Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I attended a class where we made backgrounds using cardstock which had been coated with gesso. This allowed the watercolors to move without using watercolor paper. We used dye based inks direct to paper and then a baby wipe to soften  and blend. When this was dry, we used stencils to add dimension with more color and to remove some with a baby wipe. I preferred adding the color and the MFT stencils worked so well along with the MFT inks. I was really pleased with my first attempt and decided to use as background for the challenge. Since I had used a little of the tropical teal on the card, I chose it for the additional elements. I spritzed with sheer shimmer mix-ables for some glitz! I'm loving the result!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Yes, that is a Christmas Card. I am a couple of months late getting started this year. My goal is to make one a week so that when Christmas gets here, I am ready! I made it last year, so I am sure that I will do so again. I love a little glitter on all of them and these layers presented the perfect opportunity. I used all kinds of glitter paper for the layers so no mess!

Monday, April 20, 2015


A theme is emerging in my card creating this week. GUYS! I have lots of male relatives and the birthday parade for them has begun. The one in BP22 reminds me of a pegboard, so I added some tools, hex bolts and a plan was born. I like the tone on tone backgrounds and this houndstooth looked so like a guy, that I just had to use it. A nice birthday greeting from  "You're the Sweetest" and my work is finished. Hope he likes it!

Sunday, April 19, 2015


MFT stamps did a whole week of tutorials on different ways to make a shaker card. This was my first attempt at one of those techniques. I hope my nephew will like his birthday card with a little "action".

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MFT color challenge #19


These colors looked so beautiful together but until my "Modern Blooms" stamp set and matching dies arrived, it wouldn't come together. The grid in BP 20 looked like a trellis to me, so I cut it out of whipped cream cardstock. It was strong enough to support some summer splash flowers highlighted with nightshift blue accents. In order to achieve a lighter accent, I inked up the stamp, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then on the flower. The sour apple leaves were highlighted with sour apple ink. I added them to a nightshift panel from BP23 along with the scalloped edge and sentiment tag. I scattered a few sour apple sequins from BP23 as well. I love how it turned out. I might even use this color combo again!

Sunday, April 12, 2015


The simplicity of this sketch really spoke to me. I just received the new die from FMT and couldn't wait to use it. I'm thinking wedding or anniversary card. Will be needing several of them in the near future.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015



I had originally thought that I would make a Christmas card...Yes, I do like to make them all year long so that I am ready by December, but as it came together, I remembered these little birds that I stamped and it fit so well on the card, that now it can be something else!


I love this sketch because it gave me a chance to use the rectangle from BP 18 and the circle from BP 20 along with the scribble flowers and tropical foliage. These product make the process so much easier. I'm thinking get well for this one.