Sunday, December 30, 2018


I used some left over papers from Christmas creating to make a warm winter card.

Saturday, December 29, 2018


I always love the layers on Julee's cards. It lets me use some of my beautiful papers in ways I don't think of. So many cards now are just one layer and I have a hard time with those!

Saturday, December 15, 2018


I'm not really fond of shaped cards and a square is no exception, but I gave it a try. I love the Peach collection of paper from Kaiser Craft and this card went together quite easily. When I finished, it said "Thank you card" to me, so the sentiment was added. 

Monday, December 10, 2018


I'm not sure how the black cardstock keeps showing up in my cards this week, but I like the drama that it adds. When I first saw the colors, I knew that I wanted to try some of the red fancy wool felt from Taylored expressions. It really did stand out! I kept the rest pretty simple but did use a mini rolled rose in peach for the center.


When I looked at this sketch, I knew immediately how I wanted to do the background but I wasn't thinking black! However I am loving the look.

Sunday, December 9, 2018


I got this beautiful stamp from Power Poppy last week and just knew it had to be the focal point of my card. I colored with copics and added gold Wink of Stella to the bells. I framed it with some stripes and I am very happy with how it turned out.

Monday, December 3, 2018


I pulled out some oldies for this card. Trying to get ahead of the male birthdays in my family coming up very soon.l

Sunday, December 2, 2018


I love the elegance of the color palate. I didn't want it to be too dark, so I chose the black for the accent. I am very happy with the results.


I found this beautiful snowflake paper on a recent trip to our local scrapbook store. I love the rose gold accents, so that's what I chose for my accents. I took advantage of the small circle to include a shaker element.


Since the advent of die cuts, I don't use as many punches as I used to. I saw this daisy punch and stamp set in the SU catalog and thought, "that would make a pretty card", so I gave it a try. I love the way it turned out and can't wait to try another. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

MFT Color 105

I love the fall feel in these colors. I pulled out Blueprints 18 and a daisy from "All Smiles" card kit along with matching sentiment.

Monday, November 12, 2018


I love the look of colored pencils on dark cardstock. This stamp from Technique Tuesday was a perfect choice. I stamped the  image with Versamark ink, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and first colored lightly with white pencil. I then added the orange and blue. By leaving everything else alone, the flowers really stand out.

Sunday, November 4, 2018


I really love plaid. I have a number of stamps to make a plaid design, but I saw a loose look on Pintrest and wondered if I didn't have a background that would work. This is called "Writing Tablet" from MFT and I love the way it turned out. The color palate for this week was perfect for a fall wreath and a card for a friend recovering from surgery.

I am also entering this in Stamp Ink Paper challenge this week.

Sunday, October 28, 2018


I really love plaid. I have a plaid builder by MFT and this one by Concord & 9th. I have give them equal time. I used red and gold colors for the plaid on a green card. I love this look and although the stamping of the plaid pattern takes some time, I love the results.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


When I  saw the large image I immediately thought of the Beautiful Bloom. I stamped with Versamark ink onto a watercolor paper. I heat embossed with gold. Isn't that a beautiful flower? I stamped a piece of chocolate cardstock with the radiating dot stamp and white ink. A gold sparkle "thanks" completes the card. 

Monday, October 22, 2018


The light was not good this morning as the Kraft envelope as well as the stamped wood paper don't look very brown! I had fun with this card, though and I'm sure it will be a hit with whomever receives it.


I love this sketch. It made the most perfect Christmas Card and I can make several quickly. The ornaments and sentiment are from MFT.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


I was playing with this stamp last night trying to come up with a pleasing arrangement of the branch behind the word Grateful. I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that I had matched the colors of the challenge. I used bronze ink for the rust and it looks great in the light. I added the yellow and brightened my orange Nuvo drops with a copic marker. I love the result.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


I guess that I'm old enough to really appreciate the traditional colors of  Christmas, but after seeing Stephanie's last video, I jumped out of my comfort zone and chose the aqua/ pink combination. This is one of my all time PI Christmas images and I make at least one card with her every year. I think my folds on her dress turned out very well this time. I do love my copics.

Sunday, October 7, 2018


I just got this vertical stamp this summer and was glad for a chance to use it..


This card was born when my husband asked me if I had any "thank you" cards that he could send to a friend of his. As I looked through my stash, I realized that most all of them were geared toward women. I realized that the color challenge for this week would work wonderfully for this card. I used the "Happy Plaids" stamp from Concord & 9th. I stamped the horizontal textured stripes in MFT gumdrop green and the vertical ones with limeade green. I added the thin dark blues lines and a perfect plaid emerged. Hubby was really pleased with the results. I'm going to try some other colors so I will be ready for him next time that he asks! 

Monday, October 1, 2018


This was not the card I started to make, but I love the way it turned out!


I found this paper in my stash and thought how nice it is to live close to the beach. I added some interest to the background with a bubble stencil and some light aqua ink. I love the sketch!

Sunday, September 23, 2018


I love this sketch and settled on this design. I had a few others in mind, but I love the clean look of this one.

Saturday, September 22, 2018


I really dug into the back of by stamp collection today. I used the plaid builder to create the background for my card using cherry crisp and dill pickle ink. Hmm maybe I was hungry at the time. I stamped my sentiment with cherry crisp hybrid ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I love the shiny look. As I look at these two together, I see that I chose to have my diagonal come from the opposite side as the sketch!