Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Sparkle....Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year, may your days be bright and full of sparkle! Using My Mind's Eye papers and alpha stickers...luv these! I had to play along with Color Q, gorgeous color combo and the Monday Lunchtime sketch is a keeper...sweeet!

Color Q: colors/CQC22
Monday Lunchtime: sketch/TSSC295

Love Life

Happy New Years Eve...LOVE LIFE! I luv the new Lost & Found Record It Antique collection and I also luv, luv, luv the Heirloom collection...they are both so gorgeous! I have used the Antique collection for this card, so luv the glittered ampersand. I also used the SU envelope punch to make the edge of my card look like a file folder...luv this! I can then add a gorgeous piece of patterned paper to peek through....sweeeet! I hope you have made big plans for 2014, I know I am excited and ready for great things! I am thinking big(I hope not my waistline...lol)...just living life to the fullest each and everyday...LOVE LIFE......enjoy!

Shabby Tea Room: black, kraft, and white/#199
Try Stampin On Tuesday: sketch/#148

Monday, December 30, 2013

Light Tomorrow

Kathy H go here. Ok, so my card did not turn out CAS, even though I used the Clean & Simple sketch...lol. I got a bit carried away with the flowers and could not stop creating and designing. Sometimes I have a hard time not picking up the distressing tool...lol. I had a blast with this card, used the Verve sentiment Plain Jane Light Tomorrow...it is only $1.50...WOW...you can not beat the sale Julee is having....check it out here....enjoy!

Stamps: Plain Jane Light Tomorrow(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: SU Border Die, Sizzix Leaf Die, Flowers, Burlap String, Seam Binding, Button, Pearl, Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Clean & Simple: sketch/#272

Mojo Monday/MOJO326-Keep Shining

TO: Kathy H(I do not know how to get in touch with you, so I am sharing here). or anyone else who wants to know....lol. Julee Tilman started Mojo Monday waaaaayyy back when...lol. You can go to the Mojo Monday Blog and scroll the top tabs to get the sketches back to 2010. The very first Mojo sketch started on Julee's blog, it is September 3, 2007. I hope this helps ya!

Good morning, we are only hours away from a New Year...yippie...I am looking forward top 2014. I am all about new beginnings! My little circle card today is for me...lol...I want to "keep shining" into 2014, no matter what we have gone through we should always shine! The sentiment is from the Verve set Shining Star. I sorta turned the sketch a bit, luv the straight clean lines and all the polka dots...cuuuute. I have added several glimmer stars, they are tiny but very cute. Be sure to check out the mojo makers creations, these ladies are amazing! Happy Monday and Happy New Years Eve Eve....teehehehehe....enjoy!

Stamps: Shining Star(Verve Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock, SU Glimmer Paper, and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Starry Die Set By Verve, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Nesties and Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Doily, Buralp String, Washi Tape, and Glue Dots

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO326

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Thinkin' About Ya

I am so excited to be sharing my CAS card with you tonight, I am one of the guest CAS alumni for the SCS CAS253 challenge. I have used the MFT dies from the Blueprint Die set to make my flowers. I used the awesome felt, purchased from this Etsy shop; Sweet Emma Jean. I put a silver pearl in the center of each flower. I luv the grey with this slate blue and white. I also added some spritzing.....sweeeet! Be sure to head over to SCS, to play along with this weeks CAS challenge. Have a super day...enjoy!

Stamps: Frame It(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Grey Card Stock
Ink: Archival Coffee(Ranger), Mr Huey's Spritz, and Copic Marker
Accessories: MFT Blueprint Die, Felt, Pearls, and Best Glue Ever

CAS(E) this Sketch: sketch/CTS58

Wishing You The Sweetest Things...

...throughout the New Year! I must say that that has got to be one of my favorite sentiments, it is so thoughtful and sweet! That is my wish to you this year....sweet things!  For those who visit and read my blog, thank you so much for your support week after week; I really hope that 2014 is the best year ever for YOU! I have used The Sweet Sunday Sketch and used my MFT stamps...I wish I had more time to use all the wonderful products I have(I need to do that in 2014...*grin*). I have began to think about the New Year...I am sooooo ready for it to be here, I luv new beginnings! What are some of the goals you have set for yourself? Be sure to stop back by, I have lots to share in the next day or two....enjoy!

Sweet Sunday: sketch/SSSC200

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Life Is Good

I wanted to play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches, I adore the sketch from last week and this week is "anything goes". So, I used the sketch from last week since I had missed playing. I luv using grey and paired it with coral/pink....I added some darker gemstones to give my card some pop! The sentiment is from My Mind's Eye Antique Alpha and Word Stickers, I luv these.....heavy duty stickers! I am having fun creating a little more while on my Christmas break....enjoy!

Stamps: None
Paper: Grey Card Stock and My Mind's Eye Designer Papers
Ink: Heidi Swapp Spritz
Accessories: My Mind's Eye Antique Alpha and Word Stickers, Doily, Carnival Tickets, Bakers Twine, Distressing Tool, Gemstones, and Glue Dots

Tuesday Morning Sketches: anything goes/#130
Simon Says Stamp: bring on the bling

Birthday Wishes

I had to play along with the gals from Waltzinmgouse Fanatics Challenge Blog, I adore these colors....the grey, peach, and the pop of black....swooon. I have used the Waltzingmouse beautiful script sentiment from the set
Big Day Today. I wanted to let you know about the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog, the DT will be sharing new creations every other day; check it out here....I am sharing today! Also, wanted to share with you the new Card Concept Challenge, that will begin in 2014, check it out here....enjoy!

Stamps: Big Day Today(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: Black Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Doily, Carnival Tickets, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Button, Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Atlantic Hearts: sketch/#35

My Heart....Belongs To You

Hi peeps, I am up on the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog today, not sure if you have heard my the design team will be sharing a new creation every other day...woohooo...that is a lot of inspiration! I am super eager to get started on Valentines creations, it is my all time favorite holiday to create cards. I always end up with way more than I can send...lol. I started with the WM Teeny Trees set, darlin...one of my favorite sets! I added the sweet tiny nordic hearts, soooo cute; they are from the WM set Nordic Spring. I then added a banner sentiment using the set WM My Heart. I luv this color combo, red, blue, and grey; I am luving using grey lately. Also, I wanted to share about the new challenge blog, that will start in 2014; I am the first guest designer, check it out here! Well, that is all from me today; pick up your WM Valentine stamps today and start creating those luv cards!

Stamps: Nordic SpringMy Heart, and Teeny Trees(Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock and Cupid's Arrow(My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, and Scalloped Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Bakers Twine, Gemstones, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares,m and Glue Dots

Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#112
Simon Says Stamp: "bling it on"

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Thank You

Hi peeps, I need thank you cards...I have had a wonderful Christmas! I need to show my heartfelt appreciation to several family members and friends! I knew I wanted to play along with the Retro sketch for the week, it was a challenge, but lots of fun! I used the book page flower I had on my desk, added a circle felt piece and then a button and twine. Lots of fun, can't wait to do some more creating. Have a super day...enjoy!

Retro Sketches: sketch/RS95

Merry Christmas

May the joy of the Lord fill your heart this Christmas!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Thinking of YOU

Having some more fun playing with a few challenges. A little more CAS this time, using a all time favorite color combo aqua and red. A added a strip of dry embossing under the bakers twine and off set the sentiment above. The sentiment is from the Verve set Take Note...psssst..it's on sale! It is hard to see but the strip of aqua paper over the collage of banners is glitter paper.....swooon. Have a fabulous day...enjoy!

Freshly Made Sketches: sketch/FMS117
Friday MashUP: glimmer/FM140
Simon Says Stamp: bling it on

You Make Me Happy

hi, i am sharing a card I created to play along with JUGS and Unscripted Sketches. I have been so busy that I have not even had time to create...sigh...I am off for a long Christmas break and I am looking forward to spending some time in my studio. I have used My Mind's Eye for this card, the paper collection is from last year; Lost & Found Ruby Collection. The ephemera pieces are from this years Lost & Found Record It Collection. I have some very exciting news to share, check out this post and the new Card Concept Challenge Blog that is starting in January...woohoo! Have a wonderful day...enjoy!

JUGS: colors/#220
Unscripted Sketches: sketch/#236

Card Concept Guest Spot

I am super excited to share that I am the first Guest Designer on the new Card Concept Challenge Blog. What an amazing challenge blog it will be, head over and read all about the new challenges to come in 2014! Thanks Lesley for asking me to play along with the first month...woohoo! I am representing the Freestyle Collage, read all about the six different styles...this will be a blast! Today's card is a sample of the freestyle collage, it makes me soooo happy to create a freestyle collage card.....I can pull whatever little tid bit I have lying on my desk...eeeeccckkkk and I get to use scraps, washi tape, distressing, spritzing, and gems! The sentiment is from the Verve set Framed Wishes(discontinued). Sure hope you will join us for the new Card Concept Challenge....enjoy!

Stamps: Framed Wishes(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Flag It Dies Set by Verve, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, Doily, Tim Holtz Mini Stapler, Heidi Swapp Spritz, Enamel Gots, Washi Tape, Burlap String, Button, Janome Sewing machine, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Cardabilities: sketch/#89

Mojo Monday/MOJO325-God Is Able

Good morning peeps, hope you are full of the Christmas spirit...we have already started the fun with family and friends! I am off until January 6, so I am ready to get some creating done. I have been so busy, I have not had much time to create. I am soooooo ready to start a new year and look forward to what God has for us...He is able! The sentiment I used is from the Verve set Each Day, it is one of my many favorite Verve sets. Julee is having a awesome SALE, check it out! I have used the bold color combo from the Dynamic Duos color challenge. Merry Christmas...enjoy!

Dynamic Duos: colors/DD84
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO325

Stamps: Each Day(Verve Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers 
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Riding Hood Red(SU)
Accessories: A Cut Above Jotted Heart Die and Wavy Heart Die by Verve, Washi Tape, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Enamel Dots, Button, SU Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO324-Birthday Wishes

 This is for today's Mojo monday sketch, it was designed by me...luv the sweet little banner. I used a chipboard snowflake for my focal point; I sponged it, covered it in glitter, and added a sweet gemstone to the center...swoooon. For my banner I used the Verve Cut Above Award Banner Trim Die...psssssttt......it's on sale! The cute birthday sentiment is from the set Joyful Blooms. I can't wait to see what you create...enjoy!

Stamps: Joyful Blooms(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Kraft Card Stock and Designer Paper
Ink: Coffee Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Award Banner Trim Die by Verve, Chipboard Snowflake, Gemstone, Seam Binding, Button, Burlap String, Pinking Shears, Distressing Tool, Glitter, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Dynamic Duos: colors/DD83
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO324

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Praying For You

hi ya! I have a card to share to tell you about the great giveaway at Word Art Wednesday, YES Verve is the sponsor...Yippie! Word Art Wednesday is an anything uplifting goes, I luv to use my Verve sentiments when playing along...Verve stamps are very uplifting! I have used glittered stars, spritzing, and button with twine. I had a blast with this one...hope you are getting in the festive mood. I have made four cheese balls, cookies, and will be heading shopping tomorrow....enjoy!

Paper: Gray Card Stock and SU Glimmer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger), Heidi Swapp Spritz, and Mr Huey's Spritz 
Accessories: Spellbinders Star Dies, SU Square Punch, Doily, Washi Tape, Burlap String, Button, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#111
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO323-God's Promises Shine

I am sharing my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch. I am also up on the Verve Blog, sharing my take on this Month's Diva Dare. It is a super fun month, be sure to stop by the Verve Blog each day to see what each diva has shared. I have used the Verve stamp sets, Polka Stars and Shining Star. Be sure to see what the other Mojo makers have created...enjoy!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Verve's Diva Inspiration Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Diva Inspiration Hop for December. I needed a sympathy card for a family that lost a child. I thought all of the hearts where perfect, but I wanted to single out just one. So I colored one single heart red to make it more special. The border heart stamp in from the Verve set Hundred Hearts, the sympathy sentiment is a Plain Jane.

1. Julee12. Andrea
2. Amy13. Teresa
3. Anya14. Charmaine
4. Betty15. Laurie S,
5. Jessica16. Stacey {Guest}
6. Karen17. Jen
7. Sankari18. Maureen
8. Sarah19. Marisa
10. Susan20. Christyne
11. Tiffany21. Christyne

Welcome to Verve's December Diva Inspirations Hop. It's the 5th of the month and that means it's hopping time. We love to get our Verve inky around here. So pull up a chair and take a tour of some fun creations using Verve favorites .It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines.

Stamps: Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane and Hundred Hearts(Verve Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock and Teresa Collins Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Baja Breeze(SU)
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Seam Binding, Burlap String, Button, Best Glue Ever, and Glue Dots

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO322-His Name Jesus

Good morning, well the Christmas season is in full swing and I can't wait. I am super busy this month, but can't wait to start making some sweet treats! I am sharing today's mojo sketch and card...another great sketch and a keeper! I have used the Verve stamp set Unto Us, this is prolly one of my favorite sets...luv the faith based sentiments for Christmas...representing the true meaning of Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful Monday, remember it is contest week at the Mojo Monday Blog; you gotta luv that....enjoy!

Stamps: Unto Us(Verve Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock, Glimmer Paper(SU) and Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Midnight Muse(SU)
Accessories: A Cut Above Classy Label Die by Verve, Teresa Collins Large Gems, Jungle Bells, Seam Binding, Burlap String, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Dynamic Duos: colors/DD81
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO322
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes