Monday, January 23, 2017

Basket of Birthday Wishes

I made this card for a dear aunt of mine who's birthday is coming up. I used the Basket of Wishes stamp set along with some Stampin' Write markers.

 Here's a closeup of the adorable little basket full of fun flowers:

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hey Chick!

I made this card for a team swap. I really just wanted an excuse to play with the new Watercolor Pencils and this crazy chicken was the perfect canvas for testing out the blending capabilities!

 Here's a close-up of the silly chicken:

So, needless to say, I was quite impressed with the Watercolor Pencils! If you haven't tried them yet, you really should.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 9, 2017

How About Ice Cream?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!! Here's the other card I made for one of my nieces using Cool Treats:

This one uses the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits and it was so much fun to put this little cone together! I stamped some sprinkles on a couple of the scoops using some Whisper White Craft ink. I made the cherry out of Watermelon Wonder, but I colored the stem with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker.

It's fun making birthday cards for nieces! ...well, heck, it's fun to make birthday cards for ANYone!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Dreamsicle, Anyone?

It may be getting quite cold around these parts, but I just couldn't wait to play with this new Cool Treats stamp set! I made this card for one of my nieces.

To make my dreamsicle, I used Peekaboo Peach full strength, and then did the stripes in the same color also at full strength. I didn't think they'd show up this well using them both at full strength, but as you can see, they did great! The stick is made with Crumb Cake.

I'll have another Cool Treats card to show you in a couple days!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Masculine Birthday

It's so great to be stamping again... I sure missed it. And I'm so excited to be playing with some new things that just came available, like the Watercolor Pencils that I used to color this guitar. I have always loved watercoloring, and these pencils certainly don't disappoint!

This card was made for my father-in-law using Country Livin' and Guy Greetings. The embossing folder on this one is long retired, but I found this piece of Crumb Cake in my scrap bin, and since it looked so great with this card, I hoped you'd all forgive me. :) Truly, it could be embossed with just about anything and still look great.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!

It has been a long, long time... but I'm happy to report that the construction on our house is finally complete, and since I now have a dedicated office again (yay!!), I can finally get back to doing what I love to do... STAMP!!

This card was made for a dear friend of mine using Fresh Fruit. Tip: to subdue the Designer Series Paper, I placed a piece of vellum over the top.

Happy New Year, everyone... and I sincerely hope to be publishing more often (I have already made 3 more cards that I'll be sharing over the next few days!)