Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

There is a new challenge up at the Hero Arts Blog.  Some of the Hostess alumni are joining in for this month long challenge.  Of course, there are prizes!


This hydrangea stamp is one of my all time Hero Arts images.  And of course, it is a wood block stamp which makes it more special. 

My three in a row choices are heat embossing, birthday theme and watercoloring.  The Hydrangea was stamped with black VersaFine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder, water colored using my new Zig Clean Color brush marker, and then fussy cut to place it on the La Letter background.  I added some white enamel dots to give the flower some dimension.

You have until the end of June to enter the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe challenge.  You can pick any three options in a row to create your card using Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope your summer is off to a good start. 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sunshine and Smiles

Hello again!  I have finally joined the human race after a lengthy and painful bout of shingles.  My advice:  if you are in the recommended group for a shingles vaccine, run don't walk to receive it.  I lost more than two months of my life, had to cancel two planned trips by air and then had to cope with learning to live without pain meds.

But that's all over now and thankfully I was able to spend some time stamping and keeping up with my visits to the Penny Black blog.

Penny Black has been celebrating a new release called Sunshine and Smiles for the past couple of weeks.  My Runs with Scissors column today includes cards made with the new release as well as a card or two using some of my older Penny Black stamps.

This Penny Black image from the transparent set I Heart You is very much about Sunshine and Smiles, even though it is from a previous release.  Just a fun image to color. 

 Hope you'll stop by the Penny Black blog ... Cooper's hanging out there, too.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Flowers by Penny Black

We've had the April showers; time to share some gorgeous May flowers.  Cooper is checking out the petunias; hope you will visit the Penny Black blog to see the cards I've made using some beautiful Penny Black stamps.


Thanks for stopping by.  See you at the Penny Black blog where I am running with my scissors.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Time to Smell the Roses

I'm running with scissors today on the Penny Black blog.  And Cooper is smelling the roses.


Hope you'll stop by for a visit.  Click here.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Masculine Cards with Penny Black

With Fathers' Day coming up as well as the need for cards for the men in our life, it's time to make some masculine cards. 

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I'm running with my scissors on the Penny Black blog today.  For more masculine card ideas be sure to stop by.  Just click here.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Never Too Old to Learn

It's all about celebrations and graduations today.
To find out why Cooper decided to start studying  go to the Penny Black blog by clicking here.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

All About Special Women

I am running with my scissors on the Penny Black blog today .. and it's all about the special women in our lives ... including our Moms!!

I love this slapstick stamp by Penny Black.  It's called Centerpiece, and it surely is.  I've colored with Prismacolor pencils, blended with Gamsol.   There are so many ways to color this image .. and I'm trying several!


Just click here to be transported to the Penny Black Blog.