Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Gina K Designs guest designer -Stately Flowers and Kindness Wreath

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing 2 more cards from Gina K's February release. I'll keep it short and sweet since I'm not sure anyone reads blogs anymore! Lol!
First up is another card using the Stately Flowers 13 set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I went for a softer shabby chic type feel card for this. I used copics to color the peach blossoms and there's even a bit of black silk splashes on the background. The sentiment is from the new set Just Because.
Next up is a card using the amazing Kindness Wreath illustrated by Hanna Drainski. I fell in love with this wreath at first sight. So beautiful and versatile. I used a few of my fine liner pens to deepen the flower accents and there are some fun gems and sequins on this one too.
There are a million ways to color this wreath, I chose color combos that I was most comfortable with and I think I want to try water coloring this next!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here are some close up pictures.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gina K Designs February Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be one of the Guest Designers for Gina K Designs this month! Long time readers of my blog know that I used to design for Gina from 2010 to 2014. I LOVED every minute of it and was constantly inspired by the kindness, generosity and creativity from Gina and have been ever since!
Over the course of the next few weeks I'll be sharing cards using her latest release which is live right now!
First up is a card using the latest and final set in the Stately Flowers series designed by Melanie Muenchinger -called Stately Flowers 13. I've loved this series from way back when, so I thought it was amazing that I get to design with the final set in the series! This card uses Georgia's state flower- the Cherokee Rose.
Next up are cards using the fun little set called Simply Circular designed by Beth Silaika. I love anything circle, so I had some fun with playing around with colors on these cards. The sentiments are from the set Just Because designed by Emily Loggans which is a fabulous diverse set with 15 sentiments!
Come back in a few days and I'll have some more cards to share!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Card for baby Emma

Hi Everyone! WOW, I haven't made a card or posted in almost 3 months. I was dealing with some dental issues that had some rare complications. I was seriously out of commission for over 2 months! Yikes! BUT, I am back on my feet and have a precious little baby girl card to share.
I used Julee's Mojo Monday Sketch and a cute little teddy bear from a retired stamp set from Gina K Designs. I'm so glad I hung on to this set, I couldn't find a teddy bear image in any of my other stamp sets!! This little guy was colored with copic markers with T1, T3, T5 markers.
The adorable papers are from Queen and Company that I picked up during their Portland Queen for a Day Event -which was so fun! I've already signed up for their event in 2020. The stitched flower dies are from MFT that I purchased during their Black Friday sale. SO CUTE!!
Here is Julee's sketch:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Watercolored Oak leaf with acorn card

Hi everyone! I have been playing in the 30 Coloring Challenge for the month of November -this is a challenge where you color 1 thing a day, could be something big or small and it's open to anyone- and have a card to share using one of the images I water colored.

My favorite tree is the mighty Oak (closely followed by the Twisty Locust) and I absolutely love this oak leaf with acorn image from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Give Thanks stamp set. Isn't it stunning?
I stamped it on water color paper and colored it with my Pretty Excellent water color palette. I usually heat emboss my images when I water color because it helps me keep in the lines, but this time I challenged myself and I didn't. I almost tossed this a few times, but stuck with it. One thing about water coloring, there are ways to fix or color over things.
I'm glad I stuck with it because I really do love how it turned out. I die cut the image and then again with Gold Mirror cardstock with the coordinating Give Thanks die and layered them together. I trimmed a few patterned papers from the Echo Park My Favorite Fall pack and layered them behind the leaf panel.  The sentiment is from the set Autumn Blessings and I heat embossed it in white on dark brown cardstock.
Stay tuned next week I'll post a few more cards from my colored images. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend. Here's a close up picture.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2019

Hi everyone and welcome to the 2019 Fall|Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I love all things coffee and excited to play along in this blog hop! This hop is HUGE with many sponsors and prizes up for grabs! To enter to win you need to make a new Fall or Winter themed coffee/tea/cocoa project and link it to the Coffee Lovers blog.
I made a Christmas card for the hop adding to my stash because this year I am committed to send out cards (I've slacked over the last few years). My card uses the gorgeous poinsettia image and sentiment from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Floral Cluster Winter Poinsettia set. I colored the image with my copics and then die cut it out with the A Cup of Java die set. I made the steam and handle black and then added 2 small strips of black along the bottom to tie everything together.
Here's a close up of the poinsettia.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
Copic markers
yellow stickles