Friday, September 30, 2016

Black Eyed gone pink

Good morning and happy Friday. Do you ever just have one of those weeks where your head spins around in all directions? That has been my crazy week and this weekend is just as crazy. Hopefully you will have a good weekend and maybe get some stamping time in. Over at Power Poppy some of us are inking up and having fun today. I am going crazy and using pink's for these Black-Eyed Susan's today.  ;-)  I rather link them in the pink, what do you think?


This is a super easy design with the Spellbinders die doing all the work for the base shape and designer paper. I colored the blooms and then die cut in another matching layer in the set. Wrapped some lace trim and ribbon around the designer paper. Finished it off with my sentiment and some jewels. Voila! 

Check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Kathy Jones
Tosha Leyendekker



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Flourishes Stamps for sale

Afternoon everyone. I am listing more of my Flourishes stamps in sets together to sell as you see below. All stamps are gently used and have some staining however does not effect the image quality when stamped. 
I ship to US address only! All stamps will be wrapped in bubble wrap envelopes. Cost for shipping is $5.00 if more than one of the collections together I will figure out the price difference. I will hold all items for 24 hours only. 
I tried to bundle them as themes to give you a better idea selection together. If you are interested email me at Twinshappy1@ yahoo.com with any questions. 
Form of payment is through PayPal. 
EDIT: To clarify the price is for the "grouping" not per stamp. Example:Christmas at home is $20 for the total of the 5 stamp sets. Sorry for the confusion.  :-) 
Thanks for looking. Enjoy! 















Any questions please let me know. have a great day! 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Black Eyed Susan card and matching tag

Good gosh it is Friday already... This week went fast for me, hopefully it was just as quick for you. We have a football game tonight at home so it is going to be loud and proud in the stands!  ;-)  
I did get sometime to play around with another new one from Power Poppy called Black-Eyed Susan. I enlarged the blooms and then die cut using Lil Inkers dies for the tag and the card. 


This is for a gift just not quite sure what gift yet. So I left off the sentiment for the card and tag as I can add that later. Never hurts to have a few on hand just in case.  :-)  They are colored with Copic markers and layered onto cardstock and designer paper. I grabbed some old CTMH heart hardward and added that to both the tag and the card. Tied off some ribbon and a button. Finish the petals off with a little bit of sparkle. Voila! 

Did you see the latest Power and Sparklette on the PP Blog? It has some fun with Coloring Outside the lines challenge. Check it out! Marcy sure is having fun with these challenge and some wonderful reads with the past two challenges. 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations today:
  Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Thoughts gift box

Good morning! Just a quick little gift box today to share. I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had gotten some new sunflower stamps and this is another one called Sunflower Bouquet. I think this array of flowers and sunflowers in the bucket is so pretty. I have colored them with various Copic markers and die cut the shapes with a few Spellbinders dies. 


The base is some designer paper that I also stamped the sunflower seed stamp from the set as a background and some faux stitching. This box is made using my Graduation Hat tutorial but I cut the box down a little. Instead of 7x7 it was 6x6 measurements. The same with the 7 1/8 it was 6 1/8 measurements. Follow the same instructions for the box itself.  Fun little box that I added some dove chocolates to for a friend. Voila! Thanks for stopping by today! 


Monday, September 19, 2016

I've Been thinking about you

Good morning! I have been thinking about this Digi since we released it and FINALLY had a chance to color it up.  ;-)  These beauties are called Well Hello Dahlia! Isn't that a fun name to begin with? Tried using different shades of lavendar for my card. I really like how this turned out so crisp and clean feeling. 


Added some textures to the white base layer with a chicken wire texture folder. Only added some sequins to the card and voila! Marcy posted up the latest Power and Sparklette challenge. Check it out HERE

Boys won their game on Friday night, it was awesome! Then we had a fun filled weekend of errands, Parade of homes (got some great ideas for the house) home work and yard work. Fun fun... Hope you have a wonderful day! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Apples in Sepia

Happy Friday! We have a lot of information for you today so grab something to drink and read on.  ;-)  Power Poppy is having some fun coloring coming this weekend with Passionate Paper Creations and Friends
Here are some details:
Have we got FABULOUS weekend deal for you! A selection of our favorite digital designs are available a special price! These late summer flowers and fruits are in full bloom — ready for you to download, print, and color to your heart’s content! For 48 hours only Power Poppy’s brand new Black-Eyed Susans, plus Pure Prairie Bouquet, Sunshine of My Life, Cuppa Buttercups, and Apples in Season are just $4 each (save $2 per set) OR, get all five digital stamp sets in a bundle for $15 (a total of $14 savings). What’s even better? 
Play along in our weekend Coloring Contest using one of these five stamp sets and you could win a $20 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Contest closes Monday, September 19th at midnight. A winner will be announced sometime on Wednesday, September 21th.  Check it all out at www.powerpoppy.com. To enter the coloring contest simply leave a link with your creation in a comment on the Power Poppy Contest post. We can’t wait to see what your crafty hands create! 



Doesn't that sound like fun this weekend? I am hoping to get some more coloring in but we will see. The boys have a game tonight so we will be in the stand cheering and exhausted by tomorrow. ha ha  Last week's game was a non league game so the loss doesn't count. I all that our preseason game. We are now in the regular season so this game will count. Which is good they got all the jitters out last week. hee hee Anyways....  

Since this was a color challenge I thought I would give it a try and print these Apples in Season in Sepia instead of black. Adds a softer color feel I think. Colored with various Copic markers and scored a simple border around the edge. Added a gingham layer to the base and finished it off with some sparkles and enamel dots. Voila!  Don't forget these puppies are on sale along with four others digi's! Happy Stamping! 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations: 
Allison Cope
  Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
  Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker
Kathy Jones


Monday, September 12, 2016

Floral Birthday wishes


Good morning! This card has no stamping or coloring which means it came together rather quickly. Good thing too as I needed a quick birthday card.  ;-)  The beautiful papers and the birthday sentiment come from the Blushing Rose collection. Die cut using the matching Vintage Flourish Pattern Die. Die cut several Bitty Blossoms flowers in the white and soft pink cardstock. Added some pearls and sparkle to the flowers. Voila! Gotta love the printed papers. hee hee  Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Proud of my young men


    They looked thrilled with a picture from mom don't they. Well I took this after the game and they were very tired. I just wanted to say congrats Curtis and Nathan on starting your first Varsity football game. Curtis got an Interception and almost had a second. He had a rough patch and the opposing team took advantage of a starting freshman corner back. Nathan played most of the game as defensive end, and had a few reps on the offensive side of the ball as well.  
    They both played hard and we are very proud of the work they put in this summer to be ready to go.  While it didn't all turn out the way they hoped as they lost, they put in the effort and time, that is what matters. It was so exciting to see them out on the field! Go Patriots!  And I mean their school Patriots.  :-)  Have a wonderful day! 


Friday, September 9, 2016

Cheer somebody up

Happy Friday! Did you see the latest news over at Power Poppy? Check out our fun for September with the 
http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2016/09/power-sparklette-mini-challenge-week-1.html

Yes, we have a fun month for you! You can see all the details of our Power and Sparklette challenge on this post HERE. There is over 104 entries already and some are fantastic to read. So grab a cup and sit down so you can catch up before the next Power and Sparklette challenge posts. hee hee  


My creation today is using Aqua Markers. Oooohhhaaaahhhh. yea right! LOL  I am making another attempt at using watercolor of some sort and each time I always feel that I fail and do it wrong. Not that I don't like this card but it just seems like it isn't like other watercolor cards I see. If that makes any sense. I stamped this darling bloom from Prairie Cheer that I then colored with aqua markers. Using my water brush or whatever the thing is called I tried to blend the two colors on the petals a bit. Stamped the sentiment that I am coming to just LOVE in the left corner and added a few brads as accents. Voila! Be gentle in watercolor comments please.  ;-)  I am still trying. 

Be sure to check out the Bloom Brigades creations:
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Sunflower Thank you

Good morning. Hopefully you week is going great so far. My creation today is using a new stamp to me called Sunflower Stem from Heartfelt creations. I ordered a few stamps and finally had a chance to ink and color one of them up. In looking at my stamps I have several sunflowers it looks like which is great. 


This is a very simple card with just a little bit of embellishments. My sunflower is colored with various Copic markers and a simple scored border around the edge. I layered some cardstock and designer paper from the stash with a pierced border around the edge. A layer or crochet ribbon and seam binding, then added my image panel. Tied some twine on a button for the corner and added some sparkle. Voila! Have a fabulous day!