Sunday, November 30, 2014


We have a Birthday boy in the house today.......Happy 10 years old to you, son.....

I wish for you so many things, but the most important wish is for you to be happy and to never give up.  Never, ever let anyone tell you you can not strive and succeed in your life.  Perhaps you are too young to understand this now....but you will.

You are much loved.......Mom....

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Holidays are a hoot.....

I went for funky and cute today with this card.  Whooo doesn't love owls, right?

Holidays are a hoot

The owls and sentiment and snowflake stamps are from Avocado Arts called Winter Fun! It's such a cute set and perfect for the holidays.  You know I love non-traditional colors for Christmas, and combinations of purples, pinks, greens, and blues fit the bill! I'll be back later with some more fun with Mama Elephant stamps, Taylored Expressions, and some floral, gratitude cards that are simply long overdue.  Until then, enjoy the remainder of your week!

Markers: Copics.
Stamps: Avocado Arts/Winter Fun.
Textured purple cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Cardbase: Neenah Solar White.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Lulu Lavender.
Gold Twine: Twinery.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Winter Song

I had posted just a snippet of this card a while back on all of my social media platforms but haven't really posted the full card here.  The image - It is called Winter Song by Penny Black.

Thank you

It's a really beautiful scenery and I can imagine it being used in so many ways, including the watercoloring I did with variations of deep red to oranges and yellows.  The wonderful Jill Foster who designs for Penny Black, had kindly posted my card on the Penny Black FaceBook page, and boy, did she stir up some commotion on my card.  She's such a sweetie! I had no idea how much attention this card got on their FB page, and then I turned around and I was pleasantly bombarded with comments in my email and comments on my Flickr page.....the response was amazing. Thank you for all of you who enjoyed my card. I really appreciated that.

I mixed together some Tim Holtz inks and gently brushed on the strokes.  I also used a cool grey copic marker for the shading areas on the trees and in the snow.  I then matted the entire image onto another white cardstock base.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from an older set I have from Hero Arts.

If I'm not back with a card before Thanksgiving, just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends and family in the states who are celebrating.  Enjoy with your loved ones.

Stamp: Penny Black/Winter Song/40-339
Neenah Solar White.
Copic Marker.
Tim Holtz Inks.
Sentiment Stamp: Hero Art.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cherry Blossom

Oh my goodness, you all must be tired of my birds/nature cards lately! I promise I will switch gears and do some traditional x-mas cards designs at some point. :) I made this a while back and am now just posting. This bird stamp is called Cherry Blossom and I decided I really needed it colored in lavender, with a mix of orange and light yellow:


I just love a mix of colors against a crisp, white background. It truly is the essence of simplicity.  That's all for today. Have a beautiful week!

Stamp: Stampabilities/Cherry Blossom/960997-KR.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Markers: Copics.
Stitched die frame: Lawn Fawn.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Baby Bella AND a winner.....

Hello. I'm back with a needed little baby card for a girl.  Isn't 'Bella' just the prettiest name ever..... :)...

Baby Bella

There is no stamping or distressing or embossing or watercoloring on this....I know - bummer. :) But this card is exactly how I wanted it and it uses elements from just one kit: Echo Park's Bundle of Joy by Alisha Gordon.

I love this kit, it's an older one from 2013, but the colors are really soft and sweet! Really simple design.

And I better announce the winner from my last post - the "Getting to Know Me Blog Hop".  I left off one person who didn't want to participate in the drawing, so with random integer gives the prize to:

Deirdre said...
Really enjoyed your post Tiffany. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! Love your yoga photos on Instagram - you are amazing! Hugs, D
Congratulations, Deirdre! I will contact you for your mailing address and will get out your package ASAP! ENJOY!

Supplies for card:
Echo Park/Bundle of Joy/Alisha Gordon.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.