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Happy Monday! Just a quick post today. I love this impression plate from Papertrey Ink but hadn’t used it yet. I colored the butterflies awhile back and thought they’d work well with the background. The tag is from Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents (another great die set!) and the sentiment is from Lovely Leaves, also Papertrey.


Are you sick of seeing me use this set yet? LOL! Thanks for bearing with me! 🙂

I’ve been wanting to play along for awhile and found a little extra time on my hands today. It’s my first time playing Tuesday Trigger and here’s the inspiration. Isn’t it gorgeous?

And here’s what I came up with.


I used a Krylon gold pen for the edges…it adds a nice pop in person.


Several layers make the image really stand out.


What do you think? I really had fun with the challenge. The butterfly is from Antique Flowers & Butterflies (Hero Arts) and colored with Copics. Looking forward to next week’s challenge! Thanks for stopping by!


I’ve had my eye on this stamp and die set for awhile now. I was so happy to see it at Joann’s last week and used a 50% coupon on it, which made it a great deal! This card was cut for something else but it worked well with the butterflies, so I used it anyway. I used Circle Nesties to cut the frame and adhered the large butterfly to the inside of the card.


The butterflies were colored with Copics and I love the dimension this card has. Next month I’m taking the Copic Certification class and I’m so excited! My coloring skills could use some instruction and of course, I’ve been a huge fan of the instructor, Debbie Olson, for a long time! Yay! I will let you all know how it goes, I can’t wait! Thanks for stopping by!


I have to say that the more I use Papertrey’s anniversary set, the more I love it. I stamped the flowers in Purely Pomegranate and used Copics to add some shading. A white gel pen helped add a little detail and the sentiment was stamped on vellum. I used Distress inks for the sponging and did more blotting than rubbing to give the card some texture.


This card was made for SCS’s CAS Challenge and was a fun way to use brighter colors. The image was colored with Copics and accented with a white gel pen. Image (Butterfly Flower) and sentiment (Woodland Creature) are from Hero Arts.


I loved Paisley so much that I made another card with her. I combined two sets, Paisley and Bee Mine, to create this card. The sentiment is from Woodland Creature (Hero Arts).



It is really hard to see in the pictures, but Paisley’s hair, bow, ruffle, and shoes were cut with Silhouette flock vinyl and add a nice texture to her.

Thanks for stopping by!

It’s the middle of February and I am just now feeling like I can post some projects.  These are from the past few months and I think I’ll keep it simple and add a few details.

Don’t you love mini cards?  They’re my favorite to make! I used the small box and envelope die by SU to create a matching mini set of cards for the A2 cards.  Snowflakes are from the Decorative Strip Die (SU).  A2 cards use Spellbinders Snowflake dies and a Sizzix Snowflake die.  The turquoise snowflake, along with the rhinestones were airbrushed with Copics.

Bookmark Christmas card – Bosskut Poinsettia (digi cutter file), SU Holy Triptych, gold embossing powder, Martha Stewart pearl, SU Old Olive card stock and ink, Krylon gold pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds, organza ribbon

Candy Cane Shaker Card – Build a Wreath, Winter Penguin (digi cutting file, Shelly’s Art), Martha Stewart chunky and fine glitter, Nesties, organza ribbon

Penguin Bowl Card – Build a Wreath, Winter Penguin (digi cutting file, Shelly’s Art), Shape Cards (digi cutting file, My Scrap Chick), My Minds Eye DP

Winter Cupcake Card – Cupcake Card (digi cutter file, Shelly’s Art), Quickutz sentiment, Martha Stewart dp (snowman), copics, airbrush, silk ribbon

Holly Easel Card Box – Holly stamp, Hero Arts, gold embossing powder, Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils, Christmas Word Charms (digi cutter file, Shelly’s Art)

Bottom of my Heart Card – Elizabeth stamp, Stampin Up, sentiment by PTI, Krylon Gold Pen, gold embossing powder

Here are a few more cards I made using Bosskut’s Poinsettia file.  These flowers are so easy to make and so very versatile, I’m pretty sure everyone should have one. lol!  There is also  a metal die of the Poinsettia that Bosskut sells if you don’t have a computerized cutter.  The sentiment is from GinaK Designs.

Every year I use these cute little owls in some way.  This year I decided to match his sweater to the poinsettia.  Doesn’t he look cozy?  Stamps are from Hero Arts, Basic Grey DP.

And finally, here is a fun way to instantly dress up a 3×3 card.  I used a strip of ScorTape and Martha Stewart glitter to add a little sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!

Yet another card with snowflakes! lol! This card uses Papertrey Ink’s (PTI) Friendship Jar stamp set and matching die.  The snowflake stamps are PTI and Hero Arts and the die cut snowflakes are from Shelly’s Art.  I adore these snowflakes and I will be using them a lot!  Once again, I cut the snowflakes with ScorTape and used Dazzling Diamonds on them.  The sentiment is from Holiday Button Bits (PTI).  Thanks for stopping by!