Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019


I'm finding this year that many folks in our community are leaving to be closer to family as life draws to the end. I understand this aging process all too well and the need for extra care. This morning I watched as another neighbor left and saw the tears as they pulled away. I thought how this sentiment might just cheer them up!

Monday, November 4, 2019


Photo color is not correct but having cloudy day so no sunshine. The background is actually white but I love the way this turned out. I have many friends who are ill with undetermined diagnoses, so I thought this would be a cheery card to send.

Monday, October 21, 2019


I made this card for CTD but the power was out here for most of the day and by the time it came on, I got as far as the Link Party and as I pressed done, it said the link was closed, so I guess it was not to be.

Monday, October 14, 2019

MFT Birthday Project

This month's Birthday Project asks to include a dog or cat. I love the PI girls and this is one of the earlier ones. I just love the look on the kitten's face-so cat typical. This is just Purrfect, don't you think?

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

MFT Color Challenge 126

I loved mixing the lemon chiffon and the orange zest to make the leaves and the tree. I used chocolate brown for the tree branches and the sentiment and the grout gray for the background. The circle and card base are kraft. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


I tried a little of the non-traditional colors for this card using the plaid paper from last year as my inspiration. I used the previously release snowfall stencil and some glitter paste for my backdrop.

Sunday, October 6, 2019


I thought that these colors would never go well together, but after sponging the two shades of purple and lavender over this beautiful flourish stencil, I felt that a single flower would be a nice addition. I have not decided for which occasion I will use this card so I left the greeting off, but allowed space for it. 

Friday, October 4, 2019


 Designer Pick

This sketch is a keeper. I made myself a stencil using cardstock and three sizes of a nested die cut set. Then I inked through the openings . I just love this result. It would make a great card for almost any occasion.

This was a Designer Pick!

Monday, September 23, 2019


Needing too many of these lately but I love this ombre look.


I had been looking for an opportunity to use the "Macrame" plant hanger from The Greetery. It comes with the pots as well. My succulent comes from MFT as do the papers and greeting. I love the way this turned out.

Thursday, September 19, 2019


I wouldn't mind having this skirt! The colors are beautiful! I chose a light purple for my flowers against the bold teal. I think it's a nice contrast on the Ivory cardstock.

Monday, September 16, 2019


I love these fall colors and I think the bronze "grateful" sets them off.

Friday, September 13, 2019


This sketch was such fun to make. I used a watercolor panel from Taylored Expressions for my focal point. I found some FSJ paper with similar flowers and colored my flowers with coordinating colors. I love how the colors stand out on the blue background paper.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


I really love this layout. It is very versatile. My card is celebrating the end of summer. I seem to have a lot of birthdays this month and I was trying some different things.

Sunday, September 8, 2019


I was a little stumped as to how I was going to use these colors together and then my order from MFT showed up with this "skinny strips" die. I love the way it adds some color. I used a stamp from TE for the party animal. I have a fellow in mind for this one.

Monday, September 2, 2019


I love the color choices for this week. My stamp is from The Greetery. I stamped and cut out with the matching die cut. I stenciled the background in pink with the Tile Roof stencil from Cas-ual Fridays. My greeting is a Rubbernecker stamp. I'm hoping it will cheer up a friend.


I have decided to try to make one Christmas Card per week so that I am ready when the time comes. I felt that this sketch really lent itself to a great Christmas card. This is all paper from my stash as I am trying to purge. I love the way it turned out. Thanks FMS for a great sketch this week!

Sunday, September 1, 2019


It has really been hard getting back into the groove with my card making. I really enjoyed our trip to Cincinnati, but now it's back to reality, unless we have to evacuate due to the hurricane. I have a lot of  birthdays in September, so here is my first card. I love the way it turned out and now I'm ready for the next one.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Today we do Awesome Ombre. I masked off an oval space and laid down green in going from bottom to top with green ink. I added some wild flower silhouettes and a sentiment. 

Camp Create Day 4

Camp Create day 4 is Monochromatic Magic. This is always the most difficult for me, but it came together nicely. I love not only the variance of the shade but also the light and dark, I'll definitely be trying this again.

Camp Create Day 3

Today's challenge is Background Bonanza. The video suggested using die cuts to make a background. I brought my die cut words along, so I will need lots of Thank You cards to send to folks who made my vacation in Cincinnati so much fun.

Camp Create Day 2

Today's challenge was Magnificent Masking. I cut on oval mask and used watercolors in rainbow colors around the mask. When all was dry, I added a sentiment. 

Camp Create Day 1

Today was Inlaid Made Easy. I chose to inlay the Rainbow on this card. I mixed the old style with a new greeting and I love the way it turned out.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Camp Create Day 5

My final contribution  for camp! I love all the glittery paper.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Camp Create Day 4

This is my favorite slider card to make. I love the beautiful card when it's closed and I love hiding a message for the recipient. I am also entering this card into the Birthday Challenge.