Monday, August 29, 2016

Textured and Ink Blended TGF Little Fairies

 Hello!  Todays card was inspired by The Greeting Farms Little Fairies stamp set and my nieces upcoming 2 year birthday.  My mental image was fairies playing in a wildflower garden, so I started with my three fairies and built the background around them.  Texture paste adds dimension and allows the fairies to appear further set into the background.  I used Copics to color my images and Distress inks for the stenciled features as well as the background.  Here's the video on my YouTube channel if you'd like to watch my process and learn how to use these techniques in your own projects.

The Greeting Farm Little Fairies
My Favorite Things Wildflowers Stencil
Ranger Texture Paste
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Post-It Notes (masks)
Distress Inks: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Salty Ocean
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies
DCWV Glitter paper (light pink)
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Wink of Stella Clear
Copics: Skin (E31, 33, 35) R20  B00, 02  BV00, 02, 04
Pink Fairy:
Wings: RV 21, 23 Dress: RV 10 Hair: RV 13, 14, 17
Other 2 wings: B00, 02
Purple Hair: BV02, 04, 11
Black Hair: C1, 5, 7, 100

I have another video comparing texture pastes here:

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me today!  Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.

Much love,

Friday, August 26, 2016

Giveaway Winner Announcement

Just popping in announce the winner of my celebration giveaway!!  Connie, you won!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  I've already emailed Connie and will be sending off her prize package shortly.  Thank you to everyone who entered and continue to give me your encouragement, support and love.  I serve an Amazing God!

Much love,

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ink blended and die cut Concord & 9th HUGS

Hey guys! Welcome back!  It took what seems like forever to get this Hugs stamp and die set from Concord & 9th in my hot little hands and I cranked out 3 cards before I knew it.  It can take a little finagling to align it just right, but once you do, it's go time! I have all three in this blog post and the video on my YouTube channel walks you through how I did the pink and yellow version.  There really is no limit to what you can do with this die set and I plan on continuing to experiment ;)

Pink & Yellow
Hugs stamp and die set by Concord & 9th
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Mango Smoothie and Cotton Candy
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Wow Sparkling Snow embossing powder
Ranger Holographic embossing powder
Inkadinkado masking paper or large post-it note
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock (cut 4"x11")

Deep Teal & Gold
Neenah cut to 5.5" x 11"
DCWV Foiled Vellum cardstock
Lawn Fawn inks in Merman and Deep Sea
Stick-It sheet adhesive

Same ink blending technique as used on the pink and yellow card.  Add Stick-It to the back of the vellum, cut to size and adhere to the front panels.

Black & White (Great masculine card)
13 Arts Pegasus cardstock (comes 12x12) cut to 5.5" x 12"
DCWV Glitter cardstock
Lawn Fawn Puffy Stars dies
Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder
Stamp sentiment in Versamark and heat emboss using the liquid platinum embossing powder.  Cut stars from red glitter paper and adhere to card front.  Add shimmer spritz if desired. Here's the link to Concord&9th's video for how to use 12x12 cardstock with the dies:

Thanks for stopping by to hang out with me!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and your creativity was sparked!  Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any questions and I'll see you next time. Here is the link to Jennifer McGuires video using the Hugs die:

Much love,

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling Series Card 4

Hello and welcome to the final card in my Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling series.  This series was a lot of fun to create and hopefully shows the versatility of the set.  For me, nature is such an endless example of God's artistry and is a universal inspiration for many, with endless possibilities.  While each card in this series was different in color, tone and style, I pulled my subjects from the natural world, using flowers, clouds, light, trees and of course, color.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I created it.  Each of the other videos in the series are there as well.

Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Versamark ink
Wow Clear Embossing Powder
My Favorite Things Roses Background
DI: Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch
Stick-It Sheet Adhesive
Stitched Circle Die
Momento Tuxedo Black ink
Neat & Tangled Christmas Journaling set
Neat & Tangled Awesome die
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
Imagine Crafts Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray

Now to the extra fun part!  The giveaway!  To celebrate reaching 200 subscribers on my channel I decided to do a giveaway of a few of my favorite stamp sets and the four cards I created during the series.  What do you need to do to enter?  Leave a comment on this blog post, like my facebook page and subscribe to my YouTube channel.  Look to the top right corner for the Rafflecopter to enter.  The giveaway will run for a week and I will contact the winner through their email ;)

Thank You so much for all the support and encouragement.  I love being a part of such an amazing community. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling Series Card 3 with TupeloDesignsLLC

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling Series Card 3 with TupeloDesignsLLC

Welcome back to the third installment of my Neat and Tangled Bible Journaling Card series with TupeloDesignsLLC.  My favorite part about this card is the way the stenciled ink blending in the top left corner turned out.  The imagery and message are just lovely in this versatile and simple card.  This design can easily be used for birthdays, encouragement, thinking of you or recognition and it's gender neutral, making it a great masculine card.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel and below, you'll find all the supplies with links.

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling
Neat & Tangled Easter Journaling
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Cloud Stencil
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Buttercream
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink: Warm Sunshine
Tim Holtz Rays stencil
Mini Ink Blending tool
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

Thanks for stopping by to hang out for a bit!  Be sure to let me know what you think or if you have any questions.  Catch you on the flip side!

Much love,

Friday, August 5, 2016

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling Card Series Card 2 with TupeloDesignsLLC

 Hello!  Todays card is the second in a series I've created using Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling stamp set with TupeloDesignsLLC.  I wanted to show how versatile this set can be and had an image of old birch paper in sunshine in my head.  Scripture has become such an integral part of my faith and I wanted to convey it's ageless applicability.  Here is the link to the video tutorial on my YouTube channel. 

Neat & Tangled Bible Journaling
Neat & Tangled Christmas Journaling
Concord & 9th Tree Hugs
Avery Elle Wonky Stitches dies
Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Buttercream and Warm Sunshine
My Favorite Things Ink: Hot Fudge
Hero Arts Old Letter Writing
Distress Inks: Old Paper, Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs
Wow Metallic Copper Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock
Mini Ink Blending Tool

Thanks for joining me today!  Stay tuned for the next two cards in the series; I have a surprise coming to finish up the series!  Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything.  I almost forgot; be sure to visit for all your crafty needs.  They offer free shipping with no minimum or code and a rewards program to earn free products.  See you next time!

Much love,

Handmade Christmas Series 2018: Day 1 Watercolors and EH Mondo Holly 2 ways

Here's an exciting sale for everyone! is having a 20% off sale on all dies with the code above.  I&...