Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dream, Inspire, Create

What is better than a glittery dragonfly flitting around a garden?  I used the CASology Cue Card "Free" as inspiration for this card.  Hope you can see all the glitter on the wings.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thanks For Your Support and WOYWW

I've missed playing along with WOYWW lately, but hopefully now that school is out, I can be a regular participant. 
 My friend gave me this empty Crayola marker container because she thought I might be able to use it for my crafts , and as soon as I saw it, I thought of my distress inks and paints. 

This is what it looks like from the top.  I'm definitely going to alter it, since I have lots of Tim's papers, and took his configuration class.

I also picked up this vintage stamp holder at a yard sale for a dollar, so I feel so organized now!  All my distress inks, paints and stains will be easy to find. 
The last thing I want to show you all is a card I just finished that is made with a fun Stampin Up stamp.  
I'm entering this in 3 challenges, CAS(E) this Sketch,  Retro Sketches and Casology Cue Card "Free".
Birds have so much freedom with their ability to fly.

 Thanks for stopping by, and definitely check out lots of other creative work spaces over at Julia's Stamping Ground Blog.

 I love reading all of your comments!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mixy-Matchy Style!

I mixed and matched several patterned papers for the background of this card, so it was perfect for the Mixy-Matchy Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World.  I've got a large floral pattern,  a medium polka dot under the ribbon and a small grid pattern, with a very big monochromatic background stamped on the base.  That's a lot of mixin'! 

 The CASE Study photo provided inspiration for the colors and the home theme.  I went with a nest instead of a house, since I've been wanting to use this new bird stamp.  I threw in a little twine bow over the blue one to give the feel of twigs in a nest.
 The Retro Sketch provided more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have time to leave a comment, I'll be sure to visit you back.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Need for Speed

The challenge over at Less is More is called the "Need for Speed".  I don't have lots of vehicle stamps, so I went with my sailboat. Since it had to be one layer, I stamped it on watercolor paper and then painted around it.  We used to own a sailboat when we lived on a lake, and I can remember how fast we could zip across Spofford Lake.  When the wind died down, it was a whole different experience, and we would drift around for a while until it picked back up.  Fun memories!
I'm also linking with Simon Says Stamp, where the theme is Transport, and The Dedicated House- Anything Blue Friday.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I was really drawn to this inspiration photo over at CASE study this week.

 I used my Twinkling H2O's to make some splashes of color, and inked up a feather stamp that I hadn't used in ages.  I added a little spritz of blue at the end.
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!