Friday, February 14, 2020

Sweet Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day friends! 
Guess what I get to do today as part of a team building exercise at work?
Ax throwing! Have you ever done it? It seems to be the newest rage these days. ;)

So to honor all of the sweethearts out there, I've created this card using NO stamps at all! GASP!
Only die cuts!
I used Whimsy Stamp's  Primitive Shaker Shapes Dies.  For the large hearts I cut them in half and dusted off my old sewing machine to stitch them back together.  I was going for whimsical. ;)  The smallest hearts were given a coating of glossy accents and Glamour Dust glitter. The sentiment is from Whimsy's Sweet Word and Shadow die. 

I glittered the sentiment too and added multiple pieces of coordinating ribbon. The hearts were popped up using Crafty Foam Tape. I mounted them on 3 White Rounded Rectangles to make them stand out a bit.  
I hope that whatever you are doing for Valentine's Day, whether it is Ax throwing or going out to a nice dinner, that you enjoy!
*NEW Primitive Shaker Shapes Die Set*NEW Sweet Word and Shadow Die SetRounded Rectangles Die SetDecoArt® Glamour DustCrafty Foam Tape White

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Water Colored Fish

I have a quick post today sharing this month's Whimsy Release and my favorite medium lately, Karin Brushmarkers. This adorable set is called,  Best Fishes.  I love the faces on these! I water colored all of the images with Karin Brushmarkers.  I added a bit more depth and shadows using a black colored pencil. I also added high lights with a white gel pen. 
The images were fussy cut.  I created my own window panel using Whimsy's new Rounded Rectangles die.  I stamped the sentiment in between the panels.  The background paper is from the 
6 x 6 Cozy Winter Pack.  I popped the panels and fish up using Crafty Foam Tape.  Glossy accents was added to the balloons. 
For a finishing touch I added a sheer yellow ribbon and a scattering of hearts from the Sprinkletz-Sweetheart collection.  ( I am seriously addicted to these tiny hearts!)

So today I am headed to Misericordia for Cortney's 4 year annual meeting.  It is hard to believe she has been living and thriving there for 4 years!  She is so active and involved over makes my heart happy.  I can rest easy each day knowing how much she is loved and cared for. :)
It's hard letting our kids go and live their lives....especially if they are intellectually disabled.  But this truly has been such a blessing for her.  And us. 
Have a great day friends!

*NEW Best Fishes Clear StampsRounded Rectangles Die Set6x6 Paper Pack - Cozy WinterCrafty Foam Tape White
Sprinkletz - SweetheartVersafine Full-Size Ink Pad - Onyx BlackKarin Brushmarker Pro - Almond 216Karin Brushmarker Pro - Amber 195Karin Brushmarker Pro - Apple 210Karin Brushmarker Pro - Arctic Blue 264Karin Brushmarker Pro - Black 030Karin Brushmarker Pro - Canary 166Karin Brushmarker Pro - Burgundy 075Karin Brushmarker Pro - Fire Red 092Karin Brushmarker Pro - Grass 253