Mountain Welcome Baby

Here’s another quick card to share with you today – a little masked mountain scene to welcome home a sweet baby boy. I am pretty sure I have not yet used this Alpine Christmas stamp set from Waltzingmouse for any holiday related cards. Eeep! Love that pretty mountain and the trees!

Linking to the following challenge:
Waltzingmouse Fanatics – Anything Goes #21

Have a great 4th!


You Are Loved

Hey there! It’s been a bit – I’ve been busy sewing but wanted to stop in to share something today. And that something is a quick card using the Loved stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts. This set is so pretty, I don’t even have to make an effort and good thing too, because my brain is just plain tired.

Linking up with Cure For the Monday Blues challenge #23. I was inspired by the long lines of the curtains and the pretty floral wallpaper.

Enjoy your day!


To Grandma WIth Love

Hello there! Couldn’t wait to ink up this pretty new stamp set and so I have a card to share with you today. Hooray! Since it’s for my mom and her birthday is coming up in July, I went with red, white and blue but tried to make it more subtle and less ‘Merica.

I used both the sketch and technique challenge #1 at Waffle Flower Crafts. The background ended up being pretty random – I was stamping while half asleep – but when I look at it today, it sort of looks like flowers and seeds and stems floating on water. So I’ll just say that’s what was intended 🙂

Stamps – Waffle Flower (Loved), Avery Elle (Needle Little Love)
Ink – Colorbox Archival Dye Ink: Midnight, Mist, Geranium, Pinkolicious, Toasted Apricot

Thanks for stopping in and have a beautiful day!

Brights + Florals


Have been feeling super inspired and energetic lately despite being sick with a nasty head/chest cold and less than ideal sleep. There is no better feeling than getting a ton of stuff done and still having time left over to make something pretty just because.


This card was actually inspired by one of my daughter’s tops. I’ve been wanting to use the colors in it forever. Oshkosh uses some of the prettiest floral fabrics on their clothing – almost as pretty as the liberty of london prints really. Can’t help buying up every pretty top we find even though the girls don’t wear them as often as I’d like 🙂

Also, first snow came to Central Iowa yesterday!

Keep warm and cozy,

Ink – Colorbox Dye Ink (Guava, Cornflower), Colorbox Pigment Ink (Berry, Canary, Celadon), Top Boss Watermark & White Emboss. Powder
Stamps – Hero Arts (Background, Sentiment); Papertrey Ink (Rosie Posey, Mini Blooms)
Dies – Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders

Linking to these challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays CFC119: Embossing
Sketchbook Saturday #108
Paper Issues – Grateful For You

Stamp On It! Blog Hop

Good morning and hello November! We are hopping today and all week with Paper Issues to celebrate the newest theme – stamping – so generously sponsored by Hero Arts!! If you didn’t arrive here from Diana’s blog, check out the list below to make sure you don’t miss a single, inspiring stop on the hop.

I worked with the Happy Holidays Snowman stamp from the Hero Arts holiday release. Isn’t he cute – just love the banner! To give the image a sort of rustic look, I stamped onto patterned paper, colored with Sharpies and then embossed several times with thick embossing powder. Bend the paper to get the cracks and then highlight them with some distressing inks.

Had to add some glitter too – this is some of the new Sparkles! chunky glitter by Stephanie Barnard for Colorbox.

And of course it wouldn’t be a hop without a giveaway, right?

Two lucky stampers will win one of these sets. To be eligible for the prize, we ask that you do the following:

1. Like Hero Arts on FB
2. Like Paper Issues on FB
3. Leave a comment that you did both
4. Link up a project for a Bonus entry
And if all the projects leave you in the mood for a little shopping, check out the Paper Shop and use my code STAMP for an additional 20% off your order! Hooray!

Fall’n for Flair Blog Hop

Well hello there! Today is the new theme day at Paper Issues and a few of us are hopping to share our fall projects with sweet flair so generously sponsored by A Flair For Buttons. Shelly has a shop stocked full of the cutest flair buttons and bonus! – she’s an Iowa girl too!!
Check out the shop and use the code ILOVEPAPERISSUES for 10% off your order!
I created this birthday card for a little boy with a lego/storm trooper guy from the Sci Fi Characters 2 set. We have a certain young man in the house who will soon turn 6 and is planning to be a police officer – this character could double as a cop, right?
And another card – this one is a elegant, girly take on Halloween using a witch image from Vintage Halloween 2. A butterfly die cut can double as a bat I think. 

Check out the rest of fantastic projects from the DT below.

Sabrina – you are here
Kate – go here next!
Be sure to stop by the Paper Issues blog to link up your projects and find out the details for winning the blog hop prize. Visit the Paper Shop to pick up some new goodies as well!