Monday, March 2, 2015

V's Sweet Ideas Watercolor Challenge

Hello!!!  This is post number 2 for me today, so if you want to see a masculine card that I'm also sharing on The Alley Way Stamps Blog scroll down :) !

Now I'm popping in to share a watercolor card that I have created for the new V's Sweet Ideas Challenge: Watercoloring... if you've stopped by my blog before then you will already know that I LOVE watercoloring in all forms, so I was super excited when I saw this challenge on the calender...

For this card I've used the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set from V's Sweet Ideas... I love the various fonts in this set and these balloons were a dream to watercolor with.  I've also added some Moon Shine Sequins that can be found in the store too.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with our monthly challenge, and a chance to win some goodies for yourself!

I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!

You've Got Swag... Masculine Card

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend!!!  Today I am sharing a masculine card on The Alley Way Stamps Blog using one of their newest stamp sets, Wigwam...

This card uses paper piecing and embossing.  The rest is pretty straight forward, clean and simple.  I gained most of my inspiration from this photo on Pintrest:

I am entering this into the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps Blog Hop

Hello!!!!  It is hopping time with The Alley Way Stamps, and let me tell you Alison has done it again with another fabulous release... it's so on trend and the designs are just awesome!  Plus a hop isn't a hop without giveaways, so make sure you get to the end to learn how to get entered to win all 3 of the new sets.

I had a blast making a very manly card with the new Wigwam Set... This set is amazing!  I know the teepee and the dream catcher are going to be getting a lot of love, but I didn't want the steer head to feel left out, so I just had to stamp him up too!  Take a peek...

Totally manly, right?  Whenever I see a steer-head my mind just goes western, so I tried to achieve this look with the patterned paper I chose.  The sentiment was created from the alphabet set Gabfest... a must have set if you ask me.  I also added some arrows from the Wigwam set across the sentiment.  If you look closely at the steer head you will see some slight color for added definition and authenticity ( or just because I put them there hehehe! ).  The Twine and dots just tied it all in... no pun intended.

Simple and clean, but perfect for any guy in your life.  Now onto the giveaway details... if you want to win all 3 of the new sets make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps Blog, there you will find more details as well as a rafflecopter entry.  You can also earn an entry by leaving a comment on their blog. You have until Feb. 28th, so don't wait!!!

I am adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes

And one more thing...

This super adorable Mini Set, Buff, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of March 2015.

Here are all of the links in the hop, have fun!!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Little Things Mean A lot Layout

Hi!  This is my second post for today so if you have a minute I would love for you to stop by and visit my earlier post using some awesome products. : )

Now I'm popping in to share a layout I've made for fun... Sometimes if I find my mojo lacking, or if I start to feel overwhelmed with assignments and don't know what I'm doing it always helps to take a break and just craft for fun... it kind of clears my head... anywho, I came across the latest My Scraps and More Challenge Sketch and my layout just took off...

I used an older Glitz Designs collection that I had yet to use...yikes!  I really miss their collections, I always loved their sentiments and color schemes.  At least I was able to bust through some of my stash.

I am linking this up with My Scraps & More Challenge #100:

and with Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Singing In the Rain

Don't you just love that song?  I can't help but feel happy when I hear any part of this song, so when I stumbled upon my ruffled umbrella stamp from I knew it was perfect to get messy with.  Now I have very rarely done much with mixed media, but boy do I love the look of it, and while I was in such a good mood humming this tune I thought,  what the hey let's give it a go and see what we end up with...

I just love the results and I think I will frame it for Spring!  To create this little guy I started by covering Watercolor cardstock with Modge Podge and Torn strips of a tissue like paper from the DCWV Vintage Essentials Stack.  I then went over it with more Modge Podge and let dry.  Next came I applied gesso with my fingertip, which always dries quickly yay!  The third layer involves water coloring with my Peerless Watercolors.  I then stamped with a water resistant ink pad and hand wrote the lyrics with a Faber-Castell PITT Pen.  I colored my umbrella with Copics in a bright green to stand out, Faber Castell pens and a Memento Marker.  To finish I spritzed some Distress Spray Stain and added some "rain drops" with Glastique.

I had a blast getting messy and just playing around...

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: No Rules
Marker Pop Challenge: Brights ( while my background is darker, I purposely colored my umbrella with bright greens )
and into the Stamping Sensations: Anything Goes Challenge

This also goes along with the Blog Challenge: Anything But a Card, hope to see you play along, all products are welcome!!!

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Ruffled Umbrella 468
Peerless Water Colors Bonus Pak Small
 COPIC Sketch Marker
Distress Spray Stain BRUSHED PEWTER
Glastique GLOSS Finishing Glaze 2 oz.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

DCWV Mini Book Reveal

Woo hoo!!! Have you seen the new mini book reveal by DCWV?  If not you have to click over and watch these videos, they are so much fun and really make putting a mini together easy as pie!  I have always loved the idea of a mini and how cute they are, but I've never found the time to really put one together.  With these new minis from DCWV everything I needed came in one package, and I had a book put together in one night! LOVE!  Anywho, I'm sharing my mini today on the DCWV Blog and I would love if you had a moment to stop by and check it out!  Here is a little peek... ( There are tons of silly pictures of me and my husband, so even if you just need a laugh I highly recommend you stopping by! hehehe! )

And the products I used:

View blog post for supplies

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PTI Feb. Blog Hop...

For my first post sharing a sneak peek of the new Alley Way Stamp Set please scroll down!

Hi!  I'm popping in quickly this afternoon to play along with this month's PTI Blog Hop... when I saw the gorgeous watercolor background I couldn't say no! 

Supplies Used:
PTI Stamps: Garden of Life and In Stitches
Magicals: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Ranger Distress Spray Stain
Embossing Powder: Fine Details White and Black from
Watercolor cardstock
Sequins: The Ton

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Anything Goes
and Simon Says Stamp Mon. Challenge: No Rules
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!