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Before Time runs out…

I have a quick post this morning before work and before time has run out on the Freshly Made Sketches of the week.  The colors were chosen by the ladies over at the Dynamic Duos….Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze.  If you don’t have the exact colors it’s okay …just come close!   The images and sentiment are from Stamp TV and the stamp Set is called Timeless Treasures and it’s one of  the first Stamp Sets I ever purchased.  I love it!   I used some Prisma colored pencils to give some color to the alarm Clock.

Be back in a day or two with a preview for a Blog Hop I will be taking part in real soon!

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Happy Labor Day,  If you happened to have the day off like me, I hope you enjoyed yourself !  I went shopping and that’s always a good time to me! 🙂  Today’s post is for the Clean and Simple #205 sketch.  I saw this layout and knew it was one I wanted to tackle because it was so unique!  I masked off my cardstock before I stamped my script image so that I could put it on a slant.  This ribbon I have had for a long time from Michael’s dollar bin.  You can never go wrong with flower punches to add that female touch! The cardstock is from Stampin Up.

Enjoy the rest of your day,


Freshly Made Sketch #50

Happy Sunday Friends,  Today I had the chance to slip away to my studio and make this card just in time for Freshly Made’s Sketch of the week.  I wish I could tell you exactly where I got the sentiment from, but I got it in a grab bag at a Stampin Expo this past Feb…. sorry!  The flower image however, is called Plain Jane and I just got it the other day and it’s from Verve.  I could spend my entire paycheck on the Verve site!  Oh my word!  Talk about I candy!  The paper is from Stampin Up and I have had it for quite sometime and the leaves and curly swirl I made with my cricut and ran them through my cuttlebug to get the texture.  Add a couple black gems and a border with my MS punch and you have it!   I don’t know if you can tell, but I do a lot of paper piecing with my cards and cut lots of strips of paper and adhere them back together to make the colors flow throughout the card.  Hope that makes sense. :/

Have a great Monday, and if you are fortunate enough to have the day off like me… ENJOY!


Gotta Love Purple!

If you are a fan of Monochromatic cards and a Great sketch well then you have come to the right place today!   The card was designed for the color challenge over at the Dynamic Duos this week.  The two colors they chose were Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush.  These colors are a starting point and a guideline and as long as your colors are close enough the ladies are fine with that!  This card also goes along with the sketch of the week over at Unscripted Sketches.  I hope it’s okay the I shifted the square over a little bit!!!  I am so glad I found this sketch blog!!!  The butterfly stamp is one of my favorites from Stamp TV and is called Take Flight, and the sentiment I have had forever and who knows where it came from! :0  The DP is from Creative Memories when I use to be a consultant.

The photo isn’t perfect,but when you look at the card from straight on, I have managed to line up the sentiments almost perfect!  I just guessed!  I was really lucky!  I like the look of this with the raised panel with pop dots and have been meaning to try it for some time now!

Hope you enjoyed it!  Have a great day or evening which ever the case,


Can’t get enough…

Can’t get enough of turquoise and sand so last night after dinner out with the hubby I thought I would make another card.  So along with the color challenge over at CR84FN, the Photo challenge over at Stamp TV, the make your won embellishments challenge over at The Pink Elephant….I decided I needed a sketch challenge to tie it all together and I chose Freshly Made #49.  I used more of my cricut for the flowers and swirls, that gorgeous DP that I have had for an eternity, some hemp and the center of my flowers were made with a MS punch.

Thanks for stopping by, I so love when you do!  Guess I better get back to some housework!


The Happiest of Birthdays

Well I survived the first day of school with the kidos!  Although, I must say I am a little sore because I feel like I walked about 5 miles, but I am still in one piece!  Those kids just warm my heart!   So, the card I have for you today is for 3 different challenges.  The first is for the color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.   Those colors look amazing together and as soon as I saw them I knew I had just the paper for it!  The fabulous sketch is from ispy.  And the challenge over at the The Paper Players is to incorporate paper piecing…which I just love to do!  My photo came out a little more red…but the actual DP has more of the orange tones.  The clouds were drawn and cut out with scissors and embossed with my cuttlebug.  The balloon stamp is from the dollar bin at Michaels.  The sentiment is from Stampendous.

Thanks for stopping by…I just love when you do!  Have a great day!


Missing in action!

I am so sorry for the lack of posts!  As you may or may not have figured out, I went back to work this week and to say that I came home exhausted would be an understatement.  I never knew my thigh muscles could hurt so bad!  It’s time to get in shape!  Now, I need to figure out how to manage work, being creative, and my blog posting again!  The kids start back tomorrow…so wish me luck!  Now, onto the real reason you stopped by!  This card was based on the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and the color scheme that was chosen for me is from Flourishes color challenge.  Yesterday I went over to Michael’s and picked up a new embossing folder called Juli’s Garden that now comes with a coordinating border.  Isn’t that cool!  So that’s the border you see on the side of my card!  Couldn’t stop there had to use my dots too!   The leaves and the swirls were made with my cricut.

Have a great start to the work week…and thanks for your patience since I was MIA!


Hello Hello…

Hello Crafty peeps,  Hope you are having a good Monday.  Today I got to sneak away to my studio after going into school for a couple of hours and this is what I came up with.

The Dynamic Duos came up with this great color duo this week and the sketch comes from SFYTT over at iheart2stamp.

Used my cricut and cuttlebug to achieve all my textures and the DP I have no idea whose it is, I got it from a scrap pack at Stampfest.

The stamp is dollar bin at Michaels!

I think it came together rather well!  Just got done watching USA woman’s soccer WOW!  Impressive!

Have a great night!

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Woo Hoo and SSSC164

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I wanted to take a minute and thank The Paper Players design team for picking one of my cards as a Cut Above!  I so do appreciate it!

 It so makes it so worthwhile when someone else recognizes your work…no matter your age it still makes you feel good…doesn’t it?  Now here is the card I have for you this evening!  I based it on the Sketch Challenge over at the Sweetest Thing.Karen has a Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge that always attracts my interest!   If you have never seen her Blog you must go check it out!  Before I go I just had to comment that as I sit here on my butt writing an entry on my personal blog there is a man who has had both legs amputated and is making Olympic History.  I am in awe of him and wonder is this really all I can do?   Just makes you wonder!

Take care,



Hello Blog friends,  Are you watching the Olympics as much as we are?  I never have my TV on during the day but it sure has been on a bunch lately.  Although the Olympics are sucking up a lot of my time I did manage to create this card yesterday afternoon.  I think I snuck away when they were showing Skulling (rowing) I’m not a fan…lol.  This card didn’t turn out quite as planned the blue flower in the corner was added last minute to cover up some poor attempt at continuing the pattern from the design paper.   It worked pretty well and I should have left well enough alone and I pushed it to far!  Please tell me you do that too?  Either use something to cover something up that looks bad…or take things to far and wish you would have just left well enough alone?  I am gong to enter this into two challenges.  The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge…LOVE these type of challenges…makes you so flexible and the other is for the Sketch Challenge at Retro Sketches…they are one of my favorite sketch challenges on the web!

 I saw this technique on making circle flowers on Pinterest where you take circles from a punch and make a flower!  Super easy!!!

The sentiment is very old and its Stampin Up!

On the Tic Tac toe board for the Paper Players….I went with Circles, Blue and Floral!

Well enjoy the rest of your day….back to the Olympics for me….girls Water Polo…talk about amazing!