15 May 2017

have a great day

Happy Monday lovely people!  Hope all is well in your world.  Just a quick little post from me to play along with the current A Blog Named Hero challenge (watercolouring) and Inspired by All the Little Things (see the image below).  I used this technique from Ardyth (so cool & fun).  I didn't mean for the colours to turn out quite so 'autumn' but I guess that's what happens when pink and yellow mix ;).

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great week.

Card details:
Have a Great Day - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: SU! (card base), watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Archival Ink Black, Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Mustard Seed and Twisted Citrus
Accessories: Hero Arts gems

11 May 2017

wish big

Happy Thursday crafters!  Hope you're having a great week.  I've been playing around with some new crafty goodies ('eek').  I did my challenge card ahead of time, but you can see some of the new stuff I've been working on over on my crafty Instagram account.

For the Seize the Birthday challenge this week, our topping/option is 'creatures'.  I chose a small but very cool creature... a dragonfly. There is some Wink of Stella glitter on the dragonfly and its 'trail' but it's hard to see in the picture.

As always, you don't have to do the topping but the theme does have to be birthday.  We have some other guidelines for playing, so be sure to check them out over at the blog. Also give some love to our new surprise party guest, Cathy Roffey, and the rest of the design team (including Patti who is back after some time off!).

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.

Card details:
wish big - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Group Hugs (sentiment), Hero Arts Made with Love (dragonfly)
Paper: Canson watercolour paper
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citrus, Mustard Seed
Accessories: Copic fine pen, EK Success corner rounder punch

27 April 2017

belated wishes

It's a 'free for all' over at Seize the Birthday this week (no options/toppings). It's always handy to have 'belated' cards around and this is what I have created for today.  The idea to split up this die like this is not my original idea - I saw it on Pinterest somewhere.  LOL... so many pretty things on Pinterest... I've wasted had many productive hours on there since I've been off.

Hope you can play along with us this week.  All the details are over at the blog. Be sure to check out the fabulous creations from the rest of the design team.  Also give some love to our Surprise Party Guest, Anita Bowden.  It's her last week with us and she's done a fabulous job!

Have a terrific day and a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!  Always appreciate your comments.

Card details:
belated birthday wishes - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches
Paper: white card stock, scrap of patterned paper
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade
Accessories: SU! die, wood veneer flower, enamel dots

22 April 2017

Happy Earth Day!

This scientist wasn't able to get to the local March for Science for Earth Day but I did make a card in celebration. My goal was to only use scraps (even for the card base) and I succeeded! Thought the colours, image and sentiment were appropriate too.

I'm submitting this for the current Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Splash it On!.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a great weekend.

Card details:
you brighten my day - 4.25"x4.25"
Stamps: Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut, Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets
Ink:Versafine Black, Ranger Archival Ink, Distress Ink - Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
Paper: SU! Basic Black, Canson watercolour paper
Accessories: SU! candy dots, Zing white embossing powder

20 April 2017

Throwing it down x2

I love the current colours for the Color Throwdown but had a heck of a time building a card with them.  I ended up doing two... and truthfully I am happier with the second one.  However, I'll share both with you... any preference?

I do need to work on my blending... and I need more round sponges.  I haven't been doing this technique as much as I should.... *note to self*.

Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Card details:
Hugs - 4"x5.5"
Paper: white card stock, Jillibean Soup card base, A Muse shimmer paper
Accessories: Stampin' Up scribble die, Lawn Fawn Hugs die, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers enamel heart

You Make Me Smile - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts Made With Love
Paper: white card stock
Ink: Versafine Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves
Accessories: Hero Arts Stencil, Lucy's Cards sequins

18 April 2017

wish big

Hi again crafty friends!  I had some time yesterday to play in my craft room with a friend who is new to card making.  It's so much fun to spread the paper crafting addiction love. ;)

Playing along with Inspired by All the Little Things #52 (see photo below).  I love the coat so decided to incorporate the stripes into my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a great week.

Card details:
wish big - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Paper Smooches Group Hugs
Paper: Carta Bella patterned paper, blue, grey & yellow card stock
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: My Favorite Things cloud & airplane die, Paper Smooches city die, Copic fine marker, A Muse ribbon

17 April 2017


Happy Monday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We actually had some sun this weekend... I'm hoping it continues.  Now I just need the temperatures to improve. I would be happy if it was always summer. ;)

I'm playing along with the Wednesday colour challenge over at Simon Says Stamp (the image is below).  I have to admit this is a challenging colour palette for me so I went clean and graphic with my card.

My friend Jenn is responsible for the adorable array of pictures (and that's her kitty Mr. Harley).

Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by.

Card details:
Cheers! - 5"x4.25"
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Adult Beverages Sayings
Paper: white card stock, scraps of pink & blue, SU! black, green & mustard
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Hero Arts martini die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, SU! gems

13 April 2017

playing with patterns

Hope you're having a great week crafty friends! Seize the Birthday is playing with patterned papers this week.  Our topping option is to use two patterned papers on the project.  I stayed pretty CAS on this one.  I am very drawn to blue and green together lately... and I find simple patterns easier to pair together so this is what popped out.  Trying use up my crafty stash too so put an 'old' brad in the corner.

Hope you can play along with us this week.  Be sure to stop by the blog for all of the rules on how to play along and give the rest of the DT some love.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a terrific day and wonderful weekend.

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x4.25"
Paper: white card stock, Pebbles patterned paper (blue), Jillibean Soup patterned paper (green)
Accessories: Paper Smooches die, brad

12 April 2017

Thinking of You

Playing along with The Card Concept Challenge #71 - Fresh Flutters this week.  I've created a CAS card with touch of  Classy and Elegant (you can see all the styles defined here).  I was inspired by this card by Sandie.

Hope you're having a great week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Card details:
thinking of you - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels
Paper: vellum, Canson watercolour paper, SU! Basic Black
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick
Accessories: SU! butterfly die, SU! gems, Wink of Stella Gold pen

07 April 2017

Reformed paper hoarder

Well, maybe not 100% reformed... I still have A LOT of paper in my stash.  But I really have been trying to use up the paper that I have instead of buying more. The beautiful piece of paper (made by Pebbles) on this card, has been around for a loooooong time. The vibrant colours and the glossy finish are just so amazing together. I've pulled this together for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is 'birthday' because it's 8th birthday of the Wednesday challenge!  Happy Birthday!

The best part? There is still a little bit of this paper left in my stash. ;)
Happy Friday crafty friends.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Card details:
Happy Birthday - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: PTI
Ink: SU! Tangerine Tango
Paper: Pebbles (patterned paper), SU! Purely Pomegranate, Pool Party and Lucky Limeade, white card stock
Accessories: SU! enamel dots, paper piercer

06 April 2017

Friendly rainbows

A quick post for a quick and colourful card... the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog is doing rainbows this week.  I used a Gelli Arts plate with a new stencil from Tim Holtz.  I love rainbows and I'm really digging all of the 'scribble' stuff that is out right now.

Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Card details:
Good friend - 3 ⅜"x 5 ½"
Stamps: Ali Edwards
Paper: scrap white paper, SU! Basic Black
Ink: Versafine Black
Accessories: Tim Holtz Doodle stencil, Gelli Arts, Artist Lof acrylic paint, A Muse gem, EK Success corner rounder punch

05 April 2017

hello beautiful

I might be having way too much fun getting back to playing along with challenges.  It keeps me entertained in between job hunting. :)  Today I'm joining A Blog Named Hero for their Anything Goes with Hero Arts. I found this beautifully vibrant Bo Bunny paper in my stash so just added a simple sentiment, a wee bit of twine and a few gems.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Card details:
hello beautiful - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps: Hero Arts hello stamp & cut
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Bo Bunny Sophia, SU! Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, scrap of blue cardstock
Accessories: Jillibean Soup twine, Zing white embossing powder, A Muse gems, Hero Arts hello die

04 April 2017

sending you a smile

Just a quick post to get this card in for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - very last minute!  The theme is 'anything goes' so pulled out this fun set from Altenew and a stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you're having an awesome week and thanks for stopping by.

Card details:
sending you a smile - 3.75"x5.25"
Stamps: Altenew Halftone Smile Stamp 
Ink: Altenew Forest Glades, Versafine, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass & Shabby Shutters
Paper: white scrap paper, SU! card base & black card stock 
Access: Zing white embossing powder, SU! enamel heart, washi tape, Simon Says Stamp stencil, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Altenew Smile die

02 April 2017


Playing along with another challenge today!  Inspired By All the Little Things is celebrating their 50th challenge with this image:

This was definitely a challenge for me as these are definitely not colours I am used to combining together.  This is what I came up with... pretty CAS.  Found some lightly textured white paper in my stash and thought it would make a nice soft background - not sure how well you can see it in the photo.  Thought I would pull out my new alphabet stamp set from Concorde & 9th.  Love how seamlessly the script goes together.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a spectacular day.

Card details:
hi friend - 4"x5.5"
Stamps: Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy
Paper: Jillibean Soup kraft note card, scraps of white, cream, orange & coral card stock
Accessories: Sequins from Neat & Tangled and Lucy's Cards, SU! Swirly Scribbles flower die

01 April 2017


Happy weekend friends!  Hope all is well in your world.  Just a quick little post to play along with CAS-ology this week.  The theme is 'text'.  This is my first time playing along with CAS-ology!  I love CAS cards so I'm sure it won't be the last.

If you want to play along too, you have until Monday at noon (CDT).  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Card details:
hello - 4.25"x5.5"
Paper: All from SU! (patterned paper is retired)
Accessories: Hero Arts hello die, SU! paper clip