Lunar New Year!


Hi friends!

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year!

It's the Year of the Dragon

 and such a fun time to celebrate the start of a new year,

including with papercrafts.

My card share today is sharing a festive Lunar New Year

themed card using stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

I've added the adorable Lucky Cat and paired it with 

New Beginnings sentiments.

I added some glittery red paper as a nod to our recent Epcot

trip and the walls near the Pavilion of China :)

My son is a HUGE fan of lucky cat and brought back a white

waving lucky cat from Chinatown from his last trip to New York :)

It's funny to walk into his old room and see it waving from the window!

I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge link up for February!

Thanks for stopping by!


Crafty Kickoff - Week 3!

Hi friends!

 It's week 3 of my Wednesday creative card group on Instagram!

Today's share is a vibrant floral birdie card 

that was so unexpected :)


I actually created this color combo inspiration photo 

just picking the colors at random .... and added a bird.


The idea is to let that be a focal point imagery

and, as always, anything goes.

And here's my card!

I used the gorgeous Sizzix die set and paper scraps

~ the bird is from a different Sizzix set.

And created this floral wonderland!

I used all the colors in the photo,

although it was just to inspire (you could use b/w/kraft

and at least 3 of the colors above!)

Truthfully, the photo inspired me so much ~

I wouldn't have come up with this card otherwise

and shhhhh ...  i love it!

Don't tell anyone! :)

Thanks for stopping by!



Hey GALentine! :)


Hi friends!

Today's card is for the GALentines!

For today's card, I used Stamp Anniething Candace XOXO

and colored her with my copic markers.

The theme this week 2 of the countdown to Valentine's Day is 

Patterned Paper :)

I used 3 sheets of DSP from Doodlebug Design

and added a ready made sentiment strip from CZ Design /

 Simon Says Stamp!

And that's my galentine's card!

If you'd like to see the video version of this card,

head over to my YouTube channel

and don't forget to hit that SUBSCRIBE button!

Thanks for stopping by!


Hey gnomie!


Hey friends!

Today I'm sharing another Whimsy Stamps card

that's versatile enough for Valentines and Galentines!

This adorable gnome is from Whimsy Stamps

called Gnome Gardeners.

I stamped and die cut the gnomie and colored it with

prismacolor markers.

I paired it with Heart to Heart 6 x 6 paper pack

and the wee little clouds are from the Beach Frogs stamp/die set.

To finish off the look, I used the Wonky Stitched rectangles

to die cut the edges.

I love how versatile this is - perfect for Valentines or Galentines!

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Thanks for stopping by!



Scavenger Hunt card!

 Hi friends!

Today I have an unusual card to share ~

one I'm calling a Scavenger Hunt card :)

I've been making a TON of cards this past month

and ....

quite frankly,

 my desk is a MESS!

I. have. things. everywhere!

SO, while cleaning and organizing I had an idea 

to put in a little basket small pieces of this 

... and that ...

and make a card!

                   I used @mamaelephant critter stamps and dies

@waffleflowercrafts sentiment strip

@mftstamp happy birthday circle die

@lawnfawn designer paper

@pinkfreshstudio gold gems

ALL of which were from previous projects or ideas for ones.


Happy Birthday card done and done :)

I loved this ~ I'll definitely try this again!

Thanks for stopping by!



My (wee) Valentine!

 Hi friends!

Happy Friday!

Today I'm sharing another fun card for the Whimsy Stamps

Instapinner Design Team

AND it's a cute cute CUTE card for my granddaughter!

You can view it on my YouTube channel here:

I thought I'd send a card along with her goodies

for Valentines ~ I love her YETI much!

I used the adorable YETI FOR LOVE

and colored it a light pink with bright red hearts.

I paired it with the adorably bright and sweet Heart to Heart

designer paper - also from Whimsy Stamps!

You can find this stamp in the shop

and if you use this link, it will take you there!

Thanks for stopping by!


Entered to:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


2024 Crafty Kickoff!


Hi friends!

It's officially the first day of the 2024 Crafty Kickoff!

This is a super fun card group of friends 

crafting each Wednesday with a dedicated theme!

We've been crafting together almost weekly

since the days of Summer Crush Wednesdays (2023!)

Summer moved to fall which moved to winter

and now to a new year of craftiness!

This week's theme:  What's NEW (in '24!)

This was very open to interpretation ~

new stamps, dies, techniques, tools!

New for me .... stamps and dies!

I had quite a few deliveries at the end of the year

so they are all waiting for me to have a playful 2024.

I couldn't wait to ink up this one from Mama Elephant!

It's called Beary Good Day

and such a versatile set to use for many occasions.

We'll be back next week with another fun theme!

Thanks for stopping by!