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


Love is such a big word…

Hello Friends,

Happy Hump Day!  I love Wednesdays!!  Not sure why, but they are my favorite day of the week….besides the obvious Fridays!

Today’s card is for 3 different challenges…ones I try to play with on a weekly basis.

Started off with a great sketch from The Paper Players, followed by a color challenge over at the Dynamic Duos,

and last but not least a Heart challenge over at The Pink Elephant.

This is what I came up with!

I thought it was about time to make a more Masculine Valentine’s Day card with other colors besides pink and  red!


Thanks so much for blessing me everyday with your kind words!

SignatureThe inside reads: is such a big word it really should have more letters: SU


Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM, SU and scrap

Stamps: Prima(love) and Stampabilites background script, SU

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Tools: Cricut and MS Heart border punch

Acc: Colored Pearls,Pop dots


CAS(E) this Sketch

Happy Monday friends,

The card I have for you today is for the CAS sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I am becoming a huge fan of the site!  However, my card started off pretty clean and simple, but I may have gotten carried away when I added the flowers and bling.  When I finish a card I always stare at it for a minute or two and make sure it’s balanced.  Either my hubby taught me this or I learned it back in my Art classes in middle school. On your work or finished product….Your eye should bounce from corner to corner to make a triangle and then the “Art Piece” so to speak has balance.  Well this one didn’t meet that criteria so that’s when I added the flowers and bling.  So if it is not CAS enough for you all over at CAS(E) I understand completely !!!!!  Don’t judge me on my coloring either…I did this baby stroller about a year ago with my prisma colored pencils and I think my coloring has improved since then.  Also, a dear friend of mine gave me some Spectrum Noir pens this past weekend and I am so excited to learn how to use them!!!   I have been checking out videos and tutorials on the web and I think I am almost ready to take the plunge.  So the next thing I post on here that has an image on it …. will hopefully be colored with my Noir pens!  I can’t thank her enough for her generosity!  Not only did she give me a mess load of pens…she also gave me some other goodies….like these Prima sentiment stamps I used on this card!  Love them and her!

Here is my card~ Be kind! 🙂




Card Details:

Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: CM

Stamps: Prima and Michaels

Ink: Momentos

Tools: Cuttlebug

Acc: flowers, rhinestones, pop dots

Thanks for stopping in,


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Chance to Win Some Blog Candy

gift-guideHi everyone,
To celebrate this new Challenge blog CAS on Sunday our wonderful founder/leader
decided she wanted to give away some candy.
What you can win is a surprise, but it will be something great to use on your Clean & Simple cards.
 All you have to do is put your blog link in Linky Tools and become a follower if you are not one already.
You can join this candy challenge until Friday February 1st and we will announce the winner on Saturday February 2nd over at CAS On Sunday.
So here is a link over to CAS on Sunday.
Please join us!
Have a great rest of your weekend and
we hope to see you all on Sunday February 3rd for our first challenge.


With Heartfelt Sympathy

Happy Weekend !

I have another card to share with you this evening!  For quite sometime I have been wanting to take a paperback book and make a card with its pages, but never could bring myself to rip up a perfectly good book.  Well, a few weeks ago while I was at work on the playground I found a book that had been left out in the rain and it was in terrible shape. Needless to say I was thrilled!  The kids thought I was crazy when I said I was keeping it.  LOL Anyways, so here is what I did with it!  I am also entering this in a challenge blog I came across today called Shopping Our Stash…they asked us to create something using our oldest ribbon.  This ribbon came from my husband’s art room.  A parent gave him a huge bag full over 10 years ago and I haven’t even began to put a dent in it.  I have every color under the rainbow!  Lucky me!  I am happy with the layout of the card, but if I had it to do over I would have picked a better page of text…I keep seeing the words…lame…lame  lame in the text and it doesn’t look very good!  Oh well! :/  The flowers and the sentiment is from Stamp TV.


Card Details:

Cardstock: SU

Stamps: Stamp TV- Hugs and Prayers

Ink: Stazon

Tools: punch and my cricut for the flower

Acc: ribbon, pop dots and rhinestones

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I so appreciate the visit! ❤



I Am Giddy with Excitement!

Hello Friends,

As I mentioned on yesterday’s post I have some exciting news!  My good friend Sue Morris @ Sue’s Sentiments was so gracious enough to tell me about a DT call over at CAS on Sundays ( love,this title).

 I am so giddy to say that we were both selected for the team!  I am over the top thrilled, and to be teaming up with Sue makes it extra special!  Someone pinch me please!

I have been wanting to get on another design team for a while now and it finally paid off!

Much thanks to Janneke @ Janneke’s Creations for giving me this opportunity and believing in me!  Go check out her blog and see how talented she truly is!

 This is a brand new Clean and Simple challenge based website and CAS is something I am really starting to enjoy!

Our first challenge will be Feb 3rd….so please mark your calendars and join the new team and I.


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”― Confucius says-

So friends, don’t give up on your dreams!  They do come true !

( I know how cliche’)  😉



Long and Short

Hello fellow stampers or scrappers, ( this post is rather long but worth reading)

Over at the Casual Fridays they asked us to Create a CAS card that has one long side and one short side. For example a 3 x 6, 4 x 8, etc. Not a standard A2 card.  I have been wanting to do this size for a while now!  My card actually measures out to be a 2 3/4 x 5 1/2…but I think it will do!  I am also going to head on over to the Friday Mashup and enter this in their challenge to incorporate brads on your card!  The stamps I used are from Verve…Love them!

I have a wonderful person in this fabulous world of card making that I absolutely am blown away by…not only is she the most talented designer I have ever seen, she is a genuine beautiful person inside and out.   Although, I have never met her or even spoken to her outside this wonderful venue of the internet….I can honestly say that I am certain that I am correct in this statement, by the way she puts text to her thoughts and the way she speaks of her family and to her friends and admirers.  I feel very blessed to have been following her talents, troubles and triumphs for almost 3 years now.  Why am I saying all of this?  Well, it is my admiration of her spectacular work that I someday hope to grow up and be as talented as she is! (lol)  She is my inspiration behind my card for today and I have posted hers along with mine.  Mind you, this is a very basic card and the word basic should not be in the same sentence with Laurie Schmidlin….. but, I had to start with a simple card and work my way up!  Please if you have never stumbled upon her blog before, go and have a look, you will be as blown away as I am.  She also is on the Design Team over at Stamp TV and you can check her out there as well!

Laurie’s Card

Valentine's day card

My take on it!


Card details:

Cardstock-Kraft -SU

Paper: SU and Scraps

Ink: Stazon

Stamps: Verve-You and I


Acc: button, brads,and twine

Sorry this post is so long…thanks for sticking with me!

I will be back tomorrow with an EXCITING Announcement!!




Cool Color Scheme!

Hello friends,  Hope you are enjoying your day!  I am very fortunate to have the day off like many Americans. So Happy!  I have a card for you today that was made with my new Gina K design stamps. I can’t get enough of them!  The stamps come out beautifully!  I am also entering it in a color challenge over at JUGS. ( Just Us Girls )  The colors this week are lime green, gray and white.  I love lime green and knew I didn’t want to miss this one. ( I only have a touch of gray in my button, but it’s there,right?)


Card Details:

Cardstock: Gina K

Paper: Bazzill, and a scrap?

Stamps: Gina K-Hugs and Prayers

Ink: Stazon

Tools: Fiskars- Victorian Blade

Acc: button, colored hemp, pop dots

Thanks so much for stopping by I so appreciate all the encouragement! 



New Stamps!

I was never so excited than to ink up some new Gina K Design stamps on Saturday afternoon.  Who am I kidding I was in the studio all day, not just the afternoon. 🙂  It was a good day!  Today’s card is for a few different challenges on the web; Dyanmic Duos, Just Add Ink, and CAS(E) This Sketch. If you have time go check them out and while your at it go on over to Stamp TV and check out Gina K’s stamps…I think they are the most high quality stamps that I own, and my new ones are no exception.  They have lots and lots to chose from…so I am warning you, you will be there awhile.  I have a page over there too you can check out if you want to.

Okay now onto the card~ I love red and black together don’t you?

Red and Black


Cardstock- GKD

Paper: Mixture of CM, GKD, Bazzill

Stamps: GKD- Lovely Labels 1

Ink: Staz On-Black

Tools: Cricut- leaves

Fiskars Cutter; Victorian blade

Cuttlebug- Embossing folders

Martha Stewart- flower punch

Acc: Felt flowers,rhinestones

DD# 37



If you have any questions just let me know and have a great Sunday!



Black and White with….

Happy Three Day Weekend….. WooHooooooo!

If you are not fortunate enough to have a three day weekend like me…well then my deepest apologies for my greeting. :/

Anyways, unto the real reason why you payed me a visit.  The card I have for you today….. I can not take credit for this brilliant idea.  I saw this a ways back on Pinterest and this is my interpretation of it. This card was given to a co-worker at my school.  After I made this card…I also made a replica of it on a giant piece of Construction paper and we hung it up at the surprise shower we had for her at work.  Of course I do not have a photo of it (insert sad face here).  It was even cooler than the card, because I couldn’t run it through an embossing folder (lol) so I punched out about 30 flowers and they were glued on the dress instead.  They popped up and looked 3-dimensional.  It looked really great!  You will have to trust me on this!  I am entering this card in a challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More…this is a new blog I stumbled upon and I enjoy playing along with them. The challenge was to use Black and White with a splash of color if you want to.   Go check them out and give them a try!


Card Details:

Cardstock: Bazzil and Gkd

Tools: Cuttlebug – Embossing folder and Martha Stewart-flower punch

Acc:  pearls, rhinestones, felt-flower, ribbon

Have a great day!

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Dynamic Duo along with a Retro Sketch

Good afternoon friends,  Hope you are off to a great week thus far.  My week has been super!!!

Today’s card was inspired by 2 things.  The great soft color palette over at the Dynamic Duos, along with a unique sketch over at Retro Sketches.

 Combined those together with a little embossing powder and you have my card for today.

I forget how much I do enjoy getting out my heat gun and need to do it more often!


rs46 Dd# 35Now for some Card Details:

Card stock: Stampin Up

Papers: Mix of Bazzil, CM,& SU

Stamps: SU-Close as a Memory

Opaque embossing powder

Acc: lace, ribbon,button

Thanks for stopping by and A quick hello and Thank You to all my new followers….

I So Appreciate it and hope I inspire you to create something yourself!

Take care,

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