Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mini Joy

I am finally using the minis from one of my fav holiday sets last year!  They're so cute, aren't they?  The background is done with Distress Oxides, spattered with water, then spattered with Copic Opaque White.  Lots of great depth to it.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes, Watercooler Wednesday #163 All About Christmas

The Details:  Pretty Pink Posh Joy Shaker Die, Mama Elephant Me and My  Yeti, Yeti Sentiments, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron, Copic Opaque White, Copics, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Memento Luxe Love Letter, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sparkle On

A very fun surprise from a friend this weekend. Love the new stamp set so much I've already made two cards and a make n take!

The Details:  Love Cynthia Sparkle On, Darling!, Craftin Desert Divas Bright Horizons Stencil, Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Dies, Pretty Pink Posh clear sequins, Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

The Details:  Love Cynthia Sparkle On, Darling!, Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, MFT Large Cloud Stencil, Simon Says Stamp Big Hugs Die, Copics, Clear Wink of Stella, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Glitter, Scor-Tape, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Monday, March 26, 2018

CDD March Mood Board 2

I'm over on the Craftin Desert Divas blog today sharing one of my favorite Distress Oxide combos as well as tips on how I made this cutie!

You'll find that the CDD March Moodboard utilizes some of the colors I used in my card. I was also inspired by the letters and cake stand. I hope you have a chance to play along (#cddmonthly or

The Details:  CDD Yeti to Party, Stitched Alphabet Dies, Hearts Galore Stencil, Distress OxideMemento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Scor-Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fairy Sweet

A simpler card using the fairies that I will also have as a make n take next weekend.  These fairies are killing me with cuteness!

I'm entering this in Addicted to Stamps and More #284 CAS

The Details: The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy, Avery Elle Pixie Dust (sentiment), SImon Says Circle of Leaves die, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Rasperry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Impress Sequin Flower Kit, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Gmund Savanna Limba Coverstock

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #106 - N is for Need Coffee

Time for SOSS #106 N is for Need Coffee! This sort of subtle snark on my card is my absolute favorite. Viagra. "Coffee" spatters. Suggestive sentiment. BUT, the sentiment on the inside? Even better: "Hope you perk up soon."  LMAO.

The Details: Altenew Coffee Talk, Stamplorations After Coffee, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Copic 0.3 Multiliner

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fairy Happy

I've had this box card in mind since I saw the latest Greeting Farm release which arrived in the mail yesterday. Those fairies!  They are really tiny--like a quarter--and are adorable. But tiny as they are, I did use my thickest 100# coverstock to diecut the greenery. Some of those stems are so delicate they collapsed when I tried my usual 80#. Argh. The pic doesn't do the stenciled cloud background on the back panel justice. It's the perfect backdrop.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Floral Frenzy, Mod Squad Ready for Spring

The Details: The Greeting Farm Fairy Happy, Craftin Desert Divas Box Card die, Outdoor Landscape 2 die and Flower Border die, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring 6x6 Paper, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics, Memory Box Floral and Greenery dies, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Small Cloud Border stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


I got some new goodies the other day so had to play a bit. Our hobby is such a great way to unwind, isn't it? I think when I have the girls do this for a make n take in a couple of weeks, I'll leave off the initial masking and just have them cloud the whole background.

  1. Mask the card base and sponge clouds
  2. Color and cut out the images
  3. I used a swatch of denim and Copic 0 to create the mountain texture)
  4. Diecut the cityscape
  5. Stamp and mask the sentiment

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Yeti to Party, Simon Says From the Rooftops, Impress Seattle Skyline die, MFT Mini Cloud stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter 2018 Cards

I got off my butt and made Easter cards for some of my greats. It is odd to think that due to the age difference between my older siblings and me, I might actually meet my great great great nieces and nephews. Here's to a long, healthy life!

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #67 Easter Fun and Moving Along with the Times #67 Easter

I'm entering this in  Simon Says Wednesday Easter Inspired

I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #400 Inspiration

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Jellybean KissesStitched In Circle DiesFlag Banner Dies, and Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Distress OxideRanger Multi Medium MatteMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx Black, mystery designer paper, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper (second card), Gina Marie Designs Argyle die, Lawn Fawn Portrait Stitched Cloud die, Copics

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cards in Envy No Patterned Paper

Time for a new Cards in Envy challenge.  You're not to use patterned paper on your card but you're certainly welcome to make your own as I did here.  Aren't those tumbling cats the cutest? I love this chubby cat--just want to reach out and give her a tummy tickle then head to the ER for my scratches. LOL.

The Details:  MFT Cool Cat, Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics, Washi Tape from Impress

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Naughty or Nice #49 - Drink Up Reminder

Coming at you today with a reminder for Naughty or Nice #49 - Drink Up!  I think many of us in the northern hemisphere are eagerly awaiting warmer weather. A little drinky poo helps with the right frame of mind, don't you think?

The Details: Love Cynthia Life is Better in a Bikini, Neat and Tangled stencil, Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon and Vintage Photo, Copics, Paper Smooches Drink Glasses, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CDD March Release Recap 2

I did it! I created a winter holiday card in March. I am so far ahead of the Xmas game this year (knock on wood!).  I used the new Seasonal Fairies set, mounting that adorable winter fairy and fairy deer (eeee! so cute!) on white hearts so they would really stand out on the blue background.

To create the background, I used glossy white embossing paste with the stencil then sprinkled with my favorite glitter. I set that aside to dry. So pretty! After all of that, I realized I had forgotten to leave a clear spot for my sentiment so instead stamped that on a hill. I like this better than what I had in my head!

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Seasonal Fairies, Oh What Fun, Nested Hearts Dies, Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Designer Paper and Lily White Glitter, Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue, Copics

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CDD March Release Recap

Oh, how I love this little scene. I'm featuring the now available Let's Do Lunch stamps and Flower Border Die, mixing them with other fabulous CDD dies. Can this get any cuter? Show me how, I ask you!

I started out with two layers of dirt, then a layer of grass, the fence, and finally the flower hillside, all mounted on a piece of happy blue designer paper. I HAD to add the carrots to emphasize the garden but also, doesn't it seem like the perfect thing for a bunny break? Yum!

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas Let's Do Lunch, Flower Border Die, Garden Border DiesOutdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, DCWV designer paper, Copics, Versamark, Ranger Red Geranium Embossing Powder

Monday, March 12, 2018

CDD March Mood Board 1

I could NOT resist using the brand spanking new Bee Cakery set for a Mood Board card! I drew from the springtime colors, the banner, and sweets shown on the moodboard. What's not to love? Do play along if you have the opportunity:  #cddmonthly or!

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Bee Cakery, Sweet as Honey (sentiment), Sorted Shapes  1 Stencil, Party Dies, Flag Banner Dies, Fall Harvest and Sweet Pea Sequins, Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper, Copics

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #105 - Z is for Zigzag

Good news, everyone! I've joined the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers (SOSS) and am so ready to get my snark on.  Thanks for having me, ladies! I hope you join us for SOSS Challenge #105 Zigzag.

As you can see with my card, this little guy zigged when he should have zagged. Or did he?  LOL.

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Zombody, Blooming Tree Stencil, Scene Builder and Flower Border Die, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint and Evergreen Bough, Copics, Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

CDD March Release Day 3

Have you heard the buzz? This week is all about the Craftin' Desert Divas upcoming March release! Here I'm using the Bee Cakery set, placing the adorable bees on a circle backdrop so they pop on top of that bright and sassy watercolored background. Yellow makes me happy!

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas Bee Cakery, Fancy Frames Dies, Stitched In Circle Dies, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Versamark, Ranger White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

CDD March Release Day 2

O. M. G.  I love, love, love the March release.  Check out the Bright Horizons Stencil! Talk about the perfect backdrop for the new Seasonal Fairies. Swoon!

I did a bit of masking and sponging of the stencil then spattered with water. I wanted the black of the sentiment to be balanced but didn't want a whole black border so offset it a bit. I'm going to keep this in mind for the future!

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Seasonal Fairies, Bright Horizons Stencil, Beyond the Horizon Sequins, Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Copics