Distress Oxide Cat Friendship Handmade Card

Distress Oxide Cat Friendship Handmade Card

Hello and TGIF!

Well, it has been a heck of a busy week and it’s looking like my weekend will be about the same. I thought I’d get a little ahead of the game and give you a special Friday handmade card share to tide you over for the weekend. This card went to my lovely friend Sylvia in Sweden that I do ATC (Artist Trading Card) swaps with several times a year. We always have so much fun and we both love cats which is why this card was purrrfect ;).

Without further ado here is the adorable kitty card using distress oxides for the background:

See video here: Distress Oxide background friendship handmade card

Some Stills:

Now I am a newbie at card making, so please be kind ;).  I really did enjoy making this one, and actually, since making it I have discovered the Tim Holtz Micro Glaze which if I used the alcohol ink glossy cardstock would really pop the background. See the wheels are always churning folks.

I hope this card gave you some inspiration and brightened up your Friday a bit. I  know playing with my Distress Oxides always cheers me up.

Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

Supply List

(Below are my affiliate links, all purchases made thru these links
help support my youtube channel and website-please note I am not paid or prompted to use
these products, I only show products that I actually use, like and want to try it’s just a little
added bonus for the things I use daily)

Affiliate Links:

Tonic Scissors:
http://bit.ly/2Kn3DiS (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2yGEZF1 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2tr77au (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K8MMRC (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2trAcSO (Joggles)

Distress Oxides:

Black Soot:
http://bit.ly/2PbrUb3 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2vPVavU (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MuaiJ7 (Joggles)

Wilted Violet:
http://bit.ly/2KZmHQj (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nGQRyE (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2w8yGWo (Joggles)

Fossilized Amber:
http://bit.ly/2KWN7lW (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nHVJnj (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Mw9MKs (Joggles)

Peacock Feathers:
http://bit.ly/2MwaQ0U (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Be11Al (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2w8aLqg (Joggles)

Picked Raspberry:
http://bit.ly/2Mh4hQw (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2BavCil (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Pf6dXM (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Tonic Studio Stamp Platform
http://bit.ly/2yDVIZP (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MjO6xB (Joggles)

Black Archival Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u (Blitsy)

Canxon XL Mix Media Paper Pad
http://bit.ly/2tDr8cR (Blick Art Supplies)

Non-Affiliate Links

Stamps: Purr-fect Friends
(I could no longer locate the stamps online but the site
has many other cute stamp sets)

Sticky Thumb-Adhesive Foam Dots
https://amzn.to/2K9k17l (Amazon.com)


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August 2018 Ranger Ink Mystery Box Unboxing!!!

August 2018 Ranger Ink Mystery Box Unboxing!!!

Happy Wednesday folks!

It’s that time again. I saw a late night post releasing the August Mystery Box by Ranger Ink and I jumped at the chance to have it again. What a great treat to come home to in the middle of a hectic week. I couldn’t wait to open it and I was not disappointed. Lots of great craft supplies to use this coming fall and holiday season. Check it out below and I hope you can snag one next month too!!!

Here is the video: Ranger Ink August Mystery Box Unboxing

Here are some goodie photos:


Here is my affiliate link to the Ranger site Ranger Ink Industries In case you want to go shopping (It helps support my website and Youtube channel, just a fun bonus to playing with supplies I already love! 🙂 )

Items in August Box:

Dylusions Large Cobweb Border Stamp/Stencil Combo

Dylusions Dear Santa Clear Stamps

Ranger Black Cardstock 10 sheets 8 1/2 x 11

Distress Stain in Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass

Stickles in Purple and Gunsmoke

Clear Fabric Medium

Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Copper and Biscotti

Stickles glitter glue in Silver and Gold

Stickles Dry Fine Glitter in Thistle and Platinum

Ranger, Liquid pearls in lime green

Thanks for stopping by I hope you snag one next month! If you do tag me would love to see what you get and what you do with it.

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More Art Foamie fun, this time in my black Dylusions journal

More Art Foamie fun, this time in my black Dylusions journal

Hello and happy hump day,

It is Wednesday which means we are halfway thru the week folks, two more days until TGIF!. Today is a share from my black Dylusions art journal. I have not played with this one in a bit. I love this journal though because of its shape. It is an 8″ x 8″ square journal. I often find when I am blocked and not sure what to work on I like to keep a variety of journals because often the shape will call me. I have my square black Dylusions journal, two size landscape Dylusion’s journals,  I have a few of the small travel Dylusions journals in portrait style as well as a large one, also let’s see oh yes the Dina Wakley media journals in small and large, plus some handmade circle journals just to name a few. A journal for every occasion because we can never have too many. I sometimes suffer from that new idea means I have to use a journal that’s not been used syndrome…but I ramble. Coming back now to today’s share, I had these lovely rose prints from my Art Foamies Gelli Prints post that I wanted to use, so I pulled out the black journal and away I went. I used my Dylusions paints and a combo of Dylusions and Dina Wakley stencils.

You can watch my process video here: Art Foamies Dylusions Journal

Below are some stills….I think the splattering was my favorite, I wore it well!


Just some bright colors to brighten up your Wednesday. Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Journaling!

Supply List

(Below are my affiliate links,all purchases made thru these links
help support my youtube channel and website)

Dylusions Paint (Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen, Pure Sunshine)

http://bit.ly/2NZcxB3 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2KesCRa (Blitsy)

Black Dylusions Journal 8″ x 8″
http://bit.ly/2w126FT (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nwypIU (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KLPfNg (Joggles)

Gel Plate (Dylusions/Dina Wakley Collaboration)
http://bit.ly/2lDprc7 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K9QkmB (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Kh7VJu (Joggles)

Stencil “Hey You” by Dina Wakley
http://bit.ly/2OZUjRg (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2nu3nkO (Joggles)

Stencil “Diamond in the rough” Large – Dylusions
http://bit.ly/2vDgDZ3 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MCE3Es (Joggles)

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

http://bit.ly/2LGXOxr (Blick)

Non-Affiliate Links

Art by Marlene: Rose (Art Foamie)

Art by Marlene:Fenced (Art Foamie)

White Posca Pen
https://amzn.to/2MSpAVt (Amazon)

Black Stabilo Pencil (Water Soluble)
https://amzn.to/2K2Ra4y (Amazon)



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The little moments….

The little moments….

Hello Folks,

Happy Monday. What a weekend. My day job has kept me quite busy so I worked throughout the weekend to try and stay ahead for this week. For those of you that don’t know, I am a graphic designer and I work a regular 8 to 5 job and then in the early mornings, weekends or nights I squeeze in the making of my art videos and blogging because it has become a passion of mine and something I really love doing. I love to create, and I’ve discovered I love to share and teach so my blog and Youtube channel, is just my way of trying to help others starting out or looking for inspiration. My post today though isn’t about the art, instead, it’s about a reminder, that in our hectic schedule to stop and take a moment to treasure the little things in life, those closest to us and to take care of ourselves. Right now I am trying once more to start on a new health kick with one simple thing, walking. As some of you know from my profile I am a cancer survivor, and I still struggle with fatigue, but with the slightly less humid weather starting here in Florida I have found myself drawn to nature. So my goal is to walk 5 out of 7 days a week for at least 20 minutes. I’ve been meeting it for two weeks now and it is feeling great. I am hoping this will help me with my weight loss journey. I realize that if I want to keep doing what I love which is sharing my ideas, creations and life with all of you wonderful follows I need to step it up a notch and take better care of me so I can have the energy to spend more time with you folks, my wonderful followers.

So with that, remember to take a moment today to hug a loved one, a loved pet, watch a cloud go by or just grab a second for you!

Here are some shots from my weekend around the house.

Morning walk selfie with the hubby, gotta love that humidity and my natural curls lol

Grandma & Grandpa stopped by with a new toy for the kids

Chappie watching over me while I worked….he was snoring in this photo, right in my ear

Boys night! Bed Time Story

Card game break, to beat my hubby at both games 😉

The first flower in my butterfly garden I have been trying to save from the summer heat


Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember to stop and smell the flowers 😉

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July’s Mission Inspiration Page and a Short Break

July’s Mission Inspiration Page and a Short Break

Hello, my lovely followers,

So today to wrap up your week I am bringing you a page I did last weekend and got in just under the wire. My July 2018 Mission Inspiration, prompts art journal page. I had so much fun making this one because it allowed me to use a photo that is one of my favorites. It was taken when my husband and I went on our trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I find my soul there, I just felt so at home and I loved it. I can’t wait until we can go back to that wonderful city again and Guadalupe’s Stamp Shop! Since this months prompt required we include a photo I chose that one. Now about the short break. I am so sad about this but I am having some back issues. I have been logging a lot of desk time between my day job and my lovely work with you’ll, so I am going to take this coming weekend off and try to stay off the computer and moving. I may have to extend it to the following weekend. Don’t dismay though if you follow me on social media I will line up some throwbacks to keep you company until I am back.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you on this one I tested Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz’s micro glaze! I am hooked, it worked fabulously.

Video: July 2018 Mission Inspiration Process Video

So here we go:

As always for your shopping pleasure, if you see anything in the video you want here is my supply list 🙂

Some items are affiliate links and any purchases made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Canson XL Media Journal
http://bit.ly/2vh0pUe (Blick Art Supplies)

Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste
http://bit.ly/2NSUs7K (Blick Art Supplies)

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
http://bit.ly/2LGXOxr (Blick Art Supplies)

Archival Ink Sepia
http://bit.ly/2mNGdpk (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2mSwDli (Joggles)

Distress Oxide
Project Colors: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke
and Wild Honey
http://bit.ly/2NVfSBo (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2v00VXE (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NU0ogV (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
http://bit.ly/2mP8Hix (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2AkYBQ9 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2mPxYch (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray
http://bit.ly/2tyhB6O (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tkJHDC  (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:

Foam Sticky Dots
https://amzn.to/2K9k17l (Amazon)

Pilot Multiball Pen Medium
http://bit.ly/2vcHcmX (Jetpens)

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