Ralph in Blue

Halloween, Third Coast Stamps 1 Comment »

Here is a new Halloween card I created for the Third Coast Challenge #6 Non-Traditional Halloween Colour Twist where you couldn’t use any green, purple or orange in the project.  I used Ralph (DT-345) for my project.  I thought he would look good in blue.  What do you think?  If you want to play along in the challenge, click on over to the Third Coast Challenge Blog and enter!

Supplies: Paper, Recollections, unknown; Stamps, Third Coast RS; Diamond Brads, Creative Imaginations; Lace Ribbon.

Aviator Boxer

Dogs, Graphics 45, Steampunk, Third Coast Stamps No Comments »

Hi All – Hope everyone is doing well.  Today I created a card for the Third Coast Challenge Blog, Challenge #4  Steampunk Pink – where we were to incorporate the color pink into our Steampunk Project, so I used my Steampunk Aviator Boxer (KG-145) found over at Third Coast Stamps.  If you haven’t yet participated in any of the Third Coast Challenges, be sure to hop on over there and check them out.  I promise, it’s awesome fun.  Oh, and did I mention, prizes??

Supplies used:  Stamps, Third Coast Aviator Boxer (KG-045), Paper, Graphics 45, Glitter, Brads, Thread (sewing), 3D foam, Cuttlebug (with Gears Embossing folder).

Blue Moon

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There is a challenge going right now over at Third Coast Challenge Blog, Anything Goes + include the color YELLOW in some way.  Head on over there if you want to play too!  Rainy day today in Florida, making me a little blue, so here is a little card to reflect my less then sunny mood today : p  Hope your day is a little brighter!

Moon is from Third Coast Stamps, I used the cuttlebug to emboss two of my corner panels and then added some yellow glitter.  Other supplies: Blue Glitter Dots, Yellow Brads, Popup Foam.


Santa’s Sleigh

Christmas, Third Coast Stamps, Winter, Yule 1 Comment »

It’s Christmas in July over at the Third Coast Challenge Blog!  If you haven’t had a change to play yet, what are you waiting for!?  Go check it out here: http://tcrschallenge.blogspot.com/

To get you started I’m sharing one of my Christmas cards this week.  Santa’s Sleigh (VB-083)

Other Third Coast Stamps used were the small snow covered tree CM-251 which I masked and stamped a couple of times for the background.
Thanks for stopping by!

She Sells Seashells

Beach, Graphics 45, Third Coast Stamps, Tropical No Comments »

Card created with Third Coast Rubber Stamp and Graphics 45 papers.  The shells are real and the “Sand” is Flower Soft.

Surfs Up!

Beach, Dogs, Summer, Third Coast Stamps 1 Comment »

Hi Everyone!  Summer is in full swing (well, at least here in Florida) and if you haven’t been to the beach yet…then what are you waiting for?!  Grab your bathing suit, snorkel, surf board, and go have yourself a beachin’ day!  That’s what our Little Surfer Dude (AP-381) decided to do today : p

Other stamps used on this were, Kraftin’ Kimmies, “Have a Beachin’ Day” Sentiment, Third Coast’s Soaring Gull (CK-089) and the Sun (CH-874)  Now the sun I had to alter a bit.  The only sun images I had were either too big or two small for this image.  This sun was just right, but the stamp is actually called Solar Nap, and I couldn’t have my sun taking a nap on such a beautiful day, so I masked out the middle and added a little glitter to him to give him a little more sparkle.  My beach sand it a cork sheet that I torn and layered in two parts.  The grass is from part of a Jolee’s Boutique 3D sticker.  The tiny shells and star fish are real, gathered from various places.  There is a shell store in St. Augustine, FL that I LOVE to shop at.  They have all kinds of goodies there.

Summer Mermaids

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I know it’s been awhile since I posted anything on here!  Been a busy six months!  Hopefully, I will have much more free time this summer to play!  First project, my mermaid collage.  A friend of mine owns a windows treatment and blind store and they get these sample books with the different types of blinds and shades that are available. When the blinds are discontinued or the books are updates, she no longer has use for the old books and she gives them to me to see if I can recycle into something crafty. So I used it as a background for my mermaid beach collage.

Supplies: Mermaid Stamps – Third Coast RS; Shells, Pearls, Jolee’s Stickers.

SC359 – Yule Dragon

Christmas, Dragon, The Paper Studio, Third Coast Stamps, Winter, Yule No Comments »

I created this card for today’s sketch challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Not sure what you get a dragon for Christmas, but whatever it is, it probably needs to be fireproof, huh?

After coloring my little guy with Copics, I cut him out to pop him up for a more 3D effect.  I then colored his tail one more time and popped that up again.  The snowflakes are made of foam and the paper is from the Paper Studio.    Stamp:  Third Coast RS

Supplies:  Stamps:  Third Coast, Foam Snowflakes, Blue Jewels, Blue Brads, Foam Tape.  Paper:  The Paper Studio.  Colored with Copics


HDH110 Medusa

God/Goddess, Halloween, Haunted Design House, Third Coast Stamps 2 Comments »

My card today if for the Haunted Design House Macabre Monday Challenge “Gods and Monsters”  This is Medusa from Third Coast Rubber Stamps newest stamp release.  Isn’t she cool??  After coloring my image, I cut out the snakes to pop up around her head for the 3d effect, trying to make it look like they were crawling over each other.  It’s hard to capture in the picture, but I think it came out pretty cool.  For the background “snake skin” look, I used my Cuttlebug.

Supplies:  Stamps – Medusa Third Coast Rubber Stamps; Ribbon, Cuddlebug, Green Brads.  Colored with Copics.

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HDH107 Voodoo Witch Coffin

Halloween, Haunted Design House, Third Coast Stamps 1 Comment »

Haunted Design House Macabre Monday challenge this week was “Appalling Apothecary”.  Now I can’t take credit for this awesome idea, as it came from an awesome and talented lady and fellow Third Coast Rubber Stamps Design Team member Roni @ Ink Stain Blog.  Her Witchy Ways Mini Coffin of Frights totally blew me away when I saw it and I couldn’t wait to make my own. 

The first order of business was finding the coffin.  I ordered this one online, but they also see them at Michaels.  In order to be able to paint it freely, without making to big of a mess, I took the hinges off with a small screw driver.  You should be careful here, as I have learned, getting those hinges to screw back into place correctly is not as easy as you might think it should be : /

I painted the wooden coffin with a base coat of black acrylic paint, and after it dried added some crackle medium and red acrylic top coat for the crackle effect.  I then added my shelving by cutting out pieces of cardboard I laying around and painting them black.  I applied the shelving with glue.

Then came hardest (and most fun) part of this project.  Trying to come up with all the little goodies that would go inside my Voodoo Witchy’s “cabinet”  The owl, skull and spider web were all “Dress it Up” embellishments that I glued inside the cabinet.  The spider and frog (down at the bottom on the ‘box’) were silver charms I painted and then glued down.  The ouija board a picture i printed from the internet that I glued onto a piece of grunge board.  The crystal ball was a charm, however they can be easily made with just a clear bead and bead cap for the base.  To make the books, I used sheets of foam that I cut, painted and glued together.  The candle was made with a bead cap for the base and the tube from a q-tip cut to size and then dipped in candle wax.  As the was was drying, I placed the piece of wire in the top to create the wick.  You can also make candles using oven bake clay.  The box my frog is sitting on was created using clay.  I sculpted the box and then placed a bead in the middle for the “clasp.”  The poison bottle is simply a round, flat wooden bead that I painted and added the skull and cross bones to.  Behind the book of herbs that you may not be able to see well are rolled “scrolls” I simple created with paper then burned the ends a bit.

My witch is a rubber stamp from Third Coast and can be found here.  I colored her and then cut her out and popped her up on background paper from Creative Imaginations.  I also added some glitter bat form stickers to the background.  The crosses at her feet were Jolee 3-D stickers that I knew would make perfect gravestones.

I glued a gothic cross pendant to the top of the coffin.  I bought this cross at Walmart, although they have since discontinued them, you can find them online here.

I hope you like my voodoo coffin witch!  I had a ton of fun making her!