Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Amazing........... you are!

Today I spent a little time making some cards- went to the Reverse Confetti for some inspiration again.  I did turn the sketch and adjust it a little bit.  This little set is adorable and I love the fonts on it.  I was able to get a few little fun dies from there as well that will be quite useful throughout the year.  Come join us for their challenge!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hallows Eve

Hello and Happy October!   Are you working on getting your cards done?  I don't send out a lot of them but a few friends get a little card as well as the boys (off at college).  

This one I started with a black background and added some Halloweenish papers.  I wanted to participate in the Cheery Lynn Challenge so I pulled out my little spider web dies and added them to the corners.  The crow needed a "spooky" fence- love that fence!   You can add a little gift card to the front of this card as well!   

Have a spooky month!  

Challenge:  Cheery Lynn-Halloween

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Cheery Lynn- Anything goes...

I wanted to get started on my Halloween cards.  What better than spooky to use cats, bats and old scary iron fences?  The ornamental fence is  Cheery Lynn Fence.

Challenge:  Cheery Lynn  

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Little Treat

You know it is time to make some fun little treats for neighbors, kids, etc... so this was my take on a candy bar wrapper.   I took a piece of paper and just folded it around the full size candy bar.  Then I used my crafting goodies to decorate.  The spooky cat is Tim Holtz collection,  the little circular BOO was cut out of my cuttlebug folder and layered with another circle.  The spider web is Martha Stewart.  I used the crimper to give texture to the one tag.  

Come join us at the CropStop Link Up Challenge.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


My first thought here was to make some BOO jars.  I am going to attach a little note and then I will put them on co-workers desks starting in October.  
This first one I used the pumpkin Spellbinder dies that I cut out and then I used the die and some ink to give it a little depth, making it look 3D.  The circle is cut with Spellbinders die and EP Chillingsworth.

This jar I used the cat from the Tim Holtz die collection. To make these little scenes stand up I created my own little "stand". I wanted them to be 3D.  

Challenge:  Cropstop LinkUp

Thursday, July 16, 2015

RC Fun!

Happy Friday! 

I had a little time this week to do a little crafting and of course where did I go for my inspiration?  Reverse Confetti Challenge no doubt! 

I pulled out a fun colorful summer print and went to creating, using different patterns.  I adore this little sentiment from the Fabulous Flamingo set.  Come join us- they have new rubber this month too! 


Monday, June 8, 2015

Celebration Album

So this last weekend I had the urge to create something different, something that maybe I had done something like in the past but something I had not done in a LONG time.  So I set to make a card/album/folder.   Now this is a little bigger than your average card, it is basically 8.5x 5.5.
 I can't even recall the paper- it was in a stack of 12x12 that I have had for a long time and just never used.  I adore the colors of baha blue, celery and a little brown in there.  I just could not help adding that striped ribbon either and just scrunched it up as it went down the side of the album.  The sentiments in this project are from Verve.
So this image is a little bit closer and you can actually see the little dots that I made with the plastics last year,  I am very surprised at how well all the different colors match all my different projects. 

And then a picture of the inside of my album/folder. On the left side both are little pockets that I build to hold either little gift cards or little notes/tags.   On the right there are little slide in pockets (x2), alittle bit bigger things could be tucked in here.  I picture this as a graduation card/folder and you tuck in some memories, gift cards, maybe a series of little pictures.  Or it could be a card/folder for someone turning 40!  All your friends send you little notes or photos of memories of you..... something like that.  

I would love to hear what you all would do with something like this!  I am considering opening my Etsy store back up and trying to sell some of these little memory makers.  

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Simple to Say

Is this the sweetest card?  I used a verve stamp set and just randomly stamped the flowers- leaving a spot for the sentiment.  So simple and easy to make- I love how bright and cheerful it is.  I think that I will make a few of these and give the as a little gift set.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Starling Birthday!

Now I can't honestly recall what I made this card for but guessing to build up my supply of Birthday Cards.  I love these colors although the card design is very simple.  

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Delightful Posey

This particular card is made after a card that I received a couple of years ago and always just loved it.  I had alot of fun making the flowers, made about 25 of them so I could have them on hand, in different colors of course.  The flowers/stamps are from Verve

And then of course, in a little maize and blue!  

Monday, April 27, 2015

A second.........

Hello- so you know me, I had to make a 2nd card for the Reverse Confetti April Challenge.  

This sentiment stamp and heart border are both R.C. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April Reverse Confetti

Oh, hello! 

I cannot believe it has been over a month since I have posted anything!  I have not done a great deal of crafting but I do have a few things to show off.  I was up very early the other morning and couldn't sleep so thought I would go back to my trusted monthly challenge over at Reverse Confetti 

Come and join us! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Window Hello!

This card is a little different than a couple of the other ones I have made this month for the Reverse Confetti March Sketch but it is still keeping with the sketch.   They challenged us to think outside of the box and turn it around a bit- so this is the sketch upside down and then I also used a more squarish shape.  As you can see though, there is still a little peek a boo window.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

It's your Bird day.....

Oh boy.... it's your bird-day!! 

So another card for this month... using the Reverse Confetti Sketch.   I wanted it to be kind of soft and elegant, natural feeling- and I do believe I met my goal.  I hope you like it.  Come join us with the challenge this month! 

Stamps: Fabulous Flamingos 
Die: Fabulous Flamingo CC Die

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Happy Sunday Friends!!

Today I got a little time today to make some cards and this is the first one that I made.  Of course it is a card utilizing the Reverse Confetti Sketch for March.  The sketch is very cute and I stared at it for a bit wanting to do a little something different with it.  So I came to the conclusion that I needed to punch out the inner area and then build the card over it.  So you can basically see through it- and when you open the card the little message is behind the circle.  I hope you will join us! 

Stamps: Love Notes 
Die: Love Notes Cuts

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Special YOU

At first, when I looked at this card I was thinking Valentine's day but then thought, it really just needs to be for  someone special. So I chose not to put a V'tine sentiment and put a sentiment that I can use all day.  I know, it has some hearts and arrows but who cares, right?  

Thank you for stopping in! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fabulous YOU

Today's card is another one I made using the reverse confetti sketch.  I just needed a simple card with a special sentiment and I thought this would fit the bill.  

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bird Day!

Hello Everyone! 

Another new month and another new challenge over at Reverse Confetti. I actually have made a couple cards following it : they just make it easy to design.
I hope you will check out the challenge and join us!    

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Falling Hearts

Falling Hearts! 

I think I mentioned that I was excited about using my heart punches to make some fun Valentine's Day cards.  So this card is one that I got to use my SU punch and then the SU sizzix border punch- and make some falling hearts.  

Do you have your Valentine's Day cards done?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be Mine

You..... make me smile! 

I am still working on some Valentine Cards and another one I made for Reverse Confetti's January Sketch Challenge. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Heart this......

Hello!  All my Christmas stuff is put away, and I started thinking about the next holiday. I even went out to buy some of my candies so I can start on my goody bags.  Do you give out good ybags?  I have boys, they are teenagers but I still like to send them little treats in the mail (at college). :) 

So anyways, I went to my go to challenge at Reverse Confetti for inspiration. 

The paper is Martha Stewart, the dies are RC.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Birthday Stash!

Well I spent some time over the holidays building up my Birthday card stash.  I had pretty much dwindled it to nothing!  So I am going to show a couple of the cards.  This one I had to start with is of course one of my PINK ones.  

Used a couple sweet dies on this one : couple of them from Reverse Confetti, sizzix. 

I hope you have a great day!