GDP#38 Sketch Challenge

Hey, how are you all doing today? I am doing very well, had some chatty time with Justin (from Stamp Ink Paper) and placed my first order with his new crafty company SIP!!!  Online store coming very soon...  In other news, I am waiting for the final grades to be posted... here's hoping for an A!
Butter only has a few weeks of 6th grade left, and I am looking forward to summer break, homeschool is hard! lol.. Moms need breaks too...

Anyway on to today's challenge 

Global Design Project has an awesome sketch... so I went to work!

I started by stamping my larger image from the Stamp Of Approval April Kit, from Gina K. in Black. Then I took my ruler and drew lines on each side, to create the layered look... I filled in the area with blue, then black on the edge of the blue, and finished that part off with some gray to create a shadow effect!  I went back over with my marker to match my Soft Sky ink from Stampin' Up!
Next, I cut the butterfly die from Sugar Pea Designs for SOA in vellum and coated it with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Brush pen.  I attached the layers together and finished it off with a few Atmosphere sequins from little things from Lucy's card !

Until next time

Sleeping on the moon CDD

Lots of Craftin Desert Diva's on this super cute card!
It's a digi... called Sleeping on the moon, along with my Zig watercolors and some of their dies!
I've got the Fancy Frames and Flag Banner die sets along with This & That for the sentiment.

Just a super quick post... its' finals week, but I needed an extra boost that only crafting can give me!

Until next time

This digital stamp is a Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamp. (c)Anita de Andrade.

Ellie Loves Lattes YNS

Today's card is all about Coffee...

I started by coloring my Ellie loves latte's with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.
Next, I stamped 6 cups, and colored them as well.. then I added some clear SN Sparkle Glitter Brush pens (totally sparkly) in clear!
I was picking out what I wanted the card to look like, and I'd had a set of Spellbinders dies -Labels One, forever and never used them... until now! I love the compact look of the card.  I've also been trying to include pattern paper when I design my cards, I have tons of it... why not!
So the paper I used is from Doodlebug - Hello Sunshine, plus some white thick cord! The blue wood is washi from Queen & Co. I love them so much, I also have it in pink and green!

I hope you've enjoyed my card of the day!

Until next time

CYCI#122 Sketch Challenge

OKokok............  So I totally love this little submarine!
When I first saw it I thought of the Beatles, lol... cause that's how I think!
So yup, it had to be yellow!!!

I start by coloring my FSJ - An Adventure stamp with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, in yellows and grays! I did some bubbles on in in white gel pen and added some Ranger Glossy Accents on the portholes! I went through my cardstock and picked out this lovely yellow called Lemon Drop from MFT Stamps. My Pattern paper is from Doodlebugs - Anchors Aweigh (it comes in 6 x6). I jumped over to the matching sentiment "Make it an Adventure", but didn't want a plain look for it, and I had just gotten my Craftin Desert, they just release this set of Flag Banner Dies, which was perfect! For my accents, I added Doodlebug Sprinkles in Yellow and a bit of white twine!

Until next time

Hippo Ice Cream CDD

Decided to work on another digi today :)

I started by printing out my Hippo Ice Cream on watercolor paper, I let the ink from the printer dry for about ten minutes!  That gave me enough time to select my colors,  I went with the summer colors, bright yellows, orange and some pink too!  The background color was done in three parts, each drying for about 5 minutes in between.  On the hippo herself, I use just a touch of gray and lots of Wink of Stella clear!  After it dried, I use the big shot with the large scallop die from Fancy Frames (CDD)! !  I added a few pieces if sequins in pixie dust! 

I added a layer of fun foam in pink :) gives it a bit more depth and so much cuter!

Well that's it for now.. Until next time

This digital stamp is a Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamp. (c)Anita de Andrade.


I want to make a huge announcement...
I've become a Fun Stampers Journey coach! 

Please take a moment and stop by my website and pick something up! 

Global Design Project #037 Colour Challenge

Had a bit of time tonight so I thought I'd go GDP's challenge a try!
I mixed my reInkers (Colors from Challenge) on my mat and laid watercolor paper on it. Next, I found a sentiment, from Simon Says Stamp, set called Hello Beautiful... which I heat embossed with Stampendous Opaque powder and added triple knotted natural twine as my accent!

That's it!

Until next time

Coffee and YNS

Had another chance to do a little crafting over the past few days... It feels awesome!

Today's card is using Your Next Stamp
Here is YNS Coffee Right Meow!

I made the kitty a bit scruffy, due to the lack of coffee feeling!
I used my Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolors!
I used Ken Oliver's Water-Media paper which I love, not joking totally love it!
I also used some Echo Park pattern paper called Anything Goes :) .
For the finishing touch, I added  a bit of Hemptique twine. 

Until next time

Digi Card CDD

'ello Monday!

Today at Craftin Desert Divas they've got some new digi stamps (digital images) and when I saw this Bunny in a hot air balloon, with hearts, clouds and a bird... I knew I had to have it!

Here's the link directly to the product at CDD... now don't fall over... but it's only 99 cents!
The best thing about Digi's is that you can make them any size you need, teenie tiny, or a full sheet at 8 1/2 by 11.

I did mine a bit bigger than a card front, 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 so that I could use my CDD Fancy Frames dies on it. I colored my image before cutting it down to fit the big shot, and framed out the area I loved!
Crafters companion - watercolor paper, Simon Says Stamp 120# cardstock as my cardbase
 and Zig CCRB watercolor pens
I also used the Wishful thoughts stamp set, for my sentiments... The cool thing is all of these products are available at the same place!

Well, that's all for now... 

Until next time

Craftin Desert Divas Digital Stamp (c)Anita de Andrade

CYCI#121 SOA Birthday Wishes

Oh Sunday how I love you! Cause it's time for a new challenge at CYCI!

On my card today, I started with my SOA by Catherine Pooler (Stamp of Approval) Sweat Pea - Enchanted Garden and matching dies, along with one of the sentiments!

I used my Zig CCRB watercolors in Yellow #050, Lt Brown #061, Lilac #083 and Violet #080. I added a few Doodlebug sequins in Purple, and some gold thread I picked up from Joann's. 

For my cardstock, I've got Simon Black and 120# Thick white.

I tried a new type of paper today from Ken Oliver; it's called Water-Media paper, and I got ten sheets of 6x6 for under four bucks at Blitsy here is the link to Blitsy!!!

Dawn selected the colors for this week, and while they challenged me, I think I did well!
I hope you will join us!

Until next time

CYCI#120 take two

I loved the sketch for our challenge this week, that I made another card...

here we go!

I did a Zig CCRB watercolor wash in purples and blues,
along with some gold color shine from Heidi Swapp
Adding the thanks die from Simon Says Stamp
Darice Sparkle Tape, Doodlebug Sprinkles
A few staples and some black cord to finish it off!

Until next time...
if I decide to make another card for this challenge!



Wow.. its Sunday already, we had a wonderful weekend, our friends Kyle and Angela came for a visit, from the Tacoma area. Angela and I talked shop (craftiness) and what we've got on our wish lists from the latest products!  Then both families went for dinner, had a blast, and then sadly it was time for them to return home...   I can't wait til we can get up their way, I hope its very soon! We defiantly owe them a visit!

Just thought you should know from the get-go that, I love the card I did for this week!
We've got a sketch challenge this week, I got it right it, this time, Crystal!
Too funny, last week I wrote the wrong thing, and my FB crafty friend called me on it!!!

Okay.. moving on...
I've been on a CAS tend or CAS trendy... streak lately!

I used some of the newbies I got in the mail during the past week!

I am loving my Amy Tangerine doughnut rub-on pen!
I totally went rogue and did four of them (sorry Justin, master of all things crafty!)

The star of my card is the incredible Fabulous sticker
from Heidi Swapp along with the sprinkle it with sentiment sticker!

I added some Dear Lizzy enamel dots for a bit of color!

Here's everything I used, except the stapler!

Until next time

to sink or not to sink

lol.. Well as you might have figured out, I got my most recent order from FSJ today!
Don't you just love happy mail!!!!

I justed loved this little guy and the sentiment is so me...

Fun Stampers Journey - Don't Sink stamp set and die
Richard Garay - Amazing Dots
MFT Stamps - Cardstock Blu Raspberry
Doodlebug - Sprinkles Swimming Poll glitter 
Zig CCRB - Watercolor  Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Light Green
Watercolor paper and cardbase 120# from SSS

Keeping it short, its late and I still have to finish my assignment for my International Business class in the AM!!!
Until next time

CYCI#119 Color Challenge

Wow well... Week five is just ahead, and I've got another huge assignment due this week! I can't wait to see how things go with this one! So far I've got an A+ going on and with continued hard work, and lots of luck (knock on wood) I will continue with this class doing very well...  International Business is difficult, but not impossible. I'm learning tons about how business is done throughout the world, and my reports have been about our neighbors to the north, yup... Canada! 

My friend Pamela stopped by and we had a wonderful time catching up, which was epic fun! She totally made my day!

Ah well...  back to the task at hand!

It's Sunday and that means CYCI!!!

Here's this weeks challenge

My card is a CAS (clean and simple card)

I am using the stamp set from May 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.
I used some blue ink for the thank stamp on a baby wipe, and blotted it on..
Next was the "You" which I embossed with Ranger Enchanted Gold powder on.
Then came the for always being so kind, in a memento black.
I layered the cardstock in thick white from Simon Says Stamp and yellow shimmering cardstock from an SSS kit back in March 2015!

I added a simple clip (Office Depot) and thick twine from Doodlebug to finish off my card!

Until next time


Mama Elephant a first

Yup.. it's true, this is my very first Mama Elephant stamp set, and believe me when I say, it was no easy task getting my hands on it!

I started this Monday night around 7.. and just finished it...
I feel really proud of this one, I don't normally do flowery type of cards, but like I said this stamp was calling me!

Mama Elephant - Organic Blooms stamp set
Simon Says Stamp -  Friend Die and 120# cardstock
Crafters Campion - Watercolor paper
Zig - Clean Color Real Brush watercolor pens
Hemptique - Natural Cord

Under my watercolor paper, I've added a layer of foam
to help stabilize my watercolor paper, which tends to ripple with this much color applied.

Well I hope to find some additional time this week, in between life to have a bit of fun and create something beautiful!

Until next time

CYCI#118 A Sketch Challenge

For the challenge today, I went straight for Simon Says Stamp newest kit "Showered with Love".

I started by cutting my stitched circles with the plaid print from Lawn Fawn.
Up next is the cute stamped images called Happy Days from SSS, which I colored with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers using PP1, PP2, GT1, IB2 and my blender and on the enjoy die from SSS.
For finishing touches, I added a sticker from Pinkfresh Studio and some awesome cute and super fun sequins in beautiful colors!

Until next time...