Thursday, September 7, 2023

Harvest Blessings


Playing along with Kim's super fun sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches :)

Here's my card:

I've been having lots of fun making autumn-themed cards recently! So excited for the arrival of my favorite season!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a great day!!!



Stamps: Layered Holiday Truck (Avery Elle), sentiment from Fall Foliage (Reverse Confetti)

Ink: Sage, Spruce, Black Jack, Orange Peel, Ginger, Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: Basic White and Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Welcome Autumn 6x6 (Carta Bella), Harvest Festival 6x6 (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Layered Holiday Truck (Avery Elle), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Twine: Jute (May Arts)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up) 


Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Hello there! I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer over at The Male Room Challenge!!! YAY!!! A GIANT thank you to Helen and the team for this wonderful opportunity!!!

This time around the challenge theme is "leaves."

Autumn is my favorite season. It's also my husband's favorite season---primarily because he's a hunter and a football fan---but also because we love autumn hiking adventures here in the mountains---the crisp air and the colorful leaves covering the trees and trails. So that was my inspiration for my card:

I die-cut all of my pieces for the branch, leaves, and acorns from white cardstock. I added ink to each one with blending brushes and a selection of Catherine Pooler inks. I splattered the leaves and acorns with metallic gold watercolor and then assembled the pieces onto my card popping up one of the acorns for a little dimension.

The sentiment was hot foiled with copper foil and then die-cut with the coordinating die. I love the touch of shine it adds :)

Thank you for visiting!!!

I hope you'll join us over at The Male Room Challenge! I look forward to seeing your creations!!!

Have a fantastic week!!!



Ink: Sand Castle, Icing On The Cake, Ginger, Terracotta, Whipped Honey, Sauna (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Dies: BotaniCuts - Mighty Oak (The Greetery), Deckled Rectangles (Stampin' Up)

Hot Foil Plates & Dies: Joyful Thanks (Catherine Pooler)

Glimmer Foil: Copper (Spellbinders)

Embossing Folder: Timber (Stampin' Up)

Other: Metallic Gold Watercolor (for splatters)

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up), Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue 

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Have A Roaring Good Time

Today I'm playing along with this super fun sketch over at The Paper Players Challenge:

Here's my card:


This just might be the most adorable wild cat ever! And I do believe he/she's having a roaring good time ;) 


I'll be giving this card to one of my neighbor girlfriends. She's turning 40 in September, and she's heading to Costa Rica to celebrate.

Hope you're having a great week!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!



Stamps: Birthday Fiesta (Catherine Pooler)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Jet Black StazOn (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: YR15, YR16, YR18, YG07, YG09, N4, B02, B04

Stampin' Blends: Light Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Patterned Paper: Peruvian Market 6x6 (Catherine Pooler)

Dies: Scallops & Dots (Catherine Pooler), Birthday Fiesta (Catherine Pooler), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Baker's Twine: Essentials Pack (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)


Monday, August 21, 2023

Make A Wish

Super quick post today to share a card I made using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches Challenge :)

I recently ordered some new-to-me goodies from Catherine Pooler!!! I think this Birthday Fiesta set is so totally adorable!!! And the bright and happy colors in the Peruvian Market patterned paper are fabulous!!! L.O.V.E.!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a wonderful week!!!



Stamps: Birthday Fiesta (Catherine Pooler)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: RV14, YR04, R35, B04, G14, W1, W0, N4

Stampin' Blends: Dark Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Peruvian Market 6x6 (Catherine Pooler)

Dies: Birthday Fiesta (Catherine Pooler), Scallops & Dots (Catherine Pooler)

Baker's Twine: Charcoal (The Twinery)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Birthday Poppies


Hello there! Today I'm sharing a card I created for two challenges: (1) Retro Rubber Challenge - "Anything Goes" and (2) The Flower Challenge - "Add Spots Or Stripes."

I'm not exactly sure when the Painted Poppies stamp set from Altenew was released but I know it's been in my stash for quite a few years and I still love it! Here I just used two of the images in the set for a bold, graphic look. Who doesn't love black and white + stripes + a pop of color?!?!!! The sentiment is also from an old set from Ellen Hutson called Succulent Sentiments. I LOVE that font!!!

Giving this to my neighbor friend. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you're having a great weekend!



Stamps: Painted Poppy (Altenew), sentiment from Succulent Sentiments (Essentials By Ellen)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko); Orange Twist and Tutti Frutti (Catherine Pooler)

Stampin' Write Marker (for splatters): Basic Black (Stampin' Up)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes 6x6 (MFT)

Baker's Twine: Essentials Pack  (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape ( 

Friday, July 21, 2023

You're Dog-Gone Awesome

Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "4 Legged Friends."

Here's my card:

This is such a super simple A1-size card, but I was so happy with how cute it turned out that I made two more:


I will be sending one of these cards to our local animal shelter along with a monetary donation. Many of you may already know that in mid-January of this year we lost our sweet yellow lab, Pepper, suddenly and unexpectedly, to an aggressive form of cancer called hemangiosarcoma. Pepper was only 7.5 years old and she was central to our lives. We were never blessed with children, so Pepper was the creature we poured all of our love and energy into. She was an incredible bird hunter, an amazing hiking partner, a road trip pro, and our very best friend. She brought so much joy to our lives every single day and taught us we were so much stronger than we ever thought we could be. We miss her like crazy and continue to struggle to heal our broken hearts. I opened an Etsy shop at the end of November 2022. In March of 2023 (after losing Pepper) I decided to start donating $1 per item sold in my shop to the local animal shelter in memory of our sweet girl. I'm proud to say that the card above will be accompanied by my first $100 donation to the shelter. I am so thankful for this hobby and this wonderful community. Creating has been very therapeutic for me and I've received so many beautiful handmade cards and thoughtful messages during this difficult time. Thank you all.

Thank you for visiting!!!



Stamps: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), Splatter (DeNami Design)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Copic Sketch Markers: E30, E31

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Perfectly Plaid Chill 6x6 (Lawn Fawn), Perfectly Plaid 6x6 (Lawn Fawn)

Dies: Furry Friends (Avery Elle), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Scallops & Dots (Catherine Pooler)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)



Saturday, June 17, 2023

Birthday Sunflowers

Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing a card I created using the sketch over at Global Design Project :)

I die-cut the sunflowers from seed paper that I had sitting around in my craft studio (leftovers from creating my cousin's wedding invitations YEARS ago!!!) It adds a really lovely texture to the flowers!


I'll be snail mailing this one to my grandma for her 92nd birthday in late June :) I hope it brightens her day and makes her smile!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: sentiment from Mini Messages (The Stamp Market)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: Queen's Gold (Ranger)

Cardstock: Basic White and Early Espresso (Stampin' Up); Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Mustard Yellow and Latte Brown Seed Paper (Botanical Paperworks)

Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - Fall 6x6 (Honey Bee Stamps)

Dies: Sunflower Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Foam Tape (, Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue