Over the Waterfall - Max, The Boy Raindrop

     Oh, no! Over the waterfall he goes!

     Thanks for stopping in today to see another page of MAX, THE BOY RAINDROP.


Max and Tony Scheming - Max, the Boy Raindrop

     Another illustration from my children's picture book MAX, THE BOY RAINDROP.
     Max and Tony are scheming. They want to use this man's big nose as a giant waterslide. Will it work out for them?
     I had so much fun illustrating this book with various kinds of paper and cardstock. I'm working on a new book.
     Thanks for stopping in today.



Sharing My Illustrations from Max, the Boy Raindrop

     Today, I'm sharing the first illustration from my children's picture book, MAX, THE BOY RAINDROP. Over the next few days, I'll add a few more.

    This is page one in the book. Poor Max, it's his first day to rain, and he's afraid to jump. Will he find the courage?
     I had so much fun illustrating this book with various kinds of paper and cardstock. I'm working on a new book now.



Tone-on-Tone Boho Flowers Anniversary Card

     Today, I have a tone-on-tone anniversary card to share with you. This is among my favorite cards from all the ones I've created over the years. Working with tone-on-tone colors will make your finished project look so elegant.  
     To begin, I heat-embossed and die cut boho flowers and foliage (Gina K Designs) using clear vellum paper.
     I used embossing folders (Darice) to create my background panel and embellishing strips using the same cream cardstock I used for the card base. I adhered the panel with foam tape. I also used foam tape to adhere the flowers and foliage being careful to hide the foam behind the embossing and pearl embellishments.
     I was super happy with the way this card turned out and gave it to my in-laws for their wedding anniversary along with a gift card to eat out.
Designer Tip: To keep vellum from curling too much when I'm heat-embossing on it, I also heat the back of the vellum. I still get a bit of curling, but not so much that I can't deal with it.
Designer Tip: I highly recommend using a stamping platform such as a Misti when stamping on vellum and other finicky papers. It's so easy for the stamp to move around otherwise when you apply pressure.
     Enjoy your day and thanks so much for visiting my blog,


Flip-n-Fold Birthday Card

     Today I have a flip-n-fold card for you. My first. I've been seeing these cards around the web and wanted to give them a try.
     I first stamped the daffodils (Gina K Designs) and colored them with pencils (PrismaColor). Then, I die cut the labels and card base (Divinity Designs). Using the same yellow cardstock, I die cut two lattice panels (Divinity Designs). I trimmed their facing edges along the label edges. That was much easier to do than it might look.
     I added a fancy filigree die cut that is actually the top part of a tree (Spellbinders) that I think looks fancy and perfect for this card. I added a sentiment tag to finish it off.
     I had tons of fun creating this card and will make more!
Designer Tip: I save all the die cuts I make that don't turn out perfect. Then, I use them on cards like this one where I used the top of a tree die.
Designer Tip: When I die cut intricate shapes such as the tree on this card, I lay a piece of wax paper between the die and the cardstock. The die cuts pop right out with no bending or tearing.
     Enjoy your day and thank so much for stopping in!