Thursday, January 5, 2017


Surprise!!  I'm back :-)  I took a little break from blogging and also from crafting the last couple of months.  I took some time to recover from a car accident that happened in August.  Nothing major thankfully but it did take time to buy a new car (mine was totaled) and I had weekly appointments for chiropractic and massage (I did enjoy these appointments!).  We also had to put down our fur baby in September and that was a difficult month or so.  My oldest daughter moved out this past July after she got married and then my middle daughter moved out in mid December to be closer to her job.  I am down to one kiddo at home now.   Lots of changes happened!!  I also am not currently on a design team so I don't have any deadlines or specific products to use to spur on my creativity.  However I have missed my crafting time and recently took advantage of the snow days here in the Pacific Northwest to pull out some "new to me" stamps and play.  I decided to put together a card to enter it into the MFT Sketch Challenge.

I just love these adorable birthday bears!!  I challenged myself to work with more of a pastel color scheme.  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to do all of my coloring.  

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge - 

My images and sentiment are from MFT's Birdie Brown "Beary Special Birthday" Stamp Set and I used a strip of patterned paper from MFT's "Homespun Gingham" 6x6 paper pad.  The sequins were from my stash.  I don't own the coordinating dies so I am still challenging myself to perfect my skills with my Silhouette Pixscan mat which I used with my scanner and my Cameo.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

PPPR dt (final post) - You Perk Me Up

Happy Wednesday to you!!  Hope your week is going well and if not, hey - you are halfway to the weekend!!  Today is a bittersweet post for me - this is my last post for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team.  I have been working with Lisa since September 2012!!  I have loved working with her and all of the different DT members these past four years!!  For my last post I made a BIG card!!

My card is a 6x6 square card and I just love all things to do with tea even though I am really a coffee drinker.  I like to collect tea cups and tea pots and love the idea of having a tea party with friends so I was inspired by this cute set from PPPR - "Tea Time Cutting Files" .  I also used a doily from the "Doilies 1 Cutting Files" and then cut it in half and layered it under my teacup.

I hope I have inspired you to be creative today :-)  Once again here are the files I used for my card.  I absolutley love all of Lisa's images because they always evoke a happy feeling with their fun facial expressions!!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

PPPR September Inspiration Facebook Hop

Hey guys!!  I hope you will join the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' design team for our September Inspiration Facebook Hop!!

The fun begins HERE.  

Here is sneak peek of my project for the hop - 

You can get all the details on my card HERE.

There is a special file available for FREE this weekend only (after that it can be purchased in the store)

Today also starts our new linky party -

For more details on the linky party please go HERE.  

Have an awesome weekend!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Thanks A Latte - PPPR dt

Happy Labor Day!! Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and I have a simple but fun card to share with you -

I love anything to do with coffee!!  Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons has some super cute coffee images and this newest one is so cute I couldn't wait to use it on a card.  I often find Lisa's images so adorable that I just want them to be front and center on my cards.  To create this card I used PPPR's "Iced Coffee" cutting files.  Never hurts to have extra thank you cards on hand does it??

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a great holiday weekend and I hope you get a bit of crafty time in too ;)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thanks a Bunch!! PPPR dt

Hello and happy Monday!!  Today is my turn over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' blog and I have a fun card to share with you -

I just love the "Silly Fruit "cutting files set!!  I mean how can you go wrong with fun fruit??  I wanted to play around with this set again and this time I really wanted to use the grapes.  I found the perfect sentiment stamp to go with it and voila!!  a card is made!  I never seem to have enough "thank you" and "birthday" cards and my goal right now is to stock up.  The image is so cute that I made it large and gave it center attention on my card.  

I added a few sequins and some pen doodles to finish off my card.  I know this is not going to be the last "Silly Fruit" cutting file I play around with ;) 
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Wine Bottle Gift Tag - PPPR dt

Today is my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Blog and I have a fun project to share with you.  I wanted to give some wine to a couple of friends as a thank you gift and came up with this -

I used the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Bottle Tag 1" cutting files along with a strawberry from the "Strawberry Basket" cutting files to create these tags for my wine bottles.  I stamped a quick thank you and voila!! my gifts were ready.  I had no real reason why I chose the strawberry theme - just liked the paper and the cute cutting file ;) !!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Die Cuttin Divas Guest Designer

Today I am exited to be a guest designer over at the Die Cuttin Divas Blog.  The theme for the new challenge is "Superheros" and this is what I came up with -

I decided to do an easel card as I haven't made one of those in ages!!  My fearless kitty is from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Super Cat Cutting Files.

I die cut an oval shape out of purple pattern paper to make it look like my cat was sitting on a pretty cushion.  My sentiment and the paw prints are from a couple of Craftin Desert Divas stamp sets.  

I am going to use this as a thank you card - again another one for the wedding!!  I had so many great people helping me out and I have just the right person in mind for this one!!  

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you Georgianna for having me be a part of the Die Cuttin Divas challenge this week.