Winter Olympics inspired…



For St. Patrick’s Day!


Today’s card has several sources of inspiration.

First, I was watching Rina Krupsky’s shaving cream demo (whom I think is delightful to watch and always gets me giggling!), and it reminded me that this was a technique I always wanted to try! Not sure why I never had until now! It is a lot of fun and  makes your card smell nice (well, depending on what brand you are using! lol)

The second source of inspiration … if your house anything like ours, the Winter Olympics is on almost 24/7! LOL! This is what gave me the idea to have this Classic Old Truck speeding away in record-breaking time with all of the leprechaun’s gold … a race for the GOLD! 😉

Please check out another Classic Old Truck, but in a beautiful winter card from Lynn McAuleyThanks for stopping by and have an inky day!

Stamps:  Multi-Step Classic Old Truck, Multi-Step St. Patrick’s Day 4 Ducky & Teddy, Ready 4 Any Holiday, and Playful Alphabet Buddy from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Fine Gold from Neenah. Garden Green from SU!
Inks: (Memento unless noted)  Truck: [BASE] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2ba – Gray Flannel, Step #1a – Tuxedo Black so 1x. [BODY] Step #3b – Northern Pine, Step #2b – Olive Grove, Step #1b – Pistachio, Step #1b – Espresso Truffle. Pot of Gold: [POT] Step #3 – Tuxedo Black 2x’s,  Step #2 – Tuxedo Black, Step #1 – Tuxedo Black so 1x. [GOLD] Step #1 – Cantaloupe + Dandelion, Step #2 Peanut Brittle, Step #3 Rich Cocoa. Small Shamrocks: Northern Pine and Pear Tart. Sentiment: Cottage Ivy. “Gold” – Cottage Ivy drop shadow + VersaMark and Super Fine Detail Gold EP from Ranger.
Embellishments: Shaving Cream for BCKD paper with Memento Reinkers: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, and Pear Tart, 7/8″ and 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon scraps from my stash, Golden Rod Stickles, brass metal sentiment window from We Are Memory Keepers, and green square brads from Making Memories, and pop up dots.

All that Glitters is Gold … and GREEN!


Coastin’ with a St. Patty’s Flash Back 


Do you like to stamp on coasters?

With a little leprechaun magic… Mr. Invisible Snowman dusted off all his cupid love for this fun St. Patrick’s Day postcard – originally posted in March 2011.2 green coasters

Here is another “Going Green” postcard with some green roses added and a St. Pat’s coaster. I added a transparent scalloped circle with embossing powder on top of the image portion of the coaster. This is to prevent the ink from bleeding when the coaster absorbs moisture when a drink is placed on top.

So, what is your favorite shape coaster to stamp on?

Have an inky day!


Stamps: Multi-Step Invisible SnowmanMulti-Step Shamrocks & Clover, Multi-Step Hanukkah, Playful Alphabet Buddy, 1/2 Pint Playful Alphabet Buddy, 3 Step Hearts & Roses, and Big & Bold Swashes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Rectangle chipboard coaster
Ink: (all Memento, unless noted) HAT: Step #4 Imperial Purple (VersaFine), Step #3 Cottage Ivy,  Step #2 Pear Tart, Step #1 New Sprout, Step #4 – VersaMark and Irish Spring EP. SHAMROCK: Step #3 – Cottage Ivy, Step #2 Bamboo Leaves, Step #1 – Pear Tart. GOLD COINS: Step #4 – Rich Cocoa, Step #3 Vintage Sepia (VersaFine), Step #2 Cantaloupe + Desert Sand, Step #1 Cantaloupe. SHAMROCK BORDER: Step #1 – New Sprout. SWASH: VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP. SENTIMENT: Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart and New Sprout + VersaMark and Kaleidoscope EP (Irish Spring EP on the “G”).
Embellishments: Kaleidoscope EP from Stampendous!, Irish Spring EP (edge of postcard) from Sparkle & Sprinkle, and green rhinestones from stash.

A little Last Minute Love


Be-Mine-OrnamentHappy Valentine’s Day!

My card today was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest – HERE.  I thought hearts hanging from a tree branch was a cute idea… and was happy to pull out the stamp sets: 3 Step Hearts and Multi Step Owl and Autumn Moon to do mine own version!

I then did a couple of Valentine’s Day tags with Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes and Words of Love. It has turned into a tradition with our boys, to give them a container with their favorite candy.  It appears as they get bigger, so does the container! lol

Do you have a Valentine’s Day tradition that you have with your loved ones?

Wishing you all a day filled with love … and sweets!

Teddy-M-and-M-jarThanks for stopping by and please check out the beautiful Valentine card from Lynn McAuley.

Stamps:  3 Step HeartsMulti Step Owl & Autumn Moon (tree branch), and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Mars from Neenah.
Inks: (Memento unless noted)
Heart: Step #1b – Lady Bug, Step #2b – Rhubarb Stalk + Sweet Plum, Step #3b – Grape Jelly. 1b outline Grape Jelly, dots outline – Love Letter. Tree Branch: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle,  Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch. Sentiment: Love Letter
Embellishments: Xmas Red Stickels, Bakers Twine – Maraschino Red.


Stamps:  3 Step HeartsMulti Step Teddy Bear Wishes (tree branch), and Words of Love from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Mars from Neenah.
Inks(Memento unless noted)
Heart: Solid Heart  – RoseBud (then overstamp again with smaller solid heart). Heart Drop Shadow – Outline heart – Lulu Lavender.  Bear: Step #3 – Rich Cocoa,  Step #Step #4 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Toffee Crunch, Step #1 –  Desert Sand. Sentiment: Grape jelly
Embellishments: Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Bakers Twine – Maraschino Red. Pitch Black – Spica pen (highlights on bear’s nose and eyes).


Teddy Valentine with Warm and Fuzzy Memories


A Teddy Flash Back Friday from Kitchen Sink Stamps … and a winner!

Be-My-ValentineToday Flash Back card was originally posted Jan. 2016. Not too far of a Flash Back but a fav of mine just the same. I have a real soft spot for this stamp set, Multi Step Teddy Bear Wishes because the inspiration for “Teddy” came from my oldest son’s teddy bear that was given to him by my mom when he was about 2 or 3 years old.  ❤


OK, on to the winner of last week’s giveaway… and the winning number was 2!

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Congratulations Sue D!

Please leave a comment email me your address within 48 hrs to receive your set of Multi-Step Invisible Snowman.


NOTE: IF the current winner picked will need to comment back within 48hrs, a new winner will be randomly selected.

Have an inky Friday… and stay warm!


Stamps: Multi Step Love 4 Ducky & Teddy and MultiStep Teddy Bear Wishes from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Paper: Solar White Classic Crest from Neenah. Cabernet from Flavors Gourmet from Jolie Chocolat paper pack from SEI. Soft Sky from SU!

Inks: (all Memento Inks)Teddy: Step #3 – Espresso Truffle, Step #2 – Rich Cocoa, Step #1 – Toffee Crunch, Step #4 – Tuxedo Black. Heart: Step #3 – Rhubarb Stalk, Step #2 – Love Letter, Step #1 – Lady Bug, Step #4 – Sweet Plum.  Sentiment: Tuxedo Black.

Embellishments: Nestabilities – Hearts and Scalloped Hearts. Stickles – Frosted Lace. Variegated wired organza ribbon (my stash) and pop up dots.

Encore Hummingbird


Hummingbird-with-zinnia2It is the first week in February and 3/4 of the world is dealing with freezing cold weather but in So. Calif, it has felt like Spring!

I am ignoring Mr. Groundhog’s predicted of another 6 weeks of Winter, and sharing a bit of Spring anyway! I hope no one minds seeing a repeat performance from Mr. Hummingbird accompanied by a couple of sunny orange Zinnias.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on last Friday’s Flash Back Giveaway …  for a chance to win a set of Multi-Step Invisible Snowman, and if you already have that set and win… you’ll be able to choose a different small set. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and

please check out the beautiful Valentine card from Lynn McAuley.

Stamps:  Multi-Step Hummingbirds and Multi-Step Zinnia from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Paper: Solar White Classic Crest and Stardream Kunzite & Cappuccino from Neenah. Marmalade Blast from Bazzill Basics. Perfect Plum from SU!
Inks(Memento unless noted)
Hummingbird: [Head] Step #3a – Tuxedo Black, Step #2a – Paris Dusk, Step #1a – Rose Red (add Rich Cocoa to beak). [Body] Step #6a – Paris Dusk,  #5a – Bamboo Leaves, Step #4a – Pear Tart. Step 8a – Love Letter. Sponge Rich Cocoa to feet.
Zinnia: Step #5 – Grape Jelly, Step #4 –  Rhubarb Stalk, Step #3 – Love Letter, Step #2 – Tangelo, Step #1 – Cantaloupe. Leaves: [variation#1] Step#3 – Northern Pine, Step #2 – Olive Grove, Step #1 – Pistachio. [variation#2] Step#3 – Olive Grove, Step #2 – Pistachio, Step #1 – New Sprout.
Sentiment: French Lilac (Palette)
Embellishments: Chevron embossing folder – Darcie, Classic  Rectangles Nestibilities, 1/4″ Perfect Plum grosgrain ribbon – SU!, Stamp paper edgers – Fiskers, and pop-up dots.