Valentines — Fast and Easy

These two cards were fast and easy — my favorite style!

I had been hoarding these glitter hearts from K&Company’s Smitten Collection and finally decided to use them.

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The white background was textured using a Tim Holtz embossing folder; the hearts were popped up with 3D Glue Dots. Sentiment on both is Hero Arts.

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(The fun embellishments are Robin’s Nest Dew Drops.

Thanks for visiting! More Valentines to come!

Sizzling Out of Summer

Summer is almost over (although you’d never know it from the weather) and the children are returning to school. But it’s still sizzlin’ here in Southern California. Time for a nice, cool drink… and another card using those bright die cuts from K&Company:

K&Co martini

Check out some of the summery die cuts au natural:

K&Co variety

And speaking of back-to-school… and children… sometimes we parents need a little help. Or maybe we just need to know we are not alone!

There are lots of parenting blogs around today, but one of my favorites is ParentTalkToday, written by my friend, Kathy Sena. She has her finger on the pulse of all things parenting, from how to deal with childhood diabetes to what movies to see. My favorite entries on her blogs are her great stories about the trials and tribulations of being a parent! As Kathy says, “We’re all in this together.” Check out her site at


It’s summertime and the stampin’ is easy! The dreary June Gloom has fled Southern California to be replaced by summer sunshine — and heat. Ugh. But these bright die cut cardstock embellishments from K&Company’s Citronella collection put me in the mood for some summer stamping. 

I started out big and bold with this bright and beautiful hibiscus die cut: (Not sure you can see it, but the die cut has built-in glitter)

K&Co orange hibiscus

(dotted background: Hero Arts raindrop stamp; paper: Great Paper Company;  Happy Birthday: Inkadinkado; Martha Stewart punch)

The yellow flower below also has built-in glitter, but I added more with Ranger’s Stickles and a Hero Arts gemstone in the center.

K&Co bright yellow

(background stamp: Hero Arts flower grid; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Happy Birthday stamp: Inkadinkado.)

Come back for more sunshine tomorrow!