Sunday, August 31, 2014

TAWS Blog Hop

Hey friends!! Welcome to TAWS Blog hop!!

 This hop has been millions of years in the making!!;) My cute little birthday Dino is from the Stomper set. There are some great Dinosaur images in this release!!

I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and distress ink to make my little spots...I masked the dinosaur so he wouldn't get blue spots on top of his orange spots!! I stamped the Dino in Momento Tuxedo ink, and colored him in with copics. My little banners were just white paper strips that I colored with my blending tool and and distress ink and also the copics that I used to color his body and that my friends=happiness!! Perfect coordination..bliss. The Happy Birthday sentiment came from another one of the stamp sets called Rock Solid, which happens to be FREE this month when you spend 40$ or more during the month of September!! The you rock sentiment came from the set called Pre Historic and my grass came from the set called Livin' Fossil. They are all so fun!!

And you have the chance to win all THREE new sets!

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is comment on the hop! 

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Here are ways you can win: 
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Post about it on Facebook or your blog
4-Like us on Facebook
5-Follow us on YouTube
6-Follow us on Pinterest

(leave a separate comment for each that you do)

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!
All winners will be announced tomorrow, September 1!

This super duper sweet mini set, Rock Solid, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of Septemberl!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

Now it's time to hop!


Have a great one friends...see you soon!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Some Fun News...

Good morning again friends! I am excited to be popping in again today!! I have some fun news to share...I am excited to be joining The Alley Way Stamps design team! I about fell out of my chair when I got the know how that feels!? Super excited and happy to be playing along in the new release!! Today is day #3 of sneak peeks...If you'd like to see what the other peeks have been, take a peek here, on the TAWS blog! 

This cute little dino is from a new set coming called Stomper. Isn't he fun! My kids sure are going to keep me wondering where he is...they all can't wait to color their own dinos!
I pulled out my, it's been a while! I colored him up, helped him find some grass that was plush and soft, thanks to my MS grass punch. My twine is lovely peapod from the Twinery...missed that stuff for a while too! My polka dot paper is from my favroite AC Amy Tan pads, and the orange is a strip of Washi! We could call this card a blast from the past..busting out a few supplies that haven't seen any love for a while!! Maybe not quite "dinosaur age" but a long while!!;) The sentiment is also from the Stomper stamp set!
I am super excited to be joining this fun'll be seeing some great images in the coming days...super fun indeed! See you tomorrow for TAWS blog hop...and a chance to win some fun stamps...see you soon!


Good morning friends!! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! This is our last weekend before school starts!! I am amazed that the time went so quickly, but with a little newborn, time never goes very slow does it!? My kids are excited and then not excited in the same breath! I've been the super easy going, slow start every morning I could this summer!! If my baby slept in a bit, I did too! It's nice that my peeps are old enough to get their own (or help a little one) breakfast and such...yea for slow starting mornings!! Those will be no more!! 

Anyway, onto the fun new sketch for Retro Sketches!! This one is based on this card by Erin.  Hello, drool, drool!! Isn't that an awesome card...nearly perfect in my books!! So, the fun sketch...
 And here is my card! My daughter that will be in 1st grade (all day long, YEA!!) has a teacher that LOVES owls. I was at Impress yesterday(insert weak knees!!), and saw this little owl die/stamp from Lawn Fawn! It had to be ours...right!? It's from a little set called "What a hoot."

My paper is a lovely collection from Prima..and I love the collection of colors!! I used Hero Arts ink in Pale Tomato and Red Royal for the cute little "rock n' rolled" owl. The branchs are cut with the die from PTI in Trendy Trees. I pulled a bit of gold thread...because I can, right!? And I must! Then onto the "hello!" Can you get over that gold paper!!? I grabbed it at Impress yesterday, it is from Pebbles, the new Jen Hadfield collection...oh my word. It's a super great heavy weight...and it is scrumptious! I grabbed that new hello die too, it's from Savvy Dies. And I love it. 

I hope you play with us at Retro Sketches this week! It is always SO fun to see what everyone comes up with! Oh, the fun, the fun!! 

I have another post for today, so come back and see me ya' some fun news to share!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thinking of You

Good morning friends! Happy weekend! I am super happy that today arrived...that means my husband is back after being out of the country for a week and I am SO happy to have my partner in crime home!! Know what I mean!?
Today I'm happy to share the new Retro Sketch with you all! The sketch this week is based on a card by Arielle, here. It's a super fun one!
Here is my take on the card! I pulled out some Maggie Holmes paper and started with that for my inspiration of where to go with this one! I love the colors in these papers...maybe I'm getting ready for fall in my mind!?

I used Avery Elle Petals and Stems flowers and sentiment, and Turning a new leaf from PTI for my leaves. My little border along the top is from Paper Smooches. I've got a little bit of gold thread...and some delicious shimmery gold sequins...because "My name is Jeni Allen, and I am addicted to sequins!"
Hope you get a chance to play with the sketch this week!! It's so fun to see what everyone comes up with!! Take care dear ones and I'll be back tomorrow...yep, three days in a row...might even make it to 5 days in a row...getting back in the saddle is sure fun!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

You are Fabulous!!

Good morning/afternoon!! I hope you are doing well!
I am excited to play along with the Pretty Pink Blog hop today!! I use diecuts almost every time I make a card, so this was a super fun challenge!!
The question is which dies to use!! Right!?I had been thinking of how I could use this fun patterned paper--it is a Maggie Holmes design and I just love it!! I had the thought to use it as a here is where my brain went!
I used my spellbinders circles dies to create the rainbow--using two circles next to each other in size to create each color strip! I used some lovely PTI cardstock...aren't the colors in this palette yummy!! The "you" is from Simon Says Stamp, and the stamps are from PTI. My clouds are from the up up and away set from PTI.  My pretty clear sequins on the are from PPP!:)
I am excited to get a chance to look at all the fun stops along the way of this hop...yea!!!
Take care and I'll see you tomorrow with a new Retro's a great one!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Hey there friends! I hope you are doing well! I have had a little time at my desk this week and it was so fun!! My husband has been in Finland this week and for some reason, when he is out of town I stay up entirely TOO late!! Am I alone in that? Not sure why I do that, but I've got some fun things made this week!;)
I wanted to play along in the PTI Make it Monday challenge when I saw Laurie's video! I only have a couple of cover plates, but I do love the idea of using the negative space!
I pulled out my Center Stage Cover plate...and went to town! I used my newish Friendly Flowers stamp, I die cut the flower from white cardstock, then stamped it in Lemon Tart with the solid stamp, and then added the Harvest Gold detailed stamp on top of the solid image. I used Turning a new leaf dies and my notebook die too! Oh, and then let's talk about the Wet Paint dies...they can't seem to get very far from my big shot!! I LOVE them to pieces!!
I hope you are having a great one...I've got another go on the MIM that I'll share tomorrow, so come back and see...I colored my embossing paste....oh it was fun!!!
I'm excited to have things to share...means I am being a better getting myself a little therapy time!;)  Thanks a bundle for stopping by! Take care and I'll see you tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hello Sunshine!!

Hey there friends! I hope you are doing well!! My blog title seems a little hopeful...yesterday we had welcome dose of Seattle rain! We've been having some hot muggy weather and the rain was super welcome for me! I do love summer...but, the rain felt lovely!!

 I've got another Retro Sketch to share today!! This fun sketch was inspired by Erica, isn't it a fun one!? Here is the sketch for the week,
And here is my card! I wanted to use my new Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine set...;) and this stamp set needs bright lovely colors!! My Hello is also from Lawn Fawn!
I hope you have a super shine day!! And I hope you'll join us over at Retro Sketches this week! I sure do love the time I had at my desk this makes my heart so happy! My little Graham is 12 weeks old this week! He such a dear baby...I am 100% in love with him and enjoying every moment!! I do love getting back into my groove ...and hopefully when school starts again I will get back to my more regular posting! Thanks for stopping by today friends!!