Friday, April 29, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

Our baby boy's birthday is tomorrow.  He's a grown man now but to us...he'll always be our baby boy.  :-)

That boy loves fishing more than anything else.  He keeps a pole and gear in his car in case he happens to see a spot to put his line in for even a few minutes.

I just love this stamp from Flourishes Kids Play.  I've had it forever and adore the simple yet beautiful silhouettes and sentiments.


To create the background, I first stamped the image onto a scrap cardstock circle, then I lined it up side by side with the circle I intended to use.  I drew a light pencil line at the horizon mark so I would know where the sky ends and water begins. 

I used my Tim Holtz blenders and Hero Arts Shadow inks to blend two colors each for the sky and water.  (sorry, I forgot to write them down!)  All paper Papertrey Ink.

After the blending was finished, I stamped the image in Versamark ink, sprinkled with black embossing powder then heat embossed the image, stamped the sentiment, mounted on the black circle and done.  

I hope he likes it.  

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Creative Station Giveaway Winner

My apologies!  I forgot to draw for the Creative Station winner!  Better late than never, right?

Here is the winning number:


True Random Number Generator  1

"McStamper" that would be you!  Please email me with your address so I can get this right out to you.

Thanks for playing!


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Friday, April 1, 2016

Secret Garden & Giveaway

Yes, I know...it's been awhile.  The shop has, thankfully, been busy but it also means less time for being crafty just for the sake of being crafty.

I love, love making these little mini notebooks...lovely little spaces to write thoughts, prayers and all the things to be thankful for.

I broke into my Graphic 45 Secret Garden, PTI's Phrases and Praises, a bit of lace, some stick on pearls and a bit of sepia ink


The inside is important too...a gentle reminder...


a bit of encouragement...

and don't forget the back.


Oh, and the giveaway...a Xyron Creative Station. (sorry, only US please.) 






 Just tell me what you love to create.  I'll pick a winner next Friday.

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