Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ellen Hutson Winner!

Hey folks, just popping in to announce the winner of these goodies from Ellen Hutson.


Come on down!!!  Shoot me an email with your contact information and Ellen will get these goodies right out to you.

For those of you who didn't win, it's release week at Neat & Tangled, and there are lots of chances to win over there this week.  Be sure to stop by and leave some comments on the release week posts!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ellen Hutson Guest Designer

Happy Friday!

Some super fantastic news today.  I'm happy to report that Ellen Hutson is now carrying Neat & Tangled products!  I've had the opportunity to work with the folks at Ellen several times.  They are a class act, and I'm thrilled that some of my products are available through them.

I also have the pleasure of being this months CLASSroom guest designer.

I'm sharing a little sneak peek of my project here, please head over to the CLASSroom blog to see it in full and get all the details on how it was created.

And the very sweet Ellen has offered a prize for a lucky someone who leaves a comment here....some of the goodies I used to create my card.

To enter, leave a comment by Tuesday, January 19th.  Good luck!

(Here are all the supplies I used for my card)

Monday, January 11, 2016

Springy Card Set

Hey everyone!  I'm sharing a spring time card set today.

I'm not a huge fan of mass production, so even on card sets I like there to be some variation from card to card.

For this set, I die cut the flowers/leaves multiple times and then watercolored them with my Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

While those were drying, I added a soft blue wash to some watercolor cardstock panels.

The sentiment was stamped on each of the panels (from Avery Elle's Modern Blooms set), and then I arranged/adhered the flowers to each of the cards.

For the card box, I simple followed the instructions from this tutorial:

That's all for today, but more exciting things coming at the end of the week, including a full reveal of the January Neat & Tangled release on Thursday (next week is the official release week, but since we delayed the release for CHA, we're treating everyone to the reveal a little early). I've got a few things in this release, and Danielle has been sneaking pics on Instagram (, so you might want to check that out.

That's all for today.  Hope your week is off to a good start!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Long Time Ago......

I meant to make this over Christmas break in honor of the release of the new Star Wars movie, but didn't manage to get it done until now.

I'm using my A Long Time Ago stamp set from Neat & Tangled.  I've done these space scenes before, but this time I wanted to go for more of a galaxy feel as opposed to a the general star field.

I used my trusty Kuretake Gansai watercolors.  The great thing about these sky scenes is that since there's a lot of dark and splatter and whatnot, it's very hard to overwork it, you can continue to go back and 'mess' with it more than painting florals or landscapes will allow, and there was a fair amount of messing with this one, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

Oh, and the inside of the card has the 'you were born' sentiment from the set in it.

Have you seen the new Star Wars movie yet?  I haven't.  We aren't big movie-goers.  I prefer to watch movies at home on the big TV with plenty of snacks that I didn't pay $20 for.  We did, however, watch Episode 4 (right after the Minions movie) on New Year's Eve with the kids.  And Carina got 'Obi Kenobi's' light saber for Christmas, so I think more episodes are in our future.

Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Let's Cuddle

Confession:  I am not a cat person.  In fact I might just actually hate cats (sorry cat people, but cats make my eyes water and my throat itch, they make me scratch and they seem to take joy in knowing this because they stalk me).  Anyway, while I don't care for cats in general, this cat couple is so CUTE!

I let the cats be the star of the show, adding some fun papers from an old Studio Calico kit and coloring them with Copics.

Hope that 2016 is treating you well!