Thursday, August 21, 2014


I had the pleasure of visiting 3 beautiful beaches this summer in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands,  Martha's Vineyard, and Ogunquit, Maine, and the visits inspired me to take out my Tim Holtz Nautical Blueprint set and make some cards.  I found some watercolors in perfect ocean shades for the seahorse, and added a little sparkle with some TH glitter.  I'm planning on sending this one off to the family I visited on the Vineyard.    I'm linking this up to Less is More, where the challenge is "Animals".

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You are Amazing!

Here is another card inspired by the Watercolor for Cardmakers Online Card Class.  I used a technique on this card that I rarely use, heat embossing.  The background swirls are heat embossed,  along with the sentiment.  That makes them really pop!  I love that "you" die cut.  I added a little faux stitching on the edge of the sentiment flag to anchor it down.  I am linking this up to the Case Study blog.  Here's their inspiration card made by one of my favorite artists, Shari Carroll.  I went with bright colors instead of neutrals with this card.
I am also linking up to the Moxie Fab World: Wonderful Words Challenge, where the challenge is to use a word die, and  to the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge- Birthday Bash.  These bright colors are on my card!
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

You are the Best!

The beautiful heart on this card was made with a stamp that had been inked with distress inks and then misted before it was stamped.  I used 2 die cuts on the card, a heart from Stampin Up and the "you" die from Simon Says Stamp.  This is another card inspired by the Online Card class  that was all about watercolors for stampers.  I'm linking this up to Less is More, where the challenge this week is to use die cuts, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge blog, where anything goes!
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cultivate Love

Another card inspired by the Watercolor for Cardmakers class.  This delphinium stamp was so easy to ink up using markers.  A little spritz of water and it was ready to stamp.  I'm linking this up to Less is More where the theme is "Flowers". 
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Watercolor Stamping

This one layer Thank You card is another one created with inspiration from the Watercolors for Card Maker class I am taking online (see previous post for more info).  I have tried so many new techniques, and revisited some I had used before.  This card was created using distress ink and lot of misting.  I love all the depth the flower has from all the layering.  The flowers  are from a Stampin' Up set called "Too Kind", and the sentiment is from the "So Very Grateful" set.

I am adding this to the 1 Layer Thank You challenge at Less is More, and linking up to the Online Card Class gallery.

Have you tried this technique?  Let me know how it worked for you!

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Watercolor Thanks

I took a little "blog break" and now I'm back with lots of inspiration from the Online Card Class Watercolors for Card Makers.  As soon as I read the description for this class, I knew it was perfect for me, since I love to use watercolors and distress inks on my projects.  The colored background for this card was made by stamping distress ink on an acrylic block and then misting and applying to watercolor paper.  It was one of the first techniques taught in the Online Card Class, and I love it!  I placed a Simon Says Stamp diecut with fancy handwriting over it.  It is quite large, and a perfect fit for the color blocked area.

This fits in with the Handwriting Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. 

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think about this technique.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easter Blessings

Made this Easter card for the challenge over at Less is More, where they are looking for 3 of something. 
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Heart Strings

I have one last Valentine to share with you before I pack away my Valentine stamps.  This is a cute stamp from a Unity kit of the month.  Don't you love banners?  This one layer card has some sparkly hearts, too.  I'm joining in the fun with Unity Friends with Flair today, and with CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love You More

It seems like I've had my Valentine stamps out since New Years!  I sell quite a few Valentines cards at local shops, so I came up several different designs that I could easily duplicate.  I'm enjoying creating one layer cards, and made this for the Less is More One Layer Challenge.  After I stamped the heart, I made a mask in the shape of the heart and the tiny flower.  I masked off the card and the flower and sponged the heart shape with distress inks.  When I was finished, I unmasked the flower and colored it in with a marker.  I am also entering in this week's challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch-

We received about a foot of snow today, and our new dog, Rio, loves to romp in it.  Even though he is a Southern boy, he's adapted well to the frigid temps here.
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Sunday, January 12, 2014

I "heart" you

I found this cute little stamp online, and have been having lots of fun making Valentines and Congratulations cards with it.  This is a one layer card, with lots of Stickles added to the heart.  I joining in the fun at Less is More, where it is one layer week, and the theme is Hearts.  I used this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch! for inspiration-
They have some beautiful cards with feathers on them over at CAS(E) this Sketch!, be sure to check them out.

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