Saturday, August 6, 2022

DT INkspirational Technique ONE Layer

Photoplay Man Card, Whimsy Stamps Military Family "Dad" sentiment, Reverse Confetti  Background Builder Border

It's a new challenge this week friends.

However, our team has some sad news as well.

Our team is grieving the loss of our team mate, Lindsey.

She was one of many teams that are missing her light as well.

I copied the beautiful words from Carol Mayne:

We are deeply saddened to share the news that, on July 21st, we lost our treasured friend and teammate, Lindsey, following her hard-fought battle with cancer. Lindsey was well-known for her amazing creativity, witty sense of humor and immense capacity to support and encourage her design team members and challenge participants. The crafting community joins her family and friends in missing her shining light, her 'realness', her kindness.

Please keep her family in prayer sweet friends~


Saturday, July 23, 2022

DT INkspirational Photo Challenge

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Grill, Unity Stamps All Cylinders sentiment, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Distressed Inks

I made this card for my dad. When I saw this picture, I thought of my birthplace: Hawaii.

Dad grills year round. ;)

The sentiment implies the vehicle, and my sponged background mimics the beautiful blue backdrop of the photo.


Please visit the challenge blog and join us with your unique take!

Saturday, July 9, 2022

DT INkspirational Favourite Colour In Monochrome


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Bottled Up, Folk Art Ice Blue Metallic Acrylic Paint/Glitterific Aqua and Black Opal

This time the Designer's challenge prompt is my choice ;).

Blue has mostly been my fave and I went with different shade layers for the bottle (layered stamps is a fast choice to incorporate multiple colors of the same shade).

There are acrylic paints in the background~

including Glitterific... which has been my addiction for a few years now.

 I couldn't choose between two glitter colors, so I did both.

Please see my talented team mate's creations and join us!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

DT INkspirational Precious

Whimsy Stamps Military Family/Military Heroes

Whimsy Stamps Military dies/Military Heroes

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time the prompt is Precious~

This is the card I made for my husband for Father's Day.

His service is precious to me. ;)

Please join us with your unique creation!

Saturday, June 11, 2022

DT INkspirational Digital Element


Kit and Clowder Seashells Colouring Class, Erin Lee Creative Peace, Love and Happiness sentiment stamp, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

This time the technique is to use a digital element.

I printed this image from Kit and Clowder's Seashells Colouring class and Copic colored it.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Mom Framed Card

Reverse Confetti Layered Mom Confetti Cuts, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Fancy Dies, Tonic Studios Mirror Cardstock, Brutus Monroe Cardstocks

Mom got her Mother's Day card so I can safely post ;).

I ordered this die set for the purpose of Mother's Day (it has "Mom"), but I love the frame and have used it a lot~

Allsorts Challenge Week 678:Anything but Birthdays

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Have a good one friends~


Saturday, May 28, 2022

DT INkspirational Photo Prompt


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Picket Fence Studios Succulent Blossoms, Stamplorations printable, Brutus Monroe Cover die

Check out this gorgeous photo:

I saw the flying books and plants and thought about ladies in my family who are passionate readers and plant enthusiasts.

Majority of the motivation comes from stress and wanting to escape the stresses of life.

It's not easy being a woman, but we have our ways of coping and growing and we try to create beautiful lives. ;)

That's where my mind went!

Let's see your creation; please join us for our newest challenge~

Saturday, May 14, 2022

DT INkspirational Free or Gifted

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

stamps: Papertrey Ink Palm Prints/Celebrate Big (free customer appreciation set-Jan), WPlus9 Ink Splats  

This time it was Pia's choice, and she chose something free or gifted!

This Celebrate sentiment was a free customer appreciation from Papertrey Ink YEARS ago (I happened to place an order that included this special set).

Please visit the challenge blog for inspiration from my talented team mates and join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Cherry Blossom Phone Stand With Oven Innie

My aunt had a birthday recently and I've been tweaking the details on the innie of this phone stand.

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die, Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Fancy die, Glitterific Silver Polka Dot

Here's the back end...I merged Spellbinders Shopping bag die with The Greetery's Bake Someone Happy Oven.

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die, The Greetery Bake Someone Happy, Spellbinders Shopping Bag dies

I couldn't fit the whole oven in here, so I adapted Betsy's idea 

of using parts of it (like her tags).

The top pieces of the oven die cut are wrapped around the larger Spellbinder's Shopping Bag die

cuts (trimmed a wee bit).

I left the bottom portion of the oven die as a connecting flap to the bottom innie.


Thank you for your sweet visit!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

You Are Top of the List


I painted multiple panels in a few sittings (acrylic plus glitterific) so I could finish a card at whim like this one~

Honey Bee Stamps Inside: Thankful Sentiments, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles

I wanted a card for my wonderful stylist who is helping me grey/gray gracefully with a little purple ;).

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

I appreciate your sweet visits!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Glamorous Phone Stand

It doesn't look like much, but this is probably the most elegant of phone stands that I've created so far.

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die, FolkArt Black Opal Glitterific Paint/Metallic Aquamarine Acrylic Paint, ArtMinds Outdoor Tire Swing Acrylic Paint
 (INSIDE SPACE):Picket Fence Studios Your Eyeliner Straight,Sizzix Purse

 It took a couple of black coats and a Glitterific abstract section.

The smaller pieces are painted with Metallic Aquamarine that also took a couple of coats.

I managed to snap a pic before closing her up: here's the inside...

I was trying to give a 3D vibe by stamping Picket Fences Studios' Your Eyeliner Straight scene on the crease.


I appreciate your sweet visits!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

INkspirational DT Bark


It's time for another challenge at INk!

This time the prompt is "Bark".

Dragonflybuzz stamped image (Etsy), Whimsy Stamps Irreplaceable Friend

Thank you for your sweet visit and please do visit our challenge blog to see what the rest of my talented team came up with and join us!

I'm also submitting to this challenge:

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Peony Phone Stand

Sizzix Scoreboards Phone Stand/Purse die, Spellbinders Shopping Bag dies (books), Papertrey Ink Glorious Globes books, The Ton Stamps Peony Memories, FolkArt Glitterific  Polka Dot Mint/Folk Art Matte White acrylic paint

This piece looks like spring around my corner of the world:  flowers covered with snow/sleet/ rain. 

I had no idea it would come out looking shabby chic (if you've seen my projects, that is waaaay out of my design genre ;) ).

It's one of those happy accidents for sure!

This phone stand was cut out of black chipboard (52pt) and painted with FolkArt matte white acrylic.

I stamped and glued the flowers to the stand, then glazed and protected it with the precipitation of FolkArt Glitterific Mint Polka Dot.

That's when the happy accident part happened...thepinkish glaze streaks in spots and the white peeks through.

I love it. There's a peek of the "innies"...a purse on one side and "books" (aka Spellbinder shopping bags without handles) tucked in the spacious nook.

I find it best to add a Glitterific coat (or any glazy look) on the smaller pieces after they have been assembled and glued/taped into place.

This glaze acts as an additional adhesive to hold the smaller pieces together near the lip.

I often use a combo of 1/2" Scor Tape and E6000 Glue between the smaller pieces so they hold together.

I've been actively using my stand and it seems to remain sturdy so far!

I'm submitting this to

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Time Out's Spring Challenge:

Thank you for your sweet visit~


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Here Comes the Sun Dripped Phone Stand

I finally finished a heavy chipboard phone stand for my youngest!

I got to play with the newest Folk Art Drizzle Neon too. ;)

Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die, Erin Lee Creative Peace Not War Stamp Set, Kindred Stamps Top of the Charts, Folk Art Drizzle 4 Color Neon/3-Slotted Pour Cup, Altenew Handmade Tag Dies, PA Paper Accents 12X12 Smooth White Chipboard 46 pt /12X12 kraft Chipboard (20pt), Gina K Amalgam inks Warm Glow & Black

She is all about the 60's and THE fab four ;).

Here's the back...(I left it unpainted so I could stamp on the smoothest surface with Gina K Inks).

Here's the innies... (first prepped with acrylic and Fab Four stamped /cut, then propped on Altenew Handmade Tag dies in lighter chipboard and layers of cardstock scored at the bends).


Simon Says (Wednesday): Rain or Shine

Thank you for your sweet visits~

Saturday, April 16, 2022

INkspirational DT Watercolour


It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Photoplay Rainbow Critters, The Ton Stamps Peony Memories Cardmaking flowers, Kuretake watercolors, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

This time the prompt is Watercolour~

I created a card with a watercolour background wash.

We are looking forward to seeing your take on this prompt;

please join us with your unique creation~

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Rainbow Mocha Christmas

The Rabbit Hole Designs Caffeinated Fox, Stamplorations Caffeinated Christmas sentiment, Photoplay Snowmen Tree, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Copic Markers

I haven't colored in a while, so I brought out my Copics for the following challenges:

I even masked a smidge, to layer the caffeinated fox over the rainbow tree. 

Addicted to Stamps & More #426

Your time is precious, so I always appreciate your sweet visits; thanks for stopping by today~

Sunday, April 3, 2022

His & Her Phone Stands

AAAAAhhhhh, this is so much fun!

I'm messing with these phone stand dies and I can't stop. ;)

Here's a pair for my daughter and her boyfriend:

Both:Sizzix Scoreboards XL Eileen Hull Phone Stand die (His): Sizzix Take Out Box, trimmed toothpick, banner die, Stampettes Wooden stamp Image (bought in Hawaii), Bobunny Serenity Image on Chopstick package, Folk Art Plum Metallic Acrylic, Glitterific Polka Dot   (Hers): Sizzix Purse, Spellbinders Shopping Bags turned upside down as books, Papertrey Ink Glorious Globes/February Mini, Brutus Monroe Heart Petals XO die, ArtMinds Lilac Bloom Acrylic

Starting with His:

I left the front painted with metallic acrylic and Glitterific Polka Dot because I couldn't bear to cover it up.

Instead I focused on the inside with a Sizzix Take Out Box die I've had forever, and makeshift chopsticks that are actually toothpicks with the ends cut off.

I enjoyed creating these tinies~

The "chopstick" wrapper is actually a tiny banner and I stamped an image in gold and placed another banner under it.

I wanted it to be as 3D as possible, even if no one saw the bottom but me.

I know I'd know it wasn't finished!


Here's a look into my daughter's bag dies without handles to look like books...

with chipboard backed images to add. ;)

I feel like I should mention that in order to hold this together, I found that 1/2" Scor Tape and E6000 glue applied to the two smaller front pieces are the best combo.

I watched Eileen Hull on Facebook show how she assembled this die.

She mentions that the bottom secondary piece should meet up with the bottom so it sits flush.

In order to have that happen, you need a little wiggle room to fidget about. There's an angle that works best for both pieces.

I love that this is functional and practical.

Be prepared for more phonestands!

Everyone in my family says they could use one. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

I appreciate your sweet visit today~

Saturday, April 2, 2022

INkspirational DT Photo Vases of Flowers

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Empty Grave sentiment, Stamplorations Spring Florals A2 Card front

This time it's a beautiful photo prompt:

I used a quick card panel from Stamplorations and a lovely sentiment stamp/die combo from The Greetery.

Please join us with your unique creation!