Thursday, April 30, 2015


I'm a big fan of simple cards.

Too many techniques or techniques that are time consuming just don't appeal to me.

Today I want to share a card that I made using the new Lawn Fawn Hugs die. I stamped the background with Impression Obsession Cling Star Stamp and cut the die out of glitter paper. To ground the sentiment I cut some strips of black and teal and slanted them on the card.  Star sequins helped finish off the card.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.  This week I said goodbye to Kira, my German Shepherd.  I had her for 12 years and she was the sweetest dog I've ever known.  She never met a person she didn't like and brought joy to my family's life.  She had bone cancer that was not responding to treatment and we knew it was time help ease her pain.  While it was so hard to say goodbye, I know she is in a better place and pain free.  I will miss her more than words can express.

I will be back next week with a new Little Tangles Challenge post. 

Do you like clean and simple cards or are you more of a technique heavy card maker?

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Welcome back everyone! Sorry for the short break on my blog, I've been finishing up my Master's degree and then yesterday my computer went and completely died. Let's just say it's been a hectic week! 

This week I have two cards that I created using the Peerless Watercolors.  I absolutely love these watercolors and they are super easy to use- which is good because I am not really great at watercolor! 

These cards also used the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set from Simon Says Stamp- I LOVE this set! I also used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Die on the orange and pink card and I cut one edge off so it is only stitched on three sides.  Then I placed the unstitched side right up against the card edge.

I am really enjoying how simple yet colorful these cards are! 

Do you use watercolors on your cards? 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Little Tangles Challenge: Sequins

Welcome back everyone! Sorry for the short break- spring break interfered with posts (ok let's admit it- I didn't set one up before I went on spring break haha!).

This week is another fabulous Neat and Tangled Little Tangles challenge! 

Here is my card for the challenge! 

For this card, I used the new N&T box die on white Neenah paper.  Then, before I folded the box, I used Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves to color the box purple.  Then I folded it and glued it together with Multi Matte Medium.  I used the Crafting is my Jam stamp set to stamp "throw some" and "sequins" on the box.  I used some individual letter stamps to create the "make it rain" saying to finish off the cute saying from a Ke$ha song.  Finally, I used just about one of every Neat and Tangled Sequins with some more Multi Matte Medium to glue them down.

Well there's only one thing left for you to do... go forth, create, and join in the challenge! 

Please submit your card HERE.  The winner will receive a Neat and Tangled stamp set of their choice- for more details please visit the Little Tangles blog!