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Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Happy Hello


Hello, happy Sunday and St Patrick's Day, cool temps and sunny skies in the forecast for our area.  Today's card share is a card using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts #307, pattern papers from the DCWV Year Round paper pad, some Recollections gold foil paper, a cut from the Create a Critter 2 cricut cartridge, s Stamapin Up stamp for the sentiment and some  sequins.

I am sharing this card for challenge #101- Shades of Green over at Always Fun Challenges,  the St. Patrick's Day/Green challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2,  and challenge #411 - Use Green or Gold over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Friday, March 15, 2019

World Sleep Day


Hello and happy Friday, warm temps in the forecast for today.  It's World Sleep Day and I am sleepy, still trying to adjust to the time change.   Today's card share uses  sketch inspiration from  Tuesday Morning Sketches #494.  The pattern papers came from the Well Hello paper pad, used an unbranded stitched square die, a Studio G stamp, some Stickles (not sure you can see them in the picture), and some Queen & Co. embellishments.  This is one of those cards where I have mixed feelings about the end result, can't change it now!  Last Friday was my MIL's birthday and I forgot to share her card and today's card is for my co-worker Ella who is celebrating her birthday today!  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #85 over at Cardz TV and Friday Fun Day Friday challenge #273 over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Wanderings


Hello and happy hump day, sunny skies and mild temps in today's forecast.  I really wanted to post yesterday but my life and time right now is really challenging!  I decided to try this after watching Jennifer McGuire's  Stamped Shaker Cards YT video yesterday and was  pleased with the outcome with the exception of my coloring.  I really need to find some time to just practice so until then my coloring is still a work in progress, I was gifted a blending pencil; not sure if I used it correctly.   The stamp and die set that I used was one that I picked up from ACMoore, it is their Love Nicole brand, I cut the leaf with some shimmery paper and used some Recollections glass beads and sequins glitter inside the shaker.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 over at Cardz TV and #32 over at Love to Craft.

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful Wednesday.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Thank You


Hello and happy Sunday, it was overcast this morning but the skies are clear now with warmer temps.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from sketch #493 over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, papers from the Recollections Blue Blooms 6x6 paper pad and the DCWV Elegant and Serene 12x12 paper pad.   I cut the stitched oval with an unbranded die and the sentiment using the Beyond Birthdays cicut cartridge; I am sharing this card for the Bitten by the Bug 2 thank you challenge.

Thank you or your visit, I hope you will return soon.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Best Wishes


Hello and happy Saturday, more rain in today's forecast but no rain and warmer temps in tomorrow's forecast.  I am so over all of this rain!   This is going to be another drive by post as I need to get ready for today's chores and activities!  Today's card share is a male themed card using  inspiration from sketch #306 from Atlantic Hearts.  The paper is from the Love Nicole Time Machine paper pad, unbranded tool dies and some Nicole nail heads.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Cut it Up #169 - Hello Spring


Hello and happy Friday more cool temps and a forecast for afternoon showers in our area.  Today I am sharing my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #169 is Hello Spring and our sponsor is The Cutting Cafe.

I put my card together using the tulips from the tulip shaped card set, if you get the set it comes with shaped cards too but I decided to use my own base.  If you are familiar with The Cutting Cafe you know that most of the files includes layers and card sentiments. I used paper scraps  from my stash, pattern papers are from the MS Essentials Holiday 12x12 paper pad, and I finished the card off by adding a Recollections ladybug sticker. 

Now that you've seen my card I hope you'll visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to create and  share a Spring project using a die cut for a chance to win some cutting files from The Cutting Cafe.  The challenge starts today and ends Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at noon EST

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Just Because


Hello and happy Wednesday, clear skies and cold temps.  Prayers and thoughts for those affected by the recent tornadoes.  I'm running behind with my blog post as I meant to share this card yesterday!  I created this card using sketch inspiration from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Facebook group for one of their challenges.  I used paper from the My Mind's Eye Well Hello 6x6 paper pad, a Spellbinder's label die, a Memory Box wreath die and some Recollections gems.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 over at Cardz TV and for the Fun-Day Friday Challenge #271 over at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Congrats


Hello and happy Sunday, more rain in today's forecast.  I am doing a quick drive by post as I have lots to do.  We aren't going to church this morning since Baby Girl is still not feeling well enough to go out, I sure hope she can go back to school on Tuesday. Today's project share is another card for my lunchbox series created using sketch inspiration from CAS(E)  this sketch #311.  I used paper from the Ki Memories (Hampton Arts) 6x6 paper pad, an unbranded stitched square die, some glimmer mist and a Studio G stamp for the sentiment.  March is National Craft Month so I continue to try to use my stash to create as much as possible.

Thank you for your visit, hope you will return soon.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Paper Rosettes


Hello Friday and happy March!  Rain and cold temps  in today's forecast but no rain and warmer temps tomorrow.  Doing a quick drive by post to share another card; last week I started creating paper rosettes, watched YT and decided to order a die set.   The card above uses one of the dies, paper from the Craft Smith Harvest Boutique12x12 paper pad and a stamped sentiment.  I have decided I need more practice with creating rosettes manually as I have mixed feelings about the TH thinlit dies.   I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #84 at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Pizza My Heart


Hello and happy Wednesday; cold temps, clear skies and no rain in today's forecast!  Today's card share is another lunchbox greeting card created using sketch inspiration from Tuseday Morning Sketches #492 and paper from the My Mind's Eye Blink of  an Eye 6x6 paper pad.  I used one of the Recollections Valentine's Day stamp and die sets that I picked up on sale and it doesn't necessarily have to be used for Valentine''s day.  I colored the pizza using my Sargent Art colored pencils and glitter gel pens.  I really like how this card came out and I think it looks better in person because I added some glitter to the eyes after I took the picture!  I'm sharing this for the February Anything Goes challenge #31 over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Thank you for your visit, hurry back!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Boxed Card Set


Hello and happy Monday afternoon, I'm back sharing my second post for today.  This is a quick drive by post as I was undecided whether I wanted to share this project or not.  I created this project over the weekend after watching Tmika's  YT video.  I am most pleased with how the box turned out, I used some 110 lb gray card stock for the bottom and some printed acetate for the top.  The acetate came from a 12x12 paper pad that has been in  my stash forever.  I made the four A2 sized cards using scraps of paper mostly from the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 pad, stamps, circle and oval dies, gems, enamel dots and sequins for embellishments. In the video she used one sheet of double sided 6x6 paper but I decided to just use scraps instead of using a piece of double sided paper.  I'm sharing this for the RAK challenge #408 over at Die Cuttin' Divas. This set has already been gifted to one of my co-workers who is always asking for cards at the last minute!

Take care and I hope you'll return soon!

Love You to Pieces


Hello and happy Monday, wind and sun today but more rain in the forecast this week.  I had a relatively quiet weekend, of course I didn't get a lot done but I did get a few things marked off my to do list!  I even got to hang out for a few hours with the RVA Scrappers!

Today's project share is another lunchbox greeting for my daughter.  I used sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch  #310,  paper scraps from my stash that included pattern paper from the Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 paper pad.  The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Favorite Phrases stamp set and the typewriter was cut using a Firefly die.  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #83 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you will return again soon.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Cut it Up #168 - Clovers (St. Patrick's Day)


Hello, happy Friday and let the weekend begin!  Today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, our theme for challenge #168 is Clovers (St. Patrick's Day) and our sponsor is KittenScraps.

This is one of those projects where I struggled which means I have mixed feelings about it.  I used one of the mice from our sponsor's Irish Blessings Digi Stamp set.  I colored the mouse with coloring pencils, cut it out using a stitched rectangular die, used papers from the  DCWV All Year Round paper stack,  I  cut the sentiment using the Create a Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and added a few sequins to finish the card.

Now that you've seen my project, I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decide to share your Clovers project for a chance to win a gift certificate from KittenScraps.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 12 noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon; wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lunchbox Greetings


Hello and happy cloudy Thursday; no rain, snow or ice like yesterday!  I'm back today to share a quick driveby post as I was suppose to share yesterday but as life would have it I didn't get time.  Today's card is what I'm calling one of my lunchbox greetings, where I create inspirational notes and cards for my daughter's lunchbox.  I used sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #395,  paper from an AC DIY Shop 6x6 paper pad, a Hampton Art sentiment stamp and  cut the bow using the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge.  Finished the card by adding some wood veneer stars that I glittered!  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #83 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you will come back soon.  I will be sharing my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Sponsor TY Blog Hop Winner

Teresa Collins Flip Book, Dear Lizzy Embossing Folder & My Mind's Eye Penelope 6x6 paper pad
Hello and happy Tuesday, my apologies for not getting this post up yesterday but as life would have it I didn't get to it.  Thank you to everyone that left comments during our Cut it Up Sponsor Thank You Blog up last weekend.  I appreciate your visits and comments.   There were eleven comments and I used https://www.random.org/ for the selection and comment #3 was the winner.  

Congratulations Katrina Brown who said 
So beautiful! Personally I love the coffee card since I'm sitting here drinking my coffee as I type! hee hee


Wishing you and yours a terrific Tuesday and I hope you will return soon.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Kind is the New Cool


Hello and happy Sunday, more rain in today's forecast.  Today's project share is a card that I created for challenge #74 over at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.  The challenge is to use three or more layers and I also used image #159 Triple Scoop (free) that was shared too.  The pattern papers and the sentiment come from the Pebbles Girl Squad 6x6 paper pad, colored the image using Promarkers and colored pencils. Finished the card by adding a few Sticko dimensional stickers (dots).  I am also sharing this card for challenge #389 - Make Your Mark over at Shopping Our Stash.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Friday, February 15, 2019

CIU Sponsor Thank You Blog Hop

Hello and happy Friday, mild temps in the forecast again today.  This  is going to be a long post so you may want to grab your favorite beverage.   Welcome to the Cut it Up challenge blog Sponsor Thank You blog hop.  The Cut it Up design team is most grateful and appreciative for the generosity of our wonderful sponsors.  Their willingness to share products and resources is a valuable service to the crafting community, we would love for you to support our sponsors!   The blog hop lineup is listed below, I am last on the stop so if you started at the Cut it Up blog and followed the hop lineup you have reached the end.

I created cards for Regina from The Cutting Cafe, your one stop shop for affordable printable stamps and cutting files and Melissa from Pink & Main, where you will find stamps, dies, paper and other crafting supplies. 

Thanks a Latte
When creating this card I used paper  pattern paper came from the Bo Bunny Modern Miss 6x6 paper pad,  an unbranded die for the cup, the sentiment stamp is from the Fiskars Latte Love stamp set and some hemp cord for the bow.  I added some wink of stellar to the steam but you can't see it in the picture!

Thank You
I created this card using a  pattern piece of paper from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6x6 paper pad, cut the doily using the WeR Memory Keepers Dainty Doily die, stamped the sentiment on an unbranded stitched square die and finished the card by adding some Queen & Co embellishments.  

Blog Hop Line Up




Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.  There is blog candy, the prize and winner will be posted by noon on Monday, February 18, you have until Sunday, February 17 10:00 PM EST to comment.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentines Day


Hello and happy Thursday, mild temps in today's forecast.  Today's card share is one where I used sketch #139 from Sketch N Scrap.   I used misc. scraps of paper from different pads, an unbranded stitched oval die and a Fun Stamper's Journey stamp for the sentiment.  This is it, no more Valentine's Day card shares for this year!  I'm sharing this card for challenge #97 - Love/Valentines over at Always Fun challenges and challenge #185 Love is in the Air over at Crafty Gals Corner.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hugs & Kisses


Hello and happy sunny Wednesday, I'm back today to share a cute and simple card that I made for my daughter.  I hope she likes it  since she really doesn't care for pink!   I didn't use a sketch for inspiration just wanted to use the ladybug from the Create-a-Critter 2 cricut cartridge!  All the paper came from my scrap stash, the sentiment stamp is from an old Recollections Valentines Day stamp and die set.  I used a Crafter's Companion edge die and added a few Amy Tangerine enamel hearts and the card was done!  I'm sharing this card for the following challenges:

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Valentine Hearts
Die Cuttin' Divas - #407 Love
Use Your Stuff - #347 Hearts Pink/Red

Thank you for  your visit, hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and that you'll return soon.  I'll be sharing another Valentine's Day project tomorrow and on Friday we'll have a Cut it Up Sponsor Thank You blog hop.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thinking of You


Hello and happy cloudy, cold Monday.  Today's project share is a card created using sketch inspiration from CAS(E) this sketch #308.  The wood grain paper and the bling (nail heads) came from ACMoore (Love Nicole), the cup stamp is from Recollections and the sentiment stamp has been in my stash and I can't remember it may be Hampton Art.  I'm sharing this card for the Just Us Girls Trend Week #474 wood challenge.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon.


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Be Mine


Hello and happy cold Saturday after a few days of warm temps.  Today's project share is another Valentine's card inspired by challenge #393 over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  I used pattern papers from the My Mind's Eye Lucky in Love 6x6 paper pad, a paper doily, DT and HL stickers, enamel dots, a heart die and a Recollections stamp for the sentiment.  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #82 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you will return soon.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Cut it Up #167 - Inspired by a Love Song


Hello and happy Friday, more mild temps in today's forecast. Today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog and our theme for challenge #167 is Inspired by a Love Song.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Taylored Expressions.

My project was inspired by one of the songs by Whitney Houston from the Body Guard movie soundtrack; I think the song was originally written by Dolly Parton. I had one design in my head but just couldn't get it to come together so I had to do something different. I used a kraft colored base, the record is a file from the Silhouette Design store, the music notes came from the Groovy Times Cricut cartridge and the enamel hearts are from Recollections.

Please visit the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration, create and share your inspired by a song project (don't forget to include a diecut) for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Taylored Expressions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Happy 18th Birthday




Hello and happy warm Wednesday.  Happy 18th Birthday to our daughter, we have been celebrating all week!  This is one of the cards that I made for her and since I made it a few weeks ago I don't remember which paper pads I used.  I do know that I used unbranded dies for the number and some Recollections gold foil paper.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #82 over at Cardz TV and LTCCB #31.

A Blast From the Past

I am working on some LOs to be included in her high school album, I really need to get busy since June will be sooner rather than later!  She has grown up so fast, I'm wishing this little girl back as it seems life wasn't as complicated.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Love You


Hello and happy Monday, warmer temps in today's forecast.  Day 2 of our week long celebration of baby girl's birthday celebration.  Today's project share iis a card using sketch inspiration from CAS(E) #307, papers from the My Mind's Eye Well Hello 6x6 paper pad, and some Bo Bunny double dots jewels, both from Tuesday Morning.  The stitched heart is an unbranded die and the sentiment is from one of the Recollections bargain embossing folders and stamp set sets.    I am sharing this card for the Just Us Girls word week challenge #473.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Good Luck


Hello and happy February and first Friday, still cold but warmer temps in the weekend's forecast.  Today's project share is a card using inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #488.  I used pattern papers from the Recollections GirlSquad 6x6 paper pad, used the  Spellbinders Blooms One die, the WeR Memory Keepers party banners nesting dies and a Love Nicole die for the sentiment which I cut multiple times.  I finished the card by adding some faux pearls to the blooms.  I made this card for one of my co-workers who's last day is today, I sure hope she likes pink!    I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #405 over at Die Cuttin' Divas and #82 over at Cardz TV.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time Flies


Hello and happy Thursday and birthday to my first born Justin!  I am scheduling this post so no weather info today.  Today,s card is one that uses sketch inspiration from  Try Stamping on Tuesday #392.  The pattern paper came from the DCWV Teenage Dream 12x12 paper pad, the watch and sentiment came from the Richard Garay  Time Flies stamp and die set, finished the card by adding some NIcole nail heads.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you will return soon.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Sparkle


Hello and happy cold Wednesday with wet and slick advisories in our area; some school delays in other areas.  Today's card share uses sketch inspiration from Mojo Monday #508.  I switched the card orientation and used a cut apart from the paper pad for the sentiment and for the heart.  The pattern papers came from the Pebbles Girl Squad 6x6 paper pad and the gold foil paper is Recollections.  I finished the card by adding some Simple Stories enamel dots,  I was pleased with the outcome as I needed to add some encouragement to baby girl's lunch box this morning!  I am sharing this card for the enamel dots challenge #345 over at Use Your Stuff.

Thank you for your visit, stay warm and hurry back!

Monday, January 28, 2019

Spirit Week


Hello and happy cold Monday, trying to keep warm is getting harder.  The forecast calls for continued cold and the possibility of some rain or wintry mix within the next day or two.  Today's project share is another LO for baby girl's' high school album.  The journaling is hidden as this year's spirit week was different from past years.  She is wearing her senior class t-shirt with their names on the back for the first time.  I used sketch inspiration from Sketch N Scrap #168, paper from the Authentique Accomplished 12x12 paper pad, unbranded die for the t-shirt,  and other miscellaneous embellishments from my stash.  I cut the title using the Fontastic Fonts Cricut cartridge.

Thank you for your visit, be safe and stay warm.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Love


Hello and happy Sunday, mild temps in our area today.  Today's card uses inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #487.  I used some mulberry paper that I picked up from the crop,yesterday and some MS leftover pattern papers from a previous project.  I used an unbranded stitched circle die and a Bo Bunny Exprssions stamp for the sentiment and a heart shaped gem from my stash.

Thank you for your visit, take care and have a blessed day.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2018 Homecoming



Hello and happy Saturday, I went to a crop today and I wanted to share one of my completed projects. This is my second  completed LO for 2019 and it uses pictures from baby girl's last high school homecoming and it is the first time she had a date.  I struggled with choosing papers and embellishments but I like the outcome and I don't think the picture does it justice.  The base sheet of paper was given to me by one of the other ladies at the crop since I didn't want to use what I had originally planned.  All other items used on the LO have been in my stash for a while.  I am sharing this LO for the  numbers  challenge  #344 over at Use Your Stuff.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Flat Shaker Card


Hello and happy Friday afternoon, I am back to share my second post for the day.  I'm sharing this super easy flat shaker card that I put together after watching a YT video earlier this week.  I can't remember who shared it since I don't think it was one of the people that I usually watch and nor do I subscribe to their channel.  I used a Spellbinders label die to cut the shaker opening, paper from the Bo Bunny Modern Miss 6x6 paper pad, the Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut set and some Chocolate Cookies sequin mix from Spiegel Mom Scraps.  I finished the card by adding a little wood veneer heart.  I am sharing this card for the Anniversary challenge #94 over at Always Fun Challenges and the Anything Goes challenge #81 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Cut it Up #166 - Hearts


Hello and happy Friday, more cold weather in the weekend's forecast.   Today I am sharing my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog, the theme for challenge #166 is hearts (Valentine's Day) and our sponsor is ScrappyDew.

This is one of those cards where I struggled and have mixed feelings about the result.   The valentine bear came from our sponsor's vault, the papers came from a Martha Stewart Essentials 12x12 paper pad and the little sequin hearts have been in my stash for quite some time.   Since the bear was holding a love banner I decided not to add another sentiment.

Now that you've seen another one of my signature simple projects I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and share your Valentine's project for a chance to win a gift certificate from ScrappyDew.  The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, February 6,  2019 at noon EST.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return soon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Take a Chill Pill


Hello and happy Tuesday today's forecast calls for sunny skies, less wind and extremely cold temps.    Today's project share is a get well card that was requested by one of the card angel members. She requested something lighthearted for her father who is a general contractor and recently fell off a roof.   The pattern piece of paper came from the Love Nicole Time Machine 6x6 paper pad, I used  the Recollections Cheeky Modern Pop Chill Pill  stamp and die kit for the sentiment and pill, added a few enamel dots and this card was done!  Although I've had this stamp and die set in my stash for at least six months this was my first time using it!  I'm sharing this card for the Anything New challenge #113 over at Dies R Us.

Thank you for your visit, hope you'll return soon.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day


Hello and happy Monday and MLK Day!  It is so cold, a good day to stay inside if you can; I am going into work.  We didn't have any planned activities for today so I am going in and use my PTO on another day.  Today's project share is my first v-day card for this year, I used sketch inspiration from Fab Friday #155.  This is one of my signature quick and simple cards, I used  paper from the Pebbles Be Mine 6x6 paper pad, a stamped sentiment and a few Recollections enamel heart stickers.  I am sharing this card for the Hearts on Fire challenge over at Shopping Our Stash.

Thank you for your visit, have a good day, be safe and warm!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday Musings


Hello and happy Sunday, mild temps now but it is going to be really cold later.  I am doing a quick drive by post as I need to get dressed for church.  Today's card share is another birthday card using sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches #486 and pattern papers from the My Mind's Eye Happy Day 6x6 paper pad.   I finished the card with some stamping, a little coloring, some enamel dots, a Spellbinders oval die and an unbranded stitched oval die.  I'm sharing this card for the pastel color week challenge #471 over at Just us Girls.

Thank you for your visit, wishing you and yours a wonderful week.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thinking of You


Hello Friday, a forecast for the possibility of  another wintry mix within the next few days.  Today's card share is one created using this month's card sketch challenge over at  Stick it Down.  I used more scraps of paper from the My Mind's Eye Paris & Co 6x6 paper pad, just a few more projects using these papers and this pad will be done! I also used a Pink & Main stitched rectangle, a Paper Studio stamp and some enamel dots to finish off this card.  I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #81 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, hope you will come back soon!  Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Let's Celebrate


Hello and happy Thursday, seasonal temps and some cloudiness in our area this morning.  I'm back today with a quick driveby post as I had already scheduled my post through tomorrow!  There are just so many January birthdays within my circle and I'm on a personal challenge to try to conquer my mounting scrap paper stash!  I used sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge #390,  I received the papers as part of a challenge prize pack last year and it resurfaced while I was doing some organizing so I'm not sure which company sells the paper.  My plan is to finish it off this weekend.  I cut the tag using an unbranded die and the sentiment using one of the Spellbinders Die D Lites; finished the card by adding some sequins and Glimmer Mist.  I'm sharing this card for the Die Cuttin' Divas birthday challenge #403.

Take care and hurry back!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday Kayla


Hello and happy Wednesday, seasonal temps with the kids back in school as of yesterday!  Today I'm sharing a simple craft project that I put together for one of my daughter's friends that recently celebrated her birthday.  When shopping for her gift I had picked up a journal, an inspirational daily reading book and a pen but my daughter wanted include something a little more personal.  I had given my daughter one a few years ago and she really liked it so she wanted me to do one for her friend.  I  had everything in my stash with the exception of the letter K which came from ACMoore.  I used the Love You a  Latte cricut cartridge to cut the little frappe cup which is one of her favorite Starbucks drink. I'm sharing this project for the Anything Goes challenge #80 over at Cardz TV and the challenge #30 over at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll return soon!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Just Because


Hello and happy Monday, another inclement weather day for the kids in our area.  I am taking a break from birthday cards today as  I am still trying to use my stash of paper scraps; I just can't seem to toss leftover pieces of paper.  Today's card uses sketch inspiration from card sketch #137 over at Sketch N Scrap.  The paper used came from the My Mind's Eye Fancy That 6x6 paper pad, I used unbranded dies for the bow and the stitched circle, added a stamped sentiment and a few Queen & Co Jellies and this card is ready to go postal.

Thank you for your visit,  have a wonderful week and stay safe if you have to go out.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Saturday Musings


Hello and happy cold Saturday, we are currently on snow watch!    I am planning a very lazy day, which I might regret when Monday rolls around.  Today I am sharing another birthday card where I used sketch inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It's the beginning of the year and as I continue to try to de-clutter and use my scraps,  I created this card using only paper scraps and an unused diecut.  I know that the pattern papers are ffrom My Mind's Eye but I don't know which 6x6 pad!  Another card done and ready to go postal to one of my high school besties!

Thank you for visit, I hope you will return again soon.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Cut it Up #165 - How's the Weather


Hello and happy Friday, today's project share is my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  The theme for challenge #165 is How's the Weather and our sponsor is Avery Elle.

I struggled with coming up with a project for this challenge as our weather in this area has been somewhat unseasonable at  times.  So I decided to just go with a winter theme since it is winter and the forecast calls for the possibility of some snow flurries this weekend!  The snowflake pattern paper is from a Recollections pack from several years ago, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the window and my Cricut to cut the snowflakes.  The sentiment came from the Cardz TV Snow Day stamp set, added a few crystal Stickles to the frame and this card was done!  I'm sharing this card for the Winter Blues challenge #385 over at Shopping Our Stash.

Now that you've seen my project I hope you will head over to the Cut it Up challenge blog for more inspiration and decided to share your How's the Weather project for a chance to win a gift certificate from our sponsor.   The challenge starts today and ends on Wednesday, January 23 at noon (EST).

Thank you for your visit, have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Enjoy Your Special Day


Hello happy cold and windy Thursday, did my shopping last night in preparation for the forecast for snow this weekend.  Today I am doing a super quick driveby post to share another birthday card, I used sketch inspiration from Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  The papers came from the My Mind's Eye Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad, the stitched oval was cut using an unbranded die and the stamp is from a  Bo Bunny sentiments set.  I heat embossed the sentiment and added it to the card with some foam adhesive. I  have mixed feelings about this card, another one where I only using pattern paper:  I didn't even add any embellishments.  I'm sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #80 over at Cardz TV.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you'll come back tomorrow for my latest design team project for the Cut it Up challenge blog.  Take care and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

O Happy Day


Hello and happy Wednesday, seasonal temps after a mild weather day yesterday.  Today I am sharing my first male card for 2019; sketch inspiration for this card came from Mojo Monday #506.  The pattern  paper came from the My Mind's Eye Hey Mister 6x6 pad and the foil paper used for the title and scallop edge was a leftover piece from another project.  I cut the title using the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge and one of the Crafter's Companion  Edge Die'sire create-a-card dies for the scallop;  added a few black enamel dots to finish the card. I'm sharing this card for the Glitter or Foil challenge #402 over at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Thank you for your visit and I hope you'll return again soon.

Monday, January 7, 2019

HBD Andrea


Hello and happy Monday,  we have gray skies  and cool temps here in our area.   Today's project share is another birthday card using sketch inspiration from challenge #401 from Die Cuttin' Divas.  I used an unbranded die for the tag, paper from the AC Spring 6x6 paper pad, a few enamel dots and the  Richard Garay  Spellbinders Celebrations Sweet stamp set.  The image was colored using Sargent Art pencils.  Another birthday card done and ready to go postal to my aunt Andrea!

Hope you have a wonderful week and that you'll return soon.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Birthday Card Frenzy



Hello and happy Sunday, I meant to share yesterday butt as life would have it I didn't have time.  Today's project share is a birthday card created using sketch inspiration from Atlantic Hearts sketch #297.  I used paper from the My Mind's Eye Fancy That  6x6 paper pad, some Recollections foil paper, a Hampton Arts Stamp and Cut set for the sentiment and a gem cut using the Once Upon a Princess Cricut cartridge.  This is one of those cards where I had a hard time getting a good picture, too much foil paper.    I am sharing this card for the Anything Goes challenge #80 over at Cardz TV.  I need about ten cards this month so I really need to get busy!

Thank you for your visit and I hope you will return soon.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

First Thursday


Hello and happy first Thursday, it's raining with seasonal temps here in our area.  So much has been going on that I haven't really had time to create or share on my blog this year.  Today I am sharing a super quick card that I put together using sketch inspiration from Fab Friday #153 and I am racing to get it posted and shared on the blog as I am coming in under the wire.  I used papers from the WeR Memory Keepers Typecast paper pad that I was gifted a few years ago.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Bo Bunny Expressions set that I picked up from TM.  I used an unbranded die to cut the stitched circle and added it to the card with some foam adhesive.  Added a few enamel dots and this encouragement card is ready to go!  I am sharing this card for the January - Anything Goes challenge #30 over at Love to Craft.

Thank you for your visit, I hope your new year is off to a great start and that you'll come back again soon.