Saturday, April 9, 2022


 Hi everyone! I created a fun card for the weekend challenge over at StampNation. The challenge was to use critters. I chose a fun bird set. 

I wanted to create something fun and different (for me anyway). I used a stencil to create a frame and then spritzed the stencil with water and laid a plain piece of white cardstock on top to transfer the remaining color. 

The background is my favorite part of this card. I haven't used this technique before but will again. 

I used Catherine's color wheel to choose the ink colors. Using the Tetrad colors was new for me. The only thing I would do different is maybe choose a lighter purple for the one bird. 


Saturday, January 15, 2022


 Hi everyone! It's been a minute since I've last posted.

This month is Stampnation's 11th birthday! Catherine Pooler has an amazing community where we can get together and share ideas, learn new things and so much more. 

Today I'm sharing a card that was created using this sketch

This was a fun one. My card came together rather quickly. I did some ink blending on the back panel to bring in a fun Valentine feel. 

The back panel was created using a fun die. I ink blended and adhered down to my card base. 
I stamped the "punched" circles with different images and sentiments and then adhered them with dimensional foam to give some height. 

I like how the background stripes peek through under the circles. I finished it off by stamping some chopsticks and adding them to the corners of the card. I didn't feel I needed to add any other "bling". 

Catherine Pooler Designs:
stamps/dies: hey there dumpling
patterned paper: I love you soy
inks: be mine, samba, do-si-do, mint to be, sand castle, black jack
Close To My Heart: 
dies: multi circle windows


Saturday, October 23, 2021


 Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun card I made for the challenge over on Cathrine Pooler's Stampnation site! Each week until the end of November there will be a new challenge to create Christmas cards. 

This week's is to urbanize and old Christmas card you've created. 

Here is the card I decided to re-make. I remember making this last year. I forgot how much I loved this tree! The glitter strips are what make me happy. Such a subtle accent. 

And here is the card I created today. I used bright colors and background paper. I also used direct to paper inking to create the red piece behind the trees. 

And here they both are side by side. Such a big change. 


Wednesday, September 29, 2021


 Hi everyone! Today we have a fun challenge over at 

Our sponsors for today's challenge is:

The Paper Shelter

(prize: 3 digi images of winners choice)

Twinkle Lane Designs

(8 pound store voucher)

For my card I got to use Owl Whisperer from The Paper Shelter. I decided to use the colored image as well as the background paper that was provided. 

I kept the card pretty simple. I embossed a white panel with a 3D cloud embossing folder and ink blended. I added the background paper and colored image. 

For the thanks I did a direct paper ink to create the purple sentiment. I love this as you can get the exact color you want without having to buy new paper. 


Wednesday, September 15, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm sharing my second card for my Guest Designer spot at

I used the Dog stamps and dies to create this fun card. I wanted to create a scene to show just how happy this doggie is to have all his favorite stuff!!

To create the "room" I used paper from a fun 6x6 paper pad from Doodlebug Designs called buffalo check-wood grain. Using the brown wood grain for the floor and a fun blue check for the wall. 

To create the blanket I cut a small 2x3 square from the pink check and cut slits in the ends to create the fringe (my dogs would so chew up that fringe).

I used dies to create the picture frames and did a direct to paper with ink pads to create custom colored frames. 

He's just so darn cute! That face makes me so happy!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll check out Chelsea's store at

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm here sharing my first project for my guest designer spot over at Inkystamper. Click the image and join the group!

I have been using Chelsea's stamps for a few years now and I love them. They are so unique and fun to play with. My first card for my September Guest Designer spot is using this fun Goat stamps and dies. 

I used the brick stamp and made the background using a dark grey ink. I wanted to color in, slightly, a few of the bricks and then took a blending brush to shade the edges. 

I am so happy with this card. When I showed it to my hubby he laughed so loud at the sentiment!!

I used my copic markers to color in the goat, birthday hat, and the bricks. 

I hope you'll check out the website to see all of her amazing stamp sets.

InkyStamper Store

Saturday, August 21, 2021


 Hi everyone! I'm sharing a fun card I made for day 1 of a 3-D embossing class I'm taking in the Altenew Academy.

I am loving all of the new 3-D embossing folders that Altenew has come out with. I can't wait to see all of the fun stuff we'll learn. 

I used the new Botanical 3D embossing folder from the new Lush Garden creativity kit. After dry embossing the main panel I added strips of color by using low tack tape to mask off areas. 

I used a total of four colors for the entire card. Volcano lake, frayed leaf, coral berry, and warm sunshine. I blended the color in strips using the detail blending brushes. This took a bit more time to get the color down but it helped keep the color where I wanted. 

Here's a closer look at the panel. To create the thin strip of pink I ran the coral berry ink pad along the edges of the base panel. I like how it helps the embossed panel pop. 

I finished the card by adding a fun sentiment from the modern hello stamp set. I love how the sentiments stack up!