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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Choose Joy


It's fall in my area, and I'm struggling between the fun bright colors of summer and the brilliant shades of fall, but somehow I managed to grab a set of muted pastels for today's project, and it came out better than I had wished!


I'm sharing this project with a celebration of a crafting company that has decided to close its doors after 10 amazing years of products and community! Reverse Confetti's Choose Joy and coordinating Confetti Cuts are front and center on my card and it was so much fun to put together!



This card is a challenge card for Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability Forum, and it starts on Friday with MIX508 Common Thread or Knot!




Supplies
: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session, a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • Choose Joy by Reverse Confetti (FS)
  • Choose Joy Confetti Cuts (FS)

Plus:
  • White Cardstock (AZ)
  • Kraft Cardstock (AZ)
  • Evergreen Bough Distress Ink (AZ)
  • Victorian Velvet Oxide Ink (AZ)
  • Shabby Shutters Distress Ink (AZ)
  • Angel Pink Memento Ink (AZ)
  • Summer Sky Memento Ink (AZ)
  • Winter Blue Paint (AZ)
  • Cotton Candy (AZ)
  • Light Sage (AZ)
  • white thread (AZ)
  • Colored Pencils

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design teamwork. To see a list of these companies, just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.


Friday, August 26, 2022

Find the 5-0-0 in the Latest Challenge!


Hooray! It's Friday! And it's a new Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoaststampers! Lots of exclamations so far in this post because it is a BIG deal! The challenge has hit its 500th challenge, and we are celebrating with the 5-0-0 up all over the gallery and internet!

A post from all of the Mix-Ability hostess can be read here. It’s so interesting to read how each of us decided to lead a challenge. 

I have two cards to share today. The first one has some of my very favorite monoprinted and freestyle background paper. The sentiment is made with Lawn Fawn's Giant Hooray die on cardstock painted with metallic gold paint.  Pretty much a party on a card! 

The other card is a lot of fun because I started with a printer printout background and added paint layers. The sentiment is from a super sweet photopolymer set by Jane's Doodles called "You've Got This." By this posting, it is sold out, bummer, but there are a ton more adorable and fun options on their website.



Come on over to Splitcoaststampers and join in any challenge for a super fun crafty community at any time.

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design teamwork. To see a list of these companies, scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Allow Faith and a Challenge


Happy Friday, friends!

I'm stopping in so randomly, but I want to share with you a fun technique and a challenge!

I came across this mixed media technique called Leaf Stamp Art, go try it out! I added some spatters to make it more spontaneous for my card.

Now the reason for my card is a new challenge! I'm hosting the Mix-Ability Challenge on Splitcoaststampers forum. It's a great chance to try a bit of mixed media and turn it into a little gift to mail to a friend!

I confess, I’ve been on low-profile mode for a very long time, it’s obvious with my supply list, but I stopped by Your Next Stamp blog and saw they had a link party! Please drop over there to look at the gallery and check out the newest release. Their bubble gum cat is adorable!!

That's it from me! Enjoy your weekend and get crafty if you can!

Supplies
: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
Plus:
  • Word Bubble Die (My Favorite Stamps)
  • Leaf from a tree
  • Acrylic paint (DecoArt)
  • Charcoal cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Lime green cardstock


I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design teamwork. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Vignette it Your Way


Hi friends! I was so fortunate to drop into my art studio and get some fun sentiment cards done. It just gives me warm fuzzies when I can do that. Today these cards are for the Splitcoaststampers challenge forum, Mix-Ability!

I have three cards to share that came together rather quickly for two reasons. I have a pile of monoprints ready to use and three new die cuts that I was so happy to get at a local, walk-in-the-door craft store! I'm so glad they are still open!


Lawn Fawn has quite a few "Giant" Lawn Cuts that make for a jiffy card session. I have Giant Sending Big Hugs, Giant Thank You, and Giant Happy Birthday.


Each one of my cards attempts to create a vignette. I say attempt because art and mixed media specifically can be jolted into different directions. 

Sending Big Hugs is a monoprint on deli paper inspired by the amazingly talented Birgit Koopsen. I made a vignette or transition by painting whirling lines. I meant to cut the paper along the lines, but when I realized I was gluing my layer on the base I had already cut it into a rectangle. 

Thank you is a transition with simple lines to hide the abrupt edge of the bubble background mat layer. That background is from when I hosted the MIX468 challenge. It isn't noticeable in the photo but I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens so it twinkles it's Thank You.

Happy Birthday is another monoprint that I did for a challenge and loved it but needed to wait for the right card to use it. I believe it's from the MIX460 challenge and just trying to play with brush strokes.

This week it's 


Supplies
: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Featured Product(s):
  • Giant Sending Big Hugs (AZ, LF)
  • Giant Thank You (AZ, LF)
  • Giant Happy Birthday (AZ, LF)
  • Rose Friend (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • White Cardstock (AZ, STM)
  • Monoprinting Plate (AZ, GA)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pens (AZ, SN)
  • Sequins (PPP)

I'm a maker who receives goodies chosen by myself for design team work. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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