Saturday, November 18, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #73 - Seasons Greetings
Hello! I am happy to be hosting this weeks Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge! This week I invited Susan Opel to be our guest!
Here is the card I created for this weeks challenge:

   I used the beautiful Papertrey Ink Tinsel and Tags make It Market Kit. The snowflake are from the MFT stamp set "Simple Snowflakes". Christmas card making is my favorite time of year!

   I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge!
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Celebrating Fall With YNS

Hello! Today I am sharing two cards I created using the adorable YNS stamp set “Sandy Squirrel. I have always enjoyed watching and feeding squirrels. They have so much personality! This stamp set was just too cute to pass up! Here are the cards I made:

I LOVE all of the adorable die cuts that YNS has. That stitched grass, so cute! I colored my squirrel with Copic markers and the background was created using Distress Oxcide ink. 

To create my second card I used the masking technique to create my tower of squirrels. 
Karen at YNS was nice enough to give me an extra Sandy Squirrel stamp set to share with a lucky commentor on today’s post! I’ll draw the name of the winner on Saturday afternoon. Thanks for stopping by! 

Sandy Squirrel - Autumn Greetings (CYNS300)

Sandy Squirrel - Autumn Greetings Die Set (YNSD329)

Stitched Grass Die (YNSD516)

Stitched Puffy Cloud Die Set (YNSD515)

Crazy For Coffee 6x6 Paper Pad (YNSPP011)
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Inspired By All The Little Things #69 - Every Piece of You!

 Hello,  I am thrilled to be hosting this weeks "Inspired By All The Little Things challenge! I am in LOVE with this weeks Autumn inspired photo:
Here is the card I created for this weeks challenge:
 To create my card I used the adorable MFT stamp sets "Kitschy Kitchen", and the sentiment is from "Lets Get Cozy". This sentiment set wasn't meant to go with Kitschy Kitchen but it totally works!

                            I really had fun creating this card. I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things!. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Inspired By The Little Things #65 - Sending Lots of Love

Hello! I am very excited to be hosting this week Inspired By All the Little Things challenge! Here is the inspiration photo!

And here is the card I created:

Whew, it's been awhile since I made a card! For anyone that may not know we moved from Arkansas to Virginia last month. We finally moved into our new house 3 weeks ago! Life has been pretty crazy.

To create my card I used the Stitched Flowers Die-namics from MFT. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! set "Lots of Love". I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder.

I hope you will play along with us this week at Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Essentials By Ellen July Release - Lets Be Mermaids!

     Hello! I am thrilled to be joining Ellen Hutson this week to share a card using a stamp set designed by the super talented Julie Ebersole! Here is the "Mermaid Tailstamp and die set I used to create my card:

                                                              And here is my card!

     I stamped my mermaid tail using the Hero Arts "Mermaid" Ombre ink pad. It works perfectly! I used Peerless Watercolors to create my ocean themed color wash. To add a bit of gold I sponged a little bit of Gold Delicatta ink directly onto my card base. I had a lot of fun making this card, and  Mermaid Tail is such a unique stamped image. It's a definite must have! Thanks for stopping by!

Hero Arts Ombré Ink Pad Mermaid 

Peerless Watercolor set of 15

MFT Blueprints 25

MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder 

 Crafters Companion Shimmering Card Stock Gold Dust

Delicata Ink Pad Golden Glitz

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Life Happens

Hello! I am thrilled to be playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I created my card using brand new goodies from the newly released Stampin' Up! Catalog.

To create my card I used the SU set "Coffee Cafe" with matching thinlits and patterned paper. I adore this collection!! Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge 76 - Thank You

Hello and welcome to The Card Concept Challenge 76. This is our last challenge until Fall so you'll definitely want to play along! Check out this weeks inspiration:
Here is the card I created:

   I created a Clean and Simple card using the brand new set from Stampin' Up! "Floral Statements". If you would like to purchase this beautiful set be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! store. I colored this beauty using Copic markers.

      We would love for you to play along with us this week at The Card Concept! Have a great week!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Have a Sweet Day!

    Hello! I am here sharing a card I created just for the sheer joy of creating! I used the adorable Birdie Brown stamp set from MFT Polynesian Paradise. The cute little pineapple background was created using the Pineapple MFT background stamp. I colored that little cutie with Copic markers. All of my dies are also from MFT. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Card Concept Challenge #75 - Hello Friend

Hello and happy Wednesday! It's time for a brand new The Card Concept Challenge! We have a beautiful inspiration photo for you to play with:

I think this is my all time favorite inspiration photo so far! Here is the card I created:

2. Clean and Layered
  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some coloured images at times
  • white space
         I often use the "Clean and Layered design concept when creating cards. I love the look of a "polished" card, something you could frame if you wanted to. Ithas definitely been my go-to for years.
               To create my card I used the beautiful "Stitched Roses" stamp set by Waffle Flower stamps. I was an avid cross stitcher before I became a card maker. This set comebines the best of both worlds! All of my patterned paper is from Stampin' Up!and the dies I used are from My Favorite Things.
        I hope you will play along with us for our 2 week challenge at The Card Concept!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Top Flight Stamps - Spread Your Wings
Hello friends! I am pleased to be here today to share a card I created for the fabulous new online stamp store Topflight Stamps. This United States based store features stamp sets from companies all over the world without having to pay for international postage! Here is the card I created using stamps from Darkroom Door.

    I used the beautiful "Hummingbirds" stamp set to create my card. I really love hummingbirds, and have actually fed them out of my hands! If you are a hummer lover like I am then this set definitely needs to come home with you!  Be sure to visit the Topflight Stamps store to order your set! Thanks for stopping by!