Aloha Newton

Not quite Thirsty Thursday yet, crafters….. Decided to play with some Copic markers today. A little beach scene featuring Newton. The dream bubbles and fish were supplied by Lawn Fawn and embossed with white embossing powder. Copics used: E53,E55,E57,W5,W7, Y32,YR24,YR21,YG01,YG06,YG17,YG67,R21,B000,B02,B12,B24,B37,B39,R00,YO,VO, BG49, BG45.

“If there’s a will, there’s a wave.”


Welcome Wednesday, crafters and card makers!! I am loving the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week. I created a fun and simple background with some masking tape and oxide inks. These little pandas from AI Pand-tastic set were just the perfect group for this card. My favorite part was the cheeks, a little bit of baby oil and colored pencil provided the rosy charm. Enjoy!!

“To make something special, you just need to believe it is special.”

Who’s a Good Boy?

Good evening dog lovers? Who was good person today? LOL This card was made for an especially kind veterinarian. I went to my stash looking for dog stamps to find Tim Holt’s Crazy Dogs. I love his crazy animal stamps, they are just too adorable. Lawn Fawn’s rectangles helped die cut and emboss. A little ink blending with Ranger’s Aquamarine Archival ink gave the simple background I was looking for. Given the simplicity of the card, I wanted the envelope to have more color. My goal was for the card to have a “tailored” look with just a hint of whimsy. Do you think I was successful? Let me know.

Be Happy and Stay Pawsitive!

Trick or Treat

Hello, Crafters! I am starting this week with a little Halloween card inspired by Two Old Bats Halloween challenge; I love the colors on the inspiration board this month. I paired a Tim Holtz stamp set(Haloween Cutouts) with a Visible Image set(Into the woods).. I used Bristol smooth cardstock as I find Distressed Oxides to blend the best on this paper. The oxides I used were: Pine Needles, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, and Tumbled Glass. The moon is White Gesso that I dried with an embossing gun to get it to bubble to create the moon’s craters. Some details were added with gold, white and orange gel pens along with some white and grey pastel pencils.

Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative!

A Little Unicorn Magic

I made this card for a very special person in my world. She has show a tremendous amount of kindness and compassion to my family that I had to make something for her. This was the result. I used BB Magical Unicorns, Copic Colors and Distressed Oxide. Very simple, but so much fun to make.

Lessons from my unicorn:

  1. There’s Magic Inside You
  2. Anything is Possible
  3. Dreams CAN come true
  4. You Don’t need Wings to Fly
  5. Always Believe in Yourself

Hello Little Birdy!

Good evening Tim Holtz fans! Here is my 2021 Easter creation(s)…… I was in need of some money card holders for a group of guys that have been helping me. I suppose, I could just hand them the cold hard cash? NAH! No fun or creativity there. 🤣 I recently watched a YouTube video by Monique Van dijk. She made this technique look so easy and fun, I just had to try it. For the above, I used distressed oxide Vintage Photo and Aged Mahogany. The background was Architecture CMS369 stamped randomly using Versafine Onyx black ink. My little birdy is a Crazy Bird turned into a bunny with a pair of ears from Things/Talk. My sentiment is from my stash and embossed in Emerald Creeks’ Wine powder. A little creative paper folding and you have a money holder. I had five men to thank, so there are five combos below. I’d love to hear which is your favorite!? Happy Easter!!

“Easter is the time when it is perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.”