Tuesday, April 28, 2020

you are my favorite

I am experimenting with black & white stamped backgrounds - this is background #1 (it is actually "smokey shadow," which I prefer when I'm using softer colors):
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, stampin' up
dies:  papertrey ink, the greetery

Thursday, April 23, 2020

floral cards

I'm sharing one of my VERY favorite color combinations today with this fresh cut bouquet in a fun basket.  (and it's always nice to have a stash of blank note cards on hand)
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  stampin' up, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink

Monday, April 20, 2020

special delivery

I've added pink stripes and a flower to create a feminine version of this cute mail truck for Ink to Paper’s Project: Reach Out.  I kept the design simple so the patterned papers would set it off (not compete with it). 

I have just as much fun making the front of the envelope cute to coordinate with the card inside, so I thought I should start sharing them . . .

stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  american crafts, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
punch:  stampin' up
stencil:  paper smooches
embellishment:  brad (yes, that's a brad - remember brads?!) - making memories

Saturday, April 18, 2020

keep swimming!

I would LOVE to be at the ocean right about now - any ocean - wouldn't we all!!!  I loved creating this encouraging card for Ink to Paper's continuing Project: Reach Out.
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  watercolor paper, papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink



Friday, April 17, 2020


a few more kitties for my Utah girls . . .
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, library card from my stash
dies:  papertrey ink

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

missing you!

this grandma is sorely missing her little grandkiddos who are spread across the continent!
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, my favorite things, library card
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  sequin - avery elle

Monday, April 13, 2020

sending hugs & rainbow cheer

a gorgeous spring has sprung here in northern California!  I'm back with another card for Ink to Paper's reach out project - this simple card was made from watercolor scraps and leftover elements from previous projects (I am continually working to bring that pile under control!!!)
stamps:  papertrey ink
papers:  papertrey ink, watercolor paper
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  black enamel dots - bella blvd

Friday, April 3, 2020

just a little thank you

I'm so happy to be joining Ink to Paper's reach out project - I am sharing the card I sent to a sweet young RN who works in the emergency room at one of our local hospitals (she has cared wonderfully for my elderly mother on more than one occasion - she even refers to mom as her "grandma").
stamps:  papertrey ink, my favorite things
papers:  papertrey ink
dies:  papertrey ink
embellishments:  twine - the twinery at pebbles inc