Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Today I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - this week there is a mood board (below) for inspiration.

Here is my card:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Concord & 9th Bitty Burst Turnabout; PTI Bunny Blessings, Keep it Simple: Easter

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Favorite Altenew Cards of 2018

It's time for Altenew's Year in Review Blog Hop

I adore Altenew and here are my fav cards I made this year featuring Altenew products:

First up a birthday card I made for my dad that features Parrot Paradise (the bird is colored with color pencils):

Next up a birthday card I made for a friend featuring Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum and Fabulous Floral:

And finally this card that I made for Altenew Academy's watercolor class (this card was posted here).

I look forward to seeing what Altenew brings in 2019 to further our creativity! Happy New Year! #AltenewBest2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

2018 Christmas Cards

Hello and welcome! Today I'm just posting pics of my 2018 christmas cards - several of these were inspired by my favorite bloggers! Please enjoy and Happy Holidays!

SSS Christmas Card Challenge!

I have a card today for the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Card Challenge!

Here is my card! I will also have another post with all my christmas cards I made this year!

This card uses a technique the great Jennifer McGuire had on her blog: alcohol ink (on watercolor paper) with emboss resist. You can find it here. I used a snowflake stencil for my embossed image. I love how this came out! 

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Altenew Bold Alphabet; PTI Sentiment Staples: Christmas; Echo Park Snowflakes #1 stencil

Sunday, November 4, 2018

PTI Make it Monday!

I have a card today for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday #341 Painted Brushstroke Backgrounds. This was a fun one! I love this look and will try this again. Thanks Dawn!

Here is my card:

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Ingredients: PTI Stylized Autumn, Autumn Pumpkins, Bold Borders: Foliage 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop!

It's time for PTI's September Blog Hop! I am so glad for fall! Here is the inspiration pic:

And here's my card:

I made an alcohol ink background and cut it out with Bold Borders: Fall Foliage to mirror the leaves on the table. So pretty!

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Ingredients: PTI Bold Borders: Fall Foliage, Simply Gourd-eous, Stylized Autumn

Monday, September 3, 2018

Card for Altenew Watercolor Class (Day 2)

I'm trying to hone my watercoloring skills for my cards and am taking Altenew Academy's Watercolor Basics and Beyond class. I love their classes - very inexpensive (added bonus) but full of great info and techniques. I have made a card using the techniques from Day 2 - Watercolor Wash - using a stencil - love this! It really came out nicely.

I just got some Arches watercolor paper - both hot and cold press. This card uses the hot press paper - very smooth. The background has a rainbow vibe to it - a happy accident!

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Ingredients: Altenew Layered Medallion B stencil, Label Love