Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Hello! I hope your day was a beautiful one!
Here's my Alcohol Ink card for the day, 
complete with Memory Box die and embossed.
It just wouldn't be right if I didn't keep the alcohol inks creating!!!
Have a restful sleep! 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunflower with Copics

Hi! Thanks to everyone who have been checking out my new blog and cards!
It's certainly fun to share and encouraging to hear back from so many of you!
Thanks for taking the time to visit . . . 
This is actually the very same stamp as the set of sunflower cards a few posts ago!
Suprise! Not my regular alcohol ink creations. 
Copic markers, though! 
Still alcohol ink. Ha! Ha!!!
 Truly, I am terrible at coloring, 
but I seem to be able to achieve satisfaction with Copics. 
So, they are my favorite coloring tools.
I would like to try inktense pencils, therough. 
Anyone with input on those?
I am entering this card in the "emboss" Wednesday challenge through SimonSaysStamp
See information here.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge Butterfly

Good Saturday Morning To You All!
Beautiful weather here in Minnesota and I and my cat, Max, are enjoying it!
I just can't get off the alcohol ink and Memory Box Dies kick.
Of course, add a little Stampin' Up ribbon and use an embossing folder . . . 
Waaaallaaa - Ah ha, I'm tickled!
The results are always so beautiful, no matter what I do,
I end up giggling at myself! 
I giggle because I feel artistic and these products help me with that!
So, 3rd day, 4th Challenge!
My friend, Laurie, was right! I think I'm hooked!
Talk about artistic! Take a look at her blog.
She's always coming up with impressive and fun cards! 
This card I am entering into the CAS(E) this Sketch.
See the details here:
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2014

House Mouse Challenge

Ok, so I entered a challenge yesterday and my dear friend and
valuable blog coach told me I would be hooked now - could she be right?
This is my 2nd challenge in 2 days . . .
House Mouse challenge "All About Summer". You can see details here.
I enjoy all my varieties of flower and colors outside.
It certainly looks like this Mr. Mouse is having a great time!
Enjoy your summer!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Roses are Something Special

This card starts with the Rose die from Penny Black
cut out of alcohol ink backgrounds.
The rose is mounted on white linen cardstock and then
Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink cardstock, 
 both cut out of Spellbinders Dies.
The pink layer is mounted with dimensionals
onto the white linen cardstock base
which is scored on both sides.
The words are from Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society,
stamped with Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink ink and
cut with an oval Spellbinders die.
I am entering this card in the Penny Black die challenge,
 which is my very first challenge ever!
 See the details here.
Also, I entered this card in the Through the Craft Room Door
"Anything Goes" Challenge.
See the details here.

Hello Baby

Memory Box and Alcohol Inks Baby Card. 
Inside says: Hello Baby


Well . . .  silver and pearl alcohol inks made a beautiful background for this wedding/silver anniversary card. I am still learning how to take good photographs and this doesn't show the beauty of the colors and sheen. Practice will make better, at least - so, I will keep practicing - photographs, I mean, alcohol inks - that is a given! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sunflower Cards

My friend and I had another "Fun" Day. Once we get started with the alcohol inks - we just can't seem to quit. It is so awesome to see the varieties of shades of colors that come out of just one inking of the felt pad. I can generally get 6 backgrounds out of one inking with a little additional alcohol blending solution on the last 2 cards. It was fun to decorate the insides of the cards, too. If you haven't tried playing with alcohol inks - you certainly should!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Pretty Pink Flower

Long time ago stamp, I believe from Angel Company.
Still as pretty as ever!
Love the matting . . .
Have a Great Day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Alcohol Ink on Transparency

Another alcohol ink creation - isn't it absolutely amazing what can be done?
This one is stamped on one side of the transparency and colored with alcohol inks on the
 other side. I chose the colors of inks I wanted and dropped a couple of drops of
each into wells of a plastic ink palette.
Using a small paint brush I picked up color and simply painted the image.
Alcohol inks dry extremely fast,  but it's no problem. Just use the solution to moisten the brush
 and then dip into the dry ink. It re-wets the ink on the brush and off you go again! Yeay!!!
I put a designer paper behind the transparency and attached with brads

Peach Bella Boutique

Isn't it amazing what can be created with just a few colors of cardstock, embossing folders and dies!!!
Linen Cardstock is a favorite of mine as well. Well, what can I say . . . in cardmaking I have alot of favorites -
 sort of like ice cream. . . . mhmmmmh, . . . ice cream . . .
Happy Sunday to You All!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fern Alcohol Ink

Well, I thought I would post one more yet tonight.
But, be certain . . . this is just the beginning!

One final thing . . . we were told this past week that my husband and I are going to
be Grandparents the first part of December!
Guess where we will be over Christmas?
Holding a baby - that's for sure!
Good Night and Happy Stamping with Alcohol Inks and Memory Box Dies!!!!

Memory Box Dies

I just cannot leave well enough alone!
Recently, my friends and I were on a roll and we were creating away!
Still, of course, alcohol inks and Memory Box Dies!
So much Fun!!!

Mustang Alcohol Ink

Wow! This Stampscapes Mustang Stamp is such a detailed stamp!
It's pretty clear that alcohol inked backgrounds are by far my most
favorite mode of operation!!!
Playing with alcohol inks are so interesting.
 Even when I use the same color inks on a  new felt pad -
 I never seem to get the same look again.          
 I can generally get 5 or 6 backgrounds on glossy cardstock (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") out of 1 felt pad just
by adding a few drops of blending solution on the last two!
The shades differences are so awesome!!!!
Fun, Fun, FUN!!!