Monday, December 11, 2017


Holiday Joy...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today’s card features several products from MFT’s ( die-namics JOY, Itty Bitty Bears stamp set, and Wonky Stitched rectangles).  To start, I die cut rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock, then centered “joy” die and die cut sentiment from panel as well as MFT’s wild cherry cardstock.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored “Itty Bitty” bear.  I then, “in-layed” sentiment into negative space on panel and stamped “stars” using MFT’s dandelion hybrid ink.  To finish, assembled and adhered elements to cardbase using fun foam for bear, and added Nuvo glitter accents in “aztec gold” to bear’s “Santa Hat”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Merry and Bright Lights...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features several die cut products from SimonSaysStamp (curved edge and lined trees).  To start, I die cut curved edge into a trimmed piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, then placed “lined trees” onto edge and also die cut.  Next, I die cut the “lined trees” again this time using gold mirror cardstock and MFT’s “dill pickle” cardstock.  I then stamped “plaid” BG stamp onto a trimmed piece of coordinating cardstock.  To finish, I assembled elements, stamped sentiment and gold heat embossed, adhered elements to panel/card base, and added PrettyPinkPosh “gold confetti” sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#85).

Monday, December 4, 2017


Snow one like You...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from PrettyPinkPosh (winter wonderland), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks.  To begin, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock then began ink blending Distress Inks focusing from the top down.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I next, die cut several stitched hillsides also using Neenah solar white cardstock.  Next, I stamped sentiment, and white heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to panel/cardbase, and added stickles along the top of  the “Stitched” hillsides.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Very Merry Holiday...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from Penny Black Stamps (Deck the Halls) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped image/sentiment onto a trimmed piece of Strathmore Hot Press watercolor paper then heat embossed.  Next, I began watercoloring by first added color then going over color with a very damp watercolor brush pulling the color/mixing the colors.  Once image was watercolored,  I set aside panel to dry then die cut a scalloped rectangle (Lawn Fawn) from a scrap piece of patterned paper, and trimmed a piece of MFT’s wild cherry cardstock to mat the colored panel to.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base and then added Pretty Pink Posh marshmallow sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, November 27, 2017


Peace, Love, and Yeti...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features several super cute stamp sets from Mama Elephant (Me and My Yeti and My Yeti Sentiments) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a “wonky stitched rectangle” (MFT’s) panel from Neenah solar white cardstock.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then stamped the individual letters onto the Banner.  Next, I finished stamping sentiment and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to “Peace” banner.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Wishing You Peace...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features these little darlings from Pretty Pink Posh (Angel Friends), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Oxide Inks (worn lipstick, cracked pistachio, and broken china).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Strathmore Bristol paper then began ink blending Distress Oxide Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, stamped sentiment, and added gold stickles to “angle’s halo”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, November 20, 2017


Ruff Day...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from Brutus Monroe (Brutus Monroe and Friends), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (peeled paint and broken china).  To start, I stamped the dog house onto a die cut wonky stitched rectangle panel (MFT’s), masked house, stamped the dog, then stamped dog’s dish.  I left mask on house, masked both dog and dish, then ink blended background using Distress Inks.  I then removed the masks, then Copic colored image.  I also stamped dogs bone, tennis ball, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to tennis ball and the dog’s bone.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, November 17, 2017


Bushels and Pecks...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from My Favorite Things (BB Harvest Mouse), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (scattered straw and evergreen bough).  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock then ink blended background.  I next die cut fence (MFT’s).  Next, I trimmed a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, ink blending BG using Evergreen Bough Distress ink then stamped sentiment.  To finish, I assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Colorful Hi!...
   Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features several fun stamp sets Waffle Flower (Enveloper Hello and Pattern Play).  To start, I stamped “Enveloper Hello” image using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink onto a trimmed Neenah solar white cardstock.  Using the Misti, I stamped “Pattern Play” using various MFT’s hybrid inks (poppy, orange fizz, dandelion, limelite, lush lagoon, and pure plum).  To finish, I adhered panel onto card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, November 13, 2017


I love Itty-Bitties...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features these super cute “itty bitty” bear from My Favorite Things (BB Bitty Bears), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (worn lipstick, ripe raspberry, and seedless preserves).  To start, I die cut “wonky stitched” (MFT’s) rectangle then began ink blending Distress Inks.  I then die cut “Love” (MFT’s word die), and stamped “you” onto Neenah desert storm cardstock using Avery Elle “raspberry” pigment ink.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored bear image.  Next, I adhered a piece of acetate to “love” window, added some sequins and seed beads from Pretty Pink Posh”, adhered panel to fun foam, and adhered to card base.  To finish, I adhered bear to panel using fun foam as well.  Thank you so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Warm Wishes to You and Yours...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this pretty stamp set from My Favorite Things (Warmest Wishes), watercoloring using Distress Inks (spun sugar and tumbled glass), and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel (MFT’s) from Distress watercolor paper then began watercoloring BG using above mentioned Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, added Nuvo white gloss drops, assembled elements and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Yay!...You Did It!!
   Hello and welcome! Today’s card features this cutie set from Mama Elephant (Congrats all Around and Party Animals).  To start, I applied Distress Inks (worn lipstick, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, peeled paint, broken china, and shaded lilac) over a Tim Holtz Distress stencil (sun rays).  I ink blended over a trimmed piece of Neenah solar white cardstock and masked circle area for the sentiment.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment and “music notes”, heat embossed, and adhered elements to card base using fun foam for the “chicks”.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!
 

Friday, November 3, 2017


Nature Turns to Gold...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card feature several fun products from SimonSaysStamp (stitched whirl BG die), Lawn Fawn (stitched leaves die), and watercoloring using Tombow duel brush markers.  To start, I scribbled various Tombow markers onto a piece of Distress watercolor paper, then watercolor using a flat brush and clean water.  Next, I die cut “whirl BG” from SimonSaysStamp leaf green cardstock, then die cut Lawn Fawn “leaves” into panel.  Next, I die cut circle (Lawn Fawn circle stax), stamped sentiment (Stampendous), then gold heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, then added PrettyPinkPosh gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Bushel of Thanks...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this super sweet stamp from Lawn Fawn (Thanks a Bushel) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I next, die cut stitched rectangle panel from Neenah desert storm cardstock then stamped gingham BG (MFT’s) using MFT’s wild cherry hybrid ink.  I then die cut oval using MFT’s cross stitched stax from Neenah solar white cardstock.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using foam tape for sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, October 30, 2017


A Halloween Hello to You...
   Hi friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super cute set from My Favorite Things (BB Witch Way is the Candy) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images. I next, die cut stitched rectangle panel from a scrap of pattern paper and die cut grassy hillside (Lawn Fawn) using SimonSaysStamp black cardstock.  I then stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to the “kitty’s eyes, the “bat’s eyes”, and the “girl’s hat buckle”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, October 27, 2017


Boo Bear...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from Waffle Flower crafts (Boo) and ink blending using Distress Inks (seedless preserves, chipped sapphire, and black soot).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then began ink blending Distress Inks using a round foam blending tool.  I then splattered a solution of Ranger perfect pearls over panel.  I next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for images.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Warm Hugs for You...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today’s card features this super cute set from Wplus9 (Holiday Hugs), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (spun sugar, scattered straw, evergreen bough, and shaded lilac).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock, then ink blended BG using the above mentioned Distress Inks.  Once panel was dry, I placed “snowfall” stencil over panel and applied Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink across stencil using a foam blending tool.  I then sprinkled Judikins “iridescent sparkle” embossing powder over the wet white pigment ink and heat embossed.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to MFT’s “wild wisteria” card base, using fun foam for image.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, October 23, 2017


Hello my Friends...
  Hi and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun background stamp from My Favorite Things (coloring book BG) and watercoloring using Daniel Smith extrafine watercolors.  To start, I die cut a wonky stitched rectangle panel (MFT’s) out of a trimmed piece of Canson Montival watercolor paper before stamping BG stamp, then white heat embossing using Hero Arts White embossing powder.  I then taped down panel to a hard board, then began watercoloring by first adding a wash of water then picking up colors from pallet and dropping color in.  I had tilted the panel as to allow the colors to mix.  I heat set each layer first before going back over to intensify the colors.  Once panel was dry, I die cut “hello” (MFT’s Big Hello Die), adhered a piece of acetate to die cut window, and then added sequins/seed beads to area (PrettyPinkPosh).  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered fun foam to back of panel to give room for shaker bits to move, adhered panel to card base (MFT’s summer splash cardstock), stamped “Friend” (MFT’s label stamp set), white heat embossed, and adhered to panel using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, October 20, 2017


Paws and take a Moment...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features several fun products from My Favorite Things including the “Spring Scene Builder” die cut set and “Catitude” stamp set.  To start, I die cut images from the spring scene builder set from several MFT’s cardstock (limeade, blue breeze, hot fudge, daffodil, field day, and safety orange).  I also utilized Neenah solar white and desert storm for the “clouds”, “fence”, and “path”.  I next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored cat then added a coat of Wink of Stella clear/glossy accents to “collar”.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to panel, then to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Happy Hauntings...
  Hello friends and welcome! Today’s card features this several fun products from Lawn Fawn including “Happy Haunting” stamp set and “Little Town” border die.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Distress watercolor paper then watercolored BG using Prima Marketing Inc. dye inks (hydrangea petals, atlas blue, and private lagoon).  I then die cut “Little Town” border out of Lawn Fawn’s “Norwahl” cardstock.  I adhered both black and yellow trimmed pieces of cardstock to the backside of the “houses”.  Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments, white heat embossed, and assembled/adhered elements to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, October 16, 2017


Grown on Me...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today’s card features this pretty stamp set from Hero Arts (Color Layering Mangrove) and stamping using various Distress Inks (bundled sage, pine needles, tea dyed, and gathered twigs).  To start, I die both stitched rectangle and rounded stitched rectangle panel from Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.  I then placed “basket weave” stencil (MFT’s) over panels and ink blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I next, stamped and die cut tree using above mentioned Distress Inks.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, die cut, and assembled/adhered elements to card base using fun foam for “tree top”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, October 13, 2017


Glad we are Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today’s card features this cutie set from Neat and Tangled (Little Stinker) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I stamped BG stamp (MFT’s scribbled circles) onto a Wonky stitched rectangle Neenah solar white panel using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, abandoned coral, and picked raspberry).  I then stamped, die cut, and watercolored image.  Once dry, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing ink.  To finish, I adhered panel to card base, then image, using fun foam for image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Hi...Hello...How are You...
   Hi friends and welcome! Today’s card features this super fun set from Right at Home (Happy Mail) and stamping using various MFT’s hybrid inks (Daffodil, Poppy, and Field Day).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white.  I then die cut circle (Mama Elephant Columbus Circle) from the same panel.  I then randomly stamped images from set across panel.  Next, I stamped circle image then inlaid circle panel.  I adhered fun foam and “popped up” rectangle panel to add a little dimension to the card.  To finish, I Copic colored “postage stamp” and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, October 9, 2017


You are So Fantastic...
  Hello and welcome friends!! Today’s card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Amazing Messages) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped image using Memento Tuxedo dye ink onto a wonky stitched rectangle Neenah Solar White panel.  I then Copic colored image, then stamped several smaller images around the sentiment.  To finish, I trimmed a piece of SSS Lemon Chiffon  cardstocked then matted panels onto an SSS Audrey Blue cardstock card base before adding a Nuvo jewel drops.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp blog for “ World Card Making Day” post and the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#81).

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Aloha Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Happy World Card Making Day 2017!  Today’s card features this super fun set from Concord and 9th (Pop Art Pineapple).  To begin, I stamped several images from the set using various MFT’s hybrid inks (dandelion, pineapple, ripe raspberry, field day, and dill pickle.  I then die cut images using coordinating die cuts.  I next, die cut zig-zag rectangle panel then secured to card base using removable adhesive.  Next, I ink splattered several Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, ripe raspberry, and abandoned coral) over a Tim Holtz Distress stencil.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, die cut, and assembled elements/adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, October 6, 2017


Hello Lovelies...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this beautiful stamp from Concord and 9th (Hello Lovely) and watercoloring using Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Confections (Pastel Set).  To start, I stamped floral image onto a trimmed piece of Strathmore Hot pressed watercolor paper then white heat embossed.  I then began watercoloring image by first adding a light wash of water/color then went back over adding color/shading.  Next, I stamped sentiment then gold heat embossed.  To finish, I adhered panel to a SimonSaysStamp “lemon chiffon” card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


Hanging Out...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today’s card features this super fun collaboration set between Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson, LLC (Love Ya Bunches) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (ripe raspberry, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, and wilted violet).  To start, I die cut a Neenah solar white cardstock panel using an inside/outside diagonal stitched rectangle stax set.  I next, inked an acrylic block using above mentioned Distress Inks, spritzed with water, then pressed down onto inside rectangle panel and set aside to dry.  I then, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for “monkeys”.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#14).

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Rainbow Kindness...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features several super fun and cute products from SimonSaysStamp including this cute stamp set (Forever Friends) and waffer die cut (Kindness Matters).  To start, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored these adorable bunnies.  Next, I watercolored a piece of Distress watercolor paper, using Distress Inks (worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade, and tumbled glass).  Once dry, I ran sentiment through my Sizzix "Big Shot" die cut machine.  I then die cut a "wonky" stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and stamped hearts using Distress Oxide ink (worn lipstick).  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care! Please note: this card has be submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#81).

Friday, September 29, 2017


Hi in Color...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun floral die cut from Waffle Flower (Magic Flower) and ink blending using Distress Inks (picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, and salty ocean).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks onto a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, blending in a "rainbow" order.  Next, I die cut this image into the ink blended panel.  I next, die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah desert storm, then splattered BG using Hero Arts Unicorn white spray.  To finish, I die cut sentiment (Waffle Flower) using SimonSaysStamp black cardstock, assembled elements, and adhered to card base, using foam tabs for sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


One of a Kind Apple...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Happy Days) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Strathmore Hot Press watercolor panel.  I began randomly stamping images onto panel using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossing using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  Once all images were stamped and heat embossed, I began watercoloring images by first adding a light wash of color/water, then going back over intensifying color.  Once images were watercolored and dry, I watercolored BG using the same approach as mentioned above.  To finish, I adhered panel to card base (SSS sea glass), stamped sentiment, heat embossing, and adhering to panel using foam tabs.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#80).

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Little Notes...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from Concord and 9th (Hello Lovely) and stamping using SimonSaysStamp dye inks (willow, lake shore, hot mama, hollyhock, and melon).  To start, I stamped image onto a trimmed Neenah solar white cardstock panel using Memento Tuxedo dye ink.  I then stamped several of the coordinating images onto panel using above mentioned Inks from SSS.  Next, I stamped sentiment onto panel using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and a trimmed piece of SSS black cardstock, white embossing the word "note".  To finish, I added various Nuvo Jewel Drops around floral image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, September 22, 2017


Hanging With You...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs (Chunky Monkey), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Peerless Watercolors.  To start, I die cut framed rectangle panel (Lawn Fawn's Fancy Scalloped Rectangles), then watercolored BG using a light wash of water/color.  I heat set in between layers of color, building color and intensity.  I then stamped images, die cut using matching dies, and Copic colored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Jumps for Joys...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Jump for Joy), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Peerless Watercolors.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Canson Montival watercolor paper then began watercoloring BG using Peerless Watercolors (greens and yellow golds).  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink then heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and 3D fun foam for the "Owl"and "HedgeHog".  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to both the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog and the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#13).

Monday, September 18, 2017


Sending Oceans of Love...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super cute set from MyFavoriteThings (Mermazing), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (salty ocean, peacock feathers, and blueprint sketch).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel then stamped BG using MFT's Mermaid Tail BG stamp and Hero Arts Mermaid Ombré dye ink.  I then die cut rounded stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) and ink blended Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images, and added details using a white gel pen.  To finish, I stamped sentiment onto a die cut fishtail banner (MFT's), stamped BG "fishes", assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has submitted to the current MFT's 2017 Card Design Superstar Card Contest.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Coffee and Thanks...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super sweet set from Lawn Fawn (Love You Latte), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, candied apple, and gathered twigs).  To start I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then placing zig-zag stencil (SimonSaysStamp) over panel and ink blended Distress Inks.  Next, I die cut circle (Lawn Fawn stackable circle dies) and ink blended Distress Inks.  I next, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed using Ranger red embossing powder.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Coffee Loving Cardmakers Fall 2017 BlogHop #fall2017clh

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Let's Celebrate...You!
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from Power Poppy (Succulent Singles) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I stamped images onto Strathmore mixed media paper using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing ink, then fussy cut images.  I then began watercoloring by first adding a light wash of color and water to images, then going back over, intensifying/building color.  Next, I die cut frame (Mama Elephant Madison Ave die set) using Neenah solar white cardstock then "flicking" BG using Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, gold heat embossed, trimmed, then assembled elements and adhered to card base, and finally adding gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Hello There Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this lovely set from MFT's (London Mouse) and coloring using Copic Sketch Markers.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white then die cut windows using MFT's "stitched tri peek-a-boo windows".  I then trimmed several pieces of colored cardstock (MFT's poppy, dandelion, and blue breeze) to fit behind windows.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments (MFT's label maker) using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then die cut using matching dies (MFT's label type die), adhered elements to card base using Tombow liquid adhesive and foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current MFT's 2017 Card Design Superstar Card Contest.

Friday, September 8, 2017


Oh Ship...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Hero Arts (Journey Ahead) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then stamped images onto X-press it blending card before fussy cutting, then Copic colored.  Next, I stamped "waves" using various Avery Elle pigment inks.  To finish, I adhered stitched rectangle panel to card base, then adhered image.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Being Thankful...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun collaboration set from SimonSaysStamp and Newtons Nook (SSS Stamptember 2015: Hello Fall), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (evergreen bough and mowed lawn).  To start, I die cut a scalloped panel (Lawn Fawn) and grassy border (Lawn Fawn) using Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then ink blended "clouds" using MFT's mini cloud stencil and ink blended "grass".  Next, I had previously stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored image (colored images from set the day before for The Daily Marker's 30 day color challenge).  To finish, I trimmed a piece of patterned paper (Lawn Fawn), matted panel, stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered elements to panel and card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, September 4, 2017


Oh the Places...
  Hello and welcome friends!!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Flamingo Together), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Distress Inks (spun sugar, worn lipstick, salty ocean, mermaid lagoon, and faded lilac).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel before watercolored BG using above mentioned Distress Inks.  I next stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored "flamingo".  Next, I die cut hillside and added a little detail using Copics as "sand".  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for "Flamingo".  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#12).

Saturday, September 2, 2017


Tweetings To You...
   Hello and welcome friends!! Today's card features this cutie set from MFT's (Tweet on You) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped BG stitched rectangle panel using MFT's watercolor stripes BG and SSS "blue jay" dye ink.  I next, stamped, heat embossed, and watercolored images by first adding the color then going back over with a watercolor brush.  Next, I die cut "grass" then watercolored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered elements to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Tons of Love...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this lovely color layering stamp set from Hero Arts (whale color layering set) and stamping using Distress Inks (mermaid lagoon, salty ocean, and tumbled glass).  To start, I die cut a rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then stamped BG (MFT's watercolor stripes) using MFT's blueberry hybrid ink.  I then die cut circle out of panel, then stamped "waves" before adhering circle panel behind rectangle panel.  Next, I stamped "whale" using above mentioned Distress Inks then die cut image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, adhered image to panel using fun foam, then added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, August 28, 2017


Aloha Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Lawn Fawn (Aloha) and coloring using Copic markers.  To start, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  I then die cut a  stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white then splattering Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade and mermaid lagoon) across panel.  Next, I stamped sentiment and "postal stripe", heat embossed, then adhered double side adhesive then coated with Elizabeth Craft design "desert gold" microfine glitter.  To finish, I adhered image to panel using fun foam, adhered "sunglasses", then added a coat of glossy accents to glasses.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Fancy New Job...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features a few fun and super cute products from Mama Elephant including this fun word die and "Party Animals" and "Congrats All Around" sets.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah solar white cardstock before stamping BG (MFT's pinstripe BG) using various Avery Elle pigment inks.  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, heat embossed, adhered images to card base, and added Ranger Stickles to "star".  Thanks so much for stopping by.. take care!

Monday, August 21, 2017


Dots and Dots...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this fun stitched bundle die set from SimonSaysStamp and stamping using various MFT's hybrid inks.  To start, I die cut various shapes from the "Stitched Bundle Shapes" set.  I next, stamped dots (Lawn Fawn "let's bokah) onto a stitched rectangle panel using MFT's gray grout, cotton candy, peach bellini, ripe raspberry, and hot fudge hybrid inks.  I next die cut sentiment (Mama Elephant) several times using Neenah solar white before adhering together using liquid adhesive.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added SimonSaysStamp "moonshine" sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#78).

Friday, August 18, 2017


You are so Jaw-Some!!...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun set from Lawn Fawn (You are Jawsome) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut both stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn) and rounded rectangle (MFT's) panel, then placed wave stencil (MFT's) over both rectangle panel and card base, and ink blended.  I then die cut waves (SSS) using various blue cardstock, adding a white gel pen for detail.  Next, I stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, assembled images, and adhered to card base using both liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!
 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Hey There...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from Waffle Flowers (Hello Enveloper set) (note: designed by Helen Dardik for Waffle Flowers).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Neenah desert storm cardstock.  I then stamped image several times using Misti tool and Memento Tuxedo dye ink.  I then Copic colored images using simple color combinations and single color markers.  To finish, I die cut speech bubble (Pretty Pink Posh), stamped sentiment, then adhered to panel using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, August 14, 2017


Pug Life for Life...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Kindred Stamps (Pug Life), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (gathered twigs and fossilized amber).  To start, I die cut diagonal stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) out of a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, then ink blended "inside" panel using Distress Inks.  I then, stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink, and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, August 11, 2017


Pugs and Kisses for All...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Clearly Besotted (Playful Pups), coloring using Faber-Castell colored pencils, and ink blending using Distress Inks (mustard seed, carved pumpkin, and candied apple).  To start, I die cut a piece of Neenah desert storm and solar white using "MFT's Stitched Speech Bubbles".  I then stamped images on desert storm panel and ink blended Distress Inks on solar white panel.  Next, I masked images, ink blended (Mowed Lawn Distress Ink), then colored using colored pencils.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered panels to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Watermelon Sunshine Feels...
   Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute set from Neat and Tangled (Beach Day), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (twisted citron and barn door).  To start, I die cut a "Wonky Rectangle" (MFT's) panel from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then proceeded to ink blend above mentioned Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then stamped sentiment using Lawn Fawn "Smitty's Alpha" in Memento Tuxedo black dye ink.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card base, adding Copics and white gel pen to mimic a hill of watermelon seeds.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.