Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. It's not often that I get to play along with several challenges at once. I saw this great sketch at Case this Sketch A wonderful theme across at Watercooler Wednesday A fabulous inspiration photo across at Fusion - Happy 5th anniversary! I decided to make a birthday card. This week I received some Acetate Butterflies in Altenew order. I saw the butterflies at fusion and decided that would be a great starting point and that I could tie the butterfly nicely into the sketch. Pastel colors aren't my normal go to color family, but I loved... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. This is my second post for today - and it's a quick one. I wanted to share a masculine birthday card I made for a bestie. I love the Altenew "Be a Lighthouse" set for masculine cards. It's easy to stamp the images and it's also easy to color. to add to the masculine feel, I added some striped DSP from a very, very old pack of SU DSP. I think it's so old it pre-dates this decade! I've kept it though, because of the pinstripes! Before we get to my card, let's take a look... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Quick post for you tonight. I needed a birthday card and went looking for a little inspiration. I found this great challenge across at the Male Room Initially, I was looking through my stamp sets for something with a vintage feel - but then I came across an old set from My Favorite Things called Uncorked and it had the perfect sentiment for the challenge. Oh... and... to be honest.. it was the perfect sentiment for the person this card is going to. I've known this particular gent for 40 years and I swear he hasn't aged a... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Carolyn's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a great code word for us this week: Our challenge creator, Kylie, is offering up our sponsor prize this week for the winner. She's offering up a $15 gift certificate and the winner can choose from an array of fabulous items. Our guest designer for this challenge is Lynn Mangan and I hope you will visit her blog and leave her some love for her beautiful, leafy card. For my card, I decided to go with a natural white and pulled... 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 →