Hi friends - welcome back for another fun sketch at Splitcoaststampers; the sketch goes live tomorrow morning OR you can see a sneak peek below! I wanted to do a very simple card but my letters were very big. :D My card is still simple but it's a big one; too big for any envelopes I have on hand so it'll have to go inside a package or gift bag which is JUST FINE!! It's the thought that counts, right?

The HELLO letters are from the February 2016 SSS stamp kit. I sponged on some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon for the background and used my t-ruler to add the letters; the 'miss your smile' comes from WPlus9's That is All set stamped in Hero Arts intense black. I added washi tape for the accent pieces shown in the sketch; I finished it off by sponging the base layer with a chevron stencil on just the outside border for interest, 'flinging' on some Hero Arts Unicorn White spray and shimmer mist .

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a GREAT week! Take care!


Stamps: WPlus9 That Is All
Papers: Strathmore Water Color, PTI True Black, MFT White
InkHero Arts Intense Black, Mermaid Lagoon and Tumbled Glass distress ink
Accessories: shimmer mist, letters from SSS February 2016 stamp kit, washi tape, Hero Arts Unicorn White Spray, chevron stencil



Daisy watercoloring

Hi peeps - I'm over at A Blog Named Hero with a fun little (4.25" square card) daisy card...and a second card that uses our challenge of VELLUM. Stop by!





Dad's Day Sketch

Hi friends! Welcome back to another fabulous sketch over at Splitcoaststampers - it goes live tomorrow morning OR you can grab a sneak peek down below; I used it to create hubby's father's day card from all of us.

I started the entire card with the water color oval and laid down a Heidi Swapp stencil which says 'love'; I then misted Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain over the stencil, once completely dry I stamped the sentiment from Verve Visual's Father Figure in MFT's Steel Grey ink. The rest was just scraps and designer paper from both MFT and MME, finished it off with some distressing, pumice stone ink, dry embossing and a wooden heart which I colored with a grey copic.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you'll join the fun sketch fun at Splitcoaststampers this week. Have a great week!


Stamps: Verve Visual Dad's Day and Father Figure
Papers: PTI Rustic White and Blueberry Sky, Strathmore Water Color, DP by MFT and MME
InkMFT Steel Grey, Pumice Stone distress ink
Accessories: Copics, Heidi Swapp distressor and 'love' stencil, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain, wooden heart, Cuttlebug embossing folder, MFT pierced circle and oval die



Sunglasses needed - no really! Bright and bold Marching Chick

Greetings friends - how are you? I found some extra time to create this week; I just finished Sandy Allnock's #copicjumpstart class - she's so insanely talented. I tried to branch out and make my shadows/contrasts a bit more dramatic than normal. And then I messed up which direction my 'light' was coming from so I decided it was right in the middle - I shaded both directions! HA!

I didn't get a perfectly stamped image so I traced it - but truly need a finer tip marker. That's okay; I still love this image from Stampingbella! I used MOJO452 sketch for my layout (flipped) and used ALL. THE. BRIGHT. PAPERS. :D A wee bit blinding, yes?

I didn't want a plain white card base so I used a Mama Elephant scalloped die then embossed with large polka dots. The cute little sentiment, washi tape and enamel dots finish it off. As you can see, I made certain to add more fun, bright colors to the inside. Seriously, wouldn't this cheer ANYONE up?

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: Stampingbella Marching Chick
Papers: Doodlebug DP, Neenah 110 lb. and 80 lb.
InkSSS Intense Black
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, washi tape, sharpie, enamel dots, MFT Blueprints, MFT Stitched Circle Die,  Lil Inkers Dual Rectangle Dies, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, cuttlebug large polka dot embossing folder



Hero Arts + Lil Inker Designs Collab

Hi friends - I'm up over at A Blog Named Hero with a fun collaboration project, hope you'll check it out!



  HLS - anything goes with dies


You are Kind of Amazing!

Hi friends - last week during the holiday weekend, I found lots of time to create - good for my soul! This is a card combining MFT Pure Innocence Cute-A-Tude and WPlus9 Unforgettable. I paper pieced the dress and colored the rest of the image and balloons with Copics.

I stamped the balloon 3 times, masking off the first one and drew in the strings and added a little bow on her wrist. I created a grassy area for her to stand on then used the grass within the Unforgettable set to finish the area off. Some fun diagonal striped paper and washi tape complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: WPlus9 Unforgettable and MFT PI Cute-A-Tude
Papers: Neenah White, MFT Razzleberry and Black/White striped paper, Echo Park DP
InkMemento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, washi tape, sharpie

  House of Cards (I adore all those spring colors - throwing them all in to this one card. ;))