Monday, October 16, 2017

Make It Monday #300: Build-a-wreath

How wonderful is Melissa Phillips? I just love this week’s Make it Monday, and couldn’t wait to play along.  I like to send my grandkids Halloween cards and tuck in a treat, but for my oldest granddaughter, I wanted to do something a little more grown up.

I used Autumn Adornments for my leaves, adding pumpkins and smaller green leaves. I used Tremendous Tags for my sentiment from Trick or Treat.  I think this will be sweet for my sweet Addison.

Thanks for a fabulous Make it Monday challenge!

Wonderland Fun

I’ve got some fun cards today, using the Wonderland kit. I had so much fun crafting with the girls during the FB live event, but had a chance to add some special touches when I got home. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Make it Monday and Color Throwdown

Trying out a new app today for blogging. It’s a work in progress to learn it, but hopefully it won’t crash!  This is a quick card I made this week after a mini vacation we took to New York City last week.  Had a wonderful time....

Till I can get crafting again......!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


So today I wanted to get one more card made, before I have to pack up my crafting area! We are getting new hardwood flooring, so it all has to be moved in preparation...

I was very inspired by Lizzy's card today! I loved the plaid pop of color down the side.


So pretty! And although it's a Christmas card, I changed mine up a bit. Not quite ready to make Christmas yet!

I really wanted to try a butterfly in Monarch butterfly colors, so I used my copics to color different shades and lifted some white spots using the colorless blender. The body was covered with a black wink of Stella pen. I finished it off with a few raindrops.

Thanks for stopping by, can't wait for the full release !

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Color Throwdown Fun

Fun in my crafty space yesterday! After making some baby cards for my stash, I played this week's color Throwdown and ended up with a second card using leftovers!

Red, black and white .  They always make a striking card!

And then this little left over design. Yep, it was a good crafty day!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Make It Monday #296: Small Images on Repeat

This was fun! I found a cute little bee in my Postmarks set, and knew exactly how I wanted to make this card! I don't so clean and simple much, but I loved this technique and will definitely do it again! Thank you Lexi!

I thought the "being there" sentiment fit those little bees so well! They are embossed in black, and the punch is a very old one from Creative Memories.  Yay for it all coming together!

Thanks for stopping by today! You've got to try this!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Monday Fun

Had some fun making cards on Labor Day. It as great to pull out some new stamps I haven't had time to use yet!

Gran' Garden! Why did I wait so long for this awesome set??

The butterfly is just fabulous from the Stamp a Faire event. I can't wait to try watercoloring this one. 

Last one today is using the new Mix and Mat Die. I watercolor ed a base and included some shimmering watercolors, and they are super pretty in real life!  

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

One More

I was able to finish one more card tonight. This was using Rebecca's technique for making dipped leaves in our projects 

I received my order from Friday and was able to use the Hey Stacks and new Canyon Clay paper on this card. That was great as I had used Canyon Clay on the leaves from Harvest Berries. The green leaves were dipped in an older color I had on hand. 

I know who I'm going to send this to as well! Thanks again PTI for everything!!


II don't know about you, but I had a blast doing the projects for StampaFaire. I decided to post a few of my favorites since I used Instagram to upload them. 

This was for the Warm up challenge. When I saw the stack of bowls in pretty colors, I thought of this stack of cups right away!

I didn't purchase any crinoline but used some fabric stash to make my flowers. Bonus, they had already been backed with interfacing which is something I like to do when using fabric on cards. I just love the navy and yellow together!

This is a second card I made using Ashley's leather technique. I know I will use the for many guy cards!

Even though this took a while to dry, I was amazed at how it worked! I think mine got a little thick, but it was so fun to do. I used Ombré Borders to create my texture lines in Terra-cotta Tile. 

This is the last card I'm sharing today. I loved the messy silver flakes! And even though I used a container it was too small and I had silver everywhere! But how gorgeous is that silver with the purple? Might be my favorite!

So that's it for today, sorry it's so long. I made a few extra cards with my stamping buddy, PJ, so I'll share those soon. 

Hope you had fun too!

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Snuck in a card this month! I've had a busy week, but really wanted to try out some clear embossing paste that I was inspired to purchase  after seeing Dawn's awesome dot card!

Looking forward to having those new stencils!

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 2017 Inspiration Challenge

What a wonderful inspiration piece! I love how it's fall colors, but not traditional! 

I chose watercoloring for my card. I just want to get better at this technique, and Altenew stamps offer great coloring choices for that.   I've used Peony Scrolls on this card. 

One of the things I did, was emboss with two different gold embossing powders. If you look, the scrolls are more glittery than the flowers. I love the finished look. I used some splatters and sequins to finish it off!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Good Morning!  Today I've got a card I made for two challenges!  This week's Make it Monday, and the Color Throwdown #453.  It was a great pairing of challenges!

You can find the ctd453 challenge  here,

Laurie gave three options for color blocking, and I chose to work with scrap papers., the bright colors paired nicely with my Some Like it Hot stamps. I topped it off with some fun new embellishments from Stamping up. 

Love it when stuff comes together! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Soft blues and pretty blooms were in our inspiration this month. 

I started by making a background with Faded Jeans distress ink. Then I hear embossed the leafy circle in Silver. 

I added a few flowers and leaves and finished with some white seam binding. Love the sentiments in Pen and ink, and this one was added in navy ink. 

Here is a closeup of the silver...

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the Hop!

Sunday, July 23, 2017


I was able to play Make it Monday this afternoon. This was a fun and easy technique! I chose Big Hugs to work with, it's a favorite, as I have lots of family far away.

I used Royal Velvet for the Sentiments and Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores for the blending. 

Have a great week, and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 16, 2017


So many pretty projects this month! I finally settled on this card from Dawn for my inspiration!

I was drawn to it because of the colors, all my favorites! Not to mention the great Coverup stamp...

Here's what I came up with 

My turquoise zig pen has run dry, so I used my peerless watercolors for the background. This will head to my sister for her birthday this week! Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th of July to all my American friends. So thankful to live in a country that is free and full of blessings. Today I am off, it's an official holiday for the bank.  So I'm happy to have some crafty time this morning. I have a Make it Monday done already!

I'm glad I purchased the Herb Garden kit. It's a pleasure to use, and I happily pulled out the square stencil to play. I also used Spring Woods. It worked great for the card I planned. 

At first, I wasn't going to use a bird, but it just added a sweet touch for my sympathy card. 

Thanks for looking, hope you have a great day!

Thursday, June 29, 2017


I tried to go outside the box for my card today. Yeah, not so happy with it. I always love Heathers stamping on kraft, but it feels so dark for me. But I will send it off, in the fall maybe??

The flowers are from Grand Finale and the sentiment was stamped in Dark Chocolate and embossed with clear. I added a few gold dots with a pen, just to liven it up a bit!  I may need a do-over for this one!  Fun challenge!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Color Throwdown Countdown #448

I wanted to play these pretty colors today, and found I had colors that were close, but not quite!  I guess it's freedom of expression today!

Love this Watercolor Wonders set from Altenew. It makes the prettiest cards!  Thanks for looking!

Have a great week...

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Perfect image to inspire us this month!!

I knew right away I wanted to do a watercolor card for these awesome jars!  I used last week's Make it Monday technique for the flowers, using rolled up baby wipes! I loved making those blooms...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


This was so quick and fun to do! I looked through my stamps for a good image, and found Bowl of Sunshine. I thought it was a nice size, and had a cute sentiment. I did have to increase the size of my Square a little to accommodate the sentiment. 

The colors are Bright Buttercup and Green Parakeet, and I used a piece of paper from the Black & White paper pack for my background. 

Thanks Lexi! I love the cute inspiration of the Pantone chips and have created my own board on Pinterest now!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Fun

I had the day off today, and made this fun birthday card for my son. When I saw this sentiment from Offbeat Birthday, I knew I had to get it....

He just happens to be an Optometrist! Hahah! I can't wait to send it. :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017


I'm always inspired by Dawn's projects,especially the colors she uses! I too my inspiration from the card...

I can't wait to get those new Dies, but I used some that are similar to make my card. The flowers are a spray for Stamp-a-Faire a few years back.

I'm debating adding a button at the point, but for now I've left it simple.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Beautiful colors to work with this week!  Used my new Watercolor Wonders set from Altenew.

I have had a blast trying out different color combos for these stamps. The choices for this week's Color Throwdown worked perfectly!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Make It Monday #287: Baby Wipe Inking

Oh my goodness! I love this technique. Thank you Ashley for sharing it, I'm eager to make more!

One more... 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Make It Monday #286: Coordinating Card Pairs

I've been happily crafting away today, since I had Memorial Day off.  I let me get my submission for Make it Monday on Monday!  I too, chose Especially You to make my cards.  I'd been itching to ink it up, and wanting to watercolor it. So the first card I made was embossed in white, and then watercolored.  The second was much simpler, and I had to refrain from doing too much.  It's the step down version, but I think it's just as pretty!

If you don't have this pretty set, put it on your wish list! It's wonderful!

Hope you've had a Happy, Thankful Memorial Day!