Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TAWS Blog Hop!!

Hello friends!! I'm excited to be part of the TAWS blog hop today!!
I am using a great set called Say it Don't spray it! I used a fun chevron stencil for the background and then some of the cute little images from the set. And this set contains a bunch of GREAT sentiments!! It's a goodie!!

So, For the blog hop....Today's winner will get all three new sets!
If you want to be that winner, all you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions on TAWS blog! You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
The hop runs today only (March 31, 2015), so don't miss out on your chance to win!

This super adorable Mini Set, Far Out, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of April 2015.


So, are you ready to hop???!!!

Monday, March 30, 2015


Good morning! I hope you are well! I was so excited to have a fun box of joy arrive from Ellen Hutson this past week! I was so happy to get my little hands on these beautiful new stamps! They have been out of stock and as soon as I got the notice that they were back, I had to have them!

I was super excited to see the fun Pin Sights challenge over at the CLASSroom! This image just had me at, well, the black, white and gold, the stripes....you name it! I love it!!
Isn't this inspiration piece lovely!? I was giddy with excitement!!
Naturally, I went for the Delicata Gold ink! I stamped these awesome images from Bold Blooms, be still my floral loving heart!! Julie did such a wonderful job when designing these sets!! And can you love the sentiment more!? I also ordered the Fancy Thanks stamp set...and there might never be another thank you stamp used!! I think the font used on this set is PERFECTION!  
Anyway, here is my card...
I added a tiny strip of my favorite lifestyle crafts shape 'n tape and a smidgen of gold thread...makes my heart happy!!

I hope your day is wonderful!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Take care!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Just a note...

Good morning!! Happy Saturday! I hope you are doing well! I'm popping in with my second post for today--the new Retro Sketch for the week! We've got a fun square card, based off a card of Arielle's that is super fun!!

So the new sketch
And here's my new card for the sketch!
 I was doing a bit of homework from my Stretch Your Dies online card class. I love, love, loved this fun technique!! I cut these awesome Bold Blooms from my Essentials by Ellen dies, from masking paper and then arranged them on my white cardstock. After I had them placed, I took my ink blending tool and some picked raspberry distress ink and went to town!! Then I stamped all the coordinating blooms and leaves with black ink. I just LOVE the stark contrast!! My sentiment is from the Fancy Thanks set, also from the  new Essentials by Ellen release. The label is from a pretty pink posh die.

I made a few other cards just like this one, using different colored ink for the background....LOVE!! You just may see this set a few times this next week from me...kind of stuck on it!!

So, take a few minutes, grab what's out on your desk and come join the fun over at Retro Sketches!!

Friday, March 27, 2015


Morning! I was thinking of what to use on my "flashback" card for the month....and then I had an idea! I grabbed the Bubbly stamp set, because you know how much I love it....and I thought about what little floral images I had...Tea Par-tea held the perfect little tulip!

First off I started with watercolor paper. The thanks stamp and little tuplip stamp from the tea par-tea set met the versamark ink and then were heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used some cut lawn distress ink smooshed onto my craft mat as my color for my grass. A bit of water and a bruch--such magical results!! When I was happy with the "grass" I used distress markers to color in the little tulips, then added water, dried, added more color, more water, etc. until they made my heart happy!! A little sprinkle with some clear sequins and there you have it!!
I hope your Friday is wonderful!!! And that the sunshine will warm your face today!!

Take care, and as always, thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Hello dear ones! Thursday, which means I'm sharing over on TAWS blog today!!:) How can you not love these new images in the Hard Boiled set!? These chickens and chicks are so dang fun!

I pulled out my new AC polka dot stencil and some distress ink for the background. I colored the images from Hard Boiled...and smiled all the while!! I stamped the sentiment and cute little speech bubble bit from Cake Day.
Then I used a mama elephant die to cut out the card front. I found some OLD but goodie patterned paper and there you have it! 

Hope you have a great one!! I'll be back tomorrow with a fun flash back card...one that makes my heart SO happy!!! See you soon!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Day!

Wednesday is upon us!! Almost the end of March, can you stand it!? Days are fleeting these days!!

I'm excited to share that I am guest designing for Frantic Stamper this month! I have been SUPER impressed with the quality of the dies that I have received!! I have had quite a bit of fun and hope you enjoy what I've created as well!!

My card today was made using two of the Frantic Stamper dies, the Monarch Butterfly, and Happy Birthday Script. I was having fun with the butterfly and thought about making it into a window....
So, I First masked off a large circle and colored it in with my distress inks and ink blending tool. Then I cut the butterfly out from the circle, then I cut the butterfly out again with black. I put the black butterfly into the cutout in the circle, and then added some acetate to the back of it to make it a window. I added some glossy accents to the inside detail of all the butterfly and LOVE how it dried like a stained glass window! On the inside of the card, I cut another circle-green this time--and then cut out the butterfly again and another black butterfly to cover up the back of the card front. It looks so great in real life!!!

Here is the card opened, so you can see the light through the butterfly's wings!!
I cut the Happy Birthday die out of black, but cut the "birth" off of the day, so I could just make the sentiment a "happy day" card. I added a few sequins...and there you have it!

I hope you'll check out Frantic Stamper if you haven't yet!! Their dies are awesome and they carry a large range of products in their store!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning!! I needed a quick birthday card last week and had a hard time finding the perfect one, so I've taken it upon myself to fill my birthday card stash back up!!

For this card, I used a sheet of water color paper and added thick stripes of color. After it had dried, I used one of  my Avery Elle rounded Diamonds dies to make a window. I added some acetate, and foam tape. Then I stamped my sentiment in black ink and then placed my window over the image and that was it!! My sentiment is from Neat and Tangled! 

 Another quick and fun birthday card!! Take care and see you later!!