Happy Birthday


As the school year comes to a close, my creative time comes pretty much to a dead halt.  I eked this shaker card out for my husband who celebrated his birthday right after Easter.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Kool Kats (30-351); Snippets (30-283) Dies: Stitched Circle Frame (MFT); Nestabilities Std. Circle Dies (Spellbinders); Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers (Kuretake); Indigo, Deep Ocean, Aquatic Hybrid Ink (HA) Other: Wave Embossing Folder (WRMK); White Embossing Folder (Ha); Sequins; Glitter; Acetate

I wanted to make something fun and whimsical.  For this card, I used an image from the Kool Kats (30-351) clear set.  The image was watercolored and then fussy cut.  I die cut a circle frame and adhered my surfing Kat behind the frame to make it appear the Kat was surfing out of the circle.

Next, I embossed my card panel with a aquatic themed embossing folder.  I die cut a circle in the middle of the panel and adhered a piece of acetate to the back and proceeded to make the shaker part of the card.  Blue sequins and glitter were added for the card.  I adhered my circle frame/surfing Kat to the front of the panel and attached it to my card base.

Finally I stamped and white embossed a simple sentiment from Snippets (30-283) on black cardstock banner.

Enjoy the week!



With Love


I’m sharing a CAS card today.  I love the Penny Black flower die Bashful (51-008) and wanted to use it as a focal point.

SUPPLIES Stamps: Special Wishes (PB 30-229) Dies: Bashful (PB 51-008), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) Color: Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger)

For this card, I die cut a rectangle from Bristol paper.  I die cut Bashful from the rectangle and set aside the negative cut aside.  I colored the flower with Distress Inks using a ink applicator. I adhered the negative cut on another rectangle of the same measurement.  I adhered and placed the flower back into the negative space .  The rectangle was then mounted on my card base.  The sentiment from Special Wishes (30-229) was stamped and then heat embossed.

I’ve entered this card in this Wednesday’s SSS challenge: Use More Than One Punch or Die.

Until next time!



Hi there!

I just got back from Spring Break.  We were in Southern California enjoying the beach, doing a little hiking, taking a Segway tour (first time and A LOT of fun), and watching a few lacrosse games.

I was on the Penny Black Simplicity blog this past Tuesday and wanted to share a sneak peek…

I’ve been meaning to use this PB set and finally got around to making this ombre inspired medallion card.

For a full reveal and detailed information, click here.

Until next time!

Love & Laughter

Hi there!

I’ve been admiring stamps from The Ton and I wanted to play around with a few that I borrowed from my dear friend Vera.  Here’s what I made…

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Love these roses from the Fresh Cut Garden Roses set!  I simply smooched water downed Distress Ink to these images.  I purposely left them unfinished to keep it interesting.

For the rest of the card, I added texture to the panel using one of my favorite Papertrey Ink impression plates, Linen & Canvas.  In addition, I splattered white and black watercolor ink on the panel.  I cut a circle in the panel and added a sentiment courtesy of Penny Black to the card base.

Hope you all are enjoying the day.

Happy Birthday


Hi there!

I’m sharing today a birthday card I made for my daughter.


SUPPLIES Stamps: Cool Chicks (30-231); Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies:  Tall Trees (51-273) Color:  Clean Color Watercolor Brushes (Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other:  Ombre Patterned Paper; Clear Emboss (Ranger)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Cool Chicks (30-231); Sprinkles & Smiles (30-297) Dies: Tall Trees (51-273) Color: Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers(Kuretake); Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (MFT); Distress Ink (Ranger); Black Onyx Versafine Ink (Tsukineko) Other: Ombre Patterned Paper; Clear Emboss (Ranger)

Let’s get right to how I made this card.  Pretty simple.  I stamped the Mimi image with her dog from Cool Chicks (30-231) with black hybrid ink on Bristol paper.  I watercolored the image with watercolor markers.  To make it more personal,  I colored the dog gray as our dog, Lucy, is a silver lab.  The image was fussy cut and set aside.

Next, I die cut the trees from Tall Trees (51-273) from Bristol Paper.  I then added Distress Ink using ink blending tools to the the trees.  I then cut my card panel from ombre patterned paper.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment from Sprinkles and Smiles (30-297) using Black Onyx Versafine and clear EP.  I adhered the first tree directly to the panel.  To create dimension, I added the second tree with foam tape.  The Mimi was then adhered with foam tape as well.  Once completed I used foam tape to the panel and added it to the card base.

Until next time!

True Love


Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m on the blog today.  Here’s a (big) sneak of the card that I’m sharing…


I love this Mo Manning image.  Just adorable.  I made this card for my parents who celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary.  And if you’re wondering what flavor the ice creams this cute little couple are holding is ube (purple yam) for the girl and green tea for the boy.

Click here for more details on how I created this card.

Hope you’re enjoying the day!

p.s.  I’m including this on the SSS Wednesday challenge.