Lost Without You

I made a quick card tonight, using two stamp sets I recently purchased – Sketchy Florals by Altenew and Otterly Awesome by Ellen Hutson:

So simple and easy! Watercolored with distress inks, and I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish.

My Monthly Hero Kit

As promised, I have a new card to share! It’s the only one I had time to make this weekend, but I love how it turned out! I made it with the October My Monthly Hero kit, which sold out the day it was released, and I am so glad I was able to get mine!

I stamped all the little images on watercolor paper using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored them in with ZIG clean color watercolor brush pens. This card was inspired by May, who is one of the instructors in the Merry Making class I am taking at Online Card Classes (and loving!).

The red background is a card base, blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.

Have a lovely week!

More Cards

I made two more cards this week.. with my craft room still only halfway done, I don’t have much room to work, and my supplies are still mostly in boxes. But I’m glad I made time to play with another of my recent new purchases – the Thanksgiving stamp by One Little Bird.

I stamped the images with Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, and watercolored with distress oxide inks. Easy and fun!

I love how they turned out! I have a bunch more new stamps that I bought recently and haven’t used yet, so you’ll likely be seeing a few more cards here soon! 🙂

Cardmaking Kick

I’ve been on a cardmaking kick lately! I made these cards last month, before the move, and hadn’t gotten around to sharing them here yet.

This first card – a birthday card for my grandma, uses the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird, along with the 4×3 Parker alpha stamp by Jasmine Jones.

I stamped the flowers in black ink, then colored them with watercolors, and added some drops of gold mist on top. I even decorated the inside of the card, with some adorable stamps by Lizzie Mackay for Pinkfresh Studio.

For the next card, I used the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird again, this time paired with the Penny alpha stamp, which I stamped with Versamark ink on kraft cardstock, and colored in with a mermaid marker by Jane Davenport.

Finally, I made this last card again using the 4″x6″ Floral Thank You stamp by One Little Bird. I stamped it with distress oxide ink, then used Jane Davenport’s mermaid markers to color it in. I love how it turned out!!

Here’s a closer look.

I’ve bought quite a few new stamps lately, and I’m glad to have gotten some use out of this set, but I have plenty more that I haven’t inked up yet – better get working! 🙂

Merry Making – Snow Flurry

Here’s the second card I made in the Merry Making class. Here, I tried out this new snow flurry technique with embossing powder – once again, I’m blown away by how amazing this looks and how easy it is!!

It’s hard to photograph this card so here’s the detail:

I’m hoping to squeeze in some more time to catch up with the rest of the lessons. I’m having so much fun!

Merry Making

On the spur of the moment, Monday I signed up for the Merry Making class at Online Card Classes. I have never taken a class there before and decided to sign up because I liked the sneaks, but to be honest I didn’t have too many expectations. Plus, I am still getting settled in the new home and super busy, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do much. But then I started watching the first two videos/examples, and I was blown away!!! I just had to try those techniques! So here are my first two cards. I love that I learned something new, and I love how these cards turned out!

The first card I made is this bokeh background. Love it! I used Distress Oxide inks for the background – peacock feathers, salty ocean, faded jeans and black soot.

 

Check out the next post to see the second card I made!

October BYOC at The Lilypad and Happy DSD!

Hello! Tomorrow is Digital Scrapbooking Day (and it’s also Cardmaking Day!), and the party starts early at The Lilypad! There are lots of fun games and prizes in the forum, and the October BYOC was released today (and everything in the store is 30% off through the weekend!!). Here’s what I made with it:

Credits:
If not now, then when? {Papers} and If not now, then when? { Elements } by Little Butterfly Wings
Busy Days Paper Pack and Busy Days Element Pack by Lynn Grieveson
Autumn Wishes Elements by Sabrina Dupre
Autumn Vibes Elements by paislee press

I hope to see you around this weekend in the forum!

A Page and a Sketch

I am in the middle of moving, which entails packing up my craft room. In doing so, I uncovered several leftover pieces of paper and cardstock, and embellishments. While I was gathering them together to put them away, I noticed they went together well, and this page was born. (Shhhh… I was supposed to be packing but ended up making this instead ;))

I love how this page turned out, and it’s made entirely out of scraps!

Here are a couple details:

I used this to make a sketch to be used in one of the LOAW (Layout A Week) challenges I am hosting at Studio Calico this month.

You can play along here!

September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

Hello! I’ve been quiet lately as life has been throwing us a few curve balls (blah), plus I started boxing up my craft supplies and prepping for our move, so I’ve been quite busy. But then one night I sat down to play with the new Mixed Media Monthly collection from The Lilypad, and boy did I have fun!! Here’s what I made.

Credits:
September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

These kits are so much fun to use. I always end up making something totally unexpected, and I love it!

Credits:
September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad

It’s hard to pick a favorite among these three pages, but I think it’s this last one.

Credits:
September ’17 Mixed Media Monthly from The Lilypad
Firm Foundations 9 by Lynne-Marie and Weelili
Lovely Day Painted Letters by Allison Pennington

Have a great weekend!