Sunday, August 6, 2017


This is the first card I've made as a new design team member for Kitty Bee Designs.  The adorable little image by Kitty Bee Designs is called Basket of Love and you can get it here.
This image reminds me of harvesting all of the veggies from the garden. 

The other products used to make this card were...

MFT - Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Impression Obsession - Hello Die
Gina K Designs - Honey Mustard Card stock
Gina K Designs - Grass Green Card stock
DP - Crate Paper and My Minds Eye (Reunion collection)
Copics - various used for coloring
Wink of Stella for a beautiful shimmer on the bunny's hat
White enamel dot - made using Nuvo Crystal Drops (white gloss)

Until next time...

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Over at Cardcamp we have a Happy Mail swap each month. This month I am sending my card out to Jennie.

It was a rainy day here today, so instead of tending to the gardens, I stayed inside and made my card. I hope Jennie likes it!  Here are the supplies I used.

MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
MFT - Large Desert  Bouquet Stamp Set
MFT - Fall Florals Stamp Set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
MFT - DP - Proper Pinstripes & Pastels
Gina K - Jelly Bean Green, Honey Mustard, Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Sweet Mango inks
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Embellishments

Until next time...

Monday, July 17, 2017


This week at Cardcamp it was my turn to pick the challenge using the letter "C". It happened to be perfect for me as I also needed to mail a card to my swap partner in another card group of a snowman, for a "Frosty the Snowman" swap. So for my letter "C" I picked "Christmas in July". It was great being able to use this card for both the challenge and swap!

I loved this snowman and think he's perfect for my Frosty card. Here are the products I used to make it...

Stampin' UP! - Snow Much Fun stamp set
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics
Spellbinders - Holiday word dies
Stampin' UP! - Garden Green card stock
Hot Off the Press (Christmas Brights) DP
K&Company (Visions of Christmas) DP
Stampin' UP! - Creamy Caramel ink
Copics - Various markers
Sponge dauber used to soften the bright white center oval card stock

Until next time...

Sunday, July 9, 2017


In one of my card groups, Cardcamp, we have a swap each month called "Happy Mail". The group owner assigns us another member who we need to make and send a card to by the middle of the month. This month I need to make a card for Nancy. This is the card I made for her. I really am pleased with how this bright and cheerful card came out...I hope Nancy will like it too!
I really think this image by Fun Stampers Journey called Rain Tweet, is just adorable. I made this little chick some fancy boots and an umbrella using DP from the Lucky Prints collection made by MFT. Here's a list of the rest of the supplies used to make my card.

Various Copic markers for coloring
SU - Daffodil Delight card stock
MFT - Sour Apple card stock
MFT - Plaid Patterns DP
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namic
MFT - Blueprints 14
MFT - Blueprints 29
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Polar Bear Pals stamp set (the greeting)

Until next time...

Monday, June 26, 2017


I have been asked to be on the design team for Kitty Bee Designs! I have accepted my new challenge and will start designing for them beginning in the month of August.
I've never been on a design team before and look forward to being part of the team and designing cards for them using their cute images.

Until next time..... 

Friday, June 23, 2017


I bought this die several months ago and had never done anything with it. This month over at CardCamp we were paired up and supposed to make an " anything goes" swap card. I decided to finally use my teacups die.
Using a white base, I added some SU Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and white card stock layers on top. Here are the other products that I used to complete my teacup card.
MFT - DP Dots & Stripes Neutrals Collection
MFT -  Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame Die-namics
Poppy Stamps - Teacup Stack Die
VIP's - Sentiment Stamp
2 White enamel dots
There you have it..... a finished teacups card!  I am sending it to my stamping friend, Paula.  I really like how it turned out, I hope she likes it too.

Until next time...

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Here's the fathers day card I made for Steven this year. He loves to golf and I thought this image of Gordon Golfer by Art Impressions was perfect for his card.
Here are the other things that were used to make his card...
SU- Wild Wasabi card stock
SU- Night of Navy card stock
SU- Yo Yo Yellow card stock
Designer paper was in my stash bin. Unknown who the manufacturer is
MFT- Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT-Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics
Copics- various colors
Foam Squares to raise the image up on the card

I also used 3 yellow dots on the card that were made using Nuvo Crystal drops. I used the Dandelion Yellow gloss and I love how they came out. I really like using enamel dots on my cards so being able to make them using Nuvo drops is a great find.  Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there...

Until next time...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We sometimes forget some of the retired stamp sets we have. They get moved to the back of the closet and the new stuff is what we play with. This card was made with a great stamp set called In Full Bloom by Stampin' UP! that has been retired for a few years now. An oldie but goodie!
Here are the other products that I used to make my card...
MFT - Elf Green Dye Ink
SU - Regal Rose Ink
SU - Crushed Curry Ink
MFT - Watercolor Wash DP
SU - Rose Red Card stock
SU - Garden Green Card stock
Hero Arts Sentiments Stamp Set
Wink of Stella - for the large flower

Until next time...

Friday, May 26, 2017


KINDNESS.....It All Starts with Us. 
I had a sketch challenge that needed to be completed, so I decided to use the theme of kindness with the given sketch. I've been doing more RAK's these days and trying to keep thoughts of always being kind. I think we can all use more kindness.  These are the products that were used to make this card.

MFT - Springtime Blooms Stamp Set
MFT - Kind Words Stamp Set
MFT - Blueprints Die-namics # 14 and #27
Spellbinders - Lacy Circles Dies
MFT - Pierced Circles Die-namics
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namics
SU- Green Galore Card Stock
Gina K Designs - Sweet Mango Card Stock
Gina K Designs- Blue Lagoon Card Stock
Gina K Designs - DP from the "Made with Love" collection
Gina K Designs - Blue Lagoon and Honey Mustard inks
SU - Green Galore Ink
Copics B000 & E000
Clear Wink of Stella
SU - Dimensionals to raise the flower image up off the card

Unfortunately, you can't see the nice shine the flower and it's center has. This was really pretty and was done using the clear Wink of Stella.

Until Next Time...

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oh my goodness... My precious granddaughter, Lily Clara, is 10 years old today! I remember that little 5 lb bundle coming home from the hospital.....was it REALLY 10 years ago??  My Lily is crazy about soccer so I knew I had to find a soccer image to make her birthday card. Finding an image of a GIRL with a soccer ball, and not a boy, wasn't as easy as I first thought it would be. With the help of a stamping friend, this digital image was found on Etsy.
On one of the soccer teams she is on, she wears a red uniform. She has long blonde hair, and is number 23. That was the criteria I had to meet...

I started out with some Real Red card stock for my card base. Using Basic Black and white card stock for layering, and some Summer Sun card stock for some of the stars. All the card stock used on this card was from Stampin UP!

I decided to add a large soccer ball for my background underneath the image to add to the soccer theme. It was made using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from SU, then cut with a large Spellbinders Circle Die. Here are additional items that were used to complete Lily's birthday card.
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Stitched Banner Numbers Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints #20 Die-namics
MFT - Stacking Stars
MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Various Copic markers

Like this card says, YOU'RE AWESOME! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.