Thursday, July 20, 2017

CCEE1729 Space Exploration challenge

CCEE1729 - Moon and Space Exploration Day

 Another day on the days of the year Calendar is Moon and Space Exploration day, use this theme to inspire your card. Thanks, Maryann for this fun challenge.  I did a little more experimenting with my Distress Oxide inks after Googling some space pictures and I thought I might get that effect from these inks if I did them on dark cardstock. Here is my attempt:

I was lucky enough to grow up in the 60's when space exploration and the race to the moon was the driving force between the US and Russia to see who would be first. We were a very proud nation when 48 years ago today this was the headline of the day: 

July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Christmas in July cards

Today's colors on the Color Challenge at SCS are perfect for some other Christmas in July challenges I have wanted to do.  So I am entering this into the Dragon Journey's challenge this week as well.
This is my favorite technique for adding color to the background, and it gives me additional uses for my huge collection of embossing folders in my stamproom. I simply rubbed the Distress inks (mowed lawn and old barn) onto the inside of my embossing folder. Then I spritz it with water and close up my paper on the inside and press down. It's not always an exact look and I like leaving some spaces clear of ink. I added some diecut pine needles to it, and stamped the car (Unity stamps) on a different piece of paper.I colored it with my copic markers and added silver metallic ink to the hub caps and fender and chrome on the car.  I cut it out and popped it up over the pine needles. I added this sentiment from Sizzix in versafine black. Loved the vividness of the colors I acheived with the distress ink. They are now my "go to" ink pads. Happy Stampin' this week!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

In the pink challenge 122

Here's another card made with my new Unity stamps from my grab bag I received from them. I just love this image. When I checked on the "in the pink" challenge this week, I found it to be one for specal ocassions. Well, every day is worthy of celebrating for some great thing that happened, so don't overlook the blessings tucked into each day. And I can think of no better way to celebrate an event but in pink sneakers. I used these perfectly wonderful scraps from my fabulous pink scrap bag, and added the gems just for the extra bling for celebration. The image is actually stamped onto a piece of design paper that I went back and colored the white parts with a white galaxy pen. I even colored over the leaves so that the green marker would not be a distorted colored because of the paper. Hope you find the special ocassion of this day for yourself!! Just being YOU is worth the celebration.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


This is for the Color Throwdown Challenge #451. Fun colors for summer. Had fun using my new stamps I got in my Unity Grab bag this week.  The shoes are paper pieced, which I stamped on a pink piece of design paper. I made the background with Distress Oside inks.

Power Poppy's Power and Spark July challenge

The power and spark challenge for July is to copy a bloomie. I went to Cindy Lawrence's blog and found this gorgeous card to case:

and here's my card that I made from the inspiration of this pretty card:

I used a different digital image and sentiment. I added stars instead of twine, and added a little more color to the image. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


According to the days of the year Calendar, today is international Rock Day - use the colors of stone ( greys, browns, black, white etc..) for your card.

I did some reverse embossing on this card, some sponging, and made use of diecuts. The scripture from Psalms refers to God as "the ROCK of my STRENGTH."   

Join us in this week's challenge over at the CCEE blog and check out all the cards for the team while you are there. 

Mod Squad Challenge

This card I made for the Mod Squad Challenge this week making the sentiment the focal point of the card. I love using up my scraps left over from previous projects and usually bag them according to color. The stamps are from Unity.e