Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Thinking of You - Sympathy

I made this card for a friend that recently lost her father.    

It is a bit outside my comfort zone because I did not use designer paper.  I created the background panel with dry embossing, versa mark ink, and then heat embossing with pearl embossing powder.  In real life it is very pretty and just a bit shimmer.   I think it would also work well for a wedding card.

Thank you for stopping by!  


Stamp:  Spring Bouquet by Alex Syberia Design

Papers:  Georgia Pacific white card stock, Paper Trey white card stock

Other:  Copic markers, Cuttle Bug Distressed Stripes embossing folder, Versa Mark watermark ink, WOW! white pearl super fine embossing folder, white gel pen, Copic black multi liner, silver thread, pearls

Fonts: Papyrus and Affectionately Yours


Monday, June 7, 2021

Teddy and Penguin Christmas Card

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was very warm here but breezy and with low humidity so it wasn't too bad.  It was beautiful in the shade.  I know the farmers and gardeners probably are hoping for rain but it is nice to be able to go outside and not have to deal with mosquitos.

Even though it was hot this weekend, I had the chance to finish up a Christmas card.  I have had this image colored and sitting on my desk for weeks.  I put it together pretty quickly because I found the embossed panel in my left overs from other projects.   The DP pieces were also left overs.  I cut the sentiment out of a page from the DP pad.    Add a few embellishments and it was done.

Thank  you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week.


  • Stamps:  Teddy and Penguin digital stamp from Lili of the Valley
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Papertrey white cardstock, misc. red cardstock, My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper pad
  • Other:  Copic markers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Leaping Trout Father's Day

With Father's Day is quickly approaching, I started looking for a stamp to use to create a card for my dad who is avid fisherman.   I found the perfect digital image, Leaping Trout, from Power Poppy.  I used google to look at some images of rainbow trout so that I had a guide for coloring. I was really inspired by some of the painting by Anita Phillips.

After coloring the image, I decided to add a little something by using the eclipse technique for the letters "DAD".   After watching Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for the eclipse technique, I find myself using it frequently.  I think it just adds a little something special.

I finished the inside of the card with the image and a strip of designer paper.   

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Leaping Trout digital stamp set from Power Poppy
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white card stock, Photo Play Camp Happy Bear 6x6 paper pad, Paper Trey kraft and black card stock
  • Other:  Copic markers, alphabet dies from Papertrey, DMC floss, CTMH precut card board piece, Annabelle Stamps metallic gemstones