Sunday, March 18, 2018


Hi!  Just a quick post today to share a super fun and sweet birthday card.  

This fun card features a Craftin Dessert Diva's darling Yeti to Party stamp set.  He is peaking out of the Neat & Tangled Box.  I put some fun orange felt in there for texture. The DP is from Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is a word die from MFT. 

Entering this into: Seize the Birthday

Thanks for your visit! 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Fun!

Happy Almost Friday!  I was in Oregon a few weekends ago and I was able to hit the Craft Warehouse.  They were having a sale on Lawn Fawn products and I snapped up this sweet little stamp set and the Scalloped box pop up die.  I couldn't wait to use them and here is my first project:

Squee!  Isn't it so cute!?!  I love these little characters!  I doubled lined my box so it was white on the inside and had patterned paper on the outside.  Most of the paper is from Doodlebug Designs.  I used the LF Grassy Border to help create the scene.  I enjoyed hiding the jelly beans among the grass.  They were all fun to color, but mostly the little flower girl complete with her purple hair. I asked my mother to chose the colors and she chose a pink and purple Gerber Daisy. 

Don't you love all these sweet friends.  You can also see the outside with the rainbow paper.   

Below you can see the tulips in the back ground a close up of the sweet girl.

I had so much fun making this, I think more of these box cards and Easter cards will be in store. 

Entering these into:

Lawn Fawnatics- Fun with Dies
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Easter/Spring Inspiration

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Going Bold

Hello there friends!  Today I woke up feeling bold and brave.  I've decided ready to start a new adventure!  I am searching for a new job (I really hope my boss doesn't read this) and I hope that positive vibe gets me through the ups and downs of that journey.   In that light, I thought I would share this bold card with you...

This card features a white background with some black and white striped DP from Heidi Swapp cut at an angle over the top.  The sentiment is cut in shiny gold paper (unfortunately, I can't find the packaging for the die and can't recall who makes it).  he blooms are from Crafter's Companion and colored with my Copics. The water droplets are the finishing touch. 

Entering this into: Time Out Challenges

I appreciate your visit and hope you will wish me luck in my adventure. :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Coming to HSN

Crafter's Companion is coming to HSN on March and there are going to be so many fun products.  Today, I have to share one of my faves, these cut AND emboss folders. 

I mean, an embossing folder that can both cut and emboss, these are fabulous.  There are gonna be two bundles up on HSN and I am sharing some creations using the Romance Collection, specifically the Heart Confetti Folder. 

For this creation I used a series of distress inks.  Blue and green outside and a raspberry pink inside.  Through the window you can see the sentiment stamp inside.  I also used the little flower and leaf die and pearl from CC.  

I love how this folder has little peek-a-boo cut outs, it makes is so fun. 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you enjoy this post! 

Monday, February 19, 2018

Punxsutawny Phil

Hopefully you don't think it is too soon for spring flowers?  I don't.  Though,
I realize Punxsutawny Phil (the groundhog) saw his shadow, meaning 6 more weeks of winter...but I am not buying it!  Sorry Phil!  Meanwhile, it did snow hear 2X in the last week…. grumble.

This card is a fun creation using a Crafter’s Companion digital Stamp.  I colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers.  One thing I notice in using my SN markers is that I tend to start with the dark colors and then add light, where as with other markers I might start light and add dark, eventually ending with light again to blend, but dark to light saves me a step.  The simple frame is cut using a PTI shaker kit frame and some SU! DP.  The sentiment is also from Crafter’s Companion set.

Entering this into:
Challenge up your life- spring flowers

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, February 12, 2018

You are AWESOME!

I feel pretty lucky to have a lot of people in my life who inspire me in different ways.  They are all different kinds of superhero's to me and so this card goes out to all you inspiring ladies in my life. 

This card centers around the Craftin' Desert Diva's image that is so darn cute!  I colored her to look just like kitty Wonder Woman.  I created the background by using a Gina Marie background plate and coloring it with distress ink.  I used post-it notes to block out the beam of light that is shining on wonder kitty and colored that bit yellow.  Once I had the background and main image, I used a Saavy die cut of the Seattle skyline, I cut it in gray and black to add a shadow effect.  The sentiment is from Altenew. 

Entering this into: 

Color my Heart Color Dare

Make sure to head over and visit me on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today for some more fun! 

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, February 9, 2018

CLC & Graciellie Design

GOOD MORNING! Did you know Graciellie Design and Coffee Loving Cardmakers are teaming up for a super fun blog hop?! If you didn't you do now and soooo glad you are joining us for the fun!

You should have arrived here from Laurel Seabrook's blog (um, isn't her creation awesome?!). If you are just randomly stopping by then you can go back to the beginning at the Graciellie Design blog.

Graciellie will be offering two $10 Gift Cards to the shop! Please leave a comment for a chance to win! Each winner will be selected randomly. Winners will be announced on February 17th.

I am your last stop on the hop and I hope my creation doesn't disappoint...

The star of the show here is Graciellie's image, LOVE!  I colored this amazing digi with my Copics. That purple and pink together are dreamy.  I used a Gina Marie scalloped rectangles behind the image.  The DP with the ombre effect is fun with both the image and the purple CS.  You may have noticed I sprinkled in some sequins and gold thread.  That cup, that flower.... SWOON!  And the sentiments are awesome too!  

Well I hope you have enjoyed this hop as much as me and THANK YOU for your visit!