Look Who’s Turning 8

This is a card that I made for my Goddaughter who just turned eight. Hard to believe how time is flying by! Katie is such a sweetie and I just love to make cards for her and with her. When she opened the card, the first thing she said was “I know you made this just for me”. It was just so sweet how she acknowledged that it was just for her. She sat and read the whole thing admiring the bling on it.


For this card, I used Designer series paper for It’s My Party DSP Paper Stack, The Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers framelits dies, , Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, Ballon Bouquet Punch, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mint Macaron Card Stock, Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crushed Curry Card Stock, and rhinestones.






I didn’t really have much time last night to do much, and knew that I wanted to hold myself accountable with the 30 Day Color Challenge that Kathy with The Daily Marker is holding,  so I took a few minutes and colored my little chick that I’m planning on sending to a friend just to say “Hello”.  This stamp comes from Stampin Up and is a Sale-A-Bration item. (Free with a $50 purchase).


Neutral Tone Stenciling

On Tuesday, I received an email from the Creative Grove  with a Neutral Tone Stenciling project video and proceeded to watch it. I fell in love with how this was done and figured why not take out one of my stencils and give this a try.  I just loved how it turned out and wanted to share it with everyone. stencil

For this project, I used Ranger Distress inks, Stampin’ Up! Black ink, Stampin’ Up! card stock, black embossing powder. I am entering this into the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.


Watercolor Flowers

I am taking a class on Water coloring and last night I did one of the lessons so I could keep up with the 30 day Color Challenge that Kathy with The Daily Marker is hosting. I haven’t done much water coloring but I did sign up to take the Online Water Color class that is going on now. I am a little behind but it’s okay because I’m able to watch it at my leisure.

Here are the two cards that I made water coloring last night:


I am very pleased with the way the two cards came out.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day! 🙂



Balloon Celebration

It’s time to Celebrate Birthdays and to join in on the 30 Day Color Challenge!  I need to get my Mojo back and I thought why not accomplish this with the 30 day color challenge. Anyone can join in so give it a try! You can do any form of coloring. I’m taking a watercolor class so I think tonight I’m going to give that a try. Maybe I’ll share it will you tomorrow.

This card that I have made is a clean and simple style. I just really wanted to showcase the beauty of the Balloons. I used the Mint Macaroon Ink and Paper and added the splash of black behind to showcase the color.  Hope you all have a Wonderful Day!Balloons copy

A Little Mixed Media


After receiving an email from a blog that I subscribe too, I discovered several tag challenges. For this tag, I’m participating in two different ones.

The tag I have created is a Mixed Media tag. I used a Tim Holtz stencil and white embossing paste to make my background. I then added a few spots of gold stickles. I then stamped and punched out my poinsettia. After laying the poinsettia atop of the base I decided that I needed a sentiment so I stamped my sentiment and then punched the right side of it to add more character.

Once the layout was completed I then added my bow and tag ribbon to it. I hope this tag gives you inspiration. Have a Wonderful week!

Please be sure and visit the following two sites that I’m participating in their mixed media challenge.



Christmas Wishes

I was inspired to make this card this week after seeing a project done by Ingrid Blackburn. She used a holly stencil and made several beautiful cards with it. I decided to use a holly stencil  as well and used silver embossing paste for my background. I then cut the piece into thirds to apply to my Stampin’ Up! Real Red card stock. I placed the 3 pieces on my Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock. I then decided to cut a tag to add my Santa (DSP Stampin’ Up!). Before adding him I used a piece of silver cording to add some depth to him. Lastly, I added my Christmas Wishes (Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Pine Stamp Set) Sentiment.

If you’ve never tried using Embossing paste, I suggest you do so. It’s so much fun!!!  and Beautiful when completed.

Christmas wishes


Im entering this into the Muse:Christmasvisions 21 and Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge September 2015. If you’ve never been to either of the sites check them out. They have wonderful challenges each month.

Pretty poppies

Here’s a really pretty card that I made for a challenge on mftstamps.com. I used a new stamp set called LJD Delicate Pretty Poppies. This stamp set now only has pretty poppies it also has pretty sayingimage  image

as well. For this card, I decided to use the Concentric Circle stencil sponged in the background and then layered the poppies to make them pop off the card. I used one of my grass die-namics for the grass. I added the saying with a little silver thread in the background. I also used a wink of Stella clear to add the sparkle to my background and flowers.

I Love Everything You Dew!





I bought some new goodies from the My Favorite Things store and boy was I excited to get busy and create with them. I purchased several stamp sets and die-namics that they recently released.  For this card, I used the Soda Pop Stamp set and matching Die-namics, the Concentric Circle Grid stencil, die-namics stitched and pierced circle stax, and pretty pink posh sequins.

I started out by sponging the concentric circle grid stencil with 3 colors, I then used my stitched and pierced circle stax to cut out my main feature circle. Once I cut that out I thought why not add a little more pop by bringing in some of the solid colors and used the smaller circle die-namics to cut my smaller circles. I put everything in place to view how it looked and thought the 4th circle was just too much so I just used part of the circle to make it look like a lime. I used adhesive to adhere everything down and then added my pretty pink posh sequins to give it the bubbly effect. I just love everything you dew is just perfect to make anyone’s day! It definitely made my day! Can’t wait to send this card off to a friend. I hope you have a Wonderful Creative Week and remember to make someone’s day by sending them a card!