Monday, December 30, 2013

love you still

Its been a while since I've taken part in a challenge so I went on over to ColourQ and went with it!!! Pulled out my new Wplus9 set and had some fun!!!! Decided that i wanted to make the circle in the middle of the wreath instead of using the wreath die, just to give it some depth!!  It was an interesting colour combo to work with but I like how it turned out!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Paper: white, coastal cabana
Ink: baked brown sugar, baja breeze, midnight muse
Stamps: valentine wishes (wplus9)
Accessories: shimmer mist, twine, circle framelit, banner die

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho!

I know that deer are all the rage this year…but I haven't been 100% sold on it all yet. I did however make this card for a friend of mine…we have this on going joke about it and are constantly sending pins of deer cards (among other deer things)  to each other!

A few months ago she made me a card with this deer on the inside and out side of a card…So I pealed this one off from the inside and decided to reuse it and send it back to her!  I do actually like this card! I also used a lot of things from the Simon Says Stamp exclusive card kit to keep it fun!

Hope you are all having a great holiday so far!!! I know we sure are!!!
Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Well its been a long while since I posted. Have been busy with my Simon Says card kit I received a while back! It was so much fun to work with I made a good amount of cards with it!
Here are a fewof my favs I want to share with you!

Few extra supplies beyond what was in the kit..but I did my best to use as much as I could! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I have been making these custom cards for a real estate agent friend of mine for a couple years now!!! I love making them so his clients get an extra personal card saying thanks!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'Tis the Season

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Here is another holiday card I made. I just love the Stampin Up! paper in this card!! and gold embossing powder! I'm hooked!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Keep calm and sip on!

I was given a challenge by a friend of  mine who just started selling Steeped Tea. She was looking for some thank you cards to give out to hostesses after having a party, and her slogan was "keep calm and drink tea". She asked if I could find something like that to use. I searched the web and came across this lovely set from Fresh Squeezed Stamps. I'm personally a sucker for anything coffee related as it is, but having a real excuse to order made it so much better!!! 

My goal was to keep the card simple but also wanted to give her a a couple options…I loved the simplicity of this design so I stuck with it!!! Hope she enjoys them as much as I did making them!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Love this

Was finally able to get to my craft room today…Used my new Simon Says monthly card kit along with this weeks Clean and Simple sketch! I decided to take a break from Christmas cards today…as much as I love making them it sure was a nice change of pace!!!

Have a great weekend!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

2013 holiday bundle

Oh how I wish I could have photographed this card better to show you how sparkly it really is!!! This is one of the cards from this years annual holiday bundle!! So simple but I fell in love!!!!

This second card I added some sparkle to the middle of the snowflakes (not shown in picture) wanted to keep the sparkly theme going!!

This is the third card for the holiday bundle (sorry for the bad pic again)…but the snowflakes are embossed and sparkly!!!

There is still time and cards available if you are interested!! So please feel free to send leave me a comment below if you are interested! Or message me through my FB page!! 

Bundle consists of 12 cards and envelopes for $15

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

FTL 264 Very Merry!

Here is my creation for this past Fridays Clean and Simple sketch! I was apparently in a really glittery mood...had just gotten a bunch of things in the mail that day and couldn't wait to play!!!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to head over the the clean and simple blog and take a stab at this weeks sketch!!


Paper: black, calypso coral (SU!)
Stamps: endless wishes photopolymer (SU!)
ink: versa mark, black
Accessories: silver stampin glitter, silver 1/8 inch ribbon (SU!), iridescent ice embossing powder, clear button, silver twine

Saturday, October 26, 2013


A while ago while I was reading the Paper Crafts Connection blog...Saw the card and knew I had to make it! So I hit up Michaels and was able to find the embellishments (there was only 3 pkgs left...grabbed them all!) and created this!!!!

Was so grateful for some inspiration that day! Made this and a bunch of other cards too!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

you're so tweet

I was looking around on the Simon Says Stamps page looking for some items and saw they have monthly card kits., sure I've noticed them before but I fell in love with everything that came in the October 2013 one! I continued looking through past kids and found that there wasn't one I didn't like. So I bit the bullet and signed up! So here is the first card I created with the October kit!!

A friend and I both decided to sign up for the kits so we could do projects together...our rule was  making sure we use the embellishments that come with the kit...There are more than what you see here but I did use them! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

FTL 261

Here is my take on this weeks sketch for the Clean and Simple blog!! Make sure to head on over and check out the other cards and add your own too!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Paper: basic grey, white, retired SU designer paper
Ink: black, baja breeze, certainly celery
Stamps: bells and boughs, snowflake medley

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Holiday tidings

I pulled out SU summer starfruit to see if there was any way I could make it look nice. Its alright just not a favourite to say the least!! I was able to come up with this card using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge from this week. And I must almost makes me want to order a whole package of the colour and make more holiday cards with it!!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!! Thanks so much for stopping by

Paper: summer starfruit, white
Ink: summer starfruit, cherry cobbler, always artichoke
Stamps: take three winter, snowflake medley

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Chevron and Sequins

So with yesterday being "world card making day" thought that I would attempt to hit my craft room and create...Thought about all the challenges I wanted to do and the only one that seemed to come together was this Cas-ual Friday challenge!

Hope you all had a great day creating for WCMD like I did!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: cherry cobbler, kraft, retired SU DSP 
Ink: black
Stamps: think big favorites #9
Accessories: lorelai outline leaf, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, red sequins

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


With October comes the colours of fall!!! My favourite time of year for so many reasons!!!
So with that comes a card I made for this Cas-ual Fridays challenge!! Fall colours and leaves!!! 

Thanks for stoping by!

Paper: white, kraft
Stamps: turning a new leaf, basic banners
Ink: old olive, crushed curry, cajan craze, black
Accessories: bakers twine, button

Monday, September 30, 2013


I think I have a problem with water colour these days!! Just a nice effect to cards and its all I want to do!!! So for this weeks ColourQ card I made this classic card!!

thanks for stopping by!

Paper: black, water colour
Ink: black, crushed curry
Stamps: reason to smile
Accessories: glitter

Saturday, September 28, 2013


This is my first Christmas card of the season!! Had so much fun making it using this weeks Clean and Simple sketch! With many endless possibilities hope you give it a go!!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Paper: water color paper
Ink: crumb cake, real red, black
Stamps: PTI wonderful words holiday, peaceful poinsettia 
Accessories: wonderful work holiday die collection, SU pearls, aqua painter

Friday, September 27, 2013

You're sweet!

Well life has been turned upside down there hasn't been as much creating going on as I would like!! But I did find this card I made weeks ago that I thought I would share!!!

For the flowers and leaves I used moulding clay. Mixed in some glitter rolled it out thin waited for it to dry (a complete day minimum for sure) then used the dies to cut out the flowers and stamped on it! Its a very fun extra texture for the card!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

water color feathers

I have a feather fetish going on right now!! These Wplus9 ones are making me want to make every card with some sort of feather on it!!! 

I used a couple techniques on this card!! And I have to say I love it! (Yes tooting my own horn!)  For the feathers I used water color paper using 2 shades of yellow and gray... then took the feather die and cut them out. Went in different directions with the die to give the feathers their own unique look! Used some smooch spray and called it good!!!

Hope you are all having a great day! I am currently enjoying some quiet time as my older 2 are at school all day and my littlest man is taking a nap!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: white, water color, SU retired DSP paper
Ink: daffodil delight, so saffron, basic grey
Stamps: sketched shapes
Accessories: wplus9 feather die, SU pearls, smooch spray

Friday, August 30, 2013

FTL 256

Well I'm back after a very busy summer away! Its so nice to be home sweet home....and an almost done craft space??? Oh yes!! I sat in there for a couple hours yesterday amongst the chaos of it all! Now to paint some of the furniture pieces that need to go in there then organize organize organize!! But I must say its good to not me crafting at a table in my master bedroom anymore! Think my husband is more happy about that than me as my table was on his side of of the bed....he often found beautiful paper scraps all over the place!!!

So the first card I'm going to post for you is my Clean and Simple card for this weeks challenge! I've sure missed contributing so its nice to be back!!! 

For this card I was stamping with some friends and we had made some shimmer mist! Hard to tell in the picture but I sprayed some on the black (it has a greenish hugh to it) and just some classic white shimmery on the white paper! This was one of the techniques from the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire weekend! 

Well thats all for today!! Hope you all had a great summer and if your kids aren't yet back to school a great back to school for them too!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: black, white
Stamps: PTI Live, Love, Life & Watercolor wonder
Ink: black, rich razzleberry, bermuda bay, tangerine tango
accessories: SU rhinestones, shimmer mist

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No Sentiment

Well week one of our actual summer vacation has come and gone!! Great time camping with the family. Now back at home cleaning and doing laundry packing up for the next adventure. So there probably won't be to much action on my blog for the next month or so...much to my dismay! But hoping to have one completed card making studio upon my arrival!! Oh to not sit in my bedroom and work anymore....perish the thought!

I was asked to make some blank cards with no sentiments. For whatever reason I have a hard time with them...anyone else find that too?? Heres one I created a while back!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Its been a while since I made it so when my stuff is all unpacked and in the new space I will update!

Friday, July 5, 2013

flower birthday

Well heres another card I did a while back!! I have kids outside playing and a napping baby so I am taking advantage of this moment to blog! :) 

I love this PTI set!! So versatile for so many different cards!! Wanted a classic look and I think it came through as that!!!

And so excited to finally use the birthday die!! Its been sitting here for a while now waiting to be used!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Thanks for stopping by

Paper: white
Ink: rose red, perfect plumb, pear pizzaz
Stamps: cutting gardens, wonderful words birthday mini
Accessories: birthday die

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Birthday wishes

Wow Its been a while since I've posted anything!! But summer is in full force now busy busy busy! Still working on our basement reno too...finally in painting mode which also means I will soon be moving out of our bedroom and into my very own girly craft room!! So excited!! Can you tell???

I finally got to use this Wplus9 set. I love it!! Such a detailed set!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Paper: whisper white
Ink: baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, crisp cantaloupe
Stamps: Wplus9 quilt prints, strictly sentiments
Accessories: sequins

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

On your Birthday

Finally, after a busy weekend, birthday parties and sick kids I was able to do this weeks Clean and Simple Sketch. I had envisioned a different card than the one I created...but I'm sure that happens to many of you crafters out there.

I had originally used the matching dies and had all the banners cut out...but decided against it! Liked the stamped on paper look better!!
Have a great week everyone!
Thanks for stopping by

Paper: whisper white, teal
Ink: calypso coral, temping turquoise, gumball green
Stamps: sketched shapes, wonderful words birthday mini stamp set
Accessories: birthday die

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My baby is one!

I know this isn't card related at all! But He's just so darn cute to not share with you!! My littlest man turns 1 today!!! I was able to capture this picture of him smiling (he's having a very crabby day today!)

He is one sweet little man! Keeps us very busy and on our toes cause hes trying to keep up with 2 older bros!!! Happy Birthday Emerson!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Girl Talk I'm posting twice tonight! Wanted to get my card in for this weeks ColourQ challenge!!! Not as much fun as last weeks but I'm still diggin the colours!!! Used the colours with this weeks Clean and Simple sketch as well!! 

Thanks again for stopping by!!!!

Paper: smokey slate, island indigo, whisper white
Ink: island indigo, soft sky, certainly celery, smokey slate
Stamps: heart to heart mini stamps #1

city scape

So as promised I finally got around to making a card with my city scape die!!! A nice clean and simple card! 

I'm busy at work trying to do this weeks clean and simple sketch!! Had a house full of sick kids this week so I haven't been to productive!!
Happy Monday everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: basic black, smokey slate, basic grey
Ink: basic grey
Stamps:botanical silhouettes 
Accessories: memory box city scape die, rhinestones

Thursday, June 6, 2013

FTL 243

Good morning!! Well I thought I would post my Clean and Simple card for you! Its been up on that blog for a few days now but its pretty and I want to share it here too!!

I had been playing around with all different kinds of flowers to make the card work...and finally decided to rummage through my box of gift wrapping stuff and pulled out the tissue paper!!! Such a simple flower with so much detail! I used the SU Blossom punch...punched out a whole bunch of layers. After that I used my paper pierce poked the hole to putt he brad through.Once it was all together I took my scissors and cut up the pedals (just a small snip to give it more dimension)  then scrunched it and voila! Super easy to make! Could probably use an assortment of flower punches for different looks!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: whisper white, crumb cake, backed brown sugar, strawberry slush
Stamps: signature greetings 2
Ink: strawberry slush
Accessories: SU blossom punch, pink tissue paper, antique brads, victorian lace border die