Monday, January 15, 2018


Hello. I am taking a break from spring cleaning to craft and blog.  I purchased the Anna Griffin Pop-Up card cartridge a few months ago.  The cards looked too complicated and had a lot of cuts.  But I decided to try one-they are pretty easy and it was fun to play around with the colors.  The downloaded version includes print and cut images for the front of the cards.  However, I chose to use an image from Chore Chart. I used DCWV Bright & Pastel foil papers and Paper Studio Adhesive Cardstock.


Thursday, January 11, 2018


Good Morning it is time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge over at DL.ART.  The them for this challenge is winter.  A thank you card is always an alternative.  Diana has some great ribbons for Valentines day.  Check out The Valentines Bundle and The Vintage Vineyard Bundle.  All of these crinkle ribbons are perfect for the spring and Valentines projects.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code KA345 at checkout. 
For my winter card I used a premade  mountain scene card from Cricut access.  Then I added a snowboarder from Hey Dude.  I found this great masculine button in the Vintage Button Collection.  I anchored the button with Pure Love from the Valentine Bundle and black from the BYOB Bundle.  My nephews Birthday is upcoming and he loves snowboarding.
I can't wait to see your Winter or Thank You projects.  Head on over to DL.ART for inspiration from Diana and my DT sisters.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


It has been a while since I have made a watercolor card.  I love the videos by Bonnie Krebs at Art Impressions  Recently I purchased the water color dogs.  I used this Watercolor Wednesday You Tube video for inspiration CLICK HERE.  I used the following sets, WC Dogs setWC Branchesfoilage setFlower Set 2 and Series 7 set 2.  I stamped the images by inking up my stamps with Marvy markers. 
Anything Goes is the theme fo the current challenge over at Art Impressions.  CLICK HERE for more information

Monday, January 1, 2018


HAPPY NEW YEAR.   Welcome 2018.  I am looking forward to  a year of health and happiness. How about you  Today is the start of the first 2018 DL.ART LINKY CHALLENGE. Diana has a lot of new items in her store,  She has some cool new buttons in the  DL.ART STORE,  For my next few projects I will be using the VALENTINE BUNDLE. Sweet Love is a beautiful soft pink, Pure Love is white and Red Hot Love is a beautiful deep Red.  This bundle is great all year round.  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at checkout.
My grand niece Sophie was christened on Christmas Eve, which is also my nephew and his wife's anniversary.  All of the dies are Spellbinders.  The beautiful flocked paper and pearl papers are Anna Griffin.  I tied a big floppy bow using Pure Love and Sweet Love from the Valentines Day Bundle.
I hope you get a chance to pop on over to the DL.ART Blog for some creative inspiration.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


I hope you all had a lot of fun celEbrating the holidays.  Today is the first day of the DL.ART New Years Challenge.  Of course you can substitute a thank you card. Check out all of the fun buttons and ribbons in the DL.ART shop.  For this challenge I used one of my favorite bundles-BYOB-Build your own bundle.   The white ribbon is Pure Love from The Valentine Bundle.  Diana gives my readers a 10% discount-just use the code KA345 at checkout.
The fun circle background paper is DCWV. I cut the champagne glasses and "Cheers" with my Cricut I added some fun pearls for the bubbles. 
I can't wait to see what you design for this challenge.  Hop on over to the DL.ART Blog for some inspiration

Thursday, December 14, 2017


GOOD MORNING.  We are having beautiful weather here in Northern California.  Crisp and sunny.  Have you checked out the new DL.ART store.  There are some amazing new buttons and lots of fun ribbon bundles.  The new challenge is "Christmas" - you can always substitute Thank you card.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at checkout.  I used the Creamy Dreamy Bundle and the Baby Bundle
This year I made a pocket card for my Holiday cards.  There is a family photo on the backside of the insert.  I began with a pre-made pearly white card base by Co'rdinations.  Then I added a mat of  Paper Source metallic card stock.  I embossed the white layer with a Cuttlebug folder.  Then I cut the pocket using an Anna Griffin Pocket die.  The embellishments on the gold card are Anna Griffin.  The rich golden bow is the yummy Creme Brulee ribbon from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle.  The silver and blue card has a Stampin' Up sentiment and beautiful blue and white ribbons from the Baby Bundle

Creme Brulee=Creamy Dreamy Bundle

Baby Blue & Sweet Dreams-Baby Bundle
Hop on over to DL.ART to get inspiration from Diana and her talented team.  I hope you are having fun preparing for the holidays.  We can't wait to see your projects.