Purple Mondo Sakura

I'm playing along with the Ellen Huston Pin Site Challenge for April. Here is my card I made using this gorgeous new Mondo Sakura. I stamped the image on watercolor paper and heat embossed in gold. I then took my Zigs and watercolored the images focusing the darker color on the shaded areas. I love... Continue Reading →

You are My Sunshine

I'm playing along with the Ellen Hutson Pin - Sights Challenge with this fun Essentials by Ellen All Inside set. I recently received a set of Avery Elle's awesome liquid watercolors from an Ellen Hutson blog hop. I thought they would make the perfect background for a rainbow card. I took some watercolor paper and... Continue Reading →

Hot Mess

I hope you are doing well. I was lucky enough to get my hands on these new sets by Essentials by Ellen and wanted to share them with you. You can find the new release here. Let's take a look at the Hot Mess Leading Lady. As a mom, I can totally relate and often... Continue Reading →

Painting with Alcohol Inks

I've been having fun playing with alcohol inks and backgrounds and then I saw Jessica Frost -Ballas from All The Sparkle post where she had the most gorgeous flower painted with alcohol ink. Find her post and video tutorial here, it is awesome. I started out stamping the magnolia on some Yupo paper in Versmark... Continue Reading →

Christmas Tree Season

It’s November so it’s time to start making Christmas cards. I wanted to use some scrapes in my stash, so I decided to make some pattern paper by cutting 1/2 inch strips and placing them on a card base that I had put some double stick tape on. Once I had my card base! I... Continue Reading →

Fall Coffee Lovers

It's been a busy an summer and the kids are finally back to school after a 2 week delay thanks to Hurricane Harvey.  Thankfully, we are all safe and well but I'll post more on that later. Even though it doesn't seem like fall weather here in Houston, I broke out the fall colors for... Continue Reading →

Peonies & Magnolias 

I'm playing along with the Ellen Hutson June Pin-Sights Challenge today. I made two cards using the color prompts of the challenge. For my first card, I used the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony and the Concord & 9th Happy Words & Stripe Builder on Strathmore Watercolor paper. I first stamped the stripes in Picked... Continue Reading →

Magnolias

Playing along with the Essentials for Ellen Pin Site Challenge and I made two cards using the beautiful Mondo Magnolia stamp. For my first card, I stamped the bigger flower in Verafine Ink and clear embossed it on some watercolor paper. Then I used some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask paper to mask off the flower so... Continue Reading →

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