Friday, December 30, 2016

Altenew: A Year in Review Take #2

Hi!  I'm back! yay!!!  Today I am finishing this week off with one more take on the Altenew A Year in Review Challenge, by playing along with August 2016 Challenge...

I was so happy with the way this turned out ( ok minus the one crooked "you" up there in the sentiments, but after having everything else sitting perfectly on this card I couldn't bare to scrap it!  Besides, I know someone will still love getting this in the mail! ).  To create this card I started by stamping and embossing the Beautiful Day floral images onto vellum.  I then colored on the back sides with various markers and trimmed them out.  I then layered them onto some grey cardstock and added some more floral images around it with a tone on tone look.  I then added the strip of silver washi tape along the top of the panel before stamping my sentiment.  To complete the look I added some clear sequins topped with one clear bead each.

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

And like I said, I love this card flaws and all!
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hello My Old Friend...

I'm so excited that I was able to squeeze a layout in before the end of the year!!!  I have missed creating layouts big time, but I didn't realize how much until I started creating this one.  It also didn't hurt that Santa brought me a Cricut Explore Air 2 for Christmas and I have been dying to use some freebie die cut downloads I've had saved up...

Isn't she just too cute?!  I've used products from the November Hip Kit Club Main Kit and I'm so happy with how it turned out.  The snowflake die cut background is from The Scrapbook and Cards Free Cut Downloads!

I am linking this up to the Mod Squad: Warm and Toasty Challenge
And the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Hi!  I am over on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today sharing a fun and bright card that is perfect for ringing in the new year...

To create this card I used the stars from the Birthday Bash Stamp set and stamped it in several bright colors.  I then stamped the cheers, glasses and arrows from the Scripty Sentiments Stamp Set onto a tag.  I layered this all onto my cardbase and finished it off with some matching sequins.

I'm linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

In case I don't pop back in... Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Hello and Merry Christmas to all of you, and Happy Holidays!!!  I am currently enjoying my family as we open and play with our new Christmas toys, but I wanted to let you know that I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog sharing a super sparkly Happy Hanukkah card...

Wishing you nothing but love and laughter!!!
Merry Christmas!

And in case Santa has brought you some spending money...

Friday, December 23, 2016

Best Day In the Year

Hi!  Happy Friday, and yay Christmas is so close!!!  Today I am joining in the Altenew A Year in Review Challenge, and I have chosen to work with the December color palette...

To create this card I started by stamping the floral images from the Striped Florals Stamp Set and watercolored them with my Gansai Tambi set.  These were then set to the side to dry.  Next I added some splashes onto a panel with left over red watercolor.  I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Quotes stamp set across the middle of the panel with Versafine Ink.  I then added one of the beautiful Fenstone Decrative Embellishments on either side of the sentiment.  Once the floral images were dry I trimmed them out and added them to the card base along with sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Essentials By Ellen PinSights Challenge

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share a simple card I've created based on the latest Essentials By Ellen PinSights Challenge...

And here is what I've created...

I've used the Essentials by Ellen Fancy Thanks Stamp Set and the Bold Blossom Stand Alone Die set, as well as a Lawn Fawn Cloud Border Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Deck the Halls

Hi!  Today I'm over on the Mint Owl Studio Blog sharing this sweet and bright little Christmas card...

Isn't he just so cute?  This little guy comes from the I Moose You Stamp Set and I've used my new Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color him, and the background in.  Now I know this is kind of a Christmas card, so why did I make a spring background... well hey! Some places don't get snow at Christmas, so that's where this guy is... somewhere that it doesn't snow hahaha!  I then used the Banner Sentiments 2 Set for my sentiment and stamped it onto a banner die cut.  I finished it off with a bow in the corner from the Packaged Pretty Die Set.

I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge: Make It Sparkle

I hope this card has brightened your day a bit and Happy Crafting!

Monday, December 19, 2016


Yep, I'm posting a warm, summer, vacationy card in the middle of December... Why, you might ask?  Cause it's my blog and I can post if I want too hehehe! Really it's because I really wanted to play along in the Anything Goes Mix it Up Challenge happening on the Sugar Pea Designs Blog and I needed something to warm me up...

Another fun thing about this card is that it gave me a chance to try a technique I have only done maybe once, a year or two ago?  To create this card I started by inking a panel with versa mark ink and heating it up with gold embossing powder.  I then redid this around four times until the embossing powder was nice and thick.  While it was still warm I smooshed the crap out of my pineapple stamp :), and ta-da!  I finished it off by trimming it, adding my sentiment at the top with Versafine ink and paneling it in black and pink cardstock.  I LOVE it!  And while the picture is cool, it is so much cooler in person!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog today!
Happy Crafting!

Set Used: Pineapple Paradise by Sugar Pea Designs

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Callin' All Sistahs December Blog Hop: Make Time

Hi!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far!  I am here hopping along with my sistahs today to remind you to perform your monthly breast exam.  Time can mean so much when we are discussing Breast Cancer, and it honestly makes a difference so that's why this month's theme is to Make Time...  No excuses!  Feel em up, and be aware!

Every month we hop along sharing inspiration and awareness and we would love you to join us by using any of your CASual Friday Callin All Sistahs products.  Don't own any yet?  Grab some for yourself and use my code at the end of this post for a discount.  Plus a portion of the profit is donated by Michele, owner of CASual Friday and Breast Cancer Survivor herself, to the organization.  So win win!

Now onto my project for today...

I know it isn't very time of the year oriented, but I was craving some color, and since the adult coloring craze is still happening I made a coloring page inspired card using lots of great sets including: Pretty Posies, GirlFriend, Snowy Sayings, and Callin All Sistahs.  I used lots of Copic® Markers to color it in and finished it off with some matching sequins.

Now make sure you start at the beginning of the hop for more inspiration and a chance to win some prizes!
~$15 gift certificates will be given away to (3) people that comment along the hop
~Comments close at 12:00am on the 19th

And don't forget to grab this discount for your shopping pleasure:

Friday, December 16, 2016

12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day #11

Whew, and here is post 3... This time I'm sharing a tag based on the 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist Day #11.

And here is my tag...

I just love the gorgeous wreath that Kitty Shared, and while mine is totally lacking I had fun interpreting the look on my own.  Since this was a country theme I also chose to add some canvas in the background for texture and I worked with brown, green and gold colors.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed my interpretations of tags!
Happy Crafting!

12 Tag of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Day #8

Ok here I am popping in with this mini tag based on the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Day #8.

And here is what I've created...

I love the colorful lines on Kelly's tag and so I've re-created (mine are a little more wonky hehehe!) that look here on my mini tag using Zig Pearlescent Watercolors and my Lawn Fawn Fairy Set.

I'll be back with one more!
Happy Crafting!

Tag #1 With a Feminine Twist Day #2

Hi!  Today I'm going to pop in quickly with 3 little posts sharing tags that I've created based on this year's Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  And this first one is based on Day #2...

And here is what I've created...

I was inspired by the lovely colors and coloring on Kay's tag, and although it is hard to see it in the photos the Believe and star are cut from DCWV Glitz Paper, which has such a beautiful glitter shine with a smooth finish.

Be sure to check out my other two tags as they post later today!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CAS and ARTplorations Blog Hop Day 2

Hi!  Today I have a 2 in 1 kind of post for the STAMPlorations Blog... we are sharing our Day 2 projects for the ARTplorations Hop so make sure you click over to their blog to start at the beginning, as well as today begins a new Monthly CAS Challenge where we are challenging you to use red and green, and here is what I've created...

To create this card I started by going over the Broken Glass Stencil with various green distress ink, and then I added a few spritz of water and set it off to the side to dry.  I then diecut the Peace, Love, Joy Word Phrase out of red glitter cardstock and adhered it to the front.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Make sure you head over to the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge and the Blog Hop!

Happy Crafting!

It's A Boy! MarkerPOP Post

Hello, hello!  Today I'm up on the MarkerPOP blog sharing some fun tips, and up close photos on how you can fill those solid stamped images in with your Copics® for more depth.  Here is a peek at what you'll find, but the full details and photos are over on their blog, hope you'll get a second to check it out!

Thank you and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Hello!  I'm so happy you've made your way to my blog today!  If you've stumbled upon this hop make sure you click over to the beginning on the STAMPlorations blog as you won't want to miss a thing!

I've chosen to work with the Broken Glass Stencil in a fun way, take a look...

To create this card I've used the Happy Word Die, the Birthday Word Die, the Balloons and Banners Stamp Set as well as the ARTplorations Broken Glass Stencil.  I wanted to create a different look with my stencil so I angled it and used several colors of distress ink.  I then added some stars to the open corners and the sentiment dies in the middle.  I then layered this onto some patterned acetate.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure you head over to the STAMPlorations blog for more details and for the full hop list!

Happy Hopping/Crafting!

A Latte Holiday Cheer

Hello!  Today I am taking part in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with a few fun stamp sets by Mint Owl Studio...

To create this card I stamped my coffee image in the center of a white panel.  Now for my sentiment I used the Coffee Craze Stamp set mixed with the Trim the Tree Stamp Set.  I then used Copic® Markers for the cup and a white gel pen for the dish.  To create a fun bokeh effect I used the circle images from the Trim the Tree Stamp Set and various light inks.  After I diecut the panel I layered it with some Wood Veener (thanks hubby!).

Make sure you join in the fun and hop along!  All kinds of inspiration in one spot, hope to see you there!
Happy Crafting!

Cute Winter Bag with

Hello!  Today you will see lots of me, but that's not a bad thing, right? hehehe!  First I am up on the Blog sharing a sweet winter bag created with their Stardream Metallic Paper.  Let me just say this cardstock is amazing!!!  The shine, the smooth finish, and the weight are perfect for so many occasions!  Take a peek here on my blog and then head over there for full details!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Warm Wishes with MarkerPOP

Hello!  Today I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing a sweet snowy Christmas card, take a peek...

Isn't he so cute?  I love the new Sentiment set from Altenew too called Holiday Wishes, I used this set on my personal Christmas cards.  For full details and list of supplies used I would love to see you stop by the MarkerPOP Blog!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

MarkerPOP Challenge

Hi there!  I hope your weekend is going well!  We are busy as ever, but enjoying the hustle and bustle that the Holidays bring.  Today I'm sharing a card that I've created for the new MarkerPOP Challenge.  We were provided with this beautiful inspiration photo and we are asking you to create along too!  Check it out...

And here is what I've created...

To create this card I used the Lawn Fawn Mom + Me Stamp Set, the Lawn Fawn thanks die cut, and Copic® Markers.  Hope to see you join us over the next two weeks for your chance to win a mystery crafting box of goodies!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Hi!!!  Today you can find me on the MarkerPOP Blog today with a bright and fun Christmas card.  Take a peek...

I would love to see you over there and if you have a minute to say hi, I promise to respond!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How Did You Get So Old?!

hehehe... oh how I love snarky comments, and this one just tickled my fancy so I went with it.  I'm here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today sharing this funny Birthday Card that was created with a mixture of stamps...

To create this card I started by stamping my sentiment from the Snarky Birthday Sentiments set in the upper left corner.  I then stamped the dinosaur and crutch from the Get Well Critter Stamp Set on the same panel and die cut the bottom at an angle.  After I colored my little scene in with various Copic Markers I decided he needed one more thing... a birthday hat!  So I grabbed my Party Pals set and stamped a little hat to cut out and add to the top of his little head.

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fairy Christmas...

Hi!  Today you can find me on the MarkerPOP Blog with a super cute set of Fairy Christmas cards, take a peek...

Stop by and say hi if you get a chance on their blog, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday Countdown Series Day 3

Hi!  Today I am sharing my project for the Holiday Countdown Series that is happening on the CutCardstock Blog, woot woot!  Here is a peek, but I hope to see you over there for full photos and how this project came together!

Happy Crafting!