Thursday, August 31, 2017


I have a friend, Sandy Torok, who has been teaching us to watercolor using water color markers and a water brush. I finally felt confident enough to give it a try on my own. The sketch reminded me of a stamp in my collection which had a cluster of flowers that reminded me of the circle on the sketch. Once I had drawn my line and stamped and water colored my flowers and leaves, I puzzled what to do next. A wall was the answer, so I laid a stencil over the card and with the same method as the flowers, I carefully filled in the bricks, following the drawn line. I added a "halo" effect above the wall around the flowers. I am so happy with the result and can't wait to show Sandy what I have learned.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


We have had some magnificent rainbows here in FL and this one was the inspiration for my card. 

Monday, August 28, 2017


I did love this color combination. Gray has become one of my favorites to use. It has a calming, yet elegant feel. I got a chance to use my new background stamp as well. All stamps, dies and inks are from MFT.

Sunday, August 27, 2017


As soon as I saw the challenge, I remembered this young lady from Taylored Excpressions. Doesn't she look ready for school? I love the way the checkered paper adds a youthful tone. The background elements are Blueprints from My Favorite Things.

Friday, August 25, 2017


I chose Halloween as my perfect holiday. When I was young I had 8 brothers and sisters and loved helping spark their imaginations by making up costumes. As an adult, I still love that ability to become someone else even for a short time.


This Paper Players challenge was to color something. I stamped the flower with Delicata gold ink and colored with Zig markers. I used a water brush to blend the colors. I masked the images and sponged some raindrops. I added clear Nuvo drops to add depth allowing some to "fall" onto the petals and leaves.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


I love this sketch and chose a paper from "Trail Mix" which I acquired during the sale. It pairs with a Tropical Teal strip cut from Horizontal strips. My butterfly was cut from Lemon Chiffon cardstock and stamped with orange zest. I stamped the final layer with Versamark ink and heat embossed with "Black Magic" embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle. This black powder has glitter in it which changes colors in the light. As I was putting it together, I thought it looked like a sympathy card so I die cut the words and added to the card. Simple, yet elegant and with just a touch of sparkle.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Camp Create Day 5

This was probably the easiest day for me because I love the look of die cutting and nothing makes it easier than Blueprints from MFT. Set 29 provided me with the great stitched red background as well as the stitched white frame. I used dies to cut the bell and package from the elf set. So you can see, this is my favorite type of card to make.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SIP112 and Camp Create Campfie

I love the BB Adventure is Calling and added the Eiffel Tower from Mon Cherie. I stamped the tower in gold ink for a little sparkle and colored the lady with copics. I used the cloud stencil for the sky, using 2 shades of blue and a little yellow and pink. I masked off the bottom to make a road, sponging with gray ink. Next, I took a daubber with some darker gray ink, to make cobblestones in the road. I love the look!

I am also entering this card in the SIP challenge #112.


I was aiming for a masculine card with this sketch. I kept the colors simple, but did add some glitter to the candle and flame. I like the sketch a lot and the simplicity is a good design for any type of card.

All my products used are from MFT.

Friday, August 18, 2017


I love these colors. They are such a happy combination. I have a friend in mind who will love the card. Hope it brightens her day.

Camp Create Day 4

I chose to use Natural, Kraft and Milk Chocolate as my color palate. These are not colors I have used as the main focus of my cards, but I wanted to try something new and I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked the result.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Camp Create Day 3

I loved Stephanie's use of stencils so that was my choice. I used some softer colors, just to see the difference. When I was finished, I covered the whole piece with some transparent glitter for just a little shine. In keeping with the glitter, I cut out the word celebrate in silver glitter cardstock and added a few sequins.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


I stamped a piece of watercolor paper with the flower background stamp from MFT. I heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle. I colored in several of the flowers and their leaves and then colored the rest all with peerless watercolors. I love the way this turned out. A new try for me.

LIM341 and Camp Create Day 2

I began this card by stamping the car. It is an old on that I have had for a long time, but according to my husband it is the most favored among men!  LOL. I created a mask for the car, and then masked off a rectangle around it, a little larger at the bottom for my sentiment. I stamped the "road" using MFT distressed patterns. Next I placed the Sunburst stencil over the car and using MFT Lemon Chiffon ink created the rays. After carefully removing the rectangle tape and the car mask, I stamped the sentiment, also from MFT. I love the detail in 1 layer!

I am also entering this card in the "Less is More" challenge #341

Monday, August 14, 2017

Camp Create Day 1

I have never inlaid any cards except for words. I was inspired by Barbara's tutorial to try something a little more involved. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and will definitely give it a try again.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


I love this sketch. A fun Christmas card.


My new stamp set from MFT arrived yesterday and I just had to give the flamingo a try. What a pretty pink! I added some turquoise water and a lavender sentiment. I was surprised to find the same color glass beads for a little bling in my stash.

Friday, August 11, 2017


This is a new challenge for me. Cards are supposed to be 1 layer. I love die cuts and embellishments so this was a challenge. I have been trying masking so this was a great one to try. I like the way it turned out, although I still need work on the backgrounds.

All stamps, paper, stencil and inks are from MFT stamps.


As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of a Christmas Wreath. I have some pine boughs die cuts but I don't think they are MFT and I have a hard time using another company's dies or stamps on the MFT sketch, so I improvised. I used the Tropical greenery. I think they resemble pine boughs. I chose the dotted kraft paper for my background, Cranberry Cordial for my cardstock, bow and sentiment. A strip of brushed gold cardstock as accent along with some gold sequins for an elegant, old fashioned look.


We had so many wonderful adventures with our children growing up while camping. Since we lived in the city, there were not many places where they could hike, ride horses, build a campfire, splash in a stream or see much in the way of wildlife. It was wonderful. Now our lives have come full circle. The children are raised and we live in an RV park! I still love it. \

All of the stamps are from Taylored Expressions and the paper, ink and dies are from My Favorite Things. Colored with Copics.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


It has been so hot and muggy here in FL for the past few weeks that putting my toes in the water sounds like the perfect thing to do! I used some die cuts, stamps and cloud stencil from MFT to create this wishful scene. 

Monday, August 7, 2017


Another card from the new kit. I love having printed paper to match my inks. This is one of my favorite combinations.