Simon Says Monday Challenge – Frame It and Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

I got a set of Caran D’ache Pablo colored pencils for my birthday and spent some of this week coloring.  I’ve already posted them to instagram but like to post the card details here.  I made both cards for Simon Says Monday and Wednesday challenges, Frame It and Anything Goes, respectively.  Card supplies are listed below each card.


  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah); Bright Buttercup (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Kind Soul (WPlus9)
  • Dies: All Prettied Up Die (Mama Elephant)
  • Ink:  Shadow Gray Archival (Ranger); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Accessories:  Pablo colored pencils (Caran D’ache)


  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah); Red Riding Hood (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps:  Monster Hugs (Concord & 9th Simon Says Stamptember)
  • Dies: Femme Frames die  (Mama Elephant)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Accessories:  Pablo colored pencils (Caran D’ache)

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  • Cardstock:  Real Red (Stampin Up); Rustic Cream (Papertrey)
  • Stamps:  Simple Valentine (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Real Red (Stampin Up)
  • Accessories:  Pearls (Recollections); black marker

Simon Says Monday Challenge – Frame It and Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve done any crafting or blogging.  It’s been a tough stretch.  I’ve lost my brother and my mother in the past several months.  Not asking for sympathy but sharing since it’s where I’m at.  Hard to feel like crafting when you aren’t feeling any joy.  Crafting has always brought me joy but I have to have some joy in my heart to be able to be creative.  But today I am so ready for a fresh start.  So here we go….

How about sharing a bit of love to all the friends and family who’ve been amazing for the past couple of months.  I love this saying “You fill my heart with love” from Savvy Stamps.  Simon Says Monday Challenge is to Frame It, so I added a rainbow frame of hearts to emphasize the saying.  I am also submitting it for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.

Supplies are listed below.  I’m keeping this short and sweet since I’m going to try to get another card done and posted today.

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  • Cardstock:  Black (Recollections)
  • Stamps:  You Fill My Heart with Love (Savvy Stamps)
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Accessories:  Heart stickers (Recollections)

Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday and Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes challenges

How about one card for two Wednesday challenges?  Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday is to use your favorite embellishment on a card and Simon Says Wednesday challenge is anything goes.  Lately, my favorite embellishment is twine… I think it adds a little bit of something without being too heavy of an embellishment (such as a bulky ribbon).  Now I know it’s the last day of February and a snow-themed card seems weird to be creating this late in the season, but we’ve had snow on the ground since last weekend, kids out of school, and frigid temperatures.  I’ve enjoyed this last blast of winter weather and hope you find this wintery card soothing.



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); Aqua Mist (Papertrey)
  • Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Christmas Cheer Die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  White fun foam (Darice); White twine (American Crafts); Embossing Paste (Nuvo); Snow embossing folder; Story of Christmas Stencil (Echo Park)


Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday Challenge

Papertrey’s Win It Wednesday challenge is to make a project using your favorite Papertrey stamp set.  I have many favorite Papertrey stamps and Flower Favorites is one of them.  Love all the different looks you can get with the beautiful flower images.  I am keeping this blog post short and sweet.  Supplies are listed below.




  • Cardstock:  Stampers Select White (Papertrey)
  • Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey); onyx black (Versafine);
  • Stamps:  Flower Favorites (Papertrey); Think Big Favorites #10 (Papertrey)
  • Dies:  Flower Favorites die (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Green Twine (American Crafts); wink of Stella (Zig)

Papertrey’s January Blog Hop

I made this quick card for Papertrey’s January Blog Hop.  My family has been dealing with some really horrendous medical issues so I’ve been keeping a low profile on my blog.  My card was pretty simple since that’s about all my brain is up to lately.  Hope you are enjoying the blog hop!


Papertrey Make It Monday – Winter Watercolor

I made a card yesterday for Papertrey’s Make It Monday – Winter Watercolor challenge.  Fun technique and it’s been fun to see everyone’s take on the challenge.  All the pretty cards using Enchanted Forest stamp set has me convinced I need to add it to my collection.

I wasn’t sure what kind of watercolor background I was going to start with but started with a blue sky background then started adding fir trees to the background.  It was a learning experience since the wetter the paper, the shadowy the fir tree looked.  So I kept painting trees as the watercolor paper continued to dry.  Here’s what the watercolor image looked like before I did my stamping.


The snowflake images are from Snowflake Medley.  I added a sentiment from Winter Woods before I applied the chunky embossing powder to enhance the snowlike image. Supplies are listed below.



  • Cardstock:
  • Ink: Blueberry Sky (Papertrey); Tropical Teal (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine)
  • Stamps: Snowflake Medley (Papertrey); Winter Woods (Papertrey)
  • Accessories: Chunky white embossing powder (Stampendous)

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Something New

This week’s Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is Something New.  I got the new Avery Elle Quirky Christmas stamp set over the holidays and wanted to create some cards to replenish my Christmas card stash.  I ended up making 4 cards with it.  Card supplies are listed under each card.  Hope your 2019 is starting off well!



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle)
  • Ink: Versamark; Red Neon (Hero Arts); Raspberry Jam (Hero Arts); Ruby Red (Altenew)
  • Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah); Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine); Granny Apple Green (Stampin Up); Coastal Cabana (Stampin Up); Bermuda Bay (Stampin Up); Blueberry Bushel (Stampin Up); Gorgeous Grape (Stampin Up)
  • Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella (Zig)



  • Cardstock:  White (Recollections); White (Neenah); Ocean Tides (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper:  Freezing Season (Simple Stories)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine); Sweet Blush (Papertrey)
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); Rhinestones



  • Cardstock:  White (Neenah); Ocean Tides (Papertrey)
  • Patterned Paper:  Freezing Season (Simple Stories)
  • Stamps:  Quirky Christmas (Avery Elle); Full of Merriment (Penny Black)
  • Ink:  Ocean Tides (Papertrey); Onyx Black (Versafine); Veramark
  • Dies: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection (Papertrey)
  • Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder (Ranger); silver metallic pen