Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Our A Blog Named Hero challenge for this month is "nature" and flowers certainly fit that bill.  I've had these peony blooms stamps for awhile - don't know why I've not broken them out yet so here goes!

I stamped the large bloom in black on opposite corners of a 4x5.25" piece of watercolor paper and used my Zigs to color them.   White embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set onto black cs and stacked it with 4 layers to give a little texture.  Placed this on medium gray card base, added some black Nuvo dots to the centers of the flowers along with some black sequins and done.

You have until 10 November to enter our "nature" challenge and a chance to win one of two Hero Arts gift certificates.  Would love to see your cards in the gallery.

Thanks for stopping by and always enjoy reading your kind comments.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Several months ago I was asked to be a guest designer for this Retro Rubber Challenge and I had so much fun creating a card with the challenge sketch.

Love making Halloween cards and this sketch was perfect for a Halloween bridge card.  My pumpkin is a die from Hero Arts 2018 and the bat stamps, die cuts and the sentiment are so old - think they might be from Inkadinkado.  Had a difficult time photographing my card - so many shadows but you can get the idea I hope.

Find some stamps older than a year and give them some love with a card for the challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today and love to read your kind comments.

Monday, October 14, 2019


Halloween is soon here, so made a haunted house bridge card using a fence to make the bridge.  

Used a cloud stencil to sponge purple ink over navy cs to make the background for the whole card.  Then sponged black ink on the bottom portion for ground.  Die cut the house, fence, bats and moon and assembled.  

Another new challenge will be up on A Blog Named Hero's blog tomorrow, so be sure to check it out.  

Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019


Have two challenge cards today and just getting in under the wire with both of them - sometimes just photographing, editing and then doing a post just causes me to miss deadlines.  

My sunflower card for Just Us Girls was stenciled using my blending brushes - masked the stencil so the colors would stay separate.  The red mat and the kraft card base reflect the red barn in the JUG photo.

I love making Halloween cards to send out and had fun making this one for The Paper Players tic-tac-toe challenge this week.  I used patterned paper from Graphics45 for my background and just made my little scene - blended black ink on the bottom and then some in the sky part to make it a little more spooky. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!