Tuesday, June 25, 2024


 Hmmm...okay I promise its the last post for today...

After my stressing watercoloring session...I decided to pull out the Avery Elle Kracken stamp I've had a while and have been wanting to play with. But I had no ideas until I saw the sketch at Just Add Ink.  I turned the sketch to landscape design.  Time is running out so I had to post again today.

Here is the sketch:


So now I end the day on a happy note...maybe.  Laundry awaits...

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 Hello Again...

There was last nights early morning card and this one made this afternoon. So it feels like two different days...but the calendar disagrees!

Its been quite some time since I took an adventure making a card...did something uncomfortable.  For me its water colors...the little blips of color that do magic when wet.  Its been quite a bit since I did some unrestrained coloring.

I used Altenews Starry Flowers, and my oft neglected watercolors to come up with this card:

This card is going to the gallery at Altenew's June Inspiration Challenge.

Inspiration Challenge 2024 06 Option 1  

When is the last time you pushed yourself or did a technique that was a bit uncomfortable?

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Another bit of relief from the heat and I headed upstairs to make a card for my FIL to give to his golfing buddy for his milestone birthday next month.

The golf bag is from Whipper Snapper designs, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I used the swiss dots embossing folder to create my "golf ball" using the debossed side to mimic the ball dimples.  I added some texture with heat embossing on the card base.

This card will be visiting the gallery at Can you handle the pressure, with the optional theme of sports.

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Sunday, June 16, 2024



Here's to the Dad's.

 A browse through the SU last chance stuff in April put this die set on sale at a significant amount off.  It is a die set that goes with a stamp set. But only 3 of the 12 dies cut any of the stamped images. I love this pirate ship, and its not difficult to put together.

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Sunday, June 2, 2024



I was able to keep the mojo going and have two more cards. One for Color Throwdown and one for Freshly Made Sketches.

First up for Color Throwdown:

 Thanks to Linda for the letterpress sentiment.  The pot and geraniums are from Greetery.




 Next up, for Freshly Made Sketches:

Stamp set is Color and Contour from Stampin Up.


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WOW its June already.  I swear each year goes by faster that ever.

I have a birthday card for a July birthday, so there had to be fireworks and patriotic colors.

The fireworks are gold embossed, and the image is colored with copics in a neutral palet to let the red, white and blue come through.  I'll be sending this clean and layered birthday kitty off to Seize the Birthday and The Card Concept.


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