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


Just Us Girls are Shaving!


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Hi Friends,

 Did my title get your attention?  LOL

 Well, over at Just Us Girls this week my good friend Sharyn is hosting

 and she challenged us girls to break out the shaving cream!

 If you have never made your own background paper before using this

 technique your missing out!  Here is a great Link from Gina K to get you started.

I had so much fun I made 6 pieces of paper in all different colors for future use!

I also want to thank Barbara Campbell for being such a wonderful Guest Designer

with us this past month!  You out did yourself GIRL!

I paired this technique up with this simple and versatile Sketch over at Seize the Sketch!


Along with the Patriotic color challenge of Red, White and Blue from the Mod Squad.


A few card details:

The stamps I used for this set were a mixture of Stampin UP-Simply Stars

and the smaller stars are from a Gina K stamp set called Out West 2.

I saw this quote this week in the newspaper and loved it so much

that I decided to print it from my computer!

I made the dashes with a pen!

Now,  Please head on over to Just Us Girls and check out my creative teammates

work and break out that shaving cream an ink and join us!

Then stop by the Mod Squad and Seize the Sketch too!

Hope to see you over at all these wonderful places!



Feel Better Soon



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Hi Friends,

Vicki is hosting this week over at Just Us Girls!

Happy Belated Birthday Vicki!!!

Hope you had a great birthday!  

She has a wonderful Inspiration Photo for us this week!

Pink, black, and white is my all time favorite color combo.

Of course…you may have figured that out already because my last 

three cards have ALL been in that color family this week….LOL!

Please come on over to JUGS and check out what my fabulous team has done!

While your there you can check out our Guest Designer Barbara as well!

My card is rather simple this week….but I love the effect of using the negative panel as well.

See you at Just Us Girls,



Tag time at Seize the Birthday

STB Tags


STB Toppings

Our toppings option this time over at STB is TAGS!

However, if your not a toppings kind of person just stick with the usual Birthday Theme.

It’s entirely up to you!

I have linked up both above images so you can head on over to STB and Join us!

Hope to see you there,

By the way…you won’t want to miss the Design Teams fabulous work!



Hosting @ Mod Squad



Hello Friends,

I am thrilled to be hosting this week over at the Mod Squad.

It’s a sketch challenge and here is my sketch.

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Here are some Details:

Base Cardstock: Gina K

Stamps: Gina K- A Little Something

Sentiment: Gina K- Fleur di lis

Water Colored pencils

Acc: Pop dots

Tools: Fiskars Cutter-Victorian Blade, Square Scallop Nesties

Above I have linked up both Gina K stamp sets for you!

Now please come on over to the Mod Squad and join me!



See you there,



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,




Mod Squad Challenge/ Case this Sketch


Hi Friends,

Today’s card is for 2 challenges…..

Case this Sketch 


followed by this great idea over at Mod Squad.


My friend Karen is hosting this week so I wanted to make sure I played along.

I got it done just in time! Phew!

She asked us to use an image that you would usually use for a masculine card, but make it a feminine card.

Clever idea huh?

Some card details:

Card stock is Stampin Up

Stamps: All Gina K- Inspiration Mosaic and Out West 2

SU-Embossing Folder 

SU-Tag punch

Have a wonderful day,



The Kissing Technique

Kissing technique

I am thrilled that you stopped in today to see what I have been up to!

This card is for 4 different challenges….YES 4!  I think that this ties my record! LOL

The first and foremost is Just Us Girls where Sue has challenged us to use the

Kissing Technique!  Yes Kissing, if you have never done this….Well it’s a MUST!

and so FUN with Awesome results !  Here is a link to a Gina K video to help you out!

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Now here are the other challenges I am entering this Mother’s Day Card in.

I started off with this great Sketch over at Always Playing with Paper.

Sketch 6

Followed by this great color challenge from the Card Concept.

I think my style for this card is Clean and Layering.


Finally, the Mother’s Day challenge over at The Pink Elephant.

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Now,  I hope you come on over to Just Us Girls and join the team and I

and try your hand at the KISSING Technique!  

And remember …If your selected as Chic of the Week you are in the

running to possibly be a Guest Designer with us over at JUGS!

See you there!


Few card details that aren’t as obvious!

Here is a photo of the SU-stamps I used to do my kissing!


Stamps : Stampin Up -Summer Silhouettes

Ink: SU-Wisteria Wonder


Seize the Birthday and Sketch!

STB Flowers

Hello Friends,

Sorry for the hiatus for a few days, just needed a breather, plus my son is home from

college so my nights are spent with him and hubby!  Love when we are all together!

Someday I will get use to this empty nest thing! NOT!


Today’s card is a Seize Combo…..I have a Toppings option of Flowers over at

Seize the Birthday and I paired it up with a great Sketch over at Seize the Sketch!

I have linked them both up for you!

STB Toppings


Hope you have a wonderful day and if you have time an you care to get inky….

Please come on by STB and join us!  We would love it if you would!

The design team has some wonderful cards to get you in the mood for stampin!

Here are a few card details:

Cardstock is mostly Stampin Up.

The Brick wall stamps is something I picked up at a Garage Sale- Love it!

Flower Stamps: SU-Flower Shop

Sentiment is Verve-Poppy Birthday

Ink is SU-Midnight Muse and Tim Holtz -Fired Brick

I will be back on Saturday with some Just Us Girls!



Bleach and a JUGS Sketch


Hello Friends,

I had a great time creating this card for two different challenges.

I started with this awesome sketch from Cheryl over at Just Us Girls

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and combined it with a Technique challenge over at Stamp TV hosted

by my friend Judy.  She has beautiful samples over there for you to see!


She asked us to use bleach on our creation.  

Here is a video from Gina K. for you to watch if you have never tried this before.

I really recommend it…it’s so much fun with endless possibilities. 

I pretty much did exactly what Gina did on this video!

Just be really really careful not to get it on your work space or clothes.  Speaking from experience. LOL

So come on over to Just Us Girls and join us this week for our color challenge!

You won’t be disappointed when you see what the team has done along with our

New 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,


A few Card Details:

Cardstock Gina K and Stampin Up

Stamps: Hugs and Prayers (Retired-Gina K)

Sentiment is Thank You Duo ( Gina K)

Any other questions let me know!

Take care!