Paintbrush Hello

It’s been raining all week and I’m drawn to some bright colors at the moment! Yay for rainbows!


After stamping several of the stamps from Positive Strokes, I die cut the hello, from the Quote Tag set, out of the rainbow panel. I attached the panel and that little bit of the “e” onto a charcoal card base.

I’m entering my card in this week’s Paper Smooches Spark Challenge – “Anything Goes.”

Have a fantastic weekend – and may the sun shine wherever you are!


Penny Black: “Hi There”

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card, suited for any occasion, crafted with some of the new goodies from the Penny Black “Happy Everything” release.


I die cut the feather from the feather & frames [#51-039] set in a variety of blue and gray cardstock colors and paired them with a heat embossed sentiment from the kind words [#30-226] set. The feathers are adhered to the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Poppystamps: Hello Spring!

Today I’m sharing a Spring-themed card. I couldn’t resist combining bunnies from the recent Poppystamps Release cut out of a variety of pastel cardstock.


I finished off the card front with hand-drawn stitching. I really like how the colors pop out against the kraft. This card would work equally well with a “Happy Easter” or “Hello Spring” sentiment inside.


Pinky Promise

Today, I’m sharing an encouragement card that combines two recently-released Mama Elephant stamp sets – “Honey Bunny” and “True Friend.”


I paper-pieced the bunny pair (blue and pink for boy and girl), and they sat on my work table overnight. I kept wondering how to anchor them to the card base without them getting lost. After resting on the problem, I decided to use the Poppystamps window showing a gray, rainy day as a metaphor for a “tough time” that the bunnies would be handling together. The “True Friend” set is fabulous, and I can see using those sentiments, both paired and alone, on a lot of future projects. For the raindrops, I used the stencil I recently created cutting the Crafter’s Workshop Blank Stencil material with the Memory Box “A Little Rain” die (I also used the stencil on this card).

Supplies: Studio Calico patterned paper

Time to Play!

I’m sharing a card created with two dies from the newest Poppystamps release – Baby Kittens and Bijou Film Strip.



I added four of the five kittens from the Baby Kittens die to a panel that I adhered behind the film strip. I created the yarn ball from baker’s twine and completed the card with a sentiment I created on my computer.


Avery Elle Birthday Challenge

I’m sharing a card I created for the first challenge over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog – the theme is Birthday.

I have a friend with a birthday in May, close to Cinco de Mayo, for whom this would be perfect! The bright colors against a kraft base make me happy (especially as it’s been raining here in the Pacific Northwest on and off for about twenty-four hours)! I invested in some of the new Avery Elle stamp pads to stamp the banners. I especially like the Aquamarine!


Sparks Challenge – Anything Goes

With spring on my mind,  I fashioned a card for the current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge “Anything Goes” with things associated with spring — bunnies, chicks, and sunny skies!


Hope you’re having a “bright” day!


Retrosketches #102

I’m sharing a card I created for the latest Retrosketches Challenge. I flipped the sketch horizontally because I thought it worked better with the orientation of the umbrella.


Using the Crafter’s Workshop blank stencil material, I created a rain drop stencil with the Memory Box die. I also created an umbrella stencil using the Up and Away umbrella die cut. I added Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the stamped umbrella through the stencil, swiping from the top down. It’s raining here (pouring!) in the Pacific Northwest, so some cheery colors were in order!!


Penny Black Thank You

Today I’m sharing a card that combines an image from a Crafter’s Workshop stencil with a new stamp and die from Penny Black’s “Happy Everything” release.


I stamped the Penny Black Decadence stamp [#40-254] for the background. For the focal image, I used silver embossing paste on a portion of the Crafter’s Workshop Birds of a Feather stencil. The sentiment is from the new Penny Black stamp set Kind Words [#30-226] that I die cut with one of the dies in the Triple Banner set [#51-027].


Poppystamps Valentine

Today I’m sharing a card created with the Poppystamps Heart Lattice Background from the new Poppystamps release.


Cut in white and overlaid on blue cardstock, the heart lattice resembles clouds on a sunny day. I tried out a number of different colors for the bird and the birdhouse, settling on something hinting at Valentine’s Day (the red) and something cheery (the yellow). I created the sentiment on my computer.

Happy Valentine’s Day!