Sunday, March 1, 2015

Three Amigos

Hi all!  I recently got the Three Amigos set from Mama Elephant and just had to use it right away!!  Here’s what I came up with:


Aren’t they just the cutest?!  Love all three of them and love the sentiments you can make for their signs! 

I did the masking and stamping with the help of the MISTI and it was so easy!  I stamped in Memento (because it dries really fast), then colored with Spectrum Noir pencils.  I overstamped them all with Versafine and added in their sentiments.  The little movement marks are from the  Arctic Penguins set.

This is also for SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes and Less is More – This makes me happy (the three cuties make me smile from ear to ear!).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Masking with the MISTI

Hi all!  I never used to like masking.  I never *did* masking, unless it was really simple, like leaves behind a flower.  But now that I have the MISTI, I’ve found that masking can actually be really easy and leads to a very satisfying project.  Like this:


What looks like a single stamp is actually made up using 4 stamps.  And it was really easy to do!  The hardest part is fussy cutting out the masks, and there are liquid masking fluids that you can use and not even have to cut masks, so it couldn’t be simpler!

I used the Carnival Cupcakes stamp set and the Carnival Toppers stamp set for the image, and the Starry Night set for the sentiment.  These are all from Mama Elephant.

I did all my masking and stamping on my MISTI with Memento ink.  Then I colored the image with Spectrum Noir pencils and put it back in my MISTI to overstamp with Versafine ink.  Finally I stamped the sentiment on the circle base using my MISTI and the hexagon template (you can see more about that HERE).

Here’s my video about how the MISTI makes masking easy:

And here’s THE LINK in case you can’t see the video above.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like this and TFL!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Favorite Peeps!

Hi all!  Today is feature day over at the Your Next Stamp blog and we’re asking you to Think Spring.  We’re actually having a special mini release of some new sets and dies! Here’s my card using the Easter Goodie Sentiments that are meant to coordinate with the Easter Goodies die set:


The background was done with 4 different stamps from the Stripes and Stitching set (all lined up and stamped with my MISTI) and I used the Circles die set and the Piercing Holes die set for the focal panel.  The pierced holes from the die are the perfect size for stitching so I did a blanket stitch all the way around the circle.  The peep is from the Easter Goodies die set and was cut from pink felt.

Please visit the YNS Blog to see all the projects from the team and be sure to comment there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

This is also for Freshly Made Sketches and SSS Wednesday Challenge – Add a little texture.  I hope you like it and TFL!

More Somebunny

Hi all!  I just can’t get enough of this adorable set!!  This card is for the MFT Sketch Challenge:


I stamped a bunny from Somebunny in MFT Kraft ink, using my MISTI to get it perfectly lined up.  Then I colored it with Spectrum Noir pencils.  The hill was cut with a Mama Elephant die and I used the MISTI again to stamp the sentiment.  Finally, I added 2 little dotted clouds that are also in the set.

I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Hi all!  Today I have another Fun Friday post for you.  Here’s our Color Challenge:

YNS Color Challenge 8

And here’s our Sketch Challenge:


And here’s what I came up with when I combined the two:


I stamped the background with 2 shades of orange ink and the Mini Ink Splatter.  

I cut a strip of white cardstock and stamped the 2 long edges with part of a stamp from the Stripes and Stitching stamp set and my MISTI.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Whatnot Sentiments Set Four in 2 parts, again using the MISTI.  I popped up the sentiment strip up on foam tape and that was that!

Please check out the YNS Challenge Blog for more inspiration and all the details to play along with us!  TFL!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hi all!  Today I have a card for a few challenges:


I used the Somebunny stamp set and matching dies and of course, my MISTI to get that sentiment perfect.  I also used the Dizzy Doily as a mask for the white spray.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rainbow Hello

Hi all!  Today I have a fun rainbow shaker card for the Virginia's View Challenge – Shaker Cards:


I cut the hello with my Zing using Make The Cut software.  I used Fun Foam for the center and hand cut that with a craft knife.  Then I filled the shaker with a rainbow of sequins from Avery Elle and  a little glittery mix that I’ve had forever.  I hope you like it and TFL!