Sunday, December 9, 2018

Carve December #9

Today Bessie got a scarf for all that cold weather out there...

I colored the scarf with Memento Dual Tip Markers.

I am having so much fun with her!

Shady Pine Christmas Cards

Good Sunday Morning Friends!

I normally don't post on the weekends but I have so much fun stuff to share with you this month I can't fit it all into the weekdays!

So today I wanted to share some cards I made recently using the new set of Rubber Stamp Tapestry Peg Stamps - Shady Pine.  I LOVE this set even though it consists of just 2 stamps...the pine cone and evergreen sprig. I have also used stamps from one of their new clear stamp sets - Trinkets and Wishes.  Let's take a look...

All of these cards were stamped using VersaFine Clair inks then flicked with gold watercolor paint.

I used some red squiggles and gemstones to add a little zip to this card.

The sentiment is mounted on a piece of (real) wood veneer.

And you can't really tell in the photo but there are glittery accents through out the pine bough on this card.  It is so pretty IRL, especially when the light picks up both the glitter and gold flecks from the splattered paint.

Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Shady Pine, Trinkets & Wishes
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Inks, On Point Glue
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Shadow Box #4


This lovely shadowbox was created using goodies from Carta Bella Christmas collection - the deer, sentiment, holly and even the black plaid all came from them.  It's very elegant with the red and silver bells.

Snow-globe Shaker Card

Ink Stained Greetings!

I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far...

Today I wanted to share a nifty little shaker card with you that I made using Rubber Stamp Tapestry's new clear set of stamps - Let It Snow!

This is such a fun stamp set and the great thing is I had a circle die that matched the set perfectly so I was able to easily turn these stamps into a snow-globe shaker!!

These are almost as fun to play with as the ones filled with water!!


Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Let It Snow
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Ink - Nocturne, Acorn; Memento Dual Tip Markers; On Point Glue, Tear It! Tape
MFT - Circle Die
Sizzix - Sentiment Dies
Glitter, Double Stick Foam Tape, Cardstock

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Carve December 2018 #8

Welcome Friends!

Day 8 of Carve December 

I made Bessie a cow bell & collar so she doesn't get lost...

I'm likin' it!

Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Friday, December 7, 2018

Kat Scrappiness Coffee Oasis Charity Blog Hop

Welcome all you Ink Stained Friends! 

Today I am pleased to take part in the 

to benefit The Coffee Oasis.

There are loads of amazing prizes to be won (check out the list of sponsors below!!) so please sit back and enjoy....

My first card is all about the snow!!

Sleigh Bells Ring... 

Rinea Foiled Papers - Frosted Variety Pack
Joy Clair Stamps - Snow Fall, Santa's Coming
Imagine - StazOn Jet Black, On Point Glue, Tear It! Tape
MFT - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, Stitched Square, Stitched Scalloped Square
Gina Marie - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp - Snowflake
Glitter, Cardstock

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Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  

You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: 

  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter.
Every little bit will help a kid in need.

There are tons of great prizes to be won...

There are two ways to WIN: (1) You can enter your winter themed project on the linky tool. Everyone linking their project is eligible to win and winners will be chosen at random. (2) You can also leave comments on each participant's entry the person who leaves the most comments will win a special prize! 

Good Luck Everyone!

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Carve December #7

Today's carved rubber stamp is a special request....

Christine has requested a pig.

Introducing Wilber - relaxing in a mud puddle.

If you joined me for InkTober you may recall he was my Day 23 drawing....

Not quite the same but I think he'll do!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Carve December 2018 #6

Have you carved today?

I did and I made a flower wreath to go with Bessie's flower headdress...

What do you think?

She's all ready for Spring don't you think?

Shadow Box #3

Merry & Bright

Isn't this a fun one?

Morgan made this....not sure who made the pattern paper but the die-cut words are from Sizzix which were cut from Ebony/Glossy Gold Rinea Foiled Papers.  The garland is something from the Dollar Store (which has been in my stash for years).  She hot glued it into the top corners & center then draped the remainder around the bottom to fill it up.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dewlet Laurel Wreath

Did you know that Imagine now has a darling little die that works with the Dewlet Ink Pads???  Well they do and it's just cute as can be.  We have been sharing different ideas on how to use it and today is my turn.

In keeping with the season I made a Laurel Leaf Wreath - Dewlet Style!

Each one of those little leaves is actually a die-cut dewlet ink pad impression that was cut using the Dewlet die-cuts!   While it was a bit time consuming I think the finished wreath is well worth the effort!  It now graces my door welcoming all visitors with it's style and beauty!

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Carve December 2018 #5

Welcome back for another stamp carving.

If you recall one of my first stamps was a cow head...well I wanted to accessorize her and today is the first of a few extra pieces.

I made her a little headdress of flowers :)

I just quickly watercolored them with a few Kuretake Gansi Tambi watercolors.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Shadow Box #2

This is a favorite of mine...

Silver Bells

I know you can't really tell from the photo but the background on this is blue glitter cardstock (hobby lobby) - it's AMAZING IRL. The letter die-cuts are MFT which was used to cut Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Papers.  The shadow box was lined with green wired garland then filled with bells.

Carve December 2018 - #4

It's Tuesday....
and time for another carving.

Today I wanted to add to the wildflower/weed bouquet I'm working towards so I decided to try my hand at a foxtail.  They are all over Indiana in the summer time and I love them because of their soft fuzzy seed head.

I'm not particularly happy with this so I may try again later in the month.

Monday, December 3, 2018

CarveDecember #3

Day 3 of CarveDecember


Fly Agaric Mushroom

This is a large one - it's a little over 3.5" tall.  I'm going to be making some smaller ones at some point to use in a grouping along with some other related stuff.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Shadow Box #1

If you recall I had mentioned that I was going to be sharing some shadow boxes that Morgan and I made for my Mom's card club... well here is #1

This is a 4" square shadowbox - The lamp post and carolers are from a mini scene set, the Christmas tree is a piece of wired garland that I bent into shape; star for the tree is a polymer clay gingerbread star; background sheet music from Farm House Paper Company.

Carve December 2018 1 & 2

Hello Friends!

CarveDecember means it's time to pull out the pink stuff and start carving new rubber stamps!!  This year there is an official list of things to carve but I have chosen to do my own thing...  I want stamps that I will use, not something that someone else decides on.  

So today I have the first 2 stamps I have carved...

Day 1

I love cows and it's hard to find nice looking (semi) realistic cow stamps so I decided to make my own.  I'm going to be making some accessories for this cow in the coming days....think flower wreath, cow bell, etc.

Day 2

I also want some "weed" stamps so I started off with this thistle stamp.
I'm thinkin' maybe some grasses, wildflowers and other weedy looking stuff for a nice bouquet.
We'll see what the month brings.

(All images stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne on mixed media paper)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 Artist in Residence - Imagine

So excited to share the news that I was chosen to be on the 
2019 Artist in Residence Team for Imagine!

I can't wait to share another year of inky goodness with you all!!

It's Gettin' a Bit Frosty!

Happy December Friends!
Honestly I can't believe we are starting the final month of 2018.  
I just don't know where the time has gone. 

That being said it's going to be a month packed full of crafty goodness!

This month over at Lost Coast Design instead of having 2 challenges we are going to celebrate the entire month with one very "cool" challenge....that challenge is "FROSTY"!!

To start it off I wanted to share the Mistletoe Goth Princess...

I went with cool blues and purples with a couple nice fresh greens for the mistletoe.
She is layered on Rinea foiled papers which really add a pop of color to make her stand out even more. The snowflakes are also die-cut from the foiled papers.

The image was stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne then watercolored with a blend of Kuretake Zig Clean Color watercolor markers and Memento Dual Tip Markers.

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I hope you pop on over to the Lost Coast Designs blog this month and check out all of the inspiring creations from the team.  If you have a moment or could enter the challenge as well.  It's open all month long and you just might be the lucky winner of a gift certificate to Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda!

In other news....

This month is "Carve December" month!!  Where artists from all over the world take up the challenge of making a hand carved stamp each day in December.  I took up the challenge last year and had so much fun I decided to join in again.  This month there is a prompt list but I don't think I'm going to follow it too closely. I like being able to carve whatever pops into my head at the time.  I'll be back later today with my first creation if I get it done in time otherwise I will post both tomorrow.

I also have another fun sharing planned for this some of you may remember my Mom belongs to a card club - she likes to make different gifts for the ladies each year and this year she enlisted the help of Morgan and I to make shadow boxes!!  I am so excited - they all turned out so cool I'm going to be sharing all 12 of them every other day or so.  I hope you enjoy seeing them!!

Plus of course I'll have all sorts of other projects sprinkled in here and there...
Told you this month was chock full of goodness!

Till then,  Happy December!!!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Cole Update & Thank You!!

Good Afternoon!

I hope you all have had a very nice week after Thanksgiving!
Didn't go broke shopping did you?

I wanted to give you all a little update on Cole and share some photos...

He has had a couple dr's appointments since he had his cast put on and each time they are amazed at how quickly he is healing. It's really something since he has osteogenesis imperfecta. I'm just so the last appointment they found out that at his next appointment (in 3 weeks) the dr's. are going to take the cast off, xray it and if it all looks o.k. they might leave the cast off!!  That means he'll be able to walk and really enjoy Christmas (keeping my fingers crossed!!).

So excited :)

Anyway, we had our first card play date the other day and did we ever have fun!

(He is showing me a doggie sticker)

He was a bit shy about it to begin with but then it was Ohhh bama, what's in that one?

This is a card with one of those wobble devices.  OMGosh - I've never seen one in person before nor have I ever used one....  That is going to change.  Those things are so cool and they really work great.  Makes for a fun interactive card.  Cole loved 'em!

And a couple folks sent stamped images/digi stamp images that he could color.

Needless to say he had lots of fun as you can tell :)
I'm going to take over another batch in a couple days with more stickers that I pulled from my stash and we're going to do a bit more coloring!

Thanks so much to all of my inky friends out there 
that have helped make a little boy very happy!!!


Roly Poly Jester

Today is the final day of the "CUTE" challenge over on the Lost Coast Designs blog and I've got one final card to inspire you...but don't wait too long or you might miss out on your chance to win a Gift Certificate from Lost Coast Designs!

This darling little jester is part of the Creepy Dolls collection by Carri but I don't think he's creepy at all...if anything he looks a bit melancholy which is why I added the "thinking of you" sentiment.  I also wanted to jazz him up a bit and added some glitter over the white parts of his costume.

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