You are Weird...

Oh my gosh; I find this Big Grumpy set from Taylored Expressions absolutely hilarious! Soooo many sentiments for the sign; I love it!

The girls and I are ALWAYS talking about it being 'too peopley' out there (another one of the sentiments); particularly as Christmas was approaching - like trying to go to the mall...with the other 487,439 people in our city! UGH!

A very CAS (clean and simple card) letting Big Grumpy and the sign take center stage and remember, we are ALL weird, never change! :D

Hope you have a great week!! Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Big Grumpy
Inks: Gina K Designs Amalgam Jet Black, The Stamp Market Blush
Papers: PTI Kraft (appears sold out), Dark Chocolate, The Stamp Market Bloom Street



Hi friends - I truly have a ton of cards to share; finding the time to write a blog post is HARD!!

This is a card I actually made months ago - before my shoulder surgery...which was August! A pretty straight-forward card with lots of layering.

The leaves are a die cut from The Stamp Market, the 'prayers' and sentiment are from an older Hero Arts set. I cut the leaves from vellum, left some whole, added half of the leaf back on others; the word 'prayers' was die cut from white card stock and embossed 3 times using Ranger Liquid Platinum powder. I stenciled some flowers in the background, they peek out just a bit.

Thanks for stopping by; here's wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!


Stamps:  Hero Arts Prayers
Inks: VersaMark 
PapersNeenah 110 lb. white, Misc. deisgner paper, vellum


Vegetable Stamping Gone Wild - MIUCB #32

Check out the UBER fun challenge over at Mix It Up; it's always Anything Goes but if you really want to have some fun - then stamp with vegetables!

I didn't actually 'stamp' with vegetables, but I did use green beans for the background, I thought they sort of match the sweet panda's confetti (I should have made them smaller, then they really would have).

I started with Tim Holtz water color paper and adhered the HAPPY stencil from Heidi Swapp (I have had these frame stencils forever); I blended on some Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink, then applied my green beans - literally just laid them on the paper.

I used some sprays I have had forever and one didn't really 'spray' but gave a FULL STREAM of color (insert palm to face emoji) - LOL! Once I was done spraying, I let it dry then removed the stencil and stamped 'birthday' in VersaFine ink. I stamped, colored and die cut the panda and added with dimensional foam.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you have a great week ahead and can find some time this month to join us!!


Stamps:  SSS Party Like a Panda
Inks: VersaFine, Gina K Amalgam Jet Black
AccessoriesMFT blueprints, misc. sprays, green beans, Party Like a Panda dies, washi tape (inside), white gouache, copics, Heidi Swapp stencil frame


BINGO Tags - LTSCB #128

Oh boy - this is a super fun challenge - so many options playing BINGO; hope you will join us at Love to Scrap! We are sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter!

The Paper Shelter

Just pick a letter, B-I-N-G-O and use at least 3 elements within that letter - see, LOTS of options! I made these tags, 100% CASE'd from Elizabeth (poshtadesign on Instagram); I literally CANNOT wait to make more, I adore how they turned out! OK; here's where my tags fit in the BINGO game:
B = red, die cut, green
N= die cut, blue, silver

On the bottom tag (one full piece), I sponged carious distress inks then stamped 'to' and 'from' from The Greetery Speed Tagging Christmas Sentiments. Before adding the sentments on the outside, from the same stamp set, I added glitter to the trees and all over the snowflake; for the ornaments, I added glue and springkled on silver tinsel glitter. 

Sure hope you can join us this month, we always love seeing your creations. Thanks for stopping by; have a great day!


Inks: Various Distress Inks
Accessories: Lawn Fawn glue (for glitter), yarn from Hobby Lobby, PTI Basic Cut Tag and Christmas Cuts, Clear Rock Candy glitter, Ranger Silver Tinsel



Easiest Water Coloring Possible

Isn't this collaboration image with Gina K Designs and Hero Arts gorgeous? I stamped the image on water color paper and literally splattered on various inks - I kinda, sorta (HA) painted the leaves but let the color run and mix. I sprayed the card stock a bit before splattering ink.

I sprayed the panel with sheer sparkle, added a birthday sentiment, striped paper and sequins to finish it off (forever loving black and white striped paper)!

Thanks for stopping by; have a great week!


Stamps:  Gina K and Hero Arts Friendship Blooms
Inks: VersaMark, Gina K Amalgam Jet Black


Embossed Thank You!

I love this image from Power Poppy; I embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder and colored with colored pencils. I don't use pencils often and I didn't want to use gamsol, so I gave it a whirl - still not sure what I think, but I do love the image. :D

The image was embossed on Kraft card stock with some ink blended around the edges for a bit of a vintage look; I added some super colorful pattern paper from The Stamp Market and a small strip of gold glittered cardstock to add a bit more color to the image.

Thanks for stopping by; here's hoping you have a GREAT weekend ahead!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Season's Seatings
Inks: VersaMark, Altenew Coffee Break for the edges and sentiment
Papers: PTI Kraft, The Stamp Market Bloom Street Patternsgold glitter paper
AccessoriesMFT blueprints, Liquid Platinum embossing powder, colored pencils

  Just Us Girls

  The Card Concept #122 (Clean and Layered)

Mix It Up with Watercolor

Greetings friends! We're back for another fun month - Anything Goes or Watercoloring! We sure hope you will join us at Mix It Up; we truly love seeing your creations!

I LOVE this XL Tiger Lily image from Power Poppy; it's prefect for watercoloring and although I don't have near the depth and variation I would like, it was still fun! I stamped the image off the page and embossed with white embossing powder; I also added a few leaves. The image was colored with Zig Real Brush markers. The sentiment (from Penny Black) was stamped in black VersaFine and embossed with clear embossing powder. Pretty darn clean and simple!

Truly, hope you take the time to join us this month!

See you again soon!


Stamps:  Power Poppy XL Tiger Lily and Penny Black Faith

Love to Scrap - Anything Goes + DRS

Greetings friends!

Oh goodness, I had SUCH fun creating with this little giraffe from DRS Designs!! And they are offering you, our friends, a great deal! And, be sure to check out all the fun DT creations at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!

Sponsor: DRS Designs
DRS Designs
Prize: 20% off online store purchase

I have to say though; I printed my friend on some paper...um, I don't know what KIND of paper (don't ask) but it wasn't the best for blending Copics at all - WHOOPS, but you know it's handmade, not the end of the world!

My daughter recently started assisting a family with 4 children from ages 11 to 1; the 1 year old has a b-day party this weekend and she wanted a card. I didn't have sequins or fillers for a 'boy' but as she said, 'he's one, he'll just enjoy the noise it makes when he shakes it'; true, true!

Thanks for stopping by; hope you will join us this month - we love seeing your projects!


Stamps:  DRS Designs Jenny Giraffe, MFT Birthday Chicks (inside birthday sentiment)
Inks: Distress Oxides: Broken China and Salty Ocean
Papers: Neenah 80 and 110 lb. white, MFT designer paper (older)
Accessories: MFT blueprints, SSS Dots and Lines stencil, various sequins and drops, white gel pen


CAS Rainbow

Hi friends - super quick post for a pretty quick card!

Prior to my shoulder surgery, I took some time to just PLAY. I used the MFT Sun Rays Mix-ables stencil and some purple tape to section off each stripe and create a rainbow of sunshine! I sponged the colors darker towards the bottom and faded out towards the top. I added this fantastic sentiment from Penny Black, Faith. Once finished, I sprayed with glitter dust.

Thanks for stopping by; hope you're having a great week!!


Stamps:  Penny Black Faith



Goodness; I feel like I'm shorter on time than ever before!! I bet you can relate eh?

I created this fun card for a dear friend that is going to be a grandmother for the first time; although I am 100% confident, she will NOT be called 'grandmother'; there are so many unique names out there now!

I die cut 3 circles out of Neenah 80 lb. card stock, and then lightly drew the pencils on to the front of the top folding card. I then stamped each image, masked them off and used a TE blender brush to add color. I stayed with a baby neutral color palette as this card was made before they knew the sex of the baby. I colored the images, added the sentiment and then mounted with foam tape. I added some fun paper to the inside, as well as some washi tape.

Thanks for stopping by; I always appreciate your visit!


Stamps:  MFT Adorable Elephants, Happy Hippos, WPlus9 Party Animal
Papers: Neenah 80 and 110 lb. white, misc. designer paper
Accessories: washi tape, MFT stitched circles, Copics, sharpie, MFT Blueprints


Mix It Up - Open Technique

Hi friends - welcome to the super fun Mix It Up challenge of Open Technique - use ANY technique you love to do!

I am not great at water coloring, but I keep trying! It's a technique I love seeing others do so inspiration is endless. That's the technique I wanted to try this month AND I used colors I never use. EEEeekkkk!!! But it turned out better than I anticipated. LOL

The large flower and leaves were previously water colored and I added some details with a sharpie; I then colored the small bud to match. Orange is not my gig, but I had this polka dot patterned paper so it just fell together after that. I cut the frame (Die Cuts and More) and then adhered it with dimension, added the floral bouquet in the bottom corner flat with a few pieces of foam adhesive under the leaves. And I love mixing colors of leaves, that's one of my favorite things!

I don't have the matching dies, so I fussy cut the images.

Hope you'll take the time to join us this month at Mix It Up and show us YOUR favorite technique!


Stamps:  SSS Delicate Flowers, MFT More Essential Sentiments
Papers: Neenah 80 and 110 lb. white, misc. designer paper

Teapot Gift Holders

Hi friends!

I am about 5 weeks out since my shoulder surgery; recovery is slow and stamping or creating for any length of time doesn't work well; but I try to work on things a little at a time.

Hope you will join us this week at Love to Scrap where we are creating Anything but a Card - won't that be fun, always fun to do something different!

I created these little gift card holders, OR you could slip in a couple tea bags OR some cash; they are just adorable (I think)! This is an older die from MFT (treat sacks); I don't think they carry it anymore, but there are so many like this on the market. They could even be great on the inside of a card - or outside, lots of options, but since we aren't making cards, I didn't travel that avenue but wanted to give you a few ideas.

I'm all about using up my scraps of designer paper, so I chose a couple pieces that basically had the same colors - different paper pads, but alas, I could color the images similarly and they would work. I mounted each image on another stitched die cut circle and thought it would be fun to offset them to one edge. I added lots of shimmer using a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and details with a white gel pen and colored pencils. I added a sentiment strip on two layers of vellum, easy to hide adhesive that way. ;) Simple and easy - just the way I like it!

Be sure to stop by Love to Scrap to see all the amazing creations, then join the fun!


Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Flower Teapot
Inks: VersaMark
Papers: Copic X-Press It, vellum, PTI Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz, misc. designer paper