Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ornate Lace

Happy Sunday!  I have another sneak peak for the Crafter's Companion and HSN May reveal coming on 5/9.  You are gonna love this new 3D embossing folder called ornate lace, check it out. 

I did the quilting technique where I glued several DPs down on CS and then ran them through the embossing folder.  What you see in the middle is the middle of the embossing folder.  Then I ran some white paper through with the folder and cut the lace edges out.  I adhered them to the top of the DP.  Next I put it all on some Cantaloupe colored cardstock. I finished it off with these lovely leaves and a matching bloom.  I love the outcome and the soft spring colors. 

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to CC & HSN on May 9th for the big reveal of all the amazing new products. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Chose your own Adventure!

Today is extra fun over at Sketch Saturday because you can choose your own adventure!  Specifically, you can choose any sketch from 215 - 460.  I chose #414 (rotated). 

Lemon Shortbread is this week's sponsor. 

Here is my card for this week.  I used Jane's Doodles Stamps and colored them with Copics.  The background of this uses an MFT embossing folder.   I love her sweet little kite with the Rainbow DP from Lawn Fawn. 

Check out the blog and see what other fun stuff is going on there.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hey Beautiful

Happy Friday!  I happen to have today off and I am soooooo very glad!  I am up in my craft room making some fun new projects.  You'll have to wait a bit to see them.  Meanwhile, I have something else to share today. 

Check out this beauty! A perfect card for a loving mother don't you think? 

I used my Crafter's Companion Aqua paper and archival ink to stamp this CC Spectrum Aqua Bloom set.  I came back in and added some watercolors.  Next I die cut this CC Sara Davies Rustic Cottage Butterfly die.  I mounted the whole thing in black paper because it really pops!  

Don't forget about the May HSN Countdown, some cool products coming your way soon!

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Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Up on the THD blog today

I am up on the THD blog today!

I do hope you will come visit me! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Sunday Funday!

Happy Easter to all that celebrate!  I hope you are having a marvelous weekend. 

I have always been intimidated by interactive cards because the are complicated.  I am getting more comfortable with them.  One big reason is that Crafter's Companion is coming out with some super fun dies for interactive cards.  For example, below you'll find the Create-a-Card Shutter Die.   

Isn't it the cutest thing ever?!  The paper, those bears and all the fun interaction!  The best part is that it was sooo easy!

To start I used the CC die and cardstock, I lined them up using the outside dies and the magnetic plate.  Then I taped the frame down and cut the and the score lines were all set.

 Then I used the other dies on the DP.  This DP is older from October afternoon.

Once cut I adhered all the bits to my paper.  

Then I went about coloring my bears from MFT.  I used the Spectrum Noir Markers GB8, GB10, PP5.

After coloring and cutting out my bears.   I added a sentiment die (Waffle Flower) and some balloon dies (Lil Inker) and the number 9 (ProvoCraft).

Here is the finished product again, just how I wanted it.

The BIG NEWS is that you are going to want to join the HSN on May 9th to see these fun Pop-out card dies debut!  There are several different ones and they are so fun, so don't forget to join in!

Thanks for the visit!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Magical

Howdy friends!  Are you excited Saturday is here?  I sure am!!!  There is always fun to be had when Sketch Saturday is here. 

This week our sponsor is Star Stampz.   Here is what I have made for this week's challenge. 

This sweet card is made using MFT stamps and Copics.  I love the soft colors with the black.  Instead of using the banner at te bottom as in the sketch I decided to add ribbon.  The journal card is from Lawn Fawn.   

I hope you'll head on over to Sketch Saturday to check out the DT's magic and play along. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Good News!

Hello!  Not sure if I have shared the good news here but I have joined the Crafter's Companion Design Team!  Super excited to be part of this amazing team and able to use these amazing products!

So today I am here to "christen the ship" if you take my meaning.  This will be my first official CC post. Woohoo!  Now here is my first project: 

You might be wondering drew me to CC?  Well among other things, I can tell you I LOVE the Sheena stamps they carry!  This card features one of the first Sheena stamps I ever purchased called Butterfly Effect.  It is soooo cool. I coupled this with the following (all CC unless otherwise noted):

Kraft Cardstock
Sara Davies Rustic Cottage DP 
Sara Davies Rustic Cottage Die & Stamp set (tag & sentiment)
Gemini Die Pack 3 (detailed edge)
Spectrum Noir markers CG1, CG2, DG4, PP1, PP3, PP5
twine (LYB)

I am pretty happy with how this turned out.  Seems like a great card for a friend fighting cancer, the reminder to be hopeful.  I hope you like it too.  

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

THD Challenge #11

Hey there!  We are having some fun over at The Heart Desires blog getting ready for all things spring.

Really, what do you say to those fab colors and images?!  Well let me tell you what the DT has been saying... or let me show you because they made some AMAZING cards!   But first, here is my creation.

This card is so bright and cheery!  Who doesn't love this paper?!  I dare you to find them!  This is from Doodlebug's spring collection.  The stamp set is Neat & Tangled's Cotton Tail Cuties.   I colored with my Copics and used this oval die from MFT. 

OK, enough stalling, go check out the DT and then come play!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Japanese Garden

Hi there!  Just a quick post today showing this card I made.  

I was in love with the Koi stamps and dies from Hero Arts form the moment I saw them, so I knew I had to have them.  I haven't gotten the stamps yet, but I will.  

This is the first card I made using the die.  I wanted it to have a Japanese feel.  Enter this older DP from BasicGrey...perfect.  I colored the Koi with my Zig watercolor markers.  The sentiment is from Concord & 9th, such a lovely set.  The pearls from Simon Says Stamp was the last touch to add a bit of lightness to the creation. 

When I asked my husband what I should say in my blog post he said I should ask you if you like my card.... so.... do you? 

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Doing the Coffee Hop

Are you buzzing with all this caffeine yet?  I can only imagine with all those fab card for the Coffee Lover's Hop! 

I have a fun one for you.  I really enjoyed making this sweet card with these sweet colors. 

I picked up these Greeting Farm stamps from Drive by Crafts.  They are cute!  I used a Lawn Fawn DP, a Doodlebug doily, Glossy Accents and some sprinkles from PTI.  

Hope you keep hoping and have fun! Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Baby Croghan

Hello all!  Thanks for visiting me for this wonderful blog hop in celebration of Lesley Croghan, her husband and their soon to be baby girl!  A huge congratulations to them and all of their extended family for this wonderful blessing!

I am lucky enough to know Lesley because we are neighbors (sorta...).  OK, not exactly... she lives up in BC, Canada and I live in Seattle.  BUT close enough that I hope one day we get to meet and hang out in person!  I 'met' her by first becoming a fan of her amazing creations and second by joining a design team or two that she was responsible for starting.  She is so creative and so amazing!  Here is my creation for you.

This card features Avery Elle stamps and celebrate die.  I used distress ink to color the sentiment and Copics to color the balloons and elephant.  I used Lawn Fawn paper for the backdrop and front balloon.  

Wishing you, Lesley and family, all the best for your sweet girl!  CONGRATS and HUGS!

Go here to see all the wonderful cards for Lesley! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

THD-Greetings from Seattle

I have a little something fun over at the THD blog today.  I hope you will come see!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Purrrrfect Friend

Ready for some fun?  I am and have the perfect card for you.  Here is the sketch I worked with from Sketch Saturday

Here is my creation for this week. 

I love this sweet samp set from Jane's Doodles.  The kids with their big toothy grins are so cute. The kitty comes from another retired JD stamp set.  I used my copics to color, placed it over a circle and then a Journal Card from Simple Stories.  I added some paper strips and enamel dots from MME. 

When it made this it reminded me of a friend of I popped it in the mail.  I hope you like it! :)

I hope you like this creation and thank you for visiting!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


Sometimes you just need a friend to inspire you.  I have a good friend who does that for me in so many ways. I recently made and sent this card to her to let her know how I felt.

This card is just too cute for words.  Specifically the cute Avery Elle Elephant coupled with the bubble paper.  It just reminds me of sweet little dumbo.  Anywho, I colored with Copics, I used another Avery Elle die to created the decorative corners.  The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant stamp set. 

So to my friend, you know who you are, thank you fro doing all you do. 

Entering this into: TGIF Challenge

Saturday, March 4, 2017

When it's Dark- Sketch Saturday

Happy Saturday friends!  I'll start this day out by saying Happy Birthday to my sweet Mother (yesterday)!  She is an amazing woman and I can't imagine life with out her.  I am lucky enough to be spending the weekend with her as we speak. <3 nbsp="" p="">

Now while I have your attention, I want to share something else with you....

What a fun sketch!  I always love when there are interesting angles and flourishes.  This week's sponsor for SS is Sasayaki Glitter.

Here is my card for this week: 

Don't you just love this sweet image?!  I was recently introduced to Love Cynthia stamps by Ms. Toni Maddox (Frankiehelpscraft).   They are based in France but the purchase is oh so worth the cuteness! For this I used the same Gina Marie background starry sky die and then a Hero Arts circle die to cut it out.  Then I used my Ranger inks to distress and make the edges darker and then backed it with yellow paper.  Of course, I colored with copics.  Originally, I wasn't sure about adding the ribbon, but in the end it turned out just right. 

Head on over to Sketch Saturday to check out all the fun! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

THD Challenge #10

Adventure is out there!  All you have to do is find it right?  Well this month's THD challenge will have you adventuring with your craft supplies, that is certain.  Get ready to be inspired!

Here is my take on this month's challenge:

For this creation I started with Neat &Tangled Origami Map stamped on  Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  I used my Zigs to color in the map with the colors from the inspiration photo.  Next I used a Lawn Fawn Journal Card die to cut out the shape I wanted.  The chevrons are also from the same die and I cut those out of black foam.  I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Hello Gorgeous set onto this soft green and used a circle punch to cut it out and mounted it with a foam square.  I hope you like it. :)

Are you ready?  Then put your lipstick on, buckle-up, whatever it is you need to do to create and join us for this fun challenge.  While you are over at the THD blog you can check out the other inspiration. 

Thanks for your visit!