Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thanks!

This is my second post for today...if you'd like to see another really fun TAWS Dino....scroll down the page a bit..:)

Morning!! Happy Saturday! Wow, what a week! I can't believe today is Saturday already! I feel like it should maybe be Tuesday, or Wednesday...it went SO fast this week!!
 
Saturday means another new Retro Sketch! This week is another fun one...as always!! Based on a card, from Arielle. So, here is the sketch for the week.

 And here is my card! As usual, this card started with some delicious paper!!:) I was walking through Michaels for a few minutes this week and found a great Maggie Holmes Collection--a "best of" and let me tell you...it is delightful!! All sorts of awesome inside!! 
So my paper is from AC, Maggie Holmes, my thanks...isn't that die a delightful delight!? It's from Savvy Stamps. It was picked up at Impress the other day...and I can tell you, it will be making it's way here a bunch!! Such a fun script font!!
 
Any whoot, have a great day!! Take care and enjoy our last few days of September! I can't believe how time is flying...is just because I have a baby?! Or is everyone's time marching super fast!?

I LOVE you...

Happy Weekend!! It's a going to be another fast one...where does the time go!? I sure am thankful for the weekend, although it goes super fast, I love us all being together!!

Today, I used my Stomper Dinosaur. I have to say, I really love having SVG files for TAWS! It is so great to have my silhouette working and make me a bunch of cuts and then just have a bundle in my stamp sleeve..it's the little things that make me happy!! I colored him nice and bright with copics. I used some distress ink and a stencil for the background. My sentiment is from the Stomper set also, I just omitted some of the other parts of the bigger sentiment. I used a tiny heart die from SSS for my little pink heart!

Take care peeps. Be safe. Love on your family. I have another post today, for the newest Retro Sketch!! Stay tuned!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

We are family

Hey peeps! Popping in with a quick little Dino...card! Its been so fun to work with these sets! I am sharing this one over on TAWS blog today!  

I started this card with paper I hadn't used in a while. I grabbed some cute little dinos and went to town!! I colored them with my copics...super quick and easy! I used the Prehistoric and Livin' Fossil sets on this card! 

I hope your week is fantastic!! Thanks a bundle for stopping by!!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thanks...

Well, hey there friends!! I hope you are doing well! I am back today with another one of my cards for the new Cupcards To Go September kit, Abundance!
 
It is filled with all sorts of lovely delight!! I really love the paper selections in this kit--some delicious fall papers!! I know you will love it!!
I love the wood veneer butterflies...pure delight, that's for sure!! I am playing along with the CAS(E) sketch today as well...pretty and clean!!
 
Take care friends. Thanks for stopping by....see you tomorrow!!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Just a note...

Morning!! I hope your weekend was great...our went super fast...as they always seem to!! But, it was great...and for that I am thankful. 

Today is the day a new Cupcards To Go kit goes on sale! This kit is called, Abundance and it is lovely!! I had a great time creating with it and know that you will love it too!! I've got a couple of cards to share for today....
 I am kind of in love with the wood butterflies...there are a few of them in the kit and they are delicious!! I paired a cute little rub-on sentiment from the kit onto the butterfly....
Oh, how I LOVE Julia Child!! When I saw this embellishment in the kit, I was SO excited!! I think this is one of he cards that sit in my kitchen window for a bit...love the colors and whimsy feel of this sentiment!! I paired it some yummy embellishments....oh the fun!!

Be sure to grab you kit while the gettin's good!! Thanks for stopping by friends!! Take care, hug your dear ones a bit tighter today, and love a bit more fiercely....see you soon!!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sending Prayers

Good morning!! Happy Saturday to you all! Saturday means a new Retro Sketch!! The card that inspired this weeks sketch is this one, from Laurie!  Isn't it a fun one!? So, here is this weeks sketch


And here is my card!

I used my new Avery Elle pigment inks. I have to say, I am totally NOT a fan of most pigment inks. In fact I haven't used any very often because they always smear and make a mess of my stamps! Well, I am happy to report that I LOVE the Avery Elle pigment inks! They are divine! Great colors, wonderful formulation that says wet--but not too wet-just long enough. The color stacks great...they are really great!! I would definitely recommend them! I used a heidi swapp diagonal stencil and some black soot distress ink for my little back ground. Since I made my own background, I decided to link up to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge for the week, "making your own background." I am also playing along with the AEIHeart Challenge, CAS! My stamps are Avery Elle. I added a sprinkle of gold sequins and just a touch of gold thread.
This week has been super emotional and a bit heavy. I lost a dear friend last Friday morning, and today is her funeral. I made this card to send to her family...I see them a lot, they live quite close to me, and we go to church together...and I am challenging myself to get a card in the mail to them for many weeks to come. Their mom/wife died too young and oh, how she will be missed. She was one of my friends that found my card in her mailbox often and she always told me how much they meant to her...and how thankful she was that I took the time to fill her mailbox....so I will continue to fill her mailbox and tell her family just how much I loved their wonderful Momma!!

Our time is precious, hold your dear ones tight today and make today the best one yet!! Thanks a bundle for stopping by!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lava You!!

Good morning!! Wow, it's Friday!! My kids are finishing their first full week of school, I've been to all the curriculum nights and we've had soccer and basketball and I am thankful for the weekend!! We are going to have a semi-relaxing weekend and I need that!! I tell you, the school day seems to go in fast forward!! I will get my groove down...I will get my groove down...I will get my groove down!

I am excited to be playing along in my first Be Inspired Challenge, with TAWS! I was really inspired by the colors in the photo that is on the blog...go check it and have a go!!

I used the Livin' Fossils and Prehistoric stamps for my card. I used a bit of Heidi Swapp delicious paper and then colored my dino with copics. The hearts are from a SSS exculive die, holiday shapes.

 
Take a second and check it girls, play along, there is a lot of inspiration to be had!! 
Take care and see you again soon...fun things in the works!!

Have a great weekend, be safe and hug your family a little tighter today!!