Sunday, September 14, 2014


Today I have a card to share with you that was made for the latest Muse challenge (#84). This first card is the card that is the inspiration piece for this challenge…

(card by Therese Calvird)

I opted to stick with the butterfly image and the mosaic.

I started with a white piece of watercolor watercolor paper then added the wash and the paint blotches. Next  I stamped and heat embossed the butterflies, then painted in the wings.

Stamps- Papertrey Ink (Life is Beautiful)
Dies- Papertrey Ink (Quatrafoile Cover Plate)

Thanks for taking a peek today!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Happy Wednesday! Today I have a card to share with you that is based on the latest sketch from CAS(e) this Sketch…

I chose to turn and flip the sketch so that could incorporate some leftover items that have been sitting on my desk for way too long.

The backing behind the cut out 'happy' is a little watercolor piece that I wasn't real happy with how it turned out, looks great when you can't see much of it!

Paper- My Mind's Eye (Jubilee-Mint Julep)
Alpha Stickers- My Mind's Eye (Necessities-teal)
Enamel Dots- My Mind's Eye (Jubilee-Mint Julep)
Dies- Papertrey Ink (Seeing Stars, One liners-Happy)
Glitter- Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

For those of you that are familiar with my work you know that I LOVE me some glitter! So when the My Mind's Eye design team was asked to do a glitter challenge I immediately raised my hand for this assignment.

One of the great things about MME products is that they make quite a few that can give you the glitter experience without all of the mess. Me? I don't mind how little specks of sparkle stick to you and make a big mess, but I know that many of you can not stand glitter for that very reason. Enter MME with alphabets, paper, tape, chipboard, enamel dots, enamel shapes, and die cuts that all come with glitter already on them. The kind of glitter that doesn't flake off. Makes it all easy and CLEAN!

I was assigned to make a card with glitter, ended up making two. Check them out…

For this first card I used the glitter tapes that came in the metallic and teal Necessities line, as well as the glitter alphabet and chipboard from the new Just Sayin' line.

For this second card the glitter comes in to play on the alphabet, the believe tag from the decorative brads and the die cut heart from the mixed bag. All of which are also from the Just Sayin' line.

Hope you all have a happy weekend!


Monday, August 25, 2014

ColourQ Challenge

I took a day last week to play with some new stamps and made a card for the latest ColourQ Challenge.
Here is the color combination inspiration photo…

Here is the card that I made using a new set from W Plus 9

I started by masking off the inner rectangle with some Washi tape before stamping my images inside of it. Then I stitched around the edges of the rectangle.  After stamping my sentiment I embellished with some glittered up banner pieces and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: W Plus 9 - Papel Picado and Hand Lettered Thanks
Inks: Papertrey Ink - Limade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Card Concept

The card concept challenge this week was to make a card based on the following photo as inspiration…

I decided to go for the Freestyle Collage look…

This look was achieved by stamping with Versamark inside of a circle stencil, then heat embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used water color paints in the circle and Distress Inks on the rest of the panel.

Stampers Select card stock
Papertrey Ink: Mini Blooms stamps and dies
Studio Calico sequins
Splash Ink water colors
Distress Ink: Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Embossing Paste Backgrounds

Hi everyone, I'm back again with this last week's Make It Monday challenge over at Papertrey Ink. This weeks challenge was to make a background using embossing paste.

I started my card using different shades of blue and the Triangle Cover Plate.

The word 'friends' was cut using the Wonderful Words die and the little flowers are from the Make It Market County Fair Stamp Set.

Topped it all with some twine and sequins.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Off the edge

I'm back with a Make It Monday card for this weeks Papertrey Ink challenge. This week it was all about taking your dies off of the edge. I chose to work with Delightful Doilies and Grand Ampersand.

I started by heat embossing the doilies in white onto Kraft card stock.

Embellished the card with some die cut felt hearts and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye (Now and Then: Dorothy).