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!



Baby Tag

Is it just me, or is everyone you know about to have a baby sometime in the next few months? Goodness, we are done having little ones but the baby fever has me thinking “ok, just one more!” But no. However it sure is fun to shop for tiny little girl outfits!

This baby tag adorned a box of teal, green and tiny ruffles over the weekend  and was created for the A Blog Named Hero Challenge #45 – It’s Not In the Cards. Shame on me for not ever playing along with this challenge before!

I used the SC for Hero Arts Stepping Stone alpha and also the Hero Arts Five Line Background on the foliage part of the tag.

Thanks for stopping in!


Floral Thinking of You

Hey there! I had a few extra moments today – and thanks to a double shot latte, an abundance of energy and inspiration – so I made a card for a couple of challenges that are going on now.

Papertrey Ink’s MIM#158 asks us to stamp with a watercolor medium – which I did here by stamping into a little puddle of water and then the dye inkpad. The watercolor effect is pretty subtle, but I prefer a more crisp image.

The stamps/dies are from Rosie Posie, Mini Blooms and Label Basics by PTI.

And since this is the last free day I’ll have in the next couple of weeks, I had to combine another 2 challenges in there as well – Stencils, both for the Moxie Fab World Stencils with Style challenge and Virginia’s View #2 stencil challenge .

The stencil used in the background is an older Crafter’s Workshop woodgrain.  There are so many awesome techniques that can be achieved with stencils but I love them simply because I can create a masked background without having to do any extra work – you can see right where you need to stop inking 🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday evening!




Hey there card lovers! I have a quick card to share today inspired by the Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #2.

So many pretty things about this right?! I’m sure either of our girls would feel right at home in this lovely little bedroom.

For this card, I pulled the soft gray wall, sentiment and colors from the pom pom banner on the headboard. Plus from Taheerah herself the watercolor style! Stamped in shades of Colorbox® Premium Dye Ink and a touch of gold just because. I think it could work for a new baby girl or even a birthday card.


One proud mama moment to share as well -my cute little kindergartner was nominated as student of the week! Love her to bits ❤

Golden Dear

Hey there! Popping in today to share a card inspired by the brand new challenge  Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #1.  I just can’t get over how insanely gorgeous this little bit of paper inspiration is and have been thinking about it for days! The washed out neon colors, stars, fringe and all the little bits. Probably could have made 3 cards but just channeled it all into one for lack of time.

Don’t you agree?! I’m kind of a sucker for anything with a boho feel.

I pulled out a Prima stencil and spritzed on 3 shades of Colorbox Sprays! by Stephanie Barnard + some shimmery golden Smooch Spritz. The embellies are either scraps off my desk or bits and pieces of January’s Swag Bag from Paper Issues. (Such a great deal for only $10, wink wink 😉 )

See you soon!

You Make Me Smile

Hello! I have a card to share today for the Monday Mood Board #25 using the fresh and cheery color scheme of orange, yellow and gray. Not normally the colors I would reach for first for a Valentine’s card but I do really love how they look! Yellow just has a way of perking you up – especially on a dreary and snowy day like today.

I stamped a background using Fresh Cut Florals and then added an embellie cluster inspired by Danielle Flanders. I just adore the way she layers her embellishments in the upper left corner and the flowy seam binding bows – everything she makes is just so pretty and girly and inspiring!!

Also, I just can’t make anything these days without adding a touch of metallic. There is both gold and silver (the leaves)  on this one.

So glad you dropped by today!

Linking up to these challenges:
• WPlus9 – Monday Mood Board #25

Stamps – WPlus9 (Fresh Cut Florals)
Ink – Colorbox Chalk Ink – Yellow Citrus, Candied Yam, Fawn, Gray Whale
Cardstock – WPlus9 (Oatmeal); Colorbox Pigment Ink (Snow White)
Dies – Paperrtrey Ink
Stencil – Colorbox Art Screen (Chevron)
Embellies – Elle’s Studio (tag, gray PP); SEI (glitter dot); Hydrangea Hippo (ribbon); vellum; leaves from scraps

And a Happy New Year!

(image courtesy of // copyright CardMaker Magazine)

Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions this year? Go to any fun celebrations? Get started on an organizational project? My answer to all those questions is yes, yes and yes! Although instead of just one resolution, I like to make a list of goals and projects to accomplish throughout the year. Seems a lot less daunting, and of course then I am never disappointed for not finally doing that one thing I’ve always been meaning to do.

The card above was one that was published in the Winter 2013 issue of CardMaker Magazine (and they are sharing on their blog today – thank you!!) The circles are actually not bokeh, but rather pretty metallic-colored confetti dropping from the ball at midnight. Or at least that’s how I imagine it 😉 Pick up an issue to find the instructions and lots more wonderful projects too!

May 2014 be your best year yet!