Tuesday, May 4, 2021


I made a mini slim for this week's sketch. I'm trying to use some of my beautiful patterned paper as focal points on my cards and this framed image was perfect. 


Monday, May 3, 2021


I have to thank Wanda for the beautiful colors this week. My first inclination was to use one of my beautiful layered floral stamps or stencils, but then I saw a video called "A Sheetload of Cards". This young lady, Crafty Al, uses a single sketch to make a number of cards. She provides the sketch and cutting diagram. When I saw her sketch, I knew that I had patterned paper containing these colors. I love the way it turned out (along with the 5 others)! Next will be a birthday version!  



This turned out much better that I had hoped for. I had a hard time with the circle at first but after pulling out my favorite wood chip from The Greetery, everything else fell into place. I used one of my new Karin markers for the background and since I had used Taylored Expressions products for everything else, I splattered with TE toffee ink,. I love the clean look!

This card became a designer's choice.


Sunday, April 25, 2021


I'm happy with the way this came together. All products are from 
Taylored Expressions.



When I saw this sketch, I first thought climbing flowers and then this popped into my head. I used seaweed for the left bar and bubbles for the right one. All products from Taylored Expressions.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


I wanted to show off the delicate wreath and thought a highlight of white ink would do it. I was not disappointed although it was more work than I had anticipated. I love the way it turned out and I have a friend with a birthday this month. I think she will like it as well. 


Monday, April 19, 2021


I love this color combination. I had several ideas, but this one ended up being my favorite. The wreath is actually a layered stencil from Pink Fresh Studio. Isn't it stunning? The blue background really makes the wreath stand out. I added a little gold sparkle to the center of the flowers.