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


Ribbons,Flowers and Buttons..Oh My!

The challenge over at JUGS this week is to use Ribbons, Flowers and or Buttons on your favorite 3D item and or Template.  So this card was created with that challenge in mind.  I have a hard time layering my cards, so this was a good push for me. I must say, I am overall relatively pleased with the outcome.  If you have never checked out the JUGS website (Just Us Girls) you need to!  They have a different type of challenge every week, so it keeps things interesting!

Enjoy your day,


Paper:CM and Basicgrey

Stamps: Darcies

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss

Accessories: ribbon, pop dots, Buttons, flowers, ricrac

Tools: Cuttlebug, Cricut


What’s Shaking?

I can’t help but chuckle to myself every time I use this great Bunny Stamp from Verve.  It’s just so stinkin cute!  The challenge I am playing along with is over at Casual Fridays.  They asked us to make a card and incorporate a pun or silly joke in the sentiment!  This fits perfectly!

It’s not to late to join us…go have a look here!


Paper: Scrap

Stamps:Bunny Shake (Verve)

Ink: Black and Colored Pencil

Accessories:Ribbon, pop dots

Tools: MS punch and SU


Distressing and Sketch Challenge

Hope you all had an amazingly creative day!  This card is for two different challenges.  The first one is for Stamp TV…to use distress inks, and the second one is for Freshly Made Sketches #23.  This card even though it is rather simple took a very long time to put together.  I had to start over a couple of different times.  I got this amazing 3 panel Stamp and Stencil recently and was looking forward to inking it up!  It’s one of those purchases that you know will have endless possibilities!  Love that!

Thanks as always for paying me a visit!


iSpy Sketches

If your looking for the Jugs Challenge  please scroll down!

I came across this awesome blog the other day as I was perusing the internet, which I do far to often! LOL  It’s called iSpy Sketches and I decided to play along.  It looked very intriguing and quite a challenge, which proved true!  I had a hard time getting this card to come together…but it finally did!  So when you get some time and you are looking for a new challenge to partake in…check out ispy sketches…you’ll be glad you did!


Stamps: gift from someone ??

Paper: CM

Ink: Colored Pencil

Accessories:flower ribbon-Michaels

Tools:MS punch, cuttlebug, white pen

Happy Creating,


Just Us Girls Color Challenge

I have a quick post for you today that is for the JUGS Color Challenge!  I love this color combination!

Here is what I came up with..the DP has a little yellow in it, but it kinda came out green in the photo. :/


Paper: KI Memories (enchanting) and scrap

Stamps: Stampendous

Ink: Color Box- Surf

Accessories: Ribbon

Tools: Cricut, MS Punch

Enjoy your day!

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PPA129 – Sketch Challenge

Well, we just got home from a great weekend away visiting our son at college.  Everything just seems right with the world when my family is all together.  It’s so hard to say goodbye, although Spring Break is coming up soon…WOO HOOO!  Can’t wait for that!  Now the real reason you stopped by is to see a card now isn’t it? 🙂  This one is for the Sketch Challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. I loved the sketch and knew I would play along as soon as I got back to town!  The ladies over at PPA are very, very talented.  Go have a looksie!


Stamps: Darcies

Paper: Bazzill and Scrap

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Orange, Periwinkle and Chalk

Accessories: Pop dots,

Tools: Scissors, Cuttlebug, corner rounder

Thanks for the visit,

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Birthday Greetings

Hello fellow stampers…The card I have for you today is not for any Sketch challenge, Color Challenge or Accessories challenge…it’s just a card I  made for a friend of mine for her Birthday. Every once in awhile you have to be creative on your own…don’t you think?  Although I must say, I do better when I have something to inspire me!  I’m going to try and get better about listing my recipe for my card…wish me luck…it’s so hard for me because I am so not a label shopper…I never know who makes what…if I like it I just buy it!  LOL

Thanks for stopping in and have a great weekend!

(my weekend should be great and I will elaborate on that sometime next week) wink wink 🙂


Stamps: Verve-Circular Sayings

Paper: Colorbok, and SU

Ink: Stazon Black

Accessories: Gingham ribbon, brad, pop dots

Tools:MS scallop punch, circle punch, Cricut- Picturesque Cartridge



SFYTT and Color Throwdown

Don’t you just love those colors and what a terrific sketch!  That’s why I decided to pair the two together.  It has been a long time since I have participated in the Sketch challenge over at i{heart}2stamp with the very talented Jen Del Muro, and I always enjoy a good color challenge with the Color Throwndown ladies, they always have great color combinations.  Won’t you join me!

Have a fantastic day wherever and whatever you are creating,


Stampfest = Inspiration

I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it was going to Stampfest yesterday with my new friend Sue Morris!!  Neither one of us had ever been before and we got some really good toys and had a GREAT time!  I feel very blessed to have met her and am amazed with how much we have in common and how easy it is to talk with her.  It feels as if we have been friends forever!  We are already planning to go again next year.  I encourage you to go if you have never been!  Not only is Sue a good friend, but she is sooooooo talented herself!  She has inspired me to think outside my comfort zone and try my hand at some new techniques.  My cards are so predictable, and I don’t like that about them.  It’s time to shake it up a little bit. So here is my latest card inspired by Sue!  I am still not ready to dive into the Copic thing, so for now I am going to continue to work with Colored Pencil until I perfect my coloring skills.   I am pretty pleased with my card, love my new stamp, and am now going to enter it in the Freshly Made Sketches #21. Wish me luck!

Have a great Sunday my friends,