Don’t forget to fly!

I am crazy about this city scape stamp from Lost Coast Designs. Isn’t it pretty? 

I realize this isn’t the most amazing card ever, but I had a lot of fun making it and I really like it. 

Hope you have a lovely Monday!


Bears, and bees and patterns. Oh my!

Happy Friday! Anyone have some fun weekend plans? The weather is finally realizing Autumn is around the corner, so that’s nice. Might spend some time outside. 

I have two cards to share with you today. I hope you like them.

I started with a piece of patterned paper cut down from a 12×12″ sheet. I used an adorable kitty stamp from Lost Coast Designs which I masked off with a Post-It note. I have a set of Scrabble stamps that I used for the sentiment- also masked with a Post-It note. I then did some stenciling with Distress Ink in pumice stone, rusty hinge and shabby shutters. I removed the masks from the stamped kitty and sentiment and colored them in with colored pencils- nothing fancy, just Crayola. A little clear Wink of Stella, some twine for the embellishment, and that was the panel. I used a Kraft cardstock base in keeping with the earthy tones. I really like how it turned out. 

For this Rosh Hashanah card, I started with a piece of watercolor paper which I randomly painted with warm colors. Once that dried, I used 5777 from a package of vinyl number stickers from the dollar store. I made sure to stick them down, but didn’t press really hard. I then used a make up sponge to dab on some Inka Gold- I used two different shades of gold. I carefully removed the stickers. Slow and steady wins the race! The bear, bee, and beehive images are from a Newton’s Nook set called Winston’s Bees that I really like. I stamped them on white card stock, colored them in with colored pencil, fussy cut them and then glued them on. I used a black pen to add some details, a little clear Wink of Stella for sparkle, and added a little dimension with Nuvo Crytal Drops from Tonic Studios. Glued the panel onto a Kraft cardstock base, and called it good. 

The photo really doesn’t do it justice- it’s really pretty. 

Rosh Hashanah Cards.

For this card, I used a scrap of watercolor paper to color the pomegranate I free handed (you can tell I drew it, because it’s a bit wonky). The sentiment is from Zum Gali Gali, stamped in archival ink. I then applied more watercolor and Inkagold to make a background. I like the deckle edge against the burlap and kraft base. I embellished with a few Nuvo Crystal Drops and a bit of black twine. You can’t really tell from the photograph, but the Inkagold gives it some really pretty metallic shimmer. 

Another scrap of watercolor paper, with splattered Distress Ink made a pretty panel. I heat embossed the maple leaf Star of David from Zum Gali Gali in gold embossing power. I had some blue origami paper that had metallic flakes embedded, so I used that to make a border against the burlap and kraft base. Very simple, but I think it’s elegant. 

Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday, and that you find some time to make something. Making stuff is fun. 

Heirloom Productions Show

Just got home from the Heirloom Productions show. I had lots of fun, and got amazing stuff for my stash. I’m feeling super inspired. 

There was an ATC contest, and I won with this super nerdy math/Jupiter card I made  featuring The Ton’s Honey Bear set:

So that was pretty nifty! They took my picture and it will be featured on their website. Nice! The Ton also featured by Honey Bears ATCs on their Instagram account today- also super nifty.

I did a make and take with Craft Fantastic, and bought some really pretty charms for my Dia de Los Muertos arting.

I bought some really nifty stamps from Paper Parachute that I’m looking forward to playing with-

Finally, I got a bunch of new stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda that are just amazing!

It was a great day, and I had a lot of fun. I really hope Heirloom Productions comes back again next year!

Beary spiffy ATC makery.

I’m attending a stamp show this weekend, and there is gonna be an ATC swap with the theme of “bears.” Yay! I’m beary excited. I can bearly contain myself. Okay. I’m done now. I can’t help it. 

The first set features Altenew (the moon), and The Ton “Honeybears.”

The second set features The Ton “Honeybears,” as well as the outline pineapple from The Ton.

The third and final set features “honeybears” by The Ton, and “quantum background” by Deep Red. 

I’m really hoping the stamp show is lots of fun, and that the ATC swap goes well. 

Shanah Tovah 5777

I’ve been working on Rosh Hashanah cards for family and friends for a few weeks now. Zumgaligali stamps make it easy and pretty to incorporate Hebrew and other fantastical Judaica designs into your cards (and other art). I have no affiliation, I’m not sponsored- I’m just a fan. For the record. 

Zumgaligali sentiment, the bear and bee are by Newton’s Nook (kippah is by me), apples were drawn by me. 

These cards were super fun and easy to make. The backgrounds are Distress Ink- one blended, one watercolored. The stamp is Zumgaligali. I just heat embossed it onto the background and then put the panels onto some heavy cardstock bases. A few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops, and there ya go!

Science is awesome. 

I love me some science. When I can mix my love of science with my love of all things paper and ink, I am a very happy camper. 

This card was really fun to make. Einstein? Blue? Math? Clocks? It’s almost everything I love on one card!