Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello. I know it has been a while... you know life gets in the way sometimes of crafting. I wish crafting could be my life, but then who would take care of my family :D? I don't want anyone else to do it, so crafting gets put on the back burner some times. 

I used the HOPE set from
since that is the only one I own, (but I hope to rectify that this Christmas, as I have a couple of sets on my Christmas list. To create my background I inked up some distress watercolor card stock from Tim Holtz. I used the smooth side and swiped my Memento dye ink London Fog for the middle Tangelo and Grape Jelly for the ends. I then took another piece of card stock and inked both ribbons in a circular pattern to create a flower, first the orange with the solid image and then the purple with the open image. I then fussy cut it out. I took the scrap and inked it up and cut the circles out to create the center.  

 I made this for a friend of mine's daughter. It is her Quinceanera this weekend and in lieu of any gifts for herself she wants the guests to bring an unwrapped toy, so she can take them to Ronald McDonald house for the burn victims. As her younger sister had to stay there a few years ago and she never forgot the kindness they showed her family and wants to pay it forward. So this is the card that is going to go with the gift. 
I hope it touches the receiver as it is intended. I made it with my heart, and I pray that it brightens their day. So for todays post I am linking my card to

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Does it get any better than that. I mean really a whole day around the world devoted to one of my FAVORITE pastimes. Well I have been blog hopping all day, drooling and creating wish list's. Wonderful eye candy all over the net.

I did how ever finish a card I had started for the Fusion challenge here is the link:

here is my card:
This sunflower image is from Claudine Hellmuth studio "bloom - Jumbo" clear stamp collection. I colored it with Copic markers Y13 Y15 Y17 Y18 YR23 E13 E15 E18 YR27. The leaves are from another set that I don't know the name of. It has been in my stash forever. I drew the panel on the left free hand and colored it in with G24 and G28 Copic markers. I inked the sentiment with mementoLuxe Dandelion.

I used Neenah solar white paper and stamped the image 3 times to be able to cut and color the center and have it pop up. I colored the very center with a wink of stella to give it some shine.