You know how sometimes you start a project and it ends up something entirely different. This has happened quite often with me lately. I have one half assembled card and one colored image on my desk now that was supposed to be one card. I colored the image taking my colors with the designer paper I was going to use. I got my layout together, assembled the backgrounds, worked on my embellishments, and then when I laid the image on top – well, it really doesn’t work. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet. Replace the image with a sentiment or try the image anyway. There actually is a twist with the image and designer paper, which is why I chose it. Maybe it’s the embellishments I worked up that don’t work. I’ll keep looking at it for a day or so and try a few other things.


This same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. There was an inspiration challenge to make a card based on something in your home. I picked the framed quilt pieces in my stamp room. I had this idea that it would be cool to stamp out a heart, cut it up into 1″ squares and do an inchie heart. So that is exactly what I did. Then the heart was too big and overpowering for a card front. So I switched to a canvas. As I was standing there studying the canvas, the heart was too small. I needed to add more to it! I had just gotten some new sentiments that I pulled out, studied them and it hit me. I knew what to do! I stamped the same heart image on the grunge board and cut it out. Wings were added to the heart, sentiments were inked and stamped, and an old watch was torn apart. I think the watch may have been my dad’s or my grandfather’s. It was in a bag of old jewelry that my mother gave me some time back. The watch = TIME. Take TIME to

Take Time To Canvas

The canvas painted with a Ranger Lemonade Acrylic Paint Dauber and inked with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The heart image was stamped in Vintage Photo on the Grunge Board and then cut out. The heart was then inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink and misted with Fired Brick – Gold Shimmer Mist. The Grunge Board wings were painted with a Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dauber and then covered with Old Paper Crackle Paint.

Take Time To Wings

Once they were dry and cracked, the wings were then misted with Old Paper – Gold Shimmer Mist. To attach the wings to the heart, I punched holes on either side and stitched them together with black hemp twine.

Take Time to watch

The sentiments were stamped in Archival Jet Black in and the heart and watch parts were attached with Matte Accents.


Stamps: KK Originals Sentiment Collection Believe SKU:69-09 KK, Create SKU:69-07 KK, Follow Your Dreams SKU:69-10 KK, and Live SKU:69-17 KK; Stamp Oasis Graphics Collection Postage Heart SKU:1679 SO from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Accessories: 6×8 Artist Canvas; Tim Holtz Grunge Board Basics and Elements; Ranger Snow Cap and Lemonade Acrylic Paint Daubers, Mini Mister, Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte Accents; Hole Punch; Black Hemp Twine; Old Timex Watch; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

I hope you have a terrific day today! I’m heading out to spend some time with Mallory.


Well, we have been having some technical difficulties today on the SCS blogs. There was an upgrade last night and some of us lost our blogroll and categories. Well actually they are there, we just can’t get to them. I’m sure that the great guys behind the scenes will have it fixed for us very soon! Anyhoo, I’m going to keep this simple today.


This card is the SCS Sketch Challenge today. I don’t know why I drug my heels all day in getting to this, it’s really a very simple and quick card. More me anyway!

SC171 Winged Mother

I cut the ovals out with Nestabilities, and then stamped the sentiment on the white oval. The background paper is my NEW Sugared by BasicGrey. I stitched it to a pink panel, tied the ribbon and then layered it onto the card. The heart is actually a charm from an old piece of jewelry that I had in some stash.




Stamps: Winged Mother from Lizzie Anne Designs


Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Prism Herbal Garden Medium and Iced Pink, BasicGrey Sugared


Ink: Ranger Adirondack Espresso and Shell Pink


Accessories: Spellbinders Wizard and Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon, Old Jewelry



I have to say, that I couldn’t get the photo adjusted just right, and the colors are somewhat off from the actual card, but I always find that with pink.


Hope you guys had a great day today!


I have finally finished today’s Color Challenge on Splitcoast. It’s only taken me all day! I colored the image once, had it ready to go and messed it up. I started all over, had a few interruptions, and finally got it finished after dinner.


I stamped the image, and colored it with Copic Markers. As I was working on the background, it occurred to me that it might be fun to add a sand trap around the green. Uphill green, sand in front — makes for one tough hole. If you under hit – you’re in the sand, over hit – you’re down the other side. I’ve played a few holes like this before. You hit the ball, hope it’s going to hit the green and stick. With any luck, if it rolls anywhere, it stays somewhere just off the fringe. The background paper was sewn to a panel of green cardstock and then layered on blue. The twill tape was sewn to the card front and then the edges were fringed. I added a few dots around the border of the sentiment and both the image and the sentiment are raised on mounting tape.


Stamps: Rubbernecker Old Characters Collection 78-04 Ralph Golfing and 74-12 Paradise Text from Rubbernecker Stamp Company

Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Navy Blue, Green, and BasicGrey Aged and Confused Vagabond

Ink: Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black and Archival Jet Black

Accessories: Copic Marker, Sewing Machine, Twill Tape, Brads; Mounting Tape

I hope everyone has had a great day and it was nearly as hectic as my own!


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