Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Ah, Blueprints 18. One of my favorite sets for a card. This one is for an adult grandson. Trying to keep it CAS for him. I think it works!

Monday, April 9, 2018


Isn't this a sweet color pallet for a card? I used the marble background, stamping with blue breeze on glossy cardstock. I sprinkled a little silver embossing powder on it while still wet. I dried with a heat tool, melting the embossing powder. Then I took a sponge blender and added more blue breeze ink. It softens the white parts of the marble stamp. I water colored the tropical flower with peach Bellini and coral crush inks. A cement gray leafy flourish was placed behind the tropical flower and this was mounted on a cement gray card base.A blue breeze sentiment strip embossed with silver finished the card.


I must admit that I struggled with this color combination. I didn't just want to cut out some shapes in the various colors nor did I want to do flowers because I thought many folks would do that. I wondered how the "Beautiful Butterflies" from MFT would work. I had never stamped the 3rd layer in anything but black or gold. When I finished the first one, I knew I had just the look that I wanted. I love the way this turned out and now I'm planning for some other combinations!


When I saw this sketch, I knew that I wanted to use a flower silhouette. I used some patterned paper to add a little interest but kept it in a CAS style. I love the way this turned out and I am planning to send to a friend just to let her know I am thinking about her.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


Our March 2018 Viva la Diva is:

I love this sketch and welcomed the digital stamps used on the card. I just had to add a touch of gold in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and all of my Irish friends.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Another card using MFT Marble background stamp, this time with "Peach Bellini" as the background and gold embossing powder. I stamped the daisy image from Technique Tuesday onto watercolor paper and colored with Tombow markers and a water brush. I cut the "happy birthday" from gold foil. A special card for a special friend.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


I love this Marble background stamp. I stamped it on glossy paper with Blue Breeze dye ink. Since the ink stays wet on the glossy paper I was able to sprinkle some silver embossing powder on it and heat set it. Then I took a sponge dauber and added more Blue breeze ink in the white spaces. This is the result. The sketch was perfect for this background because it does not cover it completely, but allows for a small focal spot. I love it and would love to hear your thoughts as well.

Monday, March 26, 2018


My friends and I have been playing with backgrounds. I wondered how this stamp would look on a dark background and I love the detail it produced. This stamp always reminds me of shells and so I went with that theme. The sentiment is from "Mermazing" and the shells are from the "Beach Scene" die-cuts. I love the way this turned out.

Sunday, March 25, 2018


Some of my favorite colors together. The watercolor background is a great way to show off silhouettes.


Trying out my new oxide inks on an embossed background. I really love the look and the colors together. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


The instant I saw this sketch, a plan began to form. I just took my time getting into action! I love the "Elegant Butterflies" dies which just became a part of my collection recently.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


What a fun sketch for this week. I love the way this turned out. It is definitely one I will use again!

Monday, March 12, 2018


I love this color combination. I chose a light and a dark coral for my flowers along with green leaves. My accent circle in tan along with my Thanks add the tan color. Cardstock, and flower, leaves and circle dies are from MFT. The sentiment die is from Technique Tuesday.

Monday, February 19, 2018

MFT Freestyle

I remember snowy days as gray ones in Cincinnati, but the snow glistened as it fell and we played in it. I tried to recapture this by stamping the sky with white pigment ink, using some of the abstract art dots, and sprinkling on some glitter. I like the result!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


I made some backgrounds using oxide inks on photo paper. I liked the subtle colors so I chose one for this card. That was my inspiration for the colors of the coffee cups.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

MFT Color 86

I have been loving this bear lately. I used the blue for the sky, using the small cloud stencil, green for the grass, using the hills stencil and the pink and orange for the balloons. I stamped the balloons from the Totally Happy stamp set with white pigment ink for a little depth. The bear was accented with Copics.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tim's Birthday

I got a new Silhouette Portrait for Christmas and I am loving it. This card is for my son who loves rock bands. When I saw this graphic, I thought it would be perfect. Now that it is finished, I'm sure of it!

Sunday, February 4, 2018


This is my entry for both MFT and SIP.

My cousin's birthday is on Valentine's Day, and since he is a guy, I try to make it simple but elegant. I thought the MFT sketch just fit that bill. I used the "lace" background stamp with cranberry ink, cut the heart from the middle with the die and mounted it on the same cranberry paper. Will add birthday greeting on the inside.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018


These are such soft colors and so much fun to work with.


Another Valentine. I used a retired stamp from MFT which I have always loved for this time of the year. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018


I love this sketch and it is one that I have used many times. I stamped the background with swirl stamp in gray. I added flowers from the new MFT release.


This was a fun challenge. Cake is always in style and who doesn't love a good slice of cake? I chose "Piece of Cake" stamp set from MFT. It has so many good sayings besides birthday and I love the slice. It does contain candles if the occasion warrants.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


I chose hexagons to go with the Bee theme. I just think they are so cute and will brighten anyone's day.