Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello!! Hope you are doing well!!

I'm popping in with a little bit of spring fresh colors...I think the blue sky and 63 degree days (which I know are not going to stay around too long!!) are brining my thoughts to pastel colors!!!

I used some fun Frantic Stamper Dies on this card, no stamping at all!! Just dies and paper for a quick and fun note!!

I started with cutting several of the Stitched Cloud Edgers and then found the combination of color/etc that I liked best and adhered them to a piece of white cardstock. I then ran the piece of cardstock through my Big Shot with the Stitched Rectangles die to make that awesome stitched edge!! Love when dies do the work for you!!! After I attached my rectangle to some black cardstock I cut my sentiment with the Mixed Font Happy Birthday die. Easy peasy!! I added a few sequins and there you have it!!

Hope your day is bright and sunny!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, February 6, 2016


Hey there friends!! Happy weekend!! I hope you are doing great!!

I am happy to be sharing in the fun for the new Retro Sketch for the week!

I am loving this new sketch!! And yes, I need to ramp up my stash of Valentines, as that wonderful day is almost upon us!!!

So here is the sketch,
And her is my card!! I have rediscovered some oldie collection of paper that still have a little life left in them...this one from MME oh, I love it so!!!

Have a great weekend friends and see you soon!!!
Can't wait to see your take on the new sketch for the week!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Thank You

Good morning!! Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well!! We've got a few basketball games today and maybe a trip to Costco...just your typical fun filled weekend here!!:)

I'm excited to share this weeks new Retro Sketch!! It is based on a card of mine from way back!!!

Here is the link to that card!! And here is the new sketch...

Here is my new take one the sketch!! Just turned on it's side a bit!

Oh my...don't you love this awesome Corner Sun Rays Quilt Die!! I love the details, just like those found in all the Frantic Stamper dies!! I love the little faux stitched lines that this die brings...be stillmy faux stitching heart!! I die cut 4 different papers with the Sun Ray die, and then attached my white "frame" layer if you will, to the card front. I then just slipped the fun patterned papers in as I liked!!

I also used the Pinpricked Circles dies for the cute stripped circles and the little white "donut" my kids like to call it!! I think the pin-pricked detail and the faux stitching are great together!!

I stamped my sentiment onto one of the smaller of the Stitched Double Fishtail Label. I love that all of these dies bring the faux stitching to my card...ties it all together so great!!! My sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I hope you get a chance to come play with us over at Retro Sketches!! Thanks for stopping by and take care!! See you soon!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Just for You

Hello there!!
I am so happy to be popping in today!! Getting myself back in the groove and it feels so good!! My baby slept like a champ today....love those days!!!

I pulled out a few things that hadn't seen love yet...or for a long time!! I started with the Scribble Flower dies from Frantic Stamper. They were release in December...and I think they might be a new favorite!!

I started out looking for a sketch, as you know that is a great spot for me to get back into gear, so I went to this weeks Freshly Made Sketch!! I pulled out a stencil and some distress ink to give me just a hint of a background...just a hint!! I cut the flowers out of some yummy Heidi Swapp paper and I love the fresh and bright colors...I think I am ready for sunshine!! My just for you is from the Neat and Tangled set, Just for you. I added a strip of black cardstock to my cardbase a bit of foam tape and there you have it!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Hello There,,,

Good morning!!

I think I am finally "back"!! It felt so good steal a few minutes the other day to sit and as one of my favorite people Heidi Swapp would say, "make pretty stuff!!"

I've got the new Retro Sketch for you for the week!! Love, the clean and simple on this one!!!

And here is my card! I think I am ready for sunshine and flowers again...how about you!!?

 Little hints of gold, a little bit of sparkle...perfect!!! The florals and frame are from Maggie Holmes and the sweet little sentiment is from Avery Elle.

Have a super day!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with for this week!!!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello friends!!! Wow, it feels good to be back!!! I am finally getting to my boxes of my supplies. Moving has been harder than I anticipated!! I hope I am on the way to getting my office set up and oh, I can't wait!!!

I have my contribution to the Retro Sketch for the week!!  Can't wait to see what you come up with for this fun sketch!

Here is my card for the week!!

I used some of the new January release from Frantic Stamper! This fun gift is from the Gift and Bows set...that silver foiled bow...love!! The sentiment is from the Mixed font Happy Birthday set. It's one that I think will be one I use quite often!!

I hope you are all doing well!! I am hoping to get back to blog reading...I've missed all the crafting fun everyone has been having!!! See you soon!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Hello!! I feel like my stamping and blogging has been slightly put on hold as we have been settling into our new groove!! House is great, the kids are doing well in school, making friends and ever thankful for the dear friends we miss every single day!! Moving a family of 7 has been a big deal!! But, with the Holiday upon us...we are doing great. I am just about ready to get my office set up! I've been working out of just a couple of boxes that came along for the fun, and I can't wait to get all of my goodies out!! I'm missing the fun...that is for sure!1

So, today I've got a new Retro Sketch to share! Here is the sketch for the week: 
And here is my card!! I pulled out some fun Frantic Stamper Dies for this card--I have to say I love this snow-globe and these trees!!?? LOVE

I used the Snow Globe die, added a bit of a window sheet and some foam adhesive to make it a shaker...and also used the Snow Globe Triangle Trees. I also used the "joy" stamp from the coordinating stamps.

I hope your holiday is wonderful!!! We're doing all sorts of fun and starting our baking and treat making tomorrow.....I love this time of year!!!

Take care dear ones!!