Monday, May 29, 2023

Have a Stellar Day

 Today I'm sharing a card that is very different than my usual style, but I still love it. I'm joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Sun, Moon, Stars. I knew right away which stamp sets I would reach for!

The background stamp is Hero Arts 'Galaxy Peek a Boo Parts' heat embossed on black cardstock with Hero Arts Brass embossing powder.

The smaller images are from the same set, which I fussy cut with my Cutter Bee scissors and colored with T, BG, and B Copic Markers. All of the smaller images have been adhered with foam adhesive to add dimension.

The moon image is from Hero Arts 'You Shine' stamp set, and colored with T1 and T3 Copics.

I finished off the card with some silver and brass sequins. It'll make a great birthday card for my stash!

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Topflight Stamps 6th Birthday Blog Hop

It's Topflight Stamps 6th birthday and to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase celebratory projects using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! There is a master list of Hop stops on the Topflight Stamps blog! We are also Hopping on Instagram! You can start at the Topflight Stamps account @topflightstamps .
Did we mention there will be prizes?
Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving four lucky winners $50 Gift Certificates to the store. Two winners will be chosen from commenters on the blog hop and two will be chosen from commenters on the IG hop. For a chance to win, make sure to visit the stops on the hop and leave a comment by April 1st. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on Monday, April 3rd. U.S.A winners only due to shipping issues. Good Luck!


I'm very excited to be joining the Topflight Stamps birthday hop! I have three creations to share for the celebration. The first one is a Polaroid Pop using AALL & Create "Party with Me" stamp set. The background uses AALL & Create stencil "Enchanted Garden" with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade.

The image was colored with Copic Markers.

The next creation is a sweet birthday card using stamps from L'encre called "Something to Celebrate". There are a lot of sweet images in this stamp set, and I used the bunny and box of balloons. The images are colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The background uses a stencil called "Lotza Starz" by AALL & Create with Distress Ink Spun Sugar.

The Celebrate sentiment is stamped with Creative Expressions "Stylish Script" set and I heat embossed it with Wow! Embossing Powder in Brassy Twinkle.

My last project is a funky and colorful art journal page! Some of the background on the page is an old mop up page that was already in my journal. 

I added to the background using Paper Artsy stencil PS271 with Distress Ink Kitsch Flamingo and AALL & Create Digits Checked with Paper Artsy paint in Cerulean.

The main stamp images from from Art by Marlene "Birthday Bash" stamp set. I loosely painted them using Paper Artsy Fresco Paints in Bougainvillea, Zesty Zing, and Bubble Gum. I splattered the page with Lavinia Mists in Kingfisher.

I also added some simple paper collaging. The paper is from Art by Marlene and I cut out some shapes and patterns that matched the colors of the page.

Thanks for joining me! Topflight Stamps is also hosting a sale during the hop. Happy shopping!

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Art Journal Process Video Number 19

 Welcome to the most Unhinged video voice over I've ever done... thanks to my husband :) But also, an art journal page that I ACTUALLY LIKE! Which hasn't happened in many months. Watch the full un-hinged video here!

Dylusions Art Journal -

Liquitex Gesso -

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper -

Distress Watercolor Pencils 1 -

Distress Watercolor Pencils 2 -

Distress Watercolor Pencils 3 -

Tim Holtz Sizzix Abstract Element Dies -

Sizzix Big Shot Machine -

Distress Ink Tea Dye -

Distress Ink Salvaged Patina -

Distress Ink Dusty Concord -

Distress Ink Black Soot -

Distress Ink Seedless Preserves -

Liquitex Gel Gloss -

Liquitex Modeling Paste -

TCW 548 -

Tim Holtz Stencil -

Idea-Ology Field Notes -

Ranger Heat Tool -

Hero Arts Black Ink -

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