Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Count Your Rainbows...

Hey there, crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a card that was featured on the DeNami Design Blog yesterday.

That sentiment is one of my all-time favorites. Such a good reminder that if we look hard enough, we can always find something positive to focus on.

You can see all of the card details on the DeNami Design Blog.

Thanks for stopping by! It's a misty, rainy, foggy day here in the mountains. Good day to stay inside and continue my preparations for our upcoming trip to Italy!!! I'm so excited! Can't wait!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monster Birthday Pop-Up Card

I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today sharing a pop-up card! I'd love for you to stop by and check out all of the details.

Here's a little peek:

I had so much fun making this!!!

Happy Thursday!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Feel Better Soon

My neighbor friend, Donna, tore her ACL and meniscus when we were skiing in Steamboat. She's having surgery tomorrow. I made her a special card to cheer her up during her recovery.

That little bandaid image always makes me smile, and I hope it will make Donna smile too.

I followed this sketch from Retro Sketches #162:

And since the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "Anything Goes" I'll enter it into that as well! YAY!

Hope you're having a great week!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Healthy Vibes (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White and Fine Linen (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: The Everyday Collection 6x6 Inch Paper Pad (Avery Elle), Let's Polka 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker Designs), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Impression Plate: Linen and Canvas (Papertrey Ink)
Punch: 3/4" Square (EK Success)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Other: Stapler
Adhesive: Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Guest Designer For Top Dog Dies

Hello there, crafty friends! I have some really exciting news to share! I'm the Guest Designer over at Top Dog Dies today! WOOHOO!! I have several projects to share featuring their brand new Dinosaur Trio Die Set. These dies are totally adorable and lots of fun to work with!

I'd love for you to head on over to the Top Dog Dies Blog to check out my projects.

Here's a little sneak peek:

Thanks for visiting!

Have a fabulous weekend!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Today I'm sharing a card I made for our friend, Cameron, who was recently awarded tenure at the university.

I'm also going to enter this into the most recent Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: "Anything Goes."

I stamped the brush strokes from DC Abstract Art (by My Favorite Things) in five different ink colors. Once that was dry, I heat embossed the "Congratulations" sentiment (from Simply Said by Paper Smooches) over top. I added the splatters as a finishing touch, matted the focal panel onto a black panel, and popped it up onto a card base with foam adhesive. (Note: Paper Smooches makes a brush strokes stamp set as well called Positive Strokes Two that could be used to create a very similar design.)

I hope you like my creation for today!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Stamps: Simply Said (Paper Smooches); DC Abstract Art (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Grout Gray (My Favorite Things); Soft Granite, Tide Pool, Soft Pool (Hero Arts); Teal Zeal Memento (Tsukineko); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink); Black (DeNami Design)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing! (American Crafts)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow); 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mother's Day

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm up on the DeNami Design Blog today sharing an extra special Mother's Day card. I hope you'll stop by to check it out. Here's a peek:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

You're A Blessing

Hello! Here's a sweet little card I created that was featured on the DeNami Design Blog recently. Click HERE to see all of the details.

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!