Monday, July 16, 2018

Scor-Pal Card - Lemon Friends

It's been a while since I pulled my Scor-Pal out so I decided to use it on a card I made yesterday...

I scored lines on a diagonal every 1/2" one way then flipped it over and scored them the other way. I then stamped images from Rubber Stamp Tapestry's Fresh Lemonade stamp set in the little cells. As I was stamping I kept turning the paper a 1/4 turn so that the images were stamped in various directions.  Helps make it a bit more random and not so static.

The sentiment is from the Whispers from the Garden set.


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Fresh Lemonade, Whispers from the Garden
Imagine - VersaFine Clair 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Give Something Away Day

Did you know that tomorrow is Give Something Away Day?  It is so I made these fun friendship stones to give-away...  I was inspired by the Kindness Rock movement...artists decorate rocks and leave them places for others to find. I thought I'd place a few around our town square to see if anyone finds them.

You can check out the Imagine blog post - 
for a supply list and instructions.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Squeeze the Day!

Happy Day Friends!

It's time to squeeze the day ;)  LOL!!

This weeks challenge over at the Just Us Girls Challenge blog is Citrus.
It just so happens that I have a brand new set of stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry that fits the bill perfectly... Fresh Lemonade and a sentiment from the set - Whispers from the Garden.

To create the card I started by stamping the flower as a base for each cluster. I then stamped the lemons and limes, filled in with the large leaf bunch. I made a little lemon mask and then stamped the small leaf cluster here and there using the mask over the adjoining lemon/limes. 
Easy peasy, lemon squeezey!  (sorry, couldn't resist!)

What do you think?

Makes me thirsty for a Lemon Shake-Up!  I've been experimenting lately...I made a Strawberry Lemon Shake-Up the other day and it was exquisite!  I'm thinkin' it's time to try a Lemon-Blueberry Shake-Up?!?!

I was having so much citrus fun I decided to make another card....

I started off by tracing an oval onto the card.  I stamped along the left side then added a bit of watercolor along the right side.  After it had dried I stamped the sentiment, trimmed & mounted it toa green card base.

Have a sweet day!


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Fresh Lemonade, Whispers from the Garden
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Inks
MFT - Banner Dies

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

B is for Butterfly!

Hello Friends - I have been playing with my Marabu Art Crayons again experimenting with backgrounds. Today I wanted to share the card I made using one of those experiments...  I also made this card for the current challenge over on the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda which is... #56 I Spy...Things That Start With "B".

Stamps: Lost Coast Designs - Butterfly Set, Art Wings Sentiment

Since I knew I wanted to make a butterfly card I wanted a background that would mimic the light and shadows you see where butterflies among the foliage in the garden. Here's what I did...

I started off with a piece of white cardstock that was a bit larger than the actual size of the card panel I wanted to use.  

I started off by scribbling Sunshine Yellow in scattered areas over the panel. 

Next I came in with Kiwi then Apple (both greens) and finally just a hint of Turquoise.  

As I mentioned I was experimenting so initially I tried to blend it all together with first a sponge dauber then a baby wipe but it just didn't give me the look I was going for - it ended up being just a big green blob.  Into the ??? pile.

So then I started over layering the colors in the same fashion but then I blended the colors gently with my finger tip and it looked pretty good.  

Next I took a crazy net looking stencil and placed it over one corner for a test to see if I could pick up some of the color to give lighter and darker areas.  It worked perfectly so I continued to pick up color in just small areas to create a random pattern rather than the exact stencil image. I was able to pull up some of the greens leaving the lighter green and yellows behind to give the exact look I wanted.

I am so happy with how it turned out...that's what I love about experimenting.  I also have several other "experiments" that I can use on other projects or maybe even a few Artist Trading Coins!

Hope this inspires you to pull out your watercolor crayon medium and give it a go.  And if you're so inclined it would be awesome if you would join in the fun over on the Creative Portal and share your "B" inspired card!

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Challenge #56 - I Spy Things That Start with "B"


Lost Coast Designs - Butterfly Set, Art Wings to Fly
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Marabu - Art Crayons
Double Stick Foam Adhesive
Green Card Blank

Monday, July 9, 2018

Star Spangled Patriotic Wreath

Are you ready to get your Red, White and Blue on?

I sure am with this fun and easy patriotic Star Spangled Wreath....

It's so easy to make using Rinea's Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Pack, just cut out the stars, add score lines and pinch the star into a 3-D delight!  For complete instructions, please see my post on the Rinea blog here: 3-D Star Spangled Wreath by Roni.

A couple more close up images of those lovely stars....
don't ya just love that shine, shimmer and sparkle?

Made using the Limited Edition 

Rinea Patriotic Foiled Paper Variety Pack

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Watercolor Cotton Card

Hope all of my USA friends had a nice holiday yesterday.  It was a scorcher but we all made it through.

I have been wanting the cotton set of stamps from Altenew since they came out.  Well I finally got them and couldn't wait to play...

We were recently down in Alabama and got to see real cotton in the fields. I was able to purchase a couple stalks of cotton at a flea mall (that's what they call them down there...that's a whole nother story) and they are in a vase on my kitchen table.  I love's so organic, just beautiful.

So I saw that this weeks challenge at  CAS on Friday/Sunday (it's called both for some reason) is #136 Watercolor so I thought I'd give it a go.

The "frame" around part of the cotton was just a swish of water then a bit of color added.  So easy yet very striking don't you think?

Altenew - Cotton Stamps
Watercolor Paper
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Acorn & Nocturne
Prima - Watercolor Confections
Niji Waterbrush

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!!!

Just a little something from me to you with the help of Joy Clair stamps and Imagine products.

It even has built in fireworks in the way of sparklie embossing powder!!
Ahhh the wonder of VersaFine Clair Inks - they make stampin' so much fun.

Take care friends!!

Monday, July 2, 2018

JFF Challenge - Red White & Blue!

The start of the month always brings lots of fun challenges and this month the challenge for the JFF Blog is Red, White and Blue!  Always a fun theme, especially this time of the year.

And this is the card I created!!
I got special permission to use this card because the eagle is one of the new stamps from JFF Stamps Summer release.  It's not available on their web-site yet but it will be soon.

The red, white and blue banner was created by stamping the stars & stripes image from the Patriotic Block side by side until it was just the right width for the card.  It was then colored using Memento Dual Tip Markers.

Finally I stamped the Home of the Brave sentiment on white cardstock, matted it with black and mounted it to the card.

As it turns out this card will also fit into the Twinkle Twinkle challenge 
over at Cards in Envy challenge this month!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Things That Start with "B"

Happy July Y'all!!  
I hope you're all enjoying full blown Summer now!  

It's the first and you know what that means...a new challenge on the 
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda Creative Portal!  
Today's challenge is ~ #56 "Things That Start with "B"".

Hmmmmm - get it ;)  If we're honest with each other, we all feel like this from time to time.  I figured this was the perfect sentiment for this image/challenge - LOL!!

The image was stamped on cardstock using Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink then colored using Prismacolor colored pencils. It is mounted on a bit of Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruck Foiled Paper which was mounted onto a yellow card base.  The card was then wrapped with ribbon, sentiment stamped, matted & mounted on the card using double stick foam tape and I finished it all off with some sparklie sequins.

Now...who to send this to?!?!?!  LOL!!

Wanna join in the fun?
Hop on over to the Lost Coast Design/Carmen's Veranda Creative Portal 
to find out how to play.


Lost Coast Designs - Tea Party, Inner Bitch
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Fun with Flower Cards

Hey, long time huh?  
Did ya think I feel off the face of the Earth?  

Nope, just stampin' away.  Each year about this time Just For Fun Rubber Stamps puts out a new selection of stamps and I have the honor of creating samples for them.  They put on a big stamping show in FL ~ in a couple days as a matter of fact and they like to have their display boards all spiffed up with samples using their newly minted stamps.  I have create 92 cards in 2 weeks time (with a week of vacation in between those 2 weeks).  YES, Ninty-Two!!  I'm pretty impressed with myself and can't wait to start sharing those creations with you but you'll have to wait for just a little while longer.  I can't share until after they get the stamps up on their web-site which will be a couple weeks as they have another show in Raleigh, NC next weekend. 

So in the mean time I needed a few cards to send to some friends and I decided to play with some flower stamps since so many are now blooming. 

I love this's very simple for me but the flowers turned out so cool.
Can you believe the grass is actually a pineapple top!

This was a personal challenge to use's not a color I use often.

Finally a "me" card...
lots of ink, stamping and some sponging with a bit of messy thrown in - LOL!!
My fingers were very inky after I was done with this one ;)

So what have you all been up to???


Imagine - VersaFine Clair; Memento, Sponge Daubers, On Point Glue
Rubber Stamp Tapestry - all image stamps
Just For Fun Stamps - sentiment stamps