2018 MVP Series #1: Bonjour

As the day of the big game approaches, I’ve been wondering who will be named the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year and of course, whether or not Tom Brady will bring home another MVP award.  (I’m rooting for you Drew Brees!!)  This got me to thinking about what were the MVPs — most valuable products — in my crafty stash.   There are a few stamp sets that I find myself reaching for over and over again and I thought it would be fun to do a short card series featuring some of my favorite older stamp sets. Continue reading


2016 Holiday Card Series #1: Warm Holiday Wishes

Welcome to the first post in my 2016 Holiday Card Series!   I plan to create (at least) 12 unique holiday projects and post them on my Flickr account and blog every week until Christmas.  I’ve decided to further challenge myself these next 12 weeks to fulfill at least one of the following criteria with each project: Continue reading

2015 Holiday Card Series #8: Penguin Noel

So…I snagged a MISTI at a great deal on Black Friday!! It came in handy while making today’s card (and all of the tags too!) Continue reading


Masculine Thanks

I really struggle with creating masculine cards.  I find it so hard to resist using soft, pretty colors, flowers, or a cute critter on practically EVERY card I make.  I’m hoping that my CAS design using graphic elements and shades of blue colors translates into a masculine card… Continue reading


Love You Mom

Today’s card was inspired by a technique Kristina Werner recently shared using Distress Inks to stamp images then adding water to color them in.  That WAS the plan for this card, but the images stamped much more solidly than I expected!  (It seems so odd to “complain” about solid stamping, lol!) Continue reading


Merci Beaucoup (times two)

Bonjour!  Today’s cards were inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Color Challenge and one of my favorite treats!! Continue reading


Missing You

I generally prefer to do COPIC coloring during the day to take advantage of the natural light and ensure that I don’t color my images darker than I intended. Continue reading