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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


This card said inside surprise to me, so that's what I did. When my kit arrived I cut out all the balloons out of all the sparkle paper and some of the regular cardstock. I cut my circle out of the front and arranged balloons so that they could be seen through the circle. I love the Boysenberry card stock, but wanted to tone it down. I used the diagonal stripe stencil and some white pigment ink, matching the angle of the vellum sentiment.  I really like the way it turned out. I added stenciled clouds to the background  and strings for the hippo to hold the balloons.

Sunday, July 29, 2018


I love the way this card turned out. I used a technique where the detail layer is stamped in color (gray here) and then the base layer is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. This traps the original color and allows for inking over it without losing the detail. I inked with oxide inks then added the leaves. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018


Another Christmas Card. I'm almost back on schedule for them. When I saw this sketch, I thought of a package and this is my take.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Beary Happy Birthday

           This is my take on the Birthday Project for this month. I have a special little guy in mind for this card.

Monday, July 16, 2018


I love these colors together but just had a hard time putting it together. I love this flower set and chose 2 different shades of yellow for the flowers and 2 of gray for the leaves. Quite a stunning outcome.


I was going to skip this sketch this week, because I just couldn't come up with anything, then I got one of my MFT card kits out for something else and it just came together. The first things I saw were this teal and green paper. The "you" die-cut and matching sentiments were part of the kit. Finding the stripe paper was another thing. It needed to contain both of those colors and I found it in an old paper pad also from MFT. Just perfect!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

MFT color 97

This challenge contained some of my favorite colors. I stamped the image on no line paper with grout gray ink and colored with copic markers, using MFT's copic matching chart.  I love the way this turned out. I have several friends who need cheering up right now and I think this will fill the bill!


I chose to make a snow globe shaker card. I embossed the background with a snowfall embossing folder, cut out the opening for the snow globe and added glitter to most of the snow on the background. I used the MFT snow globe kit which contains many items which are proportioned to fit. I chose the house, some trees and a snowdrift. After many minutes assembling the background, i added some sequins and beads and it was ready to go. Lastly, I added the base cut from some wood paper. I love the finished look that it gives. I will not be making lots of these this year but I do love the result.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MFT Color #96

I found patterned paper in the colors of the challenge in various paper packs. I love the depth using the patterns gives the card.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


I have loved this set since I first set eyes on it. I don't use it often enough. This is not the design that I had in mind, but once I stamped the images and colored them with copics, it took on a life of its own!
I love the result and have someone in mind to send it to.

Monday, July 9, 2018


Isn't this a stunning color combination? I couldn't be more pleased with the results. I stamped the flower in Versamark, heat embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder and water colored it. I added a gold leafy flourish behind it and I think it complimented the flower well.


An interesting sketch this week. I"m happy with the way it turned out!