Mother’s Day Pink

Happy Weekend, Crafters! I have a little envelope art to share on this beautiful Saturday. A very pink creation! This was fun and fast to make. Enjoy!!


  • Papers: Strathmore 100lb Bristol smooth surface 11×14
  • Stamps: My Monthly Hero Arts September 2021
  • Inks: Distress Oxide Spray (Kitsch Flamingo and Spun Sugar),  Versamark Watermark Ink, Distress Spray Stain (Tarnished Brass)
  • Embossing Powder: Ranger’s White Embossing Powder
  • Acrylic Paints: Craft smart (Premium Metallic – Gold), folkArt (Colorshift Orchid Brillant, ColorShift Blue Brillant)
  • Distress Micro Glaze
  • Embellishments: Envelope seals
  • Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Time to make: 1 day Craft time: 1.5 hours


Cut your paper down to envelope size (9.5inx9.5in – for a 5×7 card), score, and cut notches with the envelope board. Stamp the flowers in Versamark ink and emboss them in white powder. Make a spray using the Colorshift Orchid and water. Get out your splat box and spray with a small amount of water, Distress Oxide sprays, and the color shift spray until you are happy with the color. Heat dry or air dry. Add some blue accents with some Blue color shift acrylic thinned with water. Splatter with blue color shift and Tarnished Brass. Allow a second drying time. Flip over and paint the inside of the envelope with the gold acrylic paint. Use the excess paint on your finger to apply to the edges of the envelope until happy with the result. Allow, yet another dry time. Fold and glue.

Challenges entered: SSS Wednesday Challenge, Time Out Challenge, Make The Cards Challenge, Tic Tac Toe Challenge (Anything but a Card,Free-embossing,Mother’s Day – it is my envelope for my Mother’s Day Card)


“are a girl’s best friend’

Happy Hump Day, Crafters!!! I finally had some time to create. I saw a video Made by Sannie, and just had to try her techniques. OMgoodness it was tremendous fun!


  • Papers: Arteza Watercolor Paper, Fuschia card stock, Silver glitter card stock, white fun foam
  • Stamps: Stamping Bella’s Oddball Marilyn, Tim Holt’s Ledger Script CMS241, SSS Good Reading Background
  • Stencils: Kindred Stamps “stars” (retired)
  • Sentiment: Cricut cut
  • Inks: Distressed Oxide Ink Stampad (Kitsch Flamingo,Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Scattered Stray), Archival Inks (Black Soot, Speckled Egg), Versamark Watermark, Distress Ink Spray (Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke)
  • Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek’s Black Cherry Aroma
  • Guache: White
  • Texture Paste: Distress Matte with Distress Frosted Crystal
  • Distress Micro Glaze
  • Embellishments: “Diamonds” from the stash, White Gel Pen
  • Stamping Platform: Mini Misti

Time to make – 2 days, Craft time – 3.0 hours.


Stamp Marilyn in Archival Ink twice and then with Versamark. Emboss with Black Cherry powder. Color using a water brush and Distress Oxide Ink “smooshed” onto a working surface. Allow to dry and place micro glaze over Marilyn. Spray with water and the Distress Ink sprays until you are happy with the color. Heat dry or air dry. Splatter with Picked Raspberry and white gouache. Add the texture paste through the stencil and allow it to air dry. Randomly stamp with Archival Speckled Egg using SSS’s Good Reading stamp. Randomly stamp with Archival Black Soot using Tim Holt’s Ledger Script CMS24. Add sentiment and jewels. Mount to white fun foam and add to the card front.

Here is a copy of the inspiration card:

Go check her video for detailed instructions on how to make a card like this!

Challenges entered: Creative Knockouts, STAMPlorations, Not 2 Shabby, 613 Avenue Create, SSS Monday Challenge, Crafting Happiness Challenge, Scrapping4Fun Challenge, As You Like It Challenge (All my products were new stash products. Although I like recycling, I like to use new in my makes☺.)

Sunflowers For a Friend

“Thank you for being a friend!”

As a warm and welcome spring gift to my BFF, I created these adorable sunflower earrings.

Supplies: Yellow and Brown – DMC embroidery thread using 3-ply, 0.4mm crochet hook, stock earring hooks.

 The flower pattern is from the book 100 Micro Crochet Motifs: Patterns and Charts for Tiny Crochet Creations by Steffi Glaves.

Craft time: 2 hours

There is another challenge over at the Colorful Options Challenge this month. And as you might have guessed, the featured color this month is YELLOW!

Please visit this month’s challenge for more inspiration!

Yippie for Yellow

Happy April, crafters! It’s been a crazy month down South. I can’t believe I barely posted last month….. I hate it when life gets in the way of my hobbies. 🤣 Back to crafting!

There is another challenge over at the Colorful Options Challenge this month. And as you might have guessed, the featured color this month is YELLOW!

Here is how I made my bright and sparkly card.


  • Papers: Nina 110lb White Card Stock, Gold Card Stock, Yellow Card Stock
  • Stamp: My Monthly Hero Arts, September 2021
  • Stencils: My Monthly Hero Arts, September 2021
  • Dies: “hi”, butterfly – both from my stash Retired Sizzix
  • Inks: Distressed Oxide Ink (Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade); Hero Arts (Butter Bar, Caramel), Versamark Embossing Ink, Ink on 3 Disappearing Ink
  • Embossing Powder: Ranger Yellow Tinsel, Ranger Holographic
  • Water Color: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry colors 6 color set
  • Stamping Platform: Mini Misti

Craft time: 1.5 hours


Tape off a border to the white background base. Ink blend with Distress Oxide and Hero Arts Butter Bar until happy. Splatter with watercolor gold and yellow ink. On the second piece of white cardstock, stamp using Ink on 3 Disappearing Ink and a stamping platform. Then ink blend using the coordinating stencils. (You could also color with watercolor, Copics, pencils – whatever you have on hand). Once colored, use the coordinating die to cut out the flowers. Place the “frame” from your cutout and the flowers back into your stamping platform and stamp the flowers a second time with Versamark Ink. Emboss using Yellow Tinsel. Cut out and ink your butterfly and sentiment. Stamp the sentiments with Versamark Ink and emboss using coordinating powders. Strategically place the flowers and butterfly around your background until you are happy. Mount to coordinating papers for a framed appearance.

Don’t forget to visit this month’s challenge for more DT inspiration!

Stay safe and Happy Crafting!

Inspiration Card: Colorful Options Challenge: April – Yellow