My Superpower is Cuteness

Happy Clean and Simple Saturday, card makers! I was inspired by two things…. the AAA card challenge #195 and my daughter’s trainer just got a new Dalmatian puppy yesterday. The two just paired together perfectly. IMHO Now, my dog agrees and my cats are no longer talking to me, well at least not until dinner time. 😁 For the Along the Edge aspect, I dry embossed both the top and bottom edge with paw prints. I then added an embossed line of demarcation with my score board. Whimsy stamps provided the sentiment and Kindred stamps provided the puppy. I hope she likes it?

“The happiest therapist has fur ant four paws.”

Hello Friend!

Happy Summer Weekend, Crafters! More layered goodness to share today. My first layer involved Tim Holtz’s Botanical Collage Paper glued to Stathmore’s Bristol smooth cardstock. White gesso was applied over it. Once dry, a combination of inky sprays were used until I was happy with the colors, Distressed Spray Stain and Distressed Oxide Sprays in: Rustic Wilderness, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen and Bundled Sage. At this point I decided it needed more texture and used Ranger’s Crackle Texure Paste with Dylusions mini stencil Fronds of Foliage; I don’t know if the stencil is still available. Oxide crayons in Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold and Antique linen gave some color to the fronds and the sides of the panel. Then….. on to my moth. His colors are reminiscent of a rosy maple moth and colored with Distressed Inks Mustard Seed and Pick Raspberry. To give more dimension, vellum was placed under his wings and some yellow yarn shards were added to his body as he has a fuzzy body. My border paper is Bristol cardstock inked with Pumice Stone and Antique linen using torn paper to simulate clouds and earth. The sentiment and flowers are stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.

Rosy Maple Moth

“Never let your best friends be lonely, keep disturbing them.”

Some challenges I will be entering this card in incude:

Crazy Cat

Good evening crazy late night crafters! I am following along with the new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this evening. This was an enjoyable, quick card. I started with the Linen Stampers anonymous background stamped in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distressed Ink. I then blended Festive Berries Distressed Oxide over the linen using a stencil by Newton’s Nook. Crazy cat and her balloon were stamped in Memento Cocoa ink and colored in Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Festive Berries. I’m not certain what I will use this card for? Never bad having a more generic card, but it does seem to scream birthday. Have a great evening!

Merry Gnome

Merry Mixed Media Madness, crafters! Oh my goodnes, this was so much fun to make! Amazingly, there was no stamping involved?! I was inspired by a Christmas Recipe Book done by Emma Willimas last year. There are many layers that went into the making of this card. The gnome and sentiment are from Cricut Design Space as was the North Pole stencil (upper right hand corner). The snowflakes are Spellbinders’ Snowflakes dies. For the North Pole Seal, I used a Cricut Space image and cut it into a plastic to create the stencil; I new stencil for my stash. LOL! The papers for the border and card base and what I had on hand.

Here’s the recipe……


  • Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
  • Distresed Oxides: Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone
  • Distressed Spray Stain: Speckled Egg, Tumbled Glass
  • Distressed Oxide Spray: Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage
  • Craftsmart Gold acrylic paint
  • Northpole seal and snow below the sentiment: Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Matte, Distress Spray Stain in Tumbled Glass, Distress Glitter in Clear Rock Candy and Craftsmart Gold acrylic paint
  • Golden acrylic paint in CT Interference Green-Blue to splatter snowflakes
  • White thread and simple straight stitch with a New Home sewing machine


  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Golden acrylic paint in CT Interference Green-Blue
  • Folkart color shirt acrylic paint in Emerald Flash
  • Distresed Paint Speckled Egg

Gnome and Sentiment

  • Red,White and Gold Card Stock
  • Distress Oxides: Speckled Egg and Fired Brick
  • Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Speckled Egg, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone
Inspiration Image

Challenges I will enter with this card


“Who Are You?”…..

Crafters, of course. I am playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge today. I was originally inspired by a vintage card I found on the internet and thought that this weeks colors would work well. The stamp is from Stamping Bella’s Oddball collection (one I’ve had a while and haven’t used much😁). It was stamped on my background paper in Memento Coffee Ink. My caterpillar and mushroom are colored in Distressed Oxide Inks: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage and Twisted Citron. His glittery antennae are a gel pen. My background (a new digital paper) was enhanced with a little Vintage Photo. My ground was created with a little help from light green pastels. My sentiment is simple white card stock cut with Cricut and colored with Bundled Sage.

“Imagination is the only weapon against the war against reality.” -Cheshire Cat

Inspiration Photo

Heaven Scent

Happy Sunday Cardmakers! The card was definitely Heaven Sent. I’ve had a crafty week where something was made every day; and every card was an epic failure. I had fun creating and tried some new things that just did not work. Every have a week like that? LOL. I chose to do quite the feminie card…. Perfume!! My color palate came from MFT’s current color challenge. My stamps came from Heaven Scent by MayMayMadeIt. My background are layers of Speckled Egg Distressed Oxide and Distressed Ink using Tim Holt’s Stencil Dot Fad Layering Stencil. I lifted the background ink off with some water and after the paper dried, I came back with PrismaColored pencils to color my perfume bottle.

“Failure is Success in Progress” Albert Einstein

Dream On

Good Evening, Dreamers!!! I have been playing with mixed media over here on these hot, humid days down south. And I love me a pony, or….. pegasus. This card is a blend of Lavina Stamps meets Visible Images Stamps. My ink is Distressed Oxide Ink in Mustard Seed, VersaFine Clair Morning Mist and VersaFine Onys Black Ink along with a little splattering of irResistible black glitter ink. My pegasus. and her frame, are highlighted with Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy. Hard to see, but this card has significant bling.

May your innermost dreams bring you peace and serenity!

Oh Birdie

Welcome back cardmakers! A little birdie says he hopes you feel better. My card is inspired by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. My background is a mixed media of Tim Holtz’s Distressed Paints: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Antique Bronze. A layer of embossing was next using Stampers Anonymous Linen with Antique Linen powder. For a little more interest, Summertine VersaFine Clair ink and a word stamp completes the background. My birdie and sentiment were stamped in ground expresso Memento ink. Tim Holtz’s Bird Crazy was brought to life with simple Copic Coloring (Y15,Y35,YR8,YG67,E57).

“Once you lick the frosting off the cupcake, it becomes a muffin; and muffins are healthy. You’re Welcome!”

Pumpkin Head

Happy Humid Monday, Halloween Crafters! The inspiration board at 2 Old Bats Halloween Challenge made me think of Pumpkinhead. My problem is that I can’t draw well and have no Pumpkinhead stamp; so, off to the internet I went. The lovely artists at Twistoon had just what I needed. YEAH!!! πŸ§‘πŸŽƒπŸ§‘ A simple download and I was set to go. I uploaded the .png to Cricut and added an offset to the image so it would draw and cut like a stamp with coordinating die. The 0.4mm black Cricut pen was used to draw on white cardstock. My creepy friend, from the seedy part of town, was colored with Prismacolor pencils and his offset was colored with E49 Copic Marker. The Spooktacular background is a paper from Whimsy Stamps. Happy Holiday Crafting!!

Hope your night is so happy, it makes you glow from the inside out.