Apr 27, 2016

Clear & Sheer Day 1




Starting a day late but I have signed up for the Clear & Sheer class at Online Card Classes. Today's class was all about ways to attach vellum because you and I know there is no vellum adhesive out there that don't show behind vellum.
To make my card I started with a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ran it through the striped embossing folder to give it some dimension behind my vellum piece. I stamped the large floral image from the Birthday Blooms set and colored it with Copic markers. I used a piece of printed vellum and stamped my greeting in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I attached my vellum panel with foam dots hidden underneath my image and with a piece of gold wash tape across the top.

I am entering this one in the Tic Tac Toe challenge at 
I went from top to bottom in the middle row


also at 

for their Anything Goes challenge


Happy Stamping!

Apr 26, 2016

Sneaky Peek



Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing a sneak peek of the new In Colors and a set from the upcoming annual catalog. The sentiment is from a current set in the Occasions catalog, Suite Sayings.  

I am entering this one in the challenge at 
which has this spring inspiration photo




Apr 24, 2016

Heart of Gold



Happy Sunday! 
Today starts new game at AAA Cards and it's CAS Shaker.


 I love making shaker cards the easy way using the fuse tool, but since my move I really have no clue where it is at the moment so I used a cellophane envelope and some score tape for this one. 
I started with a cut stitched panel using the Silly Stitched mats from Lil Inker Designs, and then watercolored a very light wash on panel. I cut out the heart using the Heart of Gold die and then cut it out of gold foil as well. I placed the gold foil heart back in the negative space. and placed the packet of sequins from Pretty, Pink, Posh behind it. For the sentiment I used the Heart of Gold stamp.

Apr 23, 2016

Happy Together




Happy Saturday! 
Today I am on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog sharing a card using one of our newest sets Happy Together
This set is super sweet, it has three adorable silhouette images along with some great sentiments. 





Apr 17, 2016

Rain



This should have totally posted while I was in Utah but didn't, I wasn't online much and did't notice until now 

It is my turn to host the challenge at Addicted to CAS and I chose the code word Rain, because it seems to rain a lot here in North Carolina, I wasn't use to much rain in Colorado. Our sponsor this week is Stamplorations with a $10 voucher to their store 


To make my card, I used this cute set from WPlus9 "Love Showers" along with the matching die. I cut the umbrella out of the awesome plaid paper from Lawn Fawn and the love out of watercolor paper and painted it with Koi watercolors

Apr 10, 2016

Anything Goes



Happy Sunday! 

It's time for a new game at AAA Cards and our challenge is Anything Goes, so no excuses not to play along.



I also made this card for the Free4All challenge at Splitcoaststampers to use the color combo of Teal & Red, which I couldn't resist playing along in that challenge  because I just painted my studio and guess what color? yep teal and with red accents!
 I am trying to stay on top of sending everyone a birthday card this year, so you will be seeing lots of birthday cards.  I found these cute mini crazy birds at Michaels, you get three birds, the dies and an embossing folder all for 20 bucks. I have the larger birds and these make a cute companion.
The balloons are from a Simon Says Stamp set Birthday Bits, and the greeting is from a Stampin Up set Tin of Cards. I used Zig Cleancolor markers and an aqua brush to color the images.


I am also entering this one in the CAS Mix Up challenge of







Apr 9, 2016

Spring Tulips



Happy Saturday!

I'm on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today, using the  Spring Tulips set. This set has been out of stock, but it's back in the store just in time for spring.
I am so ready for spring and it's taking its sweet time to show up where I live. I love tulips and daffodils and we bought some to plant and have to wait until after the weekend because it decided it wanted to snow this weekend, so I decided to put them on a card instead. 
To make my card, I used Zig Cleancolor markers and an aqua brush to color the image, next I masked it off and smashed a stencil in some distress ink and then placed it over my image to get the background.