Friday, April 29, 2022


After spending the past two previous months packing and unpacking, organizing cupboards, arranging furniture, and everything else that goes along with a big move (big in so many ways!) - I decided to take an Altenew Academy class to restart my crafting.  The class was only four days and for each of the days I created a card.  I already knew most of the techniques, but the class forced me to create every day.  Each of my cards was inspired by a card the instructors had made.  I am not going into details about each card - just will mention the particular technique.

alcohol markers



was supposed to be watercoloring, but I didn't feel like watercoloring so just made a card using the same products as Jennifer
All the info about the class is here
Thanks for stopping by and always love to read your kind comments.


Thursday, April 21, 2022


Felicita has a great board of inspiration for you at the TicTacToe Challenge.  I went across the bottom with free, die cut and stencil.  Actually used several of the other elements from the board also - ink blending, layers, florals.

I used a stencil from SSS - bouquet of roses.  Ink blended the flowers and leaves first and then removed the stencil and blended more color over them.  The sentiment is layered up three times.  White dots in the flower centers and a few veins in the leaves finished my card.  My card is a mini slimline - 3.25"x6.25.

Looking forward to seeing your entries in our challenge this week.

Sunday, April 17, 2022


Bunny is going to Easter dinner today to help decorate the table.  

I have seen this cute bunny on so many cards, but decided to use him as a little table decor for each place setting for Easter dinner.  Once I had the design figured out, it was easy to mass produce them.

I have spent the last month unpacking boxes in my new home in Texas.  Finally have my craft room pretty well organized.  Bought new boxes for storing stamps, dies, stencils and embossing folders.  Will post some photos when it's all finished. One bit of advice is to take pictures of how your crafts are arranged if and when you ever move.  Would have been so much easier to set up again.

Hope you all have a blessed Easter.

Thursday, April 7, 2022


 LeAnne has a great challenge for you this week - if you need a wedding or a Mother's Day card, this will be perfect for you.  I went across the bottom with die cut, vanilla and Mother's Day.

I made a quick and easy card with Altenew's 3D peony folder.  After embossing on "vanilla" metallic cs, I added the die cut sentiment and the little "mother's day" greeting.  Added a few small sequins and done and dusted!

Join in our challenge this week for a chance to be a future guest designer.

Friday, April 1, 2022


Mary Dawn Quirindongo and Linda Trace began A Blog Named Hero in 2012 and since then has had many wonderful designers - I am proud to have been both on the design team and the Facebook team.  To celebrate the 10th Birthday, Michelle Lupton asked us to choose a favorite card using a Hero Arts product and also to have published it for ABNH.

After sorting thru several dozen photos, I chose this one from January 2020.  I love the simplicity of the alcohol inked peony against the black with the contrast of the black and white stripe.

Check out all the entries celebrating ABNH on Instagram - #ablognamedhero10 and @ablognamedhero.