Thursday, March 16, 2023


 Working with the current MFT sketch and Poppies Dienamics to create a wedding card.

Such fun!


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Psalm 86:5 for Word Art Wednesday

 The Word Art Wednesday Challenge "came in on little cat's feet" as Langston Hughes once said.  I almost didn't make it!!!  The sweet promise of God is available for download at Word Art Wednesday, and Karen will have a devotion to help focus on this good truth about God.  Please visit and share your art for a chance at a fun prize!



Saturday, March 4, 2023

Deepest Sympathy

 This card is for a sweet friend whose dear mom has entered Heaven.  She lived life well with Jesus and went to him peacefully....what a great gift to her family.  I wanted a card with a soft, delicate feeling and included the stamped scripture Isaiah 61:3:  to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise  instead of a spirit of despair.

Linking to 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Unfailing Love for Word Art Wednesday

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust in you.  I learned the verse this way and often recite it when falling asleep.  Our God is so very kind to love us the way He does, showing us His ways and being absolutely trustworthy.  

Please visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to get a copy of this scripture.  Karen will have a related devotional and there is always a prize available for a randomly selected participant.




Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Knit Together

 This is one of my favorite sets for creating cards for students in a parenting class I am blessed to teach.

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Birthday Bears: Surprise

Playing along with the MFT sketch challenge using a classic Birdie Brown set I joyfully ordered when it came 'out of the vault' recently.  

Linking to MFT Sketch Challenge

SSS Wednesday Challenge a/g

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Delivered from all my Fears

It has been such a blessing to share Sweet 'N Sassy projects this month! I have one final card which includes a dear verse from "In the Psalms" accent with a sweet little floral. My stamp was illustrated by Julee Tilman and is part of my treasured Verve collection. The great news is that Julee has included this adorable bloom "Forever Loved" in her line for Sweet 'N Sassy!

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge

Monday, February 20, 2023

Calms His Child

Praying that just reading this sweet sentiment will bless someone. It reminds me of Psalm 31:7: I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love, for you have seen my troubles, and you care about the anguish of my soul.

The large, beautifully lettered sentiment from 'Calms His Child' is the focus of my card, and some watercolored blooms from 'My Savior's Love are scattered and tucked into the corners.

I am so enjoying the SNSS products I chose to share this month!


Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Romans 12:12 for Word Art Wednesday


Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  

Do I ever have a testimony about this verse! When my husband was diagnosed with cancer ten months ago, the Lord placed this scripture on my heart, assuring me that I could hope and trust in Him with complete joy.  God told me I could walk out the cancer journey with the hope that regardless of the outcome, He would sustain us.  Daily we faced affliction that called for patience and prayer.  The journey is not yet over, but there are good reports.  The treatment is working and will continue in a 'maintenance mode' for couple more years.  God has shown Himself strong on our behalf, and through the cancer experience, He is answering prayers that have been expressed for years.  Our faith has grown, and He has given us opportunities to minister to others.  God has been my strength, and the imperatives of this verse have kept me focused on obedience to Him.

All are welcome to visit Word Art Wednesday to obtain this sweet scripture in digital form.  Karen will have a devotion to share and there is a prize for one of the participants!

My card includes images from the Stamp Simply set called God will Take Care of You.

Thanks, Diane, for the heads-up that my DT card fits right in with your current challenge.  What a happy coincidence that the publication times are simultaneous!

Double D Challenge (Birds)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Happy Birthday with Floral Bouquet Dies

 Still working to catch up with my enthusiastic offer of birthday cards when there were so few in my stash!  The layers in white are created using Papertrey Ink dies, and the sweet floral dies are from MFT.  the card looks like it took more time than it really die!

Linking to SSS Challenge Fun with Dies

Cherry Blossoms


So the bad news is that when I volunteered to supply handmade cards for a particular event, my enthusiasm was bigger than my stash. The good news is that I get to make more cards  This one features Papertrey Ink's Cherry Blossoms and Tiny Tags.  The layers are from a stack of Mintay papers I was thrilled to snag.  The frame layer is a little bigger than a standard card base, so this card is 6.25 inches tall.

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge:  Fun with Dies

Monday, February 13, 2023

I Love You

Using these cute Spellbinders dies to create a Valentine for my husband.  The truck is shiny and red, just like the new one in our garage.  He is getting his favorite home-cooked meal along with a hand-made card.  

Thanks for looking,


Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge (fun with dies)

How Marvelous is My Savior's Love

"My Savior's Love" is a touching, beautiful, and versatile Sweet 'N Sassy set. I have so enjoyed creating cards with the beautiful blooms and am finding the sentiments to have wonderful combinations for celebrating the love of Jesus.

This card began with the images and sentiments heat-embossed in black. Ink blending was done with Distress Oxides in Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry.

A great tip when ink blending after heat embossing is to apply the tiniest amount of stamp cleaner to a paper towel and to "polish" the embossing very lightly. This removes any ink residue and lets the EP shine!



Friday, February 10, 2023

Hello Friend with Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps

 Sharing a card made for Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps using the beautiful "My Savior's Love" set.  It was cut with matching dies and paired with a sentiment from "How Tweet". 

Thanks so much for visiting!


Monday, February 6, 2023

Valentine Mailbox

True story: I made this card for one of my husband's friends to give to his wife after he remarked that he usually takes her to the store to read a card and return it to the rack. 😂😮😂😮

I purchased the cute Spellbinders mailbox die on sale after Christmas.  The sample on the package was all done up in reds and greens and stamped with a Santa greeting.  I couldn't find the associated stamp set, but that's okay because I envisioned it full of Valentine flowers.  The heart doily is a SSS favorite, and I found a perfect sentiment in a Papertrey set.

Linking to

SSS Wednesday Challenge (Love is in the Air)

Double D Challenge (Hearts)

Take Courage for Sweet N Sassy Stamps

"In the Psalms" was a must-have stamp set for me. It's a beautifully lettered collection of such dear verses, and the size of the scriptures is perfect for a focal point on a card or a bookmark. For this card, the sentiment is stamped on a bookmark die topped with a junk bow and adorned with a watercolored flower from "My Savior's Love".

Saturday, February 4, 2023

"Wood" you be mine?

 Here's the second stamp in a cute little Darice set I found while traveling and visiting craft stores.  The sentiment inside reads:  Wood you be mine?


Linking to the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge  (Love is in the Air)

Double D Challenge  (Hearts)

Some Bunny Special

 I found this sweet little Darice stamp set at a scrapbooking store while traveling and had such fun watercoloring a stack of images for Valentines.  The sentiment is tucked inside and reads:  There's no bunny like you.

Wishing you happy crafting ---and hoping you are farther along on your Valentines than I am!!


Linking to the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge  (Love is in the Air)

Double D Challenge  (Hearts)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Rejoice and Be Glad for Sweet n Sassy Stamps

 What a blessing to be sharing cards this month as a guest designer for Sweet n Sassy Stamps!  I love the sweet new set called "In the Psalms" which includes some dear praises and statements of hope!  "My Savior's Love" is such a joy to work with. The blooms are gorgeous, and the sentiments offer the opportunity for many combinations to express and celebrate the love of Jesus.



John 13:34 for Word Art Wednesday

 It is wonderful and humbling to think of how Jesus loves us.  Romans 5:8 explains that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   That brings into focus the way we should love others, too.

This beautifully lettered scripture is available for download and use at Word Art Wednesday, and Karen always shares a devotion to focus our hearts on God's Word.  Please stop by and share your art.

My card includes:  Large scallop stacker die from Papertrey Ink; pink DP from my stash, and an Altenew image, Whimsical Flower Arrangement, watercolored with Tombow dual brush pens.

Thanks for visiting,


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Avery Elle Sponsors WAW

Avery Elle is so kindly sponsoring the current Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  Avery Elle's Holiday Skates set is wonderful for card fronts and makes the cutest little shaped tags. It comes with tiny snowflakes, evergreen branches, holly sprigs, a candy cane to embellish the skate and make it uniquely your own.  I cut lots of tag elements before putting my Christmas themed papers, stamps, and dies away and look forward to assembling a few tags at a time to build a stash for next year.
You are welcome to enter any project in the current WAW challenge, and there is a great word art file available to download.  One participant will receive Avery Elle's prize.

Hope you can join the fun, 


Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Titus 3:5 for Word Art Wednesday

 Welcome to a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  My card features Be Bold Blooms by Spellbinders. All the pieces were cut from white card stock and were inked with Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink.  The card base and frame were cut using PTI dies, and the Bitty Big print in Aqua Mist is also from Papertrey Ink.

Seth Apter Designs is offering a $25 gift code to a winner chosen by random draw, and this wonderful scripture is available for download.  Hope you will have time to share your art and to take in the devotional that Karen so faithfully shared.  Praying your visit will bring multiple blessings.


Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Happy Birthday to You

I must be diligent about replenishing my stash of birthday and thank-you cards!  It's not good to be out of them, but it's not a burden to "need" to craft either. :)
The floral wreath is from a lovely product suite by Pink Fresh Studio called Rainbow Flowers and includes the outline stamps, coordinating stencils, and matching dies.  It is so satisfying to create lots of pretty florals using these products.  The papers, inks, and oval die  are from Papertrey Ink, and the sentiment is from my beloved Verve collection....still in use in this new year!

Linking to   SSS Wednesday Challenge:  Party