Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Getting more Sketchy!

I just had to try the doodling technique again that was shown by Ashley on Make it Monday.  They ask for only one card be entered, so this is just for the stash and for practice.
I used a Wildflower Garden stamp and added a lot more sketchy lines to the solid color flower and leaves.
The sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Get well Wishes which I selectively inked and stamped one word on a line. 
Linda and I are having fun in the "Studio"!!  She is here for a week to help me celebrate my birthday...it does last for a week, right? Especially since this is a BIG one for me, my "older friend" already reached this milestone!  tee hee!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

MIM ~ Doodling with Stamps

A new MIM with a video from Ashley over at
Capture the Moment

I used Beautiful Brushstrokes and stamped the first two layers of the flowers, then I added my lines with a pen...getting sketchy...a little tricky for me!  Ha I am not the artistic type...maybe I need to practice this some more!  I do like the look a lot and Ashley's was really pretty.
Thanks for taking a look..

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A little watercolor and a little Rock n Roll PLUS a shaker!!

Lots going on here, huh?
First a little watercolor for fun,
then a little rock n roll (notice the balloon animal)
and last but NOT least, a shaker in the word "birthday"!
and then I had to add those sparkly stripes to the background to go with the sparkly silver sequins on the front of the card!

stamps:  Avery Elle: Party animal, Impression Obsession: Thin Stripes
dies:  PTI: birthday word, PTI edgers die
ink:  distress for watercolor, PTI: spring rain, blueberry sky (the balloon animal)
misc:  Wow metallic silver sparkle embossing glitter

Seize the Birthday ~ Masculine!!

Seize the Birthday asks for Masculine cards  this time.
 I  struggle with these, I guess I just like flowers and pretty things!!
And if you feel the same, you can always go with
Why are guys cards so hard for me?
I kept it pretty simple with the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrop,
an Impression Obsession sentiment on a PTI fillable frame along with some stars.
The inside is a PTI sentiment from Movers & Shakers
and Fillable Frames # 1
The "you" die is an SSS die.
The topping this time is : MAKE IT MASCULINE!

More Blending and a Twist on the Rock n Roll technique

The Twist on the Rock n' Roll technique...
stamp off once, then re-ink the edges!
I added orange sequins to the center of the large flowers,
but didn't have the same color for the smaller bursts of color,
so copics to the rescue!
PTI Funky florals, Keep it Simple:  Thinking of You
PTI ink:  terra cota and dark chocolate
I masked off the circle and used distress ink for sponging on the color.  To get movement,  I used smaller butterflies from the bottom left to the top right.
dies:  SSS: with sympathy, WPlus9 small butterfly frame, Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle frames
stamp:  PTI Butterfly Dreams
ink:  Distress: peacock feathers, dusty concord
misc:  pearls

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some ink to paper and some blending with sponge

Darn, I see I didn't do a good job making my sentiment straight! I sponged on some Distress inks, blending as well as I could, I think I am finally getting the hang of it. After I blended, then I die cut it using a Lil' Inkers Stitched oval.
The die cut is a SSS:  Fresh Daisies

This card I swiped the PTI inks across the tag and then stamped a flower from MFT Peaceful Wildflowers, the sentiment from the same set.  The background is PTI Polka Dot Basics II

Monday, February 23, 2015

Merry Monday ~ STARS & Direst Ink Pad to Paper

Merry Monday Challenge this week is "STARS"
I swiped some ink across the tag, then die cut the stars and backed it with another tag cut in gold metallic paper.
PTI die:  tag # 3, Li'l Inkers stitched stars, Little Yellow Bicycle believe die
ink:  PTI aqua mist, Hawaiian shores, tropical teal, royal velvet

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Card Concept ~ Feel better soon

...and inside it says, "feel better soon"!
This is a rubber stamp and people, I had to go to YOUtube to remember how to use the Stamp a ma jig!  I am so used to the clear stamps, this one threw me for a loop!!
So I did some placement with the stamp a ma jig and some masking and managed to get 5 'suckers' stamped!
I am entering this is The Card Concept where the challenge is a
Get Well Soon kind of card.
thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
stamps:  Deadbeat Designs (sucker and sentiment) both rubber and wood mounted
paper:  PTI harvest gold, simply chartreuse
die:  Bells & boughs (for the bow!)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Merry Monday ~ SANTA

A NBUS stamp from my BFF at Christmas:
A cute Avery Elle stamp set called: North Pole...it has three hats with different words attached, like ho ho ho and jolly...Fun, huh?  My background paper is from PTI tinsel and tags.
I am entering this in the Merry Monday Challenge which is SANTA!
I had a wonderful time in the Santa Clara area this weekend.  I was able to spend it with my older daughter and we watched her older daughter play volleyball at the Santa Clara convention center.
We had time to roam and see some sites.  Friday we went to Santa Cruz, ate on the boardwalk and about 3:30 decided we better get to the rides before we head north to our hotel in Union City.
Well, guess what?  All the rides were closed by then!!  That's okay because we loved the sun and the beach and the walking did us good.
Saturday, Dina and I headed to Sunnyvale to a Crafter's Mercantile which was fun and yes I did a "little" shopping...didn't break the bank though!  Then on Sunday we went to Santana Row in San Jose, we loved the shopping and the restaurants, and especially the weather!
It was a very fun three day weekend...Ellie's team did well, they came in 5th in the 14 and under division.  And Dina and I love spending one on one time with each other!