Featured Friday #1

Happy Friday…I’m hoping that you’ll like this new feature that I’m bringing to my blog.  I decided to post on Friday’s so that you might take a chance to play along over the weekend.

If you’ve been following my blog for long you’ll know that I love fun folds,  so I’m going to take Fridays to showcase cards that are everything but ordinary!  Some will be easy to duplicate like today’s and some will be a little more detailed.


Do you recognize the papers from the  2″ strip at the bottom – it’s from the Charlotte papers and instead of cutting off the zip strip I left it attached.  I thought the little moose which I colored with Water Color Pencils and our Blending Pen fit perfectly in the half circle opening. The Animal Greetings stamp set benefits Operation Smile and has the cutest animals and pun sayings this one says I MOOSE you very much.  I framed it with one of the frames from Holiday Tags and popped it up with some 3D foam tape.  I found a couple of hearts and an arrow that I hadn’t used in the Charlotte Complements to finish off my card.   I found the instructions here.

I appreciate you stopping by…if you decide to play along leave me a comment with a link to your post…I’d love to see what you did.



A Walk Down Memory Lane

I’ve been scrappin’ like mad and not doing my card stash any justice, so I’m going to take you on a walk down memory lane to last week’s Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge where I was a Emerald Winner.


I absolutely LOVE the Charlotte Papers so this was a really fun challenge for me. You can read all about this card here if you missed it the first time around.  Thanks for stopping by, I promise to have some new artwork up soon!

Curtain Fold

I’ve seen so many  of these beautiful curtain fold cards that I decided to give one a try.   You can find the instructions here at Melanie’s Blog


I’ve used more of this Charlotte paper more than I initially figured when I saw it in the catalog.  It just seemed as though it didn’t lend itself to my usual style…guess I was wrong, LOL!

I started this card by random stamping a card base with flowers from the Springtime Wishes My Acrylix stamp set in Champagne, Sorbet and Whisper and then added the black B&T with the curtain fold to show the soft sorbet pleats.  It seemed like it needed something along the top of the black so I added the gold foil tape.  I had a stamping playdate with my neighbor today and she had the cute doily’s which I sponged in champagne and sorbet.  I then die cut the largest flower colored it with my Shinhan markers and finished it off with a treasured puffies.

I’m going to enter this in the Close to My Heart Color Dare – have you stopped by to play there lately?  Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you try a curtain fold card.




Charlotte Birthday

I paired this weeks Close to My Heart Color Dare with a sketch over at Retro Sketches for another February birthday!


When I saw the sketch I immediately thought Center Step Card and what better than to showcase the Charlotte papers with.  I used the Balloon Wishes and Springtime Wishes stamp sets.  Since I know this card is going to be delivered in person I loaded it up with embellishments the new Treasured Puffies have become a quick favorite of mine as well as some black and grey sparkles which are long retired.


I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment…thanks for stopping by!


Balloon Animals for Charlotte

This Balloon Animals set has certainly worked it’s permanent way onto my desk.  I just LOVE all the little animals.

I know that I’m going to end up making some Valentines with it.  It pairs perfectly with any paper packet – this Charlotte for instance – a perfect birthday or even a baby card!  The elephant reminds me a bit of Dumbo!

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A Touch of Gold – AHSC #144

This is my last Design Team post for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I decided that I needed a little break to get some other things on track.  I’m increasing the number of classes that I will be holding and that takes a lot of prep work time so I’m giving myself a 6 month break from the DT, I’ll still be sharing artwork here as well as participating in challenges as time allows.

Sketch #144 was so much fun for me.  I needed a thank you card, wanted to play with Charlotte papers and it all came together with a little added help from the Paper Fundamentals Gold Assortment.


I love this Cricut Artistry flower cut out of the gold glitter paper – I wasn’t sure what I wanted to back it with, and finally decided a pop of smoothie was the look I was going for. This particular flower has a leaf which I just snipped off since it wasn’t the look I was going for.

Here’s a close of up the Fundamental Assortment in Gold.  I have gone absolutely crazy using the stickers that come in the pack, but this is the first plastic clip and wooden sticker that I’ve used, not because I don’t love them, just because I didn’t want to use them up.  I think they added just the right amount of pop to this card.

Thanks for stopping by I appreciate your comments and look forward to being back on the DT in August – in the mean time I hope you will stop by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and take the plunge to create with the magnificent sketches that are available there.