Watercolor Hello

Hello, hello! One last card to share with you before I pack up the rest of my craft room and get down to the dirty work of deep cleaning and moving heavy boxes. This one is for the current Moxie Fab World challenge: Wonderful Words Challenge using word dies. This word die from Papertrey Ink is one of the few I own and since all the others are holiday related, hello it is!

My daughter and I were checking out some watercolor technique videos on YouTube the other weekend (Art Food Kitty had some great, informative ones that get to the point without all the extra chit chat you sometimes find on YouTube channels) and we sat down to create with our new found knowledge. Can’t believe I *almost* considered getting rid of this pretty butterfly stamp from Stampendous, but honestly, I’ve never found one I like better. And this one is 10 years old.

For the word die business, I debossed “hello” into the background to create an outline to paint around. Then wet with water and painted on the color with Colorbox Spritzers spray inks used in that tray above. The top “hello” was cut from black cardstock, given a coating of glossy accents and then adhered slightly offset so it would appear to be 3-D.

Really, I love how this turned out! It just makes me so happy 🙂

See you in a couple of weeks!



Birthday Birdcage

Hello! I am up on the CardMaker magazine blog today sharing a card inspired by a table number design from a pretty Nashville wedding. It uses the 3 newly released shades of Colorbox Chalk Ink, plus some stamps from Waltzingmouse. Click here to read the entire post and have a beautiful Wednesday!

Technique: Faux Sun Print

Hey there! Summer is just around the corner and today I am sharing a technique on the Clearsnap blog that is inspired by the hot summer sun – faux sun prints. All you need is glossy paper, IZINK pigment paints and a hot iron to try out the iron-off embossing technique.

You’ll also want to be sure to check out the 15 newly released shades of IZINK – they are gorgeous! Not only does the dropper style glass bottle look majorly cute sitting on your shelf, but these acrylic pigments are made by French manufacturer Aladine. And you know everything French is made of the highest quality 🙂

Have a wonderful week!

Note: Embellishments on this mini album are from my February Paper Issues Swag Bag.  (Use my code over there on the right to take a discount off your entire order)

Technique: Partial Die Cut Borders

Hey there friends! I am up on the CardMaker blog today confessing my love for matching stamp + die sets as well as sharing a technique for creating a partially die cut border. Drop in and check it out if you have a chance!

PS – – On this card I used a newly released product from Clearsnap that you are just going to love – Colorbox® 6-Pad Pigment ink pads! Find out more about them here.

Enjoy your afternoon!


Hey there card lovers! I have a quick card to share today inspired by the Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #2.

So many pretty things about this right?! I’m sure either of our girls would feel right at home in this lovely little bedroom.

For this card, I pulled the soft gray wall, sentiment and colors from the pom pom banner on the headboard. Plus from Taheerah herself the watercolor style! Stamped in shades of Colorbox® Premium Dye Ink and a touch of gold just because. I think it could work for a new baby girl or even a birthday card.


One proud mama moment to share as well -my cute little kindergartner was nominated as student of the week! Love her to bits ❤