Emma and the Snowball!

 Hi friends!

After some craziness with Covid (daughter thinking she had it, thank goodness she was negative; but then the following week, a co-worker tested positive), I am finally back with a post for Colour Crazy Challenge! And just in time to celebrate with Fred She Said using Emma and the Snowball.

I think this image would be PERFECT for creating lots of holiday tags in all different colors. I enjoyed coloring Emma with Copics, then added lots of details with a white gel pen and sharpie. I embossed a sentiment and the edges of the tag with a sentiment and Brutus Monroe rainbow embossing powder - but it really doesn't show up. 😒 I added some texture paste, let it dry and sponged on some ink; I added another tag on the back side to contain a holiday message; finished it off with this velvet ribbon and some bells.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you'll join our challenge with your project featuring coloring, that's the only requirement!

Take care and stay safe!


Stamps:  Fred She Said Emma and the Snowball
Accessories: misc. red velvet ribbon, silver thread, bells, Brutus Monroe rainbow embossing powder, white gel pen, sharpies, texture paste, TE blender brushes, Memory Box distress tag (no longer available - sorry)



Water coloring through a stencil

Hi friends - how are you doing? I'm doing great - in this odd space of working from home, but also in the office a few days each week. Our office is currently doing a rotational schedule, but my role falls outside of the rotation, so I'm there a bit more random. AND the best part is I am very isoldated where my desk is, so I feel pretty safe being there.

Anywho, a couple of months ago, Amber with Altenew posted a video of water coloring through a stencil; so I gave it a try. I wanted to make a card for a very dear friend going through a dark time. I used Simon's Bouquet of Roses stencil to try the same thing. Once I water colored through the stencil and removed it, I wasn't thrilled. I added some colored pencil which I liked on the flowers, but really disliked on the leaves, LOL - so hard to please! I added some drops of Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray and set it aside to dry. 

I cut a circle off the edge of Neenah 110 lb card stock and blended through the SSS extra large dot stencil with Broken China distress ink. I stamped the Penny Black Faith sentiment, breaking it up between the cover panel and the inside. Finished it off with several Studio Katia wedding bells sequins.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you are doing great!


Stamps:  Penny Black Faith


For the Kids - LTSCB #136

Hi friends - how about these incredibly crazy times we live in!?! First, we had our daughter show symptoms of Covid (thankfully her results were negative); then we had a co-worker test positive late July (mad scramble to disinfect the office, notify  exposed team members, etc.); C-R-A-Z-Y!! 😟 I hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy!!

This month at Love to Scrap we are creating For the Kids! I don't have littles any longer, BUT I think this card would be so sweet for a little to send to someone they love!! I love this girl from Penny Black, she makes me giggle! I colored the image with Copics then used scraps to paper piece her dress and sash. The sentiment is from a Verve Visual set (no longer available).

Thanks for popping in; hope you will join the fun and create something to share with us - we always love seeing your creations!!


Stamps:  Penny Black Kisses
Accessories: Copics, white gel pen, shimmer pen


MIUCB #40 - anything goes + embossing

This month at Mix It Up, we're doing anything goes, or add embossing.

I had a BLAST making these mixed media cards; I used the Big and Bold Sweet Friends Cupcake, cut it in half to make two cards. I colored the cupcake with Copics then added those adorable pink polka dots to the 'wrapper' of the cupcake. For the base card, I embossed in white a sentiment from The Greetery, Pretty Postmarks, then applied texture paste through Simon's large polka dot stencil. Once dry, I blended on Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries (you will notice one is more pink (picked rasperry), one is more red (festive berries)). I flicked on some Festive Berries or Picked Raspberry, accordingly, and white guache, added the cupcake and finished with some PPP clear droplets



Hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month; we love seeing your creations!


Stamps:  Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Sweet Friends Cupcake
Inks: Gina K Obsidian, Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries), Versamark