Friday, January 24, 2014

Plaid Stamping

Evening All,
Well after a long day of coughing and sniffing on the couch watching stamping videos I dragged myself to my office and played around with some of the cool techniques I saw. One of the techniques that caught my eye was plaid stamping. Here is the link to one of the great videos. And here is my interpretation:
I wanted some fun bright colors so I used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo for my inks. I used the flower from Betsy's Blossom and Loving thoughts. A little grosgrain ribbon and candy dot in the center and I was done, Cheered me up! Hope everyone is having a great day!
Thanks Karin

Monday, January 20, 2014

PPA 188

Hi All,
Sorry for my delay with posting, been super busy and have been neglecting my poor craft room! I realized that I needed to get some Valentine's done for myself as I have to mail them out soon. I have been dealing with a little bit of a "block" for designs so I went on over to Pals Paper Arts and they had a great sketch:

Here is what I came up with:

I always say use your supplies so that is exactly what I did. I used a base of Pretty in Pink, some Early Espresso as a layer and some Early Espresso toile that I had. I used one of my favorite sentiments sets "Well Scripted" and Sending Love DP. I really love the combo of pink and brown. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A little motivation!

Evening All,
I had such a crazy day at work that I decided I needed to carve a little crafting time for myself tonight. I needed to make some Thank You cards for some of my wonderful students and found myself a little short. I was also a little short on inspiration so I went on over to the Friday Mashup and they had a great sketch and challenge:

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with the "Sketch."
  2. Create a project using "the theme of Time. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "a theme of Time & the Sketch."
I decided that I wanted to stick to this great sketch and here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and some Comfort Café DP that I had squirreled away. I used the flower from Simply Sketched and colored it with my Blender Pens. I punched out my sentiment and I was done. It was nice to pull out some of my flowers for a change! Have a great night!

Friday, January 3, 2014


Evening All,
I wanted to share the link for the all new Occasion's Catalog!!!

Occasions Catalog 2014

Click here to view the catalog online!
Click here to see what carried over from the Holiday Catalog!

I also had a chance to make my Thank You's for my January club.
I used my Snowflake EF and my awesome Silver Foil ink. I used the sentiment from the Simple Sketched Hostess set. A little bling and I was done. I love the look of dry embossed white, very classic! Have a great night!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A little more caught up!

Hi All,
Well with the snow I was canceled from school and was able to make my second card for my club. I wanted some cheerful color and, after all the Christmas cards, wanted to see some flowers. Here is what I came up with:
I used a base of Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black and the Afternoon Picnic DP. On the Very Vanilla panel I stamped the background with my Gorgeous Grunge and then stamped the flower image from the Simply Sketched Hostess set. Some Wisteria Wonder Twine and dots and I was done, Thanks for stopping by!