Good day Blogland peeps!  I have spent the better part of the afternoon working on a card for JustRite Friday Challenge.  I (re)watched the tutorials and used a bit from:

Die layering from January 21 Tutorial Tuesday -
I tried to keep it simple.  The last time I used this die and stamp set I didn't like my card.  I used soft colours and textures.

Embossing and using baby wipes from January 7 Tutorial Tuesday -
I thought I would go out of my comfort zone and make my own pattern paper.  I stamped and embossed, then used baby wipes, pressed them onto ink pads, and swirled them around on white cardstock.  I finished off the pieces with coordinating dies.

Viola!  I am super happy how this card turned out - thanks for the challenge JustRite =)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels Four, What Defines Us, Good Friends Labels Twenty-Nine
Inks: Craftsmart Lavender and Periwinkle Blue, Colorobx Frost White, Memento Nautical Blue 
Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Stampendous! White embossing powder, Wild Orchid flowers, Wild Orchid Crown pins, Recollections pearls
Tools: Labels Twenty-Nine Nesties, JustRite Vintage Labels Four die, heat embossing gun

I created this card for the following challenges: JustRite Friday Challenge - use a background stamp and something you have learned from Tuesday Tutorial, Wild Orchid - Spring inspiration photo

Have a fantastic Sunday - cheers!




Hello, hello - I do hope you have been enjoying your week so far.  I, personally, am thrilled that it is almost the weekend.  Even though I just got back from Christmas break, I feel I could another one, soon!

Speaking of Christmas, I decided to get another jump start on the year.  I never seem to have enough Christmas cards by the end of year so might as well get going!!

I used probably the cutest Christmas paper ever!  Little happy reindeers in love?  Come on, it just can't get any cuter!!!

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp! Big Holiday Wishes
Inks:  Memento Rhubard Stalk, Colorbox Frost White
Papers:  Doodlebug Home for the Holidays
Cardstock:  Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Stampendous! White embossing powder, Simon Says Stamp! wood hearts, Celebrate It ribbon, Little B tape
Tools: EK Success Corner punch, heat gun

I created this card for the following challenges:  Unscripted Sketches - sketch, Merry Monday - colours

Have a great Wednesday!  Cheers!




I had a date today, with my craftroom.  Did some stamping, dropped some stamps (on already stamped areas), then started over again with a clean slate.  Isn't it quite amazing what dropping an inked stamp on your card can do - pure havoc LOL.  It was quite the whirlwind, but in the end I enjoyed my date :)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: JustRite Good Friends
Inks: Memento Rhubard Stalk, Versafine Onyx Black
Papers: BasicGrey Hipster
Cardstock: DCWV, Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard stick pins, Wild Orchard flowers, Celebrate It burlap, Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon, my dress pattern,
Tools: sewing machine, Lattice Pendant Shapeabilities, Labels 29 Nestie,

I created this card for the following challenge:  JustRite Friday Challenge - colours and inspiration




Good morning all! 

I made another sympathy card, kept it rather simple with no fru-fru as it is going to a gentleman.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp! Flower Friends
Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: DCWV, Bazzill, Recollections

Tools: sewing machine

I created this card for the following challenges: Unscripted Sketches - sketch

I do hope you enjoy the rest of your week.  Cheers!




Good evening all!  I hope you have been enjoying your week so far.
And it's almost the weekend - yippeee!

I found my little dress pattern and went to work with vintage romance card.
Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  JustRite It's Sew Vintage
Inks:  CraftSmart Chocolate and Gold, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Papers:  KaiserCraft Magnolia Grove
Cardstock:  Bazzill, DCWV, Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Prima flower, Celebrate It ribbon, random seam binding tape, Recollections pearls, Wild Orchard stick pins
Tools: sewing machine, Oval and Labels 3 Nesties,

I created this card for the following challenges:  4 Crafty Chicks - bows, The Shabby Tea Room - "So Romantic", inspiration photo, and roses

Have a safe and warm weekend - cheers!




Hi all - such a blistery day out there!  Brrrrrr - oh so cold!!  Perfect day to stay inside and perhaps, craft??

I inked up some new (to me) stamps and created this card.  Speaking of 'inking' can you tell that my sentiment nearly ruined my card with ink blots everywhere??  I obviously over inked the stamp and applied too much pressure while stamping - yikers!  Unlike myself, I took it stride and added lil "blots" everywhere with a pin and ink. 

In the end I am happy I didn't crumple it up into a ball and throw it in the trash (which is quite like myself) ;)

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp! Cupcake Party and Flower Friend
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Gray Flannel, and Potter's Clay, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Bazzill, Recollections
Bits/Bobs: We R Memory Keepers twine
Tools: Fiskars paper crimper, Star Nesties

I created this card for the following challenges:  Curtain Call - "smitten", I was inspired by the colours but without the pink in the mitten because I didn't want this card too girly;  Fusion - I was inspired by the sketch

Well that is it for me - stay warm out there!  Cheers!




Happy New Year to you all!!!

I have been a little MIA for a bit - just trying to take a lil break.  Christmas was great and I really enjoyed my two week break.  But now it's back to work tomorrow, back to the 'normal' life.

With that said, I also am taking a step back from design teams and being on submission deadlines.  I am just trying to have fun now =)

Card Ingredients:
Papers:  7 Gypsies
Cardstock: Bazzill
Bits/Bobs: Kelly Purkey alpha stickers, Farm House Fair Skies stickers, MME brad, twine
Tools: sewing machine

I created this card for the following challenges:  Unscripted Sketches - sketch, Moving Along With the Times - thanks, Simon Says - something new (papers, stickers)

Enjoy today and every day!