Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Today had lots of puffy white clouds and sun, sun, sun! I am loving it :) Here is a card that reminds me of this weather.
I started this card by stamping the clouds in three different colors of distress inks. I used a sticky note to stamp two extra clouds on and then fussy cut them out to use as masks. Then I took an oval die to cut out a window in a top folding card and put the clouds behind it.
I stamped the sentiment with versamark on some scrap cardstock and embossed it with clear powder, then took distress inks and blended over the background. I wiped off excess ink from the sentiment with a tissue and trimmed it down. The sun was stamped and then colored it in with zig clean color markers and a waterbrush. To give the sun some sparkle and shimmer, I used a wink of stella pen to cover the whole stamp.
After fussy cutting it out, I used some foam tape to adhere it to my card and glued the sentiment on. You can see some of the shimmer here.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Sun Showers; SSS - Happy Day
Inks: Distress Inks, Wink of Stella, Zig clean color markers
Dies: SSS - stitched ovals 

I am sharing this in the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch #223

Less is More - Shimmer

CAS on Sunday #109 - repeat an image
Work it Wednesday - Sunshine 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Elephant birthday

Hi! I hope you are all having a great weekend! With Memorial Day on Monday, I wanted to say to anyone that has served for their country, I want to give a thank you!

On to crafty stuff :) I made a birthday card that was inspired by several challenges going on right now: CAS Colours & Sketches, Color Throwdown and AAA Cards.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Get Well Soon

Hi all! Hope everyone is having a good day :) This time I made a card for a friend who just had surgery on her knee. This was actually her second surgery and hopefully her last. Anyway, I saw this ducky with an umbrella and thought it would make her smile.

Monday, May 22, 2017


Happy Monday :) Today I made a card that was inspired by the challenge at Time Out Challenges CASEing a card by their guest designer, Hannelie. Here is my take on it.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More than all the stars

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :) This card combined a few things that are new for me; splattering and using a foiled background.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

hot stuff

Hi! I've made my second shaker card ever :)

Holiday sparkle

Hello everyone :) I am still working on getting my stock of Christmas cards built up. I wonder if you can every have too many? Lol.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Simple things in life

Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day :)

I started this card by stamping the flower from Clearly Besotted on water color paper and heat embossing it with clear sparkly powder. Then I used Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush to color it in. I used a pale blue color to outline the flower and add some light color to the background. After stamping the sentiment from Hero Arts, I trimmed the panel down and layered it on some patterned paper.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Birthday hearts

Hello! I have a lot of birthdays over the next couple of months so of course I want to make their cards. This time I used glitter to make a simple card with lots of sparkle.
I got the technique from Jennifer McGuire's blog. I used double sided adhesive sheets and stuck one side to some white cardstock. I then ran it through my cuttlebug with Paper Smooches linked hearts die. It didn't cut through all the way but that was actually helpful since I wanted to keep them all together. I took off one small piece at a time and added a color glitter to it. Then I used my bone folder to really rub it in. I repeated that with all of the pieces until I had a string of colorful hearts.
I cut out two more sets of hearts to layer together and give the hearts some depth. I heat embossed the sentiment from Clearly Besotted with a rainbow embossing powder and then added a few sparkly embellishments around the hearts.  You can see a little more of the glitter in the below picture.

I am sharing this card in a few challenges:

CAS on Sunday #107 - Use glitter or sequins
AAA Cards #89 - Bright and Beautiful

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes 

Thanks so much for stopping by :)