Good morning and happy hump day!   I don’t know what’s come over me . . . once again I had a little time when I actually felt like playing around with some ink and paper.

Before I get started with my card though . . . have you see this?  Art on the Edge hosted by Ken Oliver!  I signed up a few days ago and today I made a reservation for accommodations for myself and a couple of stamping friends, Heidi Blankenship and Debbie Seyer.  ROAD TRIP — WOO HOO!!

Okay . . . now for some stamping!  Not long ago (well, I guess it has been a few months if not longer), I picked up my first Fiskars clear stamp set, Petals from Scratch.  I was mainly taken with the flowers . . .  yes, you know I love my flowers . . . thinking that I would eventually get around to making a card with it.  Sadly, the weeks and then the months slipped away, and I never put ink on the stamps.  I figured it was time . . .


A piece of watercolor paper was die cut/embossed with the oval die template from Spellbinders S5-177 A2 Filigree Delight.  The image was then stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The background was created next using the Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique and Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Ink.


Once completely dry, the image was then watercolored with Distress Ink Refills.  Using a craft iron and a piece of thin printer paper as my pressing cloth, the clear embossing was ironed away from the image (Faux Batik).  The image was then placed back into the oval die template and Antique Linen Distress Ink was sponged around the edges.  The sentiment was stamped in Archival Hydrangea, then die cut/embossed with Spellbinders S4-367 Back to Basics Tags.

The background layer was die cut/embossed with Filigree Delight and the card base was made with Spellbinders S5-131 A2 Matting Basics.  The seam binding ribbon was dyed with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.


Well, I suppose that’s all I have for today!  Thanks for stopping by and joining me.





Project Supplies:

Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well and you’ve been able to stay out of trouble . . . It’s hard I know, but for some of us it’s pretty damn easy to stay in trouble all the time!

More and more these days, when I find that I have a deadline looming, it’s harder and harder for me to get into the studio to work.  Yesterday was one of those days . . . no ideas, no incentive, no plan, no mojo!   Sometimes I find that when the creativity bug fails to bite, I like to go back and pick up and recreate an older project.  The one I have for today, is exactly that . . . and this might be the third or fourth time that it’s been recreated.

I remember the first time I posted this design, you can see it here, I remember someone commenting that it made them sad.  My response was that it shouldn’t, because in my mind, she was a daredevil, a rebel so to speak, and flew and had fun when no one was watching her!  I still think the same today.




I did this project for the eclectic Paperie June ePlay Challenge, which was to use fabric.  Of course, I missed the deadline . . . go figure!  You can get all the details and more photos over on the eP Blog today!  I do hope you’ll visit me over there too!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy seeing this favorite project of mine reworked in another way!





Project Supplies:

Good morning!  I know it’s been a bit since I posted last, but trust me . . . there will be more to come sooner rather than later.  I’m making head way in the studio move and it looks like I’m going to have some more time during the week to spend crafting.  At least I have all my fingers and nine toes crossed!

Today I have a 5×7 layered card that I’m sharing on the eclectic Paperie Blog.  I hope you’ll join me over there for all the details and more photos!




Thanks for stopping by and visiting!







Project Supplies:


Hope everything is going well for y’all.  I’m beyond running in circles and have now gone through the hoop more than once!  Just when I think things are going to settle down, something else rears its ugly head and I continue to meet it all head on!  One of these days I’m going to run away . . . ROAD TRIP . . . “ME” time . .  . anyone have a private island with cabana boys that they would like to share?


This is my final project as Guest Designer for The Artistic Stamper!  I’ve had a blast and am so thankful that Jennie asked to me to join them for the month!  More pictures and lots and lots of details are over on the Creative Team Blog.  I hope you’ll hop over there, take a look and leave a comment or two . . . YES, we love comments!

Thanks for stopping in here today!






Project Supplies:

© 2015 Suffusion theme by Sayontan Sinha