Saturday, July 25, 2015

Watercolor Beer

I love my new die and stamp set from PaperTrey Ink. It makes the best masculine cards. This weeks challenge was to watercolor with a die. I think my shadow turned out pretty good. Love the new TH Hickory Smoke color.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

On the Mend

This weeks Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink was to make a custom border.  I used the stamp sets Button Boutique and Quilters Sampler to make this get well card.  I love the sentiment.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pucker Up

This challenge from Papertrey Ink was so much fun.  I never would have thought to use glossy accents to make it look like condensation.  I love how it turned out.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


This weeks PapertreyInks challenge was to create your own confetti with one of your dies.  I still needed to make another St.Patricks day card so I used the heart from the Trendy Tree Tops die to make my shamrocks.  Not sure if it is really counts as confetti but I think it works.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Metal Frame

This is a very cool frame that I made in a class at Memory Bound today.  It was so easy and fun to do.  I can't wait to make more.  We embossed the metal and then attached it to the frame.  Then we put black paint on it and wiped most of it off then sanded.  Tada! Of course I had to buy more embossing folders. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

This weeks PTI challenge is to use watercolor for an embossed image.  I surprisingly didn't have any watercolor paints but I did have my distressed ink and it worked wonderfully.  This was my second try and I like how it turned out simple but very pink. The first try was on textured paper and my clear embossing powder had been compromised with some black. Bla I'm glad I tried again.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Layering Dye & Pigment Ink

This was a fun Make It Monday from PaperTrey Ink.  First you stamp with a pigment ink to match your paper (I used white). You let that dry and then stamp your image over it with a dye ink and you can see the design.  I decided to die cut out the buttons instead of stamping them right on the jar.  Pretty cool technique.