Friday, March 24, 2017

Bunny In A Pail

Starting the day with a cute Easter card.  The images are from Simon Says Stamp's Springtime Critters set.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  The plaid paper perfectly matched Stampin' Up's retired Strawberry Slush cardstock.  I used Avery Elle's Wonky frames for two of the layers.  And then Strawberry Slush butterflies filled in the white space.   Enjoy the warm Spring day  today!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pretty Birthday Wishes

Today's card was created using the Avant Garden stamp set, a Sale-a-bration freebie.I used Stampin' Up's Many Marveous markers to color directly on the stamp.  I used Old Olive for the stem and leaves and Elegant Eggplant for the flowers.  After stamping the image, I then used Pear Pizazz  and Wisteria Wonder to fill in the stem, leaves and flowers.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  The embossing folder I used is not an SU product, but it is very pretty and I have used it in the past.  The Elegrant Eggplant Baker's twine is a pretty accent.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cute Little Blue Bird

This little bird is from the Stampendous set, Spring Tweets.  I practiced coloring him using Copic markers.  I have brown birds, gray birds and this blue bird.  Since this card was for someone special to all of us, I asked Sydney which bird she would want on Grandmum's card.  She immediately chose the bluebird. The paper that the bird, branch and flowers are adhered to is one of designs in the Antique Library pack of paper from Wild Rose Studio.  Stampin' Up's retired color, Close To Cocoa, was perfect with the paper. (Close To Cocoa was and still is one of my Favorite browns.)  The sentiment is from  the Tweet Chirps set.  On the inside is the die cut word "hug".  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The frame and the butterflies are leftover pieces that I couldn't throw away.  It is so easy to watercolor a piece of watercolor paper or Shimmery White for future use when you have the supplies out.  I have a cellophane bag that I keep the unused pieces in and when I need something, out come the scraps.  The frame on this card originally was a full layer for a card.  But I changed my mind and used only the center.  The little butterflies are more of my extras.  The sentiment is from my very favorite, most used sentiment stamp set, Watercolor Wishes.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello Spring!

A cute little bird card to welcome in the first day of Spring.  I colored this little guy using Prisma colored pencils and Gamsol.  I so like this Stampendous stamp set, Spring Tweets.  The set has three cute, chubby little birds and I have colored them all at least twice.  Some turned out, others did not.  I had the best luck with the colored pencils. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Circle of Spring stamp set.  The little butterfly was punched from a scrap piece of Shimmery white cardstock that had been watercolored with a few pale ink colors.  A Clarity brush and Distress ink helped create the soft edging around the white cardstock.  The card still needed a little something, so a couple of musical notes and twine did the job.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today's post is another showing Kathy Z's talent when it comes to making favors!  Kathy used the penguin, hat and bow tie from Stampin' Up's Snow Place stamp set. I am not sure which set the sentiment is in, but the font is so fun for St. Patrick's Day.  Did I ever tell you that when Kathy Z makes favors, she makes about 80 of them?  Her daughter is a school principal and Kathy makes favors for everyone on staff and then for her grandchildren's' teachers, too!  I like favors a lot, but that is an awful lot of favor for each holiday during the school year.  Thanks, Kathy, for the inspiration!  Have a great weekend and if you go out tonight, be careful! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Syd's Painting

The last couple of days I have been gathering what I need to have for my taxes instead of being in my scrap room.  So today I am sharing a pretty piece of artwork that Sydney made for our anniversary.  After painting the background in various shades of turquoise on canvas, she then painted the bird and the words using black acrylic paints.  She is a talented girl and we are so very proud of her.  Recently, she found out that a piece of her artwork was chosen to represent her junior high school and will be on display at the Elk Grove Library.  Looking at this art helped me to "be happy" while doing taxes!  Have a great day!