Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Perfectly Imperfect

I've learned that imperfections are perfect in their own way, especially in the context of Christianity.

In my weakness He is strong.

 I surrender to the imperfect (that I've prayed about and wished to be different).

 I pray that if God won't lift a situation, may He sustain me in it until He does.

Heidi Swapp sentiment (Daily Planner), Erin Lee Creative Triangle Nester dies

I've learned that contentment is more powerful than happiness.

"Even if" moments won't shake my joy permanently, if I know God is present with me.


Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

I'm so appreciative of your sweet visit!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Autumn Décor


These furniture dies have been featured everywhere throughout the past few months, and I had to get my hands on them and try them out.

I have a weakness for architecture and knick knacks and these dies sang to meeeee~

My Favorite Things Fundamental Furnishings/Décor and More/Take a Seat/Window Dressing, Pink & Main Fall Bouquets

Perfect for this gorgeous challenge photo: 

Simon Says Instagram Challenge: Patterned Paper

I appreciate your sweet visits~

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Candy Charcuterie

I've rearranged and organized my craft space this summer and the procedure was the opposite of inspirational.

At first, I couldn't find things, but I tried to be realistic.

If I kept searching for an item in the spot opposite of where I put it, I returned it there.

I mean, I gotta be me, right?

Inspiration is trickling back in (beyond my DT projects), and I'm getting the feeling back in my fingertips.

 I no longer feel like I'm crafting in someone else's craft space. ;)

The Greetery Sweet Tooth Stamp Set/Candy Crumble Mix/Curio Confections, Honey Bee Stamps Cutting Board/Life is Gouda, Simon Says Stamp Streamer Ribbon dies, Pink & Main Plaid 1 Background Stamp

 I'm excited to see the following challenge back:

 I own two incredible stamp sets/themes (candy and charcuterie) that were begging to play together. ;)

Thank you for your sweet visit!


Sunday, September 18, 2022


I was blessed to snag a gorgeous Peach set at The Greetery when they had a pop up sale months ago:

The Greetery Just Peachy/Peachy Keen, Honeybee Stamps Blah Blah Blah sentiment Miss You, Reverse Confetti This & That , Kindred Stamps Teen Detectives Paper Pad

I matched it with a "Miss You" sentiment from HoneyBee Stamps Blah Blah Blah.

Here's the inny (which is a little longer than the front panel so I could showcase another patterned paper strip).

I've always wanted to try a die cut in a card front that opens to an image on the inside:

 Simon Says Monday Die Cuts

Here's a set of cards I made as well.

When I say "made", I mean cut and arranged in card form. ;)

If you love plants and such...go check out Echo Park Paper Company!

Echo Park Plant Lady Papers, Catherine Pooler Daily Grind Patterened Paper (black and white pattern)

I'm entering this trio at the following challenge:

Simon Says Instagram Challenge: Patterned Paper

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today~

Saturday, September 17, 2022

DT INkspirational Photo Challenge

Altenew Handmade Tags dies, Technique Tuesday Oval and Rectangle Stitched Labels die (tag hole enforcer), The Greetery Buzz-Worthy Sentiments, Colorado Stamp Company Big & Bold a Queen's Crown, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, Simon Hurley Stamping Foam (heated and pressed into a leaf placemat and inked in Brutus Monroe Alabaster as the subtle print), Walmart bee button, Park Lane Chipboard Shaped sentiment (Joann Fabrics)

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

Here's our photo prompt:


I have a ton of products incorporated into this card...the closest panel was inked with  Simon Hurley Stamping Foam.

It's my first time using it and I finally got the nerve after watching Simon do mini videos on Instagram.

I dove in and even shared how I did it on my Instagram story. 

I'll see if I want to save it under my bio; I haven't decided yet if it's something I want to load on there.

I know Simon gives a much better presentation. ;)

Please see what my talented teammates created at the challenge blog and join us with your unique creation!

Thank you for stopping in~

Saturday, September 3, 2022

DT INkspirational #273 Repetition

Erin Lee Creative Circle Mountain Die/Personalized Greetings, Papertrey Ink Background Basics Super Stripes (retired)

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time it's Carol's choice of prompt, which is Repetition~

I went with my go-to repetition I could do all day...stripes!

I have had these retired Papertrey Ink stripes since they released, and they are my fave for repetition.

I repeated a sentiment on both sides of this striking Erin Lee Creative Circle Mountain die too.

Please visit my fabulous team's projects at the challenge blog and join us with your unique creation!