Saturday, May 18, 2019

Love You to the Moon and Back


This is a set that I had on my Wish List forever,
because it was always out of stock.  


I had some time to play this afternoon,
and this is what I came up with.
I am on a Distress Oxide kick.
All of the coloring was done with them.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated
and make my day!

The Recipe:
PTI Sun & Moon
DO Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Ripe Persimmon, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Think of You


This week Betsy showed us how to use our Distress Oxides in a new way.


We all know that Distress Oxides are wonderful for blended backgrounds, but 
now we can sponge the color on our stamps and make beautiful colored flowers.
The flowers I'm using are from The Greetery and are called Fleur Impressions.
Aren't they gorgeous!




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Your kind comments are always appreciated
and make my day!

The Recipe:
TG Fleur Impressions
TG Sentiment Suite Thinking of You
SSS Gingham Stencil
MFT Grid Stencil
DO Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Old Paper, Peeled Paint
GKD Innocent Pink, Lemon Drop, Barely There card stock.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Mother's Day


My husband had to go into the hospital last night
for a sleep study, and I was home all by myself.
I crafted for hours and here is what I created.


The stamps and dies I used are all from Betsy Veldman's new company,
Betsy always comes up with something new and exciting.
I am thrilled with everything I bought from her first release.
I used the Large Terrarium die and the gorgeous flowers
After I finished the terrarium and flowers, 
I felt like I needed some texture in the background.
I used a Cuttlebug EF called Circular Grid.
The card stock is a neutral because I didn't want 
the background to compete with the flower colors.
The ink colors are all Gina K. Designs.


I am in love with this tree.  
The stamp set is called Fir and Foliage No. 1.
The large tree is a four step process and
 the small tree is a three step process.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
TG Lg. Terrarium
TG Gleur Impressions
TG Fir and Foliage No. 1
Cuttlebug Circular Grid EF
TG Sentiment Suite die - tag

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dream Big


I've been working on summer birthday cards, and
this set is from PTI and is called
Keep Swimming.


We have a grandson who is crazy about ocean animals.  
I know this whale will be a hit.

I used a stencil from the Sun & Surf set, and
the What the Doodle Wave die that
was embossed with white embossing powder.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
PTI Keep Swimming
PTI What the Doodle Wave
PTI Sun & Surf Stencils
PTI Clouds

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thank You


I've been cleaning in my craft room for two days, 
and thought I needed a break.
This is the Watercolor Flowers stamp set
from Gina K. Designs.



I embossed the Petite Flourish background stamp
with Rose Gold embossing powder, and then
sponged with Distress Oxide inks in
Wild Honey & Mustard Seed.

The flowers were stamped with Distress Oxide inks in
Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry.
The leaves in Mowed Lawn.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Watercolor Flowers
GKD Petite Flourish
Ranger Rose Gold EP
Distress Oxide ink Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Mustard
GKD Sm Double Stitched Rectangles, Lg Single Stitched Rectangles
Cherry Lynn Nesting Circle Dies
GKD Metallic Gold CS

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Congratulation, Lovebirds


Today I'm using stamps and dies from My Favorite Things.
These little birds are from a set called A Tweet Hello.
Aren't they the cutest things?


The background is a stamp called All Lined Up.
I embossed it with white embossing powder and
then sponged with Distress Oxides in
Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon & Abandoned Coral.

I used the largest of the Stitched Circle Frame dies and
sponged the center using Distress Oxides and
a cloud stencil.

The sweet birds and flowers were colored with
Zig Clean Color Markers.

I wanted to buy the Bird Bath die, but it was out of stock,
so I used the Pet Perch die.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
MFT A Tweet Hello
MFT Cloud stencil
MFT  All Lined UP
MFT Pet Perch
MFT Stitched Circle Frames
Distress Oxides Tattered Rose, Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral
Zig Clean Color Markers

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Birthday Wishes & Elegant Asters

Don't you just love bright, happy flowers?
These Asters make me smile!



My Elegant Asters kit arrived yesterday
and I couldn't wait to get it inky.

I used the Background Gauze stamp 
and Lemon Drop ink to stamp the background.
Next, I placed the Water Droplets Stencil 
and sponged a section of it with Lemon Drop ink.
I love the subtle look.

The lovely Asters were colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.

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Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
GKD Elegant Asters
GKD Background Gauze Stamp
GKD Water Droplets Stencil
GKD Lemon Drop ink
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers