Hi friends!

Today I have a card to share for a card group

hosted by my sweet friend, Kim.

The theme this week is:  Birthday invitations!

Since she did say the themes are open to interpretation,

I stretched it just a wee bit to create a card for my son.

He's officially done with this college school year!

He made the Dean's List once again,

will be home for the summer and has a job/internship thingie

lined up so we have A LOT to celebrate!

Today, we'll take him out with the family for a celebration dinner

at his favorite asian restaurant

so I tailored this card just for him.

And he is one of my BIGGEST supporters of my cardmaking

and always cheering me on ~ how lucky am I! 

  Okay, that's it for gushing :)

Here is my card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and



I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge!


The WHIMSY Rainbow!

 Hi friends!

I hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!

Ours was magnificent - celebrating a birthday

AND I had a wee bit of time to get crafty!

That's ALWAYS a bonus, right?!

I'm delighted to be a part of my friend's monthly card group

where there are themes to build our cards.

For this 3rd monthly challenge, the theme is Rainbow Wishes.

I do love me a rainbow!

LUCKY ME! I'd just gotten my amazing DT box from @whimsystamps

and just love these new Marquee Mix and Match dies.

I thought outside the box and made a whimsical rainbow!

I added a butterfly from the Butterflies clear stamps

and matching Butterflies outline die set

and the sentiment from the set ~

which I adore ... it's typewriter font!

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SPRING with Whimsy Butterflies!


Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a bouncy butterfly card

with a hidden message :)

Each Wednesday on Instagram I host a card hop

with an amazing group of friends

and we're going on our second year of Wednesday crafting.

They are so talented and inspiring and really make my heart smile

each week with the fun themes and creativity!

This week, Amrita asked us to create a card that SPRINGS into ACTION

and I interpreted that as to having a spring elements or movement.

OF COURSE my planned card to have an action wobbler went rouge

since I couldn't find the bag of wobblers in my craft room :/

I used Whimsy Stamps to create my card:

~ Butterflies clear stamps 

~ Butterflies outline die set

~ Lattice A2 die

~ Notched rectangle dies 

You can see it moving in action here on Instagram

and the hidden surprise element!

Here's my card AND the spring bouncy action :)

Plan B it was!

I created a magical background using water gems

and chose one background at random.

They all turned out so lovely!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stash Busters: You ROCK!


Hi friends!

Today I have this week's Stash Busters cards to share!

This bi-weekly card group has a theme

and this week is:  Graduation/Celebration AND CASE a sketch.

So, I made a HUGE boo-boo this week!

I looked at the calendar and saw NEXT week's theme

and created cards as such :)

Thinking SUPER quick, I decided to CASE a card

from the very talented Crystal Komara!

I spotted this rainbow paw print card here:

and a background of rainbow-y colors that I painted from 

leftover Easter egg dye.

I added a fun sentiment (hopefully celebratory!)

from the Bold Statements clear stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by!


Card entered to:  Addicted to Stamps and More - use a die cut
Unicorn challenge - Use a die


April 3M: Peaceful Florals

Hi friends!

I have a quick post for you today since I'm posting this from AFAR! :)

But it's the 9th and that's the day the 3M card group

designated as THE day to post our cards with a mystery image!

Our hostess this month for the 3M is Jeanette

and this is the gorgeous image she sent to us to play with.

It's from Gina K Designs called Peaceful Florals

and I think it's an older/retired image 

because I couldn't find where to link to :)

I went with tones of blue and really love the pop of color

and added a bunch of frames since I was stumped on what to create

as we were packing and dashing!

Be sure to see what Jeanette and Barb created as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Fan Dance Day!

 Hi friends!

Happy Saturday!

Did you know April 3 was Fan Dance Day?


I'm in a talented group of card makers where we pick a 

non-traditional holiday (or wild or wacky!) 

and create a card based on that holiday.

I chose Fan Dance Day!

So here is my card!

I 'rediscovered' an older stamp set from my stash called Ni Hao

from Waffle Flower Stamps.

This set represents one of the cultures that celebrates the Fan Dance,

a dance where the fan is the main prop.

My idea was to create a beautiful scene

with a crowd and friends watching the beautiful girl and her fan.

The fans are an extension of the dancer's body and transforms

into different objects such as a leaf and conveys emotion.

Although it's a traditional dance of the Chinese folk dancers,

it's adopted by the Hani, Korean and other talented groups

that form their own fan dance styles!

You can check out this card and more of my creations on my

Instagram here: @createwithkas

Thanks for stopping by!


I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge - April 


Hooray for rainbows!

Hi friends!

Today's share is all about rainbows!

April 3rd is National Find A Rainbow Day!

This was such a fun card to make ~

from the stitched clouds to the beautiful 

stitched circles turned into a rainbow :)

The minute I saw the Stitched Circles from Pink and Main,

 my eyeballs  ~ and creative mind ~ went straight to a rainbow!

Products used:

~ Variety of cardstock from Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things

~ Stitched Circle Frames die from Pink and Main

~ Horray die and outline from Pink and Main

~ Stitched cloud border die from CC Designs (ret'd)

You can visit me here on Instagram

and see more on this card and my papercrafting creations!

Thanks for stopping by :)