Sunday, July 30, 2017

be the reason someone smiles

I have created this for the sweet cas sketch over at cas(e) this sketch, I used the darlin flowers from wplus 9 called southern summer florals 1. There are actually two sets that can be used interactively...luv that! I used a simon says stamp polka dotted stencil for the background and white embossing paste. I bit of stickles on the flowers for a little shine. The sentiment is from a simon says stamp set called uplifting thoughts. Hope you have a wonderful day!

words with meaning - help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
                                                                                                                ~ les brown

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts232
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

sunday stamps-don't quit

hello friends, it is time for this weeks sunday stamps challenge and we have a sketch for you to work with! I have reached for sweet blooms that were in my little box of leftovers...did you see my post on the cardmaker magazine blog sharing a quick and easy card with you? If you did not, check it out here, this card was basically the same type of card. Of course those blooms are my favorite simon says stamp flower set called ranunculus. The epoxy sticker is from the simon says stamp card kit, a little washi tape, and a few dew droplets. I used a glitter pen to go over the sweet blooms. I can't wait to see what you create!

words with meaning - I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength. 

color throwdown: colors/ctd453
sunday stamps: sketch/ssc158

Friday, July 28, 2017

as you see it-be happy

hello friends and welcoem to this weeks as you see it challenge, if you have not heard of the challenge you gotta play along. We have sketches, colors, and theme styled challenges to get you playing along. This week we are asking a question, when I lose my craft mojo, I turn to sketches...hands down for me. I am all about a good sketch. I even took this weeks challenge photo and used it as a sketch for my card...*grin*. I have used a sweet little reverse confetti tag and a watercolored butterfly, a few gems, and twine. Hope you have a wonderful day!

words with meaning - your energy introduces you before you even speak.

as you see it: fill in the blank/aysi155

CardMaker Sneak Peek-Quick & Easy

hi friends, I am up on the cardmaker magazine blog today sharing a quick and easy card, be sure to stop by and read all about it!

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus Stamp Set, Reverse Confetti Bloom 'n Buds Stamp Set, MFT Stitched Tag Dies, Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Diamond Stickles, Illustrated Faith Stickers, Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Ink, Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Ink, and Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Dots

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

simon says stamp/anything goes-kindness

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge, it is your favorite challenge week! It is an anything goes enjoy! The design team is using products from wild rose studio, check out the fun stamps!  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the sweet little ellie set from wild rose studio, it is called bella with flowers. I used watercolor paper and colored the image with zig clean color markers. The adorable tag shape is from casual fridays...luv these tags! I few adorable hearts for accents and the sweet kindness sentiment from hero arts. I adore the ellie, so cute. I can't wait to see what you create this week!

words with meaning - when you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Let's go shopping!

Saturday, July 22, 2017


A quick little card made with a daisy die cut that was sent to me by a friend sending out happy mail. I am taking the illustrated faith challenge on instagram and sending a card everyday this month to someone and I am also receiving happy mail and lots of encouragement. I added stickles to the flower for a little shine and the leaves were in my stash. A super quick card that will go out to someone on my list this month!

words with meaning - no beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts231
tic tac toe: tttc07/diecut, floral, yellow
the challenge: black & white plus yellow

love where you are

I have used the simon says stamp august card kit for this sweet cas card. That is probably the one thing I like most about the simon says stamp monthly card kits...the ease and simplicity of pulling together awesoem cards! Click on the photos below to get your august card kit or better yet sign up for the monthly kit and never miss a one! The pinkfresh stickers are the bestest....I so luv all of the pinkfresh embellies and extras.

words with meaning - promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.

simon says stamp: august card kit


Playing with my new concord & 9th stamp set called, hope....what an amazing set..the flowers are stunning! I used a little embossing paste for the card base and then watercolored the background. I am luvin this shade of pink card stock, it is from simon says stamp and it is called doll pink. The flowers are stamped with altenew inks...luv these inks and there are twelve new colors that just debuted! hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

words with meaning - A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms297
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

simon says stamp/seeing stars-a cheerful heart

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is all about stars this week. The design team is using products from my favorite things, what a fabulous array of stamps, dies, inks, and papers they offer...check them out!  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the cute star die from mft called stitched star grid...these are the cutest stars, they are fun! I used a piece of watercolor paper and added tim holtz distress ink to it and then stamped out the cute stars. I used the fun sketch from cas(e) this sketch with the papers from a couple of mft designer paper packs...luv their papers too! I can't wait to see what you create and how you inspire me this week with stars!

words with meaning - become more aware of what's really worth your energy.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts230
simon says stamp: use stars

Let's go shopping!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

sunday stamps-hugs enclosed

I have created a watercolor splash background for my card today, using the gorgoeus colors from this weeks sunday stamps challenge....luv these bold colors together. I used a hero arts stamp set to make a thank you card, happy mail(this is a must have set if you sent out happy mail). The thank you sentiment is from simon says stamp, lots of thanks. I added clear sequins, a chipboard hearts and b&w polka dotted washi tape and twine to bring it all together. I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks colors!

words with meaning - the best view comes after the hardest climb.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc157

Saturday, July 15, 2017

happiness is contagious

super excited about these sweet wplus 9 flowers, you can get both sets over at the simon says stamp store. I have used the southern summer florals set 1, there is also another gorgoeus set that coordinates called southern summer florals set 2. I have used altenew inks for the flowers. I used a echo park stencil, some twine, and clear sequins. A super fun card to create, I have played along with a few challenges listed below.

words with meaning - there are people that would love to have your bad days.

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms296
tic tac toe: last column/tttc06
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Friday, July 14, 2017

as you see it - fabulous, amazing, terrific....

hello friends and happy fri-YAY...I am luvin this weeks sketch from as you see it. I have used the paper smooches star dies...these are amazing. They are layered and even have some that are trimmed around the edges. giving you all sizes of the stars. I watercolored the background and then added some clear sequins and twine. The sentiment is from casual fridays, one of my favorites from casual is called truth is clear. i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

words with meaning - be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.

as you see it: sketch/aysi154

CardMaker and Craftin' Desert Divas Blog Hop

Hello friends, the CardMaker Blog team has the privilege of hoping with the Craftin' Desert Divas today. To check out the entire release, head over to the Craftin' Desert Divas Store

I have used the super fun set called Summer Vibin, totally luv that sentiment too. I used the adorable alligator floating away with his umbrella drink on a alligator float...isn't it the cutest? I created the sky and water by sponging tim holtz distress inks. I colored the image with tim hotlz distress inks as well. Spread out a bit of ink on a piece of acetate and then add a spritz of water. I used these paint brushes to color. 

Your next stop on the hop is Ale, be sure to check out her amazing blog and her work. Be sure to comment, the Craftin' Desert Divas is hosting a giveaway of $75 to the Craftin' Desert Divas shop. The hop list and links are below.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

simon says stamp/use plaid-birthday wishes

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Hello and welcome to this weeks Simon Says Stamp wednesday challenge it is all about plaid this week. The design team is using products from Lawn Fawn. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the sweet lime green and blue plaid paper from the lawn fawn paper pack called perfectly plaid rainbow. This color combo is so sweet. The flab flower stamp set is adorable too, so many possibilities. I used altenew ink and layered the stamping. I added a few dew droplets from pretty pink posh and some white twine. Those flowers are super fun to layers and arrange. I can't wait to see what you create this week.

words with meaning - your greatness is not what you have. It's what you give.

Let's go shopping!

Monday, July 10, 2017

CardMaker New Member Spotlight

I am so very excited to be joining the CardMaker Blog Team for the next term...eeepp. I am being spotlighted over on the CardMaker Blog today, stop by and read more about me and what cards I have shared! Also, be sure to check out the other gals and read more about them each day....they are super talented!

verve july 2017 release spotlight hop-shopping day

It is shopping day...YAY and I have used purple, that is a double whammy of a I have sued the adorable flowers in the always time set and created a sweet little fun card with a enjoy today sentiment. A watercolored background and a chipboard heart bring it all together. You should have come here from the amazingly talented marisa and your next stop is the super talented maureen. Be sure to stop by the verve store too!

Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops!  It's n exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! Three beautiful new sets and coordinating die sets just released and they're all available in the shop right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop with a fabulous giveaway!
Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Always TimeKettle Time Die Set
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My Cup 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley