Yeti Yet?

Even though we have no snow or ice on Texas turf as yet, we get into the spirit of things via decorating, crafting, & stamping.  

Today's card is a fun idea for the entire winter season.  I'll start with a cute little yeti for this wintery mix.  Scoot over penguins & snow people!


I've inked up the new 'Ice Crystals' stencil from A Colorful Life designs for yeti's frosty background.  The stencil is a full 6" x 9", so it's great for larger projects needing an icy touch.  I sponged on white pigment ink for this look, and allowed it to dry overnight.  Look below for a list of my supplies.  

Inky (((hugs))),
Supplies:
STAMPS: Darcie's heart & home JCS336
INKS:  ColorBox white pigment, Memento Tuxedo, VersaFine Onyx
PAPERS:  Neenah, sky, teal
ACCESSORIES:  "Ice Crystals" stencil (A Colorful Life designs), Misti, Copic markers, dies from Simon Says & Sizzix, Gina K Connect glue, sequins, glitter

Skipping Fall?

Even though it's early October, it seems that Mother Nature is in a hurry to show off her powers of sudden change.  Two days ago I was wearing sandals & shorts.  Today?  At approximately 10:00 a.m., it's a whopping 43*.  It isn't permanent for now, but since we sampled this yesterday, I'm personally done with this.  However ... it feels like Christmas is close, so turn on the Christmas music and stamp!

The latest stencils release from A Colorful Life is filled with Christmas spirit!


This card features the new 6" X 9" 'Faded Poinsettia' stencil.  Since this is a large stencil, you can position it in different ways depending on the viewpoint you prefer.


Embossed sentiments can add an extra touch of elegance!  The layers are matted with lovely metallic gold card stock to pull it all together.  

Hope you've found a bit of inspiration to start up your next stamping session!  See you again, soon.

Inky (((hugs))),





A Little Brand Spankin' New + a Little Catch-up

Ooooops!  September whooshed in upon us, schedules changed, classes started, and now it's about to leave ("leaf"?) us behind!  Time to share the latest, and share a little catch-up!

First, for those s-s-Special people in your heart ... 



Card #1 features A Colorful Life's delightful, new  "Dragon Skin" stencil, with stamps from Inky Antics.  It started with the Smooshed Stencil technique as mentioned on Splitcoaststampers, but I added a blend of colors through the stencil after doing the smooshing for a better visual of the scales.  Mermaid & dragon lovers, this one is a must ... just sayin'.

Moving on the Fall theme ...


If you haven't already added the new 'Skeleton Leaf' stencil to your stash, it's time.  For card #2, I simply applied Distress Oxides Spiced Marmalade through the stencil for this striking Fall background.  Plus, the jam-packed Marvelous Masks Pumpkins was used to easily add a pumpkin next to the cute little guy from Darcie's stamps.

Halloween fans, this one's for you!


Seriously ... this Fancy Web stencil is delightfully fun & fancy! Maybe not this Crazy Cat's 'meow', but I couldn't resist.  I poked through my stamps stash to find this collection from Tim Holtz (Crazy Cats), Rubbernecker (spider), and Our Craft Lounge (sentiment).  The web is stenciled atop glossy white card stock, so there's an eery sheen when held in the just-right light. 

All of these stencils are from this month's new release over at A Colorful Life designs for your inky pleasures!  Use code BevFan10 any time on your stencil orders from A Colorful Life for added savings.  Affiliated links are used at no cost to you.  

Inky (((hugs))),



Subtle Prayers

Sometimes we just need to send a simple, comforting message.  That's what today's card is all about, plus it's suitable for men or women.  And it was created for Lee Ann's Dare to Get Dirty challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
Seriously, this is soooo easy to make.  I love this beautiful Jewel Flower stencil!  Here, I used my Life Changing Brushes and Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the monochromatic stenciling.  The stenciling can either be the entire card front or a layer, as is mine.  I laid a simple border trim alongside the pretty panel for a little more interest.  **Remember to use code BevFan10 for your discount when shopping for your stencils at A Colorful Life designs!  😀


For contrast the sentiment was heat embossed in white, then punched , while the 'prayers' was die cut from white and GK Soft Sand card stock.  Make'm for your stash in a couple of soft colors, then thank yourself later.   

Inky (((hugs))),
Products & Links:
STAMPS:  'Prayers' (Hero Arts)
INKS:  Pumice Stone Distress Ink + VersaMark
PAPERS:  Gina K Soft Sand, Neenah Solar Classic
ACCESSORIES:  Jewel Flower stencil (A Colorful Life designs), Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes, 'Prayers' die (Hero Arts), Simon Says border die, white embossing powder,

Fishing You Were Here!

Yaaaaaay!   It's one of my favorite stamping weeks of the year!   The annual Dare to Get Dirty (DTGD) challenges have begun at Splitcoaststampers!  DTGD is a special challenge week presented as a bonus to SCS Fan Club members.  Come join in the fun!

My card today is for my sweet friend Kittie's challenge, DTGD19kittie747.  



I was eager to play with the new 'Splash' and 'Beach Waves' stencils from A Colorful Life designs.  Psssst!  Use code BevFan10 for a discount when shopping for your stencils!  I love the way these stencils create the look of watery fun, especially now that I've paired them with the 'Fin-tastic Friends' stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.


The 'Splash' stencil was used to create the primary background of this card.  I blended Distress Inks with Life Changing Brushes ... so easy & fun!   The 'Beach Waves' stencil was used atop blended inks for the mini scenes throughout my card. 


Believe it or not, I haven't used all of the images in the super-fun stamp set ... there are even more!


I created this by making 2 Z-folds, then affixing them together.  I'll add a view from the top to help you visualize the Z's.  


Don't worry ... you won't get the zzzzzzz's when creating with this fun design.  

Thanks a bunch for your visit and your comments!  I'll be back by Tuesday with another sample created for the DTGD challenges.  

Inky (((huggss))),
Supplies used:
STAMPS:  Fin-tastic Friends (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
INKS:  Distress Inks = Crushed Olive + Mermaid Lagoon + Peacock Feathers + Tumbled Glass;  Memento Tuxedo, Ranger Archival Black (on vellum)
PAPERS:  Neenah Solar Classic, Gina K Creme de Menthe, Prism Intense Teal, Vellum
ACCESSORIES:  'Splash' and 'Beach Waves' stencils (A Colorful Life), Copic markers, Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Brushes, circle die, Sizzix Adhesive sheets, Wink of Stella, gifted sequins