Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sketchy skeleton

Here's this:


  • Salty Ocean DOx
  • Meer Images stamp
  • Hambly paper in background
  • Core'dinations black cardstock
  • Sentiment from an old book
That's it!  

I'll share this with Sunday Stamps:

Cherish Our Friendship

Another project using the background papers I made last week during craft-therapy-- I'm trying to use up the stack of backgrounds I have created/accumulated/hoarded!


  • The background panel is Cosmo Cricket watercolor resist paper colored with Color Bursts in Sepia, Orchid, Fuchsia, and Merlot
  • Century-old sheet music
  • Circle die-cut (die from Autumn, thanks!) From some leftover watercolor paper-- the ink on this is Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals
  • Circle die mounted atop a "nest" of mixed coordinating threads
  • Vintage lick-and-stick stars
  • Tim's paper doll dancer (I love this girl)
  • Tim's Small Talk stickers.  I made lists inside the covers of this set of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives available so I can quickly come up with phrases!  I am such a dork.  
I'll proudly share this at the following challenges:

Language Warning!

I'm warning you now: the b-word is on this card, so if your little eyes don't want to be reading it, you best move on today!


  • The background was made months and months ago with DCWV resist paper and Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals
  • Corners snipped with a Fiskars punch
  • Black cardstock is Core'dinations
  • Circle cut with a die from Autumn, thanks!
  • Sentiment (found on Pinterest) brushed using Finetec watercolor in Gold Pearl
I'd love to share this sweet card (haha) at the following challenges:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Green ATCs

Had some fun making ATCs this morning:


  • Library catalog cards but to ATC size (2.5"x3.5")
  • Backgrounds embossed with Tim's Scribbles stamp and Recollections EP in black
  • Colored with Color Bursts in Pthalo Green and Terre Verde
  • Trees cut on first ATC from Heidi Swamp paper pad using Tim's Treeline die
  • Stickles in Mercury Glass added for snowy effect
  • Second ATC has Tim's Tattered Flowers
  • Tim's Paper Dolls
  • Sentiments are from my collection of old book snippits

I will give the first one with trees to my friend Kelly who is a forester, and I will send the best friend ATC to my BFF Sarah.  She always like the junk I send her, and she keeps it all displayed at her house :)

I'll enter the first ATC into Happy Little Stampers January ATC challenge:

Aloha with warmth...

Kind of funny, considering I'm out on the shack on a snowy day!

  • DOx in Fossilized Amber
  • DI in Picked Raspberry and Wild Honey
  • Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold in a spray bottle for the liquid element (which is really glimmery, even though the pix have a hard time showing it!)
  • Inspired By Stamping stamp set
  • Wendy Vecchi's Ranger Mixed Media Palette, Orange Blossom used
  • Liquid Pearls in White Opal

I'd like to share this at CASology:

Cling-wrap birthday cards

Tried something new today!

I wanted to play with cling-wrap (prompted by the current CAS Mix Up) since I don't think I ever have, and I thought (lightbulb) why not try with alcohol ink?!



I think these turned out cool!

Supplies and notes:
  • So, I used different plastic wraps on these, and it made a difference!  I used regular cling-wrap on the first one, and I used the package wrapping from craft supplies (which was not as crunchy as the regular cling-wrap)
  • I used old photo paper-- NOTE: the newer photo paper I used for pictures does NOT work as well as this old stuff-- it must be unstable.  
  • Technique: I dropped ink all over the photo paper and grabbed the balled-up wrap and dabbed it everywhere.  
  • Tim Holtz sentiment stamp inked with Ranger Archival ink in Jet Black.
I'd like to share this at CAS Mix Up, January:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Very Pink Feminine Birthday

This is so girly to me!

Supplies and notes:
  • Thickers from two packs: an alpha pack and a love-y set
  • Cosmo Cricket resist paper
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in the following colors: Poppin' Pink, Cotton Candy Pink, and Creme Brulee
  • Recollections paper in the background
I'll share this at the following places: