Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Happy 20th Birthday, Spellbinders!

I am so lucky to be participating in Spellbinders Paper Arts 20th birthday celebration! They are launching a special “Birthday Celebrations Collection” with all kinds of products to make sending fun birthday cards a breeze!

My card features a balloon bouquet featuring papers from the sweet “Cheerful Occasions Paper Pad” (SCS-91) cut with the  “Color Block Balloons” dies (S4-1201). They are all tied up with a perfect “Mini Bow” die cut (S1-055). I added a background with the “Hand Drawn Scallops” embossing folder (SES-038). The glittery gold sentiment is cut with the dainty “Stylized Happy Birthday” die (S2-342). 

I have loved the innovative Spellbinders dies and products since my first die purchase 20 years ago…still have that set, and use them all the time! I’m so excited that I got to celebrate this birthday milestone with them! 💕

Monday, June 6, 2022

Lavender & Bluebells Throwdown


This week at the Color Throwdown Challenge, the colors are green, blue, lavender, and silver or gold! Perfect for a bouquet made with The Greetery’s new “BotaniCuts” dies…”Lavender” and “Bluebells!”

I used the new “Garden Gear: Glove” die and coordinating stencils, and a mini “Market Baskets” die cut from silver cardstock. I made a background with the “Square Dance” stencils, then stamped tiny hearts and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s “Love Lives Here” stamp set. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Blue Floral Birthday Throwdown

I LOVE the colors at the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! They are lime green, aqua, and navy!

I made a funky, preppy floral bouquet with stamps, dies, and stencils from The Greetery!

I used the big, bold blooms from “Lovely Blossoms,” small floral clusters from “Print Shop: Fresh Floral,” and the sentiment combo of “Sentiments Squared” and “Opposites Attract.” The background was made using the “Tartan Builder Diagonal” stencils (of course)! Most of my inks were Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks…particularly in Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, and Chipped Sapphire…with a few extra shades of ink thrown in!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Lots of Pots Throwdown

A fun color combination at the Color Throwdown this week…pink, orange, and green!

I chose some succulents and greenery from 
The Greetery!

I used The Greetery’s stamps/dies…”Pot-Pourri,” “Macra-Made For You,” “Macra-Made Fillers,” “Curio Labels” stamps, and “Curio: Dividers & Details II” (custom cut for 2 hanging plants)! 

Thank for stopping by today! 💚

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter!

 This week at the Color Throwdown Challenge, the colors are perfectly pastel for an Easter card…pink, sage green, lavender, and blue.

I chose to make an Easter bouquet with lots of “BotaniCuts” flower dies from The Greetery!

I used “BotaniCuts” dies including “Lily,” “Tulips,” and “Wildflower Mix,” as well as a little frame from the “Nordic Slimline” die set, and a sentiment from “Blessed Blooms.”

Happy Easter! Thank you for hopping by! 🐰

Friday, April 15, 2022

Teacher Sketch

A card for this week’s challenge at Freshly Made Sketches!

I made a card for a favorite teacher…

Used Papertrey Ink’s “Treasured Teacher” and “Apple Prints” stamp sets along with the “Cover Plate: Apples” die. The fun patterned papers are from an oldie but goody set from Echo Park called “This & That.”

Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤️

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Patterned Bunnies!

Playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge’s “Cloth Bunnies” this week!

I used my favorite bunnies of all time from The Greetery’s “Bunny Hop” stamp and stencil set!

I stamped some old gingham and ticking stripe background stamps, using the stencil as a mask, to decorate my bunnies. The base is stamped with Impression Obsession’s “Cover A Card: Screen.”

The sentiment is a combination of The Greetery’s “All Kinds of Happy” die and a banner sentiment from “Springtime.”

Thanks for hopping by! 💙🐰💙