Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Watercolor Wings

Over on the Club Scrap blog they are having a technique challenge, this month it is watercolors.  I do love working with watercolors - not that I'm super good at it but practice, practice, practice right?  I used my Zig Clean Color brush markers on this gorgeous stamp from the Papillon kit (2011).

now... back to trying to figure out my Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veteran's Day!

Today we celebrate Veteran's - those brave men and women who have served our great country over the years.  At my work we have two veterans, one Navy and one Marine.  So I made them each a card to thank them for their service.  The bottom card has a cool button on it that reads "the few, the proud".

Week 2 of Share Handmade Kindness is about thanking those that serve, so this fits perfectly into the weeks theme. 

Stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness

Jennifer McGuire has a cool challenge going on this month, you can read about it over on her blog and hopefully find time to participate also!

Week 1 is about sharing with friends and family.  I've chosen to make a couple cards for some of the guys on my "Happy Mail List'.  I have a list of family and friends that  I randomly send happy mail to throughout the year.  Most everyone seems to like it. I don't always get direct feed-back from the recipients, but I'll hear about how much they liked it the next time I see them, or in the case of niece and nephews their parents tell me!  I've just always thought that it brightens your day to get a card in the mail, especially a handmade one!

I think this is a fun challenge, there are three more weeks to go and we don't know what each will will bring.

These are the Bird Crazy stamps from Tim Holtz, I just love them. So fun to color and now that there are accessories you can "dress 'em up"!  These are colored with Zig Clear Color Brush Pens.

thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Embossed Background

Here's a fun way to mix up using your embossing folders. Emboss just one section, then turn around and emboss the other section leaving an un-embossed area in the center for sentiments or images.  I just added a few die cuts and sequins to complete the card.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

10 minute card

Unity Stamp Company had a little "party" last week and one of the challenges was a 10 minute card.  So I did this quick faux watercolor card with a new stamp set I had just received.  You stamp the image with black archival ink.  Then I colored with Distress Markers in select areas and then spritzed with a fine mist of water. The Distress Ink acts well with water, so it bled out giving a soft pretty look.

A quick background piece of cardstock, mat the image and tie some twine. Stamp your sentiment and you're done! Quick and easy.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Scrapbooking Yellowstone

I was determined to get our big trip to Yellowstone completed before September rolled around and a year had passed.  Yippee, it's done!  It was so fun to go back and do these, and thank goodness I had decided to make a travel journal and wrote in it each night.  This way I had the notes to refresh my memories and some memorabilia saved!

These are just a few of the highlights - it was such a fantastic trip.  Mark and I are determined to go back again.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Embossing Paste Backgrounds

This is pretty fun to do - color your embossing paste with Distress Ink!  Or I suppose any ink you have will work.  I made three colors of red and then applied them to cardstock through a stencil!  Pretty Cool.

The cute owl and saying are from Unity Stamp Company - I won it a couple weeks ago on a blog hop. This set and a few more, they are most generous with prizes.  Love them!

This is also made for their Friends With Flair!