Tuesday, January 30, 2024

It's a Girl

Paper piecing is one of my fave techniques to do. 

Inkspirational - Paper Piecing

Monday, January 29, 2024

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Make Today Amazing

I need to emboss more. I don't do it enough.

Just Add Ink - Challenge #686

Stamp by Catherine Pooler
Watercolors by Art Philosophy
White Embossed

Saturday, January 27, 2024

No One is Charcuter than You

My new favorite stamp and die set by Avery Elle. I have made Valentine cards with mine :). I added washi tape at the bottom.

 TGIF Challenges - Challenge #TGIFC457

Friday, January 26, 2024

Sending You Happy Thoughts Roses

I love this big stencil by The Greetery. I also love the Aida Cloth Texture Plate by The Greetery, that makes it look like it's cross stitched. It's just a die cut you run through your die cut machine and it cuts out teeny tiny little holes. It's fabulous!!  

Ellibelle's Corner - I spy with my little eye -- Roses or Hearts
Just Us Girls - Stencils

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Spotted doggy anyone?

I just bought this stamp last month from a stamp store in SC and I haven't used it till now. I made it him into a dalmation for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week. 

Little Red Wagon - Never Been Used
Fab n' Funky - Stamp It

Stamp by Carabelle Studio
Frayed Edges layering stencil by Taylored Expressions
Fence die cut

Wednesday, January 24, 2024


This is an oldie but goody by Eat Cake Graphics. I added some polka dots to her shirt using white Nuvo drops. I watercolored this scene. 

Addicted to CAS - Sky

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

When it snows you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels

We had cold enough weather to make snow angels this weekend but no snow. It was down to 17 degrees here in NC with windchills, it felt like 9 degrees. That's cold for us.  Stamps by Ellen Hutson. I used vellum for the snow angels in the squares.

Paper Players - Winter Fun
Allsorts - January Blues or Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - A is for All Kinds of Weather
TIME OUT - Inspired by Words

Monday, January 22, 2024

Happy Valentine's Mrs. K's kindergarten class

In my Angel Card Facebook group, Mrs. K's class in Ohio asked for Valentine cards for her class of 11. The population of the whole town is just 300. I love this heart 2 step stencil by Papertrey Ink from last year and still use it. The heart wood stencil die cut is by Tim Holtz. I thought it would be fun to put her name on the heart.

Inkspirational - Use Stencils
C.R.A.F.T. - Inspired by a Book (In My Heart - see below)

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Focus on the Good

Little Red Wagon - Sentimental You
Word Power - Words #1

Fox by Honey Bee Stamps
Ice Cream cone by Sizzix
Sentiment by Sizzix
Colored with Copics

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Happy Cake Day!

I made this for my friend Bev's birthday. This color combo was on Splitcoast and I love these colors together. 


Stamps by Ellen Hutson
BEV by Concord & 9th

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Snowman Grid

Allsorts - Make your own background

Stamps by Paper Smooches
I used washi tape to make grid lines,
then tore off so I would have 
white lines

Friday, January 12, 2024

Snow Much Fun

Little Red Wagon - Challenge 738 - SNOW
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Icy Cold
Crafty Gals Corner - Winter Fun

Stamps by Ellen Hutson

Thursday, January 11, 2024

It's Your Birthday ...

Starting on February birthday cards. I only have 2 birthdays in Feb I think so I'll get those done pretty fast :). I love this stamp and die set by The Greetery. I colored the candles with my Copics and used Catherine Pooler inks for the burst of ink for the candles.

Color Throwdown - Challenge 775

Stamps and candle die cut by The Greetery 
Stickles glitter used on wicks

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Baby, It's Cold Outside

This is actually a Christmas set by Colorado Craft Co and I had ordered it BEFORE Christmas but it sold out so fast, I got it 3 days after so I made it into a winter card by using glossy accents on the cups. I sent this to our daughter who recently moved to FL. She expected to be wearing shorts by now but they are having a bit of a colder January this year. LOL I colored this with my Copic markers. I cut the sentiment apart to get it to fit on this circle card. 

2 Sisters on the Blog - Challenge #82 - Not square or rectangle

Monday, January 8, 2024

Heartfelt Sympathy

Sympathy cards are always so hard to make so when I make one, I usually make several at a time. I watched this video that Unity Stamps using her Distress Oxides to make it look like aurora lights. Then added some white Nuvo drops. Little did I know I would need it for a close friend who lost her son this past week.

My Time to Craft - Sympathy

All stamps by Unity Stamps
Distress Oxide inks
White Nuvo drops

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Hey There, Valentine

 Is it too early for a Valentine's Card?

Allsorts - Mood Board or Anything Goes (I went with the pink and red nails)

Stamps by Reverse Confetti
Heart stencil by Papertrey Ink

Thursday, January 4, 2024

You Put the Cute in Charcuterie

Time Out - New
Farm Quest HomeStyle - Food
Little Red Wagon - What's New

I'm using new products for this card. I love this new stamp set and it's great for Valentines Day too since it has a heart shaped charcuterie board. 

Stamps by Avery Elle
Washi tape