Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hey There Pumpkin

Just sharing a card I made with this cute image called Pumpkin Pigwit, you can find it over at
 From the Heart Stamps  I also used the sketch #77 over at From the Heart .  I colored with copics, used all scrap paper, a prima, leaf punch and a few gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.  Hope you like!  :)


I would like to enter the following challenges:
From the heart-sketch
From the Heart-monthy freebie image


Hi everyone, I'm here with my final project as my guest design spot over at Your Next Stamp, I have had such a blast playing along with the challenges, the featured post and the big birthday bash at the beginning of the month, wow, what fun!!!

I am leaving with an 8x8 layout, using the camera, insta love, and we click image and sentiment from the INSTA LOVE stamp set.  I really love this set, I think it's perfect with all the instagram pics and Project Life/pocket pages that are available now...just so fun!  I used papers from Simon Says Stamp 2012 card  kit and the gold "crushing" and stars are from Heidi Swapp....LOVE the gold!  I paper pieced the camera, added some stamped polka dots, a couple different papers and elements from the kit.

This is one of my fav pics of me and the husband and is the first layout I've done in over a year.....maybe two, it's been a long time!  I really love how it turned out and now I've got the itch to start back into my Project Life and scrapbooks, yay :D

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Brown Sugar-ATG
+Simon Says Stamp Wed Challenge-ATG
+The Pink Elephant-ATG- Unforgettable
+Frosted Designs-Stamping (camera, sentiments)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Life's a Beach

We are up with another challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, this is my last project as a guest designer and I have had a blast! I love the fun challenges and all the adorable images they have to play with.  

Head over and check out the DT projects and join the challenge, the theme is 


I used Casper Silvermist Dude and you can find him HERE, I also used the palm tree, clouds, and sand from Miss Kate Cuttables, the crab, sandcastle, and sentiment are from the Seaside Wishes stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Craft your Passion Challenge-Summer Fun    Winner
+Crafty Bloggers-Summer Fun
+Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Kraft
+Crafts 4 Eternity-By the seaside
Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
+Open-Minded Crafting Fun-Summer   Susan's Top pick

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Feel Better Soon

Good morning! We are featuring this little cutie over at A Random Fan, this sweet image is Doctor fun is she?!!  I think she is just perfect for a Get Well Card, and so that's what I did!! I colored with copics, used some gumdrops from Your Next Stamp, the tag is from Blueprints-My Favorite Things and some fun scrap paper.  I also inked with distress ink around the image.  Hope you like, come over to
 A Random Fan and check out the other DT projects and don't forget to enter the challenge which is nice and easy-ANYTHING GOES!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+The Pink Elephant-ATG
+Through the Purple Haze-ATG
+Come and Get it Challenge-ATG with a sentiment
+Crafty Little Fairies-Cute and Cuddly
+Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-ATG with Any Stamp

Saturday, August 23, 2014

To Protect and Serve

I had the honor yesterday of attending my son's police academy graduation and see him officially become a law enforcement officer.  My emotions have been on high alert for the past several days, a mix between pride, excitement and worry. I am proud of him for his perseverance, dedication, hard work, sweat and tears (try getting sprayed with pepper spray), OUCH!  From here on out he will be on the streets in field training, and I have to just keep a prayer in my heart so I don't worry myself sick.

I was married to his father who is also a police officer for 11 years, I am now married to a former member of the National Guard who retired with 20 years of duty, and now I am seeing my son enter the policing profession.  I am in awe at the courage and discipline, the willingness to serve and protect, to help and to put their own lives in danger, and to sacrifice. Words can't really express how grateful I am for their service, for ALL law enforcement officers and for all members of the military, for the feeling of patriotism when saying the pledge of allegiance and just seeing these men and women in uniform, there is such a feel that is almost spiritual and sacred in nature.

I was so impressed with the graduation ceremony, with the way these brand new officers stood at attention, without moving a muscle during the presentation of the badges, they moved only to accept their badges and move forward for the next person.  It was very professional and I was truly overwhelmed with a sense of pride for my son, for all law enforcement, for this amazing country and for a great and wonderful  God.

I made this card for my son, it is a KennyK image and is absolutely perfect!  I had to quickly put it together because I've been so busy lately, so it's very simple in design, but I think it turned out great!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-ATG
+Brown Sugar-Get Krafty
4 Crafty Chicks-masculine-Golden Egg Award
Perfectly Rustic-masculine -runner up

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday

Happy Fun Friday to ya, it's another week of inspiration over at Your Next Stamp, I've used
 Darling Diva Victoria for this card today.  I got the inspiration from the photo and the sketch.  I colored her up with copics, and finally got to use this gorgeous big purple flower and some wood veneer hearts and leaves.  Head over and check out the rest of the DT projects, you'll find lots of amazing talent over there!!


I would like to enter the challenge at

Life is Good-LMMS Inspiration Thursday

Happy Thursday to ya!  Over on the FB page for Little Miss Muffet Stamps we have a lot of inspiration going on,  I have created this card using Polka Dot Pals Mitzi and Polka Dot Pals Lemonade Stand, I also used the sun, clouds and corner tree border from Miss Kate Cuttables.  I think it adds for such a fun summery scene!

Did anyone ever do lemonade stands when younger?  I sometimes will see kids around town givin it a try, but I don't ever remembering doing it myself.  I think Mitzi has the perfect stand that would attract many a customer though, and it looks like she is enjoying some refreshment herself!  

Hope you enjoy my card, these LMMS stamps and images are so much fun to play with, mix and match and create fun little scenes.  

Thanks for stopping by!! :D

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

You Give Me Butterflies

 Hi and welcome!

 It is feature day over at Your Next Stamp and we are featuring the Smiley Happy Critter Crew Collection, head over and check out these super fun images! I've used Happy Hello Butterfly.  I just love these fun stamps with their huge big grins, they are definitely enough to bring a smile to anyone's face!

I used a purple and teal color scheme and printed the sentiment on purple cardstock, punched out the hearts from teal glitter paper  and used some fun purple twine.

Head on over to Your Next Stamp to see what the other designers have created with these fun stamps, you'll be glad ya did, also don't forget to comment for your chance to win!!

I would like to enter the challenge at

Happy Birthday-Outta This World

Hi everyone we are up with a  new challenge over at A Random Fan and the theme is Anything Goes, I used ASTRO BOY to create this birthday card for a young boy, the moon was a digi image from Dustin Pike, then I just matted it all on black cardstock, spattered some white paint and yellow stars and placed a happy birthday flag on the moon.  I hope you like it and will come join our new challenge! We'd love to see what you create! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+The Squirrel and The Fox-ATG
+Crafty Calendar-ATG
Send a Smile for Kids-ATG for a kid
+Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge Blog-ATG
+Brown Sugar-ATG

Thursday, August 14, 2014

So much cuteness!

Hi everyone, I am so pleased to be guest designing this month over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and want to share this little cutie named Xara.  I seriously can't handle how cute this image is, I love the whole gang just hangin out, takin a nap.....I wish I was napping right now! 

A new challenge is up over at LMMS and the theme is Anything Goes, so come join in the fun and share with us your creations! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration-

{Pin}spirational Challenges-ATG
My Craft Spot-3D Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges-3D
Crafty Little Fairies-Cute and Cuddly

Friday, August 8, 2014

Your Next Stamp After Party

Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed the new release from Your Next Stamp! There are so many fun, new stamps and dies to play with, how cool is that Hippie Owl?  I think super cool!! I definitely have my eye on a few things that will go on my want/wishlist! :)

 For my after party project I used the cricket and sentiment from Bitty Bugs along with one of the jars from Jam Jars to make this cute little tag.  I wrapped the bread with tulle and attached the tag, I also had a jar of jam but forgot to put it in the picture.  I thought this was just the perfect set for a little tag!

Please head over to Your Next Stamp and check out what the design team have created, they are so talented and creative, you'll find more inspiration and new projects using the new release stamps and dies.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

For You-Your Next Stamp

Happy Friday!!  It's another Fun Friday over at Your Next Stamp!  Do you need some mojo help?  Come check out the inspiration provided by the amazing DT and the awesome sketch and inspiration picture, the sketch is so fun and versatile.  

This is my take on the sketch and I used the lovely and sweet Tobi with Rose image, the banner and letters are also from YNS called Skinny Font Alpha Set, that banner and font work perfectly for a quick personalized sentiment!  
I colored her with copics, her dress I actually used my blue Spectrum Noir markers that are fairly new to me.  I'm pretty obsessed with my copics, but the SN's are really nice too and much less expensive.   I added some gems and some adhesive flowers from Martha Stewart.  

I  hope you like! Come and join the fun over at YNS!!


Owl-Always Love You

I'm so excited to be sharing my first card as a guest designer over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I got to play with this little cutie Celeste Amberglow Owl Always Love You and she was so much fun to color!

I colored her to match a sticker set I've had for a couple years from ADORNit- the Owl Coral collection.  I love the little heart and brackets and just added some twine and pattern paper, other than that, I really like to showcase the image and have that be the focal point of my card.  I tend to keep things clean and layered, with just a few embellishments, and with a larger image.  I love the little owl she is holding, it reminds me of these super, super cute owls that someone had handmade for a girls birthday party.  I can't remember the blog or the site, but they were so cute! Anyway, I hope you like my card and you can check out more inspiration over at the Little Miss Muffets FB page.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies-Cute and Cuddly

Your Next Stamp 5th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello Your Next Stamp friends! We’re turning FIVE this month and we’re having a big party to celebrate! We’re so happy to have you here to enjoy the festivities with us! Not only is it a birthday party for us, we want to celebrate you – the customers – as well. Thank you so much for all your support the past five years!
The rubber stamp and digital teams have worked so hard to complete some awesome projects for this combined hop! We have a fantastic line up of stamps and dies that are being released. There’s sure to be something for everyone - from adding to our Silly Monster family, to the nostalgic 60s, to savouring the sweet tastes of summer with mason jars. There’s a perfect assortment of images and dies. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store. 
The hop begins on Bonnie’s blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Bonnie's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products!
BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY PRIZE ALERT!!! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs and collect the balloon letters. Once you unscramble the balloon letters, email Karen @ yournextstamp[dot]com and you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate.
There are FIVE prizes of a $20 gift certificate up for grabs so make sure you email Karen!
The lucky winners will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog August 10th.
                                            Don't forget to grab your letter!
For my projects I used the new clear stamp Hippie Owl and added some fun neon papers.  LOVE this stamp, it's so dang cute!

                        Don’t want to wait to go shopping? Here’s our big birthday specials:

BONUS: You may receive a FREE Special Birthday Stamp set with all purchases over $40 (before shipping and taxes) but you MUST add the stamp set into your shopping cart before checking out. You’ll be able to add it from the YNS Deals of the Week page. Here’s the special set:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Jen's blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter. 

 That's it for me, hope you enjoy the hop, collect all the letters and good luck in the draw....
                              PEACE OUT!!  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Random Fan challenge!

Ok, isn't this image just the cutest?  This image is called I Miss You and you can grab it HERE.  I used this cute image for my first DT card over at A RANDOM FAN and 
the challenge is to use pattern you can see, I used A LOT of pattern paper!  
It just kind of worked out that way, but I love the colors and think it all worked well together. 

I colored her with copics and then just started layering paper of different sized and shapes, the banner was made with a banner stamp from Some Odd Girl, I'm not sure if it's still available, I couldn't find the set in the shop. I added twine and gems and the rest is just paper.  

I hope you like it and will come join the fun over at A RANDOM FAN!

I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Cupcake inspirations-mint, white and yellow colors
Crazy 4 Challenges-Banners
+Papertake Weekly-ATG

Your Next Stamp New Release preview

Hi all, I'm so excited to be guest designing with Your Next Stamp this month, this month is special, it's their 5th birthday! Whoot!  So to celebrate we are showing some previews of the new release that is coming this month.

I got to play with this darling little set called Bitty Bugs and I decorated the front of the lollipop holder which is a die also from YNS! These bugs are so cute and so perfect for your mini projects.
I colored with copics, layered them with dies from My Favorite Things, added glossy accents, glitter and twine.  These are fun and fast to color and put together.  Go check it out over at Your Next Stamp to see what all the designers have to share. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Birthday Surprise- Your Next Stamp Aug Guest

Hi everyone, I wanted to share my intro card for my August guest spot over at 
YOUR NEXT STAMP.  I love this challenge blog! They have fun, cute and quirky stamps and the sketches...I LOVE them! Head over and check them out and join in the challenge, the sketch and inspiration picture this month are amazing and open to so many possibilities. 

I colored her up with my copics, using the BV08-BV04-BV02-BV00 and BV000 for her dress and ribbon on the present
Y11, Y35 and Y38 for balloon and present 
I think I found a new favorite combination for hair which is E37, E13, E51 and E50
skin is E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20 for the blush


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+The Corrosive Challenge-Birthdays
+Chocolate,Coffee & Cards-Polka Dots
+Sweet 7 Challenges-Birthday
+Wags N Whiskers-Polka Dots
+Seize the Birthday-ATG or monochromatic yellow
+Papertake Weekly-ATG

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Random Fan News

I am excited to say that I've been asked to join the design team over at A Random Fan!  I had actually decided to take a break and work on some other things, but when I was invited, I couldn't say no!  I mean, how can ya say no to being able to work with such fun images?!  Yep, I couldn't this is my intro project and I used Autry and Poodle image, I had the perfect background paper from the Blush 6x6 paper pack from My Minds Eye. I colored her with copics, hand cut all the hearts, and inked it all.  I hope to see you all over at A Random Fan, joining our challenges and showing us your amazing projects!! :)

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Animal Friends Challenge-Summer and must have animal
Mema's Crafts-ATG
+Sister Act Card Challenge-ATG
Card Mania-Vacation or Travel