Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I stamped a piece of watercolor paper with the flower background stamp from MFT. I heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle. I colored in several of the flowers and their leaves and then colored the rest all with peerless watercolors. I love the way this turned out. A new try for me.

LIM341 and Camp Create Day 2

I began this card by stamping the car. It is an old on that I have had for a long time, but according to my husband it is the most favored among men!  LOL. I created a mask for the car, and then masked off a rectangle around it, a little larger at the bottom for my sentiment. I stamped the "road" using MFT distressed patterns. Next I placed the Sunburst stencil over the car and using MFT Lemon Chiffon ink created the rays. After carefully removing the rectangle tape and the car mask, I stamped the sentiment, also from MFT. I love the detail in 1 layer!

I am also entering this card in the "Less is More" challenge #341

Monday, August 14, 2017

Camp Create Day 1

I have never inlaid any cards except for words. I was inspired by Barbara's tutorial to try something a little more involved. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and will definitely give it a try again.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


I love this sketch. A fun Christmas card.


My new stamp set from MFT arrived yesterday and I just had to give the flamingo a try. What a pretty pink! I added some turquoise water and a lavender sentiment. I was surprised to find the same color glass beads for a little bling in my stash.

Friday, August 11, 2017


This is a new challenge for me. Cards are supposed to be 1 layer. I love die cuts and embellishments so this was a challenge. I have been trying masking so this was a great one to try. I like the way it turned out, although I still need work on the backgrounds.

All stamps, paper, stencil and inks are from MFT stamps.


As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of a Christmas Wreath. I have some pine boughs die cuts but I don't think they are MFT and I have a hard time using another company's dies or stamps on the MFT sketch, so I improvised. I used the Tropical greenery. I think they resemble pine boughs. I chose the dotted kraft paper for my background, Cranberry Cordial for my cardstock, bow and sentiment. A strip of brushed gold cardstock as accent along with some gold sequins for an elegant, old fashioned look.


We had so many wonderful adventures with our children growing up while camping. Since we lived in the city, there were not many places where they could hike, ride horses, build a campfire, splash in a stream or see much in the way of wildlife. It was wonderful. Now our lives have come full circle. The children are raised and we live in an RV park! I still love it. \

All of the stamps are from Taylored Expressions and the paper, ink and dies are from My Favorite Things. Colored with Copics.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


It has been so hot and muggy here in FL for the past few weeks that putting my toes in the water sounds like the perfect thing to do! I used some die cuts, stamps and cloud stencil from MFT to create this wishful scene. 

Monday, August 7, 2017


Another card from the new kit. I love having printed paper to match my inks. This is one of my favorite combinations. 


I toyed with ideas for this sketch for a few days. I was trying out some background color combinations when I came across this one and it reminded me of water. I added some shells to my border and some coral as the focal point. I love this combination and will definitely use again. All supplies are from My Favorite Things.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


I love the way this card turned out. I was very suspect about these colors working together, but look! I cut the die out of all 4 colors and inlaid them back in like a puzzle. I was able to move them around until I came up with a combination that I liked. 


This challenge was to use primary colors. I chose 2 of them, blue and yellow. I stamped the daisies in very light gray to make them appear white with shadows. I like the way they turned out. All supplies are from My Favorite Things.

Friday, August 4, 2017


I decided to try my hand at coloring with pencils on Kraft. I used MFT "Funky Florals" stamp set because I love the stitched detail and thought it would stand out on the kraft paper. I was not disappointed. I colored in the leaves with green pencil and shaded the flowers with white. A very nice clean look, suitable for any occasion.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


I was looking through my dies to see which oval I wanted to use when I came across the flip flop oval. I had never used it and thought, why not. I must say that the MFT videos provided were a great help. I had forgotten some minor things, but after several attempts, I have a birthday card fit for a special young lady. 

Sunday, July 30, 2017


My grandmother has been on my mind for the past several days. She was a warm and caring lady and a big influence in my life. Her favorite flower was the peace rose and we had several of them in our yard. When my childhood home was sold, I received permission to dig up the last bush and moved it to our home in Cincinnati. It bloomed and flourished for many years. This card is my tribute to her.

Friday, July 28, 2017


I love the colors for this week. I chose some delicate flowers for my emphasis. The airiness reminds me of summer.


I thought this sketch would look good in a monochromatic color scheme and I believe that I am correct. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MFT color challenge 73

I chose to paper piece these stars for the added color. I like the way it turned out but was really difficult with the small pieces. Maybe next time I will just color them in!  LOL

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


I knew that I wanted a printed paper for the top, but nothing spoke to me, so I stamped the background image, colored one flower, added some gold, and it was finished.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


I looked at these colors for several days before the idea came to me. This was a card kit from MFT and I have had occasion to use it several times recently. The blue house with the red roof makes me happy.


I stamped these flowers onto watercolor paper with Delacata gold ink. After letting them completely dry, I added color with Tombow markers and using a water brush, I moved the color to shade. I love the delicate look. Stamps and dies are from My Favorite Things.

Friday, July 21, 2017


The background is a background stamp which I swiped with blue and green. I added a little beach scene on top with die cuts from MFT.


I believe this is my first time entering this challenge. When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of this silhouette stem. It is an old die and I am not sure which company made it. I do love the elegance of the black and gold. I'm hoping it is a worthy entry.