Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Make It Monday - Flowers in Reverse

So fun to play with lots of white diecuts! I chose navy and green to pop those white flowers, and I’m happy with the results! 

Bonus alert! I have more cuts to make another card!

...and one more!!

Thanks Dawn, for a great way to challenge us this week!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Create Along With Us: June 2018

I was totally inspired by Lizzie Jones card that had a blended insert.  Isn’t it beautiful? 

Couldn’t wait to try it myself!  I used the same die to add blending, and the February Corner Adorner for my flowers. The sentiment is from Penned Elegance. 

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 1, 2018


I was never a big fan of this card I made in blues. I was trying to be artsy, and it didn’t work for me. Not a bad card, but I felt it needed to be in Fall colors. 

So this is the card I chose to transform. I’ve used Honey Nut for the base and Olive Twist in the Tag and background. I made a wash of inks for the leaves and added the twine, a sentiment in gold and a little closepin to attach it. 

The two different pinked edge dies didn’t match up exactly, but by moving it down, it gave me a nice Ashe to place the twine. 

That’s it for today! Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 28, 2018


So happy for another Monday to play along with PTI. This is a special day,  as we remember all the brave people that fought to keep us free. Happy Memorial Day to all of you, as we honor them. 

I’ve loved Stephanie’s cards with the dark cardstock peeking below the die cuts, so I was happy she showed us how she does it! Sigh...I’ve learned SO much fro the wonderful PTI designers. You all are extra special!

Here is my take on today’s challenge 

I snuck in two extra small diecuts, cause after I was almost done, I thought it needed a little more.  Next time I’ll know better!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 26, 2018


Today I have an update of a card I’ve had forever. I just knew it was one that needed to be tweaked and updated. I liked the flowers from Delightful Dalihias and I loved the polka dots on the bottom, so that was my starting point. 

My first card looked kind of dull, maybe from the rustic cream background. 

It was a fold over type card, and I think it confused people as how to open it. (Haven’t made another one this style!)

The new version is put on white, and I used diecuts to put my flowers on. I also used Copic markers to color them. I think I had the additional set of stamps to color them this first time, which I don’t have anymore. 

I think this one is so much brighter and better. And can I just say, that Penned Elegance remains on my table all the time. They are perfectly sized for so many cards   And occasions!

Thanks for looking! I appreciate your stopping by!

Friday, May 25, 2018

May 2018 Blog Hop Inspiration

We had the best photo to work with this month! I loved the colors with the black and white checks, and what a great place to jump off and dive in!

Just so cheery and fun!  I actually changed up my colors for the flowers a could of times, to get those deep, rich purples and pinks.  

Loving how it turned out! And it was snatched up by a dear friend already!

Enjoy the rest of the blogs! 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Make It Monday #322: Above & Below

I have a card today for Make it Monday. I loved Lizzie’s Card, and was ready to take on the challenge!

One if the things I really liked about her card, was the use of several greens for her leaves. So I wanted to do that as well as tucking in multiple blooms. I used Painted Petals and placed my card on a Spring Rain cardbase. I finished it off with some Raindrops to give a little sparkle. Thanks for a great challenge Lizzie!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Two Birds

I’ve been busy in the craft room over the last few days and wanted to share a few of the cards that happened!

I love the way these birds go with scripture. The image of God protecting us under His wings always amazes me. 

You may see a few more over the next few days. Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Create Along With Us: May 2018

So many beautiful projects this month! (My cart will be full)... it always gets my mojo going, seeing what they create, and I had fun picking one out for inspiration. 

I always love when Heather stamps on Kraft cardstock, so I decided to give it a go with the help of my Misti. I used Background Basics Farm and Barn and Beautiful Berries Summer. 

I cut and stamped an extra cluster to balance the sentiment. I will definitely try out some more of this!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve been inspired as much as I have!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


I put a quick card together after work today for this week’s Make it Monday. It was fun to do this challenge, looking for a sentiment that I could make the center of attention. I wanted to use something I could diecut, and decided upon Every Day Photo Finishers. After I cut the mask, I used some ink blending with Green Parakeet and New Leaf inks. Then I built my wildflower garden with the flowers from Mixed Bouquet. I finished it off with a little ribbon. 

So, I would have left the ribbon off, but confession time, I was almost done when a smudge of ink appeared at the top. That is what embellishments are for right? I may have to make another one, but that’s it for tonight!

  I just hated that ribbon, and had to change it up! Didn’t even make it to Transformation!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Transformation Tuesday has really become one of my favorite challenges from Papertrey Ink. I love looking over things I’ve made and looking for ways I might improve or change it up a bit.  Yesterday, Melissa also challenged us to stamp off the page a bit. So I’ve added that to my card today as well. 

This was an older card, and while I liked it, I wanted to try something different. 

For my new card, I tried some no line watercoloring. And I stamped it off the side. I used a bigger sentiment from the set, and embossed it with the gold ep. I’ve also added a flower and a few leaves on the top right, just for a little balance. I placed it all on some Brushed Gold cardstock and the added it to a Rustic White card base. 

Just a new way to play with this great stamp set. (Better Together)

Happy Derby Day! 
It’s practically a state holiday here in Kentucky!

Friday, May 4, 2018


Sometimes it’s good to just go with the designer look, which is what I did for this week’s Make it Monday. I loved Melissa’s pale yellow card, so I used it for my inspiration. 

Using Aqua Mist as my base, I embossed white butterflies. I used Hawaiian Shores, Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf for my blending. I also used Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot papers for a layer, and the solid cardstock for the butterfly base. 

This will go in my birthday stash. Have a great weekend all...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Oh, the sweet tea cups! I actually have some of these, as my grandmother collected teacups. I chose to work with What the Doodle Tea Time, as I’m sure many of you will!

And one more!

I’m making a lot of Mother’s Day cards right now, how about you??

Enjoy the Hop!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


I know, three days of posting, and I’ve got a card or two for tomorrow too! I’m totally getting in to my 4 ten hour workdays, because it gives me a few days for quality stamping time! 

I really liked how Stephanie explained her process for transforming a card, so I used that for my project today. My first card...

I think this was a redo of a card I made for SAF a few years ago! It just is so dark and I think the values of color were too similar. I did like the Navy, Pink and Gold colors and using the pretty gold diecut leaves. So I wanted to use the same on my second try. 

I think the card lacked contrast, so I changed the paper to the new Bitty Big Polka dot in Dark Indigo. Next, I stamped my mums in a lighter pink, (Pale Peony) and stamped with Bery Sorbet. I diecut a window of white and put a sentiment on the card front as well. Those leaves are cut from shiny gold cardstock, instead of brushed gold.  

Overall, it’s brighter and I much happier with the second one. Now what to do with the old one....???

Thank you so much Stephanie!

Monday, April 23, 2018


This is a first! Now that I am working 4 10 hour shifts, I have days off during the week. So, I was able to whip up a card for Make it Monday right away. This was fun and easy and Betsy’s video made it a easy to do. 

I used the same diecut “Happy” and Doodlie Do stamps. I also made a horizontal card, just to change it up a bit. 

Got someone in mind to mail it too as well!  Fun technique, give it a try!


Having Monday off gives me a chance to really catch up on stamping, and I have a card today for Transformation Tuesday. 

I made this card a while back, and I’ve never really liked it. I thought it was too floaty and I didn’t care for the Sentiment. 

I actually still had a sheet of the papers (from the Nostalgic Notions paper pack) and decided to give it another go. 

I feel like a few flower diecuts popped up gave the card more dimension.  The sentiment is popped up as well, and using the Pure Poppy for my sentiment and card base growing it a little more. 

Much happier with this transformation!

Off to stamp a little more!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Make it Monday #319: Graffiti Word Art

  Hi! Long time since I’ve been able to do a little stamping. I’ve made three trips to Florida in the last two months. Not for vacation, but I did have gorgeous weather, which was great!  This afternoon I was determined to get crafty!  
  I have a card for Make it Monday. This is going to my brother in law, who lost his wife on Good Friday. We wanted to let him know he is still in our thoughts and prayers as he learns to live without her after 48 years. 
  So I wanted it to be on the masculine side, and chose some blue and gray papers from Argyle socks. I paired it with Weathervane. :)

  I didn’t realize there were no edges for this diecut til I was halfway through the process. So... I took Versamark ink and stamped a shadow right onto the card base and then put the diecut a little off to the left. It worked. (Yay!) The spatters are from Grunge Me using Fresh Snow ink. 
  Hoping this will get to him at a time when he needs a Big Hug! Thanks for looking!


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Make it Monday #317: Using Outline Images

 We had a full week.  My dear sister in law passed away on Good Friday after a long battle with COPD. This meant an unexpected trip to Florida. It was good to be with our family as we comforted one another and celebrated a women who spent 35 years educating and working in administration as a principal. The memorial service was packed, flowing into the hallway.  
 Anyway, we got home yesterday and I wanted to spend some time this afternoon creating before going back to work tomorrow. I had ideas about the card I wanted to make and when I used the colors for this week’s Color Throwndown, it really came together. 

I’ve used Fresh Bouquet and Floral Sketches stamp sets, and the colors are Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, and Aqua Mist.  Thanks for stopping by! Tell someone you love them today!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Color Throwdown #486

I need a few sympathy cards and used this week’s Color Throwdown for inspiration.  Using a stencil, I created a blended background of blush, pink and peach. Then I added a simple spray of flowers and a sentiment in black. 

It’s nice and flat for mailing too!  Thanks for looking!


Saturday, March 31, 2018


I just so happen to have a card I wanted to change, using the same stamp as Melissa, Especially You. I made two before using watercolors, and still wasn’t happy with either of them. So, maybe the third time’s a charm??

First cards..

Just had to try to watercolor again!  This time I used black detail embossing powder and my Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I made my sentiment larger and put it in a frame. This is such a pretty bloom!

Think I like this one more! Thanks for coming by!

Make it Monday

Today I have a card to share for this week’s Make it Monday, stenciled borders. I used this set that hadn’t seen any ink yet, just love the little bees!

Got a little heavy with the stenciling, but I like it. The flower stem is from Mixed Bouquet. 

I’ve got a second card using Mixed Bouquet. I had stamped up a bunch in different colors to use as I went along. I also used Dawn’s fun dies, Window Works. 

Thank you for looking. Have a Blessed, 
Happy Easter too!!

Sunday, March 25, 2018


I headed right for my Spring Filler Tulips when I saw this month’s inspiration photo! I’m sure we’ll see many projects with this great stamp. I watercolored mine, and I just love how they turned out. 

I started to make a pot of sticks to put them into, and it was pretty crappy. So instead of covering up the watercolor, I went with rustic twine and wrapped it a couple of times. I placed them on an Aqua Mist background, than had been sponged and splattered, and put that on a kraft cardbase. That was my favorite part, as I usually grab white. And you know, I loved it!

Can’t wait to see all the tulips! They are my favorite flower!!

Thursday, March 22, 2018


This week we were challenged to use enamel dots on our cards, created with embossing enamel. I just happened to have the same Shabby green embossing enamel that Melissa used. I purchased it a while back after I saw it on one of her cards!  Not sure how she keeps that powder from blowing all over with the heat gun, but I eventually got some on there by heating from underneath. 

You can see a few speckles in this photo.   I used some older stamps for my card, Lace Bouquet and one from  the Tag It Series. 

I heat embossed and then used Aqua Mist and Lavender Moon for the sponging. I kept it on the simple side, ready for mailing!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Transformation Tuesday #3

This is my favorite new challenge! Who doesn’t want to have a “do-over” sometimes??  I chose a card from a while back, I think it was right after I had purchased Brushed Blooms. 


I always thought those blooms just blended in to the background too much. And can you find the sentiment? Yes, I had to hunt for it too! Haha!


I punched those flowers up with deeper coolers and a pop of blue. And my sentiment is on the Shape Shifter Circle cut with Sweet Blush and a solid white circle from Limitless Layers. The sequins are on the white, instead of being lost in the patterned paper. much better!  Can’t wait to see your transformations!