Saturday, September 24, 2022

Coneflower Throwdown

Love the sunny colors at Color Throwdown  this week…turquoise, yellow, green, and brown!






I used the amazing Honey Bee Stamps “Lovely Layers:: Coneflower” dies!  The background was made with The Greetery’s “Square Dance” stencils and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in “Uncharted Mariner” and “Peacock Feathers.” The sentiment is made with The Greetery’s “Sentiment Starter” dies and “Bold Alphabet” dies. I am on a never-ending quest to align die cut letters 🙄😂! They always look SO straight to me, until the glue dries 15 minutes later. It’s like they wiggle around behind my back ðŸĪŠ! 

Gorgeous colors this week CTD! Thanks for stopping by! ☀️

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Fall Porch Fusion

This weekend craft therapy was in order, and I always turn to my favorite challenges for a brain getaway! This week at the Fusion Card Challenge was this lovely “Front Porch” inspiration photo!  

I loved the colors and flower mix! Used The Greetery’s “BotaniCuts “ Collection including “Sunflowers,” “Lavender,” and “Pussy Willows,” along with “”Let’s Have a Word: Autumn,” a mini hello from “Curio: Labels,”  and ivy from “Macra-made for You Fillers.” 


The background was made with the “Shiplap Builder” dies and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Weathered Wood, Milled Lavender, and Hickory Smoke, painted over with white gouache, and splattered up a bit. So fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 💛💜

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Woodsy Arches Sketch

 This week I combined two challenges on one card…the Color Throwdown colors of aqua. Kraft, and cream

And Cecile’s beautiful sketch at 

I used The Greetery’s “Tartan Plaid Background” stencils over Kraft cardstock, along with “BotaniCuts: Toadstools” and “BotaniCuts: Mighty Oak,” a sentiment from “Hoop Wreath,” and some paint splattered “Essential Arches” from Ellen Hutson.



This card was heavy on the Kraft, so I thought that some moody mushrooms were in order. It was so much fun to distress those little arches and add blue to the leaves!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 5, 2022

Autumn Bouquet Throwdown

 This week’s Color Throwdown was my trickiest combination yet… pink, coral, purple, and green!



A perfect fall jewel tone palette, but not colors I teach for as much! I used many stamps and dies from The Greetery…


I reached for “Budding Beauties: Autumn” first, then made a bouquet with “It’s a Wrap: Posy Pocket,” “BotaniCuts: Wheat,” two “Plucked” dandelions that I turned pink, “Let’s Have a Word: Autumn,” “PreText Sentiments “ and die, “Seed Catalog Background,” and a Woodgrain background front Hero Arts! 

School starts here TOMORROW!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Ocean Fusion

 For this week’s Fusion Card Challenge, the inspiration was “Seagull Beach” with this beautiful color scheme…

I used Papertrey Ink’s “Salt Air Collection” for my card….including the “Flora” and “Fauna” stamps and dies, and the coordinating “Salt Air: Sentiments” set.

The background is made with Stampin’ Up’s “Gentle Waves” background stamp using lots of Distress Oxide Inks and my Misti to repeat stamp/blend them.

I just returned from Manahawkin and Long Beach Island in New Jersey (the Jersey Shore!), and I miss it already! 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Lakefront Throwdown

 A tricky color scheme this week at the Color Throwdown…black, green, brown, and white! What?! No pink, red, blue, YELLOW?!?! 😂

But I got it done, though, with a nature card using The Greetery’s stamp and dies!

I used “Sitting Pretty,” “Sitting Pretty Accessories,” “Reflections,” a bit of greenery from “Macra-made Fillers,” and a sentiment from “Fresh Air.” I didn’t even cheat, the water is technically a light gray neutral color, haha!  It really is so much fun to go out of your color comfort zone and try something new.

Thanks for stopping by! ❤️

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Beehive Sketch

Inspired by Amy’s triple play on the sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

I used triple hexagons to make a sweet hive creation for The Greetery’s “ Honey Bees!” 

Also used “Buzz-worthy Sentiments,” “BotaniCuts:Wildflower Mix,” and “Honey Jar,” along with some other mini flowers and Hero Arts’ “Fancy Hexagons Die” impressed into the background!

Thanks for buzzzzzing by! 🐝