Wine a little, you'll feel better ~

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I need more stamps like a hole in my head, but I just so happened to walk down the stamp aisle at Michael's and saw that they were 40% off...I was good, I only purchased this one set that is all about wine and the funny ladies cracked me up. I am going to say that I am not exactly over the moon about the quality of it, so I'll just put that out there.  I did my best to get some good solid lines, but this is the best I could do.  The inside message is stamped with the title of the post!

Stamps - Art Impressions (No name on it).
Card Base-Stampin' Up
DP - (Vintage) Close to My Heart/Chantilly
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, burlap string, glitter gems, corner rounder, Wink of Stella glitter (earrings & shoes), butterfly punch.

Missing U ~

Monday, March 30, 2015

Well here she is again, and doesn't this one just crack you up too?  I'm not sure how many more there are available right now, but I am hooked.  Can you tell?

Stamp & Sentiment Set - Stamping Bella/Nice to See you Petunia
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - (Vintage) Stampin' Up/Sycamore Street
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, burlap string, a button, oval and scallop oval punch.

Prezzies ~

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Petunia sure is funny here with her little chick friends, and the sentiment couldn't be more true.  She sure cheers me up! I've got one more stamp of her to share with you tomorrow that I think you're going to like too.

Stamp & Sentiment Set - Stamping Bella/Petunia thinks she's a Prezzie
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - (Vintage) Close to My Heart/Claire
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, burlap string, a button.

Petunia ~

Friday, March 27, 2015

I saw this sweet little piglet recently and knew I had to have some of these stamps.  I believe it's a new line from Stamping Bella, but I'm not sure.  At least they're new to me, and just so dang adorable! I bought 3 of them, so here's the first one, and I'll be putting the other 2 together for you this weekend.

Stamp & Sentiment Set - Stamping Bella/Especially for you, Petunia
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Teresa Collins/Memories 6x6 paper pad
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, pastel pencils, round nestie, scallop round/Cricut, ribbon.

Easter / Spring ~

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Here are the final 3! This one is very sparkly, as we used Stickles on it.  It took forever to dry, but it was worth it!

I think these two are my favorite, and certainly seems fitting for all of the Spring gardening we're all ready to do.

Last but not least, are these happy chicks!  So sweet, with some of the soft pretty colors of Easter.

That's it for now, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Flower Power ~

Saturday, March 21, 2015

I've got 3 more of the 7 cards from this months Card Extravaganza at the Occasional Artist to share with you today.  Again, I basically stamp the backgrounds at the shop (I forgot to get the manufacturers of the stamps again), and then I bring it home and add my own touch to it.  I've never done this technique before; we used markers on a large stamp, then mist it with a spray bottle and stamped it.  The sentiment stamps I used are from CTMH called You're the Bomb-Operation Smile.
Poppies always remind me of Veteran's Day...and the Wizard of Oz.  At least I remembered to stamp the envelope this time.  The sentiment stamp I used for this one is from Stampin' Up.
On this one I used a glitter pen in the centers of the flowers, that I think are hollyhock's?  Anyway, I added some thick twine, and a sentiment stamp from the You Mean the World to Me set from CTMH.

I appreciate you visiting, and I love to get comments too.  Let me know which one of these are your favorite, and as they say...take time to smell the flowers!

Happy First Day of Spring ~

Friday, March 20, 2015

The card base and butterfly for this one was made at the Occasional Artist Shop that I've talked about over the past couple of months.  It's embossed on some shiny paper, and I brought it home and added another layer behind it, added a different sentiment, a little glitter tape, and a few sequins.  It looks like Spring to me!

Background stamp - Tim Holtz / Not sure of the butterfly...
Other Stuff - Versamark, embossing powder, inks/sponges, edge distresser, glitter tape, and sequins.

The Cutest Cake Holder ~

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Such a talented little guy we have here from Dearie Dolls. I'm not sure when, but of course this is another freebie that I acquired, thanks to the ever generous Mary Ellen!

Sketch Saturday Challenge No. 352

DP - Crate Paper-Boys Rule
Other Stuff Used - ProMarkers, pastel pencil, circle nestie, glitter pen (confetti), and Cricut/Star.

The Lotus Blossom ~

Saturday, March 14, 2015

This very popular Lotus Blossom stamp is everywhere right now that you look.  I can see it being used for many different reasons, and many different colors too.

Everything used, except for the burlap string and button, are from Stampin' Up.

Pink Leopard Jacket ~

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Since I had everything still out on my desk from yesterday, I figured I'd make another card with all of the same ingredients from Close to My Heart.  Love these fun gal stamps, and I'd love to have a pink leopard jacket like this one too!

Cardstock & DP - Heartstrings Paper Packet
Stamp & Sentiment Set - Better with a Friend/Hostess Rewards
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder/ink, burlap string, a button, glitter pen, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Audrey Hepburn Sunglasses ~

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I decided this was a Close to My Heart day, and so almost everything here is from there.  I did decide to use up some snippets of some embossing folder stamped backgrounds, after chatting with a friend today about them....Hi Kim :)

If you haven't tried this technique yet here is the link again if you've missed it. 

Cardstock & DP - Heartstrings Paper Packet
Stamp & Sentiment Set - Better with a Friend/Hostess Rewards
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, embossing folder/ink, sequins, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Pink-ish Tulips ~

Monday, March 9, 2015

Easter is right around the corner, so tulips always come to mind as a reminder of Spring and Easter for me.  I did the painter's tape/ink background on this one, with some of the new Stampin' Up colors that I love!

Cardstock, ink, Stamp/Love is Kindess - Stampin' Up
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, painter's tape, sequins, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.

Fluffy Wishes ~

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The digital image for this little cutie is from the archives, meaning it's no longer available, but seemed perfect for Spring and I still love him!

It's always fun to play along with the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenges too.

Card Base - Stampin' Up; DP - Scrap
Digital Image & Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, oval nestie, burlap string, a button, edge distresser, foam tape, and white glue.


Friday, March 6, 2015

I cannot even begin to explain how happy I am that the work week is over!  Wow, is all I can it's perfect timing for this fun critter and the message he holds too!

Cardstock, Star sequins & Stamp Set/Cheerful Critters - Stampin' Up
DP - DCWV/Tie-Dyed Stack
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, burlap string, peace charm, foam tape, & edge distresser. 


Lucky Penny ~

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little bit of the luck of the Irish here!  I made some of these awhile back, 2012 to be exact, and decided to make a few this year too.

The link to the free download is actually still available here!

Happy Friday-Eve!

Folded and Flappy ~

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

There's a new Hambo Hoedown challenge starting today with this new digital image called Origami.  An added twist to the challenge is FOLDS, either one or multiple.  I haven't done one of these folded cards in awhile, so this was a great opportunity to do so, and also to use some more of this awesome paper!

Join in on the fun with us for a chance to win a digital of your choice!

Digital Image & Sentiment Set - Hambo Stamps/Origami

Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Crate Paper/Boys Rule 6x6 Paper Pad
Other Stuff - ProMarker, oval nestie, corner rounder.

Green Beer Time ~

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy March and that means that St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!  Time to get your green on!

Stella Says Sketch Challenge No. 304
Naughty or Nice Challenge No. 13 - It ain't easy being Green.

Digital Image - Bugaboo Stamps/Ruby Calendar Month March
Card Base - Stampin' Up
DP - Scraps
Other Stuff - ProMarkers, craftworkcards candi, burlap string.

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