Sunday, August 30, 2015

Frame It at Paper Ala Mode

The Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz is in full swing!  This week we want you to frame your image.  I used this cute Banner Smoochie from The Stamping Boutique and doodled a frame

Monday, August 24, 2015


What a fun weekend I had visiting Jacob.  He is one sweet boy!  I got lots of cuddles and smiles.  

I absolutely hated leaving yesterday.  I will get to see him again in about a month.  He is almost 8 months old, and his upper front teeth are coming in.  He is such a good boy.  

Today I've got some dragonfly cards to share with you.  I made these for a swap I joined where you make two cards using several of your "favorites".  One - this image from Diana Garrison called Dragonfly Garden is one of my all time favorite images.    I colored the images with my favorite medium - Copic markers and colored pencils, and I used my favorite embellishment - glitter.  

Here they are individually:

The weather looks to be great this week!  I hope ya'll have a fantastic day!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Paper Ala Mode Is Just Around The Corner

Hi everyone!  As you are reading this I am traveling to Memphis to see my sweet little grandson.  I can't wait to see him.  He has two bottom teeth and a top tooth coming in now!  I expect to do lots of cuddling and laughing the next couple of days!  

Today is Paper Ala Mode's challenge, and we have a fun challenge called Just Around The Corner.  the idea is to draw attention to the corners of your card in some way.  It can be done by folding over a corner revealing a sentiment or some pretty patterned paper, or maybe use one of the pretty corner dies or punches that out, or just pierce a design!  Whatever suits your fancy!  

The sponsor this week is Morgan's Art World, and I used the very beautiful image called Mystical Mermaid.  

I have to admit that I got so engrossed in coloring the image that by the time I started putting the card together I forgot all about the corner part of the challenge!  I ended up using a couple of photo corner punches to draw attention to the sentiment.

the image is colored with Copic markers, and I used a variety of ink pads to sponge color onto the background.  I also dotted some white dots around here and there and used some acrylic bubbles as embellishments.  If you look really closely you may be able to see some glitter on the mermaid's tail.

I hope you will come by and play along.  There's a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

cracked roses

On a recent trip to Hobby Lobby I picked up some crackle by Tim Holtz.  It's supposed to give you a crackle effect in one step rather than the usual painting on a base layer and then later a crackle layer.  I used it on this image from Bugaboo Stamps called Beautiful Blocks - Faith

The effect is a crackle, but it's also got a dimpled look that is very different from the other two-step crackle.  It's also shinier.  I like it, but I think I prefer the two-step better.  Here's a closer look.  It kind of looks like elephant skin, doesn't it?

Back To School Fairy

My boss's kids started school yesterday.  The youngest one, who hangs out with me a lot in the office loves to get mail so I made her a card and had it in the mailbox waiting for her when she got home.  

The little back to school fairy was a freebie I found on the internet.  I glittered the wings and colored the whole thing with Copic markers.

Monday, August 17, 2015

hexagon card

Here's a simple card I made with some scraps.  I really was just playing with my scan n cut trying to practice a bit with it.  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Paper Ala Mode Add Flowers

Today's Paper Ala Mode Challenge at the Outlawz is to Add Flowers!  

I used this image from A Day For Daisies called Gathering Flowers.  The image itself has lots of flowers in it, but then I also punched out a flower filled background.  Come play with us!

Friday, August 14, 2015

inking of you

I found this cute digital stamp on Etsy and just had to make a card with her.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I though the paper kind of looked like ink splats so I went with it.   

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Half Flower Punched card

Saw a card on Pinterest that used half a flower punch and I had to make one.  Fast and easy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

birthday bunny

another birthday card added to my stash!

Monday, August 10, 2015

bird day birthday

Here's a birthday card I found time to make over the weekend.  

and a look at the inside

Saturday, August 8, 2015

All That Glitters

Hi everyone!  Today's Paper Ala Mode challenge is All That Glitters.  I am using an adorable image from Sweet Pea Stamps called Tory The Dragon Up by Conie Fong.  I added glitter to the dragon's spots.  I think he is just so cute!  

You can a lot of glitter, or just a little - come play with us!