Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sending a smile...

Good morning!! I am in denial that today is the 28th of May!! How in the tarnation did that happen!? I can't believe how the time has gone. You know, having a baby makes your time run in turbo-drive! My sweet little Graham turned 1 on the 15th of this month and that is killing me too!! Anyway, schools just days away from ending we're winding down with all the "stuff" that is going on and I love it!! I love the relaxing(lol....I can dream....)thoughts of not needing to hurry to
be to so many places!! 

I  must also say that summer means FAMILY!! We live away from all of our family members--so we get really excited for the weeks we will spend loving on all our family  members in the summertime!
We've got a few mailboxes to fill with love notes before we head out...and this fun USA Map is just the ticket!! I used the "left over" paper to make a window for my card! 
The scallop rectangle is from PTI as is the sentiment...isn't that a fun one to match this die!? The die is from Frantic Stamper. I filled the window with a bunch of colors and different sizes, and oh, it makes my heart happy!!
Take care and thanks for stopping by!!! I'll be back with a fun peek at the new release from The Alley sure to check the blog, so many fun new images!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thank You

Good morning!! I hope you are all doing well today!! I am sharing another card that I made with my new Altenew Vintage Floral stamps! Seriously, I think the are some of my favorite stamps! 

I used my MISTI to help me get my placement just as I wanted. Oh, I love, love, love these images!! I pulled out my Essentials By Ellen set...that thank you makes my heart sing!!

I used a little black and white strip of tape...just a little pop1!

Take care, see you tomorrow for a bit more fishy fun!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Thank You

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day to all of you in the States! I  hope you are all enjoying a great long weekend and that today will be full of great adventure!! And I think today starts the beginning of BBQ season, right!!?

I have a quick little something to share today. I used  the awesome Saharan Screen Card Panel from Frantic makes a wonderful card front!!

I started the design out by cutting a piece of Stick It double sided adhesive and attaching it to a piece of white cardstock that was cut to the same size and the card panel when it was die cut. That way, it was super easy to attach the intricate die to the paper--I didn't have to put any adhesive on the back of the die when it was cut!!! And as I popped the patterned paper pieces back into the card panel, I didn't have to use adhesive on them either--as there was adhesive already waiting for them!! It made the process super quick. I ran 4 different papers through the big shot with the Saharan Screen die, and hand a little pile of each pattern. I simply grabbed popped the little shapes back into the die and it was really quick!! I adhered the card panel to the front of the card with some foam adhesive.
I used fun foam to cut out that black Thank You--which is from Heidi Swapp. I love that it was an adhesive backed fun foam--easy peasy!!
I hope your day is lovely!!! Take care friends and make it a great one!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hey there!! Happy Saturday! I'm happy to be sharing with you today....I needed a bit of sunshine the other day...I pulled out a bunch of bright copics and and paper and went to town!! 

The cute little fish, are from Gill-Friend-which is a free set this month from TAWS. I pulled the cute little star fish from the Something's Fishy set. My sentiment is from the Yappy set.

I  hope you have a great weekend!! Hope your weekend is wonderful and sunny!!


Friday, May 22, 2015

Miss You...

Morning all!! Happy almost weekend! And here in the states we've got a long weekend!! All sorts of fun to be had!! I hope you have a great one!!

I saw this USA Map die, from Frantic Stamper and knew it had to be mine! I just L.O.V.E. love it! I have had this card in my mind since I got the die and am so happy to know that this card is not only finished, but it is in the mail, on it's way to a mailbox in FL!

I don't live near any of either side of our family so we miss people in a lot of different states!! My daughter went through and told me, "we need to make one with a heart in..." so we've got several more of these to go!!

I cut the die with white cardstock and then mounted it on my cardbase with foam tape. I added a couple of gold foil hearts, cut with a SSS die. The miss you is from PTI Mat Stack 3 stamp set.

Super CAS, and easy enough to make the multiples we will be sending in the coming days!!

Hope your weekend is great!! Take care!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What's Up?

Hey there!! It's been a busy week!! I was excited to finally get a little bit of time to get to my desk!

I SO love these little fish from the Gill Friend set, um, I can't really stop with them!!
I decided to use the Retro Sketch for this week again, to make my card. I lined up those cute little fish. My sentiment was from the Yappy sentiment.

I hope you all have a great day!! Take care and make it a great one!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Missing You

Good morning again! Post #2 for me today!! I'm really excited about sharing today!! The new Retro Sketch for this week is a super fun one! I loved this sketch!!
I of course had to rotate the sketch a little....and here is my card!

I am so happy that I finally got the Altenew Vintage Flowers set!! I don't know if you love them like I do, but I LOVE them!! I have been patiently waiting for them to get back in stock everywhere--and my heart was so happy when the appeared in the mailbox this week!! They could be my favorite floral images yet....
I used a super light pink--positively pink from SU for my first layer of pink, then Hibiscus Burst, then Raspberry Fizz for the third layer of pink. Oh, I love them. It took a couple of tries to get the images lined up--but using my MISTI really helped. And, with a little practice, it got easier to line up. For the leaf images I used all SU ink--Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive and Always Artichoke. I have to say, I'm in LOVE!! I sat down and made a whole set of cards--I'll share them Monday!
My Missing You is from Altenew Label love set...stamped with versafine and embossed with clear embossing that set!!
I hope you will play with us at the Retro Sketch this week!! Take care and see you soon!