Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dragonfly flies

Hello everyone ...

I am so honored to be the guest designer for


Oh what fun !!
The digi stamp is from Small and Round - Jeremiah Ketner called Dragonfly.

On the front I used: 
My Favorite Things -Flutter of Butterflies ( I used three) cut from white card stock and the centers from black card stock  I colored the butterflies with a water brush and Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio and Picked Raspberry.
I then topped all of the butterflies and centers with a Wink of Stella.  
The window and frame was cut from purple card stock and a die set from My Favorite Things 
The sentiment is a stamp set from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment and I used silver embossing powder. 
Nuvo drops in Duck Egg Blue, Bubblegum Blush and Apple Green.

On the inside I used : 
the image was colored with colored pencils.  Her teal hair strip, dress top, dragonfly and stars are all topped with a Wink of Stella then set on a piece of black cs to frame it.
The interior has a cut piece of purple card stock.  
Both sentiments are from Stampendous - Birthday Assortment  
All on a black side fold card stock base. 

Again, I am so tickled and honored for this opportunity.  Thanks for stopping by ...

Have a great crafting day !


Quilted Rooster ................

The colors for this card ... packs so much fun !! The stamp is from Beccy's Place. 
I used Sharpies ! Bright Bold Sharpies.  Once I finished coloring, I used a large circle die on it.  I then used an orange sharpie to add the faux stitching.  I cut another circle larger out of yellow cs to frame it.
With a piece of lime green cs .. I ran that over my score board to give that green a bit more texture. All was stacked onto a piece of bold blue cs top fold base.
The birthday sentiment was stamped with Wilted Violet distress ink - with a stamp set by Stampendous (Birthday Assortment), cut with a banner flag die and edged with Wilted Violet as well   I added faux stitching with a white gel pen, matching paper flowers, orange and lime green Neuvo drops and buttons to match.

I would like to add this card to the following card challenges if I may:
Cute Card Thursday: Celebrate
Star Stamps: Birthday
C.R.A.F.T. = Animals
Die Cut Diva's = Flowers
Crafting from the Heart = ATG

Thanks for stopping by ...
Have a great crafting day !!


Cute or Die ...............

I had this stamp in my stash for a while.  It's from OddBall Art Company.  I was just waiting for the opportunity to pull it out.  A bit of of of .... let's say different. 

I used color pencil and markers on the image (s).  I used a stitched oval to set the bunny in the sketch.   I inked the edge of the oval with Spun Sugar distress ink.  I then cut the bottom portion of the image and set that in a hand cut flag and again brushed Spun Sugar in the edge and raised with dimensional tape.
With my cricut I cut a large 3 inch pointed 'blast' from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge with grey cs and then ran stitch marks by hand with a white gel pen.
The background grey dotted paper is from American Crafts and the paper for the side flags behind the oval is also from American Crafts.
I added pink Neuvo drops, small paper flowers and iridescent sequins on top.  All set on a side fold grey cs base. 
I really really get a kick out of this artist - zombie critters and all.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may

Sketch Saturday:  sketch

QKR Stampede: ATG
Joe's Scrap Shack: ATG
Pause, Dream, Enjoy: ATG
Inspiration Destination ATG w/pastel
Bitten By the Bug ATG Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Fantabulous Cricut: Easter (Plantin Schoolhouse)
Shopping Our Stash:  Here comes Peter Cottontail ....  back .... again.

Good Egg

Hello everyone .....
This is my card for the challenge at
Try Stampin' - or not- on Tuesday

We are having a sketch challenge this week with an optional twist of Easter.

For my card, I started with a stamp and die set by Neat and Tangled which I colored with markers.
The sentiment is also from the same set.
I cut and oval and oval frame from a die out of two shades of blue cardstock. and then stacked my little duckie with the ovals.
I then cut the scalloped piece using a die from Art-C (Thinking of You).  I smudged distress ink in Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans to give it a denim look - then ran faux stitching using a white gel pen.    The glitter flag under the scallop is glitter washi tape cut to size and tipped by hand.
I then cut another layer piece from a darker cs using a stamp edge die from Spellbinders.
The printed paper is from Recollections.
All stacked on top of one another on a navy cs top fold base.
A couple of blue and gold sequins and clear gems in the corner and it's done.
I hope you play along with us on this challenge.  Again, see the sketch below to play.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Cuttlebug Mania:  Easter
Make My Monday:  Easter
Just Add Ink: Photo Inspiration of Easter
Crafty Hazelnut: Patterned Paper
Animal Friends: Easter

Thanks for stopping by
and have a great crafting day.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Rainbow Horray !!!!!

Hello ... I have a new card today ...
 Rainbow Horray !! Let there be cake !!

For this card, I started with white card stock and using a water brush painted the order of colors of the rainbow.  I then sprayed some Heidi Swapp glitter spray over the painted area. 
Using a My Favorite Things die 'Hooray' I placed it over the colored area and cut away.
I placed the die cut over the front to mark where I wanted placement.
I then stamped the 'cake and ice cream' using a stamp from Stampolicious, Broken China distressed ink and clear embossing powder to give it shine.
I then bent the 'hooray' over the stamped sentiment and glued it down in place. 
Next, using markers and a ruler ... I ran stripes of the rainbow out of the die cut to the edge.
I added the 5 rainbow sequins next to the color in the die.
All of this was mounted on a top fold white cs base.

Birthday card ready to go ....

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Sparkles:  CAS

CAS on Fridays : Celebrations with sequins

Movin' Along with Time: Rainbow 

CAS this Sketch: 

TIC TAC TOE: middle: rainbow, sparkle, die cut

CAS Friday:  Rainbows. 

Thanks for stopping by ....
Have a wonderful crafting day!


Friday, March 9, 2018

Birthday Tulips


 Hello -
Such a cute spring little girl.
This image is from Polkadoodles and I colored her with colored pencils and the tulips with markers to bring out the bold red color.
The edge was cut with a Martha Stewart scallop edge punch from two shades of blue card stock.
All set on top of a top fold black cs base.  I few cream and robin egg blue nuvo drops and done is done.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Polkadoodles:  ATG
Creative Knockouts : Use dies or PUNCHES
Craft by Design: ATG
Watercooler Wednesday: Feminine ATG
Inspiration Destination: ATG

Thursday, March 8, 2018

I'll sing a song for you ..................

This is my design team card for

For my card, I started with the image from 
I colored it with both pencils and markers.
I made a mask (to cover to cover the image) 
 and then spattered ink in
the same colors used in the image. 
I trimmed it down and mounted it
 on black cs to frame. I then mounted it
to the purple cs base.
The blue edge was cut with a Penny Black
Fancy Edge die.  I then topped that with
music washi tape.
All of this was added onto a teal top 
fold cs base. 
Once finished, I added a big black gem.

The cookie theme this round is

and our sponsor this week is
Sasayaki Glitter

Thanks for stopping by for a visit ...
 I hope you play along with us on the challenge and I wish you luck as well.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Crafting By Design #2 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday: Girl Power
Unicorn Challenge: Girly
Addicted to Stamps: Make your mark (using pencils and markers)

Thank you so much

Have a great crafting day!!


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March Washi

This is my Design Team Card for the month of March with 
Stinkin Inkers. 

And the theme this month is

Break out your washi tape and have fun.

This card starts with grey card stock.  I ran peach and teal washi tape on the diagonal.
Using a Spellbinders heart die set.  I cut both that back and scrolled top out of the same grey card stock.   On the base of the full heart I matched up the teal washi tape and then anchored the scrolled heart on top of that.
I stamped the 'hello' with VersaMark and silver embossing powder.
I anchored the heart to match the diagonal of the washi and used dimensional tape to lift it off of the base.   I went over the scroll work with wink of stella.
All of this was anchored onto a teal cs top fold card base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Crafting from the heart: ATG
Crafting Sentiments: ATG
Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
The Alphabet Challenge = Y = Your choice

Thanks for stopping and visiting.  Looking forward to your adds to this challenge.

Have a great day !!

Tic Tac Troll

   This card is my design team card for  
We have a TIC TAC TOE challenge this month.
My favorite. 
The game piece is below.

For my card I went with the top row: ribbon or twine, coloring and glitter.
The stamp is from Bugaboo and I used markers to color her in.  The balloon was cut with a Simon Says balloon die and overlaid the balloon in the stamp.  I dipped that balloon in glue and dragged it through hot pink fine glitter and let it dry completely and then did it again.  That balloon has a lot of texture from the glue and glitter layers. I cut the stamp down and set it onto dark purple cs for framing.  I then wrapped a purple satin ribbon bow around the bottom.
I stamped the sentiment with a Hampton Arts rummber stamp, VersaMark and silver embossing powder.  Then, punched it out with a inch and a half punch from Recollections.  
The designer paper is from Simple Stories.  
All set on a dark purple side fold base. 


 Here is the TicTacToe challenge for you to play along:

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Seize the Birthday: ATG

QKR Stampede: ATG

Just us Girls: Balloons 

Shopping Our Stash: Dress

Thank you so very much and Thanks for stopping by
Have an amazing day !!


Saturday, March 3, 2018

March Fairy

 Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Spring or Easter
and our sponsor this week is
For this pretty stamp I used colored pencils on her.  I then started on the front. I smudged and blended Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint and Broken China in both distress and oxide inks. I stamped on top of that with a background stamp by Fiskers - using Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet oxide.   I used a postage stamp edge die cut on it from Spellbinders.  I framed the image with blue card stock - rounded the top corners and then mounted it on the smudged die front.  The banner was stamped with a set from Fiskars using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.  I found some gold mylar stickers in my stash and used two long swirls along the one side and the two squared hearts on the flag.  Some Nuvo drops in the corners and it's complete.
I hope you decided to join us on this challenge and I wish you luck as well.
Have a great crafting day.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may please:

Cute Card Thursday: ATG 

QKR Stampede: ATG

Polkadoodles: ATG

Alphabet Challenge: Y=Your Choice.

Thanks for stopping by
Have a Happy Crafting Day !!


Friday, March 2, 2018

Lucky Bear

This is my design team contribution for
The Theme is 'LOTS OF GREEN'

The digi stamp is 'Teddy without' 
I water colored the bear with distress inks and a water pen which made him look so fluffy.
I used Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn.  For the hearts I used a red marker. I dropped Nuvo in the eyes and tied a green satin ribbon bow for the head.
I used my stacked circle dies to cut the bear and a frame circle out of black cs.
I found this sheet of pattern paper in my stash (and I have a bunch - I honestly don't know how it got so big - the stash I mean) I don't know where it's from - it's in the same two shades of green.
The sentiment tag attached with dimensional tap and lime green Nuvo drops in the corners and the edge of the circle completes the fun.  All set on a black top fold cs base.

Thanks for popping by for a visit.  I hope you play along in the challenge and wish you luck if you do.
Have an amazing day !!!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
Sunday Stamps - Shades of Green
Outlawz: Green Luck
Cuttlebug: Bows - used my cuttlebug to cut the circle dies
Deep Ocean: Cute and Cuddly
Cards for Galz:  Furry Friend
Star Stamps: Green


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Yay !!

     Hello everyone, it's time for our monthly technique challenge at

This month we are embracing embossing
both wet and dry.   
If this is something new for you, just head on over to the blog
for a link to a wonderful tutorial so you can give it a try with us.

For my design team addition to the fun:
 I started with kraft card stock and used a YAY script die from My Favorite Things and cut that on an angle.  I then ran it through my machine with a wood grain embossing folder.  I then sponged some Vintage Photo distress ink over it to bring out the grain.
With a piece of white scrap I blended Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded lilac (seems to be my favorite combo for the past few).  I tucked that under the die cut and saved a piece for the tag which is also a stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I used Vintage Photo again on the sentiment and then some clear embossing powder to give it some definition.   I attached the whole piece to a kraft top fold base with dimension tape and then added clear Nuvo drops to the banner and top corner.

I hope you play along for the fun ...

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may pretty please:

City Crafters - Use a  Die Cut

Crafty Sentiments:  ATG

Addicted to Stamps:  ATG

Simon Says Wed: ATG

Dies R Us: Use Pastels

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting !!


Birthday Bear

   Hello again
This is my Design Team card for 
The theme this month is Any Thing Goes 
with the optional birthday salute.

For my card I used a Bugaboo Stamp and used watercolor pens and distress ink to color the bear.  I then fussy cut him out.
I stacked all these patterned papers together.  The plaid is from Recollections and the chevron is from Mambi.  All stacked onto a pale blue front. 
Before I attached all the papers I die cut the base with a dotted edge die from Neat and Tangled.  
The flag was colored with red marker and edged with Faded Jeans distress ink. 
All attached to a grey top fold base.  
A few black giant gems and a bunch of clear nuvo drops around here and there. 

Hope y'all will play with us this month in the Anything Goes challenge. 
Have fun

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Deep Ocean - Cute and Cuddly
Cute Card Thursday - ATG

Seize the Birthday - ATG 

Thanks for stopping by ....
Happy Crafting


Monday, February 26, 2018

Anniversary White

     Hello - I have a new card today ... white on white inspired by Cupcake Inspirations.
I first cut the champagne glasses out of a cut front piece of card stock with My Favorite Things champagne die. I then used a Sizzex embossing folder of swirls on the same piece.
I cut two more additional champagne glasses and stacked and glued them to each other and then enlayed them into the front piece.  I used white vellum for the half top layer.
I added  clear Nuvo dots in the center of all the swirls.
The sentiment was cut and then edged with just a wisp of vintage photo so it would not get lost in all the white.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great crafting day

Cupcake Challenge


Less is More: Dry Emboss

My Time To Craft: Monochrome
Craft Rocket: Love
QKR Stampede: ATG 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great crafting day !!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Bird Houses

This is my design team card for

For my card, I started with the image from 
I colored it with both pencils and markers.
The picket fence is from Lawn Fawn.
I blended some different green distress and
oxide inks onto green paper just to give it a
little look of some texture.  I then cut it to fall 
in front and behind the curved picket fence. 
The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark 
and white embossing powder using using
a set from Inkadinkado. 
I wrapped a pink bow around the bottom 
before securing it to the front of patterened 
paper from recollections.
All mounted on a kraft side fold base.
I added a couple of paper flowers and 
Nuvo drops here and there. 

The cookie theme this round is

and our sponsor this week is
Pattie's Creations

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
CRAFTY CALENDAR: 2 or more layers
CRAFTY HAZLENUT: Pat paper is a must
TIC TAC TOE: Wildflowers/Green/embossing  powder.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit ... I love having you.  I do hope you try our challenge and I wish you luck as well.
Have a great crafting day !!


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Shake It

   This card is for the sketch challenge at 
We have a sketch and shaker theme this month.  
This sketch is below. 

For this card, I started with a stack of supplies and tried to organize it up.  I have orange and white solid card stock and a couple of pieces of orange coordinating pieces from Simple Stories.  One piece of orange plaid from Recollections and a orange metallic piece I found in my scrap,  I cut the circle hole and the circle ring with my circle dies.  The balloons were cut with my Simon Says Balloons die.  The Tag was stamped with combo stamp and die set by Art C-  stamped and edged with Orange Marmalade.  The flowers are Recollections and orange and white bakers twine. The shake contents are white iridescent confetti with orange and gold sequins.  All cut and set onto a white heavy cs top fold base. 

Shake Shake Shake .... Shake Shake Shake .... Shake your birthday, Shake your birthday.

Here is the sketch for this month

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Thanks for stopping by ... and you're welcome for the ear worm.

Have an awesome day


Thanks for the win opportunity !! I'm excited!! Whoot Whoot

Sunday, February 11, 2018

rubber stamp

Last week .... Michael's had a stamp sale.  
All stamps 50% off.  
Who could resist??? NOT ME.
So, I head out at lunch to see what was in store ....
I got a couple of things.  A couple of Sizzix sets  and a couple of Hampton Arts rubber mounts. 
I was a happy camper ..... today I used one of the Hampton rubbers for the first time.
It was one that I am using as an inside sentiment. 
So I ink it up and stamp it on a piece of scrap just to see the impression and it is wonderful.
Stamped easy and clearly ... I was excited.
So I'm getting ready to stamp the inside of this card and something stopped me and said 
I really didn't need the jig since it's just going to sit in the middle ... an easy drop.
But I got the jig out.  I stamped the acetate and I look and think ... well I goofed that.  I wiped it off and stamped again and low and behold ... the stamp is crooked. 
Not enough to see when you look at the stamp ... but sure as rain ... crooked on paper.
So I tilt the jig in the center of the card and stamp away ... nice easy clean impression.
AND I am writing a note on the stamp too

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Remedy 4 Love


Hello from the design team at the
Give a Crafter a Cookie
The theme is
 Valentine's Day
and our sponsor is
My Besties

This card is all graphic ... and it is cute as can be. I added the quote underneath by Thoreau.
I used colored pencils mostly and markers for details.
I cut it to size and anchored it onto light pink cs and wrapped a pink ribbon around the bottom.
All of this was attached to a dark pink side fold base.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. 
Leave me a comment ... I love to hear from you.

Have an amazing day too.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BD Birdie

 This card is for the sketch challenge at 
We have a color theme this month.  
This color set is below.

For my card, I started with a Bugaboo Stamp on white card stock.  I used markers on this cutie.
I cut the bird and the framed circle with my circle dies.
I had a piece of that designer paper in my stash most likely from Recollections. 
Bakers twine was dragged through some glue and curled around the stamp and base.  
I stamped the tag and then blended some Spun Sugar onto which smudged the stamp (making a mental note of that) but not too bad.  I edged the flag with a darker Worn Lipstick - attached with dimensional tape to give it a bit of lift. 

A couple of buttons in the corners with one with the bakers twine tied on the top.  
All on a pink cs top fold base. 
Here are the colors for the challenge ... I hope you'll give it a try 

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
City Crafter - Light as a feather .... my birdie has some tail feathers to shake.
Crafty Sentiment:  ATG
Through the Craftroom Door:  ATG
Watercooler Wednesday : Fem. ATG
Animal Friends: Stripes and Dots

Thanks for stopping by


Valentine hugs


This is my Design Team Card for the month of February with
Stinkin Inkers 

Come on over and play with us.
The theme this month is .....

I started with the different shades of pink card stock that I cut into strips.  I carefully placed them all into the same embossing folder 'holly vines' from Sizzix so that the pattern of the folder continues through the 4 colors.  From the ends of the the discarded strips ... I cut a small heart in each of the colors.
I mounted the strips in order onto a piece of black cs.  I dragged some gold DMC floss through some glue and curled in onto one side.   I then attached the hearts in the opposite order on top of the gold thread.
From gold foil designer paper, I cut BIG HUGS from a Simon Says Die and attached it in the opposite. corner.
All of this was put on a tip fold pink card base.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may:
Casual Fridays: Hearts
Crafting from the Heart: ATG

Cupcake Inspirations: Heart

Simon Says: Love is in the Air
Cardmania: Hearts
Daisy Chain:  Love
Unicorn Challenge: Valentines

Thanks for stopping by for a peek ...
Have fun crafting ....


Monday, February 5, 2018


This card was inspired by the challenge at
The Male Room. 

The challenge this week is Inspired by Television.

 I couldn't resist.   How fun!  LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES - as well as my brothers.
I created the emblem by hand and then used a embossing pen and silver embossing powder on the emblem and then a bit of Wink of Stella on the inner circle of the patch.  The texture is rough because I used the pen ... I didn't get the coverage that I wanted at first and had to emboss on the emboss.
The stripes are just strips of black cs and then covered in clear embossing powder which gives them a cool texture.
All on red and black cs.   Using black inks and a circle hole punch to trace the circle (because circles vex me)  and a few drops of clear Nuvo to the bottom corner just for grins.

The inside reads "red shirts matter, here's to another year!"  "Be Fierce" 

Hope you enjoyed the fun !  I did.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may


Crafting By Design = Things with wings ... all on the Enterprise Fly LOL - to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Through the Craftroom Door - ATG .
ModSquad : Red Valentine ... sending LOVE to the Red Shirts of the World.

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by ... this one was fun!


Thanks for the recognition !

Friday, February 2, 2018

Loving Seahorses

This is my design team contribution for
The Theme is 'Love is in the Air'

The digi stamp is Seahorse Love from Pattie's Creations.
I colored it with water brush with a variety of distress inks: Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Broken China and then fussy cut it out.
Next, I started with blending and smooshing Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Inks and Broken China Oxide Ink onto white cs.
With white cs I cut the heart using a Spellbinders die and then ran it through with a Swiss Dot embossing folder.
I mounted it all onto turquoise side fold base.
For the water bubbles, I used glossy accents in large drops.
The sentiment banner is edged in peacock feathers and then lifted with dimensional tape.
Turquoise - my favorite shade of blue as well as Cornflower Blue.

Can't wait to see what you come up with.  You can find the challenge here Pattie's Creations Design Challenge

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:
My Favorite Things:  Sketch
Inkspirational: Attached at the lip
Outlaw Monday: ATG
Craft Rocket: Love
Creative with Stamps: Hearts
Die Cut Diva: Love in the Air
Happy Stampers: Watercolor with a heart.
Happy Stampers: CAS with a heart
CAS on Friday: Color me pretty
Dies R Us - For the One I Love

Thanks for stopping by
Wishing you all a great day !!


Wild Thing


Hello from the design team  at the
Brown Sugar Challenge.
The theme this week is
 Valentine's Day
and our sponsor this week is

Isn't she a cutie ... I printed the stamp on white card stock and colored her with pencils.  The sentiment is on a piece of pink card stock that I trimmed the ends to banner it.  Out of the same pink card stock, I hand punched a few small hearts.
I had a piece of leftover pink butterfly background designer paper from I think ... Mambi ???  It's been in my scrap box forever.
I mounted these all up together and tacked the small hearts along the side.  I added a small sequin in the corner of the hearts and then filled the sequin with glossy accents.
Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have fun playing along.

Cute Card Thursday: ATG
Water Cooler Wednesday:  ATG
Inspiration Destination:  ATG
Addicted to Stamps and More:  Make you Mark
C.R.A.F.T: 3 of a kind = three hearts
CASual Fridays:  Hearts
Cards for Gals: Think Pink
Shopping Our Stash:  Loves me ... Loves me not

Have an awesome day !!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

A bit of Turquoise

Hello everyone.
  Through the Purple Haze is back up and running and I'm excited to be on the Design Team.  WHOOT WHOOT WHOOT!!

This month's challenge is
Anything Goes with Turquoise.  
For my card, I started with white cs and blended Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon from the bottom up.
With a piece of scrap, I blended Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean and then cut the butterfly using a Simon Says die.
From navy blue cs I cut out the mate filigree butterfly also by Simon Says. 
I then went to my ribbon draw and found this pretty grosgrain black and turquoise ribbon which I probably should have looked for first since now the topper butterfly clashed.  SO, with my black marker I went over the top butterfly to match the ribbon.
The sentiment was stamped on white card stock and trimmed and edged with Mermaid Lagoon.
All mounted on a turquoise cs top fold base.
A few sequins added about that were filled with clear glitter glossy accents made them pop.

Thanks for stopping by and I  hope that you'll join us with all this pretty blue fun.  This blue is my favorite color.

Crafty Sentiments: ATG
DieCut Diva: ATG
Cuttlebug Mania: Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown: Favorite Color
Simon Says: ATG
Crafting By Design: Things with Wings
Tic Tac Toe: Sentiment//Free//Ribbon

Have an amazing day !!



Sponged scene

Hello everyone,

This is my Design Team card for the monthly
 Technique Challenge at Try Stampin' (or not) on Tuesday.

The challenge technique this month is sponging and you can play along. You can make a scene, just a background or do the edges of your paper.   
This is all on one layer.  The inks I used in this are Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade.  Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Broken China and Stormy Sky.
I used black StazOn ink for all the silhouettes.  The stamp set is all by Fiskars and I used a Fiskars circle punch to create the masking.  I used a black top fold base for the card. 

We're looking forward to see what you can come up with.  

I would like to add this card to the following challenges if I may please:

Through the Craftroom Door: ATG
Watercooler Wednesday: ATG
Creative Knockouts: Flowerpower
The Card Concept: Rustic Blooms  ( Classy //Elegant) 

Wishing you all an amazing day and Happy Crafting.