Thursday, October 19, 2017


My husband is Japanese and we eat a lot of sushi.  When I saw this Lawn Fawn "Lets Roll" stamp set, I had to have it. The sentiments are great.  I used "Arigato" which means Thank you and "Soy Happy for you",  I began by stmping lots of images on Canson Water Color paper.  Then I swiped some Marvy markers on to my palette and water colored them.  I fussy cut all of the images and mounted them on the card front.  The papers are Basic Grey "Konnichiwa"

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Art impressions are having a Stamp a Scene Challenge.  For this card I decided to a use the Cottage and Die set.I began by stamping the image with Marvy Sepia.  I die cut the widow and door.  Then I watercolored the image using Marvy Markers.  Then I made an A2 card out of Watercolor paper.  I drew around the cottage, cut out the door and window and created an outdoor scene using WC Flower Set 2, the tree is from the  Covered Bridge Set.  The grass and foilage are from WC Foilage set 1.  After I finished the background I adhered the cottage to the front of the card.  Then I stamped and watercolored the inside image using the Make a Wish Set
outside scene
inside scene

Thursday, October 12, 2017


The leaves are turning orange, brown and red.  I love the smells and colors of fall.  We have a wide range of temperatures in Northern California.  DL.ART is having a Fall Color Challenge.  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  I made 2 cards for this challenge using Burnt Leaf and Green Leaf-Fall Bundle.   I also added some Basic Twine.

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The stamps are by Art Impressions. I water colored them with Marvy Markers.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Over the weekend I went to an art store and purchased a set of Gansai Tambi Starry Color water colors.  I had been wanting to try these for some time.  I began by inking a few branches from the new Art Impressions WC set.  I inked the stamps with Marvy Marker Sepia.  I stamped the branches on the edges, then i softened them with a wet paint brush.  Next, I painted the tiny leaf stamp from Foilage Set 2 with the metallic paints.  I randomly added the leaves to the branches.  I also painted a gold border around the square.  I watercolored the sky with a Zig Clean Color Marker.  Then I stamped, colored and fussy cut some birdhouses and a bird from the Bird Bath Set.  I attatched the birdhouses with a mini action wobble, that I cut down. The sentiment is from the Garden Window Mini Try Fold Set.   The ribbon is DL.ART Chalk White
I am entering this into the latest Art Impressions Challenge Jiggle A Little

Sunday, October 1, 2017


It's October first.  That means 2 things.  It is my son, Robert's 20th birthday.  It is also the first day of the October Linky Challenge at DL.ART.  Check out all of the new and exciting products in the DL.ART STORE.  For this challenge I used St. Tropez Gold-Tropical Summer Bundle.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out
I used an Art Impression stamp which I water colored with Marvy Markers.  Then I cut the layers with My Creative Time dies.
What will you be making in October? I can't wait to see your creations.

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Diana has released some new Halloween Bundles.  They are neon colors that glow with a black light. Check out the new products and how the design team used them on the DL.ART BLOG. The bundles are now in the DL.ART SHOP
use the code HALLOW20 for 20% off
the Plus and Premium Neon Bundles
coupon expires on October 1 at 11:59pm

Neon Green Bundle
4 yards of Neon Green crinkle ribbon and 4 yards of Black crinkle ribbon

The Neon Violet Bundle
4 yards of Neon Violet crinkle ribbon and 4 yards of Black crinkle ribbon

Neon Orange Bundle
4 yards of Neon Orange crinkle ribbon and 4 yards of Black crinkle ribbon
The Neon Plus Bundle (any one  of the three Neon colors)
5 yards of orange and white twine
5 yards of Black and white twine
2 random Halloween buttons
The Neon Premium Bundle (any one  of the three Neon colors)
5 yards of orange and white twine
5 yards of Black and white twine
4 random Halloween buttons


Good Morning.  It is time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenge over at DL.ART.  Diana is releasing a new set of bundles The neon Bundles.  Check them out over at the DL.ART SHOP.  For my project I used the Neon Plus bundle-Orange.  Check out the specials. I love the bright orange ribbon it goes perfect with the new buttons.
Remember you can always substitute a Thank You card.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount.  Just use the code K34510 at checkout.
I cut a Lori Whitlock box card with my Cricut.  The halloween cut outs are from Paper Doll Dress up.  I tied a bow using the beautiful Neon Orange ribbon.  The two side flaps he the new Halloween Buttons and Basic twine-one side is orange and white on side is black and white.  The center flap has the black ribbon from the bundle

DL.ART Neon Plus Bundle-Orange
I can't wait to see your Halloween creations.  Go visit Diana and her design team for great inspiration.  And don't forget to check out the new products in the DL.ART SHOP

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Yesterday I received my Art Impressions order.  I ordered the new Water color Bird Bath Set. I also bought the Window die.  To create this card I started by cutting out the window in brown paper-then i adhered it to some wood grained Paper Studio paper.  I colored the inside of the window with a yellow Marvy marker and added a floral stripe to look like wallpaper.  Then I glued this piece to a piece owater color color paper.  I stamped the grass and bushes using the original foilage stamps.  I added some flowers from the flower set 2.  I thought the window looked bare so i water colored a kitty from the hWC Cats set.  I am entering this as my second entry into the Flowers and Foilage Challenge.  Since my order they have released a WC Dog set-it is at the top of my new list.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


I have been playing around with my ART IMPRESSIONS watercolor stamps.  I love mixing and matching the beautiful sets.  For this card I used Water Color Cat SetGarden Color Mini Set and Flowering Mail box Set.  I water colored them with Marvy Markers.  After I finished coloring the scene, I cut it out with Spellbinders die.  Then i mounted the framed image on apiece of floral paper by Paper Studio.  I added some Prima flower and a sentiment by Anna Griffin.
I am entering this card into the latest challenge over at  Flowers and Foilage

Monday, September 18, 2017


I went to a beautiful backyard wedding over the weekend.  I have known the bride since she was a little girl.  It was a fun evening.  Jessica loves to bake.  I got her a set of baking sheets and a gift card to William Sonoma.  For the card I used Anna Griffin dies. The apron gift card holder is by My Creative Time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


I made these 2 cards for my friends twin grand daughters.  They are getting scooters for their birthdays. I found a scooter image on the Cricut A Childs Year cartridge.  The 2 is Cricut Sans.  The papers are Photo Play.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Hello It is time for a new DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE.  This time the theme is Back To School.  You can always substitute a Thank You card.  My cute little grand nephew is starting pre-school.  I made him this fun Elmo card.  For this challenge I used the orange and blue from the RAINBOW BUNDLE.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code K34510 at check out.  There are lots of fun new products in the DL.ART STORE.  I love all of the fun new buttons and ribbons.
Jump on over to the DL.ART blog to check out what the DT has created.  I can't wait to see your projects

Friday, September 8, 2017


Art Impressions are having an Off Kilter Challenge.  CLICK HEREl to enter the challenge.  I got my inspiration from Karen Day a designer for AI.  I haven't made a box card before.  The above link has the details.  I used the Howl-oween set which I colored with Marvy Markers.

Sunday, September 3, 2017


A few weeks ago  I picked up Heartfelt Creations "Pampered Pooch" stamps set.  Doesn't this puppy looks so cute in his tin tub.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Tim Holtz Archival Ink.  Then I watercolored the image using a wet brush and Marvy Markers. I cut out the image using My Creative Times "Stitched Oval Dies" The background paper is Paper studio.  The card base is Core'dinations whitewashed cardstock.   I added some flowers from my stash.

Friday, September 1, 2017


Wow-It is great to be back designing for DL.ART Challenges.  It is time for the September Linky Challenge.  Have you visited the DL.ART Store ?  Diana has some really cool new buttons as well as her awesome ribbon.  For this challenge I used 3 buttons from the Dog1" Flair Buttons Set 2 and Lavender ribbon from the Spring bundle.
I made my background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet, Pistachio, and Broken China.  Then I cut out 3 circles with a Paper Shapers 11/2"circle punch.  Each circle is backed with DCWV solid papers.  I added some sequins from my stash.  The sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

I can't wait to see your creations.  Check out what the DT has created and the fabulous new products in the DL.ART Shop.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Art Impressions are having an Orange and Purple Challenge.  For some reason I thought it was Orange and Black.  So I have 2 cards to share today.  I used the Howl-oween stamp set.  There are so many fun not spooky images on this set.  I stamped the images onto watercolor paper with Stayz-On ink.  Then I watercolored them using Marvy Markers.  The papers are Minds Eye "Halloween Basics" The ribbon and twine are from The DL.ART Store.

Friday, August 25, 2017


Cookie, The Stamps of Life dog, is so darn cite.  I have many Cookie stamps in all sizes. Recently I purchased the Doggone Cute stamp and die set.  I decided to paint the scene then inset the dies.  The clouds are dies by My Creative Time.  I began by cutting a 4X6 mat.  Then I cut out the dog, dog house and clouds.  I water colored the dies using Mary Markers.  Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to create the background.  Then I put all of the pieces back in the scene.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


I have been playing around with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks.  For this background  I used Broken China and Wilted Violet.  The flower stamp is by Penny Black-I heat embossed it with Recollections Detail Embossing powder. Then I water colored the image with Marvy Markers.  I tried something new-outlining the image.  The background paper is Bazzill Marble Cardstock.  I added A "thank You" die by Anna Griffin.  The matting dies are My Creative Time.

Monday, August 21, 2017


I thought I would try mixing it up a little.  At the Scrap Book Expo I got this fun Photo Play "Party girl" pad.  I picked two papers that I normally would not of put together.  Then I added a ruffle of Purple ribbon from the DL.ART Rainbow Bundle.  The stamp is Art Impressions Greatest Gift Window.

Sunday, August 13, 2017


This is my second entry into the Art Impressions Showered With Love Challenge.  For this entry I watercolored the animals with Marvy markers.  Then I framed them using Sizzix Dies.  The sentiment is from Welcome Little One Mini Try fold.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Three Baby Shower Projects one set of Stamps

Art impressions are having a "Showered With Love" challenge.  The challenge requires a baby or wedding shower project.  For this entry I made a tag, a giftcard holder and a card.  I used the Art ImpressionsMini Tryfold Welcome Little One stamp and die set.  I began by making the tryfold card.  I  watercolored the images using Marvy Markers and a brush. Secondly, I made a matching gift card holder using portion of the stamp.  I used a Sizzix dies to frame the image.  The gift card holder die and the tag die are by My Creative Time.  The beautiful lavender ribbon is from the Spring Bundle by DL.ART.  It was fun using all of the stamps and dies from this set in different ways.

card-middle layer

card inside layer
gift card holder
git tag

Monday, July 31, 2017


Here is my second entry into the ART IMPRESSIONS "I'LL TEXT YOU" challenge.  I ran into Kendra from AI at the Santa Clara Scrapbook Expo.  We got to talking, I told her I was stuck on the text challenge.  She gave me the idea of putting some text into a watercolored wreath.  I watched her tutorial on You Tube. Click Here  Here is what I came up with-a wedding card.  I only used 2 stamps-the fern from theWater Color Foilage set 1and the little heart flowers from Watercolor Flowers Set 2.  The sentiment is from Steeple Try Fold set.


I made this card for National Mutt Day.  I have three dogs-a purebred Standard Poodle, a Shih Tzu nd a mutt that we rescued.  Scruffie, my adopted pet, has had the least medical problems and is so loving.
I love the Heartfelt Creations "Paw Fect Pooches Set. I colored the image with Marvy Markers.  The sentiment is from a punch out sheet that I have had for ever.  The twine is DL.ART Basic Twine.  The papers are DCWV.  If you are considering getting a dog check with your local adoption places.  Or if you have a specific breed in mind, there is probably a rescue society.  My 88 year old father just adopted a poodle from a rescue society.  Paris is a 6 year old miniature poodle who lived with a lady who had to go into a convalescent hospital that didn't allow dogs.  My dad takes Paris for weekly visits to an Alzhiemers home.
I am entering this into the DL.ART JULY LINKY CHALLENGE.
my dog "Scruffie"

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Art Impressions are having an "I'll Text You" Challenge.  I had a hard time with this .  Finally I decided to use a combination of 2 sets-Hot Java Mama and Spring Chicken.  I stamped the background using the coffee beans and cup from the "Hot Java Mama" set.  Then I stamped the sentiments and cut them out  with a speech bubble die set by MCT.  For the inside of the card, I stamped the Chicken on watercolor paper  with Stayz On ink, then watercolored it using Marvy Markers.


Thursday, July 27, 2017


Hello.  I know I haven;' been around much lately.  I came back from Mexico with some sort of flu.  I am finally feeling back to normal-almost.  Last week was my daughters birthday.  She loves make-up.  For this box card I started by cutting the base on my Cricut using the Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Card cartridge.  I use the sunflower one.  I cut the flowers off of the inside panel.  Then I cut the lipstick and nail polish using Forever Young.  Other cuts:  Hair Dryer-Home Organization; Mirror-Sentimentals; Brush-Kate's ABC's;  The balloons and banner are My Creative time.  The papers are scraps.
I am entering this into the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #209 Happy Birthday

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Hello.  Sorry I haven't been by your blogs lately.  We spent a week in Cancun.  Lots of fun and sun.  I am still trying to recover from a little Montezuma's Revenge.  ART IMPRESSIONS are having a Bling, Glitter or Glossy Challenge.  I had made this card before I left on my trip, thinking that I would post it there.  Well that didn't happen the deadline is tomorrow.

I began by stamping Steeple Try Fold images as per the included instructions.  Then I colored the image with a wet brush and Marvy Markers.  I added some wink Of Stella and some Stickles to the pillow, church and flowers.  I cut around the images and mounted them onto some sparkly silver pearl paper by Paper Source.  I tied the card together using Silvery Hue Sea crinkle ribbon and a sparkly button from the DL.ART Store.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


A friend of mines daughter is getting married in September.  I made these three banners for the shower.
Chair banner-Papers DCWV, Core'dinations and Craft Smith.
                       Cricut-banner-Birthday Bash; heart-Love Struck, letters-Cricut Alphabet

MISS TO MRS-papers-Craft Smith, DCWV
                          Cricut-Banner and bells- Pretty Pennants, Letters-Storybook
                           Ribbon-DL.ART SWEET LOVE-Valentine Bundle
FUTURE MRS BARR-Papers-Core'dinations, DCWV, Craft Smith
                                       Dies-My Creative Time-Scalloped-Stitched-Oval-Dies,
                                        Cricut-Love Struck