Friday, March 24, 2017

Easter Trio - Coffee Loving CardMakers Spring Blog Hop + Giveaway

It's time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop and I've got a ton of fun packed into this post.  You're going to want to hang around for just a minute or two.  

I've designed a trio of cards with my own hand drawn little chicks and my own lettering with  Tombow dual brush black marker, and paired my designs with papers from Doodlebug Designs along with a few other fun little touches.

We want you to join the fun as well and link up a newly created project that is spring themed and features coffee, tea or cocoa images.  We have a ton of sponsors who are giving away some amazing prizes for this week long event.  Here's your link with all the information.  It all begins today at 6:00 am pacific time:

My first card features my hand drawn chick with coffee cup and my hand lettered sentiment that sits in a chat bubble die cut from My Favorite Things.  I also cut out some washi tape clouds and drew an outline to make them pop.  All my papers are Doodlebug Design Under the Sea and Swiss Dot papers.  All the hillside stitched dies are from Stamplorations and my adhesives are from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

My second card features another hand drawn chick with a different hand lettered sentiment.  This little guy is holding a "grande".  I do love my grande's!  Oh, and I drew some fun eggs and colored them with my Zig Clean Color brushes in Oatmeal and Emerald Green.  I'm not gonna lie, I was a nervous wreck drawing this sentiment.  I'm not so confident in my skills that I wouldn't totally goof it up and have to chuck the entire project, so I first mapped it out and drew my sentiment first, then added all the elements around it.  Whew, got it on the first try and didn't have to waste any cardstock!  By the way, all my colored images were colored on Strathmore Marker Paper.  To achieve the light effect on those eggs, I used a TH waterbrush and blotted with a paper towel.  

I had a little help on my last card.  I was looking for another good sentiment to go with my trio and asked for my teamies to chime in.  Becca came up with "You are one hot chick."  I love it!  I lettered it in a childish, chicken scratch kind of way.  The butterflies are from one of Becca's Big Grin stamp sets at Stamplorations.  They're stamped by swiping 3 different Tombow markers across my butterflies in yellow, pink and blue, spritzing a little water, then stamping on my cardstock.

All of my chicks were also colored using Tombow dual brush markers.  I had so much fun creating these cards.  As I promised in one of my posts recently, I'm having a giveaway in celebration of the CLC Spring Blog Hop.

One lucky commenter will have the choice of receiving your choice of coffee, tea or merchandise from our local roastery, Southern Girl Coffee, not to exceed $15.00 limit or a Starbucks gift card, same value.  Woot!  How fun is that?!  

Simply leave a loving comment and tell me which one of my chick cards is your favorite; 1, 2 or 3.  Good luck!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Floral Thank You Card

I've been guest designing this month for My Creative Scrapbook and am back with another card, featuring these amazing Pebbles Simple Life designer papers from the March Main Kit.

This is one of my favorite cards.  It's simple in design, has amazing contrast and is so warm and welcoming.  Wouldn't you love to be on the receiving end of this beauty?  I would be tickled pink if this card showed up in my mail box.

Look at all the amazing products that come in the March Main Kit.  It's like Christmas in a box.  Sign up as a new member, and it will be like Christmas in a box every month!

Visit the MCS blog for your daily dose of layout inspiration and be sure and join the newest sketch challenge and be entered for the monthly prize.

I'm so glad you stopped in today.  I'd love to hear from you if you'd like to leave a comment.  Also, I'm having a giveaway on my Instagram page, in honor of National Craft Month.  Visit me at , look for the giveaway graphic and follow the instructions to enter.  Good luck!


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Rose Bloom Reflection

This is one of two projects that I'm sharing today.  I've had a vision of trying to capture a reflection of a flower on water or perhaps, a mirror.  I captured this the best way I know how, using the Mirror Image stamp from So Suzy Stamps, along with the Rose Bloom stamp, So Suzy Ink Bites and the Audrey Hepburn sentiment.  Scroll down for some photos that capture the process.

The design team from So Suzy Stamps has a themed/technique challenge for March; Spring Flowers/Stenciling. 

I want to focus on how to achieve that reflection.   Take note of how I placed my Rose Bloom on the rubber mirror image stamp, for the reflection.  Upside down and at an angle on the lower left side of the mirror image stamp.  It doesn't really matter where you place the flower stamp on the rubber, but if I don't put it in writing, I myself will forget how to pull this off!  Haha.

After using your Misti to position everything, lower the lid of your Misti onto the cling side of your stamp and ink your ONLY THE UPPER HALF of the flower image.  Because this is a reflection, in my mind, the entire stamp should not be inked.  Plus, I tried it with the full image and it just didn't look right.

Press the inked stamp down onto the rubber Mirror image stamp.  Do this a total of 3 times for a good impression.  Use a misting water bottle to lightly mist your stamp on the 3rd inking and/or mist your watercolor paper before pressing into your inked image.

When you flip your paper over, your reflective image will be on the right side of your paper.  In addition to the pink ink that I used from Suzy's Coastal Breeze ink bites collection, I also used Ranger Abandoned Coral for the darker tone.  It worked better than a dye ink for the subtle blending with my waterbrush, and also blended well on the full Rose Bloom image, which was done with
no-line watercoloring.  No-line watercoloring is achieved by using a very pale ink to stamp with, preferably in the same tone as the central color to be used.  In this case, the pink Ink Bite.  Note the position of the full Rose Bloom in my first photo.

Once I finished coloring my images, I stenciled my background, added some gray shading with gray pigment ink and darker shading around the reflection, along with glossy accents on my reflection.  Metal brads and iridescent white thread accent my card as well.

Let's not forget the sentiment.  It's the Audrey Hepburn quote and I masked a portion to stamp on the outside, with the remainder stamped on the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure and visit Suzy's blog for more inspiration, giveaways and one-stop shopping!

Purchase Rose Bloom, here.

Rose Bloom

Purchase So Suzy Ink Bites, here.

Coastal Breeze Ink Bite Set

Purchase the Mirror Image stamp, here.

Purchase Audrey Hepburn, here.

Audrey Hepburn

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Sketch Challenge at My Creative Scrapbook

The new sketch challenge begins today, at My Creative Sketches.  All month long, I'm guest designing and featuring cards for My Creative Scrapbook, made with the March main kit.  This card is my take on the layout sketch challenge.

Can you spot the sketch design features in my card?  I've layered my card with 6 background squares, using the Pebbles Simple Life papers included in the March main kit, along with the coordinating die cuts.

Instead of a photo, I've added one of the lovely framed floral sentiments and the bird house die cut to the left which is in place of another square from the sketch.  Stars, the puffy sticker "love" and everything else you see are included in the kit.

I hope you'll join the sketch challenge and link up your new creation for the chance at an awesome prize.  If you'd like to become the newest member of the kit club, visit My Creative Scrapbook today.

Thanks for stopping by.  I look forward to seeing your creations for the sketch challenge!  You can get all the details by visiting the link above.



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Monday, March 13, 2017

Let's Toast for Coffee Loving Cardmakers

It's time for Coffee Buzz over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  Every other Monday, I've got a feature and today, it's all about this scenic forest card and the Northern Lights.  Plus, coffee.  Always, coffee.
Get all the details on this card that features coloring with Zig Clean Brush markers, Lawn Fawn Smores Stamps and Sweet Shop Cuppa Coffee stamps, by clicking the link below.

Don't forget the upcoming Spring Blog Hop.  It's a ton of fun and you don't want to miss out.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Partial Stamping and Watercoloring + Sneak Peek for So Suzy Stamps

I'm up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today, giving a peek at the newest Misti Zip Pouch headed to Suzy's shop, custom designed for the Original Mistiby Denise from Simply Charming Everyday.  I am loving these butterflies!  This Zip Pouch will be winging it's way soon, to So Suzy Stamps so keep checking back as they will sell out quick.  I've also got a 3 minute process video on partial stamping with the Misti and watercoloring those butterflies on my card, created with the Fancy Butterfly Stamp, the Sunny and Bright sentiment and lots of So Suzy Ink Bites.

Be sure and visit today and get all the details and additional close up photos of the new Spring Misti Zip Pouch, then enjoy my process video.  I'd love for you to subscribe to my You Tube channel and give a thumbs up on the video.  

Thanks so much for popping in today!  


Purchase Fancy Butterfly, here.

Purchase Sunny and Bright, here.

Purchase So Suzy Ink Bites, here.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Creating a Memory Card

Today, I'm sharing a card created with the new March Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and sharing details on what inspired this memory card from my recent trip to upstate New York.

Although there are so many wonderful products from various companies in the March Main Kit, my card features specifically stickers, die cuts and scrapbook papers from the Pebbles Inc Simple Life product line included in the kit.

Have you ever created a memory card to send someone?  It's like a scrapbook layout, but on a much smaller scale.  And, shareable!  Creating a memory card with someone who has shared a journey with you is a wonderful way to re-connect over shared experiences.  Gifting a memory and re-discovering those joyful moments when your friend or loved one opens their happy mail is priceless.

Today, I'm telling a brief story and explaining the meaning behind this card.  New York is my home state, however I've lived in the South for the majority of my life and it's where I call home now.  My father's side of the family hails from upstate New York and it's where many of my relatives still live.  It's been 16 years since I last journeyed to New York when my father passed away.  Recently, I traveled there again, to honor the passing of my Uncle, my dad's older brother.  It was a bittersweet trip, filled with the treasures of spending time with loved ones, mourning our loss and traveling down memory lane.

Traveling through the town where I once lived, I knew I was home when silos began to appear.  In my childhood memories, I always connect the New York countryside to farming country and silos.  So, of course, I placed a handmade silo to the left of my card.  My sister and I made quite the fuss when we spotted our first silo!

My sister and I also made a point to hit up several diners in Syracuse, including The Gem where we had our last family meal, the day that I left to return home to Alabama.  The curved arrow on my card serves as a reminder of those diners and the neon signs often associated with them.  By the way, I highly recommend this diner if you're ever in the area.  Give the Breakfast Cheeseburger a try.

Next, I took a tag sticker and some scrapbook paper and fashioned a little house.  One day, the entire clan converged on my Uncle Paul's house in Chittenango.  The countryside was beautiful and I couldn't help but take some time outside and capture some beautiful shots. 

The little house on my card was inspired, in part, by my Uncle's home.  This shot was snapped on the back corner of his house.  It also received a re-tweet by our local weather meteorologist, James Spann!  The blooms on my card are stickers and could be found sprouting here and there, despite the snow.  They were trimmed to size for my card.

The last focal point of my card is the fence.  I cut up some of the Pebbles woodgrain paper to fashion fence posts and used the wordy strips as part of the fence.  The words are so appropriate and speak volumes of how I felt about my time in New York with my family.  You'll find that strip of wording attached to the top or bottom edge of one of the scrapbook papers included in the main kit.  The white cardstock was from my own supply and I trimmed it into snowy slopes and drew in stitch lines.

Here's a few memorable shots that I will eventually turn into scrapbook pages, including my grandparents old farm.  I wanted so badly to knock on the door of the current owners to wander through my grandparents old house.  This is my grandparents old barn which has been updated a bit with additional modern conveniences.

This is a pretty shot from the backside of my Uncle's house in the country.  I know that many folks think of New York City when talking about New York, but the region where I grew up is full of farming country.

Lastly, a bittersweet photo of me and my sister, taken on the edge of town in Cato, NY where much of my formulative childhood took place.  The very top of the hill, behind the welcome sign, is where my Father and Uncle are now buried.  Although this trip was filled with sadness, it was also filled with joyful memories, quality time with my dear cousins and loved ones that I haven't seen in far too many years. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing these wonderful memories with me.  I hope you will enjoy creating memory cards of your own, to share with the special people in your life.  This card is already winging it's way to my sister in Maryland.  She's a sentimental soul, like myself, and I know she will love it.  Although the March Main Kit has many, many wonderful products that translate so well for Spring, I'm happy that it also offers duality for other seasons as well.  Sometimes, you just need to look beyond the obvious and find the hidden treasures in a collection.  I hope you'll consider joining the My Creative Scrapbook kit club.  I am thrilled with my kit and I know you will love it as well.  Be sure and visit the MCS blog for daily inspiration and the MCS Inspiration Central Facebook Group as well, where you can share your creations with the various kits.  There are four to choose from, guaranteed to satisfy whatever crafty cravings you have.  Don't forget the sketch challenge too.  You have just a few days left to enter the current challenge.  Good luck! 

Thanks again to My Creative Scrapbook for allowing me to guest design cards for them this month!


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