“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • Be(e) Mine
    Cards & Crops

    Be(e) Mine Valentine

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner; and if you're looking for a bit of homemade inspiration, I hope you will take a quick peek at my latest card creation. I love hexagons, but it's always hard for me to see a group of them without thinking beehives and bees. Hence, the "Be(e) Mine" sentiment.

  • spring for the fall
    Cards & Crops

    Dash of Spring on a Gray Fall Day

    I need to get my card-making mojo back because this simple sketch took four tries to produce something that cut the mustard. Sometimes that happens when I have fewer constraints. Somehow it’s harder to focus on one idea when the sky is the limit. Still, I managed to create a cute little spring inspired card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge, which helped ward off today’s gray sky blues. I used Simple Stories’ Vintage Bliss 6×6 paper stack for this card and flipped the sketch on its side. I used two different scallop punches for the accent pieces, tied ribbon along the top and, of course, inked all the…

  • vintage country
    Cards & Crops

    Vintage Country and Shrinky Dinks Card Design

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend and that you were able to safely celebrate with friends and family. My husband, son and I returned from our Wisconsin family vacation just in time to visit the fireworks stand and light up the evening sky in our own mini fashion. Needless to say, today was all about unpacking, laundry and catching up. I did grab a few moments to myself with a JoAnn run and some craft room solitude, so I decided to create a card for the newest Freshly Made Sketches challenge.