Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Hi friends! 
I am going to keep it short because I am flat out exhausted!
What a day I had!
I almost lost my muffler driving to a wake.  I pulled into an auto place and practically begged them to fix it. Thankfully the mechanic was super understanding and told me I just needed new clips to hold the muffler.  If I had continued driving, I would have lost it completely and would have needed a whole new muffler system.  So I averted a huge disaster!
While I had to wait for the car, I walked 14 blocks to attend the wake and 14 blocks back, just in time to pick up my car!
So basically I want this day to be done and go "Poof!":)
I created this card using the Cast a Spell stamp set. I stamped the little newt with black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers.  I fussy cut it and added glossy accents to the bottle.  Once it was dry, I added white highlights with a gel pen.  The background was water colored and splattered with a black water color.  Once it was dry I stamped the Poof and colored it with Copics.  I added glossy accents to the word.  
I layered everything with Crafty Foam Tape.  I adhered a scattering of stars from the Sparkletz collection
Thanks so much for stopping by!


*NEW Cast a Spell Clear StampsCrafty Foam Tape WhiteGlossy AccentsSparkletz - Crystal StarsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Monday, April 22, 2019

You are my Sunshine!

Hi crafty friends! Michele here! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
I am so happy that spring has finally decided to show up!
This new die set from Whimsy Stamps, Build-a-Garden is perfect and so much fun to play with. 
I die cut each piece on water color paper and used watercolor markers. I wanted to add a bit of texture to the birdhouse so I stamped it with the Rain Drops Background stamp in Versamark.  I heat embossed it in gold.  I dragged the Versamark pad across the edges as well as on the flower pot for more interest. 
The watering can was watercolored, Versamarked across the entire front of it, and embossed with a pearlized embossing powder. I love the pretty sheen it gives! I popped it up using Crafty Foam tape.
For the background I used the new Peekaboo Window Die and the 6x6 paper pack in Pretty Pastels, as my backdrop to all of this spring gorgeousness. 
I decided this spring scene needed a butterfly so I added one using the Butterflies Fluttering stamp set. 
The sentiment is from the Bunny Buddies set.  It was stamped with Versamark on black paper and embossed in white.  
I added a few hearts from the Sparklets Love Hearts and a few white dots using Nuvo Crystal drops in Simply White. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

*NEW Build-a-Garden Die Set*NEW Peekaboo Window 4 Die*NEW 6x6 Paper Pack - Pretty Pastels*NEW Rain Drops Background Rubber Cling StampVersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)Butterflies Fluttering Set Rubber Cling Stamp*NEW Bunny Buddies Clear StampsNuvo - Crystal Drops - Simply White

Sparkletz - Love HeartsGold Embossing PowderWhite Embossing Powder - Super Fine DetailCrafty Foam Tape White