Thursday, October 20, 2016

Change of Plans

We were traveling through Europe and we planned to spend a few days in this Mediterranean village, but bad weather was coming in and we didn't like where we were staying, so we took a little walk and left before the bad weather came. I like my kids to learn to be flexible about travel plans, even if you spent a lot of time making plans. Here is a page I made about this with the few photos we took.

I used this sketch from Stuck?!This is my entry to the Kaisercraft October Blog Challenge, which can be found here. I chose the top row across which includes fussy cutting (the word enjoy), 3 patterned papers (all from the Sandy Toes collection so they blend well, but there are 3), embossing (the lifesaver is dry embossed), and quote (stamped quote from Thoreau). I used the Kaisercraft Sandy Toes collection for the 3 papers and stickers and the Kaisercraft Nautical stamp and die set for the anchor and lifesaver. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Maki a Wish

This birthday card is for my Mom. She likes sushi and I think this pun is perfect for her. I used the "Maki a Wish" stamp set from Your Next Stamp for the color challenge #44 which can be found here and card sketch #78 from sketch-n-scrap which can be found here. The papers are from the Graphic 45 Bird Song collection, sushi rolls are colored with copics.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer penguin

I usually make large cards, but this little penguin from Your Next Stamp is soooo cute, that I made this little card just his size. I used sketch 42 from YNS which can be found here and I colored him with copics.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 17, 2016

To a Fungi...

I never owned any mushrooms stamps, and now suddenly I have 2 sets both of which I used to make this Father's Day card. The mushrooms across the top of this card are made from matching stamps and dies from YNS and colored with Prima watercolors (Decadent Pies), the lower mushrooms and greeting are Lawn Fawn stamps colored with copics.

 I used sketch 41 from YNS and am entering this into the father's day challenge at Markerpop.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cards with Primary Colors

Here are some cards that I would like to share today.

We seem to be going to a lot of Bar Mitzvahs lately. I only have a few appropriate stamps, so I use the same ones on all the cards and I generally stick with blue and white. I like the clean lines on this one and the gold vellum, so I may use this design again for the next Bar Mitzvah.

I used my copics to color the flowers on this next card. The flower stamps are from Heartfelt Creations, I don't own the matching dies so I had to fussy cut them. The green stamps are from a very old set from Fancy pants called Pollen Dust. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Purple flowers for Father's Day?

I made this card for my husband and I'm not sure when to give it to him. We like to go wine tasting together which is what inspired me, but somehow purple flowers might be better for our anniversary  and something a bit more manly for Father's Day.

The papers and stamps are from Heartfelt Creations and the flowers, leaves, and scene are all colored with copics.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother's Day

My kids are not twins, they are 2 years apart, and I am not very tall, but somehow as we hit mother's day this year, all 3 of us are the same size. We planned this photo for mother's day with a yardstick across our heads. By the next major holiday, I will be the shortest one in the family.

I recently discovered a cool online store and blog called MarkerPop. They have challenges that require you to use copics, which is a breeze for me because I use my stamps and copics on almost every project I create. The current challenge (which you find here)  is for Mother's day, but I had already mailed my mother's day cards when I saw the challenge, so I created this layout for the challenge. I used my copics to color all the red and orange flowers and the word "Mom." I used this sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for looking!