Sunday, May 21, 2023

Whimsical Woolies

 This is for the Splitcoast Stampers Wednesday Watercolor Challenge. Hand drawn, doodled, and watercolored, sentiment is by Art Impressions. Hope it's not too baaad!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Peony Blooms

 I am really in love with the 3D embossing folders, especially on watercolor paper. This paper seems to take the deep embossing without cracking or tearing and is so lovely to color. This folder is called Peony Blooms by Creative Expressions that I colored with Zig Kuretake waterbrush pens. Added the die cut sentiment by Simon Says Stamp.

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Acetate Card

 I am getting back into my Stampin' Up! card making, ordered some new goodies and am looking forward to them. First I need to use some of the sets I have not yet cracked open. Framed Florets was from the previous mini and it is really awesome. Love the dies that came with it and I will be using them quite often.

The card base is acetate and white card stock with some patterned paper from Honey Bee, called Simply Spring. This paper pad is gorgeous! Acetate card was from a tutorial by Sam Calcott. Check her out on youtube, she has some amazing projects to inspire.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Framed Florets

 What a pretty little stamp set and coordinating dies! From Stampin' Up, Framed Florets. Paper is by Honey Bee.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Cinco de Mayo

 Happy Cinco de Mayo! Streamer ribbons dies are by Simon Says Stamp, penguin is by The Cat's Pajamas, sentiment is an old one by Artful INKables.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023



For Simon's Wednesday challenge of anything goes/Hero Arts. I used their world stamps with an SU  world map embossing folder, sentiment by MyArtC. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Cherry Blossoms


 Make Your Mark challenge at Simon Says Stamp  features dots from markers and white paint splatters that were added to this watercolored image that is by Crafters Companion called Spring Blossom. Zig Kuretake watercolor brush markers used here. Sentiment is by Hero Arts.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Matching Butterfly

 For the Things with Wings Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I used Pinkfresh Studio "Keep Going" floral with sentiment by Hero Arts. Added silver embossed butterfly.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Pink Tulips

 Tulips stamps and dies are by Pretty Pink Posh, embossed in silver, colored with Zig Kuretake brush pens. 3D embossing folder is by Paper Rose Studio.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Keep Going

 Pinkfresh Studios "Keep Going" stamps and dies, The Greetery clouds die, and sequins for the Rainbow challenge at Simon Says Stamp! Also for the CAS encouragement theme.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Thanks A Bunch

Stamped the mini carrots from Stampin' Up!'s Thanks A Bunch in various colors. Easy and CAS!


Egg Bunny

 I used the new Honey Bee egg stencil with various Tim Holtz distress oxide inks. Stamped the Simon Says Stamp "Some Bunny", cut out and popped up on dimensional foam tape.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Milk Chocolate Bunny

For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme of "Stencil". I made a stencil out of the negative piece of the Chocolate Bunny by Trinity Stamps. Ink colors of Vintage Photo, sentiment is an old retired stamp. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Carrot Bunny

 I made a few panels of the multi-colored carrots and wanted to do something slightly different with this one. The baby Bunny and grass is by Trinity Stamps, the carrot set is Thanks A Bunch by Stampin' Up!

Monday, March 27, 2023

Thanks A Bunch

 Rainbow carrots using Stampin' Up!'s Thanks A Bunch stamp set, various SU colors both current and retired, retired SU dp and Tulip Frame embossing folder.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Rainbow Peeps

 A rainbow of peeps! I can only remember yellow peeps when we were kids and now we have such a colorful variety. Peep Show stamps are from Trinity Stamps, Blossom Field embossing folder is Simon Says Stamp.

For the Monday Spring/Easter challenge at SSS.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Peep Parade

 Colorful peeps this time. Embossed the peep outline stamp in white and then colored with various Copics. paper is retired Stampin' Up! For the Monday Simon Says Stamp Easter/Spring challenge.

Happy Easter Peeps

 Adorable marshmallow peeps stamp set by Trinity Stamps is called Peep Show. How cute is that! Paired with some older DCWV spring paper and some lilac organdy ribbon that is much lighter in real life. Added some Studio Katia rainbow confetti to embellish. For the Simon Says Stamp Easter/Spring challenge.

Thursday, March 23, 2023


 This was a very easy card that took about 10-15 minutes to make. "Peep Show" stamps are from Trinity, the paper is retired Stampin' Up! Another entry for the Simon Says Stamp Spring/Easter challenge!

One More!

 Couldn't resist doing another. This panel was pre-made so it went together quickly! Trinity Stamps Chocolate Bunny. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Spring/Easter challenge.

Happy Easter Bunny

 Another bunny die card (Trinity Stamps) with an old PSX sentiment stamp that I love, and some Stampin' Up! paper. The frame is from The Greetery. For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday (or Monday!) challenge theme of Spring/Easter.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Another Bunny

 Another Trinity Stamps chocolate bunny, this time in textured iridescent white card stock. Love this little guy! This is for the Easter or Spring challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

White Chocolate Bunny

 White Chocolate Bunny, die by Trinity Stamps in cream card stock by Simon Says Stamp. Background papers are "Tell The Bees" by Craft Consortium. Iris die unknown. For the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Spring Gnomes

 Simon Says Stamp Spring Gnomes with a sheet of floral acetate and Lawn Fawn paper, Pinkfresh jewels. For the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


 The background was created with Dyan Reaveley shimmer sprays and a leaf stencil by Picket Fence Studios, various tropical dies and sentiment, Clearly Besotted stamps. For Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday slimline challenge. Also for the WINGS challenge for SSSMonday.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Pastel Rainbow

 This Tumbling Leaves stencil from Simon Says Stamp is one of my favorites. I used a stencil paste on watercolor paper and then blended with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Broken China, and Milled Lavender. Really love this ink combo! Added some pearls and a glittery birthday sentiment. For Simon's Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Little Stinkers

 Some more Cards For Cubs this time using Unity skunks and various papers from my supplies. Stinkin' cute!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Weekly Christmas Cards


These are for my Facebook group's Weekly Christmas Card Challenge that I have been managing to keep up with so far. It's only February I know but I haven't missed any yet.
The first card uses Studio Light paper with Tim Holtz/Sizzix "Harvey" Nutcracker and Diesires gate.
The second theme was penguins and I used this cute stamp from Crafty Individuals.
The last was silver/gray/white colors and I recycled this pretty silver embossed tree by adding a Simon Says Stamp snowflake die with an SU embellishment and some of their silver webbed ribbon.

Milestone Birthday

My husband Jim just had a special birthday and I made a card to celebrate that and his love of watches and Snoopy. He has loved Snoopy since he was a kid and he called him Noop Noop :) The embossing folder with the timepieces on it is from Darice and I made the background with blue and copper acrylic paints, SU numbers die, and big sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs.

Cards For Cubs Drive

 I have been working on Cards For Cubs this weekend. I pledged 50 but think I can do a bunch more! If you have some free time I'm sure they would appreciate any that you might be able to send. The drive is open until the end of March.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023


Another challenge for Art Impressions Stamps featuring Sweet Wishes. I stamped the rose repeatedly for the background. Challenge details can be found HERE if you want to play along.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Sweetest Wishes

 You could say that I have valentines in my blood since my grandmother's last name was Valentine!

This "tryfold" card uses Art Impressions "Sweet Wishes" and opens up to three panels. AI challenge of You're My Everything found HERE.

The Simon Says Stamp Monday "Love is in the Air" can be found HERE.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Snowy Path

Oh, this embossing folder! I really love it. It is called Snowy Path and is by Simon Says Stamp. I colored it with a variety of products- Prismacolor pencils, Kuretake brush markers, white acrylic paint spatters, Liquid Pearls for snowy trees, Deco Art Snow Tex dabbed here and there, Dazzling Diamonds and Wink of Stella gloss, finished with a light misting of Shimmer Spray (Technique Junkies).
The sentiment is a retired one from Stampin' Up! but I don't know which set it is from.


Ice Cream Day

 I am beginning to concentrate on making Cards For Cubs with the themes of Birthday and Encouragement. Please check out the details on their website  to see how we can bring some joy to kids. I look forward to this drive every year!

This sweet ice cream mouse is by Colorado Craft Company and the paper is Webster's Pages.

Love Shack

 This adorable Holiday Mansion set is from Art Impressions and is for the Windows of the World challenge. Lot of fun to color in and put together with the help of the dies that are included. Love this set!