Art Impressions Cabin by the Stream

170609_AII’m a huge fan of Art Impressions Watercolor stamps!! These amazing stamps make it so easy to create a beautiful watercolored scene. After watching a video by Bonnie Krebs, I used a variety of Art Impression stamps to create this card. Once the art work was complete I mounted it on Kraft card stock.



Embossed Resist Technique – Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink


Day Four of the Emboss Resist Technique. Today’s cards were created with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink.


  • Strathmore 300 Series 100 lb. Bristol smooth paper
  • Distress Ink used for blending (Cracked Pistachio)
  • Inkadinkado (top image): Mounted Flowers & Butterflies Background Stamp (link unavailable)
  • Background stamp (bottom image) Hero Arts:Β  Large Flower Background – CG403
  • Lawn Fawn: Scripty Sayings stamp set


Christmas H.U.G. Project – December 16th

Christmas H.U.G. card - 12/16/16

Another trip to Michaels Arts & Crafts store to pick up a storage box. I gave a H.U.G. card to yet another one of my favorite employees. If it sounds like I have a lot of favorite employees at the Michaels store, it is because I do!! I have been a very frequent shopper at this store for many years and find this store to have the best, most helpful, and friendly employees of any store I’ve ever shopped in.

Christmas H.U.G. card - 12/16/16It was also grocery shopping day for me so I headed to Walmart. I passed out a second H.U.G. card to the sweetest young cashier. She was just delightful and because of her engaging demeanor I truly enjoyed the checking out process πŸ™‚

Christmas H.U.G. Project – December 13th

Christmas H.U.G. card - 12/13/16While out shopping today, I encountered a cashier who seemed to have a sour disposition. I knew I must give her the H.U.G. card for today. I handed the card to the cashier after my transaction was complete. She looked at me with a wary expression on her face. I explained the purpose of the card and had her turn the card over and read the message on the back. As I was explaining the reason for the H.U.G. card, I started to see some brightness coming into her eyes and the tiniest start of a smile on her lips. By the time we were finished talking she was flashing a big and beautiful smile πŸ™‚

Christmas H.U.G. Project – December 11th

Christmas H.U.G. card - 12/11/16Today’s H.U.G. card was given to a cashier at my local grocery store. I have been going to this store for many years and this particular employee has waited on me several times. He has always been pleasant and has an amazing smile. Today he seemed a bit frustrated. I handed him the H.U.G. card and told him that the explanation for the card was written on the back. He turned the card over, read it, and gave me that amazing smile πŸ™‚