Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Pajama Party

I'm playing at Waltzingmouse's Pajama Party today~woot woot!!

I'm glad this is one of those pajama parties where you don't have to actually wear pajamas, LOL.

I have none pretty enough for such an occasion. ;)

I played with a couple of Waltzingmouse sets: My Island and Teeny Trees (my go-to element set) to create this one layer card.

Challenge 3:In the Background

There are still a few hours left for three of the challenges and more time for a sketch challenge if you want to play along this week.

~Have a great day friends~

stamps: Waltzingmouse My Island and Teeny Trees
ink: Memento Ink (Pear Tart,Dandelion),Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening,Ranger Jenni Bowlin Weather Vane
paper:Georgia Pacific white
other: Crop-A-Dile Corner chomper

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Splotches of Color

It's fun to splotch in an outline image.

I took the colorful inspiration from Moxie Fab's

and the bold presentation of 

Jocelyn Olson

to create this card.

The hardest thing was keeping the white parts white...my fingers seem to  leave prints everywhere!

oh, but it's a BLESSING to have the time and inspiration to stamp~hope you got some creative time in for yourselves!

stamp: Mama Elephant We Click,Hero Arts Texture and Shape
ink: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst,True Black and Hawaiian Shores,Memento Ink Dandelion
paper: Georgia Pacific white


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas in July

Woah...ANOTHER card...

 and a CHRISTMAS card at that.

The first one is always the hardest for me.

However, when there's a splash challenge at the Cafe~you can count me IN!

I used a Post It note for that splash of neon.

I thank the challenge at

Christmas in July With a Catch (semi-flat).

It motivated me to get one done.


stamps: Papertrey Ink Grunge Me,Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages,My Favorite Things Christmas Ornaments,Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees sentiment,Mama Elephant We Click
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black
paper: Georgia Pacific white,post it note

CASE-ing Coolness

I stole some time to get my crafty on~

I angled my sentiments and popped that color like the

coolio inspiration at

Jocelyn Olson

Summer is slipping by quickly and I've been enjoying spending time with the girlies.

Hope you are making the most of today friends!

stamps: Summertime Charm,Hero Arts Texture and Shape,Verve Borderline and Happy Days
die: Summertime Charm,WPlus 9 Design Studio Quilt Cuts 1
ink: Memento Ink (Teal Zeal,Lilac Posies,Pear Tart),Papertrey Ink True Black
other: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
paper: Georgia Pacific white,pink misc.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Polka Dots on a Sympathy Card

Polka dots on a sympathy card?


No, I'm not trying to make a painful,sudden death light...

but rather...honor the sweet,sweet spirit of one who was taken while she still had so much LIFE left, you know?

This wasn't the route I originally planned for

however, it IS a card I had been putting off making.

To Mrs. Coast...

a beautiful, beautiful ray of light who is home.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

tYpEwRiTeR tHoUgHtS

I created this card for a friend that's been on my heart.

The inspiration hit and I ran with it.

The striped patterns married in this challenge ...

made me think of the Fancy Pants ParkBench designer paper.

It's a ready-made, pieced together look which I trimmed to fit in the typewriter die.

This represents how thoughts of her needing prayer has interjected my daily activities. 

Thanks for stopping in friends!

stamps: Verve Borderline
die: Hero Arts Typewriter (Silhouette Cameo)
paper: Fancy Pants ParkBench,Georgia Pacific white, ?black
ink: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores
other: Kwik Star Sticky Notes

Monday, July 8, 2013

You Are Incredible

I created this card for one of my incredible daughters~

I was inspired by the following challenges:

 What I love about the Mixy Matchy trend, is the "one of a kind" design you get from paper scraps.

It's a paper quilt which is as  unique as the recipient!

~Have a blessed day friends~

 stamp:Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
  die: Simon Says Stamp Circle Border,Spellbinders Scalloped Circle,My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips
paper: American Crafts Sketchbook,Fancy Pants Swagger,Authentique Fresh,Bazzill Gold
ink: Versamark,Papertrey Ink True Black
other: sticker,black embossing powder

Friday, July 5, 2013


It might not be perfect....

but it IS awesome. ;)

The Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

Simon Says Stamp and Show:Anything Goes

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #87 Anything Goes

~Hope you are enjoying your summer days~

Have a good one.

stamp:Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
paper: Prima Introspection,BoBunny Country Garden,kraft
other: sequins
ink:Memento Ink Teal Zeal,Papertrey Ink True Black
 die: Simon Says Stamp Circle Border

Monday, July 1, 2013


I did some sponging today with my distress inks.

The sponged triangles on Lisa Spangler's card inspired me to sponge over a die cut.

The wave border on Broni's card reminded me of the wave designs I have on my Cameo.

I recently downloaded this surfer and

paired the image with Flourishes Enjoy the Ride sentiment.

 I don't sponge as often as I should...it's really relaxing to just "DO" you know?

Get a little messy and give it a try~

stamp: Flourishes Enjoy the Ride
ink: Tim Holtz (Pine Needles,Victorian Velvet,Salty Ocean),Papertrey Ink True Black
paper:Georgia Pacific white
other: Copics
die:Surf's Up Silhouette Cameo

A CASE and a Cutie Card

I have two cards to share today.  One is a CASE...

Here is her card I CASED...

If you are familiar with Silke's creations...she uses white in the most elegant way.

I wrapped a ribbon around a panel like she did.

Instead of three shiny dots, I stamped three flowers.

The second card is for my niece.

I don't often do cutie pie cards....

but I DO love this cutie pie hedgie!!!

CFC107: Create a Clean And Simple project that features at least one arrow



stamp: Flourishes Tiny Flowers and Tags,Verve Plain Jane Psalm 3:3
ink: Papertrey Ink True Black and Enchanted Evening
paper: Prima Introspection and misc DP
ribbon: American Crafts


stamp: Penny Black Hedgie Friends,Just Rite Curlz,Technique Tuesday Incredible by Ali Edwards
dies: Spellbinders scalloped oval,Verve Arrow
ink: Memento Ink Grape Jelly,Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dusty Concord
other: Copics