Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my pleasure to host the Paper Players challenge this week and its a Clean and Simple technique challenge. I recently purchased a dragonfly stamp that had both a large dragonfly and a small one and knew that I wanted to debut this stamp set for this challenge. Looking at my card you might not think that this is watercolor - but it certainly is. So, I had the CAS challenge, but was looking for a sketch and I found a perfect one across at Case This Sketch I began by masking by masking off the... 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 Friday. It's the fabulous Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a fun word for us: When I saw this, I immediately thought of a rainbow and decided that was what I was going to incorporate into my card. Before I share my card with you, I wanted to let you know that the winner of our challenge this week will receive a prize of a $15 shopping spree from our fabulous sponsor - and challenge creator Kylie at: I created a watercolor card using my Zig Markers. I used... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. Quick post for you tonight. I did manage to make a couple of cards this weekend. It's slow going... but enjoyable! I saw this great sketch across at Casethissketch I liked the sketch so much that I made two entirely different cards with it and will be sharing both of them with you this week. Tonight's card showcases a Technique Tuesday poppy stamp. I stamped this onto Neenah cardstock and used my Copic markers to color and add shading. I love the bold look of the poppies stamped in the corner and also love the type... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I do have a card for you tonight, but wanted to share some nature shots with you - and I know that's the reason why some of you come to my blog - so this is for you! I stood on the deck for about 5 minutes - trying to hide from the birds. Some of them were OK with my presence, and I wanted to share the photos that I captured of them. The hummers are one of my favorite birds. They are TINY but absolutely not fazed by anything. They are incredibly territorial and... Read more →