Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Many Thanks

Hello there!
How are you all doing? I ahve the stomach bug going around in my home...I'm doing everything I can to will it away...I am so empathetic to the sound and smell... it just sets off my gag reflex!

Todays card embodies what I am yearning for...spring flowers!!! I just want the windoes open and allow the fresh air and the smell of flowers in!

The floral boquet and sentiment stamps are from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds and Word Salad.
The wood pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye.  The paper doilies are fromRecollections.
I used the inspiration photo from Just Us Girls
 and the tic tac toe board from The Paper Players...I used any shade of yellow, die cut and flowers
I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers in shades Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35, YG61, YG63, E23 and E25.
I added some white accents to the centers of the flowers and scattered some enamel dots. 
Also playing along with Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hello Baby

Hello crafters!

Alas, the weekend has almost come to an end...but I am happy the sun is shinning!

Today I am playing along with a few challenges..
I am following the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

and the cue word from Addicted to CAS

I used three stamps sets from Paper Smooches, We Adore You, Luminous Spring and Scripty Sayings. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the square and scalloped frames. I used black ink from Memento and Copic Markers in W1, W2, W3, R81, R83 and R85. 

I added some white polka dots with a white gel pen. The sequin stars and alphabet stickers are from Michaels.
I was also inspired by the photo from showCASe your style
 and the Sparks Challenge from Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by!

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

True Friend...See you Again

Hello there!
I'm just stopping by to share a few cards for a few challenges...

I used CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Wonderful Words for the flowers and the sentiment is from Lil'Inker Designs, Fancy Feathers. I used black ink from Memento and colored the flowers with some Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a white gel pen. 

I cut the banner with a Spellbinders Die and inked it up with shabby pink ink from Color Box. I added some clear gems. White cardstock is Recollections.

Next card...

I used the stamp set Promenade from Paper Smooches.  Black ink from Memento and some Copic Markers.  The pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I cut the rectangle mats with Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangle Dies.
The clouds are also Paper Smooches, Cute Clouds Dies. Red cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The white cardstock is Recollections. I added some glossy accents to the lamp post.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!!!


Friday, March 20, 2015


It's snowing... no, really!
I keep looking out the window hoping I am mistaken...but it is.

So I am crafting...
I really like the spring colors from Colour Me...!
and the sketch from Sparkle and Shine Challenge...

The Colour Me inspiration photo made me yearn to see buds on trees and hear lawn mowers trimming grass! I inked up Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds again.

I stamped the floral boquet with wet cement ink from Hero Arts and colored them in with Copic Markers. I used W1,2,3 and W5, Y13 and 15 and B24. The sentiment was samped with memento black ink.

I added some white accents with a white gel pen. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh. The yellow cardstock is Papertrey Ink, the white Recollections. I used a floral brocade embossing folder from Cuttlebug...had to dust it off first. 
This is my last entry for Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...the link is closing soon

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you are enjoying pleasant weather in your neck of the woods!


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You are Appreciated

Hello again!!!
I just wanted to pop in and share a card I created.
I combined a sketch from 
and a fun, vibrant color palette from

I pulled out a set from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds, I have not had a chance to ink up...
The sentiment is also Paper Smooches, Word Salad. I used memento black ink and Copic Markers. I added some white accents with a white gel pen. 
I am adding this to both Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge and the April Guest Search...

The color cardstock is from Papertrey Ink, the white cardstock and vellum are Recollections. I used Circles and Diamonds Stitched die plate and Stitched Rectangle Mats from Lil'Inkers. The banner die is from Mama Elephant. 

Thanks for taking a peek!!


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Hello Friend

Hello there crafters!!!
I hope you have been enjoying some fine weather...it has been pretty nice here in New York.
The birds are chirping and I hope to see some buds sprouting on trees very soon!!!

Today I am sharing a few cards with you for a few challenges...

and Just Us Girls...splatters!
I was happy to see that the deadline for Retro Sketches was extended...it is such a great sketch!
I used a yellow bold striped paper from My Mind's Eye. I used Lots Links stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and chose the chain link stamp to stamp in between the stripes. I colored the squares with some Copic Markers. The flower was created using lovely layers die set from Papertrey Ink. The tiny tag die and color cardstock are also from PTI.

The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties, Hello Friend. I made the splatter marks with Heidi Swapp shine mist spray and than added some clear gems. The burlap string was from Michaels.

Next challenge is Curtain Call...
I knew exactly where I was going with this photo...
I used the sweet Abigail stamp and dressed her up in the cutest bunny costume ever, Bunny Hugs and Kisses. The sentiment is from the same set. The easter basket is from Jelly Bean Time. The twine is from the Sweeties Shop. 
I used Copic Markers to color and I added some white accents with a white gel pen. The pattern paper is from  My Mind's Eye. The tiny heart is from the tiny tag die cut for the card above.

Thanks for taking a peek!!!


Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16: Paper Sweeties March Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties March Release!

Today is the last day...sigh...but the design team gets to have some fun mixing the new release with some old sets!
Today I used the sentiment and tiny flower from I Pick You, and the flower and leaf from Pretty Posies

I used black ink from memento and Copic Markers. White cardstock from Recollections. Corner punch from Fiskars.
I am adding this to The Paper Players...

Hope you will check out what the design team created...

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

You're a Treasure

I have a quick post to share with you...I have to get ready for a school dance with my daughters! The rain has finally stopped, so my hair should look decent!!! My oldest daughter just turned 13 and wanted to wear her first pair of heels...yikes!!! I purchased a pair from Payless...and had her walk around the house to get use to them...clank, clank, clank!!!! She did pretty well...she is use to trying on mine!!!

Today's card is for a few challenges...

All the stamps and coordinating dies I am using are from Paper Smooches, Ahoy Me Hearty. This stamp set is soooooo much fun!!!!!! I used a Spellbinders oval die to cut the window. I masked the area and used green moss ink from Colorbox to shade the treasure map. 

I think I used every shade of green in the Copic spectrum to color the parrot!!! The white accents were added with a white gel pen and I added some glitter to the gems with a Wink of Stella glitter pen. Black ink is memento. The white cardstock is Recollections and enamel dots are My Mind's Eye.
I am also palying along with the newest Sparks challenge...

Thanks for taking a peek!!!!


March 15: Paper Sweeties March Release Party!

Hello again!
Welcome to Day 3 of the Paper Sweeties Release Week!!!!
Today is the day the newest sets are available for purchase in the Shop!

Today I used 'I Pick You'

I just the elements in this stamp set...this flower, frog, butterfly, basket, shovel, outfit and hat and sweet sentiments!!! I used black ink from memento and the pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. The green twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop.
After I colored the images with Copics I added some glossy accents to the frog and some white accents with a gel pen.
I am playing along with Fusion Card Challenge...I used the floral pic and used flowers!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you will visit the Designers and see what they have created!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 14: Paper Sweeties March Release Countdown!

Hello there! Today is Day 2 of the March Paper Sweeties Release!!!

Today I am showing you what I created using Sweet Cuts Stitched Tags #1

I used the stitched scalloped circle die to create a set of flower tags! 
I used the color palette from Color Throwdown...

The stem die is from the Sweet Cuts set Hippity Hoppity Easter Wishes and the sentiments are from the set Beautiful.  How about some adorable sequins and pretty twine!!!

Come check out what the amazing Design Team has created...