Go ahead...blow out those candles!

Another birthday celebration at work this week; I made this super fun and simple card using Distress Oxide inks. I heat embossed the candles, spritzed the paper with water, added ink to a small piece of acetate also spritzed with water, then smooshed the ink on the card stock. I dried each layer before adding the next color so nothing would get muddied, only 3 colors were used (Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean). I cut down the main panel, as well as the top layer of the base card so you could see the yellow designer paper peeking out.

I stamped the inside with Oxide ink too; amazing how AWESOME the ink stamps - LOVE IT! When all done, I felt the front panel was just too plain, so I used the mini ink splatter stamp from Your Next Stamp using the same Oxide inks but adding Peacock feathers for a darker blue. Since they were stamped full strength, they are a bit stronger in color which I love.

That's it - quick and simple; thanks for popping in; hope you have a GREAT day!


Stamps: MFT Make a Wish, Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes, Your Next Stamp Mini Splatter
Papers: Ranger water color paper, Neenah 110 lb. white, misc. dp, MFT dp, VersaMark
Accessories: white embossing powder




Hi there!

I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with this super fun and simple THANKS card! Hope you'll pop over and check it out!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, Ranger distress water color
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, glossy accents



HOPE...you know you're great!

Hi friends! Hope you had a good weekend and your week is off to a great start! I found some time this weekend to play along with the Color Throwdown challenge (picture below, ctd455); such fun summery colors!

I wanted to try no line watercoloring BUT that didn't quite go as planned. :( #fail

But that's okay; I'll try again soon with a different ink. Mine ended up not really fading out, but I used pencils to outline and add some shading after water coloring the image with Zig Clean Color Brushes - used them to do some outlining too - so lots of different mediums used on this one! I added the dots wth a stencil and faded it out towards the top; once I was completely done - even after 'flinging' on some watered down gold paint, I decided to add the word HOPE and the additional sentiment inside, 'you know you're great'. I added some pattern paper to the inside, actually mixing and matching from totally different paper packs.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great day!


Stamps: Concord and 9th Hello Lovely and Hope
Papers: Bristol, PTI Aqua Mist, Misc. pattern paper
Ink: Antique Linen, Broken China Distress Inks, Lawn Fawn Storm Cloud
Accessories: polka dot stencil, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Colored Pencils, clear Wink of Stella, watered down gold paint



Happy Bear-thday!

Hi friends - I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink today with a card that DOES NOT involve flowers. I know, I know - pick yourself up off the floor and pop over to check it out! It's bright, and pretty, and PINK!!

Have a great day friends!


Papers: Neenah 110 lb. and 80 lb. white, polka dot vellum 
Ink: Lawn Fawn Jet Black, Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Accessories: white embossing powder, Copics, MFT Wonky Circles, enamel dots, thread, MFT Blueprints



Hello There - Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hi friends - I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a fun watercolor card inspired by THIS creation; hope you'll stop by!


AccessoriesZig Clean Color Brushes, MFT Layered Leaves DieMFT Circle Scribble Flower dieCircle Burst Stencilclear embossing powderNuvo Mousse (mother of pearl used here), misc. paints from Hobby Lobby (white, black, gold), MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, Tombow Markers



CAS Fusion Hello Challenge

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend!

I'm back with an incredibly CAS (clean and simple) card using the Tim Holtz carzy birds stamp set (PS - the stamps and die combo are on sale right now, check it out!).

I stamped the image on Bristol paper in Hero Arts intense black ink and colored with Zig Clean Color brushes - but sadly, I ended up with some serious pilling of the paper. :( I set it aside to dry, came back and finished it off with colored pencils. I added a blue outline and faded it out then stamped the Hello from Right at Home Script Greetings repeatedly in PTI Dark Chocolate, MFT Natural and Kraft. It just looked a bit too plain when I was done, so I grabbed MFT's Sun Ray Stencil and added some rays using PTI Vintage Cream. I then layered the image on to some MFT designer paper, layered it all on to some Dark Chocolate card stock and voila, that's it. Easy peasy!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week!


Stamps: Tim Holt Crazy Birds, Right at Home Script Greetings
Papers: Bristol, MFT Dots and Stripes, PTI Dark Chocolate
InkHero Arts Intense Black, MFT Kraft, Natural, PTI Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Colored Pencils, glossy accents, Copics

  Fusion Hello Challenge


Continued Birthday Celebration :D

I think I've mentioned once, or ten times, how much I enjoy my birthday...every single year! And this was a big one!

About a week after my birthday, a small group of us gathered to experience an 'escape room' and have dinner together - so much fun! I wanted to celebrate each of them with a small gift; they each went above and beyond to make my birthday so special! I set about making tags, because I LOVE tags and the new Queen and Co. Pretty Presents kit was perfect!

I left the tags completely blank so they could hopefully use them again! I started off by cutting 12 white (front and back) and 6 designer paper tags using the distressed tag by Memory Box (my all-time fave tag). I then stamped each of the pieces of designer paper with the matching distressed stamp in oxide ink, spraying the ink before applying to the designer paper - such a cool effect!

I then set about die cutting the presents and some extra strips of designer paper for the back of the tags (not shown). Assembly line style made these quick and easy! I adhered the foam portion of the present to each tag, added sprinkles, topped with the acetate - included in the kit - and the final piece of designer paper on top.

I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set for the back of the tags, also stamped with oxide ink - these inks stamp SO WELL!

Thanks for stopping by; have a great weekend! See you again soon!


Stamps: Queen and Company Pretty Presents
Papers: Neenah 80 lb. white, Queen and Company Pretty Presents
AccessoriesQueen and Company Pretty Presents dies and sprinkles, jute twine, gift bags and tissue from Target



BRI Striped Doodled Flowers

Hi there friends - hope your day is going great! I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a couple fun cards; hope you'll stop by!

Colored with Zig Clean Color Brushes

Colored with Copics


Stamps: Right at Home Watercolor Background Stamp and Script Greetings, MFT Doodled Blooms 
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base) and 80 lb. for Copic card (gray), Bristol (blue)
InkVersamark, Lawn Fawn Jet Black, MFT Blu Raspberry
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, MFT Doodled Blooms dies, MFT Blueprints, MFT Stitched Circles, Sharpie, Copics, lace doily



Modern Peony in Pink

Hi friends! I'm up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink with a watercolor sympathy card - sympathy cards are ALWAYS hard to create. :(

Hope you'll hop over and check it out! See you soon!


Stamps: WPlus9 Modern Peonies
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), misc. designer paper, Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Accessorieswhite embossing powder, clear embossing powder, enamel dots, prismacolor pencils, stitched diesPPP sequins, Tombow markers (base color)



Hippo Birdie to you...and you...and you...AND ME!

Hey friends - it's my birthday and I'm partying it up over at Butterfly Reflections Ink - stop by and say hello!


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie
Papers: Neenah 110 lb. white (base), really old Stampin' Up scraps, vellum, Copic paper
Ink: Versamark, Lawn Fawn Jet Black
Accessories: MFT Blueprints, MFT Wonky Circles, MFT Stitched Rectangle, sharpie, white embossing powder, white gel pen