Birthday Flowers

I’m so glad my staycation this year coincided with the 2018 Winter Olympics.  Of course, that did mean that I didn’t accomplish much on my long vacation to-do-list unless I could do it in front of the tv!  The MFT 2018 Creative Olympics Event #4: Speed Cardmaking challenge fit in perfectly with my schedule today and I was able to create the following card: Continue reading


Penguin birthday

I had stamped and colored the penguin image used in the card below last week intending to use it for the current My Favorite Things Color Challenge, but was stumped on how to complete the card.  Luckily I (finally!) had a rush of inspiration and was able to complete the card in time to also submit it to the current My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge: Continue reading

Mosaic Birthday

In my mind, a masculine card design is one that is clean and simple, has a graphic element, and uses only a few colors.  The current My Favorite Things Color Challenge provided the perfect jumping off point in making a birthday card for one of my male coworkers. Continue reading


Happy Purr-thday

This card has been over a week in the making…I began working on it last week with the intention of submitting it to both MFT’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge and Color Challenges, but missed the entry deadline for the sketch challenge.  (I did include the sketch I followed below for completeness even though I didn’t enter that challenge.) Continue reading


I Love Mew

Happy (belated) Mother’s day!  This is the card I made for my mom this year, which features some of her favorite things (cats, roses, and jewelry) and one of my favorite techniques — ink blending! Continue reading


Thank Mew

I got my crafting mojo back BIG TIME this past weekend!  I’ve been finding it hard to find enough craft time on the weekends to complete cards (I’m a slow crafter, lol) but I think I’ve discovered what will work best for me — Continue reading


Thanks so much

One can never have too many thank you cards, especially with the holidays upon us!!   I decided to play along with the current My Favorite Things’ Sketch Challenge and make a clean and simple thank you card: Continue reading