Monday, November 12, 2018


I love the look of colored pencils on dark cardstock. This stamp from Technique Tuesday was a perfect choice. I stamped the  image with Versamark ink, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and first colored lightly with white pencil. I then added the orange and blue. By leaving everything else alone, the flowers really stand out.

Sunday, November 4, 2018


I really love plaid. I have a number of stamps to make a plaid design, but I saw a loose look on Pintrest and wondered if I didn't have a background that would work. This is called "Writing Tablet" from MFT and I love the way it turned out. The color palate for this week was perfect for a fall wreath and a card for a friend recovering from surgery.

I am also entering this in Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week.

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I really love plaid. I have a plaid builder by MFT and this one by Concord & 9th. I have give them equal time. I used red and gold colors for the plaid on a green card. I love this look and although the stamping of the plaid pattern takes some time, I love the results.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


When I  saw the large image I immediately thought of the Beautiful Bloom. I stamped with Versamark ink onto a watercolor paper. I heat embossed with gold. Isn't that a beautiful flower? I stamped a piece of chocolate cardstock with the radiating dot stamp and white ink. A gold sparkle "thanks" completes the card. 

Monday, October 22, 2018


The light was not good this morning as the Kraft envelope as well as the stamped wood paper don't look very brown! I had fun with this card, though and I'm sure it will be a hit with whomever receives it.


I love this sketch. It made the most perfect Christmas Card and I can make several quickly. The ornaments and sentiment are from MFT.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


I was playing with this stamp last night trying to come up with a pleasing arrangement of the branch behind the word Grateful. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that I had matched the colors of the challenge. I used bronze ink for the rust and it looks great in the light. I added the yellow and brightened my orange Nuvo drops with a copic marker. I love the result.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


I guess that I'm old enough to really appreciate the traditional colors of  Christmas, but after seeing Stephanie's last video, I jumped out of my comfort zone and chose the aqua/ pink combination. This is one of my all time PI Christmas images and I make at least one card with her every year. I think my folds on her dress turned out very well this time. I do love my copics.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


I just got this vertical stamp this summer and was glad for a chance to use it..


This card was born when my husband asked me if I had any "thank you" cards that he could send to a friend of his. As I looked through my stash, I realized that most all of them were geared toward women. I realized that the color challenge for this week would work wonderfully for this card. I used the "Happy Plaids" stamp from Concord & 9th. I stamped the horizontal textured stripes in MFT gumdrop green and the vertical ones with limeade green. I added the thin dark blues lines and a perfect plaid emerged. Hubby was really pleased with the results. I'm going to try some other colors so I will be ready for him next time that he asks! 

Monday, October 1, 2018


This was not the card I started to make, but I love the way it turned out!


I found this paper in my stash and thought how nice it is to live close to the beach. I added some interest to the background with a bubble stencil and some light aqua ink. I love the sketch!

Sunday, September 23, 2018


I love this sketch and settled on this design. I had a few others in mind, but I love the clean look of this one.

Saturday, September 22, 2018


I really dug into the back of by stamp collection today. I used the plaid builder to create the background for my card using cherry crisp and dill pickle ink. Hmm maybe I was hungry at the time. I stamped my sentiment with cherry crisp hybrid ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the shiny look. As I look at these two together, I see that I chose to have my diagonal come from the opposite side as the sketch!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



When I saw these colors, I knew just what I wanted to do with the pink and the peach, but wasn't sure about the red. As I was looking through my stamps I found this little ladybug and coordinating sentiment so the card was finished.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


I love the way this turned out. I had intended to put more color in the leaves, but when I finished the gold along with the white embossing, I knew it needed nothing else!

Monday, September 17, 2018


I love these colors, crisp like fall air. I love the die cut frame and I colored the leaves with copic markers using red and orange with touches of green. A little bling in the sentiment with detail gold embossing powder.


I love the touches of gold on cream colored paper. Simple yet elegant.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Innovation Master

I chose a center step for my card. I used some "oldies but goodies" for this card as well. The challenge was in finding the right addition for the center as I chose to make it an A2 sized card. I love the way it turned out.

Superstar Clean and Simple

Clean & Simple Genius

I am learning to love more white space as it really does draw the eye to the reason for the card.

Superstar Color

Coloring Virtuoso

I pulled out some of my favorite "oldies but goodies" for this card. I used a die cut Lily in white. I added copic color in shades of purple from light to pure plum. The leaves and stems were cut from green and I added 2 shades of green. I added these in a pleasing arrangement to a white rectangle and then matted with a pure plum rectangle. A simple pure plum "thanks" completes this card.

Monday, September 10, 2018


I pulled out one of my favorite kits ever for this card. The elegance of the butterflies makes any card a standout. 


I chose some orange and blue glitter paper for my balloons and tied them up with a red bow. A sassy sentiment completes the card.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


I'm so glad that I got home in time last night to finish my card for sketch number 400! I love the way it turned out and I am confident that the showers we are experiencing will make the path for beautiful flowers.

Monday, August 20, 2018


I'm on vacation and not in my element. I used a blue wash to frame by vase of flowers. I placed them in a gray vase which I embossed for texture. The flowers are MFT Painted Posies which I had stamped before leaving home. (Thanks for choosing a color that I had along). This will be a card for a special friend's birthday.