Sunday, July 28, 2013

Gratitude Sunday

This will be the last Gratitude Sunday. Inspired Stamps has decided to stop. For our last one, we used Proverbs 18:10. I created a ATC. I had fun playing with Distress Stains, Distress Paints to create each layer. The liquid pearls are around the image. I love this scripture verse. Family life is a bit crazy right now so leaning on Lord to get me through everything. Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


I was playing with images I had cut out. This is from a Melonheadz set called Meggie's deluxe Hippie combo pack. The die cut is by my Silhouette.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pink Bow

 Katie helped me make this card. She found the bow paper and decided to try a new color combination. I like the pink, blue and green. I suggested she ink the White Ruche to help show the texture.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Melonheadz Challenge

The challenge for Melonheadz challenge is use lots of circles. I decided to cut a bunch of circles with my Silhouette then glued them to base and embossed with a dot folder. I inked the embossing to bring it out. The other circles are ones that I stamped with a stamp that had circles with Helmar glue that I mixed with Perfect Pearls. I added ink to the circles after they dried. I used a cute set called Kim's Owl Bundle. I just noticed that the owl's belly has circles too what a coincidence.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Inspired Stamps 52 weeks of Gratitude

Welcome to Inspired Stamps 52 weeks of Gratitude. This week we are using 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. I sprayed the paper with different inks than stamped the scripture. I the circles are a die cute. The base of the ATC is done with different inks. This scripture is something I am trying harder to remember this even when things get bumpy.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Birthday Bot

 This is for There She Goes challenge to use metal. I found these screw brads in my stash and they were perfect to go with this cute image. I used some Paper Temptress Vellum that I put on some black cardstock than embossed. Below is a close up. Silver Glimmer is behind image and words. Liquid Pearls is the last  touch.

Friday, July 19, 2013


I just love the beach and I wanted to use the background that I made playing with gesso, paint inks and drywall tape. I found this image already colored. It is from Shining Light by Sweet n Sassy stamps. This fits SNSS add a border release challenge and Curtain Call's Nautical theme.

Joy to the World

Ok, this card was created for a few challenges. The La La Land FB group to create a Christmas card, SCS fan club challge, and SCS sketch challenge which is to use a past one. I choose SC440. I used some Echo Park papers that aren't Christmas themed but worked out. I am aiming to use up papers that I have been hoarding.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thank God for Summer

I am playing with stamps that I got awhile back. I just this cute summer girl from Inspired Stamps called HLO: Summer Girl.The frame is cut from my Silhouette. I did the background with different inks. I colored her with markers then added dots to her top.

Monday, July 15, 2013

I am your God

This ATC uses Helmar glue to stamp the background than playing with gelatos to color. I then die cut some paper and used those shapes to pop up. The last step was to add sparkle to it all.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Land of the Free

This is from Melonheadz. The image was free awhile back. Make sure you follow this blog to get the freebies and sales.  I am showing another way to enter the embossing challenge. I stamped stars than clear embossed them. I then took my red and blue inks and brayed over them. I hope you join the challenge. You can get more details here. I will be using this for an any hero card for Operation Write Home.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pink Summer

This cute little girl is from Inspired Stamps. I used a frame that I cut for another card that didn't work. I just added some pearl pen to the suit and frame to add dimension. The paper is from Authentique.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Blue & Orange Thank You

Blu Rasberry #100 Pop Tones is the base. Oval is Pool Treasures. The close up shows the texture of this amazing paper. The tape is Scotch tape that I found in the office section. This is like washi tape.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Melonheadz Challenge

Welcome to another challenge with Melonheadz. The challenge is embossing of any kind. I dry embossed using 2 different foloders. You can see a better picture of the embossing up top. This cute image is from Corinne's Raggie Baby Bundle.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Inspired Stamps 52 weeks of Gratitude

Inspired Stamps this week uses Joshua 1:9. I love this verese. It is something I am trying to do more of leaning on God. I started with a kraft base for my ATC. I then rubbed pink and green inks. I then stamped the flower from Thinking of You. I inked the ribbon and flower too.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Watering Garden

I had fun creating the background for the yellow paper. I mixed different luminate paints. I punched The flowers from scraps of papers that I did painted. This is for Some Odd Girl Get moving challenge. Come join the fun at the SOG ning group.  If you join, let me know so I can welcome you.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Washer card

 I followed this tutorial for using gesso on DSP. I used Loads of Fun. I just love this set and this saying.
Here is a close up of the DSP with Gesso.
There She Goes CASE a Trendsetter - not sure my card fits but did follow the gesso tutorial
Mojo Monday Sketch

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July! I will be spending the day inside enjoying my air conditioning and hopefully crafting. I decided to go with a little different colors. I used mainly Kraft with a touch of other colors. The saying is from Strength and HLO Soldier with Helmet from Inspired Stamps.
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards- 4th of July

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

God Bless America

This card is perfect for celebrating 4th of July. I know I am a day early but have another card for that day. I wanted to showcase how wonderful Paper Temptress papers are to help make a case card. I used the Ruche line for all the circles. The image and words are from Inspired Stamps.
This is for Delightful Challenge of Red, White & Blue.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Pink Cinderella

I am trying some new color combinations for me. I decided to go with a coral color for the dress and flowers. The image is from Some Odd Girl and flowers are from Fred She Said. The DSP is Basic Grey Lemonade.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Orange & yellow

Ok, I was watching a video that had techniques with gesso. I used dry wall tape for my stencil on the yellow paper. I then stuck the tape down to another paper and cut with different dies. The flower was colored with gelatos. I used Distress Ink to make the circles on both gesso paper and scripture paper. The orange circles are gelato and water. I white washed the orange paper with gesso to tune down the brighness.