Birthday Cards, Celebration Cards



Hi there!

I’m so very behind on blog posts so I’m playing a bit of catch up.  I shared this card over on Instagram on Saturday for day 3 of The Daily Marker’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge.  It was a long week at work and about all I had energy for was coloring these pretty intricate die cuts from Pinkfresh Studio. Continue reading “Celebrate”

Birthday Cards, Celebration Cards, Feel Good Cards, Just Because Cards

Happy Everything

Hi there, I hope you had a great Wednesday!

I had the very happy opportunity to spend another day at Kathy Racoosin’s The Coloring Challenge Roadtrip, this time in Arizona. If you’re in the Phoenix area, I highly recommend visiting Our Creative Escape in Goodyear. Their crafting space is beautiful, their shop is full of gifts and supplies, and their owner, Kim, is the woman behind Paper Smooches!

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Celebration Cards, Feel Good Cards, Friendship Cards

So Glad You Are A Survivor


Hello there!

Today I’m celebrating three years of survivorship so I created a card for all of the survivors out there using the beautiful Courage Stamp & Die Set from Essentials By Ellen over at Ellen Hutson. For each set that is purchased, Ellen Hutson will donate $25 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Continue reading “So Glad You Are A Survivor”

Animal Cards, Celebration Cards



Hi there! I hope your week has gotten off to a nice start!

I made today’s card for a friend who just accepted a position at a new company. She has a dog that she adores so I knew I wanted to use one of the sweet dogs from Pinkfresh Studio’s Playful Animal Friends 2 stamp set.

I used Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock for this project and started by stamping the dog in Versafine Black Onyx ink. Then I stamped the banner image in Altenew Aqualicious dye ink, and then stamped the sentiment in the same black ink as the dog. I cut out the images using a Brother ScanNCut2 and set them aside.

For the card front I trimmed another piece of Neenah using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangles die set. Then I stamped the flower images in the same black ink, and the small bird in the same blue ink. I did some very simple coloring using Copics (R24 and R29 for the flowers, and BG02 for the leaves), and added dots of white Sakura Gelly Roll pen to the centers of the flowers. I also added a dot of black Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pen to the dog’s eye, to give just a hint of dimension and shine.

I then adhered the banner flush to the card, and popped up the dog using foam tape. Finally, I adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base and that finished up today’s card.

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Animal Cards, Baby Cards, Celebration Cards

Welcome Baby


Hi there! I hope your week is getting off to a nice start!

Today I’m sharing my first baby card. I’m using an old stamp set, Baby Party Animals, from Simon Says Stamp which I found on sale last week. I love these cute animals which I’m sure I’ll be able to put to use on non-baby cards as well.

I started by stamping all of the images in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. I colored all of the images using a variety of Copic Sketch markers: R20 and R30 for the pig, E31 and E35 for the monkey, YR21 and YR23 for the cat, W1 and W3 for the bunny, and Y19 and Y21 for the rest of the elements. I did very very basic blending and added a few highlights using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.

Though I purchased the coordinating dies, I ended up using my Brother ScanNCut2 to cut out all of the images in one pass. I’m really falling in love with that machine!

I created the card front panel by die-cutting a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with the largest of the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set from My Favorite Things. Then I blended Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose Distress inks all over the panel. It was only after I finished blending that I remembered I had intended this card to be for a boy or a girl, so in hindsight, pink wasn’t the best color choice. Oops! And somewhere hiding on or under my desk is the bunny’s balloon. Double oops!

I sprinkled a few drops of water onto the panel, let them sit for 10 seconds, and then mopped them up with a paper towel in order to create a splatter effect. It’s very subtle, but gives a bit of interest and dimension I think.

Before I began adhering all of the stamped pieces, I stamped the word “baby” in Versafine Onyx Black ink in the bottom right corner. Then I laid out all of the stamped elements and once I found a layout I liked, I began adhering them down using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. I saved a few of the elements (the balloons, banner, and two of the presents) to pop up with some foam adhesive, for added dimension.

To finish, I adhered the entire panel to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks for visiting!