ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 14, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for the 1rst day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.


Here’s my card:

img_4555_edited-1     img_4637_edited-1I used this photo as inspiration.


Photo Credit

img_4637_edited-1I used the ARTplorations Stencils Perched Bird,img_4635_edited-1 Bubble Dance,

img_4561_edited-1and Dots All Over. (Do the dots look like falling snow?)

Here’s a quick slideshow of part of the process I used to make this card:

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I also designed my own sentiment and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1


Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,


P.S. I also have another post that went live today with a card using another ARTplorations stencil. Check it out here:


ARTplorations Stencils:














MMCC July 2015 Challenge #13 – DLC!!! Blue Reminder Extra

I am so happy to be sharing some cards with you today as part of the MMCC Design Team. This month’s blue themed challenge is so much fun! Remember, you have until July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to play!

Isn’t this a cool theme?! I liked it so much that I made a bunch if different cards for this challenge. I have 4 fairly similar cards to share with you in this post. For all of these cards I used lots of ink for sponging and stamped the background with Stamplorations Trendy Butterflies and SU Mixed Bunch Flowers. On 2 of the cards I used some ink-tinted Gesso and a Stamplorations Bubble stencil. There’s dry embossing, Stickles, vellum, ribbon, sequins, and heat embossing involved in multiple of the cards too. A mixed media party was goin’ on at my stamping table!

Here’s my first one:



The second: (I used a Bubble Stencil from ArtPlorations for this and the next card.) IMG_8791edited

I’m going to play this “Just a Note” card over at SSS Monday’s Challenge: i scream for…these cards are all quite INKY!


The third:

IMG_8803editedI am going to play this third card over at Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge.


And the fourth:


I’d like to play this last card over at WAW’s #193 Anything Goes.


It’s blistering hot here today, 97 degrees F in the shade (36 Celcius). So, I’m pretty drained and will stop typing and share slide show  of some of the process that I used to make these cards.

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So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s MMCC challenge. Please stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry.

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!

Here are all of the other cards that I made for this month’s challenge. Click on any of them to go to 1 of the 2 other posts where they are located.

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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

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