Monday, August 14, 2017

Cute Popsicles

The challenge theme is Summer Fun.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Cute Popsicles file.

 Aren't they the cutest???

I cut the popsicles out of Papertrey Ink card stock.  The faces are from Peach Keen Stamps.

The card base was splattered with Dilusions Ink and WPlus 9 Shimmer Spray.  

The sentiment is from Cardz TV. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jut a Note....

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post on Miss Kate Cuttables' Blog.

I created a card with my granddaughter in mind.  She started Kindergarten this year..and you know Grandma will be sending her all kinds of packages.  :)

I created this card set using Miss Kate's Flying Unicorn and Rainbow Dots Paper files.

I used the Print and Cut feature on my Cameo for the Unicorn.  I used foam tape to mount her.  

The Polka Paper of printed also..but..I only printed a border because I knew I was going to create a cloud background to anchor the to save ink, the center of the polka dot panel is white.  ;)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stars & Stripes

The challenge theme is Red, White, & Blue.

Instead of using it as a title, I used parts of it and created a card.  

I cut the pieces out with my Cameo 3 and MFT card stock.

It makes a statement, I think.

Hope this got your mojo going..and be sure to join us in the challenge. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Java Nice Day

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new challenge over at Cardz TV.

I created a card inspired by the holiday and my love for coffee.

 I used Cardz TV Brew Ha Ha stamp set.

I tried to get a pic of the background..but it just seemed to not photograph well.  I sprayed the background with Perfect Pearls.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You, Nurses!

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post on Miss Kate Cuttable's blog.

I created Thank You cards for the nursing staff at our local hospital.

The first set of cards were created using Miss Kate's Gell Well Soon File and Lucky Font.

I used the files and my Silhouette Design software to create a printable a panel.   I printed two panels per sheet.  Then I used My Favorite Things Blueprints 22 to cut the panel and give a decorative detail to the edge.  A piece of dark brown foam was glue between the panel and the card base.

My second set of cards were created using MKC's Get Well Soon file and Thick Type Font.

I used the cross on the pill bottle to create the focal image.  I manipulated the image to get it to fit the front of the card the was I wanted, and cut it from MFT Electric Red card stock.  The font was written using the sketch function on the Cameo and white sketch pen.

These cards were inspired by the nurses that took care of my husband during a recent hospital stay.  They were wonderful!  We didn't receive a diagnosis until a few hours before he was released....not great news either.  But the staff was very sweet, and I'm grateful for their care and attention to my husband.


Friday, June 23, 2017

America the Beautiful

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is anything goes...

Here is my creation for the challenge...

I used CardzTV Basic Border and Bigger Everday Sayings stamp sets.

I used the starts from the border set with Unicorn Pigment Ink.  

The stripes were created using post it notes and an ink blending tool.  The stripes are perfectly parralel...but I am ok with that.  Gives me the notion that the 'flag' is flying in the breeze.  

Image may contain: stripes

Be sure to add your entry to the list at

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The challenge theme is Wedding.

I created a card using Miss Kate's True Love File.

I cut the file out 4 times to provide some dimension.  I backed the focal point with silver cardstock.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thank You....

Happy Thursday!!

It's my day over at Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.

I make a cute card/envelope set.

My husband has been going through a lot of doctor appts and testing/scans/procedure and there is one doctor of the group who has been phenomenal in coordinating all of this.

I use Miss Kate's That Hurts file to create this shaped card.  I use Silhouette Design Studio to create the file. 

The sentiment is from Cardz TV and is heat embossed in While Silver WoW embossing powder.  All cardstock is MFT.  

Friday, May 26, 2017

Just Be Happy

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is anything goes...

Please accept my apologies for my late post.  My husband received some medical news that I am still trying to process.  My heart is heavy and my mind is not settled.

Here is my creation for the challenge...

I used CardzTV Let's Face It and Mixed Messages stamp sets for this card.

I stamped the face images on a 4.25 x 5.5' piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  And I used MFT's blueprints to cut out the panel.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hog Dog.....

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is anything goes...but you know I LOVE Mary's sketches....

I was inspired by sketch 17.

First let me apologize for the lighting in the pictures.  I was trying to capture all the texture on the card.

I used CardzTV Lucky Dog Stamp set for this cute little card.

I stamped the images and used my Scan n Cut.   I then restamped with Versmark ink and heat embossed with clear powder, added glossy accents to the dog's nose and eyes.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Happy Birthday Layout

Happy Thursday!!

It's my day over at Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.

I made a layout for my daughter's lifebook.   She turned 11 this April and her birth mother was able to visit too.

You can find my inspiration here

I used  Christmas CountdownBannerBalloonsHappy Birthday,  and Birthday Girl files for my layout.

For the background, I used a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed it with WPlus9 color sprays (Bloomsberry, Sweet Gelato, Lake House, Sweet Nectar, and Shimmer Mist) and Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Gold).  

For the papers I used a mix of Samantha Walker paper pad and 12x12 sheets for the patterns, and MFT natural brown cardstock for the photo frames.  I accented the shapes with Wink of Stella,  Stickles, and Glossy Accents.  

For a bit of interest, I added foam tape to the balloons along with twine for the strings and banner.

The pieces of 'tape' were created using a straight cut and some shapped scissors.  Also, the photo frames were created by layering rectangles.  

I don't add pictures to my layouts when posting online....mostly out of habit for her safety.  With that said..some of the frames are not fully tacted down so that I can insert photos easily.  

Friday, April 7, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Cardz TV Sketch challenge.

The challeng theme is Mother's Day.

I used Sketch 3 as my inspiration.

I used my Cricut Explore, a gold gel pen, and My Favorite Things Whipped Cream Card Stock to create the focal image.  

I layered my panel on DCWV Gold Foil card stock.  The base panel I ran through my machine wih an embossing folder.   For the rectangle on the bottom right, I substituted pearls.  

To create the space between the panels in the sketch, I used a thin piece of gold foil card stock.  

The inside of the card was embellished with another thin piece of foil card stock and a sentiment from Cardz TV Mini Messages stamp set

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Thursday!

Can you believe that Easter is already less than 2 weeks away. :-O   I have totally lost the first part of 2017.  Getting old appears to be the culprit.  HA

Anyway...It's my day over at Miss Kate Cuttables Blog.

And since Easter is sneeking upon me...and hopefully so I don't feel alone....and a few others...  I created an Easter card with a special little girl in mind.

I used Miss Kates' Easter Title file.  I cut the file out with my Cricut Explore and My Favorite Things Card Stock.  My favorite combo for cutting SVG's.

I layered the file and used foam tape for putting in the front of the card base.  This file screamed I added some.  ;-)

I wanted the focus to be on the I added a bit of accent with a white gel pen.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hunny Bunny....

Happy Friday!

Today is a new Sketch challenge over at Cardz TV.  

The challenge is to create an Easter Card with any Cardz TV sketch as your inspiration.

I have used Sketch 18, and CardzTV Easter Punnies and Happy Days Stamp sets.

I purchased the Simon Says Stamp Peeps card kit last Spring.  I knew I had to use it on this card!

The bunnies are die cut from Simon Says Card Stock and then heat embossed with Judkins Sparkle Embossing powder.  I added some bunny tails.  :-)

For the inside I added another bunny and the sentiment.  

Monday, March 13, 2017

You're my Pot of Gold

The challenge theme is cards.

For my challenge creation, I made a shaker card.  

I used Miss Kate's Pot of Gold with Rainbow file.  I used my Cricut Explore to create the shaker for the pot and gold.  The gold is Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins..

To give the panel a bit of color..I  used my Copic Airbrush system.  

The sentiment is from CardzTV stamps.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oh Happy Day!

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Cardz TV Sketch challenge.

The challeng theme is Spring.

I used Sketch 6 as my inspiration.

I created my card using Cardz TV Going in Circles Stamp set, my Cricut Explore, and Cricut Design Space.

I used MFT card stock and a Carta Bella paper pad.  

I added some Wink of Stella to the tulips.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Note to Say...

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables blog.

I used Miss Kate's Butterfly Flourish Set.

The card stock is WPlus9 Lake House and Neenah Solar white.

I used Simon Says Stamp Stiched Rectangle dies for the white panels. I used a Wink of Stella on the butterfly.

I stamped the WPlus9 Hello with Versamarka and heat embossed with Wow Gold Sparkle powder.

Inside of card....

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thank You

Happy Friday!

It's time for a new Cardz TV Sketch challenge.

The challeng theme is Thank You.

I used sketch 8 and two Cardz TV stamp set...Bigger Everday Sayings and Home Grown. 

I turned the sketch on the side.  The look of my card started by flipping through a paper pad I bought at Winneconne Crafts.  
This paper pad is a Valentine Themed pad...but I just loved the strawberries.  They made me think of the Cardz TV Homegrown Stamp set.  

I matched MFT's Sour Apple Card stock to the print and added some glitter washi tape.  

I stamped the strawberries in Ranger and Memento Ink, and then highlighted with a Uniball Signo pen.