Saturday, December 26, 2015

Happy Birthday & Bit of Sparkle

Hey friends!

Hope your Christmas was joyful. ;)

Mine was peaceful, smiley, and filled with wayyy too much dessert.

It's hard to choose~so I tried everything in front of me!


I've got a creation to's to hoping that crafting burned some of those extra calories~


This card focuses on a brightly patterned tag which parked on my desk for awhile.

It was probably cut out for curiosity's sake~time to give it a platform to shine.
 When it's offered ephemera friends~what do ya know...a card is born!

(stamp: Verve Poppy Birthday  die:My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips,Sizzix tag  other:American Crafts Maggie Holmes Confetti,Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets from GC won~THANKYOU!!!, sequins,twine)

Clear droplets and shiny flat sequins add some sparkle~

Although the hustle and bustle of Christmas is done...there's still more days of the year to enjoy.

Have some memorable ones!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Fuzzy Nail Polish & Sparkly Leaf

I rarely create Valentine's cards....esp this early.

But love is a year-round thing, hopefully ;), so why not today?

This square panel practically created itself~

I just built around the beautiful sentiment.

(Heidi Swapp September Skies panel  American Crafts Maggie Holmes Confetti leaves,Sally Hansen Fuzzy Coat nail polish)

The strip at the bottom is painted with Fuzzy Coat nail polish.

How cool is this stuff?!

The gold leaf die cut sits comfortably on this card and sparkles to its heart's content~

Have a calm Christmas Eve~

breeeeathe!!! ;)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Girly Girl

I went allll girly today!

 Raising teen girls has me like~

(die cut: American Crafts Maggie Holmes Confetti bow   dies:Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles   patterned paper:Pink Paislee Bella Rouge, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things  other:glitter washi)

Praying that you stay safe as you're rushing around facing the world!!!

 Remember, the sooner you get it done~the sooner you can go home & create. ;)


Monday, December 21, 2015

Thank You

I made a thank you card before having a reason to specifically thank~because I know my people.

They are sweet and generous!

(stamps: Unity Best Year Yet sentiment, Papertrey Ink Winter Woods stripe  dies:Avery Elle Dotted Borders Elle-Ments,My Favorite Things Blueprints 11 star)

 You know the type~you can't outgive them~you can only thank them...




Hello & Simple Winter Wishes

Well, hello there. ;)

(die cut: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Bits  dies:Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles)

Here's a "just because" card.

 Please tell me you are still hanging in there and you're not gonna pass out before Friday. ;)

 (stamps:,free Verve Digis  -THANKYOU!!!  die:Verve Wavy Hearts  other:star confetti)

 I'll try to hang in there too~

 keeping it as simple as I can!!!

Soak in each day and BREEEEATHE in the goodness~


Saturday, December 19, 2015


I went die, color and star crazy ~

(stamps:,free Verve Digis  -THANKYOU!!!  dies:Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles  other:star confetti)

Ok, so I STARTED signing all those cards I've been busy creating.

 I had to stop midway, though, because my family kept talking to me and I lost my focus.

I gave up the battle and I'll pick it up when I can.

It will happen, eventually-I gave it a healthy go. ;)

No worries~ ha!


Traditional Colors and a Starry Tree

LOVED making my cards this year~I really enjoyed the process.

Now if I could just sit down and actually address them!

(stamp:Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi  -THANKYOU!!!  dies:Papertrey Ink In the Meadow tree,Spellbinders Scalloped Circle  other:star confetti)

These cutouts were put to good use~
  so it's time to get down to business:address & send!!!

 stamp:Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi  -(THANKYOU!)~cut with various dies

I pulled traditional Christmas colors and a wreath shaped sentiment from the following photo~

Thanks for stopping in~

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simply Flaky

Simply flaky is my theme for today ;)

(stamps:,free Verve Digis  -THANKYOU!!!  dies:Martha Stewart snowflake punch,Spellbinders Postage Stamp)

The nickname Mars started in middle school~

  my friend said I was spaced out all the time. ;)

 Sooo, yah.

Haven't changed much guys.

My poor kids.

It's the middle of the week and I'm still chuggin'~how bout you?

Thanks for swinging by~

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Pinches of Goodness

I'm not feeling so Christmasy this year, guys~

really not feeling the seasonal wash of holly.

However, I AM feeling pinches of love and kindness.


This has been a Christmas season of little bits of goodness.

(stamp:Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi  -THANKYOU!!! dies:Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle  other:mara mi roobee gift tags,star confetti,glittery twine)

I see God moments shining through little, but multiple, unexpected ways~

much like this bright tag accented with a pinch of purple


I've had these gift tags for a LOOOONG time...flip them over to solid and they make a wonderful bright base to build from!

 I have a feeling this Christmas will be VERY special, and I'm excited to see what He has planned. ;)

May your day be filled with bits of heart and surprise moments of joy, friends!



More Cups & Glitter

Cuppa, cuppa

...more cups for you~

(stamp:Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi  -THANKYOU!!! dies:Spellbinders Postage Stamp/Deckled Rectangle  other: Red Glitter nailpolish, enamel dots)

I love this red glittery's so easy to apply and quick to dry!!!

 Plus, if I ever decide to treat my nails like I do cards...

I'm all set~


Thanks for stopping by~

& merry merry, k?  ;)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Geometrics and Random Colors

I LOVE this washi, so I added it to a die cut and ran it through again.

The colors and design were built up from there.

(stamps:Mama Elephant Trifecta,Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi-THANKYOU!!! die: Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle  other: washi tape,sequins)

I've been crafting up a storm with the "funnest" colors...

it's like my cards are my alter-ego.

The "funner" side of myself.


 Even the words funner & funnest aren't me...

I was an English major, people!

But when it comes to my cards...

I live vicariously through them. ;)

Thanks for visiting~

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Snoops Tag and Glitter

I LOVE that Snoops is back~

(stamp:Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi sentiment  dies:Spellbinders Labels 7,Sizzix tag  other:Snoopy stickers, glitter washi, glitter twine, watercolors)

I came across these Snoopy stickers months ago and saved these two guys for a special project~

Simon Says (Wednesday):Tag It 

I used glitter washi for the watercolored tag and glittery twine to top it off~

Try. to. breathe...

  and enjoy the season!


Cup of Cheer

(Verve Cup of Kindness Free Digi  dies: Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles/Classic Circles,Labels 7  other:star confetti)

Here's another card for the following challenges~


 I'm so grateful for the motivation to create, near the homestretch to Christmas!!!

It's fun to make a unique card for everyone, esp since last year I might have stamped ONE.

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fan of Snowflakes ;)

I'm a FAN of snowflakes...

(Heidi Swapp September Skies Cardstock panel, Martha Stewart snowflake punch,Papertrey Ink Photo Finish Strips Die cut from silver cardstock)


I love the ready made square panels on this Heidi Swapp paper...

trim & accessorize for a simple card.
There's one sequin in the middle of the snowflake~

I'm crackin' away at cards this weekend...I thank God for the little me times to keep my sanity!

Thanks for stopping by~

Kindness, Coffee & Verve

There are delicious digi freebies for a limited time at Verve~

I printed the pdf sheet on white and silver cardstock, then die cut as many as I could!

Now to finish cards up using these pieces...

I created one card using these colors

and this sketch.

(washied square panel,Simon Says Greeting Blocks dies, Martha Stewart punch,free Verve Digis)

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, December 11, 2015

Go Shawty

This set cracks me up... shawty, sherbert day...



I stuck with sherberty colors, particularly by

coloring Mr. Happy Scoop with nail polish, since it was the lightest blue I have~

 (stamps:Unity It's Sherbert Day, Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers  dies: Spellbinders Deckled Rectangle,Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers) 

 Aren't those enamel dots yummers???

Is it just me or do they look like candy~

Now back to Christmas cards....

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Huge Snowflake

Love this huge snowflake in the corner..wish it showed up clearer~but vellum is hard to photograph, sorry!

(stamp: Unity Best Year Yet  other:washi tape,sequins)

I don't like vellum curls, so I washied the edges with silver~it's not going anywhere!

This morning was spent in a waiting room for 4 backtoback dental appointments~ with Christmas music in full swing!!!
It's for realsies the season, people!

Embrace it whether you're ready or not cuz you'll blink and it'll be over.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Reach for the Stars

This is a simple card for just about anyone...


(Heidi Swapp September Skies panel  dies:Sizzix stars, My Favorite Things Sentiment Strip)

The sentiment is cut from panel of sentiments in a paper pack,

 which stood out to me after the CAS on Sunday revealed theme...

 The featured star is built up with multiple layers so it will endure hanging off a card base.


 Have a blessed day~


BBW Glittery Snowman Card

Here's the second half of a repurposed Bath & Body Works snowman.

(first half here)

(stamp: Technique Tuesday Ordinary Days  other:Spellbinders Classic Circle die, Sizzix star die, red glitter nailpolish,glitter washi,Bath&BodyWorks snowman repurposed)

There is glittery goodness going on here...

I spread red glitter nailpolish on the sentiment panel and neatly added a strip of glitter washi.

I can safely glitter without looking like a showgirl when it's all said and done~ ;)


Thanks for stopping in~

BBW Snowman Shaker Card

I rescued a snowman and gave him a proper home.

(stamp: American Crafts Deck the Halls Wooden Handle  die: Spellbinders Classic Circle  other: BathandBody Works snowman repurposed, star confetti,sequins)

His other half will be featured on a different card~

He's a repurposed cutie from a Bath & Body Works flyer...isn't he a doll???

If you still have Christmas cards to crank out...feature them here at

Simon Says (Monday):Holly Jolly Stamping

 Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, December 7, 2015


 is the word for this card...

(stamp: Unity Best Year Yet   other:American Crafts Maggie Holmes Confetti,washi tapes, Bazzill Basics Paper The Adventures of...,Gelly Roll pen)

esp the snowflake!

It's all rockin' and doodling...


Thanks for stopping by~