Sunday, May 29, 2016

Nautical Blessings

Here's a clean and simple card inspired by the sketch challenge over at Less is More.

Supplies and Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Baker's Twine, Anchor Stamp, Linen Stamp, Welcome Baby embossing/die set (Provo Craft), Red/White/Blue cardstock, hole punch

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Washi Tape Cards

 Today I'm sharing some quick and easy
(bright and cheerful)
washi tape cards.
The color combinations 
and designs possible are as endless as...
...the washi tape in your stash!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Card Sets

I added two card sets to my Etsy shop.
I decided to try something different.
Instead of making all the cards in the sets the same, 
I made smaller themed sets.
Above is the Floral Encouragement (Set of 2)
Below a  Bird Themed Cards (Set of 3)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Little Birdie

Bird cards are some of my favorites!
I made this one with a digital stamp set from Stamprints.
I printed the eggs twice and popped them up with dimensionals. 

Supplies and Tool: Bird and Nest digital stamps, Scholar Prismacolor Pencils, paper doily, washi tape,  Home Tweet Home (Hampton Art), dimensionals

Monday, May 23, 2016

Springtime Encouragment

I posted last week about winning 3 sets of digital stamps from Stamprints.
This is part of the second set I won.
Like the last one, I colored the image in Photoscape before printing it out.

Supplies and Tools: White/pink cardstock, Springtime digital stamp set, Chalkboard Sentiments (Anna Griffin), butterfly punch

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Easy Tropical Smoothie

Sharing a recipe for an easy tropical smoothie
Tropical Smoothie
Approx. 1 to 1 1/2 cups V8 Splash 
1 (16 oz.) bag frozen fruit 
(Pineapple, Strawberries, Mango, Peaches)

Thaw fruit slightly (in Microwave for 20 - 30 seconds)
Place 1/2 the fruit in blender with 1/2 cup V8
Continue adding fruit/V8 till desired consistency is reached 
Pour into glass and 

*This recipe made a blender 
full or 3 mugs full (like pictured)*
To change up the taste use a
different flavor of juice or frozen fruit!

Friday, May 20, 2016


I recently won 3 digital stamp sets from Stamprints 
by participating in the Challenge at 
I made the above card with flower image from the  
I colored it in my Photoscape program using 
different shades of purple/blue. 
 I scraped my scissors along the edge 
of the image to create a distressed look, and
added some tiny butterflies!

Supplies and tools: Mother's Day stamp set (Stamprints), Butterfly punch, Chalkboard Sentiments (Anna Griffin)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

One Layer - At Sea

I made this card for the Less is More challenge in the theme of:
One Layer -- At Sea.
Clean and Simple cards are so hard for me...especially when they have to be one layer!
I enjoy the challenge, and maybe one day I'll "master" it!

Supplies: Chalks, By the Seaside (Inkadinkado)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Life's Journey

Here's a simple masculine card with a folded down corner and dictionary page underneath.

Supplies: Large Pocket Watch (Hampton Arts), Sentiment (World Travels), Dictionary Page, Reversible paper, Blending Tool (Tim Holtz), Brown ink, Brown, cream, white cardstock

Monday, May 16, 2016

Love is a great thing...

Here's a clean and simple card I made using the Meadow stamp set from Inkadinkado and a sentiment from Love is a Great Thing (Stampin' Up).
To make the solid colored rectangle I flipped a clear background stamp over and inked the reverse side to stamp a solid block.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Crocheted Sandals

A friend of mine recently had a beautiful baby girl.
As part of her gift I crocheted her 
some baby sandals she'd been wanting.
I did them in gray and yellow to match the little dress
 I bought her and also included one of my
crocheted baby headband sets. 
 You can find the free Flip Flop Sandal pattern here:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Gifts

These were the Mother's Day gifts for church ladies this year.
Crocheted Face Scrubbies with pretty wrapped bars of Caress Soap.
I wrapped the bars in brown paper and added a paper doily and mason jar tag.
The finished package was all tied up with twine for a lovely finish! 
  I also included Ghirardelli chocolates - you can't go wrong with chocolate! 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bird's Nest Freebie

I created this bird's nest Scripture art using a free image from Tangled Pen.
For the first card I printed the image, tore and inked the edges and layered it on cardstock. 
For the second card I  printed it directly on my cardfront with the verse below.
 The last card features a freebie I made a few years back with the same verse underneath.

I'm including three free printables in this post:
Verse card
(Great to print and tuck inside cards)
 Card front #1
Card Front #2

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Handle with Prayer

I had a lot of fun layering different stamps on this clean and simple, one-layer design.
To get a partial stamp of my script background I layered a piece of torn cardstock over my cardfront so it would only ink the left portion.

Supplies and Tools: Script Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Linen Stamp (Creative Stamping --Backgrounds and Beyond), Meadow (Inkadinkado), Sentiment, White/Teal Cardstock

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Book Page Envelopes #2

Here's another set of book page envelopes I made - this time using a Little Golden book called:
The Little Red Caboose.
Instead of gluing the sides of these, I sewed a zig zag seem up the side with my sewing machine.
I also made little one layer train cards to tuck inside with my message. 
I'm using them in the Shelter: Postmarked Ministry.
To view the first set I made (in a Winnie the Pooh theme) click here.

 Here's a mini notecard freebie I made in this theme.