Monday, March 31, 2014


Good morning, I have another super clean and simple card to share today.  I just received the new speech bubble die by Lawn Fawn and also the hello die by Avery Elle and decided to pair them together and make this card.  The speech bubble was die cut using some pretty paper from My Minds Eye Cut & Paste 6x6 pad.  I added some solid pink twine and some more homemade enamel dots and that was it!  It seriously took me 5 minutes to make this card, but I like how it turned out!

Our new dog has a lot of energy, so I am going to take him out for a walk and hopefully wear him out a little.  He is such a sweetie!  I will be back later to post another card or two!



speech bubble die by Lawn Fawn
hello die by Avery Elle
white cardstock by American Crafts
patterned paper by MME
twine by the twinery
homemade enamel dots

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Get Well Soon

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We adopted a beautiful dog on Friday and he is so sweet!  He seems to have a wonderful disposition.  So we have spent the whole weekend bonding with him and making him feel like part of the family :)

I went to an all day crop on Friday with a bunch of awesome ladies and I actually finished 6 cards!!  I don't normally go to crops as I find them a little overwhelming because of all the 'stuff' I have to bring with me, lol!

Anywho, here is one of the cards that I made.

I made this one with a very dear friend in mind who just spent almost a week in the hospital.  I created the background using a stencil from Heidi Swapp and some embossing paste.  While the stencil was still in place, I spritzed some Heidi Swapp color shine over it.  My little enamel dots are also home made.  They are made with melted perler beads.  SO FUN to make!!!

I will be posting the rest of the cards over the next couple of days along with the cards that I will be teaching in my upcoming card class.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello Friend

Oops!  I forgot to post this yesterday.  I recently bought some inktense pencils which I love and they are so easy to use and blend.  I pulled out an oldie stamp set that has not seen any love in a long, long time and colored it using my pencils on watercolor paper.  After I had colored them, I decided it needed a little something, so I used a Tim Holtz stencil and some embossing paste to give it a little texture.  Added a little tag with a stamped sentiment and popped it up.  Adhered it to a kraft base and some white dash lines down the side.  I also added a little shimmer using my wink of stella pen, but the photo doesn't pick it up.  That is it!

I am going to a crop tomorrow (which I don't normally do), so I am trying to get all my supplies together and decide what I want to work on.  I am sure I will take too much and not use half of it, lol!   Anyway, I am looking forward to hanging out with a great group of ladies!!

Enjoy your day!


canson watercolor paper, kraft
inktense pencils by derwent
black archival ink
avery tag
embossing paste - liquitex
stencil - tim holtz
white gel pen

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CAS Happy Birthday

Woohoo, second post for me today!  Another quick CAS card that I made yesterday.  I absolutely love this stamp set from Papertrey Ink, The Sweet Life!  So pretty and so easy to use.  I have neglected a lot of my stamps for way too long.  This set is a 3 step stamping set and I love how this came out.  I have the die set for it too, and I'm not sure why I didn't use it lol!  Anyway, very quick, very clean and very simple but I think quite elegant.

The large scale sentiment is perfect for this too I think.  I love the Think Big Favorite line of stamps from Papertrey Ink.  Look at all that white space....... it makes me happy!

Anywho, thanks for looking and have a great day! :)


marshmallow cardstock
archival black ink
ink: spring moss, ripe avocado, sweet blush, hibiscus, raspberry fizz all PTI
stamps:  think big favorites # 12, the sweet life both by PTI (papertrey ink)

Celebrate Today

Sorry for not posting in a while.  I seem to have been busy.  Doing what, I am not quite sure as I quit my job and am no longer working, lol!  It feels good and it was the right decision for me.  I am enjoying being a Domestic Goddess, haha!  I have also started teaching classes at my home and have a wonderful group of ladies that come.

I have been getting lots of crafty time in and making lots of cards, I just need to post them now.  Today I have a very clean and simple birthday card.  My poor little dress form die has not had any love in a very long time.  I die cut it out of some pretty paper from MME and decided to give her a tuille skirt.  Fun, huh?  I embossed the bottom half of the white panel, tied my ribbon and added a sentiment.  Voila, done!!  I just love how elegant the dry embossing looks!

Anywho, thanks for stopping by and I will be back with another card or two tomorrow!  Have a great day!!


paper:  marshmallow, kraft by bazzill, MME ooh la la
ink:  dark chocolate by pti
die: dress form by pit
embossing folder by darice

Monday, March 3, 2014

Embossed Vellum

So glad I had a chance to play along with the technique lovers challenge on SCS today.  The challenge was to emboss on vellum, either dry emboss or heat emboss.  I chose to heat emboss a stamp from harvest berries by PTI using grass ink and clear embossing powder.  I also heat embossed my sentiment by Amuse.  Please excuse the bad photo.  The colors are really off.  I couldn't seem to fix them.  The embossed panel is adhered to a spring moss panel with washi tape.  I love using vellum but find it very challenging to adhere as it is very unforgiving as far as adhesive goes.  In hind sight, I should have used a darker cardstock under the vellum, but spring moss was calling my name, lol!  The sentiment is also heat embossed using gray flannel memento luxe ink and reads:  thanks for touching my life in so many wonderful ways.

Thanks for looking!  We have another snow day here in Virginia tomorrow, so hopefully I can play along with more challenges!!  Have a great night!



stamps: harvest berries by pti, making a difference by amuse studio
ink: grass by amuse, gray flannel by memento luxe
washi tape
twine by maya road

Natural Neutrals

It is a jammie kind of day today.  It is March 3rd and we have a snow day here in Virginia.  I don't know about you, but I am ready for Spring!!

Anyway, today's CAS challenge on Splitcoaststampers is to use neutrals with a dessert option of using a natural element.  I think I have it covered, although the end result didn't exactly come out on paper as I envisioned.  Not as clean and simple as I was hoping for.  First I used a woodgrain stencil by Prima and some light modeling paste.  Once the paste was dry, I sponged on some antique linen and gathered twigs distress ink.  I die cut some leaves using a die from Papertrey Ink and some new burlap paper that I picked up.  It is backed with paper and quite sturdy.  I sponged some distress ink over the leaves then popped them up on my card.  I added my sentiment and that was it.

Well, I hope you are all warm and cozy.

This weeks CAS challenge can be found here:

Thanks for stopping by!