Saturday, December 17, 2016

Blog Hop December 2016
Blog hop inspiration

I love Bottle Brush Trees as I have several I've collected over the years. So, this was easy to come up with Joyful Christmas. I used the cake plate from Bakers Dozen and stenciled the background with diagonal and polka dots.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Make it Monday Ombre Cluster Stamping

I tried finding something besides flowers for this challenge and since we are into Fall I chose the new Autumn Pumpkins. I then stenciled the background with the Garden Gate leaf stencil. For the sentiment I used the So Thankful from the Paper Clippings : Thankful for You. I did cut out one of the pumpkins and glittered it. My Inks were Orange Zest, Canyon clay and Terracotta Tile. Ripe Avocado for the background paper and stems. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Create Along With Us Challenge:

I loved Danielle Flanders note card with the writing as the background. Here is my version.

I used the Noted Scalloped Square and for the writing I used It's a Thought and the XOXO was a fill in from Think Big Favorites #11. The flower is from Bitty Bouquets. I thought it was such a sweet enclosure gift card all tied up with a string!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Make it Monday #257: Sentiment Strip Grounding

Lexi used a strip under objects with sentiments to ground it.  I used Tea For Two and Tea for Two Additions for the teapot and cups.  I used duct tape on cardstock to cut out the shapes. The tiny flowers and hearts were from Flipping Out. and I cut the scallops with a border I had.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Polly and Barb

Our final hour- we did it! What Fun!

SAF: Color Blocking

We tried Andy Warhol's color blocking with his famous soup cans. The sentiment fit perfectly and is from Rainbow Greetings by MFT. 

SAF: Watercolor like a Master

We used Mums the Word for this project. I love to watercolor this way as it's much easier and I liked Kay's idea of using two colors on the flowers. I would definitely try this again. 

SAF: Pointillism Play

Heather showed us how to create an image only using dots- many, many dots! It works best on a stamp with lots of space. I used the new awning frame, Graceful Greetings and Thr Skinny for the sentiments. The stamp is Year of the Flower - Violets. 

SAF: Mastering Drips and Splatters:

Lizzie taught us various ways to apply Drips and Splatters the Jackson Pollack way. It makes for an interesting background for sure. 

SAF: Masterpiece Inspiration With The Team:

I chose Melissa's Warren Kimble as my inspiration as I used to be a rep and sold a lot of his art work in calendars. The simplicity of his work to go along with the Primitive decor was very eye appealing to me. These are also some of my favorite colors. The new pineapple was so perfect for this. 

SAF: Floral Impressionism

Melissa taught us a whole new way of inking and embossing lots of layers to look impressionistic. I always love her many layers and thought process. I pretty much stuck to the book on this one. 

SAF Gilded in Gold 10:00 challenge

Danielle's challenge was what I was waiting for as I always wanted to use the liquid leaf. It was a piece of cake! I love how fast it dries. I will definitely use it again. Thanks Danielle!

SAF 8AM Starry Night

I used the technique Amy suggested using color blending then water color paints. I used the new Inspired  Prayer sentiments. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

SAF  Challenge one:

This AM challenge was to use one of the Masterpiece color combos. I chose Date in the Park. I wouldn't probably have picked those colors but I do like the finished product. That's what I love about Stamp-A-Faire - it makes you stretch your horizons. 

Friday night SAF - 1st card most proud

I love MacKenzie Childs and try to incorporate some checks in my cards. I used  the checks from On the Farm a stamp set called Topiary Trio both from PTI.. The sentiment is also from Topiary Trio. .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Blog Hop: July 2016

I used Bloomers from PTI for the flowers and Leave It Be for the leaves. I needed smaller centers so I used the tiny star like dots from Birthday Cheer. I also used the stencil from PTI called Modern Background. The white background die is from Tag Sale Quilted.  It's pretty combo.
The Hello cut from gold paper is from Eliz. Craft Designs.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Heat Wave Embossing Class:

I used a grid stencil from Simon Says and Spring Rain ink from PTI. The stamp is Peonies on Parade and the Sentiment is from Don't Forget to Write both from Papertrey Ink. I copic colored the peonies then clear embossed them as well as the leaves. I cut two "Sendings" to stabilize it and then used Jennifers trick to emboss the word by sticking it to some paper tape on a card. It worked great.
I've learned lots of tricks so far, keep out the good work. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MIM: Reverse Stenciling

I used a stencil I had in my stash along with Don't Forget to Write Market Kit.
The butterfly was from Color Pop Butterflies.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Make it Monday : Shadowing with Copics

I use the same Tulip Time as Danielle did and another cut out word from my stash.  I can't see the shadowing very well in this picture but it's there.
I stenciled the paper with a checkerboard stencil from MFT.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Make it Monday Challenge: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts

I used Bitty Butterflies as I see a few others have too. The butterflies lend themselves to the gradient look. The sentiment is from Rainbow Greetings by My Favorite Things..

Monday, May 23, 2016

Make it Monday: Masked Backgrounds
I used the Make It Market stencil for the background, the clouds and the word "Sunshine". I used the word"Sending" from the Don't forget To Write Kit and the "love" came from my stash -Taylored Expressions (Pockets and Pages).
I love blending and the Elmers spray glue really helps placing delicate words.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PTI Blog Hop May 2016:

Blog hop inspiration

I loved the pastels in the Picture and of course had to put out PTI's Summer Sweetness.
I used glossy accents to cover the popsicles  and the So Happy sentiment from Color Pop Butterflies kit. The Polka Dots are from Day Dreamer. 

Friday, May 13, 2016


I loved what Nichole did with the micro pen and defining the letters so I tried it..It works pretty well.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Make it Monday: Score Lines

Laurie had some really good ideas on how to use score lines. I decided to frame my sentiment by putting two lines above and below the Celebrate (from PTI Birthday Cheer) and I used flowers from Nostalgic Notions Market Kit. I used a vellum panel over some Hibiscus checks.  I think I will use them more often now as they really add to the white space.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Make It Monday Challenge:

Since my PTI hasn't yet arrived, I improvised and used the You've Been Framed Diamond die, Background Text, Flowers from Color Pop and some that I had stashed, and the Celebrate from Birthday Cheer.  I sure do better blending over heat embossing than on plain paper!  Cute challenge.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Today PTI challenged us to make a card to Thank the Staff:

I used the Doodlie-Do stamp set and colored it with Copics. I then Zentangled the rest of the card, It's so much fun to Zentangle (controlled doodling) - very relaxing. Anyway, this is a Thank You card to the amazing staff at PTI where I can't imagine all they have to do to get organized and get out all the orders, I really appreciate them and I've worked with them for several years. They're the best!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PTI Challenge- Inspired by Amy's card

I was inspired by Amy Sheffers design with the stencil background and the scalloped frames from Tag Sale #10. I used the seasonal stitched bird and the new Lovely Lady inks to use on a stencil I had in my stash.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day 5 Watercolor Class

I used PTI stamp Beautiful Brushstrokes as a guide as my free form sucks! The Sentiment is from PTI One Big Happy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Online Class on Water Coloring:
  Pears were from PTI Fruit Vision. Drawn first then wetting the paper and dropping in the pigment color. The Sentiment is from the PTI outlined.