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!