…through the Snow

Hi there!

Here’s a simple and cute card.

I stamped this image from Avery Elle’s Dashing clear set a year ago.  By the time I finished watercoloring and die cutting the image, the holidays were over.  And to be honest, I wasn’t up to making another holiday card.  I set it aside in my little bowl of “images to be used later” (creative, huh?).  So finally last month I decided to use it.

To create my background, I adhered blue striped patterned paper onto my card base.  I then die cut my snowy bank using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills.  I trimmed and adhered it over my patterned paper background.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment on the top corner of the based.  I then adhered my car/tree image using dimensional foam tape.  Finally I added sequined stars to complete the scene.

More to come!



Holiday Cheer

Hi there!

I am continuing to showcase the very versatile set, Holly Days, by Hero Arts.  As mentioned in my previous post, I stamped, watercolored and die cut several of the holly and berry images to create several clean and simple cards.

For this card, I decided to add texture to my card panel.   One of my favorite ways is to use impression plates as they give just a subtle texture to the paper.  For this card, I used one of my favorites, Papertrey Ink’s Aida Impression Plate.  I simply LOVE it!

I then die cut an oval from black cardstock using (no longer available) Avery Elle’s Modern Leaves die set.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Under the Mistletoe using gold EP.

I added a holly cluster image from Holly Days on the top pointed side of my die cut and then added red sequins to finish it off.  The panel was then attached to my card base.

Until next time!


Loving Embrace


I’m finally sharing this card I made months ago.  It was hidden with the Christmas cards that I’ve been making these past few weeks.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Sunny BLOOMS [lg] (Purple Onion Designs) Dies: Postage Stame Elle-ements (Avery Elle) Color: Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Versafine Black Onyx (Tsukineko); Inktense Colored Pencils (Derwent) Other: Clear Embossing Powder; Bristol Paper (Strathmore)

This was a simple card to make.  I stamped my flower image – Sunny BLOOMS from Purple Onion Design with black hybrid ink.  I colored this pretty image with watercolor pencils.  The sentiment (which I, unfortunately, don’t remember what set it came from) was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed.

From white cardstock I die cut the larger frame from the die set  Postage Stamp Elle-ments.  I adhered my card panel to the back of the frame.  The completed panel was attached to my card base with foam tape.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.


Hello Tag


It’s Day 1 of Kathy Racoosin’s Daily Marker Coloring Challenge.  I’ve never participated and I thought I will attempt to do it this time around.  I’ve had a little more time and thought, why not?!

Here’s a little tag I created (decided to also participated with the Wednesday SSS challenge as well) where I stamped a few sketchy roses from Altenew with a simple Hello sentiment from Hero Arts.


I stamped and embossed the roses as well as my sentiment.  The roses and leaves were colored with Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils with a watercolor pen.  The tag die is Avery Elle.

That’s it!

Until next time!


Love you


Hope you’re enjoying the weekend.

I’m sharing an anniversary card I made for my husband.  May is SUCH a busy month that our anniversary was on the back of my mind.  I finally came round to thinking about it (the night before) and had to quickly make a card.


SUPPLIES Stamps: Dude (Technique Tuesday) Dies:  Simply Said Love (Avery Elle); Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp) Color:  Copic Markers; Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear EP (Ranger); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Dude (Technique Tuesday) Dies: Simply Said Love (Avery Elle); Mini Hearts Set (Simon Says Stamp) Color: Copic Markers; Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear EP (Ranger); Arcrylic Paper (Strathmore)

I’ve had the Avery Elle Simply Said Love die gathering dust in its container for quite sometime.  Time was not my friend so something simple was needed.

On a arcrylic paper card panel, I die cut the sentiment sllightly off-set in the center.  I die cut several times on scrap pieces of cardstock as well as a piece of patterned paper .  I adhered them together with the patterned cut as the first layer.  I added a piece of foam behind my panel and adhered it to my card base.  The die cut was then placed in the negative space of the panel.  I partially stamped a sentiment from Dude by Technique Tuesday.  I also added hearts that I colored and added Glossy Accents.

Pretty simple and my husband loved it.

I’ll be adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.

Until next time.