Happy Fri-YAY with Butterfly Blossoms

Hi friends - hope this post finds you doing great and looking forward to the weekend!

I'm not typically a butterfly stamping chick, but I really adore this set from Reverse Confetti, Butterfly Blossoms. I made a couple cards with it as soon as I received it; I really enjoyed coloring the large image.  I actually colored the butterfly without a second thought to the rest of the card - HA, anyone else do that? Turns out I LOVED it layered on the Altenew Red Ombre washi tape. I then added in some various designer paper and a partial doily.

The 'spots' are Minc toner mist, but instead of misting, I removed the nozzle and got some great splatters. Once dry, I added gold foil and ran it through my Minc machine, I finished the card off with various Nuvo drops.

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


Stamps:  Reverse Confetti Butterfly Blossoms
Papers: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Neenah 110 lbs. white, misc. designer paper
Accessories: Reverse Confetti Butterfly Blossoms Confetti Cuts, Minc Machine, Copics, Minc Toner Mist, gold foil, MFT Blueprints, Nuvo drops

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Penny Black's Snowy has been my favorite snowman for years...and then they released a die and I'm still in love!

I enjoyed using distress oxide inks to blend a background and simply cut some snowbanks for little Snowy. The images were colored with Copics and colored pencils on watercolor paper. I stamped snowflakes in the background with Versamark then embossed greetings from Right at Home (Peace Love Joy).

I also splattered on some white paint and used a white gel pen to add decorations to the scarves, finished it off with some PPP Marshmallow Confetti Mix.

Such fun, colorful holiday cards!

Thanks for stopping by; have a GREAT week!


Stamps:  RAH Peace Love Joy, Penny Black Snowy


A Little - yet Big - Color Throwdown

I love Colorado Craft Company's Big and Bold stamp line, they have some gorgeous images! I also love inspiration from the Color Throwdown challenge blog; these two begged to be paired.

Now...am I happy with the outcome? Um...not so sure about that, but I'll tackle it again soon! I watercolored the image initially and REALLY didn't like that, so I finished it off with colored pencils and of course, some glossy accents for that scrumptious strawberry!

Hope your week is off to a great start, see you again soon!


Stamps:  Colorado Craft Company Sweet Friendship Cupcake


Love to Scrap #129 - Anything Goes

It's every one's favorite over at Love to Scrap - ANYTHING GOES! These are always such fun, we love seeing your entries!

I didn't create a ton of Christmas cards this year - in fact, I usually don't - life is hectic in and of itself. :D

But for this card, I did have fun adhering various pink and red card stocks at a diagonal and cutting out this adorable merry merry merry die from The Stamp Market and to take it up a notch, I made it into a shaker card; the mixed sequins are from Taylored Expressions (it's a Valentine mix that appears to be sold out, but I've linked to some other options). The Christmas sentiment also comes from The Stamp Market (older set) and is embossed on True Black card stock with Gina K white embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping by; hope you will join us with your OWN creation at Love to Scrap!

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!


Stamps:  Older Stamp Market set I believe (I'll have to look (insert palm to face))
Inks: VersaMark 
PapersNeenah 80 lb. white, scraps of pink and red paper, PTI True Black
Accessories: The Stamp Market Merry Merry die, Gina K white embossing power, Taylored Expressions sequins, Doodlebug Enamel dots, MFT blueprints


Mix It Up Challenge - Paper Piecing

Welcome back to another super fun Mix It Up challenge where you can enter Anything Goes or a Paper Pieced project. My project is not a paper pieced project, but it's one I absolutely love creating; maybe you will give it a try!

I took a kraft and white polka dot bag, 6.5" x 5", folded up the bottom and stitched around 3 edges; hence creating two pockets. I love using scrap papers to make these gift bags; I used some ephemera I purchased recently and used it to decorate the bottom portion.

I used The Greetery pre-printed speed tagging Christmas sheets and matching die for all the tags; the smaller ones are in the lower pocket and the larger ones are in the top pocket - so fun! And some of the pre-printed sheets aren't 'too Christmas-y' in my opinion, so I added lots of different sentiments. Ultimately, there are 21 tags inside the sack; even better, they can use the tags and hopefully use the sack again to gift something to someone else!

Thank you for stopping by; hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month!

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R!

Stamps:  The Greetery Speed Tagging Sentiments and Pine Blossom, MFT Festive Friends
Inks: Variety - but all from The Stamp Market Color Crush set
Papers: Misc. designer paper, kraft sack
AccessoriesLawn Fawn glue, yarn from Hobby Lobby, ephemera from my stash, Speed Tagging die, Verve Visual scallop dies (both sizes, discontinued)