Thursday, February 15, 2018

YAY.... I'm Back~ Woo-Hoo!!

Hello everyone!!
I am SUPER excited to be back today with another post!!
Today is release day at Sweet Stamp Shop!!
YAY !!! The bundles are available today and you can find them here.

For the first set of cards, I used the adorable raccoon 
(that is a freebie as part of today's bundle). Along with the bear
that is a freebie for January's bundle( that one is available here ).
I added flowers to the bottom of my Miss You card from
the Wear A Crown stamp set. 
I love this set so much I also used it my planner spread.
The sentiment is from the To Do Doodles stamp set.

These images are super fun and quick to color!!! 
I used Copic markers for the cards and brush markers for the planner spread.
I switch out between the Tombow brand to Zig. 
For this spread, I used the Brea Reese water-based markers in the colors Cadmium Red 
and Pink.

For the next card, I used another set that is part of this months bundle. 

 I hope you enjoy these fun cards I created to share with you!! 

I also have another watercolor card I created using another Hero Arts stamp set. 

For this card, I used Winsor&Newton watercolor markers. 
I used the colors Pale Rose, Magenta, and Mauve.
For the greens, I used Sap Green, Hooker's Green, and a bit of Yellow Ochre. 

Thank you so very much for stopping by!! 
I pray you each have a wonderful and Blessed day!! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day .....

Hello everyone!! 
Happy Valentine's Day!! 
I wanted to stop by and share the Valentine's 
my son and I created (he is in kindergarten) for 
his class. 

I hope you are all doing awesome! 
I have been crafting... just at a much slower pace. 
I have been doing a bit of everything, 
I will be sharing photos with you as soon as I take them <3. 
I am enjoying creating with different stamps and using different
coloring mediums. I am also LOVING creating in my travel journal.
It is something I had been wanting to do for awhile. 

I do have lots of photos to share with you today. 
I have been participating in the wonderful 30 Day Coloring Challenge. 
I did not post every day, I accumulated them to share altogether. 

To begin with here are the Valentines for my son Anthony's class. 
I used my Silhouette to cut the treat bags and create the design 
for the front of them. 

For the second project, I am sharing with you 
I colored this pirate and mermaid from My Favorite Things. 

For the next card, I came across these interesting inks from
Brea Reese. 
They are glitter inks. I love the Raw Umber color and that is what I used for the flowers. 
For the blue areas, I used the 
Ultramarine Blue.
The sparkle in these is super pretty. 

I hope you enjoy these projects I created to share with you today! 
Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You're So Sweet With Lawn Fawn .......

Hi everyone!! 
Happy Wednesday! 
I am back today to share the images 
I colored for Day 3 of the coloring challenge. 

It took me a bit to decide what I would be coloring today ...
I can't tell you how long that part took me. 
I need to plan ahead if I want to get my photos taken with
the correct light, lol! 

I went with the super adorable Sweet Smiles stamp set 
from Lawn Fawn (I don't think I've used this before). 

I was inspired by the colors of the Doodlebug Sweet Things paper pad. 

I used Copics to color my images in. 
For the red areas, I used R89, R46, R27, R17, and R05 with a bit of R02. 

For my pinks, I used RV19, RV55, RV63, and RV00. 
For the mint areas, I used BG34, BG11, and BG0000. 

I then created a card and turned the little gumball machines into 
shaker tags. 

I hope you enjoy my projects for today, thank you so much for stopping by.
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day! 
GOD bless you. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Super Happy to Be Back....

Hello everyone!!!! 
I have missed you all so much! 
It feels amazing to be back in my craft room 
creating! I hope your New Year is off to an amazing 
start!!! I took a bit of a step back temporarily, and as sad 
and hard as it was for me to come to that decision I came to realize that I was not balancing 
my time out fairly. Most of my day was spent in my craft room aside from 
cooking and taking my boys to and from school. I still love crafting and I truly 
understand how fast time flies when you are doing something you love. But...I was not
doing a great job of family time. I am super happy to still 
have the love to create and I will be, but I will also be conscious of the time I am spending 
doing it. I hope you understand my absence and I look forward to sharing more 
creations with you. 

I am joining the 30 Day Coloring Challenge 
hosted by the wonderful Kathy from The Daily Marker.
I used the Mama Elephant Lunar Animals stamp set 
for my coloring. 

I began by coloring the little monkey images which I had stamped
all over to create my background. I used my Copic markers. I started 
with the E47, E57, E55, and E31. For the lighter areas, I used E21, E51,
and E50. 

For the bananas, I used Y38, Y35, and Y15.

I then decided to create cards with them. 
   I was going for a non-traditional Valentine theme.
The monkeys and the bananas go perfectly together! 

I can not thank you enough for taking the time to stop by and visit me!! 
I pray you each have a wonderful and Blessed day!!! 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

It's Your Birthday, Go Nuts ..........

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be guest designing once again
for the MFT blog.
It has been a blast creating with the super cute December 2017
MFT release. 

I created this CAS card using the new Friendly Forest stamp set. 

I die cut blue, orange, and white card bases using the Die-namics

I then stamped my images onto the bases using Versamark ink. 
Then I heat embossed the images. 

These were super fast, easy and fun to create. I hope you have enjoyed 
the cards I created as a guest designer. Big thank you to each of you and 
to MFT for inviting me! 

Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

One Layer Unicorn Card .......

Hello everyone! Mayra here from Mayras Designs with today's 
blog post. Today the theme is one layer card. 
I love this theme, I do not create many one layer cards but when I 
do I am always happy with that technique. 

For my card today, I used the brand new Sparkle stamp set
I began by cutting my card base from Strathmore Bristow 

I stamped the image I would be using all over using Ranger Archival 
ink in the color Jet Black. I knew I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color
Real Brush watercolor markers to color these in. 

I started with the colors Lilac and Purple. I then used the Violet and Deep Violet. 
To add a bit of color to the white areas of the unicorns I added the colors
Light and Mid Gray. To fill in the background I used Blue. 

To add a bit of stars to the blue areas I stamped the unicorn image onto 
post-it paper, then cut them out to create a mask. I used white acrylic paint
to splatter my stars. 

I then stamped my sentiment and my one layer card was finished. 
I hope you enjoy and feel inspired to create. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Wishing you a wonderful and Blessed day!

CDD Products Used: 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

'Tis The Season For Treats....

Hello and happy Sunday! 
I have a post for you today on the 
Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog I would 
love for you to stop by. 

I adore using mermaids with a Christmas theme. 
To see the full card please, visit the blog here

Thank you so much! 
Hoping you have a blessed and awesome weekend!