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


2016 Holiday Card Series #2: Merry & Bright

My order containing a set of Claritystamp stencil brushes arrived this past week from Simon Says Stamp and I couldn’t wait to try them out!  I watched a bunch of YouTube instructional videos on them, then decided to christen them along with the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil I got last year but never (successfully) used on a card.  I decided to play along with the current MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge: Continue reading


One of my favorite cousins is getting married in a few weeks and I have the honor of serving as one of her bridesmaids.  I decided to create an elegant wedding card for her using her wedding color palette — navy blue and blush pink with gold accents. Continue reading



I recently returned from a family vacation in Germany and needed a card to give to my cat-sitter.  I just received a complimentary “Danke” stamp with my last Lawn Fawn order and was happy to be able to put it (along with my new Lawn Fawn goodies) to use so soon! Continue reading


Welcome Little One

I recently hosted a baby shower for one of my coworkers who is expecting her first child — a girl who she plans to name Jade!  My coworker’s favorite color is green, so I knew I wanted to incorporate green on her baby shower card somehow. Continue reading


Sending You a Latte Thanks

One of my card-making goals for 2016 is to make multiple cards in one sitting.  I tend to only make cards for a specific person or purpose (i.e.: birthday, wedding) and the box I keep my extra cards in is pretty empty now that the holiday season is over. Continue reading


2015 Holiday Card Series #10: Fleece Navidad

The plan was to have 12 cards in my 2015 Holiday Card Series (like the 12 Days of Christmas!) but unfortunately I fell short of my goal.  I did, however, save my favorite card for last… Continue reading