Sunday, May 21, 2017

And So...

It's about time to dust this old blog off and post something :) We're in the middle of selling our house and moving across the country, so artsy time is few and far between. I decided to join in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Home Sweet Home.

The base for this quick tag was some torn up Gelli Prints I had from years ago. I adhered it to the tag with Design Memory Craft Honey Medium.

Then I added some dry-wall tape to add texture. I colored the tape with purple and light blue Scribble Sticks to pull some colors from the Gelli Print.

I forgot to take a picture of the next step... I used white fluorescent ribbon from a gift bag and adhered it to the tag. It needed a very thick layer of Gel Medium and a lot of time to dry! While I waited, I worked on coloring my house images...

I stamped the house images onto Gesso'd watercolor paper and colored with Scribble Sticks. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Co "Create Your Day" and "Tumbleweed Houses".

Finally I added some clear gems, a metal arrow, and a sentiment. Tag finished!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hoppy Easter!

Happy Easter everybunny! 
I'm just hopping over to dust off the ol' blog and post some adorable Easter cards. My dear friend Lynn Kopas and I created some cards while we were at Crop on the Cape... So here they are!

These cards are created with adorable Lawn Fawn stamp sets and Lawn Fawn paper pads. Happy Easter!



Paper Pads


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop! You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And they offer free shipping in the US for orders over $50!

Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  - each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!

Today I'm sharing a mixed media card created with the fun set "Les Chiens (dogs)" by Katzelkraft rubber stamps. 

I stamped all the doggies on watercolor paper with Archival Black Ink and colored them with Faber Castell Art Grip Watercolor Pencils. I fussy-cut each of them to use later on another card.

I love creating little scenes on my cards, and this one was so easy! I colored 3 Gelatos on my craft mat to use as watercolors. Here I used Starburst, Stardust, and Mars Iridescent Gelatos to create a simple sunset look on my paper. I also die cut Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die from watercolor paper and colored it with Comet Gelatos.

Topflight Stamps also has an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders - use code TFS-GO20

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!
   Topflight Stamps 
   Donna Bowman
   Linsey Rickett  
   Karen Crossen
   Tenia Nelson
   Sandy Allnock
   Rachel Kleinman - You are here!
   Teri Anderson
   Lisa Adametz

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