Saturday, May 27, 2017

Word Up Weekend Ya'LL!!

Word up weekend time once again and I am here with a more masculine card and colors way out of my comfort zone but in the end I sure loved it.

I really love this image from Daniel Torrente (Cranium). I thought this sentiment went perfectly. For the background I used another image from Stampotique (Smile) and only stamped his head over and over to make it look like he had voices in is head as well as Bla Bla sentiment. All of these stamps are from Stampotique. I love how this card ended up coming together in the end.


Cranium (stampotique)
Quotes #1 (Stampotique)
Smile (Stampotique)
Bla Bla Bla (Stampotique)
Memento Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Watercolor Pencils
Dove Blender Pen
Various sequins and veneers

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

Its the weekend....and I need coffee...I imagine most of you do as well.  This time around for Word Up Weekend I created a ATC using one of our new release sentiments. It is so perfect and I believe I will find myself using it a lot.

For the ATC itself, I used Yupo paper and alcohol inks. This side of the paper was originally my mess up but the more I looked at the design the more it grew on me. I also liked that they were colors outside of my normal theme. And guys, can you believe that I pulled out my VELLUM?!?! WOW!! I colored this lil guy with gelatos as well.
Really enjoyed creating this card and can't wait to make more projects with this fun and quirky sentiment! Have a great weekend guys!!

Ingredients Used:

Smile, Stampotique
Phrase Cube #2, Stampotique
Yupo Paper
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
Faber Castell Gelatos
Color Box Black Ink
Ranger Archival Black Ink

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Word Up Weekend

Here we are again! Another great day to show off our awesome sentiments over at Stampotique!

This week I am showcasing 2 new stamps from our latest release. A sentiment and an image. I used them to make 2 new ATCs.
For the background I used Magic Shaker in Black Forest Black from Lindy's Stamp gang, who, Stampotique has partnered with recently. I LOVE all of the colors in that shaker! I can't wait to buy more!

I colored Isabelle with Crayola colored pencils. The image reminded me of a little girl and how she may draw herself so I used simple coloring to add to that whimsy. I also left the background simple to let the image and sentiment be front and center.
And, of course, the sentiment NEEDED sequins.Just sayin....Don't let anyone dull your sparkle.. ;) I hope these make you smile and, who knows?? One of these may find their way to you someday!


Phrase Cube #2: Stampotique
Isabelle: Stampotique
Magical Shaker, Black Forest Black, Lindy's Stamp Gang
Strathmore Paper, Bristol Smooth
Crayola Colored Pencils
Ranger Black Ink

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

For The Boys: SDC 273

Sometimes when I need to make something masculine I get a bit stumped. Not because I have no boys or men in my life, son is a bit different than some boys. He loves Legos and action figures but can't stand most sports and would rather play My Little Pony than throw a football most of the time, which, I am entirely okay with.

THIS time, however, I was really inspired. My son received this gift card and holder for Christmas from his great aunt and I was immediately sure I had to make one. Like, HAD to. The rocket takes off! That's awesome!
So, much to my son's dismay, I messed it up to reverse engineer it. He will survive, I wager. ;)

Anyway, I broke out the designer paper and got to work. One I was able to get a working prototype everything was a breeze. I, of course, used Stampotique's ADORABLE rocket ship and I used my favorite Stampotique quote for the front. And see those planets behind the rocket? They are actually from one of our recent releases. It is actually a neat stamp with sweet circles with different patterns but I decided to re-purpose them.
 Now, to save it for an occasion. Maybe for my baby boy. ;) Or....I might keep it....cause I kinda love it. Hhaa. Anyone else have this problem when they craft? Be sure to participate in our challenge case then you have a chance to WIN stuff! So....DO It!


Rocket Ship: Stampotique
Live For Today Quote: Stampotique
Patterned Circles: Stampotique
Kraft Kuts Paper by Jodi Sanford (Fancy Pants Designs)
Core'D Nations Green Card Stock
Versa Magic "Tea Leaves" Ink
Color Box Black Ink
Faber Casteall Gelatos
Bakers Twine
Wood Veneers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Word Up Weekend!

So, this week my word up weekend post is a bit more serious. Sympathy cards are not something we like to think about having a need for, but it IS something that is needed. I am, however, still just outside the box enough to not use calm colors I WILL be creating something more calm but not this time.

In the past when someone close to me passed away I really felt like the endless parade of bland cards, while sweet and thoughtful, were just as depressing as the thing I was going through. That is why I used bright colors for this card. While we know that someone you care about passing on is an incredibly sad thing, a bright spot in your day while grieving can mean the world.

So, out came the copics. It took a few tries to get the look I was going for. Too long with no practice! I MUST put that on my list of things to do this year. COLOR with my COPICS more!
In the end, I used one of my Dylusions backgrounds I really loved the purple with the yellow and how it set off the wing circle. Did I mention that this sentiment circle is from our latest May release? The wing AND the sentiment come together. 2 for 1? Yes!!
I figured that the stamps needed to speak for themselves so I tried to keep the card simple over-all. I hope against hope that I will never need to use this card, but if the time does come when this card is needed, I hope that the person receiving it will enjoy the bright spot in their day.

Sympathy Circle: Stampotique
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Color Box Ink
Copic Markers
Bakers Twine
Adhesive Gems

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Word Up Weeked

So, here I am again, time for Word Up Weekend and I find myself using an oldie but a goodie, once again. I really love this sentiment.

This week I decided to create and art journal style page. This week my son was so enamored with outdoor things that I was inspired to create a whimsical page for him and no sentiment but this one would do.

 I created baby wipe flowers and made a huge mess with the multi media and it was a blast!

I really tried to capture the essence of my boy blowing his dandelion puff but my printer wasn't having it so I used a marker to kind of draw your attention to what is going on in the photo. See the word "wish"? It was created using the background alpha stamp that came out this month. I stamped it out and cut out the letters from card-stock to create my own word. LOVE multi-use stamps!

I plan to find a frame and hang this one. (Maybe after getting the photo printed somewhere else...) I love how it all came together! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out our facebook page for more fun word up weekend projects!

Ingredients Used:

Enjoy Today, Stampotique
Alpha Background, Stampotique
Dina Wakely Acrylic Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink Spray
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Shaker
Tim Holtz Rays Stencil
Dina Wakely Bird Stencil
Diane Revealy Large Triangle Stencil
Flow Magazine Paper
Ranger Texture Paste
Paper Studio Gesso
Tim Holtz Twine
Baby Wipe Flowers
Corrugated Cardboard

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SDC 271 Bling It On

Oh, dear. I think we all know how I feel about bling. This challenge was for sure, for me. We recently had a new release and one of my favorite stamps was this cupcake girl. It made for the perfect birthday card!

I colored her with my copic markers. She is a dream to color and I love her little buck teeth. I used as many kinds of bling as would fit onto this card to make it bling-y.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team (on the left-hand side of my blog) So much inspiration to be seen!! Thanks for stopping by!


Cupcake Girl: Stampotique
Studio Calico Atlantic Collection Paper
Paper Studio Paper Frame
Kaiser Craft Sparklets
Adhesive Gems and Studs
Copic Markers
Color Box Black Ink