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,

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Back to school pencil box

Hello again...this is my second post today!
I got in the back to school groove and decided to add a pencil box
to go with the card I made earlier.
Once again I used the Tiddly Inks stamp-Teacher's Helper.
I love being able to make my image any size I want.

The tag is a die from Reverse Confetti
and the "for you" is a stamp from the My Favorite Things
stamp set called Tag You're it!
I made the box from directions  from Anna Wight.
I had printed these a long time ago (before I discovered Pinterest).
Sorry I can't give you a link to the directions.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,


Back To School

Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call.
Since school will be starting soon, I thought I'd make my granddaughter
a card to wish her well as she starts her first year in High School.
I used a 005 Zig Millennium pen to hand letter the little tag.
Used Glossy accents on her bright red's hard to tell in the picture.
I wanted to use the black & white striped paper as a mat , however the
stripes didn't lay right without being mitered.
Mitering is joining the two edges at 45 degree angles to form a 90 degree corner.
I cut strips of the black &  white stripe paper adhering( use removeable adhesive) them to
the panel edges ..overlapping them at the corners.
Lift up the corner of the picture , and with an exacto knife make a diagonal cut ...see the picture above. I put a thin scrap of red paper to show you where to cut.
Throw away what parts you don't need have made a perfect mitered corner!
I hope you try it. It really is easy.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, August 4, 2014

The cutting edge

This is my second post for today, so if you're looking f
or watermelons, check out the previous post!
This is the inspiration photo for Challenge #6
I loved the orange and turquoise together .
I looked and I didn't have any fun summer food dies,
but I did come across this  Stampin' Up windmill die.
Here's my card:
I so am going to have to get a new camera.
Believe me this background is bright white no yellow  anywhere!
Have a great day!
till next time,


Did you know that yesterday was National Watermelon Day?
I made this card to play in two DTGD (Dare To Get Dirty) challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.
The paper weaving reminds me of a fence around a watermelon patch.
This was easy to make. Just emboss kraft cardstock with a wood grain embossing folder, then cut into strips and weave together.  You remember from elementary school...under, over, under,over!
Making the little watermelon slice was easy too.
cut a green circle. make rind marks around the edge with black chalk.
Then cut a white circle a little bit smaller and then a red circle a little bit smaller than the white one.
Chalk around the edge of the red circle.
Adhere these three layers together. Then cut in half.
Wa-la.. you've got two watermelon slices ...just add seeds with the brush end of a black marker.
Thanks for looking.
till next time,

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Less is More

Today I'm playing along with the Less is More challenge
It's a color challenge:
color sip
My mojo steered me toward a very simple graphic card
you know, sometimes less is more. :)

now, I'm off to splitcoaststampers where their week long DARE TO GET DIRTY
challenge has started. 
They have given us 7  ...yes I said 7 ..challenges for today.
Wish me luck!

Friday, August 1, 2014

paper smooches

Good morning!
This week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Designer Draft challenge. 
I looked through my paper smooches stamps and was pretty much coming up empty.
Some days the ideas are flowing and some days they aren't!
Later I was looking through pinterest ( something I do way too much of!)
and saw this pin:
black and red wool felt applique pincushions.
black and red wool felt applique
This bird reminded me of the free digi stamp offered by paper smooches.
 And so here's what I came up with:
and the great thing about digi stamps is that I was able to import this cute bird into Paint Shop Pro and make a smaller mirror image  that I then used on the inside:
Here's the supplies I used:
 Thanks for stopping by today.
till next time,