Sunday, January 24, 2021


Hello there! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was so inspired by Kim's fantastic sketch and Jennifer T's gorgeous card! 

Here's the sketch:


And here's my take:

Thanks for visiting!!!



Stamps: The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink), sentiment from Playful Animal Friends 2 (Pink Fresh Studio)

Ink: It's A Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)

Specialty Cardstock: Silver Sparkle (MFT)

Dies: The Sweet Life (Papertrey Ink), 1/4" Quick Strips (The Stamp Market), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Thinking Of You


Hello there! Today I'm playing along with Uniko Challenge 63 - Anything Goes.

My card features two fabulous stamp sets from Uniko Studio: (1) Just Because and (2) Simply Said Blocks II:

I used the Masking Stencils - Squares (from Taylored Expressions) and Distress Oxide Inks to create the background for that gorgeous silhouette image from Just Because by Uniko Studio. I stamped the sentiment in black, trimmed it out and adhered it to the panel. Then I attached my completed panel to a light gray card base. I love how versatile these Uniko Studio stamp sets are and how they make it so easy to put together a quick but beautiful card!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a great day!



Stamps: Just Because (Uniko Studio), Simply Said Blocks II (Uniko)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Distress Oxide Ink: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (Ranger)

Cardstock: White and Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)

Stencil: Masking Stencils - Squares (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)

Monday, January 18, 2021

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Today I'm playing along with the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. Getting this one in just under the wire, so I'll keep it short and sweet :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

This is a new-to-me stamp set from Colorado Craft Company, and I love it! The set contains several beautiful, heartfelt sentiments and that gorgeous image (which could also be used on cards for other occasions such as encouragement or get well soon). 

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Thanks for visiting!


Stamps: Lovely Legs - Sympathy (Colorado Craft Company)

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

Cardstock: White and Ocean Tides (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Markers: R24, R22, BG75, BG72, N2, E00

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kindness Matters

Popping in quickly today to share a card I created for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

Here's the sketch:

...and here's my take:

I've had this stamped/die-cut butterfly sitting in my box of bits and pieces for AGES! The loopy arrow in the sketch inspired me to add some stitched swirly trails to the upper left and bottom right of the butterfly :) They're subtle but add a little interest to the overall design.

Thanks for visiting! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Stamps: Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti), Sketched Stripes (Concord and 9th)

Ink: Lobster (Lawn Fawn)

Cardstock: White and Kraft (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Butterfly Dreams (Reverse Confetti), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Stitched Butterflies (Lil' Inker)

Embellishments: Silver Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Foam Adhesive (


Saturday, January 16, 2021

You're A Whole Lot Of Awesome

Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the NBUS Challenge :) I have to confess I have A LOT of "never-before-used-schtuff" and one of my goals is to make a deliberate effort to put it all to good use! This challenge is the perfect motivator!

My card features a new-to-me stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio called Whole Lot Of Awesome (...Don't you just LOVE that sentiment?!?!!!)

This is a great stamp set for putting all of those gorgeous colored inks to use too!!! Here I used Midnight, Aqua Sky, Sprout, and Honeysuckle (from Concord and 9th)!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!



Stamps: Whole Lot Of Awesome (Pinkfresh Studio)

Ink: Midnight, Aqua Sky, Sprout, Honeysuckle (Concord and 9th)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper)

Dies: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)


Friday, January 15, 2021

Hope This Year Is Your Best One Yet

Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with two challenges: (1) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Layer It Up" and (2) Time Out Challenge - "You."

My card features one of my all-time favorite layering stamp/die sets called Mountains (from The Ton). It's so easy to line up, and the layered images are so realistic and absolutely fantastic! We live in the foothills of Colorado, so I'm a total sucker for anything mountain-themed! And anyone who knows me KNOWS that I'm crazy for mountain adventures---hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, etc. There's no place I'd rather be than in the mountains with my husband and our yellow lab, Pepper :)

Here's my card:

... and while I was at it...I made another...

I had so much fun making these cards!!! I hope you like them! And here are a couple of photos from some recent mountain adventures :)

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!!!



Stamps: Mountains (The Ton), sentiment from Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink), birds from Through The Trees (Pink Fresh Studio) and Layered Landscape (Neat and Tangled)

Ink: Crystal Pewter/Smoky Quartz/Light Onyx (The Ton), Evergreen/Parsley (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Distress Oxide Inks: Crackling Campfire and Scattered Straw (Ranger); Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean (Ranger)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper), Black (Recollections)

Specialty Cardstock: Bristol Smooth (Strathmore)

Dies: Mountains (The Ton), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It) 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Because I Care



Happy Thursday! Today I'm playing along with The Paper Players Challenge. I recently received the Just Because stamp set as a prize from Bev at Uniko, and I was so excited to ink it up!!! It's absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

I stamped the silhouette image several times in Aqua Sky, Oceanside, and Peacock (Concord and 9th). Then I stamped the sentiment in Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko), mounted the panel to a Smokey Shadow panel, and adhered it to a white card base.

I can't wait to try out some other color combos and techniques with this stamp set!

Hope your 2021 is off to a great start!!!



Stamps: Just Because (Uniko)

Ink: Aqua Sky/Oceanside/Peacock (Concord and 9th), Smokey Gray Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Ink To Paper)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It)