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 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Enjoy Every Little Moment

Happy Tuesday! The current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is "anything goes," so I'm popping in today to share a birthday card I created. This one is for one of my neighbor girlfriends whose birthday is Friday. She's an avid hiker so I thought this would be perfect for her!

This Designer Series Paper pack from Stampin' Up had my name written all over it! I liked it so much I grabbed two packs!!! It's full of mountain scenes and it's absolutely gorgeous! Also makes for quick and easy cards----this card is simply designer series paper, die-cuts, and a sentiment stamp---LOVE!!!

I added a bit of sparkle to the moon with an aqua shimmer pen (tough to capture in the photo but shimmers beautifully in person).

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!!!



Stamps: sentiment from Be The Rainbow (Gina K)

Ink: Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)

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

Designer Series Paper: Enjoy The Journey 12x12 (Stampin' Up)

Dies: Greatest Journey (Stampin' Up)

Glitter Pen: Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer Pen (Nuvo)

Adhesive: Double-Sided Tape (X-Press It), Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue


Monday, June 5, 2023

Birthday Wishes


Today I'm playing along with Seize The Birthday Challenge :) I skipped the toppings this time around and just went with the "Anything Goes Birthday" option ;)

Here's my card:

This is a new-to-me stamp set from Stampin' Up called Sea Turtle. I absolutely LOVE sea turtles!!! I think they are such magical creatures and I literally squeal with delight every single time we encounter them on snorkeling adventures!!!

My sister-in-law is also a huge fan of anything ocean or beach related. She's about to turn 60 later this week, so I just dropped this in the snail mail for her. I hope she likes it!

I had so much fun making this card that I made a second version too...

On this one I used a darker solid background panel and some Halo embossing powder (WOW! inspired by...Catherine Pooler) on the bubbles. The iridescent sparkle is so fabulous in person!!!


Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a wonderful week!!!



Stamps: Sea Turtle (Stampin' Up), sentiment from Mini Messages (The Stamp Market)

Distress Oxide Inks: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Prize Ribbon (Ranger)

Ink: Whipped Honey, Sea Glass, Bay Breeze, Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler); VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts); Halo (WOW! inspired by...Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Basic White, Pacific Point, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up); True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Specialty Cardstock: Bristol Smooth (Koh-I-Noor)

Dies: A2 Layers (Waffle Flower), Everyday Sentiment Banners (Lawn Fawn)

Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)