TE Floral Sketch + ctd644

Hi friends - hope this note finds you doing well! I recently pulled out Taylored Expressions Sketchbook Florals; I wanted the card to look watercolored...without watercoloring. 😁😁 I used Copics to color the florals and tried not to be exact; even  using dots for the shading. The awesome background is from The Greetery, Shiplap Builder Die. I cut the planks from regular white card stock - look at that awesome pattern. Once cut, I ink blended some Taylored Expressions Toffee onto the edges. The sentiment comes from Taylored Expressions Field Notes, shiplap pieces were adhered to PTI's kraft card stock. 

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LTSCB - Anything but a Card

Hi - thanks for coming by today!

This month at Love to Scrap, we are focusing on Anything but a Card; I went to my favorite go-to project - TAGS, all the tags! I created 2 'jingle balls' (HA, so makes me laugh) tags and 3 of the adorable Christmas tags from Papertreyink. I also cut a back tag and blended on various Taylored Expression inks, added a 'to' and 'from' greeting from The Greetery Speed Tagging stamp set and pulled them together with some Papertreyink ribbon. I also used a polka dot stencil on the front tag along with some Taylored Expressions glitter

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MIUCB - Paper Piecing

Hi friends - how are you? I'm doing great!

This month at Mix It Up, we're focusing on paper piecing...a fave technique of mine and I'm so excited as the ENTIRE cupcake is paper pieced! I adore this Big and Bold Cupcake from Colorado Craft Company; I used various designer papers just hanging around in the studio. The frosting and cupcake are actually the exact same paper; I colored over the paper with brown copics for a chocolate cupcake. I added lots of shimmer to the frosting, black enamel for the strawberry seeds and coated it with glossy accents. 

And can I just say - I would love some cupcake wrappers with those bicycles, aren't they just the cutest!?!

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


Papers: TE Cupcake, various designer papers (The Best Days by Pinkfresh)


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FUSION - Peach Birthday

I LOVE the inspiration photo this week; it's GORGEOUS, IMO. I'm not sure I love how this turned out, but I do think it's pretty. 😀

I used the Taylored Expressions Make a Rainbow; worked great. I then used Taylored Expressions Rough Draft Background and embossed with Liquid Platinum. I used this gorgeous die from Erin Lee, Oh Happy Day, I die cut it from the main panel and also from Kraft card stock 5 times and layered them up to create the dimension. I layered the main panel on Kraft card stock and Kraft designer paper, then adhered to a Pumpkin card base.

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LTSCB - Anything Goes (Cup of Friendship)

A challenge that everyone loves over at Love to Scrap - ANYTHING GOES! I made this card quite some time ago - some quick/easy water coloring.

The image is from Reverse Confetti, Cup of Friendship. I embossed the image in white and simple water coloring, plenty of mistakes, but it's all about learning and enjoying the time - that's all that matters! The sentiment is from Verve Visual and no longer available, but it sure is adorable!

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Stamps: Reverse Confetti Cup of Friendship


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MIUCB - Monochromatic

Hi friends - hope this post finds you doing well! I work full-time outside the home, we all returned to the office June 1 (53 employees at our main headquarters, 70 employees overall), we were wearing masks when we returned, then we weren't wearing masks, and now we're back to wearing masks. Do you work outside the home? If so, what's it like for you?

OK, back to business! This month at Mix It Up, we're focusing on monochromatic - this is another technique I never think to do; but wouldn't this card be awesome in purples, pinks, yellows - so many possibilities! The image is from The Greetery, Flower Market Bouquet; all the inks are from Taylored Expressions - LOVE. THEIR. INKS. 

Once I stamped all the layers, I spritzed the entire panel with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer (say that 3 times fast, 😁), I wish I could capture the shimmer in a photo! I also dropped on some Mermaid Lagoon, then stamped the sentiment from Colorado Craft Company, Whimsy Fear Not.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you will join us at Mix It Up, we love seeing your creations!


Stamps: The Greetery Flower Market Bouquet and Colorado Craft Company Whimsy Fear Not
Papers: Taylored Expressions Blue Raspberry, PTI Aqua Mist


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Love to Scrap Challenge Blog - Old Time

Hi friends; hope you are doing well! This month at Love to Scrap we are focusing on 'Old Time'; I'll be the first to admit, I'm not the best with old/vintage type projects - but I tried.  😉

I made a Christmas card using Aqua Mist and lots of antique linen & old paper distress ink to give it a more vintage vibe. I also stamped an adorable Santa on the December 25 in second generation mocha ink. I distressed all the edges, tied on some aqua mist seam binding and called it good! 

I hope you will join us with your creation this month!


Stamps: Stampington and Co December 25, Inkadinkado Santa
Inks: TE Mocha, Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Accessories: Seam binding, distressing tool, copics


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Mix It Up Challenge - mixed media

 Hi there - I hope this note finds you doing well and staying safe!

This month for the Mix It Up Challenge, we are focusing on mixed media. There are so many ways to do mixed media - sometimes I take it big with tons of various elements, see HERE or HERE; but this one is a bit more subdued but has some things I really love!

I started with a base of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, using a stencil, I added some dark grey lines; then I took some Mixed Media texture paste and tinted it a super light pink and applied in random places through the Extra Large Dots stencil from SSS. While that was drying, I stamped 3 of the succulent images and since this is a card, I can choose any colors I like. 😄 I was also inspired by one of the sample cards for this image from The Greetery, Simple Things. I stamped the branches in TE Mocha, the main leaves in Cupcake and the final detail layer in both Earl Grey and Sea Salt. I then took the 'Sent with Love' sentiment circle from The Greetery Pretty Postmarks stamped in Sea Salt. I then curled the leaves, arranged on the base layer and adhered just the center of each bouquet so the edges would still curl up.

I then cut the word 'prayers' multiple times from TE Poppy Seed card stock. The top layer is coated with clear Wink of Stella multiple times, then a layer of glossy accents; the supplemental sentiment was stamped on white card stock with Strawberry Milkshake ink. Finished with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you will join us with your creation; we appreciate you taking time to join our journey!


MIUCB - Aperture (Fabulous or Fail)

Hi friends! Welcome back to this month's challenge at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog - APERTURE! I'm not sure if I accomplished the challenge? What do you say? I wasn't sure what I wanted to do, but I had all these flowers stamped, so I decided to follow Jennifer McGuire's shadow box card video to create my card - boy did I learn a lot!

There really is a 'heavy' card stock that is - for me - too heavy for this type card. I used Brutus Monroe's Not Your Mama's Cardstock, it's 130 lb. and it certainly makes the card heavy weight, but doesn't crease as easy or elegant as something a wee bit less heavy weight. #lessonlearned

I also should have placed the butterfly much closer to the edge, it's really too far over for the design. 😖 But once you've used 2 way tape AND glue, there was no moving it. The card was fun to put together and I love how it turned out; it should fit an A2 envelope, but with such a heavy weight card stock, I found it was too think for an envelope. That's okay, it can easily be tucked into a gift bag or given directly to your recipient.

All flowers, sentments, and dies are from The Greetery, Always in Bloom. The circle dies are from SSS, HERE. The background has a heart stenciled with another stencil over the top, it looks cool IRL. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you join us; we truly love seeing your creations!


Stamps: The Greetery Always in Bloom, (butterfly from CHF, discontinued)
Papers: Brutus Monroe Not Your Mama's Cardstock, TE Cupcake. PTI Bitty Big
Accessories: The Greetery Always in Bloom dies, SSS circle dies, Copics


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Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Hi friends! July is my birthday month, my ABSOLUTE favorite holiday! 😁 I hope I get to spend lots of time crafting!!

The challenge this month at Love to Scrap is Anything Goes; EVERYONE loves those challenges! I've gotten better at creating two-fers - you know, you have your supplies out, might as well stamp some extra things and make two cards at the same time. 

I used The Greetery Square Dance Stencil on both cards; one correctly, one not. lol Regardless, I think they both turned out great. Also, for both I used the Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Die; on one I debossed, the other embossed. I cut the middle panel using the Pinkfresh Diagonal Stitched die and mounted with fun foam. Added some Old Paper sponging and then the layering begins! I used The Greetery Signed & Sealed stamp set and die and Mimosa Musings. I embossed the envelope for both; added ribbon to one and to the other, a sentiment on the envelope and embossing around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you join us over at Love to Scrap!


Stamps: The Greetery Signed & Sealed and Mimosa Musings
Inks: VersamarkInks from TEOld Paper Distress Ink
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white, TE Lollipop (base card) and Cupcake (base card)


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LTSCB #146 - No Rulz 4

Oh this is FUN - No Rulz over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog, would you join us? I have PLENTY of patterened paper and I decided to pull 2 pieces out that were similar and find a way to use them. On one I used Glimmer Paste and Shimmery Goodness on the other. It is next to impossible to pick up the glitter paste in a photo, but it's there.

I stamped the flowers, then embossed THIS background in white over the flowers; I love this background because it is clear, so you can see easily where you are stamping. I mounted the designer paper and added some pre-made birthday banners I had - LOVE this set and being able to get so many birthday greetings at one time!

I also used this fun die for some extra dimension; I left some leaves whole, others with only part of the leaf. Almost forgot, I embossed both backgrounds with this Mama Elephant Scales die.

I hope you will join us at Love to Scrap this month, it's a great / easy challenge!


Accessories: Stencil ??? - sorry, MFT Scribble Roses dies, TE Simple Strips die, Mama Elephant Scales Cover Die


MIUCB #50 - Stamping

Hi friends! Hope you can join us this month at Mix It Up - we're focusing on 'stamping', so hopefully lots of friends can join us!

Did you see recently the postcards Jennifer McGuire created? She has a free template you can download and use too! I printed several and created lots of postcards with this SSS Sketched Flowers - all different colors. I'll share the others over time; they were super fun to make!

This one was embossed in white and watercolored with Karin markers. I used sentiments from the Written in Ribbons stamp set and a color wash for the background. 

I hope you will join us at Mix It Up this month, it's a great / easy challenge!


Stamps: SSS Sketcched Flowers, The Greetery Wirtten in Ribbons


Big & Bold Cupcake - Pink Frosting

Hi - remember THIS card and I said I would stop back in and share the other one I made...here it is and I included a photo so you can see the shaped card. 

Love this big and bold cupcake from Colorado Craft Company - can't wait to use it again! I used the die to make a shaped card and worked on my copic coloring. I added a couple layers of clear wink of stella glitter and some glossy accents.

I did a wrapper like this one other time; white with various sized pink polka dots - I LOVE polka dots!😍

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CTD643 - blue and green roses

I absolutely love the color combo at Color Throwdown thtaylos week, LOVE! So much, I saved it to my color inspiration on Pinterest. 😊

I used 3 Roses from Rubbernecker - I don't see it on their website any longer, but they have several with the same type watercolor look. The image comes with a solid image you can color and stamp over the roses and leaves, but I enjoyed coloring with Copics and colored pencils. 

Before I stamped the image (in TE Earl Grey), I used TE's bokeh stencils in Salt Water Taffy, Sprinkles and Mint Julep, all from TE.

Once I finished coloring, I used VIBES from Stamp Unity in the same colors, some in 2nd generation,  and added some fun mixed media images. I then splattered with black ink, mounted on black card stock and finally on a Salt Water Taffy vertical card. The hello (Reverse Confetti Cup of Friendship) is stamped in VersaFine black.

Thanks for peeking back in; see you again soon!