Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bleach Blocking Challenge with Technique Junkies Stamps

Good Morning!!!!! 
I can't believe the week is half over!!!  One day closer to the weekend!!!!

Welcome to our newest challenge!

You will have a whole month to complete the challenge. Enter as many times as you wish using the link list at the bottom of the post for a chance to win a $25 Technique Junkies Gift Certificate!
You have until September 10th to enter. Winner will be announced September 11th.

A few simple rules.

You must use Technique Junkies stamps to be chosen to win a prize.

If you don't have any Technique Junkies stamps feel free to play along and link your project but you will not be in the drawing for a prize.

You must use the challenge technique in your project (that's the challenge!)

No linking old projects. Projects must be new.

Please list Technique Junkies stamps with links in your project posts.

Please link directly to your project (not a general blog).

If you have a problem linking to the challenge contact Jeanne

The challenge is... Bleach Blocking!
You can see the original tutorial HERE

For my first card, I only blocked one spot, but I used a paint brush to pain squiggles and dots in the bleach. I thought this would be a nice aquatic background for the Swirl Turtle and the Advice from a Sea Turtle  sentiment! A quick and easy, but striking card!!!!

I used much more blocking with this card (and a couple of flicks of the paintbrush for some extra splotchiness). I used the Contemporary Floral stamp along with the sentiment from the With Sympathy set. Again, a quick and easy card. While I had the bleach out, I made a few more background to have at the ready when I want to make a quick and simple card.

Like these stamps? You can use the Coupon Code to save on these oldies but goodies~

XX's and Oh's

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sprinkle and Sparkle a little love

Good Morning! Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend.

With having broke my knee cap, my summer's been a write off in terms of outdoor stuff, but that leaves me some more time to create!

I'm getting along a little better, so I think I may venture out to the farmers market this morning and i'm going to try to drive the car this afternoon!

Today's my guest spot day over at Vera Lane Studio and I'm sharing two creations using her fabulous new release Sprinkle and Sparkle fairy sisters. They are just too cute! 

Bot images come with and without text, which makes them super fun!!!

You can find the image HERE!

I really LOVE the super cute bee!!!!

Hope you have a most amazing day!!!!

XX's and Oh's


Thursday, August 10, 2017

IO stamps Thursday Designer Challenge

Good Morning! Today's challenge is a colour challenge

Orange and Turquoise.

Going to keep things short and sweet this morning  as i'm running late.

For my first card, I used the Layered Twist Stamp Set and the Flag Banner Die

All inks are from IO

For the ice cream, I used Peach, Melon and Orange, Tan Beige and Banana
The sentiment is in Sea Glass

This Magnificently Spooky creation features the
Goburglers stamp

Be sure to link up your colourful creations on the IO blog and visit to get all the details for winning a prize!!!

Here's the list of Designer Players!

XX's and Oh's


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joy Shared Multiplied

I wanted to share another newly released stamp from Technique Junkies Stamps!

The stamp is called Hibiscus Panel
It took a bit of work to get this look, but it wasn't too taxing!!!

Here's how I did it!

First, I stamped the main image in Versamark and embossed in black.
I coloured the flowers in with My Zig Clean Brush Markers and cut the flowers off the image

To make the background, I played with my Distress Oxide Inks in 

Pistachio, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet.

I used my sponging tool to make circles in various colours


I layed my Gothic Swirl Stencil over the panel and sprayed it with water.
I lifted the stencil and gently dobbed the excess water off. that a word? Well maybe dabbed.....dabbed, dobbed , wipe up the extra water already!!!!

I heat set the panel and then using purple ink, stamped the image onto the background using my misti. Why did I use the MISTI you ask? Well, so I could stamp again with Versamark ink so I could then emboss it with clear embossing powder. Supah Cool!!!!

I took the cut flowers and mounted them over the main image

Lastly, I stamped the Joy sentiment, which is from the Sentimental Sayings stamp set


XX's and Oh's


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Where did 21 years go?

Jon is 21 today.......holy pete! I almost can't believe it. 
I wanted to make him a card that was reflective of something he likes to do, which is to fish.

I used the Bobber Box stamp as my main focal point. If you look closely, you can see i've used the 

Fishing Line stamp on the background to add a touch of dimension

I coloured the image with Copic Marker, adding some ZIG Pen highlights to the metal areas.
I achieved the vintage look by sponging over the entire image with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. As you can see, there's a little highlight in the middle. I eased up with the sponge there.

Lastly, I used the Build your own Message set to add the sentiment.

It really does pay to keep things around in case you need them. I've had these little metal numbers and letters from Making Memories for as long as I can remember. They were perfect to personalize the card even more!!!! I'm glad to say he liked it very much!!!!

I created this card for My Great Uncle who is turning 92 later this month. Now that's a feat in itself! It's not to often one enjoys 92 years of living. He will have his 70th Anniversary next year!!!

I'm wishing Uncle John, much good health and happiness in the coming year

I took the opportunity to use my newly release Seth Apter images to created a fun background with the card.

They can be found in the RPM's Clear Set or individually on the IO site

Of course I used my fabulous IO inks in


I wanted the background to really stand out, so I used the Happy Die Cut and matching Clear Set

A quick and easy card, but quite striking I think!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

XX's and Oh's


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Under the Sea

Good Morning!!!!

I'm excited to share this fun creation with you today!!!!!

It's a sweet surprise in a card!!!

I created this card using the Seahorse and Octupus and the Mermaid set from Vera Lane Studio Digitial Stamps.  I love the possibilities you have with digi stamps.

I created the scene (which you will see in a little bit) in Photoshop Editor

I coloured the images with Copic Markers, Nuvo Glitter Markers

I fussy cut the mermaid and sentiment.

I have this super fun porthole die from Marianne Designs and I was just itching to create a fun scene with it.

What about this cute little Octopus....... I love her little Octopus lips!!!

The glitter pens still show a bit of opacity

Here's the surprise at the end!!!!!

I had to add some Glitter accents, not only because it's the theme this month over at Vera Lane Studio
 If you haven't, check out the Facebook group, it's a great group of people and you will be endlessly inspired!!!!

XX's and Oh's


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fluff you Tutu!

Good Morning!

Vicki here with your Saturday share.

When I received this awesome stamp, the striped stockings made me think of the Wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz. Is it possible that the Ruby Slippers could have been Ruby High Heeled Pumps?
In my imagination it is!!

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and used the Red Pen from the Ember Glow Nuvo Glitter Markers to do the shoes and satin along the tutu!

It's whimsical and well.......shouldn't life be like that. When people try to bring us down, it's important to keep on keeping to the beat of our own drum and if we have a tutu, fluff it up and dance!!!!

I have had this Magic Oz paper from Graphic 45 for ages. I've actually hoarded it because I LOVE the Wizard of Oz and well, I just enjoy looking at the pretty paper.

I decided to use a bit of it for this card, 'cause I thought it would be perfect!!!!

Here's hoping you have a wonderful weekend.

XX's and Oh's