Trinity Stamps Dusty Bunny Circle Card


Trinity Stamps recently had a fabulous release and when I saw the Dust Bunnies set I knew I had to have it!! This set is so unique and fun. Check out the Trinity Release here

The set includes a bed, which is so cute. I decided to draw out a dustpan and create a circle card. I am not an artist at all, so when I decided to draw a dustpan I was worried it would come out looking ridiculous, however, I googled a clip art dustpan and was surprisingly able to come up with something useable. I guess you never know until you try. 😀

Once I drew the pan I cut it out using a scan n cut and colored it with Copic markers (B10 and B12) and black for the outline. 
The dust bunny was stamped out with Gina K amalgam black ink and colored using C1, C3 and C5 along with R20 for the nose and checks. The bunny was simple to color and shade. 

The circles were cut using Brutus Monroe Circle Foundation second to largest die. I wanted to keep the background simple, to achieve this I added Antique Line…

Erin Lee Creative Somewhere Kit 5 Cards 1 Kit

Hello crafty friends!!

I am so excited to share five cards from one awesome kit! Erin Lee Creative is a new company to me, although they have been around for awhile. I was so excited to find them. They have fabulous stencils, stamps sets and dies. I will have a video soon using her word dies

This is the first kit that Erin Lee Creative has produced and I hope it is not the last! The kit is chalked full of wonderful items including:
2 Rainbow stencils,  2- 4 x 6 stamp sets one is a  sentiment set, 1 6 x 6 Rainbow Background stamp,  1- Rainbow Metal Die (2 x 3) The adorable mesh bag in a surprise color.

I am a subscriber to several kits and what I love about the Erin Lee kit is that I will use everything in the kit. While I love to receive cardstock and ribbon in kits, I find that I do not use it. With the Erin Lee Creative kit I used and will use over and over the stamps, stencils and die. I hope you will check out her site she truly has so many great products!!! Let's get started …

Waffle Flower Zinnia Watercolor Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I recently purchased my first Waffle Flower set. I know, I can't believe it FIRST Waffle Flower set?!! I purchased the Zinnia Stamp and die set. For the card today I am using the largest flower, however full disclosure it was the font of the sentiments that really pulled me towards this set. The font is unique and not like font found in other set. 
My sons girlfriend asked me to create a birthday card for her moms birthday and this set was screaming to be watercolored, so of course I watercolored. To create the background I used Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment paper and Aqua Pigments in the colors of Blueberry and Turquoise. While the background was drying I stamped and embossed, using my Misti  and Alabaster embossing powerthe large flower from the set on another piece of Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigment paper . The embossing powder creates a "well" for the watercolor to stay in allowing me to watercolor easier and appear that I can stay in the line…

Hero Arts March Kit- 5 Cards 1 Kit

The March My Monthly Hero Kit is fabulous!! It is all about under the sea! There were also great ad-ons available this month. The Hero Arts Kit is always a great value for the price. The monthly subscription is only $34.00 including shipping and you have the opportunity to add items to your order with no additional shipping. This kit has a value of over $76.00!! 

The kit includes:
► - 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
► - 27 Coordinating Frame Cuts
► - 1 4.25" x 5.5" Fancy Die
► - 5.5" x 4.25" Aquarium Fancy Die
► - 3 Water Reactive Ink Cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass, Blue Water)
► - Blue and Green Droplets I have created 5 cards using the kit. Once I sat down the ideas flooded out. I could have made so many more, but then the video would be 3 hours long! :) Click here to grab your kit or to subscribe for the monthly kit. 

     Have a wonderful day!!

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Ranger Alcohol Pearls & Glitter Glaze Backgrounds

I have had so much fun creating backgrounds using the new Ranger Alcohol Pearls. They are so beautiful and I cannot wait to add the other 9 to my collection. Tranquil,Villainous, and Enchanted are the colors that were used for the cards I created today.   The difference between the pearls and the traditional alcohol inks is the beautiful pearl effect that you get once they dry. There is a pearl that could be added to traditional inks, but this gives a much more intense effect. 

Once the backgrounds were created, I decided to use the Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month, Lace and Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze to add an extra layer of awesomeness to the panel. 
For the sympathy card I used the prayers die and stamp set from Hero Arts and Thanks die from Brutus Monroe using a panel that I had created using Tranquil Alcohol Pearls. 
An additional sentiment was added using Heather cardstock from Brutus Monroe embossed with Raven embossing powder and cut with MFT fishtale dies  After rounding t…

Bluebonnets and Bluebell


Yesterday I picked up a new wood-mounted stamp by Deadbeat Designs. They carry a wide variety of stamps including many that are Texas themed. The stamp I used for this card is a bunch of bluebonnets in a Blue Bell ice cream container. If you are not familiar with Blue Bell ice cream it is phenomenal!!  The homemade vanilla taste just like it the ice cream my sisters and I made turned in my grandparents hand crank ice cream maker. YUM!!! Back to the card, now that I am craving ice cream. :) 

I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass area using Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes.  The MFT clouds stencil was used with Tumbled Glass to create the clouds. 

To create the grass I used Lawn Fawn grassy border to make two layers of grass. I wanted the blue bell container to fit in between the layers of grass. 

The stamp was stamped in MFT Extreme Black ink. I decided to use copics to color the stamp and this…

Thank You!

Happy Wednesday! Today the design team is sharing our "Thanks." This time of year we are done with holiday cards and ready to tell those we love "thanks" for the wonderful gifts they gave to us that past few months.

I decided to create a simple thank you card that could easily be mass produced if needed. I began by die cutting using the Thanks die from Not Your Mama's cardstock. To add the color the die was placed in a high box and sprayed with Rogue Surface Spray and then Serling Liquid Elements Spray.

While it was drying I created the background on a piece of Rogue cardstock using the Super Sentimental Stamp set and Brutus Monroe Pigment Ink. Three thanks stamps were chosen from the set and stamped multiple times in different directions using the Pigment Ink. A piece of ribbon from the December Inspiration box was added to give the sentiment and background some division.

The final step was adding the Thanks and adhering the panel using craft glue to a card b…