Monday, March 31, 2014

Mojo Monday/MOJO339-U R Simply Amazing

It is time for a tall & skinny Mojo Monday sketch, soooo fun to make and even more fun to send. I have used two glittered chipboard letters to be the main focal point of the sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Verve set Bountiful Backgrounds. A super trendy set with great borders and backgrounds. This weeks sketch fits perfect with the JUGS tall & skinny challenge. I hope you join us for the tall & skinny sketch, can't wait to see what you create......sparkle & shine!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Be Amazing

Having a lot of fun with the Cardabilities sketch, I sooo luv their sketches. I have used a Tim Holtz Stencil and the amazing embossing paste...I am having a blast with this super simple and amazing way to embellish! I luv texture and depth, so adding an extra thick layer of paste is my favorite way to show it off.....squeeeeeel. I used a couple of crocheted flowers with enamel dots, a chipboard heart with stickles, and some gemstones. The links are below to what is in my card, click on the image go to a direct link. I fill like creating some more, I think I'll head back to my studio...sparkle & shine!

Cardabilities: sketch/#95
Pink Elephant: one of my, grey, and white

Viva la Verve March WK 4-Fabulous Birthday

Hi peeps, it is Friday and some of the Verve DT are sharing samples from this weeks Viva la Verve sketch; I had such fun playing along! I used the amazing color combo from The Color Throwdown; I am telling ya, anything with green gets me every time and this is even paired with pink...swooon! I was in the mood for a little distressing and ink spritzing, messy goodness is what I like to call Scattered a few sequins(I am soooo luvin the Doodlebug sequins) and gems to complete my card....sparkle & shine!

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD285
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVMAR2014

Waltzingmouse Team Talk

I am sharing today on the Waltzingmouse Team Talk Blog, check it out here!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes with Buttons

It is time for another Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ...woohooo, fun fun! 

This week it is a 
Anything Goes with Buttons.

As always we there is a $50 voucher up for grabs for Simon Says Stamp Store.

Hi peeps, we are spotlighting Crafters Companion, I adore there embossing folders! I have used the Lattice Folder for the background of my card; I luv the look, so elegant! I have used the amazing stamp set from My Favorite Things Cheerful Blessings. I have used lots of from stuff from Chickaniddy Crafts, luv this pack of paper and embellies! For direct links to everything I have used, just click on the photos below! 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Let's Go Shopping!

Simon Says Stamp

There are a couple more giveaways this week including the normal $50 voucher. Check out Jingle's and Laurel's blogs to find out the details. Crafter's Companion is also offering more goodies up for grabs, be sure to play along this week and link up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Creative Corner: texture
Love To Create:, die cut, and ribbon(twine)
My Craft Spot: anything goes
Stampin For The Weekend: anything goes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

You Are My Favorite Thing

I quick and fun card to play along with a couple of challenges. I adore the JUGS inspiration photo, so vibrant! I also luv the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday. The papers are My Mind's Eye and the sweet sentiment sticker is from Chickaniddy. I will have links a little later, be sure to check back...sparkle & shine!

JUGS: inspiration photo/JUGS233
Try Stampin on Tuesday: sketch/159

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mojo Monday/MOJO338-Smiles Begin With You

It is Monday and you know what that means another very cool sketch created by Debbie. I had such fun whit this one. I have used the new stamp set from Verve, Better Together; I luv this new set! I have framed the sentiment with the A Cut Above by Verve Rounded Scalloped Die. I added some Tim Holtz glitter, so sweet. A scattered some sequins, enamel dots, and a hemp twine bow to finish my card...sparkle & shine!

Stamps: Better Together(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above by Verve Pennant Trim and Rounded Scalloped Die, MFT Blueprints, Doily, Hemp Twine, Tim Holtz Glitter, Enamel Dots, Sequins, Button, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Dots, and Glue Dots

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO338

Sunday, March 23, 2014


I have played along with the Lunchtime Monday sketch and with the Stampin Royalty inspiration photo. This is also for this month's Cards For A Cause OPTIONAL Challenge, if you have lots of cards that need a new home, join us here...we would luv to have you! The stamp set is one of my favorites from Simon Says Stamp, Absolutely Delightful. I am luvin using the Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, it is so much fun! I have used the crackled paste and stenciled the diamonds and then sponged black distressing ink over it...such a fun look! I hope you try something new today, the Simon Says Stamp Store is filled with everything you need to try a new technique...sparkle & shine!

Cards For A Cause: use twine
Monday Lunchtime: sketch/TSSC306
Stampin Royalty: inspiration photo/#220


I discovered a new to challenge to me called Cure For The Monday Blues, I adore the inspiration photos she has shared. I used the super simple CAS sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping. I used the sketch literally, so that I could use the fun wooden stars. I adore the tiny wood stars from Studio Calico, so darlin. The sentiment is from a sweet Lawn Fawn stamp set. Sure hope you are having a great day...sparkle & shine!

Clean & Simple: sketch/#285
Cure For The Monday Blues: inspiration photo/#9

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Birthday To U

Another CAS card to play along with a couple of challenges, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is Glitter It...I luv using glitter and had to play along again! I die cut the "u" from the Simon Says Stamp Die/Stamp set Sentiments of You. I glittered it up after cutting it out, so cute. I used lots of fun stuff for this card, the links are all below. Hope your weekend is grand....sparkle & shine!

Card Concept: birthday CAS
CAS(E) this Sketch: sketch/CTS69
Colour Me: colors/CMCC12

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Simon Says Stamp-Glitter It

It is time for another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and may be one of my favorites....*grin*.

This weeks challenge is
Glitter It 

As always we there is a $50 voucher up for grabs for Simon Says Stamp Store.
I have used the super trendy Simon set Hourglass and the Hourglass Craft Die....soooo fun! I have also used the Zig Wing of Stella Glitter Clear Brush Tip Marker

Above is a close up of the glittery goodness from the Wink of Stella Marker......swooooon! Here is a video link to how the Wink of Stella Markers work, it is worth watching. I cannot wait to see what you do with glitter this week...sparkle & shine!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp

Aud Sentiments: anything goes and a sentiment
Card Mania: something new...stamp set, dies, wink of stella marker
Craft Garden: pastel colors

Monday, March 17, 2014

i just love you

I had to play along with today's SCS CAS challenge, it is to case the super talented Loll. I choose her card here to case, I was inspired by the white paste she used. I used a translucent paste and colored the sweet hearts with a Tim Holtz marker. I also played along with the Curtain Call farm fresh challenge, now although I grew up in the country; I am not really a country girl...more of a diva....tehehehe. I am a hopeless romantic and when I think of the country fair, I think of eating and So my card represents the romantic side of country living with a little splash of I sure hope you are inspired, below are links to all that is in my card....I am soooo luvin the look of the new trend with pastes. Have a super Monday....sparkle & shine!

Curtain Call: farm fresh
SCS CAS264: case Loll

Mojo Monday/MOJO337-Thanks

Good morning, it is time for another Mojo Monday sketch; this weeks sketch is super versatile! I have used the new Verve set Better Together. I adore the grunge polka dots background stamp, it looks amazing stamped anywhere. I have stamped my own background paper using it and the arrows....cuuute! I spritzed a piece of lace doily trim with some Heidi Swapp spritz, luv this stuff! I did a little distressing too, I hope you are inspired to play along....sparkle & shine!

Stamps: Better Together(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Black Card Stock, Homespun Designer Paper(Simple Stories)
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger)
Accessories: Spellbinders Circle Nesties and Labels 28 Nesties, Doily Lace Trim, Distressing Tool, Hemp Twine, SU Metal Button, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Dots, and Glue Dots

Dynamic Duos: colors/DD94
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO337

Saturday, March 15, 2014


I had to play along with today's IC432 at SCS....Audrie has found a super inspiring site. I was inspired my the nail polish bottles here. I also played along with Virginia's View; it is a new challenge with almost 300 entries so far...WOW...what a HUGE success! The first challenge is watercolor, I luv watercolor because it has the look of imperfections.....luv the results! Sure hope you have a awesome weekend....sparkle & shine!

SCS F4A212: use staples
Sketchbook Saturday: sketch/#117
Virginia's View: #1/watercoloring

Verve Better Together Release Hop

Welcome to Verve's Better Together Release Hop! There's a brand new Verve set releasing today and we're celebrating with a blog hop! I had such fun creating me card today, I used some spritz paint to ruff up the color around the edges of the sentiment...luv the look! I adore the new polka dotted background....AWESOME! Be sure to comment for your chance to win the Verve voucher...sparkle & shine!

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $40 gift voucher to the Verve store! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out theVerve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Stamps: Better Together(Verve Stamps)
Paper: White Card Stock and Twirly Girl Designer Paper(Chickaniddy Crafts)
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger) and Georgia Peach Color Shine(Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: A Cut Above Classy Label Die by Verve, Doily, Flower, Bakers Twine, Enamel Dots, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Dots, and Glue Dots
Hop List:
1. Julee
2. Amber
3. Andrea
4. Charmaine
5. Christyne
6. Janelle
7. Jen
8. Laurie
9. Marisa
10. Maureen
11. Stacey
12. Teresa

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD283
Viva La Verve: sketch/VLVMAR2014-WK2