Saturday, February 23, 2019


Sharing this dimensional die cut card for CAS Mix Up Card Challenge. The challenge was dimensional dies + stamping + your choice . . . went with embossing. 

I had created a water color piece using a stencil, and it didn't have a lot of detail in the end.  And so I cut it up with some dies and created this piece with some dimension.  

I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - HAPPYBDAY
Stamps and Dies:  Happy Birthday Sentiments and Doodle Hearts Stamp Sets, Rose Stencil and Nested Labels Dies (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Versamark and Metallic Gold EP (Wow);
Paper: Premium White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Strathmore Watercolor;
Other:  Inspiration Point Sequin Mix (Catherine Pooler)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cupcake Truck Box for Just Us Girls

Love the color inspiration at Just Us Girls.  I made treat box in the shape of a cupcake truck . . . wishing this truck would drop a little cupcake off to me right now. 

 I had fun making this one . . . just have to keep it save until February 14, 2020 . . . and then be able to find it, fill it up, and share the joy. 

It's going to be a long year. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Happy Valentine's Day Treat Box
Stamps and Dies:  Handle Box Dies and icecreamtruck2stamp dies and stamps (The Stamps of Life);
Ink & Embossing:  Licorice and Strawberry Ink (The Stamps of Life); Versamark; Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger);
Paper:  Pattern Paper and Cardstock from December 2018 Card Kit (The Stamps of Life);
Other: Gloss White Crystal, Gold Coast Glitter, Holiday Cheer Glitter, and Purple Rain Glitter Drops (Nuvo); Glitter Hearts from December 2018 Card Kit (The Stamps of Life);

CAS on Friday . . . Use a Tag

Does it count if said tag, for CAS on Friday, is one you didn't create?

Well, I had these tags, and felt they deserved to be used on a card . . . they were from a card kit, so of course they belong on a card.

I do love the texture on this tag.  And I'm loving my color combination. 

I hope you find some time to create today.  


Supplies Used - You Wow My Heart
All Supplies from The Stamps of Life December 2017 Card Kit

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Key to My Heart

The inspiration at The Card Concept was all about love . . .

I was inspired by the color scheme and went with Clean and Layered . . .

Paper, silver thread, silver embossing and a little Nuvo drop heart.  

Love that script background. 

Supplies Used -You Hold the Key to My Heart
Stamps and Dies:  The Key Stamp and Die Set, Love Note Background Stamp, and Happy Together Stamp and Die Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and Metallic Silver and White EP (Wow); Silver Cardstock (Bazzill);
Paper: Premium White and Midnight Cardstock (Catherine Pooler); Bazzill Cardstock Card Base
Other:  Silver Thread (Darice); Holiday Cheer Glitter Drops (Nuvo);

Saturday, February 16, 2019


No conversation heart candies in the stores this year . . . so I had to create my own!  This one is for House Mouse & Friends Challenge.  I adore these little mice. 

My background, oddly enough, was created using a rose stencil, but you can' see much of the rose detail due to the technique I used, which was to attempt a watercolor monoprint from another piece where the rose detail did show.  But it was till worthy of use.  

Adore these cute little mice!

I hope you find some time to create today.

Supplies Used - #YOUARELOVED
Stamps and Dies:  hashtags2stamp (The Stamps of Life); Rose Stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs); With All My Heart House Mouse (Stampendous);
Ink & Embossing:  Black Onyx (Versafine); Clear Melt It Powder (Wow); Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Perfect Pearls (Ranger); Watercolor Markers (Zig Clean Colorbrush);
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor; Cardstock (Bazzill);
Other:  Yellow Ribbon (The Stamps of Life); Heart Epoxy Stickers (Doodlebug); Clear Wink of Stella;

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wood for Just Us Girls

Just a bit of wood for Just Us Girls challenge . . .

I adore these flowers on that wood grain background, as they add a pop of color.  The stamps themselves were layering stamps and just gorgeous color! 

I hope you find some time to create.  

Supplies Used - I'm So Happy for You
Stamps and Dies:  Rose Garden Stamp Set and Dies and You Did It Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing:  Icing on the Cake, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt, It's a Girl, Party Dress, Bellini, Tutti Frutti, It's a Boy, All That Jazz (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Paper:  Premium White (Catherine Pooler); Desert Storm (Neenah); White Scrap (Bazzill);
Other:  Various Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

What I Love . . . by a Graph for Color My Heart

Sharing a card inspired by this mood board at Color My Heart Color Dare . . .

And here is the card I created . . . it's a bit of a graph . . . of me . . . cuz it's all about me, my loves and likes.  And I used those paper strips from the CTMH pattern papers.  

Made this card for my husband.  The graph shows he is above puppies (just barely).  

Hope you find some time to create. 


Supplies Used - Graph Card
Stamps and Dies:  A Piece of My Heart Stamp Set (Close To My Heart);
Ink & Embossing:  Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks);
Cardstock, Paper, and Glitter Gems from Heart Happy Workshop Kit (Close To My Heart);

Monday, February 11, 2019

With Enough Coffee . . .

Sharing a card created with the inspiration at Just Add Ink.  It was a "choose two" challenge, and I chose my two . . . sequins and colouring. 

What's not to love about House Mouse . . . except that this dude is a little on the dark side . . . although the coffee could have stained him. 

With enough coffee, I sometimes rule my own world.  The sentiment fits. 

I hope you rule the world and create. 


Supplies Used - I Could Rule the World
Stamps:  Warm Cup (House Mouse from Stampendous); Coffee Stamp (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Various Copic Markers)
Paper:  Desert Storm and Solar White (Neenah); Pattern Paper from my scrap stash
Accessories:  Charcoal Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Handcrafted Hello for Color Throwdown

Sharing a card for Color Throwdown, whose inspiration photo is listed down with my supplies. 

I used some watercolors that were in a kit to get to my red, orange and yellows.  I embossed the watercolor piece before adding the color.  

I hope you find some time to create today! 

Supplies Used - Handcrafted Hello
Stamps and Dies:  Crafty Friend Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  India Black Ink (Hero Arts); Party Dress, Tiki Torch and It's a Girl Inks (Catherine Pooler);  Daniel Smith Watercolors;
Paper: Banana and White Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); Watercolor Paper
Other: Studio Katia Cupid's Kiss Crystals

Saturday, February 2, 2019

House Mouse and Friends Challenge

Hoping this counts as a bow!  For House Mouse and Friends Challenge, and little card . . .

Hmmm . . . is that a birthday cupcake in a cone?  Is it ice cream?  It's all happy!

 Check out those little hopeful mouse-kids. 

And now you should go create.


Supplies Used - Happy Birthday
Stamps and Dies:  House Mouse B'day Cone Stamp (Stampendous); Happy Birthday Sentiment (The Stamps of Life);
Ink & Embossing:  Versafine Black Onyx; Clear EP (Wow); Distress Inks for Watercolor (Ranger); Versamark and White EP (Wow);
Paper: Cardstock and Pattern Paper (The Stamps of Life December 2018 Card Kit);
Other: Ribbon (The Stamps of Life December 2018 Card Kit);

Something for Baby at SIP

The challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper was "Something for Baby".  So with a baby boy on the way, it was time to play.  

I used an ink resist on the pre-embossed background, and while it wasn't watercolor paper, it has a nice distress look to it.  

I hope you find some time to create today.  

Supplies Used -  Oh Baby
Stamps and Dies: Oh Baby Stamp Set and Oh Baby Word Dies (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink & Embossing:  It's a Boy, Midnight and Aquatini (Catherine Pooler Inks); Blender Pen (Zig)
Paper: Sky, and Licorice (The Stamps of Life); Solar White (Neenah); Star Embossed Cardstock (Stampin' Up);
Other: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh);

Use Your Stuff - Enamel Dots

I always have enamel dots hanging around from kits, and I try to use them up so there isn't abundance.  So I went to my stash for this card inspired by the challenge at Use Your Stuff

For this card, I replaced dots in the pattern paper with some enamel ones to add dimension. 

 And I went with a pop of black so that my die would show on those pattern papers. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Adore
Supplies from The Stamps of Life December 2018 Card Kit:  Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Adore Heart Die and Shadow, Enamel Dot Stickers
Other Supplies:  Licorice Cardstock and Ink (The Stamps of Life); icecreamtruck2stamp (The Stamps of Life);