Thursday, March 23, 2017


Good morning everyone!  Well, they are winding up the Orient Enchantment event at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  For the final day of the event I created quite a bright and cheerful ATC.

Don't forget to get your entry in so you have the chance to win some really awesome stamps.  Visit the Lost Cost Portal to Creativity HERE to add your project.

Until later..............................


Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Good morning everyone!  It's the 2nd day of the Orient Enchantment event over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I've gotten in on the fun and created the below ATC.

Just visit Day 1 of the event at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to get your entry in and have the chance to win some really wonderful stamps!

Until later.....................


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beauty, Mystery, Magic

Good afternoon everyone!  It's mid-way inspiration time over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I'm back with another ATC I created for the Black & White Challenge.

I used Miscellaneous Words, the NEW 5 Circles stamp set, and ATC Gothic Text.

Until later,


Friday, March 10, 2017

In the Garden for Gecko Galz

Good morning everyone!  I've been busy working but wanted to stop and share some things I created for Gecko Galz using their amazing collage sheets.

This one was created using the Pretty Birds Collage Sheet.  I trimmed it up and placed it on an ATC that I edged with blue ink.  I went over the image with several different colors of Stickles that closely matched the color of the image.  This gave it a raised design and lots of sparkle.  The "chirp" was added with stick-on letters.  It's a beautiful piece in person but hard to capture with a camera.

1) Sprinkle LSG Yodeling Yellow and Oktoberfest Orange magicals onto your card and spray with water.
2) Stencil the floral image using the Floral Mini layering stencil and Coloure Arte Orange Peel Vivid Metallic.  Outline the card with same.
3) Trim a fairy from the new Fairy Magic Collage Sheet along with some of the flowers.  Place your fairy on a die cut limb so it looks as if she's sitting on it.
4) Add the words using Chit Chat stickers.

1) Spray a blank coaster with Smooch Pralines and Cream and LSG Yellow Rosee of Texas & Canna Lily Burnt Orange, in that order. Dry
2) Stencil on your design with the Woodgrain layering stencil and any permanent black ink.
3) Cut out the image from the Art Nouveau Collage Sheet and adhere to the left of the coaster.
4) Using an alpha set (Lost Coast Designs Old Typewriter was used here), stamp Kitty onto a piece of cardstock that was colored with LSG Yellow Rose of Texas and Canna Lily Burnt Orange.  Trim up the letters and place the word down the right side of the coaster.
5) Add a line of black rhinestones between your image and your word.
6) Finish off with black ribbon around all the edges.  Seal with several coats of varnish if you wish to use it as a true coaster.  Gloss works best.

This ATC was created for a swap.  I used patterned paper for the background & die cuts I was provided with by my partner.  The image is from the Sea Nymphs Collage Sheet that I fussy cut out.  "Wanderlust" is from a Travel Quotes stamp set by Lost Coast Designs.

These and more fabulous collage sheets can be found online in the Gecko Galz Etsy store.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Journey for Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone!  There's a new Challenge up today over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This month's challenge is Black and White.

Here's what I came up with:
It's so very difficult for me to just work with the two non-colors, but I liked the way it turned out.  I used the new stamp Drips and one of the faces from the Faces Set along with the word Journey from Miscellaneous Words.  I used black glass glitter to fill in the top of the Drips stamp.

Until later.................................



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Memories Card for Gecko Galz March Challenge

Good morning everyone!  It's time for the March Challenge over on the Gecko Galz blog and I wanted to share a card I created for it with you.

To be honest, I goofed.  This month's challenge is Fairy Garden & I missed the "Fairy" part.  I hope it gives you some inspiration anyway.

1)  Cut a piece of white cardstock and color with with DP Mowed Lawn.
2)  Using Stencil Girl's Scribble Mask add some DP Barn Door.
3)  Trim the image of the girl from the Garden Time Collage Sheet and place it on a piece of yellow cardstock, leaving a small edge all the way around.  Add to the left side of your painted cardstock.
4)  Scatter little mini colored flower die cuts around the card then add some large floral diecuts to the right of the image then add a TH Word Band and some seam binding to the bottom.
5)  Mound everything on a piece of yellow cardstock.  You now have a card.

I'm not a great cardmaker by any stretch of the imagination but I hope you liked today's project.  For more great images like the one I used, check out Gecko Galz's store on Etsy.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hugs & Kisses Tutorial

As promised, here's the tutorial on how I created the Hugs and Kisses journal spread.  I think if I had it to do over I would have figured out how to tint my die cut.

1)  Tear strips out of old book pages and glue them to the bottom half of each side.  Gesso.
2)  Spray LSG Peony Scarlet Red, Autumn Maple Crimson, and Opal Sea Oats all over the pages.
3)  Add texture using the TH Doily stencil and glossy transparent text paste.
4)  Stencil TH Mini Countdown with Versamark ink and embloss with black EP.
5)  Stamp CV Klimt Kiss on mixed media paper with Versamark ink and emboss with black EP.  Color with markers and cut out.
6)  Add a die cut Hugs and Kisses to the left side of the page and Klimt Kiss to the right.
7)  Scatter die cut hearts across both pages and use a brown Pitt pen to add highlights.
8)  Splatter spread with LSU Luminous Lemon, Luscious Lime, Midnight Rendezvous Raven, & gesso mixed with water.

Thank you for joining me today.  Stay tuned for more step-by-steps from me and others on the LCD team.  Oh, don't forget, you still have a few days to get your entry in for the February Challenge.  Click HERE for all the details and the Linky.

Until later................