Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy Birthday, Tonya!

Happy birthday to my dear friend, Tonya. If you didn't know already, she's the owner of The Heart Desires Store and just an all around fabulous person. Love you, girl! We've having a birthday hop in her honor. You should have arrived from Kimberly's blog where you'll find the full list of participants and are on your way to Kate's. Happy hopping!

For my card I created a magical little scene using Tonya's favorite color--PINK! And my favorite part of the card is the way the brick transitions into dream clouds. So cool! I also love the manga style image. There's just something about those giant eyes.

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Play Time, MFT Brick and Mini Cloud Edges stencils, Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and Broken China, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black, Gina Maria Designs Nested Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die

Friday, September 22, 2017

Is That a Flying Mouse?

I snagged one of the NT-Simon Stamptember sets as soon as I saw it because it's so darn cute! I went really simple in this plaid-framed scene with a bit of masking on the stacked diving board, Copic flicked grass, sponged clouds and a big 'ol pile of leaves overlaid by the embossed sentiment.

I'm entering this in The Male Room #69 Masking, Cardz 4 Guyz #178 Nature, Make My Monday #55 Autumn Colors

The Details: Neat and Tangled Hello Pumpkin, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper, Copics, MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Stampendous Detail Fine Black Embossing Powder, Distress Oxide Broken China

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Peace Yeti

I think the new ME holiday Yeti release is brilliant. So clever and cute!  For my first Yeti card of the season (oh, yes, there will be more . . . someday), I stamped the Yeti with Versafine on watercolor paper then did the watercolor wash, staying outside the lines. Mostly. I spattered the card front too. Next I colored in the yeti with Copics, not remembering that Copics make Versafine bleed. This happened on his face and by one of the hearts. He's a dirty little Yeti which is a-okay. Finally I stamped and colored the banner. Actually fussy cut that out but I assure you I will be buying the die in the near future!

I'm entering this in CASology 267 Big, Jingle Belles Tic Tac Toe, Watercooler Wednesday 137 Anything Goes

The Details:  Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti, and Sentiments from a Yeti; Distress Oxide Broken China, Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue, Copics, Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, and Mermaid Lagoon, Canson 90lb watercolor paper

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THD 16 Mid-Challenge Reminder

Halfway through The Heart Desires Challenge 16 and still time to play along with us!

For my card I used a bunch of dies from different companies to create a pretty wreath. I don't have patience to create a wreath like this in real life and yet I'll work with paper to fake it--LOL!

I'm entering this in Mod Squad Leaves, Paper Players 362 CAS Harvest

The Details: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves dies and Fall Perfectly Plaid 6x6 PaperSugarPea Designs Birthday Journal Card DiesConcord & 9th Take a Bough dies, Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Circle Frames, MFT More Essential Sentiments, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Stamplorations Typografia Christmas Hop!

I love the new Christmas Typografia sets from Stamplorations, don't you? Now's your chance to buy them for a discount or even win some!  Be sure to read more about it on the main Stamplorations post and check out the other inspiration projects from the DT. I assure you they're amazing!

The Details:  Stamplorations Typografia Build a Snowman, Typografia Most Wonderful Time, Warm Hands,Warm Hearts and Be Jolly die; Distress Inks, Cobalt Brushos, Brilliance Pearlescent Blue, Versafine, Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder and watercolor cardstock, Copics, Recollections Silver Embossing Powder

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Squeee! I love how this turned out! The trees are a combo of wet on wet watercoloring, smooshing (ground) and spattering. I layered those and left them curved from the water so they have even greater dimension. The cool thing is that they lie flat but spring right back up so great for mailing. I framed them with a circle in white so the scene really pops. I used Copics to color the rest of the card. This card is a great example of why I have a stupid amount of Copics--so I always have the perfect colors!  LOL.

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #55 Autumn Colors, HLS September Watercolor Challenge, HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge, SIP #117 Watercolor

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Timber, Shake It Up and Fall Borders dies, Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Copics, Canson 90lb watercolor paper

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Everything

Even though I knew it was coming, it seems like the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop snuck up on me. Hi! Miss me? Why, yes! LOL.

I've made a few cards for the hop, including this little number using a new character, Lili C, to the Love Cynthia lineup.  Isn't she adorable? I paired her with a variety of pumpkin images and fall paper in an homage to everything pumpkin spice. I may hate the texture of pumpkin pie but I love me some pumpkin spice!
The Details:  Love Cynthia Lili C #1 and Coffee Addict, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3, Thoughtful Greetings and Giving Thanks (pumpkin), Lawn Fawn Forest Feast (pie), Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6x6 Paper, PTI Kraft cardstock, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Scor-Tape, Simon Says Stitched Rectangle Die, Copics