Coloring Page

I took an online Whimsical Sketching Class today with Sandy Allnock. It was great. She is a great teacher. Lesson 1 (there are more) was sketching whimsical flowers and creating a coloring book page. Here was my result. I can’t believe I sketched this freehand with a pencil and a sharpie (and an eraser) and lots of help and tips from Sandy. The only thing I used the pencil for was to draw a lot of circles of different sizes, which I erased later. I love the results. I am looking forward to the next classes.

Whimsical Flowers Coloring Page

Halloween 2015

Halloween cards for grandkids and friends. Changed the sentiment on the first one to “Ghouls Night Out” for my friends.

Booyah is a spinner card. Lots of fun to make. Wind it up before closing, when it is opened the ghost spins around.

Loved making these cards. Getting better at shaker cards. It is hard to get a good technique going. I don’t know if I prefer using foam tape or fun foam sheets. I tried both ways on the Ghouls Night Out. I think I liked the foam tape best.

Ghouls Night Out


Booyah Inside


Love Every Day

I did a lot of colored pencil coloring on my train trip in September.  It is very relaxing and I need the practice.  I love this Gorjuss stamp.  All of there stamps are adorable.  I wanted to make a card around the stamp.  It sure does take a long time when you don’t start with any ideas.  I think I spent most of the day but I am very happy with the finished product.  I used an embossing folder for the tree in the background.  Colored the tree by sponging on distress inks.  Die cut the hearts after sponging Barn Door distress ink on brown paper.  Love the colors.  I didn’t want it to necessarily look like a valentine so the distressed colors worked beautifully.Love Every Day

Thanks a Super Lot

Haven’t posted in awhile.  Too busy learning new techniques and haven’t learned enough about how to blog.  Saving that for another day.

Here is a card I made for my husband to send to his eye doctor.  He was so thrilled to be able to see clearly and colorfully after cataract surgery.

I love these Tim Holtz Crazy Bird stamps.  I used Distress Ink and Inkintense pencils.  I love the Crazy Things stamps also and used the glasses from that to put in the shaker.  The dies for Crazy Birds are a must.  They cut beautifully and the eyes, wings and beaks have separate dies which really make the birds look adorable.  The sentiment is Paper Smooches Many Thanks set.Thanks a super lot

Relax, Chill Out

I love these Penguins from My Favorite Things.  This was a fun card to make.  I colored the penguin, tree and drink  with Zig Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I made a shaker pocket with Imagine Vertigo plastic sheet and cut a slit and inserted the Penguin so it appeared to be floating in the water.  I love this Vertigo plastic.  I looks so much like water.  I colored the plastic with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  This takes a long time to dry so I think next time I will just back it with a blue background.  Added a little glossy accents on the inner tube and drink glass.  Added a little distress ink to colored cardstock to give a sandy beach look.  A great Get Well Card for a niece.


Relax, Chill Out

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