Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer Flowers

Here in the great white north the days are already getting shorter. I am always amazed by how quickly our short summer passes! I decided to hang on to the sun a while longer by creating a cheerful birthday card covered in flowers!

I use partial die cutting a lot in my crafting, and I used it on this card to create a colorful floral border. This technique really adds versatility to my die stash, and I love the interest it gives to this design.

I am off to bask in the sun with a good book while I can! Lots of love, my friends!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summertime Veggies!

I adore Papertrey Ink's Vegetable Garden stamp set, and I've been religiously pinning great ideas using this set for a long time. I finally decided to jump in and actually make two projects off my Pinterest board. (Yay me!)

This card design by Melissa Phillips has all the things I love: a collage of images, cheerful colors, and a big girly bow. Love at first stamp.

This design by Heather Nichols reminds me of a vintage advertising label. I love the subtle layers of white and brown that create visual interest while keeping the design clean and simple. Heather and Melissa always prove that a good design outshines a complicated one!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your heart and garden are full on this fine summer day!

Monday, August 1, 2016


Once in a long while there comes the opportunity to create a perfectly silly card. In this case, a card featuring a googly-eyed cactus and a photobombing llama. I introduce to you ...


This irresistible set of festive images makes me giggle with child-like joy! Seriously.

I started this simple-to-create card with a piece of watercolor paper measuring 4 x 5 1/4". I sprayed a layer of Crushed Curry Ink with a spritzer, let it dry fully, and then sponged a bit more around the edges for a brighter color. I inked up my sentiment in Crushed Curry as well and colored the bottom half with my Pumpkin Pie marker. Then it was time to stamp and die cut my main images. I assembled and adhered the banners and cactus, then added it all to a Tempting Turquoise A2 card base. The llama peeks up off the front of my envelope for a little extra silliness.

This project will make someone's special day, and the cute imagery made mine! Happy stamping!