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.