Mar 30, 2020

I Can't Even . . .

Using blank stencil material (just a sheet of plain uncut stencil material -- you can find some at JoAnn's or other places), I die cut a hexagon. Ink blended Altenew's Warm Sunshine and 3 shades of orange inks. Purposefully kept the design a little wonky, in keeping with the fun sentiment, which is from Voices in My Head by Julie Ebersole .

This card is 5 1/4 x 4. I thought I would take the smaller layer and pop it up on an A2 card, but decided it looked better as a one layer.

Seems to fit our times, yes?

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Good! Hope you are all hunkered down and doing well.

Mar 26, 2020


My favorite type of card -- ink and paper.

Decided to switch from triangles to circles. Used Altenew's Halftone Circles and a bunch of inks. Switch out the sentiment and this could be a fun birthday card (**goes looking for an appropriate sentiment**).


Thanks for the encouragement to keep posting. I had written a longish post on all the emotions of the past couple of weeks and the future of the world (HA!) and then deleted it because I don't think it would have added to anyone's day.

I will say one thing about this time -- I am so grateful for all that we have and as the days go by my gratitude grows. Stay safe, stay inside, and be good!

Mar 24, 2020

Thank You

Made most of this card BC (before Covid-19) and finally finished it. Used the same triangles that I used in this post. Of course, totally inspired by Laura Bassen.

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Wasn't sure whether to even blog right now. It's hard to know how to be helpful, or at least not annoying. In the meantime, sending all of you best wishes during these extraordinary times.

Mar 8, 2020

Geometric Designs

I've been smitten with some cards made by Laura Bassen and Julie Ebersole that use basic geometric shapes. So I decided to try my hand at it.

Die cut a bunch of triangles using Waffle Flower Crafts Color Combo dies. Of course you can cut them using a paper cutter, but I wanted precise images that only a die can give. Found that placing the sentiment and the shapes in the right place is really hard. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment, but it was impossible to get the curve just right. Next time I'll use an acrylic block and see if that helps.

I added each triangle around the sentiment, trying to keep them about 2 letters apart, and then took a piece of tape and lifted them all up at once so that I could add foam tape underneath and then adhere. Learned that trick from Laura and it works like a charm. Added some clear gems.

I'm in the process of making more cards using these triangles, so stay tuned!

MOOD WHEN DONE: Delighted!

A friend of mine visited last week and we had a blast despite the rain. Did the JFK tour again and that is always interesting.

Have a great week!

Mar 2, 2020


My husband's birthday was last week, and he likes bright colors. I could hand him a card with just a bunch of bright colors scribbled on it and he would be happy, but I made this instead.

Used Mama Elephant's Celebration Balloons (stamps and dies), Copics, and patterned paper.
Masked the balloons and added the strings.
Die cut the "Hurray" 4 times and adhered the words on top of one another.

There was a bit too much white space so I added some clear gems. If I had colored gems I would have used those, but you use what you have (until you get what you need!).


A friend from DC is visiting this week. I am so excited!!  Hope you have a great week.