April 30, 2023

Tropical Birthday

I created a floating pane technique card.

I started by die cutting strips of colours cardstock, I die cut a piece of acetate and layered the cardstock on top.


I die cut a frame and popped it up with foam tape the adhered the floating pane inside. I die cut grass and a a palm tree and added them. I stamped the sentiment and fussy cut it out then finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White cardstock, Creative World of Crafts - cardstock pack, Penny Black - not older, better, Hero Arts - Wood Frame infinity dies, Palm tree die cut, gems.

Did you know: Today (and every day), there are at least 15 million people who are celebrating their birthday.

Happy Crafting,

April 28, 2023

A Very Happy Birthday

Happy Friday crafty peeps - I have a quick and simple card for my post today. I cut two pieces of coordinating patterned papers and adhered them to a panel of navy cardstock leaving a small gap between the panels.

I added some foam tape to a sentiment panel from the same paper pad and popped it up. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper, gems.

Did you know: The wave  wave-shaped blob of toothpaste sitting on a toothbrush is called a “nurdle.

Happy Crafting,

April 26, 2023


It is time for Washi Tape Wednesday - I started my card by creating a panel and layering a couple of strips of washi tape on it. I think used square die cuts to cut a number of different sized squares.

I arranged them on a black piece of cardstock and glued them down, I cut around the squares to create a panel.

I stamped and cut the sentiment then finished the card by adding some gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Washi Tape, Sizzix Thinlits - Stacked Tile Squares, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip,  gems. 

Did you know: Passion purpura is the medical term for a hickey.

Happy Crafting,

April 24, 2023

Hangin' with my gnomies

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I have a quick and simple card for my post this morning. I chose fun bright colours and patterns.

I struggle to create with bright colours and patters so I chose a simple layout so I would not get carried away.

I cut a the bottom panel and adhered it, choosing not to layer it with a mat. I cut a strip from a coordinating pattern to break up the pattern of the bottom panel. 

The gnome is a panel from the same patterned paper pad. I added two sentiment strips and the card was done.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip.

Did you know: Aprosexia is the inability to concentrate.

Happy Crafting,

April 20, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #703 - Smiling

Good Morning - I am playing along with the current Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge. I loved that I could pull out one of my mid width washi tape for this card.

I started with a panel with washi tape, and added it to a navy blue background panel. I then cut a second half panel for the top half of the card, I ran that through my Big Shot with a 3D embossing folder. 

I had originally added ribbon along the middle of the card for that element but I was not happy with that so I replaced it with a thin strip of navy blue cardstock.

I added some foam tape to the back of the sentiment and finished the card with some gems. The foil on the sentiment messed with photo a little.

Supplies: White and navy blue cardstock, Washi tape - Washi Tape Shop, Spellbinders - Beautiful Blooms, Pink Fresh Studio - Foiled Sentiments, gems.

Did you know: 20% more antacids are sold the day after the Super Bowl than any other day.

Happy Crafting,

April 19, 2023

All about you

Washi tape Wednesday - today's card is intended to be masculine, I am pre-loading my card box and this is for a birthday in December.

I started by alternating with different patterns and sizes of washi; I layered the panel with blue cardstock.

I stamped the sentiment, layered it with cardstock and foam tape, I then the card is finished with some metallic pearls.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Washi Tape, Penny Black -Special Sentiments, pearls.

Did you know: Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear 700 times.

Happy Crafting,

April 17, 2023

Winter Time

Good Morning and Merry Monday - I ordered the Moda Scrap Winter Time paper pack and I could now wait to use its cuteness.

I went with a simple layout, I cut three panels one background then two layering panels. I die cut two snowflakes and cut one in half and glued them down. The top layering panel had foam tape to pop it up.

I finished the card with sentiment strip from one of the patterned pages.

Supplies: White cardstock, Moda Scrap - Winter, Simon Says Stamp - snowflake die.

Did you know: Studies have shown that when someone keeps a secret, they are physically burdened. Keeping a secret literally weighs you down.

Happy Crafting,

April 15, 2023

Tuesday Morning Sketches #702 - Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday - I am playing along with Tuesday Morning Sketches today, and they have paired up with Double Trouble Paper Crafting for a challenge.

My card took a few twist and turns as I worked through what I wanted. I have a few spare parts for later cards but I like how my card turned out.

I die cut some fun patterned paper rectangle panels in rainbow colours, I layered those onto some black cardstock. I then layered that panel on to some coordinating patterned a paper and another layer of black cardstock.

I used two oval die cuts to create an oval frame then added a acetate oval. I layered a leafy branch on that. I added a sentiment cut from one of the pages from the 6 by 6 paper pad I used. I finished the card with some clear gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Honeybee Birthday Bash, Hero Arts Infinity Ovals, Sizzix - Stacked tile rectangles, Moda Scrap - Love Branches.

Did you know: The chance that a dollar bill contains remnants of cocaine is 80%.

Happy Crafting,

April 12, 2023

Fresh Days of Spring

Washi tape Wednesday - and what a lovely day it is here on the island. The cherry blossoms are stunning and beautiful spring flowers are everywhere.

I started this card with an embossed panel, then created two additional panels. I used strips of blue, cream and tan washi to create a pattern on the lower panel. The second panel is created from one piece of wide washi tape.

I popped up a sentiment strip and added two branches on either side.

Supplies: White cardstock, washi tape, Simon Says Stamp - sentiment strip, embossing folder and privet branch.

Did you know: The longest distance ever traveled to buy a book is 3,950 miles. Emerson Spartz flew from Chicago to London to buy the 5th Harry Potter book.

Happy Crafting,

April 11, 2023

Wild & Free

Found on the wilds of my crafty desk, I don't think I have posted this card. I love these papers (though the manufacturer name alludes me at the moment).

I created a panel from brown cardstock using a stitched rectangle. I cut an peace of patterned paper to fit inside the stitching lines.

I used stitched triangles to create three large flags which I adhered with foam tape. The package of paper came with some ephemera and sentiment stickers and I popped up the flower with foam tape. I finished with some embellishment dots.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper, Simon Says Stamp - Sticked Rectangles, Stampin' Up! - Stitched Triangle, embellishments.

Did you know: Chewing gum can help improve one's memory.

Happy Crafting,

April 10, 2023

Let there be snow

Welcome to another Merry Monday, I am sharing a monochrome card today. I started with a panel I layered with some black cardstock, I did the same with two additional panels. 

I die cut the trees from white cardstock and added them over top of the panels. The sentiment strip is layered with black cardstock and foam tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - American Crafts, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip and pointed evergreens.

Did you know: Coke makes so many different beverages that if you drank one per day, it would take you over 9 years to try them all.

Happy Crafting,

April 9, 2023

Happy Easter

I made a couple of these quick, smaller cards masculine cards. I had scraps of paper on my desk and they look Eastery, so I darkened the edges a little then ran it through my Big shot in an embossing folder to add some texture.

I stamped the eggs, added a little ink to the edges and adhered them with a wobbler. I stamped the sentiment, inked he edges and added some foam tape. I finished the card by adding turquoise Nuvo drops to the egg.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Authentique, The Stamps of Life -eggs2hunt, Simon Says Stamp-Some Bunny, wobbler, Nuvo drops.

Did you know: There is no area in Japan that is more than 100 miles from the sea.

Happy Crafting,

April 8, 2023

But first...

I love how this card turned out, I always struggle with this type of sketch because I never seem to get the measurements correct. 

The papers I used are a digital file I purchased off Etsy, I cut two different patterns onto panels. I layered the panels on some brown cardstock, adding a strip of kraft cardstock in between the panels. 

I layered the the brown cardstock panel on to a layer of kraft cardstock which was adhered to the card base. The sentiment is layered with brown cardstock and popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White, kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - FrouFrouCraft.

Did you know: The man that took the famous photo of the Wright Brothers' first flight had never seen the camera before that day.

Happy Crafting,

April 7, 2023


Good Morning crafty peeps - Crystal did a tutorial of the Northern lights technique ages ago, how I have not yet posted this card before now is crazy. I love love love how this card turned out.

There is lots of ink blending, a silhouette stamped image, some white watercolour splatter and cardstock layering. I finished up with a heat embossed sentiment that is popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Gina K Designs - Friendly Silhouettes.

Did you know: The earths atmosphere is proportionately thinner than the skin of an apple.

Happy Crafting,

April 6, 2023

Just to Say Hello

I love the darker style of this card, I don't recall the manufacturer of the designer papers or the die cut I used though. 

I started with the bottom panel and added a layer of black cardstock to the patterned paper. I did the same for top panel and added foam tape and also added a trio of die cut daisies, two from patterned paper and a third from black cardstock which is popped up with foam tape.

I cut the sentiment strip, leaving a small margin of white on the top and bottom of the sentiment. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper, Die cut , Sentiment strip, gems.

Did you know: In order to burn off a Super Sized coke, fries and a Big Mac, you would have to walk for 7 hrs straight.

Happy Crafting,

April 5, 2023

Wishes come true

Washi Wednesday all - this card was fun to make and easy to put together. I covered a panel of cardstock by adhering washi diagonally across the panel. I added a layer of light blue cardstock to the panel.

I stamped the sentiment then layered light and dark blue cardstock as well as foam tape. I used a punch to cut out a balloon from cardstock cover in.. you got it washi tape. I added a little black twine to the balloon and the card is finished.

Supplies: White, light and dark blue cardstock, washi tape, Penny Black - Special Sentiments, twine.

Did you know: Banging your head against a wall burns 15- calories an hr.

Happy Crafting,

April 4, 2023


Good Morning - I don't know what this technique is called but I have seen it out in the craftyverse and wanted to try it.

I picked up a pack of these cardstock a while back and had not broken into them yet, they are double sided and a little on the thin side but I like how they layered without adding too much bulk.

I started by die cutting three colours with circle die cuts, I glued them together and cut them in half. I rand a panel through my bigshot and a embossing folder. I adhered the layers half circles, added a sentiment and finished with some gems.

Simple but effective.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer cardstock - Creative world of crafts, Simon Says stamp - Sentiment strip, gems.

Did you know: Around 1,600 New Yorkers are bitten every year by other New Yorkers.

Happy crafting,

April 3, 2023

Hello Winter

Merry Monday, I have a easy peasy lemon squeezy card for today. I cut a panel of pattered paper then added a layer of navy cardstock. 

I cut a coordinating sentiment panel, added navy cardstock and some foam tape to pop it up. I finished the card with some gems.

Supplies: White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, gems.

Did you know: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

Happy Crafting,

April 2, 2023

Welcome Little One

I have cards stored all over my craft room, and I finally did some sorting the other day and realized I have a good number that I have not yet posted so I am going to play a little catch up over the next few days.

This card was pretty simple to make, I cut two panels of coordinating patterned paper and adhered them to the card base, I added a strip from another piece of designer paper across the seam.

I then added a premade panel with foam tape and a sentiment strip. I finished the card by adding Glossy Accents to the word Baby and all the hearts.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - ModaScrap, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip.

Did you know: If you wear a ring, the number of germs living beneath it could be as high as the entire population of Europe.

Happy Crafting,

April 1, 2023

Mirror Image

I am trying out a technique that I have been seeing out there in the craftyverse. I started by cutting two piece of cardstock, one in navy the other white.

I used my Misti to line up the floral image for both panels, then heat embossed the image, black on the white, silver on navy. I then cut the images in half and adhered then half-n-half on each card base.

I added a sentiment strip to each, the second card also has a layer of black cardstock backing the sentiment. I finished with a blend of silver and black gems.

I have a little anti-static power showing on each card for I will get that cleaned up.

Supplies: White, black, and navy cardstock, Gina K Designs - Forever Flowers Card Kit, Simon Says Stamp - Sentiment Strip, gems,

Did you know: When you talk on a cell phone while driving you are increasing your chance of being in an accident by 400 percent.

Happy crafting,