February 24, 2014


I've Moved

I am so excited to share that I have moved to a new studio.  

My good friend and talented artist Jill Foster and I have created a new blog called STUDIO SESSIONS. 

After collaborating with Jill on many creative endeavors and having countless fits of happy laughter, what started out as a small idea has turned into an artful reality.

Please stop by and take a peek at the new STUDIO:  www.studiosessionsart.blogspot.com

February 21, 2014

Studio Sessions: Save The Date

Studio Sessions

Save the date for an all new week of Studio Sessions!  

Join me and Jill on Monday, February 24, when we reveal ??? as the feature for the week.

February 19, 2014

Penny Black Designer Favorites

Today I am designing for a special event on the Penny Black blog. All week the Penny Black designers will be sharing some of their favorite stamps from Happy Everything.


Here is a little peek of what I made with their new large-scale stamps, coordinating stencils and modeling paste.

Sneak Peek

Click "here" to see the full reveal and step-by-step instructions.


February 17, 2014

Time to Celebrate

No need to turn on the oven to whip up these sweet wishes.  Plus, only two ingredients are needed:  Penny Black's transparent Birthday Party set and Celebrations Creative Dies. 

To begin, die cut "celebrate" from a white cardstock panel and remove the positive image.  Die cut light green cardstock with the same sentiment and puzzle piece the positive portion into the negative space created on the white panel.  Secure in place with tape on the back.  Mat the panel with blue cardstock.

Next, stamp the mouse/cake on a separate piece of white cardstock in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat emboss with clear powder.  Color as desired and trim.

Add a candle glow with yellow PanPastel and then attach the trimmed element from the previous step on top with dimensional foam tape.

To finish, attach the completed panel to a card base with dimensional foam tape.

Have a great day,

Penny Black Stamps: Birthday Party 30-232
Penny Black Creative Dies: Celebrations 51-028
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Olive Grove 04-001, Blue Lagoon 09-002
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Colorfin: Diarylide Yellow PanPastel
Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder

February 13, 2014

Lovely Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!
My Valentine
Wishing you a day filled with love, hugs and kisses.


Penny Black Stamps: For Mimi 4368J, From the Heart 30-207
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Spring Meadow 06-002
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Colorfin: Blue Phthalo PanPastel
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine
Sakura: White Gel Pen
Spellbinders: Classic Circles, Scalloped Circles

February 10, 2014

Hi There

Hi There

Have a great day!

Penny Black Stamps: Cool Chicks 30-231, Kind Words 30-226 (New Releases from Happy Everything)
Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Blue Lagoon 09-001, Fuchsia Fantasies 13-002
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Copic Markers
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Teal Zeal Memento Luxe
Other: White Gel Pen

February 7, 2014

Garden Letter

Lots of elegant flowers and collages in Penny Black's new Happy Everything catalog.  This one is called "Garden Letter".

Garden Letter
The image was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento and colored with PITT Pastel pencils.  Edging with a die cut scroll (Penny Black) adds a decorative embellishment to the card base.

A little something to remind us that spring is on its way.


Penny Black Creative Dies: Scrolls 51-013
3M Scotch Dimensional Foam Tape
Faber-Castell: PITT Pastel Pencils
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Tuxedo Black Memento, Espresso Truffle Memento