Friday, March 24, 2017


today i have a scrapbook layout up on the Create a Smile Stamps Blog! i LOVE it!!

blues/teals/yellows what a great summer combination!! LOVE it! 
be sure to check out how to create this page by hopping on over to the Create a Smile Stamps Blog! :)

Thursday, March 23, 2017

a sweet thank you!

today i have a card up on the Newton's Nook Designs blog featuring a sweet thank you! :)

ok, so yes, that was a pun!! see? it's sweet because of the pineapple! ha! 
i used the awesome Pineapple Delight stamp set and colored directly onto the stamps with my Distress Markers!
I spritzed the stamp and then pressed onto some white cardstock! LOOOOOVE the drops that transferred with the image! 

i die cut out the images with the coordinating dies and then popped them up against that FUN blended blue background! I used Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks! the sentiment was heat embossed onto some black cardstock and then die cut out with the banner from the Garden Window Die set

thanks so much for stopping by!
be sure to check out the Newton's Nook Designs blog for all of the up-to-date and latest news! 


hello and happy thursday!
i'm so excited to be up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog sharing a FUN birthday card!

be sure to hop over and read all about the card and the current (AND VERY FIRST) challenge going on and how YOU can win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!! SO excited, still! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Launch and Challenge #1 - Birthday!

how excited am i?!?!

there's a NEW challenge on the block!!! and it's all about LAWN FAWN!!!!!

i am excited, honored and humbled to be part of the team and i can't WAIT to see what you all think!!
the VERY FIRST challenge is all about birthdays, since Lawn Fawn is celebrating they're 7th birthday this month! Wow!!

so in honor of this theme, here is my under the sea, birthday themed card!

I used Distress Inks and created the watercolor background! lots of drying time, lots of layers of color!
the images were all colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut!

i used the CUTE images from Mermaid for You, for the sentiment, mermaid and rocks! the cute birthday balloons are from So Jelly! LOVE that mini set!!

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

Inky Paws Challenge #43 - Sketch!

hello again!
today is the start of a new IPC! 
the Inky Paws Challenge has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)

this time, we're using a sketch!

love it! it's really SO versatile!! 
those bees are just so sweet, and I decided to make a set of FIVE cards with the Winston's Honeybees stamp set

the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out! I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio to create all of the backgrouds! 

I stitched the sentiment on (which takes place of the bow and line in the sketch!) with my sewing machine! 

I added a little bit of detail to the images with my white gel pen, too! oh and the grass was die cut with the Land Borders Dies! :) so in LOVE with them! 

please think about playing along if you are itching to get your paws inky! we would love to see you! 


Friday, March 17, 2017

friends like you are the best!

hello and happy friday!
today i am back with another card on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)

i seriously LOVE how this came out! 
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog and get all of the information! :)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop March 2017 Release!

hello hello!!
today is SUCH a great day!
today Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing their March stamps! AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM!!

I made a BUNCH of cards and projects with these sets, wanna see?
my first card used the ADORABLE Fluffy Kitty stamp set:

that super hero cat...I can't even!! SOOOOOO cute!! I made that galaxy background with Distress Paints and popped up the kitty on the moon from the Lil Moon stamp set!

And HOOOOOOW could I resist making a card with the Unikitty set!!!!!!!! Ha!

That little rainbow unicorn-cat (be still my heart!) was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and popped up along with the sentiment from the Royal Wish stamp set! I used some gold acrylic paint and a star stencil to create the background!

my last two cards use the ADORABLE Fresh Air stamp set!

I couldn't wait to use that CUTE bicycle image! And the bunny was just PERFECT to add on top like he's going for a little spin around the park!
I created the background by dabbing some Distress Paints onto my round acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing it onto my card front! LOVE it!!

lastly, I have to share this card, and I just LOVE how the polka dots make the image POP!

I created the polka dots with my Black Soot Distress Paint! I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add some color to the vellum clouds that I die cut, and then popped up that ADORABLE image (my favorite from this set!!)! LOVE that yellow!! Super spring-y! :)

be sure to check out the whole release at the Sweet Stamp Shop site
happy shopping!!