Nov 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today we give thanks - for the food on our tables, for our family and friends, for the homes we live in, and for our health.  We all have so much to be thankful for.

Today's card uses the same stamp set as I did a few days ago, just a bit more elegant approach.

I hope you have a great day, and thanks for visiting.

Supplies used include:
Stamps (Penny Black Clear Stamps Foliage Fancy) 
Ink (Versamark)
Coloring (Distress Markers)
Paper (Studio Calico Vellum, Canson Watercolor Paper)
Other (Wow Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder, DMC Gold Thread)


Nov 24, 2015

Give Thanks, two ways

Today I'm sharing two cards each using the same stamp set, yet achieving different looks.

I've used the same layout and techniques, but by varying the color scheme, inks and patterned paper each card has a very different look.  The first card has a very warm look, while the second card is cooler with a more bold sentiment.

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies used include:
Stamps (Penny Black Clear Stamps Foliage Fancy)
Ink  (Hero Arts Black Dye Ink, Distress Inks)
Various Pattterned Papers
Other (Twine)

Nov 21, 2015

Fall Pug

Here's one more Pug Card for you - a "Happy Fall Pug"!

To create my card I simply stamped the pug and leaf images on watercolor paper, colored and fussy cut, then mounted on some fall patterned paper.  That's it.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies used include:
Stamps (Paper Smooches Woofers & Tweeters, Avery Elle Fabulous Florals)
Ink (Hero Arts Black Dye Ink)
Coloring (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers)
Patterned Paper (Imaginisce)
Other (Zig Wink of Stella, Ranger Glossy Accents)

Nov 11, 2015

Happy Pug

Today I'm sharing a card made for Pug Rescue of Florida's Pugsgiving fundraiser.  They have so many pugs looking for good forever homes, and I was able to help them raise a bit of money.
Supplies used include:
Stamps (Paper Smooches Woofers & Tweeters, Lawn Fawn Chit Chat, Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals)
Dies (Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles)
Ink (Hero Arts Black Dye Ink)
Coloring (Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers)
Other (Zig Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents)

Nov 9, 2015


This weekend was Pug Rescue of Florida's "Pugsgiving", their biggest fundraiser and adoption event of the year. This amazing group rescues many hundreds of pugs each year in Florida, provides their medical care, and finds forever homes for them.  I have adopted two beautiful pugs from them.  They truly are an amazing group of people, all volunteers.

As part of their fundraiser I donated many, many cards and tags that I made.  Saturday we sold about 100 cards and nearly all of the 100 tags, with 100% of the money raised going to Pug Rescue.  There are still many more cards available to purchase.

If you purchased one of my cards (and found your way to my blog), I'd love if you'd leave me a comment or email me (info in my profile above) and let me know if you'd like to see more of my cards or tags at Pugsgiving again next year.

Here's a few pictures of my cards on display.
Thanks for visiting!

Nov 4, 2015

Yappy Birthday

Today I'm sharing a card made for my nephew's birthday.  Even though he's very much an adult, he still doesn't tire of my "goofy" cards.  So, "Yappy Birthday!"

To create today's card I die cut a tag from watercolor paper, stamped and colored and added a few touches of Wink of Stella and glossy accents.  Using twine I then tied this together with another tag die cut from patterned paper, layered this on yet more patterned paper and mounted on a brown card front.  That's it, really easy.

Thanks for visiting!

supplies: Canson watercolor paper, Hero Arts black dye ink, Tim Holtz distress markers, Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, Ranger glossy accents, American Crafts twine, Clearly Besotted rounded tag die, Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die, Paper Smooches Woofers & Tweeters stamps, Stampendous Dog Sayings stamps, Avery Elle Storybook stamps