Bon Apetite

Hello, friends! I’m back with another card! This one is pretty simple- just like yesterday’s! It’s also for a challenge from Sugar Pea Designs.  Here’s a look at the card and how I made it!


I wanted to try masking for this card! I haven’t done much of it before so I started with something simple. But, first, I stamped that (Gaelic?) border stamp across the card front. Then I drew some pencil lines using a ruler to measure them out. I took two piece of paper to mask of the rest of the card and used a funky polka dot stamp all around the frame. I then added a chef sticker from Michael’s and an “H” and “I” for the sentiment right under the chef.


Clean and Simple

Hey, crafty people! I have 2 cards for you today! The first is a super clean and simple design that took literally less that 3 minutes to create. The second is a more colorful card with a simple sentiment. Here’s how I made each one of them!


For this CAS card I simply used an A2 sized card base, my ombré ink pad from Tsukineko to ink up a floral image from a layering set, and stamped them along the right edge. Lastly, I took one of the sentiments from the set and stamped it in Versafine onyx black ink to finish the card!

And here’s what I did for this one:


I used another A2 sized base, but this time I stamped the full floral image with the same ink colors  over the whole card front. Then I cut out a 1.5″ x 1.5″ square piece of navy blue cardstock, it’s a very deep navy-almost black really. Then I adhered an “H” and “I” on the square and added some feaux studying lines around the edge with my gold Gelly Roll pen


MFT & CTD Challenges

Hi, all!! Today I made a card for 2 challenges- My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch and Color Throwdown Challenge CTD381! This card took me quite a while! I either thought way too much about or watching “The Shining” on Netflix got me off-track… Anyways, here the card and how I made it!!


I started with a white A2 sized card base and rounded the top right corners. Then I trimmed down a piece of patterned paper, which was the closest thing to craft I had. I rounded all four corners of that piece as well as a piece of white paper that was about an inch smaller. Next, I layered on a small watercolor piece which I stamped with the hamster image from Lawn Fawn and painted a pink sky and green grass. Then I heat embossed “hello” with gold embossing powder onto a small strip of green card stock. I trimmed the end into to an arrow-ish end adhered a small pink strip below the green one. Finally, I glued on 3 small wood vaniers to finish it off!

Warm Hearts Card for CCT

Hey, everyone! Today’s card is all about warmth! That’s the them this week over at Cute Card Thursday’s card challenge. I chose a “love” themed card with shades of pink and red.


Here’s how I made it:

I started out with an A2 sized (shocker) card base. I stamped the “strings” in black Versafine ink and the different hearts in pinks.  I then put down a blob of water color using my ink pads. Next, I used the black ink again to stamp the sentiment. It was a little unbalanced so I trimmed off the bottom to give it a more finished look! What do you think?!

The Challenge #61

Hi, friendly crafters! This week over at The Challenge we are inspired by this photo!


So here is how I made the card for this challenge!


I started with an A2 sized card base and then layered a slightly smaller piece of pale blue textured card stock to act as a border for the beautiful floral piece of paper from Stampin’ Up. I then stamped a flower image in a light blue ink and grabbed my water soluble markers from Harvey LePlume to do some water coloring over the stamped image. I fussy cut the flower and stem and popped them up on my card. For the sentiment, I simply wrote “hello” onto a wood vaniet banner. Hope you play along and keep on crafting!!

You Made My Day with #sssmchallenge

Hey, crafty people! Today I participated in the Monday challenge from Simon Says Stamp! This week’s theme is all about musical inspiration! I’m a big Cee Lo fan so I made this card based on a song by Common and him!


Here’s how I made it:

I started with a small scrap of watercolor paper and used my Harvey LePlume brush markers to scribble on an acrylic block to use for water coloring! I only used 2 shades of pink. I trimmed it down and matted it with a black piece of paper (paint chip). Before I attached it to the base, which is a 4 bar size in pink, I slapped down a strip of gold washi. To finish it off I adhered a small white star embellishment! Here is the link to the challenge! Have a great Monday!




Fusion Card Challenge & MFT Color Challenge 39

Time for card number 2 of the day! This one was for the Fusion Card Challenge and MFT’s Color Challenge. I used the simple but amazing sketch and combined it with some pink papers.facebook-20160220-145920

Here’s how I made it:

I started with an A2 sized card base and layered on 2 pieces of pink paper (actually trimmed paint chips from Walmart) mirroring the sketch. I added a textured lace sticker from the dollar store. I then stamped that beautiful layered flower image with a set from Stampin’ Up and fussy cut it out. Finally, from a different SU set I stamped the sentiment with Versafine onyx black ink. That’s all there was to it! I hope you get a chance to play along with these challenges!!

MFT268 & TMR29

Hi crafty people! Today’s card is doubley special! I used The Male Room and My Favorite Things Wenesday Sketch Challenge for inspiration. The theme for TMR was monochromatic so I chose green because I haven’t made a St. Patrick’s Day card yet! The greens do match up very well but the photo makes the sentiment appear darker. Gold made an appearance as usual…but I’m counting it as a neutral because it’s on every card I make anyways.


Here’s how I made it:

I started with an A2 sized card base and applied a strip of gold washi to the left side. I then cut a piece of green paper with gold foiled diagonal stripes and popped it up with 3M foam tape. I stamped out the sentiment and frame on some white paper using stamps from Stampin’ Up. I strung some twine to the foiled paper before adding the sentiment. And that’s it! It was a super easy card to make especially with the layout already planned from the challenge! I hope you try them for yourselves if you haven’t done so already!


CTD Challenge 380

Hey everyone! Here is my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD380 using the colors red, grey, and white. I also added some gold! Because how can’t you?! imageHere’s how I made it!!

I started with a red 4 x 2 card base and scored it at 2 inches. I added a piece of gold washi tape towards the bottom of the card then layered a white heart in the bottom, right corner. I stamped “I Love You” in Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I trimmed off the excess with my scissors and added a 3D butterfly sticker from the Dollar Tree! And to finish it off I added 3 gold sequins and stitched border with my white Gelly Roll pen. I finally rounded the corner in the top right with my Recollections corner rounder. Hope you play along with the challenge over at




It’s me… I’ve finally decided to start my very own blog! It is going to be all about the cards I’m making! It’s going to be super fun! So why not jump right in with today’s card?! I created this card for Valentine’s Day!


I started out with an A2 sized card base and layered on a dark grey panel. Then I added 3 pieces of washi tape. I used a gold, polka dot, and lastly cheetah print. I added a small piece of watercolor I created with a tiny heart stamp that I brushed over with water to give it that water colored look that is so trendy right now! I also stamped “BE MINE” and added a cute little hamster from Lawnfawn’s “I Really LikeYou” stamp set. I die cut it and attached it with a glue dot. Lastly, I added purple strip towards the bottom of the card and added feux stitching with my white Gelly Roll pen.