2018 Card Design Superstar: Innovation Master and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up

Here’s my card for My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar:  Innovation Master and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up.  I made a slider card using the Volcano die set.  I really enjoyed coloring the volcano and lava.  I die-cut the images from white cardstock and then colored them with my copics and colored pencils.  I really like how the images turned out.  I did two sets so I could use the same imagery for the inside of the card.  I’ve got 3 photos of the card below with the first one with the card with the slider pull down; 2nd photo with the pull strip out showing the lava; and the 3rd photo showing inside with the volcano all done erupting.  The card front has the persimmon colored watercolor wash background and the inside has the blue watercolor  wash, returning to a calmer setting.  I used the Beautiful Blooms Die-namics and Watercolor wash patterned paper to create vegetation around the base of the volcano.   Supplies are listed below.   Happy crafting!





  • Cardstock:  White
  • Patterned Paper:  Watercolor Wash Brights (My Favorite Things)
  • Ink:  Extreme Black (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps:  Lava You (My Favorite Things)
  • Dies:  Volcano Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Beautiful Blooms Die-namics (My Favorite Things); Pierced Rectangle Stax Die-namics (My Favorite Things)
  • Die-namics (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories:  Copics; Polychromos colored pencils (Faber-Castell); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

2018 Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso

Wow!  There is some amazing coloring over at My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar:  Coloring Virtuoso.  So many beautiful cards and different coloring methods.  For my card, I decided to you my colored pencils.  I love the girl in the stamp set Witch Way is the Candy!  I also used a persimmon card base that you can see in the second photo to add some more color to my card.  Supplies are listed below.   Happy crafting!

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  • Cardstock:  Persimmon (My Favorite Things); kraft
  • Ink:  Extreme Black (My Favorite Things)
  • Stamps:  Witch Way Is The Candy (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); Polychromos colored pencils (Faber-Castell)

2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

This was my last card for My Favorite Things 2018 Card Design Superstar:  Clean & Simple Genius and it was the hardest.  Pulling off clean and simple is hard.  Hope you enjoy the card.  Supplies are listed below.  Happy crafting!



  • Cardstock:  Black, White (Neenah)
  • Ink: Extreme Black Hybrid (My Favorite Things); Versamark
  • Stamps:  Monster Sized (My Favorite Things); Spooky Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
  • Dies: Monster Sized Die-namics (My Favorite Things)
  • Accessories: Copics; Glossy Accents (Ranger); Clear wink of Stella (Zig); White embossing powder (Superior)

Simon Says Monday and Wednesday Challenges – Stamp On It

Hope you are having a good weekend!  I made five cards using Kaisercraft snowflake stamp and die set this morning.  I’m showing all four cards for these challenges:  Simon Says Monday – Stamp On It and Simon Says Wednesday Challenges – Stamp On It.  I am trying to build up my winter themed card stash.  I felt inspired to add lots of sparkle to the cards with embossing powder and sequins.  Supplies are listed below.







  • Cardstock: White 110 pound (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  Die & Stamp Snowflakes (Kaisercraft); Festive Snippets (Penny Black); Merriest (Avery Elle)
  • Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine); Blue Jay (Simon Says Stamp); Hydrangea (Simon Says Stamp); Blue Violet (Simon Says Stamp);
  • Accessories: Frost Shimmer Spritz (Tsukineko); Moonshine sequins (Simon Says Stamp); Nuetral Ultra Shimmer embossing powder (Wow)

Papertrey’s Transformation Tuesday Challenge #18

I still had Brushed Blooms stamp set sitting out on my desk from on of my previous Transformation Tuesday challenges and decided to up my game with the stamp set one more time for this week’s Papertrey Transformation Tuesday #18 Challenge.  Yes, my desk is a disaster since I never want to spend the time putting stuff away.  I wanted to create a more elegant card with the stamp set and used a layer of vellum to soften the images the way that the watercolor stamping does.  I also wanted the images along the bottom of the card rather than frame the sentiment.  My card below is the transformed card and the two previous cards using the Brushed Bloom sets are below.  Supplies are listed below.






  • Cardstock: White (Recollections); Vellum (Papertrey);
  • Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Blueberry Sky, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey); Classic Cherry (Ranger), Electric Lime (Ranger); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Brushed Blooms (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Clear embossing powder (Stampendous)

Papertrey’s Make It Monday Challenge – Pop Up Slider Card

I made a pop up slider card for this week’s Papertrey Make It Monday Pop Up Slider Card Challenge.  It’s ok but it’s hard to like it in comparison to Betsy’s when hers is so fabulous!  But it’s always good to stretch your crafting wings, right.  I kept it simple since I was stumped on what image to use to pop up.  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock:
  • Ink:  Sparrow (Simon Says); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps:  Sweet Baby (Papertrey)
  • Dies:   Onesie (Papertrey); Sweet Baby (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Heart gem (Say It With Crystals)

Altenew September Inspiration Challenge, Simon Says Monday and Wednesday Challenges – Stamp On It

Hope you are having a good weekend!  I made a couple of cards this morning.  My first one is for a couple of challenges:  Altenew September Inspiration Challenge, Simon Says Monday – Stamp On It, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenges – Stamp On It.  Can you tell that I really like Altenew’s Floral cover dies?  It makes the pretties floral card.  I kept the stamping simple but elegant to match the card with the gold embossed sentiment on vellum.  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock:  Plum Pudding (Papertrey); Lavender Moon (Papertrey); Lilac Grace (Papertrey); Watercolor Wash Brights Paper Pad (My Favorite Things); Vellum
  • Ink:   Versamark
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Day (Altenew)
  • Dies:  Layered Floral Cover Plates A and B (Altenew)
  • Accessories:  Gold embossing powder (Ranger)