Thursday, July 27, 2017

Watermelon Puffy Sticker

Even though I've been cranking out Christmas cards,

I haven't given up on summer!

Here's proof~

(stamp: Simon Says Stamp Wild Beauty sentiment  dies:WPlus9 Written On Ribbon,Papertrey Ink Celebrate Big customer appreciation set banner)

Lovin' this inspiration photo challenge~

I'm using these colors~

This puffy watermelon sticker creates a sparkly surprise focal point for the following Work It Wednesday.

Honestly, I'm relishing the warmer weather.

Plus,the bright colors in blogland make me happy!

 Let's hold out for summer as long as we can~

It's Who's Around It

Love this precious sentiment~

(stamps: Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday  die: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches)

I was inspired by the following challenge to go with candy land stripes and dots for a Christmas card.

If inspiration hits, especially for a Christmas card, I'm pretty pleased with myself. 

I think it's worth setting aside vacuuming for one more day~

 I'm just sayin'. :)

Praying your day is peaceful~


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stay Fresh

I invested in this pineapple image recently~ 

(stamps: Avery Elle Stay Fresh, Sweet n' Sassy Stamps Grunge Elements   dies: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #5,Avery Elle Stay Fresh)

I added gold paper to shadow both image and tag for that little bit of "extra" goin' on! 

Work It Wednesday July 2017: Add Sparkle!
 (gold paper and shiny sequins)

 It's the middle of the week friends~are you surviving ok?

Hang in there~

Beauty Is Not in the Face

I'm really digging the black and white focal points (like florals) that's popular now.

I'm also all about the stripes!

At least 80% of the tops I wear now are striped.

 Let's just say I'm invested, rather than obsessive. 

It just sounds better.


(stamps: Verve Kindness Matters,Unity Kit of the Month 11/15  die: My Favorite Things Wonky Windows,Verve Great Kindness  other:Papertrey Ink Winter Woods Paper Collection)

The following challenge had me grab for this Unity sentiment~

'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely' 

I went with the following sketch~

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

I'm thrilled I get to participate in the hop at Papertrey Ink today.

(Papertrey Ink What the Doodle Snowflakes/A Thrill of Hope/Winter Woods Paper)

Here's the challenge~

I went with muted tones and soft colors of Aqua Mist,Lavender Moon and Sweet Blush.

 By the way, the song "Lavender Blue" was interpreted by the younger class of my girls' dance studio last month and it's looping in my head now!!!  :0

Such a sweet dilly dilly....


Blessed Color Blocking

I love color blocking and angled sections~

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Palm Prints  die:Papertrey Ink Counting My Blessings)

There are at least three ways to achieve blocking, which are demonstrated at

hosted by  Laurie

 My solid remnants were used in this card~love when I can incorporate the slivers!

 I used the photo in the following challenge to guide my color scheme.

Gold accents are IN IN IN and I LOVE IT.

I think it adds sophistication to any item.

 Creating this card was a great start to my week~hope to get more crafty time in!

Thanks for stopping in friends~


Monday, July 24, 2017

Modern Tree

I've had this tree panel sitting on my desk for quite some time.

It needed to be seen on a card!

(stamps: Papertrey Ink Mighty Oak, Verve Great Friend,Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy  dies: Verve Great Kindness, My Favorite Things Sentiment Strips,Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles)

The following bold colors compliment the black and white graphic leaves~

Look closely for the sliver of green (it's a modern grass line).

I usually struggle with primary colors, but with this project, I enjoyed it!

 Thanks for stopping by today~


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Smile, Family, & Joy

We got back about a week ago from visiting my family in Hawaii.

I've missed them so much!!!!

Mom and Dad look great and so do my sisters and their families. ;()

There were lots of smiles~so grateful the Lord let us travel to see them.

(stamps: Verve Great Friend  dies: Verve Great Kindness, My Favorite Things Lucky Stars, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches)

 Mom and Dad went over and beyond in hosting I was inspired by the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

 I've wanted to mix up my stars and florals for some time now, and this challenge pushed me to try it!

I've got two great sets of stars from My Favorite Things (featured product) so I hope to get at least one more done in time for this challenge~

Thanks for stopping by~


Sunday, July 16, 2017


I don't know about you...but focusing is a struggle!

I multi-task wayyyy too often and unnecessarily.

(stamp: My Favorite Things Bokeh Builder  die: My Favorite Things Tree-mendous)

The Lord leads me to prioritize.

If not...I'm gonna lose it, people.


One day at a time...

 This day, I chose this challenge...

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