Monday, March 27, 2017

Good Waves

Monday's are sketch challenge times for 
Here's my card for this week:

Here are some of the supplies I used:

I stared off by hand drawing the sketch (#168) to card front size.
Then I searched for an image and found
 both the image and the sentiment just seemed to fit perfectly.
I colored Birdbrain and his surf board and fussy cut them out.
The waves were hand drawn and the colored with Copics, however if I had it to do over again I think I would paper piece them from colored cardstock.

I hope you  also have some fun with this sketch.

'till next time,

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Inspiration Challenge

This is the card I made while playing along with today's inspiration challenge 

Here is what inspired me:

Wedding Cakes | Black + White:  

Thanks for taking a look.

'til next time,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sketch # 167

  Time for a new sketch challenge from
Here's my card:
I used The Birdbrain Egg Painting set that you can find HERE!

Here's the sketch
which I turned on it's side:
This was a fun one to do.
...and I can't believe how fast Easter is approaching!

'till next time,

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Life is good!

Hi !
Time for a new code word from Addicted To Clean and Simple.
Here's my card:
 I've never been sailing in my life, but I think that would be an awesome way to spend the day!

I made a square card this time with a lot of masking and sponging going on.
Here's what I used:
Lawn Fawn - life is good stamp set
Inkadinkado- coastal stamp set
MFT Die-namics - stitched circle stax
Distress Ink - salty ocean, tumbled glass, antique linen

Today's code word was hosted by Barb.
and sponsored by
Prize - $10 voucher to the store
 Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Monday, March 13, 2017

Birdie Parade

Monday's are sketch challenge times for 

Here's my card for today:
Here's the sketch:
...and I think these bright colors qualify as BOLD!

I hope this inspires you to play along with our sketch challenge.

'till next time,


Sunday, March 12, 2017


For the next few days VERVE is giving away for FREE
this Lucky Day Digital Set:
I downloaded it into my digi file and made this card with it:

Here's what I used:
white cardstock
Green cardstock
Tan cardstock
The Cat's Pajamas CutUps - wreath
Verve digital stamp
Shamrock punch
Green watercolor paint
Watercolor brush
MFT Die-namics - Blueprints #13 

'till next time,

Monday, March 6, 2017

Blog Hop

Welcome to the From The Heart Stamps March Blog Hop.
We have a Spring Theme this month. 
Our designers are each showing a project created with this theme.
If you have arrived from Cammy's Blog , you are in the right place,
if not why don’t you start on the From The Heart Stamps Blog so you don’t miss anything.
Here is my project, using SPRING BOUQUET:
I made a shaker card  focusing on  only the pretty flowers and the little bee, of course!

and I used today's sketch #165 :

To do the front, I used a die to cut the circle then I  made the petals to put
 around the circle by tracing around a petal shape that I drew freehand
and cut them out of  practice paper where I had been playing around with yellow watercolor splashes.
The sentiment was stamped using Versafine grey ink, cut into a banner shape
and attached on top of the flower.
Then to make the shaker this front panel face down
so you're working on the back side
adhere acrylic( cut a little bigger) over the circle
add 3-M Scotch double sided foam tape(two layers high)
around the circle.
A tip I learned from K.Werner is to remove the covering from both sides of the tape and then it goes around the circle curve really easy.
Add some pretty sparkle thing to shake around inside this circle.
Then you also need to add 2 layers of tape in spots around the edge of the card .

I then cut a 5 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch card front from  the sheet of paper
that has the colored image , checking to make sure the image shows through the window.
Attach this to the back of the card front and your done.

If I have totally confused you, just go to YouTube and search for Shaker Cards!

Here's what I did on the inside:

The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Now head over to Imke's Blog.
and see what she has created. As you hop along, leave a comment on each blog. 
We will select a random winner from the comments
on each blog to win one image of your choice. 
Our hop will end on Sunday March 12th 2017 at 6 am, 
and the winners will be posted on Wednesday March 15th.
      Thanks for hopping with us today.

'till next time,

Saturday, March 4, 2017


The word Doodle is close to my heart.
I'm known as donidoodle on Splitcoast Stampers,
so I was really excited when Bhavara chose Doodle as her CODEWORD.

Here's the card I made:

 It's hard to see, but the white panel is raised a little bit , here's a closer look:

and I kept the inside really simple:
Card recipe:
W plus 9 -doodle Buds
Simon Says Stamp- sketchy banner greetings
Zig Milennium pen- 05
Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad-Hello Sunshine
copic markers: YR04, YR01, Y00, Y02, RV06, YG05, YG07

There She Goes- sentimental birthday

I hope this inspires you to join our challenge and 
be in the running to win  a
Gift Card for 15 from Create a Smile Stamps.

'till next time,

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bunny Love

This weather today has been so weird here in Northeast Ohio.
One minute it's snowing like crazy and the next minute the sunshine is blinding!
Anyhow, Now that I'm back inside ...I made a card!

Another view:
I love the bright happy colors of Easter time!

For more details check out my gallery post at Splitcoast Stampers.

'till next time,