Thursday, September 21, 2017

Clean & Simple Llama Fiesta

I created a card for the 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest.

stamps: My Favorite Things Llama Love/Party Balloons  dies: My Favorite Things Llama Love/Party Balloons/Blueprints 11 cardpanel/Creative Clips/Stitched Oval Word Window  pp:My Favorite Things Painted Prints Citrus

 I love this lil' guy~he amuses me :).

Have a good one~


You're the Best Cacti

This card happened.

  stamps: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Because You   dies: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window

I used shiny paper framing and accents for~

I just went for whatever colors and messed around until I was happy with it. :)

You know how that goes~

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Beautiful Soul

My sweet middle daughter is turning 19 this week.

She is such a beautiful soul!

stamps: Verve Beautiful Things, Papertrey Ink Doodlie-Do  dies: Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts

 Everything from the way she dresses to the way she carries herself is full of grace and beauty.

I'm surprised these colors worked for her birthday card~it happened in that magical way cards do. :)

I'm thrilled I got it done in time.

Have a good one~


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I finally got around to it~a creation for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop~

stamps: Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes,Verve Rise & Shine Digi set  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Square Stax,Spellbinders Classic Circles/Classic Ovals  other: Reverse Confetti Fright Night,American Crafts cardstock,Doodlebug Beetle Black sprinkles

I've had the sentiment around since it was last offered as a free digi~glad I finally used it!

Now I want to see what the other bloggers came up with~

thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 18, 2017

True, Noble, Right, Pure, Lovely, Admirable

I've got one more card today~I don't want to miss the deadline for the Throwdown.

stamps: Verve Poppy Birthday/Masquerade/Potter's Clay  dies: Memory Box Pinpoint Main Street Tags, Verve Mask, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles

I used this sketch but placed the vertical panel on the right side~

Thanks for stopping by~

Lookin' Sharp Autumn Colors

I recently saw a cactus in a pumpkin decoration...

which made me think...bring cacti into fall, why not.

I mean, I haven't used my cacti stamps enough, that's for sure.

stamps: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti  dies: Newton's Nook Designs Cultivated Cacti, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

Check out these yummy colors!

Simon Says Stamp (Wednesday): Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by friends~


CAS Winter Tree

Yay, another Christmas card!

dies: Simon Says Stamp Winter Snow, Tim Holtz Sizzix Woodlands Thinlits  other:Doodlebug Tangerine Sprinkles 

Yay for a CAS challenge!!!

 I tend to lose my dots for the "i" in dies...this tree solved my problem.

Don't you love when that happens?

If only the rest of my day were that easy. ;)

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Brushstroke Card

Soooo, here's what happened....

I rescued a little container of paint from a random shelf at Walmart (no idea why it was by the cookies).

I got home and spread it on cardstock here and there, willy-nilly.

I matched it up with pp die cuts.

dies: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles/Square Frames, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches  other: Dear Lizzy Happy Place

I find this to be clean and simple.

I rarely float things to the top~but felt adventurous. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today~

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I Will Never Forget

I may not keep in touch as much as I'd like,
...but I never forget my friends. 
 I kept it simple today~

stamps: My Favorite Things LJD Forget Me Not sentiment, Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings hearts
 dies:Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Hexagons,Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangles

 It's the middle of the week...hang in there friends!!!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Heart Deer Card

Here's another deer card~for my hubby.

stamp: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas  dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas/Winter Snow, Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts

Monday, September 11, 2017

Faith & a Deer

I'm going to town with masculinity today~

I credit it with having to sit for an hour-an-a-half at a tire place waiting for my car to be worked on.

It was a lot of man in one place and I barely made it out of there alive. 

There was nothing aesthetically pleasing there and it smelled of tires.

That's all I have to say about that.

I would have shut down if my sister had not texted with me the entire time so I didn't have to look up from my phone.

stamp: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas  dies: Simon Says Stamp Magical Christmas/Painted Faith Wafer die, My Favorite Things Horizontal Stitched Strips

The top layer of deer is stamped...yay!!!

(your favorite stamps)

Honestly, this deer head is included in my favorite masculine Christmas set~

Just Add Ink #376..."Just Add D"

For the deer, yay!

 I'm envious of ladies that have brothers or sons because I get so uncomfortable in these masculine arenas!

 I guess it is what it is and I pray for courage when I have to endure these situations.

I'm such a chicken!!!

Now you know a little bit more about me. ;)

Have a good week friends~


Sunday, September 3, 2017

You're the Best Balloon Card

My brother-in-law has a birthday a few days after my daughter...and I tend to forget it.

Not this year!!!

I don't carry many masculine I made a conscious effort this year to have one ready.

stamps:My Favorite Things Because You/Modern Mosaic BG/Party Balloons  dies:My Favorite Things Party Balloons/Stitched Oval Word Window,Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag

This sketch was my jumping off point~

It's gloomy doomy in my neck of the woods today~I'm glad I have a hobby that's perfect for indoors. ;)

Ya'll bless me, you know that?

The challenges keep me motivated and distracted from things I could be stressing about.

The sweet bloggers that put inspiration out there...doing what they do...

it's a wonderful treat for a gotta-create inny like me.

Thanks for stopping in~

Saturday, September 2, 2017

It's the Big Day Sketch

I created a card for my hubby~

stamps: Papertrey Ink Doodlie-do  dies:My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Window/Wonky Stitched Circle, Essentials by Ellen Folk Hearts/Home & Hearth stars

based on this sketch~

Once in awhile I dig through my 12x12 paper packs and rediscover great patterns to work with.

These jeweled tones have been staring at me for about a month now.

I cut them into manageable sizes for cardmaking.

Once I saw the sketch it came together pretty easy.

 Yay for a good sketch!

Thanks for stopping in~


Comfort Zones

I need this quote today friends.

Yesterday I was soooo out of my comfort zone ...that I needed to take a chill pill.

I had to volunteer at my daughter's sporting event.

I was super freaked out leading up to it.

good grief.

stamp:Sweet 'n Sassy Inspirational Word Art 2  dies: My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles/Square Frames

These primary-ish colors got me thinking about school and all that goes with it.
You'd think I'd be more comfortable...this being my third kid and all.

But every volunteer situation is still new for me...

new kids, new parents, new situations.

I haven't found my comfort zone yet.

At this point, I don't know if I ever will.

However, I'm always pleasantly surprised by the Godly and kind people the Lord lays in my path.

I wouldn't have known that unless I was thrown into situations I didn't choose for myself.

You're never too old to learn and grow I guess. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card, and listening to my ramblings.

Friday, September 1, 2017



stamps: Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals/Courage sentiment  dies: Essentials by Ellen Rustic Botanicals,My Favorite Things Stitched Squares,Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles


It hits all the feels man~

alllll the feels.

I'm an even if I don't see friends for years...if they go through it....I'm in it also.

I know they feel the same...esp my prayer warrior friends out there.

 You don't know how many times I've had friends call me out of the blue and say I was on their heart.

They pray with me and MAKE me talk.

I love my pushy friends~esp when God knows I shouldn't be alone.

I'm a hide-in-the-cave-'til-the-pain-is-over kind of gal,
 but God won't let me do it!!!

Take care friends~


Funky Pineapple & a Sketch

This whole card started with a funky pineapple. :)

stamp: Avery Elle Stay Fresh, Papertrey Ink Palm Prints  dies: Avery Elle Stay Fresh, Papertrey Ink Palm Prints,My Favorite Things Wonky Stitches

There was a gorgeous baby blue acrylic paint in my stash.

 I swiped it on pp~then lined the edge with a glitter washi.

After I die cut the fruit, I went with this sketch (flipped sideways) for my card design.

I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer... I figured a fun pineapple with cool colors would let me hang on a little longer.

 It's FRIDAYYYYY people....yes yes yes