Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme for us: I decided to have a little fun with this theme and use some new goodies that I got before Christmas. I think I discovered them on Jennifer McGuire's "sale" post. Anyway, there was an image of a barn on their website and I loved it. Then I found some other little bits and pieces that went with it. Before I knew it, I had about 10 stamps in my basket! As this is a Clean and... Read more →


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. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week! This color scheme is as bright and cheerful as AM herself and the colors were a great combo to use in the depth of winter in Minnesota! While I was cleaning out my crafting space, I discovered a stamp that I bought years ago at a crafting fair in Minneapolis. It's. Rubbernecker Stamp and I can't find it on their webpage anymore. BUT... I love it and decided it was a keeper. For my color of choice -... 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. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for us. This week also sees us welcoming our new 2019 Design Team members. Sadly, we said goodbye to Jan, Eliz and Annie at the end of 2018. Joining us this week are Su Mohr and Wanda Cullen. Welcome Su and Wanda, it's wonderful to have you join us. Here's Ann's theme challenge: Looking through my new catalog of stamps, I had created a category called "animals". So, finding the right stamp was a breeze and I... Read more →