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

Tuesday Trigger:A Painterly Palette

and the bold presentation of 

CASE Study Challenge #151
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

CASE Study Challenge #151

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:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #227 Going in Circles

The Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

 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.

Case Study Challenge #147
The sponged triangles on Lisa Spangler's card inspired me to sponge over a die cut.

Timeless Tuesday #226 Make a Splash

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