Friday, January 23, 2015

Would You Be Mine?

 Good Friday! I hope you all have a great week! I have struggled with some headaches this week, so am hoping that I'm about on the mend and in for a good weekend. Here is another card rom class this month. I love that we finally have a stamp set more on the masculine side.  I started with a Whisper White base and added Sahara Sand layer and an Old Olive layer that I ran through the Woodgrain embossing folder.
 I stamped out the sentiment in Momento Black ink and then stamped out the trees in Old Olive over it. ( I added the burplap ribbon with staples before I added the piece of wood image to see how far I need to go up).
I stamped out the wood in Momento Black ink and colored it with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake markers and then colored in the heart with Real Red.  I layered it onto a Real Red 2"circle with Dimensionals.  Sorry for a quick post, but my eyes are still achy and I need to get away from the computer screen for a bit.
I hope you all have a super weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Snuggle and Smooches Two Ways!

 Okay, so the post title says two ways, and it is, in fact used two different ways, but forgot that I did two different color schemes for the first layout.  The funny and short version is like this, I ran out of 1/4" Silver Taffeta Ribbon before I got to my last class this month and so I just switched out the colors from the silver ribbon and hearts  to 1/4" Gold Taffeta ribbon and Soft Suede hearts and Gold Glimmer paper.  Easy solution and I actually like the browns better than the black in the I as I said above, I used Snuggles and Smooches on this card and the one at the bottom of this post.  I stamped out the larger flower in Melon Mambo ink on this one and heat embossed in White Embossing powder on Soft Suede card stock and punched out using the Fancy Label Punch.
  Here's the black and silver version below....
Here's the second card I did with the same stamp set but using all the rest, or pretty much the rest of the stamp set.
 Inks I used are Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar and So Saffron.
 I cut the Scallop Circle from So Saffron and layered the Snuggles and Smooches on top of that.
Then finished off the card with the cute sentiment at the bottom and another sequin.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Yep! I'm pretty excited!

I was nominated by someone I admire not only for her FANTASTIC stamping, but because of her true leadership and fantastic ability to make everyone feel as if they were her "own".  I was nominated by the one and only Robin Merriman over at:
Trinity Design Studio

The rules of the blog hop are as follows:
1. Create a project exclusive to the Creative Crew Blog Hop
2. to answer a few questions
3. to nominate (2) stampers that inspire me!  (THIS IS HARD, but I can do it~lol)

Here is my project made special for this blog hop only!

 Okay, so I have been really trying to use my Color Cards to play around with different color combos and for this particular card I wanted to step out of the regular reds/pinks and white combos for Valentines day.  So, I went with Pool Party as my base color and found that Blushing Bride and Pear Pzazz were the two colors they had in the color cards, so that is what I did. I'm not going to bore you with the step by step details of the card, but will list the items that I used..I used the Hearts Border punch at the top and then layered a piece of Pear Pzazz behind it, used sponge daubers dipped in Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride , Pool Party and Pear Pzazz and made the polka dots.
 For the sentiment, I cut a piece of Prints Patterns DSP stack in Blushing Bride, stamped it in Smokey Slate and punched out some extra hearts from Pear Pzazz and Gold Shimmer paper and adhered them next to the sentiment.  I tied a piece of Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon around it and tied a nice bow.  The Basic Pearls are colored with a gold metallic permanent marker.
I stamped the hearts out in the Pool Party and Blushing Bride inks and punched out using the Large Heart punch and popping them up with Dimensionals over the outline stamp stamped in Smokey Slate.  I added some "love" circles in Smokey Slate on top and some more little pearls.

Now for the answers to the questions:

1. What are you working on?
Well...that's kind of a question that I can't answer, because everyday I find that I'm working on a upcoming class or workshop and sometimes it's hard to find time to just stamp for fun, BUT, my goal this year is to keep up with my Project Life albums.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
It really doesn't..because I am a person who is simple in thought, which I know is the majority of all stampers, I do love some layers and embellishments, but I don't believe that a card should take more than 20 minutes to complete from start to finish.

3. Why do you create what you do?

Something I have ALWAYS told all of my customers and fellow stampers, you do not have to be "crafty" when it comes to stamping!  So, with that, I just create whatever is in my heart at the time, sometimes sketching it out first, then other times I will scour other blogs and idea sights to get an "idea" of what I can do with something and then try my hardest to adapt it to make it my own.

4. How does your creative process work?

LOL! Well, I spend "some" time "researching" ideas on SU! website, Pinterest, blogs etc.. then I pull out stamp sets that I have bought and NEVER inked (GASP! yes, I have too many that I can't even tell you...) Then I set my day in motion, and try to get what I can done in the time I have while it's quiet at home or when I just need to be alone and create.

So, now it's time to announce my nominees!

I nominate Tandra Boyer at  A Little Inkalicious
because she has just an amazing sense of talent and her simple yet great ideas.  She has just a smile that is so friendly and it's hard not to just love her...

My second nominee is Andi Katz Potler over at Absolute Kreations
 because she is just up my alley with the simplicity and yet stuns me everytime I see her stuff! ( I secretly want to be here when I grow

So, they have been nominated and contacted and both AGREED to accept the nomination so their projects will be posted on MONDAY, JANUARY 26th on their blogs! Be sure to go check them out!
Thank you Robin Merriman for nominating me! And thank you all for stopping by!