Monday, May 30, 2016


One of my long-term coworkers is retiring, after nearly 20 years on the job. She made it! Anyway, her last day is Tuesday, and here is the card I made for her. Purple and blue are her favorite colors.

I used the cool stamp set from Avery Elle called "Hats Off". I colored the images with Copic markers, and backed it up with a couple of Die-Namics wonky stitched circles.  
 Happy retirement, Dotti!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Water coloring over embossed text

I just got the "on the edge" set of sentiments from My Favorite Things, and the "HAPPY" just screamed, "Cut me out of white on an angle!". Who am I to argue with inanimate craft items that speak so clearly?

The back panel is white embossed text (Hero Arts) that has been water color stained. Seriously, I just used my Gansai Tambi water colors and picked out a few of my favorites and slopped it down there.

The birthday word stamp and the bird are from The Alley Way Stamps. TAWS went out of business last January, but I have a LOT of their stamps, I was a fan and a subscriber. So, TAWS critters will be on my cards a long time. Yes, this card should have read "HAPPY Bird-day".  I missed that opportunity for a pun. My bad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

More flowers

Yes, more flowers. And brace yourselves, because even more are coming! I got my order from Jo-Ann's yesterday with 2 new old sets from Woodware with doodle-y type daisies and sunflowers.

In the meantime, enjoy more messy water colored flower cards:

The flowers are from The Alleyway Stamps Petal Pushers and Wispy Wishes. The "thanks" is cut with a die from Paper Smooches.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Messy flowers

I was inspired by Amy R's water-colored flower note card set. I, of course didn't have the same stamps that she does, but what the heck. I went for it with my existing flowers from The Alley Way Stamps. 

These are flowers from the Wispy Wishes and Petal Pushers sets. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for the actual flowers, and some pan watercolors for the messy blue background.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Hello, flowers!

Not much to say about this one. I was practicing multiple stamping with my Misti and decided to use the practice piece.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers and a strip of plaid from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid 6x6 paper pad.  The no-name clear sequins took on the colors of the surrounding area.