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.




You are Beautiful…


Hi there!

I’m sharing today a simple card.



SUPPLIES Stamps: trumpet song (40-377); letter background (1999L), heartful (30-286) Color: Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger); Distress Markers (Ranger); Inktense Pencils (Derwent); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other: Clear EP (Ranger); MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)

It’s a traditional looking card.  I simply wanted to highlight the beautiful floral stamp, Trumpet Song (40-377).  I first lightly stamped my card panel with Letter Background (1999L) using Old Paper Distress Ink.  I then positioned the floral stamp on my MISTI and started adding color with Distress Markers and lightly spraying water to the stamp.  I started coloring the flowers and then the leaves.  I repeated the process until I was happy with the coloring.  Inktense pencils were used to add more detail.  Once the image was completely colored, I mounted my panel on a kraft paper panel.  The sentiment from Heartfelt (30-286) on the card base was stamped and heat embossed.



Warmest Wishes


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  I’m still on vacation mode and enjoying the relative quiet.  I have 2 cards to share today as I try to catch up with my posts.


SUPPLIES  Stamps:  Gleeful (30-266); Holiday Snippets (30-307)

SUPPLIES Stamps: Gleeful (30-266); Holiday Snippets (30-307) Dies:  Basic Stitch Lines (MFT) Color:  Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brushes (Kuretake); Inktense Watercolor Pencils (Derwent); Black Onyx Versafine (Tsukineko) Other:  Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)

I made a simple card using Penny Black products.  The images are from the clear set Gleeful (30-266).  I stamped with black ink and watercolored the image as well as create a blue background.  The sentiment at the bottom of the card is from Holiday Snippets (30-307).

I’m a little late to share my second card which was highlighted on the Simplicity Sister blog.  Here’s a sneak peek:


Here is the link to see the card as well as details of how I created it.