Saturday, March 30, 2024

Seize the Birthday - spring florals

I made this card for the Seize the birthday challenge this week which was to use spring flowers. 
I stenciled my background using A Colorful Life stencil with distress oxide inks. Then I dry embossed the stencil using a 3-D embosing folder. This stamp set I got from Unity and it is designed by Gina K. I used blending brushes with distress oxide ink for the flowers and I used alcohol markers for the hightlights on the flowers and also for coloring the leaves. I mounted this card front on a lavender card base. The sentiment is from Impression Obsessions. 
You can find the details of this challenge here:


Thursday, March 28, 2024

Inspired by.....basket challenge #282

This stamp in my Easter stamp collection was my basket stamp that seemed perfect for this challenge today over on the Inspired by...basket challenge #282 that can be found at this link:

I used various design papers from my stash and stamped the image from Stampin' Up with versafine calir black ink. I used alcohol markers to color the image. I added some greenery from a die from Spellbinder.  The sentiment is a little craft smart image inked with aa bright pink ink and punched out with a SU oval punch. The added butterfly is a Martha Stewart paper punch. 


Monday, March 18, 2024

Challenge collaboration - Birds of a feather

I made this card for the Just Us girls challenge this week and the theme is birds. 
I used stamps from Unity and this cute design paper. I colored the image with alcohol markers and mounted it on a red card base. You can find the details of the Just Us Girls challenge here:

and the Time Out challenge link is found here:


Just Add ink 693

I made this card with the 2 choice criteria in mind that is the challenge this week on Just Add Ink. I used a square shaped card and a few square design paper scraps in the background and I used a saying.
This is a multi-media piece made from white paper, design papers, various stamps for the background and featuring a Tim Holtz vintage photo and a Tim Holtz snarky sentiment saying as my sentiment, I used Distress Oxide inks for my background stamped images.  I had such a great time creating this one, You can check for the details for the challenge here:


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Color Throw Down Challenge 784

I found the perfect design paper for this color challenge this week for the Color Throwdown challenge of light blue, grey, and brown. I stamped this image from Unity stamps and colored it with the same coordinating colors of alcohol markers. I embossed the design paper with a 3-D Sizzix embossing folder and then sanded off some of the color. It made a lovely background for this image. I mounted it to a kraft card base.  You can find the challenge details here:


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Allsorts Challenge - yellow

I made this card for the Allsorts Yellow challenge this week. I used a 3-D embossing folder for the background. The stamps are from Unity. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch. I colored the tulips with alcohol markers. The card base is kraft cardstock. You can find the details of the challenge here: 

The Paper Players color challenge #680


I made this card for the Paper Players color challenge to green, pink, yellow, black and white. On the black design paper that was sectioned off into shapes I actually did some free handed zentangle designs with a white gel pen. The stamp is from Stamplorations and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz sentiment strip. The image was colored with alcohol markers.  The white card base was embossed with Darice embossing folder. 
You can find the details for the challenge here:

Christmas Craft Creations

I made this card with scraps of Christmas design paper. The die is from Momenta and the sentiment is from Impression Obsessions. I made this for the Christmas Craft Creations challenge for the month of March. You can find the details for the challenge here:


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Inspiration Station #59

I loved the pattern in the girls' skirts so I used that in my basic design for this card. I added some gemstones as musical notes and drew the stems. I also added my handwritten sentiment that says:

"Music-the universal language."  You can find the details for this challenge here:

Just Add ink #692 sketch

Thought this would be a cute card using the sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink #692.
The stamp is from Unity. I used a black  and a piece of design paper. Then a strip of washi tape divided the sections. I used the same pink cardstock for the card base that I used  to mat the circle. St. Patty's day is coming up and thought these would be some interesting drinks would be great to add to the celebration. 
You can find the details for the challenge here:

I used alcohol ink markers to color the image.  The sentiment is a Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy strip from his snarky tablet. 



The kraft panel is embossed, I just am using the back side of it. I used some brown distress oxide ink rubbed over the raised image to get this look on the flipped side. The HM image is colored with alcohol markers and the sentiment tag is from Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy strip tablet. I am as eager about spring as this little house!! I've been having fun trying to plant some new plants around my house. 

You can find the details for this challenge here:

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Inspired by ...Luck 279


I traced 3 hearts as my pattern to stamp my Tapestry peg stamps of leaves on the penciled lines. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy sentiment strips. 

Word Power #3

I wanted to try out this new challenge that I have not participated in yet. Here is the link to their site:


I used a sentiment from Stamploration and Tapestry Pegstamps for the greenery and flowers. I blended the edges with distress oxide ink.  

Global Design Project - theme challenge

I made this Easter card for the Global Design Project challenge this week 

Easter will be here before we know it and I haven't had much time in my stamp room this month, so it was fun to get a chance to make this card. I used some wonderful design paper scraps for this card and got out those Easter stamps I only get to use once a year. The flowers were punched from a Martha Stewart punch. I even added a little washi tape to this.