March 5, 2015

Reintroducing Butterfly Doodle

Hi, All!

I'm so happy to share with you another set of cards using 2 Cute Ink's Butterfly Doodle . . .

You'll recognize the butterfly from the card pack I made yesterday.  I love this butterfly!

March 4, 2015

Butterfly Doodle

Hi, Everyone!

Today I am pleased to share with you 2 Cute Ink's digi Butterfly Doodle.  The digital stamp is free through March 8.

This butterfly is adorned with a floral doodle design.  I love the color combination of black, white, red, and yellow - so this colored butterfly brings a smile to my face.  I also printed the image on some of the paper for coordinated accenting.  Butterfly Doodle - combined with the coloring medium of your choice - creates an image that will be treasured by the recipient.  Sign up for 2 Cute Ink's newsletter to get the free digi - you don't want to miss it.  :D

March 2, 2015

Spectacular Sketch Challenge

Hello!  How are you?

These cards were made for a sketch challenge sponsored by Happy LadyBug Cards and Swaps.  They will also serve as a beautiful gift pack of cards for a gift.  

March 1, 2015

Monochromatic Paper Blossoms

For the past couple years, I haven't had any time to really play - so this weekend I'm pulling out some old techniques.  This first card is totally different than my vision.  For this one, I used one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased and stamped black images of a pine cone - embossed with Mystic Fire.  I was pleased with the border.  I then wanted to emboss some simple flowers - I was not as pleased with those, so decided to ink them.  Not really happy with the results - but the card began to grow on me.  I printed a sentiment on vellum to add to the top.  

Today's cards (a coordinated gift pack) are being entered in a couple challenges - Suzy Bee's Blooming' Challenge (ATG with a twist - the twist being embossing) and Happy LadyBug's Cards and Swaps (monochromatic).  I plan to make a coordinated gift pack - so more to come.

February 23, 2015

Triple-Egg Medley

Good Monday morning!  I know most of you are experiencing sub-zero temps - but I am out on the patio enjoying a cup of coffee - beautiful weather her!

Today's card was made for the Queen of Cards challenge by Cardmaking and More - the challenge being to use the triple-stamp technique.  I used digital egg images from Rena Designs.

February 22, 2015

Easter Fun Collection

Retirement has been a great time to relax and recharge.  I needed this when I faced is finicky cutting machine yesterday.  One new blade housing (and about 7 hours) later - I finally got a couple cute Easter cards completed.  I think these capture fun and festive Easter moments.

The owl is available from Miss Kate Cuttables.

Visit Fluerette Bloom for the Peeps.  

February 21, 2015

Suzy Bee's Challenge - Monochrome

Hi, All!

Today's cards are a couple in the bunch of Easter cards made yesterday.

I always look forward to Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge with a twist - and after spending hours on the first card (my eClips wasn't playing nice), I see this week's challenge twist is just what I had been working on - monochrome.

For the lacy background I welded together four pieces of Serenade Lace (SVGCuts) with a 1/4" border.  The flowers are from Wedding Card with Flower (SVG Shop).

Below is another Easter card I made - and when finished, thought "rather monochrome!"  Ha - who would know it would be perfect for Suzy Bee's challenge?  The image here is Bunny and Chick Topper (Bugaboo).

February 16, 2015

Filigree Quail

It's time to celebrate!  I found an awesome quail!  This quail is from Tangles Graphics - check her work out....can't beat the price!

February 14, 2015

Anything Goes with a Bow

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!

I am delighted to bring you simple graduation cards - and along with Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - they have a twist - bows!

Get your bows out and join us at Suzy Bee's!

February 11, 2015

Happy Ladybug Cards and Swaps - Sketch Challenge

Hello! Sending you lots of butterfly love today! Hope you're having a wonderful week!
For today's card, I entered a Sketch challenge with Happy Ladybug Cards and Swaps. I turned the

I turned the sketch on its side - allowing me to use the Miss You sentiment I had printed.  I finished the card off with some green butterflies - very simple card today!

February 10, 2015

Bingo Challenge: Happy Ladybug Cards and Swaps

I've been participating in a lot of swaps with Happy Ladybug Cards and Swaps...Oh, and don't forget new Challenges this year!  That's where I came across this Bingo Challenge.  I was intrigued - so joined.  I was not so enthused when I received my personal challenge based on the numbers I picked - Distressed, Pop-Up, No Words, Stitching, and Buttons.  I don't generally do Distress, Stitching, and Buttons!  But I finally ended up with a card I'm pretty pleased with.

February 9, 2015

Outdoor Relaxing Cards

Hi, All!

Yesterday's "goal" was to get rid of some outdoor-patterened paper I've had hanging around for years - as well as some extra sentiments I had laying around.  Looking at these cards today, I'm pretty happy with them.  (Was not impressed last night - but you know how that goes.)

I have five cards here perfect for my brother-in-law's birthday - how many years do you think it'll be before he realizes he's pretty much getting the same card every year?

February 7, 2015

Embossed Wedding Card

Good Morning!

I have another entry for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge for your today.

For this week, the twist is to add something with wings.  Perfect embellishment for a simple wedding card.  I added a glittered butterfly with a gem body.

Be sure to visit Suzy Bee's and enjoy all the beautiful cards "with wings."

February 6, 2015

Hobby Lobby Class - Wedding Wishes

Hobby Lobby - Tucson
5555 East Broadway

Wedding Wishes

Thursday - May 28, 2015
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Price - $18 (includes all supplies)

Wedding Wishes to the happy couple!  If you are looking for wedding card ideas, these are fairly quick because they use only one type of paper - white.  Wish the happy couple a wonderful life showered with love.

To register, e-mail me at or call me at 520-576-8465.

What other types of papercrafting classes are you interested in?  Any techniques you'd like to learn?  Please leave a comment below with your ideas.

Credit: SVG Cuts

February 3, 2015

Happy Ladybug Challenge - Anything Goes with Scraps

Hello!  Today's card is for a challenge in Happy Ladybugs of Anything Goes using Scraps.  This one is easy, simple, and goes together super fast....basically, my favorite kind of card.  :)


February 2, 2015

Shamrock Bear Card

Good Morning, All!

I have another 2 Cute Ink challenge card for you.  Pretty adorable free image!  :)


February 1, 2015

Celebrate the Superbowl!

In honor of the Superbowl, I'm sending little outfits to my grandsons with footballs on the lapel.  Here are cards being sent with the outfits.

January 31, 2015

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge

We all wait in great anticipation to learn if the groundhog sees his shadow!  Here in Arizona, it doesn't much matter - as our weather is pretty near always fabulous (I write this while it has been raining non-stop for 24 hours - a rarity!)  This card, though, shares the fun I have with a friend - we have always made a point of reconnecting on Groundhog Day.  You'll also notice to faux stitching on my card - for entry into Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist.  This week's twist is stitching - faux or real.  Join in the fun at Suzy Bee's - you're sure to love the fabulous cards you'll find there...get inspired and start creating your own card with stitching today!

Image from Speech Room News.