SSS Sketched Flowers and Spellbinders Truck die

Hidy Ho All,

So I have a few new cards to chat about.  The first is made with Simon Says Stamp’s Sketched Flowers.

I stamped the floral cluster onto Neenah Solar White with Momento Tuxedo Back Ink and I colored it with Copic Markers.  I then fussy cut the left side out and adhered it to a white card base to which I adhered a piece of patterned paper from the Paper Studios’ Terrace Blooms 4X6 1/2 ” paper pad.  I stamped the sentiment from the Sketched Flowers set with Versamark Onyx Black ink, cut the words apart, and glued them to the front.  I adhered some gold Recollections sequins and called it done.


The next few cards I made were created using Spellbinders October 2018 Large die of the month.  The Fall and Halloween themed cards were done using old Jolee stickers that I wanted to use up.


The next cards (below) were made using the smaller dies that came with the truck die.  The only exception are the yellow wheat stalks which were cut from Impression Obssessions Wheat dies.

For my next card I stamped Concord & 9th’s retro petals turnabout stamp once with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink onto a Neenah Desert Storm panel.  I then die cut the truck, florals, greenery, and the for you sentiment and adhered everything together on top of the stamped panel.  I then stamped and colored flowers from SSS sketched flowers onto Neenah ds paper and colored them with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the upper right corner.  I die cut Happy Birthday (don’t know what company it’s from) from a piece of white cardstock that I colored with seedless preserves ink.  I glued everything to a Neenah DS card base.

My last two cards also feature the truck die.  I cut the patterned truck and the gent from some of Authentique’s “Durable” 6X6 paper pad.  I also used the tree die and other leaf die cuts to fill in around the truck.  I then cut out the saying from the same paperpad and glued it onto the truck.  For the truck on the right I cut it from a brown scrap paper and assembled it.  I cut tools from Memory Box’s tools dies in silver and black and glued the black portions to the handles of the tools.  I then glued them into the truck.  I die cut the tree ring die, Altenew, from a light green scrap and adhered it to a panel of Neenah ds cardstock that I had stamped with the “Bark” background stamp from Local King Rubber Stamp company with Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss inks.  I then adhered the truck on top of the tree ring and adhered all to a green panel and then to a Neenah DS card base.


I hope you like my cards and if you have any questions please email me!  God bless,


A few more cards…

Hi All,

I’m back today with a few more cards that I created a while back and after today’s post I will start posting my most recent creations.  My first card was made using Altenew’s Farmer’s Market stamp set on Nina Desert Storm cardstock and colored with prismacolor pencils.  I matted it onto a lime green panel then adhered it to a nina desert storm card base.

On the next two cards I also used an Altenew stamp set, the Perfectly Perfect, and I again did a no line coloring on Nina Desert Storm using all of my gray prismacolor pencils. I stamped the images on a large panel then I die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn’s  stitched hillside border dies and adhered it to a desert storm card base.  I die cut Altenew’s you are loved die and cut it apart to say Love you.  I die cut it three times in white then added a black die cut on top to give it some dimension.  I then colored the words with my spectrum noir clear glitter pen and topped it with glossy accents.  For the card on the right I die cut the rest of the panel using MFT’s stitched stripes dies and adhered them onto black cardstock and trimmed it so only a small strip of black showed.  I then adhered the panels to a desert storm card base and cut two remaining flowers out to adhere on top the black circle die cut and under the kraft circle.  I then stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock using Versamark ink and Ranger white embossing powder.  I cut the sentiment into a fishtail shape and wound some silver metallic thread around the other end.  Then I adhered it using foam tape.

My next two cards feature the Hero Arts September 2018 card kit.  For the card on the left I stamped images from the kit and from the Autumn Bounty, along with the to go cup as a vase from the MMH August kit.  I stamped everything in Versamark ink on to bristol smooth cardstock and colored everything using my zig real brush markers.  The card on the right was stamped with Ink on 3’s fade out ink onto a dark olive-green panel then I colored the images with my prismacolor pencils.  I then masked the images and inked a portion of the background with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink.  I adhered the panel to a light blue panel then to a white card base.

For my next card I consulted my four legged boy, Sherman,  for the color scheme and he chose blues and lime greens. He has a very discerning eye for color.  I cut a patterned paper piece and adhered it to a black panel and trimmed it down then I glued the wood patterned paper piece to a black card base.  I adhered the leafy panel to the wood panel.  I then stamped images from Altenew’s Indoor Garden stamp set and fussy cut them out. I adhered some of the images flat to the card and some on dimensional foam tape.  I then cut the sentiment from the same paper pack as the patterned paper and glued it in place.

For my last card for today I let Bailey   pick the color scheme, Pepper didn’t care, she was to busy policing the golfers in the back yard.  Using masking paper I stamped images from Altenew’s Cotton Comfort stamp set twice onto nina desert storm cardstock and I colored it with my prismacolor pencils.  I used MFT’s wonky stitched rectangle dies to cut out the panel and I adhered it to a navy blue card base.  I stamped the sentiment on to navy cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I then cut it out by hand and glued it onto the card.

Well that is all for today, I hope you enjoyed my cards and that you will come back again.


First Blog Post and a couple of Cards

Hi all,

So I finally am writing my first blog post.  I decided to start this blog two years ago but I haven’t been ready until now.  The stamping/crafting community is full of amazing people who are generous with their art and with their encouragement to others and I want to be a part of that community.  So for my first post I am showing some cards I made a while back.

My first card was stamped on Nina Desert Storm using ink on 3 fade out ink and fruit stamps from Anna Griffin.  I then colored the images using my Prismacolor Pencils.



My second card was also stamped onto Nina Desert Storm with Ink on 3 fade out ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils for a no line look.  I used Hero Arts Autumn Bounty stamp set.



My next card features stamps from the Hero Arts September 2018 card kit and I stamped and colored the images the same way as on the two previous cards with Nina Desert Storm Cardstock, Ink on 3 fade out ink, and I used my Prismacolor pencils. I sponged some Picked Raspberry Oxide Distress Ink on the card base and scribbled in some gray copic marker underneath the vase.



My next two cards were made using Create a Smiles Aloha Spirit stamp set.  On the one on the left I used MFT’s Modern Mosaic background stamp with white embossing powder and the larger flower from the Aloha stamp set and them colored them using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  The card on the right I stamped the bouquet using masks to stamp each flower a couple of times.  I masked the bouquet and then sponged distress inks on the background. I then removed the masks and colored the images with my copic markers.



The last card I will show today is using Altenew’s Perfectly Perfect stamp set and I used masking to stamp some of the images multiple times.  I again, I’m seeing a theme here, stamped the images on Nina Desert Storm, used Ink on 3’s fade out ink and colored the images using my Prismacolor pencils.  I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame then I popped the outside portion up with dimensional foam tape.



I made these cards quite a while ago and because I wasn’t blogging I was not keeping track of the exact colors I was using and I won’t be adding links just yet.  I will be playing around with my photos and generally learning how to blog.  I hope you enjoyed my cards and I will be posting more previously made cards soon. Thanks for stopping by!