Monday, October 26, 2020


These colors are so rich that I played with many combinations and found this to be my favorite. The burgundy color is such a deep red that it really needed the cream background to do it justice. My papers are from Taylored Expressions and her colors have foodie names. These are Buttercream Frosting, Mulled Wine and Toffee. With colors like that it has to be good!



I really liked this sketch. I had so many ideas. I'm going to use it again. It worked out for this birthday card. I'm thinking I will keep some of these on hand for when I found out after the fact that someone had a birthday!


Monday, October 19, 2020


This card was made with the adorable pumpkin background by Taylored Expressions. I stamped it with white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Then I stamped it again in orange on white. The set has faces and stems to be added along with die cuts to cut them out. I popped up one on a wobble so it moves. I added a bit of sparkle to the colored ones.


Sunday, October 18, 2020


I had the background piece sitting on my desk and thought it would be great for this card. I made it using a layering stencil from  Taylored Expressions. I simply matched the rest of the card with those colors and added some bling to finish. 


Monday, October 12, 2020


I love to color with colored pencils on kraft paper. I did not set out to make a sympathy card, but when I finished, I felt the sentiment fit perfectly.



I knew what I wanted to do with this sketch and when "Noel" arrived in the mail, I did a quick change. I love the way this turned out. I received a heat foil press for my birthday and I just can't get over how that little touch of gold makes so much difference.


Monday, October 5, 2020


I've had the big balloon stencil sitting on my desk for quite a while and decided it could work well for this sketch. I love the way it turned out and can't wait to try it out again!



These colors are so striking. I wanted to make sure that each one had a place to shine. I love the way the fall branch turned out with both the red and orange  leaves. I used eggplant for the purple as I think it is a royal color and it complimented the leaves.



This one took some time to design. I made it an A2 size and just wasn't sure what to do with it. I saw this background stamp from "The Greetery" which I had not yet inked up. I decided to try a rainbow look and doesn't it look festive? I tried many color combinations for the word "Happy" which is from The Stamps of Life. I finally decided to just ink up a piece of paper with the
 same inks I had used on the background and it was perfect. I have lots of October birthdays, and I'm sure this will be on its way very shortly.