Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative!


So Sorry You Hurt…


This card may look very similar to my last card.  I loved the layout and idea so

much and got so much positive feed-back, I thought I would make a similar one.

All stamps used are from Verve Stamps (Leaves, Elegant Flower, and Heartfelt Phrases)

along with some Red mesh ribbon for some added texture.  

The buttons again are from MFT.

The flowers are heat embossed on clear vellum.

I am linking my card up to a few of my favorite Challenges that I stalk on

a regular basis…even if I run out of time to play along.  

There are way to many great stamping sites out there…and not enough time! :)

Wouldn’t you agree?

The Card Concept,

My card today is Clean and Layering…or maybe just a lot of layering. LOL


 Verves Red, White and You challenge!

I decided to use Teal (Bermuda Bay) just like Julee’s beautiful inspiration card.


And the Mod Squad where my talented friend Sharyn is hosting

and she asked us to add texture to our project!

That is where my Red Mesh Ribbon comes to play.


 I so appreciate you taking the time out of your day to stop by

my blog and I have the above blogs linked up for you… so what are you

waiting for…go and check them out too!






Hello Friends,

Over at Just Us Girls this week it’s Cheryl’s turn and it’s week 2

 (Trend Week) and she has asked us to incorporate

woodgrain in our card and or project.


Here is an additional view!

Here are a few card details:

I heat embossed my SU flowers with white embossing powder.

The buttons and flower centers are a die cut from MFT that I adore and

don’t use enough, which will be changing for sure!

My Woodgrain panel is covered up quite a bit

but was stamped with SU- Wisteria Wonder.  I did the

masking technique once again and that is how I got the perfect white border around it.

The leaves were left over from a previous JUGS challenge

of the kissing technique.  I fussy cut them out.

Lots of pop dots and a tag made with my SU tag punch and it’s

embossed as well with a scallop…but you can barely see it.

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The rest of the  JUGS team along with our new, July Guest Designer-Rebekka Reed

have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog

and check out what they’ve created.  Simply create a card using the sketch and link

it up to the JUGS blog for a chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week. 

Remember, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

One more thing!


I am also entering my card over at Colour Me.

However, now that I have read the fine print of their challenge

I may not qualify because I used two shades of Purple on my card

and I don’t believe that is allowed.   It’s all good anyways!

I enjoyed looking at all of the DT’s creations and it

helped inspire me to create mine!  So all in all it’s a Win!

Have a fantastic day and hope to see you over at JUGS!



Another Mini!

I am back! With another mini for Mod Squad!


This one is also Gina K. Designs from the A little Something Set

and the sentiment is from You Make Me Smile.

The card measures 3 1/2  square.


I had a hard time photographing this card because the victorian edge is a little shorter so it doesn’t stand perfectly

so I laid it down so you can see the black edge inside the card. 


Thanks for stopping by!  I so appreciate you and I am not sure I tell you often enough!

Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to be creative!



More Minis!

Hello Friends,

I had so much fun creating my mini trio of cards the other day for the Mod Squad Challenge

and I couldn’t wait to make more!  Although this time I made single ones instead.


Here is the first one!

All stamps are Gina K designs and the set is called Snowflake.

The card measures 3 3/4 x 3 1/2

I am not sure you can see the fine dusting of glitter I put on the center snowflake.

And tell me is it strange to make black snowflakes?  I kinda liked it! LOLIMG_0003


Okay now I am off  to go get my other mini ready to post!

Don’t go far!



Word Week at JUGS!


Hello Crafting Peeps,

Today over at Just Us Girls we are happy to announce we have


We thought it was time to shake things up just a little bit!

Don’t you worry we are still going strong, we are one of the longest running challenge

blogs out there in blog land!  I sure love my JUG HEADS!

Okay, TRENDS seem to be one of the new crazes in Card making and we thought it

would be fun to also try WORD week as well.  That one leaves creativity wide open!

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Speaking of WORD week…that is what we are starting with today!

Maria is our Hostess and she loves Owls…but remember you can

use Any type of bird!  Let your creativity go!!!

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The rest of the JUGS team along with our NEW July Guest DesignerRebekka Reed

 have some wonderful samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls

blog and check out what they’ve created. Simply create a card using the sketch and link it

up to the JUGS blog for a chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.

Remember, if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Hope to see you there!


Some card details:

My card kinda speaks for itself.  This was the first time I have ever used my SU-Owl punch… YEAH!!

The tree I drew by hand and cut it out.  The leaves were made with the SU- Blossom punch.

The sentiment is from Verve!

Until next time!

Craft On!







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I have a quick post for you today before I get on with the 4th of July festivities and the rain stops!

I saw this great Mini challenge over at the Mod Squad and knew I wanted to play along.


However, I had a really tough time photographing these 3 x 3’s.  I think they came out rather cute!

Here is another shot…the sides of my unfinished light box was showing so I had to crop them in. LOL

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I thought the sequins were a great idea for the body of the butterfly!

The Butterfly and the sentiment is from Gina K and the background script is

something I picked up at Michaels long ago.  One of those stamps you couldn’t live without!

What you do is cut a circle out of a piece of copy paper…the thinner the better.

Then lay the template on top of your card stock and stamp. It makes a perfect circle or

whatever shape you’ve used.  Then I repeated the step with the butterfly.

Hope this makes sense and I am sure the technique has a name! 

Let me know if you know what it is…LOL.

Probably some sort of masking technique.

Enjoy your day!



Stars and or Stripes


Hello Friends,

With Fourth of July weekend right around the corner the ladies and I

over at Seize the Birthday have a “Toppings” option that fits the occasion.

STB Toppings

You don’t have to stick to the traditional Red, White and Blue like I did,

just incorporate Stars and or Stripes in your card!

And remember over at STB the “Topping” is and Option and not a requirement!

You just have to stick to the Birthday Theme!

I also, have a brand new Challenge site that one of my

friends and fellow Just Us Girls teammates has started and it’s called…

Mixed Media Mojo!  

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I just so happened to have been dabbling in MM this week so it worked out

perfectly when I heard all about it!  Don’t you love when that happens!

They also have a Patriotic theme going on!

Best of Luck Maria…on your new Challenge Site!

Here are a couple more shots of my card so that you can see the details.


My new favorite thing is Embossing paste!  Soooo Fun!!  

I have two layers on my flag.

It’s so much fun going through my stencils and using them again!


I got a little carried away with my Ranger Rick Red Ink spritz,

but what ya gonna do..I am still learning!  I guess I have a heavy finger! LOL

I soooo wish I would have taken step by step shots of this card..because it had many steps.

I even took my stencil and layed it back on my card to color in the

stars they have paste under them as well.

The Silver DP at the bottom I loved, but thought it needed a couple of red and blue

stars on it to tie it all in together.  Luckily I have a small star hole punch!

The sentiment is from Verve!

I have a girlfriend who has a Fourth of July Birthday…and I sure hope she likes her card!

Now, I have linked up both sites for you to go and check out!

I hope to see you over at STB this time!  

You wouldn’t believe what my talented team did

with the Topping this week!

Take care and Happy 4th!



So Happy 4 U!


Today’s card is for another new challenge site that I am so excited about called

The Cutting Edge

It was also started by Jackie Rockwell (she has been busy) and I wanted to make sure I played along!

You have to check it out…it’s Design Team has so much talent!

Here is the Inspiration behind their first challenge!


I paired up this challenge with this great Sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.

I really like this Sketch….I will be using it again!

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Then I got out my Cricut and Cuttlebug and went to work.

Love using Hexagons for a change and the Word So is from

an Old Stampin UP set and the Word Happy is from Verve.

 Hope you have a creative day and while your at it

go check out both of these Challenge blogs I have linked them up for you!

Take care,



Dabbling in Mixed Media and my VERVE Story!

Hello Friends,

Hope your doing well and enjoying your day!

I have been wanting to dabble again in Mixed Media and over the last

couple of days snuck in some time to finally do it!

I got my Inspiration from a new to me Challenge called Time Out Challenges.


Here are 2 other photos!



Over at Time Out Challenges they asked us to CASE Donna Mikasa

with our own twist.

Here is her beautiful card!


I decided to see what other challenges I could combine it with and I was

lucky enough to find 2 more!

The Paper Players is playing Tic Tac Toe this week and

I used Any shade of Pink, Patterned Paper and Birthday!


The Pink Elephant is Anything Goes this week!


I love both of these Blogs and have been a fan for a very long time!

Now some details about my card!

First thing I did was spray my paper with some Ranger Rick Funky Fuscia ink spray.

I sprayed way to much…LOL… so I took my CM circle cutter and cut out the

circle with the biggest bold blotch and backed it with some yellow paper instead.

 So that yellow circle is actually cut out the front of the card and not on top.

Next, I took my white embossing paste and my square stencil and went to work.  So fun!!

After it dried, I sponged SU-Daffodil Delight around the edges and down some of my raised squares.

The Elegant flower stamp you see is from Verve and I have to share with you my

Verve story! I want to give a HUGE Shout Out and

thank you to Julee Tilman-owner of Verve.

 I lost my very first and favorite flower stamp that is on my card

and made mention of it very casually on FB, when someone asked how often

do you clean up your creative space?  My reply was that if you don’t clean up your

desk every so often in between cards that you will risk losing your favorite stamp.

Julee saw this message on someone else’s FB wall

and told me she would be happy to send me another one for FREE!  

Isn’t that GREAT customer service!!!!!!

 I was so happy when I got it in the mail days later!  

My hubby thought I was NUTS!  Getting excited over a single stamp!

So that is my little VERVE story!!

That is why I will always Shop VERVE!!!!

Anyway back to my card details…lol.

I doubled up my flowers with some pop dots after I fussy cut them out.

Then I stamped my VERVE birthday sentiment, added my ribbon, candy dots and I was done.

I am pretty happy with it!

Thanks for sticking with me for this long post!

have a fantastic day, and go check out all the blogs I have mentioned!

You will be glad you did and if you don’t have any Verve stamps…well

what are you waiting for I have linked them up as well!

Happy stamping,



Tag You’re It Challenge…

Have you seen the new Challenge on the web?

Its called…

 Tag You’re It!

 Super clever huh!!  Jackie Rockwell is the brains behind it!  She is really Uber talented!

They are having a mini warm-up challenge this week, meaning it’s only going to be

up for 5 days instead of every other week.

I LOVE making tags and I couldn’t wait to play along!

Here is my TAG followed by the inspiration photo.


I pretty much paper pieced almost the entire thing!

The sentiment is from Verve and my Island and Sun

is something I picked up who knows where!  Probably Michaels.



You must go check it out… it is overflowing with Design Team talent!

Hope to see you over there!



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