This week I did a card for two of my favorite card challenge sites Moxie Fab World and CAS-ual Fridays. Check them out using the links below.

The Minty Fresh Challenge and CFC65: Create a Clean And Simple Square shaped card

Here is my minty fresh square card.


I used PTI patterned papers for the mint colors. The sentiment is from Claudine Hellmuth’s Words and Frames 2. The frame die used is PTI and the leaves are a Cheery Lynn die.

Here’s a closer look. Thanks for stopping by today.



Make It Monday this week asked to Step It Up with embellishments. I chose Bloom Builders#3 die to make a series of birthday cards. With each card the flower became more complex as an embellishment.

First was the simplest where I used only part of the die for the flower. Background boarders Tin Type and sentiment was stamped in pigment ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Next I used all of the die cut pieces for a larger and fuller flower and added some vines and leaves. The vine is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

Finally I alternated white paper flowers with patterned paper flowers on vines and leaves sitting on a trellis.

A closer look.

Make It Monday #69: Inspiration Into Unique Sketches

It’s that time again. This week’s Make It Monday demonstrates how to get inspiration from things around you to make your own unique sketches.

This is a sketch inspired by a scrapbook page layout that I selected for my card.

The resulting card is fluttery and floral.

I used Papertrey’s Fine Linen Paper Pack for the patterned papers. Banners were cut from My Favorite Things dies. The flowers are a combination of Prima flowers and a floral die from Cheery Lynn Designs. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.