Saturday, November 21, 2015

Love This Moment.

Happy Saturday!

If you're like me, you're probably waking up right now (at 10am), checking your phone for messages, too tired to make breakfast and thinking about the long To-Do list waiting for you; wishing God created 2 Saturdays... one for cleaning & errands, and the other to relax and craft or shop.  lol.

Or you've probably done all your cleaning throughout the week and are ready to check the blogs for some fall inspiration.

Today I'm sharing a card I made this week.  It took 2 session to color.  Can you see all that hair!?!?!? 
lol.  I love the rich colors in this card and I can't wait to share it with someone.

As always, a list of supplies (with links to the Quick Creations shop), is below.  

I wish you and your family  Happy Thanksgiving!  

Don't forget to use my 10% coupon at the Quick Creations shop!

use code "DAMARIS10" to save on your next QC purchase.


* Saturated Canary "AUTUMN" stamp 
* Doodlebug Design "Fall Friends"
* Copic Markers
* Memento Cocoa Brown ink
* Spellbinders Dies
* Elle's Studio wood veneer
* Recollections, Wild Orchid Crafts & I Am Roses flowers & leaves
* "Tea Dye" distress ink
* Netting
* Hot glue

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Monday, November 09, 2015


So, you must be wondering where I find the time to juggle a full time job, be a full time mom and wife, go to church full time, and attend praise team practice... well, I don't know how I do it, but Noelle (the owner of Quick Creations) can attest to how many late projects I've had to submit lately.  lol.

What's worse is that I've sold half of my card stash at work, and people keep asking for more.  They want birthday and Christmas theme cards, but I really don't have time to make them anymore.

It's a Catch 22!

In any case, "Piper" was an easy color for me.  I have been out of the copic coloring game for a couple of months, so I was a little intimidated to even try.  I thought I would give her ombre hair just to shake the nerves off and then color a 2nd image; not knowing that I'd love how this first one would turn out.

I was so proud of it, I even posted a "making of" photo on my instagram!

I usually struggle when attempting Shabby Chic cards, but this time it was pretty easy.
I like this style, and I hope to make time this month for more cardmaking!

So, as I mentioned in my last post, I asked people to share what they are grateful for.

My top 5 are below:
1 - my health and my family's health
2 - answered prayers
3 - the pastors at my church, that study the bible and are guided by the spirit of God to help people really have a deeper relationship with God.
4 - my inhaler
5 - my job and all my co-workers.

If you haven't already, I'd love to know some of things you are thankful for this year... and don't forget to use the 10% coupon below at the Quick Creations shop!

use code "DAMARIS10" to save on your next QC purchase.


* Saturated Canary "Piper" stamp
* Copic Markers
* Memento Cocoa Brown ink
* Kaisercraft "Enchanted Garden" 6.5 x 6.5 paper
* Spellbinders Dies
* Heidi Swapp "dream" wood veneer
* Prima bling
* Wild Orchid Crafts & I Am Roses flowers & leaves
* Stampendous "Frantage" embossing powder
* "Antique Linen" distress ink
* Netting
* Hot glue
* White doily

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Day!

Hello strangers!


I wish we had the wonderful Fall weather that everyone is having now.  In Florida, we're still wearing sandals; and the only reason I put on a sweater is because the AC gets cold at work, lol.

When I look the DT card I made for Quick Creations, I think about how fun it would be for my 5 year old son to enjoy a cool breeze as he plays with leaves.  Maybe one day we'll spend a long winter week in New York.

I really enjoyed coloring this image.  I like that I can still add clouds to these fall scenes, to show what a bright day it still is.

I added lots of dimension to the "boy" card, because the occasion called for it.  I figure you can give this very floral card to a mom of a young boy, to welcome her and her family into the new season.  And I even had a little extra time and extra pattern paper to decorate the inside.

As we move into November, I'd like to know what my readers are grateful for this year.
Me?  I have a long list, that maybe I'll share in my next post!

As always, I have a list of supplies below if you are interested,
but before you go see below how to save on your craft goodies!


use code "DAMARIS10" to save 10% off of your next QC purchase.


* C.C. Designs "RUSSELL" stamp.
* Copic Markers
* Memento Cocoa Brown ink
* Lawn Fawn "Sweater Weather" 6x6 paper
* MFT Stamps leaf die
* Wild Orchid Crafts & I Am Roses flowers
* Hot glue
* Spellbinders Circle die
* White doily
* White cardstock
* October Afternoon diecuts
* Copic black multi-liner pen

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

YOLO Baby!

I'm Back!

But not for long **insert evil laugh**...

I am quite the busy bee lately... so much so that I have had to postpone this blog post twice.

Thankfully Noelle from Quick Creations has been supportive in my (behind the scenes) drama and has accommodated me nicely.

I come today with a CAS card using the Some Odd Girl clear stamp, "Hipster Kody".  Coloring him was simple.  The card itself is the "scene of an art gallery".  I envision Kody displaying his art and walking in late (like the "Hipster" that he is), with a grin; knowing that most of his pieces have already sold.

I have a list of supplies below if you are interested,
but before you go I'd like you to read the following PSAs...hehe.



use code "DAMARIS10" to save 10% off of your next QC purchase.


* Some Odd Girl - Hipster Kody stamp
* Copic Markers
* Memento Cocoa Brown ink
* Teresa Collins "Memorabilia" 6x6 paper pad
* Memento Tuxedo Black ink
* Copic black multi-liner pen

Take care and I'll catch you next time with a cute Saturated Canary card to share.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Goodbye Summer.

I initially recorded a coloring process video for this adorable Tiddly Inks "Wryn Floating Along", but alas, I used my FLIP cam and it was just too blurry to even bother editing and uploading.  I would've used my Canon Rebel, but the device my husband made to hold a camera will not support the weight of my Canon.  So I took a shot and failed.  #epicfail lol.

But the good news is that I was able to record for you the color combinations I used in the hopes that it will help some of you get more comfortable in trying new colors.  Or if there is a combo that you don't currently own and would like to try, this would be a great way to get them and color along.

Skin: YR000, YR0000, E21, E04, R11
Hair: C1, C3, C6, C9
Sky: BG000, BG0000, C1, B60
Water: BG10, BG11, BG32
Clothes / Shoes/ Drink Umbrella - R81, R83, R85, R89
Float / Drink - Y11, Y18

This is my last card / project and possibly DT for a very long time.  I just can't keep up with the commitment schedule like I used to, since I started working back in July.  I miss coloring and spending time in my craft space, but other things take presidence now and I am just too exhausted to do anything fun after work... and it's an office job at that!  No strenuous physical activity what-so-ever!  Go figure!  You'd think I run marathons for a living, lol...

My first week at work.

My early morning drive to work.

Anyhow, I hope you guys continue to visit the Tiddly Inks Facebook Page, Challenge Blog, and Shop for awesome inspiration and amazing images.

I have loved working for Christy, and I know I will miss her and the DT greatly.  I want to personally thank Christy for an awesome DT experience and maybe I can rejoin if life ever gets unbusy.

If you guys are interested, I highly recommend joining the Tiddly Inks DT.  It was such a blast!

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P.S.  If you would like to be updated more on my personal life, you can follow my Instagram account here.  Or my crafty life here.

It's Almost Pumpkin Season, ya'll!

* Copic Markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* Tiddly Inks "Wryn Floating Along" digital stamp
* Dear Lizzy "Serendipity" 6x6 paper
* MFT scallop border die
* American Crafts yellow twine
* Recollections flower
* Fiskars cloud punches (med & lrg)
* Black Soot distress ink
* Spellbinders Labels 14 die
* Spellbinders Classic Ovals die
* Studio Calico stamp set
* Wink of Stella clear pen
* Tombow Mono Multi-glue

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Have A Heart - TI Challenge

Today's Tiddly Inks challenge is interesting and can be taken any way possible.  I decided to go the "Valentine" route and use the Sweet Tooth image called "Guilt of Sweet Love".   

 It was a very easy coloring session and a quick card to build; and you can find all the supplies listed below.  But to give you an idea, I used the E50 family for the hair and the R81-89 family for the heart and shoes. 

I hope to see your challenge entry in their blog with your fabulous "heart" creation.

Have a great week!

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* Copic Markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* TI Sweet Tooth "Guilty of Sweet Love" image
* Stamping Up heart trio punch
* Dear Lizzy "Serendipity" 6x6 paper
* paper doily
* Simple Stories sticker / sentiment
* Copic multiliner black pen
* Tombow mono multi-glue

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Friday, August 14, 2015


 Sometimes we come across people who are, as the saying goes, "too good to be true".  I have found that when I start seeing good, humble, sweet, wholesome, generous and honest qualities in someone I back away because I think there's no way that one person can genuinely be all those things.  They must be up to something.  They need something from me.

But truly there are.  And when I find someone like that, I try to appreciate them, and let them know that they are a treasure.  Almost heaven-sent.  Angels, if you will.  Which is what inspired today's Fab Friday Tiddly Inks card.

I wanted the focus to be on "Grace", a $1.00 digital stamp by Tiddly Inks, and not on any fancy pattern paper, etc.  So I tried to make the card as white and as simple as I could.  About a month ago I mentioned how making CAS Mixed cards has become something I enjoy and this was no different.  After I colored her in with copic markers, I used pieces of white on white to create layers behind her and just a few touches of colored Wild Orchid Crafts flowers to bring out the color in the Angel.  I also did some stenciling because after I was done with the card and showed it to my husband, he dirtied it.  So adding a bit of grit helped cover the stain and also helped create more interest.  So I welcome happy accidents.  They make us more creative.  lol.

 (here is the original card with the stain on the bottom right corner)

 (this is me sharing my "OMG" moment on instagram)

 And here is the finished card after all the changes.

 You can't tell there was even a problem. 

If you have come across someone in your life (whether family member or complete stranger) that has impacted your life in a positive way, I suggest you reach out and let them know that they are such a wonderful influence on you.  Because chances are they are so used to giving so much of themselves that they are taken for granted, are used to it and hardly ever get to hear how awesome they are.

Have a blessed weekend.

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Monday, August 03, 2015

Birthday Wish.

I have not made a vintage card in ages!  And I forgot how easy they can come together and how messy they can be.  I used a ton of product, which I've listed below for you, and had such a great time creating this birthday shabby vintage card.

I hope you enjoy checking out the 278974 photos I took of every little detail....hehe

Please visit the Quick Creations shop for this gorgeous Santoro stamp, along with lots of other goodies... and don't forget to visit the QC Facebook Page for inspiration and info on upcoming challenges and sales.

You can use coupon code: DAMARIS10 to save 10% off of your QC purchase.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I appreciate the love and the comments.

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* copic markers
* X-Press It cardstock
* Memento cocoa brown ink
* Santoro / Trimcraft Mirabelle "Tell  Me Something" clear stamp
* Santoro / Trimcraft Mirabelle 6x6 paper
* Distress Inks: black soot, festive berries & evergreen bough
* Prima "Say It In Pearls" bling
* Recollections metal flowers
* Birdcage die (forgot the maker)
* Tim Holtz Weathered Clock Sizzix die
* Tim Holtz filmstrip
* Tim Holtz tags
* Sizzix filmstrip die
* Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
* Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves
* Target burlap
* hot glue gun


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