Sunday, May 19, 2019


What perfect timing! A dear friend turned 87 this week and I made this special card for him. He was a mechanic and really loves cars. I thought this classic fitted him to a T!


A birthday card for my granddaughter who loves cats and dogs. She is a teen now and I thought this young lady would be perfect. 

Monday, April 29, 2019


I really love this color combination. I think it would be great for a man's card if I changed the flower into a motorcycle with yellow & orange flames!!


When I saw this sketch this card came to mind immediately. I wasn't sure what color the butterfly would be, but I sure do love the way it turned out.

Saturday, April 27, 2019


I was so happy to see a challenge for a shaker card as I wanted to show off this card which I made for my son and his bride. I used the MFT wine glass shaker dies and pouches and added some clear drops for the inside. I love the elegance of the cream colored cardstock along with the gold touches. I hope they like it!

Monday, April 15, 2019


It is very rare that I use one card for 2 challenges, but today I'm making an exception. I was coloring some of the cacti from the MFT set "Sweet Succulents" when I realized that this cute little round cactus would fit so sweetly in the little square in the Freshly Made sketch and that the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge, I just took the chance. I love the way it turned out. I love the colors together. I added some small leaves from the set stamped in VersaMark for interest on the blue section.

Monday, April 8, 2019


When I saw these colors, I thought immediately of an Iris. This stamp is from Technique Tuesday released last year. I love simple flower stamps. They make such a statement!

Sunday, April 7, 2019


I learned this technique on a recent card making retreat. We used foil on sticky paper for the green border and then covered the rest of the piece with glitter. I thought it would make a great Christmas Card, so I rotated the sketch and this was the result!


I got this great pack of birthday paper and since I need so many birthday cards this month, I put it to use!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


I knew when I saw this sketch, that I wanted to use the word You. Don't know how well the glitter in the fireworks shows up, but lots of different colors and sparkle!

Monday, April 1, 2019


Such beautiful colors to work with today. I watercolored my image, stenciled the background and added a sentiment.


My part time work has come to an end, so I'm starting the month with a card. I have missed the creative time and hope I can find more of it. I love this sketch, although I did turn it to accommodate the bold sentiment from MFT. I have a young man in mind as the recipient for this card and I love the clean lines of the sketch.

Monday, March 25, 2019


I had been wanting to try this technique for some time now and this sketch was perfect.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


I love this little stamp and the layout really brings the focus to the cake!

Saturday, March 23, 2019


I watched a video about cutting up my 12X12 paper into usable pieces for card making. I have been trying to purge and found this one piece of paper. It was not part of a collection, so I cut it up as instructed. When I saw this sketch, I knew I could make the paper work as a background. The rest came together beautifully. I stamped the flower and sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I colored the flower with Pan Pastels, a gift from my cousin. The flower, leaves and sentiment are all from My Favorite Things. I added dimension to the leaves with a colored pencil. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019


I made this card for my husband's 77th birthday. I used alcohol inks on brushed silver cardstock, dots stencil, printed paper from my stash and of course sentiment from Not your usual birthday greetings stamp. (He loved it)

Sunday, January 27, 2019


I love the way this turned out. I had cut out a wine glass some time ago and left it sitting on my desk, not knowing what I would do with it. As I thought about the sketch, I knew it would fit right in.


What great colors for a man's birthday card. Just in time for my son-in-law's birthday! I chose die cuts, stamps and paper from MFT. I love the streamlined look and the colors are sure to be a hit with him.

Thursday, January 24, 2019


I had been wanting to make a Valentine with this heart and arrow since I received it earlier in the month. This sketch was just perfect! I used the new paper pack as well.

*Also entered in SIP Challenge

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


I was honored to be chosen as Featured Stamper last week. I used the Concord and 9th turnabout stamp using only the blue and aqua colors on white. I cut a circle from a piece of mat black paper so that it would frame the stamped piece. I added a white sparkle "Thanks" and the card was finished.

Monday, January 14, 2019


 Freshly Made Sketch Challenge
I love the simplicity of this sketch. It's a good way to use some of the larger greetings that I have.

Sunday, January 13, 2019


I always love doing a card with neutral colors and adding a pop of color. The "Beautiful Bloom" stamp really lends itself to a card like this.

Monday, January 7, 2019


I need several birthday cards this month and this sketch was perfect for a simple card. I think it would be good for a male as well as a female. I love when things come together

Saturday, January 5, 2019


I have been working in the Activity office since our director had to head back to IL because of illness. Even though the actual office hours are limited, there are other tasks to do, so my creative juices have been at a standstill. I decided that I must not let that happen, because when I can't create, I don't feel like me!

When I saw these beautiful color choices, it really got my mind busy. They are so beautiful together and I have 3 birthdays this month. I find it is so much easier to make a card with a person in mind, than just making a card. I love when I have an idea and the card turns out even better than I had imagined. That was the case with this one. I hope the recipient feels the same.


Great time for a "Thank You" card. I have many to send. The flap on this one lifts to show the inside sentiment or just a note. I love the style and this was my favorite of the ones that I made.