hello (Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger)

Inspiration photo from La Posh Style; I wanted to emulate the dress’ scalloped edges, colors, empire band, and print.  Tried to add a little shimmer spray with the popular “flicking” technique (to make it feel artsy), but its kind of tough to see.  I masked the teal area with a negative from a die cut and then sponged the ink on; hoping to try more of this in the future!

Linked to Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger;  thank you so so so much for taking time to visit!


paper: white, smokey shadow

ink: aquamarine (colorbox)

stamps: fancy flourishes, faux ribbon, fillable frames

other: glitter

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happy birthday




Inspiration photo from French Knot; inspired by the beautiful pattern & colors used.

Linked to Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger


paper: white

ink: wild wasabi, marina mist, basic black, baja breeze, sahara sand, perfect plum, certainly celery

stamps: beautiful blooms II, botanical silhouettes, guidelines

other: topaz glitter

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best wishes

Just a personal favorite I made some time back.


paper: white

ink: pink pirouette, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, wild wasabi,

bashful blue, basic gray

stamps: life, mat stack 2 collection, fillable frames 10

other: graphite glitter

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just a little note.

Linked to Papertrey Ink’s Stamp-A-Faire Challenge #10 


paper: white

ink: real red, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight, wild wasabi,

marina mist, early espresso

stamps: background basics (retro), botanical silhouettes, mat stack 2 collection

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Easter 2011

Hi there!  I was so excited to see the “Make it Monday” video on Nichole Heady’s blog today, because the featured technique is one I recently used when designing a set of Easter cards!

The technique I used was adding color (via copic markers for me) to a colored cardstock. I stamped PTI’s Harvest Gold cardstock with their Year of Flowers: Violets set using Versamark ink.  Then, I heat embossed the stamped images with white embossing powder.  Raising the image up with embossing really helps me when coloring – kind of provides more of a boundary, if you know what I mean.  I colored the background using a Y26 copic and added some glossy accents, gold stickles, and white gems to the flower centers.  A little printed sentiment with some scored lines finishes it off.

I think what pleased me most with this creation was that it turned out “clean and simple” while still feeling  a bit “artsy”, too.

To see other’s takes on this technique, or to play along yourself, be sure to visit the link list on Nichole’s blog.  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Thought I’d take a quick moment to jump in on this month’s Blog Hop with PTI.  Its a serious quick moment, because this card came together in about 10 minutes!  (That, and my children are in much need of a nap as I type this…)

I pulled out Simply Stationery because it was my first PTI purchase!  I love it so much, but it has been neglected lately.  Just stamped two of the frame images in versamark and added a sentiment (from Mat Stack 2) on top.  A little glitter, a little impression-plating (?!?), and a little black strip make it a nice little note.  I think it’d be fun to do a set of these in a variety of colors!  Maybe when I have more time ;)  Thanks for stopping in today!

Hugs to you!

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Gray is the New Black

Sometimes our souls feel a thud.

I haven’t been feeling the mega-impact kind of thud lately, but lots of little bumps for sure.  The biggest bump, which did feel like a thud for a few days, was a dear friend’s cancer diagnosis.  Someone so loved, so full, so radiant.

In my thud, I felt anger, doubt, worry – you name it.  And, after much prayer and tears, I took ink to paper.

And it felt goooood.

This creation was truly therapeutic for me.  I love it’s message & symbolism, and I love that I get to share it with my friend during this struggle.

I went with a bit of a gray-dient for this Moxie Fab World challenge, repeatedly stamping off as I worked toward the center.  The sentiment (“hope heals”) is embossed with white powder, and I added some shimmer spritz to the inner portion of the frame.

Thank you for looking, and sharing, and listening.  I hope your creative outlets encourage hope in you & those you love.


Tuesday Trigger: Winter White

Hi there! Thanks for popping in.

This is my first time playing along with the Moxie Fab World  Tuesday Trigger.   Once I saw this image, I just couldn’t get it out of my head!  So beautiful…  You know you still have time to play along ;)

Here’s my take:

A couple of things:

  • I incorporated an elegant floral image and embellished with a few little white gems because I loooved all the layered flowers and their detail.  I used 3 layers to represent the 3 layers of the cake.
  • For the background, first I heat embossed my sentiment with white powder, then I sprayed it with a glitter mist.  It’s supposed to be fast drying, so I just saturated it.  That kept it wet long enough to coat with glitter.  And, what do you know, it worked!!!  Yay.  Looks like sugar to me, which just takes me back to that photo…

Please tell me I’m not the only one wondering what that beauty would taste like!  Hope you’re having a white sugar wintry kind of day!