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 →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I saw this great sketch across at casethissketch and knew immediately that I wanted to have some fun with watercolors. Here's the sketch: I had to turn the sketch on the horizontal to make it work for me. I needed an anniversary card and the sentiment layout that I had in mind worked better with the sketch on the horizontal I started with some watercolor paper and inked up some of the leaves from the new SU set - Vintage Leaves. I used white embossing powder for the leaves as I wanted a subtle, soft look.... Read more →


Hi Everyone. This is a very quick post. I created a card to send to Colleen and her hubby to celebrate their 47th anniversary! This is such a wonderful milestone and I know that you will all be sending them good wishes. As Colleen spends so much love and time creating and maintaining her wonderful garden, I thought this new kit was the perfect choice to create a card. I used the "Congrats" from the wooden elements from the new Natural Expressions Elements. I thought they fit so well with this kit as the kit has balsawood layering elements. Colleen,... Read more →