Thursday, July 29, 2021



I-Crafter Kokeshi Dress Up dies, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom die, sentiment (My Cute Stamps Holly Brooke-2008)

Allsorts Challenge Week 633/34 Feminine/ for a Lady

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

It's Thursday, which means HANG IN THERE FRIEND!


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Praying for You Circle Waves

 Erin Lee Creative Circle Waves Die, Brutus Monroe Circle Dies, Reverse Confetti This and That Paper Pad, Maymay Made It Blessed Inside and Out sentiment, Brutus Monroe Cardstock/Circle dies

I just got my hands on Erin Lee Creative's Circle Waves die and I paired it with a sentiment set I've had for quite some time (I don't think it's available anymore).

I love when you visit, thank you for stopping by! 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Celebrate New Sunglasses

I've been digging into my scrap pile and working up from there.

For example, the colors of the blended card panel vibed with the other elements I found:

Concord & 9th Bright Eyes, Papertrey Ink Celebrate die, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle, Stamplorations Artplorations Just Flow Stencil, Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock, Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers

Simon Says (Monday): Food and/or Drink

This pineapple graphic from Amy Tangerine and Celebrate die cut I've had for yearssss.

 I paired them with new (to me) Concord and Ninth Bright Eyes for the challenge:

Simon Says (Wednesday): Out With the Old and In With the New

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Woot Citrus and Hearts

I experimented with stamping plaid through some heart die cuts and layered random scrap pieces.

Also I used an excuse to scatter fun citrus embellies called Tutti Frutti~

The Greetery Bottled Up, Altenew Main Squeeze, CZ Design Woot die, Erin Lee Creative Plaid Background/Nesting Heart die, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Tutti Frutti Specialty Glitter embellishments

This celebratory card is for multiple occasions, and I believe the whole world is ready to throw a party~

Thank you for your sweet visit~


Let Go and Let God

I kept this card neutral and clean....much like the d├ęcor I've seen everywhere recently~

 Erin Lee Creative Be the Light sentiment, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Circle die, Brutus Monroe Cardstock

I layered up dies in a window stack of shapes for the following challenges:

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Saturday, July 24, 2021

INkspirational DT Spots or Dots

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle, Honey Bee Stamps Flippin' Fabulous/Makin' Waves Slimline dies, Cuttlebug Polkadot Embossing Folder

This time it's Carol's choice and she picked spots/dots.

I used a dotted embossing folder for texture~


Please join us with your unique creation!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Oh Snap!

Throwing a card into the Christmas pile (the first of many, I hope!)~

Newton's Nook Ginger Snap, My Favorite Things Stitched Squares, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles/Wonky Stitches

Thank you for your visit!


Thursday, July 22, 2021

All Your Heart

I don't create as many masculine cards as I want to, but I love when I do.

This cool image from Funky Fossil makes it easy~

Funky Fossil Designs Skateboarders Stencil, Stamplorations All Your Heart sentiment, Brutus Monroe Abstract Art image, My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Stax dies, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Kindred Stamps Teen Detective Paper Pad, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Sea Urchin, Jack-O-Lantern)

(hungry for the higher jump/ passionate)

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Let Your Light Shine

This new Erin Lee Creative Palm Tree Stencil reminds me of tropical t-shirts from back in the day.

Erin Lee Creative Palm Tree Stencil/Be the Light Stamp set, Distress Inks, Brutus Monroe Cardstock

I applied a light trio of these colors:

Thank you for your sweet visit~


Monday, July 19, 2021

Way Maker


Erin Lee Creative Monstera Layering Stencil/Be the Light sentiment, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle

I used Throwdown colors with these layered stencils:

Thank you for your visit today!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Simply Meant to Be Sock Hop


This anniversary card is for my parents:

Sunny Studio Sock Hop Images, Ink Road Stamps Jack and Sally sentiment, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window, Delta Ceramcoat Flash Metallic Blue Acrylic Paint, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Brutus Monroe Sea Cardstock

I applied a fun metallic paint that shifts colors, masked with removable painter's tape for a clean line 

(Brutus Monroe cardstock handles acrylic paint beautifully).

Once dry, I die cut the panel and flipped the frame.

This was to mimic the various lines of interest in the photo prompt~

I colored with Copics for the Simon Says Stamp IG Challenge:

(Anniversary Card)

I really appreciate your sweet visit; hope this inspires~

Friday, July 16, 2021

So Very Happy Butterfly


Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Perspective, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions, We R Memory Keepers Gemstone Next Level Embossing folder, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles

Make My Monday #152: Anything Airborne

Simon Says (Wednesday): Emboss It

I appreciate your visit today!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Do Justly

The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Sunflowers, Verve Sentiment, Acrylic Paint, white embossing powder, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Verve (no longer in business) Let It Be sentiment

The first thing that drew me to Fusion's Challenge Photo was the dipped element look.

 I love painting acrylic across cardstock for the same effect (if you zoom you will see the paint strokes of the light blue paint on dark blue cardstock)~

I was able to stick to red and blues~

Thank you for your sweet visit today~


Saturday, July 10, 2021

DT INkspirational Photo

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Stamplorations Cutplorations Magical Word Die, Memory Box Sour Citrus die, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Winnie and Walter (no longer in business) Eva's Favorite Flowers

This time it's a gorgeous greenhouse photo:


I chose the green hues and the random bee (because where there are flowers...there are bees! ha!).

Please check out our challenge blog and see what my talented teammates created, then join us with your unique creation~

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Relax Sand Castle

I combined different dies for a sunny sandcastle creation~

Honey Bee Stamps Sand Castle Builder/Flippin' Fabulous, Sizzix Mini embossing folder, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle and Wonky Stitches, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle

Simon Says (Wednesday): Hello Sunshine


All Sorts Challenge #631: Sun Sea and Sand

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cupcake Party


Love this yummy cupcake image from Avery Elle~

Avery Elle Layered Cupcake/Double Pierced Rectangles, Sunny Studio Stamps Background Basics, Picket Fence Studios Cheat Day sentiment

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Friendship Caught On Fire


My daughter requested a Bridal Shower card, so I pulled out my Verve stash (I miss this stamp company!!).

Verve Stamps (no longer in business) Masquerade dress die/Love Story, Avery Alle Wonky Stitches, Brutus Monroe Heather cardstock, Embossing Folder

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today~

Sunday, July 4, 2021

There is Something of the Marvelous

I love practicing different colors with this Berry Bliss set!

Sunny Studio Stamps Berry Bliss, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Reverse Confetti Sun & Sea Patterned Paper, Retired Stampin Up Quote

I popped these berries up on homemade chipboard elements.

I have a huge thin cardboard box left from single serve chips.

This box is much bigger than a cereal box, so I was able to get a couple of layers and I still have some sheets left.


 I acquired this wonderful retired SU wooden sentiment at a consignment store for about a dollar.

The script look was perfect for Just Us Girls this week:

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Little Red Wagon Challenge #608: Fruit Salad

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Happy Wedding Day

I love making fun cards.

The struggle is real when I'm asked for pretty event cards.

I was asked by my daughter to create a wedding card, so I brought out vellum and embossing powder.

 I kept it simple and elegant.

Picket Fence Studios To the Lovely Couple, Brutus Monroe Heat Resistant Vellum/Heather & Slate Cardstock, The Ton Glass Slipper Sequins

Vellum can be tricky, so I bend it around a panel vs using glue (which warps) or adhesive tape, which can be seen. 


Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Thank you for your sweet visit~