Saturday, December 30, 2017

Thank You Drops and Flowers

More fun with that Misti...

stamps: My Favorite Things Color Drops/Sketchy Flowers/Forget Me Not stem/Pretty Poppies sentiment

I mean...

the ink saturation is

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 29, 2017

Thankyou Stars & a Sketch

I don't use my stars as much as I'd like.
There are two sets on this card.

stamp: My Favorite Things Pretty Poppies sentiment   dies: My Favorite Things Inside and Out Stitched Stars/Lucky Stars/Oval Stitched,Sentiment Strips

Check out this razzle-dazzle sketch~

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Droplets & Misti~You're the Best

I did it...finally got a Misti. ;)

What was I thinking...waiting so long?!

stamps: My Favorite Things Color Drops/Because You sentiment/Forget Me Not stem  dies: Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles

I played with it and inked and inked and re-inked again to get the most saturated colors.


FYI, withing minutes of opening it, my magnets got married. ;(

Soooo glad I put washi on them~they didn't break when I separated them.


Other than that...having fun stamping with my Christmas present~yay!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

New Paths

I created this card around a free sentiment panel circle I received in my Verve order 💙 (thankyou Julee).

dies: Avery Elle Star Frame  other: Free Sentiment Circle from Verve (thankyou!💙)

I was aiming for a New everything type of message.

As the world gets darker...displays of kindness shine brighter.   

 I am truly appreciative of kind cashiers...kind strangers..anyone willing to hold a door open or show courtesy.

I pray I pay attention and be that person consistently.

Stay warm and safe, friends~


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Birthday Sloth

How cute is this guy? 

I finally inked him up~

stamps: Lawn Fawn Hang In There/Pizza My Heart sentiment  dies: My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows/Sentiment Strips  other:My Mind's Eye Picket Fences

Put on a hat, and it's PaRt-Ayyy TiMe :).

Remember now....BREATHE... and enjoy the holidays as much as you can~

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Sketch and Stitched Dies

I took a little break from Christmas cards, because I needed some bright colors and florals. :)

stamp: Verve Bloom Brighter/Beyond Measure   die: Verve Blooming Die Set/Christmas Spirit, My Favorite Things Oval Word Window/Horizontal Stitched Strip,Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,Altenew Handmade Tags

I combined multiple stitched dies to layer...

using this sketch...

It's warming up enough to melt the snow~it's a nice little break from sliding around. ;)

Have a good one friends~

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Faith Frame Card

I enjoy coming up with graphic cards for my friend who majored in such.

I figure she would especially appreciate the creative effort. :)

stamps: Papertrey Ink What the Doodle   dies: Simon Says Stamp Painted Faith,My Favorite Things Square Frame,Papertrey Ink What the Doodle

 I layered up three "faith" cuts and glossed over the top with Faber Castell Clear Texture Gems~worked like a charm!

I'm breathing deeply and trying not to freak out about the looming deadlines ahead.

Tis' the season to enjoy too~


Thanks for stopping by friends!


Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Gift of Jesus

I managed to get three of these done in time for the dance teachers~

stamps: Verve Beyond Measure, Papertrey Ink A Thrill of Hope   dies: Verve Christmas Spirit, My Favorite Things Stitched Dome Frame

We are experiencing true winter here...snow and all. :)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend, friends~ 


Sunday, December 10, 2017


I finally invested in a nativity stamp set~

stamps: Verve Beyond Measure  dies: Verve Christmas Spirit, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles,Spellbinders Classic Circles

I used Julee's gorgeous sketch for inspiration:

I love mixing and matching my dies to get frames~the black circles were created by cutting two circles within each other.

If you do this...make sure they stay separated while cranking your plates through.

 I've bent my dies when they've shifted on top of each other.

 It's probably bad for my's been through so much. ;{

 I'm amazed it's still crankin'!!!
Thanks for stopping by~


Fan Brush Trees

I bought a fan brush specifically to try this challenge out~

hosted by Betsy

stamps: Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Tinsel and Tags/What the Doodle Snowflakes/In the Meadow snowman  dies: Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Tinsel and Tags/What the Doodle Snowflakes/In the Meadow snowman

My girlies have these brushes for makeup!

I wanted to get one also~though I wouldn't waste it on my face ;)

I need to practice this more, but I enjoyed the creative process.

We have a light dusting on the ground, but it's just enough to make me shiver. 

It doesn't take much friends, I'm a lightweight when it comes to cold. ;)

Have a good one~

Friday, December 8, 2017

Gift Tags to Gift

Imma gonna cure this homesickness of mine by crafting with pineapples until I'm sick of them!!! :)

stamps: Altenew Handmade Tags sentiments,Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden  dies: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag, Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden

Check out the neutral inspiration here...natural colors and rustic twine~

I'm sending these tags to my mom...she can use them year round~

If only I could fit myself in the box I'm sending!!!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

2 Pineapple TaGs

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge


Tag 1 - Jennifer McGuire & Jessica Frost-Ballas

LOVE the pop of 3D action the talented ladies have created.

I invented my own ~

stamps: Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden/Homespun Holiday 
dies:Essentials by Ellen Stay Golden/Homespun Holiday, My Favorite Things Cross-Stiched Oval

The first tag has a lot going on~I kept building and building...

The second tag is simple~

I may not live in Hawaii anymore but I still have pineapple juice running through my veins! :)

 LOVE creating island style tags, and fitting them to any occasion.

Thanks for stopping to see them~

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Warm Wishes Gingerbread Man

I snagged wooden gingerbread men at Target in the dollarish bins.

He matches well with the Christmas patterned paper I have on hand.

stamp:Cardmaking & Papercraft Cosy Christmas sentiment   dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches,My Favorite Things Oval Word Window,Verve Great Kindness branches

Check out kraft with black lettering and pops of red & white in the following inspiration photo~

Easy peasy...clean and simple card DONE. ;)

 If I need multiples, this will be my go-to design.

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

His Name Will Be the Hope of All the World

I love this set.

I took the opposing pieces from this card 

to create another for my Pastor's wife who lost her husband a couple of years ago.

He will always be my Pastor...and I know she probably needs encouragement to continue the mission, because his mission was her mission.

He loved Jesus while on earth and I KNOW he is with Him and worshiping Him now.

stamps: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus  dies: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Jesus, My Favorite Things Square Frames

I know this isn't Christmasy (in colors or design)...

but it's the heart of Christmas.

Take care~

Saturday, December 2, 2017

A Glittery Star

First time I'm using this cool 3D star~

dies: Altenew 3D Star, Merry Christmas

It's being hand delivered, so I don't have to worry about it getting squished!

Cleanest use of glitter: glitter paper~

I love this invention. ;)

Hoping you enjoy this busy weekend~we only get four before Christmas!