Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I have been playing around with my ART IMPRESSIONS watercolor stamps.  I love mixing and matching the beautiful sets.  For this card I used Water Color Cat SetGarden Color Mini Set and Flowering Mail box Set.  I water colored them with Marvy Markers.  After I finished coloring the scene, I cut it out with Spellbinders die.  Then i mounted the framed image on apiece of floral paper by Paper Studio.  I added some Prima flower and a sentiment by Anna Griffin.
I am entering this card into the latest challenge over at  Flowers and Foilage

Monday, September 18, 2017


I went to a beautiful backyard wedding over the weekend.  I have known the bride since she was a little girl.  It was a fun evening.  Jessica loves to bake.  I got her a set of baking sheets and a gift card to William Sonoma.  For the card I used Anna Griffin dies. The apron gift card holder is by My Creative Time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


I made these 2 cards for my friends twin grand daughters.  They are getting scooters for their birthdays. I found a scooter image on the Cricut A Childs Year cartridge.  The 2 is Cricut Sans.  The papers are Photo Play.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hello It is time for a new DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE.  This time the theme is Back To School.  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  My cute little grand nephew is starting pre-school.  I made him this fun Elmo card.  For this challenge I used the orange and blue from the RAINBOW BUNDLE.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.  There are lots of fun new products in the DL.ART STORE.  I love all of the fun new buttons and ribbons.
Jump on over to the DL.ART blog to check out what the DT has created.  I can't wait to see your projects

Friday, September 8, 2017


Art Impressions are having an Off Kilter Challenge.  CLICK HEREl to enter the challenge.  I got my inspiration from Karen Day a designer for AI.  I haven't made a box card before.  The above link has the details.  I used the Howl-oween set which I colored with Marvy Markers.

Sunday, September 3, 2017


A few weeks ago  I picked up Heartfelt Creations "Pampered Pooch" stamps set.  Doesn't this puppy looks so cute in his tin tub.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Archival Ink.  Then I watercolored the image using a wet brush and Marvy Markers. I cut out the image using My Creative Times "Stitched Oval Dies" The background paper is Paper studio.  The card base is Core'dinations whitewashed cardstock.   I added some flowers from my stash.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Wow-It is great to be back designing for DL.ART Challenges.  It is time for the September Linky Challenge.  Have you visited the DL.ART Store ?  Diana has some really cool new buttons as well as her awesome ribbon.  For this challenge I used 3 buttons from the Dog1" Flair Buttons Set 2 and Lavender ribbon from the Spring bundle.
I made my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Pistachio, and Broken China.  Then I cut out 3 circles with a Paper Shapers 11/2"circle punch.  Each circle is backed with DCWV solid papers.  I added some sequins from my stash.  The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I can't wait to see your creations.  Check out what the DT has created and the fabulous new products in the DL.ART Shop.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Art Impressions are having an Orange and Purple Challenge.  For some reason I thought it was Orange and Black.  So I have 2 cards to share today.  I used the Howl-oween stamp set.  There are so many fun not spooky images on this set.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper with Stayz-On ink.  Then I watercolored them using Marvy Markers.  The papers are Minds Eye "Halloween Basics" The ribbon and twine are from The DL.ART Store.

Friday, August 25, 2017


Cookie, The Stamps of Life dog, is so darn cite.  I have many Cookie stamps in all sizes. Recently I purchased the Doggone Cute stamp and die set.  I decided to paint the scene then inset the dies.  The clouds are dies by My Creative Time.  I began by cutting a 4X6 mat.  Then I cut out the dog, dog house and clouds.  I water colored the dies using Mary Markers.  Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create the background.  Then I put all of the pieces back in the scene.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


I have been playing around with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  For this background  I used Broken China and Wilted Violet.  The flower stamp is by Penny Black-I heat embossed it with Recollections Detail Embossing powder. Then I water colored the image with Marvy Markers.  I tried something new-outlining the image.  The background paper is Bazzill Marble Cardstock.  I added A "thank You" die by Anna Griffin.  The matting dies are My Creative Time.

Monday, August 21, 2017


I thought I would try mixing it up a little.  At the Scrap Book Expo I got this fun Photo Play "Party girl" pad.  I picked two papers that I normally would not of put together.  Then I added a ruffle of Purple ribbon from the DL.ART Rainbow Bundle.  The stamp is Art Impressions Greatest Gift Window.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


This is my second entry into the Art Impressions Showered With Love Challenge.  For this entry I watercolored the animals with Marvy markers.  Then I framed them using Sizzix Dies.  The sentiment is from Welcome Little One Mini Try fold.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Three Baby Shower Projects one set of Stamps

Art impressions are having a "Showered With Love" challenge.  The challenge requires a baby or wedding shower project.  For this entry I made a tag, a giftcard holder and a card.  I used the Art ImpressionsMini Tryfold Welcome Little One stamp and die set.  I began by making the tryfold card.  I  watercolored the images using Marvy Markers and a brush. Secondly, I made a matching gift card holder using portion of the stamp.  I used a Sizzix dies to frame the image.  The gift card holder die and the tag die are by My Creative Time.  The beautiful lavender ribbon is from the Spring Bundle by DL.ART.  It was fun using all of the stamps and dies from this set in different ways.

card-middle layer

card inside layer
gift card holder
git tag

Monday, July 31, 2017


Here is my second entry into the ART IMPRESSIONS "I'LL TEXT YOU" challenge.  I ran into Kendra from AI at the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo.  We got to talking, I told her I was stuck on the text challenge.  She gave me the idea of putting some text into a watercolored wreath.  I watched her tutorial on You Tube. Click Here  Here is what I came up with-a wedding card.  I only used 2 stamps-the fern from theWater Color Foilage set 1and the little heart flowers from Watercolor Flowers Set 2.  The sentiment is from Steeple Try Fold set.


I made this card for National Mutt Day.  I have three dogs-a purebred Standard Poodle, a Shih Tzu nd a mutt that we rescued.  Scruffie, my adopted pet, has had the least medical problems and is so loving.
I love the Heartfelt Creations "Paw Fect Pooches Set. I colored the image with Marvy Markers.  The sentiment is from a punch out sheet that I have had for ever.  The twine is DL.ART Basic Twine.  The papers are DCWV.  If you are considering getting a dog check with your local adoption places.  Or if you have a specific breed in mind, there is probably a rescue society.  My 88 year old father just adopted a poodle from a rescue society.  Paris is a 6 year old miniature poodle who lived with a lady who had to go into a convalescent hospital that didn't allow dogs.  My dad takes Paris for weekly visits to an Alzhiemers home.
I am entering this into the DL.ART JULY LINKY CHALLENGE.
my dog "Scruffie"

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Art Impressions are having an "I'll Text You" Challenge.  I had a hard time with this .  Finally I decided to use a combination of 2 sets-Hot Java Mama and Spring Chicken.  I stamped the background using the coffee beans and cup from the "Hot Java Mama" set.  Then I stamped the sentiments and cut them out  with a speech bubble die set by MCT.  For the inside of the card, I stamped the Chicken on watercolor paper  with Stayz On ink, then watercolored it using Marvy Markers.


Thursday, July 27, 2017


Hello.  I know I haven;' been around much lately.  I came back from Mexico with some sort of flu.  I am finally feeling back to normal-almost.  Last week was my daughters birthday.  She loves make-up.  For this box card I started by cutting the base on my Cricut using the Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Card cartridge.  I use the sunflower one.  I cut the flowers off of the inside panel.  Then I cut the lipstick and nail polish using Forever Young.  Other cuts:  Hair Dryer-Home Organization; Mirror-Sentimentals; Brush-Kate's ABC's;  The balloons and banner are My Creative time.  The papers are scraps.
I am entering this into the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #209 Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hello.  Sorry I haven't been by your blogs lately.  We spent a week in Cancun.  Lots of fun and sun.  I am still trying to recover from a little Montezuma's Revenge.  ART IMPRESSIONS are having a Bling, Glitter or Glossy Challenge.  I had made this card before I left on my trip, thinking that I would post it there.  Well that didn't happen the deadline is tomorrow.

I began by stamping Steeple Try Fold images as per the included instructions.  Then I colored the image with a wet brush and Marvy Markers.  I added some wink Of Stella and some Stickles to the pillow, church and flowers.  I cut around the images and mounted them onto some sparkly silver pearl paper by Paper Source.  I tied the card together using Silvery Hue Sea crinkle ribbon and a sparkly button from the DL.ART Store.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


A friend of mines daughter is getting married in September.  I made these three banners for the shower.
Chair banner-Papers DCWV, Core'dinations and Craft Smith.
                       Cricut-banner-Birthday Bash; heart-Love Struck, letters-Cricut Alphabet

MISS TO MRS-papers-Craft Smith, DCWV
                          Cricut-Banner and bells- Pretty Pennants, Letters-Storybook
                           Ribbon-DL.ART SWEET LOVE-Valentine Bundle
FUTURE MRS BARR-Papers-Core'dinations, DCWV, Craft Smith
                                       Dies-My Creative Time-Scalloped-Stitched-Oval-Dies,
                                        Cricut-Love Struck


Thursday, June 29, 2017


Art Impressions are having a Create Your Own Back Ground Challenge.  For this challenge I used the "Big Birthday Wishes" set that is available atMichaels.  I began by stamping the cup cake image randomly on a piece of water color paper.  Then I water colored stripes, around the cupcakes.   I swiped Marvy markers on my palette, and applied them to my project with water and a brush.I colored the cupcakes with markers too.  I stamped the main image using Stayz On ink, then I watercolored it and cut around it.  I put the image on an Action Wobble and attached it to my base.    The base was then adhered to a piece of Anna Griffin ombre card stock.  I water colored the sentiment and cut it out, then that was attached to the base with pop dots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


I completely forgot to post the card I made my husband for Fathers Day.  Maybe it was because I was finishing it on Sunday morning.  I surprised him with a new smoker a Traeger Grill.  I used my Cricut Explore and the Block Party Cartridge to make this card.  All of the papers are Paper Studio.  I am entering this into the Masculine Challenge over at FCCB

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today is a the start of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207-Summer Fun.  Here in Pleasanton, Ca it has been 105 degrees.  Thankfully we haven't lost out power.  There are 3 big birthdays in my family.  A set of twins who are turning 70 and my SIL who is celebrating her 60th.  Diana has so many beautiful Summer colored ribbons.  For this challenge I used Strawberry GrapeLavender and  Pink Basic Twine  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
I began by cutting some gift bags using the Anna Griffin "Giftables" cartridge and my Cricut.  Then I decorated them with MCT stamps, stickers and  beautiful bows using Lavender and Strawberry grape ribbon.
I can't wait to see your summer creations.  You can always substitute a Thank you card.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I made some fun  summer jewelry.  I had seen similar one foe sale that were over $50.00.  I made this set for under $15.00.  All of the supplies except for the whitish beads came from JoAnnes.  The white beads came from a shop in Benicia CA.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Have you tried out the Tim Holtz Oxide inks.  They are so much fun to play with.  I made this background by putting swishes of color on my palette then I smooshed my wet water color paper on the palette.  I accidentally picked up some pink and yellow that was already on the palette.  Then I sprayed some water.  This made the perfect background for the new Art Impressions Stamp "Road Trip".  I picked up 2 new sets of AI stamps from Michaels. The green on the car is Tim Holtz Distress Oxied-Pistachio.  It gives a vintage look to the old car.
I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-Broken China. I also distressed the matt and edged with Marvy Marker-Bright Yellow.
I am entering this into the current AI Challenge "Lets Distress"

Saturday, June 10, 2017


I got my inspiration for this card from a Water color Wednesday You Tube Video by Art Impressions.  The subject was "Beach Row Houses"  My second inspiration was a hotel in Capitola, Ca that has brightly painted cottages.  I didn't have the exact stamps that Bonnie used in the video.  What I love about these tutorials is that you can easily substitute like stamps.  I used  the cottage from Watercolor Series 8 Set2.  I did a lot of masking so only the front of the 2nd and 3rd cottages show.  The image ended up being sort of long so I made a long narrow card.  I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, then inked them with a Bright Yellow Marvy Pen.  To add to the beachy, distressed look, I mounted the image on cork paper.
I am entering this into the AI "Lets Distress" Challenge

Friday, June 9, 2017


Hello,  I love the new The Adventure Begins die and stamp set by My Creative Time.  It has 2 scooters and balloon, flowers and presents to put on the back.  I had colored a bunch of them, cut them out, then they sat on my desk for a 2 weeks.  When I saw the current Die Cutting Divas Sketch Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for the scooter.  The fun pink scooter paper is Doodlebug "Spring Garden".

Thursday, June 8, 2017


There is a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  The Theme is Patriotic.  Diana has a a lot of red white and blue ribbons.  She even has a bundle called the Patriotic Bundle.  For my project I used Chalk White and RAO Red from the newspaper-bundle.  I also used Royal Blue from the blues-bundle.  Diana give my readers a 10% discount, use the code k34510 at check out.
I made a sign for my front door.  The cut is Cricut Summer Celebrations.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ladies dressed in Pink and Orange

I made this card for my second entry into the Art Impressions White Space is Nice Challenge.  I used the Dare to Be Fabulous set.  I cut the image out using My Creative Time Stitched Oval die.  Then I mounted that on white cardstock embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder.  I added a twine bow using orange and pink basic twine by DL.ART.


I made these decorations for my friend whose sons were promoted from elementary and middle school.  I use Scotch temporary mounting squares for the animals.  The cute graduation animals are cricut Create a Critter 2  and Teddy Bear Parade..  The Minion is a circle that I cut the sides off and a crescent shape for the mouth.  I am entering these into the following challenges.
Die Cutting DIvas-Anything Goes