Friday, June 15, 2018

Color Throwdown #497

Aqua, Coral, Green, Yellow.....

I had help with this shadowbox card from Jennifer McGuire you tube video.....I used Hero Arts June Kit to make it pop...what a fun card!
My coral was too bright and my yellow is too bright, but I am trying and I am creating, that is a wonderful thing!

Wednesday SSS Challenge

Frame it....what could be better then a framed glass of wine!! Yes!

Watercolored background, foam wine glass, die cut from Paper Smooches Die cuts.

Layered and framed with wood look patterned paper:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

SSS Monday Challenge-anything but a card

Every month I make a new layout to insert in my starbucks water cup. For June I made a watercolor background and used Hero Arts mermaids to decorate the under sea scene....

I enjoy using this cup to drink water all day, every month a new theme!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Wednesday challenge: Anniversary

This challenge is perfect for me right now, my husband and I will be celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary on Sunday the 10th.

He loves to watch all the space shows on TV so I made him this card yesterday, I special ordered the AltENew Moon stamp set just to make him this card! get yours at

I embossed the moon to give it texture and I used ranger inks to make the sky background.

Color Throwdown #496

Black, Aqua, White.
I got my Ink Road Stamp Jenn and I could not wait to make something with her!
The color Throwdown challenge #496 was on so I decided to use her for that....

She is so fun, I can't wait to use her in my scrapbooking albums for all the scrapbook trips we take, I am always taking photos!! She is perfect! go to Ink Road Stamps to get yours!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Simon Says Wednesday challenge

Use more then one stamp:

Not hard to do when you have way too many stamps! I started out in the 1990's buying wood mounted stamps at the craft store,, from there I started buying from Stampin'up and CTMH...from there I started finding cool stamp company's at stamp and scrapbook expo, Lawn Fawn, MFT, Pink and Main, etc... Now online I love to shop at Simon Says Stamp, they have all the cool stamp companies in one place with all the accessories you need to make fabulous cards and scrapbooks and more.....and I can buy in my jammies while sipping a nice hot cup of coffee, nice!

Here is a card I made using more then 1 stamp:

I used a little bit of various stamp sets to make this coffee card, just grabbed a bunch of coffee sets. I like to collect coffee stamps so was not hard to make! Just a little of this and a little of that....
colored with my markers, popped them up on wood grain paper squares.
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Color Throw Down # 494 Red white and blue

I painted this little sail boat scene with watercolor paints, the stamp is a CTMH stamp and Off you go stamp was from a stamp magazine set.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday challenge: Song

Oh I knew right away which song and card I wanted to make...Fly me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra.
That way I could make a distress ink Galaxy background..those are so fun to do!!

I made a vellum moon touched with black soot ink and then water drops, not too shabby!
Love this card! Hope you do as well! Be back soon with Wednesday's card, the challenge is to use more then one stamp.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

4 challenges in one! Simon Says and CTD #493

Monday Challenge is to use a stencil, Wedensday challenge is use a stencil and use Simon says products, The Color Throwdown challenge #493 is Aqua and Lime and White this week:

I really pulled it off, I used Simon Says Stamp Star Medallion stencil with Aqua, Lime and White colors:

I now have the rest of the week off from card making, which is good because I am going to a Scrappin-Escapes retreat  Where I will be scrapbooking my heart out!

Have a wonderful week and weekend!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wednesday Simon Says Stamp challenge

What boy wouldn't love to have this card with a fun maze on it?
Bought these at simon says stamp, what a cool card!

Color Throwdown #492

Red Yellow Gray.....

I hope you like this fun card with twine and cats and just a whole lot of mischief going on!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Challenge...Ombre

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Ombre

I watercolored this background in blue ombre colors, added Indigoblu George stamp.....

So pretty!

I just love Sleeping George!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday challenge...Animal Magic

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

Animal Magic

I made this fun card using Mama Elephant Cat Agenda

Friday, May 4, 2018

Color Throwdown #491

Coral, Green, Kraft, White.....

I made a wine card using Paper Smooches wine stamps and dies.....

I used mini distress ink "abandoned coral" for the background and added some sequins for fun!

Happy #491!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Color Throwdown # 490

Color Throwdown # 490  Pink, Lavender, Green, Gray.

 I used Pink and Main's Llama, and Spellbinders flower dies.

See you soon for new themes and cards this week!

Wednesday SSS challenge...Anything goes!

I think on the anything goes challenges I will always make a coffee card!
I have acquired many coffee themed sets so here goes:

I used Lawn Fawn's Love you latte
and the cat is from Taylor Expressions.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Monday SSS challenge..Flower Power

I joined Ink Road Stamps little stamp of the month club and Spellbinders Die of the month club, just to boost my inventory a little...both are under 10.00 so it's not a huge out put..I got both my April items this week, so I put together this card which just so happens works well for Flower Power challenge on Simon Says Stamp site......

Coffee and books from Ink Road Stamps and The flower dies are from Spellbinders.

I used zig markers to lightly color the girl and her iced coffee! Enjoy!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Color Throwdown #489 Red Green White

I am just loving these cactus stamps!

Here are some from Pink & Main, I love that they have the dies so you don't have to fussy cut all the cacti out!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday...Sparkle and shine

Almost missed Wednesday Challenge again...I need to get on the ball here!

I have the IndigoBlu stamp, George or Georgette if you make him a girl!

He/she is wearing a crown and has some sparkle added for flair, I think this would make a cute baby girl card!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Challenge...Doodle

Monday at Simon Says Stamp....doodle, doodling....

I used a card from Suzy's doodle prints that I colored with my zig markers....

I put a little instant pack of coffee inside for a special treat....

Happy Monday!

Wednesday Challenge..Texture

Whew, I forgot to post last wednesdays card...the theme was texture....

I made this coffee cup card, and I added nuvo drops for some added "texture"

How fun is that!

The cup stamp is from CTMH and the saying is from Stampinup.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Color Throwdown #488

This week's colors are Green, Yellow and Aqua.

I had just received Hero Arts April kit and it had these fabulous little inks that blend, so I took the teal and yellow and went to town blending a nice yellow, green, aqua background. I grabbed the Flora and Fauna stamp set-under the sea and colored some images, cut them out and popped them on the card, I tore a little piece of paper and colored it to look like sand, I really like how this card turned out. the banner stamp is from the April Hero art kit as well and the little "Time to relax" stamp came from a random set with no name....

Happy Color Throwdown day #488

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mythology/Inspired By A Story Monday Challenge

Simon says stamp challenge is really cool this week...

A card that is inspired by a myth, fable, story.

I love the Aesop's fables, so I went with the "Fox and the grapes" fable.

A very thirsty fox was trying to get to some grapes but he just could not reach them, he finally gave up and said "those grapes were probably sour anyway!
The lesson is : just becuase you don't get what you want does not mean what you wanted was not any good. Don't bad mouth something you can't have.

I used the Fiskars wine stamp set and the fox came from Colorplay stamp set.
I colored the grapes and fox with alcohol markers then I watercolored in the background with blue.

I hope you liked today's card and I hope you learned a nice little lesson about being happy with what you have and not talking bad about what you don't have.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Happy Birthday Simon!

Wednesday challenge, make a birthday card for Simon Says Stamp...

They turned 9!

I played with ink and water and then added the medallion stencil from Simon Says Stamp.
The birthday saying is from their "Best Ever" stamp set.

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Color Throwdown #487

Nice set of colors! Here is the card I made using InkRoadStamps:

I think it came out pretty cute!
Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday challenge...Trio!

Monday's challenge at Simon says stamp is Trio!

Here I have a trio of cats rolling around on a spinner card! How fun is that??

I used Lawn Fawns set Meow you doin'.

Happy Spring! Make something fun today!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Color Throwdown #485

The throwdown #485 is Peach, Black, White.....used the inkroadstamps Chin Up Buttercup....

 Well, I went a little overboard on the nuvo black drops, but maybe the card will be good for someone who has the Chicken Pox!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday challenge...Floral Frenzy

Simon Says Stamp...Wednesday Challenge:
I used AltENew Vintage Flowers, layered in green inks.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Monday Challenge and a Throwdown#484!

Ok I'm going to go ahead and try to do two cards at once here....I made this card for the Spring Challenge for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, but I made it in Tuesday's color throwdown colors, whew!
Hope I made everyone happy!

Eggplant ink for a watercolor background, Penny Black Stamps, some sequins.

Color Throwdown #484 Green, White and Eggplant.

Happy Spring everyone!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Color Throwdown #483

Pink, Green and Kraft!

I used MFT Magical Dragons, made a watercolor background for them and placed on kraft card base.

They are so cute!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday...Girl Power!

Here is a sweet card with a girl and an owl by Santoro stamps:

I watercolored the background, then popped her up after coloring with alcohol markers...

Happy Simon Says Stamp Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Weather...Monday Challenge

A little spinner snowman, he rolls around in the snow! Happy end of winter time!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Color Throwdown #482

This week at the colors are Pink, Kraft, Gray.

Using the Sleeping George stamp from I layered him on some Kraft, Gray and pink paper, I added a colored crown just for fun!

Wednesday Challenge...Anything Goes!

Wednesday, anything goes...I made this card using distress ink and simon says stamp medallion stencil, the cat is from not Carmen Veranda stamps but ( Just found out this a a stamp from the sister company Lost Coast Designs company! )The art saying is an old wood mounted stamp.....

I am adding this to challenge #47 More than two legs.

When I popped the cat up onto the background it looked as though he was at an art gallery standing by a painting, so I dug through all my old quote stamps and came across that saying...I think it is a great card! Hope you like it too!