Apr 30, 2015


I had seen this technique done on one of Jennifer McGuire's videos and have never used it before, but the challenge at CAS on Sunday (to make a card using White with one other color) was perfect.
To make my card, I used a Thanks die from Lil Inker and die cut it out 12 times in white, I placed 11 of them across my card front, and then the last one I used Copic Markers to give it an ombre effect. 

Apr 29, 2015

painted Flowers

Quick card share using the current sketch at 
CAS(E) This sketch before the challenge closes. I stamp I used is Altenew's Painted Flowers along with the new Ranger Dye inks and some Peerless watercolors 

I am also entering it in the Anything Goes challenge at 

Apr 27, 2015

More Ombre' Roses

As promised here is another card made using the ombre' stamping technique. Head over to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog to get the details on how to do this technique using inks you already have on hand

The set I used Thankful Blooms is perfect for this technique. I also used the coordinating dies Thankful Blooms die set. The greeting is from the Precious Poppies set

Apr 25, 2015

Ombre' Roses

Another card made for a friend who lost her mother this past year. I don't have the Hero Arts Ombre' inks so I made my own ombre' effect using Tim Holtz distress inks and some sponging. I will have the tutorial up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog on Monday, so make sure to check it out. 

I am entering this one in a couple challenges 

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Apr 24, 2015


My Card share today uses the new Happy die released this month from The Stamps of Life. I  used a embossing folder from TSOL also, Regal & Flower Burst  they come in a package of two.  I used the inlaid die technique with the word Happy, I love the look you achieve by using this technique.

Apr 23, 2015

Krafty Poppies

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by!
With Mother's day being only a couple weeks away, I had to get started on my Mother's Day cards. I usually send out at least 10 or more Mother's Day cards, do I have that many Moms, of course not. I lost my Mom when I was in my 20's and since then I make and send out cards to those who have lost their Mom within the last year and this is their first mother's day without her, because it's just hard!
For this card I used the Precious Poppies set, one of my all time favorites of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  I embossed the image with white embossing powder and then colored over the white with Copic markers, only to leave just a touch of white showing. 

I am also entering this one in a couple challenges
 CAS-ual Fridays 

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