Time is Ticking

Two challenges for the inspiration for this card – first I used the Splitcoaststampers’ challenge themed “time is ticking” using something to do with time or a clock, etc. and the Mojo Monday sketch #342.

I wanted to use this main image from the Stampin’ Up “Rue Des Fleurs” set because of the pocket watches and the circular shape. It’s a little too big if I needed to stay to scale, but I went for it anyway.  I sponged inside the Nestabilities die after cutting.  All the papers are retired SU DSP.  I rolled the script wheel over white paper.  The little pink border I scalloped punched is the flip side of the yellow floral.  SU has such beautiful patterned papers, even the retired ones.  There happens to be a couple in the clearance bin I plan to order tomorrow, free shipping, ya’ know!j-9639_mojo342

This card is hitting the mail in the morning.  Hope you like, I love comments if you have the time!

Friends for Life with Unity

Happy Friday – this is for the Unity Stamp Co blog “Friday with Flair”!


Here is the sketch from Cardabilities I used for inspiration for this card.

I had so much fun with some great Unity stamps.

Graffiti Art

Reversed Punchinella

Dinged Dots

Now & Always

Best Friends

Vicki, Catherine & Leica Girls (the sentiment)

I also used a TH die for the flourish, Stampin’ Up ribbon and inks, plus a button and embroidery floss.

Thanks for stopping by – hope you have a good dose of inspiration with my card.

Something with a Stampendous Dog

I took Simon Says Wednesday Challenge to use a Stampendous stamp with the subject being Animal Antics.  I also used the sketch from Mojo Monday #341 here -                          I used a sentiments stamp from the From My Heart Stampin’ Up set.  The card base is Coastal Cabana.  Some of a Gelli print for the background layer, Not Quite Navy ribbon and Peach Parfait.  The words are stamped twice, once on white with NQN ink and then on Certainly Celery.  I cut the two focus words from the green and adhered them to the white.  The dog is stamped with pumpkin, colored with pencils and circle punched.

Isn’t this the perfect sentiment for this little guy?!


I’ve also entered this card in the Just B Creative Crazy April challenge because this sentiment is just too perfect!

Paper-Pieced Flamingos


I first stamped The flamingos (Sarasota Stamps) with black Stazon onto some Stampin’ Up patterned paper, but out the image, stamped it again on a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, mounted it on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  The Coastal Cabana card is embossed with a SU embossing folder.  Flowers from Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Bits are stamped with Calypso Coral ink and punch with SU punches.  The sentiment (Pursuit of Happiness) is stamped in Always Artichoke ink on white, punch with SU’s ticket punch.

Here are the challenges that inspired me today for this card.

Simon Says Animal Antics

this sketch from Unscripted Sketches






The Paper Players using these colors





Paper piecing at Top Tip Tuesday

Stamping Sensations April Challenge – punches

Possibly My First Stamp

My challenge card for today led me to the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.  I was to use my first stamp, or there abouts, to make a RAK card to mail to the person who’s name is right under mine on the list.j-9604_RAKalways

This base card was already stamped with the SU floral back ground stamp, making this a lot quicker and providing inspiration.  It is straight forward, a 2-step stamping of the flower, the sentiment underneath, ribbons and Sticko dots added – done.

I’m enjoying some books I picked up from the library today, lessons on the basics of watercolor.  These types of stamps are reminiscent of watercolor.  Would be fun to stamp them on a watercolor background too.

Journal on Lunar Eclipse

I wanted to make a page in my art journal about the eclipse from this morning.  Here is the blank page I created with watercolor crayons and watercolor pencils.DSCN9602_plain

I first sketched in the moon with pencil, used crayons and wet it down, went over the moon with the watercolor pencils.  The girl is stamped with black Stazon and watercolored in.  She is “Reach for the Stars” from Unity Stamps.  More stamping in black from the Stampin’ Up set called “In the Sky”, a very old set from before my introduction to rubber stamping actually, I believe I bought it a my Demo’s “Yard sale” a long time ago. Those are watercolored in too.DSCN9603_written

And here is a pic of the page written on with a Micron pen.  I broke up what might have been paragraphs or different parts of my account of the morning.

Oh, the navy stars are from a TH die cut.

I must give credit to my inspiration for my sketch. http://fineartamerica. com/featured/blue-moon-s-vagabond.html

Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to hear any experience you had this morning with the eclipse.

Teaching Tiny Tot Selfie in the Mirror

This layout is from my time taking photos in the mirror.  Not necessarily the best photos but certainly a fond memory.  DSCN9590_right

I used lots of stamps on this page.  Three die cuts under the upper photo, one Spellbinder and two from the Stampin’ Up “On Film” framelits collection.  The Polaroid cutout is stamped with a Christmas SU set called Season of Joy.  The camera stamped in red and cut out is Unity, came with the “oh, snap!” sentiment.  Under that sentiment I used embossing powder for a camera stamp I’ve had for years by Stampcraft.  I have also used some Dylusions border stamps that I cut into strips.  The red background sheet is from a pack by Heritage.

My inspiration for the layout comes from a challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  When we sign up, we then have to scrap-lift a layout from the name above ours – here is my inspiration layout made by Lela.  The colors are nothing alike as I am scrapping our Christmas trip with Tiny Tot at Gaylord’s.DSCN9596_edLeft2

I feel like I am showing these two pages backwards, since one would usually see the LEFT side first and I showed the RIGHT.  Now for the LEFT.

This side shows our precious bouncing on the bed before getting ready for settling down to sleep.  The patterned paper is by Bo Bunny.  There is more of the Dylusions stamped strips placed to tie the two pages together.  I also used washi tape and buttons.  I used the gift tag for decoration by simply writing our names on it.

“These are fun times we will remember, bouncing on the bed and taking Selfies in the mirror.”

For a Brave Neighbor

Heard a neighbor or ours is going in for neck surgery soon and I made this card for her.  I followed the Unity {be inspired} Challenge sketch.


I have Stampin’ Up! paper and ink.  The Unity stamp sets are “She Sprouted Wings” and “What Matters Most”.  I used 3 different Sparkle N Sprinkle glitters: Neon Flamingo, Priceless Peacock, and Lavender Iris. Their glue pen is the best I’ve ever used.

I wanted the card to be cheery and uplifting, so this piece of patterned paper was my choice.  Because the pp is so busy I didn’t need much stamping, and the sentiment I wanted to use is large anyway.  When I spotted the flight of butterflies I thought that would be a pretty addition.

Thanks for stopping by!


Unity Sketch #15

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge April

Two Birthday Cards with Ease

Here are two cards that went together quickly.j-9556_HB bird

For this one I actually had inspiration from two sources.  One was a card from a “Featured Stamper” gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  Although my design morphed from Lisa’s in that I changed the orientation of the card, placed my punches differently (I used the paper-piercing mat that fits the Framelits), and used die cut leaves instead of stamps. Oh well, I wanted to use this gorgeous stamp from Stampin’ Up! which I colored with Copics.  This card is also for the color challenge on SCS. We were to use So Saffron (card base), Sahara Sand (the mat), and Baja Breeze for the bird and stems.  I stamped the bird with Cabana.  This was the first time I used the piercing mat and it was so fun, love the look!

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For this card I was playing around with cutting down the 12 x 12 sheets, this one from a K & Co pack I got on clearance a while back. I decided to just go with the pattern so I cut it to just under the 4.25 by 5.5 and mounted it on a white card base.  The sentiment is stamped right on there with Blazing Red Stazon.  The dragonfly is a die I used on some Gelli print paper, added some SU pearls to it, then used the glitter pen to add bits of glitter to the flower.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will share your thoughts.

2 New Glitter Techniques

Here are my latest scrapbook pages using 2 of the techniques from my Glitter and Flocking class last week at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

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Lace on Adhesive TapeDSCN9541_glitterlace

The end results with the lace is by far the most exciting.  I love how this technique went.  Glitter and butterfly stamp from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Butterfly stamped in Riding hood Red Stampin’ Up! ink.