Monday, April 17, 2017


I love the way this card turned out. The "Tropical Flowers" set is one that I love to stamp many times on watercolor paper. When I have time, I can sit and try different color combinations. I always have them in my crop bag so that if I finish a project early, I still have something to keep my hands busy. Thanks for the great sketch.


This card turned out so cute! I chose the colors to go with the layout and was deciding what to put on the focal piece. I asked my husband for a suggestion-flowers, butterflies? He thought the card colors were too masculine for either of those, so I began pulling out some other stamps and when he saw this sentiment, he immediately chose that. I don't think he was too sure about a cow on a card, but when he saw the finished card he loved it!

Sunday, April 9, 2017


I always like when the layers are tilted. I think this one turned out really well. I like the way the plum stands out against the white. I couldn't believe that I even had embossing powder to match!


One of our dear neighbors are leaving for the final time and parting will be bittersweet, They have been here a long time, but his health is slipping rapidly and she doesn't feel she can care for him much longer so they have gone north to be near family. I loved all of the layers on this card and chose to keep it neutral. I water colored the butterfly and I think the neutrals really make it stand out.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


I made this card for a special friend's birthday. I love the brushed silver paper. It gives shine but in an elegant way. I live relatively close to "Sparkle n Sprinkle" here in Ruskin, and they make glitter and embossing powder. In fact, I have taken a piece of paper up there and they were able to make some embossing powder to match it. The silver embossing powder on the butterfly is called "Silver Lightening" and it has silver glitter in it. It really sparkles in the light!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


 I did't have a speech bubble and it stumped me for awhile, but as I changed my design about 10 times, I came up with the flowers in a frame and the natural addition was a beautiful butterfly from last month's kit!

Sunday, March 26, 2017


I am loving this black and white paper pad from MFT. Many different geometric prints along with stripes and dots. It goes with everything!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Once again, this flower was on that I had colored sometime ago. I stamped it in silver Delicata ink and colored with Zig markers and a water brush. I carried the silver theme through using the gray chevron background paper along with a silver accent tag and silver embossing on the sentiment.

Friday, March 17, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 65

 I wondered how I would mix these colors. I was putting my card kit from last month, when this butterfly slipped out of the bag. I couldn't believe that it was the proper colors! I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Wavy Coloring Book background. I used Blue Yonder and Cornflower to color the background and then wiped with a tissue so that the embossing would show through. I used white Nuvo Drops and colored with the cornflower matching copic marker. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


I love this sketch. I got to use my new blueprints, paper from the last month's release and do a little search to find just the right sized balloons. These came from the "Happy Pandas" set which I plan to use with some of the items from this month's release. (I had forgotten that I had them).

Sunday, March 12, 2017


I love the sketch for this week. Julee was kind enough to provide some awesome sentiments as digital files for St. Patrick's Day and I thought they fit very well with the sketch. I have lots of friends who get these cards so I always appreciate new ideas. I chose the colors of the Ireland flag for this one!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


This card took quite awhile to come together. I was blessed to be at a card making retreat last week with some very talented ladies 7 of us taught a class and new techniques were learned. I had stamped these flowers some time ago and never got them colored. I took the opportunity to do so and was able to  pull this together. I am loving the way it turned out and the vibrant colors. I stamped with silver Delicata ink and it really gives a nice shine in the light.

Sunday, March 5, 2017


I love using a coordinating pack of paper when a card calls for many layers. I know that the layers will always match! I really love the way this one turned out and I am sending it to my sister for her birthday.

Monday, February 20, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #63

These colors really lend themselves well to the multiple stamped images. I used the sketched blooms stamp set and stamped off the green-eyed monster colored leaves so that the contrast was not so stark. I really like the dark accents. I masked off the bottom for the sentiment and accented it with a scored line. Sentiment is from the lots of hugs set.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I was so happy to receive my band-aids. I just love using them on get well cards. When I saw this sketch, I just knew I had to use them. I chose happy colors from the tiny dots paper pad along with a sentiment from an older set. I showed it to my card group and I expect a few will be ordering the dies!


I have had this stamp set from Impression Obsession for quite a few years. I have been organizing my craft supplies and came across this set. I have Irish roots and lots of Irish friends, so I love to celebrate the holiday. This layout was just begging for this stamp set, so I was happy to oblige.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


I didn't get this card posted in time, but for a good reason. I got to visit the MFT Boutique! It was a really fun day and the folks there are as nice as you think they are. Thrill for me!


It seems like forever since I have posted here. I couldn't let Valentine's day pass without a special card for my hubby. He loves a little glitz with his cards so I think this should fill the bill. It's hard to surprise him when he is interested in what I'm doing but I think I made it this time!

Sunday, February 5, 2017


I am still not a fan of square cards, although I'm not sure why. I do try to make a card for these sketches, though, to stretch my comfort zone. I never liked tall and skinny either but now I find that I am more comfortable with them. I loved this doily cut out with my silhouette and thought it would make a great Valentine!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Love Grows Here

I belong to a Card Club which meets weekly at a church. We take turns "teaching" how to make a card. There are some very talented ladies in this group. Whenever I take a class at a convention or other place, I save cards that I especially like and would be willing to share with this group. I was taught this card at "StampawayUSA" some time ago by Taylor from Taylored Expressions. We made the card on the right. I made the card on the left to show another color combination and colored the image with colored pencils. We used Copic Markers in Taylor's class. I hope the ladies enjoy this as much as I did.

Thursday, February 2, 2017


I really thought long and hard about this one, but I love the way it turned out!

Sunday, January 29, 2017


I loved this sketch. I was able to use MFT Blueprints 
for some of the shapes, some new Stampin' Up papers 
and a greeting from Verve which I won 
a number of years ago. It has lots of words 
and phrases which can be combined to make 
customized greetings like this one.

Sunday, January 22, 2017


I got some new SU papers and decided 
to give them a try. I love the color combination. 
The Rasberry color is from MFT as are all the die cuts.
 I think it is a happy card.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Yes, another touch of copper! I also tried out my
 new background stamp. Love the combination and it 
really enhances the flower on the tag.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I love the copper color along with shades of teal. 
What a treat to find that I not only had copper embossing 
powder, but also copper ink.