Friday, May 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Good Friday morning to you all! It's the 15th so that means it is time for our next challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. This challenge is inspired by a really pretty and feminine photo...

For my card I kept to the pink colors (as I am looking at this photo now, for the first time I am seeing the blue and purple in the background and wishing I had incorporated that too!). I also went with the floral motif by using the two flower images from the Winnie and Walter The Party stamp set.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and heat embossed the flowers and swirls with white embossing powder. Next I loosely painted in the background and the flowers. For the sentiment I heat embossed it with silver powder. Lastly, I embellished with some Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you'll play along with us this week. Click HERE to get to the Sparkle & Shine Challenge site.

                                                           Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Hey all! Today is the first of the month which means that it is time for a brand new challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge Blog. We were provided with the cutest photo for this one...

Love this polka dotted pink rain boots! I need those for northwest rain!

As you can see I took my inspiration mostly from the colors in this photo. I also thought that the delphinium could represent the polka dots if one were to use a little abstract thinking!

How adorable is that little bee?! I chose to use some Pretty Pink Posh sequins on both sides of the sentiment to help draw the eye to it. 

Make sure to stop by the Sparkle & Shine blog HERE to see what the rest of the team was inspired to make. Hope you join us too! Make a card and link it up!

Sequins:  (Pretty Pink Posh - 6mm Sparkling Clear)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Flower Favorites, Sentiment Splits)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Flower Favorites, Sentiment Splits)

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #4

Happy Wednesday! It's the 15th of the month which means that it is time for another challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog. For this one the team had the pleasure of working with this sketch as our inspiration piece...

It's pretty rare for me to follow a sketch precisely as it is, but that is exactly what I did with this one! Makes putting it all together a speedy process.

For this card I used a Winnie and Walter stamp set called "The Party". I started by watercoloring a strip of watercolor paper with bright pinks and blues (which blended together to form some purple). After it dried I used the confetti stamp in the set and stamped it repeatedly, then I colored in a few randomly with some glitter pens.  For the second strip of paper I opted to cover it with some smaller pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  For the sentiment panel I stamped the balloons and painted them in with some watercolors.

We'd love for you to join us in this challenge. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Winnie and Walter!!!! 

Click HERE to go to the challenge site and see what the rest of the team has created and to link up your project!

Oh, and that blue dotted background cardstock is some of the new Mini Dot cardstock from My Mind's Eye...I am in love with that stuff!!!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Happy Tuesday! Have a birthday card to share with you today. It features the cutest little cupcake!

This on started with a quick wash of watercolor on the base panel. After that dried I simply layered to frame and sentiment banner. The cupcake was colored with Copics.

I added a layer of shimmer over the top of the cupcake with a Wink Of Stella pen. Lastly, I embellished with a few sequins and a tiny little jewel at the center of the bow.


Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Baker's Dozen)
Inks: Ranger Distress (Evergreen Bough, Broken China)

Thanks for taking a look.


Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hey all. Hope you all are having a great week. For this household, this week has meant the true start of the baseball season. Games and practices are in full swing, which means chaos is back in full swing. Since baseball signifies spring I thought I would share a card with you that kind of screams spring!

I made this one for the latest challenge over on the Card Concept Challenge blog. My goal was to keep this one classy and elegant.

I started this card by die cutting the flowers out of watercolor paper. Then I simply watercolored in the die cuts. 

For the sentiment I die cut the 'hello' from the frame, took the word out and watercolored it with the aqua and green, then once it dried colored over it with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. Then simply inlaid the word back in. That sentiment frame with the addition of the hello word is made up of so many die cut little pieces that I found it easiest to back the whole thing with a wide piece of Washi tape.

If you click HERE you will be taken directly to the image that was the inspiration piece for this challenge. You can see that I incorporated the florals and colors from it. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Be Happy)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Brushed Blooms, Keep it Simple Frames, Noted)
Sequins: Studio Calico

Thanks for taking a peek today!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #3

Hey everyone! It's the first of the month which means that it is time for another challenge over on the Sparkle & Shine Challenge blog. The first challenge this month uses this photo as an inspiration piece...

What a cute idea huh?! Love those Peeps around the edge peeking through the glass.  This is the card that I came up with...

I started by smooshing multiple colors of Distress Ink onto a panel of watercolor paper. Then I die cut and stamped the sun. Once that was done I lightly traced the inner edges of the rays onto my background. That provided me with a "guideline" of where to place the sequins. Once I had all of the sequins in place then I adhered the sun with some foam tape to pop it up a bit. 

The colors on this next photo are off because I ended up taking this photo indoors at night, but what I wanted you all to see was the shimmer on the word 'smiling'. After I die cut the letters out of white card stock then I colored them with Copic markers and a Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Make sure that you check out the Sparkle & Shine challenge blog HERE, we'd love to have you participate! 

Distress Inks: Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Broken China, Ripe Persimmon
Stamps: Papertrey Ink 
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Blue Skies, Headline Alphabet)

Thanks for taking a peek!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Runway Inspired

Hey all, hope those of you that have spring break this week are enjoying yourselves. We just got back from Central Oregon where we spent some great family time. Today I have a card to share with you that was inspired by the latest challenge over on the Runway Inspired challenge blog.

The background was made by "smooshing" some watered down distress inks onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it was dried I directly stamped the red butterfly onto the watercolor paper.

For the 'hugs' sentiment I cut it out three times in dark grey and adhered those together to give it some dimension. Then to kick it up a notch I cut the bottom half of the word out of a sheet of coral card stock and then adhered a cherry red iridescent glitter to it.

The aqua butterfly and brad  that are in the center of the stamped butterfly are from an older My Mind's Eye collection.

This is the image that was the inspiration for the challenge...

Inks: Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Festive Berries) Versafine (Onyx Black)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Butterflies, Big Hugs)
Dies: Papertrey Ink (Big Hugs)
Brad: My Mind's Eye (Follow Your Heart)

Thanks for stopping by!