Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tweet Tea

Some tweet tea is being served at the
“Inspired By Challenge” this week! 

I used The Greetery’s “Cozy Cup,” “Cozy Cup Coaster” die, and “Robin and Wren.”

The background was made with The Greetery’s “Square Dance” stencils! They are SO much fun to use!

The inspiration photo was perfect for this week as there is a fall chill in the air here! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤️

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Peachy Keen Throwdown

 I couldn’t wait to play along with Lynn’s colors this week at the Color Throwdown...peach, pink, yellow, and orange. 

 I had the perfect set to use...The Greetery’s “Print Shop: Peachy Keen!”

I also used The Greetery’s “Create-a-Crate” dies, a sentiment from “Just Mason Around, and a little peach from “Just Peachy Sentiments.”  I made my chalkboard sign with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink, white embossing powder, and the square and frame dies in the “Create-A-Crate” set.

A few other colors snuck in to the party...😬! Of course, I used green for my leaves. My background is made by my 14 year-old daughter when we did the shaving cream technique a few weeks ago, and she mixed yellow and purple. Even my 16 year-old daughter joined in the fun, and I have a Halloween card in mind with one of her backgrounds. Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤️ 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Jersey Shore Sketch

This week at Freshly Made Sketches, the sketch was to make a slimline card design! 

I used The Greetery’s new Destination: Summer stamps, stencils, and dies, and Trinity Stamps “Slimline Stitched” dies for my card. 

I stenciled the background using the Waterfront stencils in the Destination: Summer stencil set. These stencils are made for an A2 card, but with a little adjusting, you can extend the pattern for the whole length of the card.

I stamped and die cut images from the Destination: Summer set, and used The Greetery’s “Slim Alphabet” dies for my words. 

Our destination is the Jersey Shore on Monday...Long Beach Island (affectionately called LBI which I added with mini stamps from PTI’s tiny Simple Alphabet set on my compass piece). We’re going to see my family with a plan to stay close to their home while there...but hoping that Hurricane Isaias doesn’t throw another wrench in our plans!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Clever Sausage

This week at the Library Challenge is this awesome book cover..

I chose to use the saucy “ Clever Sausage” set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson LLC.


A little coloring with Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush, a paper-pieced striped outfit using a mini background from Waltzingmouse Stamps, ink blending for the sky, and a tiny pom pom for his hat. The images in this set are so fun and sweet...the cards practically make themselves!

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Big Bright Flowers Sketch

I loved Lee Ann’s sketch this week at Freshly Made Sketches! So open to possibilities and I wanted to add some color, too!

I used the 6th anniversary collaboration set between PinkFresh Studio and Altenew called “Celebrate Us” for my big, bright flowers...

The flowers are so easy to align and stamp, and I added some Prismacolor pencil details, too. The background is made with PinkFresh Studio’s “Pop Out: Diamonds” stamp set, cut with the coordinating “Simply Diamonds” die. Also backed the diamond frame with The Stamp Market’s “Dot Dot Dot” background that I heat embossed with black detail powder. So fun! Thanks so much for stopping by! ❤️

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Succulent Throwdown

Playing along with Kathy Raccoosin’s “30 Day Coloring Challenge” and thought I would use the Color Throwdown colors of the week chosen by Amy, burgundy, green, and pink.

The “Mondo Succulent Pot” by Julie Ebersole at Ellen Hutson seemed like a good fit...

I used Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush on Bristol Smooth Paper, then fussy cut the image. The background is the cool “Buffalo Check” from Stampin Up stamped in “Wheat” ink for a light but jazzy background! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


At the Library Craft Challenge blog this week, the cover art from”The Moon Spinners” by Mary Stewart, is perfect for a summer design!...

My mind went right to Conesus Lake in Western New York, where my sister and brother-in-law live. It’s only six miles from my house, so we spend a lot of time there boating and swimming. On July 3 is a big Independence Day celebration called the “Ring of Fire.” Every house around the lake lights flares along the lake’s edge at 10:00 PM, turning the lake into a glowing orange ring. Of course, there are fireworks, which inspired my card...

I inked a background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Broken China. I used fireworks stencils from Trinity Stamps, Echo Patk, and Simple Stories.  I heat embossed in red, white, blue, and gold.

Added lots of Stickles and Nuvo Drops for sparkle and shine, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s “Land that I Love” set. The little house die cuts are from Julie Ebersole’s “Hearth & Home” at Ellen Hutson, and Neat & Tangled’s “Warm Winter Scene.”

Thanks for stopping by! ❤️