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


The Card Concept

Hello Again,

I have a card for you today that was inspired by this great photo over

at The Card Concept.  I took this Photo Challenge VERY literally and

copied the photo the best I could.  

For this card I guess my style would be Clean and Layered,

but I am not sure! LOL  Either that or a Little Shabby Chic.

 The only thing I didn’t do was make the 

moss and the mushrooms.  Speaking of mushrooms…when I was a little

girl I drew mushrooms ALL the time…lol!  

So when I saw this photo it brought back great memories 

and I knew I didn’t want to miss playing along!



Here are a few other shots!



I have had this leftover wood background piece that I had created laying around

for months and I just couldn’t throw it away.

Love when things like that work out!

Still think the card is missing something…but I just couldn’t come up with it!

Like a said before…Some of you make think I took this photo challenge to literally,

but I had a great time creating it!

The flowers were made with punches and the cake was embossed with my 

Cuttlebug and Victoria embossing folder.

The sentiment is from Verve.

Thanks for stopping by, you always make me smile with your kind words!



Buttons and Rhinestones

Hello Friends,

Today over at Seize the Birthday our toppings option is…

Buttons or Rhinestones!

STB Toppings

We also have to say Goodbye to one of our talented DT members..

Sheri Gilson

Thanks for everything Sheri…you will be truly missed!

Here is what I did this week!


I had a blast making this card!

The flower image is from SU (Thoughts and Prayers set),

and embossed with white embossing powder.

After that, I took my Spectrum Noir pens and colored the flowers

and left the leaves and stems alone.

Finished off the centers with some rhinestones.

The sentiment and the flower is from Verve!

The stem is a die cut from MFT.

The photo doesn’t do this card justice…it’s actually prettier in person!  Trust me!

Hope you join us this week over at Seize the Birthday and show us your Buttons or Bling,

or if your not a toppings kinda person…just any Birthday creation will do!

Take care,




DD…..Triple Threat

Hello Friends,

Over at Dynamic Duos this week they have a triple threat going on!


My colors don’t match perfectly as I didn’t have any of the Pale Plum, and

the Soft Sky looks more green to me in the photo so I went with more of a sky blue like

the words said…so I was a little compuzzled to say the least.

Hopefully my colors are good enough!

Despite the color issues….

I loved having the chance to join DD this week!  I love this challenge site!!


I made these balloons a while back on a birthday tag and loved them so much I decided to

make them again!  This time I added the string!

The sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants SU set that I just got!

I don’t know if you realize but I do a lot of paper piecing on my cards.

I always add a thin border or something along those lines as I go.

So when you see all the layers of colors…they are not very large pieces and

are generally on the top and not hidden beneath.  Just thought I would share that…it’s kinda

my signature style so to speak.  I don’t like wasting any paper and I use all my scraps despite their size.

Hope you have a wonderful day!  As I mentioned I am on Spring Break and it’s raining…not a happy girl!

Oh well,  I guess I will stamp some more! :)



My Creative Space…Updated!

Hello Friends,

I thought it was time that I updated my Creative Space Page and show

exactly what my space looks like currently!  I knew that my supplies had

grown quite a bit, but now that I have the comparison photos to prove it

I think I have tripled my supplies at least. LOL

Good thing my DH is so supportive and that a lot of it is stashed away!

So the first photo the smaller one will be the THEN and the following will be the NOW!

These are my wood mounted stamps along with some

old Stampin Up stamps,  flowers, buttons and wooden embellishments.


The magnetic board on the right is so cool, that is where I display some of the cards I have received

from other stampers or some of my work as well.  The little red shelf I found in the garbage.

Yes, I am sometimes tempted to stop on the side of the road and pick up a treasure or two.

 I found that on a bike ride recently and carried it all the way home.  Spray paint does wonders!


My new chair is from IKEA…Love it!  It sits me up really high which was not easy

to find when your 6 feet tall.  Hubby also made my ribbon holder and the white elevated shelf to the right.

I am always looking for a way to get more work space and that really helped.

This area hasn’t changed much although I have acquired quite a bit of

embossing folders and die cuts since the above photo was taken and a new paper cutter.

Look how old the other one was. LOL

My studio use to be a kitchen so that is why you see a faucet in the photo. Your not seeing things…LOL

We kept the sink just incase we ever needed to change it back.

It’s just covered up with 2 pieces of wood.


Here is a better shot of how little I use to have! LOL

I am very lucky to have a very large window so that I can look outside and wave to

my hubby when he is in his shed.  We sometimes write notes back in forth to each other

and stick them in the window.


Here is a shot with the blinds closed so that there is no glare.

I also decorated the letters CREATE, made the Valentine shadow box

and painted the valance my hubby made.


Here is a photo so you can kind of see the backyard.  The shed is directly to the right of the photo.


Here is my homemade light box!


Here is a photo of my floor that hubby put it.  The black cart is new too,

comes in handy holding many various things….I got it at Staples.

The accordion file folder is one of those simple things I could

never live without!  It holds all of my scrap papers by color.  I LOVE IT!


Thanks for letting me share my space with you!

If you have any questions at all just let me know!

Have a wonderful day and find time to create…it’s good for the soul!



Hosting this week at JUGS!

Hello Friends,

Happy Weekend and Spring Break!!!  WooHOO!!

I am hosting this week over at Just Us Girls and have I got a beautiful

Inspiration Photo for you!

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Don’t you just wish you were in that Balloon?

I am afraid of heights, but it still looks beautiful!  Love those colors too!


I wanted to make my own cloud background so I watched this great video from Gina K.

I have done this technique before, however I loved the way she stamped it while

it was inside the Nestie.  I thought it was a brilliant idea!

Let’s talk about my added cloud for a minute… I cut out a cloud from a piece of

DP that actually had clouds on it.  I decided to use that as my pattern to sponge around.

When I was finished getting it all inky around the edges, I loved the way it looked so

much that I decided to incorporate it into my layout.  Love when things like that happen.

I paper pieced parts of the balloons and added the banners and string!

I paired it up with this great sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


The rest of the JUGS team, along with our March Guest Designer Calypso Basitan,

have some fantastic samples to get your inspiration going,

so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what they have created.

  Then put your creative juices to work and add your card/project

to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen

as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week,

you could be invited to be our Guest Designer.


Hope to see you there!



Merry Monday 100th Challenge

Hi Friends,

Merry Monday is celebrating their 100th Challenge with this

really cool color challenge and Sketch.  As soon as I saw it I couldn’t wait to

get inky and play along!  I got this really cool evergreen tree stamp

at a craft garage sale and knew right away it would be perfect for my idea!


Here is what I did with it!


I really enjoyed making this card!   I thought the coolest part was

when I punched out my banners (MFT), the inside of the

banner strips makes perfect circles that punch away and I thought

since they have stripes,  why not use them as ornaments.

I should have made all the stripes hang the same direction…OOPS! LOL

I also picked up that cute bow stamp at a garage sale…it’s PERFECT isn’t it?

The sentiment is from Mulberry Wood- Winter Wonderland.

 EEKKKK I am so stoked…

one more day and it’s SPRING BREAK!






Hello Everyone,

Got to try my hand again at Crayon Resist…boy I love this technique!

Here is a link to a great video by Gina K if you have never tried it…and try you must!

I also got to use my new Tag Punch again from Stampin Up along with a

brand new SU Stamp Set called Perfect Pennants.

Also, today’s card is for 3 different challenges…boy has it been a while since I have had

a chance to combine some challenges!  I have had my eye on these blogs all week

and late yesterday I had an hour to sneak away and create!

I am linking this up to these challenge sites!

Each Graphic is LINKED for you incase you want to join!

First my color pallet…


Next, came the sketch…..


Followed by the challenge hosted by a good friend of mine

Donna…which was to use a TAG on your card!

Congrats Donna!


Hope you have a fantastic week,

One more week of school then it’s Spring Break Baby!

 I am so excited!



Project Time…

Number 2

Hello Friends,

 Hope your having a great day!

This is my second post today so please scroll down if your looking for Just Us Girls!

Over at Stamp TV they have a Guest Designer search and this time they are

asking us to…

 Make anything BUT a regular, flat greeting card. 

It can be a unique card: like a pop up card, a gift card holder,

a tent topper, or it can be an altered item!

I chose to make a gift basket using one of my all time

favorite Gina K design sets called Hugs and Prayers

(It’s retired by the way…sorry)

and combined it with GKD sentiment from A Little Something stamp set.

I came across this great basket using nestabilities from the talented

Debbie Olson.  Of course mine doesn’t look half as good as hers

and I used a different nesty shape then the one she has pictured.

Then, I realized after I had adhered my panels that I forgot to add

the ribbon underneath.  Next time!

I also wanted to make my own 3-d flower using a Stampin Up flower blossom punch.

I watched this video here!

I have a few more photos for you so that you can see the process

along with different views.


I leaned it back a little for better lighting!IMG_0018

I have linked up Debbie Olson’s blog for you above so that you may see a real work

of ART.  The only dimensions that I changed was for my handle.

 My handle is 3/4 wide by 12 inches long.

The paper is from Stampin UP.

I used one of my favorite stems from My Favorite Things.

Used lots of dimensionals too!

Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you

have a wonderful day…thanks for stopping by!

The weather is gorgeous here…going to head outside.



Color with the Girls


(Stamps used are from Stampin UP)Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.58.01 PMHi Friends,  Happy Weekend!!!

Cheryl has chosen this great color pallet this week over at Just Us Girls.

You should see what the team did with it!  So many unique and different cards!

It’s an honor to be associated with such talented cardmakers!

I on the other hand…was short on time and decided to CASE myself this week.

It’s hard to re-invent the wheel each and every week…isn’t it?

Here is my original card.

(I think I like it better!)


So head on over to the JUGS blog and join us this week and 


 If you win Chic of the Week in any of our March challenges,

you are in the running to be chosen as our

Guest Designer for the month of May.

Hope you have a terrific day!



Spotlighting at Stamp TV


Hello Friends,

Second post of the day! :)

Today I have a technique for you that is called Spotlighting.

Here is a wonderful video from Gina K over at Stamp TV that explains it perfectly!

It was so much fun…I can assure you I will be doing this technique again very soon!

I am also entering this in Stamp TV’s Guest Design Challenge.

The stamp set is from Gina K and is called A Little Something.

I got it from a dear friend of mine!  It has become one of my all time favorites!

The video pretty much explains it all, but if

you have any questions at all please give me a shout out!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and find sometime to be creative!



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