We survived the September where everything starts! (school, Awana, soccer, & Piano lessons, plus a big family vacation to Disneyland and the flu hitting later too...phew) I was happy to have a little time to create.

I made a snowflake window today:

I had fun playing with the new to me dies for Snowflake Medley. I used some pattern paper, PTI ink, and a sentiment from O Holy Night.

Have a wonderful weekend!

P.S. Thought I would share my favorite pictures from our vacation:

It was my parents dream to take the kids to Disneyland, so along with my sister too we made it happen.

This one always makes me laugh.


SAF 2017: 5th Anniversary 2

SAF 2017: 5th Anniversary - Wood
Challenge 2 

Bummer I can't make it through all the challenges...I really wanted to make some salt dough and wool projects. But this will have to be the last one for now:

An inked wood grain background and all the cuteness of Stylized Autumn.

Goodnight SAF 2017,

SAF 2017: 5th Anniversary

SAF 2017: 5th Anniversary - Wood
1st challenge

I was blown away by Lizzie's wood hexagon card! I am in love with this technique, it makes me look like I am an excellent wood worker that can do intricate wood inlay. So so pretty!

I only had balsam wood and a few copic markers but managed to pull this off:

I used Scene it: Mountian View die and Noted Die (‘hello’)

Thank you Lizzie for this neat idea. I hope to try it again with veneer. And all the projects you ladies have done are beautiful!

Happy SAF!


SAF 2017: 3rd Anniversary

SAF 2017: 3rd Anniversary Leather

challenge 1

Is getting up at 5 to finish cards crazy...maybe a little =)

Here's my try at leather made from paper:

I tried some different browns, but I think I over scrunched...my 'leather' ended up quite wrinkly. I'll have to practice this. I used the Give Thanks set and the leaf from Phrase Play #7 to embellish the leather.

Happy SAF 2017!


SAF 2017: 1st Anniversary

SAF 2017: 1st Anniversary

Paper - 2nd challenge

I found time to finish a card =)
Here is my take on Laura's lovely paper & vellum technique.

I wish I had that cover plate I would have made her exact card, it's so pretty!
But I grabbed What the Doodle Feather and had fun:

A little ink smoothing, sentiment from Song Birds, and some sequins finished off my card.

Happy SAF 2017!