Thursday, July 11, 2024

Shaped Mailbox Card


This adorable mailbox shaped gift card holder is from Art Impressions and contains the stamps and dies to create it. The flag goes up or down and the door opens to slide in the card. This is for the Wednesday challenge over at Simon Says Stamp.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Summertime Vacay


Summertime Vacay dies from the Spellbinders June 2024 club kits. 

For the Monday and Wednesday challenges at Simon Says Stamp.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Fourth of July!

Happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone who celebrates it! Various dies used to make this shaker card, Simon Says Stamp sentiment and streamers. For both the Monday and the Wednesday Challenges this week at Simon. Shaker embellishments are called "Old Glory" by Sprinkletz.

Beach Huts

 Honey Bee Stamps "Palm Beach" cover plate die and coordinating stencils set the scene here with some colorful beach hut cabana dies. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Beach Bag

Happy Summer!! I got these dies a while back and am finally getting to them. Papertrey Ink Go-To gift card holder Beach Bag dies are a delight and sold out now. I made several cards and may do a few more since they are so much fun! 

Monday, June 24, 2024

Adventure Awaits


For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of "Transportation". I used Tim Holtz Ephemera with 7 Gypsies "Global" paper and The Paper Studio mini gears.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Sunny Smiles

 It's almost officially summer! This card uses Hello Bluebird "Beach Play" stamps. Sun and sentiment are by Hero Arts.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Father's Day

For both the Monday and Wednesday challenges at Simon Says Stamp with the theme of Masculine.

 I used Tim Holtz supplies dor this one, "Timekeeper" Sizzix die, stamps, stencils, and embossing pastes.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Pocket Tag

 I picked up most of the new Tim Holtz Vault dies right before I left for vacation and had to start experimenting with them when I got back home. This one is Vault Boutique #666607, my favorite dies in this one are the lace doily and the rose. I found that if you put a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock it cuts it so much better! I used various ephemera, stencil, and embossing folder that are all from Tim Holtz (and TH Sizzix).

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Floral Wishes

Variations using the same stamp set- "Sending Floral Wishes" by Spellbinders.
The blue cards are inspire by Juliana Michaels and her "Faux Bleach" technique on youtube. For one I used glitter gloss to lift up some of the distress oxide ink color and I love the sparkly shine it left behind.
The other cards on the white were just for some unwinding coloring relaxation after a month away. That was my longest vacation in a very long time and I was getting so homesick by the end of it all. It's wonderful to get away but just as wonderful to get back home. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Lovely Layers Iris

 New Honey Bee Stamps "Lovely Layers Iris" is exquisite, I can't wait to make them in so many different colors. For the background I used the Salvaged Brick stencil and sprayed it through with Speckled Egg and Antique Linen distress oxide sprays. The sentiment is from "Sealed With Love" which is a must have for your handmade cards, the sequins are "Unforgettable Memories".

Friday, April 19, 2024

Challenge Cards

Some cards for my weekly Christmas card challenge with the themes of Poinsettia, Christmas Choir, and Snowy Shaker.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Vintage Roses

 It's Honey Bee Stamps week here at my house. This is the Bold Backgrounds Vintage Roses and it is fairly easy to assemble using the layering guide provided on their website.

Monday, April 15, 2024

More Mailbox

The Honey Bee Stamps Vintage Mailbox is slightly addicting, it goes together so easily. I used the Simply Spring paper and also the Vintage Roses, Sweetheart Roses, and Mini Postcard dies.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Vintage Mailbox and Roses

 I followed Kristie Marcotte's wonderful Youtube tutorial for making this Honey Bee Stamps Vintage Mailbox with Vintage Roses dies so I could familiarize myself with these lovely dies. 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Blue Bird

 Getting some more mileage out of the Honey Bee Stamps die cuts- Love Birds and Layering Birdcage. Really love these, endless possibilities for bird colors!

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Love Birds

 Honey Bee Stamps dies for the Love Birds and Layered Birdcage. Background is various Tim Holtz distress oxide sprays and inks.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Tim Holtz Easter

I am a lover of all things Tim Holtz, especially the dies (and the inks, papers, stamps, ephemera, etc.). Here are two cards I made for spring and Easter.


Cherry Blossoms

 I was so thrilled to have won the March Card Kit from Hero Arts. It is so awesome with stamps, dies, transfers, ink pads, and sweet little pearlized gems in pink shades. The Japanese mountains, flowers, and scenes in this are SO lovely.

All supplies here are from the kit, the card stock is from Stampin' Up! 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter! I hope your day is lovely.

This is Mr. Rabbit, an awesome stamp set from Tim Holtz that will get lots of use when Easter is over. I stamped and colored him with Lyra colored pencils. The background is distress oxide inks and distress spray with some Brushos color crystals. I fussy cut the rabbit and adhered him to the card base.

Thursday, March 21, 2024


 Time for another Simon Says Stamp challenge, this one is Easter Spring, found HERE. I used Darcie's Heart and Home stamps and some Bo Bunny paper for a flat mailable card.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024


Peeps stamp set and stencil are exclusives and very versatile. Lots of fun stamps and sentiments in the set. The die cuts are must haves!
 I think Peeps are a food group to go on the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge for Food Or Drink.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Authentique Jubilee

One sheet of Authentique "Jubilee" paper to create these three with some left to spare for a slimline and a tag, maybe. I loved this paper and was hesitant to cut it up, paper pieced part of it for the rabbit card. The remaining piece (not shown) is the basket weave pattern so I may use that to make some Easter baskets. Honey Bee Lovely Layers "Sweetheart Roses", Tim Holtz "Solos" for bookmark with Worn Wallpaper Scraps. I used an old technique by heating up the organdy ribbon to make it curl and shrink. I always loved doing this!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Carrot Ornament

 The wood carrot was covered in papers and added to the card with low tack dimensionals. It can be easily removed and there is a hole at the top to poke through where you can thread some ribbon for hanging it up. Bunnie is by Hello Bluebird, carrots were from Michaels, yellow paper Bo Bunny, carrot papers are retired Stampin' Up! (along with my favorite, Tulip Frame embossing folder).

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Meadow Bunnies

I stamped quite a few of these Hello Bluebird "Meadow Bunnies" yesterday and also some Meadow background by Hero Arts (great for creating outdoor scenes). Added some eggs and Nuvo drops "stones" to top one.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Happy Leap Day!

Simon Says Stamp challenge is Anything Goes and I just had to make a card for Leap Day today using a previous monthly card kit.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Shamrock Bear

Colored the fur for today's Fur or Feathers Challenge at Simon Says Stamp using Sunny Studio Stamps "Holiday Hugs" made into a St. Patrick's Day easily with just a few small changes. Dots stencil is by Simon.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Color Burst Flowers

I had so much fun experimenting with this Hero Arts Bold Flowers 4 piece stencil yesterday. I used the main flower part and added cherry pink colour burst crystals and spritzed them with water, dried and then repeated process with leaves in green. Added some HA transfers, gold paste for the flower center stencil, and spritzed everything with some shimmer spray. Gold embossed sentiment from Art Journal Messages set.