October 24, 2017

PP367,,, Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone,
I created a birthday card last night for this week's The Paper Players Challenge 
This is probably one of my favorite flowers from Stampin Up!  It's also one of the first stamps I ever bought from them. 
Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DSP (SU!)
Stamps: Because I Care, Kindness Matters (SU!), Small Fancy Labels 18 (Inspired by Stamping)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts), Dusty Durango, Marina Mist, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Foam Tape (Michael's), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
October 19, 2017

FMS309...Thank you Teacher

Hi there!
I decided to play along with the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!
Another card for a craft fair I'm attending in a couple of weeks...Thanks so much for stopping by..
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Red Cardstock & School Patterned Paper (Michael's)
Stamps: You're so Lovely (Hero Arts)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Mini Misti, Ruler Washi Tape (Dollar Tree), Teacher Word Die (Lil'inker), All Apples Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Circle Die (Spellbinders)
October 13, 2017

FMS308 ... Enjoy your special day

Hi everyone,
Today's card sketch is compliments of Freshly Made Sketches.  I had a lot of ideas, but decided to go with another birthday card.
Also sharing at Seize the Birthday - "Anything Goes" Birthday
Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper: Whisper White (SU!), Snap Color Vibe (Color Vibe II)
Stamps: Lila's Heart (Simon Says Stamp); Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky (SU!), Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Baker's Twine (SU!), Foam Squares & Pink Rhinestone (Michael's), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Instant Camera Die (Lil' inker), Fishtail Flags STAX (MFT)
September 29, 2017

SIP.. Anything But a Card!

Hi everyone,
The challenge this week at SIP is to create anything but a card:
I created 2 wine tags; one for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving.  Since I don't have a wine tag die, I created my own template. I used some old Martha Stewart stickers that I bought at Michael's in clearance several years ago.  The sentiment was computer generated.
For my Thanksgiving tag, I used a retired Stampin Up stamp set for the sentiment (which I can't remember the name of it).  For the Fall leaves, I used Creative Memories leaf cutter paper punch (one of my favorites - I've had it for about 20 years!).
Enjoy your weekend,

September 25, 2017


Hi everyone,
Today's fabulous sketch is compliments of The Paper Players Challenge:

I'm getting ready for a craft show in November, so I'm trying to create all different kinds of cards - even if the special occasion is not until May/June of next year..
Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU!), Twinkle Glints (DCWV)
Accessories: Foam Squares, Congrats Die (Elizabeth Craft Designs), Wrap it Up Cartridge (Cricut) - Cap

September 22, 2017

FMS306 ... With Sympathy

Hi everyone,
This week again, I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches:
Enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for popping in today,


Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!); Gold Card Stock (Michael's); Swoon (Little Yellow Bicycle)
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Jubilee Cartridge (Cricut) - tree
September 18, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Hi everyone,
The card I'm sharing today is for this week's Seize the Birthday challenge: 
                                                          Our "Toppings" option this time is...


Thanks for taking a peek,


Paper:  Whisper White (SU!); Mat Stacks Pastels (DCWV)
Stamps: Circles (Hero Arts) - Sentiment
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Die-namics Birthday Balloons Die (MFT); Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge (Bow)
September 14, 2017

FMS#305 ... Ho! Ho! Ho!

Happy Thursday everyone!
Today's card sketch is compliments of Freshly Made Sketches Challenge: 
I think this Santa is so darn cute!  He makes me think of the song "Up on the Housetop". 
Thanks for stopping by,


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU); the rest from my stash
Accessories: Simply Charmed Cartridge -Santa Claus, Create a Critter 2 Cartridge -Sentiment (Cricut). Die-namics Scallop Edges (MFT)

September 12, 2017

PP361 ... Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,
Today's card inspiration is courtesy of The Paper Players Challenge:  
For some reason, I had a vision of a cupcake, so I went with that idea..
That's all for me today.. thanks for stopping by,


Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette (SU); Silver Card Stock (Michael's)
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Black (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Elegant Edges Cartridge (Scalloped Square), Birthday Bash Cartridge (Cupcake) Cricut;
Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Stax & Layers Stax (MFT)
September 5, 2017

The Paper Players ... Thanks for a Great Year!

Hi everyone,
Popping in with a simple card for the current The Paper Players Challenge: Back to School:
I love getting a jump start on teacher's cards, since I get a lot of requests around May!  
Thanks so much for dropping by,


Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock; Garden Green (SU)
Stamps: Big Top Background (WPlus9); All Apples (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Real Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green (SU)
Accessories: Mini Misti

September 1, 2017

A Little Birthday Wish

Happy Friday,
I had some free time last night, so I thought I'd play along over at Seize the Birthday Challenge. 
They have a beautiful ocean color combo that I couldn't resist:
                                                            (Blue, Green and or Aqua)
                                                       Neutrals are always welcome too!
I couldn't resist CASE'ing this gorgeous card from the talented Barbara Anders.  This is my favorite flower stamp (I can see why it's constantly out of stock!).  I'm planning to make a bunch of cards with this stamp set, insert them in clear greeting card boxes and give them out to my friends for Christmas. 
Thanks for popping in today,

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock
Stamps: Bold Blooms (MFT); LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories: Mini Misti

August 30, 2017

CAS on Friday... Hello

Happy Wednesday!
I have a quick card to share for this week's CAS on Friday Challenge.  The theme is to create a one layer card. 
Thanks for visiting me today,

Paper: Whisper White (SU!)
Stamps: Bold Blooms (MFT)
Accessories: Die-namics Thanks & Hello (MFT); Always Artichoke Ink (SU!); Sweet Sugarplum Ink(SU!); Blushing Bride Ink (SU!)
July 26, 2017

Birthday Girl!

Hi everyone,
CASOLOGY is celebrating this week it's 5-Year Anniversary with a fun balloon blog hop.  Congrats!
My card:
I would also like to enter my card over at Fantabulous Challenge - Anything Goes and Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday.
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Basic Black (SU!); Red (DCWV); Twinkle Glints Stack (DCWV)
Stamps: Gorgeous (Stampendous!)
Accessories: Basic Black Ink (SU!); Forever Young Cartridge (Cricut); Die-namics Birthday Balloons (MFT)
That's all for me today.. Thanks for stopping by,

July 21, 2017

CAS on Sunday...Thanks Teacher

Hi everyone,
My card was inspired by CAS on Sunday challenge.  Theme this week is Primary Colors.
When I think of primary colors, I immediately think of school/thank you teacher, so I decided to create a thank you card. 
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); the rest from my stash
Accessories: Pencil Die (Frantic Stamper); Teacher Die (Lil'inker Designs); Thanks Die (Taylored Expressions)
Thanks for dropping by,

July 14, 2017

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!

Hi everyone,
I'm playing along with this week's Fantabulous Challenge.  It's all about birthdays. 
I went with a very girly card, using one of my favorite color combos - black and hot pink.
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Basic Black (SU!) the rest is from my stash
Stamps: None, sentiment was computer generated
Accessories: Forever Young Cartridge (Cricut) -lipstick and high heel; Divine Wedding (Creative Memories) -necklace; sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Thanks for taking a peek,

July 3, 2017

PP351 ... Thank you, Teacher

Good morning!
Today I'm sharing a card I created using this week's theme challenge over at The Paper Players
My card:
A co-worker requested a thank you card for her daughter's Kindergarten teacher, so I went with some bright, happy colors.  
Have a fabulous week!
Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Notebook Paper (Jo-Ann Craft Store); the rest is from my stash
Stamps: Thanks a Bunch (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Basic Black Ink (SU!); All Apples Die (Reverse Confetti); Teacher Die (Lil Inker Designs); Star Paper Punch (Creative Memories)
June 27, 2017

Happy 4th & Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,
I have a fun card to share with you today which I made for my friend who's birthday is July 4th.  What a way to celebrate your birthday, with fire crackers and lots of food!
Fantabulous Challenge #304 - Patriotism  (I hope it's okay I added "Happy Birthday")
SIP Challenge #105 - Summer Fun
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for dropping by,

Paper: Whisper White (SU!); Patterned Paper (Lawn Fawn); the rest is from my stash;
Stamps: None; sentiment was computer generated
Tools & Accessories: Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge; Die-namics Blueprints (MFT)