Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello! Just thought I'd pop in to share the Mother's Day cards I made this year.

This card is for my Mom. I used a Hero Arts background stamp with their new ombre inks. Love these inks! If you haven't checked them out yet, you may want to. Just sayin...  :)  I also used the Friendship Butterflies die set and the You die from Simon Says Stamp.

And this next card is for my Mother-in-law. I used the Simon Says Stamp Artful Flowers set with liquid pearls in the middle of the flowers.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mixed Media Challenge - May Flowers

Hello! I'm just popping in for a quick post. I've been playing around again with mixed media on canvas and using several stamped flowers so I decided to enter this into the Mixed Media Monthly challenge #12 - May Flowers

I used a lot of Tim Holtz distress inks, paints and his tissue wrap on this canvas, along with stencils, embossing paste and so much more! :) I also used stamps from Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn and Prima (Julie Nutting). I colored the flowers with Copic markers and I paper pieced the girl's dress. 

My first mixed media project was an owl canvas. If you'd like to take a peek, you can check it out here. Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

SSS Challenge #17

I've been wanting to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenges for weeks now, but just haven't had time. I finally got a change to play and made this card. If you haven't played along yet, check it out here. They're fun challenges and you have a chance to win a SSS gift certificate!

Hope you're having a great weekend. Spring has sprung here and I couldn't be happier about it! Spring and summer are my favorite times of the year.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SSS Work It Wednesday

Have you seen the Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday challenge this month? They want to see what we are stamping right now -- new stamps or old stamps, it doesn't matter. The other day I stamped this girl image from the SSS New Beginning set and colored it with Copic markers. I finally got around to making a card with it this week.  

I sent this card to my mother-in-law because she loves to do yoga. Hope you get a chance to play along in the challenge. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mixed Media Birds of a Feather Challenge

I've been interested in trying a mixed media project for quite awhile now. When I saw the Mixed Media Monthly challenge - Birds of a Feather, I thought I'd play along. I'm obsessed with owls lately, and I always love stamps of birds, so I knew this was the challenge for me.  :)  I used a lot of Tim Holtz distress inks, paints and the tissue wrap on this canvas. Love these products. 

Hope you have a great week! It's supposed to be in the 70s here today, amazing weather for March!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mix it Up Challenge

Hello!  Long time, no post. haha!

So I haven't played along with many challenges lately (too busy!) but when I read about the Mix it Up challenge on the Ellen Hutson - the Classroom blog, I knew I wanted to play along. Who doesn't love Hero Arts and the new Essentials by Ellen stamps? A combination of both on one card? Yes, please. 

I wanted to make a clean and simple card and this is what I ended up creating.

What do you think? Is it clean and simple, or not so much? :)  I used the Baby Animals stamp and cut set from Hero Arts and the Merry and Bright set from Essentials by Ellen. I love Julie Ebersole's stamp designs. 

If you haven't played along yet, now is your chance! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2015 release!

If you have been hopping along, you’ve just arrived from Sarah's blog! Isn't she talented?

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day’s starting post at the Hero Club Blog. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! How cool is that?!

I created a couple of cards with the new Baby Animals Stamp and Cut set. I love, love, love the bunny in this set so I decided to make an early Easter card. 

I also needed a celebration type card, so I created this card. How cute are those baby animals combined with patterned balloons? 

My last card is a shaker card with a new background stamp called Triangle background. I embossed the stamp with Hero Arts white embossing powder and then added distress inks.

Here is a more detailed look of the shaker part of the card. :)

I hope you're enjoying the hop! If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Club Blog. Also, please report broken links to:

Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is my super sweet friend Nancy

Supplies Used:
Baby Animals Stamp and Cut DC148
Perfect Day Stamp set
Finding Joy Stamp set
Triangle Background Cling Stamp
It's Your Day Stamp Set