March 28, 2016

Animal Adoption Fair

I am working on cards for Tucson's Animal Adoption Fair.  SVG Cuts Frisky Felines paws frame is perfect for such today's case, Pet Loss cards.

March 27, 2016

Sizzix eClips and eCal Users Group - National Craft Month

Sizzix eClips and eCal Users Group has been sponsoring challenges all month for National Craft Month.  I enjoy these challenges, pushing me to think of creative ideas using my eClips - not to mention, usually a big payoff for these challenges!  This week's challenge was to use a function from the Effects tool bar - I chose Wave for my paw print border from Cuddly Cute Designs.
And here is just another pet-themed birthday card.

March 26, 2016

Birthday Paws

Today I was inspired by this week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast Stampers.  

The gorgeous color, simple elements and quick-n-easy style of Jenn's card caught my attention immediately.  Here's my rendition.
Here is a second card for Tucson's Animal Adoption Fair April 16.

March 24, 2016


A lovely cactus image from Clip Art Pal - Love it!  Colors compliments of Color Burst. Design inspired by the challenge at Crafting by Designs - Three or more layers - and Susan Bossiere in her Color Burst class.

March 23, 2016

Star Bright

Linda Moore posted a pretty "Cut-Apart" card in Cardmaking and More the other day. Here is my version for their challenge, as well as a SALSA swap themed "Star Bright Star Light."
 Here is a pic of the card opened - as you can see, the inside sentiment is actually showing on the front when closed.  These pictures don't show it, but this style really gives the card some fun dimension.

March 22, 2016


Lasting Memories' current challenge captivated me...Famous Movie or Actor Quote. Anybody who follows me blog knows I love The Polar Express. Therefore my two-page layout is inspired by the movie - and one of my favorite quotes, "Whoa! We got it!" from the Hot-Chocolate scene. The layout is me opening the Lionel Polar Express train set my hubby gave me for Christmas the first year we were married.
 Wait!  There's more!  Lift Santa to discover the Polar Express train engine beneath the Christmas tree.

March 19, 2016


Welcome to my first Christmas card for this year.  Just found the ABC Christmas Challenge and had lots of fun browsing their designers' samples.  So many beautiful and inspirational cards.  This week's theme is "F - Frills or No Frills."  Here's my entry with both Frills (foil and glitter) and No Frills (clean and simple design).

Close Up of Glittered Bird

See the Desert

Another card inspired by the beautifully craft and artistic cards Susan Bossiere share with us in her Color Burst class!  Love cactus from WP Clip Art!

March 18, 2016

Cactus Garden

Hello again, Everyone!

Today I'm here to share some stunning cards I made in a class yesterday taught by Susan Bossierre at AZ Scrapbooking!  She is so talented.  This is only the second time I've used Color Burst - I was not impressed the first time - but Susan's eye and fabulous technique ideas work well for me!  Stunning - I will have Color Burst on my craft table within days.  :D

March 13, 2016

Desert Healing

Hi, Everyone - welcome to my blog.  Almost two weeks of Michigan visitors is ending, and I am slowly trying to get back to my crafting routine.  My card below is inspired by Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  Please enjoy!

March 12, 2016

Layout by Grandma

Another layout featuring my totally cute little grandson! (Unfortunately, parents don't allow online photos.)

March 10, 2016

March 7, 2016

Kiss Me

Hi, Everyone!

Today I'm here to share the challenge at Get Creative Challenges.  The current challenge is St. Patrick's Day - be sure to visit that site to see some more gorgeous cards from the Get Creative Design Team!

In selecting an image from our sponsor, Pattie's Creations, I was drawn to this beautiful Leprechaun hat - Hope you enjoy my card!
The sentiment is by TLC Creations.

March 6, 2016

Cute Quail Cards

Hobby Lobby - Tucson
5555 East Broadway

Cute Quail Cards

Saturday - May 7, 2016
1 p.m.
Price - $18 (includes all supplies)

A Cute Quail from Doodle Pantry, combined with Paper Studio's Tattered and Worn paper pack, really make these cards hard to resist.
Paper colors/patterns may vary from pictures shown depending on availability.

To register, call or text 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.

Birds Bathe

Sometimes less is more - and I love this simple image (Birds Playing in the Birdbath by Angie's Cards and Digis).

March 1, 2016

My Bendy

Bendy Cards!  They were all the buzz a while back - I think I made a quick one for my sister's birthday - but today I took some time to edit an svg file to meet my particular needs.  They are very cool when they fall together like this one did! 

 Side views:

The file is Bendy Card with Lattice from Rae Carr - with some adjustments.  The large butterfly is a freebie from SVG Cuts.  The small butterfly is free clipart I googled. The blue border is from Miss Kate Cuttables - Assorted Heart Borders.  The sentiment is a freebie from Pokadoodles.