Tuesday, December 3, 2019


This wonderful digital from Bug was last week's freebie.  I just had to print and color it up.  Stella makes me laugh!!  So many fun digitals in their shop. 

So I am entering my card in their current challenge at CatchtheBug - Stella Says Sketch Challenge.I used some CTMH papers and colored with my Copics. 

Monday, December 2, 2019


 CAS(E) this Sketch #349 is so nice that I just wanted to make another holiday card.  I used a patterned paper piece from a long ago Close To My Heart pack along with a new Simon Says die and sentiment.  The card stock is a lovely champagne shimmer, and the snowflake is also cut from shimmer paper - hard to photograph, but lovely in real life.

Winter Birthday

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #345   A busy time of the year for sure, but always time to make some special cards for those winter birthdays.  I have finished my holiday cards and decided to keep using some of those fun products for the January birthdays on my list.

This uses some CTMH card stock and Echo Park patterned paper. The sled is a Memory Box die, the snowflake an exclusive Simon Says Stamp die, and the sentiment (stamp and die) are from a Gina K Designs set.

Hop on over to Atlantic Hearts and check out the sketch. I look forward to seeing your cards linked there this week.

Happy crafting!

Monday, November 18, 2019


My card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #343
I have used some retired Close to My Heart papers, Pear & Partridge, for the card front.The wreath was created using Hero Arts Layering Pomegranate stamp and die set, and a die from My Favorite Things. I added some liquid drops for embellishment.  The sentiments are from a new set, Holiday Greetings- Mix I, from Simon Says Stamp.

Inside...it's actually stamped straight - my picture is crooked!

Go to Atlantic Hearts and see what you can create with this sketch!!
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Monday, November 4, 2019


The central image and sentiment are from a long ago stamp of the month from Close to My Heart, and it has been a favorite of mine.  The background is a new stamp for me- You Matter Background from Simon Says Stamp inked with CTMH Whisper ink.  The image was stamped twice, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I used foam tape to pop up the image and sentiment.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Playing with Alcohol Inks

Last night I got out the Yupo paper and a few newer bottles of ink I hadn't tried yet...I made a big mess, and had fun!  For some reason, it was still tacky this morning. That was perfect for adding some foil highlights last night, but now I have tried the heat gun, and they still aren't really dry.  The Yupo paper doesn't cut well with the dies either. But I managed to create some cards.

The large leaf on the left was cut from textured card stock with Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Maple die. I placed the alcohol piece behind the opening, and adhered it all to a cream card.

I've seen many of these leaf cuts showing pattern in the cut out. They really are a beautiful way to showcase papers, homemade or not!

Cut one leaf out of the center...then popped it with some foam tape. The other two didn't cut through, so I hand trimmed around. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold. This was a design I saw on Pinterest, but apparently didn't save so I am not able to give proper credit for the inspiration.

Linking these to Just Add Ink # 480  'Just Add a Technique'
Creative Knockouts  #321 'Embossing Delights'

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

AHSC #339 Thanksgiving

Atlantic Hearts #339 new sketch!  I love this sketch. It was so fun to bring together a number of fun products. I used a marvelous background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, inked up with Creole Spice Kaleidacolor ink pad, Stampin' Up ribbon from my stash, cut and embossed leaves from Momenta dies on some watercolor paper smooshed with the same ink pad, stamped and cut some wheat from a Papertrey set, used the same set for the sentiment heat embossed in gold, added in a few solid leaves cut from card stock with Lawn Fawn stitched leaves dies, and added some sparkle with a gold paper cut leaf from Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves die, and a few dots of Liquid Pearls.  My desk is a disaster...but the card is just as I hoped♥