Sunday, March 26, 2017

sunday stamps-hello


good morning friends, it is time for another AMAZING color challenge from sunday stamps. purple has never been my go to color, but as of lately(because of altenew inks) I am really luvin the look especially paired with my favorite color...green...lime to be exact! A super quick card, it has been a very busy week. I created a purple splash background and then used a die cut heart that was lying on my desk for the focal point. I sponged the green, stamped the sentiment; it is from carta bella flora set, added a few scraps of patterned paper, white twine, and white enamel dots. I cannot wait to see how you inspire me this weeks with the purples...have fun!

words with meaning - sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what were waiting for. 

sunday stamps: colors/ssc149




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

simon says stamp/more than one die-transform the world

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge we are challenging you to more than one die or punch....a super fun challenge! The design team is spotlighting products from memory boxDon't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!



I have used the sweet butterfly dies from memory box for my card, the you get a total of six dies in one package. They vary in size and would look adorable layered. I cut mine out using polka dotted vellum and then added the sweet felt flower to the center. I watercolored the background using the smearing affect, I have shown steps on how to do this here. The sentiment is a pink fresh sticker...luv these and I die cut a couple of leaves in polka dotted paper for a little added summin...*grin*. I hope you have a fantastic day! 

words with meaning - art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
                                                                                                                     ~ paul klee

simon says stamp: more than one die



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Monday, March 20, 2017

mojo monday/mojo489-thinking about you


Welcome, it is time for this weeks mojo monday sketch and I luv it! I have also played along with the card concept challenge, the inspiration photo is gorgeous. I wanted to get iny and go for a mixed media look and still keep a girly look and some glitter. The heart is covered with a glittery spectrum noir pen...sweeeet! I have attached an adorable felt flower, I can't get enough of the felt embellies lately. Have a wonderful week and I hope it is full of creating!

words with meaning - sometimes it ends up different and it is better that way.

card concept: inspiration photo/#69
mojo monday: sketch/mojo489




Saturday, March 18, 2017

thank you


A sweet cas card using the new stamps from the awesome new company, the stamp market. I have used the sketch from cas(e) this sketch. I have used altenew inks, I luv these inks...so amazing to use! A pretty simple card, no fuss and lots of white! Hope you have an awesome weekend.

words with meaning - the world is changed by your example not your opinion.
                                                                                                                         ~ paulo coelho

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts213



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

simon says stamp/a bit of green-be kind

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge we want to see a bit of green. The design team is showcasing products from the fabulous taylored expressions. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I had such fun with this weeks challenge and of course green to me runs very close to blues and aquas, so I added a bit of each. I LUV taylored expressions felt....it is by far my favorite felt! I have used a super cute flower die and the awesome felt to embellish the sweet watercolor panel. I used zig clean color brush markers to color in the panel, I didn't color it all in as I wanted it to be a little simpler. I cannot wait to see what you create this week...have fun!

words with meaning - if it costs you your peace it is too expensive.

simon says stamp: a bit of green



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Monday, March 13, 2017

mojo monday/mojo488-my favorite day


good morning, I am using one of the free verve digis that julee has offered...be sure to look for them on the verve blog from time to time. I have watercolored the gorgoeus blue onto watercolor paper. I printed the digi on light blue card stock, luv the way it looks. I also added ink splatter and twine and of course a few gems. A bit of a cas card for me today, be sure to stop by the mojo makers blogs to see what they have created.

words with meaning - you are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember that.

mojo monday: sketch/mojo488




Sunday, March 12, 2017

sunday stamps-friends


What an amazing sketch we are challenging you to this weeks at sunday stamps...I luv it! I had to play along with card concept once again, these colors get. me. every. single. time. thud! I have used one of the new sets from simon says stamp new beginnings release, have you seen it yet? AWESOME, check it out here....this set is called friends of life. I have stamped them with tim holtz distressed ink and then added a clear layer of wink of stella over top. I heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock...a fun sketch for sure! I cannot wait to see what you create this week! Be sure to stop by my sunday stamps teammates blogs and see how they have inspired us this week!

words with meaning - success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.

card concept: inspiration photo/#68
sunday stamps: sketch/ssc148





Friday, March 10, 2017

your kindness means so much to me


I am luvin the stamps from the stamp market...so many sweet designs! I have used the gorgoeus butterfly and the heart dies for this card. I added white polka dots with a gel pen to the butterfly. The adorable ink splatter is in the cute set little notes. The sentiment is from the kindness noted set. I also played along with a couple of challenges listed below. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


words with meaning - faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. you choose! 
                                                                                                ~ bob proctor

color throwdown: colors/ctd433
fusion: sketch


Thursday, March 9, 2017

simon says stamp new beginnings release


I have used the adorable stamp set called friends of life for this card...see the entire release here or click on the image below.






Wednesday, March 8, 2017

simon says stamps/special lady or girly-sweet wishes

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge is about a special lady or girly card. The design team is spotlighting penny black products. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!


I have used the adorable penny black set friendship, it has adorable flowers and some amazing sentiments. I have randomly stamped the flower and then watercolored the flowers and background in a light pink. The sentiment is cut from a scalloped die and then I added may art silver cording. A strip of glitter paper and a pink heart with a clear gemstone complete me card. Nothing says girly more than pink and glitter, don't ya think? I cannot wait to see what you create this week. Be sure to stop by the design teams bogs and see what they are sharing!

words with meaning - sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we are waiting for. 



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Monday, March 6, 2017

hey chickie


hi frineds, a super quick card using the march simon says stamp card kit...the card kits make it so easy to create fun card quickly. The kit is sold out, but you can pick up some of the items separately. Do insure you get your kit every month, sign up for the subscription here. Look for the monthly kits around the middle of the month.

words with meaning - work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It's the best part of the day.
                                                                                            ~ george allen, sr.

as you see it: sketch/#144
simon says stamp: march card kit gallery


mojo monday/mojo487-love makes the world a better place


hello, it is contest week at the mojo monday and we have a fun sketch for you to use. I have watercolored the main panel with the iced spruce tim holtz ink and then used a doily and a corrugated heart cut from the verve heart die. I have used the a verve digi(no longer available) sentiment, I luv this saying. Julee has been offering digis for a limited time, be sure to follow the verve blog to pick yours up...she is offering another one now. Be sure to stop by the mojo makers blogs to see how they have used this week sketch.

words with meaning - the world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
                                                                                                                     ~ paulo coelho

inspired by: inspiration photo/#46
mojo monday: sketch/mojo487




Sunday, March 5, 2017

hello


I so luv the stamps from the stamp market and the altenew inks even more....who would have thought that an ink pad could be a game changer? The altenew inks are amazing, I have used several colors to stamp the gorgeous flower and then used a white gel pen through out to give it more contrast and texture. A super fun card to create and play along with the fun sketch from cas(e)this sketch. Have a super day!

words with meaning - tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable. 

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts/211



Friday, March 3, 2017

today is full of possibilities



This post has several photos, I hope you will scroll through and read all the info. I have been asked many times how I create my watercolor backgrounds, I have tried to show the process in the below pictures. I have used the AWESOME felt from taylored expressions for the sweet flower. I really, really, luv her felt! The sentiment is from a super sweet uplifting thoughts simon set, you can see it here. The challenges I played along with are listed below. I have also added these photo to my insagram, come check me out at 2klines.

words with meaning - it's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee. 


I have shown in the photo below, my papers and color combo. I am also showing a small piece of acetate, it is on the black card stock. I will use the acetate to create the background.


I take tim holtz distress ink and smash it into the acetate and then spritz with water, I usually use more water the first time for smearing.



I turn the acetate over on top of the watercolor paper and begin smearing it around, picking the acetate up and then moving it onto another piece of the paper. This is where I determine the design I want to achieve, sometimes unintentionally(*grin*)


I then will add more ink to the acetate with less water for a more vibrant ink color. If you are using two or more colors, you should allow the first color to dry completely before add the other colors.



Here is the look with another layer of ink used with less water so that the color is darker. Please let me know if you have any questions. 


atlantic hearts: sketch/#201
card concept: inspiration photo/#68



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

simon says stamp/tag you're it-simply embrace everyday

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, we are challenging you to tags. The design team is using products from ranger.....lots and lots to choose from! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I had such fun with this weeks card, I luv getting the inks out and smearing them all around and then adding embossing paste makes it even better! I created the tag and then added the adorable hearts die cut from tim holtz movers and shakers dies, I heavy sponged tim holtz ink leaving a little white in the center....gorgeous color combo! I luv adding b&w with these two colors, so I added some bakers twine, gems, and the sticker sentiments from tim holtz too. I can't wait to see what you create this week!

words with meaning - I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond: that character - not wealth or power or position - is of supreme worth.
                                                                                                       ~ john d. rockefeller jr.

simon says stamp: tag you're it





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