Sketchbook Roses - Purple or Yellow?

Hi friends - HAPPY FRIDAY!!

I made both these cards ages ago, now I'm trying to get caught up on posting. 😁

They are basically identical, just changing up the colors. I used the Sketchbook Roses and coordinating die from The Greetery for both. A fun color wash in the background with lots of splatters; fun sentiments and sequins finish it off.

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

Take care, stay safe!



Flowers...or polka dots?

Hey friends - welome to a new fresh and shiny week! How ya doing?

Oh you know, sometimes you color something and like nothing about it...although I did use the colorless blending technique taught by Yana Smakula, which I adore...but that's about it. 😁 I did stamp the image directly on to TE Cupcake card stock, so that added a unique color to the flowers.

Once I colored the images, I covered it with a stencil, blended on lots of polka dots and then I liked it a bit better. 😉 I splattered on some white and black paint, added a strip of pink striped paper and a tiny hint of black glitter paper to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today; here's hoping you have a great week ahead!!

Take care, stay safe!

Stamps:  Mama Elephant Organic Blooms
Papers: TE Cupcake, MFT striped designer paper (appears no longer in stock), black glitter 
Accessories: polka dots stencil, white gouache, copics, black enamel accents



Tropical Vibes

Hi friends - did you see THIS tropical card?

I mentioned I made two cards at the same time, a two-fer, and this is the other one. Everything is identical except I used tropical flowers instead of the flamingo; I also reversed the colors of the flower and added lots of glitter!

BTW, I have spent well over an hour trying to work with my photos, they converted to a unique format, EMF, so I used MULTIPLE free sources to try to convert them to JPG, but I could only get one of the photos to convert - so sorry, but life must get moving today - I can't keep fiddlin'. 😉

Hope you enjoy the brightness!

Take care, stay safe!

Stamps:  WPlus9 Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever
Inks: Gina K Obsidian, Distress Inks



LTSCB #137 - Anything Goes

HELLO September; UNBELIEVABLE, this has been the craziest year, yes? Hope you will join us at Love to Scrap this month - it's Anything Goes, so enter all your creations!!

I decided to get colorful and I forgot how much I love this set from WPlus9 (Flock Yeah) till I pulled it out and paired it with some really vibrant colors! #amiright

I created a couple really colorful backgrounds (the other card I will share soon), and used various images from Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever (seems to be sold out, but I did use the matching dies). Images were colored with Copics and ahdered to the background and trellis die cut from white card stock. I created a black flag and embossed the forever funny sentiment and added some white gel pen faux stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join us at Love to Scrap and submit your creations, we always enjoy seeing them!

Take care, stay safe!

Stamps:  WPlus9 Flock Yeah and Tropic Fever
Inks: Gina K Obsidian, Distress Inks


MIUCB #41 - Anything Goes + Foiling

Hi friends!!

Join us this month at Mix It Up for Anything Goes and/or Foiling! I lost my mojo somewhere, but I did have a few foiled backgrounds in my stash...but I just couldn't figure out what to do with them, like seriously, I've had 3 foiled backgrounds hanging around for several months! 😕

I used the Transfer Gel Duo through the Brick by Brick stencil from Taylored Expressions in random spots, let it dry completely, and applied foil using a laminator. For this card, I used the Pine BlossomSimple Things and Signed and Sealed with a Kiss from The Greetery. Some of the florals were stamped and in my stash, the ones that weren't were quickly stamped, die cut and assembled on the card.

And let me be really honest for a minute...I finished this up and went to bed thinking 'I really do not like that card'; come on peeps - do you have these conversations in your head too? But the next morning, it looked a wee bit better to me; I love the ephemera I found, 'there is sunshine in my soul today'; I know the perfect person to send this to! Not every card turns out to your liking and that's just the way creating goes.

Here's hoping you find some time to create in September and join us at Mix it Up!!

Take care, stay safe!