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


Black and White


Hello Friends,

Over at Seize the Birthday this time around are toppings option is

to use Black and White on your Birthday card!

STB Toppings

 Let me tell you the

Design Team and I enjoyed this one a lot, but a few of the gals said

it was hard to refrain from adding some color there somewhere.  I would

have to agree, I kept thinking if I could just add a punch of red it would be great!

So now it’s your turn to head on over to Seize the Birthday and show us 

your black and white, but remember that our toppings option is

optional, if you just want to share with us a Birthday card that 

would be great too!  


If this card looks somewhat familiar I made one similar a few months ago

and loved it so much I thought I would try it again, but change it up a tad.

The vase and sentiment is from Gina K designs and the white

dots are the negatives left over from a very cool die cut border I got from Verve!

The vase is actual a clear stamp and thought it would be fun to give it some texture

with a stamp I got at a Garage Sale that is shaped like a cube and has

4 different textures on it.  It’s one of those stamps I could never part with…

you know what I mean?

Still working with my camera…and let me just say…if you think buying an

expensive camera will make your photos look amazing over night…think again!

Hope you have a Wonderful Day and I see you over at STB!



JUGS Color Week!


 Happy Weekend,

Let me tell you I was never so glad to see this weekend.  What a busy week I have had

with the kids returning to school starting on Monday.

I walked about 16 miles at work over the past 4 days,

and I am one tired pup…did I mention sore too?

Anyways,  because of the busy week this card didn’t get made till just last night

however despite the last minute, it came together almost how I had pictured it!

The great colors were picked out by my teammate Sue V. over at Just Us Girls

and let me tell you I really like them!  Aren’t they fun?

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So head on over to JUGS and join us this week won’t you?

The stamps and or die cuts are from Verve!

Have a wonderful day and I hope to see you at JUGS!

Remember…..If your chosen as our Chic of the Week you will become

eligible to be one of our Guest Designers in the month of October!

Good luck!



Mono- Yellow at STB!





 It’s time for a new challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

and our optional topping this time is Mono- Yellow,

which just means your entire card must exude yellow!

I got this cool candle die cut by Elizabeth craft designs about a month ago and

had this card in mind and it was all I could do not to use it before now! 

Love those candles…aren’t they so cool?

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

Now please come on over to Seize the Birthday and join us, and

remember the topping is optional and you don’t have to use it

you can link up anything that is a Birthday theme and your good to go!

See you over there!




CAS….Just Us Girls


The Inside of the card!


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Vicki has great colors for us this week over at Just Us Girls.

We are also Celebrating our 250th Challenge and have a prize this

week for whoever gets the honors of being selected as this week’s Chic!

Here is our Sponsor…


The prize is valued at  $14.99!

You can check them out HERE!

I thought I would keep it CAS this week…which is a bit odd for me!

Love this stamp Set from Verve…it’s called Take Note!

Just a reminder:  If you win Chic of the Week in any of our July challenges,

you are in the running to be chosen as our Guest Designer for the month of September.
I am also linking this card up to a great challenge over at Verve!

  This month’s dare is entitled Inside Out. 

You have to carry your design over to the inside of the card!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Hope you have a wonderful day and see you over at JUGS!!


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!



Hot Shot!


Hello Friends!

Today over at Just Us Girls Maria has chosen a great Color Combo!

I needed a masculine card for a co-worker and knew I wanted to

incorporate basketballs in my design, and a few weeks ago when I saw Maria’s color

choices I thought why not!  

The card is going to be filled with student signatures so I made it pretty large.

 I was a little worried about the

yellow at first, but it worked out pretty well!  My neutrals obviously are

white and black…hope it’s okay that I used both!

The card came together rather quickly…not sure it needs any explaining!

I hadn’t used some of those letter stamp sets in sooooo long…

it was nice to get them inky again!

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Now, Please head on over to Just Us Girls and see what the team did 

with this color combo…I promise you won’t be disappointed!

While your at it PLEASE JOIN us!

If your chosen as Chic of the Week it puts you in the running at

a chance to be a Guest Designer with JUGS!

Hope to see you there!



The Paper Players


Hi Friends,

The Paper Players is celebrating their 200th Challenge !

 WOW!  Congrats to the Design Team!

This week you got to pick one of the DT’s favorite challenges

and choose that as your layout or idea.

I chose Sandy’s sketch!


I made this card last night!  Yes I know, the colors look oddly familiar, they ARE the same

colors I used on my card I posted on Thursday, but I loved them so much

that I couldn’t put them away!  So I am also going to link this card up once again to

the great Color Combo they have going on over at Colour Me!


Do you see the brown strip of victorian lace on the right edge of my card? I accidentally did that when

I was trimming some of the paper down and thought it looked soooooo cool!  Love when that happens.

Each piece down the right side edge are individual pieces. As I have said before, that look of Victorian layers seems

to be my signature.  I use layering a lot and LOVE it!  I hate to waste a bit of paper, so I use every single scrap.

The rectangular window was cut with a spellbinders die and the great DP put behind it.

The stamp is something I picked up at Michaels…one of those go to stamps that I love!

The rest is self explanatory!

I have linked up both sites for you soooo go on and have a look!

Have a wonderful Friday!



Happy Birthday Times 3!


Hi Friends,

Sorry I have been so quiet!  Hubby and I just got back from moving our son from one college to another!

I told Ty that he is suppose to move closer to home not further away.

He went from FSU- Tallahassee 4.5 hours from home,

to SCAD -Savannah, Ga. 6.5 hours.  He is finishing his BA this Friday

and starting his Masters on Monday….he is a go gettter, that is for sure!

I am soooo proud of him!! :)  Sometimes I wonder whose kid he is!

He said he is preparing me for the day he moves to California! :(

Okay, on to the real reason you are here!

Todays card is for 3 different challenges!

Seize the Birthday which just so happens to be Anything Goes this week.

A great sketch  from Always Playing with Paper.

and last but certainly not least…

A great color challenge from Colour Me.

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_GraphicI have each challenge site linked up for you so you can join me!

Here are a few Card Details:

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Gina K

DP: Not sure…sorry! LOVE it!

Ink: SU-Inspiration Mosaic and

Stamps: Gina K Designs-

The rest is self explanatory!

Have a wonderful day and find sometime to be creative…

it’s good for the soul!



Double the Fun


HI Friends,

Over at Just Us Girls this week we have a great color combo for you to try!

I went a little outside the box and incorporated a darker purple on my card as well,

I hope Lisa our Hostess this week doesn’t mind to much!  LOL

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I combined the Just Us Girls challenge with a great Technique challenge over at Mod Squad.

My talented friend Judy is hosting this week and she has asked us to do a

cool Double or Triple Background technique…you can find the Gina K video HERE!

I opted for the double as you probably already figured out!

Here are a few card details:

Cardstock: Stampin Up and Gina K

Stamps: Flowers Bloom and Fleur di lis

Now,  Head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out the

rest of my fellow Design Team members awesome cards along with

our super talented Guest Designer Barbara Campbell


If you Become ” Chic Of the Week” you are in the running as

possibly being a Guest Designer with us.

Have a great day and find some time to create,




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