Sending Lots of Love


I enjoy playing with all sorts of mediums.   I’m always inspired by the pencil colouring of Yana Smakula.

Today I’m playing with no-line pencil colouring with my Polychromos pencils.  The beautiful leaf images were stamped with Ink on 3.  It’s the perfect ink for any no-line colouring!

All my blending was done with just the pencils, no other mediums or tools involved.  It’s not bad for a first try, but like anything else…practice, practice, practice 🙂

I recently treated myself to the new Tim Holtz Glass Mat.  Oh how I love that mat!  And I found it perfect for colouring on as there are absolutely no lumps and bumps underneath.

Paper:  Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray

Ink:  Ink on 3 and Ranger Archival Ink in Tree Branch

Stamps:  Altenew Leaf Canopy

Misc:  Polychromos pencils, MFT Wonky Rectangle die, copper sequins and adhesives


Sweetest Sunshine


It’s a gorgeous sunny day so I wanted to make something that feels like sunshine!

I’m hung up on stencil mono print backgrounds these days.  I love the texture and the feel.  And it makes for such a quick and easy card.  Do the mono print, stamp the flowers and colour them, and add a sentiment.  And my obsession with flowers continues with this new set from Altenew which I adore!

Played with some different colours today.  Honestly, I’m not a fan of yellow, but how was I going to achieve a sunny look without it, right?

This came together in less than 15 minutes, my kind of card 🙂

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Watercolor

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Oxides in Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Altenew Sweetest Peas

Misc:  TCW Floral Radar stencil, water mister, Zig Real Clean Color brush pen, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins in Warm Golden Glow


You Inspire Me


My final project for the Altenew Academy One-Layer Wonders class.

The sentiment says it all.  Kelly Latevola inspired me throughout this entire class.  She taught me a lot.  And I am entirely grateful for all I’ve learned throughout the class.

This card is a combination of so many of the lessons, and while I strayed (again!) from the actual class…this is me.  I made it my own.  If there’s one thing to take away from any class…make it your own.

As always, I’m not going to provide details for how this card was made.  I appreciate the effort and expense that Altenew went to providing the class and don’t think it’s fair to share the details.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair in Nocturne, Altenew Crisp Dye inks and Distress Oxides.

Stamps:  Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Altenew Dearest Friend

Misc:  TCW Halftone Vortex stencil, Nuvo Creative pens, Micron marker, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Simon Says Stamp pale pink sequins, and adhesives

Perfectly Perfect…


More homework for the Altenew Academy One=Layer Wonders class.

I absolutely love the Crown Blooms set from Altenew and Kelly Latevola used it for this particular lesson.  So this is a total case of how she layed out the blooms.  Thanks, Kelly 🙂

But from there, I took a hard left and went out on my own.  Totally did my own thing…mixed media.  I used pretty much everything but the kitchen sink on this.  But in the end…I’m happy with it….this feels like me.

Back soon with more my sweet friends….

Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and VersaFine Clair in Nocturne

Stamps:  Altenew Crown Bloom and Altenew Perfectly Perfect

Misc:  Nuvo Creative pens, Nuvo Aqua Flow pens, Nuvo Glitter Drops, Zig Clean Color markers, white Sharpie paint pen, Pilot markers, paintbrushes, heat tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, embossing buddy and adhesives

Hello My Sweet Friend


Totally different style of card for me today.  That’s because it’s another card for my Altenew One-Layer Wonders class.

I am totally not a precise stamper not do I always colour inside the lines…LOL.  So something graphic like this isn’t necessarily something I gravitate towards.  But, it’s part of the class, and I’ve learned something new.  That’s the whole point of taking classes…to learn, to have fun and to play…

As always I’m not sharing any details of the class.  Altenew and Kelly Latevola deserve that!

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Centre Cut Geometric Pattern, Altenew Invisible Alpha and Altenew Sweetest Peas

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Altenew Parrot, Lagoon and Midnight Violet

Misc:  Nuvo Creative Pens, Micron pen, Simon Says Stamp Confetti, Wink of Stella pen and adhesives

Hello Homework


Bit by bit, I’m working my way through my Altenew Academy One-Layer Wonders class.  Here’s another card for my homework.

Kelly Latevola has some amazing ideas and techniques to share in this class.  Well worth your time and money for sure!

As always, I respect the company providing the classes and don’t share details.  I hope you’ll understand.

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Ink

Stamps:  Altenew Perfectly Perfect and Blooming Bouquet

Misc:  Nuvo Creative Pens, white gel pen, Copic Multiliner

I Have Decided to be Happy


More playing with Carabelle Studio stamps today.

Isn’t this a wonderful sentiment?  Wonderful advice 🙂

I stamped the right circular image in Distress Ink and misted it lightly before stamping.  The heart was stamped in the same manner.  The butterflies were watercoloured with two colours of Distress Inks and then I added some white gel pen and shadows with a Zig marker.

A little wash to ground the panel and a sprinkling of sequins completes the card.

Back soon with more my sweet friends…

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Candied Apple Distress Inks

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Fly, Fly, Fly Pretty Butterfly and Carabelle Studio The Geometriks #4

Misc:  water mister, white gel pen, Dylusions washi tape, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins, Zig marker and adhesives