Friday, 22 September 2017

Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #104 Water Play

Hello friends!

It's time for another challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!  Challenge #104 is sponsored by Crafty Sentiments and The Paper Shelter!


I chose to work with Crafty Sentiments this round and the digi I chose was called "Hootie - Rain Go Away".   Our theme was "Water Play" - so anything water related!  I just thought this little owl in the rain was perfect!

Here is what I created:

I printed out the digi and watercolored it - sweet and simple! :)  I also added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to accentuate the rain drops and the little puddle!

I hope you will come along and play with us this challenge!  See you next time!

SparkleNSprinkle - Lovely Magnolia

Hello friends!

I have a really beautiful "Lovely Magnolia" Card to share with you today for SparkleNSprinkle!  I just fell in love with this gorgeous stamp set!

Supply List:
Lovely Magnolia Stamp Set #853
Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Aqua Splash 908n, Evergreen Fern 902n, Soft Rose 911n
1/4" Tear-ific Tape (SAT01)
Black Detail Embossing Powder (EP171)
Versamark Ink (VM-001)
Clear Embossing Powder (EP120)
Ballerina Pink Glitter (GM2024)
Sparkling Snow Glitter (G1003)
Nuvo Small Glue Pen (202N)
Tonic Floral Craft Kit (380)
Nuvo Jewel Drops - Key Lime 645n

Let's get creating!

Of course I started by making flowers!  I stamped a bunch of the flower images onto a piece of white cardstock using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed them with Black Detail Embossing Powder EP171. Using my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens (my new favorite watercoloring tool!), I colored them in. For this card, I focused on the aqua greens & blues and used the Aqua Splash, Evergreen Fern and Soft Rose colors.  After they were dry (they dry extremely quickly!) I fussy cut out each image. 


Next up, I started on my background panel. The patterned paper I chose had a bit of a watercolor pattern to it, so I didn't have to add much else!  I randomly stamped the smaller Magnolia flower all over the panel using Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder. It's so hard to tell in the pictures, but this gave such a subtle, pretty texture to the background.  I added 2 strips of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape (kindof in the style of a ribbon around a present!), removed the protective backing and sprinkled on Ballerina Glitter. I burnished it in well with my finger tool :)


Finally, it was time for assembly!  I tied a small piece of white&gold ribbon around the base of the flower and adhered it to the panel using foam square for extra dimension. The sentiment was directly stamped to the background paper with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder. The entire panel was added to a blush pink card base using the 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I added some small drops of Key Lime Jewel Drops for even more texture and the finishing touch was some Sparkling Snow Glitter added to the flower using the Small Nuvo Glue Pen!


I hope you enjoy this card as much as I had fun making it!  See you very soon with even more projects! I'm hoping to add videos in the near future - I just have to get brave enough to do so!

See ya next time!


Supply List:

OTHER Supplies:
White Cardstock
Gold & White Ribbon
Watercolor Design Patterned Paper
Blush Cardstock

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration - September

Hello friends!

I'm here today with my September Designer Inspiration post for MHKDesigns!

I just loved working with Sassy Sayings, so I chose that stamp to showcase!

Here is what I created:

I hope you enjoy this card!  See you soon for a whole ton of new goodies in October!  Can't wait to share our new releases with you!

See ya next time!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Stick It Down - September

Hello friends!

It's time to share my card for Stick It Down this month!  Here was our sketch:

September Card Sketch

I had picked up some really fun sports themed paper from and I really wanted to create with it so this is what I came up with:

I think I took an out of the box look at the sketch this month, but I think you can still see the inspiration!

I'd love to hear from you and see what you think! :)  Make sure you come along and play with us!


Friday, 15 September 2017

Cross Canada Hop - September Holiday Expressions

Hello crafty friends!

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017 Holiday Expressions Catalog. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order (or if you are my client, you can shop HERE). 

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to 
follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at

If you came from Create with Alyson from HERE then you are in the right place!

Onto my projects!

I just am totally head over heels for the new Silver & Gold Suite of products!  So, of course I had to create with them!  I paired them with our NEW Limited Edition "Bashful" cardstock and the super cute stamp & die cut set called "Warmest Wishes".  I also added Gold Embossing Powder to the mix!  Here are the cards I came up with: 

(Shaker card!!)

I loved making these cards so much, I think I'm going to offer it as a workshop in the fall! :)  I just love how everything came together so quickly - once I started creating, I couldn't stop!!  I even threw in a sneak peek of October's Stamp of the Month!!! Did you notice it?

Here is my CTMH Supply List for your reference:

October Stamp of the Month - Christmas Tunes S1710 (not available until next month!)

I was your last stop on the Cross Canada Hop, so if you are just joining in now, you can start back at the beginning over on Michelle's Blog!

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Projects inspired what we are Thankful For. So mark October 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.