Clean and Simple

HI Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge: I immediately thought of Christmas florals, but decided against it. I know! Me deciding not to do florals! :-) Instead, I needed a card for a special couple who love winter sports. I'd purchased the Ellen Hutson Essentials - Mountain Holiday specifically to make a card for them. I wanted to keep it CAS but added texture with background paper and some embossing on the focal panel. I used a die from the Stitching Lines dies to create a little texture underneath the skis. I... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Friday..... although you won't be reading this until Saturday :-) I corrupted my photo editing software and had to reload it... consequently I missed uploading my AtCAS card in time for the start of the first challenge of the year. You would think that I would NOT have missed it considering we have been on break..... but.. miss the deadline I did. However, here I am... better late than never :-) It's the fabulous Anja's turn to host our first challenge of 2017 and she has a great code word for us. It's also the first challenge... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a clean and simple theme challenge for us: This challenge was right up my alley and Nance's awesome badge immediately brought an image to my mind as to what I was going to do on my card. I began by die-cutting a stencil from spare card stock and sponging a couple of different branches of leaves onto my card base. I then used the positive image from my die-cut and used my distress... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us: Such a pretty color combo. Unfortunately I don't have Sweet Sugarplum, so I had to substitute with a Zig Watercolor marker instead. I also needed a sketch, so popped along to casethissketch I decided to go really clean and simple on my card and use the new stamp set in the July Simon Says Stamp card kit. Here's my card: The colors remind me of what is happening in our prairie. The wild bergamot (aka... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I hope you are all having a great start to your week. I am still thinking about Spring and Sunshine and beaches and warm weather.... but, as it snowed this morning, I guess we aren't quite ready for it in Minnesota :-) However, I did want to share a beach inspired card with you today. I really do love this Sea Side Treasures set. I love the realism of the images. It was one of "those" stamp sets that I felt I had to have the minute that I saw it. I started with a watercolor... Read more →