Sunday, February 28, 2016


I really like this sketch. I couldn't decide whether to use popped up circles or cut out circles. I chose the popped up ones, but I'm keeping this sketch to try some cut out ones.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MFT Color Challenge 39

The new paper packs from MFT really make it easy to add interest to the color challenges. Stripes and dots have been my go to papers since I began scrapbooking in 1994 as my early books readily show. I have incorporated this into my card making any time I can.


I rotated the sketch for this card. I had the privilege of singing with our Gospel Quartet and I wanted to express my appreciation to them. Since there are 4 of them, it had to be 4 cheers. I love the way the Hot Fudge cardstock gave such a manly feel to the card. 

Monday, February 15, 2016


I love this flower and tried to choose tropical colors to compliment. I stamped the flower with gold pigment ink on watercolor paper and colored it with peerless watercolor. I dry embossed the background paper and stamped the tag with "distressed patterns" again in the gold ink. I cut the leaves with "tropical foliage". A tiny sentiment finishes my card to send to another friend who has lost his spouse.

Sunday, February 14, 2016


I had chosen the mini doily for the card when I first saw the sketch, but couldn't pull it together. Then a friend shared her card making magazine from the UK. When I saw the beautiful delicate colors in the paper, it all came together. Unfortunately I received a call this week telling me of the deaths of two friends. I knew the cards had to be special since I was not able to be with them. I hope this one conveys my feelings.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


I didn't want to hide the beautiful detail on the butterflies embossing folder, so I chose a piece of vellum for my large square. I don't know how much the gold "grateful" appears in the photo, but the simplicity of this card makes it stunning. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016


I really really love this card kit. The colors are some of my favorites. With the kit and some Blueprints, I have been making lots of cards. This is my take on sketch 266. I thought about stamping a background, but when I laid this piece of paper on the kraft background, I knew it was the way to go. We are needing a lot of sympathy and get well cards of late and the flowers and sentiments in this kit are perfect.


I must admit, I looked at this sketch for quite awhile before anything came to mind. I looked through my stamps and found this sentiment. I knew it would make a perfect valentine for my hubby. He has always been my best friend and given me total support in anything I try. He gives color suggestions when I'm stuck, travels to scrapbook shops, quilting shops and the like and never looks bored or hurries me. I think this will be perfect for him.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


I love these challenges. It makes me do something different. I have had so many acts of kindness come my way recently, that I wanted to let a special friend know how much I appreciated it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016



I really love the new MFT card kit. I went to a crop, tucked it in my bag and with just a few tools, I was able to make this beautiful card. I love everything about it.