Wednesday, May 23, 2018

O-Fish-Ally Over the Hill

Good afternoon, everyone!  It’s Stacy here with a card I made for my father-in-law’s upcoming birthday.  He and my husband are big time fishermen.  They love to hunt and fish as much as they can.  My husband even has 6 of his “monster trophies” up on the wall in his man cave.  His dad took him fishing as soon as he was able to walk, so it’s in his blood.  So when Art Impressions came out with this stamp set, Reel Great Guys, I knew I just had to have it.  It is the spitting image of my husband and his dad crammed into a small fishing boat trying to catch that next “monster”.  
I used my Distress Oxide inks and the new Distress Brushes by Tim Holtz.  After I stamped the image on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, I masked it off with a piece of Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper. I then used the inks and the brushes, sweeping them from side to side, to create the green/blue waters of Minnesota and the clear blue summer sky.  Next, I carefully removed the mask and colored the image in with my Copic markers.  I popped up the “monster” fish with foam squares so it looked it was fiercely jumping out of the water.   I used my MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the panel, which I mounted on a panel of gold mirror cardstock and a piece of hunter green cardstock, both from my stash.  I stamped the images from the stamp set with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Here is my hubby with one of his prized catches

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

You Are Too Kind

Good Afternoon!  I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Sunday.  Today I have a super sweet card featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set by Neat & Tangled.  There are so many great messages in this stamp along with some icons that round out this must have stamp set.

I used the new Catherine Pooler Inks that will be coming to Scrapping for Less very soon……keep an eye for them.

Thanks for visiting,


All products used were purchased from Scrapping for Less:

Neat & Tangled Kindness Matters Stamp set

Catherine Pooler Inks:  Midnight, Bellini, Mint to Be, and Sweet Sixteen

MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies

Lucky Dip Foam Tape

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew

Scotch Painter’s Tape


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

10 Cards Doodlebug Down on the Farm

Hello!  I’m just “chicken” in! 
 Ha ha ha

Isn’t the Down on the Farm collection by Doodlebug one of their cutest collections ever?  

I had a chance to preview this collection at Creativation this year. I could barely stand the wait before I could get it into my little hands. 

I plan to make a lot of cards with it, or until I get sick of it. But I don’t see that happening any time soon. 
It’s toooooo cute!!

For these 10 cards I used the icon stickers, the enamel sprinkles shapes, the 6x6 paper pad, several doodlepop 3D stickers, the odds & ends die cuts, the chit chat die cuts and the one cut apart sheet from the big 12x12 collection pack. I pulled in some matching solid colored cardstock from my stash. I used Nuvo Glossy Drops in Black and Bubblegum to add a little something-something.   

I hope you like them and find some inspiration. 

All products used were purchased from 

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Birthday Wishes with Avery Elle

Good Morning!  Hello, it's Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma up on the SFL blog today with an adorable birthday card.  I'm trying to build up my stash of birthday cards since right now we are in between holidays.

I was sent this absolutely too cute stamp set as part of my Design Team package.  It is called Party Pals by Avery Elle.  OMG!  It made me squeell with delight when I pulled it out of the package.  My niece loves kitties so I'll save it for her birthday.

I decided to try my hand at making a scene with the two kitties and the banner.  I colored them up with my Copic markers.  I've been practicing coloring and blending, and although I feel a tad bit more confident with my coloring, I know I still have much more to learn.  I've never taken a coloring class before.  I've thought about it, but never jumped right in.  Is there a class out there that you think I should try?  If so, leave me a comment below and I'll go check it out.

One thing I use my alcohol markers for is to tint embellishments like clear bling and such.  And that is what I did on this card.  I wanted some bling to match my peachy colored cardstock, that I also colored with my markers.  So, I took the same omatching marker and colored my Pink n Main Glossy Silver Dots to make them match the cardstock.  Brilliant!!  If you haven't tried this, you really must.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like my card,


All items used were purchased from Scrapping for Less:
Copic Markers:  YG06, YG05, RV42, R22, R20, C1, C3, C5, B00
MFT Black & White Stripe 6x6 paper pad
Sunny Studio Classic Gingham 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle Party Pals stamp set
Pink and Main Glossy SIlver Dots
Gina K Stitched Ovals- Large and Small
MFT Extreme Black ink pad