Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lighthouse birthday

This card was created using an Art Impressions watercolor stamp for a class at Fond Memories.  It was colored using Derwent Ink Intense pencils.  Ranger watercolor paper was used.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas to all


Friday, November 27, 2015

Deer in the woods

This is a card made using a Memory Box die and Tim Holtz stencil.  Using Antique Linen distress and the stencil a background was completed.  Spellbinder ovals were used to cut the Hot Fudge and blue papers.  The deer in the trees was cut from Royal Fiber and clear embossed.  A Little B bird finishes off the card.  The greeting is from a birthday set by Altenew.   Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Birthday Raccoon

This card was made for a class I did at Fond Memories.

The raccoon stamp is from Creative Vision and the die set from Memory Box.  The birthday greeting is a set from Altenew Stamps.  Distress markers were used to color the stamp which was then sprayed with water.  Once stamped a water brush was used to pull the colors.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Tags

This tag was inspired by one by Shari Carroll on the Simon Says Blog.  The materials used are all Tim Holtz (paper, wreath, all embellishments).  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Give Thanks

A scap of paper, Thanks die and stamp set "Thankful Mice" from Lawn Fawn colored with Copic Markers were used to create this simple card.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Blizzard Bunch

JustRite Stamps is back and the Friday challenge has returned.  This first challenge is all about holidays.  I had to get out one of my favorite JustRite stamps from a few years ago "Blizzard Bunch: out to make this card.  The snowman in the window (Silhouette Portrait cut) was colored with Copic Markers (YR23, YG63, E25, E55, B0000, B45, C1, C5, R46, R49).  This is a shaker card and the sequins used here are from Taylored Expressions "Build a scene".  The greeting was gold embossed with words from my stash.  The paper is a 6 x6 pad from Authentique _Collections: Christmas Time".  The solid red and green are from Bazzill.  Twine was used to make the bow and a small snowflake gem from Little B was added.  I slanted the card in the picture to capture all of the elements.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


A Try-Fold card "Village" by Art Impressions.  This was colored with Derwent Inktense pencils and blended with a Zig Wink of Stella.  A star was added to the card.  It was hand cut and added to a 4.25 x 5.5. blue card base.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Garden Flower

This card was made for Day 2 of the Online Card Class-watercolor medium.  It is an A2 card stamped with the Tim Holtz "Garden Flower" using Versafine Black ink.  The medium used for coloring is Reeves Watercolor tube paints.  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Teddy in a Pot

"Teddy in Pot" is a Wild Rose Studio stamp that was water colored for this card.  Zig clean color real brush markers were used following a technique taught by Jennifer McGuire in the current Online Card Class.  Stamped image with frame 4 x4, red 4.5 x 4.5 and the white base 5 x 5. Wink of Stella was used on the hat fur and hat ball.


Stamp:  Wild Rose Studio "Teddy in Pot"
Ink:  Versafine Black, clear emboss, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Paper:  Tim Holtz watercolor, Lawn Fawn SnowDay  6x6
Die:Die-namics "pierced square frames"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Penny Black pumpkins

I have been playing around with watercolors.  I used Brusho on the background and Spectrum Noir aqua brushes.  The stamp set is a slapstick from Penny Black.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Beary Merry Christmas

This stamp from Penny Black and created by Mo Manning so very cute.  Colored with red and gray Copic Markers, a red bow make for a rather quick card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Witch way to Candy

This cute stamp with matching dies is from My Favorite Things "Witch way to Candy".  The card is a 4.5 square (will use a regular envelope to mail).  The image was colored with copic markers.  Simple and fun to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Another Bird Crazy

I so enjoy coloring this stamp set "Bird Crazy".  This card was made with by stamping and then coloring the bird with Copic Markers followed by cutting with a Spellbinder circle.  The hat and balloon were stamped from the accessories set, colored and cut by hand.  The eyes were enhanced with glossy accents. The Happy Birthday is from a Sizzix thinlets set.  The solid paper is Bazzill and the print from a 6 x6 Penny Black.  Rather simple so Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bird Crazy

These birds are so cute. This card was made with Bird Crazy, Copic markers and an IO die for the hat and glasses.  Add some gems and you have a pretty quick card.   Hope you enjoy.  A CAS  from Pinterest.

Friday, July 24, 2015

A little fishy

A shaker card with little fish cut from Taylored Expessions "Fishing Pole" die set.  The paper for the fish was colored with copic marker-brown and blue then cut out.   The fishing pool is from Little B and was modified for this card.  The  window paper and card front are cut from Best Creation "Gone Fishing"  Fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Naughty or Nice

A card used in my June Christmas class.  The Santa and sentiment are from North Coast Creations.  The snowflakes were stenciled.  Santa was colored with Copic markers and fussy cut and popped with 3M tape.  Simple and fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Special Birthday card

Everyone needs a special card and this simple one was made for a 35th birthday.  Very simple shaker card using Taylored Expressions stamp/die set, Tim Holtz numbers and stars. Spellbinder greeting die and some washi tape.  Simple to make.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scrapbook/Stamp rummage sale

Doreen, Judy, Robyn and myself (all FM girls) will be holding a rummage sale at the Walnut Grove MN community center June 19 (10-7) and June 20 (9-4).  Many wonderful, slightly used and new items as each of us have done a little cleaning in our craft rooms.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Christmas in June

It is never to early to begin those holiday cards.  This is I used in a recent class at Fond Memories.  A resist was used to create the snow effect when the Distress ink was applied.  The stamp set is from Penny Black and the greeting a Sizzix die set.  The trees were stamped and without re-inking stamped again,  The use of mirror paper, distress inks and a Tim Holtz star gem.  A simple card to make

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Another Congratulations

The month of May was a busy one with a family wedding and the end of a school year SO I think I am back to share some of my work with you.  This card was made for an upcoming wedding.  Really a quick card to make.  The background was created using My Favorite Things "Garden Flourish Background".  This was embossed using Ranger Silver embossing and heat set on a piece of white card stock cut 4 x 5.25.   The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions "In and Out Wedding set".  The flowers are from the Tim Holtz idea-ology set and glued on with glossy accents.  The size of the card is 4.25 x 5.5.  A simple card. Hope you enjoy

Saturday, May 9, 2015


 A fairly quick card to make.  The paper is from My Mind's Eye "Fancy That" 6 x 6 pad.  It is available in 12 x 12 in a larger print.  The flowers were stamped and cut with a Heartfelt Creations set and a gem added to the center.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps.  Assemble and you have a quick card.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, May 4, 2015


A Heartfelt Creations stamp/die, Taylored Expressions wedding stamp set and a Spellbinder die were used to create this card.  It was a quick one to make to a special wedding.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


A fun baby card to make using Heartfelt Creations stamp, some glitter, distress markers and glossy accents.  The glossy accents were applied using a Precision Tip tool which gives a fine line.  The ribbon was colored with Spun Sugar distress stain.  The pink in the card is Spun Sugar distress marker.  The baby block were stamped and cut by hand then popped with foam tape.  Hope you enjoy

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Crazy Bird

A Tim Holtz stamp (Crazy Bird) and stencils along with Distress Ink and you have a pretty fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

I just want to say Happy Easter and spring to all.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Flowers and birthday

A Cased card from Altenew stamps.  So simple to make and very quick.  The ink used was from Memento.  The card size is 5x5.  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fun Foam Greeting

A new Online Card Class this past week was Stretching your Dies.  One of the lessons in the class was to cut Fun Foam with your die and shrink using your heat gun.  Once that has cooled it can be colored as was the happy from WPlus9 for this card.  The stamped image was colored with Copic Markers and cut using a tag, then mounted on card stock from a 6 x6 pad by Authentique.  The Birthday was stamped from the "Whole Lotta Happy" by WPlus9.  The stamp used is from Heartfelt Creations "Sunflower Bouquet".

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Using the new MISTI

I broke down and ordered the new MISTI stamp press.   It arrived yesterday so had to try it out.  Stamping multiples will be very easy using this tool.  Using the Altenew "Doodle Blooms" and Copic Markers these cards were created very swiftly.  The MISTI is not available at Fond Memories yet, but they have asked about it and currently not available.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


This quick and simple card uses the new Dare 2B Artzy "Totally Tracy" stamp.  It was water colored using distress ink after being stamped with Versafine on water paper.  This was mounted on a green then to white card stock.  A very simple card.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Quick Birthday

A fairly quick card to make is this one made using a Heartfelt Creations stamp "Natural Beauty".  The card was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and distressed with Antique Linen.  Pops of color on the bridge, tree and bird were added with Copic Markers.  A greeting from the stash bin finished the stamped image.  The paper used is a 6 x 6 paper pad from Authentique.  Twine was added to finish off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Life is the art

This card was made using the Dare 2B Artzy tangled stamp and die set.  Watercolor paper was used on the background.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black and clear heat embossed.  The flower has a little hand work in it to make it complete.  Both the flower and butterfly were colored with Copic makers.  The butterfly also was enhanced with Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, February 16, 2015


I had to try this technique to see how easy it is.  Using a new Spellbinder die and foam adhesive the die was cut.  You remove the paper liner from one side and press the gold foil onto the adhesive and peel away.  This was then added to a card base.  With the pieces left over and red foil the image is completed.  The greeting was heat embossed using a Technique Tuesday greeting.    Hope you enjoy,

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Happy Valentine

I am taking an Online Card Class "Clean and Simple 4-Techniques make simple".  This card was inspired from one on day one.  Using a background stamp it was inked with Versamark.  A masking paper was cut the size of the card base and a card cut out.  The masking was put over the card base and Ranger "Red Geranium" embossing powder was added and then heat set.  The masking was removed and white embossing added and heat set.  This was not the first attempt.  The happy was cut, stamped with Versamark and black embossing added and heat set.  This process was repeated twice to give it a dimension.  The Valentine was from an Avery Elle set stamped with Veramark on Black and white embossed.  To give it a little more detail Versamark was stamped over the whole piece and clear embossing added.  This was popped with 3M foam tape.  Fun card to make.  Hope you enjoy.

Water's Edge

Water coloring with distress markers and watercolor paper are a great combination.  The stamp set by Heartfelt Creations "Water's Edge" was stamped with Versafine black ink and water colored with Distress Markers. (Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed) on watercolor paper.  A fussy cut water weed and flying duck were added for more dimension.  An oval was cut into Authentique paper, flowers and gems were added.  Hope you enjoy

Friday, January 23, 2015

Floral and Fauna

This card is made on watercolor paper using Distress Markers and WPlus 9's Floral and Fauna stamp and dies.  After wetting the image well the ink was picked up from a craft mat with a water brush.  A variety of colors were used to obtain the right effect..  The hummingbird is the only image that was die cut.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

For you Valentine

I cased this off Pinterest so can not take full credit.  I made the envelope using a craft paper and the WeR Memory envelope punch.  It is 2 x2 in size so had to do some adjustment with the cut.  The tag is from Spellbinders and the stamp is Avery Elle, while the hearts are from Memory Box.  The paper I selected for this card is from Doodlebug.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Greetings

It is always nice to give a Happy Greeting and Stampendous has a sentiment set with that title that works for many occasions.  The flowers are "Day in autumn" from Penny Black and white heat embossed on a Bazzil green then mounted on silver to a white card base.  The heart was cut from red mirror paper with a Memory Box die.  A few black gems were added.  Very simple so hope you enjoy.