15 Apr 2014

MFT Sketch Challenge

Good Morning - just getting this card in under the wire again!  Between taxes and stamping - well....I know which one I love more, but there is that crazy thing that NEEDS to be done - boooo.

I needed a bit of a break last night so I tackled the My Favorite Things sketch challenge - here is the sketch.....

and here is my card.....I went slightly neutral on this one - but I like the effect - it calms me.

The stamp set, Go Overboard, is from My Favorite Things and is a Dienamics Companion Set - which means that the stamp set has Dienamics that compliment it - Love that!  The Dienamics are called Let's Get Nautical and I used the little "steering wheel" - I don't think that is what it is called lol - as my embellishment.  I topped it with a Sno-Cone button tied with twine.

The background was stenciled with Sweet Tooth ink using the Stripes Stencil and I made the clouds using the MFT Flat Bottom Cloud Dienamics.

More snow today - not liking this at all - c'mon spring - I'm ready for you!

13 Apr 2014

Home is Where Your Heart Is....

Yes, I am still thankful to be home from Florida, even with all the ups and downs in the weather was beautiful and yesterday we even went golfing at our home course!

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - just getting it in under the wire haha...and this week the challenge is...... JOURNEY.  I decided to take the different route journey ended at home, the place I love.

 I used the sweet stamp set called "Where the Heart Is" with the coordinating dies - I really love the fact that you can get twice as much fun with a set by using the matching dies!

My patterned paper is the 6 x 6 paper pad "Into the Woods" from Lawn Fawn - these papers actually came in one of my Simon Says Kit of the Month parcels!

Okay, I am booking out so I can link up with the challenge!

6 Apr 2014

How's It Growin'?

Good morning! The sun is shining and it is beautiful at home- COLD, but gorgeous!

I am desperately wanting to get outside to my flower gardens and start pulling the old stuff out - but it is still too soon, however I was inspired to bring out my little spring girlie to colour up for this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

I stamped my Pure Innocence Little Gardener on X-Press it cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured her up with my copic markers.

The fence was die cut from the Sunflower Sweetheart Die-namics set.  I stamped the background with the Western Background stamp, then I cut out the little hill she is standing on using the Snowdrift Border Die-Namic.

I love the patterned paper -and I can't remember where it came from - dang it..

Have a fun day!

5 Apr 2014

Home Sweet Home

YAY! We are home and I am back in my stamping room! Oh how I have missed my little crafty cave.

My daughter, Marcie - who just happens to be Stamping Royalty this year -(so proud!) came over and helped me organize my messy room - she loooooves organizing!

I put together a little card to celebrate our homecoming - I used the MFT backgrounder In The Wilderness- with mountains and everything -(oooo, how I dislike traveling through the mountains of Tennessee....ugh).  I cut the panel with the Blueprints 13 rectangle die - love the stitching and you can be sure that I am going to try to get the Blueprints 14 that is being released this week - wowzers!!

I added the sentiment from Western sentiments, a big ol' Bo Bunny flower with some MFT twine and some Maya Road wooden cars.

Thanks for coming around and I sure hope to be posting a little more frequently!

17 Mar 2014


Hey everyone!  We are getting ready to pack up to head back to the cold north, but first I wanted to post my sketch card for MFT sketch challenge this week.

Following the sketch, I used Lisa Johnson's new "Words of Inspiration" set stamped in Pear Tart (Memento Ink)

 I die cut the flower from the My Mind's Eye Happy Day paper pad using the Die-namics Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose die  and added some leaves and flourishes with the Leaf Filled Flourish and the Die-namics Layered Leaves.

I staggered the leaves a bit for interest sake.

The background was stamped with the Typewriter Text Background in Blu Raspberry ink, and I die cut it using the new Blueprints 13 - I LOVE the stitched rectangle!!

Thanks for visiting today! Hubby went up to the clubhouse to donate blood and hasn't been back for a couple of hours - I guess I better go and try to find him - yikes!!