Tuesday, March 10, 2015


March is racing by and Easter is right around the corner.  This little girl (SweetStamps) in her Easter bonnet holding the adorable little bunny says it all. The image is colored using watercolor pencils. My card background and the E-A-S-T-E-R letters are kraft cardstock. The grass, egg diecuts, and ovals are all cut from Cheery Lynn Design dies.
I am entering this card in the following challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- Easter; Simon Says Monday Challenge -- B is for ...(bunny, bonnet); Kraft Journal -- take your pick (green, bunny, die cut, white, yellow); and SweetStamps -- anything goes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lucky Green

March has finally arrived. Although we are still covered with snow here in Chicago, the weatherman is promising warmer temperatures in a couple of days. I sure hope he's right.
My card today, created with the Mojo Monday sketch in mind, celebrates St. Patrick's day. My card base uses kraft cardstock. The white background is dry embossed using a Tim Holtz background texture fade. The green panel and shamrocks are cut from glittery cardstock. The sentiment is one of the Tim Holtz stamps and is framed with glossy gold. The card is finished with a pearl embellishment that I have hoarded for a long, long time.
I am entering this card in these challenges: Mojo Monday -- sketch challenge; Simon Says Monday challenge -- just a hint of clover; Kraft Journal --St. Patrick's Day; Great Impressions -- go green; Art With Heart Challenge -- go green.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 -- February and January

What do I do when my muse takes a vacation? ... I decide to work on tags for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015. For me this is a great muse booster. Here is my version of Tim's February tag.

Last month got away from me and I wasn't able to work on the January tag. While I was in tag mode this week I decided to work on January's tag. I have been keeping up with the monthly tags since the beginning, so I didn't want a void in my collection.

Friday, February 13, 2015

If I Had a Star...

It was love at first sight for this die from Heartfelt Creations (Spellbinders). I cut two of the diecuts from glossy red cardstock to use as my frame for the sentiment (Quietfire). This is my Valentine for my Sweetie. Even though the frame is quite ornate, it is really a CAS card. I love the bright glossy red against the white cardbase.
I am entering my card into these challenges: Bloggers Challenge -- love is in the air; Tuesday Throwdown -- love is in the air; City Crafter --you matter; Word Art Wednesday -- anything goes; Fashionable Stamping -- black, white, hint of red; Great Impressions - love, love, love; V's Sweet Ideas -- red, white, or pink; Dies R Us -- hearts.

Be Mine

This card was made for my grandson. I know he will love the crazy bird from Tim Holtz. Notice how the bird is checking out the Valentine heart. The background is a die from Spellbinders. I used distress stain to add some color. The card is a top fold card with a twine bow embellishing the top.
I am entering this card into these challenges: Kraft Journal -- take your pick (red, hearts, twine, top fold); Simon Says Wednesday Challenge -- all creatures great and small; Dies R Us -- hearts; Inspiration Emporium -- love is in the air.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Think Pink

It's that time of year when you get to wear your heart on your sleeve, or at least show them on your cards. Valentine's day is just around the corner. Today's card was made for a darling four year old who just happens to be my granddaughter. It's safe to publish it since she has no access to my blog or Facebook. She loves fairies and pink is her favorite color. So this card is a perfect match. The base card is white cardstock. The pink background panel is a background die. I cut the heart and embossed it with a candy hearts folder. the adorable fairy die cut uses a Cheery Lynn Designs die. The hugs and kisses stamp is from Quietfire stamps.
I am entering this card into the following challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- tickled pink; SweetStamps -- pink, white, and one other color; Marks Finest Papers Friends of Speedy -- die cuts or punched items; Dies R Us --hearts; Mixed Media Monthly -- think pink.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Love is in the air. Doesn't this couple from Tim's found relatives look happy! I think the heart (Cheery Lynn Designs) and music background (Tim Holtz Paper Stash) emphasize the love. The sentiment (Quietfire) is framed by a stencil arrow (Tim Holtz).
I am entering this card in these challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs -- sweet hearts; SweetStamps -- heart; Simon Says Wednesday challenge -- have a heart; and A Vintage Journey -- use a portrait.