Friday, December 19, 2014

Wishing you...

TGIF! What a week! I was lucky enough to get caught by a flu bug this week and it took me out for the count!! I am SO glad it was only one day, but now it feels like it will be a few days before I am really back at it....'aint nobody got time for that, the week before Christmas!?
I'm happy to be playing along with the very last BIC challenge today! It is challenge #60! And the inspiration piece is so great...wouldn't you agree!?
So I was inspired by the colors on that lovely white Christmas tree! I pulled out some red, aqua and a little sprinkle of gold!

My snowflakes are from Winters Butterflies and my sentiment from More than Words. I sprinkled a few sequins and there you have it!:) My layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch, Karen always has great sketches!!
I hope you are doing well and that you have a great weekend!! Take care and see you tomorrow for a new Retro Sketch!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Morning friends!! I hope you are well! I am excited to be sharing another quick and fun card! I am kind of stuck on these little hats...the Chick Magnet set has some FUN little additions!! I just love the look of the chick with the hats!! And, my husband is the KING of the #hashtag at our house, so I love that there is a little hashtag in the More than Words set!! It will get a lot of use, promise that!!

 I know just who the recipient of this card will be, and it's perfect!!
Thanks a bundle for stopping in today!! See you soon!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday!! Saturday means a new Retro Sketch!! So, today's sketch was bases on a card of Tracey's here. And here is the new sketch!
And here is my card!
 I used a "bokeh" technique that I've seen a few times, and well my friends, I LOVE it!!! I finally got me a unicorn white ink pad form Hero Arts, it made this work SO much better than the last time I tried it w/o the unicorn ink, so get yourself a white unicorn ink pad from hero arts!!
The technique is super simple--I used some distress ink to color the background--peacock feathers and crushed olive. Then I punched three different sized circles out of scratch paper for my "stencil". I used a sponge and just put white circles all over! I used different "strength" of white ink, so I used the sponge and then reinked, and also used the sponge several times before reinking--to get lighter and darker ink. I have to say I LOVE this technique!! The "happy" die is from Avery Elle and the "Birthday" is from Hero Arts.
Thanks for stopping by!! Can't wait to see your take on the sketch! 

Hogs and Kisses!

 Good morning friends!! I hope you are doing well! This the first of two posts from me today!:) I had so much fun with this card...aren't the pigs just too cute!? I loved the sentiment as soon as I saw the set, and was excited to get to use it!!
I pulled out the current Sunday Sketch and went to town with the small piggy from the Oinkers set! Isn't he cute!? I used some Heidi Swapp paper...swoon, I love it!!
Just a quick little something but oh, so fun!! I'll be back sharing the new Retro Sketch for the week, so stay tuned!!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

You Rock!

Hey friends! I hope you are doing well!! I am popping in with a fun little number today...I'm over on TAWS blog today sharing these fun sheep!
The are from the With Wondering Awe set...and the You Rock is from the More than Words set. Let's talk about these fun little hats!!! They are from the Chick Magnet...aren't they fun!?! While trying to decide what to do with my sentiment, I pulled out a circle punch and wow, it's been a while!! I use dies so often, my punches have been very neglected!!

I pulled out some fun Dear Lizzy paper and a little strip of washi...just a quick little note!!
I hope you are all doing well!! Santa's workshop is in full force at my house and I'm loving every moment of it!! Well, while sewing doll clothes, I didn't love the Velcro...but other than that, I love it!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

We Wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Happy Saturday!! I hope your are busy bustling around and listening to wonderful Christmas music and loving every second!!  I was doing just that as I was working on this card!! I pulled out some vintage ornaments--haven't used them for a long space and it felt so good to get them out!! I love them!! It's Saturday, which means a new Retro Sketch!
Here is the new sketch! It was based on this card of mine from way back!--2008!!! Wow, blast from the past!:)
Here is my retake on the card! I rotated the sketch...and added some sequins, surprise, surprise!!

I used Fabulous Frames, Vintage Ornaments, and Signature Holiday Sayings from PTI. I love the look of the white embossed sentiment...oh I love it! I pulled a few festive (non holiday) papers from an AC paper pad...and there you have it!
Take care and can't wait to see what you come up with!! Take care, have a wonderful weekend and "may your days be merry and bright!!"

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stll, Still, Still....

Hey there friends!! I sincerely hope you are doing well!! December 5th is upon us. Today I'm over on the Be Inspired Challenge blog, sharing what inspired me out of the this great photo!!! Isn't this a beautiful collection of eye candy!!?
So, my first thought, was how much I loved the sparkle on the nutcracker!!! I pulled out some of my MS vintage glitter and went to town!! I pulled out some Winter's Butterflies snowflakes and my glue pad....that thing has sure been around a long time!! Sorry, back to the card. I used a sentiment from With Wandering Awe. This happens to be the title of one of my ALL time favorite songs!

I hope you get a chance to play along with us!! This month is the last month of the BIC! The winner this month will receive two stamp sets of their choice from TAWS!! So, play along and get some fun new stamps!!;)
Have a great one. I hope your day is wonderful and happy weekend!! Shopping!? Or are you finished!!? I LOVE the constant stack of boxes by my front door...can't wait to start wrapping and making all the packages pretty!!!