Thursday, July 30, 2015

Stamped Tiles, By the Sea

Gina made a video (link follows below) about stamping on tiles, which seems like a long time ago. Bruce brought me home a few tiles back then, so I could try her technique. They have sat on a table by our bed ever since. Well, sing the song "Finally-It's Happened To Me" by CeCe Penniston cause I FINALLY made the tiles! And they were so easy peasy, too.

Wipe off some unfinished tiles and use StazOn inks to stamp whatever images you would like. Then I carefully used alcohol markers and a PITT white artist pen marker to gently add color. Next, (place an old newspaper or a bill you don't want to pay under the tiles) take a little sand paper or block and sand off the images a bit to give them a rugged, distressed and used feel and soften up the intense line images. Voila! Wipe off all the dust from the sanding and add some little adhesive feet of your choice (felt, silicone, googly eyes, whatever). Done. Try it yourself - makes unique and fun gifts for friends!

Stamp Sets: I used some beachy images from GKD, There She Goes Again, Stampin' Up. (No, you will not break out into hives if you combine stamps by different companies.) StazOn ink stains - be sure you protect your work surface. I cleaned all the stamps with StazOn Cleaner, then cleaned well before storing.

Thank you for the video tutorial Gina!!! 
Click HERE to watch Gina's video ♥

Aloha and thank you for 
coming by and leaving your kind comments!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For Gina's Mother, Ruth

Aloha dear friends,

This week's challenge at StampTV is to make a card for Gina's mother, Ruth. I really hope she is recovering well after surgery!


Stamp Set - "Vertical Greetings and Things" by Theresa Momber for Gina K. Designs
Vellum for dragonfly; Cardstock by GKD
Embossing Powder "Liquid Platinum" by Ranger
Copic markers for the flowers; Memento markers for the dragonfly
Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!
VersaMark, Scor Tape, Foam Tape

I colored the back of the vellum dragonfly so the colors would be soft. The yellow layer and the sentiment are popped up with adhesive foam.

♥ Get Well Ruth ♥ 

 CUTE Dragonfly Alert !

Big Hugs to You, Ruth!!
~ Thank you for stopping by ~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Friendship Flowers

You know if it takes me a while to post, then I am concentrating on health challenges, just like the majority of you are. 2 Cor 4:7 is my help ♥

To complete a task, especially making a card, is taking much energy at this time. But BOY, does it EVER feel good inside to work on a project and even better to finish it.

This card is for a sweet gal in the StampTV crowd of Gina K. fans.


Flower Stamps & Matching Dies by Gina K. Designs. Frames & Flowers #1; Stamped Sentiment, Butterfly & Flower/Stem from Birds & Blossoms.
DP Floral Essentials GKD; Cardstock GKD
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Tag (I believe it is from Anna Griffin, sorry - I'll try to look for which one if you would like to know)
Cuttlebug Overlapping Circles EF
Prills "I'm A=Maized" floral centers covered with 3D Crystal Lacquer, GKD "Frozen" Glitter
Clear Wink of Stella
Copic Markers, Memento Markers, Satin Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Foam Squares, Scor Tape, Multi Medium Matte, Aileen's Clear Glue

Thank you for not forgetting about me,
and for stopping by
dear friends ♥