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.

Monday, August 7, 2017


Charming Owl...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this beautiful set from Mama Elephant (Charmed) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from Distress woodgrain watercolor panel.  I then stamped images, die cut, and colored by first adding markers then going back over with water rush pulling color to the edges.  To finish, I assembled elements, and adhered to card base  using fun foam for Owl and sentiment. Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017


Succulent Hearts...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty set from SimonSaysStamp (Cups and Succulents), Copic coloring, and ink splattering using Distress Inks (cracked pistachio, picked raspberry, and Concord grape).  To start, I die cut a scalloped farm rectangle from Distress watercolor paper and ink splattered Distress Inks onto frame panel.  I then stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  Next, to add a little separation from BG and plant image, I die cut circles from both vellum and Neenah solar white cardstock, heat embossed cardstock using Ranger plantinum embossing powder.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed using above mentioned powder, 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 SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


We all want Ice Cream...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this delicious set from SimonSaysStamp (Ice Cream Dream) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a scalloped panel from Strathmore Bristol paper then randomly stamped images before gold heat embossing images.  I then colored images using brush markers then going back over using water brush to mix/pull color.   Next, I die cut circle using vellum, then stamped sentiment, and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base, then added a few Nuvo jewel drops.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#76).

Monday, July 31, 2017


Shell-Ebrating!!...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this beautiful stamp from The Greeting Farm (Trishell), ink blending using Distress Ink Oxides (cracked pistachio, broken china, and faded jeans), and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I die cut BG panel using SSS "Stitched Whirl" background from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then ink blended panel using Distress Oxides and ink foam blending tool (Ranger/Tim Holtz).  Next, I stamped, heat embossed, and fussy cut image.  I began watercoloring image by first adding color (Zigs) then going over using waterbrush.  To finish, I die cut fishtail banners, stamped sentiment, assembled elements, and adhered to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, July 27, 2017


A Friend Like You...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from MFT's (Delicate Pretty Poppies), ink blending using Distress Inks (tumbled glass), and Copic coloring.  To start, I trimmed a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, then placed cloud stencil (MFT's) onto panel and ink blended Distress Ink.  Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored Poppy images, adding a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to centers of flowers.  I then die cut grassy hillside, stamped sentiment, and added a little detail to the grass using Copic markers.  To finish, I assembled elements,  and adored using liquid adhesive and fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, July 24, 2017


Flamingo Warm Wishes...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from Avery Elle (Flamingos Set) and Ink Smooshing using Distress Inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and picked raspberry).  To start, I die a scalloped panel (Lawn Fawn scallloped rectangle stax) out of a piece of Distress watercolor paper.  I spritzed the ink that I put on Craft mat with clean water then picked up using a piece of acetate, then "smooshed" ink onto panel (drying using Heat Tool in between ink colors).  I next, stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored. To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base (using fun foam to images), stamped sentiment, and added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to hearts.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Friday, July 21, 2017


Always Here...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this beautiful stamp set from Concord and 9th (You are Here) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped floral image onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper, gold heat embossed, then stamped sentiment and also heat embossed.  I then began watercoloring floral image by first adding color then going back over using a waterbrush.  To finish, I trimmed panel, adhered double sided tape to sides, coated using Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter, and adhered panel to card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


I See You There...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from SimonSaysStamp (I See You) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (spun sugar and worn lipstick). To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel (SSS stitched bundle die), then watercolored background using Distress Inks.  I then added washi tape, stamped chevron image and Heart image, heat embossing both.  Next, I die cut eyeglasses using double sided adhesive,die cut, then coated using Elizabeth Craft Designs microfine glitter.  I then stamped eyeglass image onto glittered die cut using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink. To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, adhered background panel to card base using tape adhesive, adhered eyeglasses to panel using fun foam, add added SSS gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, July 17, 2017


Come Sail Away...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Lawn Fawn (Float My Boat), watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers, and ink blended background using Distress Inks (broken china, salty ocean, and mermaid lagoon).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks a wave stencil (Hero Arts) onto a stitched rectangle die cut (Lawn Fawn) Neenah solar white panel.  I then stamped image using Versafine Vintage Sepia pigment ink and heat embossed.  Next, I watercolored image by first adding color then pulling color from the corners using a clean wet brush.  To finish, I die cut circle, stamped sentiment and Heart using Misti stamping tool, assembled, and adhered elements to card base using fun foam for Sailboat image and circle.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog (#9).

Friday, July 14, 2017


Butterflies are Special...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features these pretty stamp sets from MFT's (Beautiful Butterflies and You Give Me Butterflies).  To start, I die cut a rounded stitched rectangle panel (MFT's) and adhere to card base.  I then stamped butterfly images around panel using various MFT's hybrid Inks.  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and heat embossed.  To finish, I splattered black watercolor onto panel and added Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Icy Day...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Lawn Fawn (Artic Friends) and ink blending using Distress Inks (evergreen bough, faded jeans, and chipped sapphire).  To start , I ink blended Distress Inks over a circle stencil (MFT's) onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  I then stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed using Ranger plantinum embossing powder, assembled elements, and adhered to card base using fun foam for image.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Monday, July 10, 2017


London Hello...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super cute and fun set from My Favorite Things (London Mouse) and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped BG stamp (MFT's watercolor stripes) using MFT's Daffodil hybrid ink onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  I then stamped several images from the set using Memento Tuxedo dye ink, die cut using coordinating dies, and Copic coloring the Mice (or Bears, they kinda remind me of Pattenton Bear 🐻).  Next, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered to card base using liquid adhesive and fun foam for the cute critters.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Saturday, July 8, 2017


Amazing Freesia...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty flower stamp set from Altenew (Fresh Freesia) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped image, gold heat embossed, and cut using coordinating die cut.  I next began watercoloring by first applying color, then going back over using a light wash of water.  I next, splattered white gouache (Windsor and Newton) and gold watercolor (Gansai Tambi) over a stitched rectangle die cut panel (MFT's limeade cardstock).  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, and adored image to card base using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Hello Summer Sunshine...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super fun set from SimonSaysStamp (Summertime Animals), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, and dried marigold).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks over a Tim Holtz Distress stencils onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel (Neenah solar white).  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to the "popsicle".  I die cut a grassy border (Lawn Fawn) out of a scrap piece of patterned paper.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered to card base (MFT's orange fizz cardstock).  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog and the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge (#74).

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Sweet Neon Pineapples...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this super cool set from Lawn Fawn (Aloha), stamping using Hero Arts Neon Ombré Ink(s) (Chartreuse to Blue), and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white, then stamped pineapple image randomly using Hero Arts ink.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored pineapple image.  To add a little bit of interest (and Fun), I coated sunglasses with glossy accents and Stickles to leaves.  To finish, I die cut circles using both Neenah solar white and vellum, stamped sentiment and heat embossed, 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 Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog (#8).

Friday, June 30, 2017


Sweetest Best Wishes...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this sweet set from My Favorite Things (Sweetest Succulents) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Neenah solar white and Ink Splattered background with Distress Inks (Forest Moss).  I then stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  Next, I die cut scalloped frame (MFT's) using Neenah desert storm.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled and adhered elements, and added PrettyPinkPosh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Bunny Loves...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable stamp set from Art Impressions (Easter Blessings) and Copic coloring.  To start, I die cut both circles using X-press blending card and MFzt's cotton candy cardstock began stamping image, and Copic coloring.  I then die cut stitched rectangle panel using Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid patterned paper, stamped sentiment, and heat embossed using Ranger Pink embossing powder.  To finish, I assembled elements, added white threaded, adhered elements, and finally added white enamel dots.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Pair of Jellyfishes...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this several beautiful stamp sets from Altenew (Painted Jellyfish and Super Script sentiments) and stamping using their beautiful Crisp Inks (Glacier Caves set).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle frame from a piece of Neenah solar white #110.  Next, I stamped images using above mentioned ink then heat embossed top layer of jellyfish using Ranger plantinum embossing powder.  Next, I stamped sentiment using both Crisp Inks and plantinum embossing powder. I then splattered ink onto background image to add a little interest.  To finish, I assembled elements, adhered images using fun foam, and added PrettyPinkPosh clear droplets.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care

Friday, June 23, 2017


Clap Clap...Boom Boom...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this super fun set from Mama Elephant (Monster Jam), Copic coloring, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers).  To start, I stamped pinstripe BG (MFT's) onto a stitched rectangle die cut panel using Hero Arts neon ombré ink.  I then die cut "wonky window" (MFT's) then ink blended Distress Inks onto panel.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiments using both Versafine Onyx black pigment ink and Versamark ink/white heat embossed, adhered images to card base, and added Pretty Pink Posh "marshmallow" sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Octopi have my Heart...
   Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Lawn Fawn (Octopi My Heart) and watercoloring using Distress Inks (tumbled glass, broken china, spun sugar, and worn lipstick).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Distress watercolor paper, then stamped, and white heat embossed "bubbles".  I then began watercoloring background using a light wash of color/water, then going back over building color intensity (drying in between layers).  Next, I stamped, Copic colored, and die cut images using matching dies.  To add a little interest, I added a coat if Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to "hair bow" and "bow tie".  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, and adhered images to background panel using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics blog challenge (#7).

Monday, June 19, 2017


Hugs for You...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp set from Avery Elle (simply said hugs set) and ink smooshing using Distress Inks (picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, salty ocean, wilted violet).  To start, I die cut frame panel (Avery Elle) from Canson XL watercolor paper then began ink smooshing onto panel using above mentioned Inks and a
piece of acetate.  Next, I die cut "hugs" several times using Neenah solar white cardstock,  I then heat embossed top "hugs" using Ranger plantinum embossing powder.  Next, I stamped rest of sentiment onto panel using same embossing powder.  To finish, I assembled elements and adhered to card panel using liquid adhesive for "hugs" and fun foam for watercolored panel.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Live Like It's Summer...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Paper Smooches (Summer Lovin') and Copic coloring.  To start, I stamped images, fussy cut, and Copic colored images.  Next, I die cut rounded hillside and "waves" (SimonSaysStamp splashy wave die cut).  I added a glue pen to top of waves and coated using Ranger rock candy in clear.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, white heat embossed, assembled and adhered images to Neenah desert storm card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Monday, June 12, 2017


Bees I Love You...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Paper Smooches (Lots of Love) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers.  To start, I die cut a rounded stiched rectangle panel (MFT's) out of Strathmore Bristol paper.  Next, I stamped sentiment and image using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  I then masked sentiment/image then stamped pinstriped BG stamp (MFT's) and again heat embossed.  I began watercoloring image using markers and a light wash of water.  To finish, I added a coat of glossy accents to "bees wings".  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!


Saturday, June 10, 2017


With Thoughts and Prayers and Poppies...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this pretty stamp from Rubber Necker Stamps (Field of Poppies) and watercoloring using Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Strathmore hot pressed watercolor paper.  I then stamped images using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink then heat embossed using Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  Next, I began watercoloring images first using a light wash of color/water then going back over adding depth of color/shadows.  To add a little more depth, I went back over shadows (or where the darkest of the color would be) with colored pencils (Faber-Castell).  To finish, I stamped sentiment, then heat embossed using SimonSaysStamp antique gold embossing powder, then flicked gold watercolor to add a little more interest.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Favorite Kids...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this fun set from Sugar Pea Designs (Totes ma Goats) and ink blended background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks (mowed lawn, twisted citron, and salty ocean).  To start, I die cut Fence Hillside (MFT's) and stitched rectangle panel both from Neenah solar white.  I ink blended both using Distress Inks (cloud stencil from MFT's).  Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored images.  To add a little bit of interest, I coated "tin can" labels using glossy accents.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, 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 SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, June 5, 2017


Polka Dot Hellos...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun word die set from Waffle Flower (Hey Hi Hello die set) and watercoloring using both Distress Inks (worn lipstick, picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, and broken china) and Distress Oxide Inks (worn lipstick, fossilized amber, cracked pistachio, and walnut stain).  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel using Distress watercolor paper. I then "smooshed" Distress Oxide Inks onto panel using a scrap piece of acetate.  I dried panel in between colors, then lastly flicked Walnut Stain using a #4 watercolor brush.  Next, I die cut word dies also using Distress watercolor paper then using a flat brush, watercolored the sentiments, trying for an "ombre" effect.  To finish, I assembled and adhered elements to card base using foam tabs for the sentiments.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Friday, June 2, 2017


Mimi Loves Paris...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Penny Black Stamps (Mimi in Paris) and watercoloring using Prima color confections watercolor sets (classics).  To start, I stamped, white heat embossed, then fussy cut images.  I next, die cut hillside (Lawn Fawn) and stitched background panel using Neenah solar white for both.  I ink blended both panels using Distress Inks.  I also die cut "picket fence" (MFT's) using Neenah solar white cardstock.  Next, I began watercoloring images first using a light wash of water/color then going back over to add depth of shadows/color.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled and adhered images to card base.  To add a little more interest, I utilized Copics to add dots to "ground" images.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Floral Thoughtfulness...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this beautiful stamp from Stampendous (Vase Bouquet) and water coloring using Daniel Smith extra fine watercolors.  To start, I stamped image onto a piece of Strathmore hot press watercolor paper using Versafine Sepia pigment ink then heat embossed.  I next began watercoloring image using a light wash of color/water then going back over adding depth/shadows of color.  To add a little more depth, I went of piece once dry using Faber-Castell colored pencils.  To finish, I stamped sentiment using above mentioned pigment, heat embossed, and added PrettyPinkPosh "rose gold" sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Box full of Glee...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this fun scalloped box card from Lawn Fawn and this adorable set "Gleeful Gardens".  To start, I die cut and assembled box card.  I next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  I then stamped and heat embossed sentiment using Hero Arts unicorn white embossing powder.  To finish, I adhered images to the bases.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


My Sunshine...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from SimonSaysStamp (Happy Days), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (mowed lawn, broken china, and tumbled glass).  To start, I die cut both background stitched rectangle panel using pattern paper and Scalloped Frame panel using Neenah solar white.  I then stamped image, masked, and ink blended frame panel.  I then removed masked, stamped sentiment, and Copic colored image.  To add a little detail/interest, I added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to "cheeks".  To finish, I assembled and adored elements to a Neenah desert storm card base using fun foam for "sunshine" panel.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Work It Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, May 22, 2017


One of Many...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this sweet set from SimonSaysStamp (Happy Days), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (mowed lawn and tumbled glass).  To start, I die cut diagonal stitched panel using both Neenah solar white and MFT's cardstock (coral crush).  I then stamped flowers, masked, and ink blended background.  I next, Copic colored images, then added a coat of Wink of Stella clear and glossy accents to "cheeks".  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, then assembled, and adhered elements using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Flickr Challenge #71.  In addition: this card has also been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Happy Days are Ahead...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable set from Avery Elle (Woodland Wonders), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (mowed lawn and tumbled glass).  To start, I die cut frame (Mama Elephant Madison Avenue die set) using Neenah solar white.  I then ink blended using above mentioned Distress Inks.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To add a little detail I used a white gel pen to images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment using Versafine Onyx black pigment ink, assembled elements, and adhered to Neenah desert storm card base.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Big Wheelies...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from Lawn Fawn (Wheelie Like You) and Ink Smooshing using Distress Oxide Inks (worn lipstick, wilted violet, and fossilized amber).  To start, I die cut a banner (Lawn Fawn "party banners"), then ink smooshed several layers of oxide inks.  I next, stamped, die cut, and Copic  colored images.  I then die cut background panel using Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangles, and die cut speech bubble.  To finish card, I stamped sentiment, assembled and adhered images, and added sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog (#5).

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Mother's Day Wishes...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this lovely stamp set from SimonSaysStamp (Best Mom Ever) and coloring using Copic sketch markers.  To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock then stamped several of the circle image and leaf images from the set using MFT's hybrid inks (pink lemonade, in the buff, and hot fudge).  Next, I stamped, fussy cut, and Copic colored roses.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, arranged elements, adhered to card base (MFT's pink lemonade cardstock), and stamped several small open circles to add a little bit of interest.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Bunny Friendships...
  Hello Friends and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from Penny Black Stamps (woodland friends) and watercoloring using Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  To start, I stamped image using Versafine Onyx black ink then heat embossed onto a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper then fussy cut image.  Next, I began watercoloring image by first adding a small amount of color/water then going back over adding more depth/shadows.  I set aside image to dry, then ink blended background panel using Distress Inks (twisted citron and cracked pistachio).  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed, assembled elements, and adhered image to panel using foam tape.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Sunshine Smiles...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from MFT's (Things with Wings), coloring using Copics, and Ink Blending using Distress Inks (broken china and tumbled glass).  To start, I die grassy border (Lawn Fawn) using MFT's limeade cardstock and die cut scalloped rectangle frame (MFT's) out of Neenah solar white.  Next, I stamped images, die cut, and Copic colored.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, assembled, and adhered elements to card base using fun foam for birdie and sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Purr-fect Friends...
  Hello and welcome!  Today's card features several wonderful products from MFT's including this cute stamp/die set "Cat-itude".  To start, I die cut this angled stitched cover die (MFT's) using both Neenah desert storm and solar white.  I stamped BG white panels using "Scribbled Circles" and "Pin-Stripe" (MFT's) using several hybrid inks (MFT's green field and daffodil).  I next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To add a little detail and interest, I used a white gel pen on the flowers and glossy accents to collar.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, heat embossed using yellow embossing powder from Ranger, assembled elements, and adhered to card base (MFT's green field cardstock) using fun foam for kitty.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Neon Goldfish...
   Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Hero Arts (color layering goldfish) and Hero Arts Neon Inks.  To start, I stamped and die cut gold fish and a few "seaweeds" using various Neon Inks including orange, pink, blue, yellow, and green.  I utilized my Misti precision stamper to correctly align these layering stamps.  Next, I stamped sentiment, "rocks", and "seaweed" and heat embossed using Hero Arts Unicorn white and clear embossing powder. To finish, I ink blended bottom of BG panel using Distress Ink "tumbled glass", assembled elements adhered to a Neenah desert storm 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, May 1, 2017


Light Touches...
   Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this pretty stamp from Penny Black Stamps (light touch) and Distress Inks (ripe persimmon, forest moss, fossilized amber, and rusty hinge).  To start, I stamped image on a stitched rectangle die cut panel from Neenah solar white.  I utilized my "Misty" precision stamper to stamp this image since it can hold and stamp in the same position repeatedly.  I first added the lightest ink then stamped, then repeated process from light to darkest ink.  To finish, I stamped sentiment (Mama Elephant label sentiments) using Versafine Onyx Black ink then trimmed, assembled elements, adhered to card base, and added PrettyPnkPosh metallic gold sequins.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Flamin-go Love...
   Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this fun set from Lawn Fawn (Flamingo Together), Copic coloring, and ink blending using Distress Inks (dried marigold and squeezed lemonade).  To start, I ink blended Distress Inks over a Tim Holtz ray stencil across a diagonal stitched rectangle panel.  I next, die cut waves and sand using cardstock and Neenah desert storm.  Next, I stamped, die cut images, Copic colored flamingos.  To finish, I assembled and adhered elements to card base and stamped sentiment using Avery Elle Strawberry pigment ink.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Coffee Now Please...
   Hello and welcome!  Today's card features this cutie set from Newton's Nook (Newton Loves Coffee), Copic coloring, and stamping using Lawn Fawn Inks (plastic flamingo, fresh lavender, carrot, and merman).  To start, I die cut both background panels using Avery Elle pinked edge die set from both Neenah solar white and orange cardstock.  I next, stamped "coffee beans" using above mentioned ink colors randomly onto Neenah solar white panel.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored image.  I added a coat of glossy accents to "coffee" and Newtons ears/nose.  To finish, I stamped sentiment, assembled, and adhered elements to card base using fun foam for Newton.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card has been submitted to the current SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge blog.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Pawsome Puppies...
  Hello friends and welcome!  Today's card features this adorable stamp set from Clearly Besotted (playful pooches) and ink blending using Distress Inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet, peacock feathers, twisted citron, mustard seed, and ripe persimmon).  To start, I die cut a scalloped wave border (SSS) out of a Neenah solar white panel.  I masked off area then began to ink blend.  Once blended, I flicked water droplets onto panel.  Next, I stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I adhered panel to card base, stamped sentiment and heat embossed, then adhered images using fun foam.  Thanks so much for stopping by... take care!  Please note: this card was inspired by the super talented Kristina Werner.

Friday, April 21, 2017


Underwater Friends...
  Hello and welcome friends!  Today's card features this cutie set from Paper Smooches (Surf and Turf), Copic coloring, and watercoloring using Distress Inks (cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and faded jeans). To start, I watercolored a stitched rectangle panel using a piece of Distress watercolor paper.  Next, stamped, die cut, and Copic colored images.  To finish, I stamped sentiment and bubbles, white heat embossed, and added a coat of glossy accents to bubbles.  Thanks so much for stopping by...take care!