Friday, June 23, 2017

not feeling goat today

hello and happy friday!
today i have a sad little goat on my card!
to read about this card and see it all, head on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog!

awwwww, so sad!!
ha ha!! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017


**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my card being featured on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog, scroll down or click here!**

today i have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog!

seriously LOVE that stack of rainbow books! I did some simple masking with the images from Newton's Book Club and then colored them in rainbow order - of course! :) ha!

i colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then heat embossed the sentiment onto a banner! 
I added a little bit of subtle gray watercolor to the background with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink!
a few sequins finished off the card with some shine! 

be sure to check out the card on the Newton's Nook Designs blog, too! 


hello and happy thursday!
i'm so excited to be up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog today! there's not much i love more than watercoloring, and so I had a BALL creating this little scene!

be sure to hop over and read all about the card and the most current challenge going on and how YOU can win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!! SO excited, still! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop June 2017 Release!

hello and happy Wednesday!
today is a LOT of things! it's the official start of summer! it's the longest day of the year! and it's also the release of the Sweet Stamp Shop's June release!! SOOOOO exciting!!

here's a peak at what you can get your hands on today! 

there are two separate bundles available TODAY and then the singles will be released on Friday! :)

seriously, i don't even know where to start! ha!
i made a bunch of cards, so let's dive in!

arrrgh!! LOVE that pirate pup!! ha ha! i combined a BUNCH of the new sets - because they work so well together! i colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then created the background with Distress Inks!
I used Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo for the beachy, ground. And Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the sky! love it! 

my 2nd card is AWESOME! i combined old with new for this super patriotic card!

love it! 
the soldier is from Army Hero, and the flag and sentiment are from two of the NEW sets!! LOVE combining old and new! who's ready for the 4th of July?! ha!

and lastly, is my FAVORITE card...

i can never never NEVER have too many mermaids!! looooove these!! looooooove the unlimited color options you can create! for my first card with these images, i just HAD to create an Ariel/King Triton card! it's not my fault - blame 1980-something me! ha! LOOOOOVE adding white gel pen and dark dots to the tails to add a sense of 'shimmer'!! 

so that's just a taste of what you can expect from the release! what's your favorite set? are you a bundle buyer or a single stamp set shopper?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #7 - Watercolor

**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 a NEW challenge on the block!!! and it's all about LAWN FAWN!!!!!

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

this challenge is AMAZING!!! 

yay!!i really had SO much fun making this card - as usual!! use watercolors you say? don't mind if i do! ha!! :)

all of the images are from either Mermaid for You or Life is Good! I stamped and colored them all in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! it's hard to tell, of course (!!!), but i added glitter to all of the shells and some 'bubbles' to the giant wave with some clear drops from Pretty Pink Posh! :)

oh yeah...speaking of that giant wave...I LOVE IT!! I used my Gansai Kuretaki 36 set watercolors and some left over packaging to create the wave! i used 3 different blues, and 2 diferent browns, and lots of waiting for paints to dry, and layering! i am in LOVE with how this came out!! first try! ha! it really helps set the scene for this adorable card! 

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


Inky Paws Challenge #49 - Sketch!

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 sketch to jump start your creativity! 

sketches are AWESOME! you can use them exactly as they're shown, or you can just be inspired and interpret the sketch in your own way! and that's what i did!

i used two sets to create this cute Father's Day card: Around the House and Winston's BBQ

I stamped and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and the fussy cut them out! The nails were SO fun to stamp, with only a little bit of masking! :) I also popped up the images with foam tape! the background was blended with Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks! 

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


Sunday, June 18, 2017

a beautiful day for beach babes

today i have a layout up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! eeeek, love it!

be sure to check out the whole thing on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog and to find out all of the amazing goodies i used!!