Sunday, July 5, 2015


Hello there!
Just stopping by to share some cards and pictures with you...

I'm playing along with some challenges...


and I am also linking this to the Paper Smooches search for an August Guest Designer and the Sparks Challenge

I used the set Blossoming Buds from Paper Smooches. I emboosed the floral boquet with gold embossing powder and colored them Copic Markers. I used black ink from Memento to stamp the sentiment on linen vellum, than fussy cut. 
The fancy border was created by using a Spellbinders labels die, labels twenty. The gold glitter cardstock and white cardstock are from Recollections. I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Next challenge,

This happy little robot is from The Alley Stamps, Lighter than Air. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Sentiment Sampler. I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to color. White and black cardstock and enamal dots are from Recollections.
I added some Wink of Stella to the heart and some white accents to the robot with a white gel pen. The stitched boredr was created using border dies from Lawn Fawn.

And in honor of the US Womans Fifa Cup winners...Way to go Team USA!!!!!!
I want to share some pictures with you...we were able to attend the semi-finals in Canada with my daughters travel soccer team where we played a scrimmage against two Canadian teams!!!

and here is my baby girl ( white #8)

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!!!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Paper Sweeties July Inspiration Challenge #33 - Red, White & Blue

Hello there!
It's time for a new challenge with Paper Sweeties...

It's all about the red, white and blue...
For this card I pulled out two Paper Sweeties stamp sets, Scarecrow:Stand Add-on and Happy Everything. I fussy cut the 'HAPPY' sentiment but used the scarecrow die, Sweet Cuts Stand Add-on.   I miss this scarecrow...this poor guy needed to come out for some fresh air! I think he looks cute dressed in patriotic attire!

  I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a white gel pen. The blue and red twine , called Apple Pie, can also be found in the Sweeties Shop!!! I added just a hue of Color Box ink in surf to the background.

I am also adding this ColourQ

and also Sparkle and Shine Challenge

I hope you can play along with us this month...

July Guest Designer:  Lin Brandyberry

Thanks for taking a peek!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

With Gratitude

Hey there!

I've been waiting for a while for the Papertrey Ink 2015 Blog Hop Challenge...I love the inspiration photo chosen for this months hop...

aren't these soooooo sweet!!!

Well, I knew I wanted to incorporate black and ivory stripes...
I used Stitched Mat dies from Lil'Inker Designs to cut the strips. I scattered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
The following products are from Papertrey Ink... all cardstock, the sentiment is from First Fruits stamp set, the leaves were cut using Leaf Prints Dies Collection and embossed using Linen and Canvas embossing plate. The twine and button, also from PTI. The green burlap leaves were cut with burlap from Michaels.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Friday, June 19, 2015


Hey there!

It's been a loooonng week and the weekend will be even longer! My girls are playing a soccer tournament and than we take a trip to Canada to check out the Woman's World Cup...should be fun!

I'm stopping by to share a card with you I created using a few challenges...

 and this beautiful color palette from Colour Me!
 I pulled out a floral stamp set from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds. 
 I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers to color.  The die sentiment is from Lil'Inker Designs. 

I have been using white and black cardstock from Recollections. I purchased it from Michaels...I love it! It is nice and sturdy, holds ink beautifully and best of all...I don't have to order it and wait for it to come! The colored cardstock is from Papertrey Ink.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16: Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

Hey there Sweeties Fans!!!

Alas, it's the last day of Release Week...but today is a fun day because we get to mix new sets with previosly released sets...
Here are the sets I used...At the Beach, Island Time and Island Time Sweet Cuts, Let's go to the Beach and Let'sgo to the Beach Sweet Cuts, Summer Fun and Sweeties Pets!!!! 
I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them with Copics. I embossed the clouds. 

I am adding this to Curtain Call Challenge

Hope you can hop along with us today!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Birthday x2

For the Paper Sweeties Post click HERE

Hey there! 
I just wanted to share some cards with you in between my Paper Sweeties posts...
First up, I'm playing along with 
The topping is to use an animal
This has been a most frustrating card for me....
I used a whole lotta masking for the cluster of party goers!  I must have tried five times to get the position just right...than while coloring, I added an extra body part to the! But the real upset is...after I uploaded my pics I realized it looks like I decorated a marble I right? I can't get past's a green notebook:(

I used two sets from WPlus9, Happy Mail and Unforgettable. The circle banner dies and square stitched die are from Lil'Inker Designs. The chevrom pattern paper is also from Lil'Inker. The seniment 'from all of us' is from Paper Smooches, We Adore You.

I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copics. I added a hint of Wink of Stella to the party hats. Cardstock is a mix from Recollections and Papertrey Ink. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh!

Next card, I used the inspiration picture  from Paper Smooches Picture Perfect Challenge

and I followed the sketch from showCASe your style

and the color palette from The Paper Players...

I used three stamp sets from Paper Smooches, Seniment Sampler, Word Salad and Knick Knacks. The stitched square die and pattern paper is from Lil'Inker Designs. The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.

I stamped the rocking horse with Memento black ink and colored with Copics. Than added a bit of Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


June 15: Paper Sweeties June Release Party!

Hello again!
Welcome back to Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties June Release

Today is the day the newest sets are available for purchase in the Sweeties Shop
These are the sets I used on my card

Island Time

Island Time Sweet Cuts

Surf's Up

Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts

I had so much fun creating this scene! I can just see myself laying in the sand soaking up the sun's rays!! 

After I stamped the images with black memento ink I colored them with Copic Markers. I die cut the palm tree. I used the water die as a stencil with surf ink from Color Box. The black twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop! 

I used the inspiration photo from Fusion Card Challenge

Come hop along with the Designers for some fun inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!