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.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge : Spring Color Inspiration

Good morning everyone. I love this week's SSS Wednesday challenge. Pastel colors are my favorite and Lawn Fawn has so many cute stamp sets, you can literally create any project your heart desires. I broke out 2 Lawn Fawn stamp sets, 1 die set, 1 lawn trimming, and 4 ink pads for this adorable Easter tag. I used the ink pads to create a watercolor background that I could stamp on and then I added that cute little bunny to the bottom with foam tape. I am enjoying blogging again and entering challenges. I forgot how much I used to enjoy it. Here is my entry for this week's challenge:
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!
Lawn Fawn products used:
Stamps : Hello Baby, Happy Everything
Dies : Stitched Party Banners
Inks : Wild Rose, Mermaid, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower
Trimmings : Pink Lemonade

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SSS Monday Challenge

Hi everyone, back with another SSS Monday challenge.  This week is dedicated to all things that hop, which makes sense with Easter coming in less than a week.  I recently got some really cute bunny dies from My Creative Time and I thought they would go well with a nice watercolored border with some springtime colors. Here is this weeks card:
Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day,
I already am!

Monday, April 10, 2017

SSS Wednesday Challenge

I work night shift at the hospital and sometimes when I get home in the morning I feel like playing more than I do sleeping, this was one of those mornings.  I finished a card today that I started making over the weekend.  It's a birthday card for one of my daughter's friends.  She requested a cupcake shaker favorite kind!!!!  I figured since it was a birthday card I would enter it in the SSS Wednesday challenge.  Here is the cute card filled with 3 separate shaker windows and 3 adorable cupcakes.  I used the Hog Heaven stamp set from MFT for the cupcake and the happy birthday sentiment is from a SSS set called handwritten borders.  The inside sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set called Carnival Toppers.  I even decorated  and personalized the envelope with the cute little piggy.  Ok I should probably get some sleep now so I'm not a zombie at Passover Seder tonight.

Ok have a great day everyone!
I already am!

Friday, April 7, 2017

SSS Wednesday card challenge (Take 2)

Hello again, just thought I'd add one more card to the SSS Wednesday card challenge.  The theme is birthday and I just made a cute piggy birthday card using a cute MFT stamp set.  I copic colored my pig and added a birthday hat to him.  So cute!  Here is my card:
Hope you have a great day!
I already am!

SSS Wednesday Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  Just dropping by again to post a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The theme this week is birthday cards.  I made a cute slider birthday card recently using the SSS birthday farm animals stamp set.  I just love the shading and coloring on the card.  This type of card is a little more involved to make but totally worth it!!  There are so many awesome tutorials on You Tube.  Here is the front of the card:
And here is the card when it is opened:
I just love how this card turned out!
Have a great day everyone!
I already am!

SSS Monday Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  I thought I'd post a few cards today for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge.  This week the theme is one of my favorites.....RAINBOWS!!  I have always loved rainbows ever since I was a kid.  I have 2 cards I want to enter today, one is a thank you card and one is a love themed card.
The thank you card is made with watercolor pencils and a Lawn Fawn die.  I just love how the rainbow colors pop against the black background.  I am also a big fan of the hand stitching around the border of the card.  Here is the first card:
For the second love card I used a cute rainbow die that I have had a long time.  I just love the color combination of the pink and yellow patterned paper ending in the cute teal polka dot hearts. In my opinion you can't go wrong with anything rainbow.
Here is the second card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
I hope you have a wonderful Friday,
I already am!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday

Wow, it's been a while.  I've missed blogging and I used to really enjoy it.  I never used to miss a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge so I thought it would be fun to revive the old blog with this week's challenge.  The "out of the box" theme seemed like fun but in actuality there were so many possibilities it was hard to pick a design.  I have always loved the Rosie Posie stamp set and I stamped the flowers with an ombre ink pad by Recollections.  I just love the varied colors on the flowers.  The "thanks" die is from Lawn Fawn and the brown frame is actually a die I purchased from China via an app called Wish.  They have super cheap dies that work just as well as the expensive dies we all love.  Hopefully I can get back into the swing of blogging and sharing my cards.  It's such good therapy! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a great day!  I already am!