Monday, January 30, 2017

Waddle I do?

Just a quick post today to share this fun card I made.  I finally busted out my MFT umbrella die and wanted to put it upside down with some cute duckies inside.  I used a stencil for the backdrop to indicate rain.  It was fun to experiment with the papers for the umbrella and make those sweet duckies play.

Supplies Used:
Ranger Distress Inks
TPD Stencil
MFT Umbrella die
Sugarpea Designs Quakers Stamps
Momento Ink

Thanks for your visit today!

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Hey Ya'll!  I still have some Christmas cards to share believe it or not.  

Here is one featuring Neat & Tangled Elf on the Shelf colored with Copics.  I coupled it with this toy from Essentals by Ellen Summer Release and Lawn Fawn Polariod and Alphabet die. 

Isn't he adorable?!  I had to feature him taking his Elfie Selfie.  I colored with my Copics and added some Doodlebug Holly.

Thanks for the visit.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sketch Saturday- Cookiesaurus

Happy Saturday!  Time for a new sketch!

Our Sponsor this week is Digi Stamp Boutique.

Here is my card for the week.  Don't you love the sketch and the fun colors and papers.  Perfect for Valentines Day.  Nothing like giving the one you love a cute little image and a sweet card.  I think the cookie looks divine too

This features some Lawn Fawn dies, SU! embossing folder, cardstock and button and the image is colored with Copics.

OK, head on over to the SS blog and check out all the fun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

THD Mid-Challenge Inspiration #8

Do you remember this month's challenge for The Heart Desires?  Well we have some smokin' hot entries this month and we want MORE!  So get busy and get crafting.  Here is a reminder of the inspiration:

Super swoon, love these colors and images!  

My first card was elegant and classy, this one is more fun and playful: 

This features one of my FAVE Paper Smooches Set Cool Dude.  That guy is just about the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!!!  I used October afternoon paper, my Copics and Snow Pen for coloring, dies from Sugarpeas, Avery Elle and X-cuts.  You may also notice the sparkly foam snowflakes- squee!

OK- Head on over to the blog and check out the amazing inspiration and competition!

Entering this into: 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mallow out!

Having a rough day?  Maybe you just need to (marsh)mallow out!

Let me help you out with that.....

Are you better yet?  I can't imagine this wouldn't cure your blues.  Love this cute bear cup and the sweet marshmallows.  They are just diving into a hot cocoa hot tub like they have no cares in the world. 

I used Your Next Stamp's Cup of Happiness set.  I love blending these colors together with the copicx and then finding the Pink Paislee papers to match.  The circle die is from Sugar Pea Designs.  I added Wink of Stella and MME enamel dots to accompany. 

Entering this into TGIF Challenge!

Thanks for your visit! 

Monday, January 16, 2017

THD Today & Blog Candy Winner!

I am over at he THD blog today sharing the sweetest little thing.  If you come visit me there is a hug in it for you. :)

Also, you might remember I had some blog candy on this post.  The winner is.....

Lisa Elton

Blogger Lisa said...
Love this look back Katie! That hummingbird is pretty amazing. I hope your 2017 is filled with many many blessings and much happiness!

Thanks Lisa for your continuous visits and kind comments, I appreciate you!  Please send me your address to so I can mail your paper to you! :)

I appreciate all my visitors, thank you for stopping!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly sweater parties are all the rage around the holidays these days.  What I like about them is that you can get into them no matter what you celebrate as there are all kinds of UGLY sweaters. ;)

Here are a few that were inspired by actual ugly sweaters worn by some co-workers of mine. 

Both feature: Simon Says Stamps Don We Now our Ugly Sweaters and accessories, Lawn Fawn Oh Snap and Ready Set Snow, Echo Park or Memory Box Stencils, Ranger Ink Distress dies, Memento Ink, MME Enamel Dots, and Freckled Fawn Washi tape

Everyone loves a punny sentiment.  The "Oh Snap" cracks me up!  The little bow tie is also a fun touch. 

A little Doodlebug paper takes this one up a notch on the dorky scale, which I love. 

Gave these cards to the ladies that inspired them. :)

Entering these into:

Time Out Challenges- Winter Theme

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Card Concept

Hi Friends.  I had time to make a card today and I couldn't resist making a card for the Card Concept Challenge 64.

Knowing I had some Zebra Print Paper, I just couldn't get past that Zebra Plate. 

So I cut it using this SU! frame die.  I mounted it over the pink cardstock.  I used a Studio Calico die in gold to cut the sentiment.  once I adhered it I added the "From all of us" in clear embossing powder that is from Neat & Tangled.  I colored the Concord & 9th flowers using my Copics and added the negative leaves from some C&9 dies to finish it off.  I'd call this Clean and Layered. 

Wanna win two 6X6 American Crafts paper pads?   All you have to do is go to this post and leave a comment before 1/14. 

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sketch Saturday #445

Howdy peeps!  Glad to have you back for another Sketch Saturday!  We have a fun sketch for you this week, lots of fun inspiration by the DT. and a great sponsor in Little Miss Muffett Stamps.  

Fun one by Debra right!  Now here is my take: 

Squee!  Love that penguin!  So darn cute.  And Coloring him was so very fun!  I enjoyed adding the gold and silver to make it a festive New Years card.  The layer of paper underneath with the bits of confetti was perfect for the party feel.  Instead of a small banner at the bottom I used this large friend die from PTI and topped it off with this sparkly star from Freckled Fawn.  

I am guessing you can't resist playing with these cute images and cool sketch, so please join us.  You can start by heading over to Sketch Saturday blog

Before you go, don't forget that I have BLOG CANDY on this post!

Entering this into:

The Card Concept- Classy and Elegant

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

THD Challenge 8

Baby it is cold outside!  Not nearly as cold as some places, but we don't often get into the 20s here (Fahrenheit).  So I think you will find this week's The Heart Desires Challenge appropriate and I hope you will join us. 

Isn't this inspiration lovely?!  

Here is my card for this week:

Supplies used: Altenew-One of a Kind stamp set that I colored using my Copics.  I LOVE BLUE so this was easy for me.  It reminds me of lovely forget me nots... sigh.  I coupled this with  Neat & Tangled- Nice & Neat Hoop Die.  It was fun using the woodgrain for the outside and the white on the inside.  I added my own stitching inside and some little blue sparkly pearl dots. In the background you can see the dimension from the We R Memory Keepers- Geometric Embossing Folder.  Lastly I added the sentiment from the set as well as this lovely Waffle Flower- Awesome Die cut in just the right shade of blue. 

Now the DT has really outdone themselves this week, including our fabulous guest designer.  I hope you will head on over to the blog and check out all the amazing creations and then join us! 

Thanks for your visit!

PS- Blog Candy on this post!  You have until 1/14 to enter!

Entering this into: 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

More December Delights

I have got quite a few cards that I made this year that I have not yet published.  I am going to spend some time in January sharing those cards with you.  

The first of those is a make n' take I did for my crafty friends.  I thought it was fun and I hope they liked it too! 

It features My Favorite Things Stamps, Walter and Winnie word dies, PTI scallop rectangle die and Lawn Fawn DP. 

STILL wishing you peace and joy even thought the holidays are over.  Enjoy 2017.  Any New Years Resolutions?

Thanks for your visit! 

PS- go here for some blog candy! :)

Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Wrap Up & Blog Candy!

BLOG CANDY at the bottom of this post. 

Happy Belated New Year!  I hope you had fun ringing in 2017 while happily reflecting back on 2016.  For me 2016 was a journey, filled with good and bad.  Mostly, I consider myself very fortunate in life for so many things.  Your visits to my blog are one of those things.  THANK YOU!

So i thought I'd go back through my creations and share my faves from 2016.

October (Inspired by All the Little Things Guest DT ....  AND THD DT)  I couldn't decide...

December (TPD Tag)

I would love to hear which of these is your fave from 2016?  Also, I have a hard time describing my style as I feel I employ a lot of different techniques.  How would you describe my style?If you can answer those two questions above I have two new American Crafts Paper Pads I will send you.  You have until January 14th to answer.  Come back on the 16th to see who won. 

As always thank you for visiting and may the upcoming year be filled with wonderful things!