Two Paper Divas Saturday!

Hello! Welcome to my Saturday post with Two Paper Divas. It’s been a pretty busy week around here, but I had time to sit down and try out my new favorite technique.

Watercolouring has always been intimidating to me. It looks so good, which means it MUST be complex, right? Actually, not so much. Here’s my creation for this week.

Now, I’ve started with a background technique so figure I really can’t mess that up too much, but it give me some confidence to maybe try some other ideas.

This card uses the recently released Vintage Bike. And, the sentiment comes from Melon Love.

I’ll see you again next week and don’t forget that the September New Release is coming soon. Due to the holiday, it will be on the 6th and 7th this month. Swing by the the Two Paper Divas blog to check every thing that’s going on.

Take care!

 

Mystery Image Swap – August 2016

Long time, no post…kidding, I think I was here only…uh, 7 days ago with last months image (right on time, right?).

But, I August’s image, chosen by Jeanette, was sitting on my desk with July’s, so while I was creating away on July’s image I thought I’d get caught up on August too. This is Iron Chef Chicks from Stamping Bella. Super cute! Jeanette loves this particular sentiment, so asked that we include it on the card. Happily!

I sure love how this one turned out!!

Hopefully I’ll be on time with my September image. Take care and see you in a month!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hey all! Thursday is post day over at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps blog. You’ll find fantastic new projects from the Prickley Pear Design Team. We rotate weeks, so you’ll also find a post here from me once per month and today happens to be that day!

For those of you unfamiliar with Prickley Pear, they were around previously, closed down and have reopened with new ownership. Their catalogue of stamps is extensive with wonderful variety. Rubber and clear offerings makes them attractive to all stampers and they also offer dies (which often go with more than one set – nice!).

I have two cards for you today. This first one was created with a recently released set, Gnome Homes. There is also a matching die set for this set. The sentiment is from another set, Hibiscus 2.

My other project for you this week is my first attempt at watercoloring. I am in love with how it turned out, so you may see this technique again soon.

I stamped a flower form the Hibiscus 2 set on the watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I used my distress inks for the watercoloring. I was impatient, so I used my heat gun to dry. I would like to see if it changes the background at all to let it dry on it’s own. Next time. The sentiment is also from the Hibiscus 2 set and then I added a few sequins for some shine.

Head on over to the Prickley Pear blog or the Facebook page to check out more great projects. Today, you’ll find work from Kelly Santi, Heidi Erickson and Michelle Pearson, in addition to myself.

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you on September 8th with my Designer Highlight with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

 

Two Paper Divas Saturday!

Hello! As I mentioned last week, my weekly post with Two Paper Divas is migrating to Saturdays. So, grab the weekend funnies and your coffee and come take a peek!

This background is made from the recently released “Celebrate Life” set. I’ve paired it with one of the sentiments in “Yes to Sprinkles“. Both sets give you lots of versatility.

We’ll see you again next week with another great project with the fabulous stamps of Two Paper Divas!

 

Mystery Image Swap – July 2016

Hello All!

Well, I’m only 18 days with my July image. Still respectable considering that I’m usually a tad behind in receiving my images since it’s out of country and then we had some vacation.

This image is from Stampendous and is called Sea Shell Jar. Vickie chose it for us this month. I thought it a bit intimidating at first, but I had fun coloring it up and creating with it! Thanks Vickie!

Now, August image is already done, so it will be posted as scheduled on the 25th of this month. See you then!!

Riley & Company Creations

So, apparently I somehow messed up during release week. A few of my cards were posted on the Riley & Company blog, but….I did not post them here on my blog!! Whoops.

They were awfully cute, so I wanted to make sure they were posted here as well. If you’re looking to purchase one of these great stamps, swing on by the Riley & Company store and check out the “new” category for all the latest and greatest.

So, here’s what you may have seen on the Riley & Company blog, but missed here on my blog.

This is Tucker. He is fun, adorable and totally ready for whatever you throw at him! He’s easy to color and very versatile! He has bee paired with one of our new sentiments, Invisible Hula Hoop.

And, also released this month is this great Wine Glass image, that pairs wonderfully with any one of the many wine themed Funny Bones carried at Riley & Company. This sentiment is called Casual Friday.

And finally, this sentiment can be found in the new category of the “new” category website, 100 and Sexy. It felt like a good fit with Marilyn Mooseroe.

Sorry for missing these earlier this month! Remember, check us out at the Riley & Company blog or on Facebook!

TCCCB – Bling!

Hello, welcome back to another challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Bling. If you’re like me, you have a box full of unused bling so dig it out and bling it out!!

The sponsor I’m working with this time is a favorite company of mine. It’s Bugaboo Stamps. If you’re not familiar with them, please swing by and check it out. Great images, lots of variety and themes from cute to snarky. A little something for everyone.

This image is called Pretty Flower Girl and reminds me of my daughter, though this girl looks a bit older. I had her in mind when I made this card. The bling has been sitting around for awhile and was difficult to work with! It was one of those curly pieces and kept twisting up on me. Ugh! But, I do love how it turned out.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!