Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hello...eye think you're neat!

Hey there friends!! I am popping in again today, first post of the day can be found here, to share my card for the new sketch over at Retro Sketches! This one is a super fun one...
It's based off of a card of our guest Tracey's here!

And here is my card!
I used some fun from Lawn Fawn on my card today. The little monster is from the Monster Mash set, as is the sentiment, and the hello is a die called Scripty Hello. I colored my little ghost with copics, cool grays and light blue violet...then used a wink of stella pen along the bottom of the ghost, it looks super fun in real life!! I tried to get a better shot of there is a close up below. I used a project life grid card for my main panel...perfect size aren't they!? My patterned paper is from Studio Callico, here and there collection. Oh, and if you noticed my hello is inlaid into the project life dimension there!:)

 I hope you get a chance to play along with us over at Retro Sketches this week!! Have a great one and take care!! Thanks a bundle for sharing a few with me today!!


I know I say it a lot, but WOW, here did this week go!? I honestly feel like it was just Sunday night and here we are weekend upon us again! I know it won't slow down for good, but just a few slow days wouldn't be so bad, right!?

I am sharing yet another Tickle Me Happy card today...
I started with some Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I embossed the leaf image with Versamark and HA white embossing powder. Then I used my distress inks squished on my craft mat for my paint colors. A spritz of water and a brush and you are good to go! After it was dried, I added my little sentiment, which I happen to LOVE, and then a sprinkle of black sequins! 

Thanks a bundle for stopping by today!! I will be back with another post in a couple of hours, so stay tuned for the new Retro Sketch challenge for the's a FUN one!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Morning friends!! I hope you are well! I am happy to be popping in today to share some more TAWS goodness!! I'm over on the TAWS blog today, sharing my love too... I love these feathers...really, the whole stamp set is lovely!! The different types of feathers is so much fun! These lovelies are from the Tickle Me Happy Set!

I used some Avery Elle pigment inks--which I love--for my feathers and then tied it up with some delicious black and white twine!:) Super quick and easy!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Take care and see you soon!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Yea, it's Saturday!! That means that my husband is home after being gone to Finland and Dubai this week...we are SO happy to have him home! My kids were rockstars while he was gone, but seriously, happy days are here again!!

So, today is a fun new Retro Sketch kind of day!! So the sketch this week is based on this card of mine actually, from a ways back!:) It's funny, I saw this week on Pinterest that someone has pinned this particular card, made me smile! Then, Arielle gave us the sketch and I smiled again!:) So, here is the sketch for the week, #136.

And here is my new take on the card! I have said before, and I'm sure I'll say it again in the future, I wish I was a bit better in the way of photography;)! Cloudy days don't help me much either!! But, here is my card!!

 I used my hexagon cover plate from PTI to emboss the front panel...I love that look! It's been a while since I've done that and I just love it!! The, I added a few turquoise hexagons-that had been cut from a turquoise paper. My floral tag is from an Amy Tan paper pack, as is the polka dot strip. I used my PTI Wet Paint "happy" die, and cut it out of black. I colored it with my wink of stella pin and then covered it with glossy accents, and on my word!!! I love that look. In real life the sparkle is fantastic!!! The birthday came from the Phrase Play #5. I added a few sequins...the little pink ones are from PPP.

Yes, a serious influx of birthday cards. I am making cards for the faculty at the elementary, and I'm working on getting a slew of them finished you will continue to see a bunch of birthday cards the next couple of weeks!:) 

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us over at Retro Sketches this week!! 

Take care and thanks a bundle for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Good morning friends!! Hope you are doing well! I am playing along with the Be Inspired Challenge today...#58 this month!! The challenge photo is lovely...don't you agree!?
 So, I pulled out a 12x12 Heidi Swapp stencil and some walnut stain distress ink and started on my background!! I used a frame die for the bright blueish/turquoise in the photo of the truck...I LOVED it!! Then I used several of the feathers from Tickle Me Happy....and the birthday sentiment is from Rock Solid. A small sprinkling of sequins...burnt orange and copper...and there you have it! I used some PTI Orange Zest, and Canyon Clay ink, Avery Elle Fizz ink, and Memento Rich Cocoa inks! 

I hope you get a chance to play along with us over at the BIC blog this week!! I'd love to see what you're up to!! 
Thanks a bundle for stopping by...I appreciate your sharing a few minutes with me!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hey there peeps! Hope your week is going well!! I'm happy to have had a few minutes to have a little bit of therapy's been a crazy week!! I started with a sketch, as usual!;) Having not been quite as consistent in my creating...sketches help get my mojo going!
I loved the sketch this week over at CAS(E) the sketch. 

I pulled out some distress ink, a stencil, and painters tape! I used some delicious "fall" colors...I love the changing of the seasons so much!! I love the yellow, orange and red leaves right outside my window...made my heart happy today!! I trimmed the middle piece, just cut the card front into 3 pieces. I used some black shape'n'tape and then attached the middle portion with foam adhesive. It's really cool looking in real life!! My arrow is from my Studio Calico wood veneer stash, I just used my black copic marker to color it in, and a bit of wink of stella on top! My cute Happy Birthday is from Heidi Swapp, and Oh, I love it!!
Have a great one friends!! I'll be back for the Be Inspired Challenge on Friday..

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thanks for everything!!

Hey there friends!! I hope you are well! Did you have a great WCMD on Saturday!? I was excited to get to play a bunch...several posts and oh, it was fun!! There was such a buzz in the air, wouldn't you say!? 

Today I'm happy to share another fun card, using the Tickle Me Happy stamp set just released from TAWS. It is such a great set!! Really, it was hard to put it away the first time it got inked up!!
 For this card, I used a stencil and some embossing paste for my polka dots. I used some pumice stone distress ink to color my embossing paste, and I LOVE that really, you can make your paste any color you want! What an awesome tool!! I used the SVG files from the Tickle Me Happy set, and decided what feathers to use!! I picked some fun ones...don't you think!? A few enamel dots and that was it!!

Thanks a bundle for stopping by today!! I'm over on TAWS blog today too...take a peek, more fun stuff over there, that's for sure!! Make it great!!