Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bold Blossoms Birthday

Hello friends.  Just a quick post today with a quick card using PTI's new Bold Blossoms Coloring Sheets.

These coloring sheets are wonderful for making a quick card...just color it in!  I used a few Copics (RV02, RV04, RV06, YR68, YG03, & YG63), a SU! Hello You thinlits die, a scrap of DSP, and a few PPP Clear sequins.  Yep, easy peasy, and quick! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!!  :0) 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Merry Monday #189 - One Layer Card

Hello friends.  Time for another challenge over at Merry Monday, and this week it is to make a one layer card.  This worked out great as it gave me a chance to play with a new Penny Black stamp called Berry Bevy.  Take a look:

I used Tumbled Glass and Salty Oceans Distress Inks and a sponging tool to create my background first (and a piece of torn cardstock), and then stamped my image and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used a small dot stamp and white ink to stamp over the berries first, and then colored over the white with an R29 and R39 Copic marker (the reds show up brighter over the white than if I had just tried to color over the sponged background).  I also added Dazzling Diamonds (SU!) along the branches to add a little sparkle to my card.

You can see the glitter a little bit better in this close up.  My sentiment is from Cas-ual Fridays Snowy Sayings.  A simple card, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out!  :0)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Party Til The Cows Come Home

Hello Friends.  Just a quick post today.  Over the past year I've been collecting the Petite Places stamp sets (PTI), and then I never use them...grrrrr!  Sooooooo, figured it was time to get a move on, and I started with the Barnyard set.  Take a look:

Created my little scene with the barn and cows first, and then used a Memory Box stencil and sponge to create the sun rising behind it.  The rest of the card came together as I just added layers of DSP, die cuts, washi tape, more stenciling, and more cows.  A fun little card, and now I need to get busy on the rest of the sets!  :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

Monday, January 25, 2016

January 2016 PTI Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th, and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop!  I love a good challenge, and this month was definitely it for me!  The inspiration photo was very graphic, which is so not my style, so I admit I struggled a bit with this card, but it's always good to try new things and get out of a rut, so all's good!  Here's the inspiration photo:

January inspiration

I finally figured out a background with the blue that I really liked, but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to incorporate the wooden oval surfboards!  So I left them out and came up with this:

My background was done by using my Blueberry Sky ink cube, and inking up the inside of an older Darice embossing folder (the raised side), misting it with water, and then "smooshing" my cardstock into it.  Once it dried, I really liked the look of it!  I ended up and went for simple, by trimming off just a bit on the sides so the Blueberry Sky card panel would show, and then attached very thin strips of a blue glitter paper I've had for like ever and never used.  My sentiment comes from the Winter Hills set and my Blue Jay is from the Winter Woods set, and he is pop dotted up for a little dimension.  Because this is not my usual style, I HAD to add some sequins to bling it up just a little and make it more of a "me" card! :0)  Even though it's not my usual style, I like the way it came out, and it was good to play outside my comfort zone for a bit!  I admit I'm very curious to see how everyone else interpreted this month's photo!!  :0)

Make sure you stop by and check out all the fun over at PTI right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Altenew Academy Watercoloring Class Day 6

Hello friends.  Last day of class over at the ALTENEW ACADEMY, and this lesson was called "Drop In Color" (or Galaxy Sky).  I did not have the stamp set Lydia used or anything even close, so mine is a little different...but different can still be good, right??  The only thing I wish I would have done different is to have taken a picture of my galaxy sky before I stamped over top of it so you could see it better.  But, it is what it is!  Take a look:

I used a Penny Black stamp (Snowy Grove) over the top of my watercolor sky, so it's a little hard to see.  IRL I really like how it turned out though.  I also splattered some Twinkling H20's Inca Gold that really looks pretty but is just too hard to photograph.  I tried photographing it under my Ott Light, and you can see the gold better, but the quality of the photo isn't so great.......

You can see the shadow of my camera lens in this photo...grrrrr!  Anyhow, hope you get the general idea of my dropped in watercolored galaxy sky! :0) 

Thanks for stopping in this past week and checking out all my homework for this class...I had a ball and learned SOOOOO much!  Thanks so much again Lydia for the very informative and great video's...I loved them all!!  :0)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Altenew Academy Watercoloring Class Day 5

Hello friends.  Completed day 5 of the watercoloring class I'm participating in at ALTENEW ACADEMY, and today's lesson was about watercoloring solid image stamps.  I used the solid butterfly image from Altenew's Painted Butterflies, and came up with this:

I did cheat on this one a little.  After I measured, watercolored my 3 butterflies, and stamped my sentiment, I used the outline stamp with Tropical Teal ink on the 2 outside butterflies, and Dusty Concord on the middle butterfly to give them a little more definition.  I realize the lesson was about just using the solid image, but it just seemed so plain........   Before I started this class I would have used black ink to outline the butterflies without giving it another thought, but after day 4's lesson, using the same color ink taught me about just a subtle outlining and I really like that!  Lydia also talked about using sentiments from different stamp sets, so I combined the "You Inspire Me" from the Painted Butterflies stamp set and the "Thank You" from PTI's Keep it Simple: Thank You.  A very CAS card and I just love the way it turned out!  Very, very happy with all I'm learning from this class...thank you Lydia!!  :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!  :0)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Altenew Academy Watercolor Class Day 4 - No Line Watercoloring

Hello friends.  Had time to do Day 4 of my homework for the Altenew Academy Watercoloring class I'm taking online.  I would have posted this earlier in the day, but when you don't read the directions carefully, you have to start over...sigh!  The title of Day 4's lesson should have given me a hint with the "No Line" watercoloring, but nope...I just went on my merry way!  It was only when I went back to the class to look at the title before typing up my blog post that I realized I had goofed.  So anyway, I have 2 cards to share with done incorrectly and one done right.  Here's the right way to do "No Line" watercoloring:

The idea is to stamp your image in a color you are going to use to watercolor with rather than black, so that when you are finished, the lines aren't so noticeable.  I really like the way my flower turned out (PTI - Vintage Linens), but not real thrilled with my leaves...wish I had tucked them under the flower further.  Next time...I'm learning!!  Hard to tell in my photo, but the prayers is a die cut from SSS and is done on a matte gold cardstock.  The black and white diagonal strip on the side is washi tape.

Even though my first card wasn't done correctly, I do like how it turned out.  Take a look:

Obviously there's way too many lines in this image, so it was not a good one to use for this lesson, but I still think it turned out pretty.  The image and sentiment are both from WPlus9 (Botanical Bunch & Hand Lettered Hello).  I really liked how the instructor Lydia did a partial cut around her image on her card, and so I did this on both cards and really like the extra detail it brings to a card. 

Once again I have to say how much I am enjoying this class and how much I am learning...even though I'm a little slow with directions sometimes!  :0)  If you've ever wanted to learn more about watercoloring, or just brush up on your skills, these videos are fantastic and Lydia is a great teacher.  You can check it all out right here at Altenew Academy.

Thought I'd leave you with one last picture of my constant companion when I'm in my craft room:

Usually Brinkley is right by my desk, but as soon as I take my camera out he heads for the corner...he's a little camera shy!  :0)  I love that he likes to hang out with me though...silly dog!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

Birgit & Marcia's Brusho's/Valentines Challenge

Hello friends.  My dear friend BIRGIT and I are back with a new challenge this month using Brusho's (or Color Burst).  We decided to combine these intense water color powders with Valentine images and see what we could come up with!  I think we both learned that less is more when using these powders, and you'll definitely be able to see what I'm talking about with my first card:

I used Merlot Color Burst and Purple Brusho's on this card and obviously, the more powder you sprinkle on your cardstock, the bolder the result!  I do love the look, but ended up keeping the rest of the card very simple with a Tim Holtz scribbled heart die cut in black, and then my sentiment from MFT Love You More

My 2nd card also has a pretty intense background using Cobalt Blue and Sea Green Brusho's.  Once again I kept the design pretty simple using a SSS Stacked Hearts die and sentiment from the same MFT Love You More stamp set.

I filled in a couple of the hearts to add a little more interest and added a banner for my embossed sentiment.  Not your traditional colors for Valentine's Day, but I kinda like it!!

My next 3 cards I used Crimson Brusho's and used a much lighter hand when shaking on the color!  This 3rd card used a Impression Obsession die cut and a simple sentiment from SU!.

See what a difference using just a tiny bit of the powder makes?  As much as I like the boldness of my first two cards, I really, really like the softness of this lighter background!  I think it really makes the die cut stand out, and all I needed to finish it were a few sequins and the sentiment.  My mom is going to receive this one! :0)

My 4th card is another simple one with a lighter background, and I really like how this one turned out too!

This one also used the Crimson Brusho's, but notice the tiny bits of blue that showed up in this one...really love that tiny bit of contrast!  I used PTI's Wonderful Words: Love die and cut out 4 of them and glued them together for a bit of dimension.  A simple matting with black really makes this CAS card pop!

My last card once again uses the Crimson Brusho's and is also a shaker card.  Take a look:

Another really simple card, but you don't need much when using Brusho's...the background kind of steals the show!  :0)  I created the shaker part with PTI's Heart Squared die and stamp set.  The square was die cut 5 times with only the top layer being stamped in an ombre pattern using Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, and Sweet Blush inks.  Just a few sequins were all that was needed to fill the square along with the sentiment from the Heart Squared stamp set. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards, and will take the time to hop over to BIRGIT'S blog too, as I just know she will have some amazing cards to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!  :0)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Altenew Academy Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques Day 3

Hello friends.  Another homework assignment (who knew homework could be so much fun?!!) from Altenew Academy Watercolor class.  Day 3 shows us how to emboss our image first, and then drop in the color.  Another technique I had to play around a bit with, but I like the way this card turned out!  My photo is a little dark because of lack of sunshine, so just imagine it a little brighter!

I used Botanical Blocks II (PTI) and embossed it with gold embossing powder, and then began coloring it in using water, Hibiscus Burst, just a touch of Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse, & Ripe Avocado inks.  It's really cool to watch the color travel when you put down water first, and then ink.  The sentiment is from Keep it Simple: Birthday (PTI).  A few gold dots, some sequins, and gold cord finished off my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Merry Monday #188 - Hot Bevvies

Hello friends.  Playing along with the Merry Monday challenge today, and the focus is on your favorite hot beverage.  I am so NOT a coffee drinker (I agree with Laura tastes like hot dirt!!), but I do like a nice cup of hot tea during the winter months!  So I dug out my Fancy Tea Cup die (PTI) and cut out 3 tea cups and then "smooshed" them with PTI's newest ink color...Mint Julep.  Take a look:

No sunlight today, so just imagine this card a bit brighter!  After smooshing the tea cups I embossed the edges with a little bit of gold to give the impression of fancy and delicate cups.  I stamped the leaf and flower from PTI's Cuppa Love.  The little tags are from Tiny Tags (also PTI), and I used DSP from Penny Black.  The background is stamped with Crumb Cake ink and a stamp from Season's Greetings (again PTI).

Check out all the great cards from the DT and players, and then play along!  You can find all the info you need right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Make it Monday #237 - Matchbook Valentines

Hello friends.  Lexi Daly and PTI's Make it Monday challenge this week is all about making matchbook treat holders for Valentine's Day.  Lexi has some awesome ideas and a great video on how to make these little treat holders, and they are a LOT of fun to make!  I actually made one last can check it out HERE.  I made 2 new ones this week...take a look:

The one on the left I used PTI's Heart Squared and Wonderful Words: Love stamps and dies to create a shaker matchbook.  It does make it a little bulky and top heavy (I layered 4 of the square die cuts with a piece of acetate between the top two to create enough depth for the sequins to move around in), but it's still fun!  I stamped the small hearts frame with Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, & Sweet Blush to give an ombre effect, and then used a matte finish gold cardstock for the Love diecut and strip along the bottom flap.  My 2nd matchbook I made a little bigger and used Hawaiian Shores cardstock and then stamped dots with the Polka Dot Basics stamp set.  I used the Stitched Hearts dies to make another shaker element like Heather Nichols showed HERE a few weeks back with a solid heart cut from Pure Poppy cs and a clear heart cut from acetate, and then both stitched together with a few sequins in between the layers.  The sentiment from Heart Squared was stamped before I stitched the 2 together.  The red & white polka dot strip is a piece of washi tape (Michael's I think).  Both of these were quick and easy and lots of fun to make!  Try a few (or more!)...they're quite addicting and will make a great little gift for anyone at Valentine's Day!!

You can check out Lexi's great video and ideas right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Altenew Academy Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques Day 1 & 2

Hello friends.  I broke out of my comfort zone and purchased an online class over at ALTENEW ACADEMY on different watercolor techniques.  I've only watched the first 2 video's, but am already learning so much, so it is definitely worth checking out if you're interested in watercoloring!  Day one was all about taking one color and making an ombre card.  Here's mine:

I wish I could tell you this was my first try, but it does take some practice!  My first attempt came out much lighter, so I learned to put down quite a bit more color on my craft mat (Summer Sunrise), and to use a good quality watercolor paper.  I used a cheaper watercolor paper the first time and it warped quite a bit!  I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper for this card and what a difference!  My butterfly and sentiment are both from Altenew's Painted Butterflies set, and I embossed the butterfly with WOW!'s Silver Pearl embossing powder on vellum. 

Day two was about "smooshing", and again, I had to play a bit to get a piece that I actually liked.  Take a look:

I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out!  I smooshed Hibiscus Burst and Orange Zest inks, and once my paper was dry I stamped with Altenew's Vintage Flowers stamp set.  My sentiment is from PTI's Boutique Borders: Sympathy stamp set and is embossed in white.  A few sequins was the finishing touch for both cards.

Thank you LINDA for showing your beautiful work from this class and inspiring me to take the plunge...I am thoroughly enjoying this class!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Friday, January 15, 2016

City Crafters Challenge Blog # 294 - Butterflies

Hello friends.  It's been awhile since I played along with the great ladies over at City Crafters Challenge Blog, but couldn't resist this week when I saw that the challenge was "butterflies".  We are deep into Winter here in Michigan, so anything to do with Spring and Summer is very appealing to me right now, and that definitely includes butterflies!! :0)  Here's what I came up with:

I started by making a background with a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire and Hero Arts Color Layering Butterflies stamp set.  I used an old SU! Lovely Lilac ink pad (gosh I miss that color and wish they'd bring it back!!!) and one of the solid stamp images and randomly stamped all over my card stock.  Next I went in with the detail stamp and Unicorn White Pigment Ink (HA) to fill in the solid butterfly images.  I also added small circle and swirly images with the white ink, and then lastly added a few tiny dots with a white gel pen.  The tone on tone plus white makes for such a pretty background and SO easy to do!  Next I added a vellum strip that I embossed my birthday sentiment on using PTI's Think Big Favorites: #24.  Lastly I added a die cut butterfly from PTI's Life is Beautiful and a couple sparkly enamel dots.
If you'd like to get inspired by some beautiful butterflies, then check out the City Crafters Challenge Blog right HERE and play along!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Create Along With Us - January 2016

Hello friends.  Playing along with PTI and their Create Along With Us today, and I was inspired by Danielle Flanders card using the Bold Blossoms.

I loved this simple card with the plaid paper and flowers using Dawn McVey's technique of stamping on kraft with white ink and then color.  But I think what I liked even more was the zig zag stitching on the seam binding ribbon!  Here's my CASE of Danielle's card using Vintage Linens:

Because I had colors in mind for my flowers and didn't have any matching plaid paper, I used Plaid Builders and Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, & Simply Chartreuse inks to make my own.  My sentiment is from Doodlie-Do.  And did you notice my lovely stitching on the seam binding ribbon?  I've never stitched with my sewing machine on a card before, but it was actually very easy and I love that look!

LOTS of great cards to be inspired by this month from the design team, and you can check it all out right HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Tail of Two Plaids

Hello friends.  I actually have 2 cards to share with you today because I can't decide which one I like better!  They're both basically the same, but made with different color plaids, so I'll let you decide!  Take a look:

Both plaids are from PTI's Holiday Plaids, the mouse is from MFT Harvest Mouse, the jingle bell die cut is from Lil Inker Designs, and the sentiment is from PTI's Season's Greetings.  I used a Soft Sky card base on the first card, and colored the mouse with my Copics and the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a blending tool.  I liked the way it turned out, but......   So next I started with a kraft card base, gave the mouse a tan sweater and paper pieced his vest to match the plaid on the side.  I used a gold bell this time and embossed in gold the same sentiment as the first card.  After I finished the 2nd one, I couldn't decide which one I liked best, so just decided to post them both.  You can let me know which one you like better!  :0)

The challenge at Merry Monday this week is to use plaid on your card, and you can see all kinds of beautiful cards and play along right HERE. 

I'm also entering these cards over at the HLS January Christmas Challenge where the challenge is "Jingle".  You can check it out and play right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Monday, January 11, 2016

LOTS of New Stamps!!

Hello friends.  Not the greatest weather in my neck of the woods right now, but that means more time in the craft room!  And thanks to my BFF Sue who spoiled me rotten this weekend when we finally got together to have lunch and exchange Christmas gifts, I have LOTS of new stamp sets to play with!  I'm really loving all the cute image stamps that are out right now, and one of the ones Sue got me was WPlus9"s Wishing You.  This is a seriously cute little bunny set that can be used for SO many occasions!  I chose to make a simple birthday card as my birthday stash is sadly lacking right now.  Take a look:

I kept this card fairly simple as I also wanted to use a new paper pad from My Favorite Things called Painted Prints Smitten.  The bunnies I simply stamped in black and outlined with a C1 Copic.  I fussy cut them out and then attached to the DSP I had cut out with a PTI die (Tag Sale #10).  The sentiments and hearts are also from the stamp set.  CAS and I think the bunnies steal the show!  And that's only one of the four cute bunny images that come with the set!  Definitely worth checking out right HERE friends.

I'll be adding this to Simon Says: Something New challenge, where the challenge is to make a card for a New Home, New Baby, using New Stuff, etc., and also using WPlus9 products on your card, so I definitely hit a couple marks with this card!  :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!!  :0)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Make it Monday #236 - 2015 A La Carte

Hello friends.  This weeks Make it Monday challenge is to choose one of the challenges from this past year that you might have missed...I don't think I missed a single one, but it was fun to go back through and look at all the different technique's that I learned about!  I picked a couple that I really liked, and then decided on Melissa Phillips Using Gelatos with Stamps.  Mostly I chose to re-do this challenge because Melissa used the Petite Pots set on her card, and since I didn't have that set at the time, but do now and haven't used it yet, it seemed like a good way to break it in! :0)  Here's Melissa's card:

And here's mine:

I only have 4 Gelatos, so I used some DSP (MFT) that I had laying out that matched my Gelatos, and the rest of the card came together very quickly and easily!  The ink colors I used were Limeade Ice, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunrise.  A little bit of bakers twine (The Twinery) and a few aqua colored sequins finished off my card.

Not much time left to play, but if you're having a cold and snowy day like we are, what better way to spend the rest of the day?!!  You can check out all the past MIM's and add your link HERE.   

Thanks so much for stopping it when you do!! :0)  

Guesting for Tag You're It

Hello friends.  I'm SOOO excited to be guesting for the Tag You're It Challenge #38!!  Tracey McNeely has created the cutest tag with an elephant, and I just happened to have a brand new stamp set from WPlus9 called Unforgettable with elephants!   A win-win, right?  Guesting and a new stamp is sweet! 

Here is Tracey's adorable tag:

There wasn't much of Tracey's tag I wasn't inspired by!  I loved the water colored background, the cute little elephant holding flowers of course, and the heart shaped balloon.  Here's what I came up with:

I started with a Tag Sale #10 die (PTI) and used Cobalt Blue and a smidge of Purple Brusho's to water color the tag.  I colored the elephant with my Copics and fussy cut and then pop dotted to the tag, along with a balloon from Heart-2-Heart #2 (PTI).  An embossed banner with the birthday sentiment, a couple enamel dots, and a few sequins finished off my tag.

Make sure you check out Tracey's tag, and the rest of the DT's tags right HERE and play along!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

SSS Something New Challenges

Hello friends.  I received so many new stamping goodies for Christmas that I am in need of thank you cards now.  The hardest part??  Choosing which new goodies to make those thank you notes with!!  And since Simon Says Stamp is challenging us with using something "new" (new baby, new home, new stuff), this was a perfect challenge for me!  Had to start with my new SSS Thanks Scallop Border die.  Take a look:

Loving this die and know I'm going to get a lot of use from it!  Also used a new MFT stamp set called Ewe Are the Best...cute, cute images in this set!  The plaid DSP is also from MFT.  I don't have any cloud stamps or dies, so I improvised with a speech bubble stamp (WPlus9 - Wishing You) and fussy cut those out.  Quick, easy, and fun!! :0)

LOTS of inspiration going on at both the Monday and Wednesday SSS challenges, and you can check them both out right here:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something New

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Merry Monday #186 - White on White

Hello friends.  It's the start of a new year over at the Merry Monday challenge site, and this week we are being challenged to use the elegant combination of white on white!  There are some absolutely beautiful creations from the DT and players this week that you aren't going to want to miss!  Here's what I came up with:

I used a little bit of everything on this card!  I started by die cutting the "merry" 3 times (PTI - Wonderful Words: Holiday Die Collection) and then embossing just one of them with white embossing powder.  After gluing the 3 together with the embossed one on top, I figured where I wanted to place it and then made 3 embossed lines across the front of the card base.  Next I added a Holly Flourish from Cheery Lynn Designs, and then a glittered up die cut poinsettia from Spellbinders.  The little bird comes from SSS (Bird of Roses), and I also added a few pearls to the center of the poinsettia and a smaller one for the eye of the bird.  I finished with simply stamping "Christmas" in Delicata Golden Glitz ink for just a touch of neutral. 

Isn't this a gorgeous inspiration picture?!!!  My house is more rustic than elegant, so I don't think I could pull something like this off, but I sure do like looking at it!! :0)  Make sure you check out all the beauties this photo has inspired, and even play along!  Seriously, Merry Monday's has helped me have my Christmas cards basically done (sometimes I forget to do the insides!) for the past 2 years since I started playing along, and it is definitely a wonderful feeling not to panic come December and realize you have how many cards to get done (along with everything else!) in a very short time!!  You can check out all the info and inspiration to play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Thank You Loll and Deepti!

Hello friends.  One more Christmas card to share with you with a huge Thank You to Loll Thompson and Deepti Malik for their generosity!  I played along with Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas challenge this past December and received an honourable mention for one of my tags, and was also a random draw winner for the Christmas Bell Medley stamp set designed by Deepti!  This is a smaller stamp set, but my oh my does it pack a punch!!  I absolutely LOVED playing with it, and came up with this card:

A pretty simple card really, but love the way it turned out!!  Started with embossing the Mistletoe stamp in white, and then coloring it in with my Aqua Painter and SU! inks (Gumball Green, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, & Cherry Cobbler).  Added the tree branch in Early Espresso ink, and then the pine sprig with Mossy Meadow (spritzed with water before stamping to give the water colored look)ink.  Embossed the ribbon bow in gold and then added a few rainstones (PTI) after assembling the card.  Fun, fun set, and I only used a few of the stamps included, so I know I'm going to get a lot more mileage out of this one!

Thank you again to Loll and Deepti for your generosity and gals are simply the best!!  :0)

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)