Sunday, April 30, 2017

Wonderful teacher

Hello! I am incredibly excited to be a guest designer for CAS on Sunday's challenge #107 - Use Glitter or Sequins. This challenge was a lot of fun to do. :)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snow much fun!

Hello. I saw people out wearing shorts today and what did I do? I colored snowmen!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Happy Wednesday! I have a friend who just found out she was pregnant with her first child so I wanted to make a card to congratulate her. :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Hi! I have a cute card today. I colored the two kittens from Clearly Besotted's You're Perrfect stamps with copics and then fussy cut them out. The dp is from Lawnfawn and so is the sentiment which I die cut and then stamped. You can't really see it in the picture but I added glossy accents over the sentiment to give it some shine.

I am sharing this card in Freshly Made Sketches #284 and Sending Paw Prints - Green challenges.

Thanks for stopping in :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Layering blossoms

Hello :) I love, love, love cards that have pretty watercolor on them but I never seem to be able to use watercolor correctly. I am going to keep trying though. This card is kind of a cheat on watercolor. First I masked off my water color cardstock so that only a strip in the middle was visible. I used Altenew's Bold Blossom set in shades of pinks and greens along the open area and then took a waterbrush before it completely dried to blur the lines a bit.

Once I took the masking off I used a wink of stella on the higlight parts of the flower to give it a little shimmer. The 'beautiful' is a die cut from C&9th's Beautiful You die and the little words are from the C&9th's Beautiful Words set. I used glossy accents on the die cut to add some dimension and then a few Nuvo drops too. I adhered the panel to a top folding card to finish it off.

 I am sharing this in:
CAS Watercolor April challenge - pink and green
SSS Wednesday - Showers/Flowers

CAS(E) this Sketch!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Christmas wreath

Hi! I have a Christmas card today. My goal is to get all of my Christmas cards done before December :)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Smile bright

I was inspired by Addicted to CAS's challenge word 'Smile'. 

I knew I wanted to do something bright and cheery so I started with a couple of yellow distress inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed to smoosh ink on my kraft mat and then sprayed the mat with water. I was attempting to do a water color wash by using a paint brush to put water down on some watercolor cardstock and then add the ink to it. The color was a little brighter than I was expecting but it was definitely cheery. I stamped the sentiment and smiley face with versafine black ink and then clear embossed.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Rainbow day

Hello! This card is perfect for my little girls being that it has a rainbow, a unicorn and (especially!) a cupcake. I hadn't even finished making it and they were trying to take it for themselves, lol.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Christmas Garland

My goal is to make a couple of Christmas cards every month. This time I am using the Merry Monday Challenge - branches/twigs as inspiration. :)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Celebrate with a cupcake

I colored this cute stamp from Penny Black's Cakes and Wishes set with my copics and then put in some shadows with colored pencils. I used gel pens to color in the sprinkles on the cupcake and then decided that I wanted a little more dimension so I added some Nuvo drops too. Its funny, I didn't realize I liked coloring until I started making cards. Now, I find random reasons to pick up markers, pencils and pens. :)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CAS Cherry blossom

I really love CAS cards but I struggle to make them REALLY clean and simple. This time I was determined and it is about as CAS as I can do :)

I saw the challenge to make a card with leaves/trees on CAS on Sunday and wanted to use my Hero Arts Layering Fall Trees. Only I really didn't want to think about fall yet so I decided to try my hand at making a cherry tree in blossom. I started by looking at a picture of real cherry blossoms to figure out what colors I wanted to use. I got a range of pink inks and started layering them on my tree.
I wanted the trunk to fade a little more in the background and make the pink more in the front. I used my white gel pen to shade around the branches and cover up a tiny bit of the brown. Then I took copics in similar colors and added some more pink dots. The sentiment is from the Thanks Stamp and Cut set. Once I had that done, I didn't like how my tree kind of floated so I used a Zig marker and some water to make a line of grass under the tree. I used some pink cardstock to just have a hint of color at the top and I was done.
I am sharing this card in two challenges:
CAS on Sunday - trees/leaves and
A Blog Named Hero - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spring flowers

Hi! Spring is such a fun inspiration for colors. I used SSS Mod Flower background stamp to clear emboss some watercolor cardstock. Then I took three Zig clean color markers and a water brush to color the flowers and leaves.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Giraffe birthday

Have you heard about April the giraffe in NYC? The have a baby watch going for her, should have a baby any day now. So I thought I would make a birthday card with a little giraffe on it :)

Artsy thanks

I am so happy that spring is here! I've seen a bunch of robins in the last week or so (in Michigan that means spring is here) and I can't wait until the flowers start coming up. The card I made today reminds me of when the flowers first start blooming. I took SSS Artsy Flowers and die cut all the pieces out and then stamped them with several colors.

I used small butterflies from Birch Press Design Close to the Heart and then drew in some lines showing they had already visited the flowers.

I am sharing this card in two challenges.

Freshly Made Sketches

SSS Monday - Things with wings

Thanks for stopping by :)