Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Cheers to New Years...
   Hello friends! Well we're getting ready to ring in a new year so I thought what better way then to start a new year than to try a "new to me" technique...plaid watercolor background?!! I started with a rectangle die cut panel using Distress watercolor paper.  I then wet paper and added distress inks (tumbled glass, abandoned coral, fossilized amber).  Note: I first added tumbled glass to entire panel then went horizontally then vertically with the other colors.  Next, I die cut sentiment several times, using double sided adhesive, and applying ECD's microfine glitter in "desert gold".  I then adhered sentiment on top of a piece of gold thread which was glued to panel, and lastly added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  P.S.  This card was submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog. :)

Monday, December 28, 2015


Merry and Bright...
   Hello!, hope everyone enjoyed their holiday.  Christmas maybe over but I'm finding it hard to put away my holiday stamps...lol.  Today's card features a fun stamp set from Mama Elephant (Polar Pals) and ink blending using Distress inks (spun sugar, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and seedless preserves).  To begin, I die cut a panel of Neenah solar white #110 using SSS stitched rectangle, stamped and masked "hill", and slowly blending distress inks going from lightest color to darkest.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  Finally, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and added Stickles.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Season's Greetings...
   Hello friends!  Squeezing in a few more Holiday cards before they pass...lol.  Today's card features a fun set from Paper Smooches (gently seasoned 2) and watercolored background using Distress inks (spun sugar, cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and seedless preserves).  To start, I stamped tree and snowflakes onto a piece of Distress watercolor paper then heat embossed using Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I then took my Versamark  pen and gently added "ground" then heat embossed that using Ranger light blue embossing powder.  Since embossing resists color, I added a light wash of water and lightly added distress inks, heat setting each color before moving onto the next.  To finish, I added a few sequins from PrettyPinkPosh...thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, December 21, 2015


Holiday Birthday....
   Hello friends!! Tis' the season for holiday cards, but can't forget about those who share the holidays with their birthdays... my father being one of them.  I wanted to make a more "masculine" card and thought adding a sweater to this cute moose from Lawn Fawn and ink blending some distress inks would help do the trick.  To begin, I stamped trees then masked trees and hillside to create the sky, ink blending Victorian Velvet, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot (distress inks).  Next, lightly spritzed background using Hero Arts white unicorn spray.  I then stamped image, drew "sweater" and Copic colored moose and trees.  Next, to add a little texture to the hillside, I dabbed on a light coat of Picket Fences distress paint.  To finish, I die cut sentiment from MFT's wild cherry cardstock, adhered to panel, adhered panel to same color card base, and added enamel dots.  Hope my Father enjoys this card as much as I did making it. Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Peace and Joy...
   Hello friends, countdown to Christmas has begun!! Today's card features a cutie stamp from Art Impressions "Savior Window" and watercoloring using Distress inks (spun sugar, tumbled glass, broken China, weathered wood, fossilized Amber, and seedless preserves).  To start, I stamped image onto a piece of Strathmore's mixed media paper, die cut inside image (LF's stitched rectangles), heat embossed image while keeping both negative and positive pieces taped together.  I then watercolored image using the above mentioned distress inks, applying color layer by layer, adding shadows and depth.  To finish, I added foam adhesive to positive panel piece and then added liquid adhesive to inside (image) negative piece, hoping this would add a little interest to an otherwise simple card.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Watercolored Greetings...
   Hello, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  Today's card features some goodies from SimonSaysStamp and watercoloring using Distress inks.  To begin, I die cut trees (SSS) out of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper.  I then applied a light wash of water to panel and lightly added inks (Victorian Velvet, Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar) using a round watercolor brush and set aside to dry.  I next watercolored trees using same process (Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles).  Once trees were dry, I added a piece of double sided adhesive to back of panel, die cut several trees out of Neenah solar white, then inlaid trees into negative space, stacking die cuts.  To finish, I stamped sentiment (SSS), heat embossed using Ranger gold embossing powder, die cut stars from gold foil paper and adhered to top of trees.  Please note: this card was submitted to the current SSSMondayChallenge blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Merry Shaker...
    Hello!!  Who's ready for the weekend?... Lol.  This shaker card was inspired by the super talented JenniferMcGuireInk, if you haven't heard of her or seen her work I highly recommend you check her website, loads of inspiration and great tips/tricks.  I began by stamping these cute images from Clearly Besotted "Best Christmas", Copic colored, and fussy cut. Next, I measured 4x4 photo pocket, giving me an idea how wide to make shaker pocket.  I then heated my "fuse tool" and gently applied tool to plastic, melting the side to help form the shaker pocket.  Next, I added gift card, sequins, and seed beads (sequins and seed beads: PrettyPinkPosh) before sealing the top with fuse tool.  To finish, I adhered images and sentiment to shaker card using Xyron sticker maker.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Watercolor Winter Blooms...
    Hello and welcome! Today's card features stamps from Penny Black "winter blooms" and watercoloring using Prima watercolor pencils.  To start, I stamped flower image onto a piece of Strathmore's cold press watercolor paper, then gold heat embossed.  I then wet down each petal of flower, then picking up color from pencils using a wet brush, adding color as I moved from petal to petal.  I went over each area a few times with color, slowly building to help add shadows.  Once dried, I stamped sentiment and gold embossed as well.  Next, I masked flower then spritzed a light coating of gold color spray from Heidi Swapp.  I finished card by adding a few sequins and adhering panel to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, November 30, 2015


Holiday Chihuahua...
   Hello friends...tis' the season for holiday card making!  Today's card features a fun stamp set from a new to me company Stamping Bella (nacho deer).  To begin, I trimmed a piece of Neenah desert storm #100 then smoothed a thin layer of Wendi Vecchi's white embossing paste across a SimonSaysStamp "falling snow" stencil. I next, die cut oval from MFT's, stamped, and Copic colored image.  The sentiment was a little to long to fit so I masked and stamped using MFT's wild cherry hybrid ink.  Next, I added a coat of Wink of Stella in clear and glossy accents to his nose and ornament.  To finish, once background was dry, I adhered oval to card base using fun foam.  Hope everyone is enjoying the start of the holiday season, thanks for stopping by...take care!

Friday, November 27, 2015


Holiday Hugs...
   Hello!, who's ready for the holidays!?!...   Today's card features a fun set from Lawn Fawn "yeti, set, go" as well as some goodies from Pretty Pink Posh.  To start, I wanted to crate a window scene for this cutie so I die cut these stitched rectangles (also Lawn Fawn) out of Neenah solar white, nesting them together.  I then stamped images, Copic colored, and also die cut using the matching dies.  What would the holidays be without a little sparkle and shine?..so I added clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents to trees, "yeti's tummy", and earmuffs.  To create to snowy scene, I die cut hillside and layered onto a trimmed piece of cardstock (MFT's summer splash) then carefully added "dots" of white paint as "snow falling".  Finally, I assembled elements, adhered to card base/scene, die cut stitched speech bubble (PrettyPinkPosh), and stamped sentiment using Hero Arts neon pink dye ink.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Holiday Wreath...
   Hello!  With the holidays almost in full swing, I chose to use card a super fun stamp set from SimonSaysStamp "hello friends".  It's packed full of these cutie flower elements that can be mixed/matched/and built to arrange a beautiful work of art for any occasion.  To start, I traced a circle to help guide my stamping onto a piece of Neenah solar white #80.  Next, I stamped images using Memento tuxedo dye ink around circle, building until I was happy with the way it looked.  I then Copic colored images, added Wink of Stella in clear and glossy accents to "berries".  To finish, I die cut stitched rectangle and circle, stamped and heat embossed sentiment, die cut flag, and adhered sequin.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Get Your Santa...
  Hello!, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I decided to play along with the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge and pulled this set from MFT's "Christmas cuteness".  To start, I stamped background using MFT's confetti background using wild wisteria, breezy blue, and gray grout hybrid inks (also MFT's) onto a stitched rectangle die cut.  I next, stamped images and fussy cut hillside/images.  I then masked images and slightly ink blended gray grout onto scene.  Next, Copc colored images and added MFT's glitter glaze to star, lights/ornaments, Santa's gloves, heart, and Santa's "puff" on hat.  To finish, I stamped sentiment using MFT's wild wisteria hybrid ink and adhered to background using foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, November 20, 2015


Togetherness...
   Hello!  Today's features a watercolored background using Distress inks (peeled paint, scattered straw, abandoned coral), Lawn Fawn's stitched leaves, and gold heat embossing.  To start, I applied a light wash of water then added small amounts of color to a piece of Distress watercolor paper.  Next, die cut leaves out of Neenah desert storm #100 then coating leaves with a thick layer of Distress clear rock candy, set aside to dry.  Next, I adhered a small piece of twine to card base, layer the leaves on top.  Lastly, I stamped sentiment (Hero Arts "season of giving") and gold heat embossed, added buttons.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Who wants Ham...
    Hello!  With Thanksgiving just around the corner (can't hardly believe it!), I thought I need to kick it in gear and start making some cards.  Lol. Today's card features and oldie but goodie stamp from Inkadinkado.  To start, I inked up a background stamp from MFT's (woodgrain) using various distress inks (gathered twigs, walnut stain, and ground espresso) and stamping that onto a piece of Neenah solar white #80.  I then, die cut rounded stitched rectangle (MFT's dienamics) and stamped image, coloring with Faber-Castell colored pencils.  I stamped image twice, fussy cutting hands and sentiment out, colored, coated with glossy accents, then once dried added it back to image using foam tabs.  Next, to help ground image, I ink blended around image using "gathered twigs" distress ink.  To finish, I adhered background and image to card base using fun foam to add dimension to image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, November 16, 2015


Happy Snow Day...
   Hello!, hope everyone is having a good start to the work week.  Today's card features a fun water colored background using Distress inks (chipped sapphire, peacock feathers, and tumbled glass) and Copic coloring a cute stamp set from Sweet n' Sassy " Snowy Hello".  To begin, I randomly stamped the snowflakes on a piece of Distress water colored paper and white heat embossed.  Next, I added distress inks using a light wash of color, building intensity, and drying inbetween.  I then stamped, Copic colored, and fussy cut image.  Then, I die cut stitched hillside and die cut rectangle, adhering both to card base.  To finish, I stamped and heat embossed image, added Stickles to snow hillside, and finally adding sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, November 13, 2015


What does the Fox Say....
    Hello, happy Friday friends!!  Today's card features a cutie stamp set from Darcie's Heart & Home and colored using Copic sketch markers.  To start, I die cut oval out of Neenah solar white #80 using MFT's cross stitched oval dienamics, then stamped, and Copic colored image.  I then die cut rectangle using SimonSaysStamp stitched bundle out of scrap patterned paper.  Next, I stamped and heat embossed sentiment.  To finish, I adhered panels to card base using fun foam to add dimension to oval, then adhered a few sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Giving Thanks...
    Hello!  Just want to start off by saying a quick "thank you" to all those brave men and women who have served their countries and to those who are currently serving.  Todays's card features a few goodies from wplus9 "pretty patches: pumpkin", Hero arts plaid background stamp, and "rounded stitched rectangles" from MFT's.  To start, I die cut rectangles, and stamped both background stamp and pumpkin.  I next, stamped heart, fussy cut, and coated with a clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents.  Next, I die cut banner, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed.  To finish, I adhered elements to card base using foam tabs to "pumpkin" and banner to add dimension.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, November 9, 2015


Coffee Smiles...
    Hello, hope everyone is having a good start to the week.  Today's card features a cutie stamp set from Lawn Fawn "love you latte" and ink blending with distress inks.  To begin, I die cut stitched rectangle out of Neenah solar white #80, stamped coffee beans, and heat embossed.  Next, ink blended distress inks onto panel; first starting with a base of Antique Linen then added a little of Vintage Photo.  I then die cut stitched circle, stamped coffee cup, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped and heat embossed sentiment, added fun foam to circle and rectangle and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Holiday Glitter....
   Hello!  I love working with glitter, but if you're like me, it can be messy.  Lol. Today's card features some fun products from SimonSaysStamp and Elizabeth Craft Designs "microfine glitter".  To begin, I die cut ring (SSS ring die) out of kraft card base.  I then die cut "ring" out of white card stock and white cardstock with double sided adhesive.  Next, I inlaid "ring" into card base, embossed several circles, and coated the others with glitter.  To finish,  I inlaid those circles into "ring" then stamped the sentiment /heat embossed, inlaid into die cut.  This microfine glitter from ECD is super fun to work with.  My most favorite technique is to use this glitter with double sided adhesive and die cuts.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Hello Fall Leaves...
    Hi!, Fall has definitely arrived here in Western Pennsylvania and the leaves are everywhere..lol.  Today's card features a SimonSaysStamp/Newton's Nook "Stamptember 2015" exclusive cutie set and water colored background using Distress inks (gathered twigs, fossilized Amber, crushed olive).  To begin, I wet a piece of Distress water color paper and added a light wash of color, heat setting in between to achieve the right amount of "saturation" of color.  Next, I stamped, Copic colored images, and added Wink of Stell clear/glossy accents to the leaves.  I then fussy cut images and adhered to card base using foam tabs.  To finish this card, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and added sequins...thanks so much for stopping by, take care!

Friday, October 30, 2015


Be Thankful...
   Hello!, and today I'm thankful it's Friday!  Today's card features gold heat embossing and coloring on Kraft cardstock using Zig clean color real brushes.  To start, I stamped this pretty flower from Stampers Anonymous: Tim Holtz collection using Veramark ink then heat embossing with gold powder. I then colored image using Zig Clean color real brushes.  I next, trimmed panel, die cut oval using MFT's cross stitched dienamics, and stamped/heat embossed sentiment. To finish, I adhered panel to card base using fun foam, added a strip of gold embossed cardstock, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for looking...take care!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


 All about the Shoes...
       Hello!  Today's card features this fun stamp set from Darcie's Heart&Home "cast a spell" and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut rounded stitched rectangles from MFT's and stamped image.   Then die cut "pinked" rectangle from black SSS cardstock.  Next, spritzed some Hero Arts unicorn white spray onto panel and set aside to dry.  I then trimmed and rounded stripe patterned paper, adhering these elements to card base. Finally, I stamped, heat embossed sentiment, and adhered using fun foam.  Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Halloween!  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, October 23, 2015


So Thankful...
  Hello, Happy Friday Friends! Today's card features goodies from PrettyPinkPosh (film strip die cut) and Lawn Fawn (so thankful stamp/die set).  To begin, I die cut "film strip" out of  the Kraft card base, MFT's "peach bellini" and Lawn Fawn's "let's polka" patterned paper.  Next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I added a coat of Wink of Stella in clear and glossy accents to leaves, set aside to dry.  I then stamped sentiment using dye inks from Memento and Simon Says Stamp (rich cocoa and willow).  To finish the card, I "inlaid" the film strip pieces into their negative spaces using a piece of double sided adhesive which was adhered to back side of card base, finally adding a few enamel dots.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Thinking of Color...
     Hello, hope everyone is having a good week so far!  Today's card features a stencil from Tim Holtz collection and watercoloring using Prima watercolor pencils.  To begin, I placed this "bloom" stencil over a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and outlined images using "fall and spring" watercolor pencils.  I then removed stencil and loosely water colored images using a mix of water and Perfect Pearls.  Next, die cut panel using Lawn Fawn small stitched rectangles, then stamped sentiment.  Lastly, added panel to Simon Says Stamp "fog" cardstock base using fun foam, then added enamel dots using cream Pearl Pen.  Thanks so much for stopping by....take care!

Sunday, October 18, 2015



Witchy Bird...
    Hello...happy Sunday!!  Today's card features ink smooshing using Tim Holtz distress inks including twisted citron, squeezed lemonade, and wilted violet and coloring using Zig Clean Color real brushes.  I just love working with these "crazy birds" from Tim Holtz stampers anonymous collection, so much fun!  To begin I ink smoothed distress inks onto a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, heat setting each color before moving onto the next.  I then stamped and heat embossed the bird, the hat, and broom; coloring each using Zig clean color real brushes, then adding a light wash of water to help move the color.  I then adhered these elements to card base; die cut speech bubble and ink smoothed the same colors of ink then stamped sentiment.  Finally adding sequins to finish. Please note: this card was submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Fall Woodland...
   Hello!, today's card features Copic coloring a cutie stamp set from Darcie's Heart & Home "fall woodland".  I began by die cut stitched rounded rectangle from MFT's die-namics, stamped image, and Copic colored.  Next, I stamped background panel using Tim Holtz "rusty hinge" distress ink.  Lastly, I die cut flags, assembled and adhered elements to panel, adding a few enamel dots.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, October 12, 2015


Happy Haunting...
   Hello...hope everyone has had a good start to the week!  Today's card uses ink blending with Distress inks (victorian velvet, faded jeans, and peeled paint), Copic coloring, and a bit of masking.  To begin, I stamped image onto a die cut stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn) out of Neenah solar white #80.  I then masked house and tree and began blending distress ink using round ink blending tool.  Next, I removed mask the Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped, heat embossed, and fussy cut ghosts out of scrap vellum, stamped and heat embossed sentiment.  To give a little dimension, I adhered panel to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Thicket Birds....
     Hello...hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!  Today's card features a simple watercoloring technique using Tim Holtz distress markers (festive berries and gathered twigs) and Perfect Pearls.  I began by coloring this stamp from Memory Box using distress markers, then sprizting the stamp with Perfect Pearls.  Next, stamped image onto a die cut piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper, and heat set.  To finish, I adhered both die cut ovals from MFT's cross stitched die- namics to card base using fun foam, then stamped sentiment.  Please note, this card was entered into the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge on the SSS blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, October 9, 2015

 
                                                                                         

Happy Fall....
   Hello, Happy Friday!  Today's card is a simple one layer card featuring a stamp set from Paper Smooches "gently seasoned 2" and SimonSaysStamp dye inks "lemon chiffon, melon, sunkist, willow, and sparrow".  I began by stamping the circle(s) layering the inks from lightest to darkest onto a piece of Neenah solar white #80.  I then stamped the tree using Versamark ink then heat embossed.  To finish, I lightly colored in the "ground" and "sky" using Faber-Castell colored pencils, stamped sentiment, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Jailbirds...
   Hello...happy Tuesday!! Today's card features a stamp set from Inkadinkado and watercoloring with  both Tim Holtz distress inks and Zig Clean Color real brushes.  I began by stamping image onto a piece of Strathmore's mixed media paper then heat embossed.  Next, I applied a wash of water around image then added a light wash of  pumice stone, spun sugar, and seedless preserves.  Dried with heat tool, then added color to the birds.  I then stamped sentiments from Mama Elephant and adhered them using foam tabs.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Hoppy Halloween...
   Hi... Happy World Card Making Day!  This card features cutie products from Lawn Fawn (hoppy halloween stamp set) and watercoloring using Tim Holtz distress inks which include chipped sapphire, seedless preserves, and spun sugar.  To begin, I applied Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste over a star stencil onto a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper and set aside to dry.  While the embossing paste was setting, I stamped and Copic colored images, then fussy cut them out. Once stars where dry, I applied a generous amount of water to paper then applied a light wash of distress inks.  Next, I die cut hillsides using Lawn Fawn's stitched hillsides and adhered to watercolor panel.  Finally, I applied a coat of Wink of Stella in clear and glossy accents to the carrots and medallion, then stamped sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by....take care!


Thinking of You...
    Hello and welcome crafty friends!  Today's card features a fun and versatile stamp set from Altenew "scribbled flowers" and some simple watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brushes.  I began by die cutting these ovals using MFT's cross stitched oval die-namics out of watercolor paper and gold foil cardstock.  Next, I stamped, masked, and heat embossed images.  I then loosely colored the flowers and applied a light wash of water to help mix/move the color over images.  To finish this card, I stamped, heat embossed sentiment, arranged elements onto card base, adhered ovals using fun foam, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Sunflower Thank You...
    Hello...Hope everyone had a wonderful Wednesday!  Today's card features some basic ink blending using Tim Holtz distress ink in mustard seed, Copic coloring, and an adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn "Our Friendship Grows".  I first began by trimming a piece of Neenah solar white #110 and masked "strips" for background panel then ink blended using round ink blending tool.  Set aside panel to dry and then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then die cut rectangles using Lawn Fawn small stitched rectangles and adhered images and rectangle to card base; using fun foam to add dimension to "sunflower".  To add a little sparkle, I coated the "sunflower" with Wink of Stella in clear.  Lastly, I stamped sentiment, die cut heart, and heat embossed heart using Ranger red embossing powder (adding foam tape as well).  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, September 28, 2015

                                             
Glitter Cupcake...
    Hello!  Today's card features fun products from MFT's and Tim Holtz.  I must admit, I colored this image awhile back, set it aside because at the time I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it.  I began by inking up this "confetti background stamp" from MFT's using Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry distress inks.  I next spritzed Perfect Pearls over stamp using a mini mister, then stamped onto Tim Holtz distress what color paper.  Having already colored cupcake (colored using Faber-Castell pencils and Gamsol), I chose to MFT's glitter glaze to mimic frosting and a coat glossy accents to "flame" to help add a little pizazz to this image (Tim Holtz blueprint sketches).  To finish card, I stamped sentiment ( SSS "birthday sayings") using Versamark ink then heat setting using Hero Arts white embossing powder.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Happy Birthday To You...
   Hello...Happy Wednesday!  Today's card features some die cut goodies from Lawn Fawn and watercoloring using Distress inks.  I began by die cutting several balloons out of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and applying a wash of water then a light wash of distress ink to each.  Next, die cut sentiment and repeated the process.  I then die cut rectangle panel then spritzed color spray to background.  Lastly, assembled and adhered elements to card base, drawing the ballon "strings" by hand.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, September 21, 2015


A Friends Birthday...
     Hello!  Today's card features some fun products from MFT's, a new SSS "Stamptember" stamp, (hello friends), some masking, and quick Copic coloring.   I first die cut square out of X-press it blending card, stamped several flowers then masked those to stamp others, giving the illusion of depth.  I then Copic colored these cuties, stamped sentiment, and added a clear coat of Wink of Stella and glossy accents.  I then set this panel aside to dry, and die cut rectangle panel.  Next, stamped pinstripe background stamp (MFT's) using the same ink as the sentiment (MFT's hybrid ink in wild cherry).  Lastly, I assembled these elements to the card base, adding fun foam to square panel, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, September 18, 2015


Happy Fall...
     Hello...happy Friday friends!!  Today's card features a fun background stamp from SimonSaysStamp, die cut leaves from Lawn Fawn, watercoloring using Distress inks, and a little glitter from Elizabeth Craft designs.  I began by stamping "grid" stamp onto a piece of Distress watercolor paper then heat embossing.  I added a touch of water to each "grid" then
picked up distress inks from craft sheet and adding color to each "grid".  Once complete, I set aside to dry and began die cutting leaves using a scrap sheet of double sided adhesive.  This makes using glitter an ease (and a lot messy too).  To finish the card, I added a bit of hemp twine (thick) to watercolor panel, adhered leaves on top, stamped and heat embossed sentiment, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Nuts about You...
     Hello, hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  Today's card features another adorable stamp set "("cute critters") from MFT's among other goodies including their "woodgrain" background stamp.  To begin, I applied various distress inks (peeled paint, mustard seed, rusty hinge) to background stamp then spritzed a healthy coating of Perfect Pearls (really hard to photograph but beautiful in real life), then stamped onto a piece of Tim Holtz distress water color paper.  I set that aside to dry then stamped image and Copic colored.  Highlighted the squirrels tail with a white gel pen and added a coat glossy accents to flower.  To ground the squirrel, I wanted him to sit on a log of some sort but didn't want to add to much, I wanted the background to stand out as much as possible so I drew a log for him to sit on, then Copic colored that as well.  I then die cut stitched rounded rectangle (MFT's die-namics), stamped sentiment.  I chose to heat emboss "nuts" to help add a little more interest as well as adding glitter to the die cut heart.  To finish the card, I adhered everything to card base using liquid adhesive except the squirrel which I chose to use foam tape for a little dimension.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!
*side note: this card has been submitted to MFT's "you could be a card design Superstar" blog challenge.

Saturday, September 12, 2015


Halloween Hello...
       Greetings!  This card features some fabulous products from MyFavoriteThings (MFT's) including "Witch Way Candy" stamp/die set and Blueprints 12.  To begin, I die cut square and rectangle panels from Neenah solar white #110.  I sprayed square panel with distress spray in twisted citron and Heidi Swapp color shine in black velvet; applied distress ink using blending tool in black soot over diagonal stripe stencil over rectangle panel.  I then die cut circle and assembled these elements to card base.  I then die cut, stamped, and Copic colored images.  Added a Wink of Stella in clear and glossy accents to cat's bow, boot fringe, and ribbon on hat.  Once dried, I added fun foam to her, adhered cat using liquid adhesive.  Lastly, stamped and heat embossed sentiment, added sequins...thanks so much for looking...take care!  
*Side note: this card was submitted into MFT's "you could be a card design Superstar" blog challenge.

Friday, September 11, 2015


Blessed with Friends....
     Hello...Happy Friday Friends!!  Today's card features a fun set from Wplus9 "doodle buds".  I began by smoothing Wendy Vecchi's translucent embossing paste over a stencil onto a piece of Strathmore's mixed media.  I set that aside to dry, stamped images, and Copic colored.  Once embossing paste was dry, I coated panel with a light wash of water and added various Tim Holtz distress inks.  I die cut rounded rectangle, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed.  Lastly, assembled, adhered elements to panel and added enamel dots.  Thanks so much for looking...take care!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Hello Sunshine...
    Hello!  Hope everyone is having a good start to the week.  Today's card features a cutie set from Paper Smooches and water coloring using a mix of Distress inks and Zig Clean Color real brushes.  I began by water coloring a piece of Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper and set aside to dry.  Next, die cut circle and ink blended using distress inks.  I then stamped, white heat embossed, and water colored images using Zig clean color brushes adding a touch of water then fussy cut.   Next, added a bit of interest to the circle using distress markers as "sand".  To finish, assembled and adhered elements to card base, stamped, heat embossed sentiment, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  

Monday, September 7, 2015


Sweet...
    Hello!...hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend.  Today's card features some goodies from SimonSaysStamp and Mft's (just to name a few) and some Copic coloring.   To begin, I die cut both the rectangle and square out of Neenah solar white #110 cardstock.  Next, I stamped both backgrounds and "popsicle" image, coloring image using Copic markers.  I then coated the image with a clear Wink of Stella and glossy accents.  I next die cut "speech bubble" (prettypinkposh) and stamped sentiment.  To finish the card, I assembled and adhered elements to card base using liquid adhesive, fun foam for sentiment, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, August 31, 2015


Color my World....
     Hello and Happy Monday!  Today's card features a mix of watercoloring with Distress inks and Zig Clean Color real brushes, Copic coloring, and some goodies from Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn.  To begin, I die cut rainbow from Tim Holtz distress water color paper then added water around the negative space, applied distress inks until desired color/saturation.  I then colored rainbow "stripes" and inlaid them into panel.  I then die cut clouds and added ink to bottoms using blending tool.  Next, stamped, colored, and die cut crayon. To finish, I stamped sentiment and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by....take care!


Saturday, August 29, 2015


Boo!...
     Hello!... Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday.  Today's card features Hero Arts and Tim Holtz distress inks.  I began by ink blending various distress inks onto a panel of Neenah Solar white #110.  Next, die cut stitched square then began stamping images and sentiment (hero arts "so scary" cling stamps) using Versafine Onyx Black pigment  ink.  To add a little interest I heat embossed images and sentiment using Hero Arts clear embossing powder. Side note:  this card was added to the SimonSaysStamp "Wednesday Work It" challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Sunday, August 23, 2015



Hello There.....
     Hi!...hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Today's card showcases an adorable set from Paper Smooches, water coloring with Distress inks, and coloring with Copics. To start, I applied distress inks onto a wet piece of distress water color paper.  Once dried, I die cut "sand", adhered to watercolor panel then die cut square.  Next, stamped images and colored.  To finish the card, I die cut clouds, speech bubble, and stamped sentiment...thanks so much for stopping by, take care!

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Bonjour....
    Hello!  Today's card features some cuties from Lawn Fawn and Copic coloring.  To begin, I stamped various images onto X-press It blending card (Copic friendly) then colored.  Next, I die cut square out of scraps of cardstock, then adhered to card base.  I then arranged elements and adhered using liquid adhesive and some foam tabs.  Finally, stamped sentiment, added clear Wink of Stella, and some glossy accents.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


You're Never to Old.....
      Hello!...Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Today's card features an adorable stamp set from "The Cat's Pajamas" and a little watercolor practicing using Zig Clean Color real brushes.  To start, I die cut three circles, stamped images, then heat embossed.  Once cooled, I colored images using a light brush of color then a light wash of water.  Next, trimmed patterned paper and adhered to card base.  Then, stamped sentiment and heat embossed.  Finally, I adhered circles to card base using fun foam for a little added interest...thanks so much for stopping by, take care!

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Abstract Thinking....
     Hello!  Today's card features some goodies from Lawn Fawn, SimonSaysStamp, and a "new to me" stamp from Winnie & Walter.  If you haven't heard yet "thedailymarker.com" is hosting a "pop up challenge" and the challenge is "using lines".  I stamped this image and colored it using various Copic markers.  Adhered to several mats and stamped sentiment.  Heat embossed several die cut hearts and voilĂ .  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Saturday, August 15, 2015


 Tweeting Hello...
      Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!  Today's card features a mix bag of goodies from Lawn Fawn, MFT's, SimonSaysStamp, and simple water coloring using "ink smooshing" with distress inks and Zig Clean Color real brushes.  To begin, I die cut rectangle panel from Tim Holtz distress water color paper and applied distress inks to paper using a scrap piece of acetate.  Once dried, I die cut sentiment and stamped images.  Next, I die cut sentiment several times and adhered onto panel using liquid adhesive, stacking each one.  To finsh the card, I adhered panel to card base and added sequins....thanks so much for stopping by, take care!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Flowers and Friends....
      Hello!...Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  Today's card features some simple coloring with colored pencils, gamsol, and some cuties from Stampers Anonymous.  I began by stamping image onto Neenah desert storm #100 and heat embossed.  Next, I colored image in using Faber-Castell colored pencils and blended colors using Gamsol.  I trimmed panel, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed.  To finish the card, I added washi tape to card base, adhered panel to base using fun foam, and added enamel dots.  Thanks so much for stopping by....take care!