Tuesday, August 21, 2018

For The Love of Unity Day Three - Be Free

Happy Tuesday!!  Welcome to Day Three of my week showcasing stamps from Unity!  Today is a really fun one, an inspirational patriotic card!!  Ya'all know I LOVE my patriotic projects!!!  This amazing stamp is Liberty Girl!


Just a few challenges:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!!

Monday, August 20, 2018

For The Love Of Unity Day Two - It's My Party

Happy Monday!!!  It's day two of my Unity Stamps week, and today I've got a fun birthday card using a new favorite of mine, Margaret Girl.  This was one of those cards that started out as something completely different than I intended it to.  I originally was going to make her dress pink, but then I thought no I wanna do something different.  These are brand new metallic pencils that I just got, and when I started to blend the blue colors, it looked just like denim.  And I leaned back, looked at the image and was like OMG Justin and Britney!!  If you remember, Justin and Britney wore matching. Denim. Outfits. to the 2001 VMAs!!!  When I saw how this card was forming, I'd already colored her hair dark or I would've made her a blonde!   The irony of this is that the 2018 VMAs are tonight.  (I wouldn't watch them if you paid me because music today is abysmal, but still, it's ironic.)


SURPRISE!!!  I'm an easel card!!!



Some challenges for this awesome card:


Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

For the Love of Unity Day One - Mermaid Shake

So the last few years, I was part of Unity Stamp Company's Growing in Unity program, to promote their stamps and share the love for their awesome designs.  I'm not a part of that this year, but I still wanted to make a bunch of cards with their amazing stamps and devote a week of my blog to their amazingness.  So this year I'm calling it For the Love of Unity and today is Day One.

I've actually been sort of lazy with my blog this summer.  I've taken time off to just create and ignore all the monotonous writing and posting and entering of challenges but I think I'm ready to get back to routine with it.

I wanted to start today with a mermaid card!!!  You all know I love mermaids and Unity has some amazing mermaid stamps like this one, Adella Girl.


I'm kicking off this week with a bunch of challenges:



Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting!  Laters!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Love You - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post

Happy Hump Day!!  I've got another Momenta Brand Ambassador post for you today, with a super cute love-themed card!  I don't think we tell those who matter to us most how we feel enough, so I've been trying to make more love and love you cards.  The Love Vellum Stickers were perfect to create the ground for this card. I used the Vibrant Combo Pad for the paper on this card.  The reversible prints give you tons of options.


Be sure to check out all the fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Free Floating - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for my latest Brea Reese brand ambassador post, and yes, it's another mermaid project!!!  I'm so into them this year!!!  The idea for this card actually began from a piece of scrap paper I'd been watercoloring on top of.  The colors had seeped out in a sort of messy striping and I just loved how it looked!!  I used my artsy best friend, Brea Reese Glitter Inks for the background, and colored the card with the Glitter Inks, Watercolor Inks, Fineliner Pens and Glitter Water Brushes!


I didn't want really defined stripes, so I painted all the Lake Blue stripes first.  Then I filled in the spaces with Ultramarine Blue and semi-blended them together with Liquid Glitter.  That stuff is incredible!  The Sea Creatures die cuts were colored with Glitter Inks as well. 

Be sure to check out the Glitter Inks and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Stamp-Free Stack of Cards - Momenta Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Hump Day!!  I've got another Momenta Brand Ambassador post for you today, with a stack of stamp-free cards!!  Sometimes I just don't feel like stamping, so I build my cards around my paper and die cuts.  I used the Bright Basics 6x6 Paper Pad to pick my color palette for these cards.  I wanted an assortment of sentiments, so I grabbed the Hello Word Fetti dies and made a bunch of cards in a very short time.


I'm really happy to have all these cards at the ready to send out.  One of my goals this year was to send more cards.


The Flamingo & Pineapple set was the perfect compliment to these colors!


These flowers and leaves from the same die set are so versatile, I always keep them on hand cut out of white or watercolor cardstock so I can quickly color them to match whatever project I'm working on.


These are a bit of a struggle.  Masculine cards and I.....we don't always get along.  I'm pretty happy with these though. The distressed look of the Bright Basics paper adds a bit of vintage flair.


When I finished with these I wished I'd had more time to make more.  They were so fun and easy.

Be sure to check out all the fun Momenta products!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I'd Rather Be A Mermaid - Brea Reese Brand Ambassador Post!!

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for my latest Brea Reese brand ambassador post, and since I feel summer is starting to slip away from me, I made a mermaid card!!  Ya'all know I love mermaids!!  I created my awesome oceany background by first applying White Texture Paste through a stencil to watercolor cardstock.  I let it dry and then painted over it with my favorite product, Glitter Inks!!



I used Ultramarine Blue and Lake Blue to create the ocean.  I didn't want a real clear blend between the colors, and I drug my paintbrush across the watercolor paper in a kind of scalloped pattern to create the look of crashing waves.

The mermaid I colored with Alcohol Markers, primarily the Jewel set.  I used heavyweight cardstock so the markers would blend like butter.  Love these!

Be sure to check out the Glitter Inks and all the other Brea Reese products!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!