One Cup at a Time

Happy Sunday, crafters! This single-layer, mixed media scene was inspired by The Card Concept challenge. Although the room in the challenge is a baby room, my thoughts went to the sleep-deprived mom of a new born. So, I couldn’t help but pull out this cat from The Rabbit Hole Designs. He is colored brown similar to the ottoman and is wearing a peach/orange robe similar to the chair and curtains. The little ninjas (a washi tape)i are black and white like the throw blanket on the chair The teal/ruquoise wall looked a little plain, so I added the chemical symbol for caffeine as texture to the room’s “wallpaper” with some Gina K Seaglass ink. The wood floor was colored with E30 & E31 Copic markers. The sentiments are stamped in Versamark Tuxedo black ink and they came from The Ton and Stampin’ Up. I hope you enjoy! Cheers!!


Aloha, crafters! I’m off to the islands today with a layered card. Have you ever started out with one design in mind and ended up with something completely different? I don’t know about other crafters, but this happens to me often and it sure did with this design. The rose gold foil from Foil Quill adds a little shimmy (oh, I mean shimmer) and shine. The remainder of the card are simple images and a sentiment (Hero Arts February + Distressed Oxide’s Tattered Rose).

 Mahalo Nui Loa!

Flower Fairy

Welcome Wednesday, crafters and colorists! My inspiration for this card came from the CAS on Friday challenge. The inspiration board had all these magnificent flowers which I thought would be adorable to have a little flower fairy flying amongst them. Stampendous and SSS were my stamp source The inks and embossing powders were from Tsukineko, Ranger, and Emerald Creek. Then, the fun coloring began…… white charcoal, Prismacolor, and Black Widow. A little sparkle was added from Clear Wink of Stella and some white gel pen. If you look carefully, the monarch does have the white spots on his wings. Many of the coloring techniques come from the fabulous artist, Lisa Mitrochin. Check her out!

Wednesday, is almost, kinda, sorta, just about, nearly the weekend!


“Snow, oh, to see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow.”

That is not something I will likely see living in Texas. Instead, I brought the mountain to my craft room. This multimedia card was completed using four layers of cardstock. The watercolor paper provides the base for the background. Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide’s light wash provides color before embossing using Sixxix’s snowflake embossing folder. Next, to get that feeling of snow falling, snowflake paste by Finnabair art Extravagance was added through an MFT snow stencil. My mountain needs a critter! This little winter white bunny was very talented; he can make heart-shaped “snowballs.” The snow globe was embellished with a holographic embossed snowflake and a pair of mittens. A final touch of shine is provided by a few pearls.

Have a snow-tastic day, cafters!

Hello CAS

Another Crafty Card for today, crafters! The good people over at CAS Colours & Sketches have a new color challenge this week: Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight. One of my favorite techniques is to inlay an intricate die into a card. So, the centerpiece for this card is SSS’ Dahlia Stem. I used white card stock and Distressed Oxide’s Kitsch Flamingo and Blueprint Sketch for the die cut. It was then inset into some grey cardstock. I then emobossed the sentiment with WOW Midnight Dream embossing powder. A CAS card, that was a blast to make.

Stay warm, crafters!

A Unicorn at Heart

Welcome Weekend Crafters! This little girl is entirely too cute, and when I saw the current Fusion Challenge, I knew exactly which stamp to use. I used the sketch for this challenge and rotated it ninety degrees. The girl in the photo is standing in front of foliage; so, that was the inspiration for my background. However, to fade the greenery to the back, the color was changed from green to the brick color using Distressed Oxide’s Tattered Rose. This rose-colored greenery provides the long stripe of the sketch. The shorter bar is a sentiment from Kindred Stamps’ “Anything Can Happen if You Let It,” stamped in Versamark Ink and Lawn Fawn Rose Gold embossing powder. My unicorn girl is from a stamp set by Shine Stickers Studio stamped in Versamark Onyx Black ink and colored in Prismacolor pencils. I little clear Wink of Stella was added to her “corn” and white Nuvo drops added to the heart on her sweater for a little glimmer.

May your weekend be “practically perfect in every way”!

Make a Splash

Welcome to a new week, crafters! What a better way to deal with the winter storm today, than with thinking about a sunny day at a Florida theme park. The stamp is from Kindred Stamp’s Let’s Ride. I drew the background based off of an old Splash Mountain poster I found online. The stamp and drawing were done on tan colored Stathmore paper. Some simple pencil coloring with a combination of Prismacolors and Black Widow Pencils. I popped up the stamp on a single layer of foam tape. Stay warm and enjoy your day!!

CAS Saturday…Continues

Welcome back crafters! With the winter freeze we are experiencing, I just could not help but think about a nice warm place with a nice cup of coffee. I have been trying to think of a CAS card with a scene and this is what came to me this morning. I used The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark as a source for my color combination. The hedgehog was stamped with Memento black ink and I drew the coffee house with a fine liner pen and finished my scene with Copic coloring. The sentiment is from The Ton’s Caffeine Crush. Hope you enjoy!

Keep Calm and Stay Warm, Crafters!

CAS Unicorn

Hello weekend crafters! I have a CAS card to share this morning. This card was inspired by the MFT sketch challenge and the AYLI stamp challenge. I love using clear stamps! I find that clear stamps are easier to manipulate than the digital. Perhaps if I had a good paint progam, that would change my mind; but, for now, it’s clear stamps that win. This little girl from MFT Unicorns and Glitter was stamped with Ink on 3 and colored with Prismacolor pencils. DD15 stamped and colored the image. I used MFT Homespun Stich Lines Die-namics to add the “lines” to the background. The sentiment is stamped with Distressed Ink Blueprint Sketch and the flowers were hand-drawn to match the flowers on the girl’s veil. Thank you for stopping by!

Have a Magical day!

I’m Late

Happy “Hop” Day, crafters! I little white rabbit to start your morning, provided by Stamping Bella’s Oddball Collection. My Copic coloring on him was truly very simple. I placed shading with a C1 first, then glazed over the areas with either pink or red. The borders are blended Copics in R27 and R85. All the colors used were: C0,C1,R00,R20,R27,RV63,R85 and a Prismacolor silver for the waatch.

“The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”