Saturday, December 31, 2011

Welcome 2012 & My 2011 Year in Review Favorite Cards

Happy New Year ... from our home to yours Marian, Mandy, Matthew at Disneyland 11/2011 and my Mom, Grandma Margarita celebrating her 91st B-day (bottom left photo Jan. 2011)
The back of our Holiday Card

Winter Storm Watch for Santa using Lovely as a Tree

Brayer Sky Technique using Nature Walk

Elements of Style
Spring Break using Surfs Up!
Crackle Glass Technique using Nature Walk
Inspired by Nature
Heat Embossing Technique using Nature Walk
Crackle Glass Technique using Nature Walk

Have a Seat
House of Haunts

French Foliage
Autumn Days
Hello Doily and Lovely as a Tree

I truly appreciate your support and thank you for the blessing of knowing you this year.
Best Wishes for a Very Happy New Year and Inspiring 2012!


Saturday, December 03, 2011

Doily Vintage Holiday Card, cQc#113

After having a wonderful Disneyland Holiday with my kids I found out during my vacation I won the last color challenge over at the fabulous colourQChallenge design team and was Crowned the Queen title!  Thank you Arielle and her Royal Court Design Team.  What a magical surprise.                                                
This weeks color challenge is creating a project with beautiful blues.

Stamps Recipe:  SU Hello Doily, Lovely as a Tree, Delicate Doilies, Christmas Punch-Retired
Paper:  Shimmery White, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand,
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Big Shot Textured Impressions Vintage Wallpaper Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge, Dimensionals, Jewel Adhesive Pearls, Stampin Spots


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Fabulous Florets For You CARD

Stamp Recipe:  SU Fabulous Florets, Great Friend-retired
Paper:  Watercolor paper, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Accessories:  Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Aqua pen
Technique:  Watercoloring


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Autumn Days Thank You Card, cQc#112

Back to playing along with the colourQchallenge.  I scattered a few leaves by stamping off and the background stamped tone on tone.  I colored the berries with Cherry Cobbler but my photograph the berries came out a little darker.  Total time to complete 30 minutes.
Stamp Recipe:  SU Autumn Days, Three Little Words, Sketch It-Retired (the bow image)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Dimensionals

Here is another Autumn Days wreath I created two years ago posted on my SplitcoastStampers gallery. 

Happy Thanksgiving!
*Yippee, I won the Queen Title!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

In Fall Season French Foliage, cQc#109

Here is my take on the colourQ challenge #109Emboss Resist is a cool technique.  It's Easy!  Just stamp the image with Versamark, then emboss with clear embossing powder.  After that is down, sponge or use brayer of the colors of your choice,  Don't forget to "buff" with a small paper towel the embossed images to remove any excess ink.  For my card after the step of using Versamark, I then added "ink", stamped, embossed and buffed.

Stamps Recipe:  SU French Foliage, Just Believe
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Accessories:  Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Top Note Die, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Powder Tray, dimensionals, Brayer, Sponge
Technique:  Emboss Resist, Brayer Sky, Sponging


Friday, November 04, 2011

CRaCKleD GlaSS Nature Walk

Be sure to check out my step-by-step Crackle Glass Tutorial from a previous posting.
The card below was CASed and INspired with slight changes in technique, sentiment, ribbon, and background from whose original can be seen by the talented Rock Star artist: Carrie Gaskin.  Be sure to check out her blog for fabulous inspiration.  Check out Carrie's sweet creation at Artistic Avenger:

Stamps Recipe:  Nature Walk, Tiny Tags 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pretty n Pink, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ink:  VersaMark, Soft Suede-stamped off
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Jewelry Tag Punch, Cutter Kit, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Powder Pal, Natural Hemp Twine, Sponge, dimensional, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Pretty n Pink 5/8” Satin Ribbon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Technique:  Crackle Glass, Collage stamping

Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Spooky Haunted Real Estate Card, colourQ Challenge #108

For the first time I finally got a chance to play with my SU House of Haunts stamp set that I've had for awhile collecting dust.  I think I just made it in time to play along for the colourQ Challenge.  Each week be sure to check out their cool color pallets, get inspired and create! 

Happy Halloween to You and Happy Birthday to Me!

Stamps Recipe:  SU House of Haunts, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Peach Parfait
Paper:  Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Accessories:  Top Note Die, Daffodil Delight 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Brayer, Sponge, Dimensionals, Jewlry Punch, Natural Hemp Twine
Technique:  Brayer Sky, Sponging


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vintage Wedding Sunflower Card

My daughter, Mandy requested a Vintage Wedding Sunflower card and here is what I came up with.  This new stamp is my new best friend.
This card was CASed & INspired with slight changes in a few colors and sentiment from whose original can be seen by the talented Rock Star artist: Jenna Barber @ and

My son, Matthew grew these beautiful Sunflowers.

This one from the Internet
Stamps Recipe:  Sunflower, Tiny Tags
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Real Red Markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning Specialty DSP, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories: Hemp Twine, Jewelry Punch. Scallop Square die

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