Sunday, April 18, 2021


Finishing up a batch of kid's cards this weekend for Cards For Kindness. The stamp set is Sweet Smiles by Lawn Fawn and the paper is retired Stampin' Up!


Flower Shop

Hero Arts Flower Shop Front combined with the January 2019 card kit of the month. Brick background embossing folder is by Sizzix.


Friday, April 16, 2021


I have been working on a donation for Cards For Kindness, sponsored by, concentrating on kid's birthday cards. This is all Stampin' Up!, paper and Dinoroar set with the August 2020 Sheetload Of Cards template.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Change of Scenery

We have been quarantining at home for over a year and decided we needed a little change of view for a few days. Got a cute little VRBO cottage on Vashon Island, right on the water. So relaxing, spending the days reading, coloring, going for walks, and enjoying the passing boats, rowing crews, ducks, gulls, and otters. I brought a bag of images I had previously stamped and some alcohol markers. Will make all into Cards For Kindness when I get home. This is a card we will be leaving at the rental place when we leave. It is an old, retired Stampin' Up! wheel with a Lawn Fawn thanks sentiment.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Easter Bunnies and Tulips

Wishing you a Blessed Good Friday.
This card uses stamps, stencil, "Easter" letters, and fancy frame by The Greetery. The bunny die cut is by Impression Obsession, card stock is Highland Heather by SU, paisley paper is by Making Memories.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Card #4

Another from this kit from Simon and the Splendid Leaves Circle Frame 3D embossing folder.


Card #3

Card #3 of the April kit from Simon. Stamped the flowers in Kitsch Flamingo by Tim Holtz, colored in with Lyra polychromos. Super easy, clean, simple, and flat for mailing.


Bunny Girl

 This sweet little girl bunny was very easy to draw with the tutorial on the site "Love To Draw Things" So many cute ideas there and easy to accomplish. The die cuts are from The Greetery.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Flower Rainbow

April card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Gold embossed the flowers on white base and in various card stock colors, fussy cut the flowers and added "beautiful" die cut that was from the March lot. Slimline card.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

April Card Kit

The April card kit from Simon Says Stamps is just filled with lovely goodies, including this paper- the floral piece and the polka dot background and pink card base. The metal tag is so nice with the velvet ribbon! I love how it lays flat on the card.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Whale Done


I made some Cards For Cubs hosted by Bearly Arts for kids in foster care. Worked with the Whale Done set by Stampin' Up! and the designer paper that goes with it.

Some more of the same mailing with the bits of paper from Graphic45 By the Seashore.

Sending Sunshine

I love this sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Sending Sunshine set, it can work for lots of occasions. Groovy Guava card base.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cottontail Wishes

I just love the sweet bunnies in this Simon Says Stamp Cottontail Wishes set, great for the young and young at heart!


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Beautiful Window

 Last one for the day! It's been raining here all day so I chose to spend it stamping instead of working on my spring cleaning.

Beautiful Die Cut

 This "beautiful" die cut and background shadow is from Simon Says Stamp. I love it! Paper, card stock, and speckled stamp are all from the March card kit.

Textured Wall and Window

Another with the card kit. I'm trying to get as many different designs from this kit as possible before the new April kit gets here! I used a Darice brick wall embossing folder and swiped Weathered Wood distress oxide ink and then some craft white over top. SU Bordering Blue, Whisper White card stocks with some of their baker's twine to embellish.

Spring Flowers

A super simple card using the pretty papers from the March 2021 card kit from Simon Says Stamp called Spring Windows. I also used the little flower from last year's Bunny Butt set, some various sequins and Stampin' Up! card stocks of Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron.


Saturday, March 13, 2021

Leprechaun Llama

Wooly Lucky set is by Simon Says Stamp with SU Call Me Clover card base and DCWV Spring Stack paper, The Greetery frame die.


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Easter Bunny

An Easter card for my great-niece. Bunny Butt Peek A Boo stamps and dies are by Simon Says Stamp on Balmy Blue card stock that was stamped in craft white ink and the retired Pretty Posy backgrounder.


Monday, March 8, 2021

One Stamp Three Ways

I love this Corner Bouquet set from Stampin' Up! and have been having a good time trying to come up with ways to use it and have it look really different and work for more occasions. I paired it up with Heal Your Heart that was also an offering from Sale A Bration. Frame die is from The Greetery, blended inks are distress oxides.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Corner Bouquet

The Corner Bouquet set and Heal Your Heart sets were from the Stampin' Up! Sale A Bration promotion, just getting them and the opportunity to work with them. The Blessed die cut is unknown, the hope sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Spring Windows". The first card uses The Greetery frame die and some butterflies that I had saved from another project. I hate to ever need sympathy cards but they are probably the most necessary and important ones to give or receive.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Beautiful Friend

The lovely paper and stamps from the Stampin' Up! Friends Are Like Seashells collection make it pretty easy to make a lovely card. Everything coordinates so well. Love it.  Used some of the gems from the catalog in addition to the opal rounds in the mini.


Monday, March 1, 2021

New Stampin' Up! in the house!

I simply cannot resist beach/seashore/shells/tropical stamps and had to have this Friends Are Like Seashells collection from the Stampin' Up! mini catalog. Still need the embossing folder that was sold out for now but I can certainly work with what I have until they re-stock. I wanted to go monochromatic for my first card, using Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede. I sprayed the entire die cut piece with Pixie Dust glitter and it is very very sparkly!


Sunday, February 28, 2021

10 minute card

 This was so easy with the March card kit (paper and die cut) from Simon Says Stamp, ribbon and card stock are from Stampin' Up!

Hello Beautiful

Another card with the Simon Says Stamp Spring Windows set and beautiful die cut. Colored with Prismacolor pencils, SU woodgrain folder on the dove gray card stock.


Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spring Windows

The new March card kit from Simon Says Stamp is called Spring Windows and is wonderful. Love all of the goodies in this one, a die that says "beautiful", 3 Tim Holtz distress markers, sentiment strips (used here), designer paper, card stock and envelopes. Wow! I love anything houses or windows, great images for so many different occasions so this will be a go to set for me.


Friday, February 19, 2021

St. Patrick's Day

Another St. Patrick's Day card. A llama leprechaun? haha
The texture is from the glitz paste for this challenge.



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wooly Lucky

For the Simon Says Stamp challenge to add texture. I added it with the Rina K glitter paste on the scattered circles stencil and Hero Arts puffy detail embossing powder on the clouds. This cute St. Patrick's Day set is by Simon Says Stamp.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Dreaming of Hawaii

I have been looking for a Hawaii set of stamps for a long while now and knew I had to get this latest monthly kit from Hero Arts. We missed our trip to Kauai this past year and re-scheduled one for Maui in November. Hoping that everything is good to go by then!


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Bee Mine

 Lawn Fawn designer paper with Bee Mine stamps remind me that springtime is on the way! Love the blush color.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sweet Truffles

Sweet Truffles stamps combined with sentiment (embossed in red) from Love You Beary Much sets from Simon Says Stamp. Decorated the chocolates with various Nuvo drops and chunky glitter for the sea salt. Four window die is by Sunny Studio Stamps.



Sunday, February 7, 2021

Love You Beary Much

Love You Beary Much is the sweet February card kit from Simon Says Stamp, comes with these stamps, paper, and the glossy accents that I used on the nose. 


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Heart Rose Congratulations

I had this pretty rainbow hued card from my last order of Skecher's shoes and thought it too pretty to throw away. A happy background for these Simon Says Stamp Heart Roses and the sentiment from Be My Valentine. Hearts were embossed in gold and watercolored.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Like Love Adore

I wanted to add a few more to my batch of cards going out tomorrow to a local assisted living facility. They could use a bit of extra cheer!
Simon Says Stamp February 2021 card kit was used for this easy card. Hearts stencil with Scattered Straw, Marmalade, Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks. Sentiment from this Love You Beary Much kit in Versafine Onyx Black, the best for sentiments in my finding. So crisp, dark, and clear. Added the little gold confetti bits to the background for some extra shine.


Love You Beary Much

I combined the bear from the new Simon Says Stamp card kit with the one from the Happy Fall Y'all set. Heart stencil and sentiment are also from the new kit. Nice and easy CAS card, flat for ideal mailing without the extra postage.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

So Sweet

 A combination of products were used to make this valentine. Chocolate truffle stamps are from the Simon Says Stamp February 2021 card kit, paper is Ink Drops Vivid by Craft Consortium, Slimline Kaleidoscope Hearts die is by Spellbinders, So Sweet die is Sizzix, icing details done with various Nuvo drops.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Glitter Hearts and Bear

I had this cute background all ready to go, made it with the Hero Arts hearts die cut and some awesome eyepopping Rina K glitter paste. So sparkly! It takes a while to dry so don't be in a hurry.
Added Simon Says Stamp bear from new February card kit, fussy cut image. I think they have a coordinating die cut coming out for this if you are short on patience or time :)


Saturday, January 30, 2021

I Super Like You

 A fun valentine using the new Simon Says Stamp February 2021 card kit.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Uptown Girl

For the Simon Says Wednesday challenge to use Stamping Bella. This is my favorite image from them (Uptown Girl Fiona With Flowers).
Background is a retire Stampin' Up! 3D embossing folder with Pretty in Pink ink.


Monday, January 25, 2021

You Are Loved

This sweet Flower Shop Window is from Hero Arts, colored in Copics. Sentiment is from last year's Valentine set from Simon Says Stamp. Paper is Echo Park Cupid & Co. I think this would work for more than just Valentine's Day which is always a bonus!



Friday, January 22, 2021

Cards for Valentine's Day

 I have been working on some cards to send to my late mother-in-law's assisted living residence for the caregivers to pass out for anyone that needs a little  extra love. It has been a very long, lonely road for them and they are still not allowed visits. 

This paper pack is the 12" x 12" size from Echo Park, called Cupid & Co. All of these cards and I haven't even put a tiny dent in the pack. Some of the papers will still go on past Valentine's Day for other occasions, there are some really pretty florals and plaids.

Friday, January 15, 2021


 Another using the pretty Hero Arts Window On Love confetti fancy die- two layers of black underneath the white to give added dimension. The LOVE stamp is by Fun Stampers Journey cut with Stampin' Up! Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Fancy Hearts


Time to start the valentines! This pretty die is from Hero Arts, the Window of Love Hearts Confetti fancy die. I made it into a shaker card with an acetate sheets, some sequins and some punched out mini circles from foil paper. The designer paper behind the die is from Craft Consortium and is just gorgeous, my favorite paper pack in a long time, called Vivid- Ink Drops. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Celebrate Sunflowers set. The Hero Arts Stay Craft Challenge to feature a heart on your project can be found at

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Sweet Snowflakes


This is another cards from the January card kit from Simon Says Stamp. Everything in this kit is so lovely and makes it so easy to make a pretty card with those love papers, stamps and snowflake die. Hero Arts ombre ink pad used for the sentiment along with Trinity Stamps Fairy Rocks to embellish.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Snow Much

 This pretty card kit from Simon Says Stamp (January 2021) arrived today. Love the papers, stamps, die, all of it! Versatile, this will get you through general winter occasions, in addition to Christmas projects.

Happy 2021!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Here's to a better year coming for all of us.

I've been working on clearing up some of my half-finished projects before moving on to the next thing. This set of cards uses The Greetery Fresh Florals and some sentiments from Avery Elle. Simple, clean, and one layer for easy mailing.