Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Summer!!

Hello there! Today, I'm sharing a card I made to celebrate a summer birthday.
I love the beach!!! So for this card I wanted to create my own 'beach' with a delicious cocktail :)

I used distress inks and sponge daubers for my "mini beach" background. The yummy cocktail was colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.

It's my first time using burlap paper and I thought was a good idea to use this material to match  my beach theme card, so I used it to create the frame for the focal image.

Here's the card...

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

* Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge: The challenge theme for June 2016 is: Use a die-cut

* YNS Color Challenge #42

* CAS(E) this Sketch #178

  • Cardstock: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock / Neenah Solar white / DCWV Burlap paper
  • Stamp set:  Cheers (Your Next Stamp)
  • Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Scalloped Rectangle Stackables (Lawn Fawn) / Cheers (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink Pads: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Scattered Straw (Distress Ink) / Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir markers: CG1, CG3, CG4, CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CR8, CR9, CR10, TB1, IB1

Thank you so much for visiting. I love reading your nice comments!
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Happy Father's Day!!

Hello there!! Happy Father's Day to all the amazing dads out there.

I made a shaker card to celebrate this special day. This is my first shaker card and I really how it turned out. Hope you like it too!

I used distress ink to create the sky and colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.


  • Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, MFT Lemon Drop
  • Dies: Circle Stackables (Lawn Fawn)
  • Stamps: Super Striker (Lili of the Valley) / Smitty's ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink Pads: Jet Black (Ranger Archival Ink) / Peacock Feathers (Distress Ink)
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: IG6, IG10, FS1, FS3, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, CG1, CG3, CG4, OR1, OR2, OR3, BT5
  • Doodlebug sequins
  • Acetate

Have an amazing day!!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Colorful Kindness!!

Hello there!! I'm so excited to be back to my blog after traveling for a month. I visited San Francisco for a week and the I flew out to Costa Rica for vacation and for visiting my family.

During the last month I really missed making cards. So I couldn't wait to start playing with my stamps again, yay!!

Today, I made a colorful one layer card, inspired by YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #41. I used both the sketch and the colors.

I stamped the flowers with VersaMark Ink and white embossed them. Then I created my  own square "stencil" and blended distress inks using the colors suggested for the challenge.

Then stamped the Mini Flower Splatter using the same colors, and finally I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onix Black.

The Sketch & Colors:

  • Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
  • Stamps: Plant Some Kindness, Mini Flower Splatter (Your Next Stamp)
  • Ink Pads: Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry (Distress Ink) / Leaf Green (Archival Ink) / Emerald Isle (Ranger Dye Ink) / Rose Bud, Lilac Posies (Memento) / Onix Black (Versafine)

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!