Sunday, June 26, 2016

Congrats!!

Good morning!!! I hope you are well!! I am not dead...nor have I fallen off the face of the earth!! We've had internet problems that made me want to throw my computer off the rooftop, end of school crazies, and now summer with my 5 sweet people home with me!!

I've cut way back on the amount of time I've been able to spend at my desk....my kids are in a place where they are requiring me more and I love that!!! But, it means my posting here will be a little less....just in case anyone still checks in here ever!!

I'm sharing the new sketch for the week, over at Retro Sketches!!! 

And here is the card I created....it is time for several congrats envelops from our house these days!!! I wanted to keep this one masculine...which is always a slight stretch for me!!

I used some Altenew and PTI stamps. My stripped background was made with a Heidi Swapp stencil.

Hope you are having a wonderful summer!!! Enjoying the best of the beautiful weather, wonderful fruit offerings, and time with our families!!!

Take care friends!!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Hello I love you!!

Good morning!! I am happy to be popping in today!!

I'm totally loving this fun sketch for the new Retro Sketch this week!! Don't you agree!?
Such a nice clean design!!

Here is the card that I made for today...I whipped out this little number super quick and think it is a sketch that will be seen over and over!!

I used a bit of Dear Lizzy Paper and a bit of silver thread....oh how I've missed my silver thread!
I can't wait to see what you come up with this week!! Be sure to link up over at Retro Sketches!!





Thursday, April 21, 2016

Lucky to Have you....


Good morning!! I am super excited today...Guest Designing for the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge over on the CLASSroom Blog!!? How fun is that!!? I tell you, I love Ellen to pieces!! She is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! I have missed stopping by the store to pick up my orders and chat with her since our move last fall!! So, super excited to be playing along with the challenge today!

 For those of you that might not be aware of the challenge to which I am referring let me fill you in! The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspiration challenge based on a Pinterest inspired piece to spark your imagination and creativity!

I fell in love with this fantastic inspiration piece!! Really, those colors though!!! And let's not forget the little bits of gold throughout....heart flutter.


So, after that beautiful inspiration piece. I pulled out some gold foil...and some delicious Essential by Ellen stamps. Seriously guys, you know I love me some fantastic sentiments and this set does not disappoint!! I used the Up The Happy dies and stamps. Delicious, don't you agree!?


I started with some Neenah Solar White Cardstock for my base and a strip of Aqua shape N' Tape down the side of the base.  I used my Mama Elephant Femme Frames set with some aqua cardstock and made a perfect spot for my clouds to hang out!! I used a little bit of  We R Memory Keepers Clear Cardstock across the top of my card on...oh my word I love that stuff!!!
I cut my clouds out using some Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive and then used some Deco Foil Gold Transfer Sheets to make them super pretty!! I pulled out some Hero Arts Black Die Ink and oh...I love that sentiment!!

So, another fun bit of the challenge is that there will be one lucky blog participant that will be chosen at random to win a $50 certificate to Ellen Hutson's online store!! To qualify, simply use any Essentials by Ellen product and create a project based on the inspirational piece. You can create anything...a card, scrapbook layout, mixed media, tags....anything!!

So, get your stamps inky and your paper trimmer ready
and head over to the CLASSroom to link up!

Can't wait to see what you create from this awesome inspiration piece!!

Take care friends!!! And thanks again to Ellen for the fun invite!!!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

You are so thoughtful


Good morning!
Hope your weekend is going well!! Hope you are in sunshine and happy days!! Maybe cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn...isn't wonderful weather the best thing ever!!?

Here is the new sketch for Retro Sketches this week!!

Here is my card!!
You know that stash of water color paper you have that you've spent time playing with but never used!!? I grabbed a piece of it and cut it down and knew it would be perfect for this sketch!! I paired it up with some of my favorite...black and white stripe paper! Can't really go wrong there, right!?


Hope your day is wonderful and that you have a great weekend!!!
I can't wait to see your creations in the gallery!!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Thanks....

Hello!! I'm so glad to be popping in today!

I missed posting last week due to being gone for spring break! We had such a great time being together with our families and all sorts of people we love!

I have a new Retro Sketch to share with you today!! This fun new sketch....


I decided to pull out these cute little super heroes. Oh, I love them!! I just pulled out some bright sunshine colors....we are enjoying mid 80 degree weather!!? So all sorts of bright sunshine colors busting out here!! I have a few people that are being life savers as of late....so this one has a date in the mailbox already!!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!! I hope you have a chance to play along with us over at Retro Sketches...can't wait to see all the fun entries in the gallery!!!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Sending Warm Fuzzies!




Hello!! Can you even believe that Easter is just days away!? The month of March may not even really be happening at all--it is going SO fast!!! 

I paired this beautiful glittered Large Marshmallow Bunny die with a pretty Lattice Flower card panel. I love how card panels just give you a bit of excitement in the background...perfect!! I used a sentiment from a old Hero Arts set, and the Stitched Double Fishtail label dies!

I hope your days are wonderful...and bright. Can you tell I am wishing for brighter days!?!? My photos are feeling the lack of sunshine!! Working on it....

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Spring!



Hello there!! I hope you are having a great day!! I have a little bit of spring to share with you today!! I don't know where you live, but our wonderful "spring" weather is SO WET!! We expect wet, but really, really heavy rains the past few days have made my heart long for summer!!!

I'm sharing a bit of Frantic Stamper love today!! These purple crocus are popping their heads all over the place these days and that is the first sign of spring for me!! I LOVE finding the crocus!! 
These awesome flowers are part of the dies being released from Frantic Stamper today...and are so fun!! I love their pretty details!!

I also used the Pinprik Circles die, Fun Happy Halloween, and the Spring stamp from the new stamps just released yesterday!! 

Are the crocus popping their heads in your part of the world!!?

Take care and see you soon friends!!