Friday, November 30, 2012

Chill Out

A friend of mine was kind enough to surprise me with this adorable Lucas stamp from Kraftin Kimmie stamps. It was fun to do a little paper piecing..I haven't dont that in a while :)

Merry Christmas My Deer Friend

I really love this oldie but goodie from Taylored Expressions stamps. Finding the time to finally sit down and create a more in depth card was priceless..Now to just decide who the lucky friend to receive it will be the more challenging task :)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Cool Crowd

Another Christmas goodie to share. They may not be getting finished quickly, but one at a time is not too bad :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Flakes and Thanks

Happy Thursday everyone!
I just wanted to share a couple of quickies I have made the past few days. Crafting during naptime is quite challenging, but I am happy to say, I am squeezing that time in no matter what it takes :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Celebrate the season with love

Hi everyone..I just realized it has been a while since I have added anything..I have a few goodies to share, but I wanted to share this darling girl from the paper shelter that I was able to make today..I had a bit more free time than usual, so it was really nice to take my time and colour and have a little bit more fun..I hope you like it..enjoy!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: The paper shelter "warm in the winter"
Paper: SU Regal Rose
Pattern Paper: Peppermint twist
Ink: SU "regal rose" Momento Black
Copic Markers: E00,11,25,29,49,53,55,57  R20,81,83,85  BG 10,11,72,75 W0,1,3
Misc: Dazzling diamonds glitter, bling

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spooktacular Halloween

Happy Weekend everyone!!!
I have been creating Halloween goodies today in a just a small window of opportunity. I used one of my stampendous Halloween stamps and a few scraps I had laying around..I love when I can use up some of those extras!
The photo looks a bit blurry, I will have to fix that..I guess that is what I get using my phone :)
Enjoy and have a super spectacular Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bugs and Kisses

Good morning everyone...
I have just a sweet little card to share with an image from Tiddly Inks called bugs and kisses. I picked this one up a while back and it's been sitting on my craft desk just waiting for me. I decided today was the special day it was going to make it to it's final destination.
I kept it pretty simple, not really my intention, but after I added the ribbon, it just looked complete to me. I guess certain cards just need to stay that way in my mind :)
Enjoy and have a wonderful day!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: TIddly Inks "Bugs and Kisses
Paper: SU Marina Mist
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey 6x6 Lauderdale
 Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: YR 68 Y35  R20,22,24,27,29  E00,11,30,31,55,57,95,97
Misc: Red Ribbon

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Give Thanks

Hello everyone!
Well, I must say it doesn't really feel much like fall outside today since it's going to be a rare 80* later this afternoon but I found these adorable embellishments at the store the other day and couldn't wait to dig in. I loved the look on this little girls face and she couldn't be more ready to give thank! I used just a regular 6x6 fall pack by imaginisce and some extra bling of course :)
Enjoy your afternoon and any beautiful weather you have left where you are..unless it's nice and warm where you are, you make me jealous!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Embrace 3x3 mini album

Hi again everyone!
I finished another project tonight!
My friend Jacque shared a tutorial on these cute 3x3 mini albums she made and I figured I just had to try it! It looked pretty easy, and yes it was, but somehow these quick projects somehow take me more time to think and gather supplies so it takes me just a little longer than planned!
I used some old TAC paper for this one, looked like a perfect fit! I think I may take another stab at this one but get it straight in my head first :)
Have a wonderful day everyone..I am watching my sweet grandbabies tomorrow, so hopefully I can squeeze in a little crafty time too!

Here is the tutorial I used

Climb a Tree

Monday has been quite productive for me today! With both mommies having their babies, I have had quite a bit of time to just explore all of the treasures calling my name :)
I used one of Taylored expressions stamps "up a tree" and some cosmo cricket paper. I love the sentiment stamp too! I also added a little embossing to the tree to give it a little extra pop. I think everyone should be inpressed..not one touch of glitter added..that was really hard for me, but I did it!!!!
Have a great rest of the day..I am going to go find something else fun to make <3>

Paper journal

Happy Monday everyone!
I have had a lot of fun this weekend trying to get into my craft mode! I found this great tutorial a couple months ago and have been wanting to try it. I finally sat down and finished a few projects. One is the super fun journal made from 3 sheets of 12x12 papers. I loved the beautiful print on this Bo Bunny paper and knew it would be the perfect paper to use for the journal! Best of all, it's a project you can sit down and finish in one sitting :)
Here is the tutorial I used..I hope you get a chance to try!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Holidays of happiness

Hi everyone, I just want to share another holiday card I have put together. I'm doing pretty good on these, I almost think I may get them all finished by the end of next month :)
Have a wonderful fun filled day!

Monday, October 15, 2012


Hey not so spooky Halloween card is made using my new SU goodies "Googly Ghouls" ;)
It's been a crazy day around here with my two grandbabies but I was able to squeeze out a little goody. I was actually quite impressed with myself using not so familiar colors for me..see Ivan step out of the box once in a while.
enjoy everyone and have a fabulous day!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tis the season

I'm so excited to add another Christmas card for the year. I'm on a roll now :) You can never go wrong with house mouse, just love them!!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Create a scene and sad goodbye

Hello everyone,
I hope everyone is doing well. Over at the Squiggles headquarters we are showing off some of our final submissions as design team members there. I have been saddened that with many hard decisions in life, my dear friend must close her doors to her squiggle stamps site. Not only has it been a privalage to design with her stamps, but to get to know her and the whole team this year has been a blessing in my life. Many things come along in life and we have to make changes and I with her the very best with her new adventures. My heart will always be with you!
You can still stop by the store and grab a few items before time runs out. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Merry little Christmas

my first Christmas card of the season. I'm feeling pretty good about officially getting them started now, lets just see if I can really get them finished in the next two months...that is the real challenge :) have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Well, being a new month, I have decided I must take better care of my blog. It's one of those things that have grown dear to my heart and I love sharing all of my work with everyone. I have actually been working on a lot of projects, but somehow they just haven't made it over, I am going to change that and make sure I share with everyone once again.
Today's little goodie to share is a digi stamp from the paper shelter. I only have a few of far, but aren't they just darling? At first I thought it was missing a bit of something and I couldn't figure it out, but it really is growing on my now and I really love it, I hope you do too!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

you're a lifesaver

I have been able to craft a lot more lately... this time having fun playing with my Taylored Expression stamps! I can't believe sometimes how long it will take me to finish just one card or project and the amount of mess that comes with, but it sure is fun :)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monster Mash

just a few more days for the stamp of the week special...I love these guys!!! head on over to the Squiggle stamp online store and get yourself some new digi's (

Recipes Squiggles Style

Hi everyone..I just wanted to share a project I made last week for the fabulous squiggles team. Kids are back in school and all the weddings and babies are finished, so that means, more crafting for me :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Squiggle Challenge Red, White and Blue/DT call!

Hello blog friends!
It's another fun week at the squiggles blog with a brand new challenge! Red, white and blue for this period. I had a lot of fun making this card adding layers and masking and punching! I don't even think I used any glitter on this card..that has to be some kind of an award right there!
My darling image I chose to use is Daisy with ballon, part of the Oscar and Daisy collection. You can grab one for yourself by hearding over to the squiggle store where you will always find some fun and unique stamps.
For all of those friends interested in joining a design team, Squiggles is looking for a few more dedicated friends to join the team. Click here and find out all of the info. I hope you will think about joining!
Have a wonderful day everyone and stay cool!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Squiggles Challenge- Mask-uline

Hi everyone, I hope all is doing well today.
It's challenge time over at the squiggles headquarters again! This time we are using the "mask-uline" fun is that..masking a design with a masculine look to your card. My card today is using "pirate boy" and I love him of coarse! I printed two images, cut out 1 of them and placed it on top with some removable tape. After I brushed the sky, sea and sand. When you remove the image, you are left with a clear image to color as you wish and your background is all finished. I love this technique!
Click on the link to grab one of these darling images or any other fun designs for yourself. Head on over to the Squiggles and giggles blog to find some more inspiration with masking and your chance to play in the challenge!  

Thursday, May 31, 2012

You make me smile

Another project from Squiggle stamps. This is actually last weeks stamp of the week, but I didn't have a chance to post it before now. You can find Miss Evie Flowers in the squiggle store for yourself if you just love her!
Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to check out the new squiggles facebook page for lots of daily inspiration!


A fun stamp from digi stamp boutique. She is Molly and she is so adorable. She is bright and ready for a little summer fun. Popped up some extra ice cream and added a bit of glitter and bling for fun! Hope you love it!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ribbons and Roses at Squiggle Stamps!

It's all ribbons and roses over at the squiggles blog! Our new challenge is to create something fun with ribbons and I think most crafters have both of these in their supplies.
My image is is "true love" from the lilliputs collection. Head on over to the squiggles store and find yourself some fun goodies for yourself!
Come on over and check out all of the fun design team projects and try out your own ribbons and roses project for your chance to win some free goodies!

Blessed by you

Hi everyone..
I wanted to share a card I made with a little "me" time. Love getting that special time to sit and just create! This time of year it's very hard to come by, so I treasure it always! Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Too much of a good thing

Good morning!
It's so much fun to do different techniques! Stamp resist is one of those fun ways to make the perfect background for any card or project. I used stampin up stamp set "time well spent". I stamped the background with versamark on glossy paper and used my inks to fill in the white. Just added some simple layering and a sweet matching butterfly.
Hope you get a chance to try a different technique yourself!

Babies and Birthdays

A few more projects I wanted to share from National Scrapbook Day. Just some fun little things..Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

you brighten my day

You brighten my day. This is a fun stamp from "in Style Stamps". I only have a couple of these too, so I may need to work on that! Just lots of extras for this one. I think it's one of those cards I just kept having fun adding on. Had fun with a ton of sparkles and pop dots :)
Thank you for looking!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Classy and Fabulous

I must just start off by saying..isn't thins the cutest stamp ever!!!! It is one of my favorites in my collection and I always am excited to pull it out. Love house mouse and they always make me happy just thinking about them because they are always doing some cute "stuff". I paired it with a Bella stamp sentiment..also one of my favorites. With all these girls, they may not always act classy, but fabulous for sure! My paper is from a 6x6 paper stack from My minds eye and just finished off a few layers with some brads. A nice simple layout, but lots of pop as always.

Thursday, May 10, 2012


Friends..Gotta love them! Another fun card from my happy crafting day!!!
Lots of cutting and layering here. I used my stampin up set "timewell spent"

Follow your heart

Hello everyone!
I hope everyone's week is treating them well! I can't believe it is almost the weekend! I am looking forward to it for a little relax time. This week has been extremely full for me and I am just looking for a little extra time..if that really exists!
My card is a card I made on national scrapbook day for my friends at craft therapy on facebook. We needed to make a card using a magnolia stamp. Now since I only own two of then, it was an easy choice since the other is a Christmas stamp. I used one of my SUPER OLD mat stacks for the paper and just added a few little extras. Not my normal color scheme, but I really like how it turned out anyway.
Thanks as always for visiting!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Squiggle Jessabelle

Happy Wednesday Friends!
I have exciting news for everyone! Squiggle stamps is now on Facebook!!!! I hope you come out and "like" thier page..It's just getting started, but I am sure it will be no time at all before you will see lots of fun projects, challenges and just plain fun!  
My card today is made with one of the new Jessabelles stamps "hearts" This is a fun new line which I love for all those older girl cards that the cute stuff just doesn't work for! I also love these for scrapbook pages too! Being a digital stamp, you can make it any size you want and it just makes your dollar just stretch!! I I layered up my card with lots of papers from My Minds Eye and added some ribbon and sparkles as always! Of course a little pop here and there with some 3d dots to give it dimention!
Hope you love it!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

You send me soaring!

Hello everyone. Long time no share :)
I am not exactly sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I have been working on a few projects along the way, just haven't been able to share any. Plus my new little grandson has made his arrival into the world and has taken up plenty of time and getting use to a new little one again. I must say he has been an amazing addition to our family and just so happy to be close and squeeze him every day.

Enough said  "ME" time is getting back into the picture. The other day I spent a lot of time just crafting and getting inky and I loved it. I am surely going to make it a part of my day once again. I think it keeps me sane and it's so much fun to share.

Today's card is made with a new set from Stampin Up call "send me soaring". The tree is just cut free hand with some scraps and the trunk I ran thru a cuttlebug folder along with the grass. I had fun paper piecing the kites with some scraps and bundled them up together.  Just a few finishing touches of glitter and the card is complete. I jope you love it and I can't wait to bring you more in the next coming days!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin up, send me soaring
 Paper:  scraps
Pattern Paper:  My minds eye
Ink: Chocolate chip, regal rose, pumpkin pie

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pass the Sunscreen

Another 80* day here today. March in Chicago has really changed this year. I hope this doesn't mean we are going to have a cold or extra hot summer, but for now..I could use a beach and go surfing with this guy from Digi Stamp Boutique!
Enjoy your day everyone!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sweetest friend

Hi everyone..I just wanted to take a moment and share a fun card I made using Tiddly Inks stamp Wryn and Emmy-Bff.
It feels good being able to get inky again, so hopefully I can keep it going :)
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Squiggle stamps Birthday bash

Hi everyone..I know I have been MIA..and I am working on getting back in to a routine!.
I miss playing with all of my goodies each day, but I can say I have been wrong for good reasons. I am expecting my first grandson in just about 6 weeks. We have been very busy getting ready for him, planning and having the shower and just everyday business. I also have been planning for my oldest daughter who is getting married this summer. Needless to's been busy!

(this is my new little guy..Myles Henry..soon to arrive)

Anyway..My project is for the current challenge over at the squiggles blog. May I add this is why I love digi stamps? I put two stamps together here, Toot Toot..which you can get FREE for a limited time here and squirrel picnic, one of my favorites! I just cropped the squirrel out and played a little with it to make a parade type scene. I hope you get a chnace to come play along in the challenge and pick up some new fun images for yourself in the Squiggles store.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I look forward to getting back into my element soon!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Squiggle Stamps- White Space

HI Everyone!!!
A new challenge over at the squiggles blog! White space challenge. Nice clean design. I couldn't help but love these sweet monsters for my part!
Come on over and check it all out for yourself!
Click on the links below :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Squiggle Stamps "all loved up"

It's time for a new challenge over at the Squiggles blog agian!
All loved up is the theme and it couldn't be more fitting this time of year! My stamp I used is called "love birds" and you can get it on special right now atthe Squiggles Stamps online store.
My papers are from Stampin Up and old supply of stash I might add. I was hoarding it for a while and just decided to get it out and use it..whats the point of saving it if it can't be enjoyed on a card or project right?
If you get a chance, come and join the challenge for your chance at some free goodies. Everyone likes free and when it's free crafting supplies..even better! Head on over to the Squiggles blog and see all of the great design team cards and post your card for the challenge! Have a wonderful day everyone.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop".

Good morning everyone!!!!
Today is a fun day! I am participating in the Tiddly Inks blog hop! It will be a fun time jumping around to see every one's creations! I always learn so much when I blog hop! There are so many fabulous creators out there and its just great to see how different every one's styles are!
Today I uses the same stamp from the other day "Wryn-grow with love"I don't have very many of the Tiddly Inks stamps, but my collection is slowly growing. I feel it fit perfect with the theme...friends are the flowers of life and I would have to agree..everyone needs some great friends in their life and they can only blossom and bloom when you give them the love and kindness they need.
If you get a chance, head on over to the challenge blog and see if you can find some inspiration of your own. Blog hop begins at  6 pm.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wild About You

I love when the UPS guy shows up with a box filled with goodies! Today I am sharing a fun scallop circle card I was able to throw together. Made with one of my new Stampin Up sets Zoo Review. We are always at the zoo and love it. I love the outdoors and just walking around. It seems each time we go there is something new if it's the different animals who are out or just the change of seasons.
I just added a few touches to finish this one off. A little bling and some crystal effects on the giraffe himself. The holder inside is just a grass punch bunched 3 times.
Enjoy everyone!