Celebrate 🎉

May 11, 2021

Graduation time is just around the corner. I’ve created this card for a special graduate.

I built this card using Neenah White cardstock as an A2 base. I stamped images onto another single card panel in Neenah White and layering the cardstock . By using stamps from InkyStamper: Dragonfly, Herbs- RR003, Bee-BJ010 and using Nuvo’s Black Shadow ink, coloring the images with a combination of Nuvo’s Metallic Glitter Markers, Copic Sketch Markers and Aquarelle Brush Markers I fashioned the base panel and I embellished the images with Nuvo’s Aqua Shimmer in Midas Touch, Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze and Sulyn’s Crystal Diamond Extra Fine glitter. I stamped the Ralph Mouse (RR008)image from scraps out of my scrap collection with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink and colored him with Copic Sketch Markers. The sentiment is from the Market Tote Stamp Set , again stamped with Nuvo’s Black shadow Ink on another scrap and distressed with Nuvo’s Carrot Stick Ink cube.

I created the popped up flower with the Flowerette -DI0010 again using scrap paper and adjusting the die to make a smaller Flowerette. The leaf behind the Flowerette is from the Mini Envie Die Set- DI009.

I completed the card by distressing the card base edges with Nuvo’s Carrot Stick mini cube ink.

Thanks for stopping by to visit.

Silly Bee and Funky Chicken

May 10, 2021

Hello! Just another fun way to get inspiration. I saw this honeycomb multi colored paper and immediately started singing the ‘Funky Chicken’. You can Google the song it’s by Rufus Thomas. It ran through my mind all the while I was creating this card.

Choosing Stamps and Dies from InkyStamper.com

Bee, BJ010 and Chicken, UC002 both cut from Neenah White Cardstock, Stamped with Nuvo’s Black Shadow ink and colored with a combination of Nuvo’s Metallic Glitter Markers and Copic Sketch Markers.
Card base is paper from Neena cardstock,cut A2 size, scored and folded. Card front was created by layering with Hero Arts Hues Sampler Pack Paper and Doodlebug Design Buffalo check-wood grain rainbow petite prints and Paper Studio in Polygon Bright. I embellished with a piece of gold chicken wire ribbon, adhered with mini staples.

I had black glitter paper scraps in my collection die cut into the critters glasses and embellished them with gems from Picket Fence Gems, Reflections and Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze.
I stamped the sentiments from the Bee and Chicken Stamp Sets on Neenah White with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink, distressed with Nuvo’s mini cube ink in Rubber Duck. Both critters are adhered to the card with Wobbles from the InkyStamper store to make them dance.

Thank you for visiting and enjoy the song🎶

“You work both arms and you work both feet,…flap your arms and your feet start kicking, Then you know, you doing the funky chicken”

Happy Mother’s Day💐

May 9, 2021

Inspiration comes in many forms and I think of pretty flowers when I think of Mother’ Day. To create this card I used:

InkyStamper Stamps and Dies:

Stamps and Dies: Ralph and Rosie, Herbs

Dies: Mini Envie and Small Fry Box

Other die cuts and sentiment from my collection

Embellishments from Picket Fence Studios- Reflections; Washi Tape, Green Grass-by Doodlebug Design Inc.; and Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze

Thanks for visiting and enjoy 😊

April 23, 2021

Christmas in April ????

Yes it is! it seems it is never too soon to start on my Christmas Cards! lol.

InkyStamper, http://www.inkystamper.com, released new dies on April 13, 2021 and this one screamed Christmas to me. I also added sequins for the monthly challenge. Hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting.

Here is my take:

I created the card with paper and embellishments from my crafting stash.

The card base was created with a card front from my stash and layered with another piece, zebra print. I cut the red piece 3″x 5″ and scored it at 1/2″ then folded and attached it to the card base on the back folding over the card base front. I placed another piece of Neenah card stock, again cut at 3″ by 5 1/4′ to the card base to mirror the flap front. I stamped the sentiment from InkyStampers Stamp set, RR009 Snow Angel on Nenaah Cardstock with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink.

I cut the Flowerette die from paper I have had in my paper collection and then folded into this pretty rosette and embellished it with Sequins from my collection and Gems from Picket Fence Studio -Fire. placing it on the red flap creating the card.

The Bee’s Knees with InkyStamper, Chelsea Comer and One of a Kind Virtual Event

I made the original card for the class and while tidying up my Craft space, I dropped a black ink pad on top of my finished card! 😤. So here is take 2 with all materials from my collection (aka my stash).

The Bee Stamp and Die set from InkyStamper are used for the images and sentiment, inked up with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink. The Honey comb is inked with Nuvo’s Acorn Brown. I colored the image with Copic markers : C3,110, G14 and Y15. I embellished the Bee’s antenna with gems from Picket Fences Fire and completed the look with Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy.


April 16, 2021

Using some scraps and bling to dress up Ms Pig getting her ready for her new job.

Our daughter got her dream job and we wanted to let her know how proud we are of her.

I used scraps from my scrap box to make the whole card! Neenah paper card base and doodle bug Swiss Dot paper for Ms Pig. I stamped the image from InkyStampers Pig Stamp and Die set with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink and blinged her bow, from InkyStampers Bunny Stamp and Die set, with Picket Fences Gem mix- Fire. I completed the card with a sentiment from my stash and White twine.

I’m sure our daughter will appreciate this small gesture. Thanks for stopping by to have a look.

Flowerette Fun….

April 15, 2021

Here’s a fun ‘Happy Mail Card’ from the new InkyStamper release on April 13, 2021.
I created this card from Neenah Cardstock for the base and the rest of the cardstock elements from my scrap box. I inked up the sentiment with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink and distressed the tag from the InkyStamper small Fry Box die with Nuvo’s Rubber Ducky Ink. The card base was stenciled with Nuvo’s Glacier paste in Green Envy and the small flower center was embellished with Nuvo’s Glimmer Paste in Moonstone. I die cut the flowers with InkyStampers Flowerette Die and cut them down proportionately to fit my card base. I die cut the leaves from the Envie die set. I embellished the large flower with Nuvo’s Bluebell Hearts Confetti. I chalked the background with Pan Pastel Phthalo Blue with a soft brush.

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Celebrate with me…

April 10, 2021

This is my granddaughter’s 6th birthday card. I tried to make it fun so, I used fun stuff. Who doesn’t loves cute snails and sparkly mushrooms? Right?

I created the card from with Neenah White cardstock and Nuvo’s mini ink pad in Pistachio Green using the direct to paper inking technique to create the background. I cut a die cut image for the grass from a die that I have in my collection of retired dies, out of Doodlebug Design 6×6 paper pad-Swiss Dot. Some of the mushrooms and Snail were stamped on Neenah White with Nuvo’s Acorn Brown Ink from the Snail stamp and die set from InkyStamper, the other mushrooms were fussy cut from the doodlebug Swiss dot and Sugar and Spice scraps from another project. The Snail was Die cut from Neenah White paper and hand colored with WaterColor Pencils and Nuvo’s Glitter Markers. The sentiment was stamped on Neenah White with Nuvo’s Dried Oregano Ink and cut with a die from retired dies. The whole card was embellished with Sequins Mix- Mermaid Water and Gem mix- Day and Night from Picket Fence. I completed the look with Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze and googly eyes from my collection.

Thanks for coming to my blog to look and have a great day😘

Just Bee-Cause…

April 7, 2021

Today’s creation was created with cardstock from American Craft,Doodlebug and cardstock from my collection. I used the Small Fry Box Die set and Bee Stamp and Die by InkyStamper. I also used a retired decorative vine die from my collection.
The Bee was stamped with Nuvo’s Black Shadow Ink and colored with Copic Sketch Markers and Nuvo’s Glitter Markers. I completed the design with sequins from Sequin Mix by Picket Fence Studio and Nuvo’s Crystal Glaze.
Thank you for visiting today.