Thursday, August 17, 2017

spells & fortunes

Hello and welcome! Yes, I know it's only August but new stuff from Tim Holtz is in the house so I had to play. For this card I used the new Haunted House Dies, Skulls & Cobwebs Stamp Set, Ancestors Papers Dolls, Halloween Word Bands and Halloween Remnant Rubs.

I've got more goodies to play with so I'll see you soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

Hello friends! This weeks challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is to create something using one or all of the red, white and blue colors. Since it's the 4th of July I used all the colors on the card below.

I started by creating a flag to cover the front of my card using Tim Holtz patterned paper, kraft-core cardstock and remnant rubs. Next I stamped the dachshund from the Mini Cats & Dogs set on distress watercolor paper and cut out using the corresponding framelits dies. I colored the images with distress ink and pieced together. My patriotic pup needed a balloon so I cut out a piece of antique silver deco sheet using the Mini Bird Crazy & Things framelits dies and attached a piece of heavy blue craft thread. To finish I added the celebrate remnant rub.

So there you have it. Thanks for stopping by and to my friends in the United States, Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Hello friends and Happy Easter! Quick post today. I created this tag for the Hip Hop Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

Before I go I wanted to give a shout-out to the talented Richele Christensen for her Easter egg idea on this Instagram post. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner

Hello friends! As you can see I've been playing with my crazy stamp sets by Tim Holtz. To create today's card I began by stamping the mini bird, cat and dog several times onto distress watercolor cardstock. Next I used the matching dies to cut out the images and their coordinating parts before coloring with distress ink. The witches hat was cut from a piece of black deco sheet that I attached to kraft cardstock topped off with some black paper string. For the spooky background I used paper from the materialize paper stash, the webs & damask stamp set and gothic remnant rubs.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hello and welcome! I know it's only October but I just couldn't resist using some of my new Tim Holtz goodies. For those of you that don't know me, I've lived in Minnesota all my life. I'm a city girl but have spent many a days in the northern part of this gorgeous state. Today's card is a reflection of the times I've spent up north for this weeks challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

Using stamps from the holiday drawings set I created the first layer of the globe from vellum. For the second layer I colored some manila cardstock with spray stain and then stamped the snowflakes from the christmas nostalgia set. The thin strip at the bottom of the globe was cut from silver deco sheets. For the base I used woodgrain cardstock that was colored with spray stain and ink. Next I added some foliage that I cut from kraft-core cardstock using the mini holiday greens die and topped it off with a number brad. To finish I cut a piece of patterned paper from the tidings paper stash and attached everything to a A2 card.  

As always, Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - July

Hello, hello, hello! Today's project was inspired by this month's tag by Tim Holtz. I used one of my newest stamp sets by Mr Holtz, Crazy Dogs. I'm not sure why I didn't order the Mini Cats & Dogs set at the same time. I think I need to do some more shopping! Thanks for stopping by!

Edited 8/2/16 

Thursday, March 31, 2016

happy birdie

I know, it's been awhile. My sister lost her battle with cancer and it was heartbreaking. Today I decided that it was time to create something and it felt good.

I found this crazy bird in my stash all stamped, cut and colored. He already had the balloon string under his wing, you see where this is going? Ok so I grabbed a piece of vellum to make the balloon and then colored it with a distress marker. Next I cut a piece of mixed media cardstock and used the typo layering stencil, along with a colorful assortment of distress inks, to spell out happy. Spritzed on a little antique linen and adhered everything to an A2 card.

I'm entering this happy birdie card over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. They have a new challenge every Monday, this weeks theme is We Can See Clearly.

Thanks for stopping by!