Tag Archives: Clean and Simple

Azaleas in Vase

Yes – another azalea card!  This time in a more traditional shade of pink.


The image, from Power Poppy, was colored with prisma pencils and came out looking more like watercolors.  I did watercolor the background with shades of blue, pink and green and added the grounding with a mix of watercolors and pencils.   To finish I “spattered” some pink ink on the main panel and the card base.

The lower right hand corner has a letter pressed sentiment – here is a closer look:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThanks for stopping by today!!  Hope all is going well with you!

Blue Azaleas

I know that azaleas are usually found in shade of pinks, whites and purples…but did you know that there are also blue azaleas?  I’ve never seen them IRL but I imagine they would be just as beautiful as the pink ones.

So…here is my take on blue azaleas.  A clean and simple card – the image is from Power Poppy and the sentiment from Papertrey.

Copics used to color the image:  B0000, B41, B45…YG61, YG63


clean and simple christmas

Greetings stamping friends!!  Less than two weeks until Christmas – I hope everything is well wherever you are.  Today I am sharing a clean and simple card for the wonderful lady that watches our Chihuahua’s whenever we travel.  She is a real sweetheart and we always know the dogs are in good hands when we are gone.

The dog stamp is from Amuse, the sentiment is from Waltzingmouse.  Simple paper piecing for the little bag and just a tad of color on the dog and I was done.  I kept the color scheme simple as well – just black, white and red. The checked ribbon and scallop border punch were just enough to add interest to the design while keeping things simple.

All the best to you and yours!!

A snowy scene

Hello crafty friends!!  Are you ready for the holidays?  My shopping is done, gifts are wrapped and cards have been mailed so now I can relax a bit.

I want to share with you something I made with the latest set from Technique Tuesday’s Greenhouse Society club.  The set is called Berries and comes with one main branch image and three small sentiments.  It is the perfect set for a clean and simple holiday card.  Some easy sponging and stamping with a little glitter added for sparkle and you are done!

I started by taking a piece of white cardstock and masked one portion with a scrap of cardstock cut to mimic a hill.  I sponged Memento’s Summer Sky and Danube Blue inks above the mask.

I took another scrap of cardstock and cut it slightly different to create another hill.  I positioned this mask lower than the first and sponged again with the same inks.  By doing this you end up with two “hills”


I stamped the Berry branch in Memento Tuxedo Black, colored the berries with a red marker and stamped the sentiment in Memento Rhubarb stalk.

To add a little sparkle I glued some Martha Stewart glitter on a few branches.

I created a few cards with this panel as well as a gift card holder – shown below.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

a new card and a new look!

Happy Memorial Day to my USA friends!   I hope you are enjoying the day off from work.

Have you noticed the new look of my blog?  I decided to make a change and go with this new workpress theme.  I’ll be tweaking things over  the next few weeks as I work through the details and get better aquainted with all the features.  In the meantime here is a clean and simple card using Papertrey stamps and Memento inks.

new leaf

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