Thursday, July 29, 2021

Feeling Tropical

I've been fixated on tropical themed cards lately! 
The first card used Stampin' Up! Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay, and Garden Green card stocks, Stampendous "Jungle Birds" for parrot, Hello Hibiscus by Clearly Besotted, smaller white flower is by RSP Honolulu, Background is by Hero Arts leaves and vines fancy die.
The second card uses a Lawn Fawn Tropical background frame die, Pretty Pink Posh tropical stamps and a background created with distress oxide inks. Aloha and mahalo for visiting!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dove of Peace

All Stampin' Up! Embossed Dove Of Peace in gold and colored in cherry and spruce. Cherry Cobbler, Handsome Hunter card stocks and retired gold ribbon to embellish.


Monday, July 19, 2021


Challenge for food and drink, I went with a tropical beverage. Everything is yummy when you drink it from a coconut, I'm sure :)
Sunny Studio Stamps Tiki Time elephant, Pretty Pink Posh hibiscus stencil in craft white over a simple background of scribbled swipes of Copic markers to create an easy rainbow. Then ran it through Big Shot with a 3d tropical leaves embossing folder. Aloha die is by Lawn Fawn.


More Christmas in July!

I hope you can join us for this week's color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. The colors are Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce (or the closest thing you have). Optional theme of Christmas.

I used Stampin' Up's Pretty Pines thinlits for the greenery in the greens and Spellbinders poinsettia die for the flowers. Base is Rococo Rose with a Sizzix 3D embossing folder. Sentiment is by Stampabilities in the Spruce color.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Party Animal

 Lots of Lawn Fawn on this boy's birthday card! Love Ya Bunches monkeys and Wild For You lion and sentiment, tropical leaves stencils and vines and mini flowers from the tropical background leaves dies, new birthday sentiment die cut. I added some Nuvo glow in the dark drops to the flower centers. This made me smile so I hope he loves it!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Christmas In July

 Christmas in July challenge over at Splitcoast. Used Sunny Studio Stamp Surfin' Santa and sentiment stamp from Hawaii.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Guiding Light

Bought the whole beautiful bundle from the new Craft Consortium release Sea and Shore. Looking for some samples to be inspired by but there is nothing really out yet. A great challenge for myself, to come up with some ideas for these beach/nautical/sea creatures stamps and papers. (And shell charms, sequins, die cuts. Swoon!)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021


I am so happy to be a guest designer on Splitcoast's Tuesday color challenge team for the month of July.
Join us today where we use Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, and Silver.
I used the Simon Says Stamp gnome die, January 2021 card kit, and sentiment from Gnome Peeking.


Moon and Stars

I have started working to catch up on the Watercolor Wednesday challenges over at Splitcoast. A medium I have long been wanted to try!

The second card was from the technique lover's challenge- brick wall tutorial.
Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Fourth

 Happy Fourth of July! I made a mixed media card for a couple of challenges. Striped stencil with distress oxide inks. Fireworks stencil with Stickles glitter paste, Tim Holtz stars from a Halloween die "beautiful" word die by Simon Says Stamp.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Gnome Hello

 For Simon Says Stamp's red, white, and blue challenge. Gnome is a digi image from Etsy, colored in Copics.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Graduation Cards

Here's to the Class of 2021! What an amazing accomplishment and effort by the students, teachers, and caregivers. Job well done!
The first card uses the large number dies from Stampin' Up!
The second uses Sailing Home and Waterfront with some distress oxide ink blending.


Friday, June 25, 2021

Painted Peony

I really love the wide washi tape and coordinating dies from Pinkfresh Studio. It is so easy to make a lovely card with this stuff! This is the Painted Peony washi.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Kind Flowers

 Virtual Stamping is in full swing at Splitcoast and this card is for the Gilded Flowers challenge. I used the Simon Says Stamp card kit from 2017 called Kind Flowers. Gold is in the embossing, paper, and leaves.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Handsomely Suited

'Cause every girl crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man. For my handsome husband for Father's Day. I used the Suit and Tie dies by Stampin' Up! and the Well Suited dsp.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Made a watercolor was with distress re-inker Speckled Egg. Sentiment at top is Stampendous, Relax by Kaisercraft for everything else. This is a mini slimline that fits in a small business office envelope. 


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Corgi Beach

 A mix of various stamp companies for this one. The Corgi Beach is by Newton's Nook, the palm tree die is by Lawn Fawn, the Tiki Time set is from Sunny Studio. Made the background with distress oxide inks of Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Salvaged Patina, Tea Dye for the sand, added lots of speckled dots.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Druid's Inn

I really love this image from Lavinia Stamps called "Druid's Inn". It reminded me of the Hobbits.
Brushos colour crystals on Yupo paper, with some vines (Better Places by SU), Forever Fern in Regal Rose and Perfect Plum, and a stencil by Simon Says Stamp.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Hula There!

Creating a scene for Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge using Sunny Studio Stamps Tiki Time and the Lawn Fawn frame die. So ready to get back to Hawaii!


Sunday, May 30, 2021

A little more rainbow!

 A trio of cards with the new June SSS kit, so happy!

Rainbow Happy

Colorful rainbows always make me happy! So pretty and cheery. Working with the new June Simon Says Stamp card kit on a slimline card.


Friday, May 21, 2021

Catalog Inspired

 I had a nice quiet afternoon while the boys were out fishing. It was lovely to dive into some new goodies from the Stampin' Up! catalog, using the Artistically Inked and Pansy suite collections. I basically just cased and amended some of the samples in the catalog since I just wanted to stamp and not try to re-invent the wheel with new ideas. Lovely to just assemble some cards and listen to some John Prine. Life is good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021


I am starting to get back into challenges on a daily basis, it really helps me to focus which has been a bit difficult this past year. 
This prompt was from the Global Design Project, case the designer Susan Wong. I went with a monochromatic theme like her pretty hydrangea card that was all in blues.
Loving the Pansy collection from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I used some retired Petal Pink/Whisper White ribbon that seemed to go with it nicely. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Pansy Patch

Pansy Patch is my favorite of the new Stampin' Up! sets. Got the whole bundle!
Die cut the pansies and leaves from the Pansy Petals dsp, a new card stock color for the base, iridescent sequin assortment for flower centers. Easy and fun card! 


Friday, May 7, 2021

Shimmery Butterflies

Added glitter spray to the front of the embossed paper piece from the Dandelion Messages set. Butterflies are from various die and punches.


You are so lovely!

My next project is making Cards For Kindness donation, this time with a Thinking Of You theme. Check out for more information, they send the cards to so many wonderful organizations.
Simon Says Stamp "Dandelion Messages" Stamped in Color Box craft rainbow pad ink, embossed some others in white and Iridescent Ice. Rainbow ribbon from my stash.


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Stampin' Up! on the way!

 Looking forward to some of the new catalog goodies to arrive. I tried to control myself somewhat but you know how it goes. Stay tuned, should have some cards up next week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Beautiful Ombre

 This slimline card uses the designer paper from the Simon Says Stamp May card kit called Dandelion Dreams by Creative Expressions (UK). Beautiful die and sentiment from Spring Windows set are also from SSS.

Summer Dreaming

All in pink today for Simon Says Stamp Monday "feminine" theme using the May card kit Dandelion Messages.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Happiest Wishes

 Another card with the Dandelion Messages from Simon Says Stamp. Distress Oxide inks of Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Specked Egg. Dandelions were embossed in white and I had some of these blingy centers in my stash of stuff. Sentiment strip is also SSS.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Lovely in Lavender

More from the lovely Dandelion Messages from Simon Says Stamp. Added some Ranger Stickles glitter gel to weedflower centers.


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Dandelion Messages

This stamp set and embossing folder is from Simon Says Stamp and is called Dandelion Messages. On white shimmer paper with Stampin' Up! silver mesh ribbon, featuring dry and heat embossing for a favorite technique.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Forever Fern

Using all Stampin' Up! products of the Forever Fern suite, i made it easy with the Sheetload Of Cards template for January 2021.


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sending Hugs

Love this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. Made a clean and simple one layer card, colored in Copics.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

Butterfly Hugs

For Wednesday's Simon Says Stamp "Hugs" challenge. I created a butterfly stencil with one of my dies and a piece of acetate, inked with distress oxide inks and added SSS beautiful die and love and hugs sentiment from the Home Sweet Home set. Hello stamp is unknown/unmarked.


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.