Friday, June 29, 2012

~Friends With Flair~

is today!

I used Unity's Make Life Sweet sentiment and broke open the package of Little Yellow Bicycle's Vellum Tape Strips.

They are super sturdy and can fold in half off the card.

I am also submitting this to CAS-ual Friday CFC59.

Hope you had a fantastic day so far!

God bless.

Stamp: Unity Make Life Sweet sentiment
Ink:Papertrey Ink Premium Dye True Black
Paper:Georgia Pacific white,Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring DP
Other:Little Yellow Bicycle Vellum Tape Strips,Fiskars crimper,Spellbinders Classic Circles

~Telephone Hello~

Embellish has a new challenge up!

Here is my creation:

I thought about all my dear friends across the globe who have spent countless hours laughing,crying,and praying with me (esp. during lonely deployments).

God bless them for their kind hearts and listening ears!

I appreciate you stopping in today~you're a blessing to me!

Stamps: My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Mabel, American Crafts Amy Tangerine Lovestruck
Ink:Memento Ink Bahama Blue,Versamark Ink
Paper:Georgia Pacific white,Piggy Tales DP,Pink Paislee DP,October Afternoon Sidewalks DP
Other:Martha Stewart border punch,Spellbinders scalloped circles,mini stapler,Tim Holtz distressing tool

~Two Circles and a Tree~

I can always use thank you cards.

I used my Spellbinders circles to create a circle within a circle frame.

By cutting out that frame from two patterned papers, I was able to marry the remaining  colors from

I kept it clean and simple for 

CFC59: Use 2 circles in your Clean And Simple design

Thanks for stopping in to peek. ;)

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Grunge Me,Unity Bella Trees
Paper: Georgia Pacific white,American Crafts grey,Authentique Carefree DP,October Afternoon Sidewalks
Ink:Versamark,Memento Ink Dove Gray
Dies:Spellbinders classic circles
Other:white embossing powder,crimper

Thursday, June 28, 2012

~Message from Afar~


hosted by Silke:

"I’m challenging you to use your FAVORITE FLOURISHES STAMP along with your FAVORITE DIE(s) and please finish your card/project off with your absolute FAVORITE EMBELLISHMENTS!"

My favorite Flourishes stamp is "A Guiding Light".

I love the sentiments and the gorgeous ship.

AS for my favorite die, I'd have to say it's my newest...Spellbinders Postage Stamp die.

My favorite embellishments are these wonderful Sassafras flowers won from  Lauren's challenge.

I am entering this in her current Inspired By Challenge #30.

Check out the blue tablecloth and the water in the distance!

Also, there are white and red elements for Paper Issues:Picnics and Patriots .

I hope you are having a beautiful day...if not, reclaim it and make a new creation!

~Take care now~

Stamp: Flourishes "A Guiding Light"
Ink: Memento Ink Bahama Blue,Ranger Tim Holtz Broken China for edging
Paper: Georgia Pacific white and Teresa Collins Everyday Moments DP
Embellishments:Sassafras flowers
Dies:Spellbinders Postage Stamp die

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

~Bitty Blessing~

I made a simple baby card today.

I am entering two challenges:


I hope you are having a great week filled with sunshine!

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by here. ;)

Stamp:Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings
Ink:Memento ink Rose Bud and Angel Pink
Paper:Georgia Pacific white cardstock and October Afternoon Sidewalks
Tools:mini stapler,Martha Stewart fringe scissors,Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

Monday, June 25, 2012

~Papertrey Ink June 2012 Blog Hop~

My Papertrey Ink order came today!!!

Perfect timing for today's hop.

I love the color combo from Nichole's inspirational photo:

Thank you for stopping by today~have a blessed week!

Stamp:Bitty Baby Blessings
Die:Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper:Georgia Pacific white
Tissue:Daily Junque Printed Sheets
Ink:Memento Pistachio and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink mustard seed
Other:Copic yellow,American Crafts ribbon

Saturday, June 23, 2012

~We Bought a Zoo~

I just saw the movie "We Bought a Zoo" ....I highly recommend it!

Rarely will I watch a movie over and over...but I watched it again with my Mom and then my sister within two weeks (I wanted to be there when they watched it).

I cried everytime.

There are some intense emotional scenes (I wouldn't recommend it for kids under 10).

My colors were chosen for

I love the color splash challenges they host!!!

Thanks for stopping in today. ;)

Stamps:Waltzingmouse Chicken Wire and French Country
Paper:Georgia Pacific White
Ink:Memento Ink Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue
Other:Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors,Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper,Copic black marker for edges

Thursday, June 21, 2012

~Happy Day~

Oh happy day...oh happy day...oh happy day...happy day...

When Jesus washed....

oh when he washed...

This is the song in my head. ;)

I created this card:

 ~Stamp:Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages;Ink:Papertrey ink premium dye true black;Paper:October Afternoon Sidewalks,BoBunny Ambrosia,Georgia Pacific white cardbase;Other: Crop-a-Dile corner chomper,sewing machine,Creative Memories oval cutter,Want2Scrap bling~

The oval was cut from a cool bag I kept.

The lace border was bought on my trip~it sure came in handy!

The stamp set was bought at a little pharmacy/anything store-what a blessed surprise to find quality stamps and ink there!

~Hope you're having a happy day today~

~ColourQ and Sketch Merci~

I've never taken French.

It seems like a gorgeous language~filled with elegance and mystique.

The Waltzingmouse Stamp set Paris Nouveau exudes that sophistication.

I used the border to decorate this Spellbinders postage stamp die cut cardbase.

using the colors from

These butterflies were fussy cut from BoBunny's Country Garden pack..there are a few of those beauties floating around in it.

In the graveyard basket that holds all miscellaneous tools and such...I went hunting for my mini stapler to attach the twine bow to the smaller butterfly.

It saves me having to find a glue dot small enough to adhere the twine to, and keeps me from
 having problems with it sticking to other cards in my stash.

I'm keeping that lil' guy (18 years old) close by-he's upgraded to usefulness in my tools. 

 I believe I even have extra staples to go with it.

This is why I rarely get rid of anything!

Thanks for stopping in~

take care now!

Stamp: Waltzingmouse Paris Nouveau
Ink: Memento angel pink, Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin,Ranger Tim Holtz mustard seed
Die:Spellbinders postage stamp die
Paper:Georgia Pacific White,BoBunny Country Garden,Piggy Tales DP cardbase

~Mantastic Bordered Sentiment~

is a terrific look demonstrated by Betsy at Nicole's Blog.

I thought of the Piggy Tales DP I had when I saw the pattern for

Hope your week is well so far - thanks for stopping by. ;)

Stamp: Papertrey Ink In the Meadow
Ink:Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin,Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink Fired Brick,Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink Tea Dye
Other:Scor-Pal,Zig pen,sewing machine,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper,Stix 2 Anything Adhesive 
Paper:Georgia Pacific white cardstock,Piggy Tales DP,Bazzill kraft

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~Eternal Summer~

Oooooh, today is a SCORCHER.

These are the days I'm glad my crafting nook is in the basement.

It balances out those cold winter months when I use a microwave-heated wrap.   ;)

I picked up this stamp set while visiting my family (yup I  snuck out to the nearest craft store and checked out the goods). 

I love the huge lanterns in BoBunny's Serenity stamp set-endless possibilities!

It paired nicely with Flourishes' sentiment from the Hydrangea set~inked in several colors.

I used Staz On ink on vellum for CAS-ual Fridays:CFC57.

There is a bit of glitter and shine in the ribbon, and the gold part of the lantern was colored in with a Uni-ball pen (shiny in person).

Something Shiny

Have a great day~thanks for stopping by and keeping me company. ;)

Stamps: BoBunny Serenity,Flourishes Hydrangea sentiment
Ink:Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin,Tsukineko Memento Potter's Clay,Ranger Tim Holtz Mustard Seed,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye Ink Hawaiian Shores,Staz On blue
Paper:Georgia Pacific White,vellum,scrap punched circles
Other:Uni-ball gold pen,Martha Stewart fringed scissors,Magic Scraps sparkly ribbon

Monday, June 18, 2012

~Good Morning!~

While I was on vacation, the Waltzingmouse stamps won from Moxie Fab arrived at my house.

My husband (who stayed back and wasn't able to come with us this year) teased that he was playing with them~oh the torture!!!

I dreamed that I came home...hugged him and went searching for those stamps, accusing him of losing them.



I couldn't wait to dive in and participate at the blog party...thank you, Claire, for your generous prize!

I love the colors in the inspiration photo-I used the teal, orange and white.

I stamped the border on a vellum strip for

Thanks for stopping by~I appreciate the company. ;)

Stamps:Waltzingmouse Stamps French Country and Paris Nouveau
Inks:Tsukineko Memento Tangelo,Papertrey Ink Premium Dye Hawaiian Shores,Staz On pumpkin
Marker: Copic chrome orange
Paper:Georgia Pacific white,Bazzill basics dragonfly,vellum
Adhesive:Stix 2 Anything

Sunday, June 17, 2012

~Wishing You the Best Puffed Fabric Silhouette~

Check out Erin's wonderful tutorial at Nichole Heady's site.

By the way...LONG TIME NO BLOG!!!

Don't hate me, but I just got back from Hawaii this week.

Almost my whole family lives there, so it was a family reunion.

I got to hold my 4 month old nephew...hug my nieces and nephew, rub my sister's pregnant belly and shop with my other sister like a lil' school girl (we're silly,obnoxious and giddy...super fun) ;) .

Don't take those little moments for granted!

I got to hug my parents; tell them I love them face to face...and eat everything I miss from Hawaii.

We appreciate the once a year visits~it's always hard to say goodbye again...


Ok, here's my card:

I love this silhouette image.

Since it didn't have a smaller version for the "puff"...I trimmed off a bit of the sides and bottoms of the foam piece. I used batting for the second layer of puff.

I'm also submitting this to

This awesome sketch was a great place to start creative gears are turning on slowly after my two week break....

Stamps: Papertrey Ink On the Links sentiment
Die:In the Meadow
Cardstock:American Crafts
Patterned Paper:Authentique Genuine and BoBunny Weekend Market collection
Ink:Memento rich cocoa and tangelo
Other:Fiskars crimper,Piggy Tales ribbon,stapler,Fiskars rotary cutter scalloped blade,foam,batting