Saturday, May 20, 2017

To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop

i'm so excited to be part of the To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop! you should have arrived here from Kathy Curry's blog! if not, no worries, you can always start at the beginning, by clicking here!
bees are SO important to our life, and we wanted to celebrate them!! you can read all about World Bee Day and the reasons bees are amazing, here!
and check out these AMAZING sponsors!!!]

Milka is also giving away a prize: Jane’s Doodles ‘Daisies’ stamp set.

14 prizes will be given away to 14 winners. 

i made a BUNCH of cards for this event!

my first set of cards features the ADORABLE bee image from Pretty Pink Posh's Bee Friends stamp set! 

i colored the bees with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut them out! I used the awesome Lawn Fawn Snow Backdrop Die plate and the Grassy Border die to create the scene! 
I used a striped stencil and some grey mist to create the background! 

my next set of cards also used the bees from the Bee Friends stamp set!

i used some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to create a watercolor look, and then some coordinating sequins to add a little bling! :)
my last set of cards feature images from the Newton's Nook Cottage Garden stamp set, as well as the little bee from Lawn Fawn's Let's Play!

i used Distress Oxide inks and did some light ink blending and masking. then i stamped the floral images over the blending! love how clean and pretty that looks!

the sentiment is from Simply Sentimental!
thank you SO much for hanging with me on World Bee Day!

next up on the hop is the INCREDIBLE Sonja Kerkhoffs

Milka will announce winners on her blog onWednesday, May 31st. Winners have to confirm prizes in a week. Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

woodgrain and bright!

i'm a little late today, but i have a sneak of a card that's up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog today!

love it!!

that subtle woodgrain with the bold, bright flowers....soooooo tropical and soooooo fun!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

love this!! a layout

hi hi hi!
today i have this fun layout up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog

i used the new Newton Dreams of Italy stamp set because...well...that spaghetti image was just TOO MUCH like my littlest little Mann when he eats spaghetti! ha!

i colored the Newton image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut it out! i used the 'amore' phrase from the set to stamp in the background around the mixed media business! ha! i used a little gesso on the paper, then my Distress Crayons to create the smudgy color behind the cluster and photo! 

i stitched on the title, and around the cluster at the bottom of the page, then embellished! 
hope this made you smile! be sure to check out the Newton's Nook blog to keep up with all of the latest and greatest information! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #5 - Mood Board

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card for the latest Inky Paws Challenge card, scroll down or click here!**

yahooo! it's time for the NEWEST challenge from the Lawn Fawnatics!!!

i'm still SO excited about this newest challenge on the block! SO SO SO excited!

this challenge is so springy and so fun! 

isn't that such a wonderful mood board! the colors are awesome! the images are adorable!!! swoon - i can't wait to see what everyone makes! 

I couldn't stop looking at those adorable kittens in the photo, so that's where i started with my card! i used the SWEET and cute new kitties from Meow You Doin' and colored them in with some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! 

on a separate piece of cardstock, I did lots of messy watercoloring in varying shades of greens, and then die cut a BUNCH of small leaves from the Stitched Leaves die set! I made a big stack of them on the card, and then arranged the cat image to look like he was having a ball and batting at the leaves! 

love it!!
the sentiment was heat embossed and popped up on some black cardstock! oh! and the background was created with a stencil and some blank ink for the polka dots! a little Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink blending was added on top, along with some sequins! so fun! 

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

Inky Paws Challenge #47 - Color Challenge

hello again!
today is the start of a new IPC! 
the Inky Paws Challenge has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)

this time, we have a color challenge to jumpstartyour creativity! 

i have SO much fun making this card! and those colors, swoon! so amazing!!

I die cut lots of the hibiscus images from the Hibiscus Die set, and then colored them with Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks! They came out SO vibrant, and they're just so much fun!

I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and did some blending on the white cardstock behind the flowers!

for the leaves, i used a stencil and some black ink to create the polka dotted effect! i LOOOOOVE the polka dots with the bright colors! and the sentiment is from the Dog Days of Summer stamp set! LOVE that set!! seeing it for this sentiment reminded me that I want to use it more! and it's just in time for summer! yahoo!

please think about playing along if you are itching to get your paws inky! we would love to see you! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

ready set go! layout


today i have a layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog, and guess what?! there's a sale going on, too!!
be sure to grab your favorite goodies in the SALE section too! there's a Spring Fling section and a Stamp + Die section - all on SALE!! 

anyway...! here's a sneak peek at my layout!

be sure to head to the blog to see and read bout this page, and then go SHOPPING!! that's how i'll be enjoying Mother's Day!! 
happy Mother's Day to all of the mom's to be, Godmothers, mothers of furry friends and those who wish to be mothers - you have my love!