Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Cards ~ Cards ~ Cards!

 Happy Day!!

Wow time flies faster and faster! I intended to be posting a couple times a week at least and yet here we are.... I'm stamping and coloring and taking classes and BAM! Too much time zipped by without a post! Well here's some catching up! I'm enjoying lots of different techniques... tutorials... classes.. stamp companies... and stampy friends!!


First up a couple of recent CAS (clean and simple) cards for the Splitcoast CAS Monday challenge... 

Stamp: Creative Expressions - Columbine

Paper: Blue, Black, White

Extras: Copics

Stamp: MFT - Mermazing

Paper: White, Aqua

Extras: Bubbles EF, Gems, EP, Copics

Now a couple of  favorites from this past VSN on Splitcoast....

Stamps: WPlus9 - Kind Soul

Paper: White, Tangerine

Extras: Woodgrain technique, Copics, Pearls, Twine

Stamps: MFT - Magical Dragons

Paper: White, Tangerine, Black

Extras: EF, Pearls, EP, Copics

Now here's something different and cool!! Last weekend Lydia (Understandblue) had a workshop on making handmade journals!!  OMG I had sooo much fun!! Friends, crafting and learning.... what can be better?? I made 4 so far... many more in the works!! Some have watercolor pages, others have different types of paper. The journals are different sizes with various paper for so many creative uses and gifts!

I've got lots more going on!! Definitely keep an eye out for more!! LOL

And also watch the Beyond the Blue Challenge Blog with a new challenge each Friday!! 

Have a wonderful and amazing week!!!

~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Monday, February 22, 2021

House Mousies!!!

 Happy Monday!!!

Last month my House Mouse card I made for hubby with the black and white theme was the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog winner!! EEEKS!! I was soooo surprised and happy!!  I do so love my House Mousies!!  

This is one of the stamps I chose... and I couldn't wait to make a bright and colorful card with these cuties!! 

Stamp: Mouse Tag

Paper: Reverse Confetti cardstock, Lawn Fawn dp

Ink: Memento, Copic markers

Other: Avery Elle stitched die, Twine, Pearls


I LOVE rainbows!!!  And I found a fabulous video on YouTube by Sandy Allnock that was beautiful and simple on how to add rainbows and I think my first attempt wasn't too shabby!! Check it out here if you'd like.  

3 Ways to Add Rainbows

So a huge THANK YOU to House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog and also to the official House Mouse Stamps sponsor!! You sure made me smile!!!

~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Friday, February 12, 2021

Beyond The Blue - Landscaping!!

 Happy Friday!!

Week 3 on the new challenge blog and I seriously had a LOT of fun with the technique!!  Check out the details here:

Beyond The Blue Challenge Blog

The technique uses the gel plate to make abstract landscapes! It's so cool! I made a ton of different backgrounds but chose this one to use to make a card... I had a beachy, mermaidy, peacefulish kind of scene in my head. 


Acrylic Paints

Lattice die cut, MFT Sweet Hello die cut

Cardstock: Black, White

Paper Flowers


~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~

Friday, February 5, 2021

Beyond The Blue - More Fun with Gel Plates!

 Happy Friday!!

It's our second week on Beyond The Blue technique challenge blog! We are so excited! I am really getting to love experimenting with mixed media!  You can check out all the details on the blog and play along with us here:


Beyond The Blue


The technique had us making impressionism-like prints and then making them into a finished product! I made a card that is a little out of my usual.  Ok well there IS some sparkle and embellishing.... BUT it's on a double black background and I'm really liking that!



Stamp: Ink Road Stamps: Dayse Heart

Ink: Distress Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey

Die: MFT Sweet Hello

Embellishments: Ribbon, Twine, Button, Vellum, EF

Also playing in the Mixability Challenge on Splitcoast!

Hope you all have a supercalafragilistic weekend!!


~ Be Creative, Be Happy, Be You ~