Friday, January 3, 2014

Yummy Pink and Green

Hi there!

If you know me at all, you know I love the combination of pink and green. These two colors are just so pretty together, don't ya think? Anyway, I've got two cards to share today. The first one is very simple and uses a gorgeous rose stamp which I received from my secret Santa, Sally.

I colored the rose with watercolor pencils, cut it out, mounted it to the card base with dimensional adhesives and added some dashed lines with a white gel pen. The small, adorable sentiment was also from Sally. Thank you, Sally! ♥

My second card uses the beautiful, new die from Simon Says Stamp called, Clustered Leaves. It's a huge die and so fun to play with! 

I also used their Small Love You die. I cut it out five times and layered it up for some dimension. The leaves were cut several times too, from the mint green and pink cardstocks, and also from vellum. I love the softness from overlaying the vellum! I couldn't help but add a bit of shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.

It's been bitter cold here lately. Our temps have been down right scary-cold and they say it's gonna be even colder by the beginning of next week - yikes!  When I woke up this morning, our temp was -13 below zero and windy. With the windchill, they say it was -25 below zero! I must admit though - I would rather have the cold air than the huge amounts of snow that some of my friends are getting in other parts of the country. Here's hoping the rest of winter goes by REALLY fast!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope it's warmer where you are! ♥

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Favorite Cards of 2013

Hey there!

It's New Year's Eve and I thought I had better get this post up before 2014 begins! I've chosen some of my favorite creations from this past year to share with you. 

In the last 12 months, I fell even more in love with card making and also found a love for mixed media and art journaling. Here are my faves shown in chronological order.

Remember how much we all LOVED the Leafy Vines stamp from Hero Arts? YUM!

                          This one was inspired by Shari Carroll (I think she's amazing!) 


                                      The Painted Flower from Hero Arts was another fave this year.

                                          I created this one for my son David's 18th birthday.

                                               Another card inspired by Shari Carroll.

 This optical illusion card was created using two of the Simon Says Stamp, Full Card Hexagons Dies, and layering them together to make the cubes.

                This one was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's card in the online class, Summer Card Camp 2.

                                                  LOVE this WPlus9 stamp and die set!

 This is very special to me. It's page one in my Art Journal. It was my first try at mixed media and I fell in love!

                          Here's a double page in my Art Journal. I really love how this one turned out!

                    So fun to use splatter on cards, and this Hero Arts butterfly has always been a fave!

                        I love how easy it is to create an impact with this Simon Says Stamp stencil set.

                 It's always so exciting when Simon Says Stamp comes out with new stamps and dies!

                                  More Mixed Media - this time on a canvas block from Tim Holtz.

           This is my favorite Christmas card created this year, using Simon Says Stamp dies and stencil.

                                                          Mixed Media on a card - love!

                        This wonderful stamp and die set from WPlus9 was definitely a fave this year!

Yup, another card inspired by the amazing Shari Carroll - what would I do without her? :)

                           Getting inky has always made me happy, so I leave you with this last one.

If you're still reading this, thank you! I know it was a long post.

I want to also thank each and every one of you for the visits, comments, support, encouragement and inspiration over the last year! I love this amazing hobby of ours! ♥♥♥

Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! Here's to lots more creativity in 2014!