Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day 2019!!!

Won't you be my Valentine?

Hope you have a sweet day my inky friends!

Rose Gold Charming Pink Giraffe

This little beauty was made by stamping the Rubber Cottage Giraffe using Charming Pink VersaFine Clair Ink then coloring with Rose Gold All Purpose Ink.  The background was made by a quick thump of the Shimmer Stix onto white cardstock which created the awesome inky should see the shimmer in person!!

Be Mine Purple Delight Rose Gold Giraffe

My other giraffe Valentine was made by stamping the giraffe using Purple Delight VFC ink and again coloring with Rose Gold API.  The background for this card was made using a heart stencil that I swiped the Rose Gold Shimmer Stick across.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Imagine - All Purpose Ink - Rose  Gold; Shimmer Stix - Rose Gold; VersaFine Clair - Charming Pink, Purple Delight
Rubber Cottage - Sm Giraffe
Joy Clair - Sentiment
Gina Marie - Stencil
MFT - Dies
Cardstock, Waterbrush

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Taco Taco!

You know this year I just can't stop making Valentine's Day cards...
I don't know why, I just am so inspired this year.

This card is made using stamps from Kat Scrappiness - Punny Snacks. There are all sorts of cute "snacks" and punny sayings in this set it was hard to choose which one to make first. I went with tacos cause I love them so.  I love the little heart glasses...just too cute.

The shaker has a combination of shaker elements from Kat Scrappiness (bubblegum sprinkles) and Doodles Paper Playground (conversation hearts).


Kat Scrappiness - Stamps, Bubblegum Sprinkles
Doodles Paper Playground - Conversation Hearts Sparkle Blend
Imagine - Memento Dual Tip Markers; VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, Tulip Red
DoCrafts Xcut - Heart Dies
Cardstock, Double Stick Foam Tape, Acetate

Ready for the Beach?

I am!

I am so over the bitter icy cold, I'm ready to skip over the rest of winter and head straight to the beach or at least spring - LOL!!

Today I have a fun beach charm necklace to get you in the mood!
For full instructions on how it's made head on over to the Imagine blog -

Do you see the slight shimmer?
I LOVE Shimmer irRESISTible Pico Embellisher.
You can add a bit of sparkle anywhere.

I made a few charms out of washers as well!
These charms are like potato's hard to stop at just one.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Peek-a-Boo...I love you!


Woke up this morning and everything was covered in ice....lots of it!
Hope you all are safe where you are today...
be extra careful out there if you're experiencing wild weather.

Today a little gnome friend wants to play hide and seek...

I love gnomes and this little guy from Rubber Stamp Tapestry is just perfect for so many things.  Today he is playing hide and seek and he's hiding behind this nifty milk can!

This card was made with the help of the masking technique. I start off by stamping the milk can because it was the central image of the card. I made a mask of the milk can then stamped the little gnome over top. I wanted to add some grass so I made a tiny mask of the gnome and layered it over the milk can mask.

After these two images were masked off I started stamping lots of grass, foliage and flowers.  Once everything was stamped I used a bit of water coloring and some markers to finish the image off.

I diecut the image, a frame and affixed to to my card which consists of pattern papers from Authentique and a "ribbon" of Ruby Rinea Foiled Paper for a bit of shine and shimmer.

Have you made any Valentine's this year?


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - All Stamps
Imagine - VersaFine Clair, Memento Dual Tip Markers
Rinea Foiled Paper - Ruby/Glossy Gold
Authentique - Adore

Monday, February 11, 2019

Trio of Holiday Shakers...Do you Celebrate?

Here are a few shakers to get you moving on this snowy Monday morning...

My first shaker is a Valentine's Day card that is Sealed With A Kiss....SWAK!
I used stamps from Deep Red Stamps and Conversation Hearts Shaker Blend from Doodles Paper Playground.  Inks are VersaFine Clair - Nocturne and Tulip Red.

I had fun with this card...I don't know why there aren't more fun St. Patrick's Day stamps out there but these are darling!  The leprechaun is from Deep Red Stamps and was colored using Marabu's Graphix Aqua Inks. The rest of the inks are VersaFine Clair and the shaker elements are the Good Luck Charm mix from Doodles Paper Playground.

Finally a nod to Mardi Gras!  I used my new Sparkle Spirits...shimmery alcohol inks from Kristie Taylor for the background.  I hand cut the fleur de lis from the inked card and added Mardi Gras Parade mix from Doodles Paper Playground.  I then outlined the fleur de lis with glitter and flicked the entire card with gold All Purpose Ink.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Elegant Hearts Shaker Card

Happy Day!
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far...

Have you made a shaker card recently?
I loved them when they were around for the first time many years ago. I am so tickled that they are coming back because I still love them.  Of course part of the reason is that they are filled with sparklie, glittery goodness!  You know how I love my sparkle.

Anyway, there is a big event going on at Doodles Paper Playground - they are having a shaker card contest where you could be the lucky guest designer winner for a whole year!  It would be so much fun so you're going to be seeing quite a few shakers from me for a bit - LOL!!

And to get the ball rolling...

This one was a bit tricky because the shaker walls had to be really thin due to the elaborate heart diecut. I originally had red behind the heart but switched it to white so the shaker bits would show up better.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle - one of my favorite Valentine stamp sets - Lots of Love.

The shakie bits are Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground.
Papers are Authentique's Amour set and the heart is a Spellbinders set.

Don't ya just love a great shaker?


Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends - Conversation Hearts
Spellbinders - Heart Diecut
Authentique - Amour
Imagine - VersaFineClair - Nocturne, Tulip Red
Avery Elle - Sentiment

As it happens that it's almost Valentine's day so this card fits into LOTS of challenges....
(this tickles me cause I almost never fit into multiples)

Pop this on your blog to find us fast!

and of course....


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Little Advice to Brighten Your Day....

Hello Friends...

I have a little advice for you all to help brighten your day and everyone around you....

So excited to share this card that is over on the Rinea blog today...
she's got a little attitude and lots of sparkle...I want to be more like her ;)  

If you'd like, take a look at how this card was created....

Have a splendid day!


Rinea - Peacock Variety Pack
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
MFT Circle, Scallop Circle, Diecut

Shimmering Blue Bird Salutations

Happy Saturday!

I hope you're all doing well and surviving the cold (or heat) depending on where you are located...  Today I wanted to share a fun CAS card I made using some new goodies....Kristie Taylors Sparkle Spirits...shimmering alcohol inks!

You all know how much I like shimmer and sparkle - well these inks have it...unfortunately it's so difficult to capture in photos.  It really is lovely.  I used a few different techniques for applying the ink to the glossy cards. Initially I just shook some on and let it dry.  Next layer I sprinkled the ink on and used a straw to blow it giving a splatter effect.  Finally I added a few more drops and pounced it here and there.  It is just so much fun to play with.

I then stamped the soaring bird and sentiment using Imagine's new StazOn Pigment ink.  I LOVE this ink!! It is so opaque, it covers amazingly well and dries almost instantly.  Wicked cool stuff...can't wait to share more about this ink.

And there you have new products to get your mojo in go gear.


Kristie Taylor Sparkle Spirits
Imagine - StazOn Pigment Ink - Piano Black
STAMPloration - Trendy Birds
Altenew - Painted Greetings
Glossy Cardstock

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Friday, February 8, 2019

Rare Rose Gold Giraffe

I have been playing with Rose Gold lately and I decided to do something a bit unexpected...

I made a rose gold Giraffe!

Darling isn't she?  

I started off by spritzing the entire tag with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle. I then flicked Rose Gold API onto the tag, smooshed it with an acrylic block and let it dry for a minute or so then flicked more Rose Gold API over it and let it dry.  I then used the Bubbles stencil, a sponge dauber and Rose Gold Delicata ink to add more pattern to the tag.

I then used a variety of VersaFine Clair inks to stamp flowers from the Big Bloom Factory set of stamps over the card and a few extras on a spare tag that I previously inked in the same fashion as the other tag.  I also at this time stamped the sentiment Be Mine.

I stamped the giraffe using Glamorous VF Clair ink and coloring it with a water brush and Rose Gold API.

The giraffe was fussy cut and mounted on the tag with double stick foam tape.

I added flowers, gemstones, sequins and ribbons ...

I had so much fun with this rose gold giraffe I think I'll make a few more!
I may even stamp up a whole Rose Gold heard of giraffe...

Imagine - All Purpose Ink - Rose Gold; VersaFine Clair Ink - Glamourous, Charming Pink, Purple Delight, Fantasia; Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle; Delicata - Rose Gold; Sponge Dauber
STAMPlorations - Bubbles Stencil; Big Bloom Factory Stamps
Rubber Cottage - Giraffe (sm)
Joy Clair - Sentiment
Niji - Waterbrush
Gemstone, Sequins, Tags, Ribbons, Double Stick Foam Tape

I would like to enter this into the following challenge

Thursday, February 7, 2019

One for the Guys...Baby Dragon

Since I have lots of guys I love...

I thought it would be fun to make a card for them.
This little guy is just DARLING! I decided to coloring him up special for Valentine's Day.

I used my Marabu Graphix Aqua Ink watercolors as the color medium.
If you haven't tried them yet they are easy to layer and blend. 

One of the final drying stages...

And it's a wrap!

Such a sweet face and don't you just love the tiny hearts hidden on him...


Unity Stamp Co - Cuddlebug Dragon
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
Marabu - Graphix Aqua Inks
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
White Gel Pen
Red Card Base

I would like to enter this little guy in the following challenges...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Mix it Up a Little Valentine

It's time to mix it up a little for this Valentine's Day Card!

I had a bit of fun playing when I created this card.  
You know, a little of this, some of that, stamping, inks, sprays and more....

I started off with a bit of stenciling using Gina Marie's Heart Argyle and Imagine's Delicata Rose Gold ink.  

I then applied a layer of of Rose Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz and then Wedding Dress (white) irRESISTible Texture Spray.

Well...then I started to really play and lost track of picture taking!
I'm sure you know how that goes.

Anyway, after the sprays and spritzes I stamped a bushy heart type foliage and topped it with a tiny heart trio as the "flower". Added a bit of grungy goodness with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and a sponge dauber here and there as well as along the edges.

I then set off to make the little bee tag - stamping with all sorts of RST peg stamps.  The sentiment is hand written by yours truely.  I normally don't hand write anything on my projects but I decided that I'm going to start...more personal I think.  We'll see how it goes.  I applied Dark Brown Delicata ink along the edge of the tag and finished it off with a piece of green ribbon.

The tag was affixed to the card with double stick foam tape to pop it up a bit and then a few sprinkles of sequins to finish it off.

I love playing with no plan in mind...
it often creates the prettiest of designs.

Have a great day...stay inky friends!


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - All stamps
Imagine - Delicata - Rose Gold, Dark Shimmer; Shimmer Spritz - Rose Gold; irRESISTible Texture Spray - Wedding Dress; VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, Charming Pink; Memento Dual Tip Markers; On Point Glue; Sponge Dauber
Gina Marie - Heart Argyle Stencil
MFT - Stitched Tag Diecut
Sequins, ribbon, cardstock

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenge...