Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Create Along With Us August 2018

Today I have two cards to share for this month’s CAWU!  I loved Betsy’s leaves and used my Text and Texture Roses to create mine. I love how easy these were to put together!  One is a masculine get well card for a friend (I think the roses are okay!) and the other for an Anniversary coming up. 

It’s really fun to see different color combinations come to life! And flowers on a man card to boot!

Love the richness of Americana for these blooms!

Thanks for looking! Another wonderful release this month!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Double the Fun

Today I have a card that I really transformed for Tuesday Transformation. I literally tore apart the original card, know I was never ever going to use it. So, I salvaged the pink blooms and pretty gold leaves and began again! 

My first card...

Ugg, what was I thinking? So dark and just gloomy! I transformed this card earlier into a totally new card that I liked. But I couldn’t bring myself to just throwing it away. Not only did I pull the flowers and leaves off, but I took a cut from the back of the card base to make a die cut piece for the new one. Recycle, you know? 🤗


Yay! So much better!  And I also used this week’s Make it Monday technique. This was simple do achieve, and I know I will use it again and again. I actually used gold embossing powder to highlight the Happt Birthday sentiment. 

This new version makes my heart happy! 
Thank you for taking time to look!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Today is all about fishies!  I couldn’t wait to ink up Salt Air for today’s inspiration piece!  

It was the perfect summer fun photo for us. I needed a birthday card for my sister, so here we go...!

My card...

So fun to find different ways to add sparkle and shine to my card. I used a lot of Stardust embossing powder, Nuvo crystal drops, and a Spica Glitter Pen. Super fun to make!

Can’t wait to see all the projects today!

Sunday, July 22, 2018


I wanted to lighten up this card I made
for Easter this week. 

It was okay, but I didn’t like the strip down the middle, and the dark colors.  For my second card, a choose 
lighter colors, eliminated the strip, and went with my new Botanical flowers.

Love the lighter version and these new blooms too!
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great week!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Salt Air Inspiration

I went to the Georgia Aquarium yesterday in Atlanta. I kept snapping pictures for Salt Air Inspiration!! Do you know there are PURPLE starfish? How fun will that be to stamp!

Can’t wait to ink up!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Second post for today, as I’ve been able to stamp on this hot July 4th holiday!

My second card today is a do over, from a card I made back in December.
This is the old...

I liked the card, but I wanted to liven it up a little!
Here is the new....

Using some fresh greens and sunny yellow was the new recipe with the same stamp set (Fresh Bouquet ).
 Instead of a die cut on top, I used a die cut into the stamped panel(Window Works). 
 This was a fun transformation!

Thanks for looking!


Happily stamping on this 4th of July. Kind of like having a day off in the middle of the week, makes the end come faster!

I made a set of cards this week..

I think the Birthday one is my favorite, using Birthday Balloons and Balloon Bash. 

Fancy Flourishes and Pen & Ink...

Harvest Berries...

 I will take them to my wonderful Mother in law this weekend. We are heading there at the end of the week for our annual family reunion.   It will be bittersweet, as it will be the first year without my husband’s sister. But we will love on her kids and grandchildren as well as our brother in law. 

Happy 4th! 

Saturday, June 30, 2018


This week I’m going to try and transform a so-so card into one that’s more like white I like!  This was my original card.

I wanted to take the things I liked, the watercoloring on the quartefoil coverup and the watercolored butterfly. I just didn’t like the black, I thought it was too harsh.   So here is my softer version...

And, I actually took off that black panel (good thing is wasn’t glued down!) and updated it as well

It’s just lighter and more cheerful! And I love this ner sentiment as well! 

Two for one today! Have a creative weekend all. 

Friday, June 29, 2018


Finally! A chance to get a little ink going today. I’ve been busy with lots of work and in a crafty slump. Not a good combination! Anyway, it was fun to have a challenge to get going...

I wanted to use gray and yellow for colors. The butterflies are stamped with Bright Buttercup on Soft Stone and the card base is Weathervane.  I added a single cut butterfly from Harvest Gold, and used Versamark to stamp Fancy Flourishes on the base. 

Yep. It was good to get inky again!

Monday, June 25, 2018

June 2018 Blog Hop

We had a delightful photo to inspire us this month. 

Doesn’t it make you want a frozen treat??

So I had this idea to make a watercolor background with all the colors. Yeah, that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it. So... plan B was to use my new Sweet Treats set and create some colorful frozen fun!

I started by stamping the ice cream sprinkles in fun colors, then I used clear embossing powder right over the top. At first I had Kraft stamped cones, and then I changed and made some fun colored cones instead. The card base is Green Parakeet.  Just a fun birthday card for any age. 

After this was finished, I looked at that watercolored background and decided to use is for some colorful butterflies! I used Butterfly Blooms with black embossing powder, and then cut them out. I had fun choosing different patterned papers to create a couple of cards. 

Thanks for hopping by!

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 spot 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!!!