Saturday, August 20, 2016


It's my turn to host the challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple.
I chose the code word "SILHOUETTE"
Here's the card I made:
I started  out by playing with watercolors on Canson watercolor paper.
I used Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon) and stamped it onto an acrylic block
then used a water brush to make a puddle . 
Then I just made pretty blue messes on a couple of 
pieces of paper!
I liked this blue splotch the best then I stamped ( after it dried)
  images from Inkadinkado( meadow) and sentiments from
Stampin' Up (Hello Life).

Here's the other tries...I'll save them, ya never know! lol
 I hope this inspires you to get messy with silhouettes!

'till next time.

Monday, August 15, 2016


It's time for another sketch challenge 

You can get this cute birdbrain image HERE.
I switched the design to the left side because it worked better with the image I chose.
Colored it with copics and added a die cut sun (from W plus 9).

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Saturday, August 13, 2016


The card I made today was inspired by a card made by Taheerah.
I loved her background but she didn't say how she made it so I had to wing it!
This card is going to a die hard Dr. Who fan!
so , to get the swirl effect I cut my own stencil: 
I didn't have plastic, so I drew the swirls on white cardstock 
and the covered the whole thing with scotch tape before I cut parts
of it out with my exato knife.

Then I started with light lavender paper and added distress inks:
                                   I sprinkled some water on it and cut the panel to card size

To make the Tardis  I used the phone booth stamp from the Newton's Nook stamp
called Newton Dreams of London.
Finishing touches were to add some custom white pen work to the phone booth and 
then some purple and blue glitter because everything looks better with glitter!

Hope you have a great weekend!

'till next time,

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Welcome to a new code word from
 Here's what I came up with:

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension a little better:

Card Recipe:
black card base 
light grey designer paper ( source unknown)
Memory Box- Leavenworth Butterfly Trio  Die
(using only the outline part)
music printed designer paper (source unknown)
MFT Die-namics-blueprints #13
sentiment from Technique Tuesday-Glee
Glossy Accents
Black 3-D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Hope this inspires you to play along.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and
they are offering a $15 gift  certificate as the prize.

'till next time,

Monday, August 1, 2016

Surf's Up!

Welcome to the FTHS August Blog Hop
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And one lucky commentator on the FTHS blog has the chance to win a $ 15 voucher.
If you arrived from Cammy's Blog you are in the right place,
if not why don't you start on the From The Heart Stamps,
so you don't miss anything.

Here's my project, using the Surf's Up Birdbrain image:

Here's a closer look:

Now you can see the glitter on the waves a little better... I have a huge container of all kinds of glittery stuff in my stash. I thought the white Doodlebug Sugarcoating
looked good on the wave foam.

 Also from my stash I used this blue watercolor background:
I spent one whole afternoon just playing with my paints making a total mess,
but I now have lots of samples in my stash to choose from.
I cut the front panel of my card from this big sheet because it reminded me of the ocean.

Now head over to Imke's Blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday Aug 7th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday Aug 10th.
 'til next time,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I've made a card using this week's COLOR THROWDOWN
colors of peach, yellow, light pink and white.

 And since it's Wednesday I'm also going to link it up 
This week the challenge is Anything Goes.
Here's the recipe:
MFT Di-namics- Blueprints #13
Memory Box- stitched rectangle layers
Papertrey Ink die - uncorked (cheers)
Syampin'Up - Cheers to you
Distress Ink - Spun Sugar and Dried Marigold
craft foam sheet
White cardstock
Black cardstock

Hope you like it.
'till next time,

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Welcome is the new code word at Addicted to CAS.

This challenge is hosted by the lovely Bhavana.
Here's my take on the code word:
 I immediately thought of this great sentiment from a stamp set 
I wanted to use the tiny houses to represent a neighborhood
but it was a  Memory box die and I didn't want to use it that way,
so I die cut it out of masking paper and used those tiny masks to 
make my neighborhood. 
After masking off the bottom of the card I sponged away!
 One of the great things about the distress inks is the way they react to water.
So. I dipped my hand in water and flicked my fingers and looking background!
I hope it inspires you to play along !
'till next time,

Thursday, July 21, 2016


This week the Wednesday challenge 
at Simon Says Stamp is to make a card 
using things with wings.

I started by stamping the butterfly (from Inkadinkado)
and then added turquoise water color ..which when it reached the butterfly
made the ink run and it turned darker teal.
But, hey...I went with it . I didn't like the inside of the butterfly being darker,
so I went over the insides with my  signo uniball white pen.
To finish it I added a sentiment from paper smooches.
Lesson learned...wait for ink to really dry or better yet use embossed image!
Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Monday, July 18, 2016


Back with a new sketch from From The Heart Stamps.
It's  Summertime and Birdbrain is enjoying it to the fullest!
You can find this cute image HERE.

I found this great colorful dot paper in the Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad called hip hip hooray.

Hope you have time to float in your own inner tube with a drink in your hand!
Have fun!

'till next time,

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mr. & Mrs.

Here's a card  that I made for the sketch challenge

Here's the sketch:
This was a real challenge for me because I am CAS at heart! lol
Hope you like it.
'till next time,

Monday, July 11, 2016


Great colors this week at Color Throwdown, so I'm playing along .

Here's what I came up with:
 Card Recipe:
green cardstock
white cardstock 
Happy Little Stampers- tiny circle stamp
Create A Smile- leaf stamp
W plus 9 - sentiment
Distress Ink - mowed lawn
Copic markers- G12, G05,R14, R29, R59
Memento tuxedo black

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, July 9, 2016


Time for a new challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple.

The hostess for this challenge is Deepti
 and she chose STRIPES as the code word.

After looking through every stripe paper in my stash,
I settled on this pretty pink diagonal stripe.
The Happy is a die from Whimsy Stamps. It's hard to tell, but I die cut 
three Happy's from black cardstock and layered them together to add a little dimension.
The Birthday was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black using the
mix mash stamp set from Happy Little Stampers ( sponsor for this challenge).
To finish it off I added  three enamel dots . Doodlebug calls these sprinkles and 
they come in a kabillion colors! I of course ,want them all!

Don't forget to link up your stripe card at the ATCAS blog.
You could win the prize of a $15 gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, June 27, 2016


Monday means sketch challenge time at
I did the sketch but not the twist this week.

I colored this cutie-pie Birdbrain with copics and used glossy accents on his glasses. 
The die cut glasses are from an Impression Obsession die. To give them more dimension I 
cut four of each color and glued them together. 
Here's a closer look so you can see what I mean:

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Today I made a card to link to this weeks challenge 

Here's the sketch:

I used the images from a stamp set from DRS Designs and
the sentiment is from a stamp set from Poppystamps called No Truffle At All.
Colored with copics and sponged with distress ink ( antique Linen).

It's good to get an addition to the "guy" card stash!

'till next time,

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Flying by

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

This great code word was chosen by Jaydee.
 Create a Smile is the sponsor this time,
check them out Here.
There are lots of things that fly,
one of those is a kite.
I used a cloud stencil and distress ink to make the sky.
Here's the rest of the supplies I used:
Everything except, right at the last I used clear Wink of Stella to 
glitz up the kite a bit.

I hope you can find the time to join us on this challenge.

Thanks for looking.

'till next time.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Purple doodle flowers

I wanted to share a card I made today.

I'm entering it in the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

I was totally inspired to do these flowers by this card by Kelly Latevola:
You can check out her blog post HERE.
I've been having such fun with this doodle buds stamp from W plus 9. 
Check these out:

OK.. I may have gone a bit over board!

I hope you  have some fun today!

'till next time,

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Calories

Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
I flipped the sketch on its side
and made a shaker card.

You can find the frog digi stamp HERE.

Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


This week at the Less is More Blog
the challenge is to make a One Layer card
and the theme is Splatters. we go!
But first I need to tell you that I am Green, My desk top is green, 
even the monitor has some green splatters! 
I am truly dangerous with that spray bottle!!!
I don't think I'll even need to sign this card
 when I send it, they'll see 
all the lime green and know it's from me!

befor I go, a quick hint  about clean up...
for the green fingertips that the soap and water wouldn't touch, 
Whitening tooth paste did the trick!

'till next time,

Monday, June 13, 2016

still HOT!

Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 

This week I used the sketch without the twist.
For the three design elements in the upper left of the sketch, 
I sponged Red Barn Distress Ink and Wild Honey Distress Ink 
over a flame stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.
I did the same technique for the circle  around Birdbrain
( I masked him off first)

Hope you like him!

'till next time,

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Circle inspiration

This is the card I created while playing along
with the Saturday Inspiration Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.

You can check out my Splitcoast gallery HERE.

I think this would look better if I would have stamped
a pretty drsign in some of the larger circles with one shade darker ink.
Maybe next time!
Here's what I did inside:
Thanks for looking!
Gee- two posts in one day!
I'm either on a roll or I really don't want to do any housework today!



It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.


Nothing says aloha like hula dancing.
 And nothing could be cuter than Birdbrain doing the Hula.

I started out by watercoloring  some backgrounds. wouldn't believe what a mess I can make!
 Anyhow, after they dried, I picked this background and printed the image
 where I wanted her and then ran it through the printer again to position the word Aloha.
Thank goodness I have an awesome light box which makes this pretty easy to do.
Then I printed the same image onto white cardstock and colored it with 
Copic markers, fussy cut her out and layered her onto the image that 
was printed over the watercolor splash. that way I didn't have to worry
 about cutting out those stick legs!
You can't see it in the picture, but her flowers and bead necklace sparkle!
I used clear Wink of that stuff!

Be sure and stop by and say hello to our Guest Designer for this challenge .
Her name is Monika Reeck and you can find her blog HERE!

I look forward to seeing your entry into this Aloha challenge.

Prize - $10 voucher to the store

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, June 6, 2016

Slot Machine Birdbrain

Welcome to the From The Heart Stamps June Blog Hop!

This hop is something special because each of us on the design team 
got to request a special image  and Faith designed them especially for us!
So, that means that all the images in the hop will be brand new.
I chose to have a slot machine theme and I love what Faith came up with!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random 
commenter  will be selected on each blog to win the featured image on that blog.
How fun is that!

In addition to the images offered on each blog, one very lucky hopper will be able 
to work with Faith to create an idea for a specially made image.
 Just leave a comment on the FTHS Blog
and say what kind of image you would like if you win the chance.

If you arrived from  Cammy's Blog you are in the right place,
if not why don't you start on the From The Heart Stamps,
so you don't miss anything.  

Here is my project using the brand new Slot Machine Birdbrain image:

and the inside:

This was so much fun, I hope you like what I created.

Now head on over to Imke's blog and see
what she has created.

 The hop will end on Sunday June 12th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday June 15th.
Thanks for hopping with us today.

 'till next time,

 'till next time,

Friday, June 3, 2016


I'm playing along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.
The colors are: Kraft, Green and Cream.

I was looking through my printed paper stash and this cream colored paper 
caught my eye. The lines and the leaves were already there, so all I had to do was 
to add  a little color!
I made this card with my Grandaughter's in mind...I think they're both pretty amazing! 
The you is a die cut from Avery Elle.
For the sentiment I used a stamp set from W plus 9 called Unforgettable .
I combined two different sayings by masking off the parts I didn't want with
scotch tape, inking the stamp , removing the tape and then stamping.
Then doing the same steps with the second stamp, that way I got it to say exactly what I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Monday, May 30, 2016

Super Birdbrain

This Memorial Day Monday brings a new sketch challenge from 
From The Heart Stamps.

Here's my card:
and I printed him out big enough to have room to do some 
shading when I colored him with  my Copic markers .
Then fussy cut him out and adhered him to a star studded front card panel.
This paper was in my stash, sorry- I have no idea where it came from.
I figured since his cape extends outside the card that
 I'd just use a larger envelope to mail it...that should work!
 Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,