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 →

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 →