Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hello, Friend! (and goodbye to a fabulous stamp set!)

Have I really not posted since Tax Day? Oops - sorry about that! Time is flying and I'm not sure I'm okay with how fast the days are moving.

 Although this card says "hello, friend", it's really "goodbye old friend, we barely knew ya." Yep, this beautiful sunflower stamp set with matching dies is retiring. As a Kansas girl, it's hard to let it go but I know great things are coming in the catalog so here's a final look.

Rather than going with coloring in a traditional sunflower, I stamped with cobalt on azul and die cut the sunflower out. I love it popped up over the school-lined paper that has smaller sunflowers stamped in fern ink and layered on fern cardstock. The papaya and cobalt layers provide the perfect pop of color to pull everything together. It's a happy and fun card and was my swap card for April. :)
 Have a wonderfully creative day!!

oh - and don't forget to pick up the retiring items in my webstore:

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Special Day Fishies

Need a super quick birthday card? Here you go! Fishy love.
More swimming through on the inside. Sealed with a Fish and Birthdays Inside and Out pair wonderfully. Drag a little ink to give it a vintage feel to go with the lichen and cobalt cardstocks and you're done. :)

Have a fabulous and creative day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Coffee Makes Everything Possible

Here's another version of the Coffee Makes Everything Possible card featuring the Perk Up die set, Need to Venti and Every Day stamp sets on the outside and You're My Fave stamp set on the inside. The mermaid, onyx and graph cardstock look awesome together. So fun!
I could use some coffee right now but it's all good. :)

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Have a wonderfully creative day!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Places You'll Go

What is more fun to a five year old boy than his trucks?! I kept the design simple and played with the colors of the awesome patterned paper pack - Everything's Rosy. 
The inside of this card is my favorite part. I love the strip of patterned paper and the line of trucks from Loads of Fun. My nephew did too. :) The birthday greeting is from Birthdays Inside and Out (another great set!)

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Have a wonderfully creative day!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

You Rock!

How about a little retro music birthday fun?! This card features Hipster Icons, I Was Here and Shine Bright.
Here's the inside - more retro rock goodness. I did have to explain to my niece what vinyl (a.k.a records) was after I gave her the card. lol!

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Have a wonderfully creative day!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Today Is Your Day - White on Kraft

This is my new favorite thing. White embossing on kraft. Isn't it awesome?! I was reading one of the British papercrafting magazines and they had a whole section on this look and I was hooked! Here's my version with the Swirled Flowers stamp set and the March Collection Be Brave stamp set. The finishing touch is a little sugar polka dot organdy ribbon. A layering piece of sugar helps the embossed section pop, don't you think?
Here's the inside. I probably should have embossed the sentiment too but went with the black memento instead.

Want to make one of these cards? All of the supplies can be purchased in my webstore:

Have a wonderfully creative day! 

Monday, March 30, 2015


I adore the windows in the March collection. There is one more day to get these lovelies as well as the fabulous, super skinny washi tape! Don't you just love it!!!

Splash was the watercolor medium and with it, it was easy to achieve the layers of slate grey on the building walls to show that old world style building with lots of character and color variation that comes with years of weathering brought on by nature and human interaction. The window shutters are a pale pink from grapefruit splash and the flowers are papaya splash for a quick pop of color.
Inside, a simple note to brighten someone's day.

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Have a wonderfully creative day!!