Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend. I did! I got to spend some time in my craft room - and in my garden. That has to be a good weekend, right? :-) One of the challenges I played along with was this great sketch from Just-Add-Ink When I saw the sketch I immediately thought it would work with my new Simon Says Stamp July card kit. I love the papers and elements in this kit and, as Lou and I love to cruise, this seemed an ideal set:-) Here's my card: To add a... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulously talented Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a Tic-Tac-Toe for us. I decided to vertical on the right hand column: flower, sequins and any shade of yellow. I began by stamping the image from my Penny Black Fragrant set onto X-press IT paper. My favorite cardstock for Copic coloring. I used Memento Black ink and then went to work with my markers. Once I was happy with the image, I die cut it using my Oval dies and used some Soft Sky polka dot DSP as... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulously talented Claire's turn to host our Paper Player challenge this week and she has such a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for us: Well, there were so many places to go with this challenge but, as I am desperate to see some spring colors and the bright yellow and white daffodils - I decided to go top to bottom on the left column: yellow, die-cuts and flowers. I started by stamping and die-cutting the flowers in various shades of yellow DSP. I then added a couple of shades of Copic markers to add a little... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulously talented and all round amazing lady - Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a color challenge for us. The minute I saw the colors I knew that I would be inking up Painted Petals! The colors just shouted spring :-) I really wanted to go very clean and simple for this challenge to allow these delicate colors to shine and used one of my go to layout; a tag on a card with a simple string tie. Before we get to my card, let's take... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. This is going to be another short post. It's almost midnight and I am nowhere near caught up with anything that I had to do today - or, in fact, this entire week! It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a challenge that is near and dear to my heart: Now... I am always happy to complete a CAS challenge, especially when I need thank you cards. :-) I pulled out my hexagon SU die and die-cut myself a stencil. I adhered it to a piece of... Read more →