Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Hi my sweet readers! I'm sharing a card made for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I was able to visit an Archiver's store this past weekend and I loaded up on some new goodies! If you have one of these stores in your town, you are so lucky! I bought some of the Park Bench collection from Fancy Pants Design. It's so pretty!

I also had the chance to use one of the wood veneer embellishments that I've been hoarding now for the last couple of months.
I went square this time!

card stock- Papertrey Ink
patterned papers, chipboard star,white heart button-Fancy Pants
die for doily-Spellbinder
tag punch- EK Success
wood veneer word-Studio Calico
flowers-Spare Parts

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, February 25, 2013

You're So Special To Me

Good Monday morning! It's wet and dreary here in Georgia this morning, it has been such a wet winter! I know it's good for the plants and come August, not a drop of rain will fall for weeks here.

And now for something completely different! I made this card for CASE Study this week. For those who visit regularly you know this is so *not* the kind of card I make! It still took over an hour to complete, mostly because it started out as one thing and turned into something else. I guess CAS cards are just as hard as layered cards! I did get to use some new MME papers from the Collectable line.

Oh my gosh I was so tempted to put more on this card,but I resisted! Here is the inspiration card:
How lovely is that?

card stock- Papertrey Ink
patterned papers, enamel dots-My Mind's Eye
Stamp-Hero Arts

Thanks for stopping by to see and have a great week!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Discover Your World

Happy Sunday! It's time once again for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays. This week's theme is "Flowers, Flowers, Flowers". Use flowers in your creation plus a sentiment. Our sponsor this week is From The Heart Stamps.
I hope you'll head over to check out all of the lovely design team creations and please join us!
Have a great week!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thanks A Million

Happy Friday! I've been reading about the snowstorms in the Plains states, so if you are reading this , I hope you are well and warm and dry.
Today's card is for the sketch challenge at Cardabilities. They always have interesting sketches to try.
Supplies I used--
card stock- Papertrey Ink
patterned paper-Teresa Collins
chipboard bird,lace,paper flowers,crocheted flower chevron washi tape- Recollections
chipboard button,wood button, enamel dot-Teresa Collins
resin star-Melissa Frances

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Here's another "hello" card I made for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.  I wasn't sure I what I wanted to do with it, so I  cut some shapes out on my die cutter and started playing around with it. I also mixed up my usual colors. I don't really make a lot of purple cards. I don't know why, I love to wear purple!

 I found a 6x6 sized glitter paper stack by American Crafts at target the other day. It was only $5.99 and has many colors, plus the glitter isn't very messy. I cut this sentiment with my die cut machine as a test and it turned out so well that I made it into this card.
Of course I put my own spin on the sketch, but I rarely stick to them 100% anyway!

card stock- Papertrey Ink, Recollections
patterned paper-Teresa Collins
die cut doilies and sentiment- The Silhouette Store
brick wall embossing folder-Tim Holtz
edger punch-EK Success
purple flower- Spare Parts (Hobby Lobby)
bling flowers- Unknown (they were separated from the packaging)

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Butterfly Hello Card

I hope your weekend as wonderful!  Today's card is for the current JustRite Stampers Friday Challenge.
It's a sketch challenge this time around. I used some new to me My Mind's Eye paper called "In Bloom". I really like the peach and grey color scheme.
What a great sketch! I enjoyed working with it.

card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned papers-My Mind's Eye
stamps-Justrite ( Botanical Butterflies and sentiment from Friends Antique Labels One)
ribbon-Hug Snug
flower-Webster's Pages

I hope you enjoyed your visit and have a great week!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Classy And Fabulous...Sentimental Sundays and Saturated Canary

Happy Sunday! It's time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays! This weeks theme is "Pearls And Lace". Use pearls, lace and include a sentiment on your creation. Our fabulous sponsor this week is Saturated Canary. They have generously provided  a gorgeous image called "Double Take". 

how cute is she!?
The sentiment reads: " A Girl Should Be Two Things: Classy And Fabulous:-CoCo Chanel

card stock-Georgia Pacific
patterned papers-Webster's Pages
digital stamp-Saturated Canary
sentiment stamps-Glitz Design
pearls,flowers- Micheal's
die cuts-Spellbinders

Thanks for visiting and head on over to Sentimental Sundays and join in the fun!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

 To all of my sweet and wonderful readers,
 I appreciate you so much for all of the visits, wonderful comments and for being so supportive of this hobby of ours! I hope today is one filled with happiness and love!

Your very grateful friend,


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cameo Thanks Card

Happy hump day everyone!  I hope this post finds you warm, dry and ready for Valentine's Day!
Today's card is made for two challenges: The Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday.

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I finally decided to order a Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine to replace my Cricut. I've read so many good things about the Cameo, but when I saw the price point of the Portrait, I couldn't resist. I've been playing around with it for the last few days and love it! The  silhouette on my card was downloaded from the Silhouette store and cut with my Portrait.

card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned papers-Teresa Collins
sentiment stamp-Amuse Art Stamps
die cuts- edgers-Fiskars/ovals-Spellbinders/cameo-Silhouette store

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 10, 2013


Hi everyone! I've been a little under the weather this week and am finally able to get a card posted! I know some of my readers are currently dealing with the blizzard in the Northeast. I hope you are safe and warm.  I've been thinking of you.

Today's card is one I am submitting to the CARDS blog challenge for February.

I punched out several hearts and arranged them to look like flowers and centered each one with a small pearl.

Here is what I used to make this card-

card stock- Gina K
patterned papers-American Crafts
stamp-Studio G
dies-Spellbinders (labels one,decorative labels one,picot circles)
small heart punches-McGill
seam binding-Hug Snug

Thanks for stopping by to see me, I so appreciate your visit!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Love You Wreath Card

Good morning! I'm slowly waking up, I don't think my coffee is strong enough today. My sweet kitty TC is sitting in my lap,so it's been difficult to type!
 I was surfing around at some stamp company blogs the other day and I noticed that Hero Arts has monthly challenges! I made this card for the "Love and Lace" challenge. I have many Hero Arts stamps and did you know that they have SVG cut files that match some of their stamps?  I have a stamp called Wreath Of Leaves. They have a cut file in their store for this stamp for .99 cents!

Once you die cut the SVG, you have to use a stamp positioner to stamp it directly on the die cut. It's tricky and mine is not placed perfectly,but it'll work! I punched out many little hearts and made it a heart wreath for Valentine's Day. The sentiment is also from  a Hero Arts set.

Supplies used~~
card stock- Soft stone card base by Papertrey Ink/  red,dark pink and grey-Bazzil Basics
patterned papers-My Mind's Eye
stamps-Hero Arts
Lace-The Ribbon Reel
seam binding-Hug Snug
grey ribbon-Unknown
resin heart-Webster's Pages
scalloped borders punches/dies-(small) Fiskars/(large) Taylored Expressions

Thanks for peeking and have a great day!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cheerful Thoughts.......

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was great! Did your team win the Super Bowl? My hubby was happy! I spent most of the SB in the craft room!
Today's card is for the JustRite Stamps Friday Challenge. The theme is anything goes,but use your favorite stamp set.
 I do have several sets of JustRite stamps (5 binders full) and honestly, I love them all! I used my current favorite, which is the Lace Background Stamp. If you stamp it and emboss it in white, it looks almost real!
The largest focal image is from the Friends Antique Labels One set. I embossed it in white on black card stock and used my metallic jelly roll and American Crafts pens to color the negative space. It's hard to tell in the photo,but it's a pretty dramatic look. The inner frame and sentiment came from the Just Because Vintage Labels set.

card stock-Papertrey Ink
dies-Spellbinders (custom made for JustRite stamps)
silk ribbon-May Arts (rose)

I hope you like today's card and thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Home Congrats Card

Happy Sunday everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Our theme this week is "New Beginnings". You can make something for a new house,new baby,new job,etc.

Our wonderful sponsors this week are MilkCoffee Stamps and Whimsy Stamps.

card stock-Papertrey Ink
patterned papers,bow center charm-Webster's Pages
Seam binding-Hug Snug
word stickers-Tim Holtz
congrats stamp-Inkadinkado

I hope you will join us this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Winter Mitten Card

Happy Friday! Before I talk about today's card, I just wanted to share with you that I'm the Featured Fan today over at the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog. I am so excited and honored to be chosen! Take a look if you have time!

Ok, my card today is probably one of the last for winter, with so many other holidays coming up. I made it for this week's Shabby Tea Room.

Here's the inspiration photo:
how cute!
The mitten shape is an SVG file I cut with the Cricut and can be downloaded HERE.

card stock- Ga. Pacific
patterned papers-MME,American Crafts
stamp,buttons-Papertrey Ink
trims-Webster's Pages
snowflake punches-Fiskars,EK Success

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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