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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Well, that's it.  I have to confess.  A few months ago I was gifted with Tim Holtz Wildflowers dies and stamps and I am not kidding--since then, all I want to do is play with them.  They are so incredibly versatile.  I have made dozens of cards with them and I can think of a many more projects. They make me happy.  Here are a few of my most recent.  These were inspired by cards on Pinterest and there are so many featuring these wonderful dies and stamps.

These lavender stems were cut out of water color paper and colored with Distress Inks.  I did several versions of this card, one using Spellbinders fancy oval and some using paper doilies.  I dragged some white seam binding through a puddle of water colored with distress inks and dried it to perfectly match the shade of violet for my bow.  

And another version using the small paper doily.  Slightly lighter shades of ink.

Thanks for looking.  Get a little creative this week.  It's good for us.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Heart to Heart

Quickie post today with a couple of valentine cards and a little thank you card made for a dear friend who did a nice nice for me.  I have been intrigue with the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink introductory videos.  I watched Tim and Jennifer McGuire each play with them. They are not going to be sold in the small cubes which disappoints me but I really like the inky beauty they produce.  I'm afraid some craft dollars will be spent for them (not all 12 though).  Thanks for visiting!  xoxo Kathy

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Hubby decided to have shoulder surgery over the holidays for a rotator cuff repair which resulted in my playing nurse and doing his chores along with my own.  I'm only sharing this because I had promised to post my Thanksgiving cards and was so busy I never got around to it.  So.....here it is.  I made quite a few of these just because they were such fun.  The silver mirror paper was perfect as a little tray for my pumpkin pie, the doily a perfect table cloth, while some liquid embroidery worked brilliantly for a dollop of whipped cream.  As always, thanks for looking.