Saturday, September 20, 2014

Be Scary!

Got up early today because I felt like stamping!
Yesterday over at Splitcoast Stampers.Com 
the Free For All Friday challenge was all about the birds.
  Add a bird to you card or project,
I wanted to use my new "Moonlight" set from Winnie and Walter,
 and there just so happens to be an Owl in the set :)

I also used the new Cas{e} this Sketch challenge that was just posted...
good timing for me!
I always love a good sketch,
 it makes putting a card together so much easier for me!

Here's a look at my card

some layering of patterned paper and a touch of washi tape.
ink is Memento
Paper is from Authentique....LOVE it!
thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Grateful Thursday

I know I said I'd be back yesterday with some more cards made with THIS set 
from Winnie and Walter but something came up... 

not the best picture...we had to put our 13-year-old poodle to sleep.  She had a huge  mammary tumor that finally got her too sick, she wasn't eating or drinking anymore and would hardly move.  It was a very sad time but the clinic was so thoughtful and understanding. 
She was a good dog, who brought a lot of love to our family.
we are thankful we got to have her.

I do have a few cards today to share, I used the Winnie and Walter A Tree for all Seasons, as well as the new Grateful Collection.  love me some Authentique :)

This first card uses the Cas{e} this sketch #91

my next card is just a simple one
 letting the patterned paper do all the work...
sigh, how I love that plaid 

and one last card, with more gorgeous plaid :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  
I appreciate you :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New stamps and a Curtain Call Challenge

Hello everyone!
I'm so excited, I just received my first ever stamps from a
really fun and new to me company
 called Winne and Walter  
I am so in love with their fun and fresh designs and the quality is top notch!  I hope you check them out....
I am also playing along with this weeks Curtain Call Challenge
It's my first time playing along with their challenge but it was just what I needed,
and my new stamps worked perfectly!
For my card I went totally CAS (not always easy for me)
but I think it works!

Here's a look at the inspiration for my card

and yep, I went pretty literal with my card :)

Thanks for stopping by, and come back tomorrow!
I have a few more cards made with this set from Winnie and Walter

Monday, September 1, 2014

My teacher Rocks!

Tomorrow starts another school year for the kids...I think we  are finally ready.

B is a freshman this year... he is a bit, well maybe a LOT nervous but I'm sure he will do great.
My youngest starts 5th grade and she is EXCITED!
It's an exciting time for her as she is finally the oldest group in her school :) 
after some last minute shopping and getting back packs ready
I took some time this morning to play along with the new Cas Challenge
 over at Splitcoast Stampers
It's all about Team Spirit. 
For my card I used our local school colors of black, white and red...
Go Cardinals!
I also used my new to me stamp Back to school stamp set from Papertrey ink.
I really do like this set. I think the apples are my favorite.

I am also playing along with this weeks sketch challenge at

Here's a look at the sketch

and finally a look at my card
 I hope you are having a great Labor Day weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Butterflies!

I am participating in the Fall CAS Dt search over at Splitcoast Stampers 
CAS stands for Clean and Simple,
now I know I am not usually a clean and simple kinda girl, 
I love lots of layers, patterned paper, buttons, lace, ect.  
but CAS is really popular right now, utilizing stamps and ink to create 
really stand out amazing cards so I'm going challenge myself to become better at 
this really cool style of card making.

for this card my team team and I were to create a monochromatic card,
 we chose white, brown and Kraft.  and we all used butterflies
I couldn't help myself and added a layer of patterned paper,
but over all the card was very quick and simple to make.

 Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll be sharing more CAS (and other cards soon!)

Friday, August 22, 2014

I'm back!!

It's been well over a year since I've posted to my blog 
(or done any crafting at all!) 
big changes have happened....
new job for hubby, new state, new home, new adventures.
But we are all settled in and I have been itching to get back into
stamping and crafting.

Today as I was blog hopping I came across Pretty Pink Posh 
 and saw that they are having a blog hop...
and I wanted to join along :)
 This hop is all about using your dies....

I have had this Papertrey Ink "Back To School"
set and matching "Back to School" dies since it was
 released last June... I hadn't even taken the plastic off...
the blog hop was the push I needed!

Here's a look at my card
I am so excited to be stamping again!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Selling LOTS of stamps!

Life is changing for me and it's time to
let go of some of my stamping goodies.
I have a huge list you can see here!

thank you!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Unity Thursday!

Are you loving all the Unity Stamp inspiration today!  
I know I look forward to every Thursday, seeing all the creative and unique ways to use Unity stamps...
 Love it!

and don't forget about the awesome sales that Unity has going on...
for example, buy one itty bitty get one for a penny!   yep $.01!
you can learn more about it on the Unity Blog
and by checking out the Unity FB page

for my cards today I used some of the awesome Feb. Kit of the Month.
 I really enjoy the variety of the kits.
the paper is some brand new, just revealed Authentique Paper

the seed packet was inked with Ranger Distress in Shabby Shutters, a nice soft green, then I inked Honey around the edges.  Love how it blends and gives a fun different look.

I went for a simple elegance on this wedding card.  
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today,
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! 
I hope you all have a special day,
and know that I LOVE all of your visits and comments!

Today starts a new monthly Challenge at Unity Stamp Company.
(learn more here)
Each month we (Unity and the DT) will bring you a beautiful inspiration board, along with some fun sketches.
you can combine the two, or if you are just inspired by one or the other, that's ok too.  

Here's a look at the color board for Feb.
isnt' it AWESOME!!!!
and here's a card I made using the color board as inspiration
I also used the JAN. Kit of the Month...(needed a card for the hubs!)

and here's a look at the card sketch
(there will also be a layout sketch)
and here's a card I made using the FEB. Kit of the Month
isn't that typewriter fun!

Thank you so so much for stopping by today!
I appreciate all of you!
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity Gift certificate!
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's with Unity Stamps

I hope you aren't tired of seeing Valentine's Day ideas...
I've been a little slow at getting my things finished, 
so you may be seeing lots of love stuff for a few more days :)
Unity's Feb. KOM is THE perfect set for all kinds of lovey ideas.
I adore this set!

I used Authentique's Lovely collection for both my cards today...a perfect match!
this stamp and matching sentiments is a favorite of mine

and this stamp just screams for the chalkboard techinique, I just had to try it!
I used Zing embossing powder and Distress Stain in Picket fence
 thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate each one of your visits!
and be sure to
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Renee's Blog