Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Happy Mail

I am totally  hooked on the glitter gel! So for this card and this challenge I tried to combine the two. I also learned that photographing glitter gel cards is not an easy task.  The Grass Green glitter gel was used in the center and I used the same color for blending on the bottom of the card. I then used the really cute Mail Delivery stamp set for the image after coloring it in with some Copics. Some twine finished it off. 

Thanks for looking - all products used were GKD.  

Monday, April 8, 2019

Easter Cross

This card kind of evolved, I had some alcohol ink panels laying around from an afternoon of “playing”. I had a vision of putting flowers around the cross but it just wasn’t working for me, the cross in white seemed stark and bare, so I pulled out the vellum and that is what I ended up using, I don’t love it but it worked. And it worked for the MFT sketch challenge for this week. The sentiment came for another company stamp set. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Birthday Wishes

I had some time to play with my alcohol inks this weekend - goodness that was fun! I liked the way this one turned out and wanted to use it so I thought of this week's sketch challenge. I did NOT want to cover up the background so I stamped the blossoms on vellum and the stems right on the yupo paper. I only die cut one of the birthday wishes and probably should have layered a few on there. I also went a bit overboard with the black Nuovo drops, but it is done and I will be sending this card to my daughter in law. This is for the MFT sketch challenge and all products are MFT.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One Year Older

What a great, but challenging sketch! I created 2 panels of translucent yupo paper sheets using green and red alcohol inks. THe background paper is making use of the clouds stencil template that I dearly love. The flowers are from the Stitched Blooms and the fun sentiment is from Anything but Basic sentiment set. I do like how it turned out and it was fun to make. 

Monday, March 18, 2019


A few weeks ago I had a coloring day - coloring with distress oxide inks. I had colored several images from the Birth-Yay stamp set. I had these images left over after making several cards using the fun colored critters. I only had to add the balloons because it needed a little something more. I created the background with the small Small Brick Wall stencil and some light gray ink - added a few spotlight circle frames and a sentiment with the From all of Us stamp set. All were from MFT and the card is for the sketch challenge.  

Thanks for looking,


Monday, March 11, 2019

Birthday Balloon

A birthday balloon using cream and white card-stock along with a scrap of alcohol ink for the balloon. It looked kind of bland and I kept trying to spruce it up, nothing looked right so I just took a corner punch and put it on the bottom corner. I really think that the balloon looks like the world so the sentiment seemed to go perfect with it. This card is for the sketch challenge at MFT, which is also responsible for the sentiment! 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Slider Card

I love watching Jennifer McGuire videos especially when I am trying to get out of a rut with with too many similar cards, Jennifer to the rescue with a Ribbon Slider Card. The stamp set I used is the GKD Grand Garden. Yup more flowers - another entry for the Monthly Challenge called Flower Power. I stamped it on Passionate Pink with Passionate Pink ink for a tone on tone look. Not as good as Jennifer's (of course!) but at least the card slides. Now please don't look too close because I glued the flower panel upside down! Good grief!!! I didn't even notice it until I took the picture.

Blooms Birthday

I love pulling out some of my favorite stamps sets once in a while - this is from the GKD Tropical Blooms stamp set. I used Zig watercolor markers to color this card. I had a few little oops and covered that up by using a sponge to dab some Passionate Pink surrounding the flowers. I also added some pink sequence. 

I love having a flower challenge since that is the area where I seem to have the most stamps. I will be posting another flower card soon. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Seven Years Old

Is this not just the cutest hippo ever?!?! I colored him with distress oxide inks - something new for me. I used a stencil and more distress oxide inks for the background. It was fun since I had no idea how it was going to turn out and what I was going to make with it when I made it. In fact the background sat on my craft table for a while before I put it to some good use. Since 2 grandsons turn 7 this month I wanted to make the cards different but I used the same stamp set for both. I love the new Birth-Yah stamp set - I have already  made 3 cards using it. 

This is being entered in the Birthday Project for MFT stamps. 

Birthday Turtle

First, don't look too close! The red balloon got a little messed up by a bit too much Wink of Stella! I have 2 grandsons turning 7 this month so I came up with 2 cards that included the #7 and I wanted this one to follow the sketch challenge at MFT. I used 2 different MFT stamp sets for this one, the Birth-Yah  set (so much fun!) and the Bundle of Balloons which I stamped directly on the paper and then used the Wink of Stella to add sparkle. That sparkle is not showing up very well on the photo but it truly does shine! 

This card is for the monthly Birthday challenge and the sketch challenge for this week. 

Doodled Birthday

The challenge at GKD this month is flowers - well that should be fun - I LOVE flowers! I couldn't afford any of the new stamp sets but I have a lot of flower stamp sets that I can use. I had started this card while on the challenge for last month (coral color), I had tried to create a coral color but failed on this so I gave up and did not finish it. So this time I did finish it and I do like the result. I colored using some distress inks on the awesome stamp set by Lisa Hetrick called Just a Little. The sentiment is from Doodle Sayings. It just seemed to go together so well and I needed a birthday card! 

Thanks for the visit,


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Birthday Bunch

Oh what fun this this stamp set is! I colored the images with Distress Oxide Inks and water, another fun and different way for me. I made this card for my grandson and I used the sketch challenge on MFT as my inspiration. This stamp set is called Birth-Yah! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Coral Birthday

Another card for Karen's color challenge on Gina K. The coral color was with some Distress Oxide inks. I tried to get as close to coral as as possible. I used the Peach Bellini card stock for the flowers and popped a few beads in the center of the flowers. The stamp set is Lisa's Something Good and the word Birthday is from another GKD stamp set but I didn't write it down. Sorry.

And here is a photo of the inside of the card. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

95th Birthday Card

My mother-in-law turned 95 last week - this is the card I made for her following the challenge on GKD. I did not have the exact color called for so I used Peach Bellini - such a pretty color! I used the Mandala Stencil for the background and stamped an image from a much loved stamp set called "You Have my  Heart" and the sentiment from Time to Celebrate - all from GKD. I colored some twine using the ink pad. She loved the card!  

I reread the instructions for this challenge and realized that I had not taken a photo of the inside of the card! Oh no...what to do. Well I just created another card since I had already given that card to my dear mom-in-law and photographed the inside of the card. Here it is. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Huge Love

Are you tired of these monsters yet? Apparently I am not! This is for the Color Challenge 110 over at MFT and I completed another Valentine's Card for one of my cute little Monsters! All coloring was done with Copics. 

I have not been giving much information because no one is really following my blog. So I am just using it to post my cards and as a record for myself while pretending to have an audience! HaHa! 

Monster Love

What is not to love about these adorable monsters - I just can't seem to get enough of them! Not to mention the fact that with 15 grandsons there is not enough Monster Love to go around!?!? This one was for Sketch Challenge 442 over at MFT. I really like how this turned out. Fun to do too! 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Green Birthday

As background for these "monster" card postings I have 15 grandsons from ages 4 months to 18. I "NEED" monster birthday cards and monster valentine cards. This card used Monster Sized stamp set and a present from the Christmas set called BB Santa's Elves. This card will work for 2 of the challenges over at MFT site this week. I need some spending money for the great new release! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Monstrous Love

Oh this sketch was fun - especially thinking of and planning for valentine cards for my grand-kids. I love playing with alcohol inks and often save panels for use later. It is a dark and gloomy day here today (rare for Florida) so the colors in the picture do not do it justice. The panel is many shades of purple with silver foil spots in it - the sentiment was silver embossing although it looks gold in the picture it is most definitely silver. The hearts were from a red alcohol ink panel also with some silver flecks. 

This card is for the MFT sketch challenge and was made with Monster Sized stamp set. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Love You

This card, though it looks rather simple, took me a while to make. There were stops and goes and redoes and grumbling, I just had a really difficult time pulling it all together. I still don’t “love it” because it didn’t turn out the way it was in my mind.

I made this for the January challenge on GKD which was to use a sentiment as the mail image. I used one of the foil sentiments that Gina sold last year, it was the background that had me frustrated. I ended up using one of the stamps from Lisa Hetrick called Just a Little and then I used foil on score tape as stripes and on the bottom border. The sentiment was foiled and I used the tag  die from the GKD Foil and stamps collection. I couldn't find it on the beautiful new website but that is where I got it. 

Thanks for looking and have a week filled with blessings. 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Birthday Bears

These bears from MFT are just too cute! The bear on the bottom is holding a present for the Birthday Project challenge for MFT. I used the tiny bears and lots of glittery paper for this card.