For my sister

My little sister leaves on a mission trip to Ghana this week and I made this journal for her to take with her. She’s a little bit nervous about the trip, but I’m so proud of her for stepping out of her comfort zone to make the world a better place. Love you, Hannah!! I […]

Another airport color combo

This is another card I made from a color combo I saw at the airport on our most recent trip back to Iowa. A woman was wearing a very pretty blouse with a flowery pattern in Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, and Brocade Blue. Isn’t it funny how so many of us see colors through SU! […]

Complete Exhaustion

Our trip back to Iowa was definitely not relaxing but it was good to be home with family and friends again. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong on our flight did. The flight was late, the rental car company didn’t stay open, we lost baggage… you name it. We arrived at 4am on Saturday […]

Open your eyes

Today my husband and I are flying back home to Iowa to be with family for his grandmother’s 85th birthday party. I think we will be spending more time in the airport and on the airplane than we will be with his family… especially with the recent security increase and the no liquid rule. No […]


I’ve had several people ask me recently about the doodles I’ve been outlining my images with so here’s a little doodling lesson. LOL! First I’ll answer some questions… 1. Can anybody learn to doodle?Yes… anybody can doodle. You don’t have to have any special drawing or artistic ability to make great doodles. 2. What do […]

Dyed Ribbon!!

I know this isn’t anything new but it’s the first time I’ve tried dying ribbon with a reinker. I am lovin’ this color combo from Trudee so I had to make another one last night. It was in desperate need of some ribbon but I just didn’t have the right color (I know… hard to […]

Too much time!

Do you ever have those cards that just take waaaay too much time to come together?? Well, this was one of those. I wasn’t really sure what I was going for to begin with, but I like how it turned out even if it did take for-evah! The flower centers are covered with crystal effects […]

My new favorite…

This is my new favorite set!! I just *love* these little animals. This card was made for the inspiration challenge on Splitcoast (view challenge here). When I went on vacation a couple months ago I visited a stamp store that was going out of business. *gasp* Everything in the whole store was 50% off!!! Needless […]

New Catty Swap

I made these two cards for the new catty swap that Jami hosted on Splitcoaststampers. All I can say is WOW!! I got some great quality swaps in return. I hope everybody likes mine as much as I like theirs! Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Seeing Spots, Linen, It’s Your BirthdayPaper: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, […]

A “duh” moment…

Yesterday’s challenge on splitcoaststampers was to use adhesive for something other than adhering paper together (click here to view the challenge). So I sat down last night to try out my idea. I punched out circles from my sheet of terrifically tacky tape, adhered them to the bottom of the card in a nice line, […]