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.