Tuesday, October 1, 2013


I created this card for the Art Impressions - Anything Goes Week Two Challenge.

The stamp is Art Impressions "Beauty in Progress Set". I colored the girls with copics.
The girls have three layers to make them look dimensional, I don't know if you can tell from
 the photo. I put glossy accents on the shoes. I embossed and framed the sentiment.

Hope you enjoy the card.

Anything Goes With Art Impressions #2

I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

The stamped image is Art Impressions "Girlfriends" set Comfy on the Couch.
I paper pieced the couch and the clothes for the two ladies in the center.
The other two ladies clothes are colored in with copics. I embossed
the sentiment and shaded it a bit with pencil.

Hope you enjoy the card.

I do appreciate each and every comment.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Anything Goes With Art Impressions

Simon Says...Anything Goes

I created this card for Simon's Wednesday Challenge. Using Art Impressions At The Movies Set.

I don't know is you can see the dimension on the card. The ladies have been stamped
three times and pieced together. The ladies are colored in with copic markers. The 3D
glasses are covered in glossy accents. You can use any filmstrip and star dies you like.
The paper I had in my stash.

Hope you enjoy the card.

Just so you know, I do appreciate any comment that is left
on my blog.

Thank you for reading.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lawnscaping Distress Mainiac Challenge

This is Challenge #64 over at Lawnscaping.

This is the card I made for the challenge.

My card base is Kraft Cardstock
The second layer is from the Lawn Fawn Pink Lemonade Collection Kit.
I used Strathmore Watercolor Paper for the distress stains and stamping.

I swiped the distress stains right across the watercolor paper.

Distress Stains:    Festive Berries
                           Peeled Paint
                           Broken China
                           Dusty Concord

Lawn Fawn Stamps:   Birthday Year 3
                                 Happy 4th

It's hard to see but I covered the stars & fireworks with distress stickles and went over the
the sentiments with a clear gel pen.

Embellishments:    Doodlebug pearls
                             Lawn Trimmings Pink Lemonade.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


I made this card for niece's 18th birthday and decided it would be a good fit
for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Carnival.

The card looks better in person and yes I did go a little crazy with the
distress ink.

The stamp is made by Magenta and I purchased it a couple of years ago.

The papers:                 Coredinations for the card base
                                  Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Crowded Attic for the 2nd layer
                                  X - Press It for the stamped image

Ink:                             Memento - Tuxedo Black
                                  Distress - Picked Raspberry & Peacock Feathers

Copic Markers:            BG11, BG13, BG15, N2, N3, RV06, RV09, & RV10

Prismacolor Pencils:    Process Red. French Gray 10%, French Gray 20%, French Gray 70%, 
                                  Cool Gray 70% & Parrot Green

Embellishments:          Flower from Petaloo, Feathers from my Mom's stash, and Sequins from
                                  my craft stash.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Tuesday Trigger

I created this card for the Tuesday Trigger Scene in Tangerine. I pulled out two new stamp sets
from The Craft's Meow that I've been wanting to use. I chose the colors and twine to match
the colors in the Tuesday Trigger.

Scene in Tangerine

Tools & Materials:

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Signo Uni-ball White Gel Pen
Copic Markers YR07, YR04, YR01, YR00, YR61, YG06, YG09, Y13 & Y18
Graphic 45 6X6 Secret Garden Pad
Lawn Fawn 6X6 Bright Side Pad
Nenah Solar White
Yellow twine from my stash
Hero Hues Sunshine Buttons
Scor Tap
Glossy Accents
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Sizzix Layered Tag die

Hope you enjoy the card. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tuesday Trigger Card

Here is the inspiration for the Tuesday Trigger Vagabond Challenge.

Here is my card.

I was inspired by the colors, geometric shapes and wire cages in the photo.

Tools & Materials for my card:

Big Shot
Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Bird & Cage Set
Glossy Accents
Scor Tape
Prima Flowers - Innocence Collection
Tim Holtz Ideology Fasteners
Tim Holtz Ideology Gears
Tim Holtz Custom Fasteners, Stickers and Epoxy
Echo Park Note To Self 6 X 6 Paper Pad
Basic Grey Little Black Dress  6 X 6 Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Ideology Chit Chat Stickers

Hope you enjoy the card.

Gellatos, Stamp Your Story and Kraft

I wanted to play with my new purchases; Tropical Gelatos and Hero Arts Stamp Your Story, My Favorite set. I was trying to come up with a way to use them both together and I decided to make
a card for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Kraft

I used a Hero Arts tall Kraft card. I scribbled the four gelatos in the set onto the card and went over
them with my Tim Holtz water brush. Then I stamped the feather and butterfly images onto the card with Black Archival ink. I wasn't happy with just the black so I scribbled colors into the feathers and
butterflies with the gelatos and went over them with my water brush. I pulled different words from
the set and stamped them onto the card using the Black Archival ink again. When I was done
the card still didn't look finished so I added some Teresa Collins enamel dots. I was suprised
at how fast the card went together. I concentrated more on playing with the products than designing the card.

Hope you enjoy the card. All your comments are sincerely appreciated.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Congratulations Button Card

I made this card for Simon Says Stamp "The Button Challenge.

I had fun gluing down all the buttons for this card. I don't believe I've ever used so many
buttons on one project.

Materials for the card

Papers from the BoBunny Weekend Market 6 X 6 Pad
Neenah Classic Cream card stock
Buttons from my stash
MFT Star Stax Die
Lawn Cuts coordinating "Blue Skies" die
Barely Beige (E11) copic marker
Tim Holtz walnut distress ink
Micron Black marker

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Crafty Friend


Over at Simon Says Stamp there is a card drive going on for Maddy. Maddy is a beautiful girl who has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Please click on the link above to find out how you can send a card to Maddy and be entered to win a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

Here is the card I made for Maddy.

I'm also entering this card into the Paper Smooches Sparks Trend Watch Challenge - Gold.

Ingredients for my card:

Neenah solar white card stock
Recollections gold glitter card stock
Paper Smooches I Heart Art Stamp Set
Lipstick Orange Copic Marker
Wink of Stella Gold Brush
Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink
Recollections Red Heart

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Brynn's Canvas

I made this canvas for my three year old niece Brynn. It's made of all the colors that she
loves: lime green, pink, purple, and sea blue. It's happy like she is most of time. And
she makes me happy all the time - there's nothing like unconditional love. I'm entering this
canvas into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspiration Challenge

The inspiration for Brynn's canvas came from a class taught by Shari Caroll that I attended.
Her class was based on the techniques she used to make a canvas for her Mother.  You can
see Shari's canvas here:  mom tribute canvas is complete .  During that class I made a canvas
for my sister Cathy who has since passed away. The colors on her canvas are a more subdued
version of Brynn's canvas.

Cathy's canvas

I would have taken nicer pictures had I known I'd be posting her canvas here.

You can read the words on Brynn's canvas but not Cathy's. On the various
chipboard pieces of Cathy's the sentence: "Sisters teach how to love without limits." is

The canvases are made of :

10 X 10 Canvas
Book Pages
Bo Bunny Country Garden 6 X 6 paper pad
My Minds Eye Happy Go Lucky 6 X 6  paper pad
Authentique Petite Type Squares
Mod Podge
Various Acrylic Paints
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaves
Maya Zipper Trim
Maya Road Chip Board Pieces
Petaloo Chip Board Pieces
Hero Arts Pearls
Doodlebug Enamel Accents
Prima Say It In Crystals
Packaging from Prima products
Stickers from K&Company
Cut up cereal boxes

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Travel Tag

I created this tag for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Passport to Fun.


Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Hero Arts Antique Background
Tim Holtz Enjoy the Ride, Car & Admit One Stamps
Ranger Antique Linen Crackle Paint
Distress Inks:  Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs and Black Soot
Distress Stain:  Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Ideaology Crinkle Ribbon
Tim Holtz  Ideaology Custom Fasteners
Adirondack Metallic Copper Paint Dabber
Old chain and PO Box Key from my stash

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mother's Day Card

I made this card using the papers and stamp set included
in my May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

I stamped the images using Ranger Black Archival Ink and
colored them in with Tim's Distress Markers.

I misted the roses with Rangers Perfect Pearl Mist after they
were colored in.

I colored the chipboard heart with Tim's Spun Sugar Distress
marker and then covered it with the Pink Petal Perfect Pearls
that was included with the card kit.

Can't wait to make more cards using this kit.

Just Because

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Happy Mail

I made this quick card for the challenge.

The stamp, papers and stickers used for this card are from the March Simon Says Stamp
Card Kit.

The Petal Pink Perfect Pearls were included in the May Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.

Love my Simon Says Stamp card kits.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Flower Watercolor Card Set

I  made the first card for the Moxie Fab Wonder of Watercolor Challenge. I had so much fun with this
stamp and Tim's Distress markers that I decided to make a card set for my sister.

I'm also entering this card set into the Simon Says Vintage Challenge: Background.


Everything Flowers stamp from Hero Arts
Pink Lemonade Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn
Sunshine Cards from Hero Arts
White watercolor paper from Hero Arts
French General Embellishments from eksuccess
Manganese Blue Archival Ink from Ranger
Magenta Hue Archival Ink from Ranger
Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mustard Seed,
Spiced Marmalade and Antique Linen Distress
Markers from Tim Holtz
Metallic Gold Paint Dabber from Ranger


Stamp the watercolor panels with the
Everything Flower Stamp using the
Magenta Hue and Manganese Blue
Archival Inks.

Color in the open flowers the distress

Color  in the open space between flowers
with the Antique Linen Distress marker.

Edge the watercolor panel with the
gold paint dabber.

Tie the Pink Lemonade trim around
the panel.

Attach the panel to the card.

Attach the gold French General
envelopes to the card.

 Hope you like the cards. I created all
six cards in about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Simon Says.....April Showers-and-or-Spring Flowers

This is the card I made for Simon's Challenge this week.


Hero Arts/Basic Grey Kissing Booth 6 X 6 paper pad
Nenah Solar White card stock
Hero Blush Note Card
Prima Say it in Pearls
Prima Flowers
Hero Arts Large lotus Pattern Cling Stamp
Hero Arts Mother's Day Scripted Stamp
Versamark Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Magenta Hue Archival Ink
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Scattered Straw Distress Ink
Spellbinders 3 Grommet Tags
String from my stash


1)  I stamped the Kissing Booth paper using the Large Lotus Stamp
     with Versamark Ink.

2)  I heat embossed the stamped paper with the Ranger
      Clear embossing powder sealing the paper pattern underneath the flower.

3)  I applied the Evergreen Bough Distress ink over the entire
      paper with a foam applicator.

4)  I went over the flower with a baby wipe to remove any distress ink.

5)  I cut out a tag with the Spellbinders die.

6)  Stamped "Happy Mothers Day" onto the tag with the Magenta Ink.

7)  Distressed the edges of the tag with Scattered Straw ink.

7)  Attached the Tag with string to the Kissing Booth paper.

8)  Layered some prima flowers together and put a pearl on top.

9)  Attached the Kissing Booth Panel with tag onto the Hero Arts
     Note Card.

10) Attached all the embellishments to the card as shown.

I learned the embossed resist technique from Kristina Werner's
and Jennifer McGuire's Pattern Play class. Great class, I highly
recommend it. Unlike some on line classes you get access to
the class materials forever.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge. It is is the 4th Anniversary for their challenge blog.

I used all products from the March Simon Says Stamp Kit for this card except the "Happy Birthday" stamp from Stampabilities and the Pearls from Hero Arts. The papers included with the kit are just beautiful. The included stamp set can be used for almost any occasion you can think of.

I used Hero Arts Green Hill mid-tone Shadow ink, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe Shadow Ink and Ranger Chrome yellow Archival Ink for the stamping.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Springtime Clipboard

I made this altered clipboard for the Spring Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Alterable clipboard that I had picked up at Micheal's a while ago.
All papers are from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.
Glue n Seal for gluing the papers to the clip board.
Fine sand paper to sand edges of paper on sides of clipboard.
Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz distress paint for the edges of the clipboard.
Cream ribbon from my stash.
I attached the Graphic 45 cut a parts with Sookwang double sided tape.

I am also entering this clipboard in the Simon Says Anything Goes challenge.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge by the Numbers

I created this canvas using a Saturated Canary digital stamp "Jules" colored with copic markers.

Other supplies used:

8 X 10 Canvas
Various scrapbook paper from my stash
Claudine Hellmuth's  multi -medium matte
Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Spun Sugar)
Prima flowers
Handmade flowers
Prima crystals
Hero Arts pearls
French General Crystal Leaves
Dylusion's stencils
Dreamweaver stencil embossing paste
Dreamweaver Metallic F/X (Navajo Sky)
Dreamweaver Metallic F/X (Purple Satin)
Random stamps I pulled from my stamp shelf
Ribbon from my stash

Friday, February 1, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Seeing Stars

Supplies Used:

Green Hero Arts Note Card
Bo Bunny's Country Garden Collection papers
Die-namics Star STAX
Want2Scrap jewels
Memory Box Journey Collage Stamp
Black Archival Ink
Broken China Distress Ink

Monday, January 21, 2013

Simon Says Stamp Challenge


Use Washi

I created a set of altered recycled notebooks with page markers.

I covered the journals with Bo Bunny Smoochables & Basic Grey Hopscotch papers. The Washi tape trim is from Bella Boulevard, Darcie and Feckled Fawn.The flowers are from Basic Grey and Prima. I used twine from my stash for the tags.