Saturday, February 5, 2011

Entering Another Challenge

Hi everyone!

I have to thank Lin for this one. She doesn't know it, but she inspired me to enter the challenge over on the Flourishes blog this week. I love this challenge photo and cannot wait to see the little spring flowers popping up out of the snow!

Isn't that a gorgeous picture!? I was inspired to take it quite literally, as I happen to have a Flourishes Crocus stamp. I water colored the background panel with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks. The Crocus was stamped several times and colored with Copics. I then added Frosted Lace Stickles for the snow.

The small, dark image over to the right is a litte ladybug. Tough to tell in the photo. This was one of the first stamps I used when learning how to use Copics, so it was such fun coloring this image again!

Thanks for coming by! Hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable! :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge

Happy Friday! (Love this day of the week!)

When I saw the Get Sketchy, Scrappy Saturday Challenge over on the Wee Memories blog, I wanted to play along right away! This sketch is so sweet!

Well, it's taken me all week to finally get around to playing with it and this is what I came up with.

I used my favorite color combo and thought it would be fun to use a really bright green. I haven't inked up the Hero Arts Dots and Flowers in so long. . .way too long. . .I love that stamp! I stamped it in a light pink and clear embossed. The white, Hero Arts flowers and sentiment tag were distressed with bright green also. The heart is from the Heart Trio cling set, stamped on a piece of acetate, then layered onto some striped pink cardstock. I was just going to stamp it directly onto the striped paper but I wanted it to have some shine. I layered the whole panel onto some Doodlebug Petite Prints, polka dotted paper, before adhering it to the card base.

I'm also entering this into the Hero Arts February challenge which has a theme of love or friendship.

Thanks for coming by today! I really appreciate it! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Another quick post tonight.

There's a new challenge over on the Hero Arts blog that includes the kissing technique. I must admit, I've never used this technique and was excited to give it a try. After several attempts with a variety of stamps, I finally ended up with a card I like.

I inked up the Branch Background cling stamp with Memories Green Dye Ink, then used Memento Tuxedo Black on the Friend Definition. I "kissed" the two stamps together, then stamped the Branch Background onto white cardstock. The beautiful butterfly is one of several that my friend Sue from New Zealand sent to me. Thank you, Sue! Love them all! I added three white pearls to the body. The Hero Arts sentiment is a little wood stamp from 2004 called, Smile Moments.

I am planning on taking some photos of my little floral department just before Valentine's Day. It looks quite red, pink and festive! I want to wait until we get all the roses in to show you what it looks like. . .only wish I could share the wonderful aroma too! Stay tuned. . .

Thanks for coming by! Hope the rest of your week is wonderful! :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Another try at the PDCC

Just a quick post before heading to bed. I love this color combo and wanted to make one more card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge. I used the Fabulous Flourish and just added some purple punched butterflies that were also stamped with La Lettre. I found the big tear drop shaped gems in my stash and thought they were perfect to use for the butterflies' bodies. Then I added a few Hero Hues purple gems to finish off the card. The sentiment is from a Flourishes set.

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope your week is off to a good start. We are getting 5 to 8 more inches of snow today/tonight and our total so far this year is 60 inches! The average by this time of year is usually around 34. You all know just how I feel about shoveling, so I won't say anymore. . . .Really can't wait for Spring. . . .*SIGH*