Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Magical Christmas

 Christmas time is here!

I am, as always, late with the cards for family and friends, but never too late for card challenges!

Today I am joining with a Christmas card I made for a friend of mine who's a musician. I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch for my project.

The merry word is cut out of shimmery card stock (it's hard to tell by the picture) to give it that festiveness.

I hope you like it!

Merry christmas!

Stamps: Altenew(Thanksgiving), 
Paper: Recollections(kraft, beige, copper), 
Dies: PTI
Ink: Versafine (black),Recollections (chestnut)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections),pencils, ribbonSize: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Geometrical throw down

I'm joining in today with a very CAS holiday card. I got the color idea from the Color Throwdown challenge and the multiple hexagons are a result of the challenge over at the Simon Says blog.

Stamps: PTI 
Tools: (hexagon)
Paper: Recollections(olive, white, gray, yellow, blue)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Simon says-trio-tactic

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Post Thanksgiving post

For some of us who work on all major holidays everything is a day off(either before or after). In that tradition -here's MY Thanksgiving card!

I'm joining the Color Q challenge.

Stamps: TPCStudio (Autumn Harvest)Studio112, Inkadinkado
Ink: s.e.i.(cayenne,cumquats), Versafine(black)
Accessories:  watercolors, pencils
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving! (For real)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

President Obama did his final turkey pardoning today, so I was inspired to create something in the same line.

The little baby turkey is a downloadable image I bought from Etsy. Sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and Thanksgiving theme from the Card Concept. Simple recipe-delicious card (no pun intended)

Stamps: Inkadinkado(Thanksgiving), 
Downloadable image:  Drawn by Krista
Paper: Recollections(white, kraft, beige, orange), 
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections),pencils
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is in the air!

So I created this classy and elegant card for the occasion and to join the Card Concept Challenge.

I started with a lot of different stamps (that I've had forever and never used them) being piled up in a collage. Thanks to the Retro Rubber blog I am now going through a lot of old stamps and rediscovering them (or remember why I bought them on first place). Then I watercolored and penciled and that's the final result. The inspiration came from the Sunday stamps blog. I'm also joining the Simon Says Wednesday challenge

Paper: Recollections(white,orange)
Stamps: TPCStudio (Autumn Harvest)Studio112, Inkadinkado
Ink: s.e.i.(cayenne,cumquats), Versafine(black)
Accessories:  watercolors, pencils
SIze: 4 1/4" x 5  1/2"

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Election day Art

Hello again!

There is nothing better to do while following how election night unfolds than to craft!
Here's my final product!

I tried something new this time. I inked the background with orange and rust (they translated a little bit yellow and orange on the photo, oh well!) and tried to splatter a few water drops for  a different effect.... i had a rough time-my water didn't want to splatter. Anyhow, somehow, that's what I got! I used the Retro Sketch for guidance and the Color Throwdown palette. And-no stamps!

Paper: Recollections(white,vellum), 
Pattern paper 
Ink: s.e.i. (cumquat, cayenne)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), wood chips (American craft)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Thinking of You Concept

It's the WEEKEND! Woooooohooo!

I am joining in today with a very clean and very simple card. 

The inspirational photo from the Card Concept stole my heart and I had to play. I got a box with new pencils (a doodle box lol) and I was eager to put them to use. I grabbed the classic sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and while I was debating what my sentiment should be, SimonSays blog came to the rescue, so it turned out to be a thinking of you card.

Stamps: Verve(Thinking of You), 
The Rubbernecker(Cala Lillies)

Paper: Recollections(white, kraft), 
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections),twine, 
Comic markers( V01,RV00,G82,YG03,YG63), pencils
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Retro Trick or Treat

Halloween is just around the corner!

Which means that, as always, I'm way behind on prepping goodie bags for my nephews. And that includes fun cards. Because I'm the FUN Aunt :)

I came up with this card, which will go to my friend's little girl. (So my problem with the Nephews still stand!I better get moving!!!LOL!)

I have this adorable goth angel of Death (I think..) that was a downloadable image from BugabooStamps. I stamped it on a pre-cut Tag, watercolored it and incorporated it in the Retro Sketch. I borrowed the idea for the colors from the Color Q challenge blog. And there you have it!

How creepy adorable is she!

Stamps: Inkadinkado(Trick or Treat)
Paper: Recollections(white, rusty orange), 
Pattern paper (DEWV-Fall and Halloween)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections, 
My mind's Eye), washi tape, Ribbon(American craft)
Downloadable image: Bugaboo Stamps
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Let's have lunch!

 Yep! That's what's going on today!

But just because I'm dragging my feet that doesn't mean my hands are not working. I can still participate in challenges! So, here it goes!

I used the fabulous color cue from the Color Throwdown challenge blog and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. And Coffee is not only in high demand today, but it's also the code word for  the Addicted to CAS challenge. So, what more can you ask for?  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Happy Wednesday Everybody!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I'm slammed with work this days, so I am trying to create some cards ahead of time...

I started with the sketch from the Retro sketch Challenges and used the color cue offered by the Just Us Girls. A quick frame die framed one of my sentiments and also qualified me for the Happy Little Stampers challenge.

The result- this eclectic modern hash-tag hip of a card.

I hope you like it!

 Stamps: PTI(Happy trails), Heidi Swapp (Grateful)
Paper: Recollections(white, rusty orange), 
Pattern paper (PTI-Montly moments)
Tools: Hero Arts(Planner)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections, 
My mind's Eye)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Friday, October 14, 2016

Sending Hugs

It's Friday! Yay!

I made this card for a dear friend of mine, who's going through some rough time. I hope she enjoys it!

I used the color challenge from the Sunday Stamps blog. Couple stamps, a lot of water-coloring and here's the result.

Stamps: Heartfelt Creations(Twining clematis), PTI(Big Hugs)
Paper: Recollections(brown, white,vellum
Ink: Versafine (black), Recollections (chestnut)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), watercolors
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Boo! It's Halloween!

IT's Halloween time!

I'm joining in today with this oh, lets face it, not so spooky card(in spite of the CASology blog challenge LOL).

The color combo came from the ColorQ Challenge Blog. The sketch is all Freshly made Sketches and the Halloween theme-that's the Paper Players Gals. I have to admit I got so inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog that I'm digging out some old stamps and showing them some love. The Flying bats is a $1 stamp that I got from Michael's about 2 or 3 years ago and somehow never used it. And it' s a pretty cool one!

Stamps: Hampton Art(October31), Craftsmart (Flying bats)
Paper: Recollections(black,orange) , Pattern paper (My mind's eye)
Ink: Versafine (black)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), washi tape, ribbon
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blue Magnolias

Happy Middle of the week everyone!

I am joining today with my new card creation . I hope you enjoy it!

I really liked the color combo the Gals at the ColorThrowdown Challenge blog are offering so I had to play. And while I was debating on the focal point The Retro Rubber Challenge Blog came to the rescue and suggested something old. Well, why not?! I have had this stamp for good over 3 years- I bought it at a scrapbook expo and somehow I never used it. Well, today was the day! I followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday and VoilA! Happy Birthday Mom! (Good thing is she doesn't follow my blog so it will still be a surprise!) And of course, it's been so long that I used my watercolors, so they all dried out! But I was determined to do a watercolor or something g similar, so I used water-ink-coloring. I must say I'm pretty pleased with the result.

Stamps: PTI(Borders and Corners), The rubbernecker(Magnolias)
Paper: Recollections(white, craft) , Pattern paper (Fancy Pants-Park bench)
Ink: VersaInk (black), Studio G (Grey, olive, blue)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Fusion Throwdown Challenge

Happy Sunday and Happy Game Day!

I took a break from cleaning/ watching the games to make something cute and fun. Here it is!

I started by using the sketch portion from the Fusion challenge and combined it with the Color Throwdown Challenge Palette. Very quick and easy. 

CTD # 409

Stamps: PTI(Swoosh, Polka Dot Basics)
Paper: Recollections(kraft, yellow
Ink: Memento (black)Recollections (chestnut)
Accessories: Pearl stickers (Recollections), flower  sticker(Me &My big Ideas)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"