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


“Tag” it!

Hello Friends,

I just got back last night from a family vacation in NYC

and boy did we have a great time!  It was so tough to

come home!  Back to reality!

We even got our photo taken with some celebrities!

I will post some pics later!


I have the pleasure of hosting Challenge #14 this week over at

CAS on Sunday!


The challenge that was selected for me

was “Tag” it!

As soon as I saw what the theme was, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I saw this card on Pinterest and have been dying to CASE it!

Here is the card…

With Sympathy

and here is my take on it!


I didn’t pay enough attention and go back and look at it again…or I would

have left a space in between the tags like Lindsay did! 😦   bummer!

I sure hope you decide to join the girls and I over at CAS on Sunday.

The challenge goes for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time!

Here is the prize that is up for grabs

 it’s being donated by

team Utopia!

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Vine Street textured embossing folder


We also have 2 new team mates joining us over at CAS on Sunday,

So I would like

to give a Shout Out to…..

Anja and Anneke!

Welcome ladies…can’t wait to get to know you both better!

Head on over to CAS on Sunday and check out some fabulous inspiration!

I have linked it you for you!

Happy Creating,



Color Challenge with the Girls…


Happy Weekend Everyone,

Tangii over at Just Us Girls has a great color

challenge for us this week.  When I sat down to make my card

I was determined to use a different card base this week

other then white, cream, kraft or black… I did!  I am

thrilled with my results…sometimes a girl has to live a little! LOL


I can’t get enough of my cute little jar stamp….I just love it!

I used a MS punch to make all my flowers and stamped the

jar on vellum and heat embossed it with white powder.

 The leaves were made with my Cricut and ran through my Cuttlebug.

Sentiment is from Verve.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start and you will find

some time to join us at JUGS this week.

Here is a link to my talented teammates blogs

for some wonderful inspiration.

Have a great day!



Curtain Call and Marine Life…


Hello friends,

Now that the Zucchini Bread is made, Nieman Marcus Bars are cooling

and the Lasagne is made for tonight’s dinner,

I thought I would pop in and show you a card that I made for a couple of challenges.


First, Curtain Call.  This is a new (old) challenge blog that I use to follow

years ago and they are BACK and let me tell you

the talent they have put together on the DT is AMAZING!

I am so excited!  I was determined to play along!

However, when I realized that the theme this week was Nautical…I kinda froze.

I couldn’t find any stamp besides this little one that screamed Nautical.

So I thought fish are Nautical too…right???

So I hope they will forgive me for it being so insignificant and also

excuse the lovely black line where I rocked my seahorse stamp! 😦

This set is from Stampin Up by the way.

 It just so happens to also work with the Marine Life theme this time over at

Crazy 4 Challenges.…don’t you love when that happens.

They say small things amuse small minds!  Oh wait that’s an insult….LOL


 I also stamped the inside of my card to match!  I took my watercolor painter and

made some streaks to resemble water.  Decided to not use a sentiment because I thought it

was a great masculine card, which can be hard to come by,

and wanted to leave my possibilities open.

So glad you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Run and go check out both challenges it’s not to late!!!





As Independence Day approaches….to quickly I might add,

I thought it was a good time to post a Fourth of July card that I submitted into this Month’s

Die Cut Crazy Magazine. Here is a link to the Magazine.

Right now the DCCM is just for the iPad but they are looking to expand to other forms.

They are growing, and I am so happy for Stephanie the editor,

she is a real sweetheart with brilliant ideas.

Here is a link to the website as well, they are always looking for new submissions for publications.

You can also like them on Facebook and stay up to date with what they are up to!

My card also links up perfectly with the following challenges.

The Pink Elephant (photo inspiration)


Paper Playtime (red, white and blue)


Not sure if you can really tell what technique I used with this card because it is

very subtle but, I tried my hand at water spritzing. A very simple technique.

After you ink up your stamp simply spritz some water on the stamp before stamping.

That’s all there is to it.

Here is a close up.


In the upper corner you can tell the stamp looks like it bled a little.

That’s what it is suppose to do, and you can control how much or how little by the

amount of water you put on your stamp.

Sorry, it’s been a few days since I posted….we are in the middle of a Kitchen remodel

so I have been up to my elbows in painting, cleaning out the cabinets, and re-organizing.

Love my new Quartz counter tops and my sink is so BIG!!!! It’s an undermount with one basin. LOVE IT!

Wish I had a before photo….I will see if I can hunt one down.

Hope you have a wonderful Independence Day if you in fact celebrate it,

if not enjoy your week and happy crafting!



Cardstock and paper: SU, CM and scraps

Ink: SU-Real Red and Ballet Blue

Stamps: Script, and 2 stars, abc letters

Tools: Cricut, Punches, spritz bottle

Acc: Pop dots


A Birthday Fish

Second Post-Please scroll down if you are looking for Just Us Girls Photo Challenge

Over at CASology this week the cue word was Fish. So I thought Okay let me give this a go.

I only have one fish stamp, and let me tell you it took a while to locate the little bugger.

I am not sure if I have ever made a card with a fish on it before…but if I have I don’t recall.

I am also linking this card up to ‘ABC ‘ Challenge- Summer Theme, and I

may be stretching it a little with the added waves, but I based it off of this

great sketch over at Freshly Made and turned it on it’s side!  I hope it’s okay! :/


Week 49 - Fish FMS91 ABC challenge badge 2013

Have a wonderful weekend!



Creative Memories cutting system to make my waves and some of my circles .

Paper- scraps of this and that

Computer generated sentiment- I didn’t have one 😦


Brick Wall Technique

Happy Day Friends,

Stick with me… lots of photos with this post and

some added links to get you hooked up to try it yourself!

I am really excited to share with you today a technique that I have

never tried before.  I am determined to take more liberties to get out

of my comfort zone when it comes to being creative and this technique

I found over at the Friday Mashup was perfect to get me started.

It also gave me a great excuse to color with my Spectrum Noir pens

and use a much neglected stamp that I purchased over a year ago that

I had never used and was always petrified to ink up!

I paired this great technique up with the Sketch over at Seize the Birthday.

A masterpiece always starts off with a great sketch…..right? wink wink


Here is a close up!IMG_0016



Are you intrigued?  Here is a link to the Brick Wall Technique!

Just a side note…I did my entire card before I looked at the Tutorial!

Yeah…it’s true! LOL

I can definitely see some things that would have made this a tad easier.

I loved every minute of it and if I don’t stop rambling…

I will not get it linked up in time…2 hours and counting!!!

Here are a few card details, but if you have any questions or some pointers…

give me a holler!

Thanks for listening,


Stamps: Hearfelt Creations- Bella Rose House

Spectrum Noir pens

Lots of patience. 🙂


Color challenge @ JUGS….

Hello Everyone,

Today I have the privilege of hosting this week’s Color Challenge,

over at Just Us Girls!

The colors I have for you today… I know you are going to LOVE!

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The name of the colors are

Harvest Gold, Aqua, Kraft and White!

If you don’t have the exact colors, no worries, just come as close

as you can and play along with us anyways!

Here is my card…followed by my UBER talented team mates links and the

link to Just Us Girls Blog!

You can also click on my graphic and it will take you there as well!

Sure hope you come by and play along with me!


Have a Spectacular Day!
If you have any questions on the card details….Please ask!


Seeing Dots…


Today I was feeling a tad better…so I thought I would get up from

the couch and my heating pad and try to make a quick card.

I was looking through my top challenge sites and decided

that Addicted to CAS was the one for me today.

ATCAS - code word circleMy card started very clean and simple and then…

I stamped the sentiment crooked, I smudged my ink and got it all

over my card , and soon realized I should have stayed on the couch. LOL

So what started out CAS got a little more layered.

So ladies over at Addicted to CAS…If this doesn’t quite qualify as Clean and Simple

I SOOO Understand!!!

Not sure if you can tell by my photo, but I used my Scor-pal again

and separated the card in different quadrants.

If you haven’t checked out Addicted to CAS…go have a look!

I have linked up their image for you!

Card Details:

Cardstock: SU and ???? (scrap)

Sentiment: Close to My Heart

Tools: Punches and Scorpal

Thanks for stoppin’ by…I love when you do!



April Fools…Ugliest Card!

In honor of today being April Fool’s Day I thought I would play along with

a fabulous idea I stumbled upon this morning over at The card yard!

Suzanne thought it might be fun to post the Ugliest Card We Have Ever Made.


Now mind you, I had a hard time picking out the worst one,

because there were so many contenders, but this is the

one that came to mind first!


What was I thinking??? YUCK! PUKE green!

I will be back later today (since I have the day off) 🙂 with something not so Hideous!

And if you want to see some other Ugly cards…I have linked up Suzanne’s blog HERE!

Or you may scroll down to something I posted last night that

is much more pleasing to the eye!

Until later,


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Sorry…for the lack of post!

Hello Friends,

Just wanted you to know that I had a death in the family and that is why I haven’t posted in over a week!

I took a quick trip to Boston and just got back late Monday night!

The service for my sister in law was wonderful and although funerals are always tough,

I am so very glad Diane is not suffering anymore.

The trip was very quick and exhausting and I ended up very ill on my return,

but it was wonderful being with family and making new friends.

I have two cards I would like to post that I made recently and haven’t had a chance to show you.

I posted them over at Stamp TV earlier this month for a couple of their challenges.

The first one is a skinny card challenge…it measures 2 1/2 x 5.

I will be making more of these…so fun!


The second one is a paper piecing card.

Not sure if the photo shows,

but I paper pieced the main flower and raised it up with pop dots.


If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask.

I am going to make this quick so I can head to bed!