Happy Saturday! Firstly, Happy New Year! Secondly, I have a card for you tonight made using the Botanicuts Ginkgo die from The Greetery. It's also one of the few cards that I make that doesn't have white card stock anywhere! I know. Shocker! :-) I was inspired to make this card by the new sketch across at Atlantic Hearts. I die-cut and colored the ginkgo leaves and die-cut thee rectangle elements to fit the sketch. This card will be another one of the cards that I send off to the seniors. I think I need to use brown card stock... Read more →

Happy Sunday! It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week and I inked up my Stampin' Up! Forever Fern set as it comes with the perfect sentiment. So, I know I went all out with this set for our Paper Players challenge #501..... ELEVEN layers on my card last week! I decided this week it was time to get back to my CAS roots. This card is very clean and very simple. I began by stamping one of the leaves from the set with Early Espresso. Yep... I know. It doesn't... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Today was glorious. Absolutely glorious. After the -57 temps from earlier in the week, it reach 37 degrees. When we awoke this morning it was 14 degrees above zero and felt like summer. Really... .it was amazingly warm considering where we had been mid-week. It was also beautifully sunny. What a gorgeous day! Anyway, it' is the very talented Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's a theme challenge: I needed a Happy Anniversary card for my besties who celebrated their 37th anniversary this year. I decided that the Penny... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. Sorry about the ear worm :-) 10 green bottles hanging on a wall... or in my case 5 pink bottles sitting on a card :-) As you have probably guessed, I have another non-floral card for you tonight! This one is for one of the final classes I had to do for the Altenew Educator Certification Program - called 'Tis the Season. I decided to make a card inspired the the wonderful Laura Bassen's lesson where she used a co-ordinating die to create a shaker card and I combined that with her other lesson - using... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us: I wasn't sure where to go with this sketch and it's all because I have a thing about squares.... I don't know what it is.... something in my little brain, for sure! I rarely use squares on a card and, when I do, it's generally as a result of a challenge. Well, that's what challenges are all about - taking us outside of our comfort zone. I... Read more →