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

Mar 23, 2016

hope blooms...

started this canvas on monday night, as i was watching along with tracy weinzapfel and mixed media monday.  i didn't get a chance to finish it until the end of the week.  by then it took on a completely different feeling for me.  had a rough patch lately, so this is a reminder to see past the not so good and see the better.  i usually put more of a twist on the project that tracy does, but i loved so much how hers turned out. 

hope blooms
supplies:  gesso, acrylic paint, archival ink, crackle paste
font:  kg pdx bridgetown

Mar 18, 2016


some stamps are made for water coloring.  these flowers are.  such a simple card.  makes me happy.

stamps: unity
cardstock: island indigo, calypso coral, watercolor paper
ink: jet black
other:  water colors

Mar 16, 2016

you rock...

i love pun stamps! this one is perfect!  and washi tape.  oh how i love you.  i shouldn't hoard it...

you rock
stamps: unity
cardstock: blackberry bliss, white
ink: coastal cabana, blackberry bliss
embellishments:  washi tape

Mar 14, 2016

thinking of you...

this stamp has been sitting on my craft table for a while, waiting for me to ink it up. i finally did yesterday.  went with a monochrome theme again.

thinking of you
stamps: stampin up
cardstock: strawberry slush, pink pirouette, apricot appeal, tangerine tango, white
ink: strawberry slush, tangerine tango
embellishments:  candy dots
other:  lawn fawn rectangle die

Mar 11, 2016

making it up...

ever have those days where this couldnt feel more true??

making it up
stamps: unity
cardstock: crumb cake, white

Mar 10, 2016

choose happy...

yep. another bird. they are so cute i can't resist.  made this for a friend who was WAY overdue to get a cheery card in the mail.

choose happy
stamps: unity
cardstock: lost lagoon, island indigo, white
ink: lost lagoon, island indigo
other:  corner rounder, project life card

Mar 8, 2016


this is another one of those stamps that just makes me smile.  i mean the glasses??  get out!!

good friends
stamps: the alley way, altenew
cardstock: coastal cabana, white
ink: jet black
other:  prismacolor markers, glossy accents

Mar 6, 2016

a good life...

i love this stamp.  it's so cute and simple.  and great for water coloring!!  and i dug out the distressed dots background.  one of my favorites!!

good life
stamps: unity
cardstock: blushing bride, crisp cantaloupe, watercolor paper
ink: blushing bride, crisp cantaloupe, jet black
other:  watercolors

Mar 5, 2016

love you...

sometimes a challenge is in order to get the mind going. i felt good enough to get a little crafty last night, so i played along with this week's unity sketch challenge.  been dying to ink up this cute little owl (but haven't for some silly reason...)  he's adorable.  i used some project life cards from stampin up.  makes it so easy to make a card...

love you
stamps: unity
cardstock: raspberry ripple, crumb cake
ink: raspberry ripple, crumb cake, jet black
other:  prismacolor markers, chalk marker, banner punch, project life cards

Mar 3, 2016

little note...

who doesn't love a hedgie?  or a little note?  i recently discovered masking fluid. i'm pretty sure it's been around forever, but i just learned of it. talk about an awesome thing! makes things so much easier than making a paper mask or something.

little note
stamps: unity
cardstock: white, craft
ink: tumbled glass, shabby shutters, jet black
other:  prismacolor markers, masking fluid

Mar 2, 2016

good friends...

good friends
stamps: unity
cardstock: mme patterned paper, crumb cake, lost lagoon, white
ink: smokey slate, early espresso

be strong...

i've been under the weather the past few weeks (and it's getting really tiresome...).  so i figured it's a good time to catch up on some cards that haven't been blogged about.  so sorry for the potential overload!

i love this stamp.  the girl just makes me smile.  we all have those moments where we just need to hang in there and be strong.  unfortunately.  but we get through them.  hopefully.

be strong
stamps: unity
cardstock: coastal cabana, crumb cake, white
ink: early espresso, coastal cabana, crumb cake
other:  corner rounder