2017 Holiday Card Series #6: Merry Christmas

I picked up the Hero Arts Leaf and Berries stencil at the end of last year during my local craft store’s Christmas clearance sale.  I knew right away I wanted to use the stencil with sponge daubers to create my own background, but waited until this Christmas season to put that plan into motion.  I think it was worth the wait… Continue reading


2017 Holiday Card Series #5: Wishing You the Happiest…

I love it when inspiration for a card strikes when you least expect it.  For example, this holiday card came about thanks to a pattern on an Old Navy shopping bag!  I was staring at the bag on the floor thinking about the gifts I had recently purchased and suddenly realized the striped green pattern would like great as a Christmas tree… Continue reading

2017 Holiday Card Series #3: Season’s Greetings

I do not consider myself a “rulebreaker.”  I will wait in a line until I am called up. I will eat my vegetables before indulging in dessert.  And I will color images as they appear in real life…Until now! Stamping these Christmas trees in pinks and purples made me feel like such a rebel… Continue reading


Happy Howloween

I can always count on a fun day at work on Halloween.  The administration throws a celebration for all of the employees and hosts a lunch with costume and pumpkin carving contests.  Plus it’s one of my coworkers’ birthdays!! Continue reading


Birthday Wishes

I’m gearing up for a busy holiday season full of cardmaking!  I’ve been brainstorming ideas for my upcoming 2017 Holiday Card Series, but put a pause on that today to create the card below.  This week at work we will be celebrating Halloween and the birthdays of 2 of my coworkers (one of whom was actually born on Halloween!)  I’m anticipating fun times and yummy treats ahead!! 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


Congratulations Grad

Graduation season is quickly approaching…I have two cousins who are members of the Class of 2017 and will be closing out their high school years in just a few weeks.  This motivated me to participate in the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge and I came up with a clean and simple design that I really like: Continue reading