Saturday, August 29, 2015

Watercolor Lilies

I finally did a watercolor besides a background good enough to post! More of a learning curve than I expected, and so much fun! This darling Lilies image is from Ink-N-Rubber Expressions.
A few fun challenges:
Crafting From the Heart: #74 Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: Week 376: Pick ANY sketch 215-375
Southern Girls Challenge 118-Flower Power

Sunday, August 23, 2015


 Just got back this evening from a wonderful 9 days in the beautiful states of Washington and Oregon with my husband, two of his sisters and their husbands. Wonderful time!  Looking forward to catching up on all your blogs over the next week or so.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015



Mynn Kitchen's photo.

Mynn Kitchen

Beauty is a digital stamp set created using sentiments designed by MHKDesigns along with free vintage clip...
Is this not a gorgeous set!  Click below for a chance to win this set!

Mynn Kitchen's photo.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


 Mynn Kitchen's photo.

 Mynn Kitchen

Friendship is a digital stamp set created using sentiments designed by MHKDesigns along with free...
Another chance to win a fabulous digital set from MHK Designs, click below:

Mynn Kitchen's photo.
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Stencil in the Holidays


Mynn Kitchen's photo. 

Stencil in the Holidays is a digital stamp set created using sentiments designed by MHKDesigns along with...
For a chance to win this wonderful holiday digital set click below:

Mynn Kitchen's photo.

Sunday, August 16, 2015



 Mynn Kitchen's photo.

Blossoming is a digital stamp set created using sentiments designed
Another gorgeous design  by MHC Designs click below for a chance to win!
Mynn Kitchen's photo.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

mhk designs Vintage Images Meet Modern Sentiments

Mynn Kitchen's photo.
 There is an awesome new shop on Etsy that you will want to check out at the above link. Many of you know Mynette Kitchen from her beautiful cards at her personal blog: on a stampage,   House of Cards Blog owner, CASE-ing Christmas Blog owner, and Great Impresssions DT coordinator. Mynn has released ten beautiful digital sets today! I am thrilled to be on her design team!  A little sneak peak of two cards I designed is below.  Different sets will be featured by the DT from August 16-20th so be sure to check back during that time,  I will have a link for the giveaway on the days I have card designs for the featured set. I hope you will be as excited as I am about her fabulous designs!


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fluttering by

I needed one more 5x7 card for August birthdays and I  had been wanting to make a recessed window card so I  checked out several of my favorite challenges and this is what I came up with and I was quite happy with the result.  I stamped amuse studio's sunny side of life on white cardstock and sponged distress inks to get a sunset look.  I dabbed Versamark ink on the image and lightly sprinkled holographic embossing powder on the image to get a night sky effect:
I die cut my circle out of Kaisercraft paper (thank you Diane!) and did my layer with Washi tape at the bottom to match my sponging.  To coordinate my butterfly dies (Memory box and amuse) I layered my Washi tape on cardstock and them cut them out).

Did you notice the little corner butterfly punch in the top corners?  I guess you noticed butterflies are one of my many favorites!  Thanks for stopping by!

A few fun challenges:

Butterfly Challenge #36: Butterflies + W is for Washi Tape
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #148: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Anything Goes: embossing powder (or loose glitter, and/or flocking)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

HOC August Challenge

Word Cue Challenge
The August HOC Challenge was such fun!  I've not done much with metallisc so this card took some experimenting and playing.  I put aluminum foil on cardstock and used an  embossing folder by Darice.  I could not get my Distress Inks or chalk inks to stick so to the foil so I hunted around my craft room and found Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish (gold paint) and put that on and it stayed! Then I was able to I dabb Distress and Chalk inks all over until I was happy with the look.  I die cut Happy Birthday from,  stars from amuse, embossed the stars and put
paint on them as I did the foil.  I thought this made a rather elegant male birthday card.  I always enjoy new techniques.
I hope you will play along with this months challenge at House of Cards
and enjoy seeing the new designs and tutorials by the talented
design team each week at: House of Cards.

A few fun challenges:
Morgan's Artworld: #4: Use Three of Something
Sassy Studio Designs: Dry Embossing (Kreative Knockout)