Best Birthday Ever

Happy Tuesday! Today's card is a simple birthday jam that I made back in October. (so don't ask for marker colors, i don't remember them!) I used an older Stampendous Jumbo stamp, the dahlia, and colored that with a combination of Distress Markers and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added a vellum sentiment using Best Hugs from Simon Says Stamp's most recent STAMPtember release. :) 


that's one of Jennifer McGuire's signature traits. she tosses it around, but she makes sure every person she interacts with catches some. she's better at being kind than she is at teaching you how to make a card. and that's saying something.

check out her blog for information on her #sharehandmadekindness challenge

i made this card with the "acts of kindness" set that she curated for Hero Arts and a newer holiday set from Simon Says Stamp called "for to us".

i stamped the floral images with a pale water soluble ink and water colored with markers and a water brush, for a free hand look. if i'd actually free-handed the images we wouldn't be talking about it. :/

CASEing Genius (but she's the genius)

i am being featured on kelly's CASEing Genius today, i am so thrilled and honored! i love that girl so much, you have no idea

i decided i'd share the card i made for her CASEing Genius Anniversary Challenge with you today.

i cased a recent card by Marika Rahtu (whoa, this girl can card!)

be sure to check out kelly's blog, her challenge and Marika's blog

as part of the challenge, kelly has asked participants to nominate cardmakers and crafters that we think deserve to be cased, i'm nominating my friend Maya Isaksson. she is an amazing crafter and an even more amazing friend

You're My Favorite #sharehandmadekindness

I used the Craftwell EBrush airbrush system along with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and a sentiment form MFT's True Friends set to create a quick card to send to a friend from Instagram. She sent me a copy of her book and I used the cover/spine as inspiration. (Pretty Much Screwed by Jenna McCarthy)

I'm going to link this to Jennifer McGuire's #sharehandmadekindness challenge for week 1, as well as enter it into Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge