Wednesday, May 22, 2019


Good morning crafty friends! 
My co-workers tease me that I am obsessed with avocados. I have one every. Single. Day.  :)
So of course I am completely in love with these cute lil' avocados from the, We Go Perfectly Together set.  Because we do go perfectly together. 💓
I stamped the image repeatedly using Versafine CLAIR ink in black. I used water colors to bring these little guys (girls?) to life. Once everything was dry, I added details with a white gel pen and glossy accents. 

 I stamped the sentiment on light blue card stock with Versamark ink  and embossed it in white.  I used the Quick Strips Die set to cut it out.  I adhered it to white card stock. I fussy cut around it and popped it up on the image with crafty foam tape. I added a Sparkletz Love Heart and used a white gel pen to add faux stitching. 
Thank you for hanging out with me today! Have a great day!

We Go Perfectly Together Clear StampsVersaFine CLAIR Ink Pad - Nocturne (black)Glossy AccentsWhite Embossing Powder - BasicQuick Strips Die SetCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Love Hearts

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Rainbow Unicorn Shaped Card!

Good morning!  I have another shaped card using my Silhouette and Whimsy's new stamp set called, Unicorn Sparkle.  I stamped the unicorn gal in Black Memento ink and colored her with Copic markers.  I used Nuvo Glitter Drops on her mane for added sparkle.  

I colored each part of the rainbow with Copic markers and gave it a coating of the Nuvo Glitter Drops.  I also added Glitter Drop swirls to the clouds too. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on black card stock and embossed in white.  I assembled the card and added silk ribbon tied with black string. 

As a final touch I added a few stars from the Sparkletz Crystal Stars collection.  

*NEW Unicorn Sparkle Clear StampsNuvo - Glitter Drops - White BlizzardSparkletz - Crystal StarsWhite Embossing Powder - BasicMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Shaped Card and Best Wishes

Every now and again I like to mix things up a bit with a shaped card! I found this cut in my files on the Silhouette. I paired it with a new stamp set from Whimsy called, Ellie Summer Squares.  I colored this adorable lil' elephant with Copic markers.  I added a bit of Stickles in Sprinkled Sugar, to the flower. 
I wanted to add a little somethin' somethin' to the top of the image so I used the flowers from the Build-a-Garden and Beaucoup Bouquet Die sets with gold paper.  The leaves were cut from the Peony Flower Die set.  I tied white silk ribbon and gold cording behind the flowers. 

The sentiment was stamped with Black Memento ink and is from the Bunny Buddies Clear stamp set.  
Thanks so much for stopping by!


*NEW Ellie Summer Squares Rubber Cling StampStickles Glitter Glue - Sprinkled SugarBuild-a-Garden Die SetBeaucoup Bouquet Die SetPeony Flower DieBunny Buddies Clear StampsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Friday, May 3, 2019

Unicorn Sparkle! Whimsy's New Release!

Good morning my crafty friends!  I am excited to share this adorable new set by Whimsy Stamps called Unicorn Sparkle! I stamped it in Black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers in a rainbow pattern.  I used Stickles in Sprinkled Sugar for a bit of sparkle on her mane. I added white dots to the centers of the flowers using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White. 
I wanted the background to have some texture but not overwhelm my main image, so I opted for the new Military Camo Background stamp.  Yep....military.  In rainbow.  :)  Doesn't look as military in pinks and oranges does it? I cut the main image with an oval die and popped it up with Crafty Foam tape.  I added a coordinating ribbon and a little heart from the Sparkletz Love Hearts collection. 
Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the cyber world! 

*NEW Unicorn Sparkle Clear StampsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackStickles Glitter Glue - Sprinkled SugarNuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White*NEW Military Camo Background Rubber Cling StampCrafty Foam Tape WhiteSparkletz - Love Hearts

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fluttering by....

Good morning! I am home today with some weird virus.  It started last week as a typical cold and spiraled into an all over body rash.  I am coughing like a seal and look like I have the plague, so needless to say, I am home.  ;)
I am really tired of the rain and snow (yes snow) that Chicago has dumped on us the past week, so I needed a bit of spring in my life.  I used Whimsy Stamp's Build a Garden die set and Zig Clean Color markers. 
The background was done using Distress inks in Broken China, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade , and Picked Raspberry.  I spritzed it with a bit of water to get a speckled effect. I coated each flower pot with Glossy accents and Glamour Dust.
I never feel my spring cards are complete without a fluttering butterfly, so I added one from the Butterflies Fluttering set. I used the marker directly onto the rubber to get the two tone effect.  I fussy cut it and added it to my sentiment strip that was cut using the Quick Strips die set.
I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape, added white Nuvo drops, and a heart from the Sparkletz Love Hearts collection. 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I really appreciate your visits!

Build-a-Garden Die SetDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Broken ChinaDistress Oxide Ink Pad - Wild HoneyDistress Ink Mini Pad - Spiced MarmaladeDistress Ink Mini Pad - Picked RaspberryGlossy AccentsButterflies Fluttering Set Rubber Cling StampQuick Strips Die Set
Crafty Foam Tape WhiteNuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply WhiteSparkletz - Love Hearts
DecoArt® Glamour Dust