card making to keep my mind off things.  She had a beautiful craft room with lots of windows and a bird feeder that was attracting lots of turkeys that day.  At one point while I sat playing with some markers my friend said to me "is that a Robin?"  I turned around, and there it was, a beautiful red Cardinal staring at me through the window.  My heart swelled and I knew it was her, finally letting me know she was o.k.  The Cardinal only stayed for a brief moment.  But that was all I needed.

The months continued to fly by and I continued to get more and more depressed.  Going on with life without my mom was more difficult that I could have imagine.  She was the one person in the world I knew truly loved me.  I could tell her anything and she just had a way of listening, of caring, of commiserating.  Without her I felt alone and unloved.  In early May I had one of my darkest days. My friends rallied around me, trying to be supportive, but it was all I could do to stay afloat.  I sat on my couch, crying, wishing so bad to that I could talk to my mom.  And that's when I saw it.  The most beautiful red Cardinal, sitting in a branch near my bird feeder.  It was the first time I had EVER seen a Cardinal near my feeder.  I could almost feel her with me, telling me it would be o.k.  

So I pulled myself together and kept at it. Still missing her, but trying harder to move on.  I had some good distraction as my son graduated from high school in late May.  Of course the thought of sending him to college didn't help my all ready depressed state.  The anniversary of my mom's death came on a Saturday.  The day was  blur as I tried to keep myself busy.  I struggled through the day and looked forward to going to bed so I could ease the pain.

The next morning I sat in my recliner, being my usual depressed self.  My husband was sitting on the couch across from me when he mentioned a red bird was sitting in the tree.  I turned around and there it was, the Cardinal.  This time it stuck around for a bit, and had a friend with it.  They eventually flew off together.  I have a suspicion who the other one was, but that's a story for another time.

So that's my story.  Three dark days, three Cardinal sightings.  I believe in my heart that each time it was her, trying to reach out to me, trying to let me know it would be o.k.  I'm trying as best I can to do just that.

I'm impressed by anyone who's read this whole post.  So now you know the inspiration behind my journal page.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Trying Something New!

I have a confession to make.  I am a closet YouTube junkie.  I don't watch TV, but I watch lots of YouTube videos!  Whether it be about cardmaking, scrapbooking, cooking, or just for fun, I'm watching it.

Some of my favorite videos to watch are those on art journaling.  I never really considered myself an "artist" per se, just as someone who liked to play with paper!  So, I've been watching these art journaling videos for over a year, always saying to myself "you should try that one day", but then reminding myself I"m not an "artist", so why bother.

This past summer there was a #lovesummerart at YouTube and while viewing the videos I happened across Mike Deakin's video.  I loved it, watched some more of his videos, and then subscribed to his channel.  One night, while binge watching, I watched his Q&A video.  He talked about how he got into art journaling.  I guess he was like me, a binge watcher, until his partner gave him an art journal and told him to stop watching and start doing.

So, that night I told myself I was going to get myself an art journal and start playing.  Why not? A journal is something very personal.  If I dind't like what I did, I didn't have to share it, I could just shut the book and no one would know but me!

Off to ACMoore I went and purchased some supplies.  I already had my first entry in mind and I couldn't wait to get at it. It was fun getting messing, experimenting, and learning what worked and what didn't.  It was very therapeutic, which is just what I needed considering the hard time I am having coming to grips with my son leaving for college in just a few weeks. It should be no surprise then that my journal page would look like this:

So happy I stopped watching and DID!  Thanks Mike Deakin for giving me the inspiration.  

Friday, July 24, 2015


Halloween alert!

It's no secret that I love Halloween! So today I made my first Halloween Card of 2015 using the newest Cas(e) this Sketch challenge as my prompt!

This card came together fairly easily.  I embossed the front of the card using Tim Holtz "Cracked" embossing folder.  Then I used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive and Dusty Concord) to add some splotches in the background.  Added a glittered "Boo" from my stash, distressed the edges of the card with Vintage Photo, and it was done!

Is it October yet?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Passing the time.

I'm just passing the time until two big events occur in the coming months.

First, on August 18, I"ll be dropping my first  born off at college.  While I'm proud of his accomplishments and am sure he will thrive in his new surroundings, I'm apprehensive, scared, neurotic, weepy, etc..etc...etc.  It is my first born ya' know.

The other event I'm waiting for is Kathy Racoosin's third color challenge!  That won't begin until sometime in October, so I'll have dropped my son off and have recovered by then - or be heavily medicated.  Either way, I'll be ready to play!

In the meantime, I played with an older Penny Black set called Hello Friend .  I was shuffling through my stamps with the intent of just coloring.  When I happened upon this set, I knew it would be perfect for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Simply Sentimental Set.

Thanks for stopping by.  Feel free to leave comments on how I'm going to survive the college transition!

Monday, July 13, 2015

On time!

Last week I tried to play in Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Blog Challenge, but I was a little too late!  This week I was determined to make it on time, especially since the challenge was FURRY FRIENDS with a spotlight on Newton's Nook Designs.  Now, if you've read my blog before, you know I'm OBSESSED with Newton's Nook, so this one was an easy one for me.

I played with Newton's Holiday Hounds set, but I didn't make a Christmas Card.  This little hound looked like he was jumping for joy, so I used the Simply Sentimental set and made this a congratulations card!  Making the little guy's scarf yellow with white polka dots gives it a totally different feel!

Congrats to me for actually making it in on time this week!


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Last Minute Inspiration

I've been in a creative slump of late.  Seems like everything I try to do just doesn't come out the way my mind sees it.  So in an effort to get out of my slump I decided to peruse the web for some good challenges.  A good challenge is always a good kick in the pants for me.

So I came across Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  Wait, isn't it Tuesday?  Well I better get a move on!

So the theme was dots and they were spotlighting Art Impression Stamps.  I got plenty of them.  So off I went!

I pulled out this cute Beach Babes clear stamp set and started coloring.  After I colored the image I was at a loss as to what to do with it.  So I picked a sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog.  Sketch #262 to be exact.  Why not? And to make things even better, the challenge this week is to pick any past sketch to play with!  BONUS!

Even though I missed the deadline at Simon Says Stamp, I did get creative tonight which makes me happy!  Yeah me!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lazy Sunday

It's been a dreary couple of days here in PA.  Does't help with an already dark mood.  So I decided to do some coloring, and play along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #129.

Seemed simple enough right?

Well, I had another design in mind that I started playing with last night.  Took me 5 attempts to get it right.  When it was finally done and I was staring at it I decided I wasn't going to upload it for this challenge since I wasn't completely happy.  Then this Tiddly Inks Image popped into my brain and I knew IT was the perfect one for this sketch!  This card I was able to complete on my FIRST attempt and I was quite happy with the result!  

The sentiment is right!  Hang in there! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


For today's card I decided to play with Sweet Sunday's Sketch Challenge #274.  I loved the simple design of this sketch!  The possibilities were endless.

I originally thought I was going to use a flower as the accent piece instead of the star and use some nice floral paper.  As you can see, that's NOT how it turned out!  After looking through my papers I decided I needed to make a more masculine card.  Patriotic themed paper is always appropriate for the men in your life.  Still thinking I was going to use a circle accents, I searched through my stamps and my embellishments. I found a package of star and gem Christmas ornament stickers from Jolee's Boutique.  It was my lucky day.   To pick up on the gold accent of the star, I gold embossed the cardstock beneath the pattern paper.  Added banner and voila', the perfect male card!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Summer

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than with......a Christmas Card?!

Since I'm playing in The Daily Marker's 30 Day Color Challenge 2 I've been searching through my digital and clear stamps in order to find fun images that inspire me to color.  While searching, I came across this caroling cutie by Tiddly Inks and, even though it's June, decided to color her. Did I ever mention that I have a Tiddly Inks obsession?  Anyway, since she came out so cute, she HAD to go immediately onto a card.  the Music Border Die I picked up on clearance at C.C. Designs was the perfect accent for this card.

Have a Merry Summer!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Love is....

I decided to play along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge this week.  Sketch #273 has a nice big panel on it which I though would be perfect to do some stamping on!  So I dusted off this old Stampin' Up stamp set, got my stamp positioner out and started stamping.  Love the bright, happy colors in the American Crafts #Summer paper pad and felt it perfect for this card.  Some sequins from Close to My Heart finishes it up!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

So it's been awhile.....

The end of the school year is always hectic in this house.  This year was even more hectic as my son prepared for graduation.  There was prom, finals and graduation activities to get ready for.  My head was spinning and so were my emotions.  Then, exactly a week before graduation, I tore a hamstring in my leg that left me in pain and incapacitated for quite a few days.  Somehow I managed to keep my emotions in check and hobbled my way through the graduation activities this past Saturday.

So, the timing for Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Challenge and I dove right in.  It's perfect therapy for the frazzled mom and helps keep my mind of the fact that he's leaving for college in just two months. And for my leg as I can sit at the table with my leg up and color away!

For the second day of this challenge, I decided to go WAY out of my comfort zone  and not only color some images, but to create my own background with my Spectrum Noir Markers as well.  Of course since it's summer, I used images from Tiddly Inks; Wryn's Beach Bonanza.  The "Life's a Beach" sentiment from Art Impressions Clear Stamp set Beach Babes.

Now if I could only find a Pina Colada and a Cabana Boy I'd be set for the summer!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunny Day

I think I need a Tiddly Inks 12 step program!

My newest card is a shaker card using Wryn Sunny Day digital stamp. I love sunflowers so this image was quite fun to color.  I colored Wryn with my Spectrum Noir color pencils and the large flower I used my markers. I think it makes the perfect shaker box. Fussy cutting Wryn was a bit challenging but I was happy with the final outcome.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cupcake Diet!

Now that winter is finally over, it's time to get rid of those extra pounds that somehow seemed to creep on during the long, harsh, cold winter.  So what better way to diet than with cupcakes?

OK, not really, but I did use this cute little cupcake image from Newton's Nook Designs Love a la Carte set to participate in their Inky Paws Challenge #20 - Sketch Challenge  I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it and knew I HAD to play with it.

So here is my bright and happy card, complete with a no calorie cupcake!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Oh ship!

So I was tasked (again) with making a card for a co-worker's birthday. No big deal, right? Except, it's a male co-worker.  So my "cutsie" girl and animal images weren't quite going to work.  So I had to put on my thinking cap!

I dug through my stamps and found this great stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

Even though I didn't technically forget his birthday, I figured the ship was a great masculine image. Using the sketch #267 from Sweet Sunday Sketch as my inspiration this card came together quickly and easily.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Quickie and a Freebie

Did you know that Tiddly Inks releases a free digital image every week?

Well, now you do.  Here's a couple of cards I created with Annie, an adorable freebie at Tiddly Inks. She is just too stinkin' cute with those curls!

One image I colored with my Spectrum Noir markers, and the other with Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I loved how both had completely different feels!

Since the image colored with markers was so bright and vivid, I chose a pattern paper just a vivid and fun.  The sentiment come from Newton's Nook Design's Simply Sentimental stamp set.  A few sequins give the card that extra touch.

Coloring the same image with colored pencils gave it a softer feel, so I decided to make a soft rainbow water colored wash to mount her on.  Gives her a completely different feel! Such a versatile image!

Can't wait to see that this week's freebie is! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

If at first you don't succeed....

A few months back Tiddly Inks was looking for DT members and I threw my hat in the ring.  While I didn't get picked, I still enjoy me some Tiddly Inks, and if you peruse my posts you'll find quite a few cards made with Tiddly Inks Images.  OK, so I'm obsessed, but  just a little.  So far there are no restraining orders against me, so my obsession will continue.

SOOOOO, now Tiddly Inks is having another DT call, and I decided to try again!  Why not, right?  Who can resist these images?  I certainly can't!

The image I used in this first card is a clear stamp called Beary Sweet - Wryn's Panda.  I incorporated lots of different techniques and details in this card.  First, I embossed a piece of 5 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Then I inked up a piece of watercolor paper with  the Hero Arts Cling Stamp Leaf and Floral  Background stamp and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  After it was set, I used a watercolor resist technique using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I set that to dry and stamped Wryn on another piece of watercolor paper and the panda on white Crafter's Companion cardstock.  I watercolored Wryn with my Fantasia premium Watercolor Pencils and highlighted my water coloring with my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils.

I really didn't want to color the panda, but wanted to add some dimension somehow.  So I dug through my stash of embossing powders and pulled out a bottle of white Flock that I've had for YEARS (I actually may have still been in my 30's when I bought it!  LOL).  So a applied the flock to the Panda and Wryn's hat to make them "fuzzy".  Some black Stickles on the eyes and ears of the Panda and Wryn's Panda hat and it was done.

I assembled the card and added some flowers and some twine to add a "organic" details.  So cute!

Or course I had to make a second card...well..because I could!

I wanted a touch of whimsy for this card so I used an older, I believe retired, digital stamp called "Smoochy"  Smoochy was the second purchase I ever made from Tiddly Inks WAAAAY back in 2013! Anyway, I printed Smoochy out twice and colored her lips with my Spectrum Noir Markers and cut them out.  I added some shimmer to her lips with my Wink of Stella.  

So since I wanted this card to have a fun feel, I put these cut out lips on an action wobbler and attached it the the rest of the image. And because no self respecting woman would leave the house without at least some lip gloss, I added some Liquid Glass to her lips.  So fun!

Smooches and good luck to everyone applying to the Tiddly Inks DT call, especially me! 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Good Friday

So I did this card on Sunday, but I'm just now getting to post it.  I made it to submit to Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paw Challenge #19 and then I hemmed and hawed all week deciding if I was going to post it.  Note to self, you should work on your indecisiveness!

The challenge was to use watercolors, and since I had been playing along with The Daily Marker's 30 Day Color Challenge, I played a lot with my watercolors.  For this card, I decided to watercolor with my Faber Castell gelatos!  I love how creamy and vibrant the colors are and how well they mix when you add water.  Of course since I'm so SICK of winter, I decided to go with a beach scene for this card using the Flirty Flamingos set.  The picture doesn't quite show it, but the inner tube and the balloon are accented with Wink of Stella and Liquid Glass.    So fun!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools!

Yesterday Mother Nature pulled an early April Fools prank.

It snowed.

I know, what else is new, right?

It was kind of pretty.....

Big flakes were falling from the sky....

This was the view from my craft area:

As pretty as it is, I'm done!

Last week I ordered this great stamp set from Crafter's Companion from HSN.  I love the Rock a Blocks!  What a great system for stamping.  Everything I stamped came out perfectly! I can't recommend these blocks enough.  The two stamp sets included were breathtaking, and since I'm longing for spring, I decided to play with the Lily stamp. For inspiration I used this week's sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge blog:
I colored the Lily with my  Spectrum Noir markers and cut it out.  I replaced the circle in the sketch with the Lily, making it the focal point of this card.  

I think tonight I'll make a winter card.  Maybe then spring will actually arrive!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting Inky

I've been having a great month playing along with The Daily Marker's 30 day color challenge.  I've learned a lot from Kathy Racoosin the last few weeks, and she certainly has inspired me. So when I saw this week's sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I knew I needed a background that popped and knew I was gonna' get inky doing it!

I broke out my Kaleidacolor Dy Ink pad *(Calypso) and my water color paper and got "groovy" for this card using the Peace Sign stamp set from Inkadinkadoo.   I embossed the peace signs in white embossing powder first, then watercolored the paper using pink, yellow, and red inks in the Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I kept layer on colors until I was happy with the blend, then added water droplets to give it more texture.  A final layer of Tattered Angels glimmer mist and the background was complete. However, it took me a couple tries to stamp the scripted peace sentiment from Stampin' Up since I kept smearing it!  UGH....after a couple tries my fingers looked like this:

I kept trying and finally got the sentiment without the smear, assembled the card and now all is groovy!

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tiddly Binge

I've been binging on Tiddly Inks this past week so I figure I'd share!

First card was made with the Fairy Happy Day Clear Stamp

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What a fun image to color.  I added lots of little details with my white gel pen.

Next I played with the Cloud 9 stamp set.  Love this cutie!

And finally, I played with Hello Pet.  This was challenging as I was trying to practice coloring hair.  I was pretty happy with how it turned out.  

Is it a bad thing to binge on Tiddly Inks?  I don't think so!