CardMaker Tip

Happy Friday! I am up today on the Cardmaker blog sharing a simple time-saving trick that I use with cardmaking. Won’t give any spoilers here, but it helped this single layer card come together so quickly despite spray ink drying time. (Love that cute terrarium set from Avery Elle ❤ )

Enjoy your weekend!



So Many Smiles

Hi there! Had an extra 20 minutes today so am playing along today with another fun anniversary challenge over at Papertrey Ink. I rolled the following card recipe: Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, White Cardstock, Sketch #3, Watercolor, Felt and Seam Binding. The stamps are from the Natural Beauties set – love that celery stalk stamped flower!

The ink shades used here are Colorbox® inks – Raspberry, Gooseberry, Party Pink, Lipstick Red, Avocado and Espresso.

Good night!

Shabby Sweet Valentine

Back today with a shabby sweet Valentine inspired by the Monday Mood Board #26. I love the shabby softness of it.

This came together quickly with a stamped/embossed floral background using Fresh Cut Florals and an embellie cluster, again, using my Paper Issues February Swag Bag.

If I could do over one thing, it’d be a petite floral background instead of this larger one, but alas. Onto the next one!


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 ❤

Valentine’s Card Sketch #2

Hello! Back again with Valentine card sketch #2. It’s another quick and simple one but has layers so it can still appear that you spent lots of time. (Find Sketch #1 here)


This one is sure to give you plenty of mileage as the center band can be thinned or widened and moved up and down the page for a different look.

This one follows the sketch pretty closely and I even managed to add in a little stamping as well.

This version widens the band and has some fun, random colors mixed in. And I’m just gonna throw this out there too – I really miss the fabulous heavy-weight quality of Crate Papers in their pre-American Crafts days. The designs are still so fab of course but it seems like they just keep getting thinner and thinner with each release. 😦 Does any other company have thick paper? Maybe that’s why I’ve switched over to cardstock and stamping!

And here’s the final card, with the layers shifted around a bit and hey! some more stamping too!

So that’s 6 cards all ready for the big love day. Hope you find these sketches useful and if you make something using one, I’d love to see! Leave a link in the comments.

Enjoy the weekend!

You Make Me Smile

Hello! I have a card to share today for the Monday Mood Board #25 using the fresh and cheery color scheme of orange, yellow and gray. Not normally the colors I would reach for first for a Valentine’s card but I do really love how they look! Yellow just has a way of perking you up – especially on a dreary and snowy day like today.

I stamped a background using Fresh Cut Florals and then added an embellie cluster inspired by Danielle Flanders. I just adore the way she layers her embellishments in the upper left corner and the flowy seam binding bows – everything she makes is just so pretty and girly and inspiring!!

Also, I just can’t make anything these days without adding a touch of metallic. There is both gold and silver (the leaves)  on this one.

So glad you dropped by today!

Linking up to these challenges:
• WPlus9 – Monday Mood Board #25

Stamps – WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals)
Ink – Colorbox Chalk Ink – Yellow Citrus, Candied Yam, Fawn, Gray Whale
Cardstock – WPlus9 (Oatmeal); Colorbox Pigment Ink (Snow White)
Dies – Paperrtrey Ink
Stencil – Colorbox Art Screen (Chevron)
Embellies – Elle’s Studio (tag, gray PP); SEI (glitter dot); Hydrangea Hippo (ribbon); vellum; leaves from scraps