Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Raga's turn to host our AddictedtoCAS challenge this week. Her code word was another perfect excuse for me to ink up another of the fun sets from My Favorite Things called Birthday Herd. Here's a little sneak peek: In contrast to last night's party animal for FestiveFriday - this little guy has a green polka dot hat on! So, here is Raga's code word for our final challenge this year. I generally make my design team cards many weeks in advance and it was only when I was loading up my blog post tonight that... Read more →


Happy Friday. It's another INSPO day at FestiveFriday and I decided to go with the theme and it was the perfect excuse to ink up one of the stamps from My Favorite Things called Party Animals. I had such fun coloring this guy. However, I must admit, when I first looked at I was confused as to HOW I was going to color it! Here's a sneak peek: And here is our INSPO list and theme for this challenge: I chose: cupcake, birthday sentiment, embossing paste So, before I show you my card. I have to tell you about the... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week. The theme inspired me to bring out my Top Down set from The Greetery and pair it with some new stencils from My Favorite Things called Rolling Clouds and Drifts and Hills. Here's a sneak peek: So, what's the theme? As it was wheels, I couldn't help but use my old favorite Top Down. This time I decided to make it a birthday card and lots of balloons in the back of the car. I mean, have you ever tried to... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. Generally, I try to get my design team cards made well ahead of time. It's obvious with my use of this week's colors that I was thinking high summer as opposed to something like Halloween! I pulled out a very old set from Altenew called Fresh Freesia. Here's a sneak peek: You must have guessed the colors include purple, orange and green :-) Here are Laurie's color choices: I stamped and colored the flower using my Copic Makers and Prismacolor pencils.... Read more →


Happy Friday. It's another fabulous day of celebration at Festive Friday and this week our celebration day is Farmer's Day. Really, where would we be without the farmers? I love a good farmer's market with just out of the garden goodies and sharing stories and getting tips from the people who grow the food. So much better than picking things up at the supermarket wrapped in plastic. I try to be mindful of the people who planted, grew and picked the food with every meal. :-) The INSPO list this week was perfect for my (relatively) new set called Birthday... Read more →