Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Beach Zombie

So you thought sharks, jelly fish, and eels were the scary things at the beach?  LOL!

I love the new Zombie images and sentiments about to be released by DRS Designs.  They are all so fun.  I stamped the Zombie hand and sign and masked them.  Then I stamped the Sea Grass (my fave DRS image) and sponged all around to get a moonlit beach look (masked a moon too).  I love how this came out. 

The new images will be available this weekend and I even have an idea of how to use a few in my Bible Journaling!  Fun, fun, fun!



Thursday, August 11, 2016


The new DRS Designs Challenge for this week is Shaker cards.  I have to admit I am never thrilled when a challenge requires measuring or being precise or following directions (I call this engineering and I am not good at it).  It usually takes me a zillion tries.  This only took three tries and still could have been better.  In the end, it was kind of fun (I hate to admit it.)

I used a simple circle die to cut out the middle. The boat is flying a bit but that works with the Miracle greeting better don't you think?  I used the new Sailboat image and the Every Day A Miracle Greeting from DRS Designs.  I sponged the main panel with Tim Holtz inks. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Pile of Cards!

I am behind in posting.  Things have been a bit stormy here - went out of town and got behind, then overcommitted me got run down and came down with a severe case of Bronchitis, and now hubby is having foot surgery so we are trying to get all his pre-op, visits, medical equipment, etc. all in place.  I had a few minutes this morning so I thought I would catch up on some of the cards I have made lately.

This one was done for the fantasy challenge in the Outlawz Paper A La Mode challenge last weekend.  The image is by Crafts for Eternity and is called Princess Nella.  I flipped her for the flying image and added some wings.  Did the bg with Distress Inks splashed with water.

I was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge on SCS a week ago and attempted to make a tag for youngest Grandson's First Birthday Present (his party is going to have a circus theme).  Pieced the tent together from some scraps and used the DRS Designs Jimbo and Gang image (cut up to do some curtain peeking).

Did some halfway naked stamping for the DRS Designs Naked stamping challenge a few weeks ago.  The image is called Polka Dot Flower Trio and the sentiment is You are my sunshine.

This is another fun card I made using the new Flamingo Palm Tree Image and Sitting Thinking sentiment from DRS Designs.  This is for the Sun Ray challenge at DRS Designs and you still have today to enter if you can.

Lastly, I am looking forward to Fall so I did a Fall card using Snow Tree with Fence, Autumn Leaf Pile, and Small Autumn Greeting from DRS Designs. 


Saturday, July 30, 2016

ABirthday Dragon

I am having so much fun playing with my watercolors these days - my collection of colors cost approximately $13 and I have had them awhile now.  I have only had to replace the white.  Colored this one up for the Outlawz Paper A La Mode Challenge (Anything Goes) and the Splitcoast Stampers color challenge:  Sugarplum, cucumber, and denim. 

The image is from Connie Fong - she is one of the sponsors of the Paper A La Mode Challenge this week.  It is called Torri the Dragon - Birthday Girl.  Precious! 

This card was an adventure.  I started doing the bg in blue, but it wasn't cooperating and I was getting lazy.  I thought about throwing it out, but decided to splatter on some more colors and put on some distress inks.  I ended up loving it more than the original picture in my head (that hardly ever happens!). 

Hope you have a great weekend.  I am off to some garage sales and then my first Grandson's first Birthday party.  Should be fun!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jungle Selfie and Naked Stamping

Do you ever get in crafting moods?  I have never been a great colorist - markers and me have a serious love/hate relationship (I love them and they hate me).  They are so expensive, they dry up on me (do you really have to put those tops on good? and refilling is never fun), I can never find them (my fault), and I am too lazy and cheep to take a class and learn how to use the correctly.  So I am on marker strike!  I colored this selfie card with distress inks and water colors.  I was inspired to do the card from two of my favorite crafters - Julie and Sheila over at DRS Designs (I put links to their cards if you click on their names).  

I used the Jimbo and Gang and Leafy Tree Branch images and the Jungle Out There sentiment - all from DRS Designs.  I love this selfie concept and will be doing more of them.

The new DRS Designs Challenge started today and it is Naked Stamping!  Sounds exciting doesn't it?  The concept is to stamp your image but don't color it.  Since I am not using markers, this thrilled me!  I just stamped my images and sponged around the edges.  I miscalculated on a cut and improvised by cutting up my base panel rather than trashing it all and starting over.  I like the sketch and will use it again!

I stamped the Script Font background image first, then stamped the Sailboat.  Cut it all up and sponged the pieces.  It needed something so I used Summer Story Greeting and cut it out with an oval punch.  Sponged it and popped it up .  Fun!!!  Hope you will play in the challenge too.



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Christmas Cocoa

The Outlaws Paper A La Mode Challenge is Christmas in July (great chance to get some Christmas Cards done if you want to join us.  One of my biggest dilemmas at work is what to get everyone that is cute and doesn't cost a fortune (there are 33 of us).  I found this great image from Dollar Graphics Depot called Christmas Coffee and Cocoa and it gave me a great idea.  I printed out the image making sure it was on the right side of the paper so I could score it, fold it, and make the card straight from the image.  Then I used the other image to pop up the sleeve and the gingerbread man. I sponged the sides with distress ink and stickled up the sparkles and icing. Super fast card which will be perfect when I do 33 of them.

I can slip in a packet of cocoa and it will be a fun little gift.

Hope you can join us over at the Outlawz.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Sailboat and Some Kitties

The DRS Designs Challenge this week is a color challenge and here is the pallet:

This picture makes me feel refreshed just looking at it! 

Here is my creation

Stamped the Sailboat image, sponged yellow on top and blue on bottom and edged with yellow all the way around.  Colored up my sails and boat with a paintbrush dipped in my inks.  Mixed up some white acrylic paint and recollections fine glitter to make my waves - the glitter added a lot of texture so I will be using this combination (more glitter) for snow on my winter cards this year.  I stamped on the You are My Sunshine sentiment as it seemed to fit this card the best of all my sentiments.  Took my scraps and stamped on some Lines of Plenty and stenciled on some of the leftover paint and glitter to make the little banners on the side. 

Hope you are inspired by these colors and fun image.  Come play with us!

Made this card earlier in the week also using DRS Designs images, ink, and an animal print stencil.  This one is the opposite of my sailboat card as far as colors.

I stamped the new Ruler image (I love this one!!), the Happy Cat Sitting image, and the Walk on the Wild Side Birthday greeting.  I really like how the stenciling on the kitties came out. 

Hope you are having a wonderful week!