Coffee Lovers Blog entry!

IMG_2009JI found this gorgeous paper in a paper pad by Kaisercraft called Be-YOU-tiful.  I cut it at 4×5 1/4 and layered it on my card  base of Soft Suede by Stampin Up.  I used Stampin Up stamp and die set A Nice Cuppa to stamp the cup using Catherine Pooler Designs Aquatini ink then used the cup die to cut the cup out.  I Catherine Pooler Designs to stamp a heart on the cup. On the background paper I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Need Caffine in Stampin Up Soft Suede.  The steam stamp is also stamped in Soft Suede and is from the SU A Nice Cuppa.


90th Birthday Card


Just finished my Aunt’s Birthday card.  She is my only living Aunt and she will be 90 on April 1st.  I stamped SU Birthday Bloom in versa mark on white CS and the white envelope.  I used my Coptic pens to color the flower then backed the white CS on Perfect Plum.  The card base is Elegant Eggplant and the same flower was stamped in matching ink on the front.i am very pleased with how it turned out.

Until next time!  Sharon

Trying my hand at Art Journaling!

I have been wanting to start an Art Journal for nearly one year and this week I finally got two done.  The first one on the left was my first attempt.  I first put gesso on the paper to prepare them.  Then I tore pieces of paper and glued them down.  More gesso and when dry I used dylusions and Heidi Swapp sprays and then added droplets of spray.  I finished it with saying from Tim Holtz idea-ology “shine like the whole universe is yours” and “embrace the journey.”

The second set of pages I used a doily stencil and Dreamweaver glossy white embossing paste and translucent embossing paste.  When all of that was dry I used my gelatos to add color.   The rest was using two different Washi tapes to complete them.

Hope you like them!


Until next time!  Sharon

Another challenge entry!

Made this card for The Card Concept Challenge!  Checkout the blog at the card below.  I guess I need to learn how to add a link in my posts but this will at least tell you where to look for the challenge.

My card base is SU’s Flirty Flamingo.  The next layer is from Michael’s a beautiful gold foil with white roses embossed on it.  I then added a triangle of black CS from SU and used a stencil to add Facetten-Lack Crakling Color in Gold on it.  My sentiment is in Catherine Pooler’s Midnight ink on Flirty Flamingo.  The polka Dot flower and the white flower are from Creative Memories.  The Flirty Flamingo flower is from SU’s Petal Potpourri stamp set.  I hope I followed the guidelines well enough.img_1951

Entered into Simon Says Stamp Challenge

The challenge is to use something new so I used two things New to me.  My Prismscolor colored pencils which were my Christmas present to me and a stamp Set from the MFT Fancy Flowers Card Kit that I just received.  I also used an embossing powder that was included in a kit I purchased in 2014 from SSS.  It is called Enchanted Gold.

I stamped the flowers and leaves in Catherine Pooler Designs Midnight.  I then colored them and used the matching dies to cut them out.  I heat embossed the sentiment in Enchanted Gold on Stampin Up cardstock cut to 4x 5 1/4.  I used foam squares to pop the flowers up to add dimension.  Hope you like it!img_1950

First Post Of 2017!

I can’t believe we are now in the year of 2017!  Back in the dark ages when I was young it never crossed my mind that someday we would be in the year 2000 let alone in 2017.  I wonder how many of you did the same thing?  Please let me know what you thought especially if you were born before 1960!