Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a great weekend. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us: I wasn't sure where to go with this sketch and it's all because I have a thing about squares.... I don't know what it is.... something in my little brain, for sure! I rarely use squares on a card and, when I do, it's generally as a result of a challenge. Well, that's what challenges are all about - taking us outside of our comfort zone. I... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Hope you are all having a great weekend so far. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and she has a wonderful sketch for us. It gave me an opportunity to pair some beautiful DSP with my new favorite flower set :-) Here's the sketch: Isn't that a great sketch? I have some more ideas on how to use it, too. I wanted to go with CAS and softer, more muted colors to match the DSP. I used my Copic Markers to find colors that were similar to the background papers. Here's... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. Hope you are all having a great start to your week! Before I get to tonight's card, I'd like to say a huge thank you to the casethissketch team for choosing this card as the winning card for challenge number #74. I was absolutely thrilled! The team really does have some super cool sketches, and this week is no exception. I had originally intended to make the right hand element much shorter than it ended up!!!! I had this idea to use chalkboard paint to create the background and do a chalkboard effect on it. However,... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day! It's the fabulous Sandy's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great color combo for us. Calypso Coral is not my favorite color, so I decided to focus on So Saffron as my major color - it's such a pretty, soft yellow and I thought this combo was perfect for a card on Mother's Day. I'm currently participating in the onlinecardclasses watercolor for card maker's class and decided it was time I practiced a little of what they are trying to teach us about water coloring.... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Before I get to my card tonight, I just wanted to let you all know that I appear to have fixed the issue with non-receipt of notifications for my blog updates. However, some of you will have gotten two updates yesterday. As I have now deleted the old feed, you should be back to getting only one feed tonight and, those of you who were not receiving the feeds, should now be getting them! On to tonight's card. It's my turn to host the challenge at the Paper Players this week and I chose a theme... Read more →