Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hello my friend

Good morning!! I'm excited to be playing along with the PTI blog hop today!! I saw the inspriation photo and was super excited to play along!!!

Isn't this photo just beautiful! It was a great starting point for some inspiration!!

And, here is the card I made. I used some of my favorites...Rosie Posie!! I started with the center stage cover plate. I cut it out of some cardstock and used it as a stencil with my Enchanted Evening ink. I used the largest of the doily dies to create a vellum layer right over the stenciled background. Then I cut and stamped images from the Rosie Posie set, and used Rosie Posie 2 for the details. I used Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz inks on my flowers. I used my MISTI to help me get the details in the right spot on my flowers and it made my heart SO happy!! I used a couple of springs of leaves from the Turning a new Leaf die--I think that is the only leaf die I used 98% of the time I need green for my flowers!!;) My sentiment came from Sketched Shapes..and I cut the ends of my strip into little fish tails on both ends before nesting it into the bouquet! My last touch was a little scattering of clear sequins...

I am excited to get a few minutes to take a peek at all the beautiful cards along the hop today!! If you missed the new Retro Sketch post, you can see that here!! Take care and thanks a bundle for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!!

Thank You!

Hey there! Post #2 for today! The new Retro Sketch for the week is a fun one!! It is based on a card from Arielle, and it's a goodie!!

Here is the sketch:
 And, here is my card.
I used some great Amy Tan paper...I love that design!! I decided to keep a black/white theme going for the card today. My bloom is from Ellen Hutson, the white stitched banner is from PPP, and the thank you die is from Heidi Swapp. I was SO excited to find this Heidi Swapp die while at Joanns a few days ago!! I love, love, love it!! So, a quick simple thought to share my thanks!!

I am excited to see what you come up with for the sketch this week!! Have fun with this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!:) I'll be back with my PTI blog hop card next!!

You are seriously wonderful!!!

Good morning! I hope your weekend is great!! I've got three posts be sure to scroll down to see the new Retro Sketch and my PTI blog hop card!!

I am over on TAWS blog today sharing this fun little number!!
I got a new Heidi Swapp stencil...and I love it!! I layered a few distress ink colors and then added this fun little sentiment from Say it don't Spray it! I added a few colored dots and there you have it!!

Ok, I'll be back with the Retro Sketch and PTI blog hop soon!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning! I hope you are doing well!
I've got a little bit of fun to share today! I grabbed a few little creatures and a frame die...and well, it makes my heart happy!!
 It was fun and fairly simple to create these little monster frames!! I pulled monsters from Oogles and Phone Home sets. My sentiments are from the Bubbly and Yappy sets.
I started by stamping all the creatures, and then coloring them and cut them out. I grabbed cardstock to match each of my creatures. I cut each color cardstock with a frame die from PTI, then added a bit of foam tape on the frame and attached the monsters to. I needed to do a bit of trimming of the creatures, and then I attached them to the card. Then I added my sentiments and there you have it!!:)
I think this is a great card for a kid birthday card....makes my heart just smile!!!
Thanks for stopping by!! Take care!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thankful for you!

Good afternoon friends!! I am popping in with a quick little one layer card. Today is a beautiful sunny day and the sunshine inspired this quick little number!

I used this great sunburst image from Neat and Tangled...oh, how I love it! I used my MISTI to ink it up, and then was able to get the different colors just like I wanted by adding more and more of what color I wanted...that tool makes my heart happy!!

The sentiment is also from Neat and it!! I am linking this up to the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, to make your own background!!:)

I hope you have a wonderful day! Getting home from some perfect days at the Ocean means loads of laundry, grocery shopping and lots of putting things away for me today!!

Take care!! And thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


So, my 2nd posting for today...with the new Retro Sketch for this week!

The sketch is based of this card of Tracey's. Lovely, isn't it!?
Here is the sketch
And, here is my card! I pulled out some lovely bright colors!! I used my Cutting Garden stamps from PTI for the flowers and leaves, then the post marks background. I have to say, using my MISTI made getting good coverage on this large flower SO much easier!! I am really starting to love that tool!!

The hello is from the wonderful words set, also from PTI. The little speech bubble die is from a Paper Smooches set. 

Hope you get a chance to join us over at Retro Sketches!!

Love you...

Happy Saturday!! I hope your weekend is shaping up lovely!! We are on the tail end of Spring Break and it's been great...breaks from the norm are always so welcome for me!!:)

I'm over on TAWS blog today, sharing a bit of Blast Off love!! Isn't that little rocket fun!? And I used More than words for this fun sentiment--and oh don't you love that you can make clear stamps bend!? I simply made my stamp bend on my acrylic block around the image of the moon!

I hope you have a lovely Saturday!! 

See you soon for the new Retro Sketch!!