Apr 21, 2016

coffee love...

i participated in an atc swap that was hosted by grumbacher.  it is a one on one swap, meaning you create one atc and send it in and get one in return.  back in the day (like i'm so ancient here!) i was used to swapping atcs as a set of 9.  so it was a little odd just making one.  but this swap definitely had me stretch outside of my comfort zone, because it was a drawing atc.  now i can stamp up and craft an atc with the best of them. but simply using drawing or painting?  yikes!  but i absolutely loved making it.  and i even still used some stamps on it. (tracy's dare2beartzy stamps made perfect coffee rings!) can't wait to see which atc i receive!!  and i hope whoever gets mine likes it!  there were over 100 participants.  you should check them all out over on the grumbacher facebook page.

Apr 17, 2016


i've shown a glimpse here and there of this card. but here it is in all it's glory. these owls. i seriously don't know how the designers at unity continue to make stamps that i simply can't refuse to buy! smart cookies, they are!!

stamps: unity
cardstock: mme patterned paper, crumb cake, white
ink: fossilized amber, hello honey, walnut stain, jet black
embellishments:  twine
other:  prismacolor markers

Apr 6, 2016


how can this little dude not make you smile? he cracks me up!!  thanks to sherri for letting me borrow the stamp.

stamps: unity, alley way stamps
cardstock: pool party, white, stampin up patterned paper
ink: coastal cabana, ripe persimmon
embellishments:  ribbon, staples
other: prismacolor markers

Mar 27, 2016

imagine, dream, create...

another mixed media project in the books.  this one is for the "we dare you to create" challenge with tracy winezapfel and andy skinner.  it's so fun thinking outside the comfort zone and merging two styles together.  i used colors i usually don't (except the blue, tracy!).  it was fun to make!

imagine, dream, create
supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, modeling paste, drywall tape
stencils:  andy skinner, fabscraps