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!


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Happy Birthday from The Burger Family

I created this for my youngest because these characters feel like family. ;)

Kindred Stamps Burger Family,  Scoring Board, Happy Birthday Sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh Sentiment die (behind banner die), Simon Says Stamp Streamer Ribbon dies, Copics, Alcohol inks (strip below the sentiment)

Here's the inside; I even added a single light. ;)

Erin Lee Creative You Got This Hot Foil Sentiment, Pear Blossom Press One Light 

 I used a tool to push the light on, since my nails are JACKED at the moment.

I added scoring so that the characters are closer together, and to add some texture.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Add Some Texture

I scored three lines in between each character...

and folded them with two "hills" and one "valley".


That's it! 

I enjoyed using these stamps for the first time and completing something in time to hand over to my daughter on her special day.

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, January 27, 2024

DT Designer Choice Paper Piecing

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational~

Picket Fence Studios Boys of All Seasons, Avery Elle Harvest Collection Paper Pad, Sizzix Tim Holtz Retro TV die

This time the prompt is Marina's choice, and she chose paper piecing!

I stamped and die cut this image from Picket Fence Studios, and colored his face and hair.

As I was debating a color for his shirt, I decided this would be the card I paper pieced.

I stamped mostly the bottom of the image on patterned paper from Avery Elle, and fussy cut.


Please visit our challenge blog to see what my talented teammates paper pieced and join us with your unique creation~

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Make A Wish Beautiful Slimline

 Stamplorations Make a Wish sentiment die, Spellbinders The Birthday Celebrations and Pastel Glimmer Foil, Pink and Main Beautiful Slimline, Tonic Studio Mirror Cardstock, Erin Lee Creative White Glossy Cardstock

I love blues and I'm originally an island girl, so this picturesque challenge has me smitten!

Blue pastel Glimmer foil and Tonic Studios Marina Mist Mirror shimmers different shades when you hold it to the light.

These cardstocks are so calming when observed straight on

 (subtle and one colour like the sound of the wind).

I used a Stamplorations sentiment which is one of my faves...big and bold and ALL CONNECTED.

There aren't tiny specks to search for with this sentiment die.

Thank you for your sweet visit today~

Friday, January 19, 2024

Cozy Coffee & Snowflake

The Stamp Market Season's Snowflake, Stamplorations All You Need is Coffee, Gina K Last Minute Labels (Christmas sentiment), Hero Arts Graphic Flower (snowflake center), Avery Elle Double Stiched Rectangles


I had fun pulling together cozy colors and images for a graphic creation.

The following challenges gave me inspiration:

I love the greys and cream and coffee image!

This challenge had me reach for this bold simple snowflake, and match it with a coffee image and sentiment (vertically placed).

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Happy Birthday Green Copper

 Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers/Glow Girl sentiment, Monstera Leaf Embossing Folder

Challenges give me a starting point and a deadline...and I need a masculine card next month!

I dug out a couple of older Hero Arts sets for their challenge "Everything Old is New Again".

The graphic flower set is perfect for a masculine card, and the Glow Girl sentiment seemed to fit.

Copper and Green are perfect for a masculine card as well!

I embossed a Darice Monstera Leaf with an embossing folder and edged the panel with Versamark ink.

I then used a mini sponge to apply more Versamark ink sporadically on the panel.  The embossing powder I used was copper.

Thank you for your sweet visit today!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Well Groomed Tag Garland

I found the cutest cat/dog paper that's called Well Groomed from Graphic 45.

My daughter is a vet tech, and I created this banner for her awesome boss, for year round d├ęcor.

 Graphic 45 Well Groomed, Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles, Poppy Stamps Main Street Tags, Reverse Confetti (out of business)Hang Ups tag toppers

Here's one cutie, and I couldn't pick just I cut ALL the characters I could with Poppy Stamps Main Street Tags.

I added fun ribbon that should wear nicely over the years.

Simon Says (Wednesday): Cute Critters

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Saturday, January 13, 2024

DT INkspirational Use Stencils

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Pansies Layering Stencils and dies, Riley and Company Sentiment, Honey Bee Stamps Chicken Coop remnant (sentiment arch panel), Birch Press Stargazer Layer B, Brutus Monroe Heather Cardstock

Our prompt is stencils with an optional twist of more than one.

I chose The Ton Stamps Grouped Fresh Pansies, and die cut with the matching dies.


Please join us with your unique take!

Also, I used the colors from this challenge:

Thank you for your sweet visit!

Friday, January 12, 2024

Holiday Blocks in Throwdown Colors

I had to dive in with these Holiday Blocks, because I've seen so many wonderful creations using them!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Blocks, My Favorite Things Sweet Celebrations sentiment

There's a bit of sparkle in the right hand corner, with glitter paper.

I feel dies like these are great with a few colors:

Thankyou for your sweet visit~


Sunday, January 7, 2024

Fa La La Toaster

I created this for my middle daughter who my husband nicknamed Toast. ;)

Brutus Monroe Toaster Sentiments/Let's Do Brunch, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer Plate, Nuvo Drops and Glitterific acrylics for shimmer and texture, Darice snowflakes and Papertrey Ink Winter Penquin snowflakes

(breakfast starts every new day)

I specifically got these dies so I could make "Toast" this 3D card. 

Here are two challenges using "new" as a prompt:

 Thank you for your sweet visit!

Matchbox Gift Holder

Created for my youngest...she's fire!

I'm so proud of her, because she's super courageous when it comes to defending others.

Concord & 9th Perfect Matchbox dies, Brutus Monroe Neon Glow Paper Pad

She asked for money for Christmas (yes, she's a practical adult now with real bills).

So I used this amazing die set to gift her $$$.


Simon Says (Monday): A New Start

(fire always deems the need for a new start)

Simon Says (Wednesday): Something New

(new dies)

I appreciate you and your sweet visit!