Friday, September 8, 2017

Jewish New Year Card

Here is a Jewish New Year card I made using inspiration from the Berry Color Challenge at Markerpop.

The grape and cup images are stamped with Memento ink (tuxedo black) and colored with copic markers in RV69, R39, R59, BG000, BG01, BG70, W4, and  0. Glitter was addded with copic multiliner in wine and wink of stella in clear.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mother's Day Card

The Markerpop blog has had watercolor tutorials all month, which has inspired me to bring out mine and conquer my discomfort with this medium. I used my waterbrush with Prima Watercolors (Decadent pies) and assorted inks. Everything is watercolor. I used my Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and modeling paste to add texture to some shimmer cardstock and then painted with watercolors to create the background. I painted the background of my "scene" with watercolors and the same type of shimmer cardstock. Using the scraps of the shimmer cardstock, I painted swatches in several colors from which I die-cut and punched the butterflies. The flowers were stamped and die-cut with Your Next Stamp "Plant some Kindness" and colored with water-color.

This is my entry to the MarkerPop challenge #118 Watercolor Animals (in this case butterflies). This is also my entry to YNS Color challenge #62 and Sketch-n-Scrap card sketch #96.

Patterned papers are from Quick Quotes.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thank You Card

Here is a thank you card I made with some Spring colors. I was inspired by the color challenge #117 at Markerpop and card sketch #95 at Sketch-n-scrap.

Stamps are from HFC, YNS,  and Kaisercraft, Flowers are colored with copic markers in R22, YR02, YR00, and YR000. I also used  Kaiserkraft papers, Bazzill cardstock, and eyelet outlet enamel dots.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Anne Frank House

Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam was an incredibly moving experience and educational for my kids. They don't allow photos inside and I think these photos of the outside were actually taken on a different day than the one we visited. I used somber colors and the torn edge for this page to reflect the subject matter. I used this sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Here is another travel layout, this time it's pictures from the beautiful city of Brugge in Belgium. The little round photo is of a swan sticking its butt in the air (I have boys).

I used this sketch from Let's Scrap.  Papers are from Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 6, 2017


The maritime museum in Amsterdam is called the Scheepvaart museum, it's in a beautiful building with a moat around it. As we walked to the museum, the boys had fun saying "Scheepvaart." Boys will be boys.

Here is my first page of our visit to this museum.

I used the March sketch from Kaisercraft, which can be found here.  Kaisercraft products include papers from the Sandy Toes collection and Check-in collection and the Nautical stamp and die set.

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


I just got this wonderful stamp set called "Clink" from Your Next Stamp.  Not only do I love the image of the glasses, I love the font for the sentiments.

This first card is based on this color scheme from MarkerPOP. I used copic markers in W2, W4, W6, and 0. I also used Liquid Pearls from Ranger,old Prima flowers, and  My Mind's Eye Meadowlark papers.

My second card is based on this color scheme from Your Next Stamp. I used YNS Black Olive Ink, Copic colors V20, V25, E81, and 0, Liquid pearls from Ranger, and papers from Heartfelt Creations.

Thanks for looking!