Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Door Is Always Open

Hi there-
So while on my little hiatus... I took some time to organize my little craft room. 
I'm still not done, but the majority of it is!!  :)  Now hopefully, I won't be making any double purchases for things I already have!!  :)  I know I'm not the only one that has done this!!  hehe

Today I created a trio set of cards.  I just couldn't help myself!!  :) 
Love the coffee cardstock on this card. 

 I did some no line coloring on all three cards!!  I tried to at least! 
Stamped the coffee mug from Hot Concoctions in antique linen distress ink. 
Once the mugs were colored, I stamped the little snowman from Freezy Fellas on the mug, as well as on some Neenah cardstock.   Did some quick fussy cutting and some embossing onto vellum. 
The sentiment and heart above the coffee cup, both come from the Bitty Bungalows set. 

This one I colored in my favorite Teal color. 

And my third card.  All created the same just in different colors. 
Thank you for stopping by. 

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Players #327

See you again soon. 


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy Birthday

I am so excited to be writing my first post for 2017! 
After a little hiatus, I'm feeling a little rusty, but excited to weening myself back into it. 

Last year, I realized that I had a shortage of masculine birthday cards.  I am making it a point to make more of them this year!!  Especially now that the little ones are getting invited to birthday parties from classmates. Think it's a good idea to keep a healthy stock around. 
For this card today I am using Sugar Pea Designs: Spare Me stamp set. 
Colored with Copic markers and did some serious fussy cutting around the image. 
The patterned paper is an oldie but goodie from American Craft.
"BOWL" was created using Lawn Fawn: Owen's ABC's stamp and die.

I would like to share this card in the following challenges: 

See you again soon! 


Friday, October 7, 2016

From All Of Us...

Good morning everyone!!! 
Today, I am sharing an inspirational post for Firefly Crafts.
AND today is my BIRTHDAY!!! 

I will post a little giveaway on my Instagram later, but first my card!  :)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thankful World Cardmaking Day w/ Firefly Crafts

Hello everyone-
I am back.....and on a perfect day too!!!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!!!!

So honestly... 
Things just got a little hectic this week... new schedule....
And NEW is a welcoming sound and scent around here!  :)  I am embracing all the new I can get right now!
With all the new happening... I had very little time to prepare ahead of time, but I managed to make something for the new design team I'm on guesting on.   I told you... lots of NEW stuff going on. 
I've joined the Firefly Craft Design team!  :) 
I'm excited when Debbie the owner invited me! 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Birthday Mouse Tags

Another project?  Well yes!!  :) 
This one is a bit simpler than what I have been trying out lately!
Today's project is geared towards kids/children. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

{SS} Framed Poppies Garden

Hi everyone-
Have you missed me?  Well, I hope so, cause I have missed you all!
Things are still hectic around here, but they are going a lot smoother.
I've been staring at my stamps for weeks, so today I decided to actually make the time to do some crafting!  The idea for this card has been buzzing in my head, since having a conversation with my friend Amanda!   So I had to get it out. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Skipping Stones Blogs for Boobies Hop & Auction

Hello! Skipping Stones Design is having their third annual Blogs for Boobies blog hop and card auction to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and I have been invited to join them! 
More than 60 designers will be participating in the hop/auction running from June 1st through June 7th! Hopefully, you've reached my blog by way of Penny Cunnigham Ward's blog' (if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click***HERE***).

This is a huge post packed with info, so bear with me... :) Want to support the cause?? 
Read on below to find out how:

For my card today, I am using Breathtaking Butterflies!I love layered cards, so keeping with I know and with what I love to do... I went for it!! I tried to get a good angle of the layers, but I had no such luck. Layers are beside the point... Do you see that embossed butterfly? Gorgeous right!!  I clear embossed and cut that piece into 4 equal parts.  Fraying/distressing the edges and then piecing back together.  I then stamped and embossed that beautiful sentiment on a vellum. 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

{SS} Happy Birthday w/ Hanging Fuchsia

Happy gloomy Saturday!!  Love the overcast weather, great day to spend outside doing some yard work!!!  My middle boy LOVES veggies and I mean LOVES!!!  He eats tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers right off the tree/vine!  A few months back his class visited a local farm, where they got to pick veggies like carrots, beets, and sugar snap peas!   He loved the sugar snap peas that we planted the seeds they give him and this plant is well over 4 feet tall!!!  This morning we found the first peas!!  Very exciting!!

I've been loving playing with my embossing paste on my cards and I hope you don;t get tired of seeing them!!  One this card I used white embossing paste and re-inkers to create the colored background!!  Very little goes a long way, remember that if you decide to try this technique out! 
Colored the image with Zig Clean Brush Markers again!  :)  Loving them very much!! 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:
Simple Greeting Sentiment  (Happy Birthday)

I would like to share in the following challenges:
Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon! 


Sunday, May 1, 2016

{SS} Wild Roses Mixed Media Tag

Thank you so much for peeking in today... I know that I've been really quiet lately and it's all for good reasons I promise you!  I was delighted to finally get some crafty time in this weekend, as I have missed not being able to craft. 
I am so impressed with myself this week.  I had no idea of where this project was going, but I just went with it and I have to admit it felt good!!  ;)
I played with my zig markers and I still haven't gotten the hang of them, but I will say that I just love how bright the colors are. I tried a few different techniques on all the flowers, so if they don't all look the same that is why. 
Here is a list of all the SweetStamps products I used and links to the shop:

I would like to share in the following challenges:

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!