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.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Hello.  I have not been blogging much lately due to a bad back.  I am having trouble sitting and sleeping. I wanted to make a quick card for my grand nephew.  They are going to Disneyland soon. So I bought the Cricut Mickey and Friends Cozy Christmas.  There are so many pieces to the cuts.  I decided to flatten the images and print and cut.  It was so easy and much less time sitting at my craft table.  First I cut some white glitter Core'dinations card stock for snow, then I added some snow flake paper for the sky.  I print and cut the house and car  from the  original Mickey and Friends cartridge.
I adhered the house to the snow scene then I added some rhinestones, trees and a wooden snowflake.
Next I cut a slit in the car and tucked the holiday clad Mickey and Minnie in the drivers seat.
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog=316 CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 8, 2017


My husband decorates the  out side of our house.  I do the inside.  However, this year I decided to take over the porch.  I chose a dog theme.  I made the a banner that says "Yappy Howlidays"  I used Echo Park paw paper and DCWV glitter cardstock.  I cut the letters and the banner with my Cricut.  I tied it all together with Red Hot Love Crinkle Ribbon by DL.ART
My dog Prince photo bombed

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


My friend requested a retirement card for a librarian.  She sent me a list of her co-workers hobbies.  They work at a junior college whose school colors are green and gold.  The book shaped card is Cricut's "Wrap it Up." Then I printed some titles on different colored papers and inserted them into the gold outline.  This was a bit tricky and it didn't come out as clean as I would of liked.

Friday, December 1, 2017


WOW Where did the year go?  It is the last DL.ART  Linky Challenge of 2017.  For this challenge I made a Pokemon Birthday card.  The button and the ribbons are from the New DL.ART Store I used the red and yellow from the Rainbow Bundle.  Diana gives my readers a 10% Discount just use the code k34510 at checkout.
I began by printing out a Pokemon coloring page on yellow paper.  Then I fussy cut the image.  I hand cut the lightning bolts and covered them in Sprinkle and Sparkle glitter.  The frame dies are My Creative Time.  The papers are DCWV.  I pinned the button to the ribbon and attached it to the card.
I know December is a busy month-I hope you have time to create.  I can't wait to see your new projects.  Check out what DIANA and the other designers have made.  If you haven't checked out the new store - you can check it out HERE.  There are so many fun ribbons and buttons.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Exciting News

Happy Thanksgiving.  I love all of the sweet comments you leave me.  Thank You.  Now for the Exciting News.  Diana has a new shop and some fabulous deals.  CLICK HERE to check out some of the amazing new products. Pokemon, StarWars, Thanksgiving and Santa Flair buttons.  She is having a fantastic sale 22% off for  preBLACK FRIDAY, THANKSGIVING, BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY.  THE CODE IS GO22


Happy Thanksgiving.  Today the new challenge over at DL.ART is Thanksgiving or a Thank you card.  Diana has these beautiful vintage Thanksgiving buttons.  They go perfect with her ribbons and twine.  Did you know that Diana generously gives my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.  I used Espresso from the Coffee House Bundle 2 and Basic Twine.  Don't you love the buttons with the twine and ribbon?

This is the first time that I have printed a Cricut Imagine image.  So fun.  The papers are Echo Park "Fall is in the Air".   I wish you all a a day full of love and  laughter.  I am thankful for Diana and the rest of the DT and for all of my sweet followers.  I can't wait to see your creations

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Hello,  It has been a while since I have posted.  I am having a lot of back pain these days. Finally, I finished my Thanksgiving cards.  Unfortunately I  mailed the ones one I made for my adult family member before I photographed them.  I made some cute wobbling turkey cards for my grand nephew and grand niece.  The turkey is cut with Cricut's Teddy Bear Parade in Design Space.  I am joining the FCCB Thanks or Thanksgiving Challenge

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Oh my Gosh- Art Impression has the cutest new doggy Christmas set. The  Santa Paws stamps are perfect for the current "Tag It" Challenge.  All of the dies are My Creative Time.  The papers are Sugar and Spice Studio.  I colored the images with Marvy Markers and embellished with Perfect Pearls.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


It is time for a new Thankful Thursday Challenger over at DL.ART.  This time the theme is Patriotic-you can always substitute a thank you card.  Have you checked out the DL.ART Store  Diana has so many fun buttons and bundles.  I used Strawberry Grape from the Strawberry Grape-Milk Chocolate Bundle and  Lavender from Spring Bundle 1.  Diana generously gives my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
This time I decided to make a Thank You card.  Some of my friends gave me donations for Operation Christmas Child  I wanted to send them a Thank you card. I began with a "Anna Griffin Butterfly Layout" available on Cricut Access/  The sentiment is also Anna Griffin.  All of the papers are DCWV. I made a big bow using both Lavender (Spring Bundle #1) and Strawberry Grape (Strawberry Grape-Milk Chocolate Bundle)
I hope to you join this challenge.  Visit the DL.ART Blog to see what Diana and her team designed for this Challenge
I am submitting this to the FCCB SPARKLE Challenge

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Good Morning.  It is the beginning of a new month that means its time for  the DL.ART ANYTHING GOES NOVEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE.  There are so many fun products in the DL.ART store.  I love all of the buttons and ribbon bundles. For this challenge I used Mocha from the Coffee House Bundle 2 and Steel Blue from the Blues bundle. Diana gives my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.  
Heart felt Creations has the cutest Pampered Puppy stamp set.  I colored in the image using Marvy markers.  Then I cut it out with a Spellbinders Die. The Back ground paper is Paper Studio.  I wrapped the Mocha ribbon around the bottom of the card and added a Steel Blue bow that I secured with brown and white twine.
Be sure to stop by the DL.ART blog to see what Diana and the design team members created for this challenge.  I can't wait to see your projects.

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Hello.  It is time for a brand new challenge over at DL.ART.  The theme is Sparkle and Ribbon.  Diana has the most gorgeous bundles of ribbon.  Be sure to check out the great collections of ribbon and buttons at the DL.ART store.  For my project I used Crown from the Gold bundle.  I love this shade of gold, and Chalk from the Newspaper Bundle.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
For this challenge I made a 50th anniversary party.  The patterned paper and the jewel are from the party invitation.  I cut the heart and the 50 using Cricut Design space.  The pearl swirls are from  my stash.  I mounted the main matt on to some DCWV gold foil card stock, then onto some Quartz sparkly cardstock by Paper Studio.  I threaded the Chalk and Crown ribbons thru the Starfish, then adhered the whole thing to a 5X7 card base.
I can't wait to see your "Sparkle and Ribbon" projects.  Of course you can always enter a Thank You card.  Be sure to stop by DL.ART for inspiration

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.