Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thinking of You

Good morning friends! Happy weekend! I am super happy that today arrived...that means my husband is back after being out of the country for a week and I am SO happy to have my partner in crime home!! Know what I mean!?
Today I'm happy to share the new Retro Sketch with you all! The sketch this week is based on a card by Arielle, here. It's a super fun one!
Here is my take on the card! I pulled out some Maggie Holmes paper and started with that for my inspiration of where to go with this one! I love the colors in these papers...maybe I'm getting ready for fall in my mind!?

I used Avery Elle Petals and Stems flowers and sentiment, and Turning a new leaf from PTI for my leaves. My little border along the top is from Paper Smooches. I've got a little bit of gold thread...and some delicious shimmery gold sequins...because "My name is Jeni Allen, and I am addicted to sequins!"
Hope you get a chance to play with the sketch this week!! It's so fun to see what everyone comes up with!! Take care dear ones and I'll be back tomorrow...yep, three days in a row...might even make it to 5 days in a row...getting back in the saddle is sure fun!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

You are Fabulous!!

Good morning/afternoon!! I hope you are doing well!
I am excited to play along with the Pretty Pink Blog hop today!! I use diecuts almost every time I make a card, so this was a super fun challenge!!
The question is which dies to use!! Right!?I had been thinking of how I could use this fun patterned paper--it is a Maggie Holmes design and I just love it!! I had the thought to use it as a here is where my brain went!
I used my spellbinders circles dies to create the rainbow--using two circles next to each other in size to create each color strip! I used some lovely PTI cardstock...aren't the colors in this palette yummy!! The "you" is from Simon Says Stamp, and the stamps are from PTI. My clouds are from the up up and away set from PTI.  My pretty clear sequins on the are from PPP!:)
I am excited to get a chance to look at all the fun stops along the way of this hop...yea!!!
Take care and I'll see you tomorrow with a new Retro's a great one!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Hey there friends! I hope you are doing well! I have had a little time at my desk this week and it was so fun!! My husband has been in Finland this week and for some reason, when he is out of town I stay up entirely TOO late!! Am I alone in that? Not sure why I do that, but I've got some fun things made this week!;)
I wanted to play along in the PTI Make it Monday challenge when I saw Laurie's video! I only have a couple of cover plates, but I do love the idea of using the negative space!
I pulled out my Center Stage Cover plate...and went to town! I used my newish Friendly Flowers stamp, I die cut the flower from white cardstock, then stamped it in Lemon Tart with the solid stamp, and then added the Harvest Gold detailed stamp on top of the solid image. I used Turning a new leaf dies and my notebook die too! Oh, and then let's talk about the Wet Paint dies...they can't seem to get very far from my big shot!! I LOVE them to pieces!!
I hope you are having a great one...I've got another go on the MIM that I'll share tomorrow, so come back and see...I colored my embossing paste....oh it was fun!!!
I'm excited to have things to share...means I am being a better getting myself a little therapy time!;)  Thanks a bundle for stopping by! Take care and I'll see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hello Sunshine!!

Hey there friends! I hope you are doing well!! My blog title seems a little hopeful...yesterday we had welcome dose of Seattle rain! We've been having some hot muggy weather and the rain was super welcome for me! I do love summer...but, the rain felt lovely!!

 I've got another Retro Sketch to share today!! This fun sketch was inspired by Erica, isn't it a fun one!? Here is the sketch for the week,
And here is my card! I wanted to use my new Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine set...;) and this stamp set needs bright lovely colors!! My Hello is also from Lawn Fawn!
I hope you have a super shine day!! And I hope you'll join us over at Retro Sketches this week! I sure do love the time I had at my desk this makes my heart so happy! My little Graham is 12 weeks old this week! He such a dear baby...I am 100% in love with him and enjoying every moment!! I do love getting back into my groove ...and hopefully when school starts again I will get back to my more regular posting! Thanks for stopping by today friends!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Wedding Wishes

Happy Saturday!! I'm excited to be popping in sweet niece is getting married and we had a shower for her this week, it isn't every day that I get to be involved in a lot of family things, because I live so far away, and I LOVED being able to attend the shower and share the fun with all the girlies in my family!! It was great to have a card that was just for her...
My card was inspired by the new Retro Sketch that was posted today!! I loved the sketch, and it was inspired by one of my cards...(that's just fun!!) you can find it here. So, here is the sketch

 And here is my retake!
My paper is from Heidi, love, love. I used my PTI spiral notebook die for my little heart accent piece. I used squeezed lemon distress ink and a Heidi Swapp stencil for my pretty yellow hearts...oh be still my heart!! I love them...perfect shape! "Wedding wishes" is from PTI, and the Congrats if from Label Love, from Altenew. I think I LOVE that label is named just perfect!! My glittery hearts are from Heidi Swapp...and the little wood heart is from studio calico. I have been hoarding those little wooden hearts...but I am here to declare that I will no longer hoard them!! So, watch'll be seeing all sorts of little cuties coming up!!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend, spend time in the beautiful summer weather and that you get a chance to play along with the sketch!! Take care and see you soon!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Hey there friends! Happy Saturday! I'm happy to be playing over at Retro Sketches today...sketch 126 is up today! I love the card that was the inspiration for this card, you can see it here! So, pretty and clean!! So, here is a quick peek at the sketch for the week

 And, here is my card!  
 I finally got the Altenew Painted Flowers was sold out and I kept missing it!! Oh, my...I LOVE it! It is a great set...makes me feel a little artistic! In real life, the delicate gold ink looks just shimmery, but couldn't for the life of me get it to show as pretty as it looks in the photo! I used it in the center of the flowers...or I guess as one of the "details" in the flowers. I used my stampin' up pinks for the flowers. My happy is the wet paint die from PTI, and Birthday is from Label Love, also from Altenew.
Hope you have a great day!! I love getting to see all your great creations over at Retro Sketches, come play along!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Retro Sketch

Hey there dear ones! Happy Saturday--can you believe that August is upon us!? What in the world happened to July! Wasn't the 4th just last week!? Crazy...
I'm happy to be playing along with the crew over at Retro Sketches this week! The card was inspired by this awesome card by Arielle!! So, here is the sketch

And here is my card to go along with the sketch! I flipped the main panel around at the last minute, and felt the need to make this a shaker...kind of stuck on those for the moment! I actually have the person in mind that will be receiving this card, and they needed a shaker!;)
My dies for the shaker are from the PTI Sprinkle and Shakers Make it kit! I have a couple of other cards from the kit that I'll be sharing soon...LOVE that kit!! My paper is from an AC pad...I LOVE the colors of the paper...I could wear them all day!  My hello die and stamp is from Avery Elle. I'll see you next week! Off for an adventure!!