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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March NACHO Blog Hop

Sorry, nothing fancy this month. Besides having a head cold that won't leave, we made a whirlwind trip to Puerto Rico to watch our Cousin's gymnastic meet. Just making a card was a miracle. I love flowers so used Birthday Blooms, and the sentiment is from Crazy About You. I embossed with Black on Shimmer White cs, spritzed with water and used the aqua painters to drop color on the image. Really easy. I used the corner punch that I don't think carried over-my bad, black dots and my colors are Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake. Now head over to Tammy Fite's blog to see her always awesome card or back to Leilani's great artwork. Thanks for stopping by.




Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb. NACHO Blog Hop

I decided this set-Helping Me Grow- was not as easy to use as I thought it would be. I will have to work at it I think. But, overall, it came together and I liked the finished product. I did use the little dots from Birthday Blooms to fill in the empty spaces. I used Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum for the flowers and Wild Wasabi for the green, Crumb Cake for the dots. The card base it Perfect Plum and Basic Black as the frame. Hope you enjoy it and will head on over to the next blog.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Flowering Fields


 This is one of my all time favorite
background techniques. Don't ask me what colors I used-I just keep sponging until I like it. I went back and colored in some of the open leaves/flowers to add some dimention. The sentiment is from Rose Wonder in the Occasions Catalog.

This is another favorite technique to use with open line stamp sets. I had not done a resist card for some time and it went pretty quickly. I just clear embossed and sponged with whatever colors I grabbed. The mat cardstock is Marina Mist with Whisper White. Again, the sentiment is from Rose Wonder. 


Monday, December 21, 2015


Yup, still making Christmas cards. This was a difficult sketch for me-should have been pretty simple but couldn't picture my stamps with the sketch. Anyway, here is a masculine card, Christmas or not. I used the Wilderness Awaits set for the first time, Wonderland, which I really love and hate to see go, and the Gently Falling embossing folder. The DSP and cardstock look off but in real life, they work and Pool Party is the color, not Mint Macaron. Your turn to post your artwork over on the NAC site-see you there.

Monday, December 14, 2015


Still doing Christmas cards! This color challenge made me think of night sky so decided to try the bokeh technique-I really like how it turned out-kind of like northern lights without all the colors. I love the Sleigh Ride edgelits! The sentiment is from Reason for the Season. Head on over to the NAC site and ost your entry for the challenge. See you there.

Monday, December 7, 2015


Still needing Christmas cards and this turned out to be another pretty easy card for mass production. I used the Delicate Ornament Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, the sentiment from Reason for the Season, Black Glimmer paper behind the Gold foil ornament, the Gold Bakers Twine and DSP from Merry Moments. Once again, I forgot to put a jewel on the ornament, but I think I will add that, maybe even a red one. I think it will mail without extra postage-another plus! 
See you on the NAC site.

Monday, November 30, 2015


This I think will be an easy card to duplicate, using the Embellished Ornaments set. I did cut the ornament topper out with the thinlits and cheated just a tad with silver foil card stock on the color challenge. I think I will add a jewel to the center of the ornament-it needs a little piz-zaz as I look at it now, but I want to keep it mailable without extra postage. 
Looking forward to seeing your posts on the NAC site.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Wow-a long blank space between entries! So long that my Watermark app did not work for me, but all images are SU! I used the Happy Scenes set, Hearth and Home Thinlits, Jingle all the Way and Work of Art sets and the  Brick Wall embossing folder. I would change it to have a second layer of Bermuda Bay cs under the Crumb Cake layer as the card is a little washed out, better in real life than the scan, but it needs a little more color I think. Can't wait to see what everyone else does on the NAC site. See you there-

Monday, May 11, 2015


Wow-this card really came together for me quickly. Sorry, I forgot to look before I started this post, to see if this set is still available. It's called You're Wonderful and was a set of the month last year I believe. I have very few large sentiment stamps so I loved this one-so many options. Everything was stamped and embossed. I used the Chalk ink for the pink, on chalkboard paper. I am very pleased with this card and would do it again! Your turn-see you on the NAC site.