Sunday, May 20, 2018

So A-Moose-Ing!

Hello! Today I joined along with the latest Lawn Fawnatics challenge, which was a simple sketch. I pulled out my favorite Father's Day stamp set to create this cute card today.

I really really love this adorable Lawn Fawn set called "Dad + Me". I used this set for my Father's Day cards last year as well! To create this card I first did a lot of die cutting to create the circular scene to match the sketch.

I die cut a circle from Spellbinders nesting circle dies and used that as my base. Next I die cut the Stitched Mountain Border Lawn Fawn die from white cardstock. I used my Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, and Crushed Olive to blend out the greenish-brownish color. The snow caps were colored with just a light touch of Distress Ink Antique Linen.

My cute baby mooses and Daddy moose were stamped on Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I fussy cut the images with my Cutter Bee scissors and popped them on the mountain scene with foam adhesive.

Finally the sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock.

Dad - your jokes are always a-moose-ing! I love this because my dad is pretty hilarious and also wears glasses, so it fits perfectly!

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sparkle Wherever You Go

Leave a Little Sparkle Wherever You Go! Today I'm sharing an easy mixed media card that is filled with glitter and shimmer. The background of the card was inspired by a friend's water bottle that had these great waves of blues, geometric grids, and black doodles. I'm pretty happy with the outcome and the entire card came together in about 45 minutes (including drying time!)

The background was created by using a Gelatos Smoosh technique... you can see the entire process in my video. The Iridescent and Metallic Gelatos already have so much shimmer in the pigment, it really adds a lot of shine!

I'll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Let's Doodle).

Get all the How-To details by watching my process video. Enjoy!


Ken Oliver Craft Mat -
Gelatos Iridescent -
Gelatos Silver Ice -
Gelatos Metallic Blueberry -
Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -
Inkadinkado Large Acrylic Block -
Ranger Mister -
Wagner Heat Tool -
Staedtler Black Pen -
Tim Holtz “Splatters” Stencil -
Glass Bead Glitter Gel -
Palette Knife -
MISTI Stamp Tool -
Archival Jet Black Ink -
Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils -
Pentel Water Brush Pens -
CutterBee Detail Scissors -
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock -
Scotch ATG Gun Adhesive -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers -
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen -

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Monday, April 16, 2018

You Make me Smile

Welcome Back! I have a video for you all today creating this card. I busted out the ol' stencils and modeling paste for the current Simon Says Stamp Texture Challenge.

I mixed the modeling paste with Distress Oxide Inks, which is now my new favorite way to stain texture paste! I also colored these adorable images from the Simon Says Stamp "Best Friends" stamp set with Copic markers. 

Did I mention I have a video?! It's been a while! You can watch it here or click the play button below... Enjoy :)


Tim Holtz Stencil “Zig Zag” -
Simon Says Stamp “Best Friends” Stamp -
Distress Oxide “Seedless Preserves” -
Distress Oxide “Cracked Pistachio” -
Distress Oxide “Peacock Feathers” -
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle -
Copic Markers -
Cutter Bee Detailed Scissors -
White Embossing Powder -
Embossing Buddy Anti-Static Pouch -
Versamark Watermark Ink -
Wagner Heat Tool -
Scotch Foam Adhesive -
Tombow Mono Multi Glue -
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock -
Neenah Solar White Cardstock -
Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer -
Tim Holtz Craft Mat -
Palette Knife -
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink -
MISTI Stamp Tool -

Doodlebug Sequins -
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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cactus Card Set

I just got back from spring break in Arizona, so you can bet I have cacti on the brain! The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is all about making card sets. My absolute favorite Lawn Fawn stamp set, Stuck on You, is perfect for quick simple cards that look cute to boot.

What makes this set great for stamping is that it is all ink and stamp! No coloring in the lines. In order to get different shading on the images I stamped first in the lightest ink color, then inked just the edges with a darker color and stamped again. The MISTI came in super handy for this technique! I also used Simon Says Stamp ink that blends into the paper once it dries.

Each panel is stamped on Neenah Solar White Cardstock that was die cut. The card base is Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardstock, and the pattern paper is from DoodleBug "Fun in the Sun" collection.

Done and Done! Three cute cactusy cards that are no fuss and ready to jump in the mail.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

Rainbow Birthday SMASH!

Springtime and rainy days and cool sunshine and rainbows... at least that's what we're lucky enough to have right now here in northern California! For those of you covered in feet of snow, maybe these little pinatas can cheer you up!

I created this birthday card with the Lawnfawnatics color inspiration in mind... Happy 1st birthday Lawn Fawnatics!

This card is also one of those that looks super simple but it really took me almost an entire day to make. I'm sure I was over-thinking it in the moment but it was definitely time consuming. I did love that I used a lot of Copic markers that I otherwise didn't touch often! 

Each little pinata is colored with a minimum of 10 Copic markers within the same color family. The llamas and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set and the confetti, party hats, and noise makers are from Lawn Fawn Party Animal.

My bestie will be receiving this card in about a month for her birthday! I know she won't throw it in the trash ;)


Red Copics: R20, R22, R43, R35, R05, R08, RV09, RV19, R29, R39
Orange Copics: YR68, YR18, YR16, YR07, YR65, YR02, YR15, YR38, YR14, Y04, Y15
Green Copics: YG67, G29, YG45, G17, G43, YG63, YG07, G05, YG11, YG05
Blue Copics: B06, B18, BG07, BG49, B01, BG45, BG11, BG23, B0000, B41
Purple Copics: BV13, B66, V28, V09, V99, V17, V12, V15

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hoppy Easter Bunnies

Easter is only two weeks away! Which means spring is right around the corner (even if it doesn't quite feel like it)! Now I know that Peeps are a love em or hate em kind of treat, but for me they've been a favorite of since I was little. Poke a hole in the plastic and wait two days... there's your ideal Peep! 

These little colorful bunny Easter cards are of course inspired by that favorite sugar coated marshmallow snack :) I also created the cards for the Simon Says Stamp Easter Inspired challenge and the current LawnFawnatics "Fun with Dies" challenge.

Each of the bunnies and bunbun accessories were stamped on Neenah Solar White Cardstock, colored with Copic Markers, and fussy cut with detail scissors. I used pastel colors for all the bunnies and eggs. The die cuts were all colored with Distress Inks in very light shades to go with the spring time vibe.

Now for the Lawnfawnatics Fun with Dies challenge, this card uses Grassy Border die, Stitched Journaling Card die, and Hello Sunshine dies (which I never actually bought the stamp set for... maybe I should get on that!). The grass was shaded with Distress Ink "Mowed Lawn", the clouds in Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass", and the sun in Distress Ink "Squeezed Lemonade." Of course the stamp is also from Lawn Fawn "Hoppy Easter".

Thanks for joining me this weekend! Hope you all get some sunshine soon :)

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Stampotique - Hearts and a Video

This project is my last one as the January guest designer for Stampotique, and the challenge is HEARTS! 💗💗 Thank you to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge for having me on board all month long!

I used the adorable "Animal Cube" stamp, watercolored the critters, and added them to a heart-filled card. I kept this card sentiment-free so it can be used for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day, or just thinking of you.

I also created a quick video sharing my coloring process. Please take a moment to give it a Thumbs Up and Subscribe to my channel if you'd like! Thank you!


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stampotique Spots and Dots

Welcome back to another Stampotique Designer's Challenge! This week the challenge is "Spots and Dots" so it should be easy to play along how you like.

I had so much fun with this background and look at those awesome new stamps! I used Stampotique "Road Runner" and "Cactus Row" to create these ATCs. 

 I started with a 2.5"x3.5" piece of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and painted it with my index finger using Dina Wakley Acrylics in Lemon and Magenta. I wanted the colors to very loosely blend to make a tiny bit of orange. I love that you can still see the streaks of yellow and pink!

Now it was time to add some polka dots! I first painted polka dots with Liquitex Gesso to cover up the paint. Then I colored in the gesso'd dots with my Liquitex Paint Marker Flourescent Green then added some very simple shading to the bottom of each circle with a Faber Castell Phtalo Green pitt pen. Lastly I outlined each circle with my white Gelli Roll pen to make them really pop!

The Road Runner and Cactus were colored with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors... that I'm obsessed with! There is so much pigment in these watercolors!!!

So I loved my first ATC so much that I decided to make a nighttime scene to go with it...

I was hoping it looked like the moon behind the roadrunner? Maybe? I made these spots and dots by painting my left over pink and yellow paint on a piece of bubble wrap, then using the bubble wrap like a stamp for my background. The roadrunner and ground were also painted with the Kuretake watercolors.

Thanks again for visiting! Make sure to join the latest Spots and Dots Stampotique Challenge!


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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stampotique Swaperoo Take 2

Welcome back! I'm excited to share my latest card for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge - Swaperoo.

In my video for my last Swaperoo (you can watch it here) I mentioned that I saved all the little body parts to create another mixed-and-matched creature... well here he is! I'm quite fond of him!

I combined Dweeze's arms and legs to Lil Tatawea's body and finally attached Harry Heart's head. I had a lot of fun coloring the images with my new Gamsai Tambi watercolors. The colors are so vibrant!

Thanks for stopping by and get swapping!

***SUPPLIES*** Stampotique Dweeze
Stampotique Lil Tatawea
Stampotique Schmurfy
Stampotique Terri's Alphabet
Kuratake Gamsai Tambi Watercolors - Wagner Heat Tool - Ranger Craft Mat - Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - Water Brush - MISTI Stamp Tool - Archival Black Ink - Versamark Watermark Ink - Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock -
CutterBee Detail Scissors - Scotch Foam Adhesive -
Heidi Swapp September Skies Paper -
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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Stampotique Guest Designer!

I'm so excited for January! I am so honored to be the January Guest Designer over at Stampotique! I love love love these stamps, they are some of the most unique artistic stamps out there. I'm just so excited to be a part of the Designer's Challenge for all of January :)

The first challenge is a fun one! It's called Swaperoo - mix and match different parts of your stamps to create your very own! Here's mine:

I combined three different stamps to create this cool guy, who I actually quite adore. He was colored with Scribble Sticks, fussy cut, and then all his body parts were put back together. The Stampotique stamps I used were "Dweeze" for the torso, "Lil Tatawea" for the feet and wings, and "Shmurfy" for the head. The letters are from the new "Terri's Alphabet" stamp set.

I have a video showing you how I created this card along with all the supplies I used. You can also watch it on youtube here

The birthday hat made this an obvious birthday card, so I kept the sentiment super short and simple: HBD! Happy BirthDay!

Thanks for joining me! Please enjoy my latest video here!

***SUPPLIES*** Stampotique Dweeze
Stampotique Lil Tatawea
Stampotique Schmurfy
Stampotique Terri's Alphabet
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks - Wagner Heat Tool - Ranger Craft Mat - Strathmore Mixed Media Paper - Water Brush - MISTI Stamp Tool - Archival Black Ink - Versamark Watermark Ink - Zing Embossing Powder Silver - Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock - CutterBee Detail Scissors - Scotch Foam Adhesive -
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