Sunday, March 31, 2013

watercolor stamping

This was a such a fun technique to experiment with - I have quite a mess to clean up, but the results are so amazing that is was well worth it  :)


Make It Monday #109

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
die:  border - papertrey ink
embellishments:  button - stampin' up

Monday, March 25, 2013

a REAL hero

For those of you who don't know us, July 24th will be the 6th anniversary of my husband's kidney transplant.  His nephew, whom we hadn't seen or spoken to for 20 years, was the donor - he is an amazing young man and we are so blessed to have him in our lives (and are absolutely THRILLED that he has found a wonderful woman to spend the rest of his life with) - he is my hero!!!


stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  sequins - art minds

Sunday, March 24, 2013

inked backgrounds

So . . . after attempting to "sponge" an ink background (that didn't blend well - don't know if it was my paper, the ink, or sponge, but I wasn't happy with the results AT ALL) I used ink and some water on my stamp-a-ma-jig plastic sheet and I REALLY like the effect . . . here's the completed project for Papertrey Ink's challenge this week:

Make It Monday #108

stamp:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  offray ribbon

Sunday, March 17, 2013

You're still the one!

Can't believe it's been 33 years since we honeymooned on Cape Cod & Martha's Vineyard.  Happy Anniversary, honey.

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
paper/acrylic sheet:  stampin' up
embellishments:  cotton cord - pepperell crafts

Sunday, March 10, 2013

pretty in plaid


I used Papertrey Ink's super stripe set and a flower stem to stamp a coordinating plaid for my "two-toned" flowers.  The layout was inspired by this week's Mojo Monday challenge.


This was the best photo I could get of the two-toned flowers - they are lavendar on the bottom and blue on the top - not a dramatic contrast, but they are very pretty - I'm excited to try this technique again.

stamps:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
papers:  stampin' up
dies & punches:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
embellishments:  buttons - papertrey ink, american crafts; ribbon - offray

Sunday, March 3, 2013

so hot!

I haven't been feeling well for weeks, so I didn't get many Valentine projects put together :(  I still have TONS of ideas swimming around in my head, so I created this card for Papertrey Ink's current challenge . . .

Make It Monday #105: Glitter Trim

stamps:  papertrey ink, paper smooches, stampin' up
papers:  doodlebug, stampin' up
dies & punches:  papertrey ink, stampin' up