Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week! I was inspired to take out a couple of die sets that I got on sale from Spellbinders over Black Friday! It's called Parcel and Postbox and I just love the flexibility of this set. Here's a sneak peek: I don't often use black as a base, but I thought with all of that red, it would really pop against the black. Here's Joanne's challenge for this week. Perfectly time to create cards for those that we love. Whether it's spouses,... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week. Of the choice of stars or hearts, I went for hearts. It was a great opportunity for me to use my new Heart Leaf Posy Pocket from The Greetery to create an interactive card. I used the Knit Wits stencil (also from The Greetery) to create the background and ran that through my Big Shot with the Postal Frames die. I used some of my favorite red Schoolhouse Red card stock from SimonSaysStamp for my Posy Pocket. It was so easy to die cut... Read more →


HI Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Toni's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge and this is her code word: Once I saw the challenge, I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Hero Arts Safari set that was first released as a monthly kit - I think back in 2017. Back in February I made a couple of cards for Lou using the Impression Obsession's Puzzle die. He was on a long flight to Asia and I thought they would give him something to do to pass his time :-). He loved them so much that... 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 →


Hi Everyone Happy Thursday. I hope you are all having a great week. One of the challenges I got to play with this past weekend was this gorgeous color scheme from The Card Concept: Aren't those colors glorious? I was immediately inspired to create..... yes..... you guessed it... a shaker card! I am obsessed with them right now and, I have to tell you, the biggest enabler for me loving shaker's right now is because of Stampin' Up's new foam strips. I LOVE them and they make creating a shaker incredibly easy. I decided to use my new Simon Says... Read more →