Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rustic-Style Thinking of You ~ with Video Tutorial

Good morning, everyone!
How are you all today?
Yesterday after work I got a chance to play with some new inks,
the Memento Luxe by Tsukineko, and boy are they fabulous!
Not only do they stamp beautifully on paper,
they also work on a number of surfaces from wood to fabric!

I chose to try them out on a bit of canvas.

from Crafter's Companion and even filmed a video tutorial.
Click the bottom right to watch it on YouTube 
and don't forget to subscribe and leave me a comment!
I reached 1,000 subscribers earlier this week 
and I'm gearing up for a big giveaway!

I hope you enjoy it.
Have an awesome day!

Monday, August 26, 2013

With All my Love, Soufflé

Happy Monday, everyone!
Are you getting back into the swing of the new school year?
Hard to believe that summer is already over.

I had my last picnic of the summer on Saturday
with my writers group -- always love spending time with
those amazing, insightful, wonderful people!
One of my friends there actually ordered a batch of 20 cards
from me, which was awesome!

Here's one that I made for her:

I used the Soufflé the Duck stamp from Popcorn The Bear "Someone Special"
and a sentiment from Party Paws "Flowers From Bamboo".
I colored it in with Spectrum Noirs 
BT2, OR1, CT4, CT2, DG3, CG1, and CG2

I think it's sweet!
I hope you do too. :)

Have a great day!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bamboo ... Just for you

Happy Friday, everyone!
Are you excited? I know I am!
Yesterday was my kids first day back to school and today is my day off,
and the first chunk of time I have had ALL BY MYSELF since 
school let out at the beginning of last June!

I am super stoked.
I am going to get an extra large mocha and read a book,
wander through the local craft stores, 
and just enjoy those couple hours all by my lonesome. 
I mean, I love my kids, but a Mama needs ME time too, you know? 
Keeps her sane! ;)

Anyway, before I head out I wanted to share this card with you:

I used an adorable stamp called Party Paws "Bamboo"
from Crafter's Companion and colored him with my Spectrum Noirs
BG1, BG2, BG4, BG6, BG8, BT2, BT4, CT2, CT4, 
BP2, BP6, CG1, CG2, and PP1
My sentiment is from Angelica & Friends "Grace".

I hope you like it!

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Bird and Berries

Hey all!
Today I'm here with another new release from Crafter's Companion.
The fabulous Sheena Douglass has come out with a line that I know
is going to excite a lot of you -- called A Little Bit Magical.
This range has four sets with lots of fun images that give a nod toward
Merlin, Harry Potter, and all things medieval and magical.

And it's got some nature images as well, like this bird from the set "Honesty."

I colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers in colors:
 BT1, BT2, BT4, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CR8, CR11, DR7, BG2, BG4, and BG6
I hope you like it!
Head on over to the Crafter's Companion store to check out the whole line!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #64

Good Monday Morning!

Special thanks to the wonderful folks at Simon Says Stamp 
for sponsoring us with a $25 gift card to our winner.

Simon Says Stamp

Here's my card:

I distressed my background using Evergreen Bough, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint,
and Vintage Photo Distress Inks, and then black heat embossed the little foxes
from Lawn Fawn's new Into The Woods stamp set and colored them in with
Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and a water brush.
Added a little twine and a wooden button and called it a day. :)

I hope you like it!

Please head over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
and check out the other amazing DT samples.
And don't forget to play along!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thinking of You

Hey there, ladies!

Popping in with another card today.
This one is using a sentiment from the set

I distressed a tag, and used papers from the Carte Bella "So Noted" 6x6.
I love patterns like this that do most of the work for you!
May Arts ribbon, a little twine and a button and my card was complete!

Hope you like it!

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Let's Catch Up and a winner

Have you played along with the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge?
If not, August might be the month to join in!
This month our challenge is all about critters,
and who doesn't love some sweet, adorable critters?

Here's my card:

I used the Mulberry Wood "Tea For Two" stamp set.
Isn't it darling? I just love that kitty and mouse 
and the beautiful table set for tea time.

I colored it with my Spectrum Noir pens in the following colors:
BG1, BG2, BG4, BT1, BT2, BT4, EB2, PP3, 
CT1, CT2, CR8, CR11, DR7, IG1, IG2, TB1

I hope you'll head over and play along!

By the way, the winner of my Barkley stamp set giveaway was 
I've contacted her via email already.
Congratulations, Teresa!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #63

Hello there! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #63!

This round we are being sponsored by the wonderful Simon Says Stamp,
who have generously donated a $25 gift certificate to our winner.
Thanks, Simon!

Simon Says Stamp

I have to confess, one layer cards are super challenging for me,
but I managed to come up with a sweet little scene that I'm proud of.

Happily Ever After and colored it with my Spectrum Noirs.

But in the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit
that this card didn't stay one layer for long.
I was on my way to my cousin's wedding and the card just seemed
to simple for such a special occasion. 

So I cut it apart and turned it into this:

Which version do you prefer?

Thanks so much for stopping by,
and don't forget to check out the other amazing creations
from the DT girls at the Lawnscaping blog.

I hope you'll play along!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Lawn Fawn Feature ~ Savanna Sunset

Hello there!
Today I am super excited to be featured over on the Lawn Fawn blog.
I hope you'll head over and check it out!
But before you go, here's a sneak peek of my card:

I was inspired by THIS PIN on Pinterest.
If you don't already follow me, check out the icon in my sidebar.
I pin TONS of inspiration for cards, art journaling, mixed media, 
DIY, home decor, recipes, and so much, much more!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have an amazing day!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Hey everyone!
Today I have something extra special for you all --

In honor of my second term on the amazing Crafter's Companion
Design Team, I'm giving away a free stamp set.
I picked out my favorite one, Special Friend, from the new Barkley line.
Check it out in the store, the first sample card on the sidebar is mine. :)

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is leave me a comment
on this post by Sunday, August 4th at 11:59 PM EST,
telling me what your favorite Crafter's Companion stamp set is.
There's so many awesome ones to choose from!
I'll pick a winner at random.

By the way, ALL the DT girls are giving away their favorite stamp set
this week, so for more chances to win, visit their blogs as well.
They're an incredible group of crafters and I'm privileged to work with them.

Have an amazing day!


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