Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rawr Means I Love You in Dinosaur!

I am in love the Lawn Fawn mini sets.  With larger sets, I often like only one or two of the images.  The little sets are inexpensive and allow me to buy only the ones I want to use.
DCWV Kidosaurus papers, Fiskars texture plate crocodile embossing, Staz On Stone Grey ink.  I highlighted the little hearts with Glossy Accents.  Here's the inside:
I am sharing this with Shopping Our Stash Out with the Old and In with the New and the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge:
Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our New Beginnings challenge!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Christmas in January?!?!

Yes!  I ran out of Christmas cards before I ran out of recipients, and I am trying to do better this year.  The Jingle Belles challenge this round is We Three Kings - create a cards using three elements. 

Hero Arts Layering Tress, sentiment from Recollections heat embossed in white.  I flicked white pigment ink mixed with water for the "snow".  The snowbanks were cut from stitched dies. 

Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our New Beginnings challenge

Friday, January 12, 2018

Oxide Ink and Layering Stamps

I am in LOVE with my new Oxide Inks.  The colors are so rich, and cover beautifully.  I struggled with inking backgrounds, I always wound up with dauber marks or streaks.  Not with these!
Hero Arts Layering Octopus inked with Oxide Inks.  The darkest layer of the octopus was stamped in Wilted Violet and then heat embossed in dark purple.  Think this will be the perfect Valentine for my husband.  Sharing this with the Color Throwdown #475:
Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our New Beginnings challenge!

Twofer Challenge #1 - Feathers

There is a brand new blog - The Twofer Card Challenge by Darnell and friends.  The premise is to make two cards, for two different occasions, using the same stamps and/or dies.  Sounds like fun!
The mask was die cut with post it paper, and inked with my brand new Distress Oxides.  Spellbinders Birds on a Wire die cuts, the sentiments are from Unity. 

Be sure to play along with us at Words 2 Craft By for our New Beginnings challenge!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

W2CB #49: The Magic of Beginnings

Wow!  I knew I was busy over the holidays, but didn't realize I had neglected my crafting and blogging for a whole month!!  Glad the latest W2CB challenge is here to get me back in the groove!

Our W2CB inspiration for our January/February challenge come to us from Meister Eckhart.

And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

So many ways to interpret this one.  I made a wedding card for friends who are SCUBA divers, and used my brand NEW Hero Arts stamps and NEW oxide inks.  

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

W2CB #48 - Christmas in my Heart

Our final challenge of 2017 is:
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To me, Christmas is all about home. 

 Love how this turned out.  The resin wreath was just the right size for this A2 card, and the gold brad made a perfect doorknob!!  Come play along with us at Words 2 Craft By through January 3, 2018!!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Addicted to Clean and Simple's code word is SPARKLE. 
And Creative With Stamps has a Reindeer Challenge!

I needed a few masculine Christmas cards.  I like the contrast between the black and the gold glitter paper and heat embossing, but my husband says it's ugly.  Since he rarely criticizes my creations, I am a bit insecure about it, but I am posting anyway :). 
Recollections glitter paper and die cut layered with black linen texture paper. Check back on Wednesday for our next Words to Craft By challenge!!