Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A dog loves you...

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week the theme is --- ANYTHING GOES!  I think this is the shortest supply list I've ever had -- mainly just RI stamps and one color of ink! The adorable puppy on the stamp reminds me of our two sweet labs --- they're definitely among the "world's most spoiled pets!"

Supplies and tools:

For my blog readers:

  • Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store  by using the code: rr10ea
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

God is love

As I mentioned in a previous post......An older gentleman from the area really likes the cards I make, and recently placed an order for twenty-four of my handmade creations. I'm planning to make four each of six different designs. They all have to be fairly flat for mailing (so as to not cost him extra postage), and fairly simple in design (so as to not take me forever to create in multiples).  Today I'm sharing the design of the third set with you... (Click to view Set #1 and Set #2)

Supplies and Tools:
  • Mixed Media #2 Dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Hello Doily Dies (Sizzix)
  • Circle Dies (Spellbinders Nestabilities)
  • Bible Journaling Stamps (American Crafts)
  • Mini Pearls
  • These colors of distress oxide (Ranger)
    • Twisted Citron, Broken China, Worn Lipstick
  • Perfect Plum ink (Stampin' Up)

This post linked to:
Simon Says - Going Round In Circles
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie - Inspiration Photo (pastel colors)
The Cat's Pajamas - Spring (pastel spring colors)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Monday, April 22, 2019

Hello Sunshine

Today I have a somewhat clean-and-simple card to share with you featuring Graciellie Design's "Summer Sunflowers."

One of the things I love about digital stamps is how flexible they are. You can re-size them, create a collage with them, crop them, invert or change their color,  ..... and the list goes on and on. You'll notice that the image I used on today's card does NOT appear in the set Gracie has for sale ....that's because I created it myself by cropping and rearranging the flowers in the Summer Sunflowers set to make my own unique digi! Fun - right?!

I created my background by stamping distress oxide ink on a narrow acrylic block I have. I spritzed it with water and stamped it on my paper...allowing the colors to run a bit before heat setting.

Supplies and Tools:

This post linked to:
PINspirational - Create Your Own Sunshine
Color Throwdown - Orange, Yellow, Blue
Krafty Chicks - Flowers
The Paper Funday challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist Easter

Friday, April 19, 2019

Flowers are in bloom

Hello friends, I have happy news!!! Jessica Burnham has  invited me to design for her digital stamp shop called Polka Dot Orchard. You'll want to stop by Jessica's store and check out all the lovely digis she has for sale.
For this first card,  I went for contrast with bright flowers and a black embossed background. I covered my flowers with one layer of UTEE to add a dewy texture to them.
Supplies and Tools:

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Easter/Spring
Krafty Chicks - Flowers
Simon Says - Beautiful Blooms
The Paper Funday Challenge - Anything goes + optional Easter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes