Toucan Do It

I had fun with some tropical images from The Stamps of Life. They just celebrated being in business for 10 years and these images were part of their celebration. I saw the idea I used in their gallery. I can’t take credit for it, but loved the artist’s work.

Toucan Do It!

The toucan stamp set was free for club members in the month of August. It is available for purchase if you are interested. I had fun coloring the toucan. I used a variety of alcohol markers, some Copic, some Spectrum Noir, and at least one Bic. The flower is watercolored. I made several flowers and have them sitting in a cup, waiting to be used. This has already gone out in the mail. I love when I am able to use the card immediately.

Raccoon Patterned Paper card

This is the second card for this month’s challenge at Gina K Designs.

Raccoon Patterned Paper Card

I have used this layout many times. I always go to Gina K Designs You Tube channel and search for box and find the layout. This is easy to make several and combine in a box for gift giving. I used the Sun Kissed Autumn paper pack and the Autumn Wishes stamp set and dies.

Corner Bookmark

This project is for the Mod Squad Challenge:

MSC Corner Bookmark

I used a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers to get the size correct. I have made this kind of bookmark several times. It hold up well. The base of this bookmark is Turquoise Sea cardstock. The patterned paper is The Simple Things as well as the stamps used. all by Gina K Designs. The border was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.

Easel Post-it Note Holder

I found a wonderful tutorial in making this kind of note holder with Mary Fish:

I used Gina K Designs patterned paper and stamps. This is for this week’s Mod Squad Challenge:

Post-it Note Holder

The stamps used are Inspiring Poppies and Happy Mail. When beginning the project, I should have began with the post-it note and colors to match. I couldn’t find a color of notes that were close to the easel color, so I chose one with a design on the note. Then I got the idea of covering the part that doesn’t match. I will probably send this to someone and they can remove the top page of the notes and use them.

Fall is in the Air Challenge


Today’s card will be entered into the StampTV September Monthly Mix Challenge hosted by Karen to create a Fall themed card with background paper.  My card uses the designer paper from GKD’s Autumn Landscape patterned paper pack, dark chocolate cardstock, wild lilac ink, Thankful Leaves stamp set and dies and Skeleton Leaves stamp set.

I die cut one of the leaves from the dark chocolate and layered white cardstock to show the patterned paper beneath it, then stamped one leaf on patterned paper and the other in ink.

The September Challenge can be found here:

Basket Weave Fall Card

I made a card with the basket weave technique for the Thursday challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I specifically chose fall colors to work with the Mod Squad Challenge for this week:

Mod Squad Challenge Basket Weave
Basket Weave inside

The cardstock used is SU Early Expresso and GKD Ivory. I used scraps for the die cut leaves. I wanted the die cut leaves on the front and they needed to be on a color that would help them to be seen, so I made the labels to place them on. The labels were cut using a Hero Arts die and embossed with SU Layered Leaves 3D folder. The sentiment “grateful” came from GKD Skeleton Leaves.

The inside was stamped with a leaf image that was won in a grab bag from Gina K Designs. I do not know the name of the stamp set it originally came from. I used fall colored Memento inks to stamp it. The inside sentiment came from SU Painted Harvest. It is stamped in Memento Expresso Truffle which is a great match for the cardstock.

This was a fun technique to learn and create.

August 2019 For the Boys Challenge

I’m entering this card into the StampTV August 2019 “For the Boys” challenge hosted by Sheri which we are to create a project with a male theme.  I’m not sure if this would be considered “male” theme but this summer the place where my husband was most relaxed was during our visits to the Jersey Shore.  I used Melanie Muenchinger’s “Gifts from the Sea” for my background.  Covered my cardstock with versamark then stamped the images and covered the layer in Perfect Pearls “perfect pearl” and then brushed some prefect bronze Perfect Pearls by Ranger onto some of the shells.  I partially stamped the row of shells and added a simple sentiment.  GKD cardstock used on this card.


It is very shiny IRL and I kind of like the way it turned out.

The August 2019 Challenge can be found  here:

Hip Recovery

This AI (Art Impressions) clear stamp set Doggy Kisses by Bonnie Krebs always makes me laugh.  Love the dogs especially the doxie but today’s card I’m using the pooch in the cone and sent it to my old boss who just had hip replacement surgery.  Inside sentiment was “on the bright side….you don’t need a cone”!  Maybe my sense of humor but love this one.


I used an unknown stencil that I purchased before stencils became popular and lightly sponged some GKD ink on a portion of the card.

Thanks for looking!