Friday, March 6, 2015


Hey there friends!! Good morning I hope you are doing well! I am happy to be able to share today! You know, it's been lovely weather and I think all of my cards have been bright happy colors, because how can I keep my heart still when I have little buds coming up out of the dirt!? February in the PNW usually is dark, wet and gray. But this past month has been awesome weather!! I hope that it stays....sunshine sure does a body good!!
I am playing along with the Sketch For You To Try today! I love Reverse Confetti images/dies!! I've loved them since the beginning, but have just finally gotten around to ordering some! I can tell you I'm in love!!
So, here is the sketch for March
And, here is my card! I used a stencil for the green paper--boy oh, boy I love that color green!! I used the new Love Blooms flowers, "thanks" is from In a Big Way, and I also used that fun new straight stripes pretty panel! I made it a shaker window...and have some different pinks and gold sequins inside for a bit of a party!! I had a hard time capturing it, but the strip behind the sentiment is GOLD and it is so pretty in real life!!
I'm also playing along with the Cure for the Monday blues!! I loved the inspiration photo!!
I hope you are doing well--and that you enjoy a wonderful weekend!! I'll be back tomorrow with my usual two posts! New Retro Sketch and fun from TAWS!
Take care and see you tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hey there friends!! I am happy to be back sharing with you today!! Everyone in my house if FINALLY feeling better...a few lingering coughs, but I don't think they will ever go away!! So, I am feeling happy and can't hide it!!
I am sharing my new crush...this cute image from the Buff set!! This is the freebie set this month when you order 40$ or more from TAWS! He is so fun!! I also used Yappy to create that perfect sentiment for this card!!
I used a technique I've never done on this card!! I inked up the background stamp, Line upon Line, with versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I inked the paper up with distress inks. THEN I took my paper and ironed it!! I put a piece of scrap paper under and on top of it and ironed on the no steam "cotton" setting of my iron. It takes all the embossing powder off--and leave a great feel!! I loved it!! Then I sprinkled a light bit of water and got a few spots.
I put my vellum down, then added my sentiment--versafine and clear embossing powder unite! My "little fella" is raised with dimensional adhesive.
It felt good to get back to my desk and create....see you around because I've got a lot to share!!
Take care!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Just for you!

Happy Saturday!! It's a BEAUTIFUL sunny day today--and it's time for a new Retro Sketch! This weeks sketch is based on a great card from Erin. Here is the sketch....
And, here is my card!

I used some of my favorite flower stamps of all time--from Altenew. I stamped them in black versafine ink, then clear embossed them. Then, I water colored!! I used my circle dies to create a fun gold me some gold cardstock!! My label love--also from Altenew-was also inked with black versafine and clear embossed. My polka dots were done with a stencil and some black soot distress ink.

Hope you have a lovely day in your neck of the woods!! I can't wait to see what you come up with and hope you get a chance to link up with us at Retro Sketches this week!!

TAWS Blog Hop!

Wow, the end of February?!! Can it really be so!? You know the end of the month means new stamps from TAWS! You know, winning all three new sets would be a great way to start a new month, don't you agree!?

I am using images from Wigwam and sentiments from Yappy today. They are both really fun sets and they are chuck full of great usable images!!

I love these little people...when I saw them I knew I had to make them into a little something special!! This is a great card for my main squeeze!! Yes, Valentine's day is over, but I like to leave love notes all year long!! 

I used a heidi swapp stencil for the heart background, just sponging in select hearts. Then I used a maggie holmes die set for my slides...aren't they SO cute!? The little pink heart is a SSS die cut. I used Versafine ink so that I could emboss them with clear embossing powder, I don't think I will ever tire of embossing powder delight!!

So, if you'd like a chance to win all three new sets that are being released, start at the beginning and start hopping!!!

All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions on the TAWS blog, and you are in the running to win! You can pick and choose which ones to do, but the more you comment the more chances you have of winning!! The excitement runs only today, February 28, 2015, so don't miss your chance!!

Also, this awesome mini set Buff, is free this month when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of March! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thanks for everything!

Morning friends!! I hope you are doing well! 

I am happy to sharing a little sneak peek with you today! I know I say it all the time, but I LOVE these new sets! You will find so much joy in these images!! 

Today I am sharing a little peek at the "Yappy" set. I LOVE the clean font! Great sized sentiments and a great collection of things to say! They will also pair really well with a lot of the word dies that you might already have in your stash...a great set indeed!!

I started my card with using a Heidi Swapp stencil and distress inks for my butterflies. I used a bit of water to sprinkle on them and then when they were dried I used some Heidi Swapp color shine to make the black spray. I stamped my sentiment in black onyx versafine and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used some black cardstock and my old reliable Martha Stewart butterfly punches to add a few more touches! The butterflies have been brushed with wink of stella and then covered with glossy accents so they are shiny and smooth!! The black and white diagonal stripes are Lifestyle Crafts shape tape--I sure to love that stuff!!

I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!! Take care and see you soon for the revealing of the new sets...stay tuned!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Hey peeps!! I hope your week is going well!! How about another fun take on the current Retro Sketch!? Here is the sketch

And here is my card!! I am keeping the sketch just so today!! This card is my "flashback" card for the month, from TAWS! I love these feathers from Tickle Me Happy so much! It's been a while, so I decided to bust them out!!

I stamped them and embossed, then used some watercolors to paint them! I added a bit of gold thread...and a couple of black sequins! Super quick on and perfect for a quick little note!!

Hope your day is lovely and thanks a bundle for stopping by!! Take care! See you Thursday for a sneak peek at new stamps...yay!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Make a wish!!

Hey there everyone!! Another fun Saturday today!! I'm excited for this fun new Retro Sketch!! It was based on this fun card by Arielle!!  So, here is the sketch for the week

And here is my card! I wanted to use some new goodies from Reverse Confetti, I have been loving this tag for too long!! I wanted to use it, so I rotated my layout 90 degrees!

I used some delicious Avery Elle ink--those pigment inks are so great!! I loved them with this fun paper from Maggie Holmes!! My flowers are from the new Love Blooms set from Reverse Confetti as well, LOVE!!!

I hope you will get a chance to join us over at Retro Sketches this week!!
Have a great one and take care!!