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Color Challenge…

The card I have for you today was a Blast to make!  I cannot take credit for the idea….I owe that to Pinterest!  Here is a link to the idea!  I can’t tell you how many hours I spend on that site!  I am totally addicted!!  This card is for a color challenge at “Stamp TV“, we were asked to use lemon yellow, red, orange and lime green.

Hope you have a great start to your week my friends.    Love summer break 🙂


Crazy for Ribbon…

After a trip to the beach with My Hubby, I went straight away to my studio to make this card for two challenges that I wanted to partake in!  My card follows the very Unique Sketch challenge over at ispy sketches.  This is such a great site to go to when you are looking for a Good sketch, what I like is that they think outside the box!  Do you have a lot of ribbon in your craft space?  Well, I have my fare share…so when I saw the challenge over at Stamp TV to use 4 different colors of ribbon on your project…I thought…. I can so do that!  The sentiment is from Stamp TV as well….it’s called Say it With Flowers!

Hope you have a fantastic day and thanks so much for stopping by to say hi!


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Easel Card

Hello Stampers,  I tend to stay in my comfort zone when it comes to making cards, but luckily when the challenge over at Stamp TV to make an Easel card was posted, I didn’t run. LOL  It is really not difficult at all and I wish I had tried to do this years ago!  Better late than never so they say!  The DP is one of my favorites that I was always afraid to use cause I like it so much.  Do you do that?  I also wanted to tie in some more black so I added a few stamped sunflower images.  That stamp is from Gina K designs at Stamp TV.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up and I use it all the time!

If you want the dimensions and instructions to make an easel card you can click here!  You can also You Tube it!

This card also fits the color challenge at the Play Date Cafe that I used in yesterday’s post as well.

Thanks for stopping by, I just love when you do!


Lots of Stamping time…

It is so nice to have the chance to spend lots of time in my studio now that school is out!  Of course, that is after I have spent the morning soaking up some rays at the beach.  I know it’s a tough life, but someone has to do it! 🙂  Okay, on to the real reason you are here.

Here is my example for the ispy19 sketch for this week!

I also made it for a challenge over at Stamp TV to add bling to your card!

If you have some time please join me on both challenges….you will be glad you did!


Mix it up Monday with a Monogram

I was thrilled to be asked over at Stamp TV to host one of their weekly Challenges called Mix it Up Monday!  So my challenge was to create a card using a Monogram.  That Monogram may consist of either 1, 2 or 3 Bold letters.  In my example however, I only used 1 letter, but if you would like to use more please feel free!  Won’t you join me?  Here is the Link!  Also, this card goes along with the Sketch Challenge over at Deconstructing Jen. The Sketch was so much fun to do!  Love the added lines behind the image!

Have a great week my friends,

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Hi Blog friends,  The card I have for you today is for two challenges.  The first one is for a challenge over at Stamp TV to Case the DT member Melanie Muechinger.  She is super talented and it was very difficult to make a selection, but I finally did!  My card doesn’t exactly look like hers…but  it sparked my sponging idea.   I combined that challenge with a Sketch Challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches, but unfortunatley missed the deadline and the collection is closed….4#&$&@$$$ insert whatever word you would like there!  Tee hee!  Oh well, it happens!  I have been working quite a bit with sponging techniques lately and I do enjoy it very much. The smile and the image stamp I bought at Hobby Lobby.

 As always I so appreciate when you stop in an leave your comments!


For Someone Special

Happy Spring fellow Stampers,  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  I had a bit of time to play and be creative today and this is what I came up with.  The card is for four different challenges, a sketch challenge, a color challenge and a Cricut challenge and a Spring Challenge.  The fabulous sketch is for Freshly Made Sketches and the colors were chosen for me at CR84FN50.  They are Pink, Orange and Yellow!   I am so excited that I found the last challenge and it is for a blog devoted to the Cricut.  I have been using my Cricut more and more lately and just love it!!  The challenge was to have at least 3 flowers on your project.  I used my George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to  make my flowers.  I like the effect with the circles cut out of the DP and didn’t want to cover them completely with the flowers so decided to off set them. (hope that’s okay for the sketch challenge)  This is the first time I have participated over at CR84FN50 and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, but I can tell you it will not be the last.  And last but not least, I am a huge Stamp TV fan and the challenge over there was to make a Spring Card.  I think that covers all my challenges!

What a great group of talent at all these sites…. won’t you join me!

Have a great day,


You’re in my thoughts

What a fabulous day I have had.  I went to the beach with some girlfriends, took the trolley to the BeachHouse for lunch and now I am home with good start on my summer tan and I feel so relaxed  exhausted!  The beach does that to you!  It was so nice to get out for some girlfriend time for a change, I don’t do enough of that!  It’s Spring Break here as I have mentioned and we all felt like tourists ourselves as we got on the Trolley, so fun!  Okay, I am also excited for the card I have for you today.  I managed to incorporate this card for 2 different challenges.  The 1st one is for Stamp TV, to “Go green” not the color green as you might think, but to incorporate an item that you might typically throw away.  So I decided to go out to my hubby’s workshop and have a look around.  I found these small wooden dowels in his trash can and I thought Hmmm this might work.  And it did just that!   The 2nd challenge this card is for, is the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #154 that I love to play along with and have missed a couple of times lately.  Glad I didn’t miss this one! Karen Giron is soooo talented and I follow her blog religiously!

Sentiment: Stamp TV….Say it with flowers.

Paper: K1 Paisley Parade.

My cricut and cuttlebug.

Thanks so much for letting me share my day with you,


My hand at Sponging a background…

 Well, it was about time I tackled Theresa Momber’s gorgeous sponging technique to make a background and stop saying someday I want to try this.  Well, the someday was yesterday!  I came across this Inspiration photo challenge over at FYI and knew their was also a deadline approaching over at Stamp TV for sponging,  so I decided to combine the two challenges and this is what I came up with.  Well, certainly you can tell that I need some more work.   A couple of the colors on the edges got darker than I wanted them to, and I have a line where the horizon meets the clouds that is probably not necessary, but hey I am a newbie at this!  However, I am very pleased for my first attempt.

I took my inspiration for my mountains from the sky in the photo.  I didn’t use the orange and substituted pink instead.

The sentiment is from Timeless Treasures over at Stamp TV.

I challenge you to try something you have been procrastinating!!!

 Good luck!


Pals Paper Arts and Stamp TV Challenge

Happy Beautiful Thursday morning my friends!  I have a quick post for you today!  We have all had those days when it’s time to post a card for a challenge and your not in love with it, and you think should I really post it?  Well, today is that day for me!  But I suppose you can’t love them all  now can you??  And that is part of the creative process.  The idea seemed to be formatting in my brain okay, but when it came down to putting it on paper..well it fell short.  I think what throws it off is that I sponged the paper flower with the same ink as the top panels of my card and the colors don’t look the same even though they are. :/  Anyhoo, this card is for the color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  Green…lots of green!  And the sentiment I just love it’s from Stamp TV’s Say it with Flowers.  It also cover the 3 for 3 challenge at Stamp TV.   The cardstock is GKD and the DP is from SU.  The ink is SU Kiwi Kiss and the cutouts were made with my Cricut- Pituresque cartridge.  The flowers on the top of the card are SU-Bitty Basics.

Thanks so much for all the comments as of late…I SOOOOOOO Appreciate it!!!