Sparkle and Shine

I can't believe it is the middle of August and there is only one week left of summer break! Its been a fun August with a family Disney Cruise to Alaska (I'll post some tips on that later) and now we are in full swing of getting ready for school. It is also time for... Continue Reading →

Elephants Never Forget a Birthday

I hope you've had a chance to play along with our Birthday Card Challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. Today, I have a fun and easy birthday card using the Color Layering Elephant set and some Pom Poms I may have borrowed from my daughter.   I started by stamping the elephant on to... Continue Reading →

Masculine Birthday Card

It time for a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero and this month we are creating Birthday cards. I never have enough masculine birthday cards so I thought I would make this simple one for today's challenge. I started out with some Bristol Smooth paper and white heat embossed the sentiments from the March... Continue Reading →

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Happy Summer!  I have another Summertime Fun card for A Blog Named Hero because its definitely summer here in Texas. Not only is school out, but the humidity and heat here will fog up anyone's glasses once they exit a building. Welcome to the sauna that is Houston summers. When it summer here, you stay... Continue Reading →

Summertime Fun

It's the June 15th and time for another A Blog Named Hero Challenge. This month the challenge is Summertime Fun. Nothing screams summertime like Ice Cream, so I pulled out this fun Color Layering Ice Cream set and made a couple of cards. I might have gotten a little carried away but these ice creams... Continue Reading →

The Flower Challenge #21

Its the beginning of June which means it is time for another awesome challenge over at The Flower Challenge. This month's theme is: There were so many fun choices but I decided to go with Challenge #11 Focus on Background Stamping. Here is my card to highlight background stamping. To start, I stamped this Hero... Continue Reading →

Watercolor Blending

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I'm over on A Blog Named Hero played along with our watercolor challenge. Have you played yet? School is almost ending here in Houston, Texas so I thought that I would make some teacher thank you cards. I love this Peonies and having been playing around with... Continue Reading →

Hero Arts Vellum Peonies

I'm playing with this awesome Peonies set from Hero Arts on vellum as part of out monthly challenge over at The Flower Challenge. I stamped this beautiful image on vellum with Versmark ink and heat embossed it in gold. Then I flipped the paper over to color the flower with color pencils. I used Mulberry,... Continue Reading →

Watercolor Challenge

We are celebrating another challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. This month is one of my favorites because I love watercoloring. Usually I watercolor flowers, but for this challenge I decided to do a simple card using this large ampersand. It's an older stamp from Hero Arts but I still love it. Here is... Continue Reading →

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