Thursday, June 22, 2017

With Gratitude

Happy Friday Eve!  I'm heading up to Michigan for a long weekend with two of my girlfriends. Looking forward to lots of relaxing time together!  Put before I go, popping in to share a card I made this weekend for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.  It's taken me all week to get a picture and it's not even a good one!  But...keeping it I need to pack, but I loved this inspiration photo so I wanted to quickly share it. I hope you all have fun weekend plans too!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Curtain Call: Thank You

Hello my friends!  It's time for a new challenge over at Curtain Call!  I don't have any ice cream stamps so I was immediately drawn to the colors in this refreshing inspiration photo!  I had a quick play with my new distress oxide inks to mask off a stripe and then stamped a quick flower and sentiment. I love how crisp and clean the end result turned out!

I hope that you can come play along with us over at Curtain Call!

Time Out: With Sympathy

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Happy Friday Eve my friends!  I hope that the summer is treating all of you well. If the summer has not been nice in your neck of the woods...I'm sure this inspiration photo will bring you good summer time vibes!  I love all the fabulous colors but was drawn to the foliage throughout the plants and prints!  Please do come play along with us at Time Out!

We are being sponsored by Happy Little Stamper and the winner will receive $15 gift certificate.  

Please pop on over to the blog and check out our design team and fabulous guest designer:  Ashwini from Experiments with Card Making. You will be sure to be inspired by her gorgeous designs!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


I love CAS(e) this Sketch.  I don't get to play there every week, but I would be a happy camper if I could. When I was creating this weekend, I was in need of a Father's Day for Pat. He indeed is the best father I could ever ask for the boys.  As I speak, he is down in the basement helping Collin with his lines for Willie Wonka.  He is always helping them out with one thing on another. Love him to pieces.  Green his favorite color so this came together quickly...and of course, he enjoys a good beer too! So...easy peasy!  Ryan came down and was talking to me as I was making cards and he gave it the two things up too :)!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy I know this is a sympathy card and the inspiration photo is a wedding inspiration photo, but doesn't this gorgeous die shout out to be played with using the inspiration photo below?  Yes...that is what I thought too!  These are my first stamps/dies from Pinkfresh Studio and I'm in love. They are gorgeous and I can't wait to ink them up often. I was inspired by the gorgeous cards Amy made for their most recent launch and had to immediately order them! you amazingly talented friend Jen is guest designing over at Inspired By All the Little Things so I hope you get to play along too.  Happy creating!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thinking of You

Happy Monday my friends.  We had an awesome weekend...several graduation parties celebrating kids heading off to college in the fall, a baseball game, time at the pool and several hours creating yesterday morning.  My perfect kind of weekend. So that means I have lots of cards to share with you this week!

First up to share this week is actually a card I made last week but didn't get a chance to post.  Perfect to play along with the current challenge over at CASology.  My dear friend Jen sent me these gorgeous stamps. Thank you so much Jen! I appreciate you!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams

It's graduation season...and with the age of our boys...there are lots of friends graduating from high last weekend I went to work on making the last of the graduation cards for the year.  This card was inspired by Ardyth's gorgeous layout below. It look everything in me not to make a floral card (because I love floral cards and bold pops of pink!).  I was inspired by the layout and the tilted panels. I did try my hand at inking the edges...but honestly distress inks and me are not really friends!  So that panel was thrown in the garbage!  So here's the end result!  Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration Ardyth!  Enter this over at Muse and Addicted to CAS.