Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guest Designing at Sweet Stamp Shop

I'm doing a little guest designing over at
this month!!

How cool is that?

They have some FABULOUS stamps being released,
so you'll want to check it out!

For this card, I combined two sets.
One of the sets is a brand new one coming out
called Drops Background (which you will love, by the way).
The other set I used is God Bless America.

With the events of last week in Boston, I felt like
being a little patriotic!  This is the absolute perfect
set for that!

I love to keep things clean and simple, if I don't, I
tend to "overthink" things and it looks like
a jumbled mess then. 

You can check out all of the awesomeness right

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Drops Background and God Bless America from Sweet Stamp Shop
Paper: PTI white, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Misc: twine, star brad
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Challenge Time at Ribbon Carousel

Hi everyone!  Bringing you my card for the
challenge over at 
for the month of April.
We are in week 4 of our current challenge:

"Showers and Flowers"

I sure hope you have played along!

We ALWAYS have a ribbon carousel 
up for grabs!  Who wouldn't want one of those?

Make sure to link up to the original post which is right HERE

Be sure to check out everyone else's fabulous designs HERE

Stamps: Sunny Side Up from Paper Smooches
Paper: PTI White, choc chip, MME Honey Cake
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: twine, dimensionals
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Saturday, April 13, 2013


I love Saturdays!  I wish everyday was Saturday!  It's a perfect day to stay inside and stamp and try to figure out my Cameo machine, so thats what I intend to do.  Everyone says I shouldn't get rid of my Cameo machine, that I should play with it for a bit.  I think after this morning, they may be right!

I went browsing for a few challenges to play in this morning and found 3 right away that looked like they'd be fun, so here goes!

The challenge is to use something that begins
with the first letter of your name.

Here is my card:

I found the die cut at the Silhouette store and downloaded it, and I'm quite pleased with the results, so I think I'll keep my Cameo for now!  :)  I cut the image in several different colors so I could do the ombre technique.  What do ya think?

Stamps: Amuse
Paper: Marco's textured white
Ink: Versafine Black
Misc: Jewels, Cameo cut files
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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Chevrons and Flowers

What an absolutely beautiful day here in central PA!  I'm locked in my craft cave listening to music and stamping!  Best Sunday EVER!!! :)  This card is for the challenge over at CAS-ual Friday - such a fun challenge to use chevrons and flowers!

Here is my spin on the challenge -

I decided to bling it up a bit with the rhinestones!

Thanks for stopping by, and for all of your kind comments!

Stamps: CAS-ual Friday set Breathe
Paper: PTI White, BG True Love dp
Ink: Versafine black

Misc: twine, PTI felt and button, rhinestons
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Krafty Blues

Hi all!  It's almost the weekend, and I am soooo ready!  I'm sure you are as well.  I'm hoping to stay in my craft cave for quite a while over the next few days.

My card tonight was made for 2 challenges.  The first one is The Shabby Tea Room, with this gorgeous inspiration picture:

The 2nd challenge is another new challenge I just came across called Little Tangles, with a kraft challenge.  I LOVE me some kraft cardstock, so this was an easy one for me.

Here is my card:

I used a couple different PTI sets, Bitty Background Blocks and In Bloom.  I've been dying to make some type of little candle, and this was the perfect opportunity.  I also used a SU set called Whimsical Words for the sentiment.  I had to stack my dimensionals to get the flower high enough off the paper for it to overlap the candle a bit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: PTI Bitty Background Blocks and In Bloom.  SU Whimsical Words
Paper: Kraft and PTI White, SU dp for candle
Ink: Night of Navy
Misc: Silver cord, twine, dimensionals, PTI In Bloom die, silver bling
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Pinspired Sparkles

Time for another challenge card.  this one was made for a challenge I just heard out about last night.  It's call the Pinspired Challenge.  What a fun challenge, and I definitely plan to play along again.

My card -

I love the pink sparkly nails in the inspiration picture!  The rhinestones and the sparkly ribbon, give this card just enough sparkle.  The main image is up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Verve Thankful Accents
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: rhinestones, nesties, sizzix embossing folder, dimensionals, ribbon
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Did you know that sequins come in every color?  I know this because I was fondling them at Hobby Lobby today!  I was good and only bought two packages though.  :)  How fun are these little things on cards?  I've been seeing them all over the place, guess they are the big thing now.

I made this card for two challenges tonight.  (see below for links)  It may look like I'm missing the Daffodil Delight color, but if you strain your eyes a bit, you can see that one of my twine colors is yellow.

I used another of my favorite stamp sets, Breathe from CAS-ual Friday Stamps.  They just so happen to be hosting the Tuesday Morning Sketches this week, so if you play along, you may win a gift certificate to the store.

Stamps: Breathe from CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Paper: Soft Suede, White
Ink: Regal Rose
Misc: Sequins, twine, notebook punch from SU and dimensionals
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Flying by.....

I found more time to stamp tonight.  I ordered this stamp set and die a few weeks ago.  It was one of those "have to have" things, and it's taken me this long to ink it up....shaking my head!  :)  BUT...its inked up and I even played along in the Lawnscaping Challenge.  The challenge this week is to use embossing somewhere on your project.

Here is my card:

Do you love?  Gosh I do!  Totally out of my box!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Recipe -
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Flying By
Paper: PTI White, black
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder, The Twinery Twine, Lawn Fawn die
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Monday, April 1, 2013

Fantastic News to Share!!!

I am soooo excited -
I've got some fantastic news to share with everyone in blogland! 

I have been invited to be on the Ribbon Carousel Design Team!  How cool is that?  I am so excited and flattered to be a part of such a wonderful group of talented ladies!!  Check out the list over on the right to see who else made the team!

If you're not sure what the Ribbon Carousel has to offer, go check it out - The Ribbon Carousel

If you've never played along in the Ribbon Carousel's monthly challenges, that has got to change!  Each month, someone wins a carousel!!!  Seriously!  Keep an eye on their blog for all the details!  New challenge will be listed tomorrow!!!

I'll be offering blog candy later this week, so keep an eye out for it!

Happy Monday my friends!

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