Saturday, February 17, 2018

Card - Treasures of the Heart

Today I have a kitty sleeping behind a potted plant with blue flowers for you. I used the sentiment Treasures of the Heart because the cat looked so peaceful sleeping half hidden behind the flowering bush.

I hope you have a peaceful day thinking about the treasures in your heart.

Have a wonderful day!


Art Impressions watercolor stamps
Sentiment: unknown, but it is so old it's glued itself to the packaging
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Cane Back Chair
Koi Sakura Coloring Brush pens
Strathmore watercolor paper series 400
Assorted paper and ribbon
Tsukineko Momento Ink -Cottage Ivy
Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Friday, February 16, 2018

Card - Bird focal point

Hi, I am posting two bird cards today. I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird & Branch set on one and Inkadinkado's doodled flying birds and things, plus a bunch of other stamps and dies for the background and sentiment.

I hope you have a great day!


Hero Arts - Color Layering Bird and Branch, Woodgrain Bold Prints, ink
Inkadinkado - doodled birds and things, cling Ferns
Deep Red - Bunch of Leaves
Carta Bella - Simply Stated Stamp
Sizzix - Thinlets Garden Greens 661206, Framelits w/Stamps Phrases 658838
Tsukineko - Memento Ink

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Card - AI Watercolor Tree, Bird, and Log

AI watercolor
Hello, I made a card out the watercolor I made from another of the Art Impressions tutorials. It was a fun one, but next time I will stamp the log farther down the paper as the perspective is a bit off unless the bird is rather large.

Have a great day and keep everything in perspective,


AI watercolor stamps
Koi brush pens - Sakura
Hello stamp and die - Sizzix 658838
Assorted seed beads, sequins, ribbon. and paper from stash

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day!

Today I have a Valentines Day Card. I used the Hero Arts 2018 January Kit along with some other things in my stash. It's a fun sorta grungy card with sparkle and shine.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day!


MMH January 2018
Silver Brush Pen - Kuretake
Lovely Floral Stencil - Plaid Folk Art
Amethyst Letraset Marker
Ink cubes - Hero Arts and hampton art

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Card - Lovely Day

This is hoping you have a lovely day! I used Art Impressions watercolor stamps to watercolor this centerpiece.  I am looking forward to  spring.


Art Impressions Stamps
Koi Brush Pen - Sakura
Branches Bold Prints Background Stamp - Hero Arts
Round Brads - Making Memories
Heart Brad - Spare Parts - The Paper Studio
Green Hills Ink - Hero Arts
Wink of Stella and black Brush Pen - Kuretake
Glaze Pen - Sakura
Border punch - Kamei

Monday, February 12, 2018

This is my first 'on my own' Art Impressions watercolor. I am quite happy with the way it turned out. Maybe I'll frame it instead of turning it into a card :)

Art Impressions Stamps
Koi Coloring Brush Pens - Sakura
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Cold Press 400 Series

Card - Rabbit on Stump

Hello - Rabbit on Stump
I have been experimenting with my Art Impression watercolor stamps. This composition is one from a tutorial I watched. These stamps are great fun and a relaxing way to watercolor.

Have a lovely day!


Supplies used:
Art Impression stamps
Koi Coloring Brush Pens - Sakura
Ribbon - Hero Arts 
Hello - Sizzix Tim Holtz die
Nesting Square Dies - Umbrella CraftsNesting Card Dies - Rectangular - We R Memory Keepers
Thicket Metal Stencil - Stampendous
Forest Green Ink - Hero Arts
Clear Glitter - Wink of Stella Brush - Zig Kuretake
Glue Dots - Zots - Therm-o-web

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Card - Pop-up House -Howdy

Inside Close-Up
Hello, its been a while. I've been busy with all sorts of things - a trip home, a trip to see my dad, visitors, tutoring, the horse, and making cards.

This particular card I made for my dad. We both like pop-ups and I got a Big Shot Plus and a Gingerbread Pop-up Die for Christmas. Therefore, it was time to make my dad a card.

Instead of making the house a gingerbread house, I made it a regular house and I made the snow drifts into bushes. I dressed up the gingerbread men as a couple. I think it came out cute, but best of all, my likes it.

Have a fun and happy day!


Supplies used:

Map of the World Background stamp - Hero Arts
Timber Brown Ink - Stazon
Octagonal embossing folder - Darice
Tag - Notebook paper, tag & ticket - Sizzix 660399
Calligraphy pen - Kuretake Fudegokochi
Lace Stamp - Elegant Borders - Stampendous SSC1122
Versa Mark - Tsukineko
Pop-Up Gingerbread House - We R Memory Keepers 663081
Beatrice - Lace Border Die - Die'sire Crafter's Companion DS-CAD-BEA
White Gel Pen - Gelly Roll - Sakura
Black Pen - Pigma Micron - Sakura

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Card - Enjoy the Little Things

I had lots of green butterfly wings sitting on my desk and I thought they would be pretty in a wreath around the Anna Griffin Medallion. The medallion came with my mini minc foiling machine and after foiling the piece I colored it with alcohol markers. I die-cut a leaf shape and used it as a stencil then put the butterfly wings and antenna on top. Then I layered some leaves on top. I used foam tape under the medallion and stamped my sentiment on some acetate I had cut out with a scalloped edge die. Lastly I glued down three purple dots I made from beads.

Have a great day!


*Supplies -

  • Strathmore Bristol paper
  • ROCO Card Brief
  • Sizzix 
    • Thinlets Tim Holtz Garden Greens 661206 - Used as a stencil
    • Framelets circles, scallop 657552
  • Tsukineko 
    • Momento Ink:
      • MD-701 Cottage Ivy
      • MD-707 Bamboo Leaves
    • StazOn Ink:
      • SZ31 Jet Black
  • Winsor & Newton Brushmarkers
  • Minc Machine & Anna Griffin shapes
  • Penny Black Swirling Wings 51-137
  • Kaisercraft Watercolour Friends DD913

Monday, April 10, 2017

Card - Awesome Chemistry

I made this card for my husband for Valentine's Day. Inside it says "Let's bond." It was a big hit.

Have a great day!


*Supplies -

  • Derwent Inktense Blocks
  • Sakura 
    • Pigma Micron
    • Gelly-Roll Stardust
  • Sikorea Jelly-Gel purple
  • Tsukineko
    • StazOn Jet Black
    • Momento MD-801 Potter's Clay
  • Strathmore Bristol Paper
  • Paper Smooches Stamps and Dies Great Chemistry (SES115 & A2D157)
  • Sizzix Phrases 658838