Watercolor Easter Card

Hello everyone!!  I’m on the Top Dog Dies Blog today with another card that I created using one of their new dies.

Were do you draw your inspiration from?  I look everywhere for inspiration.  On my way to work, while at lunch, at my workplace, the internet,  while on the train and most certainly while I’m outside.  Their are so many things we missed because we never take the time to observe the world around us.

For my card today, I used a gift card that was given to me by my sister who works at Starbucks. Anytime she sees creative things that she likes, she brings them to me because she wants me to recreate what she sees.

Check out the gift card:

Now check out my card:

TDD Finished Card

To see how I created this card, head on over to the Top Dog Dies Blog for the full photo tutorial!

I’m linking this card up to the NBUS Challenge #4!


I’m also up to Day 13 of Kathy’s #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge.  I used watercoloring this time around.

Supplies used:

tambi36_largeCanson Watercolor Paper Top Dog Die EggTC087-DBig Shot Die-Cut Machine 

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I miss you….

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Less Is More!!


Their theme is week is CASE A DT CARD!

Yes, you read the right!!  We get to case one of the DT cards this week.

I choose Anne card!!  The reason I did that is because I just received my new Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamp Set and I wanted so much to use it.  Anne card is perfect for it!!

Take a look at Anne’s card:

Card33I love how she kept her card with one stamped image and some doodling along the edge of the card.  Easy Peasy!

Take a look at my card:

I miss you

Did I hit it on the nail or what!!  I love how my card turned out.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.5 x 5.5.

2. I stamped my image from Mama Elephants Three Amigos.  I love this stamp set.  These little guys are so cute.

3. I used Copic Markers to color this little guy in.

Body: E31 and E35

Paper: B000 and BG02

Shadow: W1

4. I used my Copic multiliner 0.3 to draw the squally line around my card.

5. I tied Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Baker’s Twine around the top of my card.

I thought about adding some embellishments but decided against it.  The card looks great with out them.

I miss you 2

So what do you think?  Do I have a chance to win?  We will see.  Either way, I love how this card turned out.

This is also for Kathy’s #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge.  She has really allowed me to practice my coloring and I believe I’m getting better because of it. I can’t believe we only have 4 more days before it ends.  It feel like yesterday it started.

I’m also entering AAA Cards bare naked CAS design challenge this week.


and Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #4


and Uniko Studio Challenge #19: Theme Anything Goes or the sketch below


Supplies used:


THREE_AMIGOS_large Copic MarkersCopic MultilinerBasic Black Bakers Twine

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Copic Coloring

Hello everyone!!  I’m here to share one of the cards I created for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge.

I used the new Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp set to create my card.

Check out my card:

I love you so mush

I’m so excited about this card.  I really love how my coloring turned out.  I’ve been really trying to master my Copics and I finally feel like I got it.

Thanks to all of my Instagram friends for the encouragement and guidance.

I used Copic R24, R27, R29 and R89.  I’m loving that R89!!

I used Copic E47 and E49 for the stem.

I used W1 for the shadowing.

I added Your Next Stamp Clear Gumdrops. I’m obsessed with these.

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the top of the mushrooms.  So pretty in person.

Take a look at some of the photos I shared on Instagram to get me to my finished card.


Getting ready to color for Kathy’s #thedailymarker30day coloring challenge

image1Colored with out the R89


I was told to try R89 from an Instagram friend.


Well put together and check out that Wink of Stella!!

I love how my card turned out. I can’t wait to color again!  This was fun, especially when you finally get the blending concept!!

I’m entering this card into the NBUS Challenge #4.


Supplies used:

Gleeful Gardens Copic Markersclear gumdrops small Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder Wink of Stella clear

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CASology 139 – Style

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!

Week 139 - Style

Ok, Ok, I know!! I thought the same thing too when I saw this cue card.

What in the world is “STYLE” and how does it relate to cardmaking?

Well lets look up what style means:

Style may refer to: Style is a phenomenon that gives birth to an art or architectural motif that distinguishes one era from another

Ok, this is a pretty interesting definition.  What do you do with this?

Sooo, I decided to go with Style (visual style), style in art and painting.

Take a look at my card:

Happiness is you

These flowers look like they were painted on my card front!!  Very elegant and very stylish!!

That’s my interpretation and I’m sticking to it!!

To create this CAS card:

1. I cut my card base to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50 out of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

2. I stamped Hero Arts Leafy Vines with Vesamark Ink and add Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

3. I heat set the embossing powder.

4. I used Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment Set Four to stamp my sentiment in Versafine Oynx Ink.

5. The top of the card seem somewhat bear so I added Your Next Stamp Crystal Clear Gumdrops for added interest.

So what will you come up with?  I can’t wait to see!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps.

I’m linking my card to the NBUS Challenge #4!


This was my first time using Hero Arts Leafy Vines.  Awesome stamp!!

Supplies used:

Leafy Vines 67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Versamarkwhatnotsentimentsfourclear gumdrops small Onyx Versafine Ink Neenah Desert Storm CS

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Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!  This is our fifth challenge for 2015! Time is flying.


Now, I really love these colors together, navy blue, pink, gold and white!!  How pretty!

Now take a look at my card:

Enjoy (WFF)

Such pretty subtle colors!  I knew the Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Set would look amazing in these colors.

To create this card:

It was simple.  I started with a card base cut to an A2 size card.

I used Simon Says Stamps Cotton Candy cardstock and Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper to cut out my Flower Circle Die.

I adhered the flower on the card, then stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Labels- Give Thanks Set in the center of my flower using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and Simon Says Stamps Gold Sequin to the front of my card.

I sprayed the card front with Heidi Swapp Gold Spray.

That’s it!!  Super simple and easy!

So what do you think? Please let me know.  Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Supplies used:

Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Holiday Labels Give Thanks Stamp Set Onyx Versafine InkPretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins SSS Sparkle and Shine sequin Color Shine Gold

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Online Card Class Homework – Day 2

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with another card I created for my Stretch Your Dies homework!!

Kristina Werner taught us how to die cut within larger dies.  I thought this was totally awesome.

Take a look at my card:

Leafy ThanksM

For this technique:

1. I die cut our leaves out of watercolor paper.

2. Then I arranged the leaves the way I wanted them to appear on my card.

3. I covered the arrangement with masking paper so that the leaves stay in place.

4. I ran the masked leaves through my big shot to cut out a circle.

5. Before moving the mask, I added foam tape to the back of each leaf.

6. I placed my masked piece down and then took my time and lifted the mask.

7. I die cut my thank you, added Wink of Stella to all of my piece and my card was done.

Leafy ThanksM2

Super easy and fun.

Supplies used:

Stitched Leaves LF Scripty Thanks Wink of Stella clearCanson Watercolor Paper Distress Ink 4Distress Ink 2


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Happy Birthday…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share a birthday card I created for a customer of mines.

She needed a birthday card for a friend of hers that is turning 40!!

She didn’t give me any direction or colors that she wanted me to use so I had free range!!

Since her friend was turning 40 I wanted the card to be fun and bright but I also wanted it to be elegant.

So I went with my new Penny Black Petals Die!! I love this die, its so pretty!!

Take a look at my card:

Birthday Wishes

Oh how I love these pretty colors in the background.  Distress inks always saves the day!

Here is how I created this card:

1. My card base is cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2. I used masking tape to mask off the top portion of my card so that ink doesn’t transfer on to it while I’m blending.

3. I started with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, then Shaded Lilac, and ended with Spiced Marmalade. Doesn’t it look like there is a hit of green in there.  I love how colors blend with distress inks!!

4. I die cut the Penny Black Petal Die cut and tons of foam pieces to the back so that the panel will not shift of come off.

foam tape

5. I used Your Next Stamp Whynot Sentiment Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment in Versamark Ink on black cardstock.

6. I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on the sentiment and heat set it.

7. I die cut one of the buttons from Papertrey Ink Button Stacks Die out of another blend piece of cardstock.

8. I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrop for added interest.

Birthday Wishes 2

So what do you think?  I hope the recipient likes this card as well.

Supplies used:

die17e_steel texturePicked Raspberry InkShaded LilacSpiced MarmaladeMini Ink Blending ToolwhatnotsentimentsfourVersamark67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Bitty Button Stacks Dieblack gumdrops small

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