Sunday, March 29, 2015



I've got a quick card featuring neon inks and paper

This one's for all the Aries out there,
including me!


March ODBD Challenge

Hello!  Hello!  Hello!

Just a few days left to get in on the March challenge over at OWH
sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs--
this month theme is sentiments.

I just sent off a box of cards, with lots of "Mom" cards,
and this is one of them

The figure and sentiment are from a Hero Arts set.  
I used some Basic Grey pattern papers, and 
used watercolor pencils for coloring.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

I Made the Background

When I can, it's fun to play along with the challenges at the
Shopping Our Stash blog-- I love their ideas!
This week's challenge is to make our own background,
but no just stamping a background stamp!

Among many other things I've been pinning at Pinterest,
I've got a board for Patterns.  This design has intrigued me
for a while, and it was the inspiration for my card.

Rusty by Skinny Ships, via Flickr

I used 2 stamps from an SU! set called What's My Type--
a solid half circle and a striped half circle--
with a lightly pencilled grid fit the the size of the stamps.

The inks and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink-- 
Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, and Orange Zest.

The die cut sentiment is from Wplus9.

Thanks for looking in!

Red, White, & Blue... and Aqua, too!

Hello!  Hello!  Hello!

I'm posting a card for the Mid-month Throwdown challenge
 on the Stars & Stamps blog at Operation Write Home website.
It's a color challenge this month using red, white and blue-- a great combo!
Here's my card, using the challenge colors-- with a lot of aqua too :)

As you can see, my card relies heavily on this wonderful, whimsical pattern paper
 which comes from Stampin' Up!
Now I'm not a scrapbooker, but it's hard to resist these
colors and designs, even though it only comes in 12" x 12" sheets. 
One side has these sweet, smiling sea creatures,
and the flip side is the delicate white waves over the aqua
(aka Coastal Cabana) background.
I'm so tickled that I was able to figure out how to use these adorable, 
but large images, in an A2 card!
The sentiments come from Paper Smooches' Surf and Turf set.

Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's that time again...

I'm playing along with Shopping Our Stash--
this week the challenge is to use numbers in our project.
My card features a cat clock stamp, designed by
a young man named Alex B. for Beez Ink Studio in Warner, NH.
I've always loved cat clocks (even thought the moving eyes are a little creepy), 
and I especially love the expression in the lopsided eyes on this cat.
While I made this as a birthday card for a friend, 
my (computer generated) sentiment could translate to all kinds of creative occasions...
Happy Turn-the-Clocks-Ahead!
Happy Start Your Seedlings!
Happy Breaking Out the Summer Wardrobe!

Thanks for taking a look
Happy Pi Day!