Monday, May 16, 2022

A Latte Love for Color Hues #41

 Hello crafters, so glad to have you here for a visit to my blog!  It's time for a new combo at our Color Hues challenge and this time I got to be the one picking the colors! 

I love Aqua and Red in general, and putting them together seems like a good idea. For our challenge you may use the two colors plus choose a neutral, so with a fun coffee theme, I added brown. Here's my card!

I've purchased a few simple stamps from Penny Black and I've been loving using them for CAS cards. I stamped on Bristol Smooth card stock and colored the images with Zig markers. 

I'm not even a coffee drinker, but I just love this sweet illustration. 

I sure hope you will be inspired to play along, I can't wait to see your projects in the gallery! Thanks so much for your kind words and for spending a bit of time with me today. Happy crafting! 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Supplies used: 
Stamps: Penny Black Love Ya
Paper:  Doodlebug Design 
Accessories:  WPlus9 - Postage Dies

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The Paper Players #591 Clean and Simple with The Greetery

 Hello there and welcome to my blog. It's a CAS challenge provided by Laurie for us at The Paper Players! When I saw the theme of "House" I knew the sweet Fresh Air stamps and dies from The Greetery would be my choice. 

These are so much fun and perfect for making a simple card. I kept lots of white space and the colors bright. I wanted to use my new DOX ink in Saltwater Taffy and took color ideas from the inspo photo. 

I added a bit of dimensions behind the curtain and flowerpot, and added the windowpanes at an angle. I will leave you to imagine the rest of the house! 

Please join us to play along at The Paper Players. Clean and Simple cards are beautiful and the DT has fab inspiration for you! Thanks so much for your visit today. 

I will share this link at Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge where the windows caught my fancy. 

Be yourself.

     Find delight in your craft.

             Make something beautiful! 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Paper Players #590 Freesia Florals

 It's Sunday! Welcome to my blog and challenge #590 at The Paper Players! I am loving my guest designer opportunity so much this year! Joanne has chosen wonderful colors for our challenge today, and they inspired an elegant floral encouragement card.

Dies are the star today, beginning with the white scrollwork cover plate. I liked using this to bring the brightness of white into the design. The flowers are from *new*to*me* dies that include embossed details and a stencil for adding inked accents. I applied ink to the edges of the leaves for shading. There are two different patterned papers I used for the images. 

Of course, I chose pearls to dress things up! 


I will be adding this to the Tic Tac Toe challenge choosing the middle row across: silver, flowers, layers. The bottom row works as well. Also, joining the lovely gallery at NBUS!

I can't wait to see what you will create for this challenge! I LOVE these colors together, can't wait to try them again. Thanks so much for your visit today! 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Supplies used: 

Stamps: Waffle Flower - Sweet Sentiments
Altenew - Rose Petal, Green Fields, Versamark
Accessories - MFT Floral Bouquet Builder dies and stencils; WPlus9 - Ironworks Cover Plate; PewterEmbossing Powder; Paper pads - MFT Colorful Canvas, Waffle Flower Half Lines Unicorn


Sunday, May 1, 2022

Thinking of You for Color Hues #40

Hi friends! Glad to have you back to my blog today, and welcome! It's time for a new challenge at Color Hues! How does blue and tan sound to you? I made this card in advance, and since then I've thought of lots of other ideas. At the time I was stumped, and somehow this idea came to me while sitting at the kitchen table. 


Can you see it? Trying to avoid fancy florals I used stamps and dies  from the Greetery and combined them with a couple patterned papers in my stash. What will you make to inspire us? 

 I kept the design simple and used the textured die cuts to assemble my plants on. Using watercolor paper on the rough side to die cut the plant pots added more texture. This card is a mini slim line and I learned how to make a matching envelope for it at Roseanne's delightful  tutorial HERE. 

Having an envelope makes it much more likely that this card will get mailed. That's it for me today. Thanks for coming by! 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Supplies from The Greetery - Pot-pourri Stamps and dies, Macrame Dies, Cozy Cup Coaster Die, Sentiments Suite Basic Dies, Sentiment Suites Thinking of you stamps.

The Paper Players #589 Hello Bluebird Garden Party!

Hello friends!  Maybe you are old enough to remember circling a flagpole for May Day celebrations on May 1? Well, I'm not quite that old - but I think outside parties and flowers are a lovely remembrance. I still can't believe it is MAY already! It's also Sunday so that means time for a new Paper Players challenge! Our theme provided by dear Jaydee is - birds and/or bees, take your pick! Or use both as I did. 

I'm again featuring a Slim line card that measures 3-1/2" x 8-1/2". I had so much fun creating this garden party celebration! The images were colored with Copics with accents from a white gel pen added then die cut. The backgrounds were ink blended with DOX inks. 

Here's a close up so you can catch a look at those bees! I will list supples below for those who like details. 

Be sure to check the lovely inspiration provided by the Design Team and join us, won't you? 

Stay tuned for my second post today to follow soon. Have a great time with your weekend crafting! 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Supplies: Stamps - Hello Bluebird Garden Party and coordinating dies, Sentiment from Park Play
Distress Oxide Inks (Cracked Pistachio and Broken China 
Dies: I used the Mama Elephant Slim Film City dies for the outer scalloped mat and the long postage stamp bordered edge. The SU stitched square die created the windows. 
Paper: SU Soft Sky
Other: Wink of stella for bees wings, white gel pen, Copics

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Somebunny Slimline card

 Hi, it's Thursday afternoon and I'm here with a just for fun post! Meaning a project not made for a DT,  or even a card challenge, but just because! I've collected quite a lot of adorable critter stamps for making scenes, and I've become obsessed with the extra space a slimline card allows. And the cuteness!

Hello Bluebird has super fun animal stamps and the sets are easily combined for a scene as they are the same scale. I colored the images from the Park Play stamps with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.


They are arranged on the backgrounds and film layer from the Mama Elephant Slim Film City dies. I've found these to be a great value since there are quite a few options and I have already gotten good use out of them. I've had so much delight in trying this new style and card size. If you feel stuck in a creative rut, I'm recommending you try something new!

I hope your day is shaping up! I'm sending you sunny thoughts and hugs today! I'll be back with two posts on Sunday. 

 Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  

Sunday, April 24, 2022

A Sketch Pretty Pansies TPP # 588

 It's Sunday, time for another great challenge at The Paper Players. Joanne has a unique sketch challenge for us, and I know you'll have fun interpreting this one! 

I used the Wplus9 stamps and dies, Modern Petunias for the flowers. The dark pink was colored with Copic markers. The other bloom and leaves were created with ink spatters onto white card stock that leaves soft shades of color and texture. 

In keeping with the mixed media, I added spatters on the card base after placing the focal images. I used pearls and a tiny butterfly for embellishments. 

Finding the right sized sentiment was important. The "keep smiling" came from a retired SSS set. I've been making an effort to use many of my older stamps and enjoying the results.  We hope you'll give this one a try! The gallery is filled with inspiration from our wonderful DT. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!