Sunday, June 30, 2013

AWESOME you are

Oh how AWESOME you are.... ;)

with all your little quirks and funny ways.

All of that loveliness wrapped into one, fabulous YOU.

You know how you do.



Now say it back to me.


This is why we make great friends. ;)

Get your free lovely verse of Ephesians 2:10 
Have a blessed day my friends! 
 stamp: Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
ink: Versamark,Papertrey Ink True Black,Tim Holtz Distress Frayed Burlap & Pine Needles
embossing powder: Ranger super fine detail black 
dies: My Favorite Things sentiment strips,Spellbinders Scalloped circles
paper: Authentique Lively & Renew,BoBunny Country Garden,American Crafts Sketchbook, Simple Stories Color Vibe 1,Fancy Pants Swagger

Saturday, June 29, 2013


In case you haven't heard this today...

let me be the first to say... really are!

I love the red and greens in this photo!

Polka Dot Texture with Copic Markers
I dabbed Copic dots on the Rosie Posie leaf and worked my way up the card.

 I splashed my favorite DP from BoBunny across the card and trimmed with a lighter peach border to mimic the colors here.
The scalloped peach border is inspired by the movement of the ric rac.

 I am also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #86 are WONDERFULLY MADE!!!  Psalm 139:14

stamp:  Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie & RP Step 2,Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
 paper:DCWV Chickadee Stack,BoBunny Country Garden,Authentique Lively
die: Rosie Posie
other: Copic


I used to be intimidated by patterned paper.

Now...not so much.

ESPECIALLY since Mixy Matchy is IN now!

You CAN'T go wrong.

Well, maybe you can...but it will be harder to notice!  LOL ;)

I created this for

I not only mixy matched patterns...but FIVE different paper companies as well.


I'll say I've come a long way~

I am also submitting this to Word Art Wednesday Challenge #86.

Go and get your FREE will be encouraged by the sweet crafters there!

God Bless~

stamp: Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards 
 paper: Authentique Renew,Carta Bella Beautiful Moments Cherish,BoBunny Country Garden,Simple Stories Color Vibe 1,Prima Introspection,Georgia Pacific cardbase
die: My Favorite Things sentiment strips
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black & Enchanted Evening
other: Want2Scrap pearls

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blessed to Create

I feel blessed today~especially since I have time to create AND share.

 (Include some painting/coloring)

Polka Dot Texture with Copic Markers

I love playing with my Copics this way...polka dotted fizzes are my favorite way to color and add texture.

Hope you're having a good one and have time to play too~

die: Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings
stamp: Verve Happy Days
ink: Memento Ink Bahama Blue
paper: Georgia Pacific white,American Crafts Sketchbook,Authentique Renew,Kraft
other: Want2Scrap bling,Copic marker

Up Up

I had a bit of fun with some paint I found on clearance at Walmart.

I just brushed paint on the patterned paper.

After assembling, I trimmed the excess from the card and added it as an embellishment.

(Include some painting/coloring)

It is a rainy, gloomy day here...but since our air conditioning is down~I'll take it!  

It means more indoor craft time since outside chores have to wait. ;)

Have a blessed day friends!

stamps: Verve Up Up and Away,Sweet 'n Sassy New Beginnings
ink: Versamark
embossing powder:Stampendous Pearlustre Rubellite embossing powder
ink: Plaid Folk Art Acrylic Paint Sugar Plum
paper: Simple Stories Color Vibe 1,BoBunny Double Dot Designs,Georgia Pacific white

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Yesterday was my "white space" day.

There was minimal stress and lots of home time for me.

Hence this white space card for

Aaaahhhhh, tiny details and soft colors are great for the soul.


I got blessed with a quirky moment~hee hee!

I had just stepped out of a grocery store (a quick list counts as simple!) and was ringing my husband on the cellphone.

Right when he picked up ....a beautiful Pomeranian pitter-pattered  through the parking lot and made a bee line into the grocery store.

It was like, a THOUSAND steps for it to get there, by the way. ;)

I matched my husband's greeting with, "Woah! I just saw a wild Pomeranian run into the store."

I stepped back to get a better view of the fun (that was one fast pup...I knew it would take time to snatch him).

A few seconds later...this tough looking fella marched outta there with that cute Pom at his heel.

I don't know which was more of a surprise to me...

Stray Posh Doggy Runs Through Store  


 Posh Doggy Retrieves Scary Tough Owner.

Either scenario was fun. ;)

I love when God lets me witness offbeat (outside of my home...).

It's just a reminder that we're ALL weird and don't fit that box.

Just sayin'. ;)

Hope you have a great day~BLESSINGS FRIENDS!

stamp: WPlus9 Banner Love/Written on Ribbon
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black/New Leaf/Hibiscus Burst
paper: Georgia Pacific white,American Crafts Sketchbook
other: Crop-A-Dile,sequin

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I needed to chillax.


I'm so glad I got some crafty time in....I was inspired by Carol's recent comment, wishing me some card-making time.

What an encouraging blogger, I tell you!

Crafting DID just the trick and gave me some much needed "me" time. ;)


 I feel a bit out of practice blogging~maybe since I've been stretching outside of my comfort zone lately.

I've been "out there" so much...that I haven't had much "inner thought time" for myself.

I'm more of an "inny" than an "outy", so I hope to get some down time soon to be reflective. ;)

If not, I get grouchy and whiny.

Stay afloat, my friends...STAY AFLOAT if you are also drowning in lots of activity.

May YOU get some much needed crafty/reflective time in!


stamp: Waltzingmouse My Island
ink: Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe
paper: Georgia Pacific white,Authentique Renew
die: Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle
other: Kaisercraft rhinestones


Monday, June 3, 2013

Catch the Vibe~

Grad caps are flying everywhere...I love the excited vibe!

These fun swishes make it easy to PLAY with these colors from


May you have a blessed day friends!

 stamp: Hero Arts Texture and Shape,Sweet 'n Sassy Vintage Baby sentiment
 paper: Simple Stories Color Vibe 1,Georgia Pacific white
ink: Hero Arts Quiet Morning Ink Cubes (pale tomato,soft pool),Memento ink dandelion and gray flannel,Papertrey Ink true black
other: Want2Scrap bling,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper


A big congrats to those who have graduates this year!

May the breaking away be gentle~

stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs As You Graduate
ink: Ranger Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane
other:sequins,Mara Mi Roobee Gift tags
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Georgia Pacific white

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Time is one of those gifts we have (for now)...

but it's taken for granted time and time again...

spend it wisely!!!

sentiment: Teresa Collins Tell Your Story Sticker Sheet
stamp:ODBD Time clock
ink: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
die: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle,WPlus9 Written on Ribbon
other:Want2Scrap bling,American Crafts ric rac,Crop-A-Dile corner chomper
paper: Authentique Renew,Fancy Pants Park Bench,Georgia Pacific White