Designer Series Paper, Hand-stamped cards

Mixing the old with the new

One of my all-time favorite paper is the Festive Birthday series.  The colors are so full of life and good cheer.  It’s “happy” paper.  I combined it with the labeler alphabet stamp set to create this sassy little anthem.  I’m lucky to have some really incredible women in my life who inspire me everyday with their fierce love, unyielding work ethic, and brilliant minds.  I had each of them in mind when I crafted this little note card.


Order your Festive Birthday paper today!  It will only be available until May 22 and after that, it’s available for order only while supplies last. I absolutely adore the typesetting that the labeler alphabet stamp set provides. This stamp set is available in the current catalog.  The possibilities for sassy, humorous, edgy messages are endless!  Order yours today by visiting my store!

Products used: Whisper White card stock; Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper; Labeler Alphabet stamp set; Memento ink, tuxedo black; Tempting Turquoise ink; 2016-18 In-color enamel shapes; adhesives; Stampin’ trimmer.

Paper Pumpkin

Mom needs this!! You need this!

It was around this time last year when I signed up for my first Paper Pumpkin kit.  I haven’t looked back since!  The April kit contained three watercolor pencils in addition to the usual stamp set and ink spot.  It was so much fun creating the cards and exploring new watercoloring techniques.  Subscribe by May 10 to get this month’s project!

With a Paper Pumpkin subscription, you can make amazing projects without all the prep work! #winning

My mother was a painter and she painted mainly in watercolor. Even though I’ve been living without her physical presence for 10 years, I still think of her every single day.  And she would have LOVED to receive a Paper Pumpkin subscription for Mother’s Day.

If you haven’t snagged that special gift for the “mother” in your life, use the link above to start “mom’s” subscription today! Remember to link the subscription to me (when asked for the demonstrator) and I can keep an eye on the purchase and answer any questions you or your “mom” (as the new Paper Pumpkin subscriber) have about the kit.

What’s that you say?  You don’t have kids?  Then this IS the perfect treat for you!  Creating life is so over-rated…create swanky, hip, original works of art using your new Paper Pumpkin kit!  It’s a party in a box that arrives monthly in your mailbox!  What are you waiting for?  Remember to link the subscription to me (when asked for the demonstrator) and I can keep an eye on your purchase and answer any questions you might have about the kit.



Crafting with Kids, Hand-stamped cards

Inventory is building!

It was a week of early mornings and late evenings and more meetings than I care to remember.  Tonight, I came home and cranked out a couple of cards and it turned out to be the best decompression tactic I’ve used this week.  Once again my itty-bitties were eager to help.  My 6-year old loves to brush the paper scraps from the thinlit dies while my 4-yr old loves to slide the cutting blade through the paper.


Additional supplies included Festive Birthday DSP, Tangelo Twist  & Hello Honey Cardstock (both retired), Pacific Point , Whisper Whiteand Dapper Denim Cardstock  Blushing Bride Ink, the Balloon Pop-Up thinlit, adhesives, and of course, my crafty friend, the Big Shot.

Now that I’ve regained my center, I’m looking forward to a quiet and low-key weekend with my little fam.  What is on your crafting horizon?


Crafting with Kids

Creating with “FiFe”


Spring Break 2017 meant our little family enjoyed a stay-cation. One of the many activities I had lined up for the week included crafting this sweet scene (CASE by the talented Ingrid Oudijk) . My son loves cranking the Big Shot and my daughter enjoys using the brush to loosen and remove the paper from a thinlit.  It really was a cooperative effort.  And we broke the project up over several days since it includes many steps.  I was in charge of folding, cutting, adhering, and I did choose the color scheme, but otherwise FiFe (what you get when you smash together the first 2 letters of my daughter’s first name and the first 2 letters of my son’s first name) took the lead. I’m so pleased with how things turned out!!

What are you doing to celebrate Spring?

Happy crafting, Friends!


Stampin’ Up! materials used:
Home Sweet Home Dies
Basket Bunch Bundle
Pansy and Petite Petal Punches
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Tempting Turquoise, Pink Pirouette, Cucumber Crush (plus a variety of DSP and cardstock scraps to make the flowers)
Write Markers: Rose Red & Always Artichoke
Stamp Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black

Become a Demonstrator

Let’s Get This Inking Adventure Started!

Take a look at the load of awesome-ness that UPS delivered to me!


A tad overwhelmed? Maybe. A tad elated? Definitely! And I may have been just a bit peeved that my itty-bitties expected me to parent them after the boxes arrived. Fix you dinner? Wipe your tushy? Give you a bath?  Hello, itty-bitties, do you not understand the magnitude of Was I also a tad delusional? I plead the 5th!

My inventory has been logged and I am developing my inspiration folders. There are countless projects I have rattling around my head. I can’t wait to showcase the cards and projects that will stem from the framelits, stamps, paper, ink, and embellishments shown above. Stayed tuned for previews of the cards and projects I’ll be sharing. You won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for checking out my blog and for coming along on this inking adventure with me!