Thursday, February 27, 2014

A fun Birthday Card

I purchased some dies from Papersmooches Stamps recently,
and I have to admit that I am in love...

Flirting Smiley

These dies are simply wonderful.
So today I created this cute card...
..well, at least I think so anyway...

I always like to add something special to my cards, to make
them stand out.  Thus, on this card I decided to use a flower...

The puppy "pops" out of the card by using 3D foam adhesive.

I hope you like it.

Have a wonderful, creative day!  Flower for You Smiley

Stamp/Dies:  Chubby Chums; and Chums Die; Notebook Paper; Notebook basic die all from Papersmooches Stamps;  Handwritten Sentiments from Simon Says Stamps; 
Tiny Hat stamp from Amuse Studio (retired). 
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock; Kraft paper from Stampin' Up.
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, and London Fog inks from Memento
Extras: Copics: RV13 Tender Pink, 110 Black, E31 Brick Beige; 3D Foam adhesive

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


I love to create cards using simple floral images.
They always seem so elegant. 
Thus, I created this Anniversary card....

It is a simple image, that needed a bit of bling to make it special....
So I added some stickles and jewels to make it stand out.

Enjoy your day!


Stamps: Tall Lilies stamp from Impress Obsession; and Happy Anniversary Small from Amuse Studio Stamps (retired) 
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock; Bubblegum Cardstock from Amuse Studio; and Basic Black from Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Extras: Copic markers: RV14 Begona Pink, RV13 Tender Pink, YG23 New Leaf; 
3D Foam adhesive, Pink Stickles

Thursday, January 23, 2014

It is a new year.  
And my goal in this new year, is to make more birthday cards for friends and family.
So this is a card that I created today.
Dies, stamps, washi tape....
I mean, what could be simpler...
and more fun!

Have a great day...and don't forget to create something fun!


Stamps: He Said, She Said; Chubby Chums; and Sentiment Sampler all from Papersmooches Stamps
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock; various papers from Amuse Studio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Extras: Talk Bubbles dies from Papersmooches, 3D Foam adhesive, Washi tape

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Thanks

Life really does go by quickly.
One minute I am posting something for my son's birthday, and the next minute the year is gone and I am creating thank you cards for the gifts we received over the holidays.  

Crazy I tell ya!

For Christmas I received some dies from Papersmooches.
So I had to use one to create my card.

With this card I thought it needed a bit of sparkle, so I added a bit on the scarf.

The die I used was the "thanks" die.  I thought it really made the card stand out.
In addition, I used flocking powder, to create "snow".....
It just makes the card a little bit more fun.

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Snowman stamp is from Papersmooches
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red from Stampin' Up

Extras: Copic Markers: YR68 Orange, R29 Lipstick Red, G07 New Green, 110 Special Black; Stickles in Lime Green; Flocking Powder from Martha Stewart crafts

Monday, September 16, 2013

Beachy Thank You

I wanted to create a simple Thank you card for my son's birthday.
Because I had my watercolor crayons out...
I decided to use them in creating his card.

As you can see, the beach was my inspiration in this card.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting!  

Stamps: Life's a Breeze stamp and Hand Scripted sets from A Muse Studio
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Teal Zeal ink
Extras: Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


There is a technique that I have not used in ages.
Wanna know what it is?
My daugher is having a birthday soon, and I wanted to create a card
and use a technique that I haven't done in years.

And this is what I created...

It is simple and elegant...
...and I like it.

Have a great day!

Stamps: Poppy Stems from Stampendous; Thank You from A Muse Studio (retired)
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper
Ink: Staz-On Black ink
Extras: Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Floral Birthday

Flowers do not always have to be positioned on a card vertically.  

I wanted to "shake up" my card design and position this stamp horizontally, 
and add the sentiment within the stems.
I loved how it turned out, but
thought that the flowers needed a little bit
of sparkle...
so I added a bit of stickles on the peach flowers
to make the card just a little bit more fun.

Here is what it looks like...

Did you also notice something?  Ruminating Smiley

This is a single layer card.
Yep, and even though I did not add extra papers, 
embellishments, or ribbons...
the card is pretty striking.

Have a great day...Flower for You Smiley

Stamps: Tall Flowers stamp from Hero Arts ; Handwritten Sentiments from Simon Says Stamp
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Extras: Copic Markers: R32 Peach, R14 Light Rouge, YG67 Moss, BG13 Mint Green, BG10 Cool Shadow, C1 Cool Gray; Stickles in Stardust