Tuesday, April 30, 2019

You're a fungi

This card makes me happy - and I can't wait to give it away.  I love puns, so any card that highlights a punny phrase is right up my alley.  

Once again, I created this using the Gina K Wreath Builder template - I warned you I had become addicted to it!  I also used several stamps from a couple of different Lawn Fawn sets, then colored them with my Prisma's, mounted it all on a grey card base, used some Lawn Fawn plaid paper and a touch of yellow ribbon to finish it off.  Easy peasy card, but so adorable.



Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Little Red Wagon - somethings coming up
Crafty Creations Challenges - anything goes

Hugs to all!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Been spending some time in my studio and I am loving it!  I forget sometimes how therapeutic it can be to create.  Definitely time well spent.

I recently got my hands on the Gina K wreath builder set and it has been so fun to learn to use.  I even bought my sister and mom a set so I can teach them how to use it.  They are completely and totally addictive and the next few cards I share will likely be using the template.

I had some great results with the wreath builder from Gina K , although I will admit there is a learning curve - I didn't love everything I created with it, but once I got the hang of how to make them "mine" with my own style, I fell in love.  It's great because you can use so many of the stamps in your stash to create fun, new and wonderful cards.

For this one, I used some stamps from Paper Smooches that I got when I designed for them.  It's one of my most used sets as I just love the happy spring flowers - it's called Best Buds.  I used the small flowers to create the oval wreath (that's right, you can make ovals and squares with the template as well as round wreaths), then used the sentiment stamp from the set to create the focal point.

I also played around with my new Artzea Real Brush Pens to color these images.  They are a breeze to use and go on so easily.  I used them directly to the paper, blending without water for these images as I wanted them to be bold.  These could easily become a staple in my card making!


More to come - have a great day!


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Hippo Birdie 2 Ewe

It's been much too long since I've been here to post a creation - let's just say, life gets in the way sometimes!  I really want to be better about it - and it hasn't been that I haven't been creating - I just haven't had the time to photograph and post as much.  Well, I'm here today to change that!

I created this card for my father's 91st birthday - hard to believe he's 91 when you meet him... I think most people would say he's in his early 80's the way he looks and acts.  I am amazed by this man so much.  

I needed something totally unique for this occasion - enter inspiration from Torrey - and voila!  It came together easily...  She can be a thousand miles away, and she is still inspiring me, each and every day!

I used a bunch of Lawn Fawn products including the hippo and birdie stamps, the hills, grass and fence border dies and the words hippo and birdie.  The "2" is just handwritten, and the sheep and EWE word are from My Favorite Things.  I used a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things as well as some Distress Inks to create the cloud background.  The hay bail stamp is from an older farm set that honestly, I can't source - not sure who makes it.  All images were stamped on textured cardstock and colored with my Prisma's, then fussy cut.  The patterned papers were all just from my scraps.  


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I miss hanging out with you

Missing my bestee a ton right now, so I decided to make a card to send her way showing her some love.  The "Chunky Monkey" set from Sugar Pea Designs was the perfect go to set to create this card which is headed to Texas now.  The monkey and branch were colored with my Copics, then fussy cut out.  I paired it with a stitched border background out of some leftover scraps I had lying around, including a layer of velum that has the slightly smudged but still cut sentiment from the same stamp set.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Country Love

An oldie but a goodie!  I made this one awhile ago, but hadn't shared it here yet... It's an old digital image that I colored up with my Copics.  I love to pick my papers first before I color an image - it just makes putting the card together so much easier.  No digging through papers trying to match colors.  These papers were all from my scraps and the banner stamp is a Whimsy Stamps one that I got while I was designing for them.  Turned out pretty darn cute if you ask me!


Thanks for stopping in - have a great day!


Friday, August 3, 2018

You're a Hoot!

Happy Friday!  Glad to be back to share this make using a Whipper Snapper stamp called Hedwig.  I am so drawn to their images and especially the birds and chickens they have... right up my alley and so fun to color.  I share some more of their stuff later this month.

I colored him with Prisma colored pencils on craft paper, adding white highlights with an ink gel pen.  Fussy cut him and added some fun papers to highlight him.  The "You're a Hoot!" sentiment stamp is an old one I think from Hampton Arts Studio G, back when there were dollar bins at the hobby stores.


That's all for today - hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Thinking of You - MFT

There is something so wonderfully whimsical about Gnomes... I can't help but collect gnome stamps whenever I can find adorable ones.  This one is from My Favorite Things and I love that there are several great ones to chose from.  It's called BB You Gnome Me.  I had fun coloring this one up with my Copics - then using a border punch from EK Success for the notebook edge, a grass border die cut from Lawn Fawn for the bottom and a Jelly Bean die cut for the sun.  I think it's just a fun and happy card.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Happy Birthday Party Animal

Here today to share this birthday card I made for my granddaughter who is about to turn 5.  I can't believe she is 5 already!  Ugh!

I created this using some circle die cuts and a photo strip frame from Spellbinders.  The stamps are something I borrowed from a friend at a crop I went to, and just fit into the windows perfectly.

Think I'll throw this into some challenges: