Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy 7th Birthday!

Hello again~

Well this is the last of my posting blast! I do hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I shared a card for a girl, and today I have a cute card for a special guy turning 7.
I had fun with lots of pattern mixing here. I love all the fun and bright colors. The airplane is from Reverse Confetti Here We Go. The 7 is a chipboard that I had in my stash. I had to photograph at night, so the colors are not coming through like I would like.
I used a background stamp from PTI to add a fun little pattern to the center of the circle. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

I am sharing over at Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes. 

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy 11th Birthday

Hey again,

My blog doesn't know what to do with pretty much a year of no activity and posting several days in a row and another post tomorrow! It felt good to get creative again!

I have a card for a sweet girl who will be turning 11.
The stamped images are from Practicing Creativity which is no longer in business. I die-cut the 11th and added to a pink heart chipboard I had in my stash.

I used Raspberry Cupcake Trendy Twine to the top of the tag embellished with a sweet pink paper rose. (I absolutely love Trendy Twine's beautiful colors)
I just love the colors and pattern mixing! 

I am playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches-Anything Goes...this is fun for them. I think they do this once a year.

I hope you have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

May each new day ease the burden of your sorrow

Good day!

I woke up yesterday to find out a dear friend lost her Dad unexpectedly, so after just making a sympathy card the day before for another similar situation I find myself at my desk again for the same reason two days in a row. Sad...

I was limited on time with everything going on this time of year, so I just used pieces from the same paper pad I used yesterday and went to work.

I had this base already cut on my's a very pretty blue...I thought soft and soothing...I embossed with a folder that I felt complimented the pretty image that provided a subtle background for the focal sentiment.

I found my inspiration at Crazy 4 Challenges select a sketch. I went with 386.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thinking of you with Deepest Sympathy


Long time no share! Life is just tracking along (faster than I care for), so it leaves no time for things that I miss so like craftying.

I do create for things here and there, but haven't posted them...unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card and thought I would pop this on here.

I used a sketch from Sunday Stamps for inspiration and this card was completed in 10 minutes which is huge for me.  I had a very small window of opportunity, so I went for it.

I love this willow tree! It's one of my favorite images and I have a lot!:))) I had scraps laying on my desk from a previous make and I used all those and it came together quickly. I distressed the edges for some added texture.

Here is the inspiration from Sunday Stamps.

I am also sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

I hope everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks Coach

Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created for my son's Little League Coach! They went all the way to the championship, but were defeated by the number 1 seed. It was a great year and fun to dip back into Little League again. My son has played travel ball only the last few years..this year he has done both, so we have been busy.

To create my card, I started by adhering my textured velvet stripped patterned paper to my kraft card base. I stamped a wood grain pattern onto kraft cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped the Thanks sentiment (Reverse Confetti In a big way) in the upper right corner of the wood grain panel and die cut the word coach out from red cardstock and adhered to the wood grain piece. I stamped a baseball and bat (PTI 7th Inning Stretch) and added them for finishing touches.

Inspiration was found from this great sketch at Sunday Stamps:

I will also share over at: Crafty Hazelnut - Patterned Paper Challenge.

Here is a picture of the crew!

Have a great one!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thanks - You're a Class Act


This is the last week of school here in my neck of the woods, and this very well may be my last teacher card I make. We will see, I don't quite know what to expect next year, but I have a feeling this is it.

To create my card, I started by first creating a green card base. I then adhered a piece of apple patterned paper I had in my stash. Following the sketch from Reverse Confetti SFYTT June, I cute three panels from patterned paper also from my stash of scraps. The apple was cut using felt.
I used the following products from Reverse Confetti to complete the card adding some finishing touches of enamel dots and trimmings to complete the look.
Here is the sketch!
I will also share over at Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge, CraftyHazelnut- Patterned Paper Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a GREAT one!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

You are for a fact Amazing: Mother

Good Day!

I hope your week has been going well as we are halfway through already!
I have another Mother's Day card to share. I had lighting issues as Mother Nature was not on my side. It's so much prettier in person!

I started with a Cameo Coral 5 x 5 card base onto which I added my patterned paper.  Lace trim was added to both sides of my stamped panel. I die-cut a circle from burlap and added two paper leaves and a beautiful cabbage rose flower to the center. A bow was added embellished with a button to complete the card.

I am joining in the fun at: Just Us Girls - Mother

Hiding in my Craft Room - May Flowers, Jo's Scrap Shack - FDF Anything Goes, Always Fun Challenges - Mom, Die Cuttin' Divas - Mother's Day/Feminine, Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!


Are you getting spring where you are?  It's still down right chilly in my part of the world. I froze at my son's little league game last night.

So, I brought a little spring in this Mother's Day card.

I started by creating a 5 x 5 card base onto which I added my patterned papers. I tried to use up supplies I've had in my stash. A length of crochet trim was added to the card front along the transitioning paper patterns. I painted a chipboard butterfly and roughed it up for a vintage feel and added it to the center of a blue daisy embellishing further with a yellow rose to the center.

A seam binding bow was added and layered with raffia adding a silver button to the center. I stamped Happy Mother's Day in black ink in the lower right corner.  Lastly, a few sequins were scattered for a final finishing touch.

I am joining in the fun at: Just Us Girls - Mother

Hiding in my Craft Room - May Flowers, Jo's Scrap Shack - FDF Anything Goes, Always Fun Challenges - Mom, Crafty Calendar Challenges - Flowers

I hope you have a terrific day!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Thank You for a Teacher!

Hello again~

I am back and was happy I found the chance to make the second card I needed for my son's other teacher!

I am going to miss making these cards! Especially with the supplies sitting available in my crafting room. I am hoping maybe I can still make these cards in the future:)))

I used inspiration from a sketch! It's always fun to have a jumping point!
Sweet Sunday Sketch - I rotated the image.
I am also joining in the fun at Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle, D. L. Art - May Linky.

Using stamp and tag die from My Creative Time, papers from my scrap pile, and my Cricut Preserves cartridge. The Gold Star I've had, and I used an ABC embossing folder on the yellow background cardstock for the apple to tie the school theme together.  

I hope you have a Fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend ahead!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Thank You!


Well, this will probably be the last year of making teacher cards as it's our final journey in elementary school.

Unfortunately, it has not been the best school year for my son. He has had a great experience for the most part at the elementary level. This year has not been one of the better ones.  It makes me sad for him.

Anyway, here is my share!
No new paper or card stock was harmed in the making of this card...ha! Every single piece on here was pulled from scraps!

I used the current Die Cuttin' Divas sketch for inspiration. I took a little creative liberty with it. :))) I am also joining at Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle and Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes. All dies and stamps are from Reverse Confetti.

Here is the sketch!
Well that's it for me!

I hope you have a Terrific Thursday!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tractor Birthday

Hi and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I don't have a St. Patrick's card or treat to share with's been forever since I have been crafty, so this may be it for awhile. :)))) I do miss having time to make those things.

Even being a Mom of a boy, those boy cards are a challenge for me.

I started this card by trimming and piecing together patterned papers from my scrap stack and adhering to the framed cardstock base.  I then took a length of baker's twine and wrapped it vertically around the card front and tied in a bow at the top of the card.

A Small Glassine Bag was added to the front ready to be decorated. I used the Cricut Cartridge Boys Will be Boys to cut the tractor. I added two silver sequins to the tires for an added decorative touch. I stamped a Happy Birthday Sentiment (My Creative Time) in a cloud.  Lastly, the gift card was added and ready for the giving.

I am joining in the fun at: House of Cards

"Make a Scene" and/or use this color inspiration~

I don't know what it is, but I just love the above photo and colors. I know I am aching for warmer weather and summer. 

I did come across this last night. This is my little guy 10 years ago....sigh...where does the time go?
St. Patrick's 2007 Hawaii

My Ballplayer Now
That's it for me! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

10th Birthday Card


{I am honored that this card was chosen as one of the "Sweet Seven" on 3/19/17 at  Cupcake Inspirations}

So I don't know about you, but we are having some lovely burst of winter weather right before spring. {Not a fan}.

Don't get too excited, but I have a card to share again. :))))

 I started this card by using a gray card base and adding a pink polk-a-dot patterned paper to the base.  In the lower right corner I stamped a Happy Birthday greeting from My Creative Time.  I die-cut a frame from white card stock with a die from the 4x4 Journal Die set at My Creative Time. I stamped Decorative butterflies from DeNami Designs to the frame in pink and green ink.  In the center of the frame a green polk-a-dot chipboard was added with a die-cut 10th in gray (My Creative Time).

For visual interest, green patterned paper was added just above the greeting. A length of white seam binding was wrapped around the card front embellished with Limeade Trendy Twine and a gray paper flower dressed up with a pink button brad. Lastly, sequins were added throughout for further embellishing.

I am going to share in the fun at Cupcake Inspirations

City Crafter Challenge. The butterflies and the spring green.
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, March 13, 2017

May You find Peace and Love in the Memories you Cherish

Hi and Happy Monday!

I am not even sure anyone will even see this as it's been ages since I have signed on to this blog and months since I had stepped foot in my crafty space.  I just stated the other day I miss crafting. Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card, and I just didn't want to buy an impersonal one. I never make these ahead of time because I don't want to have to ever need one I guess.

It felt good to get crafty again, but boy am I rusty!
I started this card by using a Kraft base which I adhered polka dot patterned paper to a piece of blue cardstock which I distressed. 
I then wrapped a length of gold textured ribbon horizontally around the card front and tied a fluffy bow which I embellished with an aqua flower centered with a silver heart. 

A tag was cut and layered from patterned paper and adhered to the right edge of the card. Silver and White Twine were added to the top of the tag. The frame was stamped in Aqua Mist ink and the sentiment (My Craft Spot) was stamped in Jet Black Ink in the center.

Lastly, the butterfly was stamped and gold-embossed on vellum and hand cut.  Gold and silver sequins were scattered throughout to complete the card.

Inspiration was found: Show Us Your Stuff
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Also joining in the fun at: Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes. 

That does it for me!
Have a blessed week!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy First Day of School

Happy Monday!

I found a little crafty time with a break from the books to get another card ready for the beginning of school. My little man will have a few cards to give to his teachers.  Hard to believe they will be back in one week. I know many have already started back. I feel like I didn't get much of a summer break and most importantly, I missed being able to do a lot with the short stack this summer.
 I used stamps and dies from My Creative Time. I took a length of Cranberry Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the prepped banner piece and tied in a double bow.  All papers were odds and ends from previous makes, but I can assure you I will have these papers for years to come...I bought this school stack a couple of years ago, and I feel like I have not made a dent in my pile. As my son is getting older, I doubt I will be making many school projects past this year. {Enter very sad face}
Inspiration was found with this weeks Retro Sketches layout.
I am also sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes.
I hope you have a fabulous week!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Welcome Back

Don't fall off your chair if you happen to stumble upon a post by me. It is true, it really is me... After a long long lag in blogging, I have something to share today. (If anyone will read this post)

I am halfway through my schooling and spent the first part of summer preparing for State Boards for my first course. I have taken and passed, and now I am moving on to the second phase of school. It's intense and leaves for little time for anything else past family. So I apologize that I have not left love on all your lovely work lately.

My kiddo will be starting school soon, so I took a much needed brain break and got creative. Something simple, but it did feel good to get inky again.

Have a look!
I used a combination of stamps. Mint Motif's School Basics (A retired set and company) was used to make the handwriting background, and the apple is from that set as well. I used a Back to School set by My Creative Time. I made the entire card with scraps from previous makes.  I am pretty sure I will have this school themed paper to make projects for my great grand-kids. It is never ending:)  I took a length of awesome Cherry Latte Trendy Twine and wrapped it around the card front and tied in a double bow. The absolute best twine EVAH! :)

Motivation was inspired with this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge!

I am also joining Jo's Scrap Shack - Recycled Scraps.

I am off to class with a commute ahead of me this morning. Thank you for stopping by...

Have a Marvelous Monday!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Look who Turned 5

Good Morning!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Long time no hear, and the longer the stretches go, the rustier I creating, remembering how to write a blog post, just about everything...ha!

I'm still very much involved in school with late night studying and back at it the next day. My sons sporting events are my only breaks. I am getting behind in birthdays, and this is for a little fellow dear to my heart back home in Florida! His package is going out really late, but luckily they understand why. :)

I turned the card slightly when I shot the picture, but now it just looks like it's crooked. 

I used leftovers of some sort for just about everything you see.

I used Boys will be Boys Cricut Cartridge for the Helicopter. I have these chipboard numbers in my stash that I have been using up what seems like forever, but they are cute and fun.
I used some amazing Limeade Trendy Twine at the top for some added texture. Always makes for a nice addition to any card!

I am going to share over at Jo's Scrap Schack - Fun Friday Challenge - Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes.

Well, that's it...sorry for the silence...I am off to class this morning, but first comes an hour and half commute. :(

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

9th Birthday Wishes

Hey There!

Don't fall over that you are seeing a post. I am not even sure if anyone is even going to stop by and see this ha!

I know it's been quiet, and honestly I have not stepped foot in my my craftroom since December. The projects you have seen as of late were created then and scheduled ahead.

I am in an intense accelerated program, and I have a commute in traffic each day. It leaves very little time for even my family, so you understand why it's been quiet around here. 

We had a snow day yesterday. I took a break from studying to make a card for my best friend's little girl. I needed a brain break. It felt so weird crafting again and trying to find my mojo again. Hands down I miss it!
I just used bits and pieces and this is what I came up with.  My starting point was the 9 and I just built the card around that. 
So if you're still with me reading, I appreciate it, and I appreciate you stopping by! I am sorry I have not been around to leave comments. We can't have our phones in class, so on breaks I do try and scroll through and catch some of your work. :-)))  

Inspiration was found at:

Inspired by#3 (Which is also featuring one of the sweetest designers in the business Jeanne Jachna)

Thank you again for stopping by.

Stamps and Dies: My Creative Time

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trendy Twine - Happy Valentine's Day Valentine's Day Skinny Candy Bags

Good Morning!

I am over on the Trendy Twine blog today! I made some Valentine Treats featuring Krafy Red Trendy Twine and Skinny Candy Bags.  My son handed these to his crossing guards. They really love getting these treats and appreciate them too.
I filled the bags with some M & M's. I created a layered tag and die-cut a heart in the center. I just went back and forth with the Krafy Red Trendy Twine behind the heart window.  It really does look amazing and makes your tags and treats extra special.  
I stamped a Valentine greeting in the lower right corner and added a few sequins for a touch of glam. I punched a hole through the bag to attach it to the top using more Krafy Red Trendy Twine and tied off in a bow.  
Here is what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:
Krafty Red Trendy Twine - Kraft & Red Bakers Twine 
25 Skinny Candy Bags - 1x8 Clear Bags
Other Products Used
Stamps and Dies
My Creative Time

I hope you have a GREAT day, and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Trendy Twine - Valentine Treat

Hello There!

Today I have a Valentine Treat I am sharing on the Trendy Twine Blog using Krafty Red Trendy Twine and Metal Rim Kraft Tags.
I created this using half an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock which I layered a piece of designer paper over then I created a pouch. I used a heart die-cut to create a window for my goodies to peek though. I outlined the heart with Krafty Red Trendy Twine.  
I had a scrap of corrugated cardboard that I used on the right side which gave some visual texture. Next I wrapped a length of red grosgrain ribbon around and tied off in a bow embellishing with a double bow of Krafty Red Trendy Twine.  I attached a Metal Rim Kraft Tag with a stamped image (PTI) to the center of the bow using a button and Krafty Red Trendy Twine. A white paper rose finished it off quite nicely. 
   Hope you have enjoyed this little treat!
Kraft Tags with Metal Rim {5}

Krafty Red Trendy Twine - Kraft & Red Bakers Twine

Have a wonderful Day!