Sunday, March 29, 2015

Life Should Go On

I got to attend a baby shower yesterday, yes I did!!!

sweetness ;)

She's pretty sure it's a whittle girl that's coming~


I was excited to buy a cute outfit...wish I snapped a shot of it before it got gift wrapped...sorry!

stamps: WPlus9 Unforgettable, Sweet 'n Sassy Vintage Baby
die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11 ,Verve Pennant Trim Die,Spellbinders (Classic Circle,Scalloped Circle)
 paper: Cosmo Cricket 2wenty-thr3e, Bazzill
ink: Versafine Smokey Gray


Friday, March 27, 2015

One More for the Runway

I wanted to do one more for the Runway,

this time, with only paper and an embellishment showcasing the colors.

Here's another look at that fabulous inspiration....

 ummmm, we have snow again guys...

I just laugh because it strikes me as funny. ;)

I'm not tucking that winter coat away any time soon, that's for sure!!!

 die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11, Avery Elle Dotted Borders
paper: My Mind's Eye Fancy That!, American Crafts amy tangerine Plus one,Bazzill
other: sassafras in a stitch blossoms-vintage rose

Bloom Where You Are Planted

I love this sentiment.

I truly believe that God can use us RIGHT where we're at...

be it a doctor's appt., grocery line, waiting room, living room, computer desk...

Simon Says Anything Goes

 I pray you bloom where you are planted today~

stamps: Papertrey Ink (The Sweet Life flowers,Grunge Me rectangles, Wreath for All Seasons dots), no longer in business~Flourishes Always Blooming
paper: Basic Grey Highline
ink: Versafine Onyx

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Celebrate today

I used the beautiful inspiration from the following challenge...

blessings friends~

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posie, Happy Trails, Rosie Posie Step 2)
paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific White
ink: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores, Versafine Onyx

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Those Who Hear Not the Music

I'm so proud of my dancing daughters.

They work really hard to glorify the Lord in all they do~especially in dance.

I want to bless their teacher with this card who also wants to honor the Lord.

I love these colors and the way they are splashed on this dress with a touch of orange on the corner.

There are so many ways I wanted to go with this beautiful inspiration, that I hope to finish another card in time.

Blessings friends~

stamps: Verve Beautiful You, Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Blue China, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade to ink edges and veneer), Versafine Onyx
paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, Georgia Pacific White card base

Monday, March 23, 2015

On Time Birthday Card

I crafted a card for my niece...FINALLY, a birthday card that might make it ON TIME this year.

I'm still getting used to 2015...that's my story and I'm sticking to it guys... ;)

When I lay these colors down...all I saw was Japanese and the 70s/80s.

It had me missing my Grandma...I'm actually struggling to recall her faint accent now...I remember she had a really cute one. ;).

I reached for my Sister Stamps that my sister sent me from Hawaii
 (yes, my literal sister sends me sister stamps...I just got that!!!).

 This cutie patootie, (since my niece is a cutie patootie) seemed to be handing over a gift.

I was pretty satisfied with the colors already achieved by the strips so I stopped while ahead and left the image alone.

Besides, she might want to color her!

(That's this cardmaker's way of saying she's not confident in her coloring skills,  HA!)

Ok, enough chatterboxing so that I can actually get this in the mail and meet a birthday on time.

Don't hold your breath; I still have to buy the gift card.

Speaking of gift cards, one of the cards I purchased over Christmas wasn't activated....keep those receipts guys.

Human error is going to happen with humans.

It just happens.

blessings friends~

stamps: Sister Stamps Mei Li, BoBunny Remind Me Clearly Calendar
paper: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, BoBunny Zip-A-Dee-Doodle,Bazzill,Georgia Pacific White
ink: Versafine Onyx
die: Papertrey Ink Photo Finish Strips Die

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mojo Throwdown

Today I was able to rest up some and fit some stamping time in.

I used the technique from Make It Monday #204: Watercolor Smooshing to create the

blue panel here...doesn't it almost look like sky?

I've had Mr. Blue Bug-eyes in my stash for years...isn't he a hoot???

Now there are only 4 of these hairclips staring back at me.

Check out the sketch at

My colors are from

Blessings friends~

stamp: Verve Up Up and Away
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Versafine Onyx
die: Spellbinders Postage Stamp
paper:  American Crafts Amy Tangerine Plus One, Water Color paper, Bazzill
other: American Crafts Ribbon, Scunci Munchkin Minis hair bugs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Stronger Than You Think/Miss You Lucky

There are days and events I never thought I'd live through (emotionally, spiritually, physically)

 if you had told me before they had occurred.

I'm sure you would say the same, my fellow human warriors.


To God be the glory,

we live to see another day.  ;)

That strip of green is in honor of my own  Leprechaun, my sweet father-in-law, who passed a few years ago...

St. Patrick's Day just isn't the same without you, "Lucky".
I miss hearing your comebacks.


Enjoy today while it is still today, friends.


dies: Our Daily Bread Designs Chickadee, My Favorite Things (Die-namics Blueprints 11,Die-namics Sentiment Strips 2)
stamps: WPlus9 Ink Splats, (out of business) Flourishes Always Blooming
ink: Versafine Onyx

Monday, March 16, 2015

Another Q

Here's my other Q card...

 Ok, now I can go eat my second piece of chicken and put up my feet, it's been a long day friends. ;)

I don't have anything exciting to share, but boring is an ok day for me~I'll take it!!!


 stamp: WPlus9 Unforgettable, (out of business) Flourishes Always Blooming
dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11
ink: Versafine Onyx
paper: Neenah Creative Collection (Husk, Stone), black, Georgia Pacific white,Echo Park Here & Now

Today, Choose Joy

My Monday has been busy, I'm sure yours has been too!

I made two cards for the Q challenge, and I want to get them in before the door closes. ;)

Have a blessed day friends~

stamp: My Favorite Things Flowers (Set 4)
dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiment Strips 2,We R memory keepers Albums Made Easy Instagram
ink: Versafine Onyx
paper: Neenah Creative Collection (Husk, Stone)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Live the Life & the Forgotten Snoopy Dustball

I love my life right now.

Not the physical ailing part....that I can do without.....but

the "I like myself; I like my husband; I like my kids; I like my dog; I don't have to impress....."

hahahahaha....don't worry, this 'lil guy is not my role model!!!

I've always wrinkled my nose, even as a kid, when I've seen him enter the TV screen...

I've even felt a sneeze coming on! ha!

Felt kinda bad about that....especially since I don't even know his name.

What's his name?

Anyone know his name? 
I shall guilt no longer!

Especially since I've found a "home" card for him...

  his sticker paired with this journaling card, sentiment and arrow paper clips...

I feel like we are almost friends and he's got more "personality" now.

He's probably super funny once you get to know him. ;)

Although I might need an allergy pill standing around him.


stamp: Verve Words of Wisdom
other: Basic Grey Snippets (Coordinates with Carte Postale), Ikea Arrow Paper Clips
ink: Versafine Onyx

Friday, March 13, 2015


ooooh, I see the sun people...

THE SUN!!!!!  

You know what that means???

Brighter days, fun times & tropical colors. ;)

These colors are for

Let's just keep those warmer days coming, shall we????

On the other hand...I hear critters and see bugs but we can overlook that.

I might never enter one room in our den again, but I'll live.

I'll just send my bravest kid in. ;)


She's the one that heard the squeaks...


stamps: Hero Arts Thoughtful Messages, WPlus9 Written on Ribbon,Simon Says Stamp Scribble Flowers
dies: Simon Says Stamp Greeting Blocks
other: Scotch Expressions Tape, Cosmo Cricket 2wenty-thr3e paper

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Watercolor Smooshing

Watercolor smooshing.

Doesn't smooshing sound fun???

It IS.


I inked up a clear container with Papertrey's Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf...

used a waterbrush to swirl the colors...

and I SMOOSHED watercolor paper on it.

 I used The Sweet Life dies to cut roses, and only stamped the details~no need to mess with that beautiful marbleized color.

The unique pattern of the paper is fantastic...I'll definitely use this technique again.

The left over paper was sooo pretty, I had to use some for the corners.

hosted by Betsy.

Give it a whirl...and a'll be hooked, I'm tellin ya~ ;)

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Meadow Greens, The Sweet Life,)
ink: Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf), Versafine Onyx
dies: Papertrey Ink (The Sweet Life, Meadow Greens)
other: Kaisercraft rhinestones, watercolor paper

Very Special Girlie

My daughter turns 19 tomorrow.

She's one of my very best friends~ I respect her as a woman.

However, I also remember the day she was born,

 like it happened yesterday.

You blink, and there it is.


Happy Birthday to my oldest girlie...

you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

May the Lord continue to guide and mature you.

stamps: Verve Wonderfully Made sentiment, Mama Elephant Cup of Wishes heart & lips
ink: Versafine Onyx
paper: Georgia Pacific white, Basic Grey Highline
other: Kid's Jewelry braiding cords

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Doodling and Some Sunshine

We have HINTS of sunshine...

we'll TAKE IT!!!!

Have you seen the tutorial at

 Ashley's technique?

It's really cool.

I gave it a little go here with dots and specks.

I was also inspired by the sketch at

The snow melted some today....

woo hoo!!!!

I forgot what grass looks like~

it's green, right?

stamps: Papertrey Ink (Hello Sunshine, Mighty Oak, City Scene circle)
ink:  WPlus9 (Cockleshell,Flamingo), Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores for edging,Versafine Onyx
die: My Favorite Things Die-namics Sentiments Strips 2
other: Sharpie for Doodling

wish you were here

I can think of tons of peeps to send this to....I'm sure you can too. ;)

I love my Snoopy~so glad I stumbled upon these stickers my girls have outgrown.

I figured his posture went with this sentiment. ;)

Hope you're enjoying your weekend friends!


stamp: Mama Elephant Geotagged
ink: Versafine Onyx
die: Spellbinders classic circle
other: paper clip from Ikea, Copic Marker to outline

Friday, March 6, 2015

Special Ladies

I receive sweet messages now and again from a church friend.

She's been checking on me since I've been MIA.

It's like the old days....

well, almost. ;)

Ladies looking out for via messaging/texting.

It's all the same-o same-o....we got each others' back, right?


What would we do without each other?

Blessings friends~

stamps: Hero Arts Three Smiles, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Grunge Elements,Keep In Touch)
paper; Cosmo Cricket 2wenty-thr3e,Georgia Pacific cardstock
other: Prima flower,Want2Scrap Baby Bling Pearls
ink: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst,Versafine Onyx

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Little Bird Told Me B&W is IN

I am alllll about the trending black/white and ...

add your color.

I've pulled out one of my "oldies but goodies" WPlus9 Written On Ribbon die and stamp set for Throwback Thursday.

You can see where Maureen has created three beautiful cards with black silhouettes surrounded by color.

How is your Monday so far, friends???

Hang in there..... ;)

stamps: WPlus9 Written On Ribbon
die: WPlus9 Written On Ribbon,My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 11
paper: Basic Grey Highline, Neon Cardstock
other: Studio Calico Wood Veneer, Copic black
ink: Versafine Onyx