Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wherever you go...

Hello there!

Tonight I'm playing along with two challenges...

and ColourQ...

Here is what I came up with...

I used America the Beautiful die and Going Places stamp set from Sigar Pea Designs. The colored cardstock are from Papertrey Ink.

The banner die is from Spellbinders. I used black ink from Memento. I scattered sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Kept this post short and sweet!

Thanks for taking a peek!!!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Miss You

Hello there!

Just stopping by with a quick post to share.

I combined three challenges for one card...

and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Sparkle and Shine

I also combined some stamps. The flower and snail are from Lawn Fawn, Gleeful Gardens stamps and dies. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches, Scripty Sayings.

I stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copic Markers. I sponged the background with Color Box ink in surf and fresh green. I created the frame using stitched square dies from Lil'Inker Designs. The white cardstock and gems are from Recollections. I added some white accents with a gel pen. The twine is from Michaels.

Thanks for taking a peek!


Monday, July 20, 2015

You're a Treasure

Hello all!
Hope you are enjoying your summer!
We are having a fun time here!

Just stopping by to share a card with you...
I pulled out the stamp set Ahoy Me Hearty from Paper Smooches.

I stamped the background with 'treasure trail' stamp in Memento black ink onto white cardstock from Recollections.
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch

I die cut the center panel with a stitched square die from Lil'Inker Designs. I colored the pirate parrot and gems with Copic Markers...btw, Joanns has Copic Ciao Markers from $3.59!!!  I added some Wink of Stella to the gems and some white accents with a gel pen. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto black cardstock.
I followed the color palette from Just Us Girls...

And of course...Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge...

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

July 16: Paper Sweeties July Release Rewind!

Hello there Sweeties Fans!!!
Alas, today is the last day for the Paper Sweeties July Release :(

Today I am using Bee Happy Sweet Cuts , I used the butterfly and leaves die and cut some gold foil cardstock and vellum stems. The flower buds are from Recollections.  I added a tag from                    Stitched Tag Dies 1

I stamped the sentiment in the center of the tag from the stamp set Hello Friend. I used embossing paste and a stencil to add texture to the background.

I added some black twine from the Sweeties Shop.  I finished the card with some scattered gems.
I am adding this to Just Us Girls

Hope you can stop by the designer blogs for some inspiration...

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 15: Paper Sweeties July Release Party!

Hello All!!!

Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties July Release!!!
It's Day 3 and today is the day the stamps and dies are available for purchase in the 

Here's a peek at the newbies...


Sweet Cuts, Wish
Bee Happy

Sweet Cuts, Bee Happy

Today I am using Bee Happy stamps and Sweet Cuts dies...
I colored them orange and black to mimic monarch butterflies...had so much fun coloring with my Copic Markers! I also used the set Hello Friend for the banner and sentiment. Love the creamsicle sequins Paper Sweeties has!!! I used a polka dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug to emboss the white cardstock.
And of course....I had to make a coordinating tag!!! I used Sweet Cuts-Stitched Tags 1. The sentiment is also from Hello Friend Stamp Set. The twine and seambinding are also found in the Sweeties Shop!!!
I have a little 10 year old who will be celebrating her birthday soon...this will be just perfect for her!

I am adding this card to 

and also 
CAS-ual Chic...their first challenge...yeah!!!

Hope you can stop by the Designer blogs for some amazing inspiration!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 14: Paper Sweeties July Release Countdown!

Hey there!
Welcome back to Day 2 of the Paper Sweeties Release!!!

Today I am showing you what I created using both sets of new stamps and coordinating dies, Bee Happy and Wish...
I knew I wanted to mimic the dots on this adorable ladybug!!! So I used two different sized hole punches and went to town making black and red dots. 

I adhered the die cut sentiment and bug onto some circle and scallop circle die cuts from Spellbinders. I used Copic Markers to color. I added some dimples using a white gel pen.

For the tag I used the set Bee Happy and Sweet Cuts Stitched Tag Dies 1.  The red twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop.
I am adding the card to CAS(E) this Sketch...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Hope you will hop along with the Designers...

See you tomorrow!


Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13: Paper Sweeties July Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!
It's release time time over at Paper Sweeties!!!
This is such a fun and sweet release!!! Two adorable new stamp sets with corrdinating dies...Today I am showing you the stamp set Bee Happy and it's coordinating die.

This is the happiest bee I have had the pleasure of coloring, the cutest too!!! After I stamped this little bugger repeatedly, I colored him with Copic Markers. I also stamped the sentiment repeatedly. 
I added a little something extra to the bee...some Wink of Stella to the wings and some white dots to the eyes and dimples.  The yellow sequin and black twine can be found in the Sweeties Shop!
I added a scalloped border with some vellum and a border punch.

I created this adorable tag too! Loooove the sentiment!!! I used the Sweet Cuts Stitched Tag Dies 1.  All cardstock is from Recollections and the black ink is from Memento. Yellow ribbon is from Michaels.

I am adding this card to the CASology challenge...repeat (bee and sentiment)

Hope you can join us over on the Paper Sweeties blog for a fun blog hop!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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!!!!!!