Monday, August 31, 2015

Sweet Thing

Hi everyone! Here's my last post for the month of August! I'm sure we can all agree how fast this month has gone by. I've had this adorable stamp for a couple of months and thought she'd look so cute colored in turquoise and pink! I also wanted to try to incorporate a diagonal pattern. Here's my creation, hope you enjoy it!

Supplies I used for this card:

Hammermill white card stock for the card base and image
Simple Stories DIY Boutique 6x6 patterned paper 
Penny Black Sweet Thing stamp
Prismacolor pencils 
MFT pierced circle STAX
Fiskars stitch border punch
Wink of Stella, GL pink and clear
Liquid pearls 
Glitter pen and KI Hampton Art gems

I am entering this card into 

Lil Red Wagon #304 Color Challenge-Pink, Turquoise & Green

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tiddly Inks Design Team

Hi everyone!

I am really going out on a limb here! Recently, I saw a video on the Dave Ramsey FB page and they were interviewing Brad Thor. And he explained how after he graduated from college that he went to Paris to become an author.  Once there he began to doubt himself and his dream and shortly returned back to the states. Later he married and while on his honeymoon his wife asked about his dreams. He said he always wanted to publish a book. She encouraged him to write a book and now he's a best selling author of mystery novels! His point was "to live with no regrets". That being said, I have decided to go for the design team call. No guarantees that I would be offered a place on the design team, but if I don't try, I will be guaranteed that I will not make it!

So with that being said, here's my entry for the Tiddly Inks Design Team.

Supplies I used to create this card are:
Tiddly Inks Wryn-Howdy Cowgirl
Sentiment - MFT a la mode Cowgirl at Heart
Hammermill cream cardstock for image and sentiment
The patterned paper and brown cardstock was from my scrap stash
Spellbinders Deckle Rectangle and Stamps of Life Minitags2cut dies
Prismacolor Pencils
jute string and brads

If you have a minute, check out the other entrants!

Thank you everyone for your encouragement!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I Was Featured!

Hi everybody!  I was one of two in the top pick at the Little Red Wagon Challenge with my card Lulu Goes to Pieces!
 I wanted to thank you all for your encouragement and love when I post my creations! Hugs!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bentley is Blown Away!

I love love love Stamping Bella Uptown Girls! This stamp is Bentley is Blown Away! It looks like it's  a birthday card, but the sentiment inside says, "your kindness always blows me away!"

Supplies I used for this card:
Stamping Bella's Uptown Girl Bentley is Blown Away
Hammermill Paper for card base and image
Stampin Up! Patterned Paper
MFT Horizontal Stitched Stripes
Image was colored in using Prismacolor Pencils
Momento Ink Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky
Flower and pearls are from my stash

I will enter this card into MFT Sketch Challenge, #239 and
Lil Red Wagon Challenge #300 Up, Up & Away

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Thanks for looking!

Bugaboo Butterfly

I love Bugaboo digi stamp company! They have adorable stamps; simple and whimsical and the Gus and Stella series just crack me up!  They recently had a sale 50% off everything in the store and lets just say I purchased...a couple! Haha!
I'm entering this card into the Stella Say Sketch challenge for the month of August.  I love this sketch, I can easily whip up a card in no time at all.

Supplies I used for this card:
Bugaboo Chubby Butterfly digi stamp
Hammermill white cardstock for card base and image
Pebbles Family Ties patterned paper
CC Designs Pool Party sentiment
MFT Horizontal Stitched Stripes
MFT Pierced Rectangle, Pierced Circle and Fishtail Flag STAX
Spellbinders Blossom die
flower punch and rhinestones from the stash

Monday, August 24, 2015

Lulu Pick up the Pieces

Hi everyone!
I want to share with you a card that I'm submitting to the Lil Red Wagon challenge #303 Pick Up The Pieces. I've had this cutie colored and pieced for a bit but it takes a little inspiration to put the card all together. I recently ordered the stamps from Kraftin Kimmie Rain or Shine, it was perfect for this card! Thanks for looking!

Supplies I used to create this card: 
Kraftin Kimmie Lulu & Friends-image, Rain or Shine-sentiment 
Hammermill white card stock for base and image, teal blue card stock
Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 patterned paper 
MFT Pierced Circles and Horizontal Pierced Stripes
Momento Ink Tuxedo Black
Prismacolors Pencils
Primaflowers and my Glitter Pen (for the raindrops!)

Thanks for your comments,  They make me happy!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Wrynn Grow a Little Love

Hi everyone!

Here's a card I made for the Tiddly Inks challenge #164, Have Heart. I used Tiddly Inks digi stamp, Wrynn Grow a Little Love. I just love these stamps! I kept this card super simple wanting the focus to be on Wrynn - she's such a cutie!  This card is a little different for me - angles and simplicity!  But I really like the way it turned out!


And I added a little sentiment to the inside:

I used the following supplies for this card:

Hammermill white card stock for the card base, image and sentiment 
Tiddly Inks Wrynn Grow a Little Love digital stamp
My Minds Eye patterned paper Miss Caroline
Prismacolor pencils
MFT Dienamics Stitched Basic Edges
Imaginisce sequins
glitter pen

I am also submitting this card into the Challenge Chicks August challenge Circles of Friendship

Thanks for showing me a little love! All your comments are appreciated!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fiona loves Flowers

Hi everyone!

Here's a quick look at a card I made for Stamping Bella Sketch challenge #16. The very talented artist Emily has released a bunch of new stamps that are incredibly awesome! I can't wait to get a few to play with!

Supplies I used for this creation: 

Stamping Bella stamp uptown girl Fiona loves Flowers
Hammermill white card stock for card base and image
Authentique 6x6 patterned paper Gathering
Momento Ink Tuxedo Black
DieNamics Fishtail STAX, Pierced Circle and Horizontal Stripe
Cherry Lynn Tiny Fancy Flourish 
Prismacolor Pencils
Glitter pen and brad from my stash

If you have a moment - check out

Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Vellum Crazy Daisies

Hi everyone,
Here's a fun and simple card I made. I embossed the daisy flowers onto polka dot vellum paper. I used some scrap paper and popped these flowers using foam tape. I thought it needed a pop of color so I added the red rhinestones and bakers twine.

I'm entering my card into the Lil Red Wagon vellum challenge.  I have received a lot of encouragement and support from these ladies. Thanks for looking!

Supplies I used: 
Hammermill white card stock
DCWV Foiled Vellum 
Scrap double-sided patterned paper, original size 12x12
MFT Dienamics pierced rectangles 
Stamps of Life Crazy4Daisies stamp set and matching die set
Stampendous black embossing powder
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Red rhinestones and bakers twine

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fall Cuties

Hi Everyone,
I love Fall, it's my favorite season of the year. And I'm seeing fall decor everywhere - grocery stores, craft stores, even clothing stores! But it's a far cry from fall around here! We've been experiencing record breaking temperatures here in sunny Arizona - like 115 degrees! It can't cool down fast enough! So I'm holed up in my craft studio with the AC humming and I'm creating fall and winter cards! Here's a little creation I made for Tiddly Inks "Paw for Thought" challenge.

Supplies I used:
Tiddly Inks digi stamp Fall cuties
Doodlebug Ghouls & Goodies 6x6 patterned paper
Hammermill white card stock, and black card stock
Prismacolor Pencils
Marianne Die
Fiskars oval punch & Stampin' Up tab punch
Sentiment is computer generated
Black pearls & glitter pen

Thanks for looking - I appreciate all of your encouraging comments!

Take a look at for some amazing products and other creations!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Lawn Ranger

I made this card for my Dad. He's retired and lives on 15 acres in Indiana and he loves his riding lawn mowers!
I love the picture I have of my twin grandsons at Grandpa K's riding the mower together - they have such fond memories of that trip! I hope Dad has a day with beautiful weather so he can enjoy being outdoors and maybe a ride on his mower! Love you Dad!

Supplies I used for this card:
Hammermill 100# cardstock for card base & stamped image
Art Impressions stamp Lawn Ranger colored in with Prsimacolors Pencils
MFT tall grass die & Taylored Expressions cloud duo die

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shake it Up with Paper Smooches!

Hi everyone!
I have so much fun crafting! I've been thinking about ideas all week and I was able to rock out a few new designs yesterday. Yay!
I have to toot my horn, I was selected again for Top 3 in Lil Red Wagon challenge for my card. Bentley is Blown Away! Woo Hoo!

I had so much fun with the last challenge I want to play again! I am participating in the "Shake it Up" challenge #301.  I'm going to give shaker cards another try, my first one ... not so successful!  I am pleased with the way this one turned out.  I am using a Paper Smooches stamp and I'm entering this card into my first Paper Smooches challenge, "Anything Goes"

For this card I used:
 Paper Smooches Swanky Dudes
Amy R - Frosty Sentiments
Hammermill white cardstock for image & card base
DCWV Winter Basics stack
MFT Snowflake die & Fishtail flag STAX
Spellbinders Circle dies, large & small
white craft foam
Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Star Dust Stickles
Misc from the junk drawer - blue pearls & sequins

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Back to School

My twin grandsons are back in school today, starting 1st grade! It seems like yesterday that I was helping their momma when they were newborn. I asked Brody if he was excited for school, and he said "No Grams, I'm kinda scared." I asked him what he was afraid of, he said to me, "I don't know anything!" I told him "Silly boy, that's why we go to school!" I know learning new things can be kind of scary. I've had to push myself out of my comfort zone and learn how to do this blog thing - but it has been so rewarding!
I gave them little back to school bags and here are the cards I made for them. It's just a little something to encourage them with a new start to the school year. The teddy bear banner is a bookmark that they can use for reading all those new books!

Thanks for looking - I appreciate all of your encouragement!

Supplies I used for the cards:
Hammermill white card stock for the card base & image
Doodlebug 6x6 Back to School patterned paper
Bugaboo Boy Bear digi
Prismacolor pencils
MFT Fishtail Flags STAX
Misc scrap paper & ribbon

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Baby Time!

I have been busy working on a little baby quilt and card for my daughter's best friend. She's expecting  a little girl in September. I'm so happy for her little family!

Supplies that I used for this card:
Stamping Bella, Brynn has a Baby Shower
Taylored Expression 6x6 Rainbow Brights patterned paper 
Prismacolor Pencils
Die-Namics Lace Crocheted Edging
MFT Pierced Ovals
Fiskars Small Oval punch
Pink Pearls from my stash