Wednesday, July 18, 2018


My Brother in Law, Norm, is a fabulous gardener.  I made this card for his birthday.  I am also entering this into the Art Impressions Challenge 236- Masculine Cards.  All of the stamps and the sentiment are from the His and Hers Gardeners set.  I began by stamping the guy, then I covered him with a Post It mask.  Then I stamped the lady behind him.  The images were water colored with Marvy Markers.  I fussy cut all of the images.  The inspiration for the step style card came from AI DT member Renee.  The designer papers are Bella Blvd-Barnyard

Monday, July 16, 2018


Art Impressions are having A Masculine card challenge.  I used the Old Goat Set.  I love the images and the funny sentiments.  I stamped the image using Tim Holtz Archival ink.  The image is watercolored with Marvy pens.  The suit fabric like papers are Graphics 45.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


Hello, how is your summer going?  I don't have vacation plans this year.  We have been doing a lot of fun outings with friends.  Well it is time for a new challenge over at DL.ART this time the theme is "anniversary"  of course you can always substitute a thank you card.  Have you checked out the DL.ART Store.  There are lots of bright summer bundles of crinkle ribbon and fun buttons.  
Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at check out.
Every Saturday for the past 25 years I have been meeting a group of women for coffee.  We have been through a lot of sad and happy times together.  My friend Elaine and her husband John are celebrating 50 years of marriage.  Her children threw a fantastic party.  I made this special card for them.
I began by embossing some AG metallic gold card stock.  Then I added a band of DL.ART Whipped Cream crinkle ribbon from the Creamy Dreamy Bundle .  This bundle is perfect for weddings and anniversarys.  I cut 2 medallions using an Anna Griffin Cricut cartridge.  I popped them up with foam tape.  Then I added the 50th cut.  
Now it is your turn to create something for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  I can't wait to see your Anniversary or Thank You projects.    Head over to The DL.ART blog for inspiration- Diana and my DT sisters have some awesome projects.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Can you believe we are half way through 2018?  It  is time for a new Linky Challenge over at DL.ART.  Diana has lots of fun summer bundles in   the DL.ART STORE.  I used the orange from the Rainbow Bundle.   and black from the Build Your Own Bundle.  The center of the bow is secured with Black and White Basic Twine  Diana generously offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at check out.
This card is for a friend whose daughter just graduated high school.  She is an amazing gymnast who received a scholarship to Oregon State.  Their mascot is a Beaver.  I created the design in Cricut Design Space.  Legs were added to the log to make it look like a balance beam.
Jump on over to the DL.ART blog to get inspiration from Diana and my amazing DT sisters.  I can't wait to see the projects that you link up.

Saturday, June 30, 2018


Art Impressions are having a Patriotic Color Challenge.  Recently bonnie posted this tutorial on You Tube Bench Swing and Cat  The cat is a Siamese-I knew I wanted to make this for my sister in law.  So I changed the colors to red, white and blue.  I didn't have all of the same stamps that Bonnie used.  So improvised.  The bench is from WC Series 7 set 2.  The kitty is already on the bench.  Other sets used: foliage-set-2,branches-set/,wooden-chair-mini-set. I used the following Marvy Markers-Pine Green, English Red, Sepia, Prussian Blue and Steel Blue

Thursday, June 28, 2018


Hello.  It is time for a new challenge over at DL.ART.  Red, White and Blue is the theme for this challenge.  Diana has the perfect crinkle ribbon bundle, The Patriotic Bundle  .  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code KA345 at checkout
I made this card for a friend who took a trip to London.  All of the cuts are in Cricut Design Space.  The Patriotic White bow is anchored with Red and White Twine.
I can't wait to see your red, white and Blue projects.  Of course you can always substitute a Thank You card.  Hop on over to the DL.ART for some great inspiration.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


A family friend is living in the Netherlands.  She was visiting over the weekend.  I made this money pocket card for her.  I amazed at all of the fun cut in Cricut Design Space.  I searched "Dutch" and had a lot of images to chose from.
The sparkly border is Paper Studio.

Inside-the shoe is a pocket to hide some money in.  The sentiment is an Anna Griffin die.