08 June 2021

first try rejects and the final project after try #2

Hello, friends! 

I have soooooooooooo many projects to share... and I've come up with a quick way to share them all within a few posts. You might be seeing lots of different designs (and not a lot of details) per post to make it easier on me! LOL! 

Today I'm sharing a project that I created in April for a sweet and dear friend, Kim! I love celebrating her birthday and this year she turned 50. That meant I needed to make a super special birthday card. 
I had a few ideas that included watercoloring a piece of paper one solid color. I tried this with a teal and navy (you can see them in the watercolor bin). I thought that I could then add colors to the areas where the flowers would be... but that didn't work out at all! #totalfail I set those two papers aside and started again focusing on watercoloring after I die cut the paper with the design first. I posted about it HERE on Instagram. 
HERE's stage two. It's looking much better than my first attempt! 
I finished this card and absolutely loved the design! Best fail ever! I think Kim enjoyed it too. My mom loved it so much that she requested I make another one just like it. *It was hard to replicate but I did it for my mom! LOL! 
Supplies: The Stamp Market watercolor palette, Just Add Flowers stamp set, Floral Cuts cover die

So what did I do with the first try rejects? Well... I used them for another project two weeks later! It took me that long to figure out what I wanted to do with them. The papers were watercolored teal and navy with different hues and markings. I wanted that to stand out and so I used them on a CAS white card base with a few die cuts and sentiments. EASY! And to be honest, I love how they turned out! Rejects aren't really rejects unless you throw it away. #lifelesson 

This "Thank You" card was created for a sweet couple that became family to me during Covid. They took private aqua fitness classes from me to stay active before they moved back home to WI. I knew the husband loved flowers (his wife's name is Rose! LOL!), so I made a simple white embossed flower bouquet the focal point of this card design. 
Supplies: The Stamp Market watercolor palette, Framed Floral, Gorgeous Greetings, Emboss ink

The navy rejected paper was big enough to make two cards! I love the bold navy with the white background.
Supplies: The Stamp Market watercolor palette, Botanical Print, Botanical Beauty die, Palm Leaf die, Navy/Slate paper and ink

I never throw anything away, and it's a good thing! These cards are some of my favorite! And I learned that rejections are not always bad; good can still come from it. 

That's it for me today. I will be sharing more soon! THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️

31 May 2021

Alcohol Ink + Under the Sea Baby card

Hello, sweet friends! 

I have absolutely missed being in the studio and creating!!! It has been SUPER crazy here the last two months! I barely had time for anything. Here's what I've been up to: 
  • I had to change my schedule to study for my AEA exam (MORE details on that later)
  • I started teaching aqua fitness classes at our community (6 group classes a week and 2 private classes)
  • I am still in a boot so that is interesting figuring out aqua fitness instruction on the deck and trying to rest it
  • I also was asked to create some special cards for TT's birthday promotion a week ago (click HERE for details).... and basically that has been L.I.F.E. 
All of that to say--- it's goooooooood to be back in the studio! And the *best* news will be shared soon! 

Anyhoo... back to my creation for the dayπŸ™ƒ I was asked by a sweet friend to create a baby card with an underwater theme, using teal, blue, green, purple/lilac colors. I was given a month to create it, and it took 29 days! LOL! 

I absolutely loooooooove how this card turned out. It started with some Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers and alcohol inks. Now, if you know me... then you know I love bold colors and lots of inks when working with this technique! However, I went light with the ink; I even "watered it down" using alcohol. I thought it would be prettier if I created a soft look for a baby card. 
Next I cut the background up and created a second paper using bolder/additional alcohol colors for the critters. I stamped the images using ICT Stazon Jet Black ink and the My Sweet Petunia Misti. I couldn't have done it without this little gadget! 
I fussy cutting each Paper Smooches sea themed image (all sets retired πŸ˜ž) and die cutting the baby sentiment by The Stamp Market
Finishing was easy- adhere and layer every fussy cut and die cut image... and DONE! I love how this turned out! 
That's it for me today. I have at least 15 different backgrounds using alcohol inks just waiting for me to create with them! So there will be MORE to share soon! I also have about 50 birthday cards to complete as well. LOL! Now that I have the time, I will post more:) 

THANKS so much for stopping by!    

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, Doodlebug White Glitter, vellum 
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks- Botanical, Patina, Purple Twilight, Limeade, Pistachio, Stream; ICT Stazon Jet Black
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Baby Layering diePaper Smooches Surf & Turf and Courteous Cuties stamp sets (retired)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

16 May 2021

Technique Tuesday: Celebration!!!

Hello, friends! 

I'm back (after a long break from the internet) and super excited to share several projects today featuring some Technique Tuesday's stamps and dies. Check out the TT birthday promotion SALE--- use coupon code HBDAY21 for 20% off everything from May 16-20th. Read more about this promotion SALE and check out more amazing projects from the TT team HERE

I might have been absent from the internet and blogging... but I've been super busy in my studio creating these special projects for this promotion! I tried to create different designs using just two TT stamps and dies sets: Gertie and Garth Goat and Iris

For my first three projects I used the TT Gertie and Garth Goat stamp and die set. Isn't this goat just the cutest!?!?! This card design was inspired by a card that I created 10 years ago! I highlighted the two different goat images as if the one on the bottom is talking to the one on the top, calling him an “old goat”. It’s a whimsical and fun design with lots of detail in stenciling and layers, as well as a masculine feel but could be used (by switching colors) for just about any friend, neighbor, co-worker, or family member that’s OLD! :) 
Techniques: stenciling, layering, inspired by previous design by myself, stamping, die cutting, layering, fussy cutting

Supplies: TT Gertie & Garth Goat stamps/dies; Ranger distress inks: Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade; The Stamp Market inks/papers: Slate, Black, Melon Orange, Gravel, Tropic Teal; Recollections papers: Dark Gray, Kraft; May Arts black/white chevron ribbon; random silver and black gem brads (found in my stash from probably 10 years ago! LOL!)

My next card is simple, fun, and can be mass-produced quickly! It has three layers: a white card base, a black/white taped background piece, and the green center panel. The goat image was stamped on a watercolored paper that I quickly painted with gray hues and then fussy cut to make him stand out. I added a few drops of black and white Nuvo Crystal Drops to make his eyes pop. To finish the card, I cut the sentiment stamp and stamped the one multiple times in the corner and then the other sentiment in a tone-on-tone in the opposite corner. This card is perfect for just about anyone celebrating a birthday! 
Techniques: watercoloring, fussy cutting, stamping, layering, CAS
Supplies: TT Gertie & Garth Goat stamps/dies  NeocolorII Crayons Grey, Lt Grey, Black; The Stamp Market inks: Black, Cactus Green; Recollections papers Black, White, Green; Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black and Simply White

I just love these goat images and wanted to use the male goat for a CAS, modern, masculine card. I think this design could be mass-produced EASILY! Using leftover journaling cards in my stash, I cut a few that created a small panel (and I left the curved corner for an accent!). Then I masked the larger sentiment stamp to create an emphasis on the words “Old Goats Club” with a darker ink than the rest of the sentiment. The trick to getting the goat image to stamp perfectly on the raised panel and card base is to use a stamping tool such as the Misti! It didn’t take but two inked tries and this goat was perfectly stamped on this modern birthday card:) 

Techniques: CAS, one layer, modern, masculine, masking, stamping
Supplies: TT Gertie & Garth Goat stamps;  The Stamp Market Black and Slate inks; Recollections Kraft papers; Becky Higgins Project Life journaling cards

For my last three projects, I used the TT Iris clear stamp and dies. I think this flower is BEAUTIFUL! I featured it three different ways on my cards. 

I’ve been inspired by CAS and modern designs lately, and I wanted to try a white-on-white design with a pop of color with this TT Iris clear stamp and die set. This card couldn’t be more simple to create- stamp, emboss, and die cut your flower image on white cardstock and then die cut it using any colored cardstock. Layer these two pieces so that just a pop of color shows. Stamp the sentiment in matching ink on the card base and add the flowers! To add a bit more pizazz, bunch up a bit of thread to add behind the flower piece and add some clear droplets. SIMPLE and yet STUNNING:) 

Techniques: CAS, stamping, layering, die cutting
Supplies: TT Iris stamps/dies; The Stamp Market papers/inks Emboss, Jade, Sea Glass, Cotton Candy, Peach, White; WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White super fine; The Stamp Market clear droplets; white thread

You can add a lot of detail to a project using an embossing folder, as well as stamping an image multiple times for extra layers! I really like how the Iris flower has such soft details with the image stamped multiple times, fussy cut, and then layered together. Another easy card to assemble: emboss card base, stamp and emboss sentiment on vellum, add your layered and fussy cut flower on top! If you want you can add a little bow. So easy and yet FULL of detail! 

Techniques: fussy cutting, stamping, layering, die cutting, embossing
Supplies: TT Iris stamps/dies  The Stamp Market inks and papers Emboss, No Line, Navy, Mossy Green, Orchid; Recollections papers Kraft and Vellum; Nuvo Crystal Drops Buttermilk; WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Rich super fine and Metallic Silver Sparkle; Park Lane Paperie Diagonal stripe and Diamond embossing folders; white thread

This is one of my favorite cards to date! I love the tone-on-tone Iris flower image on the card base with the popped watercolored flower in the center. I tried a new (to me) technique of no-line watercoloring. I didn’t really like the “no-line” look so I softly stamped the image after watercoloring with a light gray ink. I loooooooove how this turned out! You can’t get any simpler than this: stamp flower image on the left and right of your card base using a matching ink. Stamp and watercolor your flower image. Die cut the flower image and add foam on the back. Stamp and emboss your sentiment. To finish add the watercolored flower in the center of your card. SOOOOOOOOO easy and SUPER beautiful! 

Techniques: watercoloring, stamping, die cutting, layering, tone-on-tone
Supplies:  TT Iris stamps/dies  The Stamp Market papers and inks Fuchsia, Slate, Navy, Emboss; watercolor paper; WOW Embossing Powder Metallic Gold Rich super fine

I think I achieved my goal πŸ’―of trying to create several different designs using just two TT stamps and dies sets: Gertie and Garth Goat and IrisπŸ˜‰

I hope you will stop by the Technique Tuesday blog post HERE for more details and creations! And don't forget to shop their SALE HERE!! ****SALE ends May 20th!!

THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️

11 April 2021


It's sooooooooooooooooooo good to be back in the studio! 
I found some time this weekend to play with some watercolors. I have a special watercolored card that I will share on Friday this week- it's for one of my very very special friend's birthday! I don't want her to see it before she gets it in the mail. Stay tuned for the reveal:) 
Not sure why this photo is blurry! :( 

This card was super easy to whip up! I saw a pineapple embossing folder at JoAnns yesterday (only $2.50 plus 20% off!) and knew it would be perfect to create a card to welcome our new neighbors, as well as celebrate our friends and family who just moved/bought a new place.  
Instructions: emboss watercolor paper, add watercolors to pineapple images, add striped washi tape to side of card (channeling my inner Samantha Mann), attach embossed/colored paper to base, die cut sentiment and stamp coordinating sentiment, attach both sentiments to card base. DONE! Simple and fun! 

That's it for me today. Don't forget to stop by on Friday- I have another card to share. It took me around 3 hours to complete but it was totally worth it! LOL! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! 
Be blessed ❤️

Paper: watercolor paper, The Stamp Market Greenery
Inks: ICT Memento Wedding Dress, The Stamp Market Color Crush Watercolor Palette Pans
Stamps/dies: Paper Smooches Welcome dies and The Welcome Wagon stamp set
Other: Place & Time Pineapple/Summer embossing folder; NeocolorII Crayons Ocre, Golden Yellow, Emerald Green

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

31 March 2021

It's a happy day (when I get to play with alcohol inksπŸ™ƒ

Oh happy day, friends! 
THANKS for stopping by today! 

I created this card awhile back but haven't shared it yet. I'm hoping I get to have some crafty time in the studio soon! #SAVfact: I've been working on my AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional license and I've only got one and half chapters left!!! But with that means and large test, getting certified in CPR, figuring out insurance as a personal trainer and working in our community, etc. It's been taking all my time. PLUS-- my left foot is still not feeling great. HOWEVER-- my right shoulder is MUCH better! Praise the Lord!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Anyway... enough about me (I don't want to waste your time!)! Here's today's card. Simple combo of some of my favorite items: alcohol inks, Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO PapersThe Stamp Market Oh Happy Day stamp and die set  and gold paper/embossing powder/ink. DONE! 
THANKS so much for stopping by! I hope you have a happy day! THANKS for always lifting me up and encouraging me- your friendship and love mean so much to me❤️

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, white and gold cardstock
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks: Citrus, Limeade, Dandelion, Coral, Wild Plum, Purple Twighlight

ps... if you are interested in purchasing this card, you can check it out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

26 March 2021

🌈 MORE Rainbows 🌈

Hello and welcome back, sweet friends ❤️
I've been MIA (again)... well, because I can't catch a "break". I did catch a break but not in the way I wanted. I was placed in a foot boot (again) about two weeks ago. I stepped down on my left foot about a month ago and had the most intense pain. I knew that feeling from when I tore the 4-5 tendons in that same foot. I knew something was wrong but I didn't do anything about it for 30 days. #stubborn I'm supposed to be in a boot until April 8th. 

And just the other day I pulled the sheets on the bed to make it and pulled/strained/tore a muscle in my front right shoulder muscle. Oh man does it hurt to lift my arm! 

See why I say I can't catch a "break"!!?!?! I was doing so well with starting to workout daily, walking more, eating right, and getting back on track after a year of depression... well, now I'm on the couch most days. πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️

But enough about me! I want to share some happy rainbow cards I made a month ago. These are some of my favorite! I loooooooooooove this Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers!!! It's so smooth and takes the inks perfectly! 

I created another rainbow using the The Stamp Market Rainbow of Happiness dies. It created a negative and positive image, which means that I *HAD* to use both! #idon'tthrowanythingaway πŸ™ƒ Both cards were simple to make- create rainbow inked design using Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, die cut rainbows, place pieces on card base, stamp sentiment, think about it.... die cut small hearts from scraps (again #idon'tthrowanythingaway! LOL!) and finish card. SOOOOO easy! 
The second card is definitely my favorite of the two:) I love the hidden sentiment. I also love the difference of the rainbow paper- it's the SAME piece for both but it looks so different! 
That's it for me today. I do have several more cards to share--- I'm in a rainbow mood and am making over 50 birthday cards that are multiple shades of each color (making a rainbow)! It's taking me forever to finish them! LOL! I want them simple but simple cards and I do not get along; thus, why it's taking so long. πŸ˜‚
I also have this set of alcohol inked backgrounds to use for creations... GOODNESS! I need to find time to get into the studio this weekend:) 
Thanks so much for stopping by! And thank you for leaving me some love on my posts!!! You make my day! THANK YOU

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers), gold metallic, white cardstock
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Ink; T Black ink
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Rainbow of Happiness dies, Rainbow Greetings; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts (retired)

ps... if you are interested in purchasing this card, you can check it out on my Facebook Page: Savannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:)  

11 March 2021

Alcohol Inks... MORE:)

Hello, friends! 

Sorry I haven't been posting my creations as I said I would. It has been a bit busy, and as of today I'm back in a boot for my left foot (it seems that I am in it at least once a year). I will be in this boot for at least a month, which will slow down my schedule and maybe I will have more time to get in the studio! 

I promised MORE alcohol ink creations. 
I've got 5 to share, but today I will only share two. One that I made and one from TRAVIS!!!!!!!!!! His card was the inspiration for my card πŸ™ƒ

I am still loooooooooooving the Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers. I cannot tell you how beautiful these papers are!! They make the alcohol ink blend and move about perfectly; they are smooth and a good weight; I just love these Synthetic EVO Papers! And the best part was that these Synthetic EVO Papers make it easy for a "newbie" to play around and create a simple card! 
A few weeks ago, Trav wanted to create a card for his best friend, Chester (NOTE: his wife, Jess, is my best friend❤️). Chester and Trav would golf often so a golf theme with the Paper Smooches My Guy stamp set was perfect.. Trav's card is very simple- a few drops of Ranger Limeade alcohol ink on the Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, finished with a stamped image and DONE! **Sorry I don't have a better photo- we finished working on this card late and Trav gave it to Chester before I could get a good photo the next day! LOL!  **NOTE: I am still working on my card for Jess! πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️

Fast forward to this week-- it was Trav's 41st birthday πŸŽ‰ I used the same stamp set and inks to create a similar design of a golf course. I did add a few alphas to make the sentiment "Bugle Mini Golf" in reference to a golf trophy that Trav and Chester battled for each time they played golf together + a golf thing Trav and I talk about all the time (Bugle Golf). These alphas were die cut from The Stamp Market Little Letter Board dies. They were the perfect size for this card! 
That's it for me today. A simple card and an inspired card. All created using my new favorite papers, inks, and stamps/dies! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! Another alcohol ink creation will be shared this weekend! Can't wait!    

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, vellum and gold cardstock
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Little Letter Board diesPaper Smooches My Guy stamps and dies

ps... if you are interested in purchasing my cards, you can check them out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

03 March 2021

Goals: Reading Monthly- February's books and reviews

OH friends!!! I've got sooooooooooo many cards to share with you!! I've been busy in the studio! But first, I want to get my February book goal and review posted (so I don't get too far behind!) πŸ™ƒ

Today I want to share some of my goal updates so that you can help me stay accountable! I mentioned in THIS post that I create lots of goals each year- goals with subgoals and rewards when I complete them! One of my goals in 2021 is to read at least one book* monthly (*Christian books/studies)

February 2021: Trav has been reading with me each night before bed- he reads different books or sometimes the same. He finished two books in January and suggested that I read them too. I didn't have a list of books that I wanted to start reading so I took Trav's suggestions and started reading them.
Trav read this book in January. This book has 10 different ideas or steps to take to strengthen your marriage. Nothing I didn't already know but it's always good to have reminders! It helped me to remember that I shouldn't take my marriage for granted and that I need to work even harder at being a better wife. 
Review: It's a quick and easy read with great reminders to put your marriage/spouse first. 

Book 2: "Minimalism"
Trav's been listening to their podcasts and read their book in January. I wasn't so sure about the theme because I like to collect and create and change my decorations/etc! LOL! I understand the idea of less is better for focus, stress, and just in general. I was afraid Trav was going to make me get rid of everything πŸ˜‚ That's not what happened! LOL! This book is a good read- not biblical but has good points of getting past the material/worldly things and making room in our life for the important things: health, relationships, passion, growth, contribution. 
Review: I wish this book was more biblical and pointed to Christ, but it was an easy and quick read that makes you think about the treasure(s) of your heart. 

Book 3: "Prevailing Prayer" by D.L. Moody
I have struggled to get back into prayer lately. It definitely has to do with the situation last year leading to our departure from our church and leadership roles. I wanted a book that would encourage me to get back into communion with God, praying powerful prayers without hinderances of any kind. One thing I was challenged by was the act of "restitution"- giving back what I took or if I owed others anything to make it right before the Lord. Randomly after reading this chapter, I found a few items that belonged to the church (obviously it was God that showed me at the right time) and returned them to the church. Again, this book was a good reminder for me since it didn't really present any new info about prayer that I didn't already know; it was just what I needed to remember the reason for prayer and how prayer is powerful.
Review: This book was harder to read due to the language (written in old English) but it was a good book to spark the fire needed in my heart. It also includes great quotes from other christian leaders. I liked this book a lot:) 

Enough about books... I'll share more of my goals and book reviews soon! 

Back to my normal content---- I have MORE creations to share with you this week! I cannot wait to show you what I've been doing with my alcohol inks- and I even played with solid cardstock with tone-on-tone sentiment stamping!! I believe in one setting I made 49 cards, which I never do mass production cards. LOL! I might have to rethink this technique because it was awesome to have that many cards completed at onceπŸ™ƒ MORE to come- stay tuned. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! THANKS for your friendship, love, support, and encouragement. 
Be blessed ❤️

16 February 2021

Goals: Reading Monthly- January's book and thoughts

OH friends!!! It's so nice to be back and sharing my life with you ❤️

Today I want to share some of my goal updates so that you can help me stay accountable! I mentioned in THIS post that I create lots of goals each year- goals with subgoals and rewards when I complete them! One of my goals in 2021 is to read at least one book* monthly (*Christian books/studies)

SAVfact: I didn't really learn how to read until the 6th grade. I tend to not have the right words at times because my vocabulary is low, and I am awful at spelling. I wish I had learned how to read (reading for knowledge) or that I would have built up my reading skills sooner. It's really hard to do this at this age! I pray that my efforts to read a book a month will grow my skills, vocabulary, and even my spelling πŸ˜Š

January 2021: I know I'm a bit behind in updating you on my goals and achievements... hopefully I will be more on track starting now! LOL! I picked a book for January that I had been wanting to read for awhile. I didn't realize how BIG of a book it was until I picked it up at a sale! I wasn't sure I would finish it but I did πŸ˜‚ LOL! 

I was blown away by the research and questions asked in the book, "The Case for Christ" by Lee Strobel. I am a Christ follower, and I don't question who Christ is or what he's done for me or the world. I believe because the Bible says so. I guess that's how I read it so quickly (finished it with two days to spare in January)- I was intrigued with the questions and evidence given by each interviewee. 
I guess since I don't have higher reading skills... I don't really question my faith. As I read each chapter, I was taken by the questions, and it really opened my eyes. 

I have thought about many of the topics/chapters: rising from the dead, performing miracles, fulfilling prophecy, and dying on the cross. But I don't go into depth when thinking about these things; I just believed what the Bible says. Now my eyes are open to even more evidence of Christ! And I have to say that one chapter broke my heart because of the graphic details and evidence of Christ dying on the cross. I don't like to think about it because of the pain, my sin that caused him to be on the cross, etc. Chapter 11 blows my mind of how Christ could have carried the cross AFTER being beaten and punished... and then how he endured being nailed to the cross with gravity and how he even had breath or strength to muster out the words, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." HOW!??! Jesus was the Messiah. And even though it was excruciating, painful, and all because of sin, Christ still endured it all for ME! This chapter makes Christ's death that much more real. It also makes the payment of my sin more understandable- I know what Christ had to go through but I never knew the details of the cross. The details in that chapter will forever be etched in my mind (kind of like the images from The Passion of the Christ movie). 

I also picked this book because I heard that our town (the BIG town next to my hometown) was mentioned somewhere in this book. I enjoyed finding the story about a case tried in Winamac, IN on the first page and in the first paragraph of chapter 3. I had never heard of the Ford case before. Interesting. I also find it funny that he called Winamac TINY--- it's big to me! LOL! 
Overall thoughts: I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to share it with someone who questions faith, Christ, or events in the Bible. I highly recommend you check out this book!!! 

Another reading goal I have is to read a book each month with Trav. Each year we get an Advent devotional from Revive Our Hearts, as we are supporters of this ministry. I absolutely LOVE Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth ❤️ And EACH year for the last three years it has taken us about 2 months to finish the little devotional. πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️ The good news is that we finish the book!
Overall thoughts: If you can get your hands on these books, DO!!!! It doesn't even have to be Advent to read through it. I highly recommend anything written and published by Nancy!!! 

That's it for me today- you might not have expected me to write so much about books, and I didn't either! I thought this would be a quick post. Hopefully in the future that will hold to be true! LOL! 

I have MORE creations to share with you this week! I cannot wait to show you what I've been doing with my alcohol inks!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! THANKS for your friendship, love, support, and encouragement. 
Be blessed ❤️

14 February 2021

ONE More (and a mini)

Hellllllllllo, again! 

I'm really enjoying blogging again. I hope you are enjoying my creations! 

I'm back today with my last two (for now) alcohol ink cards. I said it before but I will say it again- I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE these inks! I can't believe it took me this long to try them out πŸ€¦πŸΌ‍♀️πŸ™ƒ
These cards were made using just the blue alcohol inks and the new Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers. I didn't do anything fancy other than drop the ink and watch it blend, move around. I did add some gold shimmer and then let the inks dry overnight. I had a beautiful larger piece but had to cut it down to create my first design. It's simple and perfect for just about anyone ❤️
I thought I was done with all my samples but I saw this little blue scrap and knew I had to create a mini card:) I really liked the right side of this alcohol ink background- the way it dried and left the white is so pretty. I die cut a heart with a sentiment inside and added a vellum strip with another sentiment. The card size was a bit wonky- too skinny and long however I didn't want to cut the pretty design off; so I added one more sentiment under the heart die cut. I know it doesn't really balance this card design... but I think it looks good enough to say "DONE"! **I even know who I will be giving this mini card to today:) #TROG
THANKS so much for stopping by! I hope to get into the studio this weekend while Trav works. I've got about a thousand card designs I want to make... just need to find the time!   

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, vellum and gold cardstock
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks; Heidi Swapp Gold Shine

ps... if you are interested in purchasing this card, you can check it out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:) 

13 February 2021

Alcohol Inks... my favorite

I'm back, and I'm super excited to share this card with you because it's my FAVORITE design! It's actually really simple too! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Like the last few cards that I posted, I was playing around with the new Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers. For this round I was playing with green and blue hues. I just kept adding inks and blending them with 91% alcohol, as well as some The Stamp Market Shimmer ink (you can see that shine in the photo above). I walked away for about a day to let it dry and to think of a card design (for some unknown reason I can't think of a design right away for cards using alcohol ink backgrounds! LOL! I think it's because I don't want to cover up the beautiful inks! LOL!).
I knew this card had to be simple- so I die cut a sentiment from gold and vellum, layered them together, and finished the card by layering the center panel on a gold and white card base. DONE! Well... that was until I thought it needed more- you can't go wrong with a green heart (die cut from the alcohol ink background scraps). FUN! SIMPLE! And now it was DONE! 

THANKS so much for stopping by! I said I only had one more card left, but I forgot I've had two cards laying on my photo station/cabinet for a week! LOL! I will be sharing those cards next week. And I hope to get into the studio again this weekend--- MORE to come:)  

Be blessed ❤️

Paper: Etc. Papers Synthetic EVO Papers, white and gold cardstock
Inks: Ranger alcohol inks; The Stamp Market Shimmer
Stamps/dies: The Stamp Market Lots of Thanks Words dies, Lots of Thanks Stamp dies; Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts 

ps... if you are interested in purchasing this card, you can check it out on my Facebook PageSavannahland2ForSale!!! Click HERE for the photo album of the cards for sale:)