Sunday, March 23, 2014

BE Inspired Challenge #50

Playing along with the BE Inspired Challenge from The Alley Way Stamps this weekend. 
Spring is in the air!  Finally!  Here was the inspiration photo for my card...

For my TAWS inspired spring card, I used a cute little bird stamp from Lighter than Air and sentiment from Give Thanks.  The bicycle was cut using My Favorite Things Die-namic.  I added some girlie touches with a little ribbon, a doily and paper flowers on the wheels.  Papers, cardstock, ribbon and decorative shaped die are from Stampin' Up!

I enjoyed seeing the bicycle inspiration challenge as our biking season has begun here in Missouri.  It's still cold when I go for a ride with my husband in the early morning, but it warms quickly, which is much better than the 20 degree type rides we were attemping in January that NEVER got warmer!

Have a terrific weekend, everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Pats!

May Monday be a lucky day for everyone!
Don't forget to wear something green.

Margaret, my blogland, labrador loving friend, this one is for you!

Details anyone?  Quickutz dog die, Lawn Fawn patterned paper, Stampin' Up! heart & sentiment stamps, SU! cardstock, speech bubble and border dies, and SU! Old Olive grograin ribbon.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrate! MFTWSC167

I posted a card I made for fun earlier and if you bothered to read the tiny details, I mentioned the five sequins I used today out of my stash of THOUSANDS!  Well, here's a view of the other two sequins in action!
I loved seeing the simple sketch challenge over at the My Favorite Things blog
Simple sketches are right up my alley, and the angled strip on the sketch blends in so well with my last Trendy Tuesday article I wrote for the Paper Crafter's Library!

Here a the short deets for my card:
My Favorite Things die cut on a line word, from LLD Accent It Die-namics, Stampin' Up! patterned paper and cardstock, Mama Elephant scalloped rectangle die.

I'll Drink to That!

Ah, I love weekends.  
Had a chance to enjoy some spring weather yesterday and take the first spring season bike ride.  Then i worked my tail off to get all my chores done so today could be totally "my day" of whatever I wanted to do.
So, I've gotten a chance to play a lot today and this was something I made just for the fun of it.
Happy weekend, everyone!

Deets for my card:  My Favorite Things stamp set, Martinis on Me, colored with Copic markers, Sakura gel/glitter pen for some bling effects on her dress and headband, Stampin' Up patterned paper and cardstock, and a few sequins... (hooray, I used five sequins today, so only 2079 left to use!!!).  :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I am a geek.  No denying it.  It is not a surprise to people who may know me, but it's good to come clean on my blog once in awhile.  I just felt a need to share as I think I'll be making a lot of robot cards for awhile, so better get used to it if you're visiting my site over the next month or so.  

For my "get well" theme card above, I used  the robot image from The Alley Way Stamps set Lighter than Air and gave him a new face using one of the silly faces from Face It.  I love the silly faces in that set!  I made up the phrase for my card with some help from my geek loving husband.

This card also gave me an excuse to break out a few trendy enamel dots from My Minds Eye.
Those trendy tidbits are just too hard to resist trying!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

100 Shades of Green - Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge #7

Forget 50 Shades of Gray, there are hundreds of shades of GREEN, or so I found in my paper stash when I decided to join a fun challenge over at Newtons Nook Designs!

I discovered Newtons Nook in my weekly hunt for inspiration preparing new articles for Paper Crafters Library.  Their images are super cute and love that I could pick up this little Freebie from their blog to play along.  Thanks Newtons Nook!  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Deets for my card:  digital stamp from Newtons Nook  colored with Copic and Prisma markers, retired Stampin' Up! DSP & Mellow Moss card base, Pool Party blue card stock accent and Boho Blossoms punched mini flower, Lawn Fawn sequins for my layered flower center secured with mini brad, and Wiltons Cake (yeah, the food type) doily.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hang in there...

Love this stamp... an itty bitty, itty bitty stamp from Unity Stamp Co.
Getting several requests and feelin' the need to spread some good will with cards lately.  I think this little panda will help turn a few frowns upside down, don't you?

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!