Monday, May 2, 2016

Make It Monday with Melissa

Did you see Melissa's video up at the MIM?  Cool watercolor technique that is a little different and easier to handle those watercolor marks!  I pulled out the Peonies on Parade watercolor paper and went to town!!  I used lovely lady and raspberry fizz for the colors on my peonies.  I used green parakeet, fancy flourishes and a sentiment from Happy Hydrangea!
I am doing this all on my tablet and it is NOT easy, did my watermark (miracle in itself) then couldn't find it, finally found it but couldn't figure out how to move it so I could use it!
Oh, well, at least the picture is up!
I am in Seattle visiting my BFF Linda!!  Yeah!!
And on Thursday we are going into downtown Seattle and have lunch with Nancy Leppek who is my Seize the Birthday manager extraordinaire!  She and her husband are coming into Seattle to see her son who moved here after graduating from SCAD, he works at Amazon now. 
I am soooo excited to meet her in person!!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Merry Monday #203 OMBRE + GLITTER

Sweet Kristie asks us to use ombre colors and a little glitter on our cards this week!
I used a Darice snowflake embossing folder and started with PTI lovely lady,hibiscus burst and at the top, raspberry fizz for my ombre colors.
The little girl is from MFT Sweet Tweetings, I colored her with copics with the violet colors.
Now you are probably wondering where my glitter is...the snowflake she is holding is covered with glitter, just hard to capture with the camera!
Please check out the Merry Monday blog and see what all the other designers have made for your inspiration!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Merry Monday # 202 Something Snowy!

Kathy is our Merry maker here at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge Blog this week and she is asking for a snowy Christmas card.!
I hope most of us in the US are done with snow for the season, but it is kind of fun
to add it to our Christmas cards though!!. 
Happy Spring Merry makers!

I had this cute little snowman from Serendipity Stamps and he is a NBUS!! 
So of course I had to use him for my "something snowy"!
I colored him with my distress inks.
The sentiment is from PTI: Think Big #20
Here is the graphic that Kathy selected for our inspiration:
We look forward to seeing your snowy card in the gallery!
Please check out the other gals for their inspiration on the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge Blog!
Have a terrific week!!
 Heart Hugs friends!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Seize the Birthday ~ NO TOPPING

Is it more of a challenge to have a topping or NO TOPPING?
Well, I like to do challenges me to think outside the box when there is a topping, but then when there is NO topping, like this Challenge at Seize the Birthday,
I can pull out favorite stamps or try a technique I have seen.
 I hope you will play along with us at Seize the Birthday!
And go see what the other designers have made to inspire you!
stamps & dies:  HA Happy stamp & cut, PTI Heart to Heart Birthday Balloons, PTI:  SAF Ancient Rome die for stencil, PTI Balloon Strings.
distress inks 
Heart Hugs, friends! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MIM Faux Brush Lettering

The MIM this time is a video by Amy showing Faux Brush Lettering.
stamps & dies:  Wet Paint I, Doodlie-Do
ink:  aqua Mist, Tropical Teal
I added some wink of stella to the tropical teal portion of the letters and the center of the flowers, then I added some glossy accents on top of the center flowers.

Thank you for stopping by!  

Heart Hugs, friends!

CASology: MOM

I can hardly believe it has been 9 years since my Mom left this world to enter eternal life.
I am happy for her, but can't help but be sad for me...I miss her.
My church has a Women's Luncheon always the Saturday before Mother's celebrate all women...any age!
I sell my cards that day and give back to the church.
This is one of the cards I will sell, no mother, no mother-in-law to give it to...
stamps & dies:  Altenew: Persian Motifs, PTI: Happy Hydrangea (sentiment)
distress ink for background
PPP clear sequins
Go out and make it a great day friends!

Heart Hugs, friends!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Merry Monday # 201

Welcome to another Merry Monday Challenge presented by Debbie!
She has a lovely photo inspiration for us...using purple, silver and white.
stamps:  Neat & Tangled:  Bright Baubles
dies:  Lil' Inkers Stitched rectangles
We look forward to seeing your card in the gallery at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sympathy Cards

I hate that I need a sympathy card.
A friend lost her husband yesterday to brain cancer.
I wanted a special card for her.
This is Altenew: Beautiful Day.
Oh, I love this set, the stamps just make this flower and leaves look perfectly colored!
The smaller branches and stems I had to color with copics as they just come with the outline.
I added a strip of washi tape at bottom.

I also had this NBUS little Technique Tuesday stamp called Appreciated.
I thought this would make a nice sympathy card also.
I cannot keep up with sympathy and prying for you kind of cards.
Sad, isn't it?
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Heart Hugs, friends!