Saturday, July 21, 2018

crazy 4 challenges - happy birthday


it is time for another crazy 6 you challenge and it is a sketch this week! You gotta luv those tilted panels, I know I do and layers too! O created a fun birthday card using some gold accents mixed with black and kraft. I also added a few star embellishments, super fun card to create! I cannot wait to see what you do with the fabulous sketch!

words with meaning - in a world where everyone is over exposed, the coolest thing you can do is maintain your mystery! 

crazy 4 challenges: sketch




Thursday, July 19, 2018

inspired by - do what you love


good morning guys, I do not know about you but I am thrilled the weekend is almost here, it has been a long twelve days without a day off. wish I could put my toes in the beach sand for a bit, isn't this weeks pic fun? I have used the sweet dies from lil' inker, the sun and flip flops...and the sentiment is a tim holtz sticker. super fast card with no stamping! check out the rest of the teams cards for inspiration

words with meaning - stay determined! 


inspired by: beach day



Sunday, July 15, 2018

sunday stamps - hello


a fun card using some sweet flowers from my stash and designer paper from the stash too. The hello sentiment is die cut and and few enamel shapes added. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created!

words with meaning - don't ever save anything for a special occasion. being alive is the special occasion.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc183


Saturday, July 14, 2018

crazy 4 challenges - go where your heart takes you


happy weekend friends....I am working, but I hope you are off to enjoy the weather and create a bit! This weeks challenge over at crazy 4 challenges is to make a shaped card, no plain circle, no plain rectangles, or no plain squares. I have used a scalloped rectangle die to create this shape. I have stenciled the adorable x's using a tim holtz stencil and then added the sweet watercolored balloon and a heart. Be sure to stop by and play along with us, fun challenge...thank you rebecca for asking me to guest this month!

words with meaning - prove yourself to yourself not others.

crazy 4 challenges: shaped card

Thursday, July 12, 2018

inspired by - trust your crazy ideas


hello friends, it is time for another inspired by challenge and it is all about campfire smores. I thought about layers first thing, because there are so many yummy layers to a smores. so I have used the colors, and lots of strips of designer paper, and smeared white ink for some fun design. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created! 
words with meaning - stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.



inspired by: campfire smores



Saturday, July 7, 2018

crazy 4 challenges guest - happy birthday


hi friends, I was asked by the sweet rebecca to be a guest for crazy 4 challenges this month and I could not be happier. This weeks challenge is to be inspired by windows, I have used vellum representing the window and of course flowers...because we all luv seeing ours flowers when we looked out the window. I have used several different flowers from different companies, they were all in my stash. I can't wait to see what you create...have fun! 

words with meaning - new beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
                                                                                                      ~ lao tzu

crazy 4 challenges: c4c442/be inspired by windows

Thursday, July 5, 2018

inspired by - celebrate


hi friends, the inspired by team has generously been given items from sugar pea for today's challenge. Thank you sugar pea! I am luvin their envelopes and this cute celebrate stamp set I used for my card today. you can see the fun colored envelopes here. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have created! 

words with meaning - work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.

inspired by: vintage lines with sugar pea stamps



Sunday, July 1, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday


Good day friends, today's amazing sketch was created by monika..I luv it! I have used it with watercolor splotches and I luv how it turned out. The dainel smith watercolors are so vibrant and pretty. I added a few enamel heart and dots through out. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs, these ladies are amazing!

words with meaning - what if....everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for?

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc


Thursday, June 28, 2018

inspired by - a great adventure


I grew up on camping and luv it! Can you image camping all across the world, what fun that would be! I was inspired by that thought, I have used pre cut images and a watercolor background for my card. The sentiment is a sticker from tim holtz; I luv his sticker sentiments, so fun and versatile. Play along with us and be sure to check out the rest of the team's blogs for inspiration, all are listed below.

words with meaning - confidence is silent. insecurities are loud.


inspired by: let's go camping



Thursday, June 7, 2018

inspired by - happy birthday

happy day friends, I am sharing my card for this weeks inspired by and the fabulous Unity Stamps is our sponsor. they so graciously sent us product to use and they are giving away the two fabulous packages below. Play along with the inspired by challenge this week for your chance at winning! 

I have used the adorable stamp set called blossomy condolences for my card.



words with meaning - have fire in your soul and grace in your heart.


inspired by: summer from the porch




Sunday, June 3, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday


It is time for a sunday stamps sketch challenge....hope you play along with us! This weeks sketch was created by the amazing amy, check out her blog! It felt so good to create! I have sued the sweet flowers from simon says stamp set choose joy. The heart is and older, but favorite chipboard piece by heidi swapp. Some ink splatter and some rose gold sequins bring this al together. Of course I used daniel smith watercolors for the background...I luv her watercolors! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks challenge.

words with meaning - when we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly, given in it's place. 
                                                                                                                     ~ c. s. lewis

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc


Thursday, May 31, 2018

inspired by - start doing things you love


hello friends, if you want to read why I have been absent for a bit, scroll down further to next paragraph. this is my card for this weeks inspired by challenge...I had such fun with this weeks card. I have used some ink splatter, some fun patterned papers and die cut hearts, one of which has been watercolored. the sticker is from tim holtz. 

words with meaning - start doing things you love


inspired by: industrial charm





my father passed away unexpectedly and in an instant after a day of fishing on may 7...his favorite past time especially since losing my mom five years ago. it was a shock to us, but he really did get a first class ticket; he died doing what he loved and never knew he left the world! to be parentless is the greatest feeling of emptiness I have ever felt in my life....it is the kind of heartache you can feel in your bones. I will miss them greatly, but I have made it a priority to keep them alive in truth and honor! I anxiously await what the Lord has for me and my hubs, this is a BIG transition and I feel changes coming! always make the most of everyday, life has no guarantees!  

Sunday, May 6, 2018

sunday stamps - happy birthday


happy sunday friends, it is time for another sunday stamps challenge and this week it is a sketch. I could not wait to use the amazing stamp set from lil' inker called best mom stamp and die set. I luv this stamp set, one petal creates the flower and the leaves..so genius! I have used the plaid stamp for my background, luv this set too! Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs yo see how they used the sketch! 

words with meaning - the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.

sunday stamps: sketch/ssc


Friday, May 4, 2018

as you see it - celebrate


hello friends it is time for another as you see it challenge and this week we are challenging you to greys and it is a speed stamper week. confession, I am not good at this at all...I am such a grazer when I am creating...lol. This took me about 15 mins not including drying time of the background, of course you can use a heat gun to speed this process up. I prefer to let mine air dry so I can graze on something else...lol. I have used the sketch from the fusion challenge and a few glittery stars, the bold celebrate sentiment is from sugarpea stamps, celebrate all the things. Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams blogs to see what they created!

words with meaning - joy [joi] * noun  gladness not based on circumstances.  1peter 1:8-9

as you see it: grey and speed stamping/aysi175
fusion: sketch





viva la verve may


hi friends, it is the first friday of a new month and that means we have a viva la verve sketch to share with you. I have went with a bold watercolor background using some of the gorgeous daniel smith watercolors...these paints are amazing! I have used the verve stamp set called kindness matters and the rectangle die from the a cut above falling leaves die set. The leaves are from the a cut above great kindess die set. I hope you make time to play along with this months sketch! 

words with meaning - always remember...God will never take anything away from you without the intention of replacing it with something better. 

viva la verve: sketch/may



Thursday, May 3, 2018

inspired by - make a wish


hello and happy day, it is time for the inspired by challenge for the week and it is fun! We are using products from SRM stickers and they have so graciously provided us with stickers to use. All of the elements of my card except for the balloons are stickers, so fun; huh? I was inspired by the adorable colors and the balloons and party feel. I watercolored the balloons and then added a little stickles, everything else is stickers...I luv how it turned out. Be sure to stop by SRM and see what you can pick up for yourself *grin*. Be sure to check out the rest of the teams blogs and play along with us!

words with meaning - be humble, be teachable, and always keep learning.

inspired by: unicorn dreams/#18



Monday, April 30, 2018

just because


ok, I have a confession, totally got my three in a row messed up...sorry. I should have used watercoloring and I used the flower, but didn't watercolor it. I have used my favorite stamp company, the stamp market...luv these stamps! I used birthday wishes and botanicals stamp & cut bundle, such a gorgeous stamp! I used the amazing sketch created by laurel, luv her saturday sketches! happy monday friends, hope you have a wonderful week!

sketchy saturday: sketch
tgif challenge: pink, watercoloring, and washi tape



Thursday, April 26, 2018

inspired by - you bring sunshine


ok, so I luv this weeks inspiration pic, I know I say that every week...but, gah...look at those sweet flowers against he cream apron. I went with the pic, sea glass background, cream layer and sweet maroon flowers. these flowers are from the simon says stamp set called, choose joy. this is the cutest stamp set with tons of possibilities...I luv it! I have used daniel smith watercolors for coloring the adorable flowers. The sweet sequins and heart enamels shapes are taylored expressions. Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams blogs and see what they have cretaed! 

words with meaning - it is up to you to see the beauty in everyday things.


inspired by: time to garden/#17
sketchy saturday: sketch/#9



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

simon says stamp/anything goes - make a wish

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is an anything goes week....you gotta luv that! The design team is sharing products from my favorite things, if you have them and want to use them great; if not use what you have on hand! Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...wooohooo....now that is worth playing for!




I am luvin the sweet birthday candles...so fun and festive. I have used several different color inks to ink up the image and then stamped it out. I fussy cut the candles out and then added stickles to them for an extra little shine. I also used some designer paper strips from my stash for a little added extra color keeping with the color theme. Be sure to stop by all the other designers blogs and see what they have created.

words with meaning - strive not be a success, but rather to be of value.

paper players: sketch/pp390
simon says stamp: anything goes



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