Sunday, May 28, 2017


My friend, Celeste threw her son and Daughter in Law a woodland themed baby shower.  She need some bags for the game prizes.  Here is what I came up with using Create a Critter and my Cricut.

These are perfect for the animal challenge over at FCCB

Friday, May 26, 2017


ART IMPRESSIONS are having a "White Space is Nice Space" Challenge.  This is a real challenge for me because I love patterned papers.  For this challenge I used  Flower Set 2Foilage Set 1Water Color Cat set and Wooden Gate set.  I used Marvy markers on the stamps then softened them with a wet brush.
The white damask papers are Recollections.  The beautiful white ribbon is Chalk White from the Newspaper Bundle by DL.ART.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


GOOD MORNING.  Today marks the beginning of a new Thankful Thursday Challenge over at DL.ART.  This time the Challenge is "Boys or Men" .  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  Oh boy Fathers Day is around the corner.  I haven't started creating for that event yet.  My friend, Celeste is throwing a baby shower for her son and his wife who are expecting a baby boy in July.  She held the shower a beautiful home in Lake Tahoe.  We decided on a Woodland themed baby shower.  I hope to post those pictures after the shower.  I made this fun gift card holder that is the shape of a diaper.  Fir this project I used 2 beautiful white buttons from the Elegant Buttons collection.  I tied bows with Blue Basic Twine.   I love this twine the colors are perfect for baby projects.  Diana generously offers my reader a 10%discount.  Just use the code K34510 at checkout.
I used the new Anna Griffin Giftables Cricut cartridge to make the gift card holder.  There is an envelope. an inside holder shaped like a diaper and a folder to put the gift card in.  I decorated the outsides of the envelopes with cuts from Create A Critter.  The papers are Cor'dinations and Heidi Grace.

I can't wait to see your projects.  Head on over to DL.ART for more inspiration.
  Happy Crafting

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Diana has released 2 new bundles of ribbon .  She has some great deals going on too.
Vintage Vineyard Summer Edition
Sweet Bundle
CLICK HERE to find out the special deal Diana has going on

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Here is my second entry for the Art Impressions Dots and Stripes Challenge.  I got the inspiration for this card from Sharon who is on the AI DT. Click Here.  After I started this card I got more inspiration from Renee on the Art Impressions blog.  I colored Marvy Markers on my pallette and used them as paints to watercolor the image from Art Impressions Get Well set.  The papers are Echo Park

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Good Morning.  Today I have a card for you that I made for the current Art Impressions Challenge-Dots and Stripes.   I used the Dog Stackers stamp set and the crate from the hRustic Container set.  I began by inking up the outer edges of the container stamp and stamped it upside down a few times until the stack was hight enough for the sentiment to fit.  Then I added the stamp and water colored the crates using Marvy Markers. I stamped the main image onto of the crates, then watercolored it.  I cut out the colored image and adhered it to some dotted paper by DCWV .  The dark brown crinkle ribbon is Espresso from the Coffee House bundle 2 over at the DL.ART Shop.
 I am thinking of adding little graduation caps to some of the dogs.  I thought it would be fun for an 8th grader who has promotion coming up. What do you think?

Monday, May 15, 2017


Hello, I hope everyone had a fun Mothers Day.  We spent Saturday with my side of the family.  I had a relative visiting from England. We went to a brewery then came her for dinner.  Sunday we went to brunch with my husbands family.  We were going to pick up my son from his dorm, however he slept through brunch .  We met him for coffee on the way home.  I gave my sister in laws these cute coffee mugs which I packaged in brown paper lunch bags that I decorated with a MCT die.  The beautiful ribbon is Lavender from the Spring Bundle by DL.ART.
4 generations  87yrs -2yrsold

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Hello It is time for another DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.   This time the theme is Graduation and or Flowers.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card.  I made this card for a girl who is going to go compete gymnastics at Ursinus a small school in Pennsylvania.  The school colors are burgundy and gold.  I used the beautiful Zinfadel crinkle ribbon from the Build Your Own Bundle.  I love this bundle there are several colors you can choose from to create your own bundle.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
The papers Echo Park and Paper Studio.I cut the gymnast with my Cricut Explore the cartridge is Wall Decor and More.I anchored the beautiful Zinfadel bow with a grad cap gem from Paper Studio.

 The beautiful hand made paper strip is a gift I received from Diana.  It is so pretty

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Yesterday I posted a card that one of the boys I watch designed for his mother.  His younger brother had a harder time coming up with a concept.  He finally decided on tea.  His mom loves Chai and she makes the best tea ever.  For this project I used the Cricut cartridge "Love You A Latte"  The papers are DCWV "Taj Mahal" and the Denim Stack.  I like the contrast of the shiny papers with the denim.  I am entering this into the FCCB BLOG HOP AND MOTHERS DAY CHALLENGE

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


I made this card for one of the boys I babysit to give to his mom.  He came up with the idea.  His mom loves fashionable sunglasses.  Fantabulous Cricut are having a Mothers Day Challenge and Blog Hop.  I began the card by cutting the sunglasses with my Cricut using Forever Young.  The sentiment is from the Florals Embellished cartridge.  The sun is an foil embellishment that I got a long time ago at a calligraphy store in Berkeley.

Monday, May 8, 2017


I made this one layer card for the ART IMPRESSION "ONE LAYER LADY" CHALLENGE.  It took me several tries to get the perspective right.  Then I spent a ton of time coloring it and shading and re-shading.  I had it on my kitchen counter ready to photograph, my friend accidentally spilled some water on it.  It is very warped.  But what the heck its a beach card.  I decided to enter it into the challenge anyway.  I used the Beach Babe stamp set and the beach house and sentiment are from  Beach Tri-Fold set.  A day at the beach with a drink sounds so good.

Sunday, May 7, 2017


For the past few years I have been making custom cards for my friends step grand daughter.  This year Macy is turning 19.  She has a job in a candy store.  I began the card by cutting the girl using the Teen Scene Cricut Cartridge. I searched through my pads looking for candy paper.  I found this adorable gummy bear paper in Snack Time by DCWV.

Thursday, May 4, 2017


I had a request for 5 teacher appreciation cards.  I only had a few hours to complete them.  The pop up gift card holder is a Cricut cut from "To You From Me" I cut it at 3.85".  The papers are DCWV "Latte" Matstack.  The thank you sentiment is an Anna Griffin die cut.  The cute coffee cut and the stamped sentiment are My Creative Time.I tied it all together using Basic Twine from the DL.ART shop.

Monday, May 1, 2017


Can you believe it is already May 1st.  That means it is time for another Linky Challenge over at DL.ART.  The Linky Challenges are Anything Goes.  I hope you can join in.  Diana has lots of gorgeous ribbon in her shop.  Check it out HERE.  She give my readers 10% off-just use the code K34520 at checkout. For my project I made a Thank You card using PURE LOVE from the Valentine Bundle.  This bundle of ribbon also has a beautiful soft pink and a red.
I am still making Thank You Cards for my birthday gifts.  Each one is designed around the gift I received.  My friend Jeanne gave me a Futzuki foot massage mat.  I made the base of the card with 2 cardboard inserts that were inside some socks I bought.  Then I cut a a foot using my Cricut.The sentiment is an Anna Griffin Die.  I tied the Pure Love ribbon around the top

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Art Impressions, one of my favorite stamp companies, are having a One Layered Ladies Challenge.  I love all of the Girlfriend stamps-they make fun humorous cards. For this challenge I used Pedal Pushers.  The expression is from the Got Style set.  I stamped the image with Tim Holtz Archive Ink then I watercolored the image using Marvy markers. I made the background by stamping the tiny flower from the Garden Wagon set.  I inked up the stamp with some of the Marvy Markers I used to color the image.  Then I stamped around the lovely biker girls.  I made this for one of my old neighbors.  We meet for coffee every Saturday.  This was a fun challenge-And it was a challenge for me-I love layers.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Hello, It is time for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  This time it is a "Mothers Day" Challenge-you can always substitute a Thank You card.  Diana has so many pretty ribbon colors in her shop that are perfect for Mothers Day cards.  I am using one of my favorites St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Summer Bundle.  Diana gives my readers 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at check out.
I began this project by heat embossing the floral images by using Versamark ink and Paper Source Embossing Powder.  Efflorescent is the name of the Penny Black stamp. Then I watercolored the image using Marvy Markers.  The papers are Anna Griffin, the sentiment is My Creative Time.  The beautiful ribbon is ST.TROPEZ GOLD

Saturday, April 22, 2017


I am so excited that my new ART IMPRESSIONS-WELCOME LITTLE ONE MTF It is one of the new Mini Trifold designs.  I decided to make a mini tag.  I colored the crib with a gold Cricut pen.  I paper pieced the canopy using Paper studio paper.  I cut the layers using the dies in the stamp set.. The images are water colored with Marvy Markers.  I tied some Pure Love and Sweet Love ribbon from the DL.ART Shop.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Art Impressions are having a "Make it Mini" Challenge.  They have released 5 new mini Tri-fold sets.  I have ordered the darling baby one.  I hope to receive it in time to submit a project for my second entry in the challenge.  I made 2-3"X 3" cards using the Mini Front and Back Cat and Dog set.  These cards turned out so cute. I stamped the images on Canson Watercolor paper, then I colored them with a a brush and Marvy Markers.  I made a 3"X3" card base out of white Neena cardstock.  Then I added a solid layer using Spellbinder dies.  Then I cut a square of DCWV patterned paper (The Pets Stack) using a MCT Square Die  The circle dies are also My Creative Time.



Saturday, April 15, 2017


I bought the cutest Heartfelt Creations stamp set called Your Paw-fect.  It has 2 adorable stamps one is of a puppy in a crate, the other is a puppy in a pocket.  When I saw the current Mojo Monday Sketch I knew this stamp would be perfect.  DCWV has the perfect paper-"The Denim Stack"  The gorgeous ribbon is Burnt Leaf from the Fall bundle by DL.ART.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Hello, there has been a lot of rain around and Diana has the perfect challenge-"April Showers."  The new Challenge over at is April Showers.  Show us your project that features rain, umbrellas, puddles, faucet, tubs etc.  I immediately thought of a Baby shower card.  My friends daughter is expecting a little boy any day now.  I decided to make a shaker card-I thought the falling sequins looked like rain.  For this project I used Baby Blue from the baby bundle.  I also used blue and brown Basic Twine which I anchored with a beautiful gold floral button from the Elegant Button Collection..  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.
This project was quite a challenge-first attached the image upside down.  Then I tried to use tinsel inside the shaker and it stuck to the clear plastic.  I almost gave up.  I began by stamping the Joy Clair image on watercolor paper.  I paper pieced the umbrella, using Echo Park papers.  I watercolored the rest of cute picture.  I cut the frame for the shaker out of designer paper by Paper Studio, then 2 layers of fun foam.  I used My Creative Time Stitched Rectangle and Stitched Circle dies.  Then I mounted the shaker piece onto a piece of Echo Park Paper.  I added some pretty Baby Blue ribbon and bow made from brown and blue Basic Twine.
Hop on over to DL.ART for inspiration.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card.  I can not wait to see your projects.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


The inspiration for this card came from a mug that was given to my by my friend Alda.  I began the project by cutting the cup out out with the Cricut Savory cartridge.  Then I decorated the cup with some Authentique Life Cards that I fussy cut.  Then I adhered the mug to some adorable Echo Park bunny paper.  I made the tea bag label with a MCT die and stamp.  I attached the teabag to the cup using DL.ART Basic Twine. I added a fun ruffle of Primrose ribbon by  DL.ART. Diana is sponsoring the Easter Challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut.
Die Cuttin' Divas-Easter

Monday, April 10, 2017


My dear friend Casey gave me this beautiful paper pieced art for my birthday. The piece is from Nicaragua, it is created with pieces of colored corn husks.  Casey wrote me a beautiful letter.  To thank my close friend for this amazingly thoughtful gift, I recreated the painting with bits of paper.
inspiration-Nicaraguan corn husk piece

I began my project by making the patchwork piece.  Then I cut the crane using the Cricut Pagoda cartridge.  Then I rect the crane in pink, cut it up and pieced it on the bird.  I used Mojo Monday sketch 490.  I finished the piece off with a beautiful bow using Vanilla Cream from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle by DL.ART.  This creamy ribbon is gorgeous.  Diana gives my readers a 10% disount-just use the code K34510 at check out

Thursday, April 6, 2017


This year I really personalized my birthday thank you cards.  My friend Dawna gave me a beautiful orchid.  I used my cricut explore to cut the flower out of water color paper.  Then I dampened the paper and added Marvy Marker with a paintbrush.   The papers and sentiment are Anna Griffin.  I used a Spellbinders die for the lattice.  The beautiful Rose ribbon is from the Vintage Vineyard Bundle by DL.ART

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


My friend Helen gave me a beautiful necklace for my birthday.  She also gave me a grogeous Papyrus card.  The green and gold leopard paper was lining the envelope.  The gold pearl paper is from Paper SOurce.  The teal paper is DCWV.  I used a lacy gold border sticker by Elizabeth Crafts  To that I added blue sticky pearls by Want 2 Scrap.  The center gem is by Paper Studio

Monday, April 3, 2017


I love dog stamps.  So when I saw the adorable "Doggy Kisses" stamp set at the Scrapbook Expo, i knew I would have so much fun with them.  I colored up a bunch of these using water color markers and a brush.  The papers are Nikki Sivils. The center die is by Sizzix, the edge on is Spellbinders.  The beautiful ribbon is St. Tropez Gold from the Tropical Bundle by DL.ART.  I love this collection.
The latest Challenge at ART IMPRESSIONS is "Get Well"

Saturday, April 1, 2017


GOOD MORNING.  Happy April Fools Day.  Today is the beginning of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April Linky Challenge.  Diana has a lot of new laces and ribbons in her DL.ART Shop.  My readers get a 10% discount-just use the code K34510 at checkout.
One of our my friends is celebrating her 60th birthday.  She loves glam.  So I made this purse gift card holder to put a Sephora card in.  I used the the cricut cartridge "To You From Me"  I cut it a little small.  next time I would cut it at 7".  I played around with the pieces to make a pocket for the gift card.  I used DCWV "Foiled Elegance" papers.  Then I added some beautiful black-irredescent-lace-1-3-8-wide from the DL.ART Store.  The inside sentiment is from My Creative time.  I used Paper Sources red embossing powder.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


I am in the process of making thank you cards for all of the wonderful birthday gifts that I received.  My friend Melody gave be a beautiful set of hedgehogs.  The stamp set I used is by the Stamps of Life.  The ssun sticker and papers are by Echo Park.

Monday, March 27, 2017


My husband and kids threw me a Forever 59 party.  Of course I made all of the food and the decorations.  We had such a great time.  I had friends from high school and college.  It was a lot of work but well worth it.  Here are some photos.

Photo Booth Props Cricut

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All metallic papers are Paper Source.  All other papers are DCWV