Monday, June 30, 2014

Super Dad

I made this cute card for my dad....I'm super early and ahead of schedule for once...his birthday is in OCT....but I AM READY!!  This cute super bird is perfect for my dad, he's a pretty amazing guy.  He grows a garden and gives away most of the harvest to neighbors and even strangers. There are times when my gas tank mysteriously fills up or I find a $50 in my glove box.  He helps when he is tired and he helps when he doesn't feel good, that's just the kind of guy my dad is.  Always wanting to help someone else, and he doesn't want the credit.  A lot of his service is done quietly and anonymously.  He's a super great guy and I'm so grateful he is my dad!!

This image is called Super Birdbrain and was a freebie with a progressive challenge over at
From the Heart Stamps I think this image is just too funny, I love his little bugged out eyes!!  I colored him with copics and spectrum noir (blues) and just used paper for the rest...not one other embellishment!  I had to get this done and entered and I'm scootin in with just under 4 hours to go, whew.....Now I'm off to have dinner with the parents, have a great night!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Dragonfly Dreams-Things with Wings
+Party Time Tuesdays-Red, White and Blue  WON

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Today is my farewell post over at Your Next Stamp, I am honored to have been a guest designer for June and had so much fun! 

 I made these little cards, they measure 4x4 and used these adorable little mini stamps
 Mini Cupcake Cutie and Mini Rainy Day Fhiona along with the matching dies.  I love how these turned out, and love the smaller size images and cards! I grabbed these little minis when YNS was having $1 sale....YES, they were just $1, and this was the first time I've used a stamp with a matching die, I have to say that I just love it!

Keep an eye out over at YNS because they have  a lot of inspiration, tons of amazing digi and clear stamps/dies and other fun embellishments and keep an eye out for their crazy awesome sales!!

Thanks everyone over at YNS for being so amazing!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+613 Avenue Create-ATG
+CAS on Sunday-Birthday
+The Paper Players-Bingo (Any shade of blue, ribbon or twine, happy birthday)
+Crafty Catz-ATG
+Sister Act Card Challenge-ATG
+4 Crafty Chicks-Stripes
+Seize the Birthday-ATG

Outdoor Fun!

A new challenge is up over at Pile It On....this is my last post with PIO, it's been a blast and I've really enjoyed working with everyone!  

Our theme is 


and our sponsor is Inky Impressions    


I got to play with this fun image, anything with a ball just reminds me of the days when my kids played soccer, basketball, & baseball.  I loved being a sports mom and now my kids are grown up and out of school, they don't play as much or anything that is organized, so I will just reminisce and remember those good times!

I colored with copics, used some dies from My Favorite Things Blueprints 13, the Fun Times stamp is something that I think I picked up at Michaels and has been in my supplies for several years, the bingo card has been in my stash too and is from Jenni Bowlin.  The stars and little banners are MFT.  

Come join us for a fun challenge! Hope to see you there!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Wags'n Whiskers-Summer Fun
+MilkCoffee Challenge- summer fun
+Crafty Creations-Things with Wings
+Creative Moments-ATG with Boys
+Cards 4 Guys- Male/Sport Top 3

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Happy Hello-YNS Fun Friday

It's Friday...YAY!!  My favorite day of the week, especially when it's my Friday off! 

 Over at Your Next Stamp they are showcasing the DT's projects for some serious inspiration.  I've been a guest designer this month and here is my card for the challenge.  I used Happy Hello Butterfly and the sketch to make this card.  I just love that butterfly and his huge smile!

The banner die is from MFT, the flower svg file is from Miss Kate Cutables as is the sun, the sentiment is part of the butterfly stamp set and the center of the yellow flower is a gumdrop from Your Next Stamp.  I love these gumdrops (enamel dots) they have a little sparkle in them and are a little thinner so don't add that much bulk. 

I hope you like my card and will hop over to YNS and check out the inspiration and play along with the challenge!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Little Miss Muffets-ATG
+Crafty Creations Challenge-Things With Wings-Top 3
+Craft Your Passion-Use Bright, Bold Colors
Dragonfly Dreams-Things With Wings
+Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-ATG

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Surprise, Just For You

Hi everyone, just want to direct ya over to Your Next Stamp where I am guest designing this month and today they are having a special monthly post, head over and check them out, leave a comment for your chance to win!!!

From the YNS blog

          It's time for our monthly inspirational blog post! This is a special monthly blog post to give you an extra dose of YNS inspiration! 

  I used this darling stamp called SURPRISE from YOUR NEXT STAMP to make this little gift bag.  I colored her up with copics, added the sentiment from the same stamp set and cut it out with my MFT Blueprints 13 set, added some flowers and gems and tulle to tie it closed.


It's the perfect size to slip a gift card inside, a small gift or even some cash!   I hope you like my project and will go check it out over at YNS!  :D

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Cupcake Inspirations #266-inspiration picture-SWEET 6
Taartjes van An cupcakes mett stringwerk.jpg
My Heart Pieces-Anything but a Card

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thinking of You!

Hi all, we are back with another challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and the theme is

I'm in the US and got to play with red, white and blue, I love this sweet little fairy. She looks so content just laying there.... probably daydreaming about some cute little boy fairy! 

I colored with copics and used papers that were in my stash.  The cloud is a digi clip art file from Shanna Vineyard, I inked around the edges  and added some borders and twine, and a little tag. 

Please come join us and show us your country's colors! 
As usual, we have some fabulous sponsors, I got to use the image from 

Here is the list of sponsors and the generous prizes they are giving away:

A&T Digital Designs 2 images

The Stamping Chef  3 images

Beansie Doodle  5 images

Robyn's Fetish  3 images

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
+Aurora Wings- No lines coloring or color bingo (red, white and blue)
+Emerald Faeries Challenge-Friends
+Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge-Red, White & Blue
+Creative Card Crew-Fairy Day
+Die Cuttin Divas-Things with Wings +die cut (borders)
+Fussy and Fancy-Things with Wings

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hope you have a Fairy Good Day!!

Squeaked this card out last night and just LOVE this image from Some Odd Girl, she is so fun and cute! 

I used copics to color her up, some pattern paper I had on hand and some dies that I had already cut out with my cricut and MTC.  I love using my scraps to quickly cut out some borders, flowers, leaves and other small items, or using my cuttlebug and my new set of MFT Blueprints die set.  I just cut away and then have some elements already to go, makes it quick and easy to put together a card.  I used some twine, some prima flowers, and gems.  I will wait to put a sentiment on until I know what occasion and who this will be for.  

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl-Linky Party
+Little Miss Muffet-Funky Hair  Spotlight
+Simon Says Stamp-ATG
+The Pink Elephant-inspiration photo( pink, yellow, blue and some flowers)

+My Craft Spot-Fancy Edges
+Come and Get It Challenge-Fairy Fantasy
+ussy and Fancy-Things With Wings
+Pennys Challenge-ATG
+Quirky Crafts-fairy and sparkles

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Always Be Yourself

We are up with another fun challenge over at Pile It On and the theme is

 Wrong but Right (use something in a way that wasn't originally intended)

Our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri  and I got to play with the Summer Boys image and the Affirmation Badges

This challenge made me think outside the box....alot, but I really like how my card turned out!  The background is actually a used dryer sheet that I colored with copic ink ( I put my dryer sheet in a baggie and poured some ink and just squished it around until it was covered), the water and clouds are plastic from an arm floaty that I cut apart and the clear plastic strip is from a set of water googles, also the little snaps at the bottom were from the packaging!  I punched the sun and then cut out notches and added the center.  It was actually pretty fun to put together and use products that normally wouldn't be used on a card!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Color Me Creative-ATG
+Brown Sugar-Summer
+Creative Corner-Just for Boys
+Craft Room challenge-Sun, Sand & Surf
+Fan-tastic Tuesday-ATG
+Papertake Weekly-For the Boys
+Melonheadz Challenge-Summer Fun
2 Sisters-Make your own Embellishments

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Maki A Wish

I had to play along with this fun sketch over at SugarPea Designs and also use my Rice Rice Baby stamp set.  I LOVE this set, that penguin is so fun to color up. I paper pieced his head scarf, his belt and his feet. Colored with my copics, and played with my new My Favorite Things Blueprint 13 die set.  This is my first time using MFT dies and I have to say that I'm in LOVE!! So fun and so many ways to use these dies.  All the stars, the "washi" tape die the circle and ziggy circle are from Blueprints 13.  The scalloped circle behind the penguin is from Spellbinders, the chevron stamp on the black is from Heidi Swapp, I used a little twine and various papers I had on hand.

Here is the sketch I used from Sugar Pea Designs
It looks like they are having a sale right now on their stamp sets, here is the link to the shop, they have the CUTEST stamps and are really versatile, go check them out!! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+A Creative Romance-ATG with Birthday

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happiness is You! YNS Challenge 13-Week 2

Challenge 13-week 2

Happy Friday everyone, I am guest designing over at Your Next Stamp this month and would love for you to join us with our challenge.  There is a super fun sketch and a fabulous inspiration picture to help get the creative juices flowing.  The sketch and pic are below.

 I used Tea Time Fhiona, the sketch and inspiration photo to create this card, I love how it turned out and this this image is just darling!!
 I colored the image with copics, the base is dark grey bazzil cardstock, the pattern papers are new from the American Crafts Maggie Holmes paper collection.  I love the script paper, so fun!! The hearts are wood veneer that I colored with copics, the border is a SVG from My Scrap Chick called Border Fun, I added some yellow ribbon and the sentiment is also from Your Next Stamp.  I hope you like it and will come over, check out the DT projects and share your cards as well!!


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Inky Impressions-For the Girls
Penny's Paper Crafting challenge
+613 Avenue-ATG-best friends day  TOP 3
+Sentimental Sundays-ATG
Color Me Creative-ATG

Thursday, June 12, 2014

#100happydays final recap

Here is my last post featuring the challenge I found on FB which was to document 1 thing each day that made me happy, laugh, or smile.   I found that there was a pattern to what made me family, food, faith, movies, books, copics, crafts, diet coke and ice-cream!! I also found that some days it was actually hard to find something that really stood out to me to document and other times my happy moment hit early in the day.  I also realized that while looking for little happy moments, I actually was happier and had more gratitude for what my life consists of, it's not perfect, but it's mine and I LOVE it!!

So here are the last 9 days of my 100 day challenge...and I'm happy to say that I didn't skip a day...I think that is the most consistent I've ever been at any challenge so far!! Yay!!

Day 92

Started my day off with a diet coke and an Einstein Bros cinnamon bagel with almond cream cheese.  It had been years since I'd had a bagel from Einstein Bros and I forget how yummy they me, they are yummy!!  

Day 93

I just love Grumpy, my friend actually gave me a stuffed Grumpy for my birthday....I had to wonder if it was a hint that I was a little grumpy or just because I love the cat!!  ;)

Day 94

This just represents my love of home.  I'm a total homebody, I'm comfortable at home and I'm happiest when I'm home.  

Day 95

My kids....totally love them.  Jordan has lived in Vegas on and off since his dad and I got divorced 12 years ago, I meet him often to drop off Ash with him so he can take her to Vegas to visit her dad. I always love seeing his handsome face.  He buzzed his head down to skin......I love his hair, but he's in the police academy so I guess this is easy and no fuss!! 

Day 96

Minions....they just make me smile and sometimes laugh out loud!! 

Day 97

Ash came to see me at lunchtime so we took off to grab some Panda Express!! Yummy and love spending time with her!

Day 98

My dad....he's just awesome and I love this picture of him, love the look on his face.  The story behind this goes like this.  Ash was 18, a senior in high school, didn't have a car and so between my parents, me and friends, she had to bum rides to school, to practice and home again.  My dad loves to do things for other people and what he did for Ash was just priceless.  Him and my mom stopped by my work, picked me up in a strange car (Olds Alero) and drove around for a little bit.  I knew he had picked this up for her, we had been talking about looking for a car for awhile.  
He wanted to surprise her, so we came up with a little plan.  I got home from work, Ash had taken my car to school that day....I texted her from outside saying "Ash, what the hell did you do to my car? Get out here now please"
She comes out and is so confused because nothing was wrong with my car.  My mom and dad were there, my dad kind of stands in front of the car which was parked along the back fence, we live in a complex with a lot of other cars, so this strange car didn't show up on her radar.  He was at the bottom of the stairs and was pointing at my car, I could totally see the panic on her face and also she was wondering what my mom and dad were doing there.....well my dad then goes over to her and turns her around so she is looking in the direction of her car and he says   "what do you think of that car?  You think that will do the trick?"
It takes her a few seconds to realize that the car was for her and this look on my dads face was when he was looking at her and she finally figured out that she had a car! LOVE it!!


Day 99

Ash did a little throw back Thursday and found this pic in an old album. This was the day we brought her home from the hospital, such a beautiful baby!!  I look like I'm wearing curtains....hahahahaah oh my! 

Day 100

A movie with a friend, we went to see The Other Woman, funny movie and I like Cameron Diaz, Ashlie has heard over and over from people that she looks a lot like Cameron, so I took a pic of the movie poster and one of her and did a side by side.  There are a couple of pics of Ash that look even more like Cameron.....

So there is my final recap of #100happydays, it was a totally fun challenge, I suggest it to everyone!! Go and be happy!!  :D

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hi.....just enjoying the moment!!

We are up with another challenge over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and our theme is 


I used this image called Enjoying the Moment  from QKR Stampede

I colored with my copics, used some pattern paper from my stash, the clouds were actually pattern paper and I just cut them out, added some lace, some butterflies, flowers, gems, pearls and stamped HI.  I think this is so cute as she's just sitting there, hangin out and enjoying herself.

Our generous sponsors are

Aurora Wings

Flat Friends Boutique

QKR Stampede

Kenny K

KennyK shop badge

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+MarkerPop-Use some Pink
+Cupcake Inspiration Sweet 6

+A Song In Your He{ART}-Gift of Wings
+Craft-room challenge-Things With Wings

Friday, June 6, 2014

Your Next Stamp Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be guest designing with Your Next Stamp for the month of June!!! I have been playing along with their challenges for a few months and absolutely LOVE their sketches and inspiration pictures.   

Here is my card using this adorable image called Little Darling Brittney
I colored her with copics, used my cloud stamp and cut several out, pattern paper, and banner, some flowers and gems, twine and tiny tag and a strip of paper cut for grass.  I hope you like it and will come play along with us. 


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Digistamps4joy-Girly Feminine
+Paper Crafting Journey-Perfect In Pink
+Creative Colors-Picture Inspiration

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Heard you're egg-specting!

Hi everyone, Happy Thursday!  I have a sweet card to share today, this one will be heading to my step-daughter who is expecting her first child and this will be our first grandchild, so we are really excited.  I can share this here as she doesn't follow my blog, but had to keep it off instagram!

  I used this adorable stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs called Tweet Friends, I had won  a $5.00 gift certificate and just had to have this set!

I colored with copics and watercolored the blue background, I stamped the polka dot background and stamped the sentiment with the same white ink, added some ribbon and bow and some primas.  I used glossy accents on the eggs and hearts, and cut the rectangle panel from MFT blueprints 13.  This was my first time ever using MFT dies and I have to say that I LOVE them!! Will have to start saving and putting some more on my wish list! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Sugar Peas-Sketch Challenge

+Hobby Book Designer Challenge Flowers at least 3
+A Random Fan-Polka Dots
+Glitter n Sparkle -Cute
+Crafts 4 Eternity- Bingo Ribbon, Sketch, Spots

Sunday, June 1, 2014

YOLO.....Enjoy the Day! A new challenge at PILE IT ON

Hi everyone, we are up with a new challenge over at Pile It On and our theme is


Our sponsor for this challenge is

and the winner will receive two images of their choice!

I used this fabulously fun image from Dr. Digi's called Ambrose King of the Waves.

I used a new summer paper stack from DCWV called The Summer Magic Stack, colored him with copics, paper pieced his flippers and floater and used glossy accents on those as well as his glasses and goggles.  I hand cut the sun rays, used some twine and a couple charms and letter stickers to finish it off.  I also watercolored the beach and the background. 

I hope you can join us at Pile It On for a fun challenge, would love to see your creations!! :D

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Allsorts-For the Guys
+Color Me Creative-Father/man/boy
+My Sheri Crafts-Anything Masculine
+Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy-Outdoors
+Simply Create Too-Fathers day or Male
+Crafting for All Seasons-Boys will be Boys
+Just Inspirational Challenges-Paper Piecing...his flippers and floaty