Monday, January 15, 2018

Save the chubby unicorns

I love these!  I saw a shirt on Pinterest that said this:


  • DOx in Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot inked onto craft mat and a Jane Davenport brush pen used to write and color
  • Rhino is an old foam stamp found at the elementary... You would not believe the layers of ink on this thing... I wiped it multiple times with a baby wipe, then inked it with Ranger Archival in Jet Black
  • Recollections card stock in back

I'd like to share this at:
Addicted To Stamps and More:
Art Impressions:

All kinds of inky

Here's another card made for the school staff:


  • Main background panel is alcohol ink in Sailboat Blue and Meadow
  • Corners snipped with a Fiskars punch
  • Base panel is kraft inked with Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint
  • DCWV two-sided paper cut with Tim's sentiment die, then sanded with Testers sand paper
  • Tim's wildflowers cut from white packing cardboard
  • Heishi beads from Africa (which are flat like sequins...)

I'd like to share this at:

Feather birthday

I'm making birthday cards for the school staff.  This was a quickie:


  • DIs in Peacock Feathers, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, and Evergreen Bough
  • Crafters Workshop stencil laid over top and sprayed with water
  • The Paper Studio feathers (the one is very shiny gold)
  • Twine from stash
  • Tim's Metallic Quotations
  • Coredination cardstock

I'd like to share this at:

11 months 'til December!

Here are two cards originally inspired by the current challenge at Jingle Belles:

Last year, I stored my Xmas box on a high shelf in the craft shack and the result was: few Xmas cards through the year!  So I'm keeping it down low this year because I love Xmas year-round! 


  • Green cardstock by Recollections
  • Patterned greenery paper by (?)*
  • Picture panels snipped from paper by (?)*
  • The glitter on the snowman card is Stamendous on Glossy Accents
  • The glitter on the Santa card is Stickies
  • Tim's Metallic holiday quotations
*I'll look in the shack in the morning to update

I'd like to share this at the following challenges:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SOS: Something Old and Something New!


Hope you've had a great first week of 2018... 51 weeks to go this year!

This week at Shopping Our Stash, we are celebrating the old as well as the new!  We'd like you to use something from your stash, and also something new. 

Here are my cards representing old and new:

  • The old: 
    • Both the green papers on these cards are multiple years old, and I think the lighter green is probably 5-7 years old.  They were both scraps in my scrap bin. 
    • The studs at the corners of the second card are many years old also.  I have fears that the adhesive isn't so adhesive anymore.  The packaging is long-gone, but I think Recollections made these.
    • The green panels were inked with DI in Frayed Burlap and Gathered Twigs
  • The not-new:
    • Both Tim Holtz die sets (Mini Greenery and Sentiments) are a couple years old.
    • The background paper on both cards is from Tim's paper pad, a couple years old
    • Twine from my stash
  • The new: 
    • The Big Shot used to cut the dies with!  Merry Christmas to me!
So, what new items did you add to your stash?  Show us at Shopping Our Stash!  See you over there.  

Monday, January 8, 2018


Trying to complete the holiday cards I started this past season... Here's one I began in December:

I just finished it on Sunday.

Supplies and notes:

  • Snowflake sky made by inking Tim's small snowflakes with Distress Embossing Ink and embossing with Distress Antique Embossing Powder in Turquoise
  • Sky then dipped in DOx in Vintage Photo
  • The deer was from a goodie bag from The Funkie Junkie Boutique; I inked it with Distress Embossing Ink and heat embossed with Ranger in Potting Soil
  • Vintage seam binding bow
  • Tim's die for the "Merry"
  • Torn scrap watercolor paper for the lower background
  • The ledger print paper as part of the mounting is from a generic paper pad
  • The blue mounting is cardstock by Recollections
That's it!

I'll share this at:


I received this black and white postcard of this bird as a thank-you from a friend... so I couldn't resist adding color... and she'll get it back!


  • Postcard with bird drawing
  • Liquid frisket (masking fluid) used on parts of the bird
  • DIs applied to an acrylic block and sprayed with lots of water then I pressed the card into it
  • Tim's metallic quotations added 

I'd like to share this with JUGs for their Anything Goes challenge.