Saturday, July 13, 2024

DT INkspirational Designer's Choice Two or More Companies Decorative Sunny Lane Homes II, Erin Lee Creative Retro Swirls Background, Hero Arts Graphic Flowers stamps and dies, Pink Fresh Studio Lots of Love, Pink and Main Stitched Mini Slimline dies

It's my Designer Choice turn at INkspirational!

Many times I'll feature more than two companies, because I purchase products with playtime in mind.

I fall in love with so many releases, and it's nice to have various companies that compliment each other.

This card came together for my daughter's client that needed encouragement.

Since my daughter cleans homes, I thought this would be a lovely focal point.

Please visit our challenge blog for inspiration and then link up your unique creation!

Saturday, June 29, 2024

DT INk Use Stencil


The Stamp Market Pet Collar and Paw Print dies, Picket Fence Studios Stella Puppy sentiment and white paste, Brutus Monroe Pastel Deco patterned paper 

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational~

The challenge is use stencils with the option of paste, so I used a free paste I had gotten with my Picket Fence order once.

It's sparkly and kind of fuzzy, so I paired it with a stencil I made out of the paw print die from The Stamp Market.

I cut the paw from copy paper and carefully scraped the paste into the paw, and cut the paw out (after it was dry, of course!). 

Please join us with your unique creation!

Saturday, June 15, 2024

INk DT Mood Board


It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

Adapted from:

I gravitated toward the pennants, and framed moments

in striking teal and yellows.

There's a lovely new mood board at our challenge, let's see what you do~

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Scentsational Mom

Catherine Pooler Scentsational , Whimsy Stamps Jungle Frames, Colored Vellum

I was waiting for confirmation that my mom received this before I posted. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Gina K Curved Floral Banner, Reverse Confetti die

Thank you for your sweet visit~

Saturday, June 1, 2024

DT INkspirational Frame


It's a new challenge at INkspirational!

The Ton Stamps Happy Palm, Maymay Made It Your Faith is Showing, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles die, Square die

I offset a frame to highlight the sentiment.

Please visit our challenge blog to see what my talented teammates came up with, and join us with your unique creation!

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

DT INkspirational Spotlight Technique


Unity Stamps What the Cluck, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment dies, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Copic Markers

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time it's Pia's choice, and she prompted us with the Spotlight Technique.

I tried to keep it simple (many times simple gets it done).

I grabbed the nearest remnant and placed it over this stamped image I had to have (leftover framing from a sentiment die).

I then colored with Copics within the framing.

I'm also submitting this to 

Simon Says (Wednesday): Use Patterned Paper

(which I kept in mind when adding a patterned paper background).

Please visit our challenge blog and join us with your unique creation!

Saturday, May 4, 2024

DT INkspirational Seasonal


Erin Lee Creative Designer Foil Plate, Reverse Confetti (no longer in business) Circle with Burst Tag die, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer Hot Foil, Darice Embossing Essentials dies

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time the prompt is Seasonal~

I had put a lot of thought into this circle burst purchase, because peppermints are hard to find! 

 It's a creation I had fun with, in that I glimmer hot foiled to my heart's content (background and sentiment).

I didn't hold back on shine, and went with mirror paper snowflakes as well.

Please visit our challenge blog and see what beautiful inspiration my teammates came up with and join us with your unique take~

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Don't Wig Out Pup

I literally chuckled when I saw this stamp set at Brutus Monroe. ;)

Brutus Monroe Pampered Pets, Picket Fence Studios A2 Tall Grass, Waves with Tile and Wood Floor

I thought of this set when I saw Time Out's Challenge photo!

 Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Green and Blue Perfume Bottles Congratulations

Catherine Pooler Scentsational, Erin Lee Creative Nesting Zig Zag Diamond, The Greetery Frosted Frames die, Brutus Monroe Feathered Homes, Little Things from Lucy's Cards Mint Hearts

I inked up these bottles in MANY colors and I wanted to assemble them on cards while the flow is flowing. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

The last horizontal row was my inspiration from this challenge: 

Thank you for your sweet visit!


Wednesday, April 24, 2024

One Stitch at a Time Sewing Machine

 The Greetery Sew Vintage, I-Crafter Slimline, Knit, Knots & Stitches border die, My Favorite Things Lip Balm Window and Frame dies

I created this for my friend who had a birthday recently.

She loves to quilt, and this challenge came to mind!

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Monday, April 22, 2024

Red, Blue and Gold Perfume Bottles and a Verse


Catherine Pooler Scentsational, Brutus Monroe Stencil, Whimsy Stamps Jungle Frames, Hero Arts Bonsai Fancy die (plant base is cut in gold as a tray)

I don't know about you, but when I receive a new stamp, I really want to create with it ASAP.

I don't always have the motivation, though.

This color challenge, however, had me craft soonish

It leaned me toward patriotic colors and a Bible verse from Verve (no longer in business).

It's for a dear friend I pray to encourage.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Stencil It

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Saturday, April 20, 2024

DT INkspirational MoodBoard

Kindred Stamps UP for an Adventure, The Greetery Simply Wonderful, Copics

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time it's a beautiful mood board to inspire you~

 The yellow house in the top middle had me ink up this set for the first time.

I've had it for awhile, and I'm finally creating with it to send to someone special.

Please join us with your unique creation~

Friday, April 19, 2024

Art Grows Rainbow Stenciling

Picket Fence Studios Art Grows Brain Cells/Glass Window Sunshine Stencil, Whimsy Stamps Jungle Frames, Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel

The Inspired by Words challenge at Time Out had me at craft aisle :) and I chose the sentiment for it too.


Had fun stenciling with distress inks and a Picket Fence Studio stencil.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Stencil It

This was essentially the background, so I'm entering it in Simon Says Monday as well.

Simon Says (Monday): Make Your Own Background

Thank you for your sweet visit!


Monday, April 15, 2024

Brighter Days

Local King Rubber Stamp (Background image) Dew, Brutus Monroe Puddle Jumping Dies, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment strip, Whimsy Stamps Jungle Frame, Hero Arts Lavender Field sentiment

Rainy Days and Mondays' melody is in my head. ;)

Oh how I love this background stamp!

I used patterned paper to match umbrellas and boots for the following challenges:


Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Saturday, April 6, 2024

DT INkspirational Fold


Hero Arts wooden stamp/Heroscapes sentiment, Technique Tuesday Shade and Valance, My Favorite Things Peek-A-Boo Stitched Window

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The prompt is Fold, so I tried out this die for the first time, and it's a Technique Tuesday Shade and Valance die.

I had to fold the peak and valleys to give the shade proper dimension.

Behind the window is an image stamped from a Hero Arts wooden stamp.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time for a New Chapter Embossed Image

Hero Arts Girl (Looking to the Stars, Architectural Wonders, City HeroScape sentiment, Venetian Neighborhood), Lawn Fawn Stitched Thought Bubble, MFT Stitched Clouds, Distress Inks, Versamark Ink,Black embossing powder

This card came together organically, in that I had the background available, and the other pieces seemed to fit on them well.

The embossed image and Architectural Wonders are fairly recent purchases; aren't they fun?!


Simon Says Stamp (Monday): Emboss It

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

DT Designer Choice White on White

We have a new challenge at INkspirational!

Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders/Splits:Happy Birthday Set, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders Bird Call & Floral Screen


It's Julia's choice, and she picked White on White.

I felt it was appropriate for sympathy cards, which unfortunately, is always needed.

I used embossing folders for texture and Papertrey Ink sentiment borders, which I've had for awhile now (not sure if they are currently still available).

We hope you join us with your unique creation!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Chicken by the Window Pop Up

I had fun personalizing this pop up birthday card. ;)

Erin Lee Creative Winter Chicken, Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up/ Pop Up Add On/Hillside Wrap Around, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment Strips dies, The Ton Stamps Easy Expressions, Brutus Monroe Burst Stencil/Pastel Deco Patterned paper (on the chicken), Simon Says Stamp Streamer die, ASL Love Stamp set (personalized name),Window die cut (unsure the company at the time of posting)

Here's a better view on its back:

There's a fun collab challenge at Just Us Girls and Time Out:

See you there!


Saturday, March 9, 2024

DT INkspirational Clean & Simple

The Greetery Wrapped in Love/Sentiment Additions, Glitterific on cardstock, Brutus Monroe Cardstock

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

(optional: Feature a Balloon)

 It's a Clean and Simple, or CAS as many say, with the option of featuring a Balloon.

I love CAS cards, and they are perfect to try out a new stamp or die!

This CAS card I created, was the perfect opportunity to try this Greetery set in my stash.

It made for a quick thank you card which I put in the mail right away.

Thank you for your sweet visit; please join us at the challenge blog!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

DT INkspirational Hearts

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The Greetery Hearts at Home: Clock & Sweater dies, Pink & Main Beautiful Slimline/Stitched Slimline, Concord & 9th Nectar Cardstock, Brutus Monroe Sidewalk&Slate Cardstock, Lil' Inkers Out of Business) Perfect Palette Hearts, Tonic Studio Mirror Cardstock

I adore these dies from The Greetery, and I used them to create a slimline wedding card for my nephew's fiance's shower.

Now it's your turn! Please visit the challenge blog to see my talented teammates' work and join us with your unique take~

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Inside Pop Up Desk


I really got into creating a pop up for my nephew.

I used Lawn Fawn products and a burst of balloons that was a birthday incentive from Simon Says Stamp!

Thank you so much SIMON SAYS!!!

Simon Says Stamp Festive Balloons, Lawn Fawn Pop Up Desk/Virtual Friends, The Greetery Tear Strip Tags, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Winnie & Walter (out of business) Hugs

Here's the thing...

when I thought I was done and could mail it (can it travel across the US within a day?!!! )  :/, I was shocked to see the front was blank.

oh gosh. 


OK, quick fun sentiment dies and patterned paper to the rescue ;).

American Crafts Damask Love Patterened Paper ,Winnie & Walter (out of business) Hugs & birthday sentiment dies

Ok, so it's late at this point (it was late before I even stuck it in an envi),

but I hope the kid will understand. ;)

Thanks for visiting~

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Deepest Sympathy

My husband requested a sympathy card for a coworker.

Alcohol Inks, Spellbinders Hot Foil Plate & Die set, Papertrey Ink Happy Trails Dragonfly, Erin Lee Creative Black Glossy Cardstock, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Silver Cardstock

I had this panel of green, gold and blue alcohol inks.

It adds a lovely texture and base, and I was hoping it would "lightly" create a mood for a sympathy card.

I propped it on silver cardstock and added a strip of a hot foiled sentiment.

(Silver cardstock main base, gold alcohol inks and Hot Foiled sentiment)

Thank you for your sweet visit today!