Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Loving My New Blender Brushes

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 445
Looks like I missed the sketch :(

The Summer sentiment is created from The Greetery :Lemon Blossom stamp set.

Camp Create Day 2: Remarkable Resist

Getting this in under the wire for the MFT sketch challenge. I woke up early and truly enjoyed making this Emboss Resist Background. I love this MFT Blossom Stamp along my new Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes. I could never get it smooth until now!
Hope you have a great day1

Bundles of Blossoms Background
PI Hey, Sunshine

Blender Brushes  

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Ink Blending With Sentiment Stamping Only

CAS(E) this Sketch #330
Hello! I made this card last week and it was the first time using my new  Taylored Expression Blender Brushes ( love them)!


With the exception of the sentiment this card is all ink blended.  I bought both stamps and stenciled but only used the stencils on this card and the new blending brushes .
The sentiment is from The Greetery :Simple Things Stamp Set
The stencils are : Fir & Foliage No. 1 Stencil also from the Greetery. 
I fussy cut the tree.

We were blessed to have 9 of the granddarlings over yesterday for all day and night swimming.  Its was a crazy full pool we managed to play many water volleyball games. Today will be Mass and lots of rest :)
I hope you have a blessed week ahead.

Just Us Girls Challenge - Trend Week #496

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Simple Things

Hi there! I found some time in the craft room yesterday (made some time). I had forgotten how you can lose track of time just crafting , so much fun.

 I am so loving all the new stamps from the The Greetery  I am still working on mastering stamping the Robin & Wren Stamp Set. I found with the Simple Things Stamp Set that I didn't use the second step, stamping as much. I liked just using the first stamp a few times with a darker color and partial re-stamping. I did a combination of water and ink cubes for the greenery.

On the birds I used Distressed Oxide inks and on the greenery I used Altenew ink cubes.

Thanks for the visit and I hope you are all doing well.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Tag You're It #91

Hi there! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July if in the US!

Summer Fruits this is the challenge inspiration for #91 Hope you have some time to play along.

I used Betsys new stamp sets from the The Greetery :Just Mason Around and Lemon Blossom . The card base is from Papertrey Ink :Don't Forget to Write. Simon Says Stamps Distressed Oxide inks and 
I added glossy accents to the lemon and lime slices but didn't like it too much so I restamped, you can see the one in the back with glossy accents. I feel it took away some of the beautiful detail of the stamp.
Happy July!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Summer Fun

Hello, dose anyone know where June went!  Welcome to the 12 Kits of Occasions, our host for the month of June is Birgit . As you can see in the photo above ( taken by Lindsey) what a beautiful and bright kit it was.

 All I did was assemble the card above and stamped "thank you". I also made a envelope liner with some of the extra paper.

Thanks for taking a peek and stoping by today.
Don't forget to stop by the The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog to see what all the other designers have created with their kits.

Happy July!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Lemons and Blossoms

CAS(E) this Sketch #327
Hi there! My new stamps and dies came from The Greetery this afternoon. Super fast delivery. I couldn't  wait to dig in but I was in speed mode ( I would rather take my time) 
I had already cleaned my craft room as I had finished a few projects earlier in the day. Betsy makes her designs work so well with the layers in each stamp.

I made this for The Sketch challenge and last minute turned the design around. The branch of leaves is my rectangle of the sketch.

Have to run but thanks so much for the visit.
Hug and blessings to you all.

Lemon Blossom Die
I added bits of shimmer pin from Simon Says Stamp and Distressed Oxide inks along with many others from my collection .
 Simon Says: Anything Goes

Monday, June 17, 2019

Forty -Third Anniversary Card

Simon Says: Wedding/Anniversary
 Hello kind friends!  I was so afraid of using this set but knew I wanted to, for our 43 wedding anniversary  ( mostly why I bought it).
I think I was afraid I couldn't do as well as Betsy, ( and I cant) but I decided that is ok.

 I totally used Betsy's card for my inspiration and I also used her ideas. Like embossing the walkway with the stencil, when you run your hand over it you can feel each rock. I used sponge daubers with oxide inks on the walk way. I used my zig pens to color the people and a bit of the grass . The grass seemed too harsh so I ran a lightly inked dauber to soften it up.

The sky is also done very quickly with a lightly inked dauber.

I cant wait to use this set from The Greetery  again. ( no fear just fun) I wanted to add the dogs but didn't have much time to create this card. I was amazed how easy this was to make .

I am very blessed to be married to my best friend! He is a wonderful husband, great father and papa ! Not to mention one of the hardest working guys I know and love.  He can make me laugh till I can't breathe. We have received many graces making it through the tough times.

 God Bless You All
Simon Says: Transport It

Zig Pens
Tim Holtz Oxide Inks

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Card for a Record Collector

Mix It Up Challenge #56 ~ Fresh Inspiration

Hello! Hope you are enjoying the month of June because its halfway gone.... going way too fast for me.

 I added a bit of fun foam under the black record and under the arm of the needle . This is stamped on watercolor cardstock and Papertrey Ink black cardstock. I lined the envelope with the bars and die cut it with Plus9 envelope liner.

I bought this set from Sugar Pea Design with my son in mind,  he loves collecting records and has been doing this since high school .
I don't get to see him as much as I like, so I thought I would just make him a card to let him know I'm thinking of him.

Hope you have a great week my friends.

Greatest Hits
SugarCut - Greatest Hits

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sending Hugs

Hi there and happy Monday to you!
It's my turn again on the Poppystamps blog again. 
You can go HERE to see the card and details.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hello Cupcake

Hi there, my turn over at the Poppystamps Blog today! 
You can go HERE to see more of the details and Poppystamps 
products used.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Fleur Impressions

CAS(E) this Sketch #324
 Hello. I made this card yesterday wanting to play some more with this new stamp set from

I stamped it all using Distressed Oxide Inks and used a dauber .
 I also added a bit of shimmer but its not showing up in the photo.
The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink 

 I scored the front panel just a bit to add to the lines of the sketch and flipped the side of the 
design opposite of the sketch .

It's alway fun to pick homegrown lettuce and spinach from
 our own backyard.
 The drinks are lemon drop martinis (my husband made)
 using the lemons from the backyard too!

 Thank you for the visit, hope you are having a wonderful week.
We're going to warm up a bit today, we've  been enjoying much cooler temperatures this year. Its always nice since it get pretty warm here. 
We are making progress on the flooring, baseboards, painting, demo, etc. We are trying to do less more often , not lots in one day. (Our body thanks us:) Funny how our mind says yes you can do it and our body lets us know : No You Can't!!! 
Take care

Simon Says: Anything Goes