Thursday, August 20, 2015

Happy Umpteenth (45th) Birthday!


Hello there!  Are you ready for a sketch challenge? The Pals Paper Arts have a great sketch this week that will work for any project.  Grab your provisions and play along, you might be our pick!

I knew that I needed a birthday card for my husband Chris, so the Oh My Goodness stamp set was the perfect starting point.  Add the matching deco labels framelits and you cannot go wrong!

I also needed some manly paper, so I picked a few prints from the pretty petals DSP pack.  Don't let the name fool you, there is prints for everyone.

Basic black bakers twine and my favorite gold metal buttons can dress this card up without being girly.

I HEART this new elegant dots TIEF, I think it is my new favorite.

I love the CAS look of this card, It was really quick and very striking at the same time.  Man cards are always a challenge for me, but with this sketch, it was very easy.

Well this was the year I was dreading, Mackie is starting her senior year of High School, and Tate is starting Kindergarten.  They are just about 12 years apart and are amazingly close.  Luckily they are at the same school, so Mackie will be close by and will even be able to volunteer in Tate's class twice a week.  I am so blessed to be the Mama to these sweet children.  This will be a big year!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I truly hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Hello there!  Today's project was made using the color challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts.  We host weekly challenges to jump start your creativity.  The challenge this week is a color challenge, so grab your colors, create something fun, then link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick!


Have you checked out the new IN colors?  The tip top taupe, is a great neutral, and will pair with virtually any of our Stampin' Up! colors.  I just received the Homemade for you bundle, which has a stamp set and matching thinlit set.  In this case, the bakers box thinlits dies make the cutest box just perfect for goodies.

The matching Homemade for You stamp set has a nice polka dot stamp that is easy to line up for an all over polka dot look.

This little starburst, the YUM, and the heart are also included in the bakers box thinlits die set, so you can dress up the bakers box.

Venetian ribbon (which is on sale this week) and the natural chevron ribbon turned backwards help to dress up my sentiment. I can't resist a bit of gold foil paper.

The new pretty petals DSP pack is sized 6x6 now, which gives you a better size options for more projects.

The bakers box thinlits also come with a few different dies to keep the box closed, I went with this shape and just tied a bunch of gold bakers twine to hold it closed.

It is definitely a fun, quick way to package up some goodies, the box might look small but it can hold a lot.  I cannot wait to try this box out for Halloween goodies, that will be fun!

You can shop all of these great finds at my ONLINE STORE right now, so head on over to get your creativity started.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

It's Your Day

Hello there! Are you ready for a fun sketch challenge?  The Pals Paper Arts have a great clean and simple sketch for you this week, so grab your provisions, create something fab, and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick!

Displaying PPA 260 Jul. 16

I decided to turn the sketch for today's card, you can do that, it is perfectly ok!

My two flags just happen to be Bermuda bay sequin trim!

Ombre is so trendy now, I simply took the It's your day stamp from the July My Paper Pumpkin kit, inked it up in Bermuda bay and just kept stamping without re-inking.  It's a simple technique that makes a beautiful ombre look.

Do you see those sweet little flowers?  They were made using the tiniest flower die in the flower fair framelits kit, just cut three for each color, roll them a bit, and glue together.

I also like to offset the large scallop circle punch, it just adds a little interest.

So where did the DSP come from?  It was in that same July MPP kit, but was used as an envelope liner, I just simply trimmed it to the size I needed.  The corner rounder punch was used on the card base as well as the dsp.  And the neat thing is that you can use another liner for the envelope for this card so it all coordinates beautifully!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate Dad!

Hello there!  Are you ready for a fabulous sketch?  The Pals Paper Arts just happen to have one for you this week.  Link up your take on the sketch to have a chance to be a PALS Pick!


I took advantage of this sketch to make a Father's Day card for my husband Chris.  I thought the sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set was fitting, since we will celebrate him all weekend long.  I also used the whole (above) picture as my sketch, you can use whatever artistic license you would like.

Texture is always a great way to add details to your card, the Honeycomb and Decorative Dots embossing folders are a quick easy way to do that.

Classic colors always work well for masculine cards, here smoky slate, night of navy, silver foil paper and whisper white work very well together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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