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Baby Card

CAS Baby

Happy Sunday Friends,

Over at CAS on Sunday today our

new challenge is being hosted by Mariken and this time

she is challenging you to use a

“Baby” theme.

I got this great idea once again from Pinterest!

Can’t find the original card…but I know I saw it long ago!

What did we do before this tremendous site???

CAS is sponsored this week by

The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate!

What a great gift!  Don’t you think?

Hope you get a chance to play along with the

CAS on Sunday Girls and I !!

Here is a link to our blog to get you started!


Hope to see you there….

Just remember to keep it CLEAN and SIMPLE!



Card Details:

Stampin Up Label Punch and Border punch

Verve Bunny stamp

and the sentiment is also SU.

The rest is scraps of this and that!


Seize the Birthday with “Toppings”…and Seize the Sketch


With or without….read on to find out more!

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Fellow crafters,

Today over at Seize the Birthday we have listened to our faithful

participants and have added this to our challenge…..

It’s an Anything Goes Birthday type of challenge with a “Toppings “ Option!

Remember that a Topping is infact an “Option” and not a requirement!

Because not everyone always wants a cherry on top…now do they??

 So this week your “Toppings” option is

” Monochromatic.”  

If you decide to add a topping to your Birthday card/project it

should exude one particular color of your choice!

Remember you can always add neutrals to your design!

So, Is your Birthday challenge going to be with or without toppings?

It’s your choice!

Hope to see you there!

Here is a link to get you started!

Seize the Birthday!

And my wonderful Team mates!

We had 172 participants last time…I wonder if we can ” Top” that?


I am also linking this up to our sister blog…Seize the Sketch


That’s where I started my layout for my card!  I think I may

have gotten a little carried away with my flowers.

Loved the Sketch though!


Card details…

All ink, stamps and cardstock is Stampin up!

Tools: Cuttlebug ,embossing folder and border punch

Acc: pop dots and candy dots


Sketchy at JUGS and a Color Challenge!



Happy Weekend Friends!

It’s sketch time over at Just Us Girls and the talented

Vicki it our hostess this week.  After she posted the sketch she said,

she kept the sketch rather simple this time so we could let our creativity go!

Sometimes that is the best way to create don’t you think?

Start small and add to it!  Thanks Vicki!!!

 For my card today….. I want to give credit where credit is do.

My idea for my card came from the wonderful world of Pinterest.

Here is the lovely card that got my engine started,

along with her blog!  Her name is Lee and she is very, very talented!!!

Thanks Lee for the inspiration!!!


I am also linking my card up to Just Add Ink where they just so happen to be using my colors this morning!!

Don’t you love when that happens!!!



My Washi tape at the bottom has a stripe of silver in it! !!!

I sure hope you all stop by Just Us Girls and join us this week!

We love looking at all your wonderful creations and getting

inspiration from others as well!

Now it’s time to go and check out the rest of the designer’s work!


 Have a great day!



Welcome Home…

It’s time for a new challenge over at CAS on Sunday!


“Welcome Home”

(Make a ‘New Home’ themed card)

This was a first time challenge for me, don’t think I have ever made a

New Home card before, but once I got started I really enjoyed it!



Here is our sponsor for this month…

Annabelle Stamps

And the prize that one lucky winner will win, is a 15$ (AUD) Discount Coupon!!

I hope you will join us over at CAS on Sunday…this challenge runs for nearly 2 weeks,

so you have plenty of time!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


A Few details:

Branch was cut with my Cricut

Sentiment is SU


Seize the Sketch

I have been wanting to play with Seize the Sketch since it’s inception

and I finally found some time tonight to sneak into the studio and

be productive.  HOWEVER, I may have gotten a little carried away with the

sketch and stretched it a little far.  YIKES!

Here is the sketch followed by my

card and I will explain.



After I placed my sweet little elephant on my card and

photographed it, I looked at it again and realized I wasn’t

quite happy with it and it felt like it was missing something.

 So I decided to add the flag. ( placement is eeh!)

I do believe it makes the card feel more balanced and complete,

I also feel I may have stretched the sketch to far.  So ladies

I understand if you feel this is a little bit to much for such a

a basic sketch.  I soooooo understand!!!

I am also linking it up to 2 other challenges.

Crazy 4 Challenges

(to use an animal)


and “ABC” Challenges

(No flowers this time!)

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The sentiment is SU.

The elephant is from Verve.

Used my Cricut and Cuttlebug.

SU lattice embossing folder.

 Scalloped border and circle punches.

Fussy cutting with scissors!

Have a wonderfully creative day,



Freshly Made is having a Celebration!


I have been a long time follower of Freshly Made Sketches and they

are celebrating their 100th Sketch this week!!!

Congrats to the FMS team past and present!!


I have a celebration of my own this week, but more about that in 

a day or so!!!  Hope I peaked your interest to come back and see what it is!

No hints either…LOL!


Today’s card has been a work in progress.  I don’t think my mojo was quite

awake this morning when I attempted for the 3rd time to finish this card,

 at least that’s the story I am sticking with!

It seemed to get better as the day progressed, I am happy to say!


Every time I put a ready made flower on my card….I call myself a cheater. LOL

I also, realized I put my candy gems from SU in the wrong place…  :/ ugh!

Here are a few details:

DP is from Basic Grey.

Sentiment is Michaels….it’s only a part of the entire greeting.

Used MS punch to make the rest of my flowers and the scalloped border is SU.

The stems were made with my Cricut!  Love them…I use them a lot!

Lattice embossing folder is from SU.

Hope your having a great day!

Thanks for stoppin’ in!



Inspiration time over at JUGS~

Hello friends,

School is back in session and this Chic is wiped out!

 It’s going to take me a couple of weeks to get back to this

5 days a week and then some… work sort of thing!

Plus, my son left for college again on Wednesday

so it’s back to that empty nest feeling again.

Let me just say, I don’t like it very much at all!!

 Hubby and I were spoiled this summer having Ty

here since the middle of May.  SIGH!!!

Anyhoo, speaking of school!

 Tangii has a great inspiration photo for us this week over at JUGS!


This is what I did with it!


One of my teacher’s at school gave me this awesome sticker set last year

because she knew I loved to scrapbook.

I found it the other day as I was setting up my room

and thought this would be perfect for my card for JUGS!

So, I have a mixture of stamps, die cuts, and ink on this card.

I must admit I felt as if I was cheating using those stickers!

The paper is a stamp from Verve.  The sentiment is SU.

I distressed the card stock, the apple and the stem a little bit,

but looks as if I should have done more!  I thought the white pen

was a nice touch at the end!….and of course a ribbon!

I am also linking this up to the back to school challenge over at

The Friday Mashup!

Sure hope you join us this week over at Just Us Girls for our

Inpsiration Photo Challenge!

Here are the links to my fellow teammates blogs to

help get you started with some inspiration!

JUGs blog

Elise Durenberger

Maria Levine

Marisa Ritzen

Tangii Crain

Lisa Kind

Vicki Dutcher

Have a great weekend,



For the Love of Polka Dots…

Hello Crafters!!

It was my turn to post a project over at

The Crafty Card Gallery this month.

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Jennifer had asked us to incorporate Polka Dots.

That was a great challenge for me because…..

Polka Dots are very near and dear

to my heart because my mother LOVED them!

So any time I see them, especially on clothes,  I think of her!!

So I incorporated my mom’s love for dots and how much

I love her, miss her, and think of her on my card itself.

What I have done here, is taken two pieces of ribbon and

glued them in behind the negative part of a heart that I cut out using my Cricut.

(Make sure the ribbon is tight.)

To give it some stability and so that you can’t see through it,

I adhered it to another piece of white cardstock to give it a backing.

 Trimmed it out with some Pool Party and Basic black paper.

 Added a MS heart border punch to a strip of black to add some interest.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

And finally, I took the sentiment and punched it out with a great

SU Modern label punch, and bordered it 2 more times.

This is a great trick.  Punch out the label punch again

and then cut it in half and put it on opposite ends.

All you see is the ends anyway and it looks like one

continuous piece.  If that doesn’t make sense….drop me a

comment and I will explain it better.

I used this interesting sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and these

great colors from Dynamic Duos to spark this card!



This card was a lot of fun to create!

Thanks for your continuous support….and make sure you

stay tuned because  I see a Blog Candy Giveaway in the very near future!

Craft Your Heart,



Happy Anniversary

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 Today over at CAS on Sunday we have a Floral Fantasy going on.

Not sure my card qualifies as a fantasy…lol…. being that I chose all white, but the challenge

is to just use florals on your card/ project in any color or style that you choose!

That’s simple enough!

Here is our sponsor for this month.

Team Utopia- Stampin Up Demonstrator Miranda

And this is the great prize you can win!

These Stampin up candy dots are amazing, infact

I just got these exact ones today!

Sure hope you come on over and join the girls and I at CASOS,

but Just remember to keep it Clean and Simple!


My flower was created with my Cricut.

The stem is a die cut from My Favorite Things and

the leaves are a MS punch!

The sentiment is Stampin Up along with the tag punch.

Hope you have a marvelous day!

Happy crafting,



Monochromatic at Just Us Girls


Over at Just Us Girls this week…the ever so talented Vicki has

challenged us to a great color challenge .  Your card or project must have

a basic  theme of Monochromatic Blue, but you may add a neutral as well.

I had a hectic week back to school this week, so my card is rather simple!

I never have enough masculine birthday cards laying around,

so thanks Vicki for the color choice!


I have had this piece of Design paper forever, and it worked so well for this challenge.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts.


Please jump on over to the JUGS blog and join us this week…we would love to see

what you do with this challenge!  You can stop by my wonderful teammates blogs

and see what they have designed for you as well!

Hope you have an amazing weekend either creatively or how
ever you wish to spend it!