Friday, June 15, 2018


We're having our monthly mini crop going on at Creative Inspiration and the theme this month is Techniques. My challenge is to use Die Cuts on your project. They can be made by electronic machines, hand cranked machines, cut by hand or even store bought.

All the rectangles on my layout were cut with my Cuttlebug and all the other embellishments were store bought.

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and check out all the different technique challenges we have going on!

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Winter Fun

I've got a sketch reveal up today on the Sketches in Thyme Blog. We have a new sketch every week and a new take on it daily by one of our DT members. Stop by and check them out and play along with us.

Here's the sketch for this week

I loved the colors on this sketch so decided to incorporate them into my layout. This photo had all the right colors but I wasn't too sure about using these colors with a winter photo. I was going to add a lot of snowflakes but changed my mind and went with stars instead. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Watercolor Card

We've got a DT Sketch reveal up today at Creative Inspiration. Every Sunday we do a card and layout sketch reveal. I did the card sketch this week.

Here's the sketch

I have been playing with stamps and watercolors a lot lately. I used watercolor paper and stamped the flowers using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder. Used watercolors to color in all the flowers and even used watercolors for the background. I stamped the sentiment and embossed that as well and added the little green pearls. 

I hope you'll stop by to see the whole reveal and play along with us.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Chicks and Ice Cream

Here's a card I made using the Flavor of the Month Card Kit from Scrapping for Less. This was a great kit with lots of pretty papers and cute stamps. I fell in love with this image and the sentiment was perfect for it.

I decided to mix the busy printed papers and loved how the image still stood out so well against the busy background. I colored in the image with my Spectrum Noir pens and then added some light blue chalk all around the image to tone down the white paper. Then added some clear accents in the top corner and it was done.  

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NSD Projects

Finally getting around to posting all the projects I made for the NSD Mini Crop we had over at Creative Inspiration. Better late than never, I guess!

For my challenge I went with a white space challenge and here is my example

Layers Challenge

Christmas Card Challenge 

Die Cut Challenge

Birthday Card Challenge

Thank You Card Challenge

We had a lot of different challenges at our NSD Mini Crop and several fun games and prizes too. Whenever we have a Mini Crop, we have at least one every month, there are always great challenges and prizes. So come join us, a new Mini Crop starts every 3rd Friday of the month!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Punkin Time

Here's a page I did for a sketch challenge going on over at Creative Inspiration. I really liked this sketch and had some fun with it.

Here's the sketch

I got to use up some scraps, which always makes me happy along with some really old papers and embellishments. And the best thing is that with this layout I have finished my youngest granddaughters 2013/2014 album. I've already started more recent albums for her but decided I really needed to finish out the oldest ones. Thank goodness I only have 2 grandkids!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

I've got a layout up at Sketches in Thyme today. Our sketch for this week was very intimidating for me as I don't usually do more than 2 photos on my layouts. This one called for 6 but I only used 4.

Here's the sketch for this week

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I hope you'll stop by Sketches in Thyme and check out all the other designers takes on this sketch.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Masculine Birthday Card

Here's a card I made for my husband's birthday. I have such a hard time coming up with masculine cards so I usually browse through Pinterest and Facebook and then by the time I'm through I'm all confused.  Anyway, I saw a card like this somewhere but I can't find it again so I can't give the maker any credit and for that I am sorry.

I can't believe how easy this was and I am thrilled with the way it came out. I just took some watercolor paper and used some brown, gray and black watercolor paint to come up with the base and then stamped the tress on top. I then stamped and embossed the birthday wishes sentiment and it was done.
This is also for the challenge going on at Cards in Envy where your card had to be only 1 layer. 

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Visit From Santa Claus

I've got a stash challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I'm asking you to dig into your stash and use up some washi tape and rub-ons. I have tons of washi tape but never remember to use it. I also have some really old rub-ons and I thought I'd better use them before they go bad.

I've been trying to finish up my youngest granddaughter's 2014 album and I'm so close.....only a few more layouts to go. Anyway, I started by using some watercolor paint and doing the smooshing technique for the background. Then I added some washi tape along the top, bottom and middle of the page. My rub-on is on the bottom left. The felt Ho Ho Ho and Santa face are left over from an advent calendar my husband made for our granddaughters.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Stack and Cut Quilt Cards

I've got a challenge up at Creative Inspiration today. I came across this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and thought it would be great to make a set of note cards.
Here's the tutorial:

I did make 5 of them as it shows in the tutorial but unfortunately I dropped an ink pad on one and completely ruined it. I also used the shadow effect on each of the sentiments by offsetting 2 layers of die cuts. Such a simple technique but it really makes such a big difference. I love how it gives the sentiment so much depth and dimension.

I hope you'll stop by Creative Inspiration and play along with us. We have challenges going on all month long. Please join us!

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