Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop-Simon Says Stamp and Verve Stamps

hi friends, I have a lot to share in this post; Mojo Monday, Simon Says Stamp, and the Coffee Lover's Bloghop. Chaitali had this great idea, did you know today is National Coffee Lovers Day? In my top card I have used Verve Stamps and the bottom card is using Simon Says Stamp set What's Brewing?. Just for fun Chaitali gave us a few questions to answer.....

1. When did you start drinking coffee? First thing in the take a coffee mug to work everyday. On my days off I have a cup every morning. I do not drink coffee all day long, but I like coffee when I am I am extremely cold natured and want to drink it just because I am cold.
2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three). Starbuck's and Gevalia
3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when? I went on a ladies retreat a couple of years ago and we stayed at a Holiday Inn. I remember them having the BEST coffee I have evah tasted sooooo good! The entire weekend is a fond memory! 
4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will... I can live without coffee, but why should I? I do not need it, I enjoy it and luv it when it is cold is all about the moment and the ambiance!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes!

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Welcome to Wednesday and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, you gotta luv Wednesdays and Simon Says Stamp!

This weeks challenge is ANYTHING GOES, the Simon Says Stamp Design Team are spotlighting Hero Arts products!

Don't forget every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...woohoo...definitely worth playing for!


I adore this Hero Arts Newspaper Flower, I cut an black layer of the flower to put behind the flower, luv the extra depth it gives. I added gorgeous KaiserCraft sparklet to the center, luv these! I then added some ink spritzing for little extra summin, sweet! The sentiment is from the darlin Avery Elle Fabulous Floral set. I cannot wait to see what you create this week....have fun...sparkle & shine!

Simon Says Stamp

Let's Go Shopping!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Monday, September 22, 2014

Mojo Monday/MOJO364-Thank You So Much

No stamping here, I was in a bit of a hurry and threw this card together with scraps. I luv how it turned out, I reached for my little box of unused die cuts and paired the mix together. I adore these Maya Road flowers, I only have one left...yes, I am hoarding I cannot wait to see what you create this week, lots of interruption with this sketch, I used a little liberty myself...teehehehehe. Have a great Monday...sparkle & shine!

Mojo Monday: sketch/MOJO364

Sunday, September 21, 2014

hello darling

I wanted to play along with the amazing colors from this past weeks SCS Color Challenge, it is a favorite combo of mine! I also adore the Lunchtime Monday sketch...sweeeet. I wanted to share a few new things I picked up at Simon Says Stamp. Isn't the heart shape I used cute? It is a new Sizzix Hearts #4 die, you can get yours here. I used the sweet new Avery Elle set luv the darlin sentiment in this set! I would luv to know what you have gotten new lately, leave me a comment and I will stop by and check it out...sparkle & shine!

SCS Challenge: colors/CC496
Word Art Wednesday: anything uplifting goes/#150

Thinking of You

I have played along with today's FS, but today it is actually Featured Hostess. Be sure to pop over to SCS and play along. I have used the Color Throwdown colors and a sketch from As You See it(flipped). I adore this weeks colors from The Color Throwdown, the flowers are My Mind's Eye Chipboard cute! You can see the card of Bridget's that I was inspired by here. Hope you have a great day...sparkle & shine!

As You See It: sketch/#54
Color Throwdown: colors/ctd310
SCS Challenge: FS398

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's Brewing?

Do you get Simon Says Stamp Card Kits every month? If not, you should consider them...they are packed full of great papers, embellishments, stamps, and sometimes dies. This month kit is super cute, I adore the sweet die cute coffee mug...just darlin. Check out all the links below and pick yours up today....sparkle & shine!

JUGS: colors/JUGS259

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Tag IT!

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Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

This weeks challenge is Tag IT and the Simon Says Stamp DT is featuring no other than Tim Holtz products!

Don't forget every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 voucher...woohoo...definitely worth playing for!


I have used the Tim Holtz Tag & Tile Die, I luv this die; it is the perfect size tag. I have used watercolor paper and added Dina Wakley paints to the tag to give a painted looking background. I then added embossing paste using the Tim Holtz burlap stencil; the flower is Clarly Besotted. Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp DT creations...sparkle & shine!

Simon Says Stamp

Let's Go Shopping!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Cardabilities: sketch/#107

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Mind's Eye Day 2

I am up on the My Mind's Eye again today to share a couple more cards, pop on over and take a peek!

Monday, September 15, 2014

eeeccckkkkk...I AM My Mind's Eye September Guest Designer

I am super excited....eeeccckkkkk...I am this month's guest designer over on the My Mind's Eye Blog.....WOW! Here is a little peek of what I created. Be sure to stop by the MME blog and see what I have created with the amazing MME products. Thank you so much Stephanie and My Mind's Eye!

Also, I am the guest artist on the Card Making Artist Blog today, I am stoked about that could say this has been a fabby start to my week....YAY! Thank you Tam....sparkle & shine!

Mojo Monday/MOJO363-Let's Party

I adore this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I hope you will join us and play along! I have also shared this card on the Verve Blog, I am up for this month's Diva Dare...Terrific Trio. My terrific trio is three sentiments, Julee has the best sentiments and I wanted to show off how you can use more than one on the front of your card! What fun! You can mix and match Verve's sentiments to make separate statements or a sweetly paired sentence. I have used sentiments from the same Verve set, Small Packages. I cannot wait to see what you create...sparkle & shine!

Stamps: Small Packages(Verve Stamps)
Paper: Gray Card Stock and Misc. Designer Paper
Ink: Archival Jet Black(Ranger), Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana(SU) 
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Tag, Star Dies, SU Circle Punches, Gemstone, Ribbon, Tim Holtz Scissors, 3D Foam Dots, and Glue Dots

Sunday, September 14, 2014


I had such fun with these challenges, until it came to the selfie would not call my self a professional in that area. Excuse the photo, I am in loungeie clothes and creating today. Thanks for the stretch Taylor, I adore the sweet sketch. I have also played along with the gals from the Color Throwdown and I am honoring my Simon Says Stamp teammie and friend Jingle as she is today's SCS Featured Stamper...woot woot! I was inspired by her layered heart card here. Play along with your favorite challenges; be inspired and inspire others...sparkle & shine!

Color Throwdown: colors/CTD309
SCS Featured Stamper: Jingle/FS39
Taylored Expressions: sketch, selfie, share

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You Matter Very Much

OMGoodness friends, I have been sooooo busy with our kitchen make over! It is coming along nicely, but slowly since we are doing the work ourselves. I hope to share some photos real soon. I have been itching to get inky, I am missing my creative time. I want to share a card that was created for lots of challenges, check them all out below. I have used the sweet butterfly stamp from Simon Says Stamp, Butterfly Friends. The sentiment is totally sweet and it is from the set Friendly Flowers. I have used embossing paste to achieve the background, some tiny washi tape and gemstones in the center of the butterfly complete my card! Click on the links to below to shop products...sparkle & shine!

Deconstructed Sketch: sketch/#168
Tag Your It: inspired by karen/#6
SCS Cards For A Cause: use a butterfly
SCS Inspiration Challenge: IC458..I was inspired by the black and white vase

August Release Retrospective Blog Hop

Welcome to Verve's August Release Retrospective Blog Hop! The Verve Divas are hopping today and serving up some more inspiration using the August release stamps & dies! Besides a peek at some really cool cards, there are also a couple of prizes up for grabs!

1. Julee10. Janelle
2. Teresa11. Christyne
3. Amber12. Jen
4. Charmaine13. Andrea
5. Marisa14. Betty
6. Monika {Guest}15. Karen
7. Stacey16. Sarah
8. Maureen17. Amy
9. Laurie

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We're giving away a $40 gift voucher to one lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to leave a shout out in the comments as you hop about.

Want another chance to win? Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE to see what you've done with the August release. Link up your cards using at least one product from our August release and you'll be entered in a drawing to win our entire next release! All the details and the linkup widget are on the Verve Blog today. The deadline is October 3, so there's still plenty of time to get the August release if you haven't already.

Retro Sketches: sketch/RS131