Wednesday, September 17, 2014

tag it !

On the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
the challenge is to make a tag .
I used Paper Smooches stamps and made this cutie:
The tags were cut using the Reverse Confetti die that you can find HERE.
Got to hurry to upload this on the Paper Smooches guest designer
search ...the link closes soon.
Wish me luck!
'till next time,

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Less is More

Hope you're having a great weekend!
I made this card to play along with this week's challenge over on the Less is More site.
The challenge is to make a one layer card with the theme "BEVERAGES".
I used my computer for the sentiment.
The wine glass is a stamp from Skipping Stones Design.
Color is Copic Marker RV69.
I used Glossy accents over the wine glass and true to form, I stuck my arm into it before it was completely dry and smudged I added more glossy accents to cover up the smudge.
This time I sat on my hands until it was completely dry!
When I picked it up to look at it I noticed a cool thing that had happened.
Tiny little air bubbles got trapped between the layers of Glossy accent...
all is good because it makes the wine glass look very realistic.
I could not have done that if I tried!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Paper smooches


Can you believe we're half way through September already?
With that in mind, I made my first Christmas card for this year:
I had fun using the new stamp set - A Blessed Christmas
that I just got from Paper Smooches.
The top part of the card is sponged using Stampin' Up Brillant Blue ink.
The star is a die cut from Memory Box ...I added a touch of white glitter to make it sparkle!
The bottom part of the card is royal blue cardstock on which I stamped the Three Wise Men.
I thought that they needed to sparkle also know, being Royal and all!
You can't see it in the picture, but they have been sprinkled with beetle black glitter by doodlebug.
I tried a technique (new to me) that I learned up at the STAMPLISTIC store in Amhurst Ohio .
After stamping the Three Wise Men in black ink
I went over the image using a Quickie glue pen.
Let it goes from blue to clear...then sprinkle on glitter, shake off the excess.
The next step is called rub the glitter into the surface with your finger.
rub hard... then you brush away the excess and that's it! 
The surface is still softly glittery.
Try'll be amazed!
They even have a special brush to brush away the glitter called a Sparkle Sweeper.
Yes I bought one and yes it is worth it's weight in gold!
You can find it HERE
Thanks for stopping by today.
'till next time,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Color Throwdown

This morning I'd like to share a card with you that
meets the requirements for two challenges.
Here's my card:
the inside:
I used the following MFT products:
WTG Gets Cozy with Cocoa Stamp Set
Die-Namics -Blueprints #13
Die-Namics-Pierced Circle Stax
Die-Namics- Snowflake
the coloring was done with Copic Markers
#YG13, E15, BG53, BG13, C2, C5
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Friday, September 5, 2014


Zippy is The University of Akron's mascot....and
he is a very cute Kangaroo.
I  made this wine bottle tag using the University's colors of navy and gold
and the cutest Kangaroo stamp from
Paper Smooches that you can find HERE
I just love the smooches lettering style!
Have a great weekend! 
 I'm off to the store to find a bottle on which to hang this tag !
'till next time,

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Less is More

Over at  Less is More
this week's challenge is a song theme
"I do like to be beside the seaside!"
My camera and I are not getting along this morning...the card base is
Any how....I stamped this yesterday morning in a rush
 because I still had to chop up a kitchen full of vegies before leaving for the family picnic.
In my haste I did not mask off the lighthouse...I just stamped it over the bright sunset sponging
so, the bright colors shone through the white spaces on the lighthouse. 
No time for a do over, so I just used a white prismacolor pencil over
those spaces and now it is softer than the background.
If I told you I did this on purpose...because the white of the lighthouse was reflecting the sunset....would you buy it?   LOL
That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Here's what I did on the inside:

the supplies I used are:
Memento LUXE ink- Dandelion
Memento LUXE ink- Morocco
Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black
Inkadinkado clear stamps- Coastal
lawn fawn clear stamps - life is good
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Less is More

I'd like to share a card I made today
using the sketch on the Less is More blog.
this is the sketch:
Here's my card:
Sometimes the simple sketches are the most challenging...
I must have looked at every stamp I own and I kept coming back to the cute little guy.
I stamped him with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored  him
with Copic of  course!
Here's the inside:
I didn't get the balloon stamp inked very well....
but, all is good because I really like the texture of the paper showing through the balloon.
Here's a picture of the stamps I used:
Hope you enjoyed my post .
Have a great Saturday!
'till next time,