Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Bobby's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and this is her code word: I must admit, I was initially tempted to go with a masculine card. Instead, I decided to go with something a little more feminine:-) I partially stamped the Pattern Play stamp into the bottom left corner and added some shading with my warm grey Copic markers. I then stamped the Build A Rose stamp and leaves and die-cut them. I really do love this rose - it's one of my favorite Altenew stamps. Of course, I... 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 Monday. Hope you all had a great weekend. I got to play in my craft room this weekend and played along with the Case this Sketch challenge: It's a cool sketch and I decided to have some fun with a new stamp set I purchased called Tulips - from Altenew. Now.... many of you have probably already realized this, but I tend to be a very literal person and flowers only grow upwards - and that's how I place them on cards. Well, heck..... what's the fun in always being literal! So, I took a very different... 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 Tuesday. Hope you are all having a great start to your week. I wanted to share a quick post with you tonight. I made another two cards using the Kuretake Starry Colors watercolor paints that I first showcased on my Paper Players card on Sunday. I used the same dragonfly stamp but this time used the gold paint for the dragonfly and kept the rest of the card really simple. I used normal card stock as the paints require very little water. Here's my card: I am really in love with these paints and can't wait to... Read more →