Sunday, April 28, 2013

Smile All Over

I was working on designing some Mother's Day cards, and remembered I had this cute stamp.  I thought it fit perfectly with the Shabby Tea Room Challenge to use yellow, polkadots and a flower.  Since the sentiment is a child's quote, I added flowers that look like they were drawn by a child.  I used this sketch from Retro Sketches

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Wonder of Watercolor

When I saw that the Moxie Fab World was doing a Wonder of Watercolor Challenge, I was in!  I love my watercolors.  I made a little sunset scene with the embossed flower silhouettes and my Twinkling H2O's.
I used this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!
and am entering in the CAS-ual Friday Birthday Bash., and Simon Says Stamp and Show- Color.  Also popping into Make it Pretty Monday.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blooming with Love



I love this canning jar stamp from Unity, and today I paired it with an older sentiment from Stampin Up.  I was inspired by this lovely photo from The Shabby Tea Room.  I incorporated the wood from the ladder by using a wood patterned paper.
The ribbon is my recycled element, it came off of a package, and I didn't even untie the bow, just cut off the ends and attached it to the card. 
I just got back from my weekend of crafting with Tim Holtz, I'll be posting more on that later this week.  He is a fantastic teacher, and he packed so much into a 5 hour class!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Enjoy the Journey and WOYWW

This is what is on my workdesk today.  I love the blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz, and I made a quick card for my friend who has turned 50 and is taking a motorcycle trip from Mass. to Florida.  Perfect for him.

I have some fantastic news!  I am scheduled to take a class with Tim on Saturday in Connecticut, and I am so excited!  He is teaching at Beautiful Impressions in Westbrook,  and is using lots of  new products in this class.  Look for the finished project in a future post.

There are also a few other card fronts in the making on my desk.  If you want to see other interesting workspaces, check out Julia's Stamping Ground, where crafters from around the world show what they have been up to.

I'm entering this card in a few challenges-
Color Throwdown with these beautiful colors, and CASology- Word.  I used 3 words, they are heartfelt and to the point!

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Friday, April 12, 2013


This is a tag I made for the Stampers Anonymous Swap that I participate in.  I used the Tie Dye technique-
 apply Dylusion inks to a folded, wet paper towel, open it after it is fully saturated, and then cover a tag with it, and roll over it with a brayer.
I love the vibrant towel that was left over, I will definitely incorporate that into a project!  I am linking this up over at Simon Says Stamp and Show- Fly.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Have a Hoppy Day!

I love this happy little rabbit, and put him on a tag for CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Funny Bunny, which is to use a rabbit on something other than a card.  I made some of these to put on Easter baskets last week.
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A Little Spring and WOYWW

We are desperately waiting for Spring here, just when it seemed to have arrived, we got hit with cold, windy weather.  Here are some pictures from my photo assignment class of a few glimpses of spring taken a few weeks ago at a Spring Bulb Show.  That's what's on my workdesk this week.

I love these crazy looking tulips!

 Fun little flowers with a checkerboard design.

A cluster of yellow and orange tulips.
Hope this brightens your day a little!  Hop over to the Stamping Ground and see what's going on at other crafty desks.  I am also linking up to Orange You Glad It's Friday.
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Ombre Chevron Love

Chevron stamps are so trendy right now, and I love that look.  This is a Unity set that I inked up with an older ink pad that had a rainbow of dark to light color across it.  I had the perfect size circle punch that I used to make a circle in the chevron, and mounted that piece over a heart that I had stamped on the white base.  I am entering this in the Moxie Fab World Chevron Challenge and the Ombre Challenge, and also the Unity Challenge using this sketch-

and Anything Goes over at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

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