Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lucky Stars

It has rained for thirty hours, give or take, here, and all I can dream about is sunshine and FLOWERS!  Last summer we had a rain so hard and heavy that the freeways flooded and people's homes were turned into swimming pools.  I'm hoping this isn't THAT.

So what do you do when you're stuck inside?  You make cards!  This is the third card of my Patriotic series that I started last week for the OWH blog hop.


This stamp set has a lot of great sentiments, and I couldn't choose which one to use, so I put one inside, too.


Hence the title of this post :D

Of course some challenges with this gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Strength She Needs

My favorite thing about Unity Stamps is their amazing quotes.  I mean their stamps are gorgeous but their words are just beautiful.  Like these:


I'm of course linking to a few challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stars and Stripes

Hi again!  Time is running out for May's ODBD Challenge at OWH and they need a few more entries to hit their goal of fifty cards and earn two free boxes of cards shipped to our troops!  So get those embossing folders out and create, create, create!  You've got a few days left, get to it!

Be sure to visit OWH and play along with the challenge!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**INSIDE OUT** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's another new challenge at Creative Moments and our awesome theme is Inside Out!  I rarely take the time to decorate in the insides of my cards but I have to say that this is inspiring me to do it more!!  Our lovely sponsor is a favorite of mine, Lacy Sunshine!  I'm working with Wix's Moon Dream Catcher, and I just love her.


This is the inside, I love these dream catcher dies!


Of course I'm entering some challenges:


Be sure to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

**All Creatures Great or Small** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

It's a new challenge at Crafty Creations, and our theme is All Creatures Great or Small!  Jaime is sponsoring this challenge with a gift card to Close To My Heart, so we could create with whatever we wanted.  I didn't have any CTMH stamps with animals, so I went with Stamps of Life instead.

I decorated the inside, too.


I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT has created!!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!

Monday, May 25, 2015

**ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafting From The Heart!!

Happy Monday!  It's a new challenge at Crafting From The Heart!!  As always, our theme is Anything Goes and our lovely sponsor is Karleigh Sue Digis.

I was so inspired by this "Book Nerd" that I based my whole card around reading!


I'm entering a few challenges of course:


Don't forget to visit the challenge blog and see what the rest of our DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

OWH Finish Strong Memorial Day Blog Hop!

Happy Hopping!!!  It's Memorial Day weekend and that means it's time for Operation Write Home's Blog Hop!  The theme is a little different this year.....

Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year.  All cards need to be sent in by August 1st, so I'm helping to get the word out!  I'll be posting various cards I'm donating over the next two months to help inspire you all to create cards to donate!!


This is the card I created for the blog hop.  There is another card coming that's a blingier version, I'll share that in a bit.


And a couple challenges, cause what's a blog post without challenges?!?
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting and happy hopping!!  Laters!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Together Forever - 600th Blog Post!

This is such a milestone to hit, and when I thought about what I wanted to draw inspiration from, I was watching Friends reruns and every commercial break, they showed the Walmart cell phone commercial with Rick Astley.  Somehow, "Together Forever" was my theme.  Looking at my new Prima doll stamps, it was easy to come up with an awesome idea.


Of course I'm entering lots of challenges!!!
Thanks so much for sharing all these crafty posts with me!  Happy crafting.  Laters!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge - Week 28 - Alcohol Ink Ombre

WOOHOO I finished this a whole day early!!  The Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge this week was Alcohol Ink Ombre.  This was the first time I ever tried this technique and I LOVED it!!!  You can find this technique in Tim's book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol.3 which you can purchase here.

Their lovely sponsor is the Funkie Junkie Boutique!  They're offering up a $25 gift card!


I just got these girly TH stamps so I just HAD to use them!!


I created the flowers with the same technique.  I colored the paper first, then stamped on it and die cut the flowers.


I'm of course entering some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pretty Peacock

IDK about you, but I go through phases where I'm really into a particular design or style (coffee cups, owls, chevrons, polka dots) and have to have every crafty item with that thing that I can get my hands on.  Right now, that thing I'm into is peacocks.  As I build up my collection, I've made this gorgeous card that I've been waiting until I gave it to its recipient to share with all of you:


IDK what I love more, the background, the embellishment or the peacock die itself.  This is such a rare card for me, it doesn't have any stamping!!

I'm of course entering this into some challenges:
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

**RECIPE** New Challenge with Get Creative Challenges!

Happy Monday!  It's a new challenge at Get Creative Challenges and it's a Recipe theme!  Make a card with 1 printed paper, 1 fiber and 1 sticker!!  It's a hard one for me work with such limitations, but I think it came out okay.  Our lovely sponsor is Limited Runs and I'm working with Fairy Floss.


I want to note that I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week for this card, but I am not linking up there as they limit the number of other challenges you can enter with your creation and I rarely play along with challenges that do that.

Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created. Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just Breathe

That saying always makes me think of Ever After.  You know, the scene when Danielle shows up at the ball in her gorgeous white gown, and she tells herself, "Breathe, just breathe" before she enters and Henry sees her?  That's what I think of when I see this stamp.  That was the inspiration for this card, my entry for this weeks' FWF.


I loooove shaker cards!  I just love how this one turned out.  I glued the beads into the center of the flower so it would have embellishment no matter where the shaking beads went.
Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

**SPRING IS IN THE AIR/ANYTHING GOES** New Challenge with Crafty Girlz!!

Happy Friday!  It's a new challenge at Crafty Girlz and our super fun theme this month is Spring Is In The Air!  You can always play the optional Anything Goes if you would like.  Our lovely sponsor is Dr. Digi and I'm working with one of the zany sayings from Funny Sentiments 2.


Just a few challenges today:


Be sure to visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT created!  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

**For A Teenager** New Challenge with Creative Moments!!

Happy Hump Day!  It's a new challenge at Creative Moments and our theme is For A Teenager!!  Our lovely sponsor is Robyn's Fetish and I'm working with Go Team.


I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Be sure to visit the blog and check out what the rest of the DT have created. Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!


**COLOR PALETTE** New Challenge with Crafty Creations!!

Happy Arrow (finale!) Day!!!  It's Wednesday and that means a new challenge at Crafty Creations!  Our theme is Color Palette and we had these lovely colors to work with:


You must use at least three of the colors in your creation.  We are being sponsored by A Creative Need Digi Stamps and I chose to work with LOVE Me A Cup of Coffee!


I'm of course entering a few challenges:

Don't forget to visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Monday, May 4, 2015

**FLOWERS** New Challenge with Mema's Crafts!

It's a new month and a new challenge at Mema's Crafts!  Our theme is FLOWERS and since Lesia is graciously donating the prize herself this month, we designers were free to choose whatever we wanted from I Break For Stamps.  I chose some of their beautiful flowers and the Teacup digital stamp.  I knew I wanted to make a vintage Mother's Day card, and here's what I created:


Of course I'm entering some challenges:




Be sure and visit the blog to see what the rest of the DT have created.  Thanks so much for looking and happy crafting.  Laters!!

Friday, May 1, 2015