Sail Away

Today I made a mini notebook using Maymay’s stamp set Beacon. First I cut a piece of blue card stock to 7 1/2×5 and scored in half. I glued 1 section of a 5 section of the mini writing tablet from the dollar store and glued to the right side of blue card stock with Art glitter glue

Then I used Brutus Monroe mixed media stencil Tangled waves and glitter glaze glacier. I set aside to dry, while drying I cut a piece of white card stock 3×5 and stamped the sailboat, birds and sentiment with black memento ink, then I fussy cut the sailboat and birds, I cut down the sentiment 2 x 1 3/4.

Once dried I glued the sailboat, birds and sentiment on the waves. Then glued the front on the blue card stock I added glossy accent to the birds and the sailboat windows. Once dried I’ll have a cute mini notebook I can use anywhere.

Koi Card

Today I was playing the Koi fish from the Lucky You inspiration box. I cut a piece of white card stock to 3×5 stamps the Koi fish all over the card with BM detailed ink raven and my time holtz mini position platform. I used a separate piece of white cardstock tostamp out 2 more koi.I fussy cut the 2 koi fish and cut apart

I colored the card with Arteza colored pencils. The red colors I used were Rose red, Crimson, Carmine, the grays are Elephant gray, Space gray, Smoke gray, the orange are Pumpkin and Tuscan. I also embossed the 2 orange koi usinga clear embossing pen and Twisted Tangerine. I hear set using a wagner heat tool.

I worked on the background using Arteza color pencils robin egg, periwinkle, and peacock. I made it look like they were swimming in a pond with darker shadows under the Koi. I pencil in lines to represent a cracked cement- pond. I also used this method under the sentiment. I used a black card stock 2×1 1/2 under the white and stamped Best of Luck. I used craft foam under the sentiment and the 2 orange Koi. I glued the card front on an 3×5 card base with art glitter glue. This was a fun card to make.

Aqua Ink Swatch from Brutus Monroe

Today I was going threw my swatches and needed a smaller useful search for my Aqua Inks from I have a myndology 2 1/8x 3 5/16 ring bound 75 blankcards from office depot.

Ive used it to swatch my embossing powder and glitter glaze from Brutus Monroe. The Idea came from Jess (

I covered the names of the Aquarium Ink color swat from BM with white paper then copied 4x fussy cut so that 2 will fit on each page front/back.

Then I started adding my Aqua ink colors, once dried I named each color. Now I have an easier swatch with all my BM products close by.

You can get the swatches and Aqua Inks at Don’t forget to make extra for all the new Aqua inks coming out!