Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Reverse Confetti SFYTT December

Hello all!  Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  I've had lots of time to play in my craft room lately and I'm loving it!  Today I'm playing along with Reverse Confetti's December sketch challenge.  Here is the sketch for this month.
So many different fun patterned papers to choose from but I went with polka dots and pastels.  Here is my card for the challenge using the stamp set "Donut You Know".
Have a great day!  I already am!

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search

Good morning everyone.  I was browsing the internet last night and came across a guest designer search for Paper Smooches.  They are looking for a guest designer for the month of January.  I thought it would be fun to enter since I have so many fun Paper Smooches cards that I've made over time.  They have such fun quirky characters that make for some awesome cards!  Here are the cards I'm submitting:
Have a great day, I already am!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us

I am a long time admirer of all things Papertrey Ink.  I was so shocked to find out that Nichole was leaving but I'm sure it was the right decision for her and I wish her luck!  The talented designers at PTI have always inspired me to create some amazing cards and projects and today was no different.  Heather Nichols is one of the designers that I have always admired.  I love her classy style and I have a feeling that she loves kraft card stock as much as I do.  Here is the card that she made for the December release that I fell in love with and inspired my card today:
I am entering my card into the Create Along With Us challenge for the December release.  
I used one of my favorite floral stamps, Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie 2 with the Holiday die cut from the Wonderful Words: Holidays set.  I stamped the word "HUGS" with the Fresh Alphabet stamp set.  I finished it off with a bow made from rustic jute twine.  I love how the card came together in the end and I can't wait for the Farmers Market Floral stamps to be released!
Here is my card:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
I already am!

Monday, December 11, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #250

Happy Monday everyone...... can Monday be happy?  Well mine was, I played along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #250 and I enjoyed playing with a stamp set I haven't taken out in a while.  It's Blanket Stitched Blooms from Wplus9.  That set has the cutest stitched flowers and I colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils.  I also used a freebie die from Taylored Expressions for the sentiment.  I cut the "thanks" word out of black cardstock and layered it onto black foam for a more dimensional look, I also used my Wink of Stella brush to give the letters some sparkle.  I hope you all had a chance to play today!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Sketch #250

My Card

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Hi everyone.  I'm in South Florida and we are having a very rainy cold day here for a change.  It is the perfect weather to create my wintry card today.  Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge is to create a card with fan brush trees.  I don't own a fan brush so I grabbed the closest brush to it and made some trees.  Clearly I'm not a painter but painting can be so abstract that I gave it a whirl.  Ok so my trees are not Betsy Veldman worthy but I do like how the card came out in the end.  I used some liquid applique for the snow and hit it with the heat gun to puff it up...... then I sent it through my vagabond and flattened some of it out....... #snowattemptfail.  Oh well, most of it is still puffy so I went ahead with the adorable tag and pretty twine bow and called it a day.  Here is my card for this weeks Make it Monday.
Have a great day!
I already am!

PTI products used
Stamps - Love Lives Here: Holiday
Background Basics: Sheet Music
Die - Fillable Frames 10
Ink - Simply Chartreuse
Hibiscus Burst
Twine - Rustic Jute

Thursday, December 7, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 362

Today I made a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge #362.   Since I love shaker cards I decided to incorporate two shaker windows into my card where the circles are in the sketch.  Since the cute Hog Heaven stamp set has love themed pigs I wanted my shakers to be in the shape of hearts.  I just love those cute little pigs!  Here is my card for this week, I love how it turned out.  Still working on coloring with copics...... it's a labor of love!

Ok off to bed since I worked last night, I just had to stay up and play for a little while before I could go to sleep.
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A few cards to share

Here are some of the cards I've made recently.  Some were originals and some were copies of cards I've loved.  I copied the dog "box" card to give to my daughter.  She is a real dog person! She has a Havanese named Sophie.  She just loved that card! I'll be back soon with some more cards and projects.