Monday, July 6, 2020

New Blog

I have a new blog! I'm super excited about it!!!

You can now find me at:

 Stop by and check it out :)

Have an awesome day!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

You Are Truly Extraordinary

Today I'm playing along with the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Dies And/Or Punches.

My card features the Layer It - Daisy die set and a new favorite sentiment from Taylored Expressions :)

Gerbera Daisies are one of my favorite kinds of flowers because they come in so many bright and happy colors! I think this daisy die looks fabulous in every color of the rainbow :)

The sentiment is from the set The Inside Scoop - For Her (Taylored Expressions). I love it and think it works perfectly on the front of a card OR on the inside ;)

Hope you're having a good week!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: The Inside Scoop - For Her (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet (Ink To Paper)
Patterned Paper: Black and White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack (MFT)
Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Dies: Layer It - Daisy (Taylored Expressions), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
Adhesive: 1/2" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K)  


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Color Throwdown Guest Star Stamper

Hello there, crafty friends! Today is a super exciting day!!! I'm the Guest Star Stamper over at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Here's the color combo we're playing with this time around:

Isn't it absolutely STUNNING?!?!!! I love it!

Here's the card I created :) I was inspired by the colors AND that beautiful inspiration photo!

I stamped the butterflies from Painted Butterflies (Altenew) onto a panel of soft stone cardstock in Fiesta Blue and Something Borrowed (Catherine Pooler) and Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko) Note: Soft stone is a really light gray---my personal favorite. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set called Pen and Ink. I love the brush script font and think it pairs up nicely with the sketch-style of the butterflies. I added the embossed gold splatters as a finishing touch.

I hope you'll join us for the current Color Throwdown Challenge! I'd love to see how you're inspired by this fabulous color combo!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Painted Butterflies (Altenew), Pen and Ink (Papertrey Ink), splatters from Hello Lovely (Concord and 9th)
Ink: Fiesta Blue and Something Borrowed (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)
Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)
Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It) 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Celebrate Your Special Day

Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Seize The Birthday Challenge :) I skipped the toppings option this time around and went with "anything goes."

I recently purchased the 1/4" Quick Strips Die from The Stamp Market, and I've been having lots of fun creating colorful striped panels with it :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sentimental - Gift (Winnie and Walter)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Raspberry Fizz, Bright Buttercup, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet (Ink To Paper)
Patterned Paper: The Everyday Collection 6x6 Paper Pad (Avery Elle)
Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Celebrate (Lil' Inker), Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh), 1/4" Quick Strips (The Stamp Market)
Adhesive: Tape Runner (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Connect Glue (Gina K) 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Love You

Today I'm sharing a Mother's Day card I created for my grandma. I used this fantastic sketch from The Paper Players:

...and the Best Buds stamp set from Paper Smooches...

I love this little jar of whimsical flowers and I hope my grandma will too!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Stamps: Best Buds (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: RV13, RV14, BG10, BG11, BG13, YR12, YR16, Y32, Y35, YG05, YG09
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)
White Gel Pen: Gelly Roll 08 (Sakura)
Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Basic Set (Mama Elephant), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower) 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Popping in super quickly to share a couple of cards I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Flower Power" :)

I masked off an area, blended some Distress Oxide inks, and then stamped the silhouette images and sentiment. I'm still working on a collection of cards for various occasions to send to my grandma (and a set for my mom as well). Keeping the cards nice and flat so that they don't require any extra postage or special mailing supplies.

Here's a second one using different images from the same stamp set and different colors.

Hope you're having a good week so far!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes (Papertrey Ink), You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity)
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Distress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers (Ranger)
Blending Brushes: (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Kraft (Ink To Paper)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)
Adhesvie: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It) 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Sending You A Handmade Hug

Today I'm playing along with the Inspired By Challenge :)

You know I can't resist a rainbow!
Check out this inspiration photo:

And here's my card:

I thought the curve on this whimsical flower image looked like the arches in the photo, so I stamped it 5 times across a white cardstock panel and then added my rainbow of color :)

I added some faux stitching, a sparkly scalloped edge, some score lines, and VOILA! finished :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of the sweet comments you've been leaving me! Crafty friends are the best!!!

Stamps: Beautiful Day (MFT)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)
Copic Sketch Markers
Specialty Cardstock: Pixie Dust Sparkle Cardstock (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches), Scallop Frames (Pretty Pink Posh)
Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)