Wednesday, March 21, 2018


I got some new goodies the other day so had to play a bit. Our hobby is such a great way to unwind, isn't it? I think when I have the girls do this for a make n take in a couple of weeks, I'll leave off the initial masking and just have them cloud the whole background.

  1. Mask the card base and sponge clouds
  2. Color and cut out the images
  3. I used a swatch of denim and Copic 0 to create the mountain texture)
  4. Diecut the cityscape
  5. Stamp and mask the sentiment

The Details:  Craftin Desert Divas Yeti to Party, Simon Says From the Rooftops, Impress Seattle Skyline die, MFT Mini Cloud stencil, Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter 2018 Cards

I got off my butt and made Easter cards for some of my greats. It is odd to think that due to the age difference between my older siblings and me, I might actually meet my great great great nieces and nephews. Here's to a long, healthy life!

I'm entering this in Make My Monday #67 Easter Fun and Moving Along with the Times #67 Easter

I'm entering this in  Simon Says Wednesday Easter Inspired

I'm entering this in Just Add Ink #400 Inspiration

The Details: Craftin Desert Divas Jellybean KissesStitched In Circle DiesFlag Banner Dies, and Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Distress OxideRanger Multi Medium MatteMemento Tuxedo BlackVersaFine Onyx Black, mystery designer paper, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper (second card), Gina Marie Designs Argyle die, Lawn Fawn Portrait Stitched Cloud die, Copics

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cards in Envy No Patterned Paper

Time for a new Cards in Envy challenge.  You're not to use patterned paper on your card but you're certainly welcome to make your own as I did here.  Aren't those tumbling cats the cutest? I love this chubby cat--just want to reach out and give her a tummy tickle then head to the ER for my scratches. LOL.

The Details:  MFT Cool Cat, Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics, Washi Tape from Impress

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Naughty or Nice #49 - Drink Up Reminder

Coming at you today with a reminder for Naughty or Nice #49 - Drink Up!  I think many of us in the northern hemisphere are eagerly awaiting warmer weather. A little drinky poo helps with the right frame of mind, don't you think?

The Details: Love Cynthia Life is Better in a Bikini, Neat and Tangled stencil, Distress Oxide Mermaid Lagoon and Vintage Photo, Copics, Paper Smooches Drink Glasses, Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CDD March Release Recap 2

I did it! I created a winter holiday card in March. I am so far ahead of the Xmas game this year (knock on wood!).  I used the new Seasonal Fairies set, mounting that adorable winter fairy and fairy deer (eeee! so cute!) on white hearts so they would really stand out on the blue background.

To create the background, I used glossy white embossing paste with the stencil then sprinkled with my favorite glitter. I set that aside to dry. So pretty! After all of that, I realized I had forgotten to leave a clear spot for my sentiment so instead stamped that on a hill. I like this better than what I had in my head!

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Seasonal Fairies, Oh What Fun, Nested Hearts Dies, Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Polar Pals 6x6 Designer Paper and Lily White Glitter, Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue, Copics

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CDD March Release Recap

Oh, how I love this little scene. I'm featuring the now available Let's Do Lunch stamps and Flower Border Die, mixing them with other fabulous CDD dies. Can this get any cuter? Show me how, I ask you!

I started out with two layers of dirt, then a layer of grass, the fence, and finally the flower hillside, all mounted on a piece of happy blue designer paper. I HAD to add the carrots to emphasize the garden but also, doesn't it seem like the perfect thing for a bunny break? Yum!

The Details: Craftin' Desert Divas Let's Do Lunch, Flower Border Die, Garden Border DiesOutdoor Landscape 2 Dies, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, DCWV designer paper, Copics, Versamark, Ranger Red Geranium Embossing Powder

Monday, March 12, 2018

CDD March Mood Board 1

I could NOT resist using the brand spanking new Bee Cakery set for a Mood Board card! I drew from the springtime colors, the banner, and sweets shown on the moodboard. What's not to love? Do play along if you have the opportunity:  #cddmonthly or!

The Details:  Craftin' Desert Divas Bee Cakery, Sweet as Honey (sentiment), Sorted Shapes  1 Stencil, Party Dies, Flag Banner Dies, Fall Harvest and Sweet Pea Sequins, Distress Oxide Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Doodlebug Design Springtime 6x6 Paper, Copics