Saturday, July 30, 2016

Because Because

Crafty time was squeezed in between life...

(stamp:My Favorite Things Because You  dies:Because You/Wonky Stitched Circle)

I pause with multipanel patterned sheets, know what I'm talking about?

 The ones that have sample designs from the same pack.

It's like a party of guests trying to hang out in harmony.

The Time Out challenge photo this week inspired me to merge various patterns together, which were cut from the same sheet.
(the cluster of various lamps inspired my collage of circles/framed letters caught my attention, so I used the pattern that had letters & numbers)

Simon Says (Wednesday):Anything Goes
(pink shadow/girly patterns)

Thanks for stopping by to visit, friends!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

All I Want to Do is Craft

There's a long list of things I need to do, but all I want to do is craft.

I know you won't tell, because I'm amongst friends. :)

Picked up some paper packs & dies and went for it~

(dies:My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves/Dienamics Rolling Hills  paper:Nicole Go! Weekend,Studio Calico Amelia)

 Aaaah, gadgety fun!

The (bookmark?) is removable...and so is the paperclip ribbon.

A gift in a card is my new thing, me thinks. 

If I need a gift card holder in a pinch, this will do.

Ugh, now I have to do grown up stuff, wish me luck.

(layers and distressed edge on removable bookmark,ribbon bookmark,overlapping fence border)


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I Wanted to Work for QVC

Once upon a time...I wanted to be a QVC host.


I confess this here, because everything I learned about precious and semi-precious stones I learned from QVC back when I was in college.

I would leave it running on the TV while I was writing papers and all that college grunge work required for an English degree.

 You know who the late night, 2am host was back in the day???

Mike Rowe, dude from Dirty Jobs.

Yup. HIM.

He had a dry sense of humor and was very transparent about his "delight" in jewelry and what not.

 No matter...
he was real, he was hilarious and the old ladies that called in 


Long story short... HA!

I know what peridot is.  :)

(stamp:DoCrafts Forget Me Not Mini Gorjuss,Verve Poppy Birthday  die:Verve Rounded Rectangle  other:doily,Dylusions Ink Spray,Jolee's Bling Stickers,Copics)

I'm not a doily gal...but it was super easy to spray over one to get this effect.


I think I'm hooked.

Hey, thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble about old dreams. :)

Bookmark Card

Hey there bloggy friends~how has your summer been?

I hope you are soaking in the sun and making the most of it!

I had a little crafty time to get gadgety. 

(stamp: Tim Holtz Clear Stamps Phrases 2   dies:My Favorite Things Gift Card Grooves/Horizontal Stitched Strips,Avery Elle Bookmark Elle-ments)

 Check out the photo at this challenge~


I went with that and ran in the girlie direction of colors.

I was delighted to see that the circle shape of a die set fit perfectly around the Studio Calico Amelia "hello".

The gift card groove die creates the perfect pocket for whatever, but I didn't want that adorable pink strip to go to waste, so I added it to the hello clip.
As for the stamped sentiment, I thought it would suit

 as in, the journey of LIFE.

We are all walking it and discovering it, aren't we?

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Stand Where It's Shining

Guys, it's been a BUSY girlies went to the nationals of a dance competition!

They've never had the opportunity to go that far, technically and physically (I drove four hours out)...but it was soooo worth it.

 There was SO MUCH talent and touching creations;

I loved the community and camaraderie that went on between the studios.

There will always be ugliness in the world (sin is a reality)

...but there is beauty to behold too. 

(stamp:My Favorite Things DC Bokeh Builder  die:MFT Die-namics Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax  other:washi,confetti,paperclip,ribbon)

TIME OUT Challenge #61:Inspired by Words

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Anthony J. D'Angelo

My heart is full and encouraged by the love that reigns in the hearts of those that shine.

I pray that as the Lord reveals His beauty today...

we are looking in the right place to see it. ;)

Monday, July 4, 2016


I try to encourage graduates to take it one step at a time....vs having their whole life figured out.

I mean, even the best laid plans could change in a heartbeat.

This sentiment says it all...

(stamp:Verve Words of Wisdom dies:Spellbinders Classic Circles)

It's the heart of summer...can you believe it???

I haven't hit the lazy days yet...perhaps they are over the rainbow. ;)

Thanks for stopping by friends~