Wednesday, March 8, 2017


 MOJO 487 

Julee's sketch is perfect for Thinking Spring! I'm being a little liberal with the sketch, I've used impression obsession grid die, Lil' inker stitched circle dies (two for the ring) and fussy cut the Verve flower and leaves from 'Great Friend set of 12 - VSA-10-018. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring is in the Air!


 The Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers
asks to Think Spring!

Here are my thoughts. 
I’ve used SSS101488 Artful Flowers and WPlus9 'Fresh Cut Florals' leaves with a Verve 'Beautiful You set W-08-030' sentiment.

I colored the flowers with Distress Stains in picked raspberry and scattered straw. I used a water brush to apply the colors to the heat embossed in white and die cut flowers. I added yellow stickles in the centers and sparkly tiny stickers.

CC624-A Delightful Garden of Blackberries is the color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week.

I’ve used stamps and dies from Altenew’s "Beautiful Day" set. I stamped the leaves and such in DI mowed lawn and colored in with copics in the blackberry look-a-like colors. The Flower is stamped in DI mustard seed and SU Mango. The weather is so unseasonably warm and my daffodils are ready to pop!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MOJO Monday 481

Julee's sketch is beautifully clean simple and perfect for any occasion cards. This time of year I happen to adore making Valentine's cards and I've used one of my all time favorite stamps for this. Verve's  2011  VD - VSPJ-0072. I've also used Spellbinder's heart and rectangle dies and Sizzlits large scallop circle insert die.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paper Ornament

Paper Ornament using the Stampin' Up!
Gift Bow Bigz L Die by Sizzix

uplies needed:
Paper/card stock in two different colors, wire, wire cutter, pliers,
paper trimmer or scissors, 1/8" hole punch,  tape,
four or more beads (2 big, 2 small)
circle punches for two 1" circles and  two 1/2" circles

I started by die cutting two each of the bow part
from the Bigz die.
With a paper trimmer or scissors- cut the supporting color (white) down
 to an inch and a half and mark to punch holes (about 1/8" from ends) for wire and beads.

Cut a 6 inch length of 26 or so gauge bead wire and use
the pilers to make a lope at end to secure the bead.
Also, make a 2" long tube/straw out of paper to support the strips.

Also die cut or punch two 1/2" circles and
two 1" circles and punch 1/8" hole in center

Add the smallest bead to wire, the larger bead and
one of the 1/2" circles.

Aline strips in this pattern and add them onto
your wire in the order seen here.

After the strips are loaded onto the wire add
a larger circle (1") and the tube/straw and
the second 1" circle at top end of the tube. 

Start adding the thinner white strips first onto the wire.
Add the ends that are across from each other. 

Add the red strips in the same X formation (the ends across from each other)
then add the last 1/2" circle, the larger bead and the smaller. Make a loop in the wire to secure the bead and use remaining wire for the hook if you like.

I HOPE YOU WILL TRY THIS! It's addicting and FUN!



Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Mojo Monday 440

This wonderful sketch has SPRING written all over it! So here I am with Dogwoods. It's almost time for those beauties to bloom here in New England. (maybe)

I've used the Verve sentiment from the Egg-stra Special set. The stitched circles are Lil' Inker, the flowers are Elizabeth 'bunch of flowers 4' die plate, the branch is Momenta and the background strip is Martha Stewart's lattice border punch and gingham designer paper

Monday, November 9, 2015

Merry Christmas Ornament!

Mojo Monday 423

This is one festive sketch and I wanted to take full advantage to use one of my favorite Verve "Ornament Christmas sets. The designer paper is by Anna Griffin and the embossed background is by lifestyle Crafts  embossing  folder and die cut panel using Spellbinders majestic Marvelous Squares. The Ornament was stamped onto a red holiday gift box and heat embossed with gold powder. Then set onto a vellum square with the decorative swirl stamp from the set w-08-042.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Heartfelt Birthday FMS211

Freshly Made Sketches #211 

What a fresh and pretty sketch by Karren. I've used impression obsession hollyhock dies that are watercolored, Elizabeth 'Bunch of Flowers 4' with tips and centers watercolored with distress inks and Elizabeth 'Happy Birthday' die. SB heart and TCW stencil for burst.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Foxy Fall

It's starting already here... the changing of the leaves! I'm so not ready for winter but who can resist all the wonderful colors of autumn. So I've stamped the WPlus9 leaves in distress inks fired brick, wild honey, vintage photo and crushed olive. The cute little fox and sentiment are by lawn fawn, and where colored with copics in E09 burnt sienna and E33 sand and fussy cut.