Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunny Smiles

This card was a lot of fun to make.  I made it for a challenge over at Stamp Nation.  The challenge is to use geometric shapes.

Supplies: tiles2stamp and sentiment set (The Stamps of Life), daydream, polished, sauna, mandarin spice, green tea and midnight ink (Catherine Pooler Stamps)

Wonderful Friend

Good morning! I'm enjoying the beautiful sunlight from inside today as I craft.  It's already 75 degrees here and it's only 8am! Crazy.  I love the warm days but the humidity is horrible. Perfect time to craft.

I'm trying to use all of the new goodies I've purchased lately and finally came up with a card idea for this awesome stamp set.  I'm loving how it turned out.

Supplies: Lovely flowers stamp set and dies (Catherine Pooler Designs), dotted oval dies (The Stamps of Life), all that jazz, limoncello, grape crush, grass skirt, be mine and midnight ink (Catherine Pooler Designs), lovely collection paper pad (The Stamps of Life)

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Good evening.  I had some time to play in my craft room tonight and I was able to get a small stack of cards created.  I'm trying to create everyday (doesn't happen though) so that I can do some craft shows/fairs and maybe make someone else's day with a cute card or layout.

This card came to me while making another.  I love the vibrant colors and how well they go together.  

Supplies: Focus on the good stamp set,  stamped rectangle dies, grass skirt, be mine, all that jazz, limoncello, midnight and grape crush ink pads, black/white twine. (all supplies except twine are from Catherine Pooler Designs)

Sunday, June 10, 2018


I joined in on a challenge over at Stamp Nation.  I'm loving being a part of this community.  There is so much inspiration and fun.

Challenge #279 is Masculine Color Challenge. This came at the perfect time as I am now creating all the birthday cards for my co-workers (which I love doing) and I have another male to make for.

This is what I came up with.  I didn't really want to over due it with embellishments so I just added a small one in the lower corner. I used mini ink blending foam and handles to lightly add color to the background.  The colors are green and browns but this pick looks a bit more purple lol.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Magical Day

Welcome to another installment of Sketch~N~Scrap card sketch challenge. 

Here is today's sketch

And here is my card

Friday, June 1, 2018

Santa Joy

Welcome to another installment of Sketch~N~Scrap's sketch challenge.

Santa? What?! Did I really put Santa in the post title? I sure did!  I couldn't help but scrap these sweet Christmas photos of my oldest two (who are now 21 and 19).  They were so excited to see Santa and get their gifts from Nana and Papa

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Play Ball

Thanks for joining us for Sketch~N~Scraps 6th Birthday Bash! How exciting!! The sketches for the birthday bash are so much fun!!

I am still working on pictures from a Sports day my son had in middle school (he's now almost a Jr in high school) and these sketches have been a big help.

Here is today's sketch

Here is my layout.  I also created a second page to go along with this using the same sketch. Since I pay a membership to use my cricut now I'm trying to use it more often.  One of the best things about it is getting free images to use. The basketball/net was free, thankfully, as my kids have never really played sports.