Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Stand Where It's Shining

Guys, it's been a BUSY weekend...my girlies went to the nationals of a dance competition!

They've never had the opportunity to go that far, technically and physically (I drove four hours out)...but it was soooo worth it.

 There was SO MUCH talent and touching creations;

I loved the community and camaraderie that went on between the studios.

There will always be ugliness in the world (sin is a reality)

...but there is beauty to behold too. 

(stamp:My Favorite Things DC Bokeh Builder  die:MFT Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax  other:washi,confetti,paperclip,ribbon)


TIME OUT Challenge #61:Inspired by Words

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Anthony J. D'Angelo

My heart is full and encouraged by the love that reigns in the hearts of those that shine.

I pray that as the Lord reveals His beauty today...

we are looking in the right place to see it. ;)

Monday, July 4, 2016


I try to encourage graduates to take it one step at a time....vs having their whole life figured out.

I mean, even the best laid plans could change in a heartbeat.

This sentiment says it all...

(stamp:Verve Words of Wisdom dies:Spellbinders Classic Circles)


It's the heart of summer...can you believe it???

I haven't hit the lazy days yet...perhaps they are over the rainbow. ;)

Thanks for stopping by friends~



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Masculine Bike & Washi

I knocked out a masculine card, much to my surprise.
When we tinker, it happens...you know how it goes.
(stamps:Sizzix Framelits Hero Arts Bike, Waltzingmouse (no longer in business) sentiment  dies:My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Stitched Strips,Sizzix/Hero Arts Bike  other:washi)
 I started with this sketch:

I lay down some washi and die cut with a Horizontal Strip, then cut a second strip.

The bike is in place of the circle.

Before I knew it, I had a masculine card for a young man who is moving soon.

Yay me!

(stitched dies/washi tape)
 Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer!


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rainbow Paperclip Ribbons

So, paperclip ribbons...

I think they'd be fun to gift.

I went with a rainbow theme~

 (die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle  stamp:Inkadinkado Friendly Advice  other:washi,sticker pocket,paperclips,ribbon)

I created this card with paperclip goodies for the



Yana's fun rainbow stripes and clear window inspired my design.

The rainbow banner was designed with washi stuck to cardstock/die cut with the banner in the Pretty Pink Posh Banner Duo set.

As for the holder of the paperclip ribbons, 

I found these useful sticker pockets while waltzing into Target...

  race you to the store to get more!!! :)

I could see these holding gift cards or incorporated in a shaker card.

Whatever makes my creating faster...I'm all for it!

Thanks for stopping by friends~

Create Along With Us June 2016


(stamp:Papertrey Ink Meadow Greens  die:Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings)

Today's card was inspired by Amy Sheffer's lovely creation:


I love the combo of colors she selected!

I lay black and white striped washi on vellum and Berry Sorbet cardstock and cut two sentiments out with the same die.

After stamping and layering my panels, I wanted to add a bit of ribbon.

I created a paperclip bow to clip on the top panel.

This is my new go-to embellishment!

If you google, you'll find a multitude of looks you can accomplish with paperclips and ribbon.

Bows and I aren't the closest of friends~so I LOVE this technique of ribbon treatment.

Thanks for stopping by during your busy summer~


Friday, June 17, 2016

Rainbow Stripes & Confetti

I picked up some washi yesterday and now I've got most of the colors for a rainbow.

(stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Grunge Elements  die:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo  other:Confetti,washi)

I simply lay the colors down and cut out sections with the Stitched Banner Duo Square.

I was inspired by the challenge here:


I went with Shannon's fun card...where she reinforced her rainbow with sequins.

I added my confetti to its matching color for a 3D effect.

I'm also submitting this to 

 Thanks for stopping by friends~