Saturday, May 2, 2015


Happy Saturday again!! I'm excited to be sharing the new Retro Sketch for this week!! I love this is a perfect chance to let your favorite pretty paper take stage!

I am filling an order for some special congratulations cards!! I think this will be perfect! Graduation is upon us and I think this would be a great card for a super cute and fashion forward girl!!! I DIE with this awesome polka paper!!! It's Maggie Holmes...of course!!
My congrats is a die from Frantic Stamper--which you'll see a few more times this week!! I used some double sided adhesive paper to cut it out with and it adheres to paper so much easier than using a liquid adhesive...made my heart happy!!
I hope you get a chance to play along this week over at the Retro Sketch blog!!


Hey there!! Did you enjoy the fun of the Blog Hop!? Were you the winner!? I tell you, the new sets are fabulous!! I have been having a great time working with them!!

Today I've got a card that used some fun images from the Gill-Friend set. This is the set that you can get free with at $40+ order this month! Oh my word, aren't those fish just divine!? I pulled up a quick search for salt water fish and wanted a few colorful choices...and when you throw pink fish into the mix...oh be still my heart!!

I started by using a stencil and some distress ink for the card base. Then I pulled out the fun Bubbly stamp set and stamped the #party....LOVE that!!! Then I cut out a white circle, stamped my fish and colored them in. Then I cut a window sheet, a pink frame and put together a shaker with a bunch of fun party colors!!

I think this is a fun card...don't you!?

Thanks for stopping by!! Take care and be sure to come back for the new Retro Sketch reveal!!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday!!

Good morning, did you make it to Friday!? Crazy how quickly the days are going! May is going to run full steam a head...with baseball, basketball, thankful we've been enjoying great weather!!

Speaking of great weather, I wanted to share this fun card that I made with a new Frantic Stamper die!! Look at that fun Hot Air Balloon! I was thinking it would be fun to make it into a shaker...and I used some really chunky American Crafts glitter to make it shine!!

I started by smooshing some distress inks onto my craft mat and then adding some water. I laid my watercolor paper into the ink and loved the result as it dried!! I stamped my greeting on the bottom of the panel. I cut my hot air balloon from some double sided foam adhesive sheets, then again out of white cardstock. I took the release paper off the front of the balloon and added a transparency, then cut my transparency with scissors and attached the white cardstock to the front of the transparency. I turned the image over and added my glitter, just using a rolled up piece of paper to direct the glitter, so it didn't go everywhere! I VERY slowly pulled off the release paper from the back of the balloon and then took my water colored background and laid it on top of the balloon--so I didn't need to worry about spilling the glitter!

It came together really quickly and I love the result!! I am sure it will bring a smile or two!!? I am linking up today to the Simon Says Stamp challenge--anything goes!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I love you a ton!!

Today is The Alley Way Stamps blog hop!! Which means, there is a chance for you to win all three new sets being released this month! 

I used the All Washed Up set for this card. I used a few stencils as well--my background was done with a stencil, and then the blue dots behind my Orca was done with a stencil.
I think this little image and sentiment are so fun!! I hope you have a fun time along the hop today!!! If you'd like to put yourself in the running to win all three new sets this month, the more stops you make to comment on cards, the more chances you have to win!!

The fun only runs today, April 30th, so don't miss the chance to win!
This super adorable Mini Set, Gill-Friend, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of May 2015.

So, are you ready to hop???!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Get Whale Soon

Hey! Today is a fun day, sneak peeks have begun for the new May stamp release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! I hope you get a chance to take a peek, this release is super fun!!

The set that I am sharing today is called "Little Fellas." This release is all about sea creatures and, oh it is a fun one!!!
I decided I wanted a circle in the center of the card. Then I stamped my coral, colored them in. Stamped my whale, colored him and cut him out. He is mounted on the circle with a bit of foam tape. I put the coral colored card front on the card base and then added my circle. I stamped my sentiment, and then for a few bubbles, added some clear sequins!

I hope you get a chance to see all the fun cards the other design team girls are making....amazing!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thinking of you

Hey there! I'm popping in quick to share a card I made because I as all out of "thinking of you cards!!" How could I be out!? We learned of one of our good friend's mother passing away and I didn't have a card to share! So I ran and sat down with a couple new stencils....oh my!!

This new stencil is from Heidi Swapp and oh, it's a goodie!!! I used my distress inks and it went super fast!! I stamped the "thinking of" with black hero arts ink, and then used the SSS you die and black cardstock for the "you".
Super quick and simple, and good for a masculine card?!

Thanks a bundle for stopping by!! I hope you have a great one!! Oh, I'm linking up to the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Clean and Simple too!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Just a Note...

Good morning! I got a few new dies from Frantic Stamper and wanted to share a fun one with you today!! I pulled out this beautiful card panel--it is called the Quaterfoil Card Panel. Isn't it lovely!? 

I also used my Monarch Butterfly die.

I sent the quaterfoil card panel through my big shot and kept all the pieces in tact--I added a piece of scrap paper from my printer to the back of the panel to keep them all nicely in place. I LOVE that look...

I pulled out some pretty papers and added a few stripes. The I used a pretty sentiment to help dress this card up! I ran my monarch butterfly through the big shot with some foiled paper from DCWV, and oh, it's so lovely!! I layered the butterfly on a doily, that I fussy cut from some patterend paper, and there is also a vellum doily behind that, for a bit of soft texture!! A few gold dots from Doodlebug, and there you have it!!

I am linking this card up the to current Simon Says Challenge, Clean and Simple!!

I hope your day is great---have a great Monday!!