Monday, January 22, 2018


A Hippo and Bird Birthday...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this adorable set from My Favorite Things (BB Happy Hippos) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I die cut both rectangle panel from a piece of patterned paper and the stitched scalloped rectangle panel from both Neenah solar white and SimonSaysStamp cream cardstock.  To finish, I stamped sentiment using MFT’s ripe raspberry hybrid ink, assembled elements, and adhered to card base (MFT’s pineapple cardstock) using fun foam for images.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current My Favorite Things blog: Birthday Challenge.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Little Birdies...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts (Little Birdie) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle (MFT’s) panel from a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper then stamped image using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink.  I then coated the image with Hero Arts clear embossing powder then heat embossed.  Next, I began watercoloring image by first adding color with  various Zig Clean Color markers then going over using a damp watercolor brush pen.  To finish, I die cut sentiment (Waffle Flower) out of a piece of SimonSaysStamp black cardstock, adhered panel to cardbase using fun foam as well as the sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, January 19, 2018


Kindness makes a Difference...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features watercoloring using Distress Inks (wilted violet, salty ocean, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, and picked raspberry) and die cutting using this lovely floral image from Memory Box (Chloe stem).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from a piece of Distress watercolor paper and began watercolor, first using a light wash of color then going back over adding color to intensify and mix colors; drying in between layers using heat tool.  Next, I added a few flicks of water to BG and let dry.  I then stamped sentiment, then heat embossed using Ranger liquid plantinum embossing powder.  Next, I die cut several stems using SimonSaysStamp black cardstock then adhered to panel using liquid adhesive.  To finish, I adhered panel to black cardstock card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Forever Grateful...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this beautiful floral stamp set from Altenew (Fresh Freesia) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored floral image.  Next, I die cut oval (Cross Stitched Oval Stax from MFT’s) from a piece of gold mirror cardstock.  To add a little more detail to BG, I splattered BG using Gansai Tambi wate colors in various greens.  I then stamped sentiment  and gold heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, then added a few sequins. Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Making Hearts Melt...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from My Favorite Things (You Make My Heart Melt), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (wilted violet, shaded lilac, and spun sugar).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock and began ink blending Distress Inks starting at the top and blending colors darkest to lightest.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then die cut trees (MFT’s) and hillside (Lawn Fawn).  I also Ink Blended “tumbled glass” Distress Ink to bottom of panel.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam to the “owl” and “cat”.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, January 8, 2018


Missing You More and More...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun set from Waffle Flower Crafts (illustrated by the Awesomely talented Helen Dardik: Enveloper Choice; and Enveloper Hello sets), Copic coloring, and stamping using Distress Oxide Inks (wilted violet, broken china, and twisted citron).  To begin, I die cut circle window (Mama Elephant Columbus Circle die set) from a piece of  Neenah solar white cardstock.  Next, I stamped “lion” onto negative piece using Memento Tuxedo dye ink then Copic colored.  I then stamped butterfly image onto panel using the above listed Distress Oxide Inks.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements and adhered to card base using fun foam for “butterfly” panel and sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


You are a Legend to Me...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Lovable Legends) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut stitched  rectangle panel from both Neenah desert storm and solar white cardstock, then die cut a wavy scalloped edge (SimonSaysStamp) out of the solar white panel.  Next, I stamped desert storm BG using “footprint” image from set (ink: MFT’s hot fudge hybrid).  I then stamped tree images using “jelly bean” dye ink from SSS and also stamped “big foot” image, die cutting both, then Copic coloring “big foot”.  To finish, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, assembled elements and adhered to card base (MFT’s hot fudge color cardstock), using fun foam for “big foot”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!