Saturday, October 25, 2014

You're A Hoot!

Hey there friends! Good morning! I am happy to be spreading some Retro Sketch cheer this morning! I loved the sketch for this week! Isn't it a fun one!? 

I pulled out some fun October Afternoon paper...oh, it makes me smile!! Isn't it funny how paper--designs and colors--make my heart smile so much!! Yep, I love happy paper!!
 I used my Lawn Fawn "You're a Hoot" stamps and dies...isn't that font delicious!? Sprinkled the card with a few orange you have it!!
Can't wait to see what you come up with this week with the Sketch! Take care and see you soon!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Party Time!

Morning friends!! I hope you are well today!! We're enjoying a relaxing NO school day today!! We've got only a few fun things planned and are excited about heading to a trunk or treat at our church tonight...good times to be had!!
I'm playing along with the Be Inspired Challenge again today, #58.

I pulled out a fun stencil and used some black soot distress ink for my background. I cut a black tag, smashed a big wad of white thread (inspired by the spider web in the photo!) under my cute orange dino! He is from the Livin' Fossils set. My party sentiment is from the Prehistoric set and heat embossed. I have a few little spiders...I thought that this little friend would be a great addition to the card!! Isn't he cute!?
I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us in the BIC challenge this week!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peace On Earth

Howdy there Friends! I hope you are doing well! I'm over on TAWS blog today! I have a few holiday cards under my belt and that feels so good!! The Snow Daze stamp set and sentiments from All Wrapped Up are getting a lot of use! The snowflakes are all different and all so pretty!! I love, love, love them!!
I stamped the snowflakes in pretty Avery Elle ink...seriously love that stuff!! I also added strip of the Avery Elle paper, it is so many delicious patterns!! The rhinestones are iridescent and sparkly in real life...yep, in the next life I hope to be a better photographer....maybe one day!! I was inspired by the current CAS(E) this Sketch! It's an awesome one!!

Hope you are well!! Thanks for stopping by, take care and see you soon!!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello...eye think you're neat!

Hey there friends!! I am popping in again today, first post of the day can be found here, to share my card for the new sketch over at Retro Sketches! This one is a super fun one...
It's based off of a card of our guest Tracey's here!

And here is my card!
I used some fun from Lawn Fawn on my card today. The little monster is from the Monster Mash set, as is the sentiment, and the hello is a die called Scripty Hello. I colored my little ghost with copics, cool grays and light blue violet...then used a wink of stella pen along the bottom of the ghost, it looks super fun in real life!! I tried to get a better shot of there is a close up below. I used a project life grid card for my main panel...perfect size aren't they!? My patterned paper is from Studio Callico, here and there collection. Oh, and if you noticed my hello is inlaid into the project life dimension there!:)

 I hope you get a chance to play along with us over at Retro Sketches this week!! Have a great one and take care!! Thanks a bundle for sharing a few with me today!!


I know I say it a lot, but WOW, here did this week go!? I honestly feel like it was just Sunday night and here we are weekend upon us again! I know it won't slow down for good, but just a few slow days wouldn't be so bad, right!?

I am sharing yet another Tickle Me Happy card today...
I started with some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I embossed the leaf image with Versamark and HA white embossing powder. Then I used my distress inks squished on my craft mat for my paint colors. A spritz of water and a brush and you are good to go! After it was dried, I added my little sentiment, which I happen to LOVE, and then a sprinkle of black sequins! 

Thanks a bundle for stopping by today!! I will be back with another post in a couple of hours, so stay tuned for the new Retro Sketch challenge for the's a FUN one!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Morning friends!! I hope you are well! I am happy to be popping in today to share some more TAWS goodness!! I'm over on the TAWS blog today, sharing my love too... I love these feathers...really, the whole stamp set is lovely!! The different types of feathers is so much fun! These lovelies are from the Tickle Me Happy Set!

I used some Avery Elle pigment inks--which I love--for my feathers and then tied it up with some delicious black and white twine!:) Super quick and easy!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Take care and see you soon!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Yea, it's Saturday!! That means that my husband is home after being gone to Finland and Dubai this week...we are SO happy to have him home! My kids were rockstars while he was gone, but seriously, happy days are here again!!

So, today is a fun new Retro Sketch kind of day!! So the sketch this week is based on this card of mine actually, from a ways back!:) It's funny, I saw this week on Pinterest that someone has pinned this particular card, made me smile! Then, Arielle gave us the sketch and I smiled again!:) So, here is the sketch for the week, #136.

And here is my new take on the card! I have said before, and I'm sure I'll say it again in the future, I wish I was a bit better in the way of photography;)! Cloudy days don't help me much either!! But, here is my card!!

 I used my hexagon cover plate from PTI to emboss the front panel...I love that look! It's been a while since I've done that and I just love it!! The, I added a few turquoise hexagons-that had been cut from a turquoise paper. My floral tag is from an Amy Tan paper pack, as is the polka dot strip. I used my PTI Wet Paint "happy" die, and cut it out of black. I colored it with my wink of stella pin and then covered it with glossy accents, and on my word!!! I love that look. In real life the sparkle is fantastic!!! The birthday came from the Phrase Play #5. I added a few sequins...the little pink ones are from PPP.

Yes, a serious influx of birthday cards. I am making cards for the faculty at the elementary, and I'm working on getting a slew of them finished you will continue to see a bunch of birthday cards the next couple of weeks!:) 

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us over at Retro Sketches this week!! 

Take care and thanks a bundle for stopping by!