Thursday, June 29, 2017


Art Impressions are having a Create Your Own Back Ground Challenge.  For this challenge I used the "Big Birthday Wishes" set that is available atMichaels.  I began by stamping the cup cake image randomly on a piece of water color paper.  Then I water colored stripes, around the cupcakes.   I swiped Marvy markers on my palette, and applied them to my project with water and a brush.I colored the cupcakes with markers too.  I stamped the main image using Stayz On ink, then I watercolored it and cut around it.  I put the image on an Action Wobble and attached it to my base.    The base was then adhered to a piece of Anna Griffin ombre card stock.  I water colored the sentiment and cut it out, then that was attached to the base with pop dots.

Saturday, June 24, 2017


I completely forgot to post the card I made my husband for Fathers Day.  Maybe it was because I was finishing it on Sunday morning.  I surprised him with a new smoker a Traeger Grill.  I used my Cricut Explore and the Block Party Cartridge to make this card.  All of the papers are Paper Studio.  I am entering this into the Masculine Challenge over at FCCB

Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today is a the start of the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #207-Summer Fun.  Here in Pleasanton, Ca it has been 105 degrees.  Thankfully we haven't lost out power.  There are 3 big birthdays in my family.  A set of twins who are turning 70 and my SIL who is celebrating her 60th.  Diana has so many beautiful Summer colored ribbons.  For this challenge I used Strawberry GrapeLavender and  Pink Basic Twine  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount-just use the code k34510 at checkout.
I began by cutting some gift bags using the Anna Griffin "Giftables" cartridge and my Cricut.  Then I decorated them with MCT stamps, stickers and  beautiful bows using Lavender and Strawberry grape ribbon.
I can't wait to see your summer creations.  You can always substitute a Thank you card.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


I made some fun  summer jewelry.  I had seen similar one foe sale that were over $50.00.  I made this set for under $15.00.  All of the supplies except for the whitish beads came from JoAnnes.  The white beads came from a shop in Benicia CA.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Have you tried out the Tim Holtz Oxide inks.  They are so much fun to play with.  I made this background by putting swishes of color on my palette then I smooshed my wet water color paper on the palette.  I accidentally picked up some pink and yellow that was already on the palette.  Then I sprayed some water.  This made the perfect background for the new Art Impressions Stamp "Road Trip".  I picked up 2 new sets of AI stamps from Michaels. The green on the car is Tim Holtz Distress Oxied-Pistachio.  It gives a vintage look to the old car.
I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and Inked them with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide-Broken China. I also distressed the matt and edged with Marvy Marker-Bright Yellow.
I am entering this into the current AI Challenge "Lets Distress"

Saturday, June 10, 2017


I got my inspiration for this card from a Water color Wednesday You Tube Video by Art Impressions.  The subject was "Beach Row Houses"  My second inspiration was a hotel in Capitola, Ca that has brightly painted cottages.  I didn't have the exact stamps that Bonnie used in the video.  What I love about these tutorials is that you can easily substitute like stamps.  I used  the cottage from Watercolor Series 8 Set2.  I did a lot of masking so only the front of the 2nd and 3rd cottages show.  The image ended up being sort of long so I made a long narrow card.  I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool, then inked them with a Bright Yellow Marvy Pen.  To add to the beachy, distressed look, I mounted the image on cork paper.
I am entering this into the AI "Lets Distress" Challenge

Friday, June 9, 2017


Hello,  I love the new The Adventure Begins die and stamp set by My Creative Time.  It has 2 scooters and balloon, flowers and presents to put on the back.  I had colored a bunch of them, cut them out, then they sat on my desk for a 2 weeks.  When I saw the current Die Cutting Divas Sketch Challenge, I knew it would be perfect for the scooter.  The fun pink scooter paper is Doodlebug "Spring Garden".

Thursday, June 8, 2017


There is a new DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.  The Theme is Patriotic.  Diana has a a lot of red white and blue ribbons.  She even has a bundle called the Patriotic Bundle.  For my project I used Chalk White and RAO Red from the newspaper-bundle.  I also used Royal Blue from the blues-bundle.  Diana give my readers a 10% discount, use the code k34510 at check out.
I made a sign for my front door.  The cut is Cricut Summer Celebrations.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ladies dressed in Pink and Orange

I made this card for my second entry into the Art Impressions White Space is Nice Challenge.  I used the Dare to Be Fabulous set.  I cut the image out using My Creative Time Stitched Oval die.  Then I mounted that on white cardstock embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder.  I added a twine bow using orange and pink basic twine by DL.ART.


I made these decorations for my friend whose sons were promoted from elementary and middle school.  I use Scotch temporary mounting squares for the animals.  The cute graduation animals are cricut Create a Critter 2  and Teddy Bear Parade..  The Minion is a circle that I cut the sides off and a crescent shape for the mouth.  I am entering these into the following challenges.
Die Cutting DIvas-Anything Goes

Thursday, June 1, 2017


Good Morning.  I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.  We went to our cabin in Truckee. The sun was out and the yard was still full of snow-So breathtakingly beautiful.  It is June 1st- that means it is time for another DL.ART Linky Challenge.  Diana has some awesome new bundles of crinkle ribbon check them out at the DL.ART STORE.  For my project I am using Zinfandel from the new Vintage Vineyard-Summer Edition.  I love all of the colors in this bundle.  Rose is a gorgeous pink and Pink Champagne is a soft light pink.  Diana offers my readers a 10% discount just use the code k34520 at checkout.
I made this card for a friend who has a lot going on.  The stamps are Art Impressions.  The sentiment is Anna Griffin. and of course the beautiful ribbon is from the DL.ART STORE.
June is a busy month with vacations, graduations and Fathers Day.  I hope you all have time to craft and I cant wait to see your June projects.  Head on over to DL.ART to see what Diana and the DT have created.