Sunday, June 30, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Release Day Blog Hop

Good day peeps, it is release Day at Waltzingmouse Stamps, you don't want to miss it, be sure to comment on all the DT blogs as a winner will be chosen to win WM Stamps. I am the start of the hop, your next stop is the fabulous Tosh, I know she will be sharing eye candy! The last stop is Renee before you head to the Waltzinmgouse Store to shop. I am sharing today the Country Labels 14 set, I luv the design in the shape, you could color it in a patchwork style to give a country look. There is a freebie set that is being offered this month, to get the details on that and shipping go here. I hope you have a great day, Claire has a list of the hop today if you get sidetracked.....enjoy!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Viva la Verve/VLVJULY2013-With Sympathy

Happy day friends, it is the weekend...yeah! I have played along with the awesome sketch that Amber has created...I luv this sketch! I also used the sweet color combo from The Color Throwdown! I used a sentiment from the Verve set Borderline, it has some very useful sentiments along with some cute border stamps!

Stamps: Borderline(Verve)
Paper: Vanilla Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Coffee Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: Embossing Folder, SU Square Punch, Heidi Swapp Chipboard Butterfly, Button, Burlap String, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD248
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVJULY2013

Waltzingmouse Previews Day 3

Good morning and happy weekend, this is Day 3 of the Waltzingmouse Previews. I have created my card using the sweeeet cherry stamps, on my...luv this set! It reminds of the big bing cherries... yummy! I added a little glitter to the cherries, not sure if it is showing up good, very cool IRL. I have used the sketch from Seize The Birthday. Be sure to stop by the Waltzingmouse DT's blogs and show them some luv, these ladies are fabulous...enjoy

Friday, June 28, 2013

Waltzingmouse Previews Day 2

Good morning, it is Day 2 of the Waltzingmouse Previews, we are showcasing the Crackled Background and Funky Feathers. I have used both on my card today. The crackled background is a fun stamp, luv the look of the crackles. The feather I added the heart to the center, it is also included in this set, so very cute!

Check out the other DT creations!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO299-Let It Be

Good morning, it is Mojo Monday time and it is circle or square week, I am going to switch it up one of these days and make a The little circle cards are just so fun to make and even more fun to give away, super sweet! I used the Verve set, Let It Be and I used A Cut Above Wavy Heart Die for the sweet flowered heart...soooo cute! I used A Cut Above Mini Bookplate Die by Verve for my sentiment, it fits perfectly! Hope your Monday is great...enjoy!

The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.
                                                      ~Charles R. Swindoll                                                
Stamps: Let It Be(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Wavy Heart Die by Verve, A Cut Above Mini Bookplate Die by Verve, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Burlap String, Paper Flower, Gemstones, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Challenges 4 Everybody: anything goes
Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO299
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Sunday, June 23, 2013

With Sympathy

I am late for The Shabby Tea Challenge, but made the Cardabilities in time. I adore the inspiration photo, the ruffles are gorgeous. I ruffled my paper on the bottom banner, cute! I also luv the color combo too, pink and green; what's not to luv? I have used the Verve sympathy sentiment from the set Treasured Words. Hope your weekend was good, my flew by...sigh...have a great week..enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

CAS Hello

I quick CAS card to play along with Freshly Made sketches, no stamps on this one! I have used the tiny alphas for my sentiment, a musical butterfly die cut with a button completed my card. I have had this designer paper for awhile, I do not even know the name of it, I have been hoarding it for years, I luv it! I hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!

As You Like It: favorite papers....I luv this paper, the colors, the print, the texture, and the backside is the blue/green color I have used on the scalloped...what's not to luv!
Freshly Made: sketches/FM9
Inspire Me Fridays: anything goes
Penny Black: CAS/June

Oh Happy Day

I have used one of the gorgeous vintage cards/tags from, my favorite Etsy Shop, Creative Visions. The sentiment is from the Verve set Remember This, I luv this sentiment! I have played laong with the challenges listed below. Seam binding, a burlap tag, hearts, and a pearl flower complete my card. I hope you had a great Saturday, the weekends sure do fly by, don't ya think?

CRAFT Challenge: recipe..image, pearls, ribbon, sentiment
Seize The Birthday: sketch and birthday/STB19
Stampin For The Weekend: anything goes

Viva la Verve/VLVJUN2013-God's Promises

Good morning and welcome to the weekend  I am sharing my take on Janelle's Viva la Verve sketch, it was fun! I also wanted to play along with Moxie Fab's Mixy-Matchy Challenge. I went with a polka dotted theme and I liv the way this turned out. Some of my favorite colors, teal blue, black ,and of corse greens.....I likey! I had the sentiment already stamped and cut out on my desk, so I grab that to pull my card together. I hope you have a wonderful weekend...enjoy!

Stamps: Shining Star(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: Blossom Nesties, SU Square Punch, Bakers Twine, Embossing Folder, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Moxie Fab: mixy-matchy challenge
Viva la Verve: sketch/VLVJUNE2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More Waltzingmouse May Release Inspiration

Good morning, I am sharing more Waltzingmouse inspiration from May's release. Today Belinda,  Jeanne, and Jen are joining me for the fun. Be sure to stop be there blogs and show them some luv. I have used the Country Label 4 set, I adore all the different styled labels in this set....cute, cute, cute! I have used papers from Simple Stories and a little pink twine...super simple and sweet! Hope you have a wonderful day, the weekend is almost here...yeah!

Stamps: Country Label 4
Paper: Cream aCard Stock and Designer Paper Simple Stories
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger) and Bermuda Bay(SU)
Accessories: Nesties Labels Four, Twine, Corner Rounder, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Atlantic Hearts: sketch/#8

Monday, June 17, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO298-Faith

Here is my take on today's Mojo monday sketch I have used the colors from this weeks Dynamic luv it! I had such fun with this card, I have used the A Cut Above Star Die by Verve for the sweet stars. The sentiment is from the Verve set Let It Be. I hope you have a great Monday and cannot wait to see what amazing creations you guys share using this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch...enjoy!

Stamps: Let It Be(Verve)
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Misc Designer Papers
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: A Cut Above Pennant Trim Die and Starry Die, Nesties Label Eighteen, Lace Trim, Seam Binding, Hair Pins, Button, Burlap String, Gemstone, Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Dynamic Duo: colors/DD57
Mojo Monday/MOJO298

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wishing You Sunshine

I am sharing another quick card I created to play along with Atlantic Hearts, luv this sketch! I also wanted to play along with the colors from The Color Throwdown, my good friend Wanda is hostessing this week. I really like the color combo, she is stretching me a bit with the I actually had to use another purple, I do not have many purples....*grin*. When you put green with purple, I can make it happen This is mainly an all SU card, except for the sentiment. I pulled out those forgotten felt flowers, to vamp them up a bit, I added white gesso, stickles, and a sweet gemstone to the center. That is all from me tonight, I a good one...enjoy!

Atlantic Heart: sketch/#7
Color Throwdown: colors/CTD246

Happy Birthday Glittery Cupcake

I have sued the Friday MashUP sketch and the Brick Wall Technique, what a fun combined challenge. The image is a pre printed card I had on hand, I have added a bit of lace trim, a ribbon with a couple of pins, and the heart/tag combo. I used the Shabby Tea Room gorgeous cupcake photo for inspiration. The Birthday sentiment is a stamp set from Avery Elle. Have a fabulous evening...enjoy!

Friday MashUP: sketch and brick wall technique/FM114
Shabby Tea Room: sweet as sugar/STR170

Best Dad Ever

Happy weekend friends, I had to play along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash, I discovered it this morning. Now, I cringed at the thought of making a card in 10 minutes when I fist read the I was then read you can get your supplies together first...whew....I am not sure if you are like me but the process of what to use is the most time consuming and really the most fun. I was relived when I read that and thought, "I can do that". I did it! 8 minutes 20 seconds, wow, I am very impressed with myself. I used of course a CAS sketch and knew my card would be very CAS, but that is fine. I wanted a sweet, light, and fun card for my father for Fathers Day. I think it turned out perfect! I am soooo very proud of him, he has made some life changing decisions this year and I could not be happier for him! I have always been proud of him, but I gleam with excitement for him now....I Love You Daddy! He doesn't read my blog or even get on the Internet but I had to write that..teehehehe. Hope your day is a fabulous one...enjoy!

Stamps: Super Dad(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Misc. Designer Papers
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: SU Square Punch, Heidi Swapp Chipboard Heart, Gemstone, 3D Foam Squares

10 Minute Craft Dash: yellow, red, and sky blue/#19
Clean & Simple: sketch/#245
Inspire Me Fridays: anything goes

Friday, June 14, 2013

Viva la Verve June WK 3-VLVJUNE2013

Happy Friday, it is my turn to host the Viva la Verve and it is also inspiration week. I have used the gorgeous photo below to get the creativity flowing, I luv that room! The black, cream, and green know I luv green. I cannot wait to see what you do with the sketch and photo, the photo is optional. I am sure you noticed I took a little liberty with my own sketch, I do it to a lot of sketches, I didn't want to leave me out...teehehehehe. I had to add more banners/flags, I totally luv the look of lots of banners/flags. I used the Verve Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane for my card, pretty simpel really, scalloped circle for the sentiment, banners/flags. and the Verve Black Beauty Ribbon Collection. Hope your Friday is great and your weekend even better...enjoy!

Stamps: Deepest Sympathy Plain Jane(Verve)
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger)
Accessories: Black Beauty Ribbon Collection by Verve, Scalloped Circle Nesties, SU Square Punch, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Viva la Verve: sketch and photo/VLVJUNE2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More Waltzingmouse May Release Inspiration

Good morning friends  Edna, Jen, Jennifer, and myself are spotlighting the Waltzingmouse May release sets today. Be sure to stop by their blogs and check out what they have created with the latest release sets. I have used the USA 1776 set once again, you really need this! I luv it, anything Americana is so me, I am a July baby ya know? Celebrating the 4th is a big deal in my area, it is something I grew up doing! I have used ruby red, rather than real red; luv it mixed with blue and the vintage tea stain colors. Be sure to visit these ladies and comment on there amazing projects! Hope you have a wonderful day...enjoy!

Stamps: USA 1776
Paper: Cream Card Stock and Designer Paper(Teresa Collins)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger), Cherry Cobbler(SU), and Distressed Ink(Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Star Nesties, SU Square Punch, Lace Trim, Burlap String, Button, Distressing Tool, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

You're Kind of Cute

 I wanted to play along with the My Mind's Eye Challenge, I luv the mix of patterns and colors.  I do not have any MME embellishments and add-ons, so I used only MME papers. I also wanted to play along with Chic Challenges, I luv the sketches they share. The sweet sentiment is from the Avery Elle set Lots of Love. I kept it simple, adding a row of hearts and one tiny gemstone. I hope you have a super day...enjoy!

Chic Challenge: sketch/CC05
My Mind's Eye: inspiration photo/June

Verve Diva Dare

Puddles of Colour, June Diva Dare

Good morning Verve fans, it is Teresa and I am sharing my take on this months dare. This month's dare pays tribute to Diva Jen (Deconstructing Jen) and Diva Janelle (Rain Puddles Design) both have an amazing eye for color. Jen's coloring is phenomenal and Janelle's showcases mixed media like no other. So what we're daring you to create this month is a card using colouring and/or painting.  If you want to kick the dare up a notch, you can add kraft card stock to the mix (Jen's specialty) and/or make a mixed media card (Janelle's specialty).  Here is the link to Splitcoast Stamper's "Mix It" Forum for some tutorials and ideas on Mixed Media should you want to try it out.  This is not a requirement but a fun "extra" should you wish to add it to your card. Just remember to use at least one Verve product on your creation! You can see me post and take the Verve Diva Dare here!

I have dabbled a tiny bit with mixed media so I answered the dare using mixed media using bolder colors. I have used Tim Holtz distressed paints for the background piece of paper, the color is pickled raspberry, luv that  I added a little spun sugar on top to tone it down just a bit, still leaving it with a very rich color. I really like gesso, even though I only know how to use it one way. I made my own stencil by punching out circles from a solid piece of mask. I then rubbed the gesso over the holes, layering it on sorta thick...I luv this look! I  stamped the sentiment using the Verve set Let It Be and the flower was stamped cut out and sponged; it is from the set On Occasion. I completed my card by adding the Verve ribbon from the Black Beauty Collection, and a few gems. The sketch is one of Jen's from Deconstructed Sketch. I hope you are inspired and I cannot wait to see how you answer the Puddles of Color dare!

Stamps: Let It Be and On Occasion(Verve)
Paper: White Card Stock and Yours Truly Designer Paper(Echo Park)
Ink: Jet Black Archival(Ranger), Pickled Raspberry, Spun Sugar(Tim Holtz Distressed Paints),  Sweet Pea(Color Box Crafters), and Gesso
Accessories: Black Beauty Ribbon Collection by Verve, SU Square Punch, Nesties Labels Fourteen  Gemstones, Stencil, Distressing Tool, Best Glue Ever, 3D Foam Squares, and Glue Dots

Deconstructed Sketch: sketch

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Hi friends, the original winner did not claim the prize so the new winner is Papercrafting Princess
Contact me by using the "kontact me" button on the right of my blog. I will get your goodies out to you on ASAP!  Congrats Princess and thanks to all who entered, I plan on having more giveaways through out the year!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mojo Monday/MOJO297-I'm Thinking of You

Good morning friends, Julee has created a fun sketch for us, I had a blast with this card. I have used the fun inspiration photo for my inspiration.  I luv yellow paired with black and gray, it really makes it pop. Speaking of yellow, have you seen the sweet ribbon collections Julee has in the Verve Store? The yellow ribbon on my card today came from the Summer Sailing Collection, I luv these colors together! And best of all, the ribbons are on sale...woohoo! You could win your very own here, check it out! I distressed a piece of card stock, by embossing, adding a little Tim Holtz paint and then sanding; a subtle look, but one I like. I have used the Verve set Take Note and the Verve Dies From The Heart and Flutterby Heart. Be sure to stop by the Mojo Monday Blog and see what the mojo makers have inspired you with today...enjoy!

Fun Day Friday: photo
Mojo Monday: sketch.MOJO297

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sweet and Shabby HI

Hello friends, I have found another sketch challenge, you know I can sniff them  I adore this sketch and had such fun creating this card.  The sketch is from Paper Secrets, thansk gals for a fun challenge! I used my favorite color, green and I tell ya this card makes my heart skip a  Some of my favorite things, stitching, lace trim, seam binding, of course distressing(my favorite), a doily, and the awesome chipboard hearts.  I hope you are inspired, don';t forget to stop back by in the morning I will be sharing my take on this weeks Mojo Monday sketch...enjoy!

365 Cards: short and sweet/DAY145
Paper Secrets: sketch/June 7