Monday, June 21, 2021

Frugal Stencil

The background is a spritzed layer of a stencil I used with The Crafters Workshop stencil butters by Ken Oliver.  The colors came through metallic shimmery even on the spritzed version. It makes a nice background for these Bold and Blooming flowers from Gina K Designs.  I found the hinges pre-cut in a stash of things on the corner of my desk and they seemed to fit a garden theme.  Entering this into Gina K Designs June 2021 challenge to make your own background.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Gina K Butterfly

Entering in GKD September challenge for fall.  I rubbed my ink cube over the embossing folder prior to running through the Gemini.  I received this image in a grab bag long ago and it seemed perfect for this challenge.  I have seen lots of colorful butterflies this fall.  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lovely Lily Pad 3 ways

In January I spent enough $$$ with Stampin Up to receive several free gifts.  This Lovely Lily set and the dies were in that category.  I absolutely love creating with these.  So many beautiful ways to use them.  Here are three of the same back ground technique and then different application techniques with the flowers.

 Spritz water onto water color card stock in various coordinating shades. add shimmer powders and color burst powders sparingly. tip paper and spritz with more water letting colors move freely on the card stock. dry with heat tool if desired. add stamped and colored die cuts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Thursday, October 24, 2019

leaf me

Still playing with my The Simple Things kit.  I cannot tell you how many cards i have gotten out of this kit over the years and i still have lots left to use up.  Repeat sentiments challenge.  I don't know which set the sentiment comes from it was a freebie.   Simon's challenge is to use fall colors.  YAY!

Entering into

Simon Fall Colors
GKD repeat sentiments October

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Simon's Monday challenge is Spooky.  This witch has been in my stash for many many years.  i love the big spider web from Tim Holtz.  Distress Oxide Inks blend so beautifully.


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Halloween.  I love this pumpkin from Prickley Pear.  The spiders on the pumpkin crack me up. 

Hello Hello Hello

For Gina K Designs blog challenge to use a repeat sentiment.  i used a white gel pen around the sentiment because it got a bit lost on the patterned paper.  Using DP from The Simple Things kit and sentiment is from Hearts and Flowers kit. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Water color sympathy leaves

Anything goes at Simon for Wednesday Challenge.
I water colored some stamped leaves from old SU stamps.  each layer is run through a textured embossing folder.  It gives the top layer a canvas look. 

Simon Says S

Simon says S is for...Monday Challenge
S is for Shaker, Sun, Sunshine and a Special sentiment.

Work It Wednesday Celebrate

Simon's Work It Wednesday is about Celebration.  With Stamptember coming up we will all SMILE.