Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

I'm thrilled I get to participate in the hop at Papertrey Ink today.

(Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes/A Thrill of Hope/Winter Woods Paper)

Here's the challenge~

I went with muted tones and soft colors of Aqua Mist,Lavender Moon and Sweet Blush.

 By the way, the song "Lavender Blue" was interpreted by the younger class of my girls' dance studio last month and it's looping in my head now!!!  :0

Such a sweet dilly dilly....


Blessed Color Blocking

I love color blocking and angled sections~

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Palm Prints  die:Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings)

There are at least three ways to achieve blocking, which are demonstrated at

hosted by  Laurie

 My solid remnants were used in this card~love when I can incorporate the slivers!

 I used the photo in the following challenge to guide my color scheme.

Gold accents are IN IN IN and I LOVE IT.

I think it adds sophistication to any item.


 Creating this card was a great start to my week~hope to get more crafty time in!

Thanks for stopping in friends~


Monday, July 24, 2017

Modern Tree

I've had this tree panel sitting on my desk for quite some time.

It needed to be seen on a card!

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak, Verve Great Friend,Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy  dies: Verve Great Kindness, My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips,Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles)

The following bold colors compliment the black and white graphic leaves~


Look closely for the sliver of green (it's a modern grass line).

I usually struggle with primary colors, but with this project, I enjoyed it!

 Thanks for stopping by today~


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Smile, Family, & Joy

We got back about a week ago from visiting my family in Hawaii.

I've missed them so much!!!!

Mom and Dad look great and so do my sisters and their families. ;()

There were lots of smiles~so grateful the Lord let us travel to see them.

(stamps: Verve Great Friend  dies: Verve Great Kindness, My Favorite Things Lucky Stars, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches)

 Mom and Dad went over and beyond in hosting us...so I was inspired by the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

 I've wanted to mix up my stars and florals for some time now, and this challenge pushed me to try it!

I've got two great sets of stars from My Favorite Things (featured product) so I hope to get at least one more done in time for this challenge~

Thanks for stopping by~


Sunday, July 16, 2017


I don't know about you...but focusing is a struggle!

I multi-task wayyyy too often and unnecessarily.

(stamp: My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  die: My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)

The Lord leads me to prioritize.

If not...I'm gonna lose it, people.


One day at a time...

 This day, I chose this challenge...


Thanks for stopping in!


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Celebrating With Patterned Paper

I have a niece who is celebrating her birthday~

(stamps: Prima Marketing Holiday Bliss  dies:My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Stars/Stitched Hexagons,Spellbinders Classic Circles,Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo,Avery Elle Dotted Elle-ments,Papertrey Ink Customer Appreciation Celebrate Big banner)

The yellow patterned paper was a left over piece that I framed the birthday character with.

 I built up from there~

 I hope you are making the most of the day and squeezing in a bit of crafting time!

I have a ton of things to do...but I wanted to get some "me time" in~plus I needed a card!

That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :)

Thanks for stopping by~