Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friend Flowers

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do, Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings dies:Winnie & Walter In a Word Friend Cutaway,Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings)

When I started this clean and layered card~I began with this inspirational photo.

I focused on the white flowers, blue vase and orange butterfly.

After trying to make the focal panel work on a neutral base, I went with a colorful dotted cardbase.

I have a friend who could use a bright, happy card right about now.

Thank you for stopping in, friends!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Zappy Background

I finally picked up Zappy Birthday!

I've coveted it for some time now.

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday  dies:Papertrey Ink Zappy Birthday/Tag Sale #5)

I participated in MIM by stamping a pattern with the dotted "zap" behind a die cut window.

hosted by Dawn

Bumpy washi is fun for texture~

it's got circles AND it's metallic!!!

I already got one "stamp" (ha!) of approval from my daughter who caught a view of this card.

She said "Ooooh, I love superhero fonts like that!!!".


Too bad her bday is in March.

I hope I remember.

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Trees

This is literally how our trees look at the moment~tiny blossoms here and there.

Realistically speaking, they sit on bare branches.

But I can do what I want ;).

(dies:My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)

I used sequins to imitate the swirling butterflies hovering over a white face (Time Out's inspirational photo).

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Create Along With Us April 2017

Well somebody stepped it up with embossing!

(stamps:Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do/Boutique Borders Sympathy  dies:Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5/Valentine Pin-Ups strip)

Are you proud?

I sure am~I don't know why I don't do this more often!

I was inspired by the challenge at 

Nichole Heady's red and blue double tag project for  
April 2017 Release:Day Two had me smitten.

I started with reds and blues and double tagged it.

Then I ended up creating a card too.

It might be because I'm wearing pajama pants.

I haven't had the luxury to do so all week.

 I'm not worried about getting embossing powder on me, so I went for it!

 I should probably keep embossing while I have the day to do so~

thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Friend Rerun Challenge Card

April showers bring May flowers.

I'm banking on that saying.

Something has to come from all that rain!!!

(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers  die:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Friend Cutaway)

Instead of the Rerun stamp set, so I went with the inspiration of this lovely card by Shay.


I stamped the stem from In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers to mimic the wood background.

 Then I "splattered" with a bit of blue watered down ink and stamped some dots from the same set.

 The flowers were stamped and the cutaway added in the same fashion as her creation.

My main colors were from the Color Throwdown.

Thanks for stopping in!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Rainbow Colors and Sailing in the Storm

I love this sentiment!

(stamps:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves, Verve Learning to Sail  dies:Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Waves,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles)

'When it rains look for rainbows, when its dark look for stars'

I went with a rainbow of colors~bouncing from the rainbow circled dp.

I went all girly with sequins and droplets~~~I should do that more often!!!

Thanks for stopping by friends~


Monday, April 3, 2017

Stand in the Light

Does it feel like spring to you yet?

(stamps:Stampendous Daisy Thanks, My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  die:My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banner)

We are starting to get there...little by little!

Work It Wednesday March 2017
Spring Has Sprung

The more I stamp flowers, the closer it feels.


 The more I sneeze, too....

Sunday, April 2, 2017

April Fool's Day

I detest April Fool's Day...I'm an easy mark!!!!

But Darnell's April Fool's Day Challenge makes it less painful.

I posted this card recently...
(stamps:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn/Charmed sentiment  die:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn)

Here was it's predecessor.

It's not HORRIBLE...but  it looks like the leaves are trying to catch the flowers.

 I didn't see it until I took a picture and I couldn't shake the awkward feels.

It was a simple fix...I just attached another bloom.

As my daughter would I feel like I have my life put together.


I know it's the day after April Fool's, but Darnell has this challenge open until the 11th.

There's still time to share your NBUS or bOO bOOs.

Thank you Darnell, for making April Fool's less intimidating, I look forward to this every year!


Friday, March 31, 2017

Hugs for a Friend

I created a long distance "hug" for a friend~

(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers/True sentiment  die:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Hugs Cutaway  other:free sequins with order~thank you!!!)

using these Winnie & Walter March Colors:

Simon Says:Show Us What You Are Working On

This is a just because card~

(stamps: Winnie & Walter In Bloom:Eva's Favorite Flowers,My Favorite Things Because You  dies:Winnie & Walter In a Word:Friend Cutaway,My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Banner)

 for an anything goes challenge.

 Simon Says (Wednesday):Anything Goes

Today we have cozy, rainy weather~
perfect for staying home and crafting!!!
 Have a blessed day, friends~

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wheelie Like You

I wheelie like puns!

Throw in a cute critter and I'm sold~

(stamps:Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You  dies:Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like you,My Favorite Things Cross-Stitch Ovals)

I went with the following inspiration photo~

focusing on lime and teal.

My "butterfly" was created by two strips of scrap paper die cut into a split oval.

Our spring break has been filled with dr appts and such.

We get to sleep in a wee bit~without completely ruining our schedule.

I'm appreciative of the extra crafty time!!!

Have a good one friends~


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beautiful You Butterflies

My niece is growing up so fast!

I wanted to make her a "grownup like" card for her birthday this year.

(stamps:Altenew Halftone Circles/Majestic Bloom leaf,Verve Beautiful You sentiment,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings butterflies  dies:Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings)

I used these colors~

 I might actually get this card out in time.

Yay me!!!!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Day Two 2017 Spring Coffee Hop

Do you hear 70s music playing while looking at my card????

cuz I do!

Tie Dye is not just retro, it's my childhood.


(stamp:Verve Rise and Shine digi  dies:My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle/Dienamics Blueprints 11,Avery Elle Dotted Elle-Ments)

 I printed up the pdf that Julee at Verve generously offers up here,

die cut the mug and sentiment and faux "tye dyed" with Copics.

I'm linking up at Verve


May your burdens be light today friends~


Papertrey March 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Yay, I made it to a PTI hop!

(stamps:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn/Charmed sentiment  die:Papertrey Ink Stylized Autumn)

I pulled teal, pink,purples and navy from the inspiration photo here.

Inlaid dies seemed the way to go.

Today is significantly warmer than it's been, and I can almost remember what flowers look like!!!

 Will I sneeze? Probably, but hey, gotta take the good with the bad right?

I say it's worth the flowers~



Friday, March 24, 2017

Happy Spring Coffee

Whenever I make a coffee card, I have one friend in mind.

She's the first person I knew to own a Keurig and her setup was divine!!!!

I haven't seen her in ages but this gives me an opportunity to send a "thinking of you" card.

(stamps: Verve Coffee helps  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Squares,Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags,Verve Cup for All Seasons)

Love the spring colors at the Throwdown~

Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Use More Than One Die or Punch


happy happy dance ;)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You Are Precious Altenew Colors

Straying from green this time...

(stamp:Altenew Remember This)

working with these vibrant colors and a strip of gold washi~

Hey guys, we made it to Wednesday (the 4th one!) in March.

I say that's a YAY!!! :)

Have a good one.

Happy Gum

I've wanted to ink up this stamp set for awhile~so I strayed from a typical rainbow scheme to go with what was stranded on my desk.

Green is the go to color lately~

(stamps: Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles,Art Impressions Got Style "Happy Birthday"sentiment  dies:Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles,My Favorite Things Stitched Squares  other:Doodlebug Sprinkles)

(double pierced rectangles and stitched square)

I'm grateful for the escape of cardmaking~its such a blessing!

Thank you, cardmaking challenges and stamp companies for the motivation and inspiration~



I played with color today~

(stamp:Altenew Halftone Circles,Unity Wondrous  dies:My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows,Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles)

My daughter is fearless with her colors when it comes to attire, so I created this fusion for her.

(there's a display of green lining the bottom ;) )

Goodness what a week it's been so far.

The weather alone has been an adventure~from 30s to 50s and back again.

Every day is a do-over and I'm grateful for it. ;)

Blessings friends~


Monday, March 20, 2017


One more in green~

(stamps; Stampendous Family Home  dies:Spellbinders Media Mixage Squares One)

I finally invested in a "house/home" set!

I LOVE architecture with all its angles,structure and abstractness~I even follow instagram accounts for inspiration.


I love her CAS birdhouse card with its layered levels of detail.

I went with a human house and layered the squares for a bit of pop.

Here's to a great week ahead~blessings!!

God Is

I'm a little late to the green party...

(stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy God Is  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Square Stax,Avery Elle Dotted Elle-ments/Double Pierced Rectangle)

This one is already in an envelope waiting to send~

Monday, March 13, 2017

Smile All Over My Face

My oldest turned 21!

Oh my word.

(stamp:Inkadinkado Friendly Advice  die:Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags,Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles)

My daughter makes me smile & laugh until my sides hurt!

She's studying improv~so she's legit guys. ;)

She's skilled funny.

 Here's a lovely sketch~

This dp already had flowers in it so I die-cut the best part of it.

 Simon Says (Wednesday):For a Special Lady/Girl

Thanks for stopping by today~

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Best Wishes

This sentiment font has me thinking The Great Gatspy. ;)

(stamps: Verve Great Friend/Deco Borders  dies:Verve Great Kindness, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles)

I followed this sketch~

I used these colors~

Have a good one guys!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Nail Polish Marbling

hosted by Lizzie.
With three teen/adult girlies in my house, I am rich in nail polish media.
My mind purrs when I step back from this marbling...

"yasssss queeeeen" as my 16 yr old would say.



(die:Papertrey Ink Big Basics Birthday  other:washi,nail polish)

I pulled blue, olive and peach colors from this challenge.

Since I made my own background...

I may be addicted to this~can't wait to make more.

Have a good one~


Monday, March 6, 2017

Orange, Yellow, Red

Sometimes I just need bits of color and a few minutes.

(stamps:Altenew Halftone Circles/Remember This)

I used scrumptious circles and one layer of leaves  to create this design.

 Don't worry, I was very careful with my red color...

Here's the inspiration~

 So far I'm surviving this Monday, how bout you?


Believe in Fairy Tales

Sometimes a card just happens~

(stamp: Verve Everything Nice/Beautiful You  die:Verve Gown,My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Oval  other:Verve free pearls and dress patterned paper with order~thankyou!)

check the colors in this photo~

I pray you have sweet moments this week~