Friday, February 28, 2014

a pink owl. . . .

for my granddaughter, Miya's, birthday next week.  She still loves pink and I love this cute owl from Hero Arts:

The owl was stamped with Ranger raspberry distress ink.  I masked it off and stamped the tiny polka dot background (an old Hero Arts wood mount stamp) over it before die cutting it.  The patterned paper is from DCWV and I dry embossed it with a hearts folder.  

A slightly different take on the angled look here, due to stamping the sentiment a bit off kilter.  I had in my mind to use googly eyes for the owl, but couldn't find my package of them anywhere in my studio!!  So, I made it more girly by just adding iridescent gems.  The sequin-like flowers are some ancient embellies from Hero Arts and I added a tiny gem to the centers.  I also used my Sakura sparkle pen on the owl's feathers, but it doesn't show in the photo.

Sending this to the Hero Arts birthday challenge (anything goes).

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

flowers and butterflies. . . .

 will be showing up on many of my cards now since it is almost the first of March.  Even though it was only 3 degrees here this morning, it is better to look forward to warmer weather than to dwell on the cold.  Here is a card I made for a friend's birthday this week:

This Hero Arts flower stamp is fun to color with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from A Muse Art Stamps.  I added some dots with Stickles diamond glitter and a die cut butterfly. 

Sending this to:

Word Art Wednesday

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, February 21, 2014

for a friend. . . .

who is going through a rough time right now:

This is another SSS die I got for Christmas and I used the DCWV spring mix paper pad again.  The sentiment and black gems are from Hero Arts.  A butterfly punch from Martha Stewart. 

Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

a cameo card. . . .

for the current Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp:

I made this card for one of my granddaughters for Valentine's Day and haven't posted it as yet.  The cameo and sentiment are from Hero Arts.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.  The pink die cut heart was sent to me by Betty and I placed it on top of a paper heart doily from my stash. 

The weather is finally warming up here in Ohio, after quite a dicey snowstorm overnight.  In the 40's this afternoon and a welcome change!

Thanks for your visit. . .

Thursday, February 13, 2014

spring. . . .

will be here - sooner than later now, hopefully!  :) 

I used a new (to me) SSS stamp set that I got through Marcy's giveaway.  I love everything about this stamp set - the flowers, the font of the sentiments and al of the fun pieces in the set.  Since I had gotten the curved line die for Christmas, I wanted to use it to make a spring card.  The patterned paper is a 6x6 pad called Spring Mix from DCWV.  Such pretty colors!!  I noticed they have a Summer Mix pack, too - it is calling my name. 

I will enter this in Valery Anne's new butterfly challenge blog. 

Hope your day is a good one!

Saturday, February 8, 2014


I love this Pure Innocence image and decided to send this card to the MFT challenge this week:

I won a giveaway from Joy Taylor quite some time ago and she included three Copic markers in it.  The pink, blue and flesh tone ones I used here.  I do not own any others. :)  I also masked the image and stamped an old Hero Arts background stamp on the circle.  The patterned paper for the square and the pink vellum have been in my stash for ages. 

After coloring the heart with the pink Copic, I then used a Sakura stardust glitter pen and colored over it.  Adding glossy accents really does enhance the shimmer, just like the Wink of Stella pen has been shown to do. 

Also sending this to SSS Wednesday challenge to "have a heart". 

Hope your weekend is a good one!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mojo Monday sketch challenge. . . .

I actually found time to make some more cards this week and here is the one I made for Mojo Monday:

The heart dies were sent to me by Betty with her CCC card.  As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use these hearts.  I added a Stampendous border stamp to the left side of the pink one and outlined the two largest ones with glitter.  I covered the small one with glitter.  It is so hard to photograph glitter, especially when the weather is so gloomy!!

I debossed the banner shaped piece and embossed the large red heart.  I stamped another Stampendous border along the sides of the bottom patterned paper layer.   The doily pieces were cut from a vintage square doily and the adore tag is Tim Holtz.  Some gold sequins for a little bling.

Also sending this over to Simon's Wednesday challenge and Simon's Monday challenge.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

simon says. . . .

to have a heart for their current challenge. 

 Here is my card:

I used an older Penny Black stamp and some Bo Bunny paper for this card.  The image was stamped with Versafine black onyx ink and heat embossed with a clear sparkle embossing powder.  Some clear gems and black and white twine .  I will put a sentiment inside to send to a friend.

Also sending this over the Word Art Wednesday where their challenge is anything goes.

Hope you are staying warm and cozy where you are!

Monday, February 3, 2014

clean and simple. . . .

is not as easy as it sounds.  I wanted to use some die cuts that Betty included in the card she sent to me for the January card chain challenge. 

I have never seen these stemmed hearts before and had to play around a bit before I came up with this card.  The double bow die cut was given to me by another friend.  I cut the stems off of three of the hearts and placed them beside the sentiment to balance the design.  I like the way this card turned out.  I even added two of the stems to the inside of the card:

Thank you, Betty, for these sweet heart flowers!!

I will be sending this off to Addicted to CAS where the theme is LOVE.

Have a great day!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Deborah's card chain challenge. . . .

is back and in full force!  There were 29 participants this time - WooHoo!  This is such a fun card exchange.  Here is the card I sent to Sally in England:

The stamps and die are from Hero Arts.  I added some red gems and white dots with a gelly roll pen.  This heart die is so big, it doesn't take much else to make a card!  I haven't heard from Sally that she received it yet; but Deborah is posting them today, so she will see it there anyway.

Here is the beautiful card I received from Betty:

If you are interested in signing up for the February CCC, here is the link.  You'll be glad you did!