Sunday, June 19, 2016

Handmade Card - Handy Man


For this card I used digi stamp All Mine from Pickled Potpourri Designs. 
This was a great image to use for my father-in-laws birthday.  

He and my husband are no strangers to using duct tape to fix many things and it is a running joke in our family to get the duct tape when anything is broken.

Handy Man card was designed for this week's challenge at


 # 255 Masculine

The sponsor is Pickled Potpourri!



The giveaway is $7 gift certificate to Pickled Potpourri!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Handmade Card - Pretty Fish


I loved the tropical background that I used for the digi stamp Pretty Fish from 2 Cute Ink but I felt like the card just needed something more.  I wanted more of a 3-D effect.   

I was then inspired by my Auntie Bev and the paper quilling cards that she makes!  I added the twirled plants and added little fronds on the bright green leaves to make them stand out.  I also used foam dots behind Pretty Fish to make him seem like he is floating. Thank you for the inspiration Auntie Bev!


Here is one of the gorgeous cards that Auntie Bev has made!  
You can see why I was inspired!



Pretty Fish card was designed for this week's challenge at


 # 253 Summer Colors

The sponsor this week is 2 Cute Ink


The giveaway is 2 Cute Ink Images!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rock Garden Art



One of the staples in our garage is spray paint!  I love spray paint!  One of the 1st things I did when we moved from an apartment to a house was buy some spray paint.  We now had a yard and a garage with plenty of room and ventilation to spray paint things!  Game on!

I love how a coat of spray paint can make something dingy and old look new and colorful again.  Even the names of the colors are delicious:  Key Lime, Real Orange, Seaside, Grape, Lemon Grass & Lagoon.

The list is endless of the things I have spray painted.  I even spray paint rocks! I have a few different ideas for my spray painted rocks but here is a piece of garden art I did over the weekend.


The board I used was a freebie that the neighbor left lying in our yard after he put a new board in his fence.  Bonus! I dry brushed it with some white paint and used Strong Stik adhesive by Dap to adhere the rocks.  The stem is a piece of clear tubing that was leftover from our waterline on our fridge.  I spray painted that too and adhered it with E6000 glue.  Oh and after I painted the rocks and the tubing I also sprayed them with a matte clear coat to help them stand up to the elements.

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