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Monday, April 29, 2013

April Build a Flower Challenge with Jules for WOC


Flowers are probably my favorite embellishment.  I've tried many ways to make them.  Wild Orchid sells them already made-they are gorgeous.  They also sell layers.  Here's a picture of the package I used to make my flowers.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Miracles Happen/OWSE Quick Fire

Today robyn emailed us: We're having a quick challenge.
She gives uus our theme: Birds and/or bees
I ran kraft stock in  cuddlebug folder.
Then layered an over, some flourishes and then flowers.  I popped a rhinestone in the flower centers. Cut my bird with stampin up punch. Did some colored with blue marker and black pencil to help add dimension to the flowers & the bird.  Added my sentiment. 

Miracles Happen    

Friday, April 26, 2013

Secretary Day Card w.Unity Stamps

Unity Stamps was used to stamp on my white dress form.
This is a new paper pad Colorbok.
I made a Secretary's Day card for our recptionist. Used some store bought flowers and layered them, adding a pearl in the middle.
I'm entering this in Friends With Flair at Unity.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stamp N Doodle-No Embellishments

This is my last week on Stamp N Doodle design team.  I've gotten to work with a lot of fabulous digital images.   I want to thank Lynne Crosskill for having me.  
Please check out her amazing online store Stamp N Doodle.

This weeks challenge is NO Embellishments.
I though that would be difficult, but I had recently done this background using a stencil and distress inks.  Thought it would be perfect with Lynne's digi.
I colored the image with Prisma pencils and fussy cut it out. 
I really love how it looks.
I hope you'll feel inspired to join in our challenge and check out Stamp N Doodle store.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Friends card

I used Lisa's sketch at http://dahlhouse-designs.com/2013/04/21/4-22-2013-wanna-sketch/ 
for inspriation 
 Used the Random Act of kindness items I received last month.  Now, I send it to another gal on OWSE.
 The inside of the card features Itty Bitty stamps with Unity.

Moxie Fab goes Watercolor!

As soon as I saw  
I knew I was in! 

I just learned this technique from my Stampin Up demonstrator.
First you emboss the flowers with white emboss powder.
Using magic markers, you make a few lines in the flower, then blend out with a blender pen.
Makes it look like watercolor paint!  
I've entered Moxie Fab challenge  

Mojo Monday 289-Thank you

Our Beth Moore bible study is almost over.  It's been a wonderful way to spend my Saturday mornings.
God's word has never been more alive and relevant.  The name of the study is A Woman's Heart God's Dwelling place.
I heartily recommend it to anyone interested in drawing closer to God. I needed a thank you card for the husband of my growth group leader.  He's provided our group with the most amazing pastries and coffee cakes for our 10 week class.

I turned to my favorite place for a sketch:  Mojo Monday 

Here's the sketch:

  Here's my card. 

 I combined paper from Haberdash and colorbok.  Needed it to look manly. Love how it turned out.

 BIG thanks & hugs to Michael for providing delicious items for the ladies every week.  BIGGER thanks to our leader Jeannine!  It's been a fabulous 10 weeks.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Here's my sketch from Bella Blvd.
My sweet Brianna was 2 days old.  I dabbed gesso around each photo and the background page.  Using Stampin Up dies-I cut flowers out, outlined the edge with white gel pen, sponged dusty rose distress ink aroun the edges.  Layed them togehter with pop dots.
Used MME Bella Bella paper


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Christ is the key

Altered Composition Book
Featuring Lauren Curtis digital image that you can find at 
 Using fusible web product, I ironed it to the material and a piece of white card stock.
To stick it on the composition book I used score tape.  I colored the image with Prisma Colored pencils.

The center strip is a piece of brown card stock. I cut down each side with decorative scissors, rubbed gesso on the edges, then sponged Tim Holtz distress ink over that.  Then I ran it thru my Big Shot inside a sizzlet folder.

To make my key, I hand drew one, traced it two more times.  Fussy cut them out, glued together with glossy accents.  I embossed it twice in silver.  I roughed it up a little with sand paper and then rubbed distress ink all over it.
 This is the inside front and rear cover.  Used My Mind's Eye paper.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas : Today is the Day

I thought my Market Street stamps were a perfect addition to my whimsy houses.  Being an insurance agent and having to inspect houses as part of my job, I have always loved houses.

To add interest and whimsy, I used an assortment of stamps, ink and markers to jazz them up.

I love how it turned out.

Stamp sets used:
Kaisercraft Script
Inkadinkado Circle and Dots
Market Street Stamps Life is Beautiful
MME Everyday Fun
Glitz Pretty in Pink

Friday, April 12, 2013

Delight in the little things/Baby Card

Another great stamp from Unity Stamps.  Delight in the little things.  
I stamped the sentiment and the carriage with brown stazon.
 I've made my own little flowers spray using Wild Orchid flowers and leaves.  The paper I'm using is from Graphic 45.

 I'm sharing my card at Friends With Flair-Unity Stamps.  They always have great entries.  Check them out for yourself.

have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

WAW Challenge #74

You can get FREE Word Art every week  at Word Art Wednesday.
I haven't done one of their challenges in a long time. I miss using scripture every week.

First, I printed the scripture on cream colored card stock.  Then I embossed my angel stamp in Bridal Emboss powder.  Added some seam binding, a couple of Wild Orchid flowers.

Here's a close up of the embossed angel.  I rubbed several distress inks over top of it to highlight the details.

 You can get the LeBlanch Angel stamp, Tim Holtz distress ink, seam binding and embossing powder at Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium where the prices are always 20-25% off!

I'm also entering Simon Says Stamp challenge: Anything goes

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Secret Garden Mothers Day

Secret Garden is my all time favorite G45 paper.
Mojo Monday has my all time favorite sketches.
Combine the two, here is the result:

 The blue and pink compliment each other beautifully.  I think it turned out elegant and my Mom is going to love it!

Challenges I'm entering

Mojo Monday Mojo 287
G45 April Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sadie's is my Angie Girl

Friday means Friends with Flair at Unity Stamp Company
This is Sadie.  I just LOVE these Angie Girls!  
I used some of the other Unity stamps to make my background.
The sunflower was fussy cut from G45 French Country.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Stamp N Doodle Challenge

Pretty in Pink is our challenge this week.
Using colored markers and a water color brush, I colored the grass.

My image was colored with Derwent pencils and fussy cut.  
I hand drew my clouds and sponged blue on the edges.
The image and clouds were added to my white card stock with pop dots.

 I hope you'll go over to the blog:  Stamp N Doodle and see what the other designers are up to.

Join up for a chance to win a prize!!

An Ode to women challenge

A young model. I started just tracing her, then I did colored pencils, then I added watercolor to her. I'm not great at people, but this...