Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Card with Imagine That!

It's Christmas time!!!  That means LOTS of Christmas cards!  I love to make them!  I made this one with the  Mistletoe Kitty set from Imagine That Digistamps!  I love the little Cardinal!  Look at his crazy 'hair!' I didn't notice it until I was coloring the image.  I laughed.  He's so adorable!

I really like this card.  It is so simple, yet so striking!  If you participate in the Link party on ITD's Creative Playground using any ITD image, you will get to pick one FREE Christmas or Winter set!  You get that just for participating!  What are you waiting for???

Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Springy Birthday card with Imagine That!

I don't know why I was inspired to do this springy card in the fall, but I was.  I wanted to use the beautiful Well Wishes set from Imagine That! Digistamps.  This is what emerged!  I love how bright and colorful it is!  Thank you for looking!  I hope you are inspired to color something bright and springy to chase any winter blues away!

Image and Sentiment from the Well Wishes set.

Have a Crafty Day!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Purrfect Thanksgiving card!

Hi everyone!  I have been so busy lately!  I'm afraid my crafting has gone in so many directions, I have very little to show.  However, today, I am here to show you this adorable card using these adorable Pumpkin Kitties by Imagine That! Digistamps

How adorable are these cats?  I printed the image and colored with my copics.  I don't have many orange or yellow orange copics, so my pumpkin has a bit of an odd color.  I still like it though.  I just made due with what I had!  For the background, I sprayed over a Hero Arts stencil with Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist.  The background sparkles, but it is hard to capture in the photo.  Then I fussy cut the cat image and added the sentiment (which I colored with an ombre effect using the same colors as the pumpkin!).  A simple card, but I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that it will bring joy to its intended recipient.  She loves cats, and this is 
"purrrrfect" for her!  (Heehee. . .see what I did there???)

Thank you for looking!  Have a Crafty day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Imagine That! Digistamp inspiration!

This is the perfect day to post this card!  I created this card for a friend's birthday that just happens to be today!  (Happy Birthday, Julie!)  I used Dachshund Party to create this adorable card.  I printed it and colored it with my Copics.  I tried to make the dog look like Julie's dog, Izzy!  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create my background.  I added a little washi tape and the sentiment and I was good to go!  Doesn't it just scream celebration???

Swing by Imagine That! to pick up this adorable set!

Have a Crafty Day!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Imagine That Digistamps Linky Challenge

Hi!  Guess what: it is officially October.  That means I am officially part of the Design Team for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Who-hoo!!!  With that said, I have lots of things to share with you today!

First of all, at the ITD's Creative Playground blog, they do a challenge every month.  If you participate using a ITD digi, then you automatically get the featured set of the month.  If you participate using another company's stamp (which is totally fine!), you are entered into a drawing for a $15 voucher to use at Imagine That! Digistamp store!  Ok, so who is interested???  The challenge runs until November 3.  That gives you plenty of time!

The featured set for the month of October is called Thanks a Bunch.
It is such a versatile set!  I love how it is usable all year!  I created a card with this featured set:
I wanted to create a beautiful fall card, so I colored the image with more fall-like colors.  I used a kraft colored card base on which I added Bo Bunny's copper Glitter paste using a palette knife and a Tim Holtz stencil.  I love the way it came it.  I just adds a warmth and touch of fall to the card.  

So what are you waiting for? Go make a card or project and join the linky challenge!  I look forward to seeing your projects!

Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Last Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team Post

I have some Big News I've been keeping secret, but first:  Here is my final Imagine That! Digistamp Guest Design Team card
I used the Get Whale Soon set

Isn't it the cutest set?  I love it! I was a little intimidated coloring the whale as I wasn't sure if I had enough Copic blue variations that would look good.  However, I managed, and he looks so adorable!

Ok, now for my Big News:

Wait for it. . . . .

Starting October 1, I am officially a Design Team Member for Imagine That! Digistamps!  Yea!!  Can you believe it?  They have asked me to officially join their team!  I am beyond excited to be a member of their talented group!  So keep an eye here and on ITD's Creative Playground Blog to see more of my work with their adorable stamps- including new releases!  Yea!!

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Distress Oxide inks!

Hi!  Yes, I'm still making cards and still alive!  I've been posting for my GDT work with Imagine That! Digistamps, but I haven't been posting my own stuff.  Since I have a great deal to share, I will break it up into different posts.  Today, I'm going to share the cards I've made using the Distress Oxide Inks to make the backgrounds!

If you haven't yet used Distress Oxide inks, DO IT!  Find someone who will let you use theirs and just play!  That's how I found out about them.  Some friends got together JUST to play with the Oxides.  I was hooked from that moment!  What beautiful backgrounds they make.  I know there are other ways to use them, but since I am still quite a novice, I don't know their many other uses. . .yet!

Basically, for these backgrounds, I rubbed the ink pad straight onto my crafting mat leaving ink stripes.  I put several colors together.  Then, I spritzed the ink with water before I laid the paper on top.  I moved the paper around in order to pick up more ink and to blend the colors.  I used my heat tool to dry the ink a bit.  Then, I spritzed it with water again (using larger drops- the Tim Holtz spray bottle works great for this!), then I dabbed it with a paper towel as I used the heat tool to dry it.

Also, all the images were colored with Copics!

Without further ado:
These stamps are from Craftin Desert Divas!  They are the Treasure Trolls!  

This is also a stamp from Craftin Desert Divas!  It is a Digital Stamp called Cool Summer!  On the top of this background, I used the Oxide ink to stamp with.  It gives a great tone on tone image that is subtle but still effective!

Another Craftin Desert Divas stamp!  Isn't she adorable?? She is called Aloha!

I LOVE these elephants from My Favorite Things!  They are called BB Adorable Elephants!

On this final example, I used the Oxides a little differently.  Using a blending tool, I blended different bright colors onto Bristol paper.  (It is heavier paper that stands up to the wet media.)  After that, I blended the Black Soot Oxide over top of the colors being sure to leave some of the color visible.  Then, I spritzed the paper with water.  It blended the colors and obscured the lines.  I dried it with my heat tool, spritzed it again, dabbed it with a paper towel and then dried it again.  After the whole thing was dry, I splattered silver acrylic paint over it to look like stars.

This is from Astro Tobie digital stamp from Some Odd Girl!  I love the little alien at his feet!

That is all I have for now!  Try out the Oxide inks if you can!  They are more than just ink!  

Thank you for looking and have a Crafty Day!