Saturday, December 5, 2015

How I colored the Holiday Bow from The Ton Stamps - looks 3D!

Hello all,
I posted this picture in my IG account and received a lot of likes and great comments on it. I even received a few request for a tutorial, video, or periscope on how I colored  The Holiday Bow. The Ton Stamps even featured me on their blog which you can find here... Trending with the Ton

Here are more bows... I really enjoy coloring these.

Well here it is, my very first YouTube video you can find it right HERE. I made blue ribbons.

Remember, it's my very first video.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you so much.

Monday, October 5, 2015

You're the best of the bunch

I am totally loving MFT stamp's Fall Folliage. The cards that I have seen others make are just so so cute! I used my MISTI and went crazy and stamped a whole bunch of flowers.

It is based on Cas(e) this Sketch # 143 shown below

I had a hard time "arranging" the flowers. I don't think I can work at a flower shop.

I still have a lot of left over flowers.

Thank you for looking

Materials Used:
MFT Stamps
Mama Elephant Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink

My heart and thoughts are with you

I run a carehome for the elderly and one of the most difficult things we experience is the end of life.  One of my hospice residents passed away peacefully a few days ago.  Though the families are prepared because their loved one is in hospice, I always find it difficult to tell them the moment has come and that they passed away.

I made this card for them

I based it on the Fusion Card Challenge

I hope you like my card

Materials used:
MFT Stamps: Fall Florals stamp and dies
Hero Arts: Sentiment stamps
Simon Says Stamp: Hybrid Inks

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Online Card Class - Day 2

Hi there. Here is my card for day 2 of Online Card Classes: Watercolor for Card Makers: Exploring Mediums. 

I tried the no line coloring technique. This was hard for me. I'm more comfortable doing no line coloring with my Copic markers. I have more control with the blending. I used the storage envelope to apply the distress inks because when I used the nonstick craft mat, I couldn't see what colors I was using.

I had to make up my own leaves as I couldn't see my outline that much. I took this picture before stamping on the verse, just in case I made a boo boo. 

I used my MISTI for perfect placement. I used two different  Mama Elephant sets for this card. 
I used Tim Holtz's Distress inks for water coloring. 

Doesn't look so nice up close. I need to practice and probably need better water color paper. 
I drew on the eyelashes. 

Thanks for looking. Have a creative day!

Online Card Class - Day 1

Hello there. Thanks for visiting me. I am taking the Online Card Class - Watercolor for Card Makers, Exploring Mediums.  I have been using watercolors for awhile but by taking the class I have learned a lot of new techniques. Here is my card for Day 1.

Here they taught us how to blend from markers directly on the paper. Of course, their presentation of marker coloring onto paper was a lot neater than mine. 

Looks so much better when water was added.  
I sprinkled some water droplets onto the watercolors for a more water colored look. Love it.

I cut out the leaves from a set from MFTStamps

Stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant Stamps. 
I love how the inks from Tim Holtz Distress ink pads blend and go so perfectly together.

Now on to Day 2. 
Thanks for looking. 
Take care!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I'm trying to find some me time between work, running errands, taking care of parents and taking care of my family and house. Even if it's just an hour to color or make a card... I'll take it.

I had no problem stamping on the diecuts. I easily used the handy dandy MISTI. 
The only trouble I had was figuring out how to position the two layers of diecuts. 
I used the flowers and leaf to hide the bald spots.

I bent the leaves forward for more dimension.

This card is for the Sweet Sunday and Simon Says STAMPtember use a stamp challenges.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hugs.

Materials Used: 
Simon Says Stamp! Autumn Blessings
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Dymo Labeler

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

So Very Grateful

Wow! My last blog entry was almost a year ago. How sad. I must of been very busy...yup!

A few weeks ago a local quilters group donated ten "clothing protectors", they didn't want to call the bibs, to my carehome for the elderly. Our Ombudsman who delivered them gave me their address and suggested that I send them a thank you note. I really should have taken a picture of them. They are so beautiful, colorful and intricate.

I thought the card I made was truly appropriate.  I did the die cut inlay technique.

It did take me a long time to create and I'm so happy with it. But I have so many scraps. 
I could make 4 more cards, but do I want to...hahahaha. 

I was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 285

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Take care!

I used:
MFT Stamps Dynamics Blueprint #20
Lawn Fawn Heart Dies
Simon Says Stamp: Friendship Messages