Friday, April 19, 2013


I created one of those "something different" creations. 

Way more color than I use~but I like it anyway~

It reminds me of my grandma's I must be pulling something from the 70s~I find it comforting! ;)

The background pattern was stamped from the diamond in Hero Arts' So Kind.


Thank you for stopping by today~

stamp: Hero Arts So Kind
die: Loni Harris Flower With Stem (Silhouette Cameo),Papertrey Ink pint jar 
ink:Memento ink rich cocoa and elderberry
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Prima Bohemian Bamboo,Bazzill

Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Woman That Feareth the Lord

I missed the deadline for the Sweet 'n Sassy April Release Virtual Stamp Day Challenge #1~our power went out last night.

That's what I love about stamping~a little light and you can still create! LOL

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #75

Have a blessed day friends~

stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Precious Poppies
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black,Memento Ink Rhubarb Stalk,Ranger Tim Holtz Fired Brick
other: Copics,twine,Scor-Pal

With Appreciation

My brain is mush (nothing to say), but I just wanted to share this card~hope you are having a good one!

die: Lori Whitlock 4 Borders,WPlus9 Written on Ribbon Die
stamp: WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie leaves
ink: Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose and New Leaf,Hero Arts Field Greens
paper:Prima Bohemian Bamboo
other: Martha Stewart Vintage Girl Charms

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Primary Cupcake

I haven't utilized this cupcake die in quite a while~

I love this sentiment!

I hate "endings" and "goodbyes"...but hey~a NEW beginning is a great way to view a NEW birthday (rather than a goodbye to a younger age).

I speckled the cupcake with Copics and edges with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed.

Primary colors: red,yellow,blue

Have a blessed day friends~

stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings
ink:Ranger Tim Holtz Mustard Seed,WPlus9 White
other:Copics,Fiskars crimper
die:Sizzix Movers and Shapers cupcak,Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle
paper: Basic Grey Lauderdale,Georgia Pacific white,Bazzill red


Oh, Spring is here people...

my allergies are killing me...



I made a pocket birthday card~

Here is a fun new challenge...wowzers!

Have a beautiful day~

stamp: Hero Arts Hexagons
die: Lori Whitlock Bag With Rounded Top and 3D Bow (Silhouette Cameo)
button: Melody Ross Soul Food Collection

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pouf Ball

Our family loves crazy hair pets.

I leave a mini mohawk on my Shih tzu when I groom him~

hee hee, 

'cause I can!

We adored the tuff of hair on our beloved guinea that passed...

it's what won us over at the pet store.

It's that bit of fun that makes us smile.

This pouf ball says PARTY!!!! to me. ;)


Have a BLESSED Monday, friends~

stamp: ODBD Happy Birthday
ink: Memento Ink Lilac Posies
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Georgia Pacific white cardbase
other: My Mind's Eye twine


This is the day!


stamp: ODBD Happy Birthday
die: My Favorite Things Die-namics solid skyline
paper: My Mind's Eye Breeze,Georgia Pacific white cardbase,K&Company SW Nature pad,American Crafts Sketchbook
ink:Memento Ink Rich Cocoa

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Recycled Speechless Tag

I LOVE this recycled tag from my girlie's Easter dress.

She saw the potential when she set this aside for me.

The typewriter is from Pink Paislee's Daily Junque Ephemera pack.

There's a fun combo at

It's a beautiful day today...I am going outside to vacuum my vehicle!

Isn't it sad that I'm excited about this???  LOL

It's the little things!

stamp: I Heart Papers Beyond Borders
ink: Hero Arts Soft Pool
other: Recycled tag,Pink Paislee Daily Junque Ephemera Pack,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
paper: Recollections kraft

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Emoticon Society

We live in an emoticon society.



What would we do without them???

I found these cute emoticon stickers on clearance at Walmart and these cool thought cloud sticky notes in the dollar section of Target.

This challenge was on my mind:

Have a :) day!!!

stamp: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD You Have Mail
ink: Memento Ink Teal Zeal
stickers: EK Success Emoticons
other: Kwik Thought Cloud Sticky Notes,Hemptique Twine
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Authentique Journey (Explore)

Dream Big Butterflies

CASE Study Challenge #135

JJ Bolton

Her technique is incredible!
JJ's work never ceases to amaze and inspire me~

Oh the sun is shining and it ACTUALLY feels like we are heading into spring.

I can't wait!

Thanks for stopping by friends~

stamps: Hero Arts/BasicGrey Sweet Threads,Verve Words of Wisdom,Autumn Leaves Swirls Rhonna Farrer
ink: Memento ink Morocco,Hero Arts Field Greens
dies: Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings Butterfly Die
paper: Georgia Pacific white

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bring Your Own

Told you I love stamping collages....

they make my head all swimmy! ;)

 Once again, I used Papertrey's Rosie Posie Step 2 on it's own~love that look!

I also used Hello Sunshine and Rosie Posie.

Dawn mentions in her video that Aqua Mist ink is light enough for the collage effect~I agree. You can barely make out the sentiment which I stamped multiple times in Aqua Mist.

You don't want all the colors fighting for attention, right?

stamps: Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie,Step 2 Rosie Posie and Hello Sunshine
ink: Ranger Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane,Memento Ink Dandelion,Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe,Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Autumn Rose
paper:Recollections kraft,Bazzill orange

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Friendly Flowers

I don't use many flowers on my creations...I'm more of a shapes and lines designer~I've always been been drawn to architecture.

However, my investment in Papertrey Ink's Rosie Posie~the dies, the original stamp, and the shading~ has me creating with flowers lately.

Sometimes it takes that one great stamp set to open a new door~

I LOVE this verse also.

Only God knows everything~AMEN?!

I missed the link up to this challenge, but I love this sketch!

I used a green/blue flower...inspired by the

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

stamps: ODBD Weave Background,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie,
Verve Jeremiah 33:3
other: Mara Mi Roobee Gift tags
ink:Ranger Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin,Papertrey Ink New Leaf and Enchanted Evening
paper:Authentique Renew and  Carefree,Recollections kraft,Georgia Pacific white

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I love stamping collages...they are great stress relievers!

There is something about "letting go" that we all can use a little of...

I used a variety of Papertrey sets: Rosie Posie (and Step 2),Teach & Inspire, and Year of the Flowers:Roses.

I love using the Rosie Posie Step 2 on its leaves a nice abstract image.

Hope you have a great day~thanks for stopping by!

stamps: Papertrey sets: Rosie Posie (and Step 2),Teach & Inspire, and Year of the Flowers:Roses
ink: Papertrey Ink Autumn Rose, True Black and Hibiscus Burst
Ranger Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane
dies: Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie
other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
paper:Georgia Pacific white

Up, Up and AWAY

I finally got Verve's balloon set I've been eyeing....

I have no desire whatsoever to ride one...but I love the design of them.

The green shadow was inked on the backside of the stamp.

This technique works well with almost any symmetrical design, because it doesn't matter if you flip it.

I was totally inspired by

I tried using teal zeal for the shadows, but it was too dark.

I love the pops of color on a neutral, busy background.

I also went with the cue card at

I'm glad I could squeeze some craft/posting time in between spring cleanings.

Speaking of...I think I know why we want to spring clean.

The sun shines in and you see all the dust in the nook and crannies!

stamps: Verve Up Up and Away
paper: Studio Calico Abroad,Recollections kraft
ink: Papertrey Ink New Leaf,Memento Ink Morocco and Rich Cocoa,Versamark
other:Fiskars fringe scissors,Recollections Carnelian embossing powder

Monday, April 1, 2013

Touches of Glitter

 I can't help but touch a card with glitter.

So, when I stumbled upon Ranger's sticky embossing powder~I thought I'd give it a go~because I need something STRONGER.

After two stepping with the Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie shading(step 2) in Versamark, I adhered the powder.

After heating, I sprinkled the glitter.

I ran my fingers over the glitter....and it STAYED PUT!!!!

Pinspired Challenge #6

Check out this fun sketch at

I pray you are having a great Monday, ...thanks for stopping by for a visit!

stamps:Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie and RP Step 2,Verve (Graph Paper,Nothing is Impossible),Market Street Stamps Mesh Background
dies: Lori Whitlock Thanks Card flap (Silhouette Cameo),Verve Rounded Rectangle Die,Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie die
other:Ranger sticky embossing powder,glitter
ink:Memento Rich Cocoa,Lilac Posies and Peanut Brittle,Versamark,Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
paper:Recollections Kraft,Bazzill pink,Georgia Pacific white

Spring on the Inside

I was blessed to take a trip to Keukenhof
8 years ago~

that's what enters my mind when I try to grow tulips.

Needless to say...

my garden will NEVER EVER meet my expectations~

since I can't shake that memory of rows of living color!

Now, paper tulips are another story...

I whipped up this centerpiece with two files from the Silhouette Cameo.

I assembled five enlarged 3D tulips and stuffed them into this 3D Gate basket.

  I'm sharing this centerpiece with the

Spring Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

I also put together a spring thank you card.

I used my Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie Step 2 shading for the "bursts" at the corners of the ribbon, with gorgeous colors represented at

It was snowing a little this morning...winter is putting up a last-ditch effort to hold the season~I hope it relinquishes its title soon!!!

stamp: WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Rosie Posie Step 2
dies:WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Spellbinders scalloped circle and Large Labels
Jennifer Wambach 3D gate basket and Snap Dragon Snippets 3D tulip(Silhouette Cameo) 
other: Kaisercraft Basics Light Purple,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
paper:My Mind's Eye All is Bright,Teresa Collins Tell Your Story,Georgia Pacific White
ink: Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Olive