Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Marker holder

I color with sharpies a lot and I've been going through different storage solutions and finally found something that I like!
I found this file on the SIL library and gave it a try.
I made 2 of them and glued them together then made panels to cover the sides to make it look like one piece. 

Cute right? It even made me clean off my desk and make room for it.  So I'm even more organized.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I design for

It's time for me to share my project this month, our theme is traditional Christmas colors and we were given these really cool glitter papers to use along with an adorable set from our wonderful sponsor NS designs.

I chose these baby bees. I thought they were so cute with their santa hats and sleepy faces.

I used a card file from my sil library for the base, it includes the Merry Christmas button and the snowflake.
I filled the card front with the red glitter paper and filled the snowflake with the silver glitter.
It's such a rich and lush looking card.
I placed the bee in the middle before I printed then let my machine cut it all out.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Camping fun

 Design Team

 Hello there! Can you believe August is almost half over?! ugh! How does this happen?
Well, this month at Sunsational stamps, our theme is camping!
Now, for me? I need a real bathroom and shower and an actual mattress, and I really need air conditioning, so this scene I created is not for me!
But they look like they are having a great time!

 For my card, I used the Camp out set and the Arctic animals and turned the wolf into a puppy.
I colored the images with pencils then blended with gamsol. I left the door to the tent scratchy to simulate a screen, don't tents have a screen you can leave open?

 I added some fun floral paper to brighten it up and of course it folds flat for mailing. I love how it turned out.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Catch a Wave blog hop

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Welcome to the 

Catch A Wave

Blog Hop

Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!

You should have arrived from Sue

but if you need to catch the first wave in

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!

One lucky winner will win 3 digital images of your choice

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!

For  my project I used a fun card from Creative Kuts.
It's like a little envelope.
The wave piece behind the whale slips out, you can write a message or attach a gift card to it.

I used some cute water drop paper for the back of the card where you can write more of a message.

Now SURF on over to Veronica

Here's our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wild thang

I used the baby zebra stamp for my card today and typed the words in my sil program before I printed the image.
Our theme this week is "inspired by music"

I colored my zebra extra wild and gave him a cute bow to mimic his normal stripes.
I cut a couple of stars from the vellum I used on the background to add some extra fun.
 Isn't he adorable? I love him!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bug crochet throw

Hey there, I have a new finished project to share with you today.
I actually finished this last month and forgot to share it with you.
Aren't these bugs just the cutest?
I love their big eyes, remind me of googlie eyes that I love to put on my cards.

Friday, August 4, 2017

CAS card

This cute phrase is the centerpiece of my CAS card today.

I rarely make CAS cards but this one came together pretty quick and it's even monochromatic! Another challenge I usually have.

 Cute and simple.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A mermaid's pearl

Hello there, today is my day to share for Connie Can Crop.
Our sponsor this month is Paper Nest Dolls.  I chose this beautiful image to work with and kept with our challenge theme of watercolor.

I printed her out on watercolor paper and painted her using my watercolor pencils and water brush.
After it was dry I let my cameo cut the shape for me.
I then added her to a fairly simple card using foam tape.

 I embellished with some "beach glass" and some sea shell glitter buttons.

 I painted her pearl with some shimmer paint, I couldn't get a good shot of the shine.

I'm adding this to the Crafting by Design, anything goes challenge

I'm also adding this to the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps anything goes challenge.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Connie Can Crop challenge time!!

Hello there! 
It's August!! Where did July go?
This month's theme is watercolors and our sponsor is Paper Nest Dolls.
So, grab your paint brushes and get to painting!

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I created my scene in my SIL program then printed it on watercolor paper.
I let it sit for 2 days, making sure the ink was really set (not sure how necessary this is, I didn't want to chance ruining my image)
I then used my water color pencils and my water brush to paint my sweet mermaid.

I use 2 techniques, I either take color directly from the pencil tip with the brush or I will color a little line on the paper then spread it with the brush.
I have a really hard time leaving white spaces even when I use markers or colored pencils, I'm working on it.

I found these beautiful buttons at Joann's, I love them so much!

Be sure to mark you calendar for our blog hop coming up on the 12th.
My project is meant to get you in the beach frame of mind. 

Beat the Heat

I'm adding this to the anything goes challenge at Crafty Creations

Monday, July 31, 2017

Merry Turtle

Design Team

I'm using 2 stamps today in my project along with a couple of die cuts from MFT.

I stamped the turtle on a subtle graph type paper, then colored him with colored pencils.
I then stamped the hat of the reindeer on red paper and colored the fur part with a white pencil.
After that I added some white flocking and colored the bell with my glitter gel pen adding the center with a black gel pen.

I cut the dies and added some acetate and foam tape to section off the image.
I then added some Christmas theme glitters I have.
I added a piece of the tan burlap print to cover the tree backing so it didn't show white through the glitter.

Here it is, lots of dimension with foam tape.

I think he's pretty cute!
The hat looks like it was made for him!

You can find the reindeer and turtle in the shop

I'm adding this to the Christmas at Sweet stamps challenge

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Last week was shark week so I had to do my part.
Hammerheads are one of my favorite fish so when I saw this pattern I had to try it.
This is the first time doing something this complicated and there are more than a fair share of mistakes but he is recognizable so I'm sharing him.

 Cute right? Emily loved him too and she promptly took him for herself.
You can find the pattern here, along with a lot of other really great patterns.