Thursday, April 28, 2022

Ombre Mountain Scene


Today I'm playing along with the April Challenge from Stay Crafty With A Blog Named Hero: "Blend It Up."

I love creating background panels with ink blending and stencils!

Here's my card:

I made this card for my neighbor friend who's a total mountain girl and loves all things purple :) I delivered it to her mailbox a couple of days ago for her birthday and she was over the moon for it! YAY!!! That makes my heart so happy :)

Thanks for visiting!!!

Have an amazing day!



Stamps: birds from Layered Landscape (Neat and Tangled), sentiment from Glamper Greetings (Stampin' Up)

Stencil: Mountain Scene Builder (Erin Lee Creative)

Distress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet (Ranger)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

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

Specialty Cardstock: Bristol Smooth (Strathmore)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

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




Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Sending You Sunshine

Popping in today to share another card I made using the super fun "Scrappy Strip Technique." This one is for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: "Rain Or Shine."


I love the bright and happy colors in these patterned papers! I'll be mailing this off to my grandma. She recently took a pretty bad fall. Luckily she didn't break any bones, but she's got lots of bumps and bruises. Hoping this will help to cheer her up :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you're week is off to a great start!



Stamps: Sending You Sunshine (DeNami Design)

Ink: Deep Lagoon Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White and Bumblebee (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Spring Showers (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Foam Adhesive (, 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn)


Friday, April 22, 2022

Baby Congrats

Happy Friday! Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:


I was inspired by Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave and by Kylie and Bruno Bertucci to try out the "Scrappy Strip Technique." You can find their videos demonstrating this technique HERE and HERE, respectively.

I cut loads of angled strips of patterned paper from the Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 Designer Series Paper Collection (Stampin' Up) and then went to town mixing and matching the different patterned strips. I'll be posting more of this style of cards soon :) They're super fun to create!

I hope you like my card for today and will give this technique a try!

Thanks for visiting!

Enjoy your weekend!!!



Cardstock: Basic White and So Saffron (Stampin' Up)

Designer Series Paper: Sunshine and Rainbows 6x6 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Hello Rainbow (Simon Says Stamp), "congrats" from Zipper Panel by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Foam Adhesive (

Other: Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Peek-A-Boo Slider Card


Happy Tuesday! Today I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. This time around Simon Says: Interactive. Fun!

I recently watched Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out make some peek-a-boo slider cards as alternative projects using the supplies in the March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I was so inspired I just HAD to try it out! You can find her video and more details on how to create peek-a-boo slider cards in her blog post HERE.

And without further delay, here's my very first peek-a-boo slider card. (This is what it looks like when it's closed.) you start to open it up...

...and when it's fully open...

Oh my goodness! I had such a great time making this!!! It's like magic :) And it was super duper simple to do! I will definitely be making more peek-a-boo sliders soon :)

Here's one more look:

Also wanted to share a couple of other non-interactive cards I made using the supplies from the March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit. I really enjoy using the supplies in the kit, adding some of my own supplies, and putting my own spin on the layouts. Loads of fun!


Thanks for visiting!

It's going to be a beautiful day here in CO, so Pepper and I are heading out for a hike!

Have a fantastic week!!!



Stamps: March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin' Up), sentiment from A Touch Of Ink (Stampin' Up), birds from Color Layering Mountains At The Lake (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cove Blue (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Other: March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit (Stampin' Up)

Cardstock: Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow) 



Monday, April 11, 2022

Relax And Enjoy

Today I'm playing along with two challenges: Just Add Ink and Freshly Made Sketches.


My card features some brand new goodies from my very first order from Simply Graphic!!! I absolutely LOVE their products!!!

I did flip the sketch around, but hopefully that's okay :)

This will be the perfect card for my SIL. Her birthday isn't until June, but woohoo for being ahead of schedule for once. Ha! (Now if I can just make sure I get it mailed in a timely fashion...)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely day!!!



Stamps: Au Fond De La Piscine (Simply Graphic), sentiment from Color Layering Mountains At The Lake (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cove Blue (Catherine Pooler), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Dies: Les Nageuses (Simply Graphic), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower)

Cardstock: Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up); White (Papertrey Ink)

Adhesive: Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Mounting Squares (X-Press It)

Embellishments: 4mm Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)


Friday, April 8, 2022

Hope It's Your Best. Day. Ever.


Hello there! Today I'm playing along with the current challenge over at The Male Room. My card features a new-to-me stamp set and coordinating punch as well as one of my favorite embossing folders (Note: Supplies are listed at the end of this post.)

Keeping it short and sweet today :)

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a fantastic weekend!!!



Stamps: Let's Set Sail (Stampin' Up)

Ink: Cranberry and Peacock (Concord and 9th); Aquatini and Tiara and Icing On The Cake (Catherine Pooler); Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

Cardstock: Basic White (Stampin' Up), Black (Recollections)

Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen (Nuvo)

Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks (Stampin' Up)

Punch: Sailboat Builder (Stampin' Up), 5/8" Circle Punch (Recollections)

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


Tuesday, April 5, 2022

You're A Good Egg


Hello there! Today I'm playing along with "Word Week" at Just Us Girls. I created some little Easter treats to give to our neighbor friends.

These treat holders were inspired by Angie over at chic'n scratch. You can find her tutorial for making them HERE :)

I don't always make Easter cards or gifties, so I don't have very many Easter-themed products at all. But this sentiment from Good Egg (by Brandi for Essentials By Ellen) worked perfectly with these chicks decorating their Easter eggs (not to mention the fact that I put an assortment of Dove chocolate eggs in the holders *YAY*).

While I was at it...I made another version as well:

 And here's a side view to show how the chocolates fit in there:


I made 3 of each design and can't wait to deliver them! I hope they make our neighbor friends smile :)

Thanks for visiting!

Have a wonderful week!!!



Stamps: Lil' Painters (Mama Elephant), sentiments from Good Egg (by Brandi for Essentials By Ellen) and Critter Card Puns (Paper Smooches)

Ink: Amalgam (Gina K), Limoncello/Orange Twist/Fiesta Blue/Sweet Sixteen/Lime Rickey/Twilight/Party Dress/Sand Castle/It's A Girl (Catherine Pooler)

Blender Pen: N00 (Tombow)

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Lawn Fawndamentals cardstock in Sherbet (Lawn Fawn)

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

Dies: Lil' Painters (Mama Elephant), A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT), Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches)

Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Kuretake)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up)

Ribbon: White (DeNami Design)

Baker's Twine: Shore and Orchid (The Twinery)