Altenew Inspiration - July 2020

Sometimes life feels a bit out of control, #reallifetalk! Our oldest was tested for Covid July 10; the interesting thing was, the day after she wasn't feeling well, I awoke with some of the exact same symptoms. 😲 We finally received the results today, July 16 and they were NEGATIVE. PTL!!

I have been quarantined and working from home since July 9; you think that would give me MORE time to create, but that certainly hasn't been the case. I have had very little time to create or even get in my studio. However, I was super inspired by Altenew's inspiration photo this week and late one evening, I ventured to my craft room for a mental break - those are the best. 😀

I embossed one of the Forever and Always stamps with white on water color paper. Once melted, I added several colors of distress oxide inks with a wide brush and heat set. Once dry, I spritzed with Sheer Shimmer mist and splattered on some white guache. I then created a white frame using MFT Blueprints and a MFT square die. I used one of the sentiments, stamped in oxide ink. I then used the SSS Square Dance stencil with some Tattered Rose oxide ink, mounted the main panel with fun foam and finished it off with Studio Katia sequins.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are safe and healthy!


Stamps:  Altenew Forever and Always
Accessories: MFT blueprints (does not appear to be in stock - sorry), MFT square die, Studio Katio sequins, SSS square dance stencisl, colored pencils



Hello - Love You Lots

Hello - how are you doing? Still feels like crazy times; I read a note today that quoted Dr. Fauci as saying the coronavirus was his worst nightmare and it's not over yet - YIKES! It indicated since 're-opening' things, 21 states have had a spike in cases, so scary!

But I'm glad you stopped by, nothing scarey here! 😉 

This month at Love to Scrap, it's everyone's favorite - ANYTHING GOES, I hope you will take some time to join us!

I die cut and watercolored several of these Roses and Foilage from The Greetery and these were a handful I had left over from another project. Once adhered together, I added white splatters, then glue and sprinkled on some chunky glitter (idea taken from Kelly Lunceford; BTW, she makes me buy things ALL. THE. TIME. - LOL). I die cut two of the Nordic Frames to layer my florals onto. I then cut multiple hellos (TSM Stacked Hello) from Neenah 110 lb. card stock, lightly sponged the top layer with TE Cupcake ink then added some duo deco foil to the bottom half of the top hello, let it dry and adhered gold foil. The Love You Lots comes from Mama Elephant Organic Blooms.

Take some time, create, relax and then join the fun at Love to Scrap!!


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Mix It Up #39 - Anything Goes + Open Technique

This is always a fun challenge - open technique/anything goes - try any technique, new or old! I hope you will join us!

I did two cards with the direct ink to paper technique, only showing one here - I'll be back with the other one soon!

After swiping several inks directly on the paper they felt a bit too bright, so I then swiped randomly with Hero Arts white ink and love how it turned out! I then cut the panel with a scalloped die.

I white heat embossed on vellum this beautiful floral image from SSS, fussy cut and attached to the card. I then added several sequins and stamped the 'hello' from Taylored Expressions in the lower left-hand corner in Gina K obsidian black ink.

Super clean and simple card, but oh so colorful!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month!


Stamps:  SSS Sketched Floral, TE Hello (gift with purchase)