Saturday, December 20, 2014


Morning friends! Today is a fun happens to be my birthday!!:) I am heading to a fun little "German inspired" town--called Leavenworth-- in the mountains today and I am thrilled!!! We so miss the our German's been about 5 years since we've been home and I can't believe it! We made such great friends and had such a great time there...anyway, today we hope to be a little home sick for Germany!!;)
I am excited to share this fun little one with you today. I love this Yeti. My little boy knew just who this was when he walked into my office...that made me happy!! This is the new retro sketch for today!! You'll have to pop over to the blog for the reveal of the sketch, but here is my take on it!! We are on sketch 146 this week!!
I stamped the Yeti first, them made a mask to put over him and then used a MFT hillside (can't think of it's right name to save my life...)die to make a little snow capped hill. I used tumbled glass distress ink for the beautiful blue sky! Yeti and Hello are both from Lawn Fawn, The thinking of you is from Hero Arts.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! I will be eating fun food, playing with my kids and getting spoiled all along the way...yay!!!
Take care and see you next week!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishing you...

TGIF! What a week! I was lucky enough to get caught by a flu bug this week and it took me out for the count!! I am SO glad it was only one day, but now it feels like it will be a few days before I am really back at it....'aint nobody got time for that, the week before Christmas!?
I'm happy to be playing along with the very last BIC challenge today! It is challenge #60! And the inspiration piece is so great...wouldn't you agree!?
So I was inspired by the colors on that lovely white Christmas tree! I pulled out some red, aqua and a little sprinkle of gold!

My snowflakes are from Winters Butterflies and my sentiment from More than Words. I sprinkled a few sequins and there you have it!:) My layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch, Karen always has great sketches!!
I hope you are doing well and that you have a great weekend!! Take care and see you tomorrow for a new Retro Sketch!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Morning friends!! I hope you are well! I am excited to be sharing another quick and fun card! I am kind of stuck on these little hats...the Chick Magnet set has some FUN little additions!! I just love the look of the chick with the hats!! And, my husband is the KING of the #hashtag at our house, so I love that there is a little hashtag in the More than Words set!! It will get a lot of use, promise that!!

 I know just who the recipient of this card will be, and it's perfect!!
Thanks a bundle for stopping in today!! See you soon!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday!! Saturday means a new Retro Sketch!! So, today's sketch was bases on a card of Tracey's here. And here is the new sketch!
And here is my card!
 I used a "bokeh" technique that I've seen a few times, and well my friends, I LOVE it!!! I finally got me a unicorn white ink pad form Hero Arts, it made this work SO much better than the last time I tried it w/o the unicorn ink, so get yourself a white unicorn ink pad from hero arts!!
The technique is super simple--I used some distress ink to color the background--peacock feathers and crushed olive. Then I punched three different sized circles out of scratch paper for my "stencil". I used a sponge and just put white circles all over! I used different "strength" of white ink, so I used the sponge and then reinked, and also used the sponge several times before reinking--to get lighter and darker ink. I have to say I LOVE this technique!! The "happy" die is from Avery Elle and the "Birthday" is from Hero Arts.
Thanks for stopping by!! Can't wait to see your take on the sketch! 

Hogs and Kisses!

 Good morning friends!! I hope you are doing well! This the first of two posts from me today!:) I had so much fun with this card...aren't the pigs just too cute!? I loved the sentiment as soon as I saw the set, and was excited to get to use it!!
I pulled out the current Sunday Sketch and went to town with the small piggy from the Oinkers set! Isn't he cute!? I used some Heidi Swapp paper...swoon, I love it!!
Just a quick little something but oh, so fun!! I'll be back sharing the new Retro Sketch for the week, so stay tuned!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

You Rock!

Hey friends! I hope you are doing well!! I am popping in with a fun little number today...I'm over on TAWS blog today sharing these fun sheep!
The are from the With Wondering Awe set...and the You Rock is from the More than Words set. Let's talk about these fun little hats!!! They are from the Chick Magnet...aren't they fun!?! While trying to decide what to do with my sentiment, I pulled out a circle punch and wow, it's been a while!! I use dies so often, my punches have been very neglected!!

I pulled out some fun Dear Lizzy paper and a little strip of washi...just a quick little note!!
I hope you are all doing well!! Santa's workshop is in full force at my house and I'm loving every moment of it!! Well, while sewing doll clothes, I didn't love the Velcro...but other than that, I love it!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Happy Saturday!! I hope your are busy bustling around and listening to wonderful Christmas music and loving every second!!  I was doing just that as I was working on this card!! I pulled out some vintage ornaments--haven't used them for a long space and it felt so good to get them out!! I love them!! It's Saturday, which means a new Retro Sketch!
Here is the new sketch! It was based on this card of mine from way back!--2008!!! Wow, blast from the past!:)
Here is my retake on the card! I rotated the sketch...and added some sequins, surprise, surprise!!

I used Fabulous Frames, Vintage Ornaments, and Signature Holiday Sayings from PTI. I love the look of the white embossed sentiment...oh I love it! I pulled a few festive (non holiday) papers from an AC paper pad...and there you have it!
Take care and can't wait to see what you come up with!! Take care, have a wonderful weekend and "may your days be merry and bright!!"