Rainy Day

Happy Sunday, crafters and card makers! It’s been a crazy week here, but I have finally put a clean and simple card together to share. Rainy days remind me of London, so I just had to use the London skyline stamp by Tim Holtz. My umbrella carrying girl is from MayMayMadeIt and stamped in Memento London Fog ink. Colored pencils were used to enhance the background, add reflection and add a little color to the foreground. The sentiment by Craftin’ Desert Divas is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink. Although difficult to see, there are clear Nuvo Jewel Drop “raindrops” to add a little sparkle.

Even on a rainy day, you can be someone’s sunshine.


Mahalo, Double D Challenges for a beautiful inspiration board! Who doesn’t love to look at and enjoy a beautiful sky?! My scene is a marriage of Tim Holtz’s vellum and Hero Art’s March kit. I love this colorful, serene sunset; it was just calling me to use it as a Hawaiian setting. I tried something a little different with my ukulele player, the use of tan paper as a base for coloring with pencils. Mahalo is simple embossing with Emerald Arts Aroma Chocolate Dream. Nanea!

“The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.”

No Pigeon, NO!

Calling all children book lovers! Who remembers Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems? I loved reading his books to my children when they were little. Thank you LawnFawnatics for the opportunity to walk down memory lane through your current challenge. I used Lawn Fawn’s Gleeful Gardens, Village Heros, and Claire’s ABCs. A few Copic colors (Y32, BG72) and you have a book cover.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”


¡Feliz miércoles! Bienvenidos artesanos.I have a fun and festive card this morning inspired by Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge. Their picture reminded me of the Disney movie Coco. I have the Day of the Dead stamp set from Kindred stamps and went to work. The background is Distressed Oxide inks (Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber) with a Newton’s Nook Bokah stencil on Bristol cardstock. I added some splatter paint in brown and black. I stamped Hector with Versamark Onyx black ink and embossed in clear Ranger embossing powder. Hola is stamped in Versamark embossing ink and Ranger White embossing powder. I added glossy accents to the skull balloon.

Crafting makes everything better, even Wednesdays!

Wizard Coffee

It’s a marvelous magical Monday, crafters! Good morning and happy beginning to a new week. I thought it would be nice to start the week off with some magic. This gift card was motivated by the Craftin’ Desert Divas’ Coffee Wizard’s set. I used Lawn Fawn’s stitched rectangular die to cut out my base. My next die was MFT’s Gift Card Window & Frame Die-namics to cut the window for the Starbucks card and the back is cut with MFT’s Essential Sentiment Rip Strips Die-namics. The cute little images were stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers.

“When life gives you Monday, drop some glitter on it and sparkle all day.”

Chameleon Love

Happy Sunday, crafters! I was challenged with doing “something different.” After some thought, I decided to make a card with NO coloring. Lawn Fawn’s Leafy Die Set provided the frame, branch and leaves and their “One in a Chameleon” stamp set provided the chameleon abnd sentiment. I had not used these two products yet and thought they worked well together. I had a pet chameleon for years and so do miss them. They are such cute and sweet little creatures. The chameleon is stamped with Versamark ink and Ranger Tan embossing powder. I added a bird, some clouds and flowers to make it a bit more interesting.

Don’t forget to Smolder today!

Cats Rule

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.” – Terry Pratchett

Crafters, I’m calling all cat lovers out there today! This card took it’s initial inspiration from the book cover, There’s a Tiger in My Garden. The background was so much fun to make; it involved two large stamps and some simple ink blending. My queen was colored with Copic markers and then masked for more simple ink-blending. The sentiment is Versamark Onyx Blak ink. I added a little orange sparkle thread to the background for a little more interest.

Materials Used:

  • Stamps: SSS Confetti; Whimsy Stamps-Burst Background, Super Cats, Super Dogs;AI-Feline Set
  • Inks: Distressed Oxide-bundled sage,squeezed lemonade, twisted citron; CP-lime rickey, Memento Black Ink, Versamark Onyx Black Ink
  • Paper: Stathmore-Bristol Smooth Cardstock, DCWV-Textured Cardstock(white core) in orange
  • Copics: E55,E57,YR09,YR07,N2
  • Dies: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities
  • Adhesives: 3M foam tape, Art Glitter Glue

Vivid Elegance

Throwback Thursday to when there were occasions to wear elegant gowns. DD15 created this card for a girl friend’s birthday. It is our favorite reason to send out cards. She used the Ton’s Couture Designs stamp and sentiment along with Versamark ink and Ranger White embossing powder. The dress was colored with white pastel and neon Gellyroll pens. The hair was colored with Gansai Tambi White Gold. She created her own patterned paper for the background using some coordinating acrylic paint.

Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.

Do Vampires Age?

Welcome Wednesday, crafters! I have a cute clean and simple birthday card today. The good people over at AAA Birthday Challenge are asking for a patterned paper that is clean and simple. Whimsy Stamps has the most beautiful pattern papers! This is clearly from their Vampire set. I paired it with this little racoon vampire from Craftin’ Desert Divas’ Ghostly Good Time. I stamped the racoon with Veramark Onyx Black ink and then cut it with the Scan N’ Cut to cut it with no white border; then he and his little stuffed friend were colored with Copic markers and a little bit of gel pen for accents. The sentiment was created using my Cricut and a gel pen. I mounted the racoon and sentiment on some foam tape. Now, who to give this to? It would be very appropriate for Rocket (Guardians of the Galaxy). 😄

Materials used:

Nina Solar White 110lb paper, Whimsy Stamps 6×6 Vampire paper, 3M Foam tape, Copic colors: N0,N2,N4,N5,N7,Y01,Y08,R12,402,BV23,BV25,BV29; Versamark Onyx Black ink, Gellyroll pens: Black 08(XPGB-m#49), Moonlight 06(CPGB06#440)

May Your Wednesday Be Simply Wonderful!