Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Another Clean & Simple

I had time for another clean and simple...

zero nail polish this time. ;)

Thanks for stopping by~hope your week isn't chugging too quickly this early in the week.

I feel like I need to tap the brake pedal a little right about nowwwwww ;) hence the crafty time for me.

It gives me a bit of "ahhhh" time I really needed.

blessings friends~

stamp: Hero Arts Untitled Word Shadow
paper: American Crafts Plus One, Georgia Pacific White
die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11, Spellbinders Classic Circles

Monday, April 27, 2015

Something Special~Clean & Simple

I think I have a new addiction...

dipping paper with nail polish.

If you saw the NAIL BAR at our local would totally get why this is a problem.

If you saw my would laugh. ;)

They don't feel the love...

just the cards, baby, just the cards. ;)

Simon Says (Wednesday) Clean and Simple

stamp: Hero Arts So Kind
die: My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips 2
paper: American Crafts Plus One
other: Nail Polish


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Another Tag Card~SMILE

These colors make me smile~so does my funny bow. ;)

Here is another entry for

I've been up an hour or so and I can tell it's going to be one of "those" unconventional I thought it was the perfect day to post this card. ;)

I have a feeling I'm going to need extra smiles, extra prayers and a really, really good sense of humor.


 stamp: Unity Wishing You Joy
 die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11, Sizzix tag
paper: Basic Grey Herbs & Honey, kraft, Bazzill
other: twine

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Baby So Sweet

These papers and colors just sort of fell together for me yesterday...

I think it can be for a boy or a girl, don't you?

I mean, the flower is traditionally girly...but the colors can go masculine if I need a boy card in a pinch.

There are those "surprise" babies, so I think this is a safe card. ;)

Thanks for stopping by friends~

stamp: Verve Borderline
die: Papertrey Ink Bitty Baby Blessings, My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiment Strips 2
other: Sassafras In a Stitch Blossoms Purple
paper: Echo Park Capture Life,Bazzill, Georgia Pacific Cardstock
ink: Versafine Onyx

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Never Enough Dots for Rainbows

I will never have enough dot stamps~


I pulled out five sets to create this scene~and I still could have used more!!!

I found this extremely expect more dotty creations in the near future.

You've been properly warned people.


Have a blessed day~

stamps: My Favorite Things The Rainbow Will Come, ~dots~ (Technique Tuesday Ordinary Days,Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes, Papertrey Ink City Scene,Waltzingmouse Teeny Trees)

Thinking of You Tag Card

I die-cut a bunch of tags recently just because~

I thought I'd paint the end of this one with nail polish. ;)
CFC138: Create a Clean And Simple project using Kraft, Flowers and Twine.

Are you enjoying your Saturday so far????

Hey, any day crafting is a good one, right? I'd say so.

I'm going to go stamp some more tags...

stamps: My Favorite Things Flowers, Unity Wishing You Joy
die: Sizzix tag
other: nail polish, twine
ink: WPlus9 white pigment ink, Versafine Smokey Gray

Thursday, April 9, 2015


Today I'm playing with nail polish, smiley faces and black and white's like I'm a teen again.


Mr. Smiley is floating on a vellum scalloped layer that has been edged with nail polish...

look, you can touch-up a clothes pin to match!

Lovin' vellum, but don't like the way it curls up in humid weather???

This is one way to weigh the edges down.

I've got lots and lots of different dimensional fun going on here for

Virginia's View Challenge #14

Thanks for stopping by friends~

stamp: Papertrey Ink Movers and Shakers Sentiments
dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Sizzix tag
other: mini clothespin, nail polish, braiding cord

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

HB2U Ombre

Whenever I create a masculine card ...I mentally pat myself on the back.

Why oh why, don't I make more of them???

I have enough men in my family that I need to send cards to, and I really need to get a move on their cards before their birthdays sneak up on me.

I used the technique over at

hosted by Laurie.

I bought some makeup wedges today that I plan to keep near my inks~I love that idea she shared in the video!

Ok, survived until Wednesday...hahahaha, how about you, friends???? 

stamp: Papertrey Ink Boy Basics: Game On
dies: Papertrey Ink (In the Meadow Silhouettes, Diagonals Impression Plate), Spellbinders Classic Circles, Sizzix Tags
ink: Memento Dandelion, Tim Holtz Distress (Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Walnut Stain)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Leaves of Any Color Are Cool

I know it isn't fall but...I think leaves of any color/pattern are cool~

I'm throwing another card in the hat for the celebrating going on at

There's a wee bit of time left for you to participate and make a birthday card too!!!!

 stamp: WPlus9 Written On Ribbon
dies: Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change Leaf Dies
paper:  American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, Georgia Pacific White Cardbase
other: Cosmo Cricket Shimmer Trims, mini stapler American Crafts

Trendy Nail Polish & Vellum

I frequent a local pharmacy ~ A LOT.

Trust me..if a scrapbook store was closer, I would LOVE to share my shopping time there.

However, crafting is never far from my thoughts, so there are ways to buy cardmaking supplies,

yes, even at the local "rx".

These beauties were clearanced~


they helped me add a 'lil glossy edge and trendy color to my cut panel pieces and die-cut strip.

The hardest part was waiting for my "nails" to dry~that's probably why I don't work with liquid mediums more often~

I'm instant-gratification when I start on a card.

Simon Says (Wednesday) Happy Birthday

This is a faux Monday for me...since yesterday was break, so I'm all thrown off, ha ha...

I don't know when I'll catch up!

Thanks for stopping by friends~

 stamps: WPlus9 Written On Ribbon, Verve Beautiful You
ink: Staz On
paper: Studio Calico Wanderlust, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Vellum
dies: Lil' Inker Quilted Stitched Pattern Die, My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 11, Sentiment Strips 2), Spellbinders (Classic Circles, Scalloped Circles)

Monday, April 6, 2015


I can always use thank you cards...

in any language. ;)

Here is one more for the Q because I'm lovin' their bright colors over there!

Mahalo for stopping by friends~

 stamps: Waltzingmouse My Island
ink: WPlus9 Lake House, Versafine Onyx,Memento Dandelion
paper: Georgia Pacific White Cardbase, DCWV Chickadee Stack,American Crafts Plus One

A Straight Shot

I love angled panels.


Taking pics of them?

Not so much.

I had a difficult time getting a straight shot of this card.

I'm not even sure if I got one, hee hee.

But, I love that I got the most out of my favorite prints in this paper pack.

I angled everything to cover up the cutouts...I think it almost looks origami-like. ;)

paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One
other: Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Lord Blesses

I had some quiet time to stamp today and I created a "pretty" card unlike my style..


I resisted splattering, but the angling made me happy. ;)

I know Godly ladies I can hand this too...I've been blessed with so many in my life!

Have a blessed Easter, friends~

stamp: Our Daily Bread Designs Bless This Home
paper: Basic Grey Herbs & Honey, Bazzill
dies: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle, Avery Elle Dotted Borders 
ink: Hero Arts
other: Sassafras in a stitch blossoms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Every Moment

When I was younger, I swung from big moment to big moment...barely appreciating the mundane days.

I think most kids do.

Now that I'm 45 and I've seen friends, family come and go...literally move on from this life...

man, I just appreciate every. single. mundane. moment. I. have. with. my. loved. ones.

Thank you God for today.

I received good news that my dear friend who went through surgery this morning does NOT...I repeat, does NOT have cancer.

Thank you, thank you Lord Jesus.


stamp: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages
ink: Versafine Onyx
other: Roobee tag by Mara Mi
die: Sweet 'n Sassy Season of Change Leaf Dies
paper: Bazzill