Monday, February 27, 2023

Happy Dance Rainbow

My Favorite Things Anything but Basic Birthday sentiment/Banner Stax dies, Sizzix Rainbow Joy dies, Erin Lee Creative Cotton+ Candy Cardstock, silver cardstock

I've been messing around with this banner die inspired by the following sketch:

I'm also entering the following challenge:

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Saturday, February 25, 2023

DT INkspirational Designer's Choice Stitching

Unity Stamps Winnie the Pooh: Pooh Just Knew Stamp, Neat & Tangled Exploding Blocks Stencil (out of business),Lil' Inker Dual Stitched Triangle (out of business)

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

It's Designer Pia's choice, and she chose Stitching~


If I can get my hands on a stitched version of a die cut, I do!

I love the depth and interest it brings.

In this card, I used a stitched Triangle cut from Lil' Inkers (no longer in business).

Thursday, February 23, 2023

God Did Not Create You to Blend In

 Erin Lee Creative Be Still sentiment, Avery Elle Rounded Diamond 

Oh how I love Just Us Girls Moodboard this week!!!

I took the top right Modern Pop Art images and did my own whatever I wanted. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Sympathy Duo

Oh friends, I really struggle with sympathy cards.

But I'm trying to push through that.

They are requests I'm asked for the most. ;(

Sizzix Hanging Plants, My Favorite Things Potted Plants, Papertrey Ink Words of Comfort/Boutique Borders, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles

I figure two for one is the way to go.

Notice just the background die is used in both cards.

If a color scheme works with one, it should work for the opposite (inset/outset).


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Teas The Season Christmas Heart

Stamplorations Caffeinated Christmas sentiment, Erin Lee Creative Nesting Heart Dies, Lil' Inkers (out of business), Dual Stitched Triangle, Catherine Pooler Daily Grind Paper Pad, Spellbinders Plant it Here pot and plant dies

I have this cute patterned paper with mugs on it and wanted to create for the newest Caffeinated Christmas challenge which features hearts.

There's a heart in the paper and a red heart cut in the backdrop.


I picked up the blues in the paper by backing it with blue as well for:

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Valentine Card Windows

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's the card I designed for my daughters:

Hero Arts All My Heart Peek-A-Boo Parts/Peek A-Boo-Doors Fancy Dies, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark

Heart inspiration challenge:


Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Monday, February 13, 2023

Thankful Summer Flamingo

I've had this fab flamingo piece laying about and I wanted to feature it with some other scraps I've got as well (sentiment and frame).

 I've searched and searched for which paper pack I pulled the star bird from, but more than likely it's not sold anymore.

I'll lose my mind if I keep searching and my best guess would be it's Amy Tangerine or Echo Park.

Hero Arts Background Stamp, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions, My Favorite Things Square Frames dies

Thank you for your kind visit today!

Thankful Turtle

I know cute isn't my usual route, but lately I'm kicking them out there. ;)

It helps to stamp multiple images from a set, and set them where I'll see them.

At random times I'll Copic them.

Little steps lead to big steps. ;)

  Photo Play Paper Monterey Bay turtle, Concord & 9th Marbled Turnabout, HoneyBee Stamps Inside: Thankful Sentiment & die

I really liked all the images in this Photo Play Monterey Bay set...they all had such character!

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Fun With Dies

The marbled background is a strip I had trimmed from a project here .

It helps to have die cut sentiments laying about as well ;).

Thank you for your kind visit~

Saturday, February 11, 2023

INkspirational DT Use Stencils/Splatter

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Sweet n Sassy Snowstorm Stencil, Erin Lee Creative Hipster Pets, The Stamp Market Nice List, The Greetery Round About Winter Foliage die

This time the technique is to use Stencils, with the option of splatter.

I received this lovely snowflake stencil with an order at Sweet n' Sassy this past winter season.

I kept building and building and had to add this image that I can't seem to locate online anymore. The stamp set is called Hipster Pets from Erin Lee Creative.

If you look closely near the kitty, I added "splats"/specks with my Copic Markers~

Check out our challenge blog and see what my talented teammates came up with and join us with your unique take!

Thursday, February 9, 2023

You Make the World Better Seal & Palm

Lawn Fawn Christmas Palm, Photo Play Paper Monterey Bay seal, HoneyBee Stamps Inside:Thankful Sentiment & die, Glitterific Tangerine, Tim Holtz Flip Top Saltwater Taffy Distress Paint, Copics

I love the color challenges at Color Hues and I had a chance to play with this week's combo of Coral & Sage.

Not only are image dies essential to this creation, but a sentiment die is too!

It's my fave way to sentiment. ;)

I grounded it with a smidge of Tim Holtz Saltwater Taffy acrylic and a topper of Glitterific Tangerine.

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Fun With Dies

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

CAS Bday Rainbow Critter

PhotoPlay Rainbow Critters, Erin Lee Creative Personalized Greetings, Catherine Pooler Stroke of Midnight Patterned Paper, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window

I've had this rainbow critter waiting to be featured, so this was the moment. ;)

It's a CAS bday card for Just Us Girls Challenge (and for my stash)!

Thank you for your sweet visit~


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

I didn't choose you

I know I used sentiments from this set, but I don't think I've used the heart yet~

My Favorite Things Heart Burst/Stitched Oval Word Window

The color challenge at My Favorite Things inspired me to play around with the dies.

I did a little bit of scoring above the sentiment to break up the chunkiness.

Yay for my husband's card done. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Love Is In the Air


Thank you for your sweet visit~

WoodBlock Wednesday Yaaaas

If you've got some wooden stamps, you should check out Amy Tsuruta's Wood Block Wednesday challenge!

Hero Arts K5419, Kindred Stamps yaaas die, washi, Catherine Pooler Patterned Paper


I've had this wooden stamp (Hero Arts) for quite awhile, so this  challenge was a good excuse to dust it off!

I jazzed it up with washi tape, a die cut image, and a stamped sentiment.

Thanks for visiting! 

If you leave a comment, I'll try to swing by and visit your Woodblock creation too.