Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Well, there are two weeks of January over already.  Can you believe that we are well into the new year.  How are you doing on those resolutions?

Today I want to share with you my 3rd week in my planner.

We had a lot of rain recently in Southern California, but I am still dreaming of some snow!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Snow Burst
Ink: Beach Breeze
PanPastel: Party Pop

Sunday, January 14, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope your January is going well.
I have a new birthday card to share with you.

To make the background, I used the Gel Press and the Ring Stacks stencil.  I first took some Candy Apple Acrylic Paint, and painted a layer onto the Gel Press.  I then laid the stencil into the paint.  I then placed my piece of Whip Cream Cardstock over the stencil and pulled the print.  Easy!  Just leave it to dry and you have your own pattern paper.

To create the stamped image, I stamped the HB onto the Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then took a small dauber and Candy Apple ink and dabbed the circles down the "Happy".

Supplies Used:
Stamp: HB
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Beach Ball Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice, Candy Apple
Paint: Candy Apple
Stencil: Ring Stacks
Silk: Sparkle
Tools: Gel Press, Small Dauber
Accessories: Journey Twine- Licorice Twist, Candy Apple Satin Ribbon

Friday, January 12, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I would like to share another simple birthday card with you today.

The frame and birthday sentiment is all one piece.  I used the Designer Frames set and ran the border piece through first.  I then took this piece and ran it through again with only the word birthday.  When you are done, you have one piece with the border.
Add some pattern paper behind it and you have a pretty simple and clean birthday card.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Poppy Days
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock, Party Pop Pattern Paper
Ink: Beach Breeze, Denim Days, Pineapple Smoothie
Accessories: Fashion Silver

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope your January is going good.
I have another birthday card to share with you today.  I always struggle to come up with Masculine birthday cards.  Today I have one to share.

Notice that the sentiment, "Happy Birthday" is on two lines and when you get the stamp set it is on one line. 

Did you know that you can cut our stamps?  You can!  It does not change the quality of the stamp, so if it is not in the right configuration, cut your stamps.  It is ok.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Begin Adventure, Cake Time
Paper: Pool Play Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Romantic Journey Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Cloud Dreams
Accessories: Whip Cream Thread, Journey Sequins-Blue Skies

Monday, January 8, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends

It's a new week, so I have a new planner weekly layout to share.

I love snowmen.  Even though Southern California does not get much snow, I still love to decorate and use snowmen as a focus in January.

Supplies Used:
Stamp:Ethel Winter, Winter Fred, Snow Burst
Ink: Black Licorice, Beach Breeze
Tools: Party Pop PanPastels
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope that your 2018 is going well.

I would like to share another birthday card with you.  This one was fun to make.

To make the background, I used large and small daubers, dipped into the different colors of ink.
I then stamped the "Make a Wish" with Clear Pigment ink and then used Journey Black Embossing Powder to the top.  I then heated this up, to get the embossed print.  When the card was all put together, I then added some splashes of Silver Silk.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Make a Wish
Paper: Beach Ball Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Journey Vellum
Silk: Silver
Ink: Beach Ball, Lemon Drop, Citrus Cooler, Candy Apple, Clear Pigment
Accessories: Fun Day Elements, Candy Apple Twine, Fashion Silver, Journey Black Embossing Powder
Tools: Large Daubers, small daubers, Journey Days stapler

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I love to send birthday cards.  I send birthday cards to my student each year and my mom sends birthday cards to each of our friends for their birthday's.   I love to send them, but I also like to make them.  I think cards are a special piece of mail that not many people send anymore.

Today, I want to share a birthday card I created using the Mystic Romance collection.

To create the humming bird, I use the small daubers and ink to create the shading on the bird.  When I had the card all together, I then went back and painted the bird with Sparkle silk to give it that sparkly look that hummingbirds have when you see them in the sunshine.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Sweet Petunias, Embroidered Greetings
Paper: Grape Fusion Cardstock, Denim Days Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Mystic Romance Paper Pack
Ink: Grape Fusion, Kiwi Slice, Rich Coral
Dies: Sweet Petunias
Silk: Sparkle
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine
Tools: Small Daubers