Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

Hello Friend

Hello friends and happy Thursday! One more day to go until the weekend is here. I can’t stop playing this Plank Background Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp. I am so in love with it.


First, I stamped the Plank Background with VersaMark Ink onto a Bristol Smooth card stock panel and heat-embossed it with Ranger Ink’s Princess Gold embossing powder. I colored the background with Zig’s Clean Color Real Brush (Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Fresh Color and Light Green). I let it sit and air-dry for half an hour. After it completely dried, I trimmed down the background to 4.25″ by 5.5″. Continue reading “Hello Friend”

Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

Hello Lovely

Hello lovelies!

I hope everyone had a great start of the week. I can’t believe it’s already October, this year goes by so fast! So over the weekend, I bought some Tonic Studios’ Nuvo Shimmer Powder. It was my first time playing with it and I am loving it!


First, I started wetting the water color cardstock with water. Then, I sprinkled Catherine Wheel and Solar Flare shimmer powder from Tonic Studios onto the wet cardstock to create my background. It’s so fun. All you need to do is spray some water onto the shimmer powder and it will spread out on its own. I repeated the process until the background was all covered. Continue reading “Hello Lovely”

Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards, Fun Cards


Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I finally got some time to craft over the weekend, and I made a card using Simon Says Stamp’s Under The Sea Animals and Pebbles Die. I had this stamp and die set for a long time and haven’t had the chance to use it. Here is the card I made with these cute under the sea animals.


First, I started making the background by using Distress Oxide Inks, I used the ink blending tools to blend the Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean onto a piece of A2 sized Neenah Solar White card stock to make the water background. I blended the Tea Dye, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo to make the sand.   Continue reading “YOU’RE A STAR!”

Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

To a TOAD-ALLY Awesome Friend

Happy Sunday everyone!


I decided to give it a try for My Favorite Things, 2018 Card Design Superstar contest.  This card will be entering for the Clean and Simple Genius Category.

First, I stamped all the stamp images with a Copic friendly ink from MFT, Extreme Black directly to my A2 card base (Neenah Solar White 110 lbs).  The stamp images are from My Favorite Things, Toad-ally Awesome and Splendid Swans Stamp Sets.  Then I colored them with Copic Markers (E13, B000, B02, YG12, 17, 21, 61 and 67 and G24).

Continue reading “To a TOAD-ALLY Awesome Friend”

Fun Cards

Stuck on you

Happy weekend, everyone!

Today’s card features Simon Says Stamp, One Cool Pineapple stamp set.  I am so in love with this stamp set and love all those sentiments in it.  I started with watercoloring some Distress Inks (candied apple, squeeze lemonade, carved pumpkin and mowed lawn) on watercolor paper to make the background and waited until it completely dried.  Then I stamped and heated embossing the sentiments “Stuck on you” onto the background with Versa Mark, watermark pad and Hero Arts, clear embossing powder.


I stamped the Cactus with Memento black ink pad and colored it with Copic markers.  I also added some dots with a black gel pen on the cactus and cut it out with scissors (I love fussy cutting).   Then I used Martha Stewart’s flower punch to punch out a few flowers and watercolored them with Distress ink to match the background.  I also used a white gel pen to add some details onto the flowers and then glued them on to the cactus and next to the sentiment.  I then added it onto an A2 Bazzill, Circus Peanuts card stock.


I hope you like the card.  Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend!  See you next time!




Simon Says Stamp:  One Cool Pinapple Stamp Set.   Ink pads: Versa Mark, watermark pad, VersaFine Onyx Black and Memento, black ink pad.   Distress Inks:  Candied apple, Carved pumpkin, Mowed lawn and Squeeze lemonade.  Copic markers:  YG03, YG23, E34 and W2.   Card stocks:  Bazzill, Circus peanuts color and Strathmore, watercoloring pad.  Martha Stewart: Flower punch. Gel pens:  Sakura Gelly Roll, white and black.  Hero Arts: clear embossing powder.