Saturday, July 22, 2017


Playing with my new concord & 9th stamp set called, hope....what an amazing set..the flowers are stunning! I used a little embossing paste for the card base and then watercolored the background. I am luvin this shade of pink card stock, it is from simon says stamp and it is called doll pink. The flowers are stamped with altenew inks...luv these inks and there are twelve new colors that just debuted! hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

words with meaning - A single thread of hope is still a very powerful thing.

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms297
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

simon says stamp/seeing stars-a cheerful heart

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Hello and welcome to this weeks simon says stamp wednesday challenge it is all about stars this week. The design team is using products from my favorite things, what a fabulous array of stamps, dies, inks, and papers they offer...check them out!  Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the cute star die from mft called stitched star grid...these are the cutest stars, they are fun! I used a piece of watercolor paper and added tim holtz distress ink to it and then stamped out the cute stars. I used the fun sketch from cas(e) this sketch with the papers from a couple of mft designer paper packs...luv their papers too! I can't wait to see what you create and how you inspire me this week with stars!

words with meaning - become more aware of what's really worth your energy.

cas(e) this sketch: sketch/cts230
simon says stamp: use stars

Let's go shopping!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

sunday stamps-hugs enclosed

I have created a watercolor splash background for my card today, using the gorgoeus colors from this weeks sunday stamps challenge....luv these bold colors together. I used a hero arts stamp set to make a thank you card, happy mail(this is a must have set if you sent out happy mail). The thank you sentiment is from simon says stamp, lots of thanks. I added clear sequins, a chipboard hearts and b&w polka dotted washi tape and twine to bring it all together. I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks colors!

words with meaning - the best view comes after the hardest climb.

sunday stamps: colors/ssc157

Saturday, July 15, 2017

happiness is contagious

super excited about these sweet wplus 9 flowers, you can get both sets over at the simon says stamp store. I have used the southern summer florals set 1, there is also another gorgoeus set that coordinates called southern summer florals set 2. I have used altenew inks for the flowers. I used a echo park stencil, some twine, and clear sequins. A super fun card to create, I have played along with a few challenges listed below.

words with meaning - there are people that would love to have your bad days.

freshly made sketches: sketch/fms296
tic tac toe: last column/tttc06
word art wednesday: anything uplifting goes

Friday, July 14, 2017

as you see it - fabulous, amazing, terrific....

hello friends and happy fri-YAY...I am luvin this weeks sketch from as you see it. I have used the paper smooches star dies...these are amazing. They are layered and even have some that are trimmed around the edges. giving you all sizes of the stars. I watercolored the background and then added some clear sequins and twine. The sentiment is from casual fridays, one of my favorites from casual is called truth is clear. i hope you have a wonderful weekend!

words with meaning - be stubborn about your goals, and flexible about your methods.

as you see it: sketch/aysi154

CardMaker Blog Hop-Craftin' Desert Divas

Hello friends, the CardMaker Blog team has the privilege of hoping with the Craftin' Desert Divas today. To check out the entire release, head over to the Craftin' Desert Divas Store

I have used the super fun set called Summer Vibin, totally luv that sentiment too. I used the adorable alligator floating away with his umbrella drink on a alligator float...isn't it the cutest? I created the sky and water by sponging tim holtz distress inks. I colored the image with tim hotlz distress inks as well. Spread out a bit of ink on a piece of acetate and then add a spritz of water. I used these paint brushes to color. 

Your next stop on the hop is Ale, be sure to check out her amazing blog and her work. Be sure to comment, the Craftin' Desert Divas is hosting a giveaway of $75 to the Craftin' Desert Divas shop. The hop list and links are below.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

simon says stamp/use plaid-birthday wishes

Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Store!

Hello and welcome to this weeks Simon Says Stamp wednesday challenge it is all about plaid this week. The design team is using products from Lawn Fawn. Don't forgot every week at Simon Says Stamp we give away a $50 that is worth playing for!

I have used the sweet lime green and blue plaid paper from the lawn fawn paper pack called perfectly plaid rainbow. This color combo is so sweet. The flab flower stamp set is adorable too, so many possibilities. I used altenew ink and layered the stamping. I added a few dew droplets from pretty pink posh and some white twine. Those flowers are super fun to layers and arrange. I can't wait to see what you create this week.

words with meaning - your greatness is not what you have. It's what you give.

Let's go shopping!

Monday, July 10, 2017

CardMaker New Member Spotlight

I am so very excited to be joining the CardMaker Blog Team for the next term...eeepp. I am being spotlighted over on the CardMaker Blog today, stop by and read more about me and what cards I have shared! Also, be sure to check out the other gals and read more about them each day....they are super talented!

verve july 2017 release spotlight hop-shopping day

It is shopping day...YAY and I have used purple, that is a double whammy of a I have sued the adorable flowers in the always time set and created a sweet little fun card with a enjoy today sentiment. A watercolored background and a chipboard heart bring it all together. You should have come here from the amazingly talented marisa and your next stop is the super talented maureen. Be sure to stop by the verve store too!

Welcome back to Day 4 of Verve's July Release Spotlight Hops!  It's n exciting day as there's new Verve in the store this morning! Three beautiful new sets and coordinating die sets just released and they're all available in the shop right now. To celebrate our new release, we're putting on another blog hop with a fabulous giveaway!
Today's featured focus is designer's choice, so you might just sneak a peek at a whole bunch of must-haves!
Want to win some shiny new Verve? Today's prize is a BIG one. We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win our ENTIRE new release! So be sure to leave a little comment on all the blogs below to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for the full hop list and all the prize info and deadlines!
Always TimeKettle Time Die Set
Happiness IsHappiness in a Cup Die Set
Fill My Cup 

Day 3 Hop List
1. Julee7. Teresa
2. Kathy (Guest)8. Maureen
3. Sheri (Guest)9. Betty
4. Wanda (Guest)10. Christyne
5. Charmaine11. Laurie
6. Marisa12. Lesley