Positive Vibes

One of the nice things about cardmaking as a creative outlet, is that more often than not the act of making an encouraging/uplifting card for a friend or loved one serves to encourage/uplift the cardmaker too. 

I really dig this image and sentiment from Unity Stamp. I think it’s just so pretty and fun. It’s a pretty simple card, but I really like how cheerful it is. 

I hope your week is off to a good start. Happy Tuesday!

100 Days of Doodles

I’m currently fighting a nasty case of the lurgy, so I’m not really feeling particularly creative. Still, I told myself to take 15 minutes and just call whatever I had at the 15 minute mark complete. 

Day 3: Umbrella. Yeah, I really couldn’t tell you what was going on regarding that background. It’s a total mess, but I had fun making the mess. I also learned some lessons about what not to do, so I’ll call it a win.

Day 4: Nest. Also known as “the day I remembered why I like pencils so much better than pens.” I don’t know why this is where the prompt took me, but I think my dinky dolls are cute. 

Today was day 4 of following along with the April prompts for Wotld Watercolor Group, and day 1 of doodling everyday for my 100 Days Project. I think it’s gonna be fun. 

Hope you have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by!

Arting everyday.

I’m not a particularly talented artist. I am by no means a watercolorist. What I am, is someone who loves to create. It’s something  I enjoy, and it’s a lot of fun. 

I try to art everyday. Sometimes that’s a card to send to a friend, sometimes that’s an art journal page, and sometimes that’s just a quick little sketch or doodle. I’ve been using Pentalic sketchbooks for ages, and only recently acquired my first Pentalic Aqua Journal. So pretty and blue!

I decided to use it to participate in the World Watercolor Group April Art Challenge: Spring Things I’m only two days in, but it’s a lot of fun. 

Day 1: Butterfly

I’m going to do a 100 Days Project- just a doodle a day. There’s a lot of creative people doing 100 days projects April 4-July 12. July is World Watercolor Month, so hopefully my 100 days of watercolor doodles will help me feel more confident. 

Day 2: Eggs

I really hope that you’ll challenge yourself to do some arting everyday- even if it’s just a quick doodle. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s good for the soul. 

Have a lovely day!

Happy Pi Day!

I love math. Math is just awesome and fun. Hilariously, I’m terrible at basic math- adding figures and such. Where I excel is crazy complicated math- calculus anyone? Yeah. I know. Whatever. I’m special. Given the number of math tattoos I sport, is it any wonder I’m a Pi Day enthusiast?

I’m not sure if you noticed, but I made sure Einstein’s equation is a bit of a focal point, because Pi Day is Einstein’s birthday. 

The pie is from an older lawnfawn set, “you are one awesome” is from a Gerda Steiner Designs sentiment that I selectively stamped, and I used an alphabet set for the rest of my sentiment. For the inside of my card I stamped “happy pi day!” 

I really like how it all came together, and know the recipient will get a kick out of it- and that’s what matters!

Hope you have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Purim!

Wanted to wish you all a Happy Purim! 

It’s possible that Purim is my favorite celebration. Delicious cookies? Check. Costumes? Check. Being loud and silly? Check, check. A completely kickass Queen Esther who rocks hard and saves the day? Check. I mean, it really doesn’t get any better. Esther is my kind of queen. Also- the story has it that she ate beans in order to keep kosher. I love beans. I eat them every day. 

In case you can’t tell, my watercolor hamantaschen are prune. Or maybe poppyseed. I love both, and plan to consume an unhealthy quantity of both over the next few days. Yay for vegan hamantaschen! All the cookies are mine! Uh. No. I’ll share. Honest. 

Shabbat Shalom, and Happy Purim!

Koala Birthday Card

So many birthdays in February! I had a lot of fun making this simple, sweet and super sparkly card for a friend. I hope she likes it as much as I do. 

I did some Distress Ink blending, added some shimmer spray, added an adorable koala and sentiment by Gerda Steiner Designs, and then added some really lovely Kat Scrappiness sequins. 

How cute is that koala?!? Also, how fantastical are the sequins? I think you can see the shimmer- it’s super shimmery. 

Anyway, hope you’re having a lovely day, and that you enjoyed the card. 

Groundhog Day Grunge.

Happy Groundhog Day! For my fellow Sciuridae-loving friends out there, I thought I’d share a card I made with a vintage and grungy feel, celebrating the awesomeness of one of my favorite rodents. I have many. Unfortunately, not all of them have their own holidays. Boo!

Beavers are actually similar to groundhogs, so with some creative masking I used Timber by Stacey Yacula Studio and Purple Onion Designs

I used Cherry Lynn Designs Polaroid Frame Die and tinted the frame with some antique silver InkaGold- gives some lovely shimmer, but also kind of a muted vintage feel. 

I really like how it turned out. Simple. A little shimmery. Good stuff, no?


I just love llamas. When I saw the Llama tell you stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs I just had to have it.

I wanted to make a cute, masculine, silly but still clean and simple card for a special grandpa in my life. He has some vision issues, so the brighter the better, and the cleaner and simpler the better. 

I think this card is adorable, and couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. 

The World is More Beautiful.

I’m playing along with the pick-a-stick challenge group on Facebook. If you’re interested, you should check out the Facebook group. 

The journal challenge for January (there’s also an ATC):

I haven’t done my ATC yet, but I had a lot of fun creating my journal page. 

The stars are cut from a really old map of LA. I’m a total space nerd, and stargazing is another hobby of mine. I didn’t have any wood shapes, so I created a pocket with the wildcard. The splatters are coffee. 

This is what it looks like with the extension closed. 

Seriously, it’s a lot of fun. You should play along.