Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Another rainbow card - just because.  I used the Amuse Studio Rainbow die this time and a sentiment from Unity Stamps that was sent to me free with an order.    The paper is from Hobby Lobby and is a pretty gradient sky blue so I thought it was appropriate with the colorful rainbow.  Quick & easy!

Friday, May 29, 2020


Here is a collection of stickers that I bought at Target over the last year or so.  I like to use these as envelope seals on my cards.  You could also use them on a card or in your planner.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Check out this greeting card tragedy - ha!  I recently mailed a goofy card to friends out of state.  It took a LONG time for it to arrive but when it finally did, the card inside was missing/gone, only an empty envelope arrived.  The reason for the card to our friends was that we were super bummed that our visit to see them didn't happen due to COVID-19.  This was a greeting card that I photocopied - shrunk it a bit on the copy machine and attached it to the front of this card.  I commented in my greeting inside that our friends may not recognize us if this virus doesn't pass soon.  I added an Ohio State sticker to personalize my husband's sweater vest!  Ha!  Bummer that this beauty never made it to its final destination, but I'm glad I had taken a picture of the card so I could send the card in a text!  Also notice the postage stamp I used---clever, huh?  
Saturday, May 23, 2020


These were pieces & parts that I put together.  The floral is from Avery Elle Mother's Day stamp & die and the Happy Birthday dies are from My Favorite Things.  I went to Hobby Lobby on Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 and found a few 8 ½ x 11 patterned papers that I thought were interesting for backgrounds.  This random black dot paper is fun for adding something to the white space don't ya think?  

Friday, May 22, 2020


These cute rainbows are all the craze right now!  Thank you Doreen for sending me some die cuts so that I could join in the fun!  This rainbow die is from The Stamp Market along with all the card stock.  So far I made these two cards but thanks to Doreen I have a lot more die cuts to create more cards.  So cute!  Somewhere over the rainbow....
I added Glossy Accents to the heart for a bit of dimension.  
This heart I used a shimmer pen to add sparkle!  
Thursday, May 21, 2020


I finished up these designs last night since they were laying on my desk.  I kept it pretty simple here.  I stamped the sentiments in Onyx Black Versafine ink - two of the cards I added a black border and the other one just white on white - super clean & simple.  
Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Rainbow background inspired by Carissa Wiley at Sprinkled With Glitter.  I didn't have the exact inks that she used but these turned out so pretty!  So far I just made one card with the backgrounds but will be using the others soon.  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Ellen Hutson Abstract Paint Strokes
Card stock:  Neenah Solar White #110, Gold 
Ink:  In order top to bottom - Altenew Blush, Catherine Pooler It's a Girl, CP Orange Twist, The Stamp Market Citrine, CP Grass Skirt, CP Mint to Be, VersaMark
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, My Favorite Things Big Thanks Die, Fun Foam
Thursday, May 14, 2020


One more bouquet in a mini version.  Can you tell that I'm still smitten with this idea?  I recently picked up this Flora & Fauna Mini Flower Vase.  I stamped it & fussy cut it out & it tucked into the paper wrap just perfectly!  I added a tag from the Taylored Expressions Many Mini's stamp & tag set - I did trim a bit of the tag off since this is a tiny bouquet.  
Wednesday, May 13, 2020


This little wrapped bouquet idea had me searching thru my stamps to see if I had more that I could use.  This time the wrap is a bit smaller to accommodate the smaller bouquet.  This floral stamp is called Wildflower Bouquet from Taylored Expressions.  I used the same Taylored Expressions Many Mini's tag die with Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages.  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


I saw this card idea on Ellen Hutson's Instagram account.  I loved the look with the kraft paper for the bouquet of flowers & was able to follow a video by Carly Tee.  It is super simple.  You use a paper lunch bag & die cut a square out of the bag to use for the cover.  I used mostly Spectrum Noir Markers for the coloring - I'm loving these markers as there are three shades in one marker for easy blending.  

Products Used:  

Stamps/Dies:  Amuse Studio Southern Bouquet + Die, Taylored Expressions Many Mini's Occasions + Mini Tags Die Set
Card stock:  Canson XL card base & layer, Amuse Studio Sugar 
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Altenew Dotted Swirl Debossing Plate, Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers Dull Green Blend, Coral Blend, Gold Yellow Blend  Copics BV13 B63 E43 E44  Zig Clean Real Brush Marker Pink Flamingo, Paper lunch bag, Spellbinders Square Die, Amuse Studio Onyx Baker's Twine
Monday, May 11, 2020


I happen to be a pieces & parts kind of gal.  Many times when get a new stamp set with dies, I like to make a bunch for future use.  I die cut & colored these pretty flowers probably over a year ago.  I had them tucked in with the stamp set and I decided to go ahead to put them to use to make a couple of sunflower cards.  The Mondo Gerbera Daisy from Ellen Hutson will always be a favorite! There are so many options for this pretty daisy/sunflower.   

The card on the left, with the black background is actually super wide washi tape and I covered the entire card front.  The Sunflower pops on the black background & I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist.  It has a beautiful golden sheen to it which you can't see very well on the picture.  

The card on the right is pretty basic, I did use the MFT Wonky Stitched rectangles to add a little interest.  The sentiment is from Amuse Studio Simply Sentiments.  

Thursday, May 7, 2020


I saw this card idea on Flora & Fauna's Instagram page and thought I could try it with the things I already had in my collection.  I did recently purchase these fun Sage Hexagon notecards from Flora & Fauna.  The Tiny Rectangle Envelope die is from Simon Says Stamp.  The die cuts are from Flora & Fauna called Woodland Flowers.  One of the sprigs of green is from Spellbinders Little Plants die set.  The ribbon is from Amuse Studio and the sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


I saw this card idea from Michele Ferguson on Instagram and had to make a few of these cards!  I didn't have all the same supplies that she used but I made do with what I had - the idea was there!  I used a small die that I had in my collection for the face mask - worked out nicely!  
The gal & sentiment is from Ellen Hutson called Voices In My Head.  

The Oh Snap sentiment is from Amuse Studio called What's Up.  
Tuesday, May 5, 2020


I just love this new floral from Flora & Fauna called Floral Bear.  This time I didn't color anything, I just attached the MFT Big Thanks die over top of the stamped floral.  Quick & Easy! 
Monday, May 4, 2020


I got this Beautiful Blossoms stamp set for my birthday with a lovely gift card from Shari for shopping at Taylored Expressions!  TE wasn't able to ship the dies at the same time so I stamped & colored the images & they were ready to die cut when the dies arrived!  Such a pretty floral - I wonder how many florals I need...but they keep coming up with more that are too pretty to pass up!  
I also bought the Just Vine Background stamp from Taylored Expressions. I made cards for a variety of occasions.