Happy Saturday! I have another card made using the Beauty Within set from Altenew. My last cards made with this set all featured the coloring stencils. This time, I went old-school and colored the flower with Copic markers. I was inspired by the sketch across at casethissketch this week. I stamped and colored the flower and leaf. I fussy cut them because I didn't want white edges from the die-cuts. That's because I colored behind the focal elements and the white border really would have popped too much. I added the script stamp from the Very Versailles set on top... Read more →

Happy Wednesday. It's the end of the middle of the week and the weekend is on its way! I'm sharing another card I made during my time in my crafting cave this week. I used the sketch across at CaseThisSketch as inspiration Such a pretty sketch and I love the fact that it was the sketch from back in the day - sketch #45! I decided to ink up my Forever Fern using three inspiration colors from the Color Dare challenge. I went with Smoothie, Sapphire and Glacier - well as close as I could get :-) Here's my card... Read more →

Happy Tuesday! I played along with AAA when I was in my crafting cave this week. They have a cool CAS challenge that is asking us to do something beachy - and do it on the edge :-) I initially had an entirely different card planned, but it just wasn't working for me. I then thought about the beach and what I love about it. And, I have to say, it isn't sitting cooking my skin! Those days are LONG gone. Note to my younger self: everything they tell you will happen when you spend too much time in the... Read more →

Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week and it was another chance for me to showcase my favorite Stampin' Up! set - Prized Peony: So, I have to be honest, Melon Mambo is one of my least favorite colors. I just find it a little too bright for my taste. I love what other people do with it, but I do like that Joanne paired it with Night of Navy to offset it. However, I did take the chicken way out this week and used it sparingly! I... Read more →

Happy Saturday! I managed to escape to my crafting cave today. It was a good day to be there. It has been really muggy and very overcast and rainy. So Charlie and I spent some quality time - he on the chair fast asleep and me playing with inks and stamps. I found some inspiration across at AtlanticHearts. They always produce sketches that force me to stretch my creativity and I love that. Here's this week's sketch: I decided to ink up my Forever Blossoms flower and pair that with some strips of DSP from the Peony Garden set and... Read more →