Wednesday, February 15, 2017

INSPIRATION CHALLENGE AT THE HOUSE THAT STAMPS BUILT

Hello challenge lovers,

A new challenge has been posted at The House That Stamps Built and this week and it's an inspiration challenge. 




It's way too premature to feel like spring here in Maine, (we're just digging out from a snowstorm that dumped upwards of two feet of snow on us) but that's what this photo made me feel like, so I went with it.  


I did a watercolor wash for the background on this card with Distress Inks then off stamped the image using Archival "watering can" gray in order to get a very light stamped image.  I used Inktense watercolor pencils to color the florals and the dragon flies.  The sentiment was also stamped with the same gray ink.  Stamps used are both from the "Beautiful Days" Series.  

I hope you'll take a few moments and visit my team mates for more inspiration....they will WOW your senses with what they've done with this inspiration.  

Deonna - Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Patti J - Shirley 

After seeing these fabulous blogs and the creations, come on over and join the challenge.  We'd love to see what inspires your creativity using this image.  All the details for entering our challenge and how to win a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome Repeat Impression Stamps, visit THE HOUSE.

If you'd like some shopping incentive....use this code RR10CW and get 10% off your entire order of Repeat Impressions Stamps.  

I'm entering this in the new challenge over at Simon Says Stamps - Florals



Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a super creative week.  









Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Hello Junkies!!!!  

It's Valentine's Day - a day for love!  *sigh*

I'm one of those "animal lovers" and as a stamper and card creater, I can't begin to tell you how many cards I've created with animals on them.  Animals bring such joy into our lives and without them, life just doesn't seem quite right.

I fell in love with this new stamp from Technique Junkies and the February 2017 Release.  It makes such a perfect CAS Valentine's card that I had to show it off on my blog today.  

The stamp is "Pugs and Kisses" and is so adorable.  I stamped it on kraft cardstock with VersaFine black ink, highlighted his toes, tail and nose with my white gel pen, added a heart die border (also cut from kraft cs).  I used the same die to cut it out in white and red card stock and used those heart pieces as inlays for the kraft border. 

I'm entering this in the Cupcake Inspiration challenge which is sponsored by Stamplourations.  Check it out.  



I hope you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day!!! 
Pugs and Kisses,





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