Thursday, March 16, 2023


Here in Texas, I've seen pansies, daffodils and crepe myrtle signs of spring and decided to use my favorite spring flower for my card today's TicTacToe #200 challenge designed by Vicky.  I went down the middle with pastel colors, flowers and a spring theme.

supplies: Iris; sentiment

I'm having fun making these pop-up cards inspired by Jennifer's video.  So easy to do and very quick.  I colored the iris with my copics and arranged on the top and inside.  Blended a little yellow in the background for extra color.

Hope you'll join our challenge this week for a chance to be a guest designer.

Thanks for stopping by.  Crafty hugs,


Monday, March 6, 2023


Crocus are such a glorious sign of spring, don't you think?  I thought they would be perfect for an Easter card.

supplies: crocus

I die cut all the flower parts and leaves from white cardstock and then colored with DO ink blending.  Added some texture with a circle impression plate, added a little sentiment and done.

Thanks for stopping by.  Crafty hugs,



Thursday, February 23, 2023


There's a great inspiration board this week designed by Felicita at the TicTacToe Challenge #198.  I went straight across the center with Easter, free and floral.

supplies: Honey Bee Lovely Layers Hydrangea

I used four colors of cardstock for my flower and then blended in the centers for some added dimension.  Cut my card base to 4x5.25 so part of the leaves could hang over the side a bit.  Did some yellow ink blending on the card base before attaching the flower and adding the little sentiment.

Come join our challenge this and have a chance to be a future guest designer. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023


I'm kind of obsessed with this split front design and made three more cards in the past couple of days.  But now I don't have any more large flower layered dies - maybe I need to buy some more?????

supplies: Tulip; Sunflower; Peony

For  these three cards, I made the slats 3/4" and only used two - each slat 1/4" apart.

Thanks for stopping by.



Monday, February 20, 2023


Bibi Cameron inspired me to make this set of cards - had so much fun making them - especially after I figured it all out!!  Wasn't sure of the measurements she used so my slats are each 1/2" wide and placed 1/4" apart.  I used my sticky mat in my MISTI to line everything up - worked like a charm!  So here goes a heavy photo post!  I used heavy cardstock and the cards stand up just fine.  Two months into 2023 and I haven't bought any new stamps or dies and enjoyed going thru my dies to find suitable flowers and sentiments for this set.

supplies: Anemone; Sunflower; Geranium; Hydrangea; Peony; Lily; Coneflower

Thanks for stopping by - love to read your kind comments.


Thursday, February 9, 2023


Designed a Valentine card for the new TicTacToe Challenge for this week.  Elizabeth created the perfect board for February 14th - I went from left to right diagonally with heart, free and die cut.

 Supplies: MFT stitched rectangle; Hero Arts Infinity Hearts

I die cut the heart in the center of my overlay piece, placed it on the card base and lightly drew the outline of the heart with pencil (erased when I finished with the sentiment).  Then I stamped the "hugs" in Versamark and gold embossed.  Popped up the heart piece with foam tape and glued my leafy piece along with some foam tape bits on some of the little leaves.  Added a few pink hearts and done.  Sprayed it all with glimmer mist for some sparkle.

Hope you'll join our challenge this week and design a pretty Valentine for someone special.



Thursday, January 26, 2023


When I'm not feeling particularly creative, I create backgrounds, die cut a bunch of flowers or stamp lots of sentiments.  This past week I did bubble blowing backgrounds.  I used some watercolor (1 part), Dawn soap (1 part) and about 3 parts water in a plastic cup.  If you google "bubble painting" you'll find many videos and recipes for this technique.  I also used heavy weight cardstock cut into 4.25"x5.5" pieces.  I die cut one of my pieces for the flower and another for the leaves for my TicTacToe Challenge card for this week.

After adding the flowers, enamel dots and sentiment to the embossed background, I sprayed it all with some sparkle mist.
Hope you'll join our challenge this week with this fun board Joanne created for us.  I went diagonally from left to right with die cut, flowers and enamel dots.


Monday, January 16, 2023


Lori Kobular is having an auction of cards on Instagram beginning on 1 February.  I have donated cards for this auction several times in the past and have had bids on my cards which raised a little bit of money to support the Turner Syndrome Foundation.

The first one is a watercolor using a page from the Altenew watercoloring book.  The second one used some washi tape and die cutting to make a mini slimline shaker birthday card.  the third card is one I designed for my next card class.  I did the bubble blowing technique with some Royal Langnickel watercolor, Dawn soap and a bit of water to create the background along with an old Hero Arts heart.

Thanks for your kind comments.


Thursday, January 12, 2023


I am the designer of the board for the first TicTacToe Challenge for 2023.  Since we need to start creating our Valentines, I have made a Valentine themed board.  I went down the middle of the board with hearts, free and shade of red.

supplies: sentiment & puzzles pieces - Waffle Flower; large heart die - Hero Arts: embossing folder - Spellbinders Embossing Club; heart sprinkles - KatScrappiness
I made a shaker with little red hearts, sequins and puzzle pieces inside. The puzzle pieces are glued to a red background and form the background which is all embossed with little hearts - as is the front of the card.  Finished it off with that cute sentiment.

I hope you'll join our challenge this week - it's never too early to start on those Valentines!