Monday, March 22, 2021

Happy Anniversary

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card I made using the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Sneaking this one in just under the wire, so I'll keep it short and sweet.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:


This one will be heading to my parents for their 48th anniversary :) I hope they like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great day!!!



Stamps: Art Gallery (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Beautiful Bow (Avery Elle)

Ink: Limoncello and Tiara (Catherine Pooler), Parsley (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Fine Art Floral 12x12 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Floral Gallery Dies (Stampin' Up), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Embellishments: Beetle Black Sprinkles (Doodlebug Design)

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

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Handmade Gift Box


Hello there! Today I'm playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use 2 Or More Patterned Papers :)

I am totally addicted to Sam Hammond Donald's YouTube videos! (Note: Her channel is called PootlesPapercraft.) She's always making the most amazing boxes and gift packaging! I wanted to make a gift box to coordinate with the "gin-credible" birthday card I made for my neighbor girlfriend. I followed THIS tutorial from Sam, and I LOVE how it turned out!!!

I had so much fun making this box and then decorating it to coordinate with the card I shared in THIS POST :) Here are a couple of other views:


Thanks for visiting!!!

Hope you're having a fabulous week!



Dies: Let's Toast (MFT)

Distress Oxide Ink: Twisted Citron (Ranger)

Cardstock: White (Ink To Paper) and Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Oh So Ombre 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Sprinkles - Christmas Assortment (Doodlebug Design)

Ribbon: Sugar Organdy (Amuse) 

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Little Mountain Town

Today I'm playing along with Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge: Die Cuts And/Or Stencils.

I used some new-to-me stencils and stamps to create this card including the Mountain Scene Builder Stencil (Erin Lee Creative), the Cloud Scene Stencil (Altenew) and the Wanderlust Hipster Icons Stamp Set (which I was super lucky to win from STAMPlorations)! I had so much fun making this!!!

Looks like many of the little mountain towns here in Colorado :) Makes my heart sooo happy!!!

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend! Enjoy!!!



Stamps: Wanderlust Hipster Icons (STAMPlorations)

Stencils: Mountain Scene Builder (Erin Lee Creative), Cloud Scene (Altenew)

Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah)

Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass (Ranger)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (

Friday, March 12, 2021

Have A Gin-credible Birthday

Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing a card I created for a couple of current challenges: (1) Seize the Birthday Challenge and (2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "A Bit O' Green" :)

One of my super fun neighbor girlfriends is turning 70 soon! She loves all things gin, so this card is for her! I hope she gets a kick out of it :)

Thanks for visiting!

Have an awesome day!!!



Stamps: A Toast To You (MFT)

Stencil: Hot Spots (Taylored Expressions)

Dies: Let's Toast (MFT), Stitched Frame Stacklets 1 (Taylored Expressions), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Distress Oxide Inks: Pumice Stone and Twisted Citron (Ranger)

Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Cardstock: White and Smokey Shadow (Ink To Paper)

Embellishments: Sprinkles - Christmas Assortment (Doodlebug Design)

Adhesive: 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn), 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Have A Beautiful Day


Happy Thursday! Today I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer for Time Out's newest challenge: "we challenge you to be different."

This prompt was exactly the push I needed to finally try out a different (and new-to-me) coloring technique that I've seen Yana Smakula and Therese Calvird demonstrate on their YouTube channels. (You can check out two of their posts/videos HERE and HERE.) you have first attempt at blending-free coloring:

Now...I'm definitely no Yana or Therese, but I sure did have lots of fun creating this!!! I'm looking forward to practicing this technique some more and trying it out with different images and color combos too :)

A big THANK YOU to Time Out Challenges for having me as their Guest Designer!!! And loads of thanks to Yana and Therese for the creative inspiration :)

I hope you'll have a chance to play along with this challenge! Interested to see how you interpret the prompt and can't wait to see all of your wonderful creations!

Thanks for visiting!



Stamps: Mondo Magnolia (Essentials By Ellen)

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

Copic Sketch Markers: R30, R32

Cardstock: White and Berry Sorbet (Ink To Paper)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)

Embellishments: On Trend "Party" Enamel Shapes (My Mind's Eye)

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


Tuesday, March 2, 2021



Today I'm playing along with Time Out Challenges' 7th Birthday Celebration!!! My dad celebrated his 71st birthday yesterday :) Here's the card I made for him:

...and here's a look at the inside sentiment:


Hope you're having a great week!

Thanks for visiting!!!



Stamps: Beer Blueprint (Stampers Anonymous), sentiments from Uncorked (MFT)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Dove (Concord and 9th), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: White and Soft Stone (Ink To Paper)

Copic Sketch Markers: YR27, YR24, N4, N2, N0

Die: Wonky Stitches (Avery Elle)

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